Lovely top-floor apartment in a classic Alpine style lodge to rent in the beautiful village of Samoëns, in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps. Samoëns sits in the stunning Giffre Valley which lies in between the Morzine and Chamonix valleys. It was described as one of France's best resorts by an article in the Telegraph in 2012. From Samoëns, the whole of the Grand Massif ski area, which includes Flaine, can be explored. Samoëns is just a 50 minute drive from Geneva.
Our apartment is located just 5 minutes walk from the centre of Samoëns and the free/frequent ski-bus stops just across the road. These buses run every 8 minutes to the Grand Massif Express ski lift during winter and the journey takes 5 minutes.
(Note, our apartment is also listed on Abritel, HomeAway's sister site if you prefer to pay in Euros directly. Property 1384709a)
It's the only apartment on the top floor and has high ceilings which extend into the apex of the roof. The living room has a working stone fireplace and a large south-facing balcony with patio-style doors. The kitchen has been completely re-fitted to a high standard with oak furnishings, new appliances and additional work-surface space. There is an extendable oak table and chairs to seat 4/5 beside the kitchen.
The apartment has a double/twin bedroom at the back that includes a balcony with views to Le Criou mountain. The second, larger bedroom, with a double and a single bed (stored under the double), is accessed via steps from the living room up to a large private mezzanine level. There is a bathroom/shower room and a separate WC. In the living room, there is a large double sofa bed. Including the mezzanine level and balconies, 74m2 of living space is available.
Being the only apartment with lift access on the 3rd floor, the large hallway area outside the apartment can be used for additional storage. The apartment has its own private parking space in the underground garage and there are secure cupboards to store skis, boots and bikes there too. There is additional parking at the rear of the building.
If you prefer to walk to the slopes, there are lockers by the ski lifts and it's a 10–15 minute walk from the apartment, naturally stopping for some pain au chocolat on route!!
Samoëns is just as enjoyable in the summer with lots of things to do and see, including hiking, mountain biking (using the telecabine for access), swimming pools (10 minute walk), tennis, whitewater rafting, an outdoor adventure park, weekly markets and numerous summer festivals. Please see Samoens official website for details.