Alps Apartment very conveniently situated - Wonderful views, Walking distance To The Telecabine (8 mins) or bus, 2 minutes from town square
About steve Wood
We live in Hertfordshire with our two children. We love the mountains and wanted a quiet apartment that we could share with our friends and family. We stumbled across the area and realised how perfectly it fit us being avid skiers and snow boarders and great lovers of the outdoors. Once we saw the view from the balcony we were hooked. Now we have our children and we can't wait to teach them to ski! We have already taken them to the outdoor pool and had trips to the waterfalls in Sixt.
steve Wood purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why steve Wood chose Samoëns
We fell in love with Samoens with its beautiful 14th century church and town square and fantastic restaurants. Samoens is one of the most beautiful ski resorts in Winter. We often head over to the other linked resorts such as Flaine with its acres of powder skiing and rolling blue runs. From there we love to ski "The Cascades" a 14km run, one of the longest in the Alps. Summer brings a mix of exploring the markets and mountains to white water rafting and Via Ferrata (a little like climbing but no experience required). Samoens is a quiet town. There is no night club but some restaurants have live music. A quick hop to Geneva via EasyJet and its just an hour by car - either rental or we can recommend a reliable transfer service right to the door. Samoens has one of the largest beginners areas in the Alps. Perfect for children. There are Conveyor Belts making it much easier to learn to ski or snowboard without worrying about drag lifts to start with. There is a toddler area which is very flat, safe and fenced off and we supply a large travel cot. Samoens boasts one of the largest beginners areas in the alps!
What makes this Apartment unique
We visit several times a year in winter and summer. Winter provides one of the largest ski areas in France right on the door step with incredible views of Mont Blanc from the top of Flaine. In summer we love the lakes and the river and just walking in the mountains. We always enjoy it and we hope you do too.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Ideal for two of us on a few days away. Helpful before went and agent in town also great
Can’t find many faults. Great location quiet but close to town centre and nice walk to lift. 15 yards for the Sherpa for fresh orange juice and croissants
no wifi so my data took a hit as needed to do some work
But would very happily come again online and app prices all remarkable efficient and reliable
Fantastic location, well equipped apartment. Loved it 😀
3rd time to Samoëns. This apartment was the best located with the shop right next door and ski bus just across the road. Plenty of parking. Was concerned about the bunk beds as have two older teenagers but they worked out perfectly. Will definitely return. Thanks.
Excellent location;Excellent apartment
Lovely apartment, ample sleeping space and well located for both the town and the lift to the slopes (about a 10minute walk in ski gear with skis).
Wonderful to hear you had a great holiday. I hope you took the free bus on most days which is just over 100M away from our door :)
Hope to see you again.
Steve and Alison
Great position fantastic value
More attention to detail. Needs WiFi. Missing light bulbs is disappointing and avoidable. Cooking facilities limited.
I'm glad you had a good holiday - sorry though that you felt we needed to attend to these details. Our agent in Samoens, Corinne, is happy to help with blown bulbs and such like.
I do wonder about Wifi and may put this in.
We have an oven, dishwasher, sink, hob, kettle, coffee maker, and ample plates and cutlery in the kitchen for our guests.
Comfortable, well located apartment on the fourth floor with fantastic mountain views. Ski shop & bus stop, bar and supermarket on your doorstep!
Great Vacation - Excellent Owner
We visited in August, 2016. The lovely condo was well equipped with everything that we needed! We were a family of four that took advantage of all that Samoens offered. We paraglided, swam, ran, hiked and enjoyed the local restaurants. The condo had all we needed to make dinner, although the village had great restaurants. We loved the pub in the main level, and typically finished a hike with a glass of wine. Steve was amazing at communicating, and we were so appreciative.
Geneva is 60 minutes away. www.GoMassif.com do excellent transfers where you can share a large mini bus to keep costs down or hire privately.
2 minutes walk to village centre with extremely good restaurants. 8 minute walk or 2 minute ski bus to Tele-cabin.
Very well appointed alpine (Sherpa) supermarket 20 seconds walk.
Swimming pool 5 minutes walk.
Local shops in the village less than 2 minutes walk.
A typical day in Winter:
After grabbing breakfast (maybe eggs for an omelette or some pain au chocolat) either walk over to the Gondola or grab the ski bus which arrive reliably every 15 minutes. These are laid on as part of your ski pass. Explore Samoens, and all the linked resorts.
There are very friendly ski schools to help you learn to ski and we can provide details to get you started - just ask.
If you are a seasoned skier or snow boarder, there are fields of off piste leading from one piste to another. There is also the famous 14km Cascades piste from Flaine with its frozen waterfalls. The ski area is huge with five linked resorts.
After skiing you can either cook up a hearty meal in the apartment or visit one of the local restaurants from La Louisianne for its wood oven cooked pizza to Table De Fiffine for a longer more refined evening of French cuisine.
A typical day in Summer:
Hike or drive to Sixt and visit the huge Rouge Cascade waterfall. Relax at the resteraunt and have lunch or an ice cream as the water fall thunders down on to the rocks.
Have a beer in the town square and soak up the 13th century architecture and mountain views.
Children can ride on the carousel or the land train which tours the village around the river and surrounding area.
The lakes in the villages are turned into beaches and children make sand castles.
There is a huge rope assault course in the trees in Morillon - the village next to Samoens.
For the more adventurous:
Enjoy the white water rafter down the river Gifre. Leap from the cliffs into the river.
Go mountain biking - bring your own or hire all the gear. Take the gondola up into the mountains and scream down the piste.
Take a flight or sign up for a course in Paragliding.
Take a rock climbing course or try Via Feratta.