HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.

Rob and Suzanne LEA

Speaks French, English
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

APARTMENT APARTMENT JOY: 1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 4

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Les Houches - The Alpine Retreat

Chalet - 4 bedrms, 3 bathrms, sleeps up to 10. Apt - 1 bedrm, 1 bathrm sleeps 4

The chalet + separate apt (part of the same property but with a private entrance) are superbly situated in the bustling ski resort of Les Houches, Chamonix (free bus and train available up/down the valley). Perfect for skiing in winter - right next to the pistes and just a 3 minute walk from the lifts and ski school - so close you can ski back for lunch! Ideal for alpine adventures in summer, in the heart of the renowned Chamonix Valley. There is a large private garden with unsurpassed views over the Mont Blanc massif. Just a 3-min walk from shops, restaurants, a bakery + several bars. The tastefully refurbished, exceptionally spacious accommodation has all mod cons, but retains a wealth of original features. Unlimited free wifi internet access and DVD/satellite TV are free.

You don't need 10 to enjoy the spacious farmhouse with its 3 bathrooms and 2 reception rooms; we often have groups of 4 - 6 people relaxing in the warmth and wonder of this beautiful farmhouse chalet.

Travel.: Most of our guests either fly to Geneva airport (EasyJet) which is less than an hour's drive/bus journey away, or they drive from the UK (8 hours from the French ferry ports). Other nearby airports include Turin (1 3/4 hrs drive) Lyon (2 hrs) and Milan (3 hrs). Car hire is available at all of these airports. We can arrange transfers from Geneva airport if required.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Apartment JOY, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Apartment JOY is located to the rear of the Alpine Retreat chalet. It has its own separate entrance. JOY can be booked separately or together with the main chalet for larger groups. JOY has also recently been completely refurbished to a very high standard and consists of a large living room with a sofa (can be made into a bed if needed), beanbags a TV (with satellite free view channels + a DVD player), free wifi broadband internet access, a dining area (with a table + 4 chairs), a kitchen area (with a 2 ring elec cooker, a microwave, sink, fridge/freezer + wine store) and a bunk bed at one end - see photo. There is also a separate double bedded room + a separate bathroom (with a shower, sink + WC). The apartment shares the large private garden - perfect for winter sledging and snowmen or summer relaxing. The garden has many private areas as well as tables+chairs to allow guests to sit and enjoy the most spectacular views of the Mont Blanc mountain range. There is also a BBQ.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Another great holiday at Alpine Retreat, Apartment Joy. Perfect snow and sunshine!!!  Will definitely be back again V soon :-)
Mar 2010
  • 1 of 1

Rob and Suzanne LEA

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2005
Speaks French, English
Enter your email address to view the phone number

We came to live at The Alpine Retreat and run it as a self-catering business in early 2001. Since then we have built up a large group of returning guests, many of whom have become family friends. Rob is a Professional Photographer specializing in large format landscape images and interior chalet/hotel photography. Suzanne is a professional Sports Massage Therapist and Fitness Trainer. We both really enjoy outdoor activities including running, paragliding and exploring these beautiful mountains.

Rob and Suzanne LEA purchased this apartment in 2000

We love the great outdoors and this lovely Alpine Retreat is a wonderful Savoyarde Farmhouse in the middle of a spectacular mountain setting, yet with a friendly little village close by. The original features of the property have been lovingly maintained, but we have subtly added all the mod cons needed for the C21! It's a real gem!

The Alpine Retreat is a really special place, which you will share if you stay here! The views, the activities, the peace, being surrounded by Nature all create a very positive energy and we find it both invigorating and yet somehow very relaxing. Our guests leave uplifted and energised!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Write a Review
Apartment JOY
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
business
Apartment JOY
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p51260?uni_id=31450
+44 (0)1225 920797
Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc area
5

