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Samoëns apartment, sleeps 4-6 within village. Free Wi-Fi

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Stylish, comfortable, 55m2 - 2 bedroomed apartment close to all amenities

SamoensAlpineHoliday.com - Our 2 bedroom apartment for rent is a stylish, comfortable property, located in the beautiful and historic village of Samoëns, Haute-Savoie, France, just 1 hour from Geneva.

The apartment offers the ideal base to experience an unforgettable ski or summer holiday. Located within the picturesque village, you can experience the unsurpassed beauty and culture of this area. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, enjoy a host of activities from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to mountain biking, rafting or even paragliding in the summer.

Apartment: Tastefully decorated and fully equipped, the apartment offers everything for a comfortable stay for up to 6 people at any time of the year.

Relax and enjoy the views on one of the two balconies or take a stroll into the village to wander around the shops, restaurants and cafes. Samoëns remains unspoilt by ski lifts so to access the skiing, simply take the free ski bus outside the apartment to be taken to the new Grand Massif Express, 900m away.

In the summer, nature is on your doorstep with wonderful walks by the river Giffre or mountain bike trails directly accessible without the need of a car.

Samoens: Samoëns is officially recognised as one of France's prettiest villages and the only ski resort to be listed as a land of art and history. This year round resort forms part of the Grand Massif region with it's 265km of pistes, including Flaine, Morillon, Sixt Fer a Cheval and Les Carroz.

If you are looking for an alpine holiday in a village with genuine culture and life, then this is the place for you. Located within 1 hour's easy drive from Geneva, why go anywhere else.

Summer: Samoëns is an also an ideal location to spend your holiday during the warmer months. The charming old streets with an array of regional commerce, original architecture and friendly residents provide a wonderful atmosphere that makes you welcome throughout the whole year.

The village is steeped in history which is symbolised by the Gros Tilleul - a large lime tree planted in 1438 in the square.

Activities in the summer include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, climbing, swimming, golf, family adventure parks, horse riding ...the list is enormous!

More Details

Owner
Kevin Wilson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
9 November, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very pleasant and comfortable staying (we liked to have the wifi - the dvd's - the kitchen - mostly we liked the decoration. Hope we will have an occasion to rent your apartment again.
Nov 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Samoëns in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunks
    LIving Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
New for winter 2013, we've added Orange TV with approx. 100 channels. For 2014 we're upgrading the internet, yet again to VDSL2 with up to 70M download speeds.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Samoëns apartment, sleeps 4-6 within village. Free Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 22 reviews
5

Skiing the Grand Massif

  • 5 of 5

Skiing the Grand Massif

Our goal for the vacation was to get as much skiing as possible. The apartment played an important role in that goal. The location was excellent for a number of reasons; access to the Blue ski bus for Grand Massif Telecabin – Pont de Clevieux stop 4 minutes walk or the Cinema stop 5 minutes walk. Also access to White ski bus for Morrillon Telecabin - Cinema stop 5 minutes walk. Access to the Sherpa supermarket – 5 minutes walk. Access to town for shops restaurants etc – 7-10 minutes walk. Access to ski hire – 5 minutes walk to Chalet Giffre.

The apartment is clearly a family home and well-appointed with everything your need. The kitchen is simple but functional, well equipped with the necessary tools. The surprise was no conventional oven but a combi; microwave, grill & oven. But instructions allowed us to quickly adapt and we had excellent meals. Although we were five adults only having one bathroom and one toilet, usage was never an issue. Never without hot water. Lounge and dining area served the purpose adequately. Even used the balconies. The main bedroom was good, the second bedroom is compact for two adults. The last adult slept on the sofa bed in lounge.

Couple of areas where the experience could be improved:

Apartment Information Pack . I know there were links in emails, info laminates in the apartment and a pile of brochures, but having all the key info in one place would enhance the overall experience. It could contain;

The info laminates

Details of supermarkets

Ski Hire Shops

How to access the ski locker – need two keys

Refuse area

Restaurants / bars

Ski bus timetables

Etc

The feedback on the sofa bed was; uncomfortable. Used mattress on floor rather than sofa bed frame.

Having said that the experience was still 5 star. Would return.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in Samoens and we enjoyed another amazing week. The apartment was clean upon arrival and the directions/instructions for accessing the apartment were very clear. The kitchen was well stocked with basics and we just topped up anything that we used like porridge/washing powder/loo roll etc. The ski hire at Xtreme Glisses was just so easy with simple parking at the bottom of the ski lifts (or a 10 minute walk away) and hardly any queuing at all. The village of Samoens is so pretty and, with the apartment being only two minutes walk away from the central square, it meant that early morning trips to the boulangerie were an easy trip.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice Apartment in great location for skiing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment over the Christmas week and found it very nice with good facilities. It is in an apartment block with good access to town centre and more importantly if you are there in winter the skiing. Their is a ski hire shop 50 metres away with the lifts another 100 metres away. This makes it really easy every day to go to and from slopes with minimum fuss. You can leave your hire equipment in shop to dry out overnight. Town centre is very close with good shopping and selection of restaurants to choose from. We would certainly consider both this apartment and Samoens for another winter holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we greatly appreciate any positive review, it would be misleading to say that the lifts are 150m from the apartment when they are in fact at the edge of the village about 800m away. Like most people who stay in Samoens, one would normally take the free shuttle bus to access the lifts.
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Samoens

  • 5 of 5

Apartment very well equipped and maintained.

