The best vacation rentals in the Alps

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Give yourself a break at altitude by booking a comfortable eagle’s nest. We’ve just tested the best vacation rentals in the Alps, so make the most of it!

Winter, spring, summer, autumn… As you no doubt know: at Generation Voyage, we love the mountains in every season. And even more so when we can stay in comfort and share our accommodation tips with you. Our team has just made a selection of the top-of-the-range vacation rentals available on the French side of the Alps.

We’ve chosen ten luxury accommodations with exceptional features that will make marmots, jackdaws and ibexes jealous. From large, cosy apartments to splendid, luxurious chalets, these vacation rentals in the Alps are sure to make your stay at altitude unforgettable. As for the season, that’s entirely up to you…

Luxury duplex with view at Alpe d’Huez

Duplex grand luxe avec vue à l’Alpe d’Huez

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: up to 10 people
  • 📍 Location: Alpe d’Huez
  • 💙 We love: the panoramic terrace

Let’s start our selection with a vacation rental in the legendary mountain town of Alpe d’Huez. Well-known to cycling and winter sports enthusiasts, it’s one of Isère’s most beautiful high-altitude resorts. In the heart of a typical chalet, we found this superb duplex apartment with two bright levels. We were stunned by the breathtaking panorama of the Grandes Rousses massif from the large terrace.

Its warm, spacious interior can easily accommodate up to ten guests: 150 m² is a lot of space! The four bedrooms have been carefully designed to ensure a comfortable stay. Last but not least, this luxury apartment is ideally located foreasy access to the 111 slopes of the Grand Domaine de l’Alpe d’Huez. On your skis!

Gigantic star chalet in Megève

Gigantesque chalet de star à Megève

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: up to 10 people
  • 📍 Location: Megève
  • 💙 We love: the fireplace at the heart of the living room

Welcome to Megève, the jet-set’s favorite luxury resort, France’s Gstaad! This chalet is just a stone’s throw from the center of the prestigious mountain village for which Haute-Savoie is famous. It occupies 202 m² of luxurious space with a sleek look that will dazzle up to 10 guests. We loved spending evenings around the fireplace in the cozy living room, the large terrace and the four spacious bedrooms.

Take advantage of the central location of this vacation rental in the Alps to discover the charming old pedestrian village of Megève. This picturesque, flower-filled mountain village with its ancestral architecture is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the Alps. Who knows, maybe you’ll bump into your idol at the bend in a cobbled lane?

Charming Savoyard residence with swimming pool

Demeure savoyarde de charme avec piscine

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: up to 9 people
  • 📍 Location: Alex
  • 💙 We love: the breathtaking view, the heated pool

Still in Haute-Savoie, but this time in Alex, just outsideAnnecy and twenty minutes from La Clusaz, here’s a vacation rental with a… heated swimming pool. A swimming pool? Yes, and it’s worth noting that it’s an unusual luxury in Haute-Savoie. This family chalet, designed for nine, also boasts an incredible view of the 1,832-meter Parmelan.

With its 170 m² of floor space, top-quality facilities and five beautiful rooms, it offers excellent conditions for an unforgettable stay in the mountains. But don’t hesitate to get out and explore the treasures of the Annecy region. Lake beaches, hikes on Mont Veyrier or the canals of the Old Town: what will tempt you?

Luxury pied-à-terre for eight in the heart of Megève

Pied-à-terre luxueux pour huit au cœur de Megève

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: up to 8 people
  • 📍 Location: Mégève
  • 💙 We love: breathtaking decor

Back to Megève, where we took possession of a large, luxurious, warm and comfortable apartment for eight people. We’d particularly recommend it to those who value a high level of decoration. Like you, for example? The 175 m² of space, comprising four sleek bedrooms and a communal living area with fireplace, are arranged to perfection. Even the four bathrooms have a palatial look, that’s for sure!

In summer, you can enjoy your aperitif on the large garden terrace of this vacation rental in the Alps. Be warned: the region’s fine weather is often the order of the day, and you’ll no doubt find yourself craving bucolic walks. The Mont d’Arbois and the splendours of the Val d’Arly are just waiting to be explored.

Finnish-style chalet in the heart of the Alps

Chalet typé finlandais en plein cœur des Alpes

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: up to 12 people
  • 📍 Location: Mégève
  • 💙 We love: the modern sauna

Still in Megève, here’s a mountain residence capable of accommodating twelve people. We really appreciated the Finnish sauna in this top-of-the-range vacation rental. No need to look for them in the five cosy bedrooms: if you can’t find your roommates, it’s because they’re stewing inside! What’s more, this chalet boasts superb mountain views and a sheltered terrace that’s very pleasant in winter.

