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Apartment in Brides les Bain, The Three Valleys

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 602 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful, modern, homely, spacious apartment. 6th floor, FREE WIFI, balcony.

The apartment is just 300m from the centre of Brides Les Bain and 600m from the Gondola, which gives direct access to Meribel and the whole of the three Valleys - the largest ski area in the world. The apartment is massive 56m2 which includes a large living and dining area, kitchen, one double bedroom (King size bed) with ensuite shower room, one bunk room, one bathroom with bath and shower and a separate toilet. There is a cabin area with bunk beds in the hallway, this is a cosy but spacious area separated by a curtain for privacy.

The sofa bed coverts to 2 full size single beds, with good mattresses that can be put together or separated. The kitchen is well equipped with microwave/oven, an additional large (52 litre) oven/grill, ceramic hob, pressure cooker, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, dishwasher, large fridge and more kitchenware than you will need to self cater for 6-8 people. A recent addition is a good quality washing machine. The apartment Sleeps 6 comfortably but can accommodate a maximum of 8, with 2 people sleeping in the living room area. Free underground parking is provided, with easy access to the apartment lifts for unloading. FREE UNLIMITED and very reliable WIFI in the apartment (serves only our apartment) also Satellite TV with endless English and French Channels and large 32 inch screen. Fresh croissants and bread are sold in reception every morning throughout the winter season. There is a large balcony with seating and stunning views across the mountains.

We have now had the apartment for 4 years and have made many improvements and additions. If you have stayed in any Les Cybeles apartments before ours has many extras and advantages.

We have tried to keep additional costs to a minimum, secure underground parking is free, WIFI and Satellite TV are free. The apartment is equipped with everything you need. You can bring your own towels and bedding, or hire from us at just the cost for laundering. Duvets (1 king size, 6 singles), blankets and pillows are supplied. We supply tea, coffee and sugar . In addition soap, shower gel, cleaning materials, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets will all be in the apartment. All linen you have ordered will be in the apartment so you don't need to queue at reception. There is plenty of storage space and lots of hooks for drying wet ski clothes. If you order ski passes, these will also be waiting for you in the apartment so make your first day as easy as possible.

The swimming pool and jacuzzi are free and there is a sauna and games room.

We have negotiated various discounts for our guests: the very convenient ski hire shop in the residence will give you a 40% discount , and 5% off lessons with 'Magic in Motion' ski school in Meribel. All details when you book.

Three Valleys Ski passes can be ordered in advance with a 5% discount and will be waiting for you on arrival. We can also arrange a food pack if you need.

We have a local English couple (French speakers) who manage the apartment locally and will help you if needed, contact details will be supplied when you book.

Keys will be in a key safe outside the apartment, including a fob to open the underground garage. You will be given a security number for the key safe once we have received your final payment. You can therefore arrive as late as you like with no fear of not getting in!

A car is helpful in the summer, but for the winter season everything you need is close by. The gondola is 600m away; a 10 minute walk or there is a ski bus which runs from the bottom of the drive every 15 minutes which goes directly to the gondola. All the amenities of Bride Les Bain are less than a 5 minute walk. If you have a car there is an enormous 'Super U' supermarket a few minutes away on the Moutiers road which is very good value. Without a car it would be worth a taxi trip to stock up on food for the week if you are self catering as it is much cheaper than the local small super market.

Brides-les-Bains in the Savoie region is a genuinely all-year-round resort village. It is part of the 3 Valleys, height 600 m and connects to the ski slopes by gondola located only 600 m from the apartment which takes you to the Meribel ski runs, and from there you have access to the whole of the three valleys. Brides-les-Bains is also famous for its thermal spa and bathing facilities dedicated to weight loss and muscular or joint problems. The unique 1500 m2 spa for your after ski, or summer relaxation features hammam (Turkish steam baths), sauna, body care and a relaxation room. The Spa makes the town ideal if you are a mixed group of skiers and non-skiers.

In the summer Brides les Bain is as lively as in the winter and is a great base to explore the Alps (walking, mountain biking, horse riding, white water rafting, kayaking etc). It is a very pretty town with a central river area, lots of lovely shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, but without the high prices of the rest of the three valleys. There is an excellent market every Wednesday in the summer months. Within a 5 minute walk of the apartment you will find a post office, chemist, doctors surgery, numerous and varied shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Also a disco and casino! There is an excellent, good value pizza restaurant within 2 minutes walk of the apartment. Bride Les Bain is an incredibly pretty and friendly little town, with a beautiful central river area and everything you need for both a winter ski holiday and summer activities or Spa.

