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Val d'Isere Self-Catered Apartments

Discover the best apartments in Val d'Isere to rent

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Renting an apartment is the best option when searching for self-catered accommodation on your ski trip or summer holiday to Val d'Isere, especially for small groups of friends or family.

Very popular among visitors, apartments in Val d'Isere come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, ranging from small and functional studios to large flats with five-star luxury facilities. They are quite flexible in terms of catering choices and, sometimes, dates and duration of stay. Because they’re generally self-catered, apartments tend to be cheaper than catered chalets, so they are a great choice when looking for a budget-friendly base at the foot of the slopes.

We’ve written a complete guide on apartment rentals in Val d'Isere to help you make the most of your ski trip. Read on for the best insider's tips.

3 things to look out for when booking an apartment in Val d'Isere

A double bedroom in the apartment

It couldn't be easier to book an apartment in Val d'Isere. All you have to do is fill in the box at the top of this page or visit our Holiday Rentals page, featuring a great selection of apartments and chalets handpicked by us from a list of accommodation providers. To start your booking process, set your requirements – at least your arrival date and number of people – and we’ll show you which properties are available.

There are a few things you may want to consider beforehand to make sure you find the perfect ski apartment:

1. When should you book your apartment?
We recommend you book your apartment as soon as possible. Holiday rentals usually sell out quite quickly and a lot of people book as early as January for the next winter season. Our top tip is that you book your accommodation before buying your flights or train ticket, the reason being that availability may be limited and apartment start/end dates are not always as flexible as travel options.

As for the best time to stay in an apartment, they're usually open for bookings during the winter and summer high seasons – from December to April and from June to September. However, some accommodation companies may offer interseason holiday rentals for large parties – specify your desired dates in the Special Requirements box while booking and our team will get back to you with alternative options.

2. How long should you book your apartment for?
Ski apartments in Val d'Isere are generally rented on a weekly basis, usually from Saturday to Saturday. However, these dates can occasionally be flexible and some companies may provide a mix of Saturday and Sunday changeovers.

Lately, thanks to the increased offer in flights, especially cheap ones, shorter and longer ski breaks are becoming more and more popular so some accommodation companies may be flexible on their rental dates on request. Therefore, even if you can only find seven-day offers on our Holiday Rentals page, we may be able to accommodate shorter and longer bookings – state your desired dates in the Special Requirements box and we’ll get back to you with alternative options.

On the other hand, summer apartment bookings in Val d'Isere are generally more flexible on dates and length of stay, especially outside the peak months of July and August. This means that you may be able to come for a long weekend, for ten days or for a few days mid-week more easily. Again, state your requirements in the Special Requirements box while booking.

3. How big is your group?
Apartments to rent in Val d'Isere range from small studios to large chalet-apartments, making them suitable for all sorts of parties, from couples looking for a romantic escapade to families or groups of friends. Before booking your apartment, you’ll need to know the exact number of people and the ages of the children coming with you on your holiday – you can filter our holiday rentals by capacity at the top of the page.

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Catering options & apartment add-ons in Val d'Isere

The kitchen/dining area in the apartment

Apartments in Val d'Isere are generally rented out on a self-catered basis, so they're usually cheaper than catered chalet ski trips. However, this doesn't mean that you need to take care of everything yourself since many accommodation providers offer a wide choice of add-ons to boost your holiday experience.

Apartment catering options in Val d'Isere
Catering options are often the first on the list of add-ons and they range from private chefs who can cook all or some of your meals to welcome packs with everything you need for your first breakfast in the mountains and grocery shopping to fill your fridge and pantry before you arrive. There are also plenty of private chefs and catering companies working in Val d'Isere, so take your pick – you can hire them for the length of your stay or just a one-off special dinner. Recently, a few takeaway services have established themselves here offering budget-friendly, hassle-free catering options for your ski holiday.

Apartment add-ons in Val d'Isere
Accommodation companies offer dozens of other add-ons to make your holiday as hassle-free as possible. When booking your apartment, you can often include lots of other services for an additional fee, from ski hire to ski passesski lessonstransfersactivities and anything else you can think of. This means that you can relax knowing that all the different bits of your holiday will be taken care of. Some may even offer a bespoke concierge service through which you can book high-end treats such as a 24-hour chauffeur, massages or private tours.

