|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
The fantastic location of our apartment of 38m2 speaks for itself. With commanding views over the mountains, we offer a full sized bedroom containing one double bed and also an additional cabine room containing bunk bed (2 singles). Although ideally suited for four, the sofa bed does make it possible for up to six people.
The apartment contains one bathroom, but also has an additional shower room which is accessed from the cabine room. There is also a separate toilet room, away from the two bathrooms.
The lounge opens out onto a balcony with enough room for a small table and two chairs to enjoy al fresco dining and drinks while admiring the views. The balcony is South-West facing, so the warmth of the sun can be enjoyed until late in the day. The balcony also overlooks the pool.
The lounge also contains the kitchenette which contains everything required for a self catering stay. The dining table has seating for six people.
Within the lounge, there is a sofa for seating. There is also a flat screen SmartTv with free to air television channels (TNT HD).
Although within a managed property, our apartment is independent and the rental will be with private landlords.
We are a family from the UK that have achieved a long-term ambition to have a base in the alps. We have traveled far and wide, but as outdoor enthusiasts (skiing, mountain biking, hiking) over the years we have consistently returned to the Alps.
After years of searching, we finally found a perfect property for us and our young family, in the wonderful town of St Gervais. The ideal location allows us to continue to participate in our favourite activities, but also having a base will allow us to learn all of the local areas and facilities in great detail. Of course, we do this in order to share our experiences with our guests, not just for our own benefit.
Elaina & Pete Harvey purchased this apartment in 2014
Predominantly the fantastic location. We have been fortunate enough to ski in many of the big resorts, but we simply adore the subtle charm of St Gervais and the Evasion Mt Blanc area in general. It is not for Club 18-30 enthusiasts or similar (St Gervais does not have a nightclub), but if you like fantastic skiing with peaceful slopes then St Gervais is perfect.
Not that St Gervais is only for peaceful skiing. When we want to step it up a gear, there is plenty of tough terrain. When the weather closes in on Chamonix, the guides mostly head over to St Gervais, and it is always possible to head over to Chamonix anyway.
In a peaceful resort with lots to do in the area and surrounds. Closest property to the telecabine makes any outdoor activity easy, particularly for skiing in the winter and mountain biking and hiking in the summer.
The centre of St Gervais is only a 5 - 10 minute walk, but you do not need to go into the centre for most of the essentials as there are shops nearby.
The swimming pool also offers welcome refreshment during the summer holiday periods, of course with the wonderful mountain backdrop.
The appartment was clean bright and very cosy. It had everything we needed. The kitchen and sitting area are really well kitted out. The beds are very comfy. We appreciated having access to hot water after skiing! Access to the wifi in the appartment is really quick and was highly valued by our teenage daughters! The ski lockers made access to the lifts easy. We appreciated help from Madam Bosveil in arranging a taxi for us on arrival at the station. We had a bit of a problem when one of our daughters (17) was unable to unlock the wash/ bathroom door. It had jammed. It did open after a few minutes of trying but we opted not to lock it after that.
We have just spent two weeks in this superb apartment. It is ideally located only 5 mins walk from the centre of town and only a few seconds walk from the telecabine station. The apartment has everything you need and is very well resourced. The view from the balcony is just stunning with views over to the snow capped mountain. A perfect setting for your morning coffee or sharing a bottle of wine in the evening. The apartment has a great selection of hikes and bike rides from the door. The use of the outdoor pool was an added bonus and made an ideal way of cooling down after a fantastic walk in the mountains. The pool was the perfect temperature and very clean. We had 6 of us staying for our second week so we made full use of the very comfy sofa bed. If you are looking for the perfect holiday then this is the apartment for you. We will return.
The apartment was just as described, very spacious and well-equipped. The view was better than expected and it is very convenient for both the ski lift and the village centre. The whole apartment block is well maintained and very quiet. One of the best ski apartments we have stayed in.
