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Quiet situation, great position for skiing and sunbathing; easy walk to bars, restaurants, shops
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/6 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a double bed and a pair of adult-sized bunks, separated by a curtain, all with good quality mattresses; 2 large fitted wardrobes; goose down duvets; bed lamps; mirrors and shelves; fitted carpet.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - There must be at least one adult over 25There must be at least one adult over 25
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- No all-male groups - families/couples only.
- Over Xmas and New Year, we require a 2-week booking taking in both dates.
Minimum three-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Cleaned with disinfectant
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
If flying and hiring a car, Geneva Airport is 160kms/100miles mostly autoroute - 1.5-2 hours drive. The final road up has no danger from avalanche, so access in/out is not under threat. Direct transfer minibuses/limos can also be booked. Train option - wheel baggage from airport arrival carousel to train, change to charming little train at Martigny for Le Chable, then bus or gondola from Le Chable station to Verbier. (After 3pm you can buy your lift pass in Le Chable to start the next day, and ride free.) In the ski season, there is also a direct bus from Martigny. By car, Verbier is one of the closest Alpine resorts, possible in one day from UK - but check winter tyres/chains rules for the countries on your route.
Aosta - Roman walled town through/over St Bernard, 120km/75 mls; Chamonix, Mt Blanc - over Forclaz Pass (French National Park), 65km/40m; Montreux - 70km/45m; Evian, Rhone Glacier, Crans/Montana (PGA Tour golf), Zermatt, all about 1 hour.
Many upmarket jewellery and clothing shops in Verbier; Pub Mt Fort and Fer a Cheval pizzeria (both 5 mins walk from apt.) compulsory for young crowd; Chez Simon, Chez Dany's, Cabane Mt Fort best character stops on the mountain for skiers and walkers. Credit cards OK nearly everywhere. Big supermarkets below town centre comprehensively stocked - Denner Discount for world wines at below UK prices.
- english, french, german
About Graham Lucas
My wife and I both worked for British Airways, she at Cologne Airport and me flying as a captain out of Heathrow. Recently retired, we ski a lot in Verbier, but also with the BA Ski Club, mostly in Austria staying in hotels - the contrast between the styles of the two countries, and with the self-catering life in 'Les Fauvettes,' adds to the enjoyment. In summer, the ambiance is totally relaxed, and the atmosphere during the music festival is most enjoyable, with various open free performances, mountain concerts, etc. After recent publicity about scams involving holiday lettings that turn out not to exist, note that we have been renting out our apartment for many years, with a lot of repeat business, and you will have our home address (High Wycombe/Marlow Bucks area) and landline (01494) phone number in UK for reassurance.
Graham Lucas purchased this apartment in 1980
Why Graham Lucas chose Verbier
The convenience and speed of flying to Geneva, and the 2-hour journey up to Verbier, was, and still is, a great catalyst for owning the apartment here. We have had the apartment from new in 1980, and have gradually improved what it offers in the ensuing years. Much has been renewed in 2014/15 - mattresses, carpet and tiling etc - and the bathroom has been completely refitted in 2015. We like the variety we get from other resorts in other countries, but Verbier has its special attributes which we love to come back to, year on year, winter and summer - winter for the sking and closeness to the main skilift; summer for walking, golf, and the music festival. Our apartment, whilst not huge, is well-planned, comfortable and warm - we hope you will like it too.
What makes this apartment unique
Undoubtedly the best winter feature of 'Les Fauvettes' is its closeness to the Medran lifts - Verbier is a very big town now - such that we often ski back for lunch, then return to the slopes in the afternoon. But self-catering also means that picnics are easy to prepare, so on sunny days we frequently prefer this to using the mountain restaurants, carrying a beer & a flask of wine, with perhaps classic pate-filled baguettes, then finding a scenic spot, well away from the piste, to enjoy it all in peace. If we can still slide around gently to such spots when we're very old, we'll be well content! The local Visitors Tourist Tax is included in your rent, which year-round gives some discounts, free drinks, etc in some bars and restaurants. Also, in summer for walkers the lifts are FREE with the tax, giving great scope for superb scenic walking. Golf (30% discount), mountain biking (50% discount) and sundry other free or discounted offers are also provided. And in summer, our patio beside the lawn, facing west to a lovely view, gets warm sun until after 8pm - great for lunch & evening barbecues.