Huge 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, mountain views and amenities close by
- english, french, Danish
About Martin Williams
Purchased the property off plan. It's my only ski rental and I use it myself as much as I can.
Martin Williams purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Martin Williams chose Val-d'Illiez
My wife likes the amazing views and fact it's so close to the nursery slopes for the children.
What makes this Apartment unique
Very spacious living area and bedrooms, real fire with flat screen TV built in over the top of it.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Très grand appartement, luxueux et lumineux
Séjour très agréable dans ce luxueux et immense appartement, à l'entrée du hameau des Crosets. L'entrée dans les lieux fut tardive, mais nous avons pu profiter d'un départ tardif, très agréable. Merci à Jeannine et son mari pour l'aide apportée lors de nos petits soucis d'organisation. Merci à Martin de sa réactivité.
Vivement revenir aux Crosets, et certainement chez Martin!
Glad that we could sort out the minor issues you experienced and that you are keen to return to the apartment. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
Cannot be faulted. 35 years skiing and this is one of the best apartments I've stayed in. The superb location, the spacious, light and airy apartment with gorgeous fixtures and fittings. Just fantastic and already booked for next year.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning next year
Very lovely property with amazing views.
An attractive flat with. 3 lovely bedrooms with 3 nice bathrooms. The open plan kitchen and living room was very pleasant, with everything we needed and more. Absolutely fantastic location. 50 metres walk to the slopes and could ski back almost to the front door. The village itself is exceptionally quiet with only a couple of places to eat, but Chez Nellie's almost opposite the Sundance block was very pleasant and the apartment itself has the best view for eating at home..
Disappointingly, we all felt that the otherwise high quality of the apartment was let down by the uncomfortable and tatty lounge furniture which seems to be a reoccurring gripe in the reviews, almost impossible to relax on after a long day skiing. One other major niggle was that the end of the stay was tarnished by a whole list of extra expenses, some of which we did know about and others that were a surprise. The cleaning fee we felt was steep at 175 sf, Swiss tourist tax which I know is unavoidable at 1.80 sf per person per day, Electricity had to be paid as an extra (just plain mean I am afraid) and had we requested bed linen instead of taking our own, that would have been another 20 sf per person per week. We never did find the advertised sauna despite searching the block but I understand that this too would have been an extra. It left us all I am afraid with a touch of that "Ryan air feeling'. An explanation of all the expenses, needs to be much clearer at the point of booking.
Despite the niggles however, all in all it was a charming place and we had a nice holiday in a spacious beautifully appointed apartment.
Thanks for your comments and glad you had a great time overall.
I will be updating the furniture very soon as it is a little tired now.
The other additional charges are largely out of my control as they are incurred and billed locally by the residence manager. Sorry if you felt these charges were not clearly stated but linen and cleaning are specifically mentioned in the confirmation email. Hope to see you again
wonderful area with gorgeous views and plenty to do.
apartment was lovely and clean.
Note: there was no jacuzzi or sauna as the advert states which would have been great after long walks etc
Glad you enjoyed the holiday and liked the apartment. Sorry the Jacuzzi was not open but there is one on the ole rest level which is controlled by the person who originally built the development. Hope to see you again.
Summer in Les Crosets
Had a family mountain bike holiday. Fantastic views across the Alps and around the area. Chalet was spotless and roomy and a great base for summer activities including zip lining, thermal baths, white water rafting, canyoning and a trip to the goat farm to milk and try the cheeses. Putting your bikes on the chair lifts took the strain out of the mountains. Had a happy but tired family each night tucking into a fondu at Chez Nelly. Looking forward to returning next year!
The view takes some beating!
This was the second time our party have visited Les Crosets but the first time in this apartment. As a ski location for the Portes du Soleil it is excellent. The negative, for self-caterers, is that the little shop, which is lovely, is limited. If you are driving I would recommend shopping en route. There are but a few places to eat out in the evening.
The apartment is spacious. The 3 bathrooms are a real plus when you are all trying to get ready to go or when you come back together.
The kitchen is excellent and well equipped. The armchairs are a bit faded. The price you pay for this aspect and leaving the blinds up?! The bed linen and towels could do with a more luxury spec. We couldn't get the DVD to play sound when we stayed. The ever helpful Yasmine, from reception, was unable to help but did try.
The apartment was nice and clean. All the plumbing and electrical items worked well. There was always plenty of hot water even with all of the bathrooms in use.
There is a good sauna (extra). You also pay for electricity.
The location of the apartment is a major plus. You have direct access to the slopes and a little hut which sells lift passes is under a hundred metres away.
The reception area and outside the block is rather work-a-day but it is not indicative of the apartments themselves.
There is undercover parking available just a few metres up from the apartment Reception can organise this for you on arrival. Obviously you pay but it is better than digging your car out of the snow. We were a party of 4 adults and two teenagers
We all would be happy to stay here again because the view from the apartment fills your soul.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and fair point on the furniture which is a little faded now. It's a shame the DVD didn't work, but I have fixed the issue now and upgraded choice of channels so you will be able to get BBC 1- 4, various ItV channels and a host of other international ones as well. Hope to see you again.
Great Mountain top Ski in Ski out location in a small village near the lake and spa Hotels. On the border of Switzerland and France. Great for skiing and summer activities such as mountain biking and walking. All local amenities to hand, including bar and restaurants nearby. Part time receptionist, ski room, parking. Luxury apartment with flat screen TV and DVD, satellite TV, including UK, German and French channels. Free usage of DVD collection and WiFi.
Other Activities: Local Spa nearby
Ski: Great skiing on the massive Portes Du Soliel ski area. The resort is at the bottom on the famous Swiss Wall and a few lift conections away from Avoriaz. You can easily ski to Chatel, Morgins, Morzine, Champery and many other distinations. There is a nursery slope right next to the apartment block, where the young children are taught the basics at 4 or 5 years old. The Ski schools in the resort are excellent and cater for all standards and languages.