Luxury Ski and Summer Activity Apartment Near Gondola and Village Centre(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
A superb apartment which sleeps up to 8 guests with stunning 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 : Carcasonne, 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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Member since: 2005
- On floor 3
- 90 m²
- Max. occupancy 9
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Duty Free Shops
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Toilet Paper
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Outdoor Furniture
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter Ski Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
7 night min stay
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay
Feb Half term
Feb 10 - Feb 16, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $62.45
- No additional mandatory fees
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
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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 Soldeu, Andorra:
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!
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Balcony view looking towards Avet (Black run).
Wintertime at the Gondola Station - can be seen from the apartment
Lounge with large window view over mountains (summer)
Master Bedroom (with balcony)
Second Bedroom (2)
Left Hand Side of Attic Room
Bathroom Corner bath /shower/Bidet/basin and wc. Another WC is located upstairs
Apartment shown from cable car in Summer
Grand Valira Piste Map. over 200kms of pistes plus snow cannons galore
Spacious lounge with huge windows overlooking mountain and ski runs
Front bedroom with large Balcony and great mountain views
Balcony view looking towards El Tarter.
Lounge (3) from above
Lounge (5) with flat screen TV and BBC services
Second Bedroom - with double bed. Window facing breakfast room of Piolets Park
Attic room staircase entry and open corridor between the attic rooms
Val d'Incles in Early Spring
One of my regular guests enjoying next door hotel's outdoor Jacuzzi facilities.
Attic room left hand side
Another view of master bedroom with balcony
Rear double bedroom, bright and airy.
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