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Heart of The French Alpes.Traditional Savoyard Style Apartment (sleep 4/5)

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Arâches-la-Frasse - Clauds 20B Sabaudia Residence

Claudes contains: s/w balcony:ski locker:underground secure car park:lift:lobby

MAIN SELLING POINT - close proximity to village square so own transport not needed.

Claudes, Sabudia Residence is just round the corner from the supermarket, ice rink, town square and ski hire shops.Many bars, restaurants, concerts and shops, hence car not essential .

Sabaudia is a modern apartment built in the TRADITIONAL SAVOYARD STYLE, It is on the top, 4th floor and has a LIFT. The SOUTH WEST BALCONY overlooks mountains and the forest. The NAVETTE SKI BUS stop is opposite. Line 'A' red Ferme de Soleil.






Shoe chest and coat stand.


South - West facing ideal for afternoon and evening sun; table and chairs; clothes rack.


Cuisine - well equipped kitchen with fan oven; double hob; microwave; steamer; dishwasher.

.Dinning table + 5 chairs.

Sejour - TV and DVD ; 2 single chair sofa beds/1 double; tall-boy; toy chest; book case including binoculars and a set of boul.


DOUBLE BED .by night SOFA by day if extra surface space is needed; clock radio,CD player; built in wardrobe.


SINGLE BED It is a CHILD'S ROOM WITH LOW CEILING - entry via a staircase from the entrance hall;

Although, it has a low ceiling the fact that there is a balcony overlooking the balcony, to my knowledge nobody has found it claustrophobic.


Shower; WC;wash basin; washing machine.


Apart from the Massif and Grand Massif skiing and summer golfing, the resort offers an all year round sports centre with jacuzzi, gym, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.There are several tennis courts with lessons available with Fred.

ALPINE WALKING HOLIDAYS. (maps are in the flat)

Enjoy the freedom to roam mountains alone or contact the CAIRN Outdoor Centre 0450344803 and join in their escorted randonnee, escalade or for the brave travel with them to do Haute montagne near Mont Blanc and the Mer de Glace at Chamonix. Alternively use the telecabine panoramic du Mont-Blanc and visit the Ice House. The spring flowers are plentiful mainly orchids and the wild life with a little patience are very close to view.

We enjoy taking the mountain train at St Gervais which rattles along the side of the Mont Blanc range offering spectacular views of Aiguille du Midi Vallee Blanche and additional climbs on foot to view the fauna and flora.

Another favourite walk starting in the village is to the Cross of The Seven Brothers. On the ascent one passes an auberge - call in order your meal / drink and it will be ready for you on your descent two hours latter. Guided walks and sightseeing excursions, equipment hire can be arranged with Skilimandjaro.Tennis and golf lessons also.

In the summer there are two escorted trips organised by the Office de Tourism.

GLACIER SUMMER SKIING: Experience of a life time. The telecabine lift service runs between 7am and 1pm in Tignes. Average travel time by car is 2-3 hours. There is also an helicopter glacier service across the border in Switzerland, allow an hour by car. For further information contact Skilamandjaro.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Caroline Anderson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
26 September, 2016
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About Caroline Anderson

My mother Claudine, was at a school in Geneva when war was declared and as children we spent many holidays skiing in the area. When she died we decided to put my inheritence towards a flat which we knew she would have loved.

Caroline Anderson purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Caroline Anderson chose Flaine - Grand Massif

We choose this particular property because of its location, bang in the middle of the village hence no car needed. The fact that the area around the flat is a pedestrian precinct means that children are relatively safe to walk to the nearest shop to buy croissants for breakfast and to walk to ice rink to skate alone Another major consideration was the distance to walk with children to catch the free bus to the telecabine - 50 yards. So one child had the job to hold the ski cave open whilst another crossed the road to the bus stop, whilst I collected skis etc.We can see eachother all the time so very safe.

What makes this apartment unique

When we were looking for a property we visited 7 before deciding to buy this one. I think it was not only the location but the south - west facing balcony overlooking the forest that sold it to us. It was a bit of a whirlwind weekend but have no regrets that we made the right choice.

