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Residence L'Ourson

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Residence L'Ourson from the ski lift

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

- Our modern three bedroomed apartment has all the facilities and features you'd expect from a newly built block, with great views from either of the 2 balconies, and a beautiful backdrop of mountains and stunning scenery.

- This is not a rental apartment owned to let-out, this is our holiday house.

- It is a great apartment to be used as an activity base for the walking/skiing/mountain biking in the area, or simply to enjoy a quiet and relaxing time.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva 80 km, Nearest railway: Cluses 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access
Further details indoors

We have a high-chair in the apartment, and we've our 3-wheel pushchair available for use - which is great for bumpy trails in the mountains.

Its a great place to take children - there is a small playground in the village with slide & swing, and the space for them to run around outside safely .

Our apartment has a feeling of space as it was created by buying 2 adjacent (1 single bed and 1 2 bedded) apartments off plan and having them built as a single home. The living room is roughly double the size of other new apartments, and we have 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bunk bedroom - comfortably sleeping 6.

To make life more comfortable, we have 2 bathrooms, both with bath and shower attachment, and 2 separate WCs - easily enough to help everyone out in the mornings and the evenings when you come home.

The kitchenette area is fully equipped and includes an electric hob, oven/grill, and fridge. The apartment has 2 balconies that have great views down the mountain, and a ski cave for your ski equipment.

The apartment is furnished in a modern and comfortable style and includes a comfortable living / dining area, kitchen area, TV/DVD/Blueray, system with a small selection of dvds.. Wifi is installed , so you're able log-on without having to head down to one of the bars, and we've had satellite TV installed with all British & European channels.

Further details outdoors

Secure cave storage for ski equipment in the apartment block. For summer 2016 our garage will be available for mountain/road cycling.

Further details

Pets aren't allowed in the apartment and we'd really appreciate people who will take care of it as this is our home abroad, not just a flat for rental.

Rentals run from Saturday to Saturday,

Mountainxtra located in Morzine is our local management service for our apartment, which means that you will have the beds made up to your preferences prior to your arrival. Towels will be provided. They will also launder the linen at the end of your stay and clean the apartment, so you can enjoy the last day of your holiday. Mountainxtra are a point of contact should there be any problems.

About this location

The Rhône-Alpes region

The Portes Du Soleil are a fantastic region in the French/Swiss Alps. In contrast to some of the higher altitude areas, this region is a year-round home for a lot of people, rather than relying solely on tourism. Despite being only 1 1/2 hrs from Geneva, you feel like you are miles away from the rat-race with beautiful scenary, friendly people and everything you'd expect from a French holiday - great food, great drink and lots of things to do and see.

The Rhone Alps are one of the most diverse regions in France, with six natural parks, 28 nature reserves, some of the most prolific lakeside scenery in France and six thousand kilometres of ski runs. The Portes De Soleil area is the biggest lift pass area in the world based on the length of pistes covered by one pass - boasting 10% more piste than the Paradski and 3 Valley areas. It really is a great place to spend a holiday - winter, spring, autumn or summer, with each season offering something different to enjoy.

Its not just a regions for skiers - in the winter there are lovely walks, snow-shoe excursions, spas and great mountain restaurants to while away the days. In the summer the hills are alive with walkers, mountain bikers, hand gliders and people of all ages simply enjoying the scenery

The Portes du Soleil ski area incorporating the resorts of Grande Terche, Morzine/Avoriaz, Les Gets, Abondance and Chatel and offers some of the best skiing in Europe.It is also possible to access the Swiss resorts of Morgins, Les Crosets and Champery via the Portes du Soliel ski pass.

In summer it is possible to go further afield and visit attraction such as Chamonix, Annecy and Lac Leman (Lake Geneva).

There is also the possibility of seeing a stage of the Tour de France during July which is an amazing spectacle and a great day out.


Saint Jean d'Aulps

La Grande Terche is a small and increasingly popular village. At an altitude of 1000m it sits overlooking the small town of St Jean d'Aulps which itself is about 5km west of Morzine / Avoriaz and 10km from Les Gets.

Most of the apartment buildings are modern, but low-rise, and of traditional style. A number of genuine old Savoyard barns survive to add to the charm.

Apres-ski is relaxed and friendly with some excellent bars and restaurants reasonably priced. The village regularly puts on events, including a weekly torchlight descent by the ski instructors and special celebrations at Christmas, New Year and Easter.

The village is a small, friendly community with 4 bars, 4 restaurants, ski hire shops, supermarket, a ski school and a launderette. Fresh bread and croissants are supplied via a depot de pain in the supermarket.

La Grande Terche is about as distant from industrialized skiing as you can get. Whether you are expert skier or intermediate, the 7km long circuit from La Grande Terche through Bellevaux takes you from forest to hamlet, and is both exhilarating and extremely beautiful. It is now possible to return to La Grande Terche from Bellevaux via another 5km red run.

The Village is linked by ski bus to Morzine/Les Gets via a free local bus from La Grande Terche takes skiers to the village for these connections. Driving your car to the Ardent offers free parking accessing the whole Portes du Soleil ski area, one of the best in the world!

With its fresh air, warm sun, natural beauty and a multitude of sports and activities, the French Alps are perfect for everyone to enjoy a summer break whether your on your bike, walking or driving. The Multi Pass system introduced a few years ago offers daily lift passes ,swimming ,tennis and golf at highly discounted rate (as little as 2 euros per day).

