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Traditional French Town House

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in the center of Bourg d'Oisans, ideally located for shops

Bourg d’Oisans is your gateway to the mountains and all they have to offer: sport, relaxation and unspoilt nature.

It is only 20 mins to Alpe d'Huez, a snow-sure ski resort perfect for all abilities and 30 mins to Les 2 Alpes.

Its convivial atmosphere, fabulous outdoor pool with corkscrew slide and toddlers pool, wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants and vibrant market are simply idyllic.

The Rainbow House is just a few minutes walk from the centre of the town.

The house has been renovated to provide all modern comforts but has retained its character.

The ground floor is an open plan living-room and kitchen.

The kitchen is well equipped with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and all the usual things you need to cater during your stay, and the living-room offers sofa to relax close to the wood burning stove, or watch tv, dvd’s.

The dining area has seating for up to 6 .

The 1st floor provides a double bedroom, separate toilet and bathroom. The 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms with twin bed. The house also has a large terrace to enjoy sun and the view of Alpe d'Huez.

The Rainbow House is ideal for families or groups of friends

Cycling Paradise: From small country roads to solitary mountain passes lost in the clouds, Oisans is a very popular area for cycling. Come and explore the six valleys of this fantastic area with its winding roads, its perched villages, sitting on mountain tops like eagles’ nests, or its more gentle roads opening up its hidden valleys. As you will see, each road has its own history and each village has its own distinctive character.

The ‘30 Cyclo Tourisme’ guide lists 30 routes all starting from Bourg d’Oisans, including the infamous 21 hairpin bends to Alpe d’Huez, as well as some less strenuous routes suitable for all the family.

Oisans hosts spectacular mountain bike competitions such as ‘Megavalanche’, the longest MTB downhill race in the world, starting in Alpe d’Huez and finishing 30km and 2800m further down. There are events for everyone to participate in and with the cable car open all year round, the route up the mountain could not be easier!

Summer Activities for Kids and Big Kids!: Take flight! Paragliding courses for beginners, tandem jumps and advanced courses all available. On the water -

whether you choose the peace and tranquility of fishing or the excitement of white water rafting, you can find it here, with over 200km of streams and rivers and many mountain lakes. Sailing, kayaking, rafting and canyoning, swimming pools, fountains in the summer, the water offers a wide range of refreshing possibilities.

The children's club is open all summer to children aged 4 to 14, with all sorts of activities, swimming outings, tree climbing and sports tournaments. The Ecrins National park was created to protect and enhance the extraordinary natural heritage of Oisans. It has over 680km of way-marked trials ranging from simple strolls to adventurous hikes. Surrounded by the majestic mountains, whatever path you choose the setting is sure to be memorable. The 'Via Ferratas' (ladders, ramps and cables fixed to the rock face) provide climbers with complete security

Getting to Bourg and Alpe d'Huez: Our closest airport is Grenoble, a small provincial airport that is wonderfully quick to get in and out from. Ryanair fly all year round and Easyjet in winter. Grenoble airport is 56 miles and about an hours drive from Bourg. We recommend pre-booking car-hire or you can take the transfer to Grenoble City Centre and a bus from there. Almost as easy is Lyon airport which is 85 miles and about an hour and a quarter drive. British Airways and many of the low cost airlines operate flights to Lyon and there is more choice to Lyon from airports in the Midlands and the North. Some guests also fly into Geneva which is about 2 1/2 hours drive. Grenoble train station and city centre is 44 miles from Bourg d'Oisans with a number of buses available. If you prefer to drive it is 8 to 9 hours from Calais or Boulougne. It's an easy, if long drive, as the motorways tend to be much quieter than the UK. The tolls are about 80 euros each way.


Alpe d'Huez is one of the top five alpine high altitude resorts in France, enjoying the impressive scenery of the Grandes Rousses Mountains. It boasts an excellent snow record, extended season and is ideal for skiers and snowboarders of every level. Alpe d’Huez is served by 240Km of pistes with 88 inter-linked lifts. For beginners the lower slopes provide 39 confidence boosting green runs. Intermediates and snowboarders can enjoy the 32 blue runs as well as 28 more challenging reds with fantastic excursions to the satellite villages. The advanced skier will find some of the most testing terrain in France from the top of Pic Blanc at 3330mts, with 19 black runs including the longest in Europe, 'La Sarenne', and the intimidating 'Le Tunnel'. A snowboard fun park, ice-skating, tobogganing, indoor and outdoor swimming and fully equipped sports centre complete the winter activities. If you favour more extreme sports try skiing off-piste, skiing by night or ice climbing.

Other Activities: white water rafting, kayaking.

More Details

Virginie Creuzet
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Virginie Creuzet

We are a french family.

Cyclists, we enjoy to ride on the steep roads around Le Bourg d'Oisans !!!!

