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Smart 2-bedroom apartment, great lake views, minutes from ski runs and beaches

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Thollon-les-Mémises - Le Schuss

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sep WC, fully-fitted kitchen, cave for skis, sleeps 4+4

This second floor apartment was re-furbished in 2011 to provide comfortable and smart accommodation for 4 to 8 people. Overlooking Lake Geneva, the views from the two balconies are spectacular. The apartment has an open plan kitchen/ diner/ lounge with balcony. The apartment is light and bright, with views from every room. The kitchen has an oven, induction hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, dish washer and washer dryer, and is fully equipped. There is a dining table which can seat 8. There is a large 3 seater sofa (convertible) in the lounge, with TV/ DVD. The main bedroom has a large double bed and has its own balcony. The second bedroom has bunk beds and a comfortable sofa bed. Both bedrooms have ample storage. The bathroom has a large walk in shower with rain shower head and a hand held shower, large basin and cabinet. There is a separate WC. Access is via a lift or stairs.The apartment is only 30m from the cable car, and is only a short walk from all of the village amenities.

Thollon - village amenities: The apartment is located in 'Station', so called because of the access to the ski runs via the Télécabine (cable car). There are only a couple of hamlets beyond Station, so there is very little through traffic. Thollon offers peace and quiet in abundance, while there is still plenty to do. However, the village can be very lively in the Ski season during the Christmas, New Year and half term holidays, when there are many activities organised by the community. Station has several restaurants and bars, a mini-supermarket selling bread and fresh food, several ski hire shops, a cinema (open during the holidays), the tourist office, a gift shop and a launderette. Just a short walk or drive to Le Nouy, you will find a traditional bakery, cash point, cheese shop and another mini-market selling international newspapers. A little further on is Chef-lieu, where the post office, Mairie, library, school and church are located. There are tennis courts and a pétanque club here too.

The great outdoors: Thollon is surrounded by beautiful scenery and there is plenty to do all year round. There are many walks for all abilities, straight from the apartment. The Tourist Office produces a local map. For one of the best views of Lake Geneva, take the cable car and walk 20 min to the Pic des Mémises. Paragliding is popular in Thollon, and the conditions are ideal. There are many options for swimming; a short drive from the village is the Plage de la Beunaz, a natural lake with slides and diving boards. 15 min by car / bus is the Olympic sized pool in Evian. Thonon-les-Bains, approx. 30 min drive, also has a lido. Both towns have Spas. The lake itself offers endless free swimming opportunities: Meillerie, Amphion, Publier, Anthy and Excenevex, where there is a 3km shallow, sandy beach. Sailing, paddling and motor boats can be hired. There are several passenger boats. Other options include rafting, horse riding, fishing, tennis, mountain bikes, climbing. Ask at the Tourist Office for info.

Surrounding areas - attractions: Where to start! Nearby towns in France that are well worth a visit: Evian (very chic, casino, art gallery, concert halls, gardens, esplanade, funicular, Spas / Thermal baths (municipal and Hilton), boat trips) ; Thonon (very pretty harbour, funicular, museums, thermal spa, shopping, boat trips); Meillerie (pretty fishing village, swimming, harbour); Yvoire (medieval fortified village, gardens). There are many local vineyards - arrange a guided tour at the Château Ripaille. Travel into the High Alps where many cable cars and funiculars are open in the Summer or visit ancient monasteries; Morzine, Chatel, Abondance, St Jean D'Aulps - all within 1 hr drive. The apartment is only 12km from the Swiss border at St.Gingolph. Catch the lake steamer here to Montreux, Vevey and Lausanne or visit the Château de Chillon. Also, catch the ferry from either Thonon or Evian to Lausanne - great shops and museums. A little further afield are Chamonix, Annecy, Gstaad, Sion. You won't be bored.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Elizabeth Tough
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, A little French.
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2016
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Why Elizabeth Tough chose Lake Geneva area

We fell in love with the view, then the layout of the property. It has such a cosy feel, and for a ski apartment, the bedrooms are a good size. The big picture windows at the front mean that wherever you are, you can always catch a glimpse of the view. We can also walk to everything in the village easily, and get onto some breathtaking walks in just a few minutes.

What makes this apartment unique

We never tire of the view. To see so much of such a beautiful landscape is simply awe-inspiring. And it changes every day, and every season. We have sat on the balcony all evening and watched dramatic summer thunder storms far away in Switzerland, lighting up the mountains. Some days we can see up to 30-40 miles away. In the Winter you can watch snow storms coming in from far away. At night, you get a sense of the scale of the lake, with all the twinkling lights below. It is food for the soul, and we feel re-connected with nature whenever we are here. We have fallen for Thollon hook, line and sinker! It offers the perfect mix of mountains and lake, with snow in the winter and sunshine and warmth in the summer.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Smart 2-bedroom apartment, great lake views, minutes from ski runs and beaches
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
5

Excellent location with fantastic facilities.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well located, with excellent views over the lake and towards Switzerland. The facilities and equipment within the apartment are brilliant, with just about everything you could need for a comfortable stay. It is also nice to go to an apartment where the cupboards are not completely emptied before you arrive, as you often get with agency bookings. There was olive oil in the cupboard, sugar in the jar and some washing up liquid (but you should always replace what you use).

