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Spacious, family 3 bedroom duplex - only 50m from the ski slopes

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Saint-Jean-d'Aulps - Skiscape

Everything on your doorstep - modern apartment, sleeps up to 10 comfortably!

- Great location: 50m from slopes, ski hire & restaurants

- Modern: comfortable, clean, light & airy

- Well-equipped: new kitchen & bathroom appliances

- Entertainment: 40 inch TV, Apple TV, Wii, wifi & games

- No-stress: linen & towels provided, before & after cleaning included

- Child-friendly - travel cot, high chair, toys & stair gate

A comfortable & spacious duplex situated only 50 meters from the cable car in the heart of the St Jean d'Aulps Station (La Grand Terche), where you can relax and put your feet up after a full day on the slopes. The apartment is situated on the third and top floor of the building and offers views over the village and slopes.

The lounge/dining room has direct access to a large, private balcony. Within the lounge, there is a corner sofa and extra chairs to relax on while watching a DVD (a large variety provided) on the flat screen TV, reading a book or surfing the internet (WiFi included).

The kitchen area has been completely refurbished and includes brand new appliances.The fully equipped kitchen leads you into a large lounge/dining room which has direct access to a private balcony.

There are 3 large bedrooms:

* Master bedroom (very spacious) - King-size bed plus day bed which can be converted into two single beds.

* Second bedroom (spacious) - One single bed plus a bunk bed with single on top and pull out double futon underneath.

* Third bedroom (compact!) - Queen-size bed and is the smallest of the three bedrooms.

All rooms have bedside tables and chest of drawers.

Main Bathroom - toilet & bath with shower:

The main bathroom has a large bath where you can soak away those bumps and bruises from the days adventures! Hot water is unlimited (water pressure is very good), a hair dryer is provided and a heated towel rail helps dry off damp clothes. There is also a washing machine and dryer available for use.

Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet & shower:

This has recently been refurbished to include a shower as well as toilet and sink.

We have a large, private 'cave'/ski locker in the basement to store skis, snowboards, boots, bikes etc. Within the apartment block we have outside parking and there is also a private garage space which can be used on request.

Days Out: Here is a quick overview.

* Amazing ski possibilities both on your doorstep & 15 minutes away for more variety

* Mont Blanc Chamonix – hour drive, Europe’s highest cable car

* Abbaye d’Aulps – 10mins down in the main village a beautiful ruined abbey

* Lake Annecy – hour drive, a beautiful medieval town

* Yvoire – 30mins, picturesque village next to Lake Geneva

* Les Lindarets – 20mins a mountain village overrun with goats! A must see - great photo opportunity!

* Lake Montriand – 15mins a beautiful lake - fishing, walking & swimming

* Pont du Diable Gorges 20mins down towards Thonon in Le Jotty - very impressive!

* Mechanical Museum in Les Gets

And:

- Downhill skiing

- Paragliding

- Cross country skiing

- Climbing

- Hiking

- Swimming

- Rafting

- Fishing

- Hot air ballooning

- Mountain biking

- Paint-balling

- Potholing

- Quad-biking

- Under-ice diving

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Claire & Tony Potts
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2016

About Claire & Tony Potts

After leaving the UK 12 years ago, we are currently teaching at an International School in Lusaka, Zambia after 6 years teaching in Dubai and 5 in the Philippines. Since the birth of our daughter and son, we decided to find ourselves a home - somewhere that they know is theirs. What better than to combine the things we love!

Claire & Tony Potts purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Claire & Tony Potts chose Portes du Soleil area

We have being skiing in La Grande Terche for the past 11 years and when it came to buying a home this was our first choice, nowhere else could offer us the same possibilities as here.

We finally found the perfect apartment for us; light, airy and plenty of space. They say you know you have found the perfect home when you first walk in and this was definitely true for us.

We have lots of plans and ideas for the apartment and have been working on some of these over the last few years.

And instead of the apartment sitting empty throughout the ski year, we have decided to rent it out so others can experience some of the same magic and joy!

What makes this apartment unique

* Light, airy and spacious rooms

* WiFi, Wii & Apple TV

* Modern

* Slopes 50m away

* Small, family-oriented village

* Ski School

* Quiet slopes

* Two of the best ski runs in the region (I think!) - La Grand Terche (3.5km red run) & Roc d'enfer (15km run)

* 1 hour from the airport

* Fantastic restaurants nearby

Guestbook comments from the owner

We feel that La Grande Terche ia a ski treasure in so many ways and the skiing there can be fabulous, so few people complete the circuit and realise the wonderful runs available on their doorstep. Access to the Porte Du Soleil is so easy providing you have a car and then of course the skiing is endless. We have skied this area for many, many years and still find new runs and restaurants!!



