SPACIOUS CHILD SAFE APARTMENT WITH LARGE FENCED TERRACE
3 bedrooms, one en-suite, main bathroom, sleeps 6-11
150 metres from nearest ski lift, 100 metres from nearest piste. Central to the village, but in a quiet area. The large terrace is fully enclosed to waist height, and is ideal for small children in summer. There is a connected balcony, with a gate from the terrace. The apartment has been independently audited for child safety, and a full range of baby and toddler equipment is provided. Easy access to all Chamonix valley ski areas, Megeve, St. Gervais, Les Contamines, Flaine, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, etc. Finished to a very high standard and comprehensively equipped. Sleeps up to 8 in bedrooms (one double, one twin/double, one room with twin bunk, single, and pullout single). The lounge has a convertible double sofa/bed, and a second sofa is a full size single. Bed linen included in price. Catering, shopping and babysitting services by arrangement with English-speaking local agents. There is a secure, allocated, underground parking space.
Uniquely for an alpine ski resort there is a beach nearby (for summer!)
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||Lacs du Passy 10 km|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva 80 km, Nearest railway: Bellegarde or Geneva 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (2), Single Beds (5), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Within an hour or so of Chamonix you can find a huge range of places to visit: Geneva for culture and upmarket shopping, Annecy for beautiful lakeside, Martigny for world-class art galleries, Montreux for jazz fans, Courmayeur for pizza (!) and so on. The Chamonix valley is very well connected by road, and is a wonderful base for touring. The Italian lakes a 2-3 hours away, Milan 2 hours or so, and even Venice is only 5 hours.
Nearer home, the scenery in the Valley is the most spectacular in the Alps, and for the more active there's a huge range of things to do - all forms of climbing, paragliding, walking, canyoning, white water rafting, mountain biking, swimming, riding, husky sledding, snow-shoeing, tree adventure, wildlife, music, comedy clubs, art galleries, shopping and lots of good bars and restaurants.
The Chamonix valley is one of the most spectacular areas of the Alps, and is hugely popular summer and winter.
The skiing is world-class, but need not be daunting: Les Houches has a a family-friendly ski area with a lift 150m from the apartment. Local bus services are very good between ski areas. Is is also very easy to make day trips to a wide range of other resorts in France, Italy and Switzerland.
In summer (and for non-skiers in winter) there are a wealth of actiivities from the most extreme (ice climbing) to the most gentle (world class art galleries). Walking is very popular, and the main ski lifts are open in summer to take the slog out of getting up to the best scenery! Lots of wildlife if you look carefully (including a marmot who likes cheese sandwiches). In hot weather the Lacs du Passy beach has shade trees, and you can lie on an airbed in the lake and gaze up at the glaciers of Mont Blanc.
Les Houches is quiet and family friendly, with a good range of bars and restaurants. Chamonix is a lot larger, and has a huge range of facilities.
There is a kids activity park in Chamonix; our son used to have to be surgically extracted from the summer luge! There are at least three large "tree adventure" parks and a wildlife park with wonderful views of Mont Blanc.