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Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 4
Our studio is located in St. Jean d'Aulps ski station in the beautiful Portes du Soleil region. In a lovely peaceful location but very close to the gondola & local village. This is a perfect base for activity holidays such as skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, walking, hiking, swimming, watersports, fishing, golfing, and horse-riding.
Our studio is close to all amenities in the self contained traditional hamlet of St. Jean d'Aulps ski station with bars, restaurants, supermarket, ski school, ski hire (www.ski-mobile.com) and St Jean D'Aulps main village 5 minutes away. A ski bus can take you to the next town of Morzine with access to the Portes de Soleil region and over 650km of skiing - the largest ski area in the Alps. St Jean D'Aulps is a traditional Savoyard style village with restaurants and shops with excellent cafes for afternoon coffee.
This is a second floor, very bright and cosy studio apartment which can sleep up to 4. The accommodation comprises a living area incorporating a kitchenette area (fully equipped including a fridge and a microwave); bathroom; separate WC; ski locker and a balcony with stunning mountain views.
The apartment has a double sofa bed in the living area and an adult size bunk bed in the hallway.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, Studio|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 60 km, Nearest railway: Thonon-les-Bains 25 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
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Although our prices are low, we still employ a cleaner so you can be sure that the apartment will be very clean for your arrival. It is very important to us that our guests enjoy their stay from the moment they enter our studio.
We ask that guests bring their own bed linen, towels and tea towels. Duvets and pillows are provided. The sofa bed takes standard double linen and the bunk beds take single size. However, if do not wish to bring your own linen, our cleaner can provide it for you for extra charge.
The Rhone/French Alps 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
St Jean d'Aulps
St. Jean d'Aulps ski station 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.
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26 Mar 2014
The apartment was great; everything we needed for my wife and I. Sitting having breakfast, in the apartment, looking out at the wonderful Alp view was a delight. Every morning I went to the Sherpa sh… More
23 Feb 2013
Modern and beautifully furnished apartment, with great mountain view. Cosy and clean, with fully equipped kitchen. Pretty close to many attractions, like Evian, Yvoire, Geneva or Annecy. We enjoyed ve… More
10 Feb 2013
"Cosy and really convenient."
A really convenient location and an ideal base for exploring the slopes in this area, particularly if you have a car. The skiing/boarding at St Jean D'Aulps is great and the main lift is about a 100 yards from the studio. We spent 4 out of 6 days here despite it being a small area, it has some great runs as part of a circuit. We visited Morzine (10 mins drive) and Avoriaz (20 mins drive, go to Les Prodains and get the cable car from there, much easier than driving all the way up) on the other two days which were both excellent. At St Jean D'Aulps the lift ticket is great value at around Eu23, and on two of the days there was a special offer at Eu15!! Don't buy a port du soleil pass for the week, do it resort by resort each day, much cheaper.
There is a supermarket on the road to Morzine for all you need for the week, and the local shop (the Sherpa) is about 30 seconds from the front door and ideal for the fresh morning baguettes !! Some good options for eating out within 2 mins walk from the studio and a 5 min drive back down to the main village for more options.
The studio is warm and cosy and weel equiped and has everything you really need. The studio sleeps 4, although if it was 4 adults it could be a bit too cosy! there was just the 2 of us and the studio was excellent value.
All in all a great holiday and hope to visit again in the future.
5 Jan 2013
The apartment was in a modern block and close to the facilities in St Jean D'Aulps. It had everything you need to be comfortable and was clean and tidy. The television was only in French so we took our own lap top and DVDs and this was fine to keep the kids entertained in the evenings.
Unfortunately we arrived a week before the season started so the shop and ski lifts weren't open in the village and we had to drive to Ardent to access the slopes. The owner was very helpful with suggestions for ski lessons and child care.
Morzine was just a 10 minute drive away and was great to visit in the evenings, we could had also skied from there too.
If you are hiring a car I would recommend getting a package with Winter tyres to aid getting up and down the hills -we only got snow chains which were a bit of a pain to put on and off.
The apartment was well heated and there was plenty of room over the bath to dry out ski clothes ready for the next day so we didn't need the spare coats and trousers we had brought.
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