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Rent your property in Alpe d'Huez

Entrust us with the rental management of your luxury property

Rent your apartment or chalet in Alpe d'Huez for longer and at the best price by giving us its keys! Thanks to an innovative approach to high-end seasonal rental management and private concierge services based on our expertise in the hotel industry and new technologies, we guarantee you better profitability for your investment.

Six reasons for choosing us

We take care of everything, from the rental to your estate maintenance, to relieve you of all the tasks that usually rest with the owners of furnished tourist accommodation. All you have to do is follow the performance of your estate from our digital application designed for owners and collect a net and final income while continuing to enjoy your second home when you feel like it.

1. We are your only point of contact

Our clients and owners alike deal only with us. We intervene from the distribution of announcements to the handing over of the keys through maintenance, concierge, invoicing. We are the sole player in the management of your estate.

2. We optimize the occupancy rate of your property

We are maintaining a high occupancy rate, whatever the season while maintaining a price consistent with the standing of your estate is our main concern. We have a team of engineers dedicated to this mission.

3. We guarantee you a serene rental

We bear all the risks of renting your estate and make every effort to secure access to it: the presence of an on-site manager, upstream customer identity verification, deposit.

4. You receive a net and final income

The income generated by your property is paid to you quarterly while we take care of all charges. No re-invoicing is to be feared. You can track this amount anytime from your owner's app.

5. We help you recover VAT

If your property is eligible for this device, you benefit from our support to recover 20% of its purchase price. We have partnered with one of the best French law firms to provide you with better advice.

6. You stay at home whenever you want

With us, you keep the pleasure of being able to stay in your second home whenever you want. All you have to do is book the dates that interest you from your proprietary application.

Investment in Alpe d'Huez: an opportunity to be seized in a great location

With still affordable prices for an alpine resort of such renown, Alpe d'Huez presents the ideal configuration to attract investors.

Praised by the public, which voted it Best ski resort in Europe and in France for three consecutive years, Alpe d'Huez appeals to customers looking for a welcoming resort with many beautiful quartier where everyone can indulge in their favourite activity, whether it's level and almost always under a bright sun.

More user-friendly than some of its sisters, Alpe d'Huez also has more affordable prices per m2. Today, it is easier to afford a luxury apartment or a comfortable chalet in Alpe d'Huez, the most expensive resort in Isère, than many Savoyard resorts.

A luxury apartment is negotiated between 3,500 and 8,021 € / m2 with an average price of 5,608 € / m2. On the other hand, chalets generally see their price displayed between 4,693 and 10,755 € with an average of 7,519 € / m2.

These real estate prices, which are all reason enough for a resort of this size, are accompanied by further superb news for investors who plan to buy in Alpe d'Huez. Indeed, for a year, the real estate tension in the sector has eased. It means that there are fewer buyers for the sale of a property due to the health crisis. A trend that shouldn't last.

Renting in Alpe d'Huez: a real project for the future

Buying a prestigious apartment or a luxury chalet in Alpe d'Huez for rent can quickly become an exciting operation.

The resort has embarked on a massive investment plan of more than 350 million euros to build new infrastructure on moving upmarket and attracting new customers. It will be reflected in a significant urban planning search and effort to make substantial architectural development and improvements to the resort's landscape.

A more upscale resort, therefore and more connected since among the flagship projects is also the cable car connection between Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes area. It will allow skiers, hikers, and mountain bikers within 3 to 5 years to get from one to the other in just twenty minutes.

If today the resort attracts above all a French and often local clientele, there is no doubt that with the advent of a large ski area made up of around 450 km of slopes, customers will come from afar to ski - and therefore stay. - in Alpe d'Huez. All the more so as the resort benefits from unique advantages such as its proximity to Grenoble and its airports located just an hour's drive away and its unique microclimate in the Alps, allowing it to benefit from an average of 300 days of sunshine per year!

With such arguments, who will still be able to resist the Isle of the Sun?

