The apartment sleeps up to six people. The double bedroom has flat screen TV/DVD player and a decent amount of storage. The spacious hallway has coat hooks, a storage cupboard and bunk beds to sleep two with storage underneath. A curtain has been installed to section the bunk beds off and make it a more private area. The hallway leads to the bathroom and separate toilet. The bathroom consists of shower over a bath, a retractable washing line, and sink. The hallway also leads on to the kitchenette/living room area. The sofa turns easily into a comfortable double bed, there is a dining room table with 4 chairs and 2 stools and a kitchenette with microwave, fridge with small freezer and oven.
There is also a fondue set and coffee machine. All the tap water in the house is Evian as the village is serviced by the Evian mountains! There is a 32 inch flat screen TV and DVD player and Nintendo Wii with games in the living room area. The balcony has great views of the mountains and there is a table with two chairs on it. There is a cave (basement) for ski and snowboard storage and a private parking space with lockable bollard.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac Montriond 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 61 km, Nearest railway: Thonon les Bains 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Bunk Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Nintendo Wii with games
2 flat screen TV's with DVD players
Selection of DVDs and CD's
i-Pod player with DAB radio and CD player
Selection of reading books
Selection of board games
Laptop sized digital safe
Snow chains available to borrow
Registered Multi-Pass Property (Summer)
|Further details outdoors|
English and French speaking representatives on hand to answer any questions
Information pack provided
Food shopping can be delivered before your arrival (extra fee)
Linen hire and cleaning can be arranged if available (extra fee)
Ski passes and transfers can be arranged (extra fee)
Non smoking although smoking permitted on the balcony
Please note that my website is advertising the property out of season (May, June, Sep, Oct & Nov)
30 Euros will be added to bookings of 3 nights or less to cover admin fees
TO KEEP RENTAL COSTS AS LOW AS POSSIBLE, GUESTS ARE ASKED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN LINEN (BED LINEN, TOWELS, TEA TOWEL) AND TO CLEAN THE APARTMENT BEFORE THEY LEAVE
In the summer you will have the opportunity to go caving, climbing, quad biking, white water rafting, lake swimming, hot air ballooning, paintballing, paragliding as well as do via ferrata (climbing mountains with handrails, steps and footbridges).
There are 650 km of mountain bike trails across the Portes du Soleil, there are 14 stations connected in July-August by 24 ski lifts accessible to mountain bikers.
The area features 10 descent tracks, boarder cross, trial circuits, NEW for 2012, Pump Track (a field of bumps and bank turns)….. the mountain bikers paradise!
During summer there are over 200 km of sign-posted footpaths through the stunning surrounding countryside, which, if desired will take you all the way to the mountain tops. These paths explore the Vallee d'Aulps and offer you the ability to discover the different villages, lakes, mountains tops and rich alpine fauna and flora.
In both the winter and the summer, Le Grande Terche and St Jean d'Aulps offers a nice liveliness, and the events program is available each week at the Tourist Office.
During the winter, the village offers 34 km of downhill ski slopes around the wonderful Roc d'Enfer with beautiful views of Lake Geneva, "The Dents du Midi" and the Mont-Blanc range.
Saint Jean d'Aulps village and resort, offers skiers the magnificent ski area named 'La Grande Terche' which has splendid scenery and panoramic views. The beautiful village is a convivial resort where you can also practice snowshoe trekking, paragliding and sledging. Saint Jean d'Aulps also benefits with a free ski bus link towards the other ski resorts of the Portes du Soleil. The Portes du Soleil region consists of 650km of pistes spread over two countries (France and Switzerland) accessed by 12 stations including Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz.
The apartment is situated in La Grande Terche a quaint little village above St Jean d'Aulps, which is a 10 minute drive from Morzine. It is a 2 minute walk from the gondola 'La Grande Terche'. The immediate area has various ski hire shops, Sherpa supermarket, launderette, ski school, pub, two restaurants and a take away. La Grande Terche is part of the Portes du Soleil ski domain but is not linked, there is an excellent free bus service available but we would recommend a hire car for flexibility.
Avalanche is a good restaurant serving a good selection of French food and steak. Auberge de la Terche offers superb traditional French food such as fondue and raclette plus an extensive pizza menu in a traditional rustic atmosphere. The food here is highly recommended. There is also a good take away place offering burgers and pizza.
St Jean d'Aulps is a couple of minutes down the road, it has some lovely French restaurants plus an excellent British run restaurant (Petite Coq) serving a wide variety of food. There is also a pub, tabac, post office, pharmacy, supermarket, gift shop, ski hire, patisserie and laundrette.
The Discovery Centre - An old monastic farm which was witness to 700 years of monastic life is now a museum which explains in an enjoyable way the everyday life of the monks and their functions in the community as well as the surprising story behind the abbey and the secret healing properties of medicinal plants used by the monks. The abbey still has its superb 13th century façade.