|Minimum Stay||1 - 22 nights|
The apartment is on the first floor of the building and is nice and quiet. It comprises:
• A comfortable open-plan kitchen/ living room with a TV, DVD player, some English DVDs, books and games. The kitchen area has a dishwasher, oven, microwave, induction hob, oven, coffee machine, a good sized fridge and is well equipped for home dining. There is a large balcony for watching the nursery slope over the road and the very picturesque night time skiing on a Tuesday and Thursday night. A very nice space where you can watch the children play at the end of a lovely day with a glass of wine in your hand.
• One comfortable double with en-suite shower and basin
• One double (with room for a cot if needed - there is also a highchair)
• One bedroom fitted with a set of bunk beds, a day bed and a pull out trundle bed. This room can either fit 2 adults, or 4 small children. No child under the age of 6 may sleep in the top bunk. This room has a nice balcony which overlooks the dramatic Gorge.
• A family bathroom with a bath, WC, basin, washing machine, hairdryer, ski boot dryer
• A separate WC
• A downstairs ski locker
Christmas Skiing: if you come for Christmas we'll make sure there is a tree and Christmas Crackers!
Long Weekends: the apartment is perfect for a long weekend of skiing - fast transfer, great skiing and we can help you book taxis', ski hire, instructors and even recommend some cracking guides if you're up for a day or two of wild off-piste skiing.
We've been skiing in Les Contamines for over 4 years now and have dreamed of owning an apartment in the area. We have skied here as a family with our children and with friends: some pure beginners, some wild things who enjoyed heli-skiing in Canada together - all come to Les Contamines and have a wonderful time. We have always felt very welcome in this very warm and friendly village and privileged to ski such a beautiful and varied ski area.
Mrs Taylor purchased this apartment in 2014
We looked at many, many apartments and chalets in the area and when we saw this apartment it felt perfect. The location is terrific: central to all amenities yet quiet; ski bus at the door step and the pretty nursery slopes opposite. It’s a quiet apartment with a light and spacious feel. It is very comfortable for 6 and really quite do-able with 4 adults and 4 small children who eat before their parents in the evening. We have already had a very happy time in the apartment and it has a long list of repeat customers who return to the apartment each year.
Perfectly placed for a relaxing long weekend or a couple of weeks of mountain adventures.
The snow was wonderful and we have skied everyday ! Our three children won their stars and everybody enjoyed the week in your flat.
Lovely apartment, great for kids, in central location in very pretty village. Lots of local amenities, everything you need in fact, and the kids loved the leisure park walking distance away, with is swimming lake, tree climbing, boating, trampolining, etc. Lots of information available on things to do further afield too. Happy days.
We had a fantastic week in this comfortable, stylish apartment in the heart of Les Contamines. The apartment is near enough to the boulangerie that the children could go on a croissant run for us first thing in the morning. Nice eating establishments and supermarkets are a short walk away but the location is peaceful and the apartment was quiet with views in both directions. The apartment was beautifully clean and well maintained. Tania has clearly paid great attention to detail in equipping the apartment and it was an easy base for our skiing. The ski instructor suggested by Tania was a great success with us and our children. We will certainly be returning to the apartment for skiing but also hope to spend time there in the summer for hiking, swimming, climbing etc. Highly recommended.
We have had two great holidays in this lovely flat. As the photos show, it is bright, spacious and very comfortable. It has everything we needed and is in a brilliant location summer and winter - in the centre of the village but near a ski bus stop and the footpath to lots of the summer activities. We ski regularly and know Les Contamines well in winter - a hidden gem of a resort with lots to offer everyone from beginners to keen off piste skiers and ski tourers. But we had our first family summer holiday in the Alps last year and it was fantastic. There is so much to too and lots of it you don't even need to get in the car for. The walking around Les Contamines is excellent whether you follow the easier trails on the wooded hillsides above the village or go further afield to the lakes and peaks at the head of the valley. There are lots of mountain refuges which can provide beds for multiday trips or lunch and snacks to break your day walks. There is rockclimbing, including short, easy bolted routes for beginner and at the park are all kinds of activities - aerial ropeways, swimming, minigolf and a great tennis centre with friendly helpful staff, whatever your standard. Recommended.
This apartment is incredibly well located, a few meters from the ski shuttle bus-stop and about 15mins walk to the telecabin if you prefer not to take the bus. Right next door to a bar & Creperie on one side, good restaraurant and a pizza van(wood-burning oven) on the other. Shops in close walking distance too.
We were a party of 4 and therefore had more than enough space in this 8 sleeper. The apartment was spotlessly clean on arrival and very well equipped.
Best of all was the very helpful guidance and suggestions provided by Tania when booking and pre arrival, from suggested airport transfer to lockers to use at base of telecabin to save lugging skis around. All in, this is a great setup for a reasonably priced and convenient family ski trip!
We've been skiing in Les Contamines for over 10 years and this is the best apartment we've stayed in by some distance.
If anything the description under sells the apartment. The bedrooms have plenty of space and 8 people could stay here very very comfortably, far better than other apartments that advertise up to 8 people.
