Chalet Noisette is a new south-facing development completed at the end of 2015. Noisette1.1 is a duplex over the ground and first floor, with a garden and patio terrace. It has wonderful views across the valley to the Grandes Rousses mountains and the Fare waterfall.
It is very close to the cable car (150m), shops, restaurants, ice rink, gym and pool (situated down the hill below the cable car station - there is a lift down). A local agent will meet you when you arrive and help you get the best from your stay.
There are four bedrooms, each with a balcony or access to the patio/garden. Two bedrooms are doubles, one has two singles and the other has bunk beds.
Vaujany is a wonderful little village high in the French alps (1250m) offering superb winter and summer facilities. It is linked to the Alpe d'Huez ski area, and the nearby cable car takes you in two stages to 2800m in 15 minutes (and there is a 1700m red/black descent back to Vaujany). Children can go sledding on the slope by the side of the apartment.
The apartment is regularly used by its English owners and is very well equipped and furnished. The kitchen has Bosch appliances: induction hob, oven, microwave, large fridge, dishwasher. Kettle, coffee maker and toaster are provided, and it is possible to rent a raclette locally. There is internet wifi and satellite TV with all normal UK and French channels. There is also an Xbox 360 (which doubles as a DVD player) and powered speakers which can be connected to a mobile device.
There are two bathrooms; both have large walk-in showers. There is a large utility room for ski storage - and where there is also a washing machine and boot warmers. A lockable garage is provided; the renter is responsible for clearing any snow to get access to the garage (alternatively, covered free public parking is nearby).
A high chair is available and a cot can be provided if requested in advance. No gate is provided for the stairs: the renter is responsible for making their own arrangements.
Towels are available at 5 EUR per person if requested in advance (payable in resort). Pillows, duvets, sheets are included, as are all reasonable utility costs. A cleaning deposit of 125 EUR is payable to the local agent when you arrive (in form of a credit card guarantee), which will be returned if you self-clean and leave the apartment in an "as found" condition. A security deposit of 225 EUR must also be left with the local agent (also as a credit card guarantee) when you arrive and is returnable after your stay provided that there is no loss or damage. The security deposit is doubled if there are pets, if agreed at time of booking.
It is normally available Sunday-Sunday during the ski season (flexible out of season). There is much less traffic on Sunday and you have the advantage of skiing all day Saturday (when it is normally very quiet because everyone else is doing their changeover).
Although a small resort, Vaujany has invested in excellent modern facilities, such as a full size ice rink, pool, gym/spa and bowling. It is particularly suited to families, with a very good nursery, kid's club and planned activities during the winter and summer seasons.
In summer the area is famous for cycling (Alpe d'Huez, Cols de la Croix de Fer, Glandon and Sabot, etc) and there are many places to rent cycles (for example, in Bourg d'Oisans). Vaujany offers mountain biking, hiking, via ferrata, fishing, pony trekking and a sports centre with tennis, archery and lots more.
Not very far away at Venosc there is an excellent adventure park and white water sports. There is also an adventure park close by in Oz and windsurfing at Allemont.
By road, Vaujany is reached taking the RD 1091 ( the road linking Grenoble - Briançon ). You leave the RD 1091 at Rochetaillée for the Départmentale 526 for the "Vallée de l'eau d'Olle". It is about 50 minutes from Grenoble.
There is a petrol station in Allemont - the small town below Vaujany. The supermarket in Vaujany is quite small. There is a large Casino in Bourg D'Oisans and both a Carrefour and Intermarche in Vizille (a town midway to Grenoble). There are also bus services and taxis available, details on the Vaujany Station website.