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Sleeps 6, WiFi central location yet quiet and calm with fireplace, 2 WC
Pull out sleeper sofa in the living room allows 3 couples or sets of friends to have privacy. If you would like linens for the sofa bed, please let us know when you make your reservation request. The living space door closes off the sofa bed from the rest of the apartment for complete privacy while the hallway toilet and shower facilities are independently accessible to all bedrooms. The family bunk bedroom has also has en suite access to a separate WC, bath/shower with bath tub.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children must be monitored while on balconyChildren must be monitored while on balcony
Pets allowed - There is no garden, only a balcony. There is no garden, only a balcony.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Contact us if you are not of minimum ageContact us if you are not of minimum age
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Cleaned with disinfectant
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Robert and Gen Farwell
- english, french, german
About Robert and Gen Farwell
We are an Anglophone couple who enjoy many mountain sports, including skiing, trail running, hiking, biking, climbing and mountaineering. We also run Alps Adventures hiking guiding service. We both speak fluent French and one of us speaks German. We met in Chamonix in 2000 and moved here permanently in 2001. You can find Alps Adventures on Facebook !
Robert and Gen Farwell purchased this Apartment in 2001
Why Robert and Gen Farwell chose Chamonix City Centre
This is a unique small stone building in Chamonix - around 300 years old and it was also our first home in Chamonix for two years while we renovated it. We were attracted by the centre riverside location, the sense of having a quiet oasis in the busy town centre - close to everything yet private and hidden from noise. We also loved the intelligent room layout, the fireplace and the naturally insulated metre thick stone walls as well as the quality of the original construction. We renovated the interior to add Italian tiles, ceiling lighting, replaced the old open fireplace with a more efficient closed glass door model, and replaced the old kitchen as well as adding a new WC and storage room with a large modern water heater to the back bathroom in 2017.
What makes this Apartment unique
The unique location of our apartment at the river's edge, tucked behind a larger historic small building means that street noise is non-existent yet you retain all the advantages of being in town centre. The rooms are not sterile square bricks, but in a building with built with stone, wood and character. It is an oasis of peace, and stays cool in summer thanks to the glacially fed river and original thick stone walls. The cast iron and glass fireplace also serves to ecologically heat the apartment while being better for the environment than an open fireplace.