This delightful small studio is well appointed on the first floor of an attractive apartment block, reached by lift or stairs. It is situated in a quiet part of Les Carroz, right near the village centre, close to restaurants, bars, attractive shops and mini supermarkets, skating rink and swimming pool. It is nicely furnished in pine with good views from the generous balcony down a wooded valley and across to attractive wooden chalets opposite. It is a 2 minute walk to the stop for the free ski bus and then just 2-3 minutes by bus to the telecabine. Buses depart about every ten minutes at peak times.
Ski Studio in Les Carroz, French Alps - Near Shops, Restaurants And Activities
Mr Andrew Roberts
- english, french
About Mr Andrew Roberts
From the age of three my early education was in Switzerland. I learnt to ski with my family and met my wife in Geneva. I now live in the countryside in Devon but have continued to return several times a year to ski with my wife and two children. My in-laws still live in the mountains there. Here in Exeter, Devon we have a smallholding and keep Angora goats, chickens and two English Setter dogs. Now in my fifties I am still active, playing team squash, body boarding and kayaking. I also belong to a Dangerous Sports Club (the latter activity my wife says is a good excuse for a drink with the boys!) Both my wife and I are teachers -she continues to teach at Plymouth University and I have retired and devote my time to looking after the smallholding and managing a student house in Exeter.
Mr Andrew Roberts purchased this Studio in 2008
Why Mr Andrew Roberts chose Les Carroz d'Arâches
Having previously lived in Geneva and skied all around the Alps, we wanted a studio that was easily accessible to Geneva airport. We chose Les Carroz because it has superb skiing in the Grand Massif, and has a good reliable snow history. Les Carroz is a charming and vibrant village with good amenities and restaurants serving tasty local specialities. In summer there are lots of activities going on, ranging from walking, downhill biking, swimming in the village pool or natural spring lakes and riding to hang gliding and rafting. Everywhere you look there are stunning views of mountain scenery, with wooden chalets and tasteful traditional buildings.
What makes this Studio unique
The studio is well designed and you can enjoy coffee and croissants on the balcony in the morning, with a lovely view down the valley. The studio is in a quiet location but is in the village centre close to the shops, and ice skating rink. In the summer it is close to the outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts. If you wish to go sight seeing there are many places of interest nearby, including Chamonix, Annecy, Les Gets, Morzine etc. There is ample private parking outside the building so you won't have to walk far. If you wish to walk to the ski lift it can be done in ten minutes, or you can take the free ski bus which stops outside the building.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Comfortable and convenient studio for skiing from Les Carroz, with helpful owners.
The studio is very conveniently located close to the centre of Les Carroz, giving quick access on foot to shops, ski hire and places to eat and drink. The free ski-bus, which runs every 20 minutes, stops nearby and takes one quickly to and from the gondola station that gives access to the Grand Massif ski area. Though the studio is quite small, it was perfectly satisfactory for two adults, and would still be practical for two children as well. It was well equipped and we had no difficulty catering for ourselves most evenings. The king-size sofa bed was particularly comfortable for sleeping. The electric heating was more than adequate when needed but also completely controllable and there was a good shower with plenty of hot water. We also had use of a ski equipment locker in the basement of the apartments. We enjoyed skiing the whole of the Grand Massif area and found some nice places to eat and drink, both on the slopes and in the village. Anne and Andrew were very helpful and understanding with the arrangements for booking, arriving and leaving and there was helpful and detailed information also provided in the apartment. I can recommend this accommodation.
Exactly as described. Easy to find and very centrally located.
Hosts very helpful sending directions and useful information on the studio. It is small so would be a squeeze for 4 adults but ideal for 2 adults,4 adults on a budget, or a family with 2 small children.
Perfect studio in perfect location
I have never had such helpful hosts, they made every part of this holiday stress free and enjoyable. Great advice on what to do, where to go and which slopes to try.
The studio itself was perfect, the raclette machine was an amazing touch which we loved. Another great benefit was the ski locker. We were only two and had plenty of space to move around and did not struggle with storing our stuff away. The location of the studio is also brilliant, less than a minute to shops and only a few minute walk to the shuttle bus to get up to the slopes.
Thank you for a truly amazing holiday, we will be back!
Great location apartment
We stayed in the apartment for 4 nights between 2nd Jan to 6th Jan 2018 and it was great, location is perfect to. It was spotless and all we needed to make our first trip to Les Carroz brilliant. Andrew the owner was very helpful and friendly to be honest he was great, sent Keys and directions in plenty of time and answered any questions professionally and friendly which I feel when you are booking an apartment is an important factor.
I will re-book one day when we go back, if it's available with no hesitation.
Thank you for letting us stay in your superb apartment. Hope to book again.
very cosy apartment with great location
This apartment was really great. Cosy and quiet yet very central, 2 mins to shops, bakery, ski shop, bars , ice rink , ski bus stop and restaurants. 5 min walk to the new local pool complex with sauna and Turkish bath. The apartment was very clean with everything we needed. The pull out sofa bed was really large and comfortable and there was a huge selection of dvds to choose from. Ideal to relax after a day of skiing. The owners were really great to deal with. We will be booking again next year.
Lovely clean apartment, close to bars shops restaurants and within easy access to the slopes. The apartment can accommodate a family of 4 with a pull out double sofa bed and bunk beds in the hall.
Thought it might be a mission bringing bedding however it didn't take up much space in my suitcase, so wasn't a problem at all. Definitely coming back next year. Thanks guys
To get to Les Carroz you can fly to Geneva. Onward travel from Geneva airport to Les Carroz can be by:
1. bus from the airport;
2. hire a car from Geneva airport.
Alternatively, you can drive your own car from the ferry ports such as Calais or Le Havre and this is about 9 hours of mainly motorway driving.
Geneva is one hour away.
Annecy is just less than an hour away.
Chamonix is three quarters of an hour away.
Yvoire on Lake Geneva under an hour and a half.
Fer a Cheval at 40 minutes.
There are a good selection of restaurants and lively bars and cafes in the village. There are a wide range of shops including good quality gift shops, clothing shops, ski hire shops, delicatessen and other speciality shops, for example Savoyard specialties, boulangeries and patisseries. There is a laundrette, several banks, a cinema and a tourist office. There is a market on Tuesdays, selling clothes, household items, meat, fruit, vegetables, local cheeses, sausages and wines. There are 2 small supermarkets in the village and a hypermarket in nearby Cluses. In summer there is free live entertainment in the village square. There is excellent walking and hiking on mountain trails as well as pony/donkey riding, hot air ballooning, mountain biking, white water rafting,canyoning, and paragliding/hang gliding. There is a golf course near Flaine, which is about 20 minutes away. Just 2 minutes from the apartment there is an impressive outdoor swimming pool complex comprising 2 pools, one of which has a children's slide, and a pleasant grassed sunbathing area and restaurant.