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Luxurious, modern 3-bedroom ski apartment | Walk to lift | Close to shops & bars

Bedrooms 3
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious duplex in heart of Argentiere village | Ski locker | Home cinema |

This is a very well equipped, modern ski apartment in the centre of the village that is perfect for families and friend of up to six people.

A five minute walk from the lift at Grand Montets, the Old Library is beautifully furnished with a high-tech audio visual media centre, two bathrooms and a full and well equipped kitchen.

The balcony overlooks Argentiere village square and is just ten minutes from Chamonix town by bus or car.

The property, which is on the second floor, has been furbished and decorated to a high standard and is spread over two floors.

The first floor consists of:

Lounge / dining area with two sofas and table for six. A large flat screen TV linked to an Apple Mini Mac and BOSE sound system. WiFi internet throughout.

Fully equipped kitchen.

Double bedroom.

Bathroom with whirlpool bath and toilet.

The second floor is accessed via a staircase from the lounge and consists of:

A double bedroom

A twin bedroom

Toilet and shower room

The apartment has double height ceilings in the lounge with two large Velux windows which give it its light and airy feel.

The Old Library rental apartment is in the centre of Argentiere in the Chamonix valley close to the Grand Montets ski lift at the very foot of Mont Blanc Europe's highest mountain.

The Old Library offers a For skiers and snowboarders looking for high-quality accommodation, close to both the ski lifts and bars and restaurants, the Old Library rental apartment in Chamonix's Argentiere is a fantastic option.

The building sits right in the centre of the village between the Office du Tourisme / Marie and The Office Bar / Restaurant.

Super U supermarket is only 50m away as is the local boulangerie where fresh bagattes and croissants are available for breakfast.

Only 500m walk from the Old Library rental apartment is Grand Montets; a world-renowned ski area with lifts up to 3,400m. The upper section offers the most accessible off-piste skiing and snowboarding in the Chamonix valley.

Evolution 2 and ESF both operate ski schools from there. A good selection of ski schools are also found at the skiing areas of La Balme / Le Tour, Brevent and Les Houches, all of which are easily reachable by car or the free valley ski-bus system.

Mountain guides are easily found for those looking to ski tour or head off-piste with the 17km-long Vallee Blanche that descends from 3,900m at the the Aiguille du Midi to 1,000 and the valley floor, being highly popular.

Summer brings flocks of walkers, rock climbers and mountaineers to the area to climb on and around Mont Blanc itself.

Chamonix is also a popular area for paragliding and mountain biking with several sites dedicated to the sports.

Travel cot and high chair available - please contact Mont Blanc Retreats for availability.

Linen/towels and end of stay cleaning are included in the price. Mid week change can be provided at an additional charge as can a chef/maid service.

A security deposit of € 750 is taken via an authorised credit card payment. Charges are only levied if there is damage to the chalet or if excessive cleaning is required. No charge is made without prior consultation with the card holder.

More Details

Property Manager
Mont Blanc Retreats
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2017

About Mont Blanc Retreats

Mont Blanc Retreats is a British Rental agency specialising in high quality chalets and apartments in the Mont Blanc region.

A larger selection of our properties is found on our website.

Why Mont Blanc Retreats chose Chamonix - Mont Blanc area

The Old Library's central position in Argentiere village means your holiday needn't just be about the skiing. The convenience of shops, bars and restaurants right outside the front door mean this property is one of our most heavily booked, especially in winter.

Add in luxurious leather sofas, a high-tech media centre, two bathrooms, three bedrooms and a ski locker and the Old Library is a wonderful place to spend a holiday in the Chamonix valley.

What makes this apartment unique

Mont Blanc Retreats also arrange airport transfer and in valley transport.

In winter: ski/snowboard hire and lessons.

In summer: climbing tuition and guides, paragliding, rafting, kayaking, ascents of Mont Blanc and even helicopter rides.