An additional benefit is that Claudes is on the top floor and 1 of 2 on the level - it is both warm and quieter than a flat in the middle of a building.

Guestbook comments from the manager

'apartment was very well stocked with everything necessary'

' very convenient as bus stopped right outside - never had to wait long'

' to walk back was not too far'

' it worked really well and we had a great time, and managed to get in 7 days skiing'

'after the run to Sixt we caught the bus back. Well this journey made the trip worthwhile as it passed through some lovely scenerry that we would have missed out on, and a couple of small towns, it took half an hourr'

'we had a great time and would certainly consider renting your apartment again, next time we fancy the Grand Massif'

'we had a fantastic week and we really enjoyed the village. Well situated and appointed appartment'

'just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our stay and the resort although small was not without night life. The apartment was good . The Shires as the mezzanine has been renamed was more than suitable for M and will be remembered as the land of the hobbits'.

'excellent see you next year'
Nov 2007
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2 holidaymaker reviews

Heart of The French Alpes.Traditional Savoyard Style Apartment (sleep 4/5)
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Excellent apartment, in centre of lovely village.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday and were perfectly located for a family of 4 with two children aged 6 and 9. The apartment was perfect for the four of us and had everything we needed. The kitchen is small but very well stocked with everything you need. The balcony is perfect for sitting on in the evening (if it's warm enough) and watching the sun go down across the mountains. My 9 year old especially loved his bed on the higher level. The ski bus stops outside and the ski area is just lovely. We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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A great vacation !

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my two teenage kids for a week at this apartment. It is an excellently situated property close to the centre of the village, the ice rink and, of course, the slopes themselves.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time, the apartment is well stocked and comfortable, warm and inviting. As it is on the top floor it is very quiet, and there is an elevator for tired legs. There is a large ski boot room adjacent which provides plenty of storage.

I look forward to staying here again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Yvoire or Geneva ferry boats on Lac Leman
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Cluses / Annecy / eurostar to Lyon.
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Autoroute A41
Car: not necessary

CLAUDES, SABAUDIA RESIDENCE IS IDEALY SITUATED IN THE CENTRE OF THE VILLAGE - open all year round for skiing and summer sport activities. Les Carroz is a vibrant outdoor activity centre and is in the Tour de France location. There are bars, restaurants, supermarket, cinema, and many shops for winter / summer equipment hire as well as instruction centres.


To make your stay as easy as possible, there are three alternatives: A ) Fred at the ski hire shop Skilamanjaro where our clients receive a 20% discount.B) Francoise, our agent can 'meet and greet'. (service only available for stays one week and above. Available for guests arriving 3pm - 7pm). C) Out of hours arriving guests will be sent keys on the understanding that they will be returned recorded delivery to me in England.


Actiontransfers. +33 970 46 88 77 transfers@actiontransfers.com. Promotional code 'claudes' . Guests receive 15% discount.

SKI-LIFTS 0044(0)2088197950 info@ski-lifts.com. Code 'claudes', and guests receive 5% discount. Both companies offer shared and private services.


Claudes is situated behind the ice rink and the south / west balcony overlooks the forest. Every thing is just round the corner - no car needed but if you decide to drive there is a secure private underground car park. The flat is in the heart of the village and therefore an easy walk to supermarket, bars and restaurants, including the before mentioned.Skilimanjaro Magasin de Sport (client 20% SKI HIRE discount).

The free ski bus (5 mins to telecabine) stops outside Sabaudia and we as a family have devised a plan - 'lookout' at the bathroom window. As buses pass every 10 minutes we can judge when we have to start the operation; 'collector of skiis & stacker' moving equipment from locker to outside the door; 'runners' carrying skiis to bus stop. Needless to say from the bathroom window one can see the bus stop and the approaching bus. The 'A' red bus and the name of bus stop is 'Fermes du Soleil' .

Les Carroz is an old market town situated in the heart of the French Grand Massif Region near the larger resorts of Flaine.Morzine, Avoriez and Les Gets.

Les Carroz forms a triangle with Italy(Aosta medieval town) and Swtzerland (Geneva, Lac Leman with medieval town of Yvoire). It is about one and an half hours to the Mont Blanc tunnel and the Italian border.

