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Entire apartment hosted by Antoine
4 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath
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A haven of tranquility nestled in the heart of a charming mountain village, this cozy studio welcomes you for both sporting and contemplative stays. Located at an altitude of 1600m, at the foot of the Meige and the Ecrins park, the gateway to wild nature and the ideal starting point for new adventures as well as for a well-being and relaxation break. In all seasons, there are activities that suit you from home in a magnificent environment constantly renewed.

The space
Studio, offering absolute calm, on the ground floor of a house located in the center of the village of Villar d'Arène. Bright, a large bay window overlooks the rue de la forge (mainly pedestrian) and its typical houses. Carefully renovated with quality natural materials, this 30m2 studio is composed of a large living room serving as kitchen, living room and dining room, a sleeping area and a bathroom / WC. The fully equipped kitchen has ceramic hobs, an oven, a fridge with a freezer compartment and multiple storage spaces. In the living room, a BZ (140x200) can comfortably sleep 2 people and the modular dining area pleasantly accommodates 2 to 6 people. The sleeping area can be separated from the rest of the studio thanks to a sliding partition, a 160x200 bed perched on a side wall with plenty of storage underneath awaits you. The bathroom / WC is equipped with a shower. Very well insulated, this studio offers heated oak parquet floors for cozy comfort even when barefoot.

Other things to note
Oak parquet on a heated floor covers almost the entire accommodation. Please take care of it, bring indoor shoes and leave wet shoes in the entrance or in the spaces dedicated for this purpose.
You have access to the basement to store equipment that may damage it (ski, snowshoes, crampons, etc.) if you want to wax your skis ask me and I will give you access to my workshop provided for this purpose.
A clothes rack is available under the bed, please use it on the tiled areas.

YOU ARE REQUESTED TO RETURN THE ACCOMMODATION CLEAN AT THE END OF YOUR STAY:
- the emptied bins
- the dishwasher emptied and the dishes put away;
- unmade beds and linens placed in the wicker basket;
- clean toilets and kitchen;
- the vacuumed floors.
-DO NOT LAUNDRY THE PARQUET, we take care of it when putting it back in place.

thank you for your understanding

IF YOU WISH A HOUSEHOLD SERVICE IT IS POSSIBLE, YOU WILL BE BILLED € 35 \ hour.
A haven of tranquility nestled in the heart of a charming mountain village, this cozy studio welcomes you for both sporting and contemplative stays. Located at an altitude of 1600m, at the foot of the Meige and the Ecrins park, the gateway to wild nature and the ideal starting point for new adventures as well as for a well-being and relaxation break. In all seasons, there are activities that suit you from home in a m…

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Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Hair dryer
Heating
Free street parking
Smoke alarm
Hangers
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Villar-d'Arène, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Villar d´Arène is, along with La Grave, the only municipality in the Hautes-Alpes department located in the Romanche valley, just before the Lautaret pass. Located at an altitude of 1600 m, Villar d'Arène is a typical mountain village with old-fashioned charm. Its narrow streets lined with stone houses, its fountains and its village square will win you over. Its cafes and restaurants will allow you to spend pleasant moments with family or friends discovering the traditional dishes of the region. In all seasons, its grocery store, the mill farm, the Lautaret farm, the Coursaline goat farm and in the spring / summer season its market will also allow you to have a car-free stay while enjoying local products: vegetables, meats and goat cheese.

At the gates of the house, the Ecrins National Park, at the foot of mythical peaks including La Meije, the mountain environment of the village is exceptional.
In all seasons, Villar will make you happy. In winter, the Nordic Area of ​​the Pays de la Meije runs 20 km of cross-country ski trails, with loops with diverse but easy profiles, an 11 km snowshoe trail, a pedestrian circuit and a brand new marked initiation circuit. ski touring. The routes are relatively flat, in the woods, at the bottom of the valley or higher up around the Pied du Col. Add to that a natural ice rink and a toboggan run!
In summer, the Ecrins National Park, a magnificent environment to learn about and practice hiking or mountaineering. Lac du Pontet within easy reach, a striking natural swimming pool with a view of the massif. And that's not all, also to you via ferrata, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, cycling on the legendary Alpine Pass Road ... And all from home!

3km away by car or by free bus from Villar during school holidays, the village of La Grave is dominated by the imposing Massif de la Meije, the second peak of the Ecrins massif at 3,982 m. Here, the off-piste / freeride area, reserved for experienced skiers, is renowned the world over. But skiing is also the village resort of Chazelet with its family slopes accessible to all. A hotspot for mountaineering, coveted for its many routes, the most famous of which is the ascent of the Grand Pic de la Meije at 3,982 m. People also come there for the ice climbing.

25 minutes by car, the village of Monêtier les Bains is the highest point of the Serre-Chevalier resort. Apart from its downhill ski slopes, the large Monêtier baths welcomes you in its 4500m2 thermal area offering indoor and outdoor pools for a stopover for relaxation and well-being.

Finally, 35 minutes away, you will reach Briançon, city of Art and History, with its Vauban fortifications listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be able to enter the highest walled city in Europe and enjoy the varied guided tours offered by the heritage service every day at 3 pm led by guide-lecturers in French, English and Italian.
Villar d´Arène is, along with La Grave, the only municipality in the Hautes-Alpes department located in the Romanche valley, just before the Lautaret pass. Located at an altitude of 1600 m, Villar d'Arène is a…

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Joined in October 2014
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Je suis quelqu'un d'ouvert, enjoué et sérieux quand il le faut! J'aime les voyages, les gens, les animaux, la nature, la musique, la poésie, le calme, le sport, l'aventure, les sensations fortes......
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We will be present when you enter to show you the accommodation, its subtleties, answer your questions and settle the final details related to your arrival.
This can also be done independently if you arrive late, if you wish or if we are absent. There will always be someone to assist you if needed.

Before and during your stay, living nearby, we will be available if you need assistance or information about the apartment but also if you want advice on tourist activities, contacts with guides, local guides, etc. ... (mountain, climbing, mountain biking, rafting ....).
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House rules
Check-in: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $241
Cancellation policy

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