This 4 star apartment in Isola is newly built and tastefully decorated within a Spa and pool complex, perfect after a hard day's skiing in winter or following alpine pursuits in summer. It sleeps 4/6 with 1 double bedroom, a separate, bunk bed area and a sofa bed in the lounge. There are 2 bathrooms, additional loo and an open plan kitchen/dining/living area. There is a balcony, south facing, with stunning views of the mountains. The apartment is just 2 minutes walk to the centre of Isola 2000, a beautiful, southern Alps resort, boasting 300+ days a year of blue skies and sunshine plus 120km of high altitude skiing. During summer, the fresh mountain air and in-resort activities are a relief to the high temperatures and crowds at the coast. The apartment is on the 5th floor, corner plot of the building. The reception area is equipped with wireless broadband internet access and a laundry room. The ground floor also gives access to the indoor pool and Spa.
- Apartment516 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Ski & Cycling Apartment in Isola 2000, Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - 2 Minutes Walk To The Centre Of Isola 2000, A Beautiful, Southern Alps Resort
Mrs Gillian Pears
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- 9 Jul 2018
About Mrs Gillian Pears
We have 2 properties in the Core D'Azur, one in Mandelieu, a coastal retreat and the other in Isola 2000 for skiing and summer alpine activities. We advertise both on Owners Direct and can also offer fabulous 2 centre holidays. As sisters, we bought apartment in Mandelieu 10 years ago in the pre-children, reckless era. I live in Bath and my sister, Julia, in Weybridge. We used to sit together for days in the car, when in the early 80s, our parents used to tow the caravan from Huddersfield to the Cote D'Azur every summer, a form of slow torture for children until we were released into glorious sunshine. So, given the ease of now being able to jump on Easyjet to Nice, we did not look back. The Isola 2000 property, I bought with my husband in 2009 as we love the resort and mountain air
Mrs Gillian Pears purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Mrs Gillian Pears chose Isola
We've been skiing in Isola since 2002 and love the fact that it's pretty difficult to find Isola 2000 in the UK travel/ski brochures. The skiing, we think, is just as good as it is in many of the better known ski resorts we've been to in France and Italy over the years. But, we have found that in Isola, the quality of skiing, quieter slopes, 120km of pistes, lack of queuing at the lifts, sunshine, cheaper ski passes and lessons and good snow record, is unbeatable! As well as being a fabulous place to ski in the winter, Isola 2000 is equally beautiful in the summer: there are walks, cycling and activities for children and adults, including an outdoor pool, resort run Crèche and Kids club which we have found to be excellent. We also think it's a bonus that in a day trip you can visit Nice
What makes this Apartment unique
Fantastic views, modern facilities in a well equipped apartment and an indoor pool, jacuzzi and spa, payable on use at reception. We have found Isola to be a truly multinational resort. Plenty of Brits who live on the coast come to the resort regularly, as do Italians so ski instructors usually have very good language skills. It does however retain a French charm and feel. Please note that the pool/spa area, restaurant, reception and WiFi access are only available during mid/high season which is generally from the beginning of December until mid-April then in July, August & early September. Outside of these periods, the apartment can still be booked but the resort is almost closed during May, the first half of June, the last 2 weeks of September and in October and November. The apartment is often booked in May and early June by serious/professional cyclists for training at altitude and in preparation for the Tour de France and the Vuelta but the resort and building are very quiet during these low season periods and the majority of the shops and restaurants in the resort are closed. WiFi is available during mid/high seasons throughout the building. However, if you want portable WiFi of your own during your trip, we often use a French company called Hippocketwifi who post out a personal, portable WiFi box available and delivered to a pick up point in France or to your home before you arrive, if you prefer. At the end of the trip, you simply post it back to them. We have found it a very straightforward and cost effective solution for having quick and reliable WiFi at all times.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Owners were very helpful when booking and answered all our questions. On arrival their agent was helpful and suggested place to visit.
The property was well maintain, clean, safe and in excellent condition with plenty of room for a family of five. It was an excellent base to explore the area and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
We would definitely recommend this property, we went in summer and there was plenty to do, however, if you are a winter sports fanatic then the property would be an ideal location for you as there are plenty of winter sports on offer for you.
Special interest holidays:
Cycling - our apartment is located at 2,200m altitude and has been rented by Professional Cyclists in Spring and Summer to successfully sleep and train at altitude. Mountain biking is also popular in Isola in the summer.
Nice and the Mediterranean are only 80 minutes drive away by car, so you can be skiing in the morning and sunbathing on the beach in the afternoon! We also own an Apartment on the coast near Cannes so can offer 2 centre holidays.
- The nearest airport is Cuneo in Italy where Ryanair fly.
- Nice airport is a 80 minute drive by car where many airlines including Easyjet, Jet2 and British Airways fly.
- Coaches from Nice to Isola 2000 cost just 1 Euro each way via Santa Azur coach company.
- Cars can be rented from Nice Airport.
- A car isn't essential in the resort as the main facilities are within easy walking distance of the apartment.
It is a 2 minute walk to the Resort complex for shops, bars, restaurants etc. The Italian border is a 5/10min drive away during the summer season, with the Italian market town of Cuneo only 50km away. 16km down from Isola 2000 is the pretty village of Isola, which has a large indoor swimming pool complex with chutes and slides. There are many small market towns to visit locally and explore the region.
There are 2 supermarkets, a bank, an ATM, several bakeries and many sport shops in the main resort buildings.
There are plenty of restaurants at Isola 2000 which serve traditional Alpine food as well as international cuisine.
Ski hire is in the main resort buildings.
PLACES TO VISIT:
- The old World War II pill boxes just 2 miles up the mountain towards Italy: amazing, you can walk inside them, climb their ladders. Thrilling for those who love history.
- Sant'Anna di Vinadio (summer only) - a beautiful sanctuary just over the Col de la Lombarde in Italy. Spectacular views and lovely walks.
- Alpha Loup - a wolf park at Saint Martin Vesubie.
- Isola Village - lovely to walk around.
- Auron - nearby ski resort which offers spectacular skiing in the winter & walking in the summer.
- Col de la Bonnette, at 2800m, the highest paved road in Europe, the views at the top are astonishing on a sunny, summer's day.
Horse riding and trekking, mini golf, climbing, tree top adventure course, table tennis, open air swimming, guided walks, yoga, aqua gym, football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, trampoline and mountain biking and hire are organized by Isola 2000's tourist office.
- Guided walks and mountain bike trails are run by the resort in the summer.
Booking Notes: We accept payment in both Pounds Sterling and Euros. Booking deposit of 25% due on reserving your stay and remaining balance payable 4 weeks before your stay. Damage deposit of 400 Euros payable to our agent in the resort on arrival. Changeover Day: Changeover is usually Saturdays but we are flexible, where possible. We also take short break bookings. The standard arrival time is from 4pm and a departure by 10.30. Early arrival or late departures can be booked for an additional €30 if apartment free.