|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Homely apartment for week long rentals in the heart of the Maurienne valley with superb access to the three valleys ski area via the 3v express gondola, +10 other ski/mountain resorts in the Maurienne and the Vanoise national park.
The very spacious ~45 Sqm apartment located in Residence Le Hameau des Eaux Orelle comes with a contrasting finish, greater space, and competitive price versus the majority of others in the Residence; whilst enjoying all the on site amenities such as access to the spa/pool/sauna/steam room/bar/restaurant/supermarket/ski locker/bus access to 3v telecabine/secure underground car parking/Laundry facilities/hi speed wifi availability.
To those less familiar, the commune of Orelle is located in the middle of the picturesque Maurienne valley and is superbly located for various outdoor pursuits...
Skiing in the 3 vallees (the words largest linked ski domain) - With the purpose built 3 valless express telecabine situated in Orelle you are just 15 minutes away from skiing in the world largest ski area after riding on the worlds largest telecabine. Snow is guaranteed from December to May as the telecabine drops you off at the ~2400m plan bouchet, with onward access to Val Thoren, Meribel and Courcheval. Between Orelle and Val Thorens you have the ability to fly like a bird rather than skiing, taking the 100km/h zip line 'the Tyrolienne'. However if your just starting out skiing there is a training area at the top of the Gondola and the ESF ski school.
Within a short drive of +10 other Maurienne valley mountain resorts (skiing, hiking etc.) - If you want to try another ski resort the Maurienne has a wealth of opportunities to try somewhere new for a day trip (22 in total). You even have the option to buy a 6 day pass for the entire valley (which is considerably cheaper than a 6 day 3v pass - see links). Personal favourites include Aussios, LaNorma and Vallorie (all great in summer too for hiking, mountain biking, via ferata, climbing). Note: I very strongly recommend that guests have a car, not only to potentially visit other resorts but for travel to the locals towns 5-10 mins away for shopping etc - Modane , St Michelle De Maurienne and St Jean de Maurienne.
Road biking in the Maurienne (the worlds largest cycling domain) - Those familiar with road biking will have heard of Galibier, La Toussuire, Val Frejus, Croix de la Fer etc (naming just a few). With Orlle being right in the heart of the worlds biggest cycle domain you can be impersonating Tour De France greats by reaching the foot of these famous climbs <30 mins cycle from the front door.
On the door step of the Vanoise national park (France's first national park) - For those interested in hiking, climbing and nature spotting the vanoise national park is right on the door step. In fact the apartment its self has a wealth of mapped/signposted walking trails just outside the front door... ranging from 1 hour trails with the opportunity to see deer, to +5 hr treks above the tree-line into the Vanoise with Marmots aplenty.
An hour and half away from Lyon, Turin, Grenoble - If you fancy a off outdoor pursuits these bustling cities are just a short drive away for shopping/sightseeing... as is the superb Rhone Alpes Walibi theme park.
Access to the Orelle is easy, there is no requirement to spend 45 mins winding up a track to reach the resort (the telecabine does that for you every morning in 15 mins), its 5 mins from the autoroute A43. It is within 2 hours drive of no less than 5 airports (Lyon, Chambery, Turin, Geneva, Grenoble), and within 3 hours of Milan airports. Or if wanting to travel by rail the Paris to Milan TGV train stops 10 mins away from Orelle at St Michelle de Maurienne and Modane .
The photos and description should provide you with all the detail you need on the apartment itself. Looking around you hopefully will see its very competitive in terms of price/size/bed/quality versus the other apartments available in the residence.
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To ensure your expectations are realistic about Orelle:
-What Orelle is... a superbly located small and quiet commune with superb access to affordable outdoor pursuits. Its great for families wanting to spend time together and for those serious about making the most of outdoor activities. Next to the telecabine there is a ski school office, ski pass office, tourist office, couple of souvenir/ski/rental shops and a bar. At the top of the telecabine there is a restaurant/bar. In the Hameau (5 mins walk to/from the telecabine) there is a bar/restaurant and small supermarket.
-What Orelle is not... a party central ski resort with multiple bars/shops/night clubs. Although you can have a 'apres' beer in the restaurant bar at the top of the telecabine, and more in the bar at the bottom of the telecabine or the hameau bar itself whilst watching sport. You cant go jump from bar to bar until the early hours; if you want to do that look elsewhere.
