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Luxury Ski and Summer Activity Apartment Near Gondola and Village Centre

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Balcony view looking towards Avet (Black run).

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located just 200 yards from the gondola station and village centre makes the apartment ideal for skiers, mountain bikers and walkers. Riding stables are adjacent for summer pony trekking. The apartment is on 3rd and 4th floor with uninterrupted mountain views.

It features a large balcony, 2 double bedrooms, 2 conjoined attic rooms each with 2 single beds, luxury corner bath/shower/bidet and also secure underground parking with ski locker.

The apartment has a fitted kitchen which includes a microwave oven, toaster, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Heat and unlimited hot water is by gas central heating. There is also a large flatscreen TV/ DVD combo with PlayStation, audio player, hairdryer, vacuum cleaner and iron.

Wireless internet is available for free and most of the bars and Hotels in the village also provide free WifI although password protected in most.
Out neighbours, the 4* Piolets Park Hotel and Spa includes an indoor/outdoor pool and jacuzzi, sauna and fitness suite all available to external guests and remains reasonably priced. Spa food and drinks are also available.


Summer and Winter Activities: Andorra and the Pyrenees are renown for winter sports. However, this resort offers fantastic summer holidays as well. Located just 2 hours drive from Barcelona, Perpignan, Lourdes and Toulouse, it makes a great base for exploring Europe's finest cities. The East and North coasts of Spain, the West and South coasts of France are all accessible.

In the resort the gondola also operates during summer time (July and August) opening up the mountain to extreme mountain biking, walking, dog sledges on wheels or just mountain walks to admire the views.

The Ice Palace in Canillo is 5 mins away and is the country's largest sports centre with ice skating, swimming, tennis and go karts for those looking for a more adventurous holiday. The tourist office in Canillo also caters for those who wish to explore the mountain directly, with mountain climbing, white water rafting and a variety of other mountain activities up for discovery!

In the capital (15 mins drive away) are some of Europe's best shops and are all duty free. Literally a shoppers mecca, with quality goods from around the world. Caldea in the capital boasts Europe's largest spa and relaxation centre and is always worth the time!

Getting There: By Air : Perpigan, Barcelona and Toulouse Airports are all approximately 2 hours drive. Regular buses run from Barcelona and Toulouse (tel Novatel +376803789 or Nadel +376805151). Other airports include Carcassonne and Pau. Cheap flights can be found with Easyjet; BMIbaby; BA; Ryanair, Flybe, Thomsonfly and Monarch.

By Train : The nearest station is L'Hospitalet in France, 30Kms away, tel +33561052078. Bus from here is Hispano tel +376821372.

By Car : We have driven several times leaving Dover mid morning and this put puts us in Central France, near Limoges by evening. Then a nice drive next day puts us in Soldeu by mid afternoon. We usually drive the return leg from Soldeu early morning to Calais late evening where we overnight.

Friends have also driven using the Portsmouth to St Malo crossing overnight with only an 8 hour drive through France. The ferry from Bilbao/Santander to Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries is also a superb option and allows for a cruise in addition to enjoying the moutain retreat!

Shopping: Andorran shopping is known worldwide, to the point that it has become one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions and a good addition to any holiday activity. You can always make your journey to Andorra worthwhile with a few good buys.

Andorra’s privileged tax status provides very competitive prices and shops stock a large selection of products in sectors such as jewellery, optical items, sporting goods, perfumes, electronics, models, food and designer clothing, alcohol and tabacco. It’s hard not to find what you’re looking for in Andorra; there are over 4.800 shops!

In Andorra, it is a shoppers paradise, with bargain prices all year around. Electronic items have low prices. Ski's and ski wear are cheap, with shops that can cater for every Skiers and Snowboarders needs.

Local distilleries fill plastic bottles from the cask with home made spirits, ports etc for approx 3 Euros per litre.
1000's of branded drinks are also available at increadible prices.

With so much to see, there has never been a better time to visit Andorra. It's reputation for both Summer and Winter activities has increased dramatically and can easily rival and out compete the most traditional of ski resorts in Europe at a fraction of the price.