Why Virginie Creuzet chose Alpe d'Huez area

I've been in this area since i was 7 years old. In 1998, i decide to leave my native country to live in Les 2 Alpes and then, in Le Bourg d'Oisans.

Rainbow house was built in the second part of the 19th century in the main street of Le Bourg d'Oisans, at this period. I purchased this house in 2004 and i've lived there happily for severals years. Now, i live with my husband that 's why i rent Rainbow house. I love this house that has all modern comforts and has retained its character.

What makes this house unique

In Rainbow house, the view from the roof terrace is wonderful !!!

The situation is convenient, in the heart of the village and close to Alpe d'Huez or Les 2 Alpes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Le Bourg-d'Oisans in Isere

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The 2 single beds can be made a double bed
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The outdoor pool in Bourg d'Oisans is open from mid June to the end of August. Please check for opening times with the Tourist Office. Outside of these times, there is a choice of swimming pools within a short drive as well as great facilities in Alpe d'Huez. There is a large free car park within 50 metres of 'The Rainbow House'. Wifi connection at the tourist office.

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


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Traditional French Town House
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

The Rainbow House, Borg d'Oisans - a centrally located well presented traditional french town house

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in this traditional French town house. It is centrally located being only a couple of minutes walk from the village centre. Inside it offers 3 good size double/ twin bedrooms and suitable facilities for a family stay- we didn't need anything else. The views across to Alpe d'Huez from the veranda are spectacular.

The booking and communication with the owner was very easy, despite us not being able to speak any French (as their English was superb).

We will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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An excellent base for an activity holiday

  • 4 of 5

Four of us have just spent a week staying at Rainbow House. It was a week packed with cycling and hill walking and Rainbow house proved an excellent base.

On a previous trip to Le Bourg d'Oisans we stayed in one of the out-of-town campsites, so this time we really appreciated being so close to the centre of town - fresh bread and croissants every morning.

The house was very clean and I found my bed comfortable and there is lots of storage space in the double room.

The owner Virginie was helpful and flexible about times for meeting us on arrival and coming back to return the deposit.

I would recommend the house to others, especially for an active holiday. If it had rained for a week and we had been stuck inside, I might not be so positive.

The area around Le Bourg d'Oisans is breathtakingly spectacular - I have spent a total of 2 weeks there now and there is still much more I want to do.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Great and nice stay in this French Town House!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and holiday in this great and ancient typical french house, wright in the heart of the centre of Bourg d'Oisans. The location is fantastic, the facilities are good and the house is very clean! Our contact with the owner was very kind and nice and I hope that we can certainly return and have another nice vacation in this lovely house!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Nice old house near the centre of Bourg d'Oisans.

  • 4 of 5

The Rainbow House is a colourful, old but nice house in the center of Bourg. It has a nice living room, a well equipped kitchen, three good bedrooms and a separate toilet and bathroom. There is also a spacious roof terrace. We had a nice stay there with a group of 4 adults.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Good place to stay in Le Bourg-d’Oisans

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at Rainbow house for 3 nights. The listing was exactly as described. The property was very clean when we arrived. The owner, Virginie, was very welcoming and helpful. As a keen cyclist we stayed in Le Bourg-d’Oisans for all the great riding opportunities around the area. Rainbow house is situated very close to cafes, restaurants so if you don’t feel like cooking after a days riding it is a short walk for a good selection of places. I’d stay again at Rainbow house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
14 Kilometres
Alpe d'Huez
Car: recommended

A charming village where all roads meet, set amidst untamed nature and internationally renowned ski areas, Bourg d’Oisans welcomes you with simplicity and authenticity. In all seasons Bourg doisans is your gateway to the Oisans region. The Tour de France and the Marmotte bicycle touring race have made it into a cycling Mecca. The stunning Ecrins National Park has over 680km of way-marked trails ranging from simple strolls to adventurous hikes. 200km of streams and rivers along with the many mountain lakes offer refreshing possibilities, from peaceful fishing and sailing to the excitement of white water rafting.

Whether you wish to relax with the family or enjoy exhilarating mountain sports, Bourg d’Oisans is the ideal base for a holiday. Closer to home 'The Rainbow House' is only a few steps away from the village pond, children's play park and picnic area. Please see the Ski section for information about the Alpe d'Huez ski resort which is only 14km from Bourg d'Oisans.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isere

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
29 Apr 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
9 Sep 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66
Stay tax 1.52% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

PRICE is for 6 PERSONS for 7 NIGHTS, if you are LESS THAN 6, CONTACT the owner for the price. Prorata is possible except for events.
Changeover day can change according to events.
Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of the reservation deposit and completed booking form.
Price quoted exclude cleaning at the end of your stay (90€).
Bed linens and tourist tax are included in the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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