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300m from Ski Lift, Riverside Location with Mountain Views. Perfect for Families

Bedrooms 2
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A very comfortable second floor apartment, in a quiet, pretty location with fantastic mountain views from the balcony, overlooking the river, yet only 300m to the ski lifts and local shops, including a mini-supermarket, bakery, crêperie, restaurants and ski hire. The apartment is 800m from the village centre and 500m from the Pontet Leisure Park, with hiking trails from the doorstep. The apartment has 2 bedrooms; 1 bedroom with a double bed and the other with adult-sized bunk beds sleeping 2. This is supplemented by a full-size sofa bed in the living room, suitable for 2 adults, where required. There is a family bathroom with bath and shower overhead and a separate toilet. The apartment is well appointed throughout, with a fully equipped kitchenette, including dishwasher and washing machine; fluffy duvets and pillows; flatscreen TV and DVD player; allocated parking and ski locker at your disposal; cot and highchair available on request at no extra charge. Overall, a superb little apartment, perfectly located for both summer and winter ski holidays, only an hour and a half from Geneva airport by car or bus.

Pets by arrangement (additional deep cleaning fee payable)

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Nicola Mayhew
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Nicola Mayhew

We fell in love with Les Contamines over 10 years ago and have been skiing here ever since. It is very much a family-orientated resort and our two children, Hannah and James, adore the ski instructors who are fun, patient and speak very good English. Having considered a number of apartments over recent years we finally found our perfect apartment, took the plunge and bought it in 2016. Les Contamines has long been the Brits best-kept secret; we hope you will come to treasure it as much as we do.

Nicola Mayhew purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Nicola Mayhew chose Les Contamines-Montjoie

Les Contamines is a very pretty, unspoilt, traditional, Savoyard village which is easily accessible by car via a gentle climb from Saint Gervais. The ski runs are wide and long, pistes uncrowded, with excellent skiing for all levels of skiers and superb snow conditions. In the village, the shops and restaurants are of a high quality without being pretentious. We especially like the small, friendly, welcoming atmosphere, where the village has a real community feel and all are made to feel like old friends on their return. Les Contamines is on the Tour de Mont Blanc circuit, so hiking opportunities are endless. It is also close to both the Italian and Swiss borders, making Les Contamines an excellent base for touring. This also affords more opportunities for further activities such as white water rafting and canyoning.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet riverside location with stunning views yet convenient for all activities both in winter and summer.The apartment is literally a 3 minute walk to the ski lifts, a brilliant advantage if you have young children. At the same time the location is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the lifts and local shopping area that the tranquility of the location is maintained. You can still enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony at the end of the afternoon, in the sun, listening to the sounds of the river as it flows by. Pure relaxation! The village, with a good selection of shops and restaurants, is a lovely 10 minute stroll by the river. If you don’t want to go that far, the excellent Barattet restaurant, serving drinks and traditional Savoyard fayre, is only 2 minutes across the road. There are hiking routes right from the doorstep and the Pontet Leisure Park with its bathing lake and numerous activities is only a short 5 minute walk. The Nordic park with cross-country skiing, rock climbing, sleigh rides and husky encounters is also found here.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Les Contamines-Montjoie in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Good size bath with shower overhead, Separate toilet
  • Please bring your own towels or towel hire possible in the village
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Large Fitted Wardrobe
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Comfortable, full-size sofa bed sleeping 2 adults
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Adult-Sized Bunk Bed (2 guests) Fitted Wardrobe.Travel Cot
  • Fluffy duvets and pillows provided. Please bring your own bed linen or linen hire possible in the village. Travel cot provided free of charge on request. It has a very comfortable thick mattress but please bring your own linen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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300m from Ski Lift, Riverside Location with Mountain Views. Perfect for Families
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Great little apartment situated in the French Alps

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment! The accommodation is as described and nicely sized for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. The apartment was clean and well furnished. Great communication with the owner. Superb location offering a wide range of outdoor activities and a good base for travelling to other places of interest.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you for being the perfect guests and we look forward to seeing you next year.
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Lovely accommodation, with all the amenities to make your stay extremely welcome

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here from 15-22 April 17, weather was great, plus there was still snow with good conditions.

The apartment is clean and tidy and has everything you need to make your holiday a comfortable and enjoyable break.

300 metres from cable bubble, and about an 8 minute walk along the river into the village centre.

Overall, highly recommend for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that you were lucky with the snow. We enjoyed having you and look forward to seeing you again.
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Lovely apartment in a beautiful location in Les Contamines

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment in October and the weather was sunny and warm so we went on a lot of hikes in the local area. The location is stunning, right near the river. It's about an hour from Geneva airport and a similar distance from Annecy. It is much nearer Mont Blanc, Chamonix & Megeve. The place was spotless and very homely. The local village is walking distance and there are several lovely little restaurants nearby. It was easy to find and the route in the car from Geneva was fairly easy too. I would recommend this to people who enjoy a fairly quiet holiday walking around and exploring in the beautiful French countryside or who want to ski. We were obviously too early for the ski season but the skiing in this area looks excellent. We cannot wait to go back. Highly recommend this lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves so much, Les Contamines really is a lovely place. We look forward to seeing you next year. N
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absolument enchanté par cette appartement .

  • 5 of 5

c'est un appartement très agréable et très bien équipé . avec une vue extérieur magnifique .

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Très belle prestation et très beau cadre. Vive la montagne !

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Bel appartement, bien situé au calme à proximité des pistes. Jolie décoration montagne. Bien équipé,

  • 4 of 5

Très satisfaite

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Le Saxo
Nearest Ferry
880 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
St Gervais
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Autoroute Blanche
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Auberge du Barattet
Nearest Ski
300 Metres
Les Contamines
Car: not necessary

Les Contamines is a small, friendly, pretty village nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc, in the heart of France’s highest nature reserve. It has maintained it’s Savoyard traditions with it’s timber chalets and Baroque churches and boasts spectacular mountain scenery. Part of the vast Evasion Mont Blanc ski domain, with 445km of piste (120km in Les Contamines) at a height of 1164m-2,500m, skiing is fantastic for both beginner or expert on uncrowded pistes, with excellent snow conditions. Outside the long ski season, which runs from Christmas to mid April, mountain biking is possible. Its proximity to the Tour de Mont Blanc also makes Les Contamines popular with hikers and there are numerous mountain hikes (to the refuges Tré-La Tête, Conscrits and Le Miage, to name but a few) as well as valley hikes (Le Sentier du Baroque) and in the summer, the

Pontet Leisure Park (the largest in the region) provides many activities such as bathing at the lake, pedalos, treetop adventure trails, zip wires, tennis and mini golf. There is truly something for

everybody, all year round.

Easily accessible by car 12 hours Calais, 5.5 hours Paris, 1.5 hours Geneva airport; Train from St Gervais or Bus 1.5 hours regular service from Geneva airport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Les Contamines-Montjoie, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
5 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
26 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
2 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
16 Mar 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Season
20 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

We ask for guests to arrive after 16.00 and depart by 10.00
Short stays are possible in Autumn and Mid Spring or at short notice if we have availability outside these periods. Please enquire.
Guests are responsible for cleaning the apartment at the end of their stay. Cleaning may be arranged for an additional fee £50.
Pets may be permitted at the discretion of the owner. An additional fee of £50, in addition to the apartment cleaning fee, would be required to deep clean the apartment.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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