Fantastically well equipped apartment and ideally suited for access to the lift, great local bar and the town was only 5 minutes walk. I would recommend this apartment to anybody. The arrangements were all very efficient and it was a pleasure to rent this apartment in every respect
We had a great week's ski holiday in St Gervais at Pete and Elaina's apartment. The location was so convenient, right next the the main ski lift and an easy walk into town. The apartment was clean, nicely furnished and very well equipped - it had everything we needed. We would definitely return and stay again. Thank you.
We would like to thank you for a wonderful apartment. It is very well equipped in the kitchen for cooking (could do with some instructions on how to use little oven though). In general you have an extensive instruction and welcome pack which was helpful. All the furniture was good especially the sofa. The views up Bettex is great too. We had a great holiday made better by having such a warm and comfortable apartment to come back to. Also Mme Bosviel was really nice too. Thank you again.
Perfectly located between Chamonix and Megève, St Gervais is a delightful Spa town in the heart of some of the best mountain country. Popular all year round makes St Gervais popular and thriving whatever time of year you choose to visit.
One of the best kept winter secrets in the alps, immediate access is available to one of the larger of the French ski areas, Evasion Mt Blanc (445km of pisted runs). What sets this particular area aside from the others, it that it is fantastic for families (and proudly so). Quiet slopes and quiet resorts make for a friendly atmosphere. In addition, the telecabine leads to the location of the ski school at Bettex, which has a great reputation.
In the summer, the telecabine runs and allows access to the mountains for hiking and mountain biking to some of the most scenic trails in the alps. Other local activities include paragliding, canyoning, bungee jumping, white water rafting and lots more.
Locally, the thermal baths are available to take away all your aches and pains or simply just for fun and relaxation.
Departing from St Gervais is the Tramway du Mont-Blanc. In winter it carries skiiers over to Les Houches, part of the Chamonix Valley ski area. In summer, it carries tourists and offers magnificent views, excellent hiking from several locations, mountain biking from Bellevue, restaurants at altitude and more. It is, of course, also the first part of the long route that mountaineers take when attempting to reach the summit of Mont Blanc.
Down in the valley just below St Gervais, Le Fayet contains more shops and restaurants. It is also where the nearest train station lies, plus has the benefit of a casino.
See www.saintgervais.com for more information, including details of festivities and activities that occur throughout the year.
Further afield, at the end of the valley is Les Contamines (10km). It is part of the same ski area, though not connected by piste or lift. In summer, activities for all the family include: the Pontet Leisure Park, fishing, swimming, boating and even a dog sled park. www.lescontamines.com for more info.
Megève, at 10km, is at the heart of the Evasion Mt Blanc ski area. Although it may be a small resort, it has all the shopping and restaurants you could wish with an unlimited budget! Activities include the via ferrata, mountain biking, canyoning, hiking and more. www.megeve.com.
Of course, also nearby is the world famous Chamonix. At 24km, it is less than half an hour away by car and well worth the journey. Famous for the quantity, quality and variety of its off-piste skiing, it also has a fantastic array of activities in the summer. From paragliding to hikling to white water rafting and everything in between. Chamonix is also the base for: the Aguille du Midi (at 3842m / 12,605 ft is a 360 degree panorama with direct views of the peak of Mt Blanc.), Glacier des Bossons and much, much more. www.chamonix.com.
With a car, though not an extensive list, the following areas would be possible to visit: Albertville [Town - 42.5km], Beaufort [Town, Cheese - 53km], Anncey [Town, Shopping, Restaurants, Lake, Boating, Swimming - 87.5km].
Alternative nearby ski resorts: Chamonix [24km], Argentiere [32km], Courmayeur [Italy via Mt Blanc tunnel, 41.5km] Samoens [46.5km], Flaine [48.5km], Verbier [Switzerland - 87.4km].
For road cyclists, there are plenty of climbs in the area. However, some of the more famous climbs include:
Col des Aravis [31.5km - 1486m], Col des Saises [33km - 1650m], Col de la Croix Fry [40km - 1477m], Le Grand-Bornand [44.5km - 944m], Col de la Colombiere [46.5km - 1613m].
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£260|
|Stay tax||€2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|
There are optional charges. Linen (two towels and bedding) is charged at €12.00 per person, per week if required. Cleaning can be arranged at either €60.00 or €100.00, depending on level required.