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Les Contamines Luxury 3 bedroom apartment central to skiing and village

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A luxurious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment - perfect for families

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.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Taylor
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2017

About Mrs Taylor

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

Why Mrs Taylor chose St. Gervais - Megeve area

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.

What makes this apartment unique

Perfectly placed for a relaxing long weekend or a couple of weeks of mountain adventures.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The snow was wonderful and we have skied everyday ! Our three children won their stars and everybody enjoyed the week in your flat.
Feb 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Les Contamines-Montjoie in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , washing machine, boot dryer, lots of hot water
    WC - Toilet , Separate WC
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , Sink and shower - lots of hot water!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , lovely crisp bedding and deep fluffy towels
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Crisp bed linen and large fluffy towels
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , A single bed and bunk beds for 2 adults or 3 children
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our chalet manager lives in resort and speaks fluent English and French. There is a fee of euro 110-150 cleaning and laundry bills payable in advance.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Les Contamines Luxury 3 bedroom apartment central to skiing and village
average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews
5

Perfect! Lovely view and would return.

  • 5 of 5

Good location, Perfect for our needs, very close to the village and fully equipped. Description was accurate, apartment clean and yes i would recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lois, you're always welcome! Kind regards Tania
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4

Très bel appartement et services excellent

  • 4 of 5

Très belle vacances passées dans cet appartement fort confortable et spacieux pour 4 adultes et 4 enfants. Décoration très agréable et appartement disposant de tout le nécessaire afin de passer de bon moments. Le responsable sur place est très sympathique et fort disponible.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je suis heureux que vous ayez eu de bonnes vacances dans les très merveilleux Les Contamines! (I am pleased you had a lovely holiday in the marvellous Les Contamines!)
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5

Love coming back here!

  • 5 of 5

I love this apartment - great location, all the home comforts with fluffy towels and excellent wifi and DVD collection!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great family apartment for summer in the Alps

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you had a good time; we love Les Contamines in Winter AND Summer! kind regards Tania
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5

Lovely flat in peaceful but central location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your holiday!
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5

Summer and Winter

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Le Ty Breiz
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
SNCF Saint-Gervais-les Bains
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A40
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
L'O a la Bouche
Nearest Ski
5 Metres
Nursery slopes opposite Telecabine Montjoie 1 km
Car: recommended

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Les Contamines-Montjoie, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer holidays
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£235
for 1 night
£884
 
 
Christmas week
19 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,232
for 7 nights
£2,232
 
 
Winter 2017-2018
27 Dec 2017 - 22 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£680
for 4 nights
£1,095
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£884
for 7 nights
£884
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £210.55
Cleaning and laundry fee £126.33

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.

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Portable wifi hotspot

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