3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 - floor area: 62.50 sq. metres
- english, french
Why John Hart chose Le Tour
It is in a beautiful and very quiet area but close to a large and busy town. There are all-year round activities from skiing to whitewater rafting and golf and tennis among many others.
What makes this Apartment unique
Amazing views and the best ski slopes in the world, yet a very quiet location well served by public transport. PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR CLEANING. IT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENT. BUT I WOULD APPRECIATE GUESTS LEAVING THE APARTMENT CLEAN AND TIDY.
Check-in: 3:30 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Travel cot available at no extra cost.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The property was very comfortable and perfect for our needs. Host was helpful and easily contactable
We loved staying in this apartment close to the Le Tour ski lifts. Aude and John were helpful and easily contactable and did everything possible to make our stay comfortable. Would highly recommend.
Thank you very much for your kind review. You were the perfect guests.
Fantastic chalet and very near to all amenities
Would highly recommend it to friends and family
Thank you very much for your kind review.
Perfect apartment for families / groups
Just got home from our second year staying in this apartment. It fits our family of 5 perfectly, and with room to spare. The owner is very organised and responsive. We would definitely recommend staying here.
Thank you very much for your kind review. You were ideal renters.
Lovely property close to the slopes
Very comfortable property, split over 2 floors, fitted our family of 5 in with no problem at all. Nice and clean. We felt very well looked after by the owner, who was very organised in sending us all of the information we needed about the property / local area before we arrived.
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you stay.
Very positive experience
I stayed in this chalet-apartment for one week at the height of the season in February. Everything was very positive, with no surprises. Location was good, in Le Tour, a ten-minute walk from the Col de Balme Ski-lift, and a short bus-ride to Grands Montets. I was there with my family for the skiing and all went according to plan.
Very positive experience overall, and I would recommend to anyone considering a break there.
Thank you very much for your kind review. I am pleased that your holiday went well.
very comfortable apartment
We recently had a very comfortable stay in this apartment. John Hart, the owner, is very genuine and lovely. Aude, who looks after your stay in France was also very lovely and helpful. The log burner is a real treat after a day in the snow; although I recommend only one log at a time as I have never seen such an efficient burner. Beds are really comfortable. The kitchen and apartment are very well equipped – although I could never work out how to use the microwave – either as a microwave or an oven. The instructions are all in French which to my shame left me stumped – so oven hob was the way for me!
The internet speed is very good also.
The apartment, as John points out in his pre stay e-mails, is also their family home, and certainly we felt the benefit of being in a home, and not just a rental apartment, with comfortable and cosy chairs to snug into when watching an evening DVD with the fire. The use of the garage is a bonus. Especially not having to clear snow off the car.
Only word of caution – if you are over 5’8, watch out for the casing above the top of the stairs.
I would certainly love to stay again. I also suspect that summer must be wonderful, with the balcony looking towards Mont Blanc and the garden. Even in February – on a sunny day – the balcony was wonderful to sit on.
Thank you very much for your nice review. The microwave instructions in English should have been on the top of the microwave unless someone had moved them. Even in English the instructions are difficult to follow. I will try and include them in the batch of information I send out. I am very pleased that you had a good holiday.
Le Tour is a small hamlet at the head of the Chamonix valley. It is just off the road to Switzerland which is about 8 minutes drive away. 5 miles from Chamonix and 2 from Argentière, Le Tour has good pistes for different levels of skiing. Argentière has some of the best on-piste and off-piste skiing in the world. The full ski-pass allows you to ski in the whole of the Mont Blanc region, including Courmayeur.. There are several mountain restaurants and Vallorcine can be reached either by skiing down a path or by cable car and you will be rewarded by a good lunch at La Bougnête. Martigny is 20 minutes away in Switzerland and Verbier a further 20. Spring is a good time to go to see the flowers beginning to bloom, and summer is perfect for walkers, climbers, and mountain cyclists.
Other Activities: Nature reserve
Golf: There is an 18-hole golf course with water hazards just 4 miles down the road to Chamonix at Le Praz
Ski: Le Tour has lifts near the chalet servicing the ski area which is ideal for beginners and medium skiers. There is 1 black run for the advanced skier. The area is quite extensive and there are some lovely runs through the trees and also above the tree-line, A lift connects Valorcine to the ski area. From Charamillon there is a chair-lift which goes to the Col de Balme.