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Chamonix valley, groundfloor 2 bed apt, approx 100m to lifts/shops/restaurants

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 beds, 1 onsuite shower, 1 bathroom with bath, sleeps 4 best, 6 using sofa.

This property has recently been given a 3 Etoiles/Star rating for 5 persons by Offices de Tourisme. The apartment has Wifi and is on the ground floor with direct access to a small terrace and communal garden. There is a ski locker and garage with internal access to the Apartment. Additional Internal parking may also be available a short distance from the apartment. The building is less than 100m from the nearest chair lift and cable car, open in summer and winter. The Apartment is fitted to a high standard, with traditional furnishings. In the kitchen there is a dishwasher/oven/microwave, raclette and a large fridge. T.V. giving access to the internet, DVD's, Games and a CD player are provided. In the entrance hall there is a boot dryer. In the family bathroom there is a full size bath and quality Grohe shower with a new washing machine. In the double bedroom there is a new mattress, topped with memory foam. In the second bedroom, there are 2 single beds. In the living area there is a pull-out sofa bed, which is the size of a small double. Please note that an additional charge is made for bedding if there are more than 4 people. The Apartment has a south-facing sheltered garden area. In the summer outdoor furniture and a BBQ are provided. For those people with limited mobility, there are 18 steps between the entrance and the apartment door.

The ski area in Les Houches is 'family friendly', the rest of the Chamonix Valley is easily accessible by bus, car and train. The bus stop is at the cable car. The train station is a 15 minute walk from the Apartment. By using the ski bus or the train, you can access the other ski areas in the Chamonix valley, which are world famous, with something for everyone. The train also allows you to access the ski areas of Megeve and St Gervais. In summer Mont Blanc is stunning, and cycling, walking and paraponting are wonderful!

Les Houches has a selection of good restaurants, with several just a short walk away. There are numerous bars and 2 supermarkets.

More Details

Property Manager
Simon and Paula
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, A Little French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Simon and Paula

We have always loved the variety of skiing available in Chamonix and have challenged ourselves with Valley Blanche on more than one visit. Our children are keen snowboarders and feel that the situation of the property will offer us skiing in the winter and mountain biking and walking in the summer.

Simon and Paula purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Simon and Paula chose Les Houches

Short downhill walk to Bellevue lift in the morning. When returning to the Apartment, you can exit the Kandahar run from the bridge to the road where again there is a short walk downhill to the Apartment. Close to Ski bus, excellent bakery, deli, bar, coffee shop and restaurants. In the summer there is a south facing garden for sunbathing/relaxing.

What makes this apartment unique

Les Houches has its own train station, which is 15 minutes walk from the apartment.When the Station Ticket Office is not open, you can buy your ticket on the train.You can access the ski areas of StGervais and Megeve. The Train will also take you to Sallanches and from here you can access Paris,Lyon and Geneve. In the other direction, you can access Chamonix and Le Tour.

Amenities

Les Houches Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - shower
    Bathroom - combination tub/shower
  • The family bathroom has a new washing machine installed.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • In the living area there is a pull out sofa bed the size of a small double. If more than 4 people are renting, an additional charge is made for their bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Chamonix valley, groundfloor 2 bed apt, approx 100m to lifts/shops/restaurants
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
5

very confortable , like at home - Com a casa

  • 5 of 5

confortable rooms, There's everything you need. very clean. Is perfect

--- in catalan -- : Apart-hotel molt confortable, dues habitacions complertes, armaris, banys, molt net, cuina equipada amb rentaplats i tot, tv, internet... Varem estar 8 dies i varem estar molt be. Hi ha una sortida exterior on es pot estar just a continuació de la sala d estar. Tenen una TV grossa , amb connexió a internet i un munt de pelicules en DVD ( en anglès això si) que podràs mirar. M he guardat les dades per recomanar-ho a familiars i amics que vulguin anar-hi. Per anar a Chamonix hi anavem en cotxe particular ( hi ha uns 5 o 6 km) tot i que si pot anar en transport public de forma gratuïta amb un document que s aconsegueix a informació i turisme .

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased you enjoyed your summer holiday in Les Houches. As it's our holiday home, we have fitted it out with a little more equipment than the usual rental property and are happy for guests to enjoy our facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back for future vacations.
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4

Great location for exploring the area and well eqipped.