The Three Valleys, in the heart of the French Alps has rightly earned its name as the largest integrated skiing area in the world. 330 marked ski-slopes offer a total of 600 kilometres of pure skiing enjoyment. Thanks to around 180 ski-lifts, the ski-slopes (between 1300m and 3200 m) are reached quickly and easily, including glacier areas. The enormous infrastructure of ski-runs and lifts connects not only the large ski stations at Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Meribel-Mottaret and Courchevel with one another but also the up-and-coming smaller skiing locations at Saint Martin and La Tania.

The Belleville valley, with the ski stations St. Martin, Les Menuires and Val Thorens, the Courchevel valley with its tiered landscape districts of Courchevel 1300, 1550, 1650 and 1850 are all connected together with the centrally situated Méribel valley into a massive skiing area. Good Skiers can experience all three valleys of the skiing area in a single day, having the choice of countless ski-runs. However there is something for everyone from easy to difficult runs, so that experienced skiers as well as beginners can enjoy the three Valleys.

INFORMATION SKI AREA 3 VALLÉES

Length of ski slopes 600km

easy 171km

medium 314km

difficult 115km

Number of ski slopes 330

Green 43

blue 129

Red 125

Black 33

Ski lifts 180

Ski tows 107

Chairlifts 38

Cable cars 35

Snow cannons 2000

Glacier 6

Halfpipes 4

Snowparks 4

Floodlight slopes 1

Cross-country skiing 118km

Toboggan runs 4

Apart from the best skiing conditions, the area is also excellent for snowboarders. There are several funparks and their own area for boardercross and halfpipe in each of the three valleys. Val Thorens, (2,300m) lures 1,500 snowboarders every December from across the whole world to the legendary Boarderweek, with competitions, concerts and numerous events. Skiers are also offered extra variety with countless mogul runs, endless deep-snow slopes, demanding tours and the possibility to go heli-skiing. Cross-country skiers are well catered for with 118 kilometres of well marked trails. In addition there many snow-shoe treks on marked routes of different lengths and difficulty levels.

There are four different toboggan runs, which may also be used at night, The Tête Ronde toboggan run in Val Thorens, the highest run of its kind in Europe is 6 kilometres long; it starts at a height of 3000 metres, and ends at 700 metres. A journey that takes approximately 30 minutes. Other toboggan runs – including one for inflatable toboggans, amongst other things - can be found in Courchevel and Les Menuires.

The Three Valleys weekly pass covers a day in La Plagne (though check this with the ski pass office, to ensure it is valid for the current season). There are free shuttle buses up to Meribel every wednesday evening (look on ski.Brides-les-Bain website).

There are many ski and boarding schools in Meribel, including ESF but also several English schools. The Olympic Centre in Meribel has an ice rink, Olympic size pool with kids pool and slides, and crèche facilities, All literally just at the top of the Gondola from Brides Les Bain. Meribel offers endless more opportunities for Apres-Ski, cafes, restaurants and shops.

More Details

Owner
Sally Derrick
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2017

About Sally Derrick

We bought the apartment in 2012 year, after years of looking for somewhere that we could use summer and winter, and that was large enough to accommodate our now adult-sized children. Most of the apartments we saw were claustrophobic and tiny, this is quite different. We fell in love with the location, the space, the views and the peacefulness of the place. I would live there all year if I could!

Sally Derrick purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Sally Derrick chose The Three Valleys

There are several 2 bedroom properties in Les Cybele for rental. They are amazing value; large, light and airy, but I really wanted to make ours stand out from the rest so we have added lots of extras to improve your stay and make the apartment homely and inviting, I think we have thought of everything you may need.

What makes this apartment unique

Free unlimited Wifi. Free SatelliteTV with large screen; English and French channels. 2 extra ovens, extra seating in the living area. Lots of hooks everywhere to hang wet ski clothing or just to keep the apartment tidy. All cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets, soap and body lotion provided plus 2 hairdryers. End of stay clean only £60 (less than the coast to us!). Newly decorated. Washing machine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having stayed in a number of apartments at the Residence Cybele over the last five years we found this apartment had a lot more facilities and nice little touches that the others did not. Going directly to the owner also helped us have a weeks skiing and snowboarding on what most would regard as a very tight budget for this type of holiday
Jan 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Brides-les-Bains in Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Spacious bathroom with 2 sinks, and bath, with shower riser
    Bathroom 2 - Ensuite shower room to main bedroom with shower and sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , king size bed and en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    cabin area - 2 Single Bed , 2 bunk beds in cabin area by the door separated by a curtain
  • 2 additional full size single beds in the living area; the sofa converts into a bed and there is another pull out mattress on a wooden frame beneath the sofa. These are both comfortable and full sized beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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Apartment in Brides les Bain, The Three Valleys
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 40 reviews
5

Très bel appartement

  • 5 of 5

Cure thermale du 28 août au 16 septembre 2017.

Très bel appartement tout confort très cosy. Nous recommandons cet appartement

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre évaluation et nous espérons pouvoir vous accueillir l'année prochaine.
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5

Very nice stay in sally' s flat.Comfortable ,warm,nicely decorated !!!With every think you need...

