Self-catering, sleeps 6+ in comfort, close to: A40motorway, TGV, shops, ski-lift
- english, french
Avid skier; love walking in the mountain fresh air; love great views from chalet. love the Summer sun and the Winter snow.
Karen purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Karen chose
Fantastic family-oriented, child-friendly town with a village appeal. Much effort by Mayor and council to update the town. Local and regional produce market every Thursday. New innovations - e.g. bridge to cut journey time through town - that help modernise town. Great location as a base to explore the mountains and beyond to Switzerland and to Italy. Motorway links are fantastic; chalet is just 15 minutes from end of Autoroute Blanche (A40), which links to the whole of France.
What makes this Apartment unique
Family-oriented chalet, open air swimming pool with fantastic views, far enough from town to be secluded, but close enough for quick trips to the bars and restaurants, very friendly town, locals willing to help and speak French to you, plenty to do in Summer and Winter - not just a ski resort, but a working town giving the full flavour of France in the Alps, truly magnificent views of Mont Blanc, especially from the ski slopes.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Chalet ideal for families
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
St Gervais les Bains
The apartment is well situated and comfortable. Car is recommended as longish walk to town. Well situated for visiting Chamonix and Annecy.
Many thanks for the comments, and we are glad you enjoyed St G and our apartment. Winter can be outstanding, especially at Xmas and New Year or at Easter! Just to qualify, yes, a car is pretty much essential in Winter (and Summer), especially if you want to get out and about, and visit other Ski Resorts or towns and villages. However, we, very often in both Winter and Summer, walk into the town to a bar or restaurant; it, genuinely, takes us less than 15 minutes walking along the road or down by the side of the piste. With young children, I can see it would be different, especially on the way back, which is uphill! I would add that, every time we go out (at least twice per year), we make some sort of improvement to the apartment.
Great size apartment for a family in a fantastic location for skiing.
We loved our stay at the apartment.
It is huge and in an ideal location for access to the slopes in the morning and coming home at night.
It can be a bit of a trek into town down the road, especially coming back with small kids, but the town of Saint Gervais is beautiful, surrounded by the mountains and the town itself is very pretty with some great places to eat.
Karen was very easy to contact and replied with all of the info we needed.
I would definitely recommend the apartment and the area.
A couple of notes, while there is a shower there is no shower curtain, so it can get messy. Also, there is WiFi for the whole chalet, but in the apartment it only works by the front door. If you want a decent signal then you need to go up to the lobby.
All in all though very enjoyable.
Thank you, Paul, for the review. Very fair comments, and we are glad of your recommendation. We intend to install a shower screen; it is one thing we must do on our visit at Easter. Generally, though, we have found people prefer a bath, as there is plentiful hot water, and it is always on tap. We will be making various updates in due course, too, including a new carpet in the double bedroom. The location is ideal in High Season, but the return piste gets worn later in the Ski Season, though. I appreciate the walk to the town may be a bit much for very young children, but for adults it is a fair work out!
We love the area, the pistes are relatively uncrowded in Winter, and it is great in Summer, too, with the swimming pool and exceptional views to Mont Blanc! WiFi is provided for the residents, but, yes, the access is best from the Lobby on the top floor; there is talk of extending the coverage, but it is pricey to do so, we are told!
Vue à couper le souffle
Beau chalet bien équipé. 2 chambres dont une sans porte mais c'est celle où il y a le lit à 2 étages alors les enfants ne s'en sont pas plaint. Grande maison. Il y a 2 lits simples pliant et un simple gonflable. Il y a un divan lit dans le salon mais la structure du lit à fait son temps. On a mit le matelas sur le plancher et c'était super ! La vue du balcon est vraiment incroyable. On retrouve une épicerie et tout ce qu'on peut avoir besoin à environ 10 min en voiture. Je conseille fortement cette location. La propriétaire répond très vite aux questions :)
Superbe emplacement et belle appartement
Excellent. We are pleased you enjoyed our apartment and St G, and that you had a wonderful holiday. Many thanks for choosing our apartment for your ski holiday.
