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Alisdair and Gergana McDougall

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, French, Bulgarian

Large comfortable and modern apartment in quiet location yet next to everything

16 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Chamonix - Jardins de L'Androsace

2 bedrooms, mezzanine, 2 bathrooms, large living room, sleeps 6

Our top floor apartment has been equipped as you would want your home to be. It is perfectly positioned next to the ESF office, ski school meeting point, Tourist Office and within five minutes walking of absolutely anything else that you might need.

The modern living room has a fabulous view of Mont Blanc, with the bedrooms looking up the valley towards Les Grands Montets and Le Tour. The beds in the bedrooms have properly sprung mattresses with matching divans (by “And So to Bed”) and the L-shaped couch was made to order (by “Highly Sprung”), everything was bought with comfort in mind. The apartment is fully equipped with TV, UK satellite, DVD player, Hi-Fi, Wi-Fi, washing machine and dryer and a fully fitted kitchen.

While a car is not necessary, many people feel that it makes life easier in the valley (particularly if you are skiing up at Les Grands Montets), we have a dedicated underground garage (so no scraping ice off in the morning).

Ski pass service is available.

Winter in Chamonix: With such a high elevation and the micro climate created by Mont Blanc, Chamonix has a long snow-sure season. There are slopes for every level of skier or boarder and we are happy to discuss what will suit your needs.

For beginners, meet your instructors next door in the morning. For intermediates, it is possible to wander over to the Savoy nursery slopes and take a very short drag lift up to the main Brevant lift to get access to the south facing slopes of there and Flegere (saves a walk up the hill in boots).

The bus stop just 200 meters away (behind the Tourist Office) allows free transport to Le Tour (offerering a good mix of terrain for all levels) and Les Grands Montets with it's large north facing slopes giving some awesome off-piste opportunities.

The lift for the Aguille du Midi, is a five minute walk, do take a guide for your safety if you plan to ski/board in the Vallee Blanche - it is stunning and worth the the cost of getting a professional to show you the way.

Summer in Chamonix: The town of Chamonix is busy all year round, with walkers, climbers and golfers dominating the summer months. Days tend to be warm, but evenings are rarely oppressive as temperatures quickly cool to a comfortable level in the mountain atmosphere.

There is much to do for all age groups, including climbing (try the indoor climbing wall in Les Houches with an instructor if you are a beginner), walking, golf, a great swimming pool, cycling, tennis, parapenting, fly fishing or just relaxing in a great atmosphere.

Our favourite time of the summer is around the 21st June, when the whole of France has it’s 'fete de la musique' (what must be the biggest music festival in the world) and every bar seems to live music all absolutely free to watch.

Children Are Welcome: Children essentials are stored in the ski cave with the apartment - a travel cot, high chair, baby bath, safety gates, etc. Chamonix offers a number of baby-sitting services or children can be placed in ski school to allow yourselves to go off and ski.

The French have a wonderful attitude to the young, with children being welcome in most bars and restaurants. Chamonix is no exception, with some of the best play parks and areas you will ever see. It is not unusual to see toddlers dancing in front of a stage in a bar as a band is playing (usually before the real apres-ski crowd arrive and it gets a little crowded for them).

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alisdair and Gergana McDougall (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Bulgarian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely apartment, great location and a fabulous holiday, thank you.
Dec 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Large comfortable and modern apartment in quiet location yet next to everything
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews
5

Very comfortable, very clean, great location, a place we will want to stay again.

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfectly equipped with a tremendous view. We were a party of 5 adults and we found the accmodations to be exactly what we wanted and needed for a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Very cosy apartment in perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and had lovely time.

Close to shops, restaurants, and lifts.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Lovely flat in Chamonix center

  • 5 of 5

This well situated and well equipped apartment was exactly as advertised. It is clean and well-maintained. Very spacious feel with good light and a nice view of the mountain. Owner easily available. I would recommend it without any reservations and would be happy to stay there again. Location is as convenient as one could imagine.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Espoo, Finland
5

Centrally located Chamonix top floor appartment

  • 5 of 5

This appartment was an execellent choice for our family of five. The location is superb, everything is near to you. The appartment is in good shape and well maintained. The owners are very helpful and acted in a timely manner. We would definetely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant time. Apartment was 30 seconds walk onto the Main Street but still really quiet. Really comfy beds and sofa. Had everything ready for us with kids en tow!!

