Grand Studio Apartment in La Grande Terche ( Portes du Soleil ), French Alps, near Morzine. In walking distance (100m) of Ski lift / mountain biking lift.
Our apartment is located in the beautiful village of La Grande Terche / St-Jean-d'Aulps. It is just over an hour's drive from Geneva. Easyjet/low cost airlines make it very affordable. The Portes du Soleil is a wonderful playground all year round and has endless activities on offer. Morzine is only a ten minute drive from our apartment and has a lot to offer in the way of shopping and night life. La Grande Terche itself is a very quiet village, suitable for families or anyone seeking a peaceful or romantic break.
The apartment is a grande studio ( 30 meters squared ), suitable for five people. It is light and well laid out. It has an open plan layout with dining area,a well equiped kitchen and a huge window that looks onto the mountains. The sofa folds out into a double bed. An interleading door leads to three bunkbeds in the hallway, and a full size bathroom with shower. (The interleading door can be closed when the children are asleep!) The only items you will need to bring are pillowcases, sheets, duvetcovers and towels. Pillows, duvets and blankets are provided. Next to the apartment is a private, lockable storeroom (cave ) to store skis, boots, toboggans, bicycles etc. Skis and ski boots are not permitted in the apartment.
What to do?
La Grande Terche has a number of small restaurants and bars, so there is no need to cook or drive in the evenings unless you fancy a night out in Morzine! There is also a small Sherpa grocery store for essentials within 100m of the apartment. The ski gondola is also within 100m of the apartment so there are no buses to catch etc. This is handy at lunch time, if you want to pop back to the apartment for a meal. The skiing is suitable for all levels and there is a very good multiligual ski school and equipment rental shops on site.
For a family this property has it all, it was withing 2 mins walking to the gondola lifts, a swimming pool, and all the things youd expect in a studio apartment. I thought this was excellent value for money and with some fantastic communications with the renter he put my mind at rest with any details I was worrying about.
The resort had a lot of british people there and the local Sherpa shop had a british section too.
I would recomend this property to anyone, and I cant wait to go back again next year.
william from Hinckley
Stayed Dec 2009
Only one thing on the floor just inside the door on the right is a rack. My wife tripped over this & finished up on the floor. Please can you make sure this is moved for the safety of other guests.
thanks very much
Stephan from Oss
Stayed Dec 2008
Property was well-maintained, clean and exceeded expectations. Especially with respect to its pricing.
St.Jean dÁulps is a nice small village to go skiing. However not very well suited for children who can ski reasonably since the draglifts towards the blue slopes are to difficult.
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Easy access to slopes - apartment easy drive from airport. Good snowfall meant great skiing all week. Quaint restaurants very close by and lovely apartment - we were very comfortable and enjoyed it very much. Merci!
Good skiing and pretty location. Will return later in the year.
Wow - stunning views and very quiet surroundings. Nightlife within a short drive if you want it. Ski lift in easy walking distance, restaurants too. Great swimming pool in building - excellent if you are travelling with kids! Thanks again - we will definitely be back! Very family friendly village.