The area is quiet enough for young families, with plenty to do during the day and low key entertainment of an evening. When we went, the pound was post Brexit vote weak, which meant the restaurants were even more expensive than usual.

Going up in the telecabin is a must, for some of the most wonderful views in the world, and the freshest air. We expected it to be cool at the peak, but we were in short sleeves and shorts worrying about sunburn. We enjoyed a day at Indian Adventures, Plage de la Beunaz, which although expensive, was fun. They could do with fixing some of the equipment though.

We watched the fireworks in Switzerland from the balcony, on the Swiss National Day. Great to see from the elevated position, and it made up for the hour spent in traffic heading to the beach in St Gingolph due to that particular day's border control.

Thollon is lovely. They had a couple of evenings of entertainment on at the local green while we were there. The band sounded quite good, but I was not sure about the Arab costumes being worn in a couple of the songs. However, not speaking the language proficiently meant I could not tell what the lyrics were..

I would wholeheartedly recommend this area and particularly this apartment to anyone. The owners are great, with excellent communication. You can tell they care about the place and it is set up for their family use, not just a business.

We hope to return in the near future.

The Cooneys.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely and thorough review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and it sounds like you made the most of it. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week during the summer in this lovely apartment in a beautiful setting. Views over lake Geneva awesome. Sitting on the balcony having our breakfast. A perfect property for a holiday. Wonderfully equipped for all our needs a real home from home. All the touches much appreciated a very well equipped property with all you could need. We all loved the fleece blankets to snuggle with and extra touches down to small items such as tissues in the bedrooms. Myself, Peter and our children age 16 and 10 loved it and hope to return one day. Many many thanks Liz xxx

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. We're pleased you had great holiday, and are glad you love it as much as we do. It's a special place. It's great to know you were comfortable and felt at home, which is exactly what we want for our guests. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Appartement bien équipé et confortable.

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable, dans cet appartement chaleureux et bien équipé, à 20 m du telecabine et de toutes les commodités. Vue dégagée sur le lac. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir. Merci à la famille Tough.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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5

Impeccable

  • 5 of 5

Appartement très confortable avec équipements complets pour ceux qui aiment faire de bons petits plats...

Aux pieds des remontées avec une vue magnifique sur le lac.

Nous n'avons pas eu de chance avec le temps (tempête et remontées fermées pendant deux jours) et c'est là qu'on apprecie encore plus d'être bien logé.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Owner's Response: Merci pour votre avis genre. Nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau. Liz
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Lovely property in good location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here between Christmas and New Year (2 adults, 2 teenagers). The apartment was beautifully presented, very comfortable and had ample storage space. It was also extremely well equipped - there was not a single thing that we needed which had not been provided. There are also lovely views from the balcony over Lake Geneva.

The apartment is located in a block very close to the telecabine which takes you to the top of the mountain. The ski resort of Thollon les Memises is small and family-orientated. It's ideal for beginners/ intermediate ski-ers, but there are also some more challenging runs. The village itself has all the amenities you need and the beautiful town of Evian is only about 20 mins away .

We have also stayed in Thollon les Memises during the summer, and can vouch that it is a great location from which to have a holiday .

We will certainly be returning to this apartment on our future visits !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments. We're pleased you had a good time, and hope to welcome you back again. Liz
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Très belle location !

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes revenus avec plaisir dans cet appartement bien aménagé et équipé pour notre famille de cinq personnes dont un bébé. Emplacement central et vue magnifique ! Excellent rapport qualité/prix ! A recommander !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Geneva International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Le Saint-Nicolas
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Evian-les-Bains
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian Royal Resort
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Evian-les-Bains
Nearest Motorway
38 Kilometres
E62, Junction 16, Villeneuve, Switzerland
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
L'Outa
Nearest Ski
30 Metres
Thollon-les-Mémises
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Lac Léman
Car: recommended

Thollon-les-Mémises is a collection of pretty Savoyard hamlets and villages located in the Pays de Gavot, a plateau overlooking Lake Geneva- Lac Léman, just above Evian. Situated at around 1000m, Thollon offers spectacular views over the Lake and to Switzerland beyond. It is perfectly positioned to take advantage of both lake and mountain. The Télécabine (Gondola cable car) takes you up to the Mémises mountains behind the village, and is open throughout the ski season (Dec-March) and also in July-August, and at weekends in June and September. In the summer, there are walks for all abilities, or simply enjoy the views and some lunch on the terrace at 'Le Repaire de l'Aigle'. In the winter, Thollon is a well-managed, family friendly ski resort with 50km of runs, ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers. Staff at the tourist office are always on hand to offer help, and organise many activities throughout the year. The village has several shops and restaurants to ensure a relaxing stay.

