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CHARMING APARTMENT OVER LOOKING THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE OF GENEVA

Ted & Patrizia Smith

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Ted & Patrizia Smith

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CHARMING APARTMENT OVER LOOKING THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE OF GENEVA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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Montreux Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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*

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ted & Patrizia Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german

About Ted & Patrizia Smith

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

Why Ted & Patrizia Smith chose Montreux

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.1
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Charming apartment over looking the beautiful Lake of Geneva
average rating of 4.0666666 based on 15 reviews
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Charming apartment over looking the beautiful Lake of Geneva
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Montreux Lake Geneva
3

nice stay

  • 3 of 5
The property was basically as described, but found the apartment more tired than pictures show, so were a little disappointed. Expect very basic, but essentially tidy and clean. Bed linens, towels, etc., a lower quality than average--2star comfort, but reflected in rate which is bargain priced for area. Sofa is really showing wear and could do with a new cover. There is also no microwave or tv. The bed needed extra pillows--only two very small provided. However, the apartment is nicely located on hillside overlooking lake in montreux. We were prepared for a steep walk from the reviews, but there was really no way to imagine in advance how VERY steep and long the walkway up actually is--literally hundreds of steep steps up several streets! The one major complaint we had was that the neighbor watched tv until very late in night (2 am) and this is audible in bedroom. so, it was not very quiet for light sleepers. The caretaker who met us with keys was extremely nice and accommodated our late arrival without difficulty. Street names in switzerland are often not very visible, so do not expect to find the place very easily without gps/satnav--meeting the caretaker at the train station might be a good idea even if you have a car. We generally enjoyed our stay, but were disappointed that little extras like wifi and parking were not already included in rate. Expect to have swiss francs in cash to pay for these upon arrival. It was overall an easy booking and owners were friendly and good to deal with. This review is not meant to deter future renters, but meant to be honest. We had a nice stay.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Charming apartment over looking the beautiful Lake of Geneva
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Montreux Lake Geneva
4

Comfortable, location great for exploring

  • 4 of 5
Pictures and description accurate, including the path to the lake. We are quite active, so used the bus only to the train station with luggage for early train. Walked to the Castle on the lovely quai de fleurs. Easy to get around with a map. Interesting day trip to the mountains on the panaromic golden pass train, as well as ferry ride around on the lake. Appliances worked as indicated and WiFi was strong and reliable. Recommend to active people. We enjoyed the free exhibition at the Casino for Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen, who recorded there in a studio at the Casino. Didn't even miss a TV with that beautiful view from the balcony. The information center on the lake was staffed with knowledgeable and helpful people. We bought groceries both at Migros and Denner and wine at Denner, both in the shopping center on the lake near the information center.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montreux Lake Geneva
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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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Charming apartment over looking the beautiful Lake of Geneva
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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
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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!

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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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Montreux Apartment Rental Rates

Special Offer! Holiday Booking Special: Get 1 night free!

Special Offer From:
Dates Nov 28, 2014 to Dec 31, 2015

When you book your vacation of 4 nights or longer, receive an extra night for free. Reservation dates may be anytime in the future, but the reservation must be booked prior to the end of the 2014 year.

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2 night minimum stay
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$700
 
 
Spring
Jan 1 - May 30
2 night minimum stay
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Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes There is a one time 80CHF concierge/cleaning fee in addition to the nightly rates.
Notes 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:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 ...
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
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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