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Renting for a month in the alps

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Has anyone had experience of renting an apartment for a month or so in the alps? What kind of prices? Does price vary from resort to resort and country to country, I'm not that bothered where I go as long as its high altitude and has accessible off piste,
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January is a good month to rent for a month. Most apartments are let on a weekly basis, or a season long basis. There is not usually much discount for monthly rents. (that I have seen)

Some letting agents have beds within a shared chalet for a season. (contract with the letting agent rather than with those you are sharing with)

Lower level resorts with good access to high level resorts will be cheaper. Bourg St Maurice for example would allow access to several skiing areas within 20-30km Brides les Bains would also be cheaper than Courcheval 1800. There is a better supermarket in places like Bourg St Maurice, with cheaper prices allowing cheaper living.

Also McDonalds.

I have not rented for a month, but I have considered it!

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Once you get past a fortnight there is usually quite a few properties available at reasonable rates (ie not 4 times te weekly) as some owner what to use their property forthe peak weeks and then gain some income from the rest without the hassle of weekly lets.

Feel free to pm me if you need any help!
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Huckacliff duckabranch, We have rented out our apartment and studio for longish lets and it has worked out well for both our clients and ourselves, they received a good discount on the weekly price and we had our accommodation full in the normally quiet periods.

As Bigtipper, mentions January is a good time to look to rent something for a month. The crowds have left after the Christmas / New Year holidays and it stays pretty quiet until the start of the main school holidays in early February (at least in our part of France it does).
You are likely to find more avaialbility and cheaper prices at that time of year, mid-March to mid April is usually similar but last season and next season the Easter holidays start early (30th March to 14th April) so that means less availabilty or higher prices with the English owners.
There is a calender somewhere on snowheads showing all the European holiday dates, if you decide where you want to go and are flexible with your dates, try and go outside of the school holiday dates of the country you choose.

Another good idea is to put a request on the long stay solutions room at chaletsdirect - www.chaletsdirect.com.

We may be able to help as well if you are interested in the Paradiski area.

Good luck and enjoy it.
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Going to follow this thread with some interest. Might even be interested in a share.
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A couple of seasons ago I rented an apartment in Arc 1800 for the whole of January. I looked through all the private apartment hire websites and emailed the owners, asking what the their best rate would be. It ended up costing me €1500 for the month for a 5/6 bed apartment.

Over the month I had friends visit, which helped keep the costs down. The eurostar to Bourg St Maurice was great, no baggage restrictions, then up to the resort on the funicular. Arc 1800 was really handy for getting into the supermarkets in Bourg St Maurice, although it's a bit of a trek - bus to funicular, funicular, walk to the shops then walk back with a rucksack full of shopping!

I think the only trick I missed was the lift pass. I ended up buying a season pass when I arrived, but I think I could have got one a lot cheaper if I'd bought it earlier in the year with some sort of early bird discount.

It was a great month!
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Huckacliff duckabranch,have sent you a pm
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I'd be happy to rent to you for a month in Arc 1800! Huckacliff duckabranch, pm me if you might be interested. Would be a significant discount on commercial prices, Avoiding New Year week and February...
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I offer a 25% discount on the advertised price for a second week and 50% discount on the third or more week. For the three or more weeks you don't get a weekly clean. Have a look at the web site for prices & availability.
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I need a house and cat sitter from mid November to Dec 17 if that's of any interest. Accommodation free in return for not turning the cats into mittens when they annoy you.
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I'm 50 next year and am considering spending a month in the Alps too. I'm thinking 5th January to the 2nd of Feb.
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Fifespud, Definitely the best weeks to go for accommodation availability, the lowest price and probably the quietest time on the slopes.
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aha, thanks for your responses, i'm away at the minute but will be back in england and have internet access, so i'll get back in touch then
cheers all, month im after is Jan,
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Try here you can get some sensible local deals but forget about peak season.
Enjoy
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skichampcouk, brock, snowyowl, MontriondSkier If you want to consider another long term rental booking then please contact me as we may well be able to help!!

Bigtipper, Rishie, eversolazy, Fifespud If you want help to find your home for a long term then please get in touch too!!
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Hi, we have an apartment house in Niederau, and are happy to do long term guets. We have many ski intructors with us for the season which works very well. Prices vary from Euro 350 per month for 2/3 bed apartment to Euro 650 per month for 6 person apartment. OUr website is www.auhof.co.at Carolyn
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@snowyowl,
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I'd be happy to rent to you for a month in Arc 1800! Huckacliff duckabranch, pm me if you might be interested. Would be a significant discount on commercial prices, Avoiding New Year week and February...


Hi Snowyowl,

Id be interested in renting your place out for January if its available?

Peter
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There are numerous threads on this topic - Perhaps take a look at this thread titled 'Advice - 4/6 week trip suggestions' ....

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=4605037&highlight=season+rental#4605037

and

https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=4649975&highlight=season+rental#4649975
https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=4655920&highlight=season+rental#4655920
https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=4649722&highlight=season+rental#4649722
https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=4640912&highlight=season+rental#4640912
https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3560047&highlight=season+rental#3560047
https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3518340&highlight=season+rental#3518340
https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3444007&highlight=season+rental#3444007

or try out the 'search' function ....?
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or try out the 'search' function ....?


or resurrection button Laughing
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Really? In the current climate? Skullie
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Really? In the current climate? Skullie


Back in 2012 the climate was nicer... Wink
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