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Daniel Smaller

Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, French

New Luxury Apt in Chamonix Centre-Large open windows/balconies overlook Mt Blanc

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday apartment in Haute-Savoie - Residence Metropole

4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms (Hammam), huge open plan kitchen/dining, fireplace, views

A brand new elegant 4 Bedroom Apartment in the middle of town with each room having it's own floor to ceiling window, mountain views or separate balcony. Relax in this spacious 150 square meter Apt with open plan kitchen/living room that is luxurious in size, light and amenities and best of all, overlooking the town and mountains outside. The recently renovated Apt is located on the square that overlooks Rue Joseph Vallot thus you can watch the town bustle below from the balcony or view the mountains of Mt Blanc. The Metropole is one of the most recognized and iconic buildings in Chamonix and it is located in the Centre of Town next to clock tower so you will never get lost nor wonder the time. And the first bottle of wine is on me!! and special price if you only need 3 bedrooms!!

It has 4 bedrooms of which 2 can be described as Master Suites each with King sized beds ( one has a fold out couch and a bathroom equipped with a Hammam). The 3rd bedroom also has a King sized bed while the 4th bedroom has 2 over-sized singles arranged as bunks. For different sleeping configurations, the king sized beds can be split into large singles. The Apt sleeps 8-9 and can accommodate more for dinners given the extra large kitchen and dining area. Keep the windows and balcony doors open to let in the sounds and views from the town below or mountains above flow in or close them and enjoy the views and light from the setting sun while relaxing on the couch in silence warmed by the fire. The Apt also has a brand new Cave equipped with 12 boot and glove warmers and is always toasty to ensure ski clothes are dry and ready for the next day's runs.

State of the art WiFi and sound system with 12 ceiling surround sound speakers and English TV ( Sky) and video. One of the Master bedrooms has seperate TV, Fridge and separate sound system for iPod. 3 Walk-in showers and one bathtub designed for 2 as well as a Hammam in the 3rd bathroom to cure after-ski aches. A designer kitchen with multiple ovens, large fridge, induction hobs and of course a Netspresso for your daily fix. The Fireplace can be enjoyed from sitting back in the over-sized living room and extra large soft and comfortable couch. All linen is included, even slippers!!!​

Designed by one of Chamonix's more well known builder and designer teams, the apartment has been furnished with every detail cared for. The TV and surround sound are state of the art and fully wi-fi as well. The large open plan kitchen has a luxurious feel about it while being perfect for entertaining. Choose one of large bedrooms with its extra-large sliding pocket doors that open onto the living room and spectacular views from your bed. Or choose from the 2nd master bedroom with its own couch, TV, separate fridge and even a Hammam that feels like its own self contained studio. The 3rd bedroom has a separate balcony and King Sized bed and the 4th enjoys a unique rustic feel and 2 singles.

The pedestrian street below is the centre of shopping with many bars and restaurants to choose from only a stone's throw away. With the grocery store ( Super U) across the street you are never to far from fresh food and pastries. Card access to the centre of town is provided (barrier entry card) for your car when needed for drop offs and pick-ups during the stay; underground parking is a 3 min walk away. A car is not needed in Chamonix as you can walk to the lifts of the Aiguille du Midi, the cog wheel mountain railway of the Montenvers and finally the Brèvent lift station which connects to Flegere is a 10 min walk away. The tourist office and bus stop is a 2 min walk and thus very easy to reach hiking or skiing in Les Praz, Argentiere or Les Houches. In the summer you are 5 min stroll to the tennis club and hiking paths and 15 min stroll from Golf and the base of many mountain trails. You are a stones throw to all the town's restaurants and bars and Ski rental shops are 50 feet away. The train station is a 3 min walk and the bus station to lifts, if you don't want to drive, is as well a 2 min stroll away. Chamonix's night life is nearby but the brand new triple glazed large windows keep the sound and cold weather out.

Elevator or stairs reach the second floor. All linen is provided and you are met by Joanne to walk you through the Apt and answer all questions that you may have. She is available during your stay for extra assistance, cleaning or food preparation if so desired. She will greet you as you arrive and arrange an appropriate meeting spot and assist in departure as well. I of course can be reached to discuss activities around Chamonix as well as assist in booking guides, ski teacher or give ideas for restaurant bookings or activities but Joanne, is locally based and will meet and greet as well provide assistance and answer questions regarding activities and provide advice regarding Chamonix's amenities.

