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Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Fully equipped inc. TV, WiFi, dishwasher, washing machine, garage

This new luxury ski apartment is situated by the ski slopes in the traditional Savoyarde Village of Les Houches, entrance to the Chamonix Valley at the foot of Mont Blanc. It’s virtually ski in ski out with the ski lifts Bellevue Cable Car and Chair Lift Coupe de Monde 150 metres away plus the Ski Bus stop giving access to the ESF ski school and the vast number of other ski areas in the Chamonix Valley. Fully equipped and furnished to a high standard with HD TV. Free WiFi access in the apartment. Within 150 metres there are three excellent restaurants, three bars and a good selection of shops. If you are part of a larger group we have links with other apartment owners in Chalet Whymper. We can put you in touch with them and so cater for large parties all in the same building. Excellent location for activity holidays; mountain biking, cycling, walking, hiking, white water rafting, mountaineering, climbing (outdoor and indoor) and paragliding.

Janet Saville
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Janet Saville

Hi, my name is Janet, husband JP, then the children: Hannah, Brittany and Oliver (who are twins). We live in a seaside town on the south coast of England enjoying all the activities the South Downs have to offer. However, whenever we can we like to swap the rolling Sussex hills for the spectacular mountains of Chamonix. All the family love hiking and skiing (although Britt is a snowboarder) and the twins are keen climbers. For us Chamonix is the perfect year round destination and still, after almost 15 years of holidays there are still new hikes for us to discover and enjoy, not to mention ski resorts in neighbouring valleys.

Janet Saville purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Janet Saville chose Les Houches

What we love about this property is how close it is to all the amenities; ski lifts, restaurants, bars, supermarket, and of course the fabulous bread shop. I love the views – sitting with a cup of tea at the end of the day looking out over the ski runs and down the valley to the Fiz mountain range. Or, on the bedroom balcony catching a sunset over the Aiguille du Midi.

It’s also just a short bus, train or car ride into Chamonix where you can enjoy the hustle bustle, myriad of shops, restaurants, casino, bowling alley, night clubs, and bars (many with live music). This year we enjoyed listening to a Columbian Salsa band at the Club des Artistes, and saw the local ice hockey team “Les Chamois” win an eventful match against Brest.

What makes this apartment unique

A home from home with all the cooking equipment you could possible need. It’s furnished with comfort in mind including French & UK (FreeSat) TV channels.


Les Houches Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Plus double sofa bed and single chair bed in lounge
  • Double divan bed with four drawers underneath for storage of pillows and bedding from the lounge if required. Floor to ceiling fitted wardrobe with 100cm of hanging space, separate space with drawers and shelving. Two bedside tables (each with 3 drawers), bedside table lamps. Patio doors opening out onto the balcony with views up the Chamonix Valley to the Aiguille du Midi. In the lounge there is a 3 seater leather sofa with chaise which makes up into a large comfortable double sofa bed. Also an easy chair which can pull out into a single bed suitable for a child/ young adolescent.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Apartment Chalet Whymper is a fully equipped self catering apartment available for booking all year round with secure individual garage parking and ski locker. There is a lift to all floors. There are two balconies, one accessible from the lounge and the other from the bedroom. The lounge balcony has two balcony tables and four chairs plus a three-seater bench from which you can view the ski run down to the Bellevue Cable Car and along the valley to the Rocher de Fizz mountain range. This balcony gets the afternoon sun. From the bedroom balcony there are views up the Chamonix Valley to the Aiguille du Midi. This balcony gets the morning sun.


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Les Houches Ski Apartment by lifts, ski slopes, restaurants and shops
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 61 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at this apartment for the second time we can only say that for a skiing trip this apartment is wonderful. From initial contact with Janet to the end of your holiday the whole experience is simply fabulous. The apartment has everything you could wish for. It is beautifully furnished, with wonderful views and is excellently kept. I cannot recommend staying here more highly. You have only to read the visitors book to know you are staying somewhere special.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: January 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent apartment with fabulous views

  • 4 of 5

A very well equipped apartment in the centre of town.Easy access to cable cars,bus routes and local train.Restaurants and shops close by.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just right!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment. It was immaculate and beautifully furnished with state of the art appliances and everything one could possibly need. The bed was very comfortable and our teenage son was quite happy with the sofa bed. The location was also perfect for us, since we chose not to rent a car, as it was just a short walk to the Bellevue cable car lift and Chamonix stop and a somewhat longer walk to the grocery store. Janet left very helpful, detailed and illustrated step by step instructions for all appliances and electronics. We also enjoyed the convenience of the ski locker.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice apartment in central location.

