Quiet location centre of Courchevel 1850. Totally renovated by well respected local architect, this apartment has great views of the alps and is well located for access to the slopes and centre of town. Great for families, it is well equipped with all quality Miele domestic appliances, and great entertainment with 40" 3D LED internet connected TV, Satellite TV, Apple TV, Nintendo wii, XBOX, wifi, games, and a sauna room with shower and WC. It sleeps up to 8 (maximum 6 adults plus 2 kids) in 3 bedrooms (each with flat screen TV) and a bunk room which is great for kids. Located on the 3rd floor with lift, slopes are accessed 50m from the ground floor entrance. Supermarket is 2 minutes from the top floor exit, and the forum shopping centre is 5 minutes walk, great for kids after skiing with indoor ropes course, bowling, ice skating and amusement arcade and shops. Boulangerie opposite the top floor exit. Parking is within the building and comes with the apartment. Non-Smoking (loss of deposit if smoking evident).
- Apartment882 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay4 - 7 nights
Apartment in Courchevel 1850, France - Bathroom, Shower Room And Sauna, 3 WCs, 40" Led TV, Wii, XBOX, Wifi, Satellite TV, TVs in Bedrooms
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 29, 2018
About Greg Clinton
Keen skiing family with three children that love to hit the slopes early and enjoy Courchevel and Les Trois Vallees. Live and work in England.
Greg Clinton purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Greg Clinton chose Courchevel
We bought this apartment because it had such a great position in 1850 and a wonderful view. We totally gutted it in 2011 down to a bare shell with concrete floors. Luckily we met a great local architect who lives in Courchevel who brought the whole project together - thanks Valentine!
What makes this Apartment unique
Great skiing area and really convenient location in the town, we can just let the kids wander out up to the Forum, for ice skating or bowling or chopping, it is very close. We come back for lunch when skiing quite often. The apartment is a corner unit so benefits from double aspect and great views.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great family ski rental.
Great family ski rental . Very nicely furnished with a well equipped kitchen, great for the nights the kids didn’t want to join us for going out. Central location and close to the slopes. We had a really comfortable stay and would definitely go back as we have a lot more of the 3 valleys left to ski. The owner and manager were great and v quick to respond to any questions we had.
Great position for the lifts and local restaurants
Had a really nice stay. Apartment is well positioned. It is very well furnished.
Well located- pleasant- nice view
Well maintained and comfortable apartment a short stroll away from the village centre- handy shops, restaurants, bars nearby, particularly La Fromagerie and Le Petit Drink. Importantly for a ski apartment, it has limitless hot water and a power shower. Great customer service both from the owner Greg and the property manager Bodjorka.
Great Courchevel 1850 Base
We stayed in Greg's apartment at the end of March 2016, a family of 2 adults and 4 children aged 13, 10, 9 and 6. Greg was great to deal with, answering questions rapidly and the whole check in process with the friendly Bodjorka was very smooth even if her English was as poor as my French! The apartment was very clean and in a good state of repair, although the washing machine wasn't working the whole time we were there, despite Bodjorka saying someone would be around to fix it mid-week. Still, I hadn't planned on using it so it wasn't a problem.
The apartment was very well laid out and decorated tastefully. The bedrooms were compact, but had plenty of room for storage. We found the beds comfortable, but I must say a little on the small side, and more pillowcases rather than just pillow protectors for the extra pillows would have been appreciated as I like to have 2 pillows to sleep with. The was kitchen was equipped so well that there wasn't much room to store food! The views from the apartment were spectacular, and the fact that the bins for the block were located opposite didn't seem to get noticed as they are so far below. We did hear the bin men at night once, but mostly it was very quiet and peaceful.
We found the location in the middle of Courchevel good, although it wasn't particularly great for the younger members of our party. Getting to the ESF children't village required either an awkward walk carrying skiing up and down steps, dragging them up a little hill and walking across a slope, or skiing down quite a steep blue run. Luckily by day 2 they were able to do this but they are at the 1 star level. Any lower and I don't think they would have managed to ski in/out. Still, those children aged 10 and over, or 2 star and above, get to meet at the bottom of the main set of lifts instead which they found fine. We just had to leave 30 mins before ski school started to make sure we made it on time!
We found one good place to eat whilst we were in Courchevel 1850 (a burger place called 9*9) and also had a good takeaway pizza, but the other restaurants we found to be over priced (15 euros for a tiny plate of average fries at the creperie!!) or too fussy. Consequently we ate up the mountain at lunch time or in the apartment a lot and were grateful that the apartment was so nice!!
Would we stay here again? Probably not, but only due to the ski school location. Otherwise I'd thoroughly recommend it!
I am sorry there were not 4 pillows per bed, there should have been and we will make sure there are in future; we do have a number of different pillows as some people like them thin and some thick, but will be making sure there are more than enough. Washing machine is fixed (outlet hose was not in the drain pipe). Thank you for the restaurant tips and also for your review.
Ideal ski experience
We had four adults, a 16 yr and 9 yr old and the flat was absolutely perfect for us. It has everything you could possibly need and the renovation is beautifully done, maximising the space and modern conveniences. We ate most meals in and were able to prepare anything we wanted in the small but very well stocked kitchen. There is a bakery across the street and a truly fabulous gourmet food store a few steps on. Another 100 feet away is a new supermarket that has all your basic needs.
Having the sauna in the flat was fantastic for soothing tired muscles after skiing.
The ski set up is great. A rental shop that knows Greg the owner well is a few steps from the front door and they were not only very helpful but also have only the latest gear. To hit the slopes you take the elevator downstairs and walk about 50feet to the slopes and you are off on a wide and quiet run, perfect to warm up on.
