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Vaila Harris

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, french

Alpine Studio Apartment, Sleeps 4, Access To The 3 Valleys Ski Domain and Spa.

7 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Brides-les-Bains holiday apartment

Apartment in Brides Les Bains, Nr. Meribel, Savoie, Rhone Alpes, France - Fantastic Value Accommodation With Good Modern Facilities For Skiing And General Alpine Holidays

Modern, clean apartment decorated in 2013 on the 6th (top) floor with the best mountain views. The residence is 300m from the centre of Brides Les Bains, a pretty spa town and 600m to the gondola that provides direct access to Meribel and the 3 valley ski domain. Also a great location to enjoy Brides Spa facilities and an all year round location for other activity holidays and generally exploring the Alps. Flexible stay duration options available on request. Prices include a free end of stay clean and on call service.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
Vaila Harris (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Vaila Harris

We stayed in Brides Les Bains before we purchased this apartment in 2007 to give us access to the 3 Valleys Ski area. It’s a great little town with excellent facilities all year round. As a married couple with twin daughters the apartment has provided several happy holidays in both the winter whilst skiing and summer for other alpine pursuits.

Vaila Harris purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Vaila Harris chose The Three Valleys

Brides is simply great value for money for those that are looking to ski the 3 valleys in winter and want to explore the Alps in the summer. Ideal for Brides Spa facilities.

What makes this apartment unique

Brides Natural Spa waters, the vast range of outdoor pursuits available and all year appeal of the village and surrounding area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Vaila,



Just a note to say how much we enjoyed staying at your apartment in July. It was very comfortable and a great base from which to explore the Alps. Such a great location and Brides is a very relaxing and pretty village. I am sure we might well stay again in the future.



Andrew & Carole Bailey, Chichester.
Mar 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveller reviews

Alpine Studio Apartment, Sleeps 4, Access To The 3 Valleys Ski Domain and Spa.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Good studio from super helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here Feb half term 2016. We found the appartment to be as described - clean, well maintained and the linen we had requested was all in order on arrival. We were 2 adults and 2 teenagers - so had to use the sofa bed in the lounge - but it was easy to slide away underneath the main bed during the day to provide seating. Vaila was very helpful answering questions not only about the appartment but also about the logistics of ski lockers, transport etc.

We hired a ski locker at Chaudanne in Meribel for 12 euros per day - reserved by email in advance. This was great as no need to carry skis and walk in ski boots. The gondola was nearer than we had anticipated and in any case there is a shuttle bus that runs about every 15 mins in the mornings from the road outside the appartment block.

We hired skis for the kids from Intersport which is on site at the block - there was a 25% discount if you were staying in Cybele appartments. Fresh bread and pastries on sale daily in the lobby was a perk too.

Good, reasonably priced appartment ideal for budget ski break - but not for you if you want the apres ski nightlife. Brides is pretty calm which suited us fine - although there IS a free shuttle to Meribel once a week on a Tuesday evening.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive review and for providing useful information for future guests. We hope we can welcome you back to our apartment in the future.
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5

Lovely Studio apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this Studio apartment over New Year week 2015. It was a lot more spacious than other studios we have stayed in and was furnished to a high standard. We cooked for ourselves most evenings and it had everything we needed. It is on the 6th floor of an apartment block, but there is a lift, so no struggling up stairs. The local bakery sold bread in the foyer every morning. There was no room for the car in the apartment car park but we found a large free car park by turning right out of the complex and then first left.

The apartment is located about an 8 minute walk from the centre of Brides Les Bains, and it is a further 8 minutes walk to the gondola station. We have our own ski boots, and hired our skis from Precision Ski. The lovely owner let us leave our walking boots there during the day and our skis overnight, so we didn’t need to carry them from the apartment to the gondola and back every day. There are also lockers you can hire for skis and boots at the gondola station.

As we had a car we drove down to the Super-U for supplies, but the Spar in the village has everything you could need.

The gondola takes 25 minutes to get to Meribel and we enjoyed being in the centre of the vast 3 Valleys ski area. The conditions were not great in Europe this New Year, but the pisteurs had done a good job and you could ski across all the 3 Valleys.

Overall we had a great holiday and I would thoroughly recommend staying in this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review of our apartment and positivity regarding the surrounding area. We are glad you enjoyed your stay (despite the snow conditions!) We hope we can welcome you back to our apartment in the future. Best wishes, Vaila Harris
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5

Great Studio apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great Studio apartment, clean, well-maintained and quite. Perfect location not to far from the ski lifts easy walking distance. The town is also great as its all you need for your ski holiday. The owner correspondence was quick and accurate with good advise. I have recommended this apartment to my friends and will be booking my next ski trip soon and will be staying in this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Colchester
5

Perfect Price, position & presentation...