Contact info@montblanc-retreats.com for bookings and more information.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We had a lovely week in the Old Library in Argentiere. The appartment was very clean, warm and comfortable with all the equipment we required and more - never thought we'd need such a big telly, but we still used it! It was extremely convenient for groceries and ski hire, souveniers etc as the shops are 50m away. The walk to the bus stop was not too onerous either - about 5 mins. The welcome and administration was excellent. The only thing we'd like to recommend is some extra shelves in the kitchen area. Otherwise we had a super week and would definitely consider going there again."
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Argentière in Chamonix

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom one has a whirlpool bath. Both have heated towel rails.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into a double if needed
  • Child cots can be provided on request.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The lounge does have a sofa bed but the accommodation is limited to six people.


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Luxurious, modern 3-bedroom ski apartment | Walk to lift | Close to shops & bars
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews

We found the property just great. Extremely convenient location and good layout of rooms for privacy

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend to others. The kitchen needs a microwave oven and we never figured out how to turn on TV but these were minor issues.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in the heart of Argentiere. Convenient for the slopes and the village and got everything that you need. This is the second year that we have stayed here which says it all!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

The property was as described in the listing. It was clean and well maintained, although the upstairs shower had a poor flow of water. We found the property very comfortable and was ideally located in the centre of the village, within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants. Mont Blanc Retreats provided excellent customer service. This area of the Alps is beautiful and there was plenty to do during the summer. We purchased a 5 day (non-consecutive) mont blanc pass and this was excellent value for money, we would highly recommend paying the extra for the mont blanc panoramic gondola ride into Italy, which was the highlight of our trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment walkable to Grand Monet lifts

  • 4 of 5

A lovely apartment with X box and Wii for the kids, can walk them to ski school which is a bonus after a few years of the bus! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Convient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Right in the centre of the village, well situated and well equipped. Comfortable will all you need in the apartment, and great sound and entertainment system. Management company are very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. The Old Library is one of our most popular places and it is booked almost continuously through the winter. We loved having you guys staying there and hope to see you again.
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Everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with top-flight service from HomeAway. Nervous at first - so far away from home - but ended up being the easiest holiday I've ever planned. Argentiere magnificent, and HomeAway presents a seamless sign-up, payment, and key-transfer process! Best: totally safe and happy environment for my 4-year-old who (downside or part of his cultural education?) is now an insufferable cheese snob.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. It's great to hear how much people love the Old Library. It's one of our most popular properties and always full in-season. Thanks also for the kind comments for the rental and management teams. They weren't actually from HomeAway itself. Mont Blanc Retreats handle the booking process for the Old Library and Mont Blanc Management manages the bookings once people arrive. We are really glad to hear you liked their service.
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Autoroute Blanche
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Grand Montets
Car: not necessary

Argentiere is 10 minutes by car to the Alpine town of Chamonix Mont Blanc. It sits at the base of one of the best ski areas in the region, the Grands Montets and is only 5 minutes from La Balme ski area.

The Grands Montets is the highest ski domaine in the region, at 3300m at the top station! It is a heaven with skiers and boarders alike.

Switzerland and Italy are both close by.

The infamous Vallee Blanche ski run which descends 17km from the top of the Aiguille du Midi to Chamonix is accessed by the Aiguilee de Midi lift just 10 minutes away.

The summer has plenty to offer with walking, hiking and mountaineering on your door step as well as paragliding, rock climbing, white water rafting and mountain biking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Argentière, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
UTMB 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £750

Rental is arranged through Mont Blanc Retreats Ltd - www.montblanc-retreats.com

Payment through this site is calculated in British Sterling. However, due to the instability of that currency, we can only accept payment in Euros.

Payment are now taken in Euros for all our properties using the using the Stripe Secure Payment Platform.

Bookings are secured upon a 30% deposit with the balance taken 8 weeks before your arrival date.

On acceptance of your reservation, we will send you a payment link that takes you through to Stripe’s Secure Payment Terminal, where you enter your card details yourself and make your payment.

We understand that you may still want to pay using the Homeaway Payment System in British Sterling. This is still available on certain properties, but only with full payment at the time of booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.