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Residence Le Grand Balcon, Les Houches

Exterior of Building.
Very good
11 reviews
Exterior of Building.
Lounge Area Daytime
Double Bed
Dining Table & TV
Bunk Area
Balcony View
Breakfast on the Balcony
Balcony View
Lounge Area
Lounge Area at night
Exterior View in Summer
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Bunk Area
Lounge Area at Night
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Studio , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Les Houches, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
The studio apartment is on the top (6th) floor of a recently built chalet-style building (with lift). It is situated mid-way on the road between the 2 main lifts in Les Houches, about 500m from each. A short (off-piste) traverse will take you to the Telecabine de Prarion, and equally you can ski straight back to the building, again off-piste, a rare claim in the Chamonix valley!

Les Houches is approximately 7 km from Chamonix town. There is a regular bus service to Chamonix and its ski areas (Aiguille du Midi, Brevent, Flegere, Grand Montets and Le Tour). The bus stop is right outside the building. There is also free, outdoor parking outside the building.

There is a bakery, several restaurants and sports shops (including ski rental) within 5 minutes walk of the apartment. The centre of Les Houches village, with the Tourist Office, Super...
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About the Owner, David P
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2007
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 11 reviews and 1 property
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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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English first
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 20, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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1 review
Reviewed March 17, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Perfect size apartment for a couple for a weeks getaway on the slopes. Great location for the ski lifts and bus. Car is great to get around to Chamonix and other nearby towns but not needed if you just want to hit the slopes.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 2, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
Additional amenities & feature info
The apartment is 25 m2 in size, consisting of an entrance area with a bunk bed and lounge area with double sofa bed. There is a sliding door between the bunk bed area and the lounge. There is a bathroom with bath and shower, a small but fully equipped kitchenette and a balcony with one of the best views in the Alps.There is a TV and speakers for you to plug your MP3 player in to. There is a also a selection of board games.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    1 Bunk
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  • Damage Deposit: $122 / stay - Deposit
  • Laundry (2 people): $24 / stay - Fee
  • Appartment cleaning: $37 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Weekend and nightly rates available. Please contact me for details.
In addition to the rental fee, a compulsory fee of 30 Euro for cleaning the apartment and 10 Euro per person for laundry is payable on departure

Once you have decided that you would like to rent the aprtment, I will send you a rental contract. 25% of the booking fee is required to reserve the apartment, with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. The preferred method of payment is by bank transfer directly to my account, otherwise a cheque is acceptable. As soon as I have received a copy of the signed contract and 25% deposit, I will confirm the reservation.

On arrival, my representative will meet you, and will require a security deposit of 150 Euros before handing over the keys. Assuming all is well, this will be returned on departure, less the fee for cleaning and laundry
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About the neighborhood
The Chamonix valley is rightly famous world-wide as the home of Alpinism and is a mecca for the keen skier and climber. Having said that, there is more than enough for the mere mortal to enjoy, with 5 separate ski areas in the valley, including the legendary 14km descent of the Vallee Blanche. There is a host of other activities available in the area. In the winter, these include snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, paragliding and ice-climbing. In the summer, climbing, walking and cycling take over as the main activities as well as rafting and canyoning, but there is plenty for the less adventurous to enjoy, with a spectacular golf course, tennis courts and plenty of swimming pools to lie by while you catch some Alpine rays.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Geneva: 43.5 mi
Railway: Les Houches: 1.2 mi
Ferry: Calais: 559.2 mi
One hour drive from Geneva airport, well served from UK by BA, Swiss and EasyJet. 7 - 8 hours drive from Calais (560 miles / 900 km). I can provide detailed driving directions in either case. Alternatively there are a number of airport transfer companies that can meet you at Geneva and take you directly to the apartment. Typical prices are 40 Euro each way. I can provide names / phone numbers on request.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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