About this listing
Located in front of all the Mont Blanc Channel, the villa is build in an Italian style has a great location, without close neighboor and with an entire view of the Mont Blanc and 5 minutes on foot from the nearest cable car.
Bus shuttle to Chamonix center and other ski resorts of the valley is 250m from the property. You have bus every 10 to 20 minutes to Chamonix center and other part of the ski resort everyday.
The house, build in 1920 has been renovated along the years is an historical and authentic villa. You will enjoy the large living room with its marble chimney, a jacuzzy in one of the bathroom, and it has eight bedrooms.
A dining room is close to the kitchen which is practical for meals.
The house is easily reachable from Geneva airport thanks to shuttles as "chamexpress" and "alpybus" which let you in front of the house while you give the adress to the driver. It takes one hour from the Geneva airport to the house.
Rent to perform on the site. Keys given on arrival by the owner or person of trust. Site visit, explaining the operation of the house, and in particular the central heating, fireplace.
The road is plowed before arrival in the house. That is heated before arrival if it was empty before.
Arrival and departure flexible depending on availability. Otherwise, afternoon arrival and departure in the morning.
I know the area very well and would advise you to enjoy your stay.
Practical detail: the sheets are optional and the gas is in package (100 euros including consumption, the remainder to be paid according to consumption to supporting invoices).
The annimaux are not allowed, and it is not allowed to smoke inside the house.
An unfortunately terrible post-stay experience with this host and the property, a first negative experience I have had on Airbnb. Prior to our group's arrival, Michael was very engaging and helpful in terms of answering questions and offering advice. Upon arrival, the house was as advertised, with a few exceptions: the television set was broken and we were told by the the new house manager Alex that the upstairs shower should be "used carefully" as it had all kinds of problems in the past. Furthermore, Alex, hinted that the "optional cleaning fee" would be mandatory as he'd need to clean the house after us. Additionally, after several requests to get an another set of house keys for our group of 10 and promises from Michael that this would be done, we never got any more keys and had to worry about an intruder finding the one set we left near the house when we'd go skiing. Nevertheless, we had pleasant stay (five minute walk to gondola and 25 minute walk to Chamonix center). After a meticulous group clean-up before leaving the property that left it in better shape than when we arrived, we received notification from Michael about all kinds of "damages that resulted from our stay" and an attempt to take the security deposit; including claims of damage to the above-mentioned shower and to some unknown couch cushion. The claimed damages are completely baseless, a fabrication that looks to be a scam by Michael and/or Alex to get guests to pay additional money after the stay. Simply want others in the Airbnb community to be aware of this so they don't have to deal with a similar headache.
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About the Host, Michael
I'm a young french consultant in management.
As a host, I'm managing a wonderful property near Chamonix (French Alps). A house and a region I love. I also manage a 2 room apartment in the heart of Paris. I give as many advice that I can with a real pleasure.
As a guest : I play music (violin and piano), theater, and I love traveling and meet people. About sports, I ski, and play tennis...