Apartment Joy

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed in the apartment for one week, the apartment was spacious , very clean and comfortable. The facilities were excellent. There is a large garden for relaxing in while admiring the stunning views. The village is nearby with excellent restaurants and shops.The location is excellent for hiking in and exploring the area.The hosts were very friendly and helpful .We will return there in the near future.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Christina and Tony for writing such an accurate review! You certainly explored the area and we were glad that Apt Joy was such a good base for you. We would be delighted if you were to return - you'd be most welcome! Thank you again, Suzanne and Rob
business
Apartment JOY
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p51260?uni_id=31450
+44 (0)1225 920797
Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc area
5

Apartment joy is delightful and charming

  • 5 out of 5
On arrival we were greeted by the lovely Suzanne and Rob who emediately made us feel welcome and at ease. the apartment is perfectly positioned close to the lifts in the heart of Les Houches with fantastic views of the mountains surrounding and a pretty garden as well. the apartment is spacious and well equipped and has a really nice atmosphere offering a quaint country feeling. A good selection of restaurants,shops and bars can be found near the Bellvue lift with excellent Pizza at La Piccolina and good snack food and drinks at Le Spot and Kitch Inn. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much and would reccomend this apartment to friends and family.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Enna-Mae and Jeremy for choosing to stay here - we enjoyed meeting you and chatting about the golden eagles you spotted soaring above the ski slopes! We are delighted that you liked your Apartment Joy here at The Alpine Retreat and that you managed to get out and about, enjoying the resort, both on and off the pistes! We hope that you will return before long - it will be our pleasure :-) Suzanne and Rob
business
Apartment JOY
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p51260?uni_id=31450
+44 (0)1225 920797
Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc area
4

Just Perfect!

  • 4 out of 5
After many many stays at Alpine Retreat, it full fills all our needs. It is situated in a small French village with local amenities such as bakery, deli, supermarket, restaurants and bars for apres ski. Ski in available after a great day on the pistes, plus the accommodation is equal distance from both the Prarion and Bellevue lifts.
Easy public transport links into the luxurious resort of Chamonix which is only 10 minutes away.
Rob and Suzanne are wonderful proprietors who are full of local knowledge and are only too happy to help.
Alpine Retreat is cosy and comfortable and a real home from home!

Looking forward to our next stay!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to see you back again Team Chapman, and well done on the ski racing results - we are so glad that you found The Alpine Retreat ideal for your needs. Roll on your next visit in March! Good luck with your ski racing until then, Suzanne and Rob
business
Apartment JOY
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p51260?uni_id=31450
+44 (0)1225 920797
Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc area
5

A lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 out of 5
A great location and excellent skiing, we had a lovely time and would love to come back!
Apartment Joy was perfect for us, very cosy and welcoming at the end of a day on the slopes.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Claire, for your review - we are delighted that you all enjoyed a wonderful family debut ski holiday in Apt Joy..... and very proud that you all managed to crack the turns, traverses and descents! You were fun to have around for Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Alpine Retreat soon! Suzanne and Rob
business
Apartment JOY
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p51260?uni_id=31450
+44 (0)1225 920797
Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc area
UK
4

A great location for a great price

  • 4 out of 5
Rob and Suzanne make excellent hosts, and are happy to help you find out more about the area. The surroundings have just spectacular scenery, which is visible from the window in the apartment. The kitchen has all you need for a short stay and the lounge has a comfortable couch. There are walks within a few hundred metres of the house, which are great for those with strong legs.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Apartment JOY
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p51260?uni_id=31450
+44 (0)1225 920797
Les Houches Chamonix - Mont Blanc area
Axbridge
5

Fantastic Location to enjoy The Alps

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I stayed in the apartment for two weeks in July. Our flight from the UK was unfortunately cancellled but Rob & Suzanne were excellent in accommodating this even though we arrived at 1am! The apartment itself is perfectly good for people like us who want to spend most of the time outside. It's clean, comfortable and has all the necessary amenities. The only caveat I would add is that if you live in absolute peace & quiet in the country (like we do) you can hear the traffic on the road at night but we brought earplugs, as we always do when travelling, and slept soundly every night. The best part about the apartment is it's location. Rob & Suzanne have a lovely garden and we had our breakfast and dinner outseide almost every day as it was lovely & warm. Having dinner looking at Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles doesn't get much better. Les Houches is a quiter place to stay than Chamonix but there are shops close by for groceries, the bus routes are easy to work out, the bus stop is 50 yards from the apartment and the bus passes are free! We were glad we didn't rent a car because we didn't really need one. If you're looking for a quiet, picturesque place to relax and use as a base to explore the Chamonix valley then I would recommend Rob & Suzanne's. You could even join Suzanne's fitness class twice a week on the lawn!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Les Houches
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Les Houches
Nearest Ski
300 Metres
Les Houches
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Chamonix
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Les Houches
Car: not necessary