Other Activities: Rafting, markets, snowboarding, sledging, snowshoe walks, wine tasting

Golf: Only a 10-15 minute drive from Thollon, the course at the Evian Masters Golf Club is in a wooded park of 60 hectares, overlooking Lake Geneva. It is a challenging 18 hole, 72 par course. Every July, the club hosts the Evian Masters Ladies' tournament, which brings together the 90 best players in the world. Numerous packages for golfers are available. Why not combine a round of golf with lunch or a spa treatment at one of the two associated luxury hotels, the Hôtel Royal or the Hôtel Ermitage.

Ski: Just a stones throw from the apartment, the cable car takes you up to the ski resort. There are approximately 50km of runs, mostly north facing, between 1000-2000m altitude (16 pistes: 9 red; 4 blue; 2 green and a 6km cross country ski track). There are also tracks for snow shoe walks. 2010/11 saw a substantial investment in the new snow park with a half-pipe for snowboarders. The resort is very well-managed, and has many snow machines to ensure good coverage on the main pistes throughout the season. The resort is served by 3 chair lifts and 11 ski lifts. With the ski school (ESF) in the village, the resort is ideal for beginners and intermediates, and is particularly good for families, with lessons for 4 years and up. There is also a crèche in the village. There are several good ski hire shops. The town organises many events and activities, especially during the school holidays. The Portes du Soleil (Morzine, Les Gets, Châtel) with 650km of runs, is only a 45-50 minute drive away.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Thollon-les-Mémises, Lake Geneva area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
5 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£270
 
 
Christmas / New Year holidays
16 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Mid ski season low
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£400
 
 
Winter holiday / Half Term
4 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Late ski season low
4 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£400
 
 
Spring low season
25 Mar 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£295
 
 
Summer holidays
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Autumn low season
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£295
 
 
Low season
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£270
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Euro prices differ substantially from those created using the conversion tool. Please contact the owner for actual Euro rates.

£200/ 230€ refundable deposit required.
Duvets & pillows provided. Optional linen & towel hire:
- £10/10€ per bed set (pillow cases, duvet cover, sheet - double/single)
- £10/10€ towels for entire party (not beach towels).
Discounts: - 5% for 2 weeks; - 10% for 3 weeks; - 5% discount for repeat bookings.
Non-smoking. No Pets. Conditions supplied. Maximum guests 8. Travel insurance recommended.

Bookings made > 60 days before arrival: 50% of rental fee required 60 days before arrival date; balance due 21 days before.
Bookings made < 60 days before arrival: full payment required at booking.
Price includes: Cleaning at the end of your stay; Electricity.
Payments requested by direct transfer (excluding deposit). Euro or Sterling payments accepted.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Thollon-les-Mémises in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 38 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , (Large shower 140x70cm with rain head and hand held shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • The newly installed tiled bathroom has a large walk in shower with sliding doors, and has a large rain shower head with a separate hand held shower attachment. There is a thermostatic control. The bathroom has a large Roca wash basin, with a good sized mirrored cabinet with ample storage. There is also a heated towel rail in the bathroom. There are plenty of hooks for towels and caddies to hold products in the shower. Bath mats are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , (Vi-Spring double bed 160x200cm)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , (Bunk-bed - 2 x singles 190x90cm; Sofa bed - 140x190cm)
  • The main bedroom is carpeted and has a large Vi-spring double bed (160x200cm) and has recently been re-decorated. It is a bright room with large picture windows and a door opening onto its own balcony, with spectacular views over the lake. There is a large wardrobe with hanging space, drawers and shelves. There is space above to store luggage. There is also a large chest of drawers and two bedside tables for further storage. The second bedroom has bunk beds (2 x single mattresses 90x190cm) and a sofa bed (140x190cm), and has also been re-decorated to a high standard. The carpeted room has a large double wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, and room above for luggage. There is also a single wardrobe with drawers and a large chest of drawers for further storage. Both rooms have full sized mirrors. In the living area, the 3 seater sofa is convertible, providing sleeping room for a further 2 people (140x200cm). A travel cot is also available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Every room has a heater, although underfloor heating during the Winter maintains the ambient temperature. The dining table is set permanently for 4, with 4 dining chairs, but can be extended to seat 8. There are an additional 4 stools with cushions. The sofa in the living area is large and can seat approximately 4 people. There are two good sized bistro tables for the balconies, and 6 bistro chairs with cushions. There are also 2 deck chairs. If these are not on the balcony, they are stored in the cave in the basement. The private cave is located on the lower ground floor, and can be used to store ski equipment and boots. We request that ski boots and skis are kept in the cave (much easier as the cave is on the same level as the cable car). There is a flat screen TV on the wall, currently set up for free digital channels in France. It has an integrated DVD player, which can also be used to play CDs. There is a selection of DVDs (most in both French and English) and CDs for your use.

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