Penthouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Self-catering Penthouse apartment Les Iris, is very large and fully equipped for up to 10 people and has great views.

With 3 bedrooms and a cubby hole, it has a combination of various sleeping arrangements. The apartment is based in Drouzin le Mont on the edge of the Portes du Soleil (one of the largest ski area's in the world) in the French Alps, Haute Savoie, France (near the French/Swiss border) and it is just over an hour drive to Geneva airport.

Drouzin le Mont is a small resort situated in the hamlet of the Col du Corbier. The apartment is especially suitable for groups and families - including families with babies and toddlers.

Prices and availability:

Rental period is usually Saturday-Saturday (7 nights). Please note that the hire of bedlinen and a final clean are not included in the price and can be booked seperately.

Depending on the season the apartment is also available for shorter lets (minimum of 3 nights) such as weekend and midweek lets as well as lets of more than 7 days (but less than 14 days). If you would like to stay 5 or 6 nights, please check the weekly price as you might receive a better quote.

Penthouse Les Iris:

The main living area is a large 'L' shaped room (floor area 40 m2) with a vaulted ceiling over the kitchen and dining area.

Kitchen area - fully equipped with fridge, freezer, microwave, electric hob with 4 rings , full sized electric oven/grill, dishwasher, washing machine, clothes airers, toaster, kettle and coffee machine, pots, pans, cutlery etc. Everything is provided for a convenient stay.

Dining area - table, 6 chairs & bench, normally seats 8, but can be extended to seat 12 (3 child high chairs available).

Living area – sofa bed, sofa, benches, TV & DVD player (region 2), CD & Ipod player, coffee table and assorted stools and large pillows, access to large balcony.

The sleeping arrangements are very flexible:

Bedroom 1 – family sized room (floor area 18.5 m2) with 2 meter long double bed (can be split into 2 single beds) & additional single bed, wardrobe, cupboards and sink, access to balcony. This room also has a screen and DVD player that can be used.

Bathroom - bath with shower, wash basin, w.c.

Bedroom 2 - family sized room (floor area 13.5 m2) with double bed (can be split into 2 single beds) & two single beds, fitted wardrobe and sink.

Bedroom 3 - (floor area 7.6 m2) double bed and wardrobe.

Shower room - shower, wash basin, w.c.

Cubby Hole - cosey low roofed area with large Velux window, fitted with futon type beds (2 beds of 1.90m x 0.80m), ideal for youngster or adventurous adult.

Living area - double sofa bed.

Extra's for the little one:

Two baby travel cots, 3 high chairs, play pen, change mat, microwave steriliser and nappy bin are available on request, no extra charge (no linen provided).

Pillows, duvets & bed linen:

There are pillows and duvets provided. Guests are responsible for providing their own bed linen, kitchen linen and towels (sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases and towels). There are local arrangements for hiring linen and towels for €14 per person per week (please ask for more details).

Cleaning:

Clients are asked to leave Penthouse apartment Les Iris in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period. If you wish, the key holders can provide a full clean of the apartment for €50 (pre-booking only).

Garage, parking and storage:

There is ample onsite parking and for those guests who need a large secure storage area there is the possibility of using a full sized garage. There is also a lockable ski cave for guest use.

Heating and lighting:

Les Iris is energy efficient having a very high level of insulation. In addition to the underfloor heating in the main living area, each room has an electric radiator with individual controls; this allows guests to control the temperature in their bedroom by simply turning down the radiator rather than having to open windows and doors. Energy efficient lighting is standard and the cost of the electricity is included in the weekly rental.

Food and restaurants:

Nearby in Le Biot and St. Jean d'Aulps there are bakeries, a little supermarket, more shops and eateries. For the large weekly shop, there is a large Carrefour as well as a petrol station with one of the best prices in the area on the D902 just outside St. Jean d'Aulps, between St. Jean d'Aulps and Morzine. For those using Sat Navs the coordinates are: N (phone number hidden), E 6.65633.

Internet access & wifi

There is wifi available in Penthouse Les Iris. 8-days usage vouchers can be bought through paypal at the apartment. You can connect up to 3 appliance per voucher. An unlimited amount of vouchers can be bought.

Please note that the internet is through a satellite and speed can vary.

Locally you can get access to the internet in:

Le National – Bar, Pizza's & Paninis (eat in and take away)

Plan D'Avoz

Saint Jean D'Aulps

74430 France

(about 10 minutes drive from Drouzin le Mont)

Le National has free wifi.

There is also free wifi, internet access available at Café le Franco-suisse in Abondance (also about 10 minutes drive away from Drouzin le Mont).

There is free wifi available in serveral shops in Thonon Les Bains.

