CHARMING APARTMENT OVER LOOKING THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE OF GENEVA

Ted & Patrizia Smith

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CHARMING APARTMENT OVER LOOKING THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE OF GENEVA

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1 bedroom, sleeps 4 (sofa bed), full bathroom with tub, full kitchen

Charming 1 bedroom apartment in a beautiful mansion in Montreux overlooking the Lake of Geneva. Downtown, train station and the lake are all a very short walk away. A nearby bus stop makes getting home a snap.

Montreux is the home of the famous Montreux Jazz festival. Enjoy excellent lake side dining and fantastic strolls along the lake. Nearby Villenueve is home of the Red Bull Vertigo paragliding competition, watch dare devil pilots fly over head. Take the historic ferries across the lake to Evian France and other medieval villages. Catch a train from the Montreux train station to Zermatt (the Matterhorn), Verbier or Gruyere.

The apartment has a balcony which overlooks the lake. Enjoy sipping coffee with breathtaking views. The apartment comfortably sleeps 4 with a Queen size bed in the bedroom and a Queen size sofa in the living room. Laundry in basement. Prepaid cellphones, just buy minutes.

Taking the train from Geneva airport to Montreux is a breeze.

Local Contact Information: Madame Jolliet is a local lady who helps us with our property. She lives in nearby Villenueve. She speaks French and limited English. She will usually meet our guests at the Montreux Train Station and give them a tour of the property and give them keys. She will also return you to the train station at the end of your stay. Her local telephone is 011 +41 079 431 15 41. If there are any problems with the apartment that require immediate attention, she is the person to contact.

New Features: * Brand New Hardwood Floor in Bedroom* Installed April 2011

* Free internet connection via USB key, Just plug into computer and surf. 20CHF deposit required which is returned when USB key is returned. Ask property manager, Mme Jolliet, for details*

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ted & Patrizia Smith

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Speaks french, german, english
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Please visit our website: http://www.montreuxrental.com for more photos, a walking video tour of the apartment, plus more information about Montreux and Switzerland.

Ted & Patrizia Smith purchased this apartment in 1973

This is a beautiful charming apartment which is perfect for a romantic getaway or for hanging out with a few good friends. The apartment is situated close enough to town for easy access to downtown Montreux, but just 'up the hill' enough to keep you out of the bustle of the town. Enjoy walks along the rustic cobblestone alley which leads to town, fill up your water flasks in the public fountains that line the alley on the walk down. Enjoy beautiful views across the Lake of Geneva.

The apartment has a fully operational kitchen that is designed to be used. You could eat in every night if you choose. Also there is a washer and dryer in the building for easy use, making packing lighter a bit easier. All the linens and towels are provided which is also an extra benefit.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.2
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Charming apartment over looking the beautiful Lake of Geneva
average rating of 4.1538463 based on 13 reviews
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Charming apartment over looking the beautiful Lake of Geneva
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Montreux Lake Geneva
Michigan, USA
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OVERALL PLEASANT APARTMENT

  • 4 of 5
My two daughters (ages 14 and 11) and I stayed here for 4 nights in early June 2014. The apartment is relatively small, but very functional, with a separate bedroom and then a sitting area off a small kitchen. There is a tiny balcony off the bedroom with views of Lake Geneva, with seating for two people. The decor is dated, and the apartment is a bit worn, but overall our experience was good. Each morning we would throw open the shutters and felt that like Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" we should shout "Bonjour" to the neighbors. The beds were adequate, more like a futon and a sofa in feel, but sufficiently comfortable. It was wonderful to have a kitchen. Eating out is expensive in Montreux, and in Switzerland generally, so we saved a fortune by eating breakfasts and dinners in our apartment. Please be aware that the kitchen uses a manual light gas stove, which I haven't used in ages, so it took a little time to get used to it. Basic items such as salt/pepper and tea were provided in the apartment. The grocery store (and everything else in town, including the train station) is down a very steep hill. Reasonably athletic people should have no problem getting to town within 10 minutes walking, but coming up we recommend the very easy and free bus as it is quite a steep climb, especially when it is very hot outside. The information on the bus is included in the apartment. The bus stop is very convenient. The apartment is located in a quiet residential area. We felt quite safe, although the apartment is a first floor walk-up, so we felt that we had to lock and shutter all the windows at night (shutter to keep out the light). In our case, this was something of a problem, as it was over 90 degrees while we were in Montreux and the apartment was quite warm. It would have been great to have some fans to move the air about, but none were provided. The pickup (and drop-off) by Mme. Jolliet was very helpful. Between her small amount of English and my small amount of French, we got along fine. However, it would have been helpful to have a booklet of English instructions in the apartment covering information such as where to put garbage (we never did know the answer to that question), laundry, how to light the oven, etc. Good internet access was available at the apartment for an additional fee. As I recall, it was 12 francs for the four nights, and well worth it to keep communications with our family (although normally included).
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Montreux Lake Geneva
5