You can rent bikes nearby and keep them locked up in the ground floor bike room. Grab your paper from the newsagent below, enjoy a breakfast from the cafe across the street or buy some croissants from the many bakeries nearby. Shop in one of the many wonderful Chamonix shops all right out your door. Saturday's local market is a great place to purchase fresh produce and local goods and that is 2 min away. The Apt overlooks the Irish Coffee so a relaxing drink can be enjoyed 20 feet away if you run out of supplies. After skiing drop your ski's and boots off in the Cave then either relax in the Hamam, sit by the fire or enjoy an aperitif in the many bars along the Rue des Moulins only 50 feet away.

Chamonix is an hour drive from Geneve and the roads always stay clear given the road through Mt Blanc tunnel must stay passable. As the local bus transport is 2 min walk away and the train station is a 3 min walk, it is easy to get around. The Buses take you up the valley to other ski areas as does the train. The Mer de Glace train takes you to the base of the Valley Blanche. During the summer the lifts operate to take you to the top or mid stations of the mountains for hikes and trail runs along the mountains that surround the town. Skiing normally starts Dec 1 and closes the first weekend of May. There is a wide variety of sports to enjoy during the summer as the town stays active and alive year around.

Joanne will check you out as well and all I ask is that you leave the Apt on time and respect the no shoe policy to protect the new wooden floors. Final cleaning is not needed but leaving the Apt respectfully is appreciated.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Daniel Smaller (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, French

About Daniel Smaller

Originally from California, I moved to London in 1984 and never looked back. I have been skiing in in Chamonix for almost 20 years and never bore of its beauty and incredible runs.

Daniel Smaller purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Daniel Smaller chose Haute-Savoie

I have waited many years to find the right property in town that had the size and light of this large apartment. The 8 large and open windows was exactly what i was looking for and the views from the balcony as well as the bedrooms brings in the town and mountains both.

What makes this apartment unique

The light and views from every room. In the middle of Chamonix but walking distance to Brevant

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great having you guys enjoy the place and I skied up to May in a foot of Powder so you left the mountains in great shape. Come back in the summer for the hikes!
Apr 2016
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Reviews

5
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

New Luxury Apt in Chamonix Centre-Large open windows/balconies overlook Mt Blanc
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

This home is perfect. Cannot say enough great things about the entire experience renting this flat.

  • 5 of 5

In April 2016 our group of 8 adults stayed for a week to ski Chamonix and the surrounding areas. Our experience renting this flat was amazing. It was perfect and wonderful and we can't wait to come back, winter or summer. From the moment we booked, the owner and property manager were in communication with us to offer their help and welcome us. I was really impressed how generous they were with their time and quick responses. They gave me information and we used their recommendations for restaurants, ski areas and even transportation companies. They know their stuff! Arrival was easy. We rented a van to take us from Geneva right to the apartment. We let ourselves in as arranged and the property manager met us and showed us the place. She made herself available for questions and help during our stay but everything was so easy we didn't need to contact her at all.

This home is really impressive. I am a germaphobe, total clean freak and I am nervous to stay anywhere and this place exceeded my expectations. I loved it. I would live there forever. It was clean, beautifully decorated, comfortable and spacious, even for a group of 8 adults (4 bathrooms! big comfy couches, large dining table). It has surprising luxurious touches too. (To name a few- a large tub, hammam, great lighting, beautiful tile bathrooms, Wifi, etc). It was nicer than most hotels. It truly is even better than the photos. Beds are comfortable, we cooked one night and enjoyed coffee every morning in the bright beautiful space. The views are really amazing, the location could not be better and coming and going was easy with 2 sets of keys and a lock box so no one was ever locked out or waiting around. We skied every day so the laundry and the basement ski room (with boot warmers) were both much appreciated. This was the perfect home base for our group. We all easily navigated from the apartment to the the day's activities- meeting ski guides, shopping, restaurants, grocery shopping, live music, pre dinner drinks right across the square, trains, buses to the ski resorts, etc. Everything is right there. We especially enjoyed walking to take the bus over to Courmayeur, Italy. (eat at Chiecco on the mountain!) All 8 of us enthusiastically recommend this apartment. It is bright, big, comfortable and all around lovely. Thank you to the owner and property manager for having us! You are wonderful and we can't wait to come back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This centrally located luxurious, incredibly comfortable apartment was a perfect home for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

This fabulous apartment was home for my family of 7 for one week. The luxuriously appointed kitchen,bathrooms, common area, dining area and bedrooms made us all feel so very comfortable. Joanne who greeted us and supplied unlimited info throughout our stay was a real pleasure to be with. The easy access to food, equipment and nightlife were all steps away from our front door. All the slopes were an easy trip whether you took the free bus, private car or walk. It was our first trip to Chamonix and definitely not our last.