Concerning the apartment itself, we thought it terrific. Absolutely everything we could have wanted (except the stairs), it is warm, extremely comfortable and easy to live in, somewhere welcoming to come home too after a tiring day. All the facilities were good, we appreciated the space, we have stayed in some very small apartments in the area, this was so much nicer. Things seemed to be managed well and my contact with yourself has only been helpful and positive. These sorts of detail make a holiday a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Needless to say I hope to come again and would recommend your apartment to anyone.
Mar 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Spacious, family 3 bedroom duplex - only 50m from the ski slopes
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

Wonderful apartment in a spectacular location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment in Le Grande Terche was a real home from home in the most spectacular location in the small mountain side resort. It was very peaceful when we visited in August 2016 and every day you had fabulous views of the mountain peaks. The apartment itself was very well equipped including a selection of DVDs, board games and the Wii which the children loved!

Whilst the kitchen was small it was perfect for holiday catering and there was a plentiful supply of crockery and cutlery. There's a large comfy sofa with views onto the balcony and two of the three bedrooms were very spacious with plenty of drawer space. Having a second bathroom/shower was very handy too.

Within 20 minutes drive there are a variety of summer activities and we enjoyed using the cable car/lift system to explore the area with plenty of walking routes available from the Tourist Information office or in the basket of information that Tony left in the apartment. You can easily pop over to Switzerland (we did it on foot using the lifts but it would also be an easy drive by car).

Morzine and Les Gets are nice resorts with plenty of activities including swimming, high ropes and horse riding. There's lots of mountain biking opportunities although we didn't do this ourselves. We visited the goat village at Les Lindarets, Lac Montrimond, (the fabulous local lake where you can paddle board, canoe or swim), Avoriaz (where there's a great outdoor play area with a wide variety of free games for children of all ages to play e.g. chess, badminton, table tennis), the local Gorge and the medieval town, Yvoire, on the shores of Lake Geneva. There were places we just didn't get chance to visit so will certainly return to this area in the future.

Overall we had the most wonderful holiday and would thoroughly recommend both this apartment and the area. Tony was extremely helpful in the run up to our trip, answering questions and whilst we were there the local contact Sarah was really prompt in helping us too. Thank you both!

We hired a car at Geneva airport (the French side) and although we got slightly lost coming out of the airport when we arrived in Geneva, and then on the way back as they'd closed off some of the roads in the city that our sat nav wanted to take us down, overall it was a very easy journey from the airport to the apartment following the lake side road. You definitely need the freedom of having a car to make the most of a trip to the Portes du Soleil area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anna! Thank you so much for your generous review - glad you had a great time! Tony & Claire
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 3 weeks at this apartment, it's ideal for skiing as really close to cable car. The apartment is very comfortable as described and Tony could not have been more helpful. Our kids are 5 & 7 and St. Jean/Roc D'Enfer is an ideal place to start skiing and enough to do while they are in lessons. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Excellent family apartment

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay in this light apartment with our two families. Enough room and equipment for the kids, an excellent kitchen and two bathrooms, for a reasonable price!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay in a nice, cozy ski resort

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Tony & Claire's. The apartment was just like in the pictures (very nice, modern, comfortable, clean) less than a 5 min walk from the slopes. We rented ski's from the store next door, so no hassle at all! Although the apartment is on the 4th floor and there are no elevators, it does not really matter as the ski locker is in the basement. The ski area is small but still has lots of variety and was great for my 11 year old son as he could go off with his friend and ski together without being able to get lotst or me having to worry ;-) Two days of sunshine followed by one day of snow and then two more days of fresh snow and sunshine made for a perfect holiday!!! We really enjoyed going for dinner at Les Gets which is a very nice town close by with lots of restaurants.

Tony, you were great with all the time you took to answer all my questions :-) Sorry you get this review so late but obviously last time (back in March) something went wrong. We were thinking of coming back next February but I see on your site that unfortunately your place is already taken. I should have acted faster. We would definitely recommend your place to anyone looking for a great place to go ski in France.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandra - thank you for the wonderful review! Sorry that the review didn't work the first time - and I appreciate you trying again! Look forward to seeing you here again in the future!
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5

Excellent skiing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the first time at this resort as it was recommend by friends.

