About the property
- Apartment667 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom sleeps 6. View over village square to mountains.
Now taking bookings for winter season 2017-18.
The apartment consists of an entrance hall leading to a bedroom with twin beds. There is a separate toilet and a shower room. Next door is the main living area, comprising comfortable seating including a double sofabed, a dining table with seven chairs, and a kichen area. There is access to the balcony with seating. On the opposite side of the living room, well separated from the twin bedroom, a door leads to the master double (super king) bedroom which has its own en-suite bathroom including a shower over the bath.
The kitchen includes a hob, full oven and microwave oven as well as the normal cooking equipment.
Duvets are provided for all beds including the sofabed - 2 x double + 2 x single. Clean bed linen (sheets, duvet covers, 6 pillowcases) will be provided for all. Towels are provided for 6 persons - 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel each. 1 bath mat is provided for each bathroom. 1 tea towel is provided for the kitchen. Small 'starter kits' are provided for bathroom toiletries and kitchen cleaning. Preparation of the apartment and cleaning at the end of your stay are included in the rental price.
When we started renting the apartment ourselves, we modified the kitchen to make the worktops more useable. We also installed a new Samsung 40 inch HD TV with a subscription to Netflix, and our own dedicated broadband WiFi so the problems of sharing P&V's overcrowded WiFi are now history.
It's now our second year listing here. This is your chance for a real bargain, with sensible discounts from the tour operators prices.
We have owned this apartment from new, but in common with most owners at Arc 1950 we leased it to P & V and we were restricted to skiing for only 2 weeks per year. Happily now for the first time last winter season 2016-17 our apartment was available to rent for the whole 19 weeks, apart from the weeks when our friends and family were out in the Village enjoying the snow!
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
I am co-owner of the apartment with my three adult children who inherited my late wife's share 10 years ago. We have enjoyed skiing in Arc1950 ever since our apartment was completed in time for the 2004/5 season, and love going back when we can. Until 2015-16 our apartment was leased to the main operator at Arc1950, Pierre et Vacances (PnV). We decided that we would like more choice, and more weeks for ourselves, our family and friends. And of course also for other guests who are interested in renting directly from us, knowing exactly which apartment they will be staying in.
Richard purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Richard chose Bourg-Saint-Maurice
The apartment is on the second floor of the Prince des Cimes building. The operator PnV has found that this building continues to attract high demand, not least because of the large swimming pool where you can venture through a curtain and swim outside too. One frustration until we took on marketing our apartment ourselves was the very flaky WiFi generally provided by the building operator. We have had our own line installed so the apartment now has a separate private broadband link with WiFi. And having done that, we decided that a new 40 inch HD TV with a Netflix subscription would complete the package, so we hope you'll enjoy that too.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our apartment faces the village square, so you can look down from the warm while the ski school classes assemble. There's always something interesting to watch, but we have never had a noise problem as the bars and restaurants are far enough away not to bother us. We are actually directly above the bakery, though sadly we don't get any baking aromas. I have often thought that it would be great if we could arrange to lower a basket for our morning croissants or baguette!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Arc 1950 - Prince Des Cimes - Richard Barlow
Lovely resort, great roomy apartment, truly ski to and from the door. Both kids and adults loved the holiday. The pool was a great evening activity. Richard was very organised and easy to deal with. I would recommend the apartment.
Perfect base for everything as in centre of 1950. Would come back again as long as there is snow.
Property has all requirements including a swimming pool. Good location for skiing which is the main attraction.
Beatifully situated and unusually spacious accommodation in a lovely quiet yet busy resort
A large apartment by most ski chalet standards. We chose to leave the sofabed as a bed the whole time-not everyone's choice & it reduced the number of available comfortable seats but there was still lots of space to access the kitchen, the dining area & the window overlooking the square-with the balcony unfortunately being out of action the window was a great attraction! Like most ski-ing holidays, by the time we've finished skiing, showered & relaxed in the pool/sauna it's time to go out to shop/eat so we didn't lounge around watching TV - even though access to Netflix had been an attractive idea before we arrived. Wifi reception was great in both building & in resort.
The two bedrooms are again relatively generously proportioned with an associated bath or shower room. The shower room is a little snug but the bathroom has very ample space. The overall layout of two distinct sleeping areas broken up by the living area was ideal for us (2 adult couples and one single) .
The main reception staff were friendly and polite and spoke very good English to help with our poor French. Although we were fortunate enough not to experience any difficulties we would have felt no hesitation in asking them for assistance. Indeed, the majority of staff in the whole resort/ski area that we encountered spoke very good English.
The situation of the apartment is absolutely ideal overlooking the main square but with each window offering a different view of the resort. We were able to lay in bed (main bedroom) & watch the weather change over the mountains. The bakery is directly below the apartment (two floors by lift or stairs) & opens at 07.30 & the supermarket (8am-8pm) is straight across the road from Prince des Cimes main doors. Unfortunately, there's no local pharmacy although the supermarket sells some basic supplies.
There are several restaurants (1950 & 2000) &, although we were asked each time if we'd booked, they had no problems accommodating us each time ( we were 5 people max).
The sauna, in/outdoor swimming pool, outside jacuzzi and separate mini-gym are one floor down (bathrobes and slippers provided - towels only needed if you want to shower down there) but can get a little crowded at peak times.
Richard was always quick to answer any questions and everything worked out as per his information. We used Coolbus for transfers from Chambrey airport - they were also excellent. There are several ski hire shop options and passes were easily purchased online
Location perfect! Ski in/ski out .....very comfortable living space!
If you can organise the weather next time......perfection!! 😜👍
Perfect location right in the middle of 1950 overlooking the village.
Lovely apartment in a fantastic location. Loads of room and great facilities in the building - pool, sauna etc. Ski in and out, restaurants and supermarket right outside. Hope to return to this apartment again 😊
Perfect stay in a perfect place!
This was our 12th or 13th stay in Arc 1950, and it was one of the nicest apartments we’ve had. A very spacious living with a perfect view of the village. Because there was so much snow and wind, all the lifts closed for a whole day, and it was nice to be able to watch all the activity in the village from the warmth of the apartment.
As in all the apartments in the village, everything we needed was available (although some extra towels would have been nice). The new Nespresso machine contributed absolutely to the overall comfort, as did the big TV, Netflix and the good WiFi.
I hope the problems with the balconies will be solved very soon; during our stay the weather made it unnecessary to use it, but with better conditions it could be very nice to sit there!