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Great apartment in ski resort Serre-Chevalier, France - Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

Popular Features
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

About the property

3 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen and living area

Petit Bivouac translates as 'little shelter in the mountain', but you can be assured that our flat will be more comfortable than a simple mountain hut!

The flat is one of four flats in a detached building and is located on the first floor. There is ample parking available only to the residents of the building. The flat has two double bedrooms and a third bedroom which can be either a double bed or twin bedroom. There is a comfortable double sofa bed in the living area. Facilities for young children is possible upon request.

With a balcony, an open plan kitchen and living area with a wood burner for those cosy winter evenings, the flat is perfect for families and friends on holiday. In addition there is cable TV and wireless internet access to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.

There are three ski stations in Serre-Chevalier and the flat is located 1km from Chantemerle and less than a 1km from Villeneuve which are the two largest stations in the resort

Need further assistance? : We know the resort of Serre-Chevalier and surrounding areas very well as Ben has lived here and still has family here. Therefore if you need further assistance in planning your holiday or have any questions - please do not hesitate to contact us.

More Details

Ben & Teri Challier
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Cantonese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
2 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Merci pour votre mail: le séjour s'est fort bien déroulé et je dois souligner que votre appartement est à la fois très fonctionnel, très agréable et complet. Rares sont les locations où l'on a le sentiment en peu de temps de se sentir chez soi (à titre perso, je ne pouvais qu'apprécier un endroit où le propriétaire a les DVD de "crash" et "las vegas parano"!)

Parmi les (nombreux) points positifs:

- l'équipement très complet de l'appartement.

- le poële à bois (à la fois agréable et très efficace)

Parmi les (rares) points de progrès:

- prévoir peut-être une nappe (ou toile cirée) permettant de protéger la table au moment des repas.

- sur le parking, le stockage de la neige en haut (à côté de l'entrée) créé une couche de verglas sur la pente lorsque la neige commence à s'écouler, rendant difficile l'accès pour sortir du parking ou pour y entrer sans glissade.

Mais honnêtement, ces 2 points de progrès n'étaient pour nous que de simples détails face à tous les avantages proposés.

Vous remercierez également l'accueil très agréable de votre soeur.
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in La Salle-les-Alpes in Hautes-Alpes

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Can be a double bed or two single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Cot can be made avaliable
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 (Green Bedroom) can be either a double bed or twin bedroom. The mattresses on the two single beds can be zipped together to make a comfortable double bed. A child's cot is available upon request. A comfortable double sofa bed is in the living area. Bed linen can be provided at an additional €30.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
There is a lockable cupboard available by the entrance of the flat for outdoor equipment. Ski boots must not be worn in the flat. There is balcony furniture available including tables and stools. There are 5 covered parking spaces to be shared between the four flats plus further uncovered parking spaces.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Great apartment in ski resort Serre-Chevalier, France - Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

The best family summer holiday we have ever had!

  • 5 of 5

We booked a mountains holiday so my husband can fulfil his dream of cycling the mountains as well as somewhere that will give our kids (13 & 10) exciting things to do other than iPads by the pool.

We rented this apartment due to its location and the local activities available. Our days were packed full of walking down (not up!) mountains, my husband cycling up the iconic TDF Col's, White Water rafting, walking along and mucking about by the river, visiting the local Spa and eating and eating great food. Was not brave enough to try canyoning, maybe next time!?

The apartment was very comfortable, clean, equipped and big enough that we didn't get in each others way with two showers and loo's which is a must with a teenager, a kitchen that had everything needed to cook (or great Pizza over the road) and washing machine / dishwasher so just like home. The bedrooms were decorated simply and beautiful and we got good nights sleep in the beds too.

Highly recommend and most likely to return

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Beautiful apartment near the slopes

  • 4 of 5

The booking was easy and efficient. The owners where constantly available to answer all of our questions. Thank you so much for letting us stay at your Petit Bivouac. The apartment was well equipped...everything you could possibly need was there especially some great toys,books and dvds. The tv was small. There was a coffee maker but an expresso machine would've been even better. The fireplace was wonderful and the bedrooms are very big and comfortable...especially the beds. The apartment was fairly quiet except for when you would step out to get in your car you notice there's a cage full of dogs barking out of control. About the parking lot, it is located on a lower level than the road and you will need special tires or chains in order to get out when it snows.

