Apartment Bonne Idee
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Ideal 3+ bedroom apartment for a family or a group of friends.
This property has ski-in ski-out access, a heated swimming pool, real log fire and panoramic views of the Chamonix valley and the Mont Blanc Massif.
In the summer, the apartment is a great base for mountain hiking and biking as it is just above the Prarion gondola.
Relax in comfort in front of the roaring log fire after a great day on the mountain!
The apartment is in a traditional alpine style chalet building and is finished to a high standard in wood and stone.
The living area is spacious and comfortable, with seating for up to 8 people and a double height dining area for 6-8 to enjoy evening meals.
French windows lead onto a sunny balcony overlooking the valley and the peaks.
The kitchen is fully equipped with hob, oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
The bedrooms comprise of:
1st bedroom: double room with en suite shower room,
2nd bedroom: can be a double or a twin bed room
3rd bedroom: bunk beds.
There is further sleeping if needed on the mezzanine area with a double mattress and single mattress making the apartment suitable for up to 9 people in total.
A separate bathroom has a bath with shower and WC and there is a further single WC.
Secure underground parking, ski locker, flat screen TV, DVD player, ipod dock, WIFI available on the request from reception at apartment a fee will apply.
Subject to availability we can provide cots and high chairs when requested.
Beds made for the day of your arrival.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 90 km, Nearest railway: Les Houches 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Shared garden|
The Rhone/French Alps region
Chamonix is probably best known as the skiing and alpine capital of the world.
As a destination it has a reputation for the extreme and this, whilst undoubtedly true, can mask a wide array of sporting and leisure activities (particularly in summer), peace and quiet, great nightlife, and superb scenery that can be enjoyed at whichever pace suits you. Chamonix is the perfect place to come for a weekend break or a week's holiday. In fact there is so much to do out here many people decide not to go back!
The town is at the foot of Mont-Blanc and following introduction of skiing in the early 1900s Chamonix hosted the first winter Olympic Games in 1924.
Les Houches sits at 1000m above sea level and is the first big alpine settlement you'll come to in the valley. It is a great family resort offering a wide range of summer outdoor sports and is quickly becoming a haven for mountain bikers. In the winter it is the perfect choice for a family holiday with the ski resort geared towards beginner and intermediate skiing. Les Houches has its own lift system for skiing, hiking and mountain biking. The village is also the starting point for many attempts to climb Mont Blanc.
Les Houches has a different style of skiing to many of the other ski resorts of Chamonix. The wide pistes meander in and out of tree lined rolling hills that make it a perfect location for families or beginner to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Les Houches' slopes also provide great powder conditions and better visibility for the white-out days when the rest of Chamonix is in cloud. Often it is less crowded on a powder day and you will get more fresh tracks than on the Grand Montets (just be aware of the school holidays!).
The large ski area links to St Gervais and covers a vast range of beginner and intermediate runs as well as the black run 'la Verte des Houches' that hosts the world renowned downhill competition Kandahar.
New for the 2009/10 winter season was the introduction of Area 43 – the DC Winter Snow Park with huge table tops, gap jumps and rails. You can spot pro-riders getting big air and pulling off signature tricks or compete in some of the local and international competitions that are held throughout the season. There really is something for everyone here in Les Houches. If you are staying in Les Houches the daily ski bus runs regularly to and from Chamonix as well as other resorts throughout the day.
Chamonix is best known for its extreme skiing, climbing, high mountain hiking and mountain biking. This busy alpine village is extremely popular in the winter and summer seasons with tourists clambering for a glimpse of Mont Blanc.
CHAMONIX: Chamonix has all the facilities of a town; with a great variety of shops, restaurants and bars, cinema, museums, sports centre, ice-skating, tennis, squash, swimming pools and a very good 18 hole golf course.
There are fabulous walking and running trails all over the valley, some are world famous and every year Chamonix hosts the ultimate 'Ultra Trail' covering over 154km in August. For hikers this trail is known as Le Tour du Mont Blanc (5+ day walking trip). The climbing is spectacular with the highlight being the annual Climbing World Championships in July. Mountain biking is very popular for both cross-country and down-hilling trails and the golf course in Chamonix is of a very high standard with excellent facilities. During the summer the alpine rivers swell from the mountain snow and the white water activities really come into their own.
SKIING: Chamonix provides skiing for all abilities with nursery slopes at Les Planards, Les Chosalets as well great ski schools at all the ski resorts. However, Chamonix is ideal for the intermediate and advanced skier. The intermediate runs boast excellent groomed pistes, trails and mogul fields. For the expert skier there is limitless off piste skiing and some of the steepest and most challenging runs in the Alps including the awe-inspiring 22km ski down the Vallée Blanche on the Mer de Glace with a mountain guide.
The skiing in the Chamonix Valley is spread over 5 separate areas which are linked by a regular and efficient bus service included in the lift pass. At the base of the Valley is Les Houches. From the Chamonix centre Le Brévent which is linked to La Flégère. Up the Valley is Les Grands Montets at Argentière and finally Le Tour.
As the Valley cuts through the highest mountains in Europe, the skiing in Chamonix has a reputation for being among the best available. This reputation is built on the fact that Chamonix Mont Blanc has the world's biggest skiable vertical drop that is served by lifts (2807m). It also boasts one of the world's longest runs - 22 km through the Vallée Blanche - and staged the World's first Winter Olympics in 1924.
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9 Jun 2014
"Great apartment, great location, great views"
I stayed in this Chalet with my wife and friends for a new years ski vacation this year. There were four couples staying, each with their own room, one in the loft. We stayed for a week in January.The… More
22 Apr 2014
"Fantastic apartment in Charmonix"
We spent a fantastic weekend with friends here. The fireplace provided a cozy atmosphere to hang out. The aparment is well equipped with all things one could require during a holiday. Getting there wa… More
31 Mar 2014
Stayed here with a group of friends last February for a long weekend - but could barely drag myself away at the end of it!! Superb location, very easy for a long weekend (Les Houches is about an hours… More
29 Mar 2014
"I want to live here all the time...."
The Alps are beautiful at any time of year, but a summer break at this fantastic apartment really tops the list. Ideally situated near the local lift for easy access to the mountain, there are so man… More
22 Mar 2014
"What a Good Idea !"
This apartment has been beautifully furnished to create a real alpine atmosphere whether you want to sit around a log fire, have a great communal evening meal or just curl up with one of the many thro… More
21 Mar 2014
"Get I Get a Hell Yeah?"
Fantastic time had at this cracking apartment... the brilliant decor, big sofas and log burner are perfect for a glass of red after a day on the slopes. Swimming pool was fab too.Probably best for a g… More
17 Mar 2014
"A Great Idea!"
We had a fantastic stay in Les Houches and loved the apartment. Even though it was pretty early in the season we still got some fresh powder and some great skiing. The location is great and an easy… More
17 Mar 2014
"Perfect Alpine Appartment"
The apartment is absolutely lovely and really tastefully decorated with cozy rugs, a roaring fire and cool artwork (the huge snowboard time-lapse picture in the dining area is a personal fav). We stay… More
17 Mar 2014
"I could get used to this"
Starting my day off with beautiful mountain views from the breakfast table and ending it with a drink by the roaring fire... Yes, I could get used to this. We visited in December and skied some other … More
15 Mar 2014
"Cozy chalet in beautiful, quiet setting"
We can't say enough about this vacation rental. The chalet had everything one needs for a relaxing getaway. The living area skylight gives the place a bright and cheery feel, and the balcony p… More
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