Apartment Les Ecureuils

Châtel - La Chapelle d'Abondance, Portes du Soleil, France: self catered, sleeps up to 6 Modern, comfortable 3 bedroom apartment with underfloor heating throughout. Bus stop directly outside accessing the vast Portes du Soleil. Cross country trails right behind us!

Apartment Les Ecureuils

The apartment is located on the edge of La Chapelle D'Abondance, a lovely peaceful village. The village centre and nearest ski lift for the local Cret Beni ski area is only a 7 minute walk away. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby including the renowned Les Cornettes. The local ski area has plenty to do, including a Snow park and an ESF ski school; slopes are quieter and less crowded and so are popular with beginners and young families with its pretty tree lined runs. Also, directly behind the apartment is the first Cross country trail that links to 40km of pisted trails.
For the more adventurous or experienced there are connections to the vast Porte Du Soleil ski area from a bus stop right outside the apartment. Ski in France and Switzerland on the same day. 
Or you can use your own car as most of the ski stations have free parking. 
In the summer some the lifts have been specially adapted to carry mountain bikes. There are also marked hiking trails and white water rafting nearby. Only 1.5 hrs from Geneva for those fed up with long transfers.
Easy drive around Lake Geneva from the airport then it's the D1005 D902, D22 no sick inducing steep hairpin turns on this scenic route. The bus stop is directly outside to take you to Torgon, Chatel and other ski areas within a few minutes. In the summer time, Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) is only a 30 minute drive away. Lake Montriond will take 40 minutes.


In the charmingly named Les Ecureuils (The Squirrels) building, this just completed 3 bedroom apartment has underfloor heating throughout. Our apartment features large open plan living, dining and kitchen area measuring 4m X 6m. Dual aspect with alpine views out of each window and access to the balcony. 
Large extendable dining table that comfortably seats 6 people. 
Wifi with a smart 42" TV to connect your media to. Sleeps 6 in comfort, no bunks, sofa beds or "put you ups" to deal with.
European 2m double bed with ensuite shower room (This can also be accessed from the living room) 
2 twin bedrooms with zip and lock beds that convert to kingsize beds for couples if required. These have double wardrobes with a mirrored door and plenty of hanging space. 
Family shower with WC. 
Separate WC with sink and mirrored cabinet. 
The 2 shower rooms and the WC have electric heated towel rails to dry off any soggy clothing. 
Large west-facing covered balcony with great views and evening sun. 
Downstairs ski locker room. 
Allotted parking space semi-covered directly below the balcony.


boot dryers,  private parking (open),  satellite/cable TV,  wifi/internet access

Resort & location information:

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Resort name: Châtel - La Chapelle d'Abondance

Ski area: Portes du Soleil Country: France Amenities: accrobranche,  bars and restaurants,  beauticians,  biathlon courses,  bob luge,  bowling,  bus station,  bus stop,  canyoning,  cash withdrawal facility,  childcare,  cinema,  climbing wall,  cross country skiing,  cycling,  devil carts,  doctor,  dog sled rides,  fantasicable,  fishing,  fitness centre,  free shuttle bus,  freelance catering,  gym,  hairdressers,  half pipe,  high altitude restaurants,  hiking,  horse driven sleigh rides,  horse riding,  huski dogs,  ice diving,  ice driving,  ice fishing,  ice rink,  lake,  massage,  micro brewery/restaurant,  mini golf,  mountain biking,  mountaineering,  night skiing,  nightclub,  off piste guiding,  paragliding,  parapenting,  rafting,  ski school,  ski touring,  skiing,  skiing/snowboarding,  sledging pistes,  snow tubing track,  snowboard school,  snowshoe walking,  spa,  supermarket,  swimming pool (indoor),  swimming pool (outdoor),  tennis,  toboganning,  torch lit descents,  tourist office,  via ferrata
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Guest reviews:

Review posted online by John C

"Superb Apartment

Left on Mar 18, 2017 for a stay in Mar 2017
Superb modern apartment, lots of room, exceptionally clean and great facilities, kitchen equipment, wifi, Apple TV etc etc. Louise was very helpful with my need to rebook dates all the way through to arrival and departure. Highly recommended,"
03 Apr 17

Review posted online by Richard G

"Lovely apartment

Left on Mar 17, 2017 for a stay in Mar 2017
Well appointed apartment close to facilities and ski areas. Will definitely be staying again! ......"
03 Apr 17

Review posted online by Ruth W

"Very comfortable and well furnished

Left on Feb 4, 2017 for a stay in Dec 2016
My husband, two teenage sons and I stayed at the apartment for a week over Christmas. As there was limited skiing due to the poor snow conditions we would occasionally come back to the apartment early, however, the apartment is so large it felt very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and with full size cooking facilities. The dining table can comfortably sit six people and the settees are very generous . The two showers and two toilets make a huge difference when you are all trying to get ready in the morning. The beds are extremely comfortable. The apartment is just outside of town, to walk in took less than 10 minutes along the main road and is about a 20 minute drive to Pré la Joux, the furthest of the local lift stations. The nearest lift station is just a couple of minutes away. We would recommend the hire of a car, whilst there is a bus stop outside the apartment, the car provides greater flexibility. The nearest supermarket, Intermache Super, is conveniently on the way back from the main skiing areas so we would pop in there to stock up on supplies. There is also a petrol station attached to the supermarket. The owner is extremely helpful and was very keen to ensure everything was as we expected and we felt like we were at “home”. We would be more than happy to stay there again and recommend the apartment to anyone looking to stay in the area."
03 Apr 17

Review posted online by Ben

"Appartement très moderne et confortable. Parfait pour 6 personnes.
Les lits sont très confortables et les 2 salles de bain très pratique.
Je le conseille vivement !"
17 Jul 16

Review posted online by LouiseA

"We stayed in this apartment for a month and had friends to visit. We really enjoyed staying there and it was perfect for 2,4 or 6 people. It is situated just outside La Chapelle on the main road with the bus stop right outside. The road is busy during the day but very quiet at night. If there is enough snow it is possible to ski/skate back from Cret Beni.

The apartment is very well appointed - the kitchen has all the facilities and cutlery/crockery/pans you might need. The sitting area has plenty of seating for 6 adults), new TV and fast WIFI. The owner is very helpful via email if you struggle with the technology!

The underfloor heating means that it is always at a comfortable temperature and there is plenty of hot water for 6 adults to shower at the end of the day in the 2 new and efficient showers. There are also 3 electric radiators with thermostats which are perfect for drying wet gloves etc and boot dryers too.The bedrooms, although small, have plenty of storage space and very comfortable beds.

The other apartments are currently occupied by a mixture of locals and holiday-makers, who are all very friendly. La Chapelle is a lovely little village and the two skiing areas of Pantiaz and Cret Beni should not be ignored in favour of Chatel/Avoriaz. They are perfect (as is Abondance) for a half day skiing for competent skiers if the weather is a bit iffy and even better for beginners. We frequently drove to either Vonne (at the top of Chatel) or Morgin (past Vonne over to Switzerland) to access quiet slopes."
17 Jul 16

Review sent by email/letter by Jackie O'C

"Staying at Les Ecureuils was an absolute joy! This is a beautifully luxurious apartment set within an authentic, traditionally styled chalet building, totally remodelled and with all mod cons to hand, (great coffee machine), three decent sized bedrooms with the comfiest beds ever, (proper well sprung mattresses), teamed with a bright airy living space, no shortage of bright panoramic windows and alpine picture postcard views complimented by a balcony perfect for al fresco drinks and dining. The sheer luxury of powerful top quality showers won me over…. not to mention the almost outré piece de resistance- the sumptuous under floor heating! A truly sensual experience and a winter or summer winner …. Perfect." 19 Oct 15