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Rent your property in Chamonix

And renew with the pleasure of your investment

In terms of high-end seasonal rentals, constraints often take precedence over pleasure when owners manage their property themselves or entrust it to a real estate agency. A roller-coaster occupancy rate, maintenance costs, risks of degradation. There are many risks. At Emerald Stay we have chosen to operate and offer service differently as a company.

6 reasons to trust us

By choosing our innovative rental management and concierge solution, you are opting for peace of mind. We take care of everything and take all the risks and responsibilities at our expense. All you have to do is collect your rent and enjoy your property whenever you want.

1. We are your single point of contact

And that of our customers! From posting announcements to welcoming guests, maintaining property and paying charges, we provide a full lease management and private concierge service.

2. We boost the profitability of your property

Renting for longer and at the highest possible price is our priority. To do this, we have developed an algorithm which constantly analyzes market prices in order to be always perfectly positioned.

3. We guarantee you a serene rental

We check the identity of our customers and take a deposit before handing over the keys. We have also taken out insurance for several million euros to protect our property against any type of damage.

4. You receive a net and final income

Our intervention goes until the payment of charges, so the income we pay you each quarter is net and final. No re-invoicing will be carried out subsequently.

5. You are advised for VAT recovery

If your property is eligible for this operation, we will assist you in all the steps to be able to recover 20% of the price of your investment. We have a 100% success rate in this area.

6. You stay at home whenever you want

We manage your property but it remains yours! You are free to stay there whenever you want. All you need to do is block the dates that interest you in your property's reservation calendar.

Chamonix, a resort courted by investors

The international fame of Chamonix naturally attracts visitors but also investors who dream of owning a few m2 at the foot of Mont-Blanc. Prices follow the trend and are also peaking.

There are more than 14,000 homes in Chamonix, including 10,000 apartments located mainly in the old. The scarcity of available land combined with the new constraint, which forces new programs to reserve at least 50% of the property for permanent housing estates, naturally contributes to the rise in prices. Everything sells very well in the local valley with a specific enthusiasm for the Savoy and Praz districts, from the studio cabin without any particular charm to the luxurious chalet.

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€ 7,503 / m2 on average for an apartment, with prices ranging between € 4,452 and € 11,119 per m2. For a chalet, the average cost is around € 9,432 / m2 and generally ranges between € 5,596 and € 13,977 / m2. Of course, quite exceptional goods can far exceed these price ranges.

Even if prices seem at their highest, it is still an excellent time to buy in Chamonix. It is because the resort's appeal extends to its incredible natural assets, such as its extraordinary location and ski area and out of town and its very high-level track. Its proximity to Italy and Switzerland also appeals to foreign customers who appreciate the proximity to Geneva airport, located just one hour from the station. Therefore, we can buy with peace of mind because the goods can be rented without any difficulty and can be resold with the same ease.

Easy seasonal rental in all seasons

Because of its natural attractions, Chamonix is ​​a popular destination for high mountain lovers to experience all year round. Therefore, the leasing occupancy rate remains high, making a lease investment in Chamonix remarkably serene regardless of the period.

Let's face it, Chamonix is ​​not just a winter holiday sports destination. On the contrary!

Admiring the Mer de Glace in summer and climbing the Aiguille du Midi is just as motivating for fans of hiking, climbing, mountain biking and many other activities practised in summer.

Real estate agents certify that there are even more people in Chamonix in summer than in winter!

While

9 out of 10 sales currently concern second homes, this is not enough to meet the ever-increasing owner demand.

Therefore, the Chamonix seasonal lease market is doing very well, and nothing suggests that this could change in the coming years!

Sources:

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

  • Real estate prices in Chamonix reach new heights, article from May 4, 2021, Seloger.com

  • Real estate: Chamonix puts a big kick in the anthill, article of December 21, 2020, Lemessager.fr

  • Real estate: what is the state of the market in Chamonix?, Mont-blanc-invest.com

A partner that I trust

My engagement with Emerald Stay transformed the way I relate to my asset. I now view it as a beautiful investment that generates profits, as opposed to a time consuming, cash burning good. I consider Emerald Stay as true partners that understand what it takes to manage a premium property and have my best interest at heart; I would not hesitate in choosing them again.

  • Friedrich A.
  • Business owner, Cape Town

Let's discuss

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

Address:

Chamonix

89 rue Charlet Straton

74400 Chamonix-Mont Blanc

Send us an email

owners@emeraldstay.com

Call us

M +41 79 309 67 21

FAQ

All the answers to your questions

We currently have 16 properties in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, from comfortable apartments to luxury chalets. We are also very present in the resorts of the Pays du Mont-Blanc (Saint-Gervais and Megève) as well as in the other major ski areas of the French Alps. We are constantly looking to expand our offer in these destinations by selecting new prestigious properties for our clients.



Absolutely! We have developed in-depth expertise in tax refund operations in order to be able to help our landlords, whose property is eligible, to recover 20% of the price of their investment. To date, we have a 100% success rate on this support, which positions us as the most rigorous player in this area in the French Alps.

Our owners can count on personalized advice from their personal assistant, Emerald Stay. The members of the team are fully aware of the property concerned by this device and can in this way issue the relevant recommendations to use this VAT recovery mechanism successfully.

At the same time, we ensure that all the eligibility criteria are met by providing compliant hotel services such as cleaning, breakfast or the supply of linens or by properly accounting for the personal stays of our landlords, for example.

We are able to respond to any type of request thanks to our on-site presence supplemented by our team of remote experts, reachable 7 days a week. Whether our customers need to book a ski lesson or a massage, organize a dinner at home or be met at the airport, we are there.