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price per m2 on October 1, 2021, Meilleuragents.com

A beautiful experience with Emerald Stay

My husband and I bought an apartment in Alpe d’Huez in 2020. I can say today that we would not have made the decision were it not for the invaluable advice of Emerald Stay on VAT reclaim and preparation of our home for rental. Today, we enjoy our apartment when we want to, and we cash in profits when we are not there. Beautiful team and experience with Emerald Stay.

  • Rosalind P.
  • Professor, Brighton

Let's discuss

You're the owner of a luxury chalet or apartment in Courchevel or another resort in the French Alps and you'd like to trust us with its management and rental? Contact us!

Address:

Alpe d’Huez

54 Rue du Pic Bayle, L’Atlas

38750 Huez

Send us an email
owners@emeraldstay.com

Call us
M +41 79 309 67 21

FAQ

All the answers to your questions

We currently manage five prestigious properties located in the Alpe d'Huez resort. We are also present in other renowned resorts in the French Alps such as Courchevel, Chamonix, Morzine and Megève. We are constantly on the lookout for luxury properties to expand our offer in these destinations. We also partner with premium brokers in the area, like Athena Advisers.

Absolutely! We have made VAT recovery one of our priorities, and over time we have developed expertise in tax refund operations which places us as the most rigorous player in the French Alps in this area. To date, all the owners we have supported have succeeded in obtaining a refund of 20% of the price of their property eligible for this device.

New owners who join us benefit from advice on the matter from their assistants. This member of the Emerald Stay team is fully aware of the eligible estate and is, therefore, able to offer personalized support.

Of course, the advice and support are part of the fact that we have 100% success in recovering VAT. Still, how we manage the goods to meet the criteria of this mechanism is just as essential to achieving such a result. Thus, we ensure that the system's obligations are met at all stages of our intervention, from the provision of hotel-type services to how we account for the personal stays of our owners or the invoices of our suppliers.

We offer our owners a complete solution that includes the concierge services that our customers have a right to expect from a prestigious rental.


We have a team at Alpe d'Huez to manage property maintenance, preventive maintenance or emergency interventions and provide services to our customers such as the organization of transfers with the airport or the reservation of dinners or ski lessons. Our areas of intervention are vast and adapt to customer needs.

At the same time, our team of remote experts is available to our customers, seven days a week, to respond to all requests regarding accommodation or the organization of activities.

Our owners can also contact her for any question relating to VAT recovery, for example.

We use the most effective platforms to serve our ads like Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and HomeAway. The quality of our service has enabled us to become Superhost on Airbnb or Preferred Partner on Booking.com: privileged statuses which allow our ads to benefit from excellent visibility on these various sites.


We also make sure that we run our ads on more confidential sites that correspond to the high-end clientele we target and international travel agents with whom we are used to working.

Our customers have also become accustomed to booking their stays from our site: our booking platform is enjoying growing success, and we are working tirelessly to improve it constantly.

Whatever the channel of distribution of the announcements, we take care of the presentation of the goods in the texts as in the photos and make sure to offer them at the highest possible price taking into account the trend of the demand, this to always provide you with the better profitability.

We are always on the lookout for chalets and apartments in Alpe d'Huez, but we only accept apartments that meet our premium quality standards. You will be contacted by a team member when you request a rental simulation on our site. A member of our team will assess the potential of your apartment against our criteria. Thus, we will determine its services: surface area, number of rooms, sauna or spa, a terrace or a garden, etc. Then we will focus on its location within the station.

It is essential to specify that we must forge a real relationship with our owners beyond the property itself based on the same vision of excellence and prestigious real estate.

If you have a chalet or an apartment in Alpe d'Huez, do not hesitate to contact us so that we can discuss it all together!

It is up to us to do what is necessary to ensure that this does not happen. However, if it does, your apartment is returned to the condition we gave it to us. To this day, we have never had to deplore any disrespect to our tenants because we take care to secure access to our apartments. Before any handing over of the keys, we make sure to verify the tenants' identity and make a deposit via our digital application dedicated for this purpose. We also ensure an on-site presence with an on-site manager who checks the smooth running of the stays.