  • 4 of 5

Made full use of regular bus service, free with guest guard, and bus stop 50yrds from apartment. Greatly appreciated extensive collection of English DVDs during the rain! Clean and comfortable appartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased you enjoyed your stay in Les Houches and found the apartment both well equipped and well situated to explore the Chamonix Valley. I'm also pleased you found the DVD collection entertaining during wet weather. We look forward to welcoming you back for future vacations.
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The owners have really thought about everything one needs. The apartment was clean and well laid out. The position was great for access to The Bellevue cable car and to have a restaurant as good as Le Basilic nearby is a real bonus. Paula was very responsive to any questions we asked. All in all, a really good experience. Thanks Paula.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The close proximity to Bellevue Lift Station was one of the main reasons why we purchased the property. We look forward to welcoming you back should you visit the Chamonix Valley again.
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5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is perfectly located less than 5 minutes walk from the Bellevue lifts and 10 minutes walk to the Prarion lifts. The local bus, free with lift pass, stops outside to connect with all other ski areas in the Chamonix valley or to just go to Chamonix town for shopping or a meal in the afternoon or evening.

The apartment has a well equipped kitchen and plenty of DVD's, books and games to choose from. There is also a smart TV with Netflix. Both bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable, there was plenty of hot water available for showers and a bath. The owner was extremely helpful during booking and with extra information when asked. The arrival information is comprehensive and accurate. Whilst we didn't use it, underground parking is available and also a ski locker. We wouldn't hesitate using the apartment again or recommending it to friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We like the location of the apartment to the lift station, its nice to only have to walk a short distance in ski boots! Together with our local manager we try to give guests all the information guests require to enjoy their stay. We would look forward to welcoming you back summer or winter as Les Houches can offer a great holiday in both seasons.
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5

Great apartment for family.

  • 5 of 5

We spent six nights in this apartment between 12/31 and 1/6. There were four adults and two six-year old children in our group. With three beds and a fold out, it was a little tight, but we made it work just fine. The apartment was very clean, we had all the amenities that we needed, and the owners were very responsive to our questions throughout the whole process. We skied at two nearby resorts in the Chamonix valley, had plenty of room in the apartment for all ski clothing, and the gear either stayed in the cars or in the locker downstairs. It was very nice to have a locked garage for our car to keep it secure and dry. The quick 5 minute walk to the bakery every morning was very convenient for breakfast croissants and other fresh and delicious pastries. We watched several movies with the kids that were provided in the apartment and even had Raclette one night with the provided equipment. There was plenty of warm water for our group and the washing machine was used more than once. All in all, a fantastic stay in a great location for a week of vacation in the Chamonix valley. We hope to return some day in the summer to enjoy the warm weather on the back porch! We would definitely recommend this apartment to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased you enjoyed your stay over New Year. We have tried to provide all the equipment in the apartment that you could want for a vacation. The terrace is a recent addition to the apartment which is a sheltered sun trap from spring through to autumn.
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5

Clean,tidy,warm home from home

  • 5 of 5

Close to the Bellevue lifts at Les Houches and handy for the free bus service to Chamonix and the other ski areas. Led Houches was very quiet as only one green run open.Apartment very well appointed. Complimentary wine most appreciated. Would highly recommend but personally I would wait until late Jan/Feb if I were coming again for skiing.However all was not lost as Courmayeur had good snow and is easily accessed thru Mont Blanc Tunnel

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed the Apartment. The close proximity to Bellevue ski lift was one of the main reasons for purchasing the Apartment. The free bus service from Bellevue lift will also take you to the other ski areas along the Chamonix Valley.
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
St Gervais
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
autoroute blanche A40

Les Houches is a small village, still largely farming, just 10 mins drive from Chamonix town.It is easily accessed, just 50 mins drive from Geneva airport, 15 mins from St Gervais station. From Les Houches a large number of ski areas can be accessed, including Megeve, Chamonix, St Gervais, Les Contamines and a little farther away the Portes du Soliel. 26kms from Les Houches, through the Mont Blanc Tunnel you can access Courmayeur and the Aosta valley.

Other Activities: paraponting

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $266.49

Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. 1% discount for electronic bank transfer payment direct with owner. Some short breaks are available. Please note that towels are not provided for short breaks - E.mail for more information.

Weeks usually run from Sat to Sat although short breaks are available at selected times, arrival is usually after 4:00pm and departure 11:00 am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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