Locally you can get access to the internet in:

Le National – Bar, Pizza's & Paninis (eat in and take away)

Plan D'Avoz

Saint Jean D'Aulps

74430 France

(about 10 minutes drive from Drouzin le Mont)

Le National has a computer with free internet access and free wifi.

There is also free wifi, internet access available at Café le Franco-suisse in Abondance (also about 10 minutes drive away from Drouzin le Mont).

There is an internet cafe in Thonon Les Bains.

Entertainment in Penthouse Les Iris

For the evenings or when you just fancy being at the apartment, there is a range of games available for all ages to play. There is also a good choice of DVD's and a TV where you can hook up your own game consoles and some books available for you to read.

The TV has 20+ French channels and there is an extra TV screen and DVD player in the family bedroom.

Transport

Drouzin le Mont is a small rural village near the French / Swiss border.

The closest airport is Geneva. The drive from Geneva airport is about an hour.

During part of the winter months there is a bus service (4x per day) from Drouzin le Mont to St. Jean D'Aulps connecting the apartment to the local ski resorts. There are more buses available from Le Biot, which is 5 kilometres down the mountain from Drouzin le Mont.

To get around during your stay we advice clients to arrange transport before departure. If you do not wish to hire a car / bring your own, we can arrange for locals to transport you around (subject to their availability). Please contact us to request about availability and a quote for the trips that you would like to make as early as possible.

House rules:

Pack loads of humor and have fun during your stay!

The building rules forbid the wearing of ski boots in the building and storage of skis in any of the apartments. Guests are therefore asked to leave skis and snowboards etc in the ski locker or garage and not to wear skis or walking boots in the building or apartment.

Please note: Les Iris is a Smoking Free Zone.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake Geneva - more swimming in lakes closer by 28 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva 65 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (10), Double beds (3), Cots (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking, Lift access

The Rhone/French Alps region

The apartment is based in Drouzin le Mont on the edge of the Portes du Soleil (one of the largest ski area's in the world) in the French Alps, Haute Savoie, France (near the French/Swiss border) and it is just over an hour drive to Geneva airport.

Drouzin le Mont is a small resort situated in the hamlet of the Col du Corbier.

Penthouse Les Iris offers a superb base for exploring the area and gives access to a wealth of outdoor pursuits all year round, such as skiing, snow boarding, hiking, walking, rock climbing, via ferrate, mounting biking, cycling, swimming, rafting, canoeing or hydro-speed and many many more. It is also a popular area for bikers.

Winter season:

The Portes du Soleil, one of the largest linked ski areas in the world with over 650km of prepared pistes, is only a 10-20 minute drive away and has opportunities for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

Portes du Soleil:

Based on the edge of the Portes du Soleil piste map, Penthouse Les Iris gives easy access to many resorts in the Portes du Soleil:

- 10/15 minute away from the old village of Abondance which has a great nursery slope with easy 'step on' lift for beginners.

- 15/20 minute to St Jean D'Aulps,

- 20 minutes to Chatel and Morzine

- 20 minutes by car from the Ardent lift.

The large car park at the Ardent lift is free (like most car parks near the main lifts) and from here you can take the 10 man telecabin up to Les Linderets to the beginner's slopes.

You can continue to Avoriaz, which features spectacular snowboard parks, tree lined pistes that meander through dramatic cliffs; excellent skiing and boarding for all levels and in all directions including the Swiss resorts of Les Crosets and Champery. If you choose, you can go the other way towards Morzine and Les Gets with endless opportunities for a huge range of abilities.

And there are even more resorts in the area.

The ski season in the Portes du Soleil is from mid December to mid/end April depending on the snow conditions and when Easter falls.

The apartment has great views over the opposite mountain which has a great sledging area for old and young as well as many opportunities for snowshoe walking and cross country skiing.

Summer season:

For hikers, climbers and sports lovers it is an Eldorado! Within 5 minutes you can begin the most beautiful mountain climbing expeditions in the area (in total about 20 routes). Another well-known hikers route very close to Les Iris is the Tour de Monzon, with views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. There are also special nature tours for children.

Other sports in the area include mountain biking (for the real daredevils), hang-gliding, fishing and horseback riding. Or how about the adrenaline rush of rafting, canoeing or hydro-speed?

Lake Geneva and Montriond and many other lakes are a short drive for summer tranquillity, water sports and swimming.

There is easy access to the traditional alpine town of Morzine for shopping and evening entertainment.

Drouzin le Mont

The apartment is based in Drouzin le Mont on the edge of the Portes du Soleil (one of the largest ski area's in the world) in the French Alps, Haute Savoie, France (near the French/Swiss border) and it is just over an hour drive to Geneva airport.

Drouzin le Mont is a small resort situated in the hamlet of the Col du Corbier.