Residence Le Grand Balcon
About the home
The studio apartment is on the top (6th) floor of a recently built chalet-style building (with lift). It is situated mid-way on the road between the 2 main lifts in Les Houches, about 500m from each. A short (off-piste) traverse will take you to the Telecabine de Prarion, and equally you can ski straight back to the building, again off-piste, a rare claim in the Chamonix valley!
Les Houches is approximately 7 km from Chamonix town. There is a regular bus service to Chamonix and its ski areas (Aiguille du Midi, Brevent, Flegere, Grand Montets and Le Tour), but to get the most of your stay a car is recommended. There is free, outdoor parking outside the building.
There is a bakery, several restaurants and sports shops (including ski rental) within 5 minutes walk of the apartment. The centre of Les Houches village, with the Tourist Office, Supermarket, and further restaurants and bars, is 1 km, or 15 minutes walk away.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, studio|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Rooms:||1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
The apartment is 25 m2 in size, consisting of an entrance area with a bunk bed and lounge area with double sofa bed. There is a sliding door between the bunk bed area and the lounge. There is a bathroom with bath and shower and a small but fully equipped kitchenette and a balcony with one of the best views in the Alps.
There is a TV and DVD player, and speakers for you to plug your MP3 player in to. There is a also a selection of board games.
On arrival, you will be met by my representative who will welcome you to the apartment, give you the keys and take the security deposit. She will be available throughout your stay, should you have any problems with the apartment. On departure, she will again be at the apartment to take the keys back.
The Rhone / French Alps / Haute-Savoie region
The Rhone Alps, and Haute Savoie in particular are home to some of Western Europes highest peaks, including Mont Blanc. As you'd expect, mountain activities are the focus of most people's holidays in this area. However, beautiful old towns like Annecy and Evian provide plenty of alternatives for the less sporty!
The Chamonix / Les Houches area
The Chamonix valley is rightly famous world-wide as the home of Alpinism and is a mecca for the keen skier and climber. Having said that there is more than enough for the mere mortal to enjoy, with 5 separate ski areas in the valley, including the legendary 14km descent of the Vallee Blanche. There is a host of other activities available in the area. In the winter, these include snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, paragliding and ice-climbing. In the summer, climbing, walking and cycling take over as the main activities as well as rafting and canyoning, but there is plenty for the less adventurous to enjoy, with a spectacular golf course, tennis courts and plenty of swimming pools to lie by while you catch some Alpine rays!
How to get there
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One hour's drive from Geneva airport, well served by BA, Swiss and EasyJet
7 - 8 hours drive from Calais (560 miles / 900 km)
I can provide detailed driving directions in either case
Alternatively there are a number of airport transfer companies that can meet you at Geneva and take you directly to the apartment. Typical prices are 40 Euro each way. I can provide names / phone numbers on request.
Activities near Chamonix
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
02 Feb 2013
Having stayed before i knew the location was perfect for getting to the ski lifts just a 3 minute walk away in a quiet location. If you dont have a car, few nearby local bars just 5 mins away, a 10-15 min walk is a supermarket and there are plenty of ski rental shops closeby in both the village or at the ski lift areas. Bus stop is right outside to take you between Les Houches and Chamonix. Some nice improvements made to the apartment, has all you need for a comfortable stay!
12 Jan 2013
This is a lovely little appartment within a larger chalet block. Very warm and cosy. Modern bathroom with powerful shower. Bunk beds in the corridor and a pull out comfy bed in the living area. Location is good, walking distance (but not really in painful ski boots) to the lift. Bus at end of drive. Easy walk to the centre of Les Houches for the supermarket. Would def stay again if we went back to the area.
26 Aug 2012
The place was just right fir 2 people, and the chalet we had had just the best view ever. Location is quiet and just 3 minutes drive from Chamonix centre, and also a few minutes drive from the mont blanc tunnel.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||7 Apr 13||15 Jun 13||€ 280||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer Season||15 Jun 13||8 Sep 13||€ 320||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||8 Sep 13||14 Dec 13||€ 280||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter Season||14 Dec 13||21 Dec 13||€ 360||€ 50||€ 70||1 Night|
|Christmas & New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 560||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter Season||4 Jan 14||26 Apr 14||€ 360||€ 50||€ 70||1 Night|
|Low Season||26 Apr 14||14 Jun 14||€ 280||€ 40||€ 60||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Weekend and nightly rates available. Please contact me for details.
In addition to the rental fee, a compulsory fee of 30 Euro for cleaning the apartment and 10 Euro per person for laundry is payable on departure
In summer, a 'Carte d'Hote' is available on payment of a 'Taxe de Sejour' of 1 Euro per person per night. Please let my representative know on arrival if you would like to obtain this. It gives free travel on buses and trains among other advantages. Cut and paste this this link into your browser for more details (in French): http://www.taxedesejour.net/cartedhote.asp
Once you have decided that you would like to rent the aprtment, I will send you a rental contract. 25% of the booking fee is required to reserve the apartment, with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. The preferred method of payment is by bank transfer directly to my account, otherwise a cheque is acceptable. As soon as I have received a copy of the signed contract and 25% deposit, I will confirm the reservation.
On arrival, my representative will meet you, and will require a security deposit of 150 Euros before handing over the keys. Assuming all is well, this will be returned on departure, less the fee for cleaning and laundryEnquire now
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