This new luxury ski apartment is situated by the ski slopes in the traditional Savoyarde Village of Les Houches, entrance to the Chamonix Valley at the foot of Mont Blanc. It’s virtually ski in ski out with the ski lifts Bellevue Cable Car and Chair Lift Coupe de Monde 150 metres away plus the Ski Bus stop giving access to the ESF ski school and the vast number of other ski areas in the Chamonix Valley. Fully equipped and furnished to a high standard with HD TV. Free WiFi access in the apartment. Within 150 metres there are three excellent restaurants, three bars and a good selection of shops. If you are part of a larger group we have links with other apartment owners in Chalet Whymper. We can put you in touch with them and so cater for large parties all in the same building. Excellent location for activity holidays; mountain biking, cycling, walking, hiking, white water rafting, mountaineering, climbing (outdoor and indoor) and paragliding.
Fully equipped inc. TV, WiFi, dishwasher, washing machine, garage
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Dec 2018
About Janet Saville
Hi, my name is Janet, husband JP, then the children: Hannah, Brittany and Oliver (who are twins). We live in a seaside town on the south coast of England enjoying all the activities the South Downs have to offer. However, whenever we can we like to swap the rolling Sussex hills for the spectacular mountains of Chamonix. All the family love hiking and skiing (although Britt is a snowboarder) and the twins are keen climbers. For us Chamonix is the perfect year round destination and still, after almost 15 years of holidays there are still new hikes for us to discover and enjoy, not to mention ski resorts in neighbouring valleys.
Janet Saville purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Janet Saville chose Les Houches
What we love about this property is how close it is to all the amenities; ski lifts, restaurants, bars, supermarket, and of course the fabulous bread shop. I love the views – sitting with a cup of tea at the end of the day looking out over the ski runs and down the valley to the Fiz mountain range. Or, on the bedroom balcony catching a sunset over the Aiguille du Midi. It’s also just a short bus, train or car ride into Chamonix where you can enjoy the hustle bustle, myriad of shops, restaurants, casino, bowling alley, night clubs, and bars (many with live music). This year we enjoyed listening to a Columbian Salsa band at the Club des Artistes, and saw the local ice hockey team “Les Chamois” win an eventful match against Brest.
What makes this Apartment unique
A home from home with all the cooking equipment you could possible need. It’s furnished with comfort in mind including French & UK (FreeSat) TV channels.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Excellent, clean and well appointed appartment
Janet covered everything in terms of information and documentation to ensure a smooth and event free stay.
Appartment fully equipped for everything.
Would highly recommend.
Very well equiped property
Very helpful and informative owners nothing too much trouble.
Good location, well equipped and very easy from Geneva
Very helpful owner. Well equipped. Compact for 5, but we were expecting that. Dead easy for the ski bus and for he the local lift. We found getting a ski locker at the Prarion lift invaluable for the kids lessons.
Fabulous apartment in best location
Just back from a fabulous stay in this apartment , it is equipped with everything you could possibly need, Janet has taken a great deal of time to leave clear instructions on how everything works to make staying here a pleasure. Great views of the mountains and is the perfect location with everything right on the doorstep , ski hire , restaurants , bars , shops Chamonix bus and the Bellevue cable car . Look forward to staying here again .
Apartment is close to everything you need for a family ski holiday. I can only imagine that it would be an amazing place to stay during the summer too. Owners made the experience even easier with great communication and info for our stay.
Excellent apartment with fabulous views
A very well equipped apartment in the centre of town.Easy access to cable cars,bus routes and local train.Restaurants and shops close by.
Les Houches is situated at the entrance to the Chamonix Valley, just 6km away from Chamonix town and an hour’s drive from Geneva airport. In winter Les Houches has its own ski area with 12 red runs, 5 blue runs and 4 green runs plus the black run La Verte (home of the Kandahar World Cup downhill race). The ski bus from Les Houches gives you access to the other 157 km of on piste in the Chamonix Valley. In the summer as well as the mountaineering there are breath-taking walks of all gradients, via ferrata, canyoning and white water rafting on the River Arve. For kids there are organised adventure days with Chamonix Guides, high ropes, a summer toboggan run, an animal park and swimming pool. In spring and autumn it is a cyclists’ paradise. For mountain bikers there’s enough technical single track to satisfy the hungers of even the most hardcore downhillers. For road cyclists there are the opportunities to ride the famous Cols: Col de La Colombiere, Col d’Aravis, and Joux Plane.
Other Activities: husky dog sledging, ski touring (vallee blanche), winter walking with snow shoes, indoor climbing wall, helicopter skiing, speed gliding, ice skating,
Ski: The ski and snowboard area of Les Houches extends from an altitude of 950 metres to 1900 metres. The terrain is extremely varied, providing enjoyment for all abilities with 12 red runs, 5 blue runs and 4 green runs. Plus the black run La Verte on which the Kandahar World Cup downhill race is run. Many of the runs are long descents through pine and larch forests. The lift system comprises of the Bellevue cable car (150 metres from Chalet Whymper), the Prarion gondola lift (500 metres from Chalet Whymper), 4 chair lifts (including the chair lift Coupe du Monde 150 metres from Chalet Whymper), 12 drag lifts and the Tramway du Mont-Blanc train. From the resort summit there is a breathtaking 360° panorama of the Mont-Blanc range. When necessary, artificial snow coverage is provided by 100 snow canons covering 900m of vertical drop. With the ski bus from Les Houches you can also access the other 157km of on piste (and limitless off piste) in the three other ski areas of the Chamonix Valley.
Prices include bed linen and towels plus maid cleaning on departure. Cancellation terms: More than 60 days' notice - loss of deposit. 29 to 59 days' notice - 50% of total rental. 28 or less days' notice - loss of total rental. Security bond: In the unlikely event of property damage, losses or excess cleaning incurred during your stay, we require a security bond of £150. This sum will be returned to you once the apartment has been checked AND the keys received back by us (the owners). There are 2 options to lodge the security bond: via cheque (held un-cashed unless forfeited), or ‘credit card pre authorisation’ via our retail business (apart from a £1 test payment no money is taken unless forfeited). This sum will be returned to you once the apartment has been checked AND the keys received back by us (the owners). Due to the way Christmas falls this year and to make it easier for you, the guests, rental for the Christmas week is for a period of 7 nights any dates between Wednesday 20 December to departure Thursday 28 December. Then the New Year week is for a period of 7 nights any dates between Thursday 28 December to departure Friday 5 January.