Travel and outdoor fanatic, partner to Angeline and dad to Tristan (10)
Hobbies (aside from 'socalising' and sport) include skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, football and hiking.
Brought the apartment in 2015 due to superb location, its ability to meet the requirements of the entire family and friendliness of the locals.
Jeremy purchased this apartment in 2015
It is very well finished (warm, spacious, power shower, superb views), with all the perks (pool, high speed wifi, spa, little super market, good beer in the bar!), well priced (less than half the cost of a Meribel, VT pad - with friendlier locals) and in the most unbelievable location... for skiing you have the ability to try multiple different resorts in the Maurienne if you want to try something different to the world biggest ski domain on the doorstep (3v); its in the middle of the biggest cycle area in the world with handfuls of the most famous Tour de France climbs less than 30 mins cycle from the door; multiple Ski resorts turned mountain biking/hiking destinations in summer including the amazing Vanoise national park; quaint sized towns 15 mins away (St Jean De Maurienne, Modane) and Lyon/Turin 1.5 hrs away for day trips!
Its just perfect for active families at any time of the year.
So many.... but for me its the location... For outdoor pursuits and to get away from the concrete abyss, the apartment is perfect!
Best in class skiing, rock-climbing and road/mountain biking opportunities aside; the apartment its self has a wealth of mapped/signposted walking trails just outside the front door... ranging from 1 hour trails with the opportunity to see deer, to +5 hr treks above the tree-line into the Vanoise with Marmots aplenty (these walking trails really are superb and personal favourite of mine - if you want any information on this, just get in touch with me).
You definitely wont get bored at any time of the year if your active.
We stayed for a week skiing and enjoyed the place a lot. Nice value for price. The apartment is bigger than we thought of; there was all we needed. The landlord helped us with some tips for skiing and was very nice to us. Orelle is more of a calm village, so don't expect to much of partying and Aprés Ski. You can enter the trois Valées skiing area without any problems from Orelle, just take a short walk down the hill or a 2min ride by car.
And make sure to bring your speedos — you can excess a spa in the complex but only with speedos. They could turn the sauna a bit warmer ;)
It was a pleasant surprise to find an elevator and underground parking in the residence. Extremely convenient to load all the luggage at arrival and skis everyday.
Amazing view from the huge balcony! Apartment is well equipped with everything necessary: starting with cooking and ending with games. Very convenient and big fridge. It was very clean and all the cleaning materials were provided.
Apartment is decorated with a great taste! The balcony is equipped with chairs and table to enjoy beautiful sunsets with a glass of wine.
Every 15 minutes there's a free shuttle bus to the lifts, extremely convenient. It is also an advantage to use the sauna and spa-zone for free after skiing.
The owner is very friendly and helpful, very quick to reply and understanding all issues. It was a pleasure to communicate and we thank Jeremy for his thorough approach!
Highly recommend this property! It was a great pleasure to stay there and we can't way to come back!
L'appartement est spacieux et bien équipé. Il serait bien de mettre le pommeau de douche en hauteur de façon a faire également douche sinon tout était parfait. L'appart est bien situé et . On a pu profiter de la piscine et du spa. Apres de bonnes randonnées, cela détend bien. Il y a Valloire, la Norma, beaucoup de joli coin à visiter a coté. Merci à Jéremy, le propriétaire qui a toujours répondu à mes questions.
Logement spacieux et chaleureux où nous avons été à l'aise (à 4 personnes ). Intimité garantie (dans l'appartement et vis à vis des voisins). Situation idéale à l'aplomb du tunnel où l'autoroute disparaît.
Propriétaire sympathique et très réactif par mail. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié, chaque jour, l'"espace détente "(piscine, spa, et hammam) mais regretté que le sauna ait été hors service. Le restaurant et l'épicerie étaient fermés, par contre, en été. Enfin, c'est avant tout une région splendide où nous nous sommes régalés de randonnées! Une très bonne semaine de vacances estivales.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
-High speed Wifi available for €15 per week (standard across the residence; sign up onsite; covers 2 concurrent devices)
-Please be aware that the security deposit is mandatory. As its our family holiday home please understand that we have to do this to safeguard against any material damage/theft
-Potential nightly rate available upon request (for stays less than 7 nights). Contact the seller.