Apartment Chez Michelle

Samoens, Grand Massif, France: self catered, sleeps up to 6 Spacious 3-bedroom 2-bathroom apartment in a picturesque setting - log fire, parking, stunning views, easy access to the Grand Massif

Apartment Chez Michelle

  • Sleeps 6; self-catered 
  • Located in a beautiful, quiet hamlet of Samoens, Vallon d'en Bas
  • 10 minutes easy (flat) walk from the centre of Samoens
  • On ski bus route to Grand Massif 8-seater gondola 900m (8 minutes) away for high speed access to the 265 kilometres of pistes of Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon and Sixt
  • Ski bus stop is a 2-minute walk away
  • Surface level parking in front of the apartment
  • Winter: offers everything from skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, tobogganing, snow shoeing and many other winter activities
  • Spring/Summer: caters to all ages and abilities for walking, mountain bikingcanoeing, white water rafting, horse riding and much more throughout the spring and summer months.
  • Les Gets/Morzine is only 30 minutes by car - with its own ski area and access to the Portes du Soleil, one of the largest ski areas in the Alps
  • Chamonix is only 40 minutes by car - for some of the best off-piste skiing in the world


  • Large living / dining area with log fire, cosy sofas, and table and chairs for 6
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with hob, small oven/grill, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, slow cooker and raclette set
  • King size double/twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower/bath and WC
  • Standard double/twin bedroom with its own balcony
  • Smaller bedroom that has a single with a pull-out bed underneath
  • Mezzanine with double sofabed and fold-up single bed (if required)
  • Bathroom with shower/bath and washing machine/dryer
  • Separate WC
  • Two balconies (front and back), each with stunning views of the Giffre valley and Grand Massif mountains
  • Ski locker
  • Two flat screen TVs and DVD/Blu-Ray players, IPOD speakers and free WiFi
  • Ideal for families; groups welcome
  • Price includes all bed linen, towels and logs for the fire
  • High chair and travel cot available
  • Non-smoking apartment


cot/highchair,  iPod docking station,  laundry facilities,  open fireplace,  private parking (open),  satellite/cable TV,  wifi (free in-room),  wifi/internet access

Resort & location information:

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Resort name: Samoens

Ski area: Grand Massif Country: France Amenities: accrobranche,  adventure park,  bars and restaurants,  beauticians,  bus station,  bus stop,  canoeing,  canyoning,  cash withdrawal facility,  childcare,  cinema,  cross country skiing,  cycling,  doctor,  dog sled rides,  fishing,  fitness centre,  free shuttle bus,  freelance catering,  golf,  hairdressers,  heliskiing,  high altitude restaurants,  high ropes course,  hiking,  horse driven sleigh rides,  horse riding,  huski dogs,  ice fall climbing,  ice rink,  lake,  massage,  mini golf,  mountain biking,  mountaineering,  off piste guiding,  paragliding,  parapenting,  pilates classes,  rafting,  ski school,  ski touring,  skidoo safaris,  skiing,  skiing/snowboarding,  sledging pistes,  snow mobiling,  snowboard school,  snowshoe walking,  spa,  supermarket,  swimming pool (indoor),  swimming pool (outdoor),  tennis,  toboganning,  torch lit descents,  tourist office,  via ferrata,  yoga classes
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Guest reviews:

Review sent by email/letter by J Jewitt

"We had a lovely time at Chez Michelle and had brilliant weather too. Thank you for your wonderful help and hospitality. I hope that we may one day have the benefit of your home in France again. Would love to see it in winter! (Guest in Aug '17)" 17 Sep 17

Review posted online by E Planche

"Terrific! Samoens is really one of the best places to spend summer holidays! We did a lot of hikes with amazing landscapes, downhill VTT was also great fun for our son.
We were delighted with Chez Michelle. What a wonderful apartment! Everything was perfect: great bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen, games, DVDs...not to mention the view from the balconies. After a tough hike, what a pleasure to have a rest on them! Sure, we'll come again, in summer or winter! (Guest in Aug '17)"
17 Sep 17

Review sent by email/letter by T Arthur

"We have had the most wonderful time in Samoens and have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Chez Michelle – warm, inviting, clean and very comfortable; a real home from home and thank you for sharing it with us. (Guest in Mar '17)" 25 Apr 17

Review sent by email/letter by S Scott

"My husband and I regularly take a winter trip to the French Alps to embark on a skiing adventure (it was one of the conditions of our marriage!). He is an advanced skier and I am OK at the best of times. The Grand Massif area - which can be accessed by a gondola a short walk or 5 minute drive away from Chez Michelle - is perfect for a wide variety of ski abilities and it kept us busy for the full 6 days.

At 4pm there was nothing more that I looked forward to than arriving back at Chez Michelle – the apartment is warm and inviting, both cosy and comfortable but with more than enough room for a family. It has everything you need. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked with equipment which resulted in us not having to get dressed up and brave the cold on most evenings. If you did want to venture out, there are plenty of lovely restaurants in the beautiful old town of Samoens. We really liked the atmosphere here, the buildings are gorgeous and it doesn’t feel half as touristy as some of the ski resorts we have stayed in. We loved everything about this trip, and would love to visit in the summer and spring to experience all it has to offer. (Guest in Jan '17)"
25 Feb 17

Review posted online by C Pymount

"On arrival we walked into a wonderfully spacious apartment. We were so pleased to find the accommodation even better than the photos show. Everywhere was clean and fresh with the beds made up for us. The apartment was so well stocked with cooking equipment it made making a meal a pleasure…The view from the apartment was wonderful…we would love to see it in the spring/summer. (Guest in Feb '16)" 27 Jan 17

Review sent by email/letter by A Harvey

"Thanks so much for the use of Chez Michelle; we all had a great time! I think Samoens fared better than other resorts so although conditions weren’t ideal, we skied every day. The instructors managed to take the kids somewhere new each day so everyone was happy! Thanks again for everything and I shall be recommending Chez Michelle. PS the beds were really comfortable too! (Guest in Dec '15)" 27 Jan 17

Review sent by email/letter by M Stokes

"Chez Michelle, after our third visit, feels like home to us. We were there yet again for the hiking and rock-climbing, for which it is ideally placed. This time we finally made it up Mt Buet! But the peace and quiet of the hamlet, Samoens itself, and sitting on the balcony and watching the life of the valley go by are also just perfect. (Guest in Aug '15)" 27 Jan 17

Review sent by email/letter by S Ward

"We return to Chez Michelle in Samoens year after year to ski. It's the most beautiful place to stay - a real haven of peace and tranquillity that allows for a complete rest and relaxation. This year we decided to visit in the summer for the first time and were simply blown away! The mountains and Samoens in general were beautiful, great weather and so much to do. We even brought our 4 month old granddaughter Mollie. It was a perfect holiday for us all and perfectly baby friendly! Samoens and Chez Michelle are fondly known as our “sanctuary” and is to be highly recommended for a stay all year round! (Guest in Jul '15)" 27 Jan 17