Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Chamonix - Chalet Biolay 2
2 bedrooms, 1 shower-room, 1 bathroom, with parking & WiFi
Biolay 2 is a ground floor apartment which has been finished to a high standard. The entrance opens into the open plan living area which has a modern kitchen with breakfast bar and a dining table for 6. The lounge area has a double sofabed, satellite TV offering a selection of UK channels and WIFI. Leading off this area is a double bedroom with ensuite shower room, a twin bedroom and a bathroom. There is a terrace at the entrance of the apartment with mountain views toward Mont-Blanc and Brevent.
Biolay 2 has a separate ski/storage room and an allocated parking space. In addition, there is a large decked terrace and communal sauna shared by all 5 apartments which also houses the shared washing machine and dryer.
The Biolay apartments provide good quality accommodation in a quiet setting, not far from all Chamonix's facilities.
Chalet Biolay is situated in a quiet spot just to the south-east of the town centre, adjacent to the les Planards nursery slopes, on Chemin de la Cascade. It is 450 metres on foot to Avenue Michel Croz, the start of the main shopping streets in Chamonix.
The nearest supermarket is Casino in the town centre (650 metres) or Carrefour Market (same distance). There are a couple of restaurants and bars within 200 metres, but the main choices are in the town centre.
For access to the skiing, the nursery slopes of les Planards are a short walk away. For the main ski areas, the nearest is Brévent, just to the north of Chamonix centre, 1500 metres away (3 minutes by car or bus). The nearest bus stop is 200 metres away at Gare du Montenvers, with the main train station 450 metres away.
Skiing and snowboarding: Chamonix is one of the world's most famous ski areas, having hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels are well-served in a variety of differing areas around Chamonix, including Brevent, Flegere, the famous Grands Montets and Domaine du Balme. The Mont Blanc pass also covers nearby areas including Les Houches, St Gervais, Megeve, Courmayeur and Les Contamines, all within an easy drive. Slightly further afield, but within an hour's drive are Verbier, La Thuile, Flaine and Les Carroz. Despite its reputation as an area for experts only, there are plenty of green, blue and red runs to satisfy beginners and intermediates alike. For the more experienced, Chamonix has miles and miles of adventurous off-piste, including the famous Vallee Blanche, an 18 km experience from the Aiguille du Midi down to the town.
Summer and the rest of the year: With the draw of Europe's premier natural attraction, Mont Blanc, Chamonix never sleeps. Whether it's simply to soak up the stunning scenery or get the adrenaline pumping, there is plenty for everybody to do all year round. There are a wide variety of marked trails for hiking and trekking; well-maintained bolted routes for rock-climbing; limitless mountaineering opportunities including Mont Blanc itself; an ever-expanding network of mountain bike trails; some of the most consistent thermals for superb paragliding; raging white water rapids for rafting and hydro speeding; canyoning and abseiling down the spectacular valley gorges; golf at the Trent Jones Sr designed 18 hole course in Chamonix, as well as many other top quality courses nearby; the sports centre has an indoor and outdoor 50 m swimming pool and a large grassed sunbathing area, water slides, numerous tennis courts, gym, spa, jacuzzi, the list goes on!
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Mountain Base - Andy
Property Manager: Based in Chamonix since 2004, Mountain Base is a fully registered French business run by Andy, Andie and Matt. We are one of the only British run businesses in Chamonix to hold the Carte Professionnelle (no. 1497/07), which obliges us to maintain a Garantie Financière (cash bond) against which all our clients are financially protected. During the years, we have built up one of the largest rental portfolios in the Valley, from studios to large chalets, from les Houches to le Tour. Our team and partners are the best in the Valley and are here to make sure your stay is an enjoyable, memorable and hassle free experience.
Our philosophy: Professionalism and service, in a nutshell. From a speedy response to your enquiry through to on-hand service in resort, our team are at your disposal. Our office is in central Chamonix, so we are on hand to advise you throughout your stay and organise any little extras that you need. We have also invested a great deal in our bookings system, giving you real time availability, online booking and, uniquely, the ability to manage your booking online through to the point of arrival.
Services: Our team will be able to organise anything you need, before, during and even after your stay. Whether it be pre-ordering ski passes, discounted equipment hire, ski lessons, mountain guiding, private chefs, masseuses, bike hire - you name it, we can organise it!