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Apartment in a Traditional Farmhouse with garden and stunning Mountain views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 56 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4/6, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 WC, 2 patios, & lawn with incredible views

Chez Amis is a home away from home in the Alps. It is a ground floor, two-bedroom apartment with a private entrance, a garden with grass lawn (50 sq meters) and separate private covered parking. It is a spacious (56.6 sq meters) and well equipped, open-plan apartment - part of a three-storey traditional Savoie farmhouse renovated in the 1990’s. It has been furnished to a high specification with local pine furniture including an artisan dresser and table. The apartment is uncluttered with a touch of modern.

Chez Amis is well positioned for stunning views of the Le Crioux and the Dents Blanches mountain ranges, which can be enjoyed from the garden. You can hike for miles from our doorstep, or have a barbeque on the small patio and relax on the sloping lawn taking in the view with a glass of local wine.

Chez Amis sleeps 4 to 6 people. We have a double room, twin room and a good double sofa bed (if sleeping up to six). Beds are made up before arrival - linens and bath towels are provided. A travel cot, high chair & buggy are available on request (at no extra cost - subject to availability).

There is a marvelous wood burning stove in the lounge with a cosy sofa, armchairs and foot rests. We have a good stereo with an iPod connection cable, plenty of games and a growing library of books, CD's and DVD's. WiFi is provided free of charge for the convenience of our guests.

The kitchen is fully fitted with a fridge, sink, oven, hob, dishwasher and new washing machine. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking and baking equipment. The kitchen / dining area are separated by a long breakfast bar with stools. The dining area seats 6.

The newly tiled bathroom comprises a bath with glass screened shower over the bath and a sink. There is a separate WC which also has a sink.

The 'cave' (outside storage) contains outdoor furniture and a BBQ. It can also store bikes.

Inside the chalet you’ll find some games and sports equipment for you to use including a badminton set and various other racquets.

More Details

Mrs Rachel Ivers
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018

About Mrs Rachel Ivers

Chez Amis is owned by 3 friends with a shared vision of creating a home away from home for friends and families to share quality time without the distractions of everyday life.

Cannon is a Landscape Architect who enjoys photography, telemark skiing and playing guitar. Rachel is a Business Psychologist who loves the outdoors and Annie is a Dental Hygienist and netball player. Cannon & Rachel are married with two young children and live near London. Annie lives in Beijing, China.

Mrs Rachel Ivers purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Mrs Rachel Ivers chose Morillon

We love this area as it is 'authentically French', as well as stunningly beautiful. Although it has the third largest ski network in France (Grand Massif), ski passes are not as expensive as many of the other large resorts. The area is as good in Summer as it is in Winter with an extensive array of activities available.

Being less than an hour from Geneva airport, the transfer is short and its ideally situated for long weekends too.

What makes this apartment unique

This is our home from home and a wonderful escape from busy everyday life. The beautiful and peaceful surroundings are incredible. You can easily forget you are only 5 minutes away from the local amenities. The view from the garden is simply stunning and we can sit for hours taking in the beauty that surrounds us (even longer if we've got the BBQ going in Spring/Summer).

Chez Amis was lovingly restored by an Englishman who kept the Savoyade style of thick farmhouse walls and pretty shutters that help promote a good nights sleep. He used good quality materials and fittings for his restoration, including a cozy wood burning fire. We have kept that style and feel with our furnishings. Put simply : We love it!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Morillon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 56 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please treat our home as you would your own. If you notice anything damaged or have any breakages during your stay, please let us know as soon as poss
  • Please help us to be environmentally conscious. Recycle and take waste to the communal bins. Turn heaters to 1 when going out & use water carefully.
  • Our WiFi is intended for email, messaging, browsing, using apps and accessing corporate intranets. Read and adhere to our fair usage policy.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • WC - toilet , Sink in WC.
    Bathroom - bath with shower , Heated towel rail & sink & lighted mirror
  • Shower has glass screen Separate WC also has sink, so there's a sink for brushing teeth and washing faces outside each bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Sofa bed in living area - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 cot , Please advise if cot is required & take your own cot bedding
  • Good double sofabed in living area. Lovely warm down duvets on all beds. Linens provided and beds made up free of charge. Double wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside tables in master bedroom. Cot available on request.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Patio Furniture. Tennis Racquets. Outdoor games area on the lawn. Laundry can be taken to local pressing to be washed, dried and folded overnight- a good value service. Ten mins walk or two mins by car.


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Apartment in a Traditional Farmhouse with garden and stunning Mountain views
average rating of 4.470588 based on 51 reviews

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Nice and roomy for 2, well equiped

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely place. well equipped and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Rachael's place feels homely and we'll looked after. They have always responded quickly to any queries. They always leave a welcoming bundle of essentials (wine;) for arrival after a long journey. Well recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped and well located just a short drive from the lift. We skied for a long weekend with 3 young boys and the chalet was perfect. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, quiet, well equipped

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at Chez Amis and still every bit as good as the 1st time! The property contains everything we need and is the perfect base for our skiing trips. No complaints whatsoever!