Enjoy mulled wine, fondue or raclette in front of the lounge’s home cinema before a good night’s sleep. You’ll want to make the most of it before heading off in the early hours to the nearby Jaillet gondola lift. This is the gateway to the 450 km of pistes in the Évasion Mont-Blanc ski area, one of the largest in the region. Come on, « all schuss »!

Excessive accommodation at the foot of the Alpe d’Huez slopes

Logement démesuré au pied des pistes de l’Alpe d’Huez

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: up to 14 people
  • 📍 Location: l’Alpe d’Huez
  • 💙 We like: location, generous interior volumes

One, two, three, four… You don’t have to count the number, as more than fourteen people can take advantage of this large, comfortable apartment. Located at the foot of the Alpe d’Huez ski slopes, it features generous volumes and a contemporary design. Occupying 240m² on the first floor of a prestigious building, it has six bedrooms and almost as many bathrooms.

There’s even a spa area with sauna and hammam! This vacation rental in one of Europe’s best-known mountain towns is close to the shops and attractions of Alpe d’Huez. Not only skiing, but also swimming, skating and… cycling. In summer, the most motivated can even attempt to climb the 21 bends of the Alpe d’Huez ascent. Be careful, it stings.

Beautiful Chamonix triplex for apprentice mountaineers

Beau triplex chamoniard pour apprentis montagnards

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: up to 8 people
  • 📍 Location: Chamonix
  • 💙 We like: the view over the roof of Europe

Chamonix, the mountaineering capital of the world, lies at an altitude of 1,000 meters at the foot of Mont Blanc… which is almost 4,000 meters higher! This vacation rental in the Alps offers a breathtaking view of this legendary massif. Comprising three floors, it can accommodate up to eight people in four bedrooms and a cosy living room.

They can try a little easy mountaineering for the day in the company of a mountain guide. In fact, this characterful triplex is just a stone’s throw from the Casino and the Musée Alpin. These places are among the must-see sites in the Cham’ valley, so don’t hesitate to visit them!

Cosy cocoon in Chamonix

Cocon cosy à Chamonix

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: up to 6 people
  • 📍 Location: Chamonix
  • 💙 We like: access to the residence’s infrastructure

Also in Chamonix, we’ve found a delightful little chalet for six people who want to discover the mountains. Whatever the season, this cozy pied-à-terre will seduce you with its warm decor and facilities perfect for a sporty stay. We were particularly excited to discover that access to the residence’s swimming pool, jacuzzi and fitness room was included.

What more could you ask for? Ideas for outings, of course: take the Aiguille du Midi gondola up to its 3,777 m summit. In just twenty minutes, you’ll have the pleasure of admiring a breathtaking panorama of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. The more adventurous will take on the famous « Pas dans le vide », a transparent slab overhanging a vertiginous cliff… So, cap’ or pas cap’?

Kings of the Isère stay in a nice T4 apartment

Séjour isérois de rois dans un T4 sympa

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: up to 6 people
  • 📍 Location: l’Alpe d’Huez
  • 💙 We like: value for money

A balcony, an ideal location, a warm renovated interior, three cozy bedrooms and a garage for a very reasonable price. Not a bad find in a high-altitude resort like Alpe d’Huez, eh? This vacation rental in the Alps is aimed at people who want to preserve their budget without compromising on comfort.

Tenants also benefit from a lovely view of the surrounding mountains, which will not go unappreciated. With 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s easy to understand why… and we’d recommend a nice walk or electric mountain bike ride along the Col de Sarenne road. A real wonder!

Cozy apartment in a beautiful upmarket neighborhood

Appartement douillet dans un beau quartier huppé

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: up to 8 people
  • 📍 Location: Mégève
  • 💙 We love: the charm of a prestigious historic area

The latest top-of-the-range vacation rental in the Alps from our selection awaits us in Megève, in the Rochebrune district. This apartment with terrace is located in one of the resort’s most exclusive historic areas. It boasts a well-exposed terrace, three cosy bedrooms and everything you need to keep your guests happy.

The fully equipped kitchen surprised us with its practicality. You don’t feel like cooking and just want to treat yourself to a memorable taste experience? In the immediate vicinity is a Michelin 3-star restaurant, Flocons de Sel, by chef Emmanuel Renaut. If you don’t want to risk missing your Savoyard fondue, now you know where to go…

Did these ten vacation rentals in the French Alps make you dream? If so, please let us know which one caught your eye for a future Alpine holiday: we look forward to hearing from you!

A successful stay in the Alps