Prices for apartment rentals in Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere apartment prices vary depending on the size of the apartment, its facilities and services, its location within the resort, your desired dates, the size of your party, the length of your stay and many other factors. In general, you can benefit from discounts when booking early while there may also be deals to be had outside the main busy holidays (Christmas, February half-term, Easter, July and August).

How much do Val d'Isere apartments cost?
Apartment prices in Val d'Isere range from around the €800 mark for a 2-4 person studio in the non-peak weeks to as much as about €30,000 for the large luxury apartments in peak weeks.

Luxury apartments in Val d'Isere

Like many ski resorts in the French Alps, a lot of apartment residences in Val d'Isere were built in the 1960s in a rather uninspiring style. Thankfully, the Albertville Olympics came along in 1992 prompting widespread upgrades and renovations to these structures. As a result, the current standard of much of the self-catering accommodation in town is quite high.

Where can you find luxury apartments in Val d'Isere?
Located very close to the centre of Val d’Isere itself, Le Cret is a great place to rent a high-end luxury apartment in one of the best ski areas in the world. This charming small hamlet nestled into the hillside with wonderful views over Val d'Isere. While there are more chalets than apartments here, what self-catering accommodation there is in this area is of a very high standard. Many of the apartments are based in traditional wooden and stone-clad buildings and have balconies with panoramic views. Ten minutes up the valley is the fantastic village of Le Fornet which has some of the best skiing in Val d'Isere, a high-quality also reflected in the standard of the apartments here.

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Group apartments in Val d'Isere

The exterior of the residence

If you’re looking to organise a corporate ski trip or a holiday with a big group of friends, Val d'Isere is a great place to host it. A charming Alpine village with great nightlife and plenty of choice when it comes to group accommodation, Val d'Isere has lots going on and it’s situated in one of the biggest ski areas in the world.

Where can you find big apartments for groups in Val d'Isere?
When booking an apartment for a large group of friends or a corporate retreat, you want to make sure you're as close to the heart of Val d'Isere as possible. Luckily, this is not a difficult requirement here as the majority of the apartments for rent are superbly located in the town's centre, a stone's throw away from the slopes and the après ski. There is a cluster of apartments around the main high street and many ski-in/ski-out apartments are located along the edge of the snow front, on the southern edge of town.

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Family apartments in Val d'Isere

A twin bedroom in the apartment

Val d'Isere is really well set up for mountain-loving families, with plenty of activities for all ages and a host of family-friendly apartments.

Where can you find family-friendly apartments in Val d'Isere?
There are usually a few things at the top of your list when searching for accommodation for you and your family, one of the most important requirements being peace and quiet. That's why steering away from the busy centre of Val d'Isere may be a wise choice when travelling with children. The charming hamlets of Le Cret, Le Fornet, Le Joseray, La Legettaz and Le Chatelard are far from the hustle and bustle of the centre while remaining well connected to the lifts and slopes.

Another option is Le Laisinant, a 10-minute walk from Val d’Isere, which has some modern apartments for those looking for accommodation slightly out of town. Many of them have been refurbished to a high standard and offer great quality self-catering accommodation with convenient access to the ski area. For those travelling with older kids who want to keep them entertained off the slopes, there's no place like Val d'Isere Centre, though, with its bustling restaurants and dozens of activity companies offering hundreds of things to do.

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Budget apartments in Val d'Isere

A living room in one of the apartments

There are some great bargains to be had in Val d'Isere when booking your accommodation outside the main hotspots in resort.

How can you save money on your Val d'Isere accommodation?
A 20-minute walk down the valley is the village of La Daille. With its townscape dominated by tall, modern-looking apartment buildings, La Daille offers cheaper apartment options with direct access to the ski areas. These tend to be a real mixed bag but are usually good value for money.

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Ski-in & ski-out apartments in Val d'Isere

The exterior of the apartment

Ski-in and ski-out apartments are the most sought-after in Val d'Isere. There's no better feeling than being able to put your skis on right outside your front door.

Where can you find ski-in & ski-out apartments in Val d'Isere?
Through the tunnel that leads out from the centre of Val d'Isere, you'll find the areas of Le Joseray, La Legettaz and Le Chatelard. They offer yet more residential accommodation, much of which is in self-catered apartments. What sets them apart is the high-quality of the accommodation and the fact that most are ski-in/ski-out, so it's an ideal location for those looking for ski-back-to-the-door apartments.

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