At the same time, we carry out all the tasks inherent in seasonal rental management such as safety audits, premises maintenance, emergency interventions and preventive maintenance. Our clients and owners alike deal with you to manage all aspects of their lease.

Please note: our team of experts is also available to owners who wish to obtain information and advice on VAT recovery.

On the bigger ones, of course! Airbnb, booking.com, Homeaway or even Expedia: we are present on the main platforms to provide the widest possible audience for our properties. Over time, our solid reputation with the customers of these booking platforms has enabled us to obtain a privileged status (ex: Superhost on Airbnb or Preferred Partner on Booking.com) which gives us even greater visibility of our ads on their website search engine.

We are also present on sites specializing in luxury real estate and work with international travel agents to reach our customers in these niche markets.

Finally, our website represents an increasingly important direct booking channel, which is why we make sure to constantly evolve it to be helpful and offer the best possible user experience to our customers.

We have a number of criteria in place that meet our premium quality standards and we only choose chalets and apartments that match them.

Certain criteria relate to the environment of the property, its location within the resort, its view, proximity to the ski lifts, etc. Others are directly related to its equipment: surface area of ​​the rooms, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, presence of an exterior, a spa or other.

In addition to these factual criteria, we attach great importance to working with owners who share the same vision as us of excellence and luxury real estate. If you want to know if we could work together, do not hesitate to request a rental simulation. A member of our team will contact you to assess your property against our standards.

To date, we have never had to deplore damage to our property, apart from normal wear and tear because we take all the necessary precautions before handing over the keys. We verify the identity of our customers and take a deposit to secure access to the property. In addition, we have taken out comprehensive home liability insurance with coverage of several million euros in order to be able to cover any type of damage to our properties. As a result, we guarantee you a peaceful leasing: you will always find your property in the condition in which you entrusted it to us.

Income generated by your property is paid to you quarterly. You can follow the amount of this income in real time from the digital application that we have developed specifically for our landlords.

The sums paid to you are net and final since we take care of settling the charges before any payment. So you don't have to expect any re-invoicing from us.

Because we do not see our collaboration differently than in transparency, respect and trust. To date, we have a 100% satisfaction rate from our owners. None have yet wanted to leave us because we are doing everything we can to make them want to stay by our side.

Our professionalism and rigor are recognized on the French Alps market where we now occupy the leading position. We were also honored with the Best Leisure Property Manager award by Shortyz. A distinction that rewards the work of a whole team of experts in finance, real estate, hotels and new technologies whose skills are brought to the service of our customers every day.

There are many more things to tell you, but you will find them out for yourself if we get to work together.

Sure ! We manage your property but it obviously remains your property and you can therefore dispose of it as you wish. If you want to stay there during your vacation or for a weekend, all you have to do is consult the reservations calendar accessible from your proprietary application. If the dates you are interested in are available, you can book them instantly. It's quick and easy !

We can also explain how to account for your personal stays if you wish to take advantage of the VAT recovery system on your lease investment.


The nightly rate is constantly changing depending on the rental period in order to adjust as closely as possible to demand. We have created an algorithm that analyzes around 40 real estate indicators to know the evolution of the trend in real time. Thus, our team of engineers is able to determine the highest possible price to rent your property according to the period (low, medium or high season) and even more precisely according to the week concerned and even the day. Of course, this rate is always linked to the standard of the property, there is no question of selling it off to fill the reservation calendar!

By conducting such a fine-grained and precise analysis, we allow our landlords to earn on average 30% more with us than with our competitors. But to achieve this we need to have a free hand on the pricing policy of each property, which is why we ask our owners to give us this task entirely. If you are not ready to let go of this aspect, unfortunately we will not be able to work together.

Yes, for 3 years, with the possibility of withdrawal after 12 months.

Why 3 years? Because reaching the full lease potential of a property takes time. From experience we know that it takes between 18 and 24 months to achieve this when it comes to a property located in the French Alps. It takes time for the first customers to come and then share their impressions, for word of mouth to take hold and for our most loyal customers to come back. This whole process is put in place thanks to constant work and we believe that all the efforts we will put together to improve the profitability of your property deserve your trust in us for 3 years.

To date, no owner has yet expressed the wish to leave us, even beyond this commitment period, which is why we are confident about our ability to make you want to stay with us well beyond these 3 years.

Sure! All events that attract a large audience are taken into account in the development of our price schedules. We can cite as an example the Trail des Aiguilles Rouges in September or the International Alpine Skiing Race which takes place in Chamonix in January.

Likewise, we take into account the French school calendars but also the countries that bring us the most visitors to Chamonix such as the United Arab Emirates, Germany or Italy to set our high season periods.

Yes, but rather in low and mid seasons. During these periods, we open the reservation calendar to short periods of 2 to 4 nights minimum depending on the goods. We adapt to demand to improve the occupancy rate during off-peak periods.

In the high season, however, we keep a minimum rental period of 7 nights. But between two rentals of this type, it can happen that the goods are not occupied for a few days. In this case, we create packages to offer these overnight stays as part of short stays, but this is handled on a case-by-case basis.

We shape every effort to meet the demand of the moment by adjusting prices, creating packaged offers, ensuring the good visibility of our offers on the various booking platforms, creating targeted marketing campaigns, etc. It is our responsiveness combined with our knowledge of the market and the combination of many actions taken at the same time to offer the right price, the right offer to the right audience that allows us to maintain a high occupancy rate without ever selling off our best properties!

It's us and just us! You do not have to worry about having to find a solution in the event of a breakdown of a household appliance, a water leak or no signal from the wifi network, it is our team physically present in Chamonix who will take care of it. to find the solution to the problem encountered by our customers. Our on-site manager constantly ensures the preventive and curative maintenance of our properties.