Views from windows were superb, shame we had to go home really! Would definitely recommend 😀

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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5

Best spot in the heart of Chamonix

  • 5 of 5

Chamonix is a great holiday destination. The apartment is in the heart of the village, and yet very quiet at night.

We never needed to use the car as everything we needed was a short walk away, including food shops, restaurants, ski lifts etc. The apartment was perfect for our family and is very child friendly. The views from the apartment are amazing! The apartment is very well maintained and has everything one could need. Wifi was very handy to help keep in touch with everyone back home.

We're defenitely booking again next year, I would recommend this apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Geneva - Cointrin (GVA)
Nearest Barpub
65 Metres
Chez Melanie
Nearest Ferry
550 Miles
Calais
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Golf Club de Chamonix
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Bistro de Sports
Nearest Ski
200 Metres
Le Savoy link to Brevant and Flegere
Car: not necessary

The residence is ideally situated at the top of a lane that enters directly onto the main pedestrian street of the town centre. This location ensures a quiet stay, while being in the heart of the town. There is very little that is more than five minutes walk from the apartment.

There is a ski rental shop on the ground floor of the residence itself. Within 100 meters of the front door are the ESF office and the meeting point for ski/board lessons, the Tourist Office, a bakery, a supermarket and the main street with it’s selection of bars, restaurants and shops. Within 200 meters are the nursery slope of Le Savoy (where the ESF have a children’s ski camp and you can take a drag to the main Brevant ski lift) and the bus stop for free transport to Le Tour and Grands Montets.

If you have transport, within easy access are Courmayeur (there is a free bus during the ski season), Verbier, Megeve, Flain, Geneva, Annecy and Lausanne. All offer a chance to see/ski something different.

Golf: The Golf Club de Chamonix has an 18 hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones senior. A beautiful course with fabulous views of Mont Blanc and the mountains around. The course is open from May/June (depends upon when the snow clears) to late Autumn and the arrival of the snow again. All equipment (except shoes and clothing) may be rented at the shop. They have a web-site and it is worth checking out if you are considering playing in the summer months.

The golf course at Verbier is an hour from Chamonix and that at Crans-Montana is an hour and a half from Chamonix.

Ski: Chamonix is a famous ski resort that is good for beginners (well maintained nursery slopes in town and at Le Tour), good also for intermediates and experts. The skiing is arranged over five distinct areas that are served by a free shuttle bus service, including access to the Vallee Blanche. We have spent the whole of the past twelve winters in the valley and have taken numerous friends skiing/boarding that have ranged from total beginners to extreme skiers and everything in between. Please do contact us if you wish to discuss the skiing (we are happy to talk about the valley even if you don’t want to rent the apartment).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Chamonix, Chamonix - Mont Blanc area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
£700
for 5 nights
£980
 
 
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£575
for 5 nights
£805
 
 
Early Skiing
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£910
for 7 nights
£910
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
New Year
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Early Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Half Term
4 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Sunny Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,540
for 7 nights
£1,540
 
 
Spring Skiing
15 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,015
for 7 nights
£1,015
 
 
Spring
6 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£625
for 5 nights
From
£125
£875
 
 
Early Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£725
for 5 nights
From
£145
£1,015
 
 
High Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£950
for 5 nights
From
£190
£1,330
 
 
Autumn
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£725
for 5 nights
From
£145
£1,015
 
 
Late Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£625
for 5 nights
From
£125
£875
 
 
Early Skiing
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Rates do not include Tourist Tax (€1 per night per person aged 13 and over), but does include linen, towels, utilities and use of the garage. We provide cots and other baby equipment at no charge.

30% deposit required at time of booking, remainder 8 weeks prior to arrival. £300 damage deposit required prior to final payment. We accept GBP or EUR. Credit card fees charged on (approx 1.4%).

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Chamonix in Rhone-Alpes

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Lift ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet , en suite to bedroom 1
  • The apartment has unlimited how water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be made as twin
    Mezzanine - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 can be made up as an extra large double or a twin. There is one travel cot available permanently (a second can probably be found).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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