  • Review Submitted: 11/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Rachel’s place is lovely and the scenery around is stunning!

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Cozy and well considered.

  • 5 of 5

Great property with stunning views and a charming setting.

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
69 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
850 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
54 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Lac Bleu
Car: recommended

Chez Amis is set within the gorgeous cozy hamlet of Les Miaux. The apartment is an idyllic mountainside 'getaway' that sits overlooking the beautiful Giffre River Valley with stunning views of the mountains from the back garden or patio. Chez Amis is situated 1km from the village of Morillon in the Haute Savoie (French Alps). Morillon is part of the Grand Massif, Europe’s third largest ski area, with 265km of ski slopes, accessed from the ski lift, 10-15 mins walk or 5 mins drive (free parking opposite the ski lift) from Chez Amis.

Being so close to Geneva means Chez Amis is perfect for long weekends all year round. Morillon is conveniently located between Geneva and Chamonix (both less than an hour away).

In the Winter months (Dec-Apr) skiing and other winter activities are nearby including Toboggan rides, snow shoeing, dog sledding, winter paragliding and adaptive skiing are also widely available here along with lots of ski schools. The impressive Grand Massif rises to an altitude of 2500m and boasts 265km of pistes along with beginners areas, dedicated 'Kidz' zones and jam parks for snowboarders.

Morillon, which has many stunning tree lined runs, is linked by a series of lifts to 4 additional resorts: Samoens, Flaine, Six Fer A Cheval and Les Carroz, these 5 resorts combined make up the Grand Massif. The area offers great snow cover throughout the season (snow cannons for back up) with a variety of ski and snowboarding opportunities for all ages and levels.

From Morillon, you can purchase ski passes for the Massif (excluding Flaine) or the Grand Massif (all 5 resorts). There are some great offers available on ski passes throughout the year.

We have arranged for Chez Amis guests to receive a 15% discount on ski hire locally (ask us for details).

Summer is just as popular in the Valley its basically a huge playground for adults and families alike with endless adventures, activities and places to explore .....There's a host of activities (available Summer, late Spring, and Autumn too) ranging from challenging or gentle walks, hiking and mountain biking with 650km of marked trails and downhill tracks (and lifts to take you and you rbike back up the mountain again). The region is an incredibly popular area for mountain biking as well as road biking. It's home to some amazing road cycling routes, including one of the Tour de France stages.

Other Summer activities include swimming in Lac Bleu with its sandy beach, play areas and restaurant; walking along the river between two local lakes, 2 high rope adventure parks for 4 year olds upwards and some pretty technical routes high up for older kids and adults); there's tennis and volleyball, lots of white water rafting companies, cannyoning, parapenting is huge in this Valley, Via ferrata, fishing, fly fishing, horse riding, pony trekking and mini golf. There are some beautiful golf courses within an hour’s drive.

Alternatively, for a more relaxed time, it’s a 10-15 minute walk (via 3 different routes) to our local boulangerie 'Tiffanie' for fresh bread and croissants every morning and a small but wonderful village market for a variety of fresh local fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meats, homemade pastas (Friday mornings at the Verchaix roundabout).

You can also spend time unwinding and relaxing, soaking up the Savoyard charm of the area from the back lawn or patio with it's stunning views. There are tennis raquets and a badminton set for our guests to use during their stay and plenty of books, games, CD's and DVD's in our collections.

Take time to walk along the river, peruse the local shops and stop at the nearby medieval village of Samoens with it's botanical gardens. The Telegraph once wrote about Samoens ''Here a botanical garden, gothic church, medieval squares, timber-fronted patisseries and picture-box houses make it one of the prettiest of the Alpine resorts'. The area is culturally rich with beautiful Haute Savoie villages to visit and explore, wine tasting tours and chateaux visits.

Chez Amis is the perfect location for day trips to the beautiful towns of Annecy (best ice cream outside of Italy!), Geneva (the old part of town is gorgeous), Morzine (amazing mountain biking & an Alpine summer slide), Evian, Lac Leman, Chamomix, Les Gets, Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval.

We couldn't recommend this Valley highly enough if you are looking for a restorative and adventurous holiday. Its a gem that we return to year after year and discover new activities and places each time.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$180.85

Rates include end of stay clean, utilities, firewood, linens and bath towels with beds made up prior to arrival.

£100 refundable damages deposit is required with the final payment.

Stays of 10 days or more subject to discount please inquire.

3 days or less please ask.

For bookings more than 8 weeks prior to arrival, we take 50% deposit with the balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.