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment in good central location. We spent some great days. Unfortunately snow conditions didn't allow to do much skiing, but the kids had much fun on the ice rink and climbing hall close by. And happy to come back anytime ... when we are blessed with more snow.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Apartment - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week (3 - 10 Jan 15) in this fantastic apartment with our two grown up children. An ideal location for skiing in Les Houches and a short 10 minute drive up the valley to Chamonix. A two minute walk to the nearest lifts. Great selection of ski rental shops - we used Intersport at the lift station and got great service and rates. If you are in to cooking then Chalet Whimper has everything you will need to make anything from a boiled egg to a soufflé an oven ready meal to a full roast dinner. A nice and welcome touch is that the owners don't clean the cupboards out of the essentials after each visit so getting started was easy without spending a fortune on day one on groceries and cleaning products. Just top up as you go along and leave something for the next guests. Janet's travel instructions made finding it easy even in the dark and the secure garage was a welcome feature for the car and ski gear although there is also a good sized locker room. Great views by day, ample entertainment options for the evenings in. Endless hot water in the good sized shower room. Clean and well maintained building and apartment. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay, super location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location (not in busy Chamonix if you are looking for a little quiet in between hiking and going out), great apartment. Clean and modern. Close to Chamonix. Walking distance to bakery and shops and central Les Houches with all the amenities. Very comfortable. Stayed for one week. Managed to visit Italy, Switzerland and the surrounding region with no difficulty. Janet was great to deal with and made the arrival and entry super easy. Would definitely return!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
82 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
350 Kilometres
By the Bellevue Cable Car
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A40 Autoroute Blanche
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
By the Bellevue Cable Car
Nearest Ski
350 Metres
By the Bellevue Cable Car
Car: not necessary

Les Houches is situated at the entrance to the Chamonix Valley, just 6km away from Chamonix town and an hour’s drive from Geneva airport. In winter Les Houches has its own ski area with 12 red runs, 5 blue runs and 4 green runs plus the black run La Verte (home of the Kandahar World Cup downhill race). The ski bus from Les Houches gives you access to the other 157 km of on piste in the Chamonix Valley. In the summer as well as the mountaineering there are breath-taking walks of all gradients, via ferrata, canyoning and white water rafting on the River Arve. For kids there are organised adventure days with Chamonix Guides, high ropes, a summer toboggan run, an animal park and swimming pool. In spring and autumn it is a cyclists’ paradise. For mountain bikers there’s enough technical single track to satisfy the hungers of even the most hardcore downhillers. For road cyclists there are the opportunities to ride the famous Cols: Col de La Colombiere, Col d’Aravis, and Joux Plane.

Other Activities: husky dog sledging, ski touring (vallee blanche), winter walking with snow shoes, indoor climbing wall, helicopter skiing, speed gliding, ice skating,

Ski: The ski and snowboard area of Les Houches extends from an altitude of 950 metres to 1900 metres. The terrain is extremely varied, providing enjoyment for all abilities with 12 red runs, 5 blue runs and 4 green runs. Plus the black run La Verte on which the Kandahar World Cup downhill race is run. Many of the runs are long descents through pine and larch forests. The lift system comprises of the Bellevue cable car (150 metres from Chalet Whymper), the Prarion gondola lift (500 metres from Chalet Whymper), 4 chair lifts (including the chair lift Coupe du Monde 150 metres from Chalet Whymper), 12 drag lifts and the Tramway du Mont-Blanc train. From the resort summit there is a breathtaking 360° panorama of the Mont-Blanc range. When necessary, artificial snow coverage is provided by 100 snow canons covering 900m of vertical drop. With the ski bus from Les Houches you can also access the other 157km of on piste (and limitless off piste) in the three other ski areas of the Chamonix Valley.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $199.57

Prices include bed linen and towels plus maid cleaning on departure. Cancellation terms: More than 60 days' notice - loss of deposit. 29 to 59 days' notice - 50% of total rental. 28 or less days' notice - loss of total rental. Security bond: In the unlikely event of property damage, losses or excess cleaning incurred during your stay, we require a security bond of £150. This sum will be returned to you once the apartment has been checked AND the keys received back by us (the owners). There are 2 options to lodge the security bond: via cheque (held un-cashed unless forfeited), or ‘credit card pre authorisation’ via our retail business (apart from a £1 test payment no money is taken unless forfeited). This sum will be returned to you once the apartment has been checked AND the keys received back by us (the owners).
Due to the way Christmas falls this year and to make it easier for you, the guests, rental for the Christmas week is for a period of 7 nights any dates between Wednesday 20 December to departure Thursday 28 December. Then the New Year week is for a period of 7 nights any dates between Thursday 28 December to departure Friday 5 January.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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