The resort is ideal for a family and especially one like ours with 2 young beginners.

The resort is quite but has excellent ski facilities. We all had lessons at ESF which were excellent and the slopes were great. It snowed everyday we stayed and we had fantastic on and off piste conditions. Skiing was really a pleasure.

The apartment is excellently positioned and only a small walk to everything. The place really is a home from home with everything you could need in a week. All the rooms are spacious and well equipped, and the rooms are all nicely decorated with all mod cons including an excellent wifi network.

Everything is clean and well maintained.

The only thing we would change is the length of time we stayed and we will will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time Andy! Look forward to hearing from you for next year :)
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5

Fantastic Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Tony & Claire have set up a lovely apartment which is well equiped, comfortable, tastefully decorated and with plenty of room for a family. They were also extremely helpful with advice and answering any questions we had. St Jean d'Aulps retains much of its small-town character and the apartment really is only 30m from the cablecar. There is a nice deli and a great restaurant at your doorstop and a large Carrefour only 10 minutes away. While there are a great number of larger resorts nearby, we had an absolutely blast at St Jean d'Aulps with our two boys (ages 9 & 11). The Ecole du Ski Francais has consistently good instructors and the empty slopes outside of French School holidays are without parrallel. And, the 20km Roc D'Enfer circuit is simply breathtaking.

Graham & Nadine (Sydney, Australia)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nadine & Graham - glad you had an amazing time - a LONG way to come for a ski holiday (all the way from Oz!) :)
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
L'Avalanche, Pere Bill's, Efanle
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Thonons les Bains
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Thonons les Bains
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Les Cluses, A40 Exit 18
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
L'Avalanche & Pere Bill's
Nearest Ski
30 Metres
St Jean d'Aulps & Roc d'Enfer
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Thonon les Bains, Lake Geneva
Car: recommended

Located in the heart of the Aulps Valley, in the Chablais massif, the St Jean d'Aulps ski resort welcomes you in the warm atmosphere of its mountain village. La Grand Terche - part of the village St Jean d'Aulps - is a picturesque family ski resort literally on the Roc d'Enfer slopes. During the winter, St Jean D'Aulps offers 50 km of downhill ski slopes around the wonderful Roc d'Enfer with beautiful views of Lake Geneva, the 'Dents du Midi' and the Mont Blanc range. It also benefits from a ski bus link to other ski resorts of the Portes du Soleil region including Morzine, Les Gets & Avoriaz all within 20 minutes drive. The apartment is literally 50 metres from the cable car, 30 metres from a ski/snowboard hire shop and 50 metres from a small convenience store. Within 5 minutes walking distance, there are 3 family restaurants/bars with an excellent variety of food available.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Saint-Jean-d'Aulps, Portes du Soleil 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
 
Off Season
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£210
Fri,Sat
£1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£190
Fri,Sat
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
French/UK Half Term
4 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
From
£200
Fri,Sat
£1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak Winter
25 Feb 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
From
£180
Fri,Sat
£900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
15 Apr 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£120
Fri,Sat
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Please understand that we are catering for both French and English holidays and rates reflect this - they ARE flexible! Special rates are available for short breaks (weekends, etc.) - Please let us know well in advance as this will be subject to availability. We are very flexible with dates and prices within reason; let us know what best fits with you and we will see if we can fit you in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint-Jean-d'Aulps in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Second Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Recently refurbished
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet & bath with shower: The main bathroom has a large bath where you can soak away those bumps and bruises from the days adventures! Hot water is unlimited (water pressure is very good), a hair dryer is provided and a heated towel rail helps dry off damp clothes. There is also a washing machine and dryer available for use. Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet & shower: This has recently been refurbished to include a shower as well as toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • There are 3 large bedrooms * Master bedroom (very spacious) - King-size bed plus day bed which can be converted into two single beds. * Second bedroom (spacious) - One single bed plus a bunk bed with single on top and pull out double futon underneath. * Third bedroom (compact!) - Queen-size bed and is the smallest of the three bedrooms. All rooms have bedside tables and chest of drawers. **Linen & towels provided!**
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Due to having a young son & daughter ourselves, we do have a travel cot, high chair, safety gate and a few toys at the apartment.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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