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Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 90 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Master: 1 double

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  • Second: 1 double

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  • Attic 1: 2 twin/ single

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  • Attic 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Two double beds in the two master rooms and 4 single beds in the attic room with 1 cot (*available upon request). The master bedroom benefits from a spacious balcony and wonderful views....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Two double bed rooms and 2 conjoined attic rooms (each with 2 single beds). New luxury bathroom suite with corner bath, shower, bidet and w/c. New fully fitted kitchen. Large lounge with space and seating for dining. Large balcony with seating. Fabulous views over the mountains and valleys. Convenient to the bars, restaurants, shops and ski lifts. Nearest bars approx 30 yards away, then they continue along the main street far another 200 yards to the Gondola station. No noticeable noise from Apres skiiers as we are 3 floors up and far enough away to avoid the clubs. The restaurants are great and cater for all tastes. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large flat screen...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Playstation 4...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Garage:

    Secure underground large parking space...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Modern compact and well equiped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off Main bedroom spacious balcony with table and chairs offers stunning mountain views...moreless

  • Golf:

    9 hole course - Europes highest, access in summer via gondola...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Several in village, nearest is at Piolets Park and Spa Hotel (next door). 5 star luxury at Sport Hotel Hermitage also in viallge Both to be paid for locally...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    at Piolets Park and Spa Hotel (next door)...moreless

  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna:

    at Piolets Park and Spa Hotel (next door)...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
5 night min stay

£800

Discounts: 5 nights or more: £114 Nightly

Autumn
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay

£700

Discounts: 5 nights or more: £100 Nightly

ski season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2016
4 night min stay

£1,250

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £179 Nightly

spring
May 1 - Jun 30, 2016
7 night min stay

£700

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £100 Nightly

summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

£800

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £114 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit £50
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Christmas and New Year carry a £100 premium as does the February half term week.

We require a 30% deposit with order with the balance 2 months prior to departure along with a £50 key deposit. This will be reimbursed upon return of keys and the apartment being left in a satisfactory condition.

Keys are posted out to my guests in advance to allow you to access directly and thus no need to arrange


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

128 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Perpignan or Barcelona or Toulouse
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Aspen Bar
250 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Santander/Bilbao/Barcelona
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
Soldeu Summer Mountain Golf Course - lift required
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
L'Hopsitalet, France
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
L,Avet
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
Soldeu Gondola Station
128 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Barcelona

Car: Recommended

Incredible mountain views in the wonderful Pyrénées. Glorious for winter skiing and summer walking (do not miss Val d'Incles). The area is fantastic, picturesque and all within walking distance. Enjoy tax free shopping, which is an obvious boom. Located between France and Spain the mix of these two countries and their customs is intoxicating. Language, food and drink all contribute to make Andorra a fabulous place to holiday in either the summer or the winter. Soldeu is a small village. Its focus throughout winter is skiing with arguably the best ski school in Europe on the doorstep with the gondola 200m away from the doorstep. The resort is great for family friendly facilities. Fantastic slopes for all standards and affordable. Other facilities include Skidoos, Dog Sledging, Helicopter rides, Paragliding and Ratracking. Summer offers mountain sports including climbing, biking, fantastic walks, pony trekking at the stables opposite, dog sledging on wheels or just relaxing in the sun!

Other Activities: Olympic sports centre, thermal spa, duty free shopping.

Golf: The highest golf course in Europe! Grandvalira Golf Soldeu with 9 holes – 34 par, and a total length of 2590 metres (16 hectares). The course will include one par 5’s of 500 metres, five par 4’s and three par 3’s.

The architect, Jeremy Pern, has emphasized the importance of smoothly embedding the course in its natural environment, taking whole advantage of its topography and natural elements so to not impact the area.

An exceptional meeting point Grandvalira Golf Soldeu will offer all the facilities devoted to the practice and learning of the sport. On the one hand, the centre will host a school with an experienced team offering from beginner to advanced lessons. It will also offer an equipment rental service and a driving range, a practice area where newcomers will be able to start learning the secrets of the game. During the summer season, Grandvalira Golf Soldeu will host renown golf competitions and tournaments.

Ski: 'Europe's Best Ski School' as quoted by the Sunday Times

Vast skiing terrain, reasonable prices make GrandValira a leading European contender with the most demanding skiers and snowboarders.

