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Exceptional Apartment in a Traditional Farmhouse with views over Giffre Valley

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 602 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps: 4 (6 with sofa bed), bedrooms: 2, bathrooms: 1 separate WC

Chez Amis is our home from home in the Alps. Chez Amis is a ground floor, two-bedroom apartment with a private entrance, a garden space with grass lawn (approx 50 sq meters) and private 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 Crioux and the Dents Blanches mountain ranges, which can be enjoyed from the garden. You can hike 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.

Chez Amis sleeps 4 to 6 people. We have a double room, twin room and a good double sofa bed (if sleeping up to six). Beds are made up before arrival - linens and bath 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 and foot rests. We have a good stereo with an iPod connection cable, plenty of games and a growing 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 area are separated by a long breakfast bar with stools. The dining area seats 6.

The newly tiled bathroom comprises a bath with glass screened shower over the bath and a sink. There is a separate WC which also has a sink.

The 'cave' (outside storage) contains outdoor furniture and a BBQ. It can also store bikes.

Inside the chalet you’ll find some games and sports equipment for you to use including a badminton set and various other racquets.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Rachel Ivers
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Mrs Rachel Ivers

Chez Amis is owned by 3 friends with a shared vision of creating a home away from home for friends and families to share quality time without the distractions of everyday life.

Cannon is a Landscape Architect who enjoys photography, telemark skiing and playing guitar. Rachel is a Business Psychologist who loves the outdoors and Annie is a Dental Hygienist and netball player. Cannon & Rachel are married with two young children and live near London. Annie lives in Beijing, China.

Mrs Rachel Ivers purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Mrs Rachel Ivers chose Morillon

We love this area as it is 'authentically French', as well as stunningly beautiful. Although it has the third largest ski network in France (Grand Massif), ski passes are not as expensive as many of the other large resorts. The area is as good in Summer as it is in Winter with an extensive array of activities available.

Being less than an hour from Geneva airport, the transfer is short and its ideally situated for long weekends too.

What makes this chalet unique

This is our home from home and a wonderful escape from busy everyday life. The beautiful and peaceful surroundings are incredible. You can easily forget you are only 5 minutes away from the local amenities. The view from the garden is simply stunning and we can sit for hours taking in the beauty that surrounds us (even longer if we've got the BBQ going in Spring/Summer).

Chez Amis was lovingly restored by an Englishman who kept the Savoyade style of thick farmhouse walls and pretty shutters that help promote a good nights sleep. He used good quality materials and fittings for his restoration, including a cozy wood burning fire. We have kept that style and feel with our furnishings. Put simply : We love it!

Amenities

Morillon Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower , Heated towel rail
    WC - toilet , Sink in WC.
  • Shower has glass screen Separate WC also has sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Sofa bed in living area - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , If cot is required, please tell us and bring own cot bedding
  • Good double sofabed in living area. Lovely warm down duvets on all beds. Linens provided and beds made up free of charge. Double wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside tables in master bedroom. Cot available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Patio Furniture. Tennis Racquets. Outdoor games area. Laundry can be taken to Le Lac pressing to be washed, dried and folded overnight- a good value service. Ten mins walk or two mins by car.

Reviews

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Exceptional Apartment in a Traditional Farmhouse with views over Giffre Valley
average rating of 4.470588 based on 51 reviews
5

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Nice and roomy for 2, well equiped

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

lovely place. well equipped and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Rachael's place feels homely and we'll looked after. They have always responded quickly to any queries. They always leave a welcoming bundle of essentials (wine;) for arrival after a long journey. Well recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Cosy and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped and well located just a short drive from the lift. We skied for a long weekend with 3 young boys and the chalet was perfect. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great location, quiet, well equipped

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at Chez Amis and still every bit as good as the 1st time! The property contains everything we need and is the perfect base for our skiing trips. No complaints whatsoever!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Rachel’s place is lovely and the scenery around is stunning!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Cozy and well considered.

  • 5 of 5

Great property with stunning views and a charming setting.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
69 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Morillon
Nearest Ferry
850 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
54 Kilometres
Chamonix
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Cluses
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
A40
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Morillon
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Morillon
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Lac Bleu
Car: recommended

Chez Amis is set within the gorgeous cozy hamlet of Les Miaux. The chalet is an idyllic mountainside retreat that sits overlooking the beautiful Giffre River Valley. Chez Amis is situated 1km from the village of Morillon in the Haute Savoie (French Alps). Morillon is part of the Grand Massif, Europe’s third largest ski area, with 265km of ski slopes, accessed from the ski lift, 10-15 mins walk or 5 mins drive (free parking opposite the ski lift) from Chez Amis.

Being so close to Geneva means Chez Amis is perfect for long weekends all year round. Morillon is conveniently located between Geneva and Chamonix (both less than an hour away).

In the Winter months (Dec-Apr) both cross country and downhill skiing are the main attractions. Toboggan rides, snow shoeing, dog sledding, winter paragliding and adaptive skiing are also very popular and widely available here along with a variety of ski schools. The impressive Grand Massif rises to an altitude of 2500m and boasts 265km of pistes along with beginners areas, dedicated 'Kidz' zones and jam parks for snowboarders.

Morillon, which has many stunning tree lined runs, is linked by a series of lifts to 4 additional resorts: Samoens, Flaine, Six Fer A Cheval and Les Carroz, these 5 resorts combined make up the Grand Massif. The area offers great snow cover throughout the season (snow cannons for back up) with a variety of ski and snowboarding opportunities for all ages and levels.

From Morillon, you can purchase ski passes for the Massif (excluding Flaine) or the Grand Massif (all 5 resorts). There are some great offers available on ski passes throughout the year.

We have arranged for Chez Amis guests to receive a 15% discount on ski hire locally (ask us for details).

There are a host of Summer activities (available late spring, and autumn too) ranging from gentle to challenging walks, hiking and mountain biking with 650km of marked trails and downhill tracks. The region is an incredibly popular area for both mountain and road biking. It's home to some amazing road cycling routes, including one of the Tour de France stages.

Other activities include swimming and sunbathing by two local lakes, high rope adventure park, tennis, white water rafting, parapenting, Via ferrata, fishing, horse riding and mini golf. There are some beautiful golf courses within an hour’s drive.

Alternatively, for a more relaxed time, it’s a 10-minute stroll to our local village market for a variety of fresh local fruit, cheeses and meats (Wednesdays & Fridays) and boulangerie 'Tiffanie' for fresh bread and croissants every morning.

You can also spend time unwinding and relaxing, soaking up the Savoyard charm of the area from the garden with it's stunning views. Take time to walk along the river, peruse the local shops and stop at the nearby medieval village of Samoens with it's botanical gardens. The Telegraph once wrote about Samoens ''Here a botanical garden, gothic church, medieval squares, timber-fronted patisseries and picture-box houses make it one of the prettiest of the Alpine resorts'. The area is culturally rich with beautiful Haute Savoie villages to visit and explore, wine tasting tours and chateaux visits.

Chez Amis is the perfect location for day trips to the beautiful towns of Annecy, Evian, Lac Leman, Chamomix, Les Gets, Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval and Geneva.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $129.45

Rates include end of stay clean, utilities, firewood, linens and bath towels with beds made up prior to arrival.

£100 refundable damages deposit is required with the final payment.

Stays of 10 days or more subject to discount please inquire.

3 days or less please ask.

For bookings more than 8 weeks prior to arrival, we take 50% deposit with the balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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