Chez Amis is a home away from home in the French Alps. It is a ground floor, two-bedroom apartment with a private entrance, a garden with grass lawn (50 sq meters), a back and front terrace and separate private covered parking. It is a spacious (56.6 sq meters) and well equipped, open-plan apartment - part of a three-storey traditional Savoie farmhouse renovated in the 1990’s. It has been furnished to a high specification with local pine furniture including an artisan dresser and table. The apartment is uncluttered with a touch of modern.
Chez Amis is well positioned for stunning views of the Le Criou and the Dents Blanches mountain ranges, which can be enjoyed from the garden. You can hike/bike for miles from our doorstep, or have a barbeque on the small patio and relax on the sloping lawn taking in the view with a glass of local wine. Activities in Spring/Summer are endless. In Winter, skiing in the Grand Massif (Europe's third largest skiing domain with 365km ski runs) is superb and only a few mins drive to the nearest ski lift with a large free car park opposite. Mountain biking is fantastic in Spring/Summer and the lifts open to allow access to some amazing bike runs. One of the local road cycling routes, the Col de Joux Plane hosted the Tour de France recently and is a spectacular ride up or down with stunning views.
Chez Amis ideally sleeps 4 people (but can accommodate 5 or 6 by exception). We have a double room, twin room and a double sofa bed. Beds are made up prior to your arrival - bed and kitchen linens, bath towels and hand towels are provided. A travel cot, high chair & buggy are available on request (at no extra cost - subject to availability).
There is a marvelous wood burning stove in the lounge with a cosy sofa, armchairs, foot rests, a generous oak coffee table and side tables. We have a stereo with an iPod/iPhone/iPad connection cable, plenty of board and card games and a library of books, CD's and DVD's. WiFi is provided free of charge for the convenience of our guests.
The kitchen is fully fitted with a fridge, sink, oven, hob, dishwasher and new washing machine. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking and baking equipment. The kitchen / dining areas are separated by a long breakfast bar with stools. The dining area seats 6 and has an Artesian pine dresser fully stocked with white plates, glasses, champagne flutes, serving dishes, salad bowls, pasta bowls and cereal bowls - everything needed for a leisurely breakfast or dinner.
The newly tiled bathroom comprises a bath with glass screened shower over the bath and a sink with lighted mirror and shelves. There is a separate WC which also has a sink, so each bedroom has access to a sink outside the bedroom for brushing teeth and washing faces.
The 'cave' (outside storage) contains outdoor furniture - a new wooden table with six chairs - and a BBQ. There is a further table and two chairs for the front terrace. It can also store bikes (or they can be stored in the covered parking).
Inside the chalet you’ll find some games and sports equipment for you to use including a badminton set with net and various other racquets.
A visit to the Giffre Valley and surrounding mountains is a rare treat. Dubbed a "playground in the Alps" or the "Dream Valley" there's something for everyone - from parapenting or tandem parapenting, whitewater rafting or fishing in the river, sunbathing by the swimming pool in Samoens or dipping in the lake at Lac Bleu, golfing on one of the many 18-hole courses in the area to meandering through the local markets, botanical gardens or local heritage sites. Of course there's skiing in Winter and you have access to 5 resorts, but also snow mobiling, heliskiing, ice climbing, snow shoeing, yooner and ice skating.
The Valley is a hidden gem and offers a vast array of activities for couples, families and friends. And all around 45 minutes from Geneva airport or around 8 hours drive from the Eurotunnel (Calais).Get the full listing »