Sleeps 6 - Two Floor Apartment - Stunning Views - Idyllic Location - 50 Minutes from Geneva
Diana, Tania and Marc
About Diana, Tania and Marc
Chez Michelle is owned by Marc and Tania. Marc is an outdoor 'junkie'. Snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, scrambling, rock climbing, canoeing, you name it, he loves it and tries to do as much of it as he possibly can, as often as he can! More of a beach lover, Tania is a mountain convert! Since owning Chez Michelle, she has learnt to ski and soaked in the atmosphere of Samoens and many of the little villages and towns in and around Samoens the area, including Lake Geneva. There's plenty more she'd like to explore when she's not completely switching off and reading her book in the living room or on the balcony!
Diana, Tania and Marc purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Diana, Tania and Marc chose Samoëns
It's only a 75 minutes flight from London to Geneva and from there an hour's drive to Chez Michelle in Samoens. There's no long transfer to and from the airport and before you know it you're breathing in clear mountain air amidst incredible mountain ranges. Chez Michelle is in a peaceful farming hamlet of Samoens. As soon as you walk in the door, you feel at home. Light, spacious and quiet, it's very easy to while away several hours soaking up the stunning mountain and valley views from either of the apartment's two balconies, or simply read a book or watch a DVD on the sofa in the living room or on the mezzanine. Whether you stay on the valley floor or opt to climb ever higher into the mountains by car, on foot, or by mountain bike, you feel like you're in another world. Samoens is such a quaint, French village with a host of traditional-style bars and restaurants for a feel of real rural France. With activities for everybody, all ages, all abilities, all interests in such a beautiful environment, we fell in love with Samoens and Chez Michelle at the very outset.
What makes this Apartment unique
Chez Michelle really is home from home. Relax, unwind, breathe in some clear mountain air and have some fun. A week's stay at Chez Michelle really does give you a taste of life in a friendly, true alpine French village – that's why we love it so much ourselves! If you're looking for a comfortable self-catering chalet or apartment for up to 6 people, that's within easy walking distance of great restaurants and fun bars but not in the midst of the noise and frivolity, Chez Michelle is what you're looking for. In the winter skiing months, it takes 8 mins by free ski bus or car to get to the Grand Massif Express lift for access to the 265km of pistes of the Grand Massif domain. In the spring and summer months, there are literally hundreds of walking, cycling and mountain biking trails for all abilities, many from right outside the apartment. Samoens' Leisure Centre with its swimming pools, tennis courts, water golf, football and volleyball areas, and the Indiana Adventure Parc, are only a 10 mins drive or 15 mins walk from Chez Michelle. You can cycle or walk on the flat path to Morillon's Lac Bleu and its sandy beach, open water swimming, pony riding and treetops activity course. Whilst a car is recommended in the summer, it's not essential.
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Great location in a quiet part of Samoëns great facilities and a brilliant log fire!
The chalet was located in a quiet part of the town but close enough to all the amenities. It was lovely to have a log fire at the end of a day and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Many thanks we will return :-)
Thank you David for your review. We're so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at Chez Michelle, particularly the log fire. You are welcome back anytime, in summer or winter! Best wishes Marc, Diana & Tania
We had an excellent week at Chez Michelle and can fully recommend the apartment. Everything we could possible need was on hand - we enjoy some elaborate self catering and there was even a slow cooker and raclette set on hand. In cold conditions outside the wood burner kept us nice and warm with plenty of fuel available on the balcony. It took us 12 minutes to walk into the village square over very quiet back roads and paths without having to walk on the main road - just ideal to build up a thirst for a Vin Chaud !
Thank you very much for your review Alan and we’re so pleased you enjoyed all that Chez Michelle offers. We look forward to you returning at anytime. Best wishes Marc, Tania & Diana
Quality apartment in a quiet location close enough to the town, well equiped with great views
Great week with all types of weather conditions, very warm and comfortable environment .
The apartment was very clean and well presented ....we would stay ther again
Lovely apartment in beautiful surroundings
The apartment was very comfortable with fantastic views from all aspects. Sitting in front of the roaring log fire after a day of sightseeing was magic.
There were two of us but the apartment could house 6 people comfortably, two bathrooms being a huge bonus.
Samoens is a lovely village with an atmosphere of tranquility and calm.
I'm not a skier but the walking and hiking routes are easily accessible, providing breathtaking views of the valley and the Alps.
Samoëns is really one of the best places to spend summer holidays !
We did a lot of hikes with amazing landscapes, downhill VTT was also great fun for our son.
We are delighted with "Chez Michelle". What a wonderful appartment !
Everything was perfect : great bedrooms, well-equiped kitchen,games, DVDs (I have improved my english!)...
Not to mention the view from the balconys. After a tough hike, what a pleasure to have a rest on them !
Sure, we'll come again, in summer or winter !
Elisabeth PLANCHE, France
Thank you Elisabeth for your review. We're so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at Chez Michelle and in Samoens. You are welcome back anytime, in summer or winter! Best wishes Marc, Diana & Tania
Warm and comfortable. Very clean, well equipped and comfortable beds.
Nice view and lots of extra touches .
Many thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Chez Michelle and we look forward to seeing you again.
Samoens is only an hour's drive (50km) from Geneva airport and 9 hour drive (545 miles) from Calais on peage motorways for most of the way.
Samoens village centre is a 10 minutes easy, flat walk from Chez Michelle. Chamonix, Annecy, Yvoire, Evian les Bains, Geneva and Aosta are all an easy drive away from Chez Michelle with Chamonix and Annecy only a 45 minute drive. Morzine is a 30 minute drive away.
After the Winter's skiing attraction, Summer in Samoens offers wonderful opportunities to relax, unwind and experience a vast array of activities surrounded by the most magnificent scenery.
Often under blue skies and warm sunshine (June to September temperatures average between 20°C - 30°C) you can enjoy everything from swimming in the sparkling mountain lakes and pools to gentle hill walking in idyllic and peaceful settings.
There's an almost infinite number of mountain walking trails and biking tracks to get the heart racing, as well as canyoning, paragliding, white water rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, via ferrata and much, much more! There's fishing, horse riding, ice skating and tennis too. Something for everyone!