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Main sitting area which opens to the balcony

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Located next to the Tramway Mont Blanc (TMB) station, 5 mins walk from St Gervais town centre, this 2 double bedroom apartment offers acommodation for up to 6 in 2 double bedrooms, plus a “coin nuit“ with bunk beds.

This light and spacious apartment has a lovely high ceilinged open plan sitting room / dining room / kitchen. The dining area has place for 6, there is a comfortable sitting area with TV/DVD which opens onto a balcony (north facing) with views of the mountains.

It has 2 cosy bedrooms with double beds, a bathroom with shower and bath and a separate toilet. There is also a ski locker, underground and above-ground parking.

It is ideally placed for an active family, or group, to holiday throughout the year. It has easy access to pistes in winter and to lakes, swimming pools, tennis, walking, climbing, biking in the summer. It is about 5-10 mins walk outside the main village, with bars restaurants and shops.

For Skiing, access to the pistes of St Gervais, Megeve and St Nicolas de Veoce is via Le Bettex cable car, which is 10 mins by free ski bus, or from the TMB which links to the Les Houches pistes.

Les Contamines-Montjoie is a short drive (4 km), and is also excellent for cross country skiing and Chamonix is just 30 km - both are fantastic in both winter and in summer, for climbing and walking

Geneva airport is (80 km) and Annecy (70 km), and Courmayeur, in Italy, is just through the Mont Blanc tun 60 km).

Please note:

- Linen is not supplied but can be hired at an additional cost - please let us know in advance if this is needed.

- There is a dishwasher, but no washing machine.

- There is underground and above-ground parking.

- That there is no lift, but there is a ski locker on the ground floor, so you don't have to carry everything up!

- It is fully kitted out for children with a high chair and travel cot if needed.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva 70 km, Nearest railway: Le Fayet 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking

The Rhone/French Alps region

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains is a small 19th Century spa town that lies at the heart of the Evasion Mont- Blanc ski area in the French Alps, Haute-Savoie region. The hydrotherapeutic properties of the water here class Saint-Gervais as the only alpine spa resort in the Alps, one of 10 other spa towns in France, which makes it pretty special!

The resort also boasts the ownership of the highest mountain in Europe, the Mont-Blanc. The famous "Voie Royale" departs from Saint-Gervais and is renowned to be the most direct access to the summit.

Saint-Gervais offers direct access to the Evasion Mont-Blanc ski area, offering 360 kilometres of slopes, and over 100 lifts, towards Megève, Combloux, Les Contamines Hauteluce and La Gietaz. The pistes themselves vary from pretty tree-lined runs amongst the evergreen forests to large open areas, catering for skiers of all standards, beginners, intermediates and the really advanced. There are snowmaking machines on many runs during the winter for guaranteed skiing. Some areas are specifically allocated for snowboarding and there are large areas for safe off-piste skiing.

Les Contamines-Montjoie is a short drive (4 km), and is also excellent for cross country skiing and Chamonix is just 30 km - both are fantastic in both winter and in summer, for climbing and walking

It also has 55kms of slopes on the opposite side of town in Le Prarion and Les Houches, accessible by the Mont-Blanc Tramway, one of the oldest rack and pinion railways in the country, which stops just outside the apartment.

It is 70kms from Geneva, 24kms from Chamonix, 11kms from Megève, 10kms from Sallanches and 4kms from Le Fayet. SNCF trains operate to Le Fayet station. TGV runs direct from Paris to Le Fayet at weekends during high season.

The Apartment is located next to the Tramway Mont Blanc (TMB) station, 5 mins walk from St Gervais town centre, which has many lovely restaurants cafes and shops.

Geneva airport is (80 km) and Annecy (70 km), and Courmayeur, in Italy, is just through the Mont Blanc tun 60 km).

During The Summer, there are many fantastic outdoor activities available:

Walking, climbing, mountain biking,

Golf: There are championship courses at Megève, only 15 mins (11kms) by car from St. Gervais and also at Chamonix about 30 mins (24kms) away. Mini-golf is also available at St. Gervais.

Car hire is available at Le Fayet station and Geneva Airport (prior booking recommended).

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9 Jan 2014

4/5

"Nice apartment - Great Location"

Spent Christmas week ( 4 teenage children) in this apartment. Apartment nice and well presented. Ample room for a family of 6 with 2 good sized bedrooms and an extra set of bunk beds. Kitchen well equipped with utensils. There was a TV in living area although we did bring our own game console.
Down side - apartment block has no lift and so need to be fit to tackle the 56 steps at the end of a day on the slopes!
Location is really great just a few minutes walk from the town centre where there are lots of nice little bars and restaurants. Free shuttle bus also stops just outside.

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