  • 5 of 5

This studio apartment was just perfect for our little family. We found the apartment easy to find, extremely clean, modern and there was everything we required after our days on the slopes with a good size balcony allowing gorgeous views up the mountains. We didn't need to use the car all week as the apartment was located within easy walking distance to the local shops, restaurants and main gondala. We found the restaurants to be extremely good value in Brides. We would certainly recommend this apartment to a family of 3-4.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phil, Many thanks for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your week staying in the apartment. This is really valuable information for other seeking to book. Best Wishes Vaila & Pete.
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Bournemouth
5

Perfect apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed in the apartment over the Christmas period. It is small, but contains everything you will need. The children (11 and 16) slept comfortably in the bunk beds separated from the rest of the apartment by a curtain. The bathroom is modern although the bath was too short for my husband who is quite tall. The balcony has a lovely view. It was too cold to sit out there, but it functioned very well as a spare fridge.

The building itself felt very secure with a reception area, two lifts, and the ski locker at the basement.

We didn't use the swimming pool and sauna which were across the small car park in another building. It looked very nice, but was quite busy.

The restaurant across the small car park made lovely food and was conveniently close.

The shuttle bus that takes you to the gondola in the town centre runs every 15 minutes. The bus stop is just down the small hill at the road side (takes 2 minutes to walk.) The bus doesn't pick you up from the gondola, you have to walk down to the centre of town (takes 5 minutes.)

We thought the 25 minute gondola ride was a good time to relax both ways and the view was lovely.

The ski resort itself is enormous. We had very little snow, but still managed to ski every day and have a lot to experience yet.

We rented our skis from the Intersport next door to the Cybele. We had rented the skis online for extra discount and they gave us a very good service. My daughter had to change her boots after a couple of days and it was very covenient just to go next door.

There is a small Spar supermarket in town, but 5 minutes' drive towards Moutiers gets you to a large SuperU with everything you will need.

All in all a lovely week at a lovely place that looked as if it had been cared for.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Bryn and booking with us. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. We hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Vaila.
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5

Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the apartment for a 4 night skiing break. The apartment was very clean and well equiped with everything you could need. Great location with easy access to the slopes. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review Kirsty. I am glad you found the apartment to be to your liking and that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes. Vaila
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Special interest holidays:

Brides Les Bains is a spa town and has a dedicated spa complex, casino, and a range of restaurants and bars. Great for a spa holiday or as a base for exploring the Alps or outdoor persuits. The are endless activities to do in the local area including, white water rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, golf, go ape, down hill karting, rock climbing, walking and swimming all within 12km of Brides Les Bains.

Travel:

Chambery Airport 80km

Grenoble Airport 165km

Lyon Airport 173km

Geneva Airport 125km

Moutiers - Eurostar 5km

Distances:

25 minute Gondola ride to Meribel Ski Resort

Further Details:

Brides Les Bains has restaurants, banks, spa facilities, cinema, superb outdoor swimming pool and is a great location from which to explore the Alps whatever your favoured pursuits.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Brides-les-Bains, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate13
23 Jul 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$338
 
 
Rate 1
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$929
 
 
Rate 2
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$675
 
 
Rate 3
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$422
 
 
Rate 4
4 Feb 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$473
 
 
Rate 5
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,097
 
 
Rate 6
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,097
 
 
Rate 7
25 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$506
 
 
Rate 8
4 Mar 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$506
 
 
Rate 9
11 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$506
 
 
Rate 10
18 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$506
 
 
Rate 11
25 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$506
 
 
Rate 12
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$506
 
 
Rate 13
8 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$506
 
 
Rate 14
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$506
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$169

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit at time of booking. Any further information, please contact the owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays although other duration stays are available if you wanted to stay for shorter or longer, we will be as flexible as possible. Please contact us and we will try to meet your requirements.

Notes on prices:
Please note our prices include for an end of stay clean and on call service.
Bed linen and towels can be provided at extra cost. Please ask for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Brides-les-Bains, France

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
General:
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, bath, basin, cupboard, heated towel rail and toilet. Hairdryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: Bunk beds situated in alcove opposite the bathroom, two separate sofa beds located in the main living space (No separate bedroom).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Residence Cybele has an Indoor Pool, Outdoor Furniture on the Balcony, Two Lifts, Pay as you go washer/dryer machines. Chargeable Wi-Fi Internet Access. Outside: Balcony with table and chairs and great mountain views. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Prices are inclusive of an end of stay clean and on call service. Bed linen is available at extra cost. Other: Located on the top floor, the apartment has a balcony with the residence's best mountain views and includes a table and 4 chairs. The apartment also has a ski locker available for guests at no extra cost.

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