Apartment in heart of Samoens French Alps provides comfort and luxury, sleeps 8.
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About piral raja
We thought it be nice for you to get a brief idea of who we are. The Buqa Family... Elan He is responsible for introducing family and friends to the charms and delights of this all-rounded alpine resort, and opened the rest of us to the extreme world of Snowboarding... (he will also, happily hang out with skiers!) Quoted as saying 'I want my ashes scattered at the foot of Mont Blanc' you begin to get a feel for what makes him buzz! Having spent many seasons in different resorts, Elan has been drawn back to this picturesque, understated charm that is Samoens and surrounding Giffre Valley. As a keen Mountain Biker, he is hoping to improve his fitness level and technique by venturing the single tracks of the Valley each Summer. Piral Still relatively novice to snowboarding, she fell into the lifestyle after marriage to Elan… and hasn’t looked back since. Armed with one bit of vital snow-knowledge (‘never eat yellow snow’), she has evolved into a fully-fledged snowboarder. Having just given birth to their beautiful children Nia and Yash, Elan and Piral are both very excited about the prospect of multi-lingual toddlers skiing in nappies! Fortunately, Samoens is the perfect place for the little ones to get started on the slopes and to enjoy family friendly fun...they can’t wait! Akash An uber-cool snowboarder: edge on board, music in ear and the chilled boarder fashion that only chilled boarders get away with, he took to the sport like duck to water. Obviously, all was achieved under the strict guidance on safety and technique from Elan, his big brother (who takes all the credit to this day!) Shreeta Who says chicks can’t board? Determined to be as cool as her brothers, Shree took up snowboarding a few years ago and loves the thrill of the sport, as well as enjoying the stunning views that the alps have to offer.
piral raja purchased this Chalet in 2009
Why piral raja chose Samoëns
We, at Buqa are strong believers of 'Mi Casa es Tu Casa' and we want you to enjoy your stay at Buqa just as much as we do. Within an exclusive Chalet-style development situated on a quiet lane, the apartment offers a perfect blend of tradition with contemporary living. Stylish interior décor, a traditional wood-burning fire-place, the latest technology and accented lighting throughout give this self-catered apartment an air of comfort and luxury. A WiFi network, Wii-Fit,Sony PS3 games consoles, media system and LCD screens in each room and a huge selection of dvds, games and books give you the opportunity to truly kick back and unwind after enjoying the outdoors. The apartment has its own lockable garage with equipment storage facilities and ample outdoor parking space. The ground floor entrance leads to an open plan contemporary fully equipped kitchen/dining area, , washer/dryer and iron in utility cupboard, a stylish twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a separate WC. This is well suited for wheelchair access. The first floor is occupied by a spacious living room with a traditional wood-burning fire-place, modern technology, amazing views and a large south-facing balcony to enjoy the warm summer air and the not-so warm winter air too! The master bedroom and a stylish bathroom with Jacuzzi bath also occupy the first floor. The mezzanine floor with lots of floor space for the little ones is our definition of the ultimate chill zone. Full media system, sofa, bean bags and stunning mountain views, as well as twin beds make this area a great hang out day and night. This spacious apartment comfortably sleeps 8.
What makes this Chalet unique
Buqa Philosophy Bond, Unwind, Quality, All year around At Buqa, we want our guests to have the perfect experience, no matter what type of holiday they are after. Whether it is a family getaway, a winter activity holiday, a summer outdoor adventure or just quality time having fun with friends, we believe we can cater for all. We may not always get it right, but the difference is that WE LISTEN. We will go the whole length to make sure our guests are comfortable throughout, and smiling at the end of their stay with us. Rather than us tell you about why Buqa, Hear it straight from the hourses mouth! 'From the electrically heated ski-boot storage to clean white sheets and towels, apartment Buqa offers welcome comfort and luxury after a great day's skiing on the Grand Massif. We loved: the high tech: from kitchen to entertainment, this apartment lacks nothing - even includes a welcome jacuzzi bath and underfloor heating - not to mention the awesome wood burning fire place! We were impressed by the cleanliness and high level of maintenance.. not to mention the brilliant service and friendliness from both owner and caretaker. We will be back :-) Karl Kusta | April 2014 'The apartment was spotlessly clean, well equipped and everything worked. The location is convenient for the village but quiet, with no passing traffic. There is a log fire which is nice to sit round but there is no need to light it for heat as the underfloor heating is very effective. We were two couples and a toddler and had plenty of room. Only slight critcisms would be storage if more people stayed, and the stairs to the second floor are steep. We met the owner and the local contact person and both were very friendly and seemed to genuinely care that we had a good holiday' Anne Elvidge | February 2014
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A perfdct mountain location
There are incredible views up and down the valley from Buqa. It is in an ideal location. Close to the village. But not too close. Quiet and beautiful.
The apartment is large, spacious and well equipped.
I've used it in winter, spring and summer. It is perfect in every season.
Well appointed apartment only a few minutes walk into Samoens.
