We enjoyed almost two weeks at Chalet Mon Idea this year. We would normally go for a chalet but due to late bookings plumped for an apartment instead and actually it was fine. Some outdoor space would have been nice but it still worked for the 5 of us. Don't count on using the balcony however, as it is not on a main living floor and looks over the road.
Overall the apartment is nicely furnished and comfortable. I'm not sure it would be great with the up to 9 it's quoted as accommodating as you wouldn't fit in the living room. Master bedroom is comfortable and nicely furnished. Bathroom leaves a bit to be desired as it's very small, with no real storage and lots of opportunity to hit your head.
Bedrooms downstairs are comfortable and the bunks work well. Again bathrooms are not great. Downstairs loo is painted mat black which is pretty unwelcoming and gothic. Bathroom has tiles which have been painted and the paint is now peeling so these need replacing really. Overall bathrooms feel like an after-thought given how nicely furnished the rest of the place is.
Location of the apartment is very convenient for central Chamonix and would also be great in winter for skiing. There is no double glazing, however, so it is quite noisy when people spill out of the town centre and head home after a night out. Also there is a builder's merchant over the road and they start early and load trucks etc which is a bit noisy.
Car parking is fine as long as everyone plays ball. However twice during our stay motorbikes, which did not belong to chalet mon idea guests, parked or tried to park in our private spaces, which was a problem. However Chamonix all year were very helpful in making them move. This could be eliminated as an issue if the parking barrier was long enough to span the whole drive entrance so nothing could squeeze through without a barrier fob. I am doubtful that you would fit two cars in the spaces allocated to this apartment unless they were two very small cars.
Overall we had a good stay. There are a few things I think could be addressed to improve the guest experience but it worked for us and it was nice having restaurants on the doorstep.
Nicola from Altrincham stayed at Villa Mon Idee Penthouse for 14 nights in August 2020
Chamonix All Year team replied 72 days ago
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us in Villa Mon Idee Penthouse. We are pleased that you enjoyed the apartment and its central location. We have passed on your feedback about the bathrooms to the owner for future improvements and the suggestion of a larger parking barrier. We look forward to seeing you again next time.