Excellent location for enjoying Samoens and surrounding attractions.

We had a great 2 weeks walking in the area and also enjoyed rafting, parapenting and via ferrata.

Would recommend this apartment and wish to return ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Always welcome to return.
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Summer in Samoens

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd summer visit to Samoens; each time staying in this charming apartment. The apartment is located on the outskirts of the village, is quiet, and enjoys a stunning backdrop of mountains. But it is also just a few minutes walk from the village itself, and so is convenient for a leisurely stroll to the shops during the day, or restaurants in the evening.

The apartment is always exceptionally clean, very nicely furnished, and well appointed. In addition it has plenty of entertainment facilities should one be unlucky with the weather. As well as TV, there is a DVD player with a selection of DVD’s. There is also a PC with a good broadband connection. There is plenty of adjacent private parking space. Booking has always been easy; the owner is very affable and will readily help with any query or problem.

Samoens is an extremely pretty village, and whilst there is typical development which is inevitable in an area which attracts so many visitors both winter and summer, the village itself has lost very little of its old world charm and always has a very peaceful atmosphere. As well as its shops, it has a number of restaurants, creperies and cafe’s, all small and traditional, and there are additional restaurants available in neighbouring villages. There is also a good supermarket nearby, including filling station.

Nestled in the upper Giffre valley, there are many excellent local walks which can be taken direct from the apartment. There are even more within a short drive, like the fabulous Cirque du Fer de Cheval. We always like to fit in a visit to Chamonix; the Mt Blanc Glacier and the Aiguille du Midi should not be missed! We also often visit Annecy which is just a blaze of flower colour during the summer months.

We would thoroughly recommend both apartment and village for a most relaxing summer visit.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks for such an excellent review. You are always welcome to visit again.
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Spring 2011 in Samoen

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely 1 week stay in this apartment. All dealings with the owner Kevin were prompt and easy.The photos are accurate and the property is well maintained and kept very clean.

The apartment was large enough for 2 to 4 people but could be squeezy for 6 people unless you are on very friendly terms with each other. The kitchen is small but well equipped and part of the open plan dining room and lounge area. The main bedroom has a double size water bed and there is plenty of cupboard storage in both bedrooms. The TV seems to be French language only. There is a small selection of DVD's so bringing your own supply of DVD's might be a good idea unless your French is good. The internet connection is very fast.

The location was great as it is only a 5 minute walk into the centre of Samoen village. Lots of lovely little shops, restuarants, cafes etc. The botanic garden makes a nice excursion. We did some lovely hikes including one up to the Lac de Gers and one up almost to the top of the Aouille de Criou - fantastic views. It was nice that there were some hiking books and Carte de Randonnee maps in the apartment.

We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to other guests.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We have now added Orange TV which has approximately 100 TV channels, including a few in English. For movies we've added a media player with a hard drive so guests now have a choice of over 100 movies and TV series in English and French. We've also replaced the mattress in the main bedroom for the next season.
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Samoëns
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Cluses
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Cluses
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Samoëns
Nearest Ski
900 Metres
Samoëns
Car: not necessary

Ski: The Grand Massif is one of France's biggest ski area and has 265km of pistes, offering a variety of terrain for all levels, reliable snow cover and lack of queues. The ski season runs from mid-December until the end of April. Samoëns was formerly linked to the circuit a few miles from the village so a ski bus trip was needed to reach the slopes, but now a gondola, the Grand Massif Express, lifts skiers from the village centre up to a key plateau on the circuit, at 1600m, in just eight minutes.

Besides the huge ski area, the Grand Massif has many additional attractions such as wonderful children's snow gardens, a variety of slopes for beginners and experts alike, jamparks and superb panoramic views at Tete des Saix, Les Grands Vans, Les Grandes Platieres, Les Dents Blanche, Les Aravis, the Jura Range and of course the magnificent Mont Blanc.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Samoëns, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
27 Aug 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£428
for 5 nights
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£64
£428
 
 
High
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,026
for 5 nights
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£184
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Mid
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£589
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£96
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High
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,026
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£184
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High
17 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,079
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£194
£1,080
 
 
Mid
3 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,026
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£184
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Mid
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£589
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£96
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Mid
7 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£616
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£102
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Low
21 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£375
for 4 nights
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£67
£443
 
 
High
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£616
for 5 nights
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£102
£616
 
 
High
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£651
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£109
£653
 
 
Low
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£442
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£67
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£738
for 5 nights
£990
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £223.03
Cleaning £107.05
Stay tax £0.45 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Rates do not include the local tourist tax @ 0.30 Euros per adult per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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