The apartment is fully equipped with everything you need from Neff appliances to boot warmers to wifi. The TV is even set that if a TV programme has English language capabilities it comes through in English which was a very pleasant surprise.
The apartment was very clean all the bathrooms were spotless and plenty of hot water!
Tania was outstanding in dealing with our booking. A full guide was provided on all aspects of the apartment even down to how to work the washing machine. Incredibly swift in all correspondence and very professional, a pleasure to deal with.
The excellent location of this apartment can't be over stated. Directly across the road from Les Loyers slopes and the ESF's Piou Piou school which was ideal for the kids and the Tuesday night lights skiing. Plenty of sledging outside Christiania also. Ty Breiz is right next door where Fab has the best burgers and Crepes in the village. There's two pizza take aways on the other side as well as L'O a la bouche. Spar is a 3 minute walk and the bus stop is practically outside the door. You couldn't ask for a better location.
I would have no qualms whatsoever about recommending this apartment, so much so that we've already booked our stay again next year.
We had a very happy Christmas in this charming yet very modern, clean and well maintained apartment. There were 6 in our party and every one was very comfortably accommodated. The arch window across the entire width of the main room lets in lots of sunshine. We used the wood burning stove and sat cosily in front of the fire in the evenings playing games on the very comfy sofa. It is also a great asset that there are two bathrooms and a separate loo. Les Contamines is a lovely resort without being ridiculously expensive and the apartment is located very centrally. We will definitely try to rent this place again. Thank you to Tanya (the owner) for providing such thoughtful and efficient service. We were given lots of tips on where to eat and other services such as taxi from Geneva.
Les Contamines Montjoie is a traditional alpine village in the beautiful hideaway of the Val de Montjoie. It has a quiet, secluded feel despite being only an hour and 15 minutes drive from Geneva airport and close to the Alpine mecca of Chamonix.
The skiing In Les Contamines and in the linked area of Hauteluce is something of a hidden gem. A quick look at the piste map tends to miss the point – the ski area doesn’t seem very big or very high. In reality, the pistes offer good variety and the snow record is excellent. The elevation and micro climate (created by cold air dropping off the heights of the Mont Blanc Massif) mean that the snow stays in excellent condition and the season is long. There is some sheltered skiing on tree-lined runs but most of skiing is in two high, open bowls which offer great opportunities for everyone from the novice skier to the more experienced and adventurous skiers who can dabble in the off-piste or explore some memorable long off-piste descents and ski tours. And there are plenty of great mountain restaurants to satisfy even the most ravenous of skiers! The ski area offers plenty for the experienced skier to enjoy for a good week without roaming further; however, if you feel so inclined, a ten minute drive gives you access to the remainder of the large Evasion Mont Blanc ski area which covers Megeve, St Gervais, St Nicolas de Veroce and Combloux.
Le village is nestled beneath the spectacular North West faces of the Mont Blanc massif in a pretty valley of woodland and pasture. In summer, Les Contamines nature reserve provides a calmer, more low key, base for the Mont Blanc region than Chamonix. The obvious attractions are the excellent walking trails around the lower peaks and between huts in the higher mountains. Climbers and mountaineers will need no introduction to the scope provided by the region. In the Montjoie valley there are mountain bike trails including lift served descents. Other great summer facilities include tennis courts, a solar-heated swimming lake (with beach), a rock climbing school and the amazing ‘Acrobatic Island’ a Parcours adventure park.
The apartment is in a small chalet style building in the village centre, opposite the nursery slope / beginner’s piste slope and the crèche. It is not necessary to bring a car as the ski bus (Navette) is free and provides a frequent and regular service to the main ski lifts. The Navette stop is 10m from your door. The village has a good selection of shops, a serviced launderette, bars, bakers and restaurants making for very lazy self-catering. You are steps away from the famous Ty Breitz, a friendly pub that serves amazing crepes (salted caramel!), a brilliant pizza take-away (operates from an old snow plough) and the highly rated O La Bouche, a fine dining restaurant. Despite these super amenities, Les Contamines is not renowned for its bustling nightlife, for that head to St Gervais, the nearby elegant, historic spa town that offers more options.
We have made lovely friends in Les Contamines: for ski hire at the bottom of the telecabine at a discounted rate and, if you’re as lazy as we can be, you can even rent out heated lockers. We can also recommend our favourite ski instructors, give you good local taxi numbers and set you on your way with the local crèche. And, in Summer Xavier can organise a donkey to carry your bags for longer hikes! We’ll be pleased to help ensure you have a lovely relaxing holiday.
|Cleaning and laundry fee||£130|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£216|
We are really happy to try to be flexible on dates - it's a tremendous flat for ski weekends, being so close to Geneva with such great food on your doorstep. Our night rates reflect long weekend rates - theses are higher to reflect the loss of weekly rental earnings.We will also try to facilitate Friday transfers as flights are often almost half the price. Do email us to ask.
On confirming the booking we will ask for a 30% advance deposit. Then 8 weeks before you travel we will ask for the full amount payable PLUS the Euro250 security deposit. On leaving the apartment in good order we will immediately refund your Euro250 security deposit. Monies will need to be transferred to a French bank account by bank transfer.