A LOVELY APARTMENT IN A BEAUTIFUL TOWN

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed twice this year already and enjoyed both stays very much. The apartment is very nice, clean and cosy with an amazing view. Booking is very straightforward. When you arrive, Mme Jolliet will meet you, as if you are members of the big family. Enjoyed every minute of our stay! Ted, Patrizia, thank you very much for sharing your apartment with us, we'll be visiting next year again! All the best. Nina
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Montreux Lake Geneva
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COZY, CENTRALLY LOCATED APARTMENT IN MONTREUX

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the apartment in August'12 for three nights. We were picked-up and dropped-off at the Montreux train station by Madam Jolliet. This was very helpful since we had four suitcases. The apartment was clean and fully furnished with enough linens for a family of four. The kitchen had all necessary utensils. The apartment is within walking distance to the Montreux train station and ferries on the lake. Only negative about the location is that the apartment is on top of the hill which makes it difficult to walk up. This was not issue for us since bus 205 from the station stops in front of the apartment. WiFi for the internet worked well for us. It was unusually warm on the day of our arrival. Ceiling fan or A/C would have been a welcome. Overall, we had excellent stay in the apartment & would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a budget accommodation in a safe neighborhood.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Montreux Lake Geneva
Carlow, Ireland
4

CHARMING APARTMENT

  • 4 of 5
This is a lovely apartment overlooking Lake Geneva.

We were a family of three and Arlette picked us up from the station and showed us around. The kitchen is basic but adequate for a short stay, and there is a washing machine and dryer so you can cut back on your luggage.

It is a steep walk, but the buses are regular and there is a bus timetable in the apartment.

There is a lovely water fountain outside and the sound of running water adds to the charm.

We had a lovely stay and would defiately recommend
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Arlette is the best!
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Montreux Lake Geneva
Yorkshire
4

LOVELY ROMANTIC GETAWAY

  • 4 of 5
This was our 1st visit to Switzerland and, hearing that its quite an expensive spot, we wanted an apartment instead of a hotel. This place was wonderful. It is clean, spacious and quiet and Arlette, the caretaker, was really friendly and helpful, picking us up from the station and dropping us off on our departure. OK, its not ultra modern but that's part of the charm, and it had everything we needed. The only (slight) negative is the steep walk back from Montreaux, but this wasn't a problem for us and there is always the no. 205 bus if you don't fancy the walk. Montreaux is beautiful and a perfect base for a Swiss holiday. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Montreux Lake Geneva
5

NICE VACATION IN MONTREUX

  • 5 of 5
We had a good time in Montreux. The apartment is cozy with great view of the mountains and lake. We came here after we went to Rome, Italy where we walked at least 5-10 miles everyday. So the steps were not as bad, good excercise for our family. The apartment is roomy for us and our teenager son. It was nice and quite place but convinient to the train station. The kitchen was fuctional and fully equip. We enjoyed our vacation at Montreux. We also travelled by train to Broc to the chocolcate factory and got to taste good chocolate.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed your time in MOntreux.

Best Regards,
-Ted & Patrizia Smith
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Geneva
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Villenueve
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Montreux
Car: not necessary

Lake of Geneva Region. Paragliding paradise. Montreux Jazz Festival, Lavaux Wine Region, Zermatt, Verbier, Montigny, Grand St. Bernhard all very close. Take a Ferry to France, visit Evian an Medieval villages. Hike or take the train up the Roche de Naye. In the Spring, enjoy the Fete de Narcisse. Take the 'Chocolate Train' to Gruyere and Callier, see where famous Swiss cheese and chocolate is made and the historic Chateau de Gruyere.

Enjoy romantic strolls in nearby Vevey, narrow cobblestone streets lined with great shops and the home of Nestle Chocolate (complete with the Nestle Culinary Museum). Sit lake side and enjoy great dining with beautiful views and fresh lake air. There is an amazing path around the lake for walking, biking or roller blading. Visit the historic and famous Chateau de Chillon. Enjoy living without a car, but if you rent one, the AutoRoute will take you anywhere quickly. Take the train directly from Geneva Airport to Montreux. A quick taxi takes you home.

Other Activities: Wine tasting

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Availability & Rates

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Montreux Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Fall/ Winter
Oct 1 - Dec 30
2 night minimum stay
$100
$700
 
 
Spring
Jan 1 - May 30
2 night minimum stay
$100
$700
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes There is a one time 80CHF concierge/cleaning fee in addition to the nightly rates.
To make a reservation, please make a 100CHF deposit. Once this is received, your reservation will be added to the online calendar. The remaining balance is due prior to your arrival in Montreux.
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Amenities

Montreux Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Lake ...
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size
  • Queen size bed. A large armoir, closet and dresser for clothes. Bedroom opens onto the Balcony. Extra linens are stored under the bed and in the large wooden chest. Select the comforter weight for the season.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
The telephones are prepaid cell phones, the renter can buy minutes for the phones at almost any store in town. They are very convenient to use. Our local property manager, Mme Jolliet, will pick you up at the Montreux Train Station upon arrival and return you to the train station at the end of your stay. We now have Internet access!!! The Internet connection works via a wireless USB modem that plugs into your computer. We take a 50 franc deposit for the modem that is returned with the return of the modem. If you would like to use the Internet it is an additional 20 francs for unlimited use.

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