Of the three valleys courchevel is the quietest and we rarely waited at lifts. The skiing is sublime and it is so easy to ski into Meribel and Val Thorens too if you want to explore.
We really had the perfect week and we are very glad we rented from Greg and will very much hope to do so again soon.
Excellent apartment with fantastic location
We had a great time staying in Greg's apartment over half term. The place was very clean and welcoming with great facilities. Was a pleasure to go back to after a busy day on the slopes. I would highly recommend it and if we go back to Courchevel we would certainly think about staying there again. Greg is a very helpful guy who answered all our questions honestly before we placed the booking.
Geneva and Lyon 2 hours by car or 2.5 hours by bus.
Grenoble and Chambery airports open during the ski season with budget airline flights from Southampton, Bristol, Luton, Stansted
Moutier, at the base of the mountain, has a rail station with direct non-stop overnight trains from London St Pancras during the ski season on Friday and Saturday nights. Otherwise there are many trains via Paris.
Centre of Courchevel 300m
Moutier - 20 km
Ski hire: Ski addict rental shop 50m from the top floor exit or Ski Republic; Jean Blanc at the Croisette 5 minutes walk.
Boulangerie opposite top floor exit
SPAR supermarket (very well equipped), butcher, tabac 100m from top floor (all open 9 - 12:30, 15:30 - 19:30). Carrefour Montagne at Courchevel 1650 Moriand is open 08:00 - 20:00 and very good.
Forum shopping centre with bowling, ice skating, bars, amusement arcade, indoor ropes course and swing, supermarket 300m from top floor exit.
La Croisette (meeting place for ski-school) 300m from top floor exit
Rubbish should be split into (1) normal waste garbage, (2) recyclable glass, and (3) recyclable paper, plastic & metal and taken regularly to the closest Dechets. Take the lift to the RC/ground floor and exiting the building turn right. Rubbish skips/bins are in the building on the opposite side of the road. Alternatively, take the lift to the 7th floor and exit onto the street. Turn left and you’ll see a wooden hut with bins just next to the car park entrance.
The sauna is meant for 2 people, 3 at a squeeze.
• Elderly persons, pregnant women or those suffering heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes, or not in good health are advised to seek medical opinion before using sauna room.
• Do not smoke in the sauna room.
• Avoid using the sauna room after strenuous exercise.
• Do not use the sauna room when under the influence of alcohol.
• Leave the sauna room at once if you feel sleepy, sick or uncomfortable.
• Saunas are NOT recommended to use for children under 16 years old
To operate Sauna (refer to control panel instructions below):
Turn on the light (15)
Press on/off (16)
Time will come up for 2 hours operation. Reduce or increase time with (11) or (12) Sauna is hot in 30 minutes. Temperature should be set at 70C, reduce or increase by (17) or (18).
There is a lot to choose from. Always ask for a discount.
Ski Addict. Turn right out of the 7th floor exit and it is 50m on the right. Mention Mr Clinton for a 10% discount. It’s a new shop so the equipment all appears to be new. Friendly staff.
Jean Blanc next to the Forum. Also one just en route to the supermarket. Can store shoes here and walk back to apartment
SkiSet location changes, check out their webpage
Intersport. Rue Park City. Further up the hill from Jean Blanc. Alain Navillod ex-world downhill will handle your every need. You can book online. Mention my name and La Porte de Courchevel apartment 330B and you should get a 10 - 30% discount. http://www.intersport-courchevel1850.com/en/index.php
Ski Republic Rue des Tovets. Right outside the top floor entrance to the building. Closest to the apartment.
Supermarkets. SPAR (exit top entrance turn right 200m) is excellent, as is the butcher next door. There is a Sherpa supermarket in the Forum. Both SPA and Sherpa have opening hours 08:30 – 12:30, 15:30 – 19:30 7 Days a week
One over the road from the 7th floor exit, to the left of the fire station. And a new one just on the right as you exit the 7th floor exit
Pain D’Antan is opposite the top floor entrance. Usually closes for lunch at 12:30 but there is one open 06:30 to 19:00 in the Forum (shopping centre to the right of the Croisette).
Pharmacist On Rue de Rocher.
Other shopping: too many to mention, lots of designer and fashion as well as toy and other shops.
The Telegraph ran this article in Jan 2015 on restaunts in Courchevel.
Courchevel has the best food of all the French resorts, apparently. There’s a good reference for locations and types on the http://www.courchevel.com website.
Here is a brief selection of where I know:
Le Petit Drink – accros the road from the 7th floor entrance, good tapas and wine.
La Fromagerie (04 79 08 27 47) in the line of shops outside the apartment (turn right out the front door and you are there). Great fondue and mountain food.
Le Café de La Poste - 0479 00 42 75 Good Pizzas just by the Forum. Turn right out the front door walk 250m. It’s on the right.
La Saulire Place de Rocher. 0479 08 07 52. Good food and reasonable (for Courchevel).
The Creperie next to the Croisette. Kids’ favourite
There is a good Pizza takeaway at the top of Rue des Verdons
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Available from 5pm. Vacate by 10am. Deposit of 25% to secure booking, balance due 2 months prior to arrival. Cancellations 3 months before arrival will incur no penalty (except any bank charges). Between 2 and 3 month 25%; between 1 and 3 months 50%; between 14 days and 1 month 75%; less than 14 days 100%. If re-let, balance will be returned less £100 and any difference in rent. Security deposit is £750, returned within 10 working days of departure provided no damage or smoking. Changeover Day: Saturday Change over, but other days subject to negotiation. Arrival 5pm (can be earlier if ready), departure 10am. Notes on prices: Pricing can also be done in EUR. Number of days is negotiable depending on period.