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Spacious renovated apartment 1 minute walk from lifts. 10 minutes from Morzine.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom apartment with en suite bathrooms. Sleeps up to 10 people.

Apartment Rufus is a large chalet-style apartment ideally situated a minutes walk from the telecabine and ski school at la Grande Terche. It has been newly renovated for the 2012/13 ski season.

The apartment is very light and spacious and has been finished to a high standard. It is an ideal property for families searching for a winter or summer holiday, both due to its location and facilities. It can accommodate 2 families very comfortably.

The entrance way leads into the large lounge with French windows overlooking the garden at the front of the property. There are sofas arranged around the log burner, ideal for relaxing in after a hard days skiing. The dining table can seat up to 10 people. The large kitchen is located down the hallway from the dining area and is fully equipped with all modern appliances including fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven, hob & Nespresso coffee machine.

There are 4 bedrooms, all of which have ensuite bathrooms. Two of of the bathrooms are fitted with baths & showers and the other 2 shower cubicles. The master bedroom is off the lounge and has a private balcony. The second bedroom can be made up as either a double or a twin bedded room, the third bedroom has 2 sets of bunkbeds and the fourth bedroom has 2 single beds.

There is also a laundry room, which is equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

More Details

About Us

Jo Miller
Chalet des Fleurs
SARL Chalet des Fleurs, 94 Impasse des Fleurs d'Eau
74430 St Jean d'Aulps
495 323 693 00012
Numero siret: 495 323 693 00012
VAT Reg NoNot VAT registered

Property Manager
Jo Miller
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Jo Miller

Chalet des Fleurs is an established company with over 8 years experience of providing holiday rentals in Morzine, les Gets & St Jean d’Aulps.

It is run by Jo Miller, who has lived in the area for 12 years, and assisted by her partner, Hervé Gaillard, who was born and bred in the area. Between them they have a wealth of local knowledge & an enthusiasm for the area. Jo will meet you at the chalet on your arrival, and will be on hand to assist you for the duration of your stay.

All our properties are independently owned and have been selected by us based on our experience of what guests look for in a holiday home. Our aim is to make your holiday as hassle free as possible, starting with the booking process right down to helping you organise any extra services through our network of professionals, such as ski lessons , ski hire and ski passes . You can even opt for a fully catered package if you want the flexibility of a self catered holiday but don’t want to cook every night.

Jo Miller purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Jo Miller chose Portes du Soleil area

Formally a restaurant, it was completely renovated and converted into an apartment in 2012.

What makes this apartment unique

Although its a ground floor apartment, it feels more like a chalet, with plenty of space and an amazing sun terrace and garden at the front.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Nous avons énormément apprécié ce chalet pour des vacances entre amis dans une station de ski chaleureuse et agréable.

Confortable et à la décoration soignée nous avons adoré le poêle et le bois à disposition pour une ambiance montagne en toute modernité. Il ne manque rien dans ce chalet (sauf peut être une rallonge électrique pour la raclette !) pour un séjour en famille ou entre amis à moins d'une minute des remontées mécaniques.

Un accueil en toute simplicité par la propriétaire et en toute confiance que nous a également ravis.
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint-Jean-d'Aulps in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bedroom 2 ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bedroom 3 ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bedroom 4 ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All the bathrooms are brand new and are fully equipped including heated towel rails.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 2 sets of full size bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds
  • The bedrooms are very light with windows overlooking the gardens. The master bedroom also has french windows opening out onto a private balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Spacious renovated apartment 1 minute walk from lifts. 10 minutes from Morzine.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A True Gem

  • 5 of 5

Saint Jean D'Aulps / La Grand Terche is the hidden gem in the Les Portes du Soleil ski area. Some might find that not being connected into the wider Avoriaz / Morzine / Les Gets ski lift system a disadvantage however I can assure you it isn't. The ski station has a charming, rustic feel to it and has everything you need within 2 mins walk from each other including ski hire and ski school.

As a snowboarder of 20 years travelling with 3 kids and a wife all at beginner stage and then another family with 3 people looking to learn Chalet Rufus is perfectly situated only a very short walk from all the amenities.

The chalet itself is fantastic to the point we are booking to go later in the season. Ample space for two families with a bunk bed room for the kids. All the bedrooms are good size doubles with ensuite, huge kitchen and separate dining and living area, the finish to the chalet is A1. There are toys for the kids including a Wi and great Wifi connection.

Even if you are a seasoned skier / boarder you are only a 10/15 min drive from the Ardent bubble into Avoriaz & Morzine network. The local bus also provides a connection for those not driving so your covered in terms of being able to get into the larger ski areas. Even as a seasoned boarder there are some great runs to be had with the added bonus the pistes are significantly quieter so yep you can get fresh off piste powder runs all day. I can honestly say I've had some of the best runs ever here. It's not big, exposed mountain skiing, more intimate, tree lined shorter runs. But hey still great.

For those learning it's a no brainer as the ski school and hire are right on your doorstep. Especially for those learning it is a lot more affordable as you're not paying for a ski pass that covers a huge mountain area that you'll never get to see. The ESF school has English and French speakers and the Piou Piou for younger children is perfect.

As I've said we love the area and are booking the chalet again so we can only recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of the Rufus Apartment. I completely agree with you about la Grande Terche being a hidden gem. There have been quite a few days in the season when I've skied up there and not seen another sole; at some points on the Roc d'Enfer circuit you really feel like you are in the wilderness! Look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Avalanche Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Les Gets
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Thonon les Bains
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Pere Bills - la Grande Terche
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
La Grande Terche/St Jean Station
Car: recommended

The Rufus Apartment is in an excellent location, a minutes walk from the telecabine at la Grande Terche, the ski resort of St Jean d'Aulps. You can actually ski back to the door of the apartment, snow conditions dependant.

The apartment is on the ground floor and is set in its own private garden with a large sun terrace immediately outside and a large lawn ideal for kids to play or make snowmen in the winter months. There is even a gravelled boules pitch for the warmer months.

The ski resort of la Grande Terche has a couple of restaurants & bars, ski rental shops, and a mini supermarket. There are more facilities available in the village of St Jean which is a couple of minutes drive, and Morzine is also just a 10-15 minutes drive from the chalet.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint-Jean-d'Aulps, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2017
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Feb Half Term 2018
11 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
French Holiday Weeks
18 Feb 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2018
11 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The price is for rental of the whole chalet on a self catered basis and includes linen, towels, logs for the fire, WiFi internet access, and the end of stay clean.

Catering can be provided for one or all nights of your stay.

To confirm the booking we require a 30% deposit and the balance is payable 6 weeks prior to your arrival in resort.

A security deposit of Euro 600 is required on arrival at the chalet. This will be returned after your stay provided you leave the chalet in a reasonable condition, and there is no damage or breakages in the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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