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Helen Gent

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french

Sunny, spacious apartment in quiet central location with garage & WiFi

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Portes du Soleil Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Well equipped base for SKIERS and WALKERS with balconies & mountain views

Comfortable 60 sq metre apartment, enjoying a peaceful location on the slope below piste 'B' running to the Pleney lift . Six minutes walk from the village centre with its fast lifts giving direct access to Les Gets, Avoriaz and the entire Portes du Soleil area and its many winter and summer activities. The free 'navette' bus stops right outside the door. This spacious well-equipped apartment benefits from views and balconies in all rooms and direct access to communal lawns.

It has allocated secure garage parking on the ground floor, a secure ski locker, TV, Digibox (for free to view channels), DVD, Wi-Fi, MP3 speakers, wash/dryer and washing-up machines, and plentiful hot water.

Conveniently sited for shopping and the many lively and traditional 'apres ski' activities in the village, this is ideal all year accommodation to relax in after an active day SKIING, SNOW BOARDING or WALKING, or whatever takes your fancy from the many winter and summer mountain sports available. SUMMER MULTI-PASSES and AIRPORT TRANSFERS available.

SUMMER ALPINE WALKING and MULTIPASS:

Morzine has access to beautiful walking areas directly from the village and from a number of nearby centres. Morzine Tourist Office can provide details of routes and accompanied walks. Guide books to walks in the Haute-Savoie are provided in the apartment - but please leave for other guests to enjoy.

The Portes du Soleil Multi-Pass gives you access to leisure activities - swimming pool, tennis courts etc PLUS chair lifts for just 2 Euro a day! See Morzine's Tourist Information Site for full details.

SKIING IN THE PORTES DU SOLEIL:

Morzine offers direct access by fast lifts to the pistes of Les Gets/ Morzine and to the entire Portes du Soleil area. All standards are provided for from green pistes to the infamous black - the Swiss Wall.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Helen Gent (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french

About Helen Gent

We are Helen and Gerard Gent from Farnham in Surrey. We have two sons in their mid-twenties now living in London.

We fell in love with Morzine and our apartment in the summer of 2006. It was our first visit to Morzine and we were based there whilst Gerard and our younger son climbed Mont Blanc. The region's vibrancy and facilities in the summer combined with its well deserved reputation as a great skiing area ticked all the boxes for us. We use the apartment for several weeks both in the summer and winter, as do our sons, extended family and friends.

The apartment is very much a second home for us and we have furnished and equipped it to be a welcoming, comfortable base to return to after a day out on the hills, be that winter or summer. It is bright and sunny, has limitless hot water and balconies with direct access on to the communal grounds for relaxing in the sun and enjoying the views. The undercover parking lot is a great bonus, particularly in the winter. When looking for an apartment a peaceful setting was important to us, but so too was proximity to the lifts and village, so the apartment is situated in a quiet spot just a few minutes easy walk away from the centre.

Helen Gent purchased this apartment in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely apartment. With two strapping teenagers the accommodation was perfect - we were extremely comfortable and it was an excellent base for exploring both sides of The Portes Du Soleil."
Mar 2015
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

Sunny, spacious apartment in quiet central location with garage & WiFi
average rating of 4.875 based on 15 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday in Morzine with this beautiful apartment as our base. We were very grateful for the underground parking, keeping our car safe and protected from the elements. We arrived to a superbly clean, well heated apartment, again greatly needed after an 11 hour drive! The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. Our two boys loved the place and were instantly at home on the large, comfy sofas. They also loved the fact that the balcony opens out onto a shared garden area for snowball fights. The location was very central, just a 10 minute walk to the intersport ski hire shop and Pleney bubble lift. You could even ski down to the apartment if you wanted to. Just brilliant, would highly recommend and looking forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic value for money.

  • 5 of 5

We booked the apartment for six people, unfortunately, due to illness two didn't make it. The four of us who did were very impressed with the apartment. We have used many apartments in Morzine over the last 11 years. This was easily the best value for money. Although a bit of a walk from the centre, the benefit is that it is quiet. When the snow was good, we could ski right back to the door as it is just off the main piste back to Morzine. The apartment is fully equipped and very clean. The only recommendation to the owners was to supply a slow cooker. Would be great to come back to a chilli, curry or whatever after a days skiing. It has a great view of the surrounding mountains, great to wake up to. With two bedrooms it was more than enough for six people. Undercover parking is useful if it snows heavily, although we didn't get it this year. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Morzine either for a winter or summer break. We will definitely book it again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Fantastic apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we had booked an apartment for skiing so were a little nervous. However we did not need to be as the service we received was excellent. Any questions we had were answered quickly and the instructions that went with the apartment were perfect. The apartment itself is better than the pictures imply, great kitchen and well equipped, the washing machine with three children was invaluable and the microwave combi oven was good enough to cook a small roast! The beds were very comfortable as were the sofas, good to be able to watch the Rugby on the Freeview satellite and the hot water lasted forever!

The apartment is in a fantastic location - you really can ski to the balcony and it is only a 10minute walk into the centre of town. If you don't want to walk there is the free bus, and the stop for that is right outside the apartment block, perfect if you have young children.