We have also taken out multi-million euro multi-risk home liability insurance to cover any damage to one of our apartments. We thus guarantee you a serene rental without unpleasant surprises.

Our owners receive the income generated from their property quarterly. The amount we pay them is net of charges, fees and taxes, so they don't have to worry about re-invoicing. They can follow these revenues in real-time from their digital application.

We currently manage over 100 apartments, and all of our owners to date have renewed their trust in us. We have implemented very high-quality standards that our team of engineers, finance specialists and real estate and hotel professionals apply at all stages of our intervention. Our multilingual and versatile unit is at your disposal, always ready to serve you.

In just three years, we have managed to take the leading position in the French Alps market, even obtaining the Shortyz award for the best leisure property manager. This distinction is, above all, recognition of the hard work we do in partnership with our owners. We move forward with them in total transparency, making sure to establish a relationship of trust that goes beyond the simple exchange of money. The way we manage our relationship with them is undoubtedly the key to our success.

Sure! With us, you keep the pleasure of your investment by being able to stay at any time in your chalet or apartment. All you have to do is consult the reservation calendar for your property and then block the dates that interest you. You can manage this on your own using your digital application or through your advisor. We can also advise you on counting and declaring your private stays if you are eligible for the VAT recovery system.

For a straightforward reason: we need to be able to adjust this price constantly as demand changes. Our team of engineers responsible for monitoring market trends has developed an algorithm that analyzes around 40 real estate indicators to determine at any time the best rental price for each property. By staying in tune with the market, we manage to maintain a high occupancy rate of our properties. This happens even in low or midseason and to offer our owners profitability 30% higher on average compared to our competitors. Such precise management of pricing means that we have a free hand to act. But be reassured: the prices we charge always remain in line with the standard of the property. It is out of the question to sell off your property!

On the other hand, if you are not ready to trust us, unfortunately, we will not work together.

We ask you to entrust us with your property for three years with the possibility of terminating our collaboration after 12 months if you are not satisfied with our services. In three years, we will be able to reach the full rental potential of your property because we will have worked hard to develop word of mouth, retain our customers and obtain opinions on the internet about your rental. Achieving such notoriety necessarily takes time and requires constant effort. We believe that our investment deserves your trust in us during these three years. But since none of our owners has yet expressed the wish to leave us, we are confident in our ability to make you want to stay with us well beyond this period of engagement.

All the periods that attract many visitors to Alpe d'Huez are considered in the development of prices. Thus, the prices are higher when they occur, for example, the Mogul Skiing World Cup in December, the Open Skiing World Championships in January or the Tomorrowland Festival in March. Likewise, we consider the school calendars for France, of course, and for the Netherlands and Belgium, since many of our clients at Alpe d'Huez reside in these countries.

Yes, but it depends on the time of year. When demand is robust, the minimum rental period is set at seven nights. However, if there is still availability between two bookings, we can offer them as part of short-term packaged offers.

We open the reservation calendar for the rest of the year to stays of 2 to 4 nights, minimum depending on the property. We remain attentive to all the opportunities offered to improve the profitability of your rental and optimize its occupancy rate.

We know how to be very responsive in constantly adjusting our rental offers to market trends. It requires excellent visibility of our ads on the various distribution channels thanks to our privileged status with the leading platforms (Airbnb, booking, etc.) and a price adjustment in real-time. We are also working to constantly improve our website so that it becomes a significant channel for direct bookings over time. To date, 40% of these direct bookings already go through our site.

At the same time, we are carrying out targeted marketing actions, in conjunction with our CRM, to provide our clients with the benefit of our opportunities. The cumulative measure of all these means allows us to maintain a high occupancy rate of our apartments, even in the low or midseason.

It's us! As with all other tasks related to the rental management of your property, it is our responsibility to intervene in the event of a breakdown or repair. Our on-site teams are there to ensure preventive and curative maintenance. So if a washing machine breaks down or the wifi doesn't work, you don't have to worry, we'll take care of it for you.