Stylish alpine retreat
About the home
Our apartment is located in La Grande Terche, St. Jean d'Aulps in the beautiful Portes du Soleil region. In a peaceful location yet just minutes walk from the gondola & local village this is a perfect base for both skiing and summer holidays.
With wood floors throughout the living area, pine-clad double height ceilings and private balcony with uninterrupted mountain views this apartment is wonderfully light and airy by day and warm and cosy at night.
The apartment sleeps four comfortably (unlike many similar size apartments which cram in six or even eight berths). The accommodation comprises living room with king size sofa bed, open plan dining room & fully equipped kitchen, double bedroom, modern bathroom with powerful shower, separate WC, ski locker and parking space.
This is a much loved holiday home not just a rental property and as such has lots of extra touches to make your stay more comfortable. In addition to all the expected equipment listed below we have CDs, DVDs, books, board games, boules, a picnic hamper and two sets of golf clubs, which we hope you will enjoy borrowing during your stay.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
For infants: full size travel cot & mattress, highchair and changing mat available.
Please note: although we have a TV we are currently unable to pick up French TV. It is fine for playing DVDs and there are English language DVDs (for adults and children) in the apartment for your use.
Our colleagues Trust and Dust are also able to arrange airport transfers and delivery to the apartment of skis/boards and ski passes. Discounts on some services are available for our clients when booking through the Trust and Dust website: http://www.trustanddust.com/
PLEASE NOTE: PRICES NOW INCLUDE CLEANING OF THE APARTMENT AT THE END OF YOUR STAY
We currently ask that guests bring their own bed linen, towels and tea towels. Duvets and pillows are provided. The bed in the bedroom takes standard double linen and the sofa bed takes king size. Linen hire is available as an optional extra priced at €35 Euros for up to two people and €50 Euros for up to four people.
Rates are set in Euros and sterling figures are for guidance only. Payments are taken in Euros. (UK credit and debit cards accepted.) 25% deposit payable on booking. Balance payable no later than 30 days prior to arrival. Refundable damage deposit of 153 Euros and local taxes of 65 Cents (0.65 Euros) per person (over 13 years of age) per day payable on collection of keys. There is an additional insurance charge of 3% of the rental price, which is payable unless you have your own public liability insurance (this may be included in your personal or travel insurance policy).
The Rhone / French Alps / Haute-Savoie region
The Portes du Soleil is an area of outstanding beauty, with traditional alpine villages nestling between soaring mountain peaks and wooded valleys.
In the winter it is a paradise for skiers and snowboarders with 12 interlinked ski resorts providing over 650km of pistes. We have been skiing and boarding the area enthusiastically for years and are still finding new runs. Snow conditions have been excellent in recent years with skiing possible from December through to early May.
With so many pistes and relatively little commercial development this is also the least crowded ski area we have ever found. There really is something for everyone with runs from scenic blues to breathtaking blacks, multiple snowparks, guided off piste exploration, heliskiing and hundreds of mountain chalets in which to enjoy a hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire or lunch on a sun-drenched terrace.
The mountains are no less active in the summer with hiking, golf, climbing, pony trekking, mountain biking, fishing, hot air ballooning, paragliding, paintballing, quad biking, gorge walking, white water rafting and canyoning being just some of the activities on offer.
One of our favourite summer locations is the gorgeous Lake Montriond, about 10 minutes drive from the apartment. It is a fantastic place for children with a shallow mini-lake for swimming, pony rides and easy walks around the main lake. You can picnic on the grassy banks or enjoy lunch at one of two lovely restaurants. In early August each year Montriond hosts a fantastic free party with a huge display of fireworks set to music. It is well worth taking a picnic and a good bottle of wine and making an afternoon/evening of it.
St. Jean d’Aulps is also a great base for easy trips to Thonon, Evian and the medieval walled village of Yvoire all on the banks of lake Geneva, and from which to visit the beautiful town and lake of Annecy or the famous resort of Chamonix.