The apartment owner answered all questions promptly and completely in a friendly casual manner. I recommend this property unreservedly.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and hurry back...Summer is just as lovely. Forget about Zermatt!!!
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5

Dream on

  • 5 of 5

It doesn't get any better than this. Right in the center of town. Walking distance to lifts. Modern yet cozy appartment with ALL the amenities and conveniences...in the best resort - for real skiers - in France. 10 Stars. Thank you for a great visit! Andrew and Steve.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and hurry back. Summer is even better!!!!
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Excellent accommodation in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spacious, clean, very well equipped and located in Chamonix center in the midst of restaurants, shops, bars, and bus service. The owner was very responsive to any questions or concerns. We were three couples travelling together and the apartment was perfect for our needs. I would highly recommend the apartment to anyone who asked and I would stay again whenever I return to Chamonix.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back. Thanks for being great guests and come again and enjoy the renters return discount!!!!
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Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful place to stay. The apartment itself is stunning. The decor is a perfect mixture of comfort and style. Every amenity is at your fingertips. The location is unbelievable. The views of the mountains are breathtaking and the views of the town are entertaining. Our family of six truly enjoyed this luxurious apartment and eagerly look forward to our return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you and you are welcome back anytime. The mountains wait for your return and friendly polar bears even offer a discount on all re-bookings. Come home!!
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Incredible flat in the heart of Chamonix

  • 5 of 5

The only reason we rate this location as five stars is because they won't let us give it six or more! Everything about this rental clearly exceeded our already high expectations. We rented this flat as a place to celebrate our 50th anniversary along with our sons and their families, including four young boys. The flat is large, bright, scrupulously clean, and furnished to the highest standard. The views are stunning and the location could not be more convenient to shops, restaurants, parking and the various attractions of Chamonix. Dan, the owner, and Joanne, his agent, are wonderfully responsive and bent over backwards to insure we had an enjoyable stay. The only down side came when Dan refused to adopt us so we could stay there forever! We have absolutely no reservations about recommending this property to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and consider yourself adopted!!!!
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Location

Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Geneve
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Rue de Moullin
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Chamonix Golf Course
Nearest Train
250 Metres
Chamonix
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Motorway to Chamonix
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cap Horn
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Brevent
Car: not necessary

The premier skiing and hiking centre in all the Alps. Minutes from ski lifts, golf, hiking, rafting, tennis and biking. Being a brand new large and sunny renovated apartment in the middle of town, all of the benefits of being close to shopping as well as views to the Mt Blanc make this Apt the perfect combination to enjoy the wilderness without giving up on proximity to restaurants, night life and being in the centre of the quant Chamonix town. Chamonix is not just about the amazing skiing , there is as well in the summer fantastic biking ( mountain and road), hiking, rafting, tennis and golf not to mention outdoor cafe's and stunning views from every vantage point. Italy is close via the famous Mt Blanc Tunnel, as the Italian coast is just a few hours away. Geneve is an easy one hour drive as well as Verbier and Annecy. Adventure centers are abundant in the area as climbing walls and paragliding are available for the adventurous.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer Low
9 May 2016 - 2 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 3 nights
From
£450
£2,550
 
 
Summer High
3 Jul 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£2,025
for 3 nights
From
£575
£3,175
 
 
Fall
4 Sep 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 3 nights
From
£350
£2,050
 
 
Winter Low
11 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£2,175
for 3 nights
From
£625
£3,425
 
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£6,680
for 7 nights
£6,680
 
 
New Year
26 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£8,300
for 7 nights
£8,300
 
 
Winter High
3 Jan 2017 - 14 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,600
for 3 nights
From
£1,100
£6,900
 
 
Winter Available
15 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 3 nights
From
£1,000
£5,800
 
 
Winter High
5 Feb 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 3 nights
From
£900
£4,800
 
 
Kandahar
12 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 3 nights
From
£1,000
£6,300
 
 
Winter High
19 Feb 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 3 nights
From
£1,000
£5,300
 
 
Easter
16 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 3 nights
From
£1,000
£6,300
 
 
Winter Low
23 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 3 nights
From
£650
£3,550
 
 
Spring
7 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 3 nights
From
£650
£3,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
From
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Bookings less than 4 day £100
Cleaning Fee £200

Fees:

Bookings less than 4 day £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Cleaning Fee £200
Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Haute-Savoie in Rhone-Alpes

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hamam
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Bathtub fits 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Bunk Bed , 90 cm wide with extra height
  • 1 of the king sized beds can be split into large singles.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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