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Spacious top floor apartment to rent in Samoens, Grand Massif

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

Two-bedroom top floor apartment in an alpine style lodge, Samoens, Grand Massif

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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.

The 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.

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.

Sleeps 4–6

More Details

Mark Steward
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Mark Steward

We are from Stirling in Scotland and have been visiting the French Alps in summer and winter for the last 10 years.

Mark Steward purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Mark Steward chose Flaine - Grand Massif

It's a good size apartment for a family, has lots of character and the views are amazing.

What makes this apartment unique

The views, ski bus opposite and five minutes to the centre of Samoens.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Spacious top floor apartment to rent in Samoens, Grand Massif
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Charming & Well Appointed Apartment

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 spent a delightful week here over Easter. It was wonderful to arrive after a long journey to find a decent bottle of red ready to be quaffed on the sunny balcony. The property is comfortable & cosy and perfectly positioned for wandering into Samoens for an evening meal or drink. The ski bus stops just outside the apartment but we found it easier just to throw the skis in the roof-box and drive to the GME. Parking was never an issue at either the apartment or the GME, despite some very "civilised" start times and the owner couldn't have been more helpful, both when planning our holiday and while we were there. Many thanks - we would very happily return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: thank you
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Un vrai bonheur !

  • 5 of 5

Cet appartement est vraiment très agréable.

Tout y est propre et pratique ! De la place de prkg en sous sol en passant par la cuisine, la salle de bain et la literie et la cheminée, vous y trouverez tout ce dont vous avez besoin !

Les vues sur la montagne du salon et celle de la chambre des enfants sont magnifiques.

Nous y avons séjourné cet hiver et espérons vraiment pouvoir y retourner rapidement.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: merci
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Great location opposite ski Bus stop and 2 min walk in to Town.

  • 5 of 5

A great rental with easy access to Local town (Samoens) and opposite Ski bus stop.

Apartment is well furnished with everything you will need to self cater and has plenty of room for the family to relax after a long day on the piste.

Excellent communication from start to finish with Mark the owner and we will definitely be returning !.

Family Clipston

Feb 16

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Owner's Response: thanks Kirsty
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A well-equipped and spacious apartment in a good location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this apartment. The description was accurate and the views from the balconies amazing. Compared to other properties we have used, the kitchen was well equipped and we self-catered every day. We enjoyed making use of both the fondue set and the racklette! We were driving and this property is just off the main road, and so it would be easy to access even if there was lots of snow. It's only a short, flat walk into town and the supermarket is also convenient.

The owner was very helpful and let us be flexible with the change-over day. On arrival, the apartment was very clean and there was plenty of towels, tea-towels etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks
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Magnifique appartement

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine dans cet appartement. Nous pensons même y retourner. Tout était parfait. Le centre ville est a 5 minutes à pied. Nous avons fait plusieurs randonnées au départ de Samoëns.

Les propriétaires, bien qu'ils soient en Angleterre, répondent rapidement à vos mails.

Nous recommandons cet appartement.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup. Mark +44 ( 0 ) 7799431699 Stirling, Ecosse Royaume-Uni
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Family friendly bolthole in an unspoiled resort

  • 5 of 5

I came out to this apartment with my 6-year-old son for a start-of-the-summer getaway. We weren't sure what to expect in July as we know that Samoens is a popular ski resort; I've also skied in many Alpine resorts that I can't imagine look very charming in the summer (Val Thorens, I'm thinking of you).

However, Samoens is wonderful. The central market square has an old town, laid-back feel to it with friendly bars, restaurants including one that had (until recently) a Michelin star (and is still very good), a botanic garden and some intriguing shops. The boulangerie is proper old school yum.

A little further out there is an open air swimming pool, a river, a golf driving range and oodles of places to walk. The valley itself is stunning. Things Samoens doesn't have - lots of nightclubs, vodka bars and Subways. Ace as far as I'm concerned.

This apartment is 5 mins walk from the town centre. It is the upper, central apartment in the eaves of a building so it has a cool mezzanine level and the main living area is double the normal height. With the views out over the balcony and the fireplace, all it needs is a bearskin rug and you'd feel like James Bond. Well, I would, maybe. The stereo has Bluetooth hook-up, so you can get some tunes on through your phone. The kitchen has recently been modernised and the bathroom is clean and bright.

I haven't been in ski season but the apartment is 10 mins from a lift that connects to a large ski area. This is a fairly new lift which perhaps explains why the town has been spared the 1970s-concrete-nightmare-makeover that many French towns endured. My family will be back in winter to see what the skiing is like. I recommend.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Grand Massif

Weekly markets


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Samoëns, Flaine - Grand Massif

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2016 - Mid term
11 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017 - March/April
4 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Cleaning £70
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Private car park and garage available. Samoens can be reached by transfer from Geneva airport. By car, it's an easy 50 minute drive.

Price includes linen/towels, heating, electricity, hot water and wifi.

There is an additional fee of £60 or €80 for cleaning. This should be left at the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Wall-hung shower. Separate WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Although on the mezzanine, the bedroom is very private
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be rotated within the room and pushed together
  • Large, private mezzanine- double and a single bed. Two electric fans provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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