The Portes du Soleil area has 20 ski lifts open in the summer, leaving from the various resorts. These take out a lot of the effort of mountain-biking, giving you the time to admire the scenery and get your breath back: 380km of paths between France and Switzerland are accessible via the ski lifts. Les Gets / Morzine is the leading mountain biking centre in the Alps, with some great bike-parks & challenging descents. You will need to hire full suspension bikes and body armour to enjoy the purpose built runs, but there are plenty of lower skilled runs too for more family orientated biking.

For those of you who want to enjoy some less energetic activities there are some beautiful traditional French and Swiss villages around Lac Laman (lake Geneva).

The lakes at Montriond and Les Gets are lovely places to spend time in the summer - offering stunning mountain scenary and a separate shallow area that is watched by lifeguards for the kids to splash about in. Morzine also has an open air pool & tennis + skate parks so that you can enjoy all the mountain air.

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Review 1-7 of 7

10 Mar 2014


"Great place, well kitted out for multi-person ocupancy."

I stayed as part of a mixed group of 8 adults in late Jan 2014. The village although lower than others and not so well connected is actually totally great with a couple of great restaurants and shops and v picturesque! Not as touristy as the other better know places nearby. The flat is very well kitted out and the accommodation is super flexible. The owner - an extremely chirpy chap called Tim - provided an extremely comprehensive set of instructions and was very responsive when we had initial problems connecting to the Wi-Fi. I ould also consider going back with wife + kids as the local slopes were v child-friendly and less busy then else where in the region. All round, we a fab stay. I would recommend the place.

26 Feb 2014


"Convenient comfortable flat, good location for skiing"

We thoroughly enjoyed the St Jean experience and had a wonderful time with the children, in ski school, who all learned very quickly. The flat was great and we all fitted in remarkably well - 2 grandp… More

21 Jan 2014


"Fantastic Location with Plenty of Skiing Options!"

This apartment was exactly what we needed for a week's skiing holiday. There were 6 of us and with 3 bedrooms (1 double bed, 1 twin room and 1 bunk bed room) there was enough space for us. There's even an extra bunk bed in the hallway to accommodate 2 extra people if needed. It has all the creature comforts for an evening in such as a Blue Ray player, satellite TV (including all UK Freeview channels) and speedy Wifi for your internet needs. It even has a garage to store your ski equipment after a day's run.

The apartment is literally a couple of minutes walk from the Roc d'Enfer ski area and is great for beginners and kids or even intermediate skiers who want to perfect their turns. We hired a car for the week and we would simply drive for 15 mins to one of the main gondolas and then ski around Avoriaz, Morzine, Les Gets and Chatel. If you're feeling adventurous you can even make it all the way to the Swiss side.
Grande Terche itself is a small town but has everything you need for a week's holiday. There are a couple of good value ski shops, and restaurants and also a huge Carrefour supermarket about 5 mins drive away for all your shopping needs.
All in all I would highly recommend this apartment, it is comfortable, clean and close to the major ski resorts of Morzine by car. Fantastic.

20 Jan 2014


"Well located modern ski apartment for families and groups"

I have stayed at Residence L'Ourson once with a group of friends and once with my family with young children. Both times I have had great holidays, and the flat has been clean and met all my requirements and expectations for a holiday rental.

The flat itself has new, modern, comfortable furnishings with a few nice touches that make it feel homely such as some art on the walls and a selection of DVDs and books. Everything works as it should and the supply of hot water was particularly appreciated after days on the pistes. (Although it is very hot - take care!)

The location of the apartment is excellent as it provides the option to ski the Roc d'Enfer pistes behind the apartment, which is ideal for children or beginners or to drive 10 minutes to the larger Avoriaz and Morzine ski areas which suit all abilities. You can even ski to Switzerland! Within 5 minutes walk are key amenities such as a small grocer, restaurants, bars, ski equipment hire and of course the ski lift and ski school.

Don't expect a huge kitchen, but there is a hob, small oven/ microwave and a fridge which are ample for self catering, and in practice we ended up eating out frequently in Pere Bills and the Avalanche restaurant which are 5 minutes walk away.

I would definitely go back to this apartment and am considering making a summer booking for some mountain biking.


20 Jan 2014


"Convenient location"

Lovely flat- very clean, village is relatively quiet but easy to access all of Porte du Soleil areas.

16 Sep 2013


"Great apartment in the winter or summer"

We stayed here for 2weeks skiing in April 2013 and for a 2 week holiday last summer - the apartment works well for a large family (we are 5), and is able to sleep 8 so probably good for 2 smaller families too. It's right on the ski slope in St Jean D'Aulps, which is a great village for family skiing and close to the rest of the portes de soleil.

We'd stay here again happily!

17 Jan 2012


"Nice large new apartment near Portes du Soliel skiing area"

The apartment has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two balconies and was spacious and clean. It also has bunk beds so it can sleep eight in total, but we did not need the extra beds. It is a short drive to Morzine and Avoriaz and very well located for access to those resorts and the Portes du Soleil generally. It is in a small village called St Jean D'Alps which has its own skiing area and decent shops and restaurants. Definitely go to Pere Bill's for the pizzas.

The apartment also has large living-room next to the kitchen and a TV, a DVD player and a games console for the young (and not so young!).

Be careful of the hot water because it can be very hot!

Review 1-7 of 7

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    Heidi and Richard J.

    • 3 Years listed

    70% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:28 Feb 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French

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