Apartment with Access To Evasion Mont Blanc and Les Houches Resorts
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About claire barton
In the early part of 2010 we collected together all of our pennies, converted them to euros and decided to buy the Snohome, a little bolt-hole in the French Alps. We are two architects based in London and have two little boys Charlie and Ollie.
claire barton purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why claire barton chose St-Gervais-les-Bains
As two architects based in London who are also avid snowboarders the Snohome has given us a perfect challenge to work on a building that has amazing features and charm while also enjoying our favourite pastime. We have filled the Snohome with our favourite furniture and are constantly looking at ways to add to the luxury. Saint Gervais is a hidden gem of a resort with access to amazing skiing In the winter and to our surprise an even busier programme of activities for the summer months.
What makes this Apartment unique
*a two minute walk to the town centre so easy access to bars, restaurants and the all important morning patisserie run *access to Evasion Mont Blanc and Les Houches *easy access to amazing Les Contamines activity lake and beach for summer *views of the Mont Blanc range from apartment and balcony *fully kitted out for families with high chairs, travel cots and games *newly fitted kitchen and bathroom for 2014/15 season
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
we have a high chair and travel cot
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We felt at home from the first moment. We spent so much time outdoors that we did not have enough time to explore all the appartment has to offer. In an effort to summarize, the appartment is stylish, the kitchen is great, with as many facilities you can wish for and more, as a coffee maker and capsule supply, books and maps and even a binoculars (!) That we used during our stay. The shops are nearby with a fine bakery and even a one starred restaurant in a walking distance. And if you travel with kids, there are ample video games they can play so a plan B for a rainy day is just to stay in and watch the rain fall through the huge windows. In one word: amazing. Thank you Claire for a great stay in France.
Excellent flat in Saint Gervais
Our family of five loved it. Excellent views and lighting. Good water pressure. Helpful double bunk beds with XBox 360 and a wii for our kids. And a wonderful town for a refreshing holiday in the French Alps.
We have loved staying here. Everything we needed was available. Great kitchen. Great bathroom with excellent hot water. Brilliant location. A life of walking to the shop for bread and breakfast on the balcony. Saint a Gervais is a really special little place and we got to know people in bars and restaurants which is always nice when you are away. Perfect.
We had a fabulous timestaying in st Gervais .The snohome was fab , great location and very well equipped.
Claire the host was extremely helpful and quick to respond !
Would love to go back !
Beautiful central apartment
Just returned from a week's stay in this fabulous flat. Very central and ideally located for the Bettex lift and shops in St Gervais. Claire was a very attentive host, who responded promptly to all queries.
The apartment is very stylish and well equipped, with not an alpine element of kitsch in sight! No sturdy pine furniture to be found here. 😊
We loved our stay in the Snohome and would highly recommend.
(But don't be tempted to park on the pavement outside lest you want a ticket!)
5* highly recommended
We have just returned from a week ski trip staying at this beautiful apartment.
Great location 5 minutes walk to the town centre full of shops and restaurants. Local to many ski options of which we explored 4 in 6 days.
The apartment was perfect, always warm and welcoming at the end of a busy day. We will miss it.
Special interest holidays:
The apartment is in the heart of the Alps at the foot of Mont Blanc and offers access to Evasion Mont Blanc for skiing, snowboarding, para-penting, Nordic Skiing, climbing, mountain biking and tobogganing. In summer is also offers great opportunities for walking, climbing, cycling and running. It is the perfect base for the annual Ultra Trail Mont Blanc when Saint Gervais Les Bains is the first feeding station.
The apartment is an hours drive from Geneva. There is train station in the Le Fayet (lower part of Saint Gervais Les Bains) this is a 10-15 minute taxi drive from the apartment.
Saint Gervais les Bains - apartment is centrally located
Les Contamines - 15 minutes
Megeve - 30 minutes
Chamonix - 20 minutes
Annecy - 1 hour
Geneva - 1 hour
Mont Blanc Tunnel (access to Courmayeur) - 1 hour
St Gervais Les Bains is a traditional Haute Savoie Spa town. With Mont Blanc as the back drop it has attracted tourists since the 1800's when the French health department prescribed the Spa's medicinal mountain air and crystal clear water as a cure for almost everything. We couldn't agree more and the Spa still exists for a relaxing massage or a dip in the pools. St Gervais is smack bang in the middle of Le Fayet, Megeve, Les Contamines and is just a few miles from Chamonix. The majestic Mont Blanc Massif with its glaciers and forested slopes combines to provide exceptional skiing and boarding in the colder months and breathtaking trails and tracks for walking, climbing and biking in the summer. St Gervais is also a stop off point for the famous Ultra Trail Mont Blanc hence a good place to stay for participants or supporters. St Gervais is a small traditional town with it's fair share of bars, shops and restaurants and is widely regarded as a 'little gem'. So if it's action packed sports holidays or a relaxing break with good food and wine we are sure Saint Gervais has something to offer.