Excellent. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez apprécié notre appartement et St G, et que vous ayez passé de merveilleuses vacances.
Merci d'avoir choisi notre appartement pour vos vacances au ski.
Ottimo appartamento, ben curato
Appartamento ben organizzato e spazioso. Molto confortevole e vicino al centro del paese, ma è consigliato l'utilizzo dell'auto, sia per raggiungere il paese, sia per raggiungere gli impianti di risalita.
Sarebbe opportuno (visto che il locale c'è) dare la possibilità agli ospiti di utilizzare lo skybox. Noi abbiamo dovuto sostenere una ulteriore spesa presso la partenza dell'impianto di risalita da Saint Gervais, per il ricovero di sci e scarponi.
Per quanto riguarda la wifi, sarebbe opportuno chiarire nell'annuncio che non è raggiungibile all'interno dell'appartamento, bensì nello spazio comune dell'immobile.
La proprietaria molto disponibile. Manca poco alle 5 stelle. Cosigliato di sicuro.
Well organized and spacious apartment. Very comfortable and close to the town center, but the use of the car is recommended, both to reach the town and to reach the ski lifts. It would be appropriate (given that the venue is there) to give guests the opportunity to use the skibox (cave a skis). We had to bear an additional expense at the departure of the ski lift from Saint Gervais, for the shelter of skis and boots (but the convenience of skis being at the bottom station and warmed up ready for you!). As for the wifi, it would be appropriate to clarify in the announcement that it is not reachable inside the apartment, but in the common area of the property. The owner very helpful. The 5 stars are shortly missing. Definitely recommended.
Thank you Mauro for the feedback: the WiFi IS reachable in the apartment, with appropriately strong receiving equipment, but if this is NOT available to you, then the signal IS strongest in the public areas, like MOST hotels, too! it is NOT there for personal streaming of endless games and films, mind you, but for 'occasional' use, maybe to keep in touch with loved ones back home, etc..
And, thank you for the 'recommendation', that is appreciated, too! But, we're disappointed by not receiving 5 Stars!!
Séjour très agréable avec nos enfants.
Appartement spacieux pour 5 personnes. Le matériel nécessaire était présent sur place.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday, and we are pleased you found the apartment suitable for your needs!
Nous sommes heureux que vous avez apprécié vos vacances, et nous sommes heureux que vous trouvé l'appartement adapté à vos besoins!
St. Gervais couldn't be easier to get to. It is at the end of the motorway network (A40: 'Autoroute Blanche') from Paris and Calais. It is 1 hour from Geneva airport with easy transfer by hire car, train or daily coach service. It is, also, at the end of the TGV rail network with direct access from Paris. Other resorts within easy reach include Chamonix, Argentiere, Courmayeur, Annecy, Geneva, Evian. St. Gervais is at the heart of its own ski area sharing its pistes with Megeve. Other ski resorts linked on the lift pass include Les Houches, Les Contamines Montjoie, St. Nicholas de Veroce, Combloux and Chamonix, itself.
Other Activities: Ice-skating (indoor), canoe/kayak, thermal spa/baths, climbing, lakes with water-sports + many more (excellent Tourist Office)
Golf: Courses can be found in Megeve and in Chamonix.
Ski: St. Gervais is at the heart of its own ski region linked to Megeve, St. Nicolas de Veroce, Les Contamines, Les Houches - all available on one ski-pass. The 'Evasion' pass also includes Chamonix, where you can ski the most famous off-piste route of all, the nine-mile 'Vallee Blanche', by taking the cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi. The St. Gervais town tourist website is updated frequently, giving details of all activities locally. You can even book your ski-pass/lessons on-line! Apres-ski is fairly quiet and mainly family orientated; all the local restaurants - mostly serving traditional Savoyard menus - and bars welcome children. St. Gervais offers a good selection of wide, open red runs; Megeve's slopes are extensive and very pretty, many set in the woods. Both resorts are ideal for beginners, intermediates and families. You can enjoy superb untouched powder and uncrowded off-piste - hire a local guide for insider knowledge. The ski-school and child care facilities are excellent.