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Stylish alpine retreat Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Stylish alpine retreat

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 8 reviews

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Description from owner

Description

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,

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.

Location description from owner

The Rhône-Alpes 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. Useful websites:Piste map - http://www.portesdusoleil.com/main/FCK/pdf/PortesduSoleil_Hiver.pdfLocal information - www.portesdusoleil.com/index.htmlLocal information - www.valleedaulps.com/tourism_vallee_d_aulps_hiver_anglais.html

La Grande Terche

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.

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Key Info

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

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: King Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Parking
  • Lift access
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Samantha B
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
22 Jul 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 May 2009. Located in Morzine, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £171 to £442.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Jul 2016.

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“The perfect flat in the perfect Alpine Village”

Reviewed 7 Feb 2016

We have had several holidays in La Grande Terche and we were pleased to find this ideal flat. It is compact, clean and well-equipped and is well placed for accessing the slopes with a convenient parking place. The views from the French windows looking down the valley, particularly in the morning when the sun is coming up, are spectacular especially after a snow fall! Congratulations to the owners for their simple style furnishings which make the rooms very relaxing to be in. We are looking forward to our next visit!

“An apartment meant for a holiday apart”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2011

Before discovering the 'summer French Alps', my wife and I had always assumed it was just a winter holiday area, but how very wrong we were! The apartment itself was lovely, clean and modern, very well decorated throughout, and with all the furniture and bits and pieces you need to enjoy a comfortable stay. Clearly, the village is mainly geared up for the ski season, but then no-one is likely to buy skiwear in the heat of August so the odd closed ski shop was incidental. Local restaurants and bars were open though, and very friendly and enjoyable they were too. As a base for exploring the region, the apartment was perfect, with Lake Geneva only about 15 miles away, and other natural attractions also within easy reach. Lake Annecy is beautiful, and the cable car rides at Chamonix up to l'Aiguille du Midi and then across the glaciers to Helbronner are truly breathtaking and a 'once in a lifetime' experience. We also had a day out in Italy, driving through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Courmayeur to enjoy a real cappuccino or two. We would, without any reservation, wholeheartedly recommend the apartment as a base to experience the beauty the region has to offer. We had a fabulous holiday there - it really was one apart.

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