108 runs, 17 Green, 36 Blue, 34 Red, 21 Black, plus Cross country circuits, Ratrack routes, 2 ISF approved comp stadiums, 4 freestyle areas, Halfpipe and Boardercross and a childrens themed Snow park

Guaranteed snow with 900 snow cannons, 63 lifts and minimal queues

Hands free lift pass can be booked with us at up to a 20% DISCOUNT

Kindergarten at top of gondola next to ski school, prices from 15 Euros for 2 hrs to 100 euros for 5 full days

Group lessons cost ~95 Euro per week, private lessons from 30 Euro per hour although prices for smaller private groups can be under 50 euros per hour for up to 6 people. Private lessons also give priority access to lifts. Reservation centre +376801060, reservation not necessary but call for more detailed info.

(Prices based on high season 2005 and may vary.)

WiFi is now available throughout the mountain with free hotspots at most of the mountain lift stations, bars, cafes and many of the pistes.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Director of a leading leisure and home games company in the UK. Started skiing as a child at school but stopped at age 19 when mortgage and family took priority. Started again when I was mid 30's and after a few package tours with wife and kids selected to buy. Loved Andorra because of its vast terrain, sensible prices, great long season. I often ski mid December and again mid April. So far i've never been disappointed with the snow even at these times of the season. The GrandValira ski region is so well maintained and managed. Loads of snow cannons to ensure snow cover and great variety of pistes.

Why the Owner Chose La Massana:
Location, Location, Location! Superb ski conditions and slopes for both experienced and beginners. Sensible priced food and drinks with very welcoming family atmosphere in village bars and hotels.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Short distance to Gondola, Sleeps 8, Stunning Views, Duty Free Prices and Unique Culture of Spain and France in one place!


Contact us

Speaks: english, polish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Balcony view looking towards Avet (Black run).

    Balcony view looking towards Avet (Black run).

  • Wintertime at the Gondola Station - can be seen from the apartment

    Wintertime at the Gondola Station - can be seen from the apartment

  • Lounge (2)

    Lounge (2)

  • Lounge with large window view over mountains (summer)

    Lounge with large window view over mountains (summer)

  • Master Bedroom (with balcony)

    Master Bedroom (with balcony)

  • Second Bedroom (2)

    Second Bedroom (2)

  • Left Hand Side of Attic Room

    Left Hand Side of Attic Room

  • Bathroom Corner bath /shower/Bidet/basin and wc.
Another WC is located upstairs

    Bathroom Corner bath /shower/Bidet/basin and wc. Another WC is located upstairs

  • Apartment shown from cable car in Summer

    Apartment shown from cable car in Summer

  • Grand Valira Piste Map. over 200kms of pistes plus snow cannons galore

    Grand Valira Piste Map. over 200kms of pistes plus snow cannons galore

  • Spacious lounge with huge windows overlooking mountain and ski runs

    Spacious lounge with huge windows overlooking mountain and ski runs

  • Front bedroom with large Balcony and great mountain views

    Front bedroom with large Balcony and great mountain views

  • Balcony view looking towards El Tarter.

    Balcony view looking towards El Tarter.

  • Lounge

    Lounge

  • Lounge (3) from above

    Lounge (3) from above

  • Lounge (5) with flat screen TV and BBC services

    Lounge (5) with flat screen TV and BBC services

  • Second Bedroom - with double bed. Window facing breakfast room of Piolets Park

    Second Bedroom - with double bed. Window facing breakfast room of Piolets Park

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Attic room staircase entry and open corridor between the attic rooms

    Attic room staircase entry and open corridor between the attic rooms

  • Val d'Incles in Early Spring

    Val d'Incles in Early Spring

  • One of my regular guests enjoying next door hotel's outdoor Jacuzzi facilities.

    One of my regular guests enjoying next door hotel's outdoor Jacuzzi facilities.

  • Attic room left hand side

    Attic room left hand side

  • Another view of master bedroom with balcony

    Another view of master bedroom with balcony

  • Rear double bedroom, bright and airy.

    Rear double bedroom, bright and airy.

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, polish
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