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfull stay in this comfortable flat

Hope to rent it again

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am so glad you had a good stay and look forward to inviting you again.
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5

Good sized apartment, brilliant owner

  • 5 of 5

A surprisingly good sized apartment for our family of four (with room to fit in our four friends who dropped in for dinner) and useful having the shower room as well as the bathroom. The washing machine was much appreciated for our two small children, who somehow managed to get muddy in a ski resort. We also liked having a good sized fridge and the heated towel rails in both bathrooms.

The parking space is quite close to the lift and the ski hire shop on the ground floor was very convenient, with good staff. The best feature though was the owner. Sally was friendly and helpful throughout the booking process and when we had a couple of minor disasters in the first two days - the fridge died and then the hob shorted out - she was very understanding and got replacements sorted out within 24 hours.

The only real drawback is the distance of Brides-les-Bains from the ski area. The gondola takes about 20 minutes and the drive up the hill is about the same (unless you drive like a local). If you can live with this as a trade-off against the silly prices charged for being further up the valley then I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place. We'd certainly come again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for a detailed review. Thanks to Borrel Electromenager in Moutiers for amazingly rapid and efficient help with the electrical failures and to you for your understanding. The more you stay in BLB the more you appreciate its beauty and 'twice the space for half the price' compared with Meribel. Please do come again!
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4

Appartement très convivial

  • 4 of 5

Appartement avec vue très agréable à partager entre amis ou famille. bien équipé.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous vous remercions de votre avis - la vue est certainement magnifique
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment located within easy walking distance of gondola lift giving easy access to 3 valleys ski area.

Apartment has everything you would need and more and the owners couldn't be anymore helpful if they tried.

We won't look to stay anywhere else when we return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
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5

Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It was our second time at this property and year on year we are getting more confident that we should look no further.

Fantastic train connection from London: an affordable 7 hours direct non stop Eurostar with plenty of luggage allowance takes you to Moutiers station and then only 10-15min drive and you are home. Underground parking is included in the fee.

The apartment is spacious (last year we were 6, and this year 8 people), nice and clean and has all you need including a great view from a large terrace. The pictures do reflect the property very well.

Your baker comes to the reception every morning bringing fresh produce beating the local boulangerie prices.

All pre-arrival advice (every tiny detail) will be provided by the owners and if you have an issue (a fuse stopped working once) you get help from Becks, the local manager (took us 2min to resolve the issue).

What else to say: we provisionally booked for the next year!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
91 Kilometres
Chambery
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
In Brides les Bain
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Meribel Altiport
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Moutiers
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
At Moutiers
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
In Brides les Bain
Nearest Ski
0.6 Kilometres
Meribel, via Gondola
Car: not necessary

Brides-les-Bains in the Savoie region is a genuinely all-year-round resort village. It is part of the 3 Valleys and connects to the ski slopes by gondola located only 600 m from the apartment which takes you to the Meribel ski runs, and from there you have access to the whole of the three valleys. Brides-les-Bains is also famous for its thermal spa and bathing facilities dedicated to weight loss and muscular or joint problems. The unique 1500 m2 spa for your after ski, or summer relaxation features hammam (Turkish steam baths), sauna, body care and a relaxation room.

In the summer Brides les Bain is as lively as in the winter and is a great base to explore the Alps (walking, mountain biking, horse riding, white water rafting, kayaking etc). It is a very pretty town with a central river area, lots of lovely shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, but without the high prices of the rest of the three valleys. There is an excellent market every Wednesday in the summer months. Within a 5 minute walk of the apartment you will find a post office, chemist, doctors surgery, numerous and varied shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Also a disco and casino! There is an excellent, good value savoyard restaurant in the residence, a pizza restaurant within a 2 minutes walk of the apartment and several others to chose from very close by. . Bride Les Bain has everything you need for both a winter ski holiday and summer activities or Spa.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Brides-les-Bains, Savoie

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£250
for 7 nights
£250
 
 
Ski
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
ski season
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Ski
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Ski
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Ski
3 Feb 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Ski
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,040
for 7 nights
£1,040
 
 
Ski
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,040
for 7 nights
£1,040
 
 
Ski
24 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Ski
3 Mar 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Ski
10 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Ski
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Stay tax £0.30 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

End of stay clean £60.
Prices are for 6 guests. Up to 8 guests £25 extra per person per week.
Booking deposit 25% - Non-refundable.
Linen hire £14 per person; towels, and bed linen and includes 2 bath mats and 2 tea towels.
Beds will not be made up, but you can request this at cost.
DISCOUNT FOR 3 WEEK CURE BOOKINGS. Spring, Summer and Autumn
£200 refundable damage deposit.
Payment in euros or sterling.
Tourist tax €0.35 pp over 18 years per day.
Stays less than a week considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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