Self-catering, sleeps 6+ in comfort, close to motorway A40, TGV, shops, ski-lift
- english, french
Avid skier; love walking in the mountain fresh air; love great views from chalet. love the Summer sun and the Winter snow.
Karen purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Karen chose St-Gervais-les-Bains
Fantastic family-oriented, child-friendly town with a village appeal. Much effort by Mayor and council to update the town. Local and regional produce market every Thursday. New innovations - e.g. bridge to cut journey time through town - that help modernise town. Great location as a base to explore the mountains and beyond to Switzerland and to Italy. Motorway links are fantastic; chalet is just 15 minutes from end of Autoroute Blanche (A40), which links to the whole of France.
What makes this Apartment unique
Family-oriented chalet, open air swimming pool with fantastic views, far enough from town to be secluded, but close enough for quick trips to the bars and restaurants, very friendly town, locals willing to help and speak French to you, plenty to do in Summer and Winter - not just a ski resort, but a working town giving the full flavour of France in the Alps, truly magnificent views of Mont Blanc, especially from the ski slopes.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great size apartment for a family in a fantastic location for skiing.
We loved our stay at the apartment.
It is huge and in an ideal location for access to the slopes in the morning and coming home at night.
It can be a bit of a trek into town down the road, especially coming back with small kids, but the town of Saint Gervais is beautiful, surrounded by the mountains and the town itself is very pretty with some great places to eat.
Karen was very easy to contact and replied with all of the info we needed.
I would definitely recommend the apartment and the area.
A couple of notes, while there is a shower there is no shower curtain, so it can get messy. Also, there is WiFi for the whole chalet, but in the apartment it only works by the front door. If you want a decent signal then you need to go up to the lobby.
All in all though very enjoyable.
Thank you, Paul, for the review. Very fair comments, and we are glad of your recommendation. We intend to install a shower screen; it is one thing we must do on our visit at Easter. Generally, though, we have found people prefer a bath, as there is plentiful hot water, and it is always on tap. We will be making various updates in due course, too, including a new carpet in the double bedroom. The location is ideal in High Season, but the return piste gets worn later in the Ski Season, though. I appreciate the walk to the town may be a bit much for very young children, but for adults it is a fair work out!
We love the area, the pistes are relatively uncrowded in Winter, and it is great in Summer, too, with the swimming pool and exceptional views to Mont Blanc! WiFi is provided for the residents, but, yes, the access is best from the Lobby on the top floor; there is talk of extending the coverage, but it is pricey to do so, we are told!
Vue à couper le souffle
Beau chalet bien équipé. 2 chambres dont une sans porte mais c'est celle où il y a le lit à 2 étages alors les enfants ne s'en sont pas plaint. Grande maison. Il y a 2 lits simples pliant et un simple gonflable. Il y a un divan lit dans le salon mais la structure du lit à fait son temps. On a mit le matelas sur le plancher et c'était super ! La vue du balcon est vraiment incroyable. On retrouve une épicerie et tout ce qu'on peut avoir besoin à environ 10 min en voiture. Je conseille fortement cette location. La propriétaire répond très vite aux questions :)
Appartement, un peu trop encaissé (manque de lumière), humide, la propreté n'était pas au top(peu de produit et d'outils pour le ménage). L'environnement et la piscine top
Nous sommes très content de notre séjour
Appartement conforme à l'annonce très belle vue ..
Nous étions 2 adultes 3 enfants ..appart spacieux .....très bien équipé
Dommage balcon pas au soleil mais c'est vraiment un petit détail ...
Proche de tout commerce à pied + marché ...sa cest génial..
A fond la rando
Pourquoi pas revenir ..
Merci pour les belles recommandations, nous avons essayé de rendre l'appartement aussi confortable que possible pour tous les locataires, l'appartement est tout aussi convenable en hiver qu'en été.
Thank you for the lovely recommendations, we have tried to make the apartment as comfortable as possible for all renters, the apartment is equally suitable in Winter as Summer.
Très bon séjour dans un cadre magnifique.
Je suis heureux que vous ayez apprécié notre appartement, ses installations et son emplacement magnifique; en été et en hiver.
I am glad you appreciated our apartment, its facilities, and the magnificent location; in Summer and in Winter.
St. Gervais couldn't be easier to get to. It is at the end of the motorway network (A40: 'Autoroute Blanche') from Paris and Calais. It is 1 hour from Geneva airport with easy transfer by hire car, train or daily coach service. It is, also, at the end of the TGV rail network with direct access from Paris. Other resorts within easy reach include Chamonix, Argentiere, Courmayeur, Annecy, Geneva, Evian. St. Gervais is at the heart of its own ski area sharing its pistes with Megeve. Other ski resorts linked on the lift pass include Les Houches, Les Contamines Montjoie, St. Nicholas de Veroce, Combloux and Chamonix, itself.
Other Activities: Ice-skating (indoor), canoe/kayak, thermal spa/baths, climbing, lakes with water-sports + many more (excellent Tourist Office)
Golf: Courses can be found in Megeve and in Chamonix.
Ski: St. Gervais is at the heart of its own ski region linked to Megeve, St. Nicolas de Veroce, Les Contamines, Les Houches - all available on one ski-pass. The 'Evasion' pass also includes Chamonix, where you can ski the most famous off-piste route of all, the nine-mile 'Vallee Blanche', by taking the cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi. The St. Gervais town tourist website is updated frequently, giving details of all activities locally. You can even book your ski-pass/lessons on-line! Apres-ski is fairly quiet and mainly family orientated; all the local restaurants - mostly serving traditional Savoyard menus - and bars welcome children. St. Gervais offers a good selection of wide, open red runs; Megeve's slopes are extensive and very pretty, many set in the woods. Both resorts are ideal for beginners, intermediates and families. You can enjoy superb untouched powder and uncrowded off-piste - hire a local guide for insider knowledge. The ski-school and child care facilities are excellent.