Les Houches is a lively ski resort in the infamous Chamonix valley at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc.  A huge range of activities suits every taste. Summer visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rafting, climbing, paragliding, canyoning and glacier walking.  Access is easy using cable cars (the nearest is just 3 mins' walk away), mountain trains, buses + well marked trails. In Winter Les Houches is a very popular ski resort in the Chamonix valley. The pretty tree-lined pistes, whilst family-friendly, provide challenging skiing for all - it hosts the Men’s World Cup Downhill race each Jan.  Whilst there are numerous mountain restaurants, you will be close enough to pop back to the Retreat for lunch! Local attractions include Huski & St Bernard kennels, ice-skating, indoor climbing, sledging (in the garden + at a park), swimming etc.  A free bus and train give easy access to Chamonix's surroundings. Day trips to Italy + Spa + skiing the Vallee Blanche are very popular day trips.

Other Activities: Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, climbing (rock and ice), rafting, canyoning, paragliding, golf, indoor climbing wall

Ski: Our location is unbeatable; next to the pistes of Les Houches (one of the 5 resorts that make up the Chamonix valley) - a large family resort which has skiing to suit every level. Even the Men's World Cup downhill race is held here each year on the piste that runs past the end of the garden! There are more than 20 ski runs giving miles of pistes + the tree-lined trails are undoubtedly the best in the valley. The 2 cable cars, (located 2 minutes from the Retreat) + numerous chair lifts give easy access to the extensive skiing area on our doorstep and the huge range of traditional mountain restaurants make the resort one which many visit year after year. Over 100 snow canons make skiing back to the village/chalet a reality throughout the season and local transport is available (nearest bus stop is just 50 meters from the Alpine Retreat) enabling free access to the other resorts in the valley for those without a car.

Enquire Now Enquire Now

Photos

Photos

Enquire Now Enquire Now

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Les Houches, Chamonix - Mont Blanc area

Rental Basis:
property
Rental rates quoted in:
GBP
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 7
30 Aug 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
£282
for 5 nights
£395
 
 
Rate 7a
25 Oct 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
£282
for 5 nights
£395
 
 
Rate 7b
13 Dec 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
£455
 
 
Rate 8
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
Rate 9
27 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Rate 10
3 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
£455
 
 
Rate 11
31 Jan 2015 - 13 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
Rate 12
14 Feb 2015 - 20 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Rate 13
21 Feb 2015 - 27 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
Rate 14
28 Feb 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£455
for 7 nights
£455
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£286
for 5 nights
£400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Notes We accept payment in POUNDS STERLING (£) and EUROS (€) whichever is more convenient for you.  (Please ask for the conversion rate if paying in euros). To confirm the booking please send a 25% non-refundable deposit together with your booking form. The balance of 75% should be sent 8 weeks prior to your arrival. It's easier (and cheaper for us all!) if you can make an electronic bank transfer.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Apartment JOYin Les Houches in Chamonix - Mont Blanc area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • village
  • mountain
  • resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , warm bathroom with shower, sink and WC
  • Separate bathroom with shower, sink and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , separate double bedded room
    Bedroom 2 in large living room - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Adult-sized bunk beds and sofa-bed in large living room
  • 1 double bedroom and adults-sized bunk beds in the large living room(also a sofa which can be made into a double bed if needed) Max 4 occupancy.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • ski lift pass
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
Notes:
A wonderful place from which to explore the valleys and mountains- on the Tour de Mont Blanc Trail, next to the ski pistes/lifts and ski school, hiking from the doorstep! Or just relax in the garden!!

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

Enquire Now Enquire Now