Again, thank you so much for the hospitality! It was an unforgettable vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good words regarding our Petit Bivouac, we strive to deliver excellent service and a pleasant stay to our customers. Regarding the dogs, this is new to us and although it does not affect us directly, we are working on resolving the matter, urgently. We hope to have you back next year! Kind regards Ben
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Séjour au Petit Bivouac

  • 5 of 5

Pour la deuxième, nous avons passé une semaine au Petit Bivouac.

Le bilan de la semaine est toujours aussi positif.

L'appartement est grand, chaleureux et très bien équipé. Le service est au top et le confort au Rendez Vous.

A 5, la place ne manque pas du fait des 3 chambres et du grand salon-cuisine.

L'accès au départ des pistes de Villeneuve est très facile malgré le fait qu'il nécessite de prendre la voiture ou la navette.

On se sent bien dans ce cocon et on a déjà prévu de revenir l'année prochaine.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay in Le Petit Bivouac

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the Petit Bivouac. The accommodation is very well fitted out, modern and clean. Nothing like so many ski apartments. It is on the main road running through the valley but there is no real road noise and access to the slopes is quick and easy (parking near the Aravet bubble was never an issue). There is a handy and pizza takeaway van next door so if you can't be bothered to cook or go out then good, cheap and quick food is right there.

Only negative was the noisy neighbours/thin walls upstairs. One morning we thought they must have been in with us but we moved bedrooms and didn't hear them again.

Overall highly recommended for the clean and modern set up that is so lacking in regular apartments. We really felt comfortable and at home straight away.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great flat in Serre-Chevalier

  • 5 of 5

The flat has been re-done recently and it shows! Super nice and cosy. A tasty blend of modern furniture, well equipped kitchen and good old wood. Nothing better than to start up the fire place after a day's skiing.

The flat was spotless when we arrived, nothing's missing in the kitchen, the bedrooms and bathroom are spacious enough and also very clean. The flat is also easy to clean at the end of the stay due to the tiled floor.

Location is quite central with regards to the skiing area in Serre-Che so ideal to vary it up during a stay. Good restaurants are a 10-15 minutes walk away and (very good) pizzas pretty much at the bottom of the stairs

All in all we had a great stay and would definitely recommend this chalet.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
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Would definately recommend.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment comfortably accommodated four adults and one baby. It was very clean and well appointed and were impressed with the baby facilities made available (cot, high chair and bath).

The apartment is a short distance from shops, tourist attractions, and spectacular scenery. We had relaxing week long summer vacation in this apartment and would definitely recommend it to others.

We would also like to thank the owners for providing useful information prior to our stay ( which helped greatly when planning our trip) and for making available the selection of tourist brochures in the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Grenoble, France
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The flat is located at an altitude of 1400m, in the ski resort of Serre-Chevalier, one of the biggest ski resorts in France with over 250km's of slopes to challenge you in the winter.

There are three ski stations in Serre-Chevalier and the flat is located 1km from Chantemerle and less than 1km from Villeneuve which are the two largest stations in the resort.

In the summer there are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from including rock climbing, white-water rafting, paragliding or simply relaxing in the natural hot springs of Monetier-les Bains (open all year long).

Nearby is the historical town of Briancon (9km) which was recently classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Italian town of Turin is 120km away, a drive or train ride away for a day's excursion.

The flat is conveniently located near restaurants and shopping facilities.

To find out more about the resort of Serre-Chevalier, please ask us for the address.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in La Salle-les-Alpes, Serre-Chevalier

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
11 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £170

Bed linen is provided at an additional fee of 80 euros.

25% deposit is required at the time of booking confirmation.
€200 as protection against damages will be submitted on arrival and it will be returned the deposit after the flat has been inspected.

Full rental payment must be paid 4 weeks before your rental week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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