Buqa is a lovely apartment set out over three floors. The heated floors are a definite highlight making the apartment comfortably warm the instant you walk through the door. Our party consisted of four adults and two children and there was plenty of space for us to chill out as a group. The media set up in the apartment is fantastic with loads of films available on four TVs throughout the property. Luckily for us the snow was fantastic with plenty of great skiing and snowboarding. All in all a great week.
Beautiful house in a stunning French town
We stayed at Buqa for a week over new year week It is a beautiful house and comfortably housed our 2 families, 4 adults and 4 kids It is very close to the charming traditional village of samoens and it is a five minute walk down the hill. There is a ski bus to take you to the slopes but we preferred to walk each day as it is not too far and stretches the legs before your ski.
Buqa has everything you need and we were very impressed with the boxee system where there was over 200 films we could watch on the tv. The log fire and cosy living area makes it hard for you to want to go out in the evening, but we did eat at le serac New Year's Eve which was really good and very reasonable. The kids also loved the ps3 den in the attic. There is a big field in front of Buqa and the kids spent hours playing snowballs and sledging there.
Samoens is beautiful and we were really lucky to get a load of snow and blue skies. A perfect week. The grand massif is a very picturesque ski area and is one if the best we have visited Elan the owner and Gilles the property manager in samoens were fantastic right from when we booked. They answered every question and really gave us a five star service. They booked our restaurants and offered us transport whenever we needed it. Thanks for a wonderful holiday
A wonderful apartment in a beautiful town
We have just got back from a week spent in the Buqa and had the most wonderful time! The apartment was just as described and very luxurious. Everything is provided that you could possibly want and the view from the balcony was superb. To wake up every morning and have coffee and breakfast on the balcony was such a treat! The town of Samoens is lovely, very quaint with lots of lovely shops and great bakeries! There is a range of activities to do in local area including swimming in Samoens pool, walking along crystal clear river, visits to waterfalls and drives to bigger towns such as Annecy and Geneva. A must is a visit to Les Lindarets where a herd of goats roam free in the village and it was a super place to visit. The views from up here are simply breath taking too! Overall, this was one of the best holidays we have had and we will definitely be returning to Buqa and Samoens for another relaxing and invigorating holiday!
Having spend whole week at Apartment Buqa I have nothing more to say but “wow”.
Apartment is of the highest possible standard with all modern comforts like fully fitted kitchen , several bathrooms , massive TV in every bedroom and living room , satellite receiver, multimedia center with over 300 movies, Nintendo WII , under floor heating and fire place for romantic evening .
Apartment is literally 5 min walk from the village center , where you can find bars , bakeries and other shops. On that note , Buqa comes with very useful user guide regarding bars , restaurants and shops and I would strongly recommend to follow it .
Cable Car is very close to apartment , maybe 5 min by car , and compared to Chamonix , there are no those dreadful queues , and I think that ski pass is cheaper. Once at the top of the mountain there are restaurants , kinder garden , place where to rent ski equipment …again much better then Chamonix.
Ski pists are very nice and there is something for everybody , green , blue , red and off piste skiing .I would strongly recommend “Grand Tour” from Samoens to Flaine .It takes some two hours to complete but it is worth every minute of it .
Overall , great experience that I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend to the others .
Apartment Buqa, great place to have our honeymoon!
We chose Chalet Buqa for our honeymoon in Oct 09 as we wanted to spend a week in a beautiful village in the Alps. The Chalet was easy to find and only 45 minutes drive from Geneva which makes it an effortless journey. We arrived at night to find a chalet that had been really tastefully finished and was immaculately clean. We know the area well from both skiing and mountain biking, but having never been out of season before weren't sure what there would be to do during the day. Just exploring the immediate area kept us busy though. The waterfalls at Sixt fer a Cheval were really dramatic and the Botanic Gardens in town made for a great afternoon stroll in the sun. Feeling a little more energetic, we walked up to the summit of L'Aouille du Criou as it's such an impressive sight from the village. Its bigger than it looks and the views from about half way up near the Chalets were incredible. We also managed to cook some great meals; this was more down to the fantastic ingredients available in the village and the excellent kitchen than our skills. It was also great to see new technology being used so well to create such a relaxing feel, with underfloor heating, smart lighting and a great jacuzzi bath all being fully appreciated, especially after the long walk. Out of season it was the perfect place to wind down after our wedding and we had a fantastic week with Chalet Buqa playing a big part in that. Great memories and we already have plans to use it for skiing this winter.
Nick & Laura
Samoens is a summer and winter Mountains resort that makes a significant part of the Grand Massif. Regarded as a romantic resort Samoens has remained relatively undiscovered, unspoilt, cultured, charming and is a truly picturesque village. Sat at 800m, it is an ideal family holiday destination and a get-away for those who have a passion for the outdoors. Samoens is a far cry from a concrete jungle that often comes hand in hand with a typical all year round alpine resort. With its rustic, characteristic focal points dotted around Samoens, such as the Village Church, medieval water fountain in the square and The Botanical Garden at the heart, Samoens has kept ‘true to self’.
With excellent snow record in the winter months, and easily accessible at 1600m, Samoens is part of the Grand Massif, linked to a network of pistes, allowing access to 265km of extensive skiing.
In Summer, Samoens makes a significant part of the Mountain Biking culture, with 600km of track to venture.