Piste map - http://www.portesdusoleil.com/main/FCK/pdf/PortesduSoleil_Hiver.pdf
Local information - www.portesdusoleil.com/index.html
Local information - www.valleedaulps.com/tourism_vallee_d_aulps_hiver_anglais.html
The Morzine / La Grande Terche area
The Grande Terche where our apartment is located is the ski resort for the local village of St. Jean d’Aulps. It is a small friendly village in its own right with three restaurants, one pub, a grocery shop, a ski hire shop, a laundrette and a ski school with crèche all within minutes walk of the apartment.
A short drive (or walk in the summer) down the hill St. Jean D’Aulps offers all the local shops that you would expect (butcher, baker, delicatessen, patisserie, tabac, pharmacy, post office, laundrette etc.) as well as a good sized Champion supermarket, a pub and more restaurants. The pretty village has also has several attractive churches, a town hall and the ruins of a 12th Century Abbey.
In terms of ski access the Grande Terche gondola is minutes walk from the apartment. This takes you up to the Grande Terche/Roc d’Enfer ski area which is beautifully maintained and includes a fantastic 7km run taking you through forest and hamlets back to the foot of the gondola. For easy access to the rest of the vast Portes du Soleil area you can take the free ski bus that runs along the valley, or drive for approximately 15 minutes to the Ardent gondela just above Lake Montriond, from the top of which you can directly access the resorts of Avoriaz and Chatel, or head over into Switzerland.
How to get there
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St Jean D’Aulps is just over an hour’s scenic drive from Geneva Airport or approximately two hour’s drive from Lyon (full driving directions and tips will be supplied). Both airports are accessible from most UK regional airports, and excellent value flights are often available from the likes of Easyjet, Jet2, BMI Baby, Flybe and KLM, as well as British Airways and Swiss.
To make the most of the many facilities available in the wider Portes du Soleil area hiring a car is advisable. Most of the major car hire companies have desks at the airport arrival levels and cars can be pre booked for easy collection on arrival. (Excellent English is spoken at all the car hire companies). If you do not want to hire a car local taxis and buses are available from Geneva airport, or private transfers can be arranged.
Driving from Calais takes approximately 7 to 8 hours along mainly quiet motorways (tolls payable). If you want to break your journey some service stations on route have motels (usually no need to pre-book), or if you take a short deviation you can stay in one of the wonderful chateaux in the nearby countryside, which range from luxury hotels, to great value bed and breakfasts.
• Geneva airport car hire: www.gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-72/
• Lyon airport car hire: www.lyonairport.com/index.php?module=cms&desc=default&action=get&id=275
• Car hire deals: http://www.holidayautos.co.uk/
• Chateaux bookings: http://www.chateauxcountry.com/
Activities near Morzine
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
15 Mar 2013
For the money i couldn't fault this little appartment. Had everything we needed, was clean, warm and quiet. Great location for getting on and off the snow at St. Jean. We had a car so drove to... more
03 Mar 2013
This place is the best one I've stayed in French Alps so far. For more than favorable price you get newly furbished and quite spacious apartment, located right at the slopes of St.Jean... more
17 Feb 2013
We enjoyed so much staying in this cosy apartment - it really feels like home! The view from the 7th floor is amazing! The Grande Terche and the village of St.Jean d'Aulps are lovely places for... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring||13 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||€ 200||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 320||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||31 Aug 13||14 Dec 13||€ 200||-||-||1 Week|
|Standard ski season||14 Dec 13||21 Dec 13||€ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas & New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Standard ski season||4 Jan 14||15 Feb 14||€ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|February half term||15 Feb 14||22 Feb 14||€ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Standard ski season||22 Feb 14||26 Apr 14||€ 350||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Shorter stays are available at the owners discretion during quieter periods. Please contact us for prices. Bed linen and towels can be provided as an optional extra priced at €35 for up to two people and €50 for up to four people. Please note: Rates are set in Euros and sterling figures are for guidance only. Payments are taken in Euros. (UK credit and debit cards accepted.) 25% deposit payable on booking. Balance payable no later than 30 days prior to arrival. Refundable damage deposit of 153 Euros and local taxes of 65 Cents (0.65 Euros) per person (over 13 years of age) per day payable on collection of keys. There is an additional insurance charge of 3% of the rental price, which is payable unless you have your own public liability insurance (this may be included in your personal or travel insurance policy).Enquire now
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