Self catering rental with stunning mountain views.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely apartment in a very quiet location with incredible views
Just going out on the balcony we had breathe taking views. Although for me a car is a must, we could have done well without it if we wanted just go for walks around the area. The apartment has a great location as we could go to various attractions in less than an hour. Moreover, the area is peaceful which made our holiday very much enjoyable.
This beautiful chalet was perfect for our first ever family ski trip. 3 bedrooms meant we could even take granny with us!
The children (aged 4 & 7) were thrilled by the space in the apartment, the balconies on every room, and of course the big TV - a comfy sofa with enough seats for everyone meant we could snuggle up together for a movie in the evening! The wi-fi meant the adults could keep connected too!
The 2 parking spaces in the garage and the lift add to the luxury feel and make it easy getting in and out whatever the weather.
The ski slopes are so convenient - with a ski and boot locker on the ground floor - and a short walk across the road to the nursery slopes. Perfect for beginners and young children who want to go back inside for breaks/snacks/lunch/toilets etc... multiple times per day!! Beyond that the Sepaya drag lift links up to the rest of the ski domain - although it is such a lovely run, and so quiet, I can see that this could be our playground with the kids for the next few holidays!
The local swiss ski school was brilliant - and under their careful guidance and tuition - I am pleased to report that the kids enjoyed their first ski holiday, learned a lot, and want to go back!! Who could ask for more?
Chez Gaby was a real treat for an evening meal out. Especially the pick-up and drop-off in the GabyMobile. Also a good option for a cheaper lunch stop during the day - love the 'live' rosti chef!
The thermal spa at Val D'Illiez was a great afternoon out - when the kids needed a break from skiing. It is really magical too in the evening when it get darker - sitting outside in the warm water and cooler air surrounded by steam looking up at the mountains and stars.
Does what it says on the 'chocolate box'-tin
This is a spacious apartment on the upper floor of a medium-sized chalet-style apartment building. Access is also possible by an elevator. The pictures do the apartment justice.
Contact with the owner went very smooth. He reacted to our e-mails within hours. He sent us the key well before our holiday.
The apartment suited us fine and having the ease of ski-in ski-out was a true benefit for our group. There were large lockers for skiboots and skis.
The bedrooms weren't very large but had enough room in the closets for our stuff. We thought the beds were very comfortable.
The kitchen was well equipped. The kitchen was also equipped with a microwave-oven and an extra, large, freezer. View from the balcony was indeed breathtaking.
Wifi connection was very good!
The parking garage was very much appreciated especially with all the snow that fell during our stay.
We thought the bathroom with the tub would benefit from a suspension for the shower head and a shower curtain so that it’s possible to take a shower there as well.
We had to provide for the end-cleaning ourselves, which puts quite some stress upon the day of departure and also off course there is always the risk that the guests before you don't have the same standards as you have. We'd very much prefer the end-cleaning to be taken care of professionally (and off course we'd pay extra for that).
A useful suggestion for future guests is that the little store (a 5 minutes walk up the road, next to the Alpadze Lou Kra hotel) is opened 7/7 from 8:00 - 20:00 and has great fresh bread. They do not sell a lot of other stuff so it's still advised to stock up well before arriving.
We thought the personnel in neighbouring restaurant “Le Virage” were quite grumpy when we went to drink some coffee there (they plainly refused to make cappucino even when they had all the equipment to make it) so we didn’t bother eating there.
We liked restaurant “Le Poussin” a lot and it’s not much of a walk there (just walk up the road and after you've passed the Alpadze Lou Kra hotel on your right hand, you see a parking lot at your left hand, cross that parking lot and at the end is "Le Poussin": max 10 mins).
The skiing area itself is off course very well-known. Off course Champoussin isn't as centrally located as Avoriaz or Les Crosets but the benefit is that there's never a big crowd.
All in all this apartment lived up to our expectations and offers good value for money. We’d consider coming back!
wonderful apartment in a stunning location
We have stayed in this amazing Penthouse twice this year, Skiing in late March and for a walking holiday during Half term in October 2014.
Champoussin in Winter is a stunning ski location the scenery is breathtaking with a wonderful view of the Dent du Midi across the valley. We have never stayed in an Apartment so close to the slopes, you can even watch the children on the Nursery slope from the Balcony. The convenience of skiing in and out of the apartment has become a must for any future holidays.
Champussin is just as stunning in Autumn with the colours changing. There are literally hundreds of hiking trails, especially around the Dents Du Midi. Mountain Biking is easy straight out of the front door with special mountain bike routes nearby.
We loved the high ceilings and the spacious huge open plan kitchen living room. The kids enjoyed the big T.V . All 3 bedrooms are generous in size and 2 bathrooms add to the luxury. We will be booking next year as the Portes Du Soleil ski area is so large, we only managed to cover the Swiss side in March.
Vacances à Champoussin
Très bien, pistes supers
Perfekte Lage an der Piste, schöne Wohnung
Wir haben eine sehr schöne Woche im Skigebiet verbracht. Die Lage der Wohnung ist perfekt, ein paar Schritte neben der Piste. Angenehm sind auch die Tiefgarage und der Lift sowie die Kästen für Skis und Skischuhe.
Wir hatten etwas Pech, das der Schlüssel den wir erhalten hatten nicht passte, aber zum Glück war Phil gut erreichbar und wir fanden eine Lösung.
Etwas gestört hat uns, dass man die Wohnung selber reinigen musste bzw auch die Vorgänger selber geputzt hatten. Wir fanden die Wohnung recht schmutzig vor, Fenster total verschmiert, auf dem Boden noch Reste. Wir mussten zuerst einmal wischen und die Fenster putzen. Auch das Bad war in keinem sehr schönen Zustand, wohl bedingt dadurch, dass jeweils nur oberflächlich geputzt wird. Wir würden dem Vermieter empfehlen nach jedem Gast reinigen zu lassen. Wir würden dafür auch etwas zahlen. Ansonsten haben wir den Aufenthalt aber sehr genossen. Das Skigebiet ist toll und nicht überlaufen.
Champoussin is a traditional quiet Swiss village perched high on the mountain side at 1600m. It comprises mainly of 'chocolate box' Swiss Chalets, with 4 Restaurants including the superb 'Chez Gabi' at the top of the village. Another restaurant is next door to 'Les Esserts' and the General Stores. Ski Hire and Tourist Information is also only a 5 minute walk. The Ski School meets 1 minute walk from 'Les Esserts' and the nearest piste is just as close. There are 3 separate lifts from Champoussin which access the 'Portes Du Soleil'. You buy your Ski Pass, and will find the Ski Hire Shop, just a 5 minute walk from the Residence 'Les Esserts'. You can also buy your Ski Pass online or by SMS. The more local Ski Pass covers the areas of Champery, Les Crosets, Champoussin and Morgins. This gives you 100km of slopes with 35 lifts. Of course the more experienced skier will want the 'Portes Du Soleil' pass which includes 14 ski villages.