The resort is suitable for all abilities, beginner to black run. Gondola / lift connects Les Carroz to Flaine, Morillon, Samoens & Sixt. 256 km of downhill pistes & 80 kms of cross country skiing. Excellent ski school & day ski club for children. SUMMER - Tennis, Golf, Mountaineering, Alpine walks. The mountain outdoor centre offers walkers escorted excursions & pack mules. Hour drive to Chamonix and glaciers.

Other Activities: Hot air ballooning; hang gliding (year round). Ice skating, Husky Dog Sledging (Winter only).

Golf: The 18 hole golf course at nearby Flaine (10 mins drive) is at 1900 metres and offers outstanding views of the Jura, Belledonne and mount blanc mountain range. The 18 hole golf course at LES Gets is 25 mins drive away. There are no handicap requirements and both beginners and advanced players are made very welcome. Private lessons and weekly competitions are organised. To book your lesson or tee off time contact the club house: golf de flaine - les carroz tel 0033 - 450 90 85 44

Whilst this course is technically demanding and not very long, the course at Chamonix is longer and less taxing, that is in my opinion.

Chamonix has many attractions including the glaciers and the Mer de Glace.

Ski: The new larger gondola telecabine lift system has opened out more connections between the massive and grand massive areas. The massive = 3 green; 14 blue; 9 red; 2 black. Grand massive = 13 green; 41 blue; 56 red; 15 black.

Skier or non skier, enjoy the evening festivities with the vin chaud and jazz parties in the town square.In the summer there are daily games in the square and evening jazz, mime theatre and concerts both in the square and in the church.


The two main ski schools are ESF and Nouvelle Dimension (ESI)where instructors speak English and have an excellent reputation especially with children.

Alternatively Skilimandjaro offer escorted ski / walking days which is an excellent way to explore the network of runs and paths.

Snow boarding, snow walking and cross country lessons are also available for all standards and ages.

The nursery slopes are within walking distance and have 3 short drag lifts.

Group and individual ice skating lessons are available and two sets of skates are left for clients in the ski locker.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on : 07747894493.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Arâches-la-Frasse, Flaine - Grand Massif

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Apr 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
11 Dec 2016 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300


Before the10 week prior to departure date = full refund minus £25 admin fee.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Arâches-la-Frasse in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 28 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower; WC;wash basin. Bathroom is wide enough for a wheelchair The washing machine is in the bathroom. The window overlooks the bus stop and we use it as a lookout - one bus seen allows enough time 10 minutes to then lock up, collect skies from ski room and cross the road in time to catch the following bus.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , double bed can be turned into a sofa
    Bedroom 2 mezzanine low ceiling - 1 Single Bed , gallery and view through the french doors to mountains
  • SEJOUR CUISINE: 2 single chair beds or 1 double bed; tall-boy...Television and radio french doors open out to the balcony BEDROOM ONE: Double bed which can be turned into sofa for day time extra space. Toy chest, large wardrobe, clock radio BEDROOM TWO: Mezzanine - low ceiling offering a child's play area and additional bed. The mezzanine is reached by a staircase leading from the entrance hall and has a gallered front aspect towards the french doors and balcony.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 1 bicycles
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Claudes clients receive discounts 10% from ski hire shop Skilimanjaro, and at Ski-lifts 5%. Ski-lifts offer shared minibus/minibus plus/private transfer. * Taxi transfer to/ from Geneva airport / Cluses train station. * Ski lessons with ESI Grand Massif. www.nouvelledimension.com. English speaking instructors and both group and individual lessons available. * .Ski and equipment hire with SKILIMANDJARO . skilimandjaro@wanadoo.fr. Fred offes a 20% discount so why not collect skis at same time as flat keys? FREE BUS TO TELECABINE every 10 mins. Bus stop opposit front door..'Fermme du Soliel'. The village operats a one way system - 10 mins outward / 3 min return. On the balcony there is also a table and parasol .For the summer season the ski cave contains various outdoor games including boules. There are 3 pic-nic chairs and in the apartment cool boxes and an assortment of pic -nic items. In the winter there are 2 disc sledges available to clients

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