Overall I could not recommend this apartment highly enough, if I could give it 6 stars I would and I will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that our visitors enjoyed their stay in our apartment. For us it is a"home from home" and we hope our visitors do too!
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5

Fantastic home from home

  • 5 of 5

One of the most comfortable appartments we have stayed in. It's warm with bags of hot water. The wifi was a success with our children and my husband. The settees were comfy at the end of a long day unlike some places we have stayed and will definitely be returning! Close to the town centre but easy to drive to Les Gets and surrounding areas. A great, relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable and relaxing.

Walk to the Pleney and to the town.

The bus stop is immediately over the road for the Super Morzine and PdS.

Parking in a secure garage.

The managing agent is professional.

Staying away from home does not get easier than this!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Very clean, comfortable & great location

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in a super location - just a few minutes walk into town yet away from the noise. Clean, well equipped and everything in working order. Bed is very comfy - slept great the whole week here. Collection of key at the local office is a bit of a pain - we got dropped off at the apartment with our luggage and then later walked to pick up the key (after 4pm). The office was very pleasant but we queued half hour to be seen as they were so busy. Dropping key back off before you leave again bit of an inconvenience - just be prepared to work around this with your travel plans. Another tip - if you order bedding/towels from the office it doesn't include tea towels so take your own. All round a great week and a place definitely to be recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear of a delay when collecting the key. This has not been a problem before and can only think it was a particularly busy day for Elodie, our lovely agent in Morzine.
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The traditional Savoyarde village of Morzine offers winter and summer sports and activities appealing to everyone.

Sited in the Portes du Soleil (one of the largest ski and snow boarding areas in Europe,) with snow parks and pistes to suit all levels and numerous restaurants and bars, it's an ideal ski / snow boarding resort for families and groups of all ages.

'Apres ski' can be as lively or quiet as you like. There are traditional restaurants, bars, clubs, cinemas and ice skating in the village square or at the Palais du Sports - home of the local 'Pingouins' ice hockey team.

Summer in Morzine means walking, golf, paragliding, canyonning, rock climbing, Mont Blanc ascents, tennis, horse riding, cycling and swimming. Just some of the many activities available - to enjoy either independently or organised with local guides.

Geneva, Lac Leman (with its lakeside towns of Evian and Montreaux), Samoens and the ancient city of Annecy, are all within day-trip driving distance

Other Activities: ice skating, rock climbing, canyonning, white water rafting, canoeing,golfing

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Rates & Availability

Morzine-Avoriaz Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$543
 
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$494
 
 
Winter 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$658
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 29 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,316
 
 
New Year Special (8 nights)
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,371
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$932
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 14 2017 - Jan 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$987
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 21 2017 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,042
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Feb 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,097
 
 
Winter 2017
Feb 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,535
 
 
Winter 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,645
 
 
Winter 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,481
 
 
Winter 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,426
 
 
Winter 2107
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,184
 
 
Winter 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$987
 
 
Winter 2107
Mar 18 2017 - Mar 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$932
 
 
Winter 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$877
 
 
Winter 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$768
 
 
Winter 2107
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$603
 
 
Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$494
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$494
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We organise our lettings with the help of our agent in Morzine, Elodie. Once we agree your reservation it is secure. Elodie will then contact you to complete the formalities and take payments (by credit card or bank transfer). She is available to our visitors if they have any problems or queries during their stay, and can help arrange optional extras - airport transfers, linen hire, cleaning etc.

A 25% deposit is requested on booking to confirm the reservation. The final balance is due 4 weeks before the rental begins.
The local government's tourist tax (1 Euro per person per night) will be collected by our local agent on payment of the balance.
A 600 Euro refundable security deposit is required. This can be made by providing credit card details if preferred.

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Amenities

Portes du Soleil Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • There is a standard size bath, an efficient shower, vanitary unit with good storage, an electric wall heater and a large heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bed can be split into twin beds
  • The 160cm bed in bedroom 1 can be converted into two single beds. The bedrooms have ample fitted wardrobes and chests of drawers and both have balconies. There is a double sofa-bed and an extra chest of drawers in the living room. A selection of 'all season' single and double duvets and pillows are provided. A travel cot and high chair are provided
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The bright kitchen is well-equipped with a four ring induction hob, extractor fan, combined microwave/grill/convection oven, washer/dryer, washing-up machine, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, pressure cooker, fridge/freezer, ample pots/pans, crockery, cutlery, glasses, utensils etc. The living-room, with its sofas, rug and leather ottoman comfortably sits six and enjoys views and direct access to communal lawns from its balcony. There's a TV, Digibox for free-to-view channels, DVD, MP3 speakers, Wi-Fi access, a selection of novels, guides for walkers, DVDs and board games for all ages. The WC is separate to the bathroom . The hallway has ample space for ski jackets, outdoor shoes etc. (Please note our request that boots are not worn inside). The ski locker is conveniently sited by the stairway to the apartment. There's an allocated parking space in the apartment block's secure garage. LINEN HIRE and CLEANING SERVICES available on request,

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