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Yves Chadourne or Zoe Perkins

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, Italian

Low Cost Self Catering Apartments, Beautiful View of Mont Blanc Valley - Studio, Chalets Le Grand Balcon

2 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Chamonix - Mont Blanc area - Chalets Le Grand Balcon

Studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Close to Shops, Bars, Restaurants, Ski Lifts

These self catering apartments at Chalets Le Grand Balcon are in the alpine village of Les Houches with stunning views of the Mont Blanc mountain range. The centre of Les Houches is a 10 minute walk which has supermarkets, bars, restaurants, ski/cycle hire shops. Bellevue and Prarion cable car stations are both a 5 minute walk away. There is also a bus stop at the entrance of the residence which provides easy access to the centre of Les Houches and Chamonix which is only 10km away, giving you a wide range of skiing options and access to some of the best skiing in the world. Great also for mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting, kayaking, paragliding and walking in the summer. There's a lake with a children's play area, a tree top adventure course for children and public tennis courts close by.

These apartments are in easy reach of the British Ski Academy and an ideal place to stay during the UTMB

Golf: There is an 18 hole golf course in Chamonix which is 10km away.

Skiing: The apartments are a 5 minute walk from the Prarion and Bellevue ski lift. Les Houches is often open when other areas are shut due to bad weather. There are a variety of slopes, for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. There is also extensive skiing in Chamonix, Argentiere and Le Tour which are all a short bus ride away 10-20 mins. 4km away from Les Houches is the Mont Blanc tunnel which gives you access to the Italian ski resort of Courmayeur.

Special Interest: Walking and rock climbing with amazing views. Great for hikers and mountain bikers in the Summer. Other activities available include archery, rafting, cannoning and paragliding. There is also a spectacular golf course. For dogs lovers and children visit the St Bernards Dogs kennels and try dog sleighing with Husky dogs. There is also an adventure park which is situated in a wooded area of 3 hectares opposite Mont Blanc, with 70 tree bound activities with rope ladders, tibetan bridge, tyroliennes etc. Open in the summer and winter, the winter circuit is followed on snow-shoes and is always in the presence of a professional. You can also visit one of the many animal parks. There is also the possibility to have massage and beauty treatments in your apartment or on the residence.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Studio, Chalets Le Grand Balcon, Studio, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Sofa bed (double) in the living room, bunk beds in the hall way. Arm chair, large table and chairs and a TV in the living room. Leads to a balcony with stunning views. Kitchenette with 2 hobs, sink, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and all cooking equipment. Bath with shower attachment, basin, toilet and hairdryer. Comfortably sleeps 2 There are apartments which are suitable for wheelchair users, please contact me with details of disability. There is a lift in the chalet to take you to the different floors. Two deck chairs on the balcony. Balcony over looks the gardens on the residence and one of the best views of the village of Les Houches and the Mont Blanc mountains.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Yves Chadourne or Zoe Perkins (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Italian


2 holidaymaker reviews

Studio, Chalets Le Grand Balcon
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Chalet Apartment with Gorgeous views of Mont Blanc

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in studio apartments in Chalet number 7 for three consecutive visits and plan to come back for more next year. Chamonix is prohibitively expensive for long term stays in the area, and we like to stay at least a week to take advantage of all the great hikes in the summer. Chalets Le Grand Balcon gives you the experience of living in your own private chalet, but the rates are profoundly more reasonable than what it costs to stay in Chamonix. However, you do not need a car to stay here. This is extremely convenient to get to Chamonix. Les Houches is only a fifteen minute bus ride away, and the #1 bus stops right outside the Chalets Le Grand Balcon, which means door to door service into the center of Chamonix.

The chalets are gorgeous, authentically and tastefully decorated in the traditional style. There is a fully equipped kitchen, although the stove is only two burners and the fridge not full sized. The bathroom is spacious and clean with elegant fixtures. Many of the balconies look directly out at Mont Blanc--a stunning backdrop! We cooked fondue and dined on the balcony every night.

The manager is very accessible, friendly, and helpful. There is no wifi, but you can't beat the price and there are plenty of internet cafes in Chamonix. We highly recommend this to travelers looking to save money but who don't want to compromise on quality.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apts, good value, just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for some accommodation for a ski trip to the Chamonix valley. On arrival we were really delighted with the apartment – really comfortable, clean, practical, and well equipped right down to the coffee maker! It exceeded our expectations and there was a wonderful, large balcony with views up the valley onto the glaciers and the Aiguille du Midi.

The location is Les Houches is excellent – nice and quiet away from the crowds and traffic of Chamonix, and yet very accessible to all of the alpine venues. It was just a two minute walk up to the Les Houches Prarion ski lift, and no problem with skis and ski boots. Another few minutes walk in the other direction and you find the cute crossroads by the Bellevue ski lift with creperie, boulangerie, brasserie, restaurants and shops. There is a bus stop just outside giving access up the valley if you come without a car. Parking is also available for those arriving with a car.

The guardian (Zoe) was very friendly and helpful with all of our queries, provided us with useful information, and made us feel very welcome. Also flexible with arrival and departure logistics to fit in with our travel schedules.

These apartments would be an ideal all-year-round venue for visitors to the valley, skiers, climbers and outdoor enthusiasts. I will certainly use the apartments for future trips. In fact, I already have!!!

PS. These self catering apartments are not to be confused with the hotel opposite with the same name. This confused me initially when I was looking for reviews.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
700 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Les Houches
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Bellevue or Prarion
Car: not necessary

Les Houches is a traditional village at the base of Mont Blanc, 5 km from Chamonix. There's a range of activities for everybody. During summer visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rafting, climbing, paragliding, canyoning, glacial walking, plus more. All are easily accessible using several cable cars (the nearest is just 5 minutes by foot), mountain trains, local buses and well marked trails. In winter, Les Houches is one of 5 ski resorts in the Chamonix valley. Pistes are family-friendly but also provide challenging skiing for all - it hosts the Men’s World Cup Downhill race each year. There are numerous restaurants and being next to the pistes, you can pop back for lunch! Local attractions include huski dogs, St Bernard kennels, ice-skating, indoor climbing, sledging (in the garden and at a park), swimming etc. A free bus (and train) give easy access to Chamonix and the surrounding resorts. Day trips to Italy, Annecy, Geneva and skiing the Vallee Blanche are popular choices.

Other Activities: Hiking, Rafting, Climbing, Canyoning, Ice Skating,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Les Houches, Chamonix - Mont Blanc area

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21 May 2016 - 10 Jun 2016
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11 Jun 2016 - 8 Jul 2016
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9 Jul 2016 - 22 Jul 2016
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23 Jul 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
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20 Aug 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
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27 Aug 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
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10 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
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Additional pricing information

End of stay cleaning £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £114
Pet Fee £27

€40 is added to every booking to cover extra cleaning and maintenance of the apartment, you are expected to leave the apartment clean and tidy on departure in order to receive you security deposit back.

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. A non refundable deposit is required to secure the booking. The balance is paid on arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Chamonix - Mont Blanc area in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bunk beds are in the hall
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Free on resort parking available, covered garage available, please inform us of car size before arriving. Cot available at an extra charge. Laundry and maid service are available at an extra charge, please request this if needed. An oven is available in some of the apartments.

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