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Montreux-Fabulous Lakeside Location with Views of Lake & Mtns

Owner

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Montreux-Fabulous Lakeside Location with Views of Lake & Mtns

Sleeps6
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Montreux Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-6)

Situated in the best possible location on the Swiss Riviera at the border of Montreux & Clarens, 150 meters/yards from the Jazz Festival, Stravinski Auditorium, Miles Davis Hall, Park Vernex & the Conference Center, this light and bright apartment, on the 4th floor of a turn-of-the-century building with elevator, and with an onsite parking space, has beautiful panoramic views of Lake Geneva & the mountains from its large French doors & expansive balcony. There are spectacular sunsets year round. The Swiss Riviera is noted for its unique microclimate that allows for palm trees, banana trees, tropical vegetation & year-round flowers with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. It’s world-famous for the Montreux Jazz Festival which takes place the first half of July, music festivals & its Christmas Market.

Situated on the Rue du Lac, restaurants, shops & the “Promenade Fleuri,” the flower-lined lakeside promenade, are only steps away. It is as close as you can get to the Montreux Jazz Festival a 2-minute walk. The 'Vernex-Jazz Festival' bus stop is 100 steps away & is THE bus stop for the Jazz Festival with Stravinsky Auditorium, Miles Davis Hall, Park Vernex & the Conference Center about 150 meters/yards away. There are boat stops a few hundred yards away in either direction in Montreux & Clarens from which you can take historic “Belle Epoque” lake steamers to various charming ports in both Switzerland & France.

A stay here comes with a bonus of Montreux Riviera Cards that entitle you to unlimited free local bus, train & funicular transport & half-price for some tourist trains & funiculars to the mountains, boats, museums & castles in the area including the famous Chateau de Chillon,..

Visit the famous Chateau de Chillon, go wine-tasting in the Lavaux, or make day trips to the mountains for sightseeing in Gruyeres, skiing in Gstaad or Verbier or ballooning in Chateaux d’Oex. Cruise Lake Geneva on historic turn-of-the-century lake steamers & visit charming Swiss lakeside villages or visit St. Gingolph or the charming Medieval village of Yvoire on the French side of the lake. In the summer, sailboats, rowboats or paddleboats can be rented. There are several free public beaches in Montreux & Clarens for swimming, ping-pong, volleyball, etc. Children will enjoy the Aquaparc waterpark in Le Bouveret. Children of any age will enjoy the historic carousel lakeside in Vevey & the miniature train that runs along the “Promenade Fleuri” in Montreux in the summer.

The Chateau de Chillon is right in Montreux in a dramatic setting on the lake. A stunning way to arrive is by lake steamer. If you haven’t seen the movie “Daisy Miller” set at the turn-of-the-century in Vevey & Montreux, it’s worth renting to preview the beautiful “Belle Epoque” buildings, lake steamers, & the Chateau de Chillon, which are still much as they were at the turn-of-the-century & why this movie was filmed on location. This apartment is in one of those beautiful “Belle Epoque” buildings with high ceilings & ornate balconies. Vevey & Montreux were home to Charlie Chaplin. Vladimir Nabokov, Hemmingway. Lord Byron's “The Prisoner of Chillon” made the castle a tourist attraction starting in 1816 & you can see his name carved in one of the stone pillars in the dungeon.

Among my favorite museums to visit in the area are the Maison Visinand & the Museum of Old Montreux in the Vielle Ville (old-town) Montreux, the Museum of Games in La Tour-de-Peilz, the Jenisch Museum, Photo Museum, History Museum, Wine Museum & Alimentarium (a museum about food in the home of Nestle) in Vevey, the Musee de l’Art Brut (Jean Dubuffet’s museum of “outsider art”), Hermitage and Olympic Museums in Lausanne, & the Fondation Gianadda with its antique car collection, outdoor sculpture park, Roman amphitheatre & world-class art exhibitions in Martigny. There are wonderful art galleries, festivals & fairs for art & antiques in the area. There is a weekly farmer’s market in Montreux on Friday mornings & in Vevey on Saturday mornings.

From Geneva Airport, which is conveniently adjacent to the train station, it’s about 1 hour by direct train or 45 minutes by car to Montreux. The Montreux train station is a 5-10 minute walk, 2-minute taxi ride, or 3-minutes by bus to the second bus stop away. If driving, the Autoroute access is very conveniently located only a couple of miles away (3 km) & there is an onsite, off-street parking space available.

The apartment itself has high ceilings & is very bright and airy. It is beautifully furnished & outfitted with everything needed for a pleasant stay of any length including high speed wi-fi, 40' Samsung flat-screen pivot-mounted cable tv with 100+ channels in several languages including 4 English channels & music channels.

The bedroom area has just been upgraded with a brand new queen-size bed, new nightstands, 2 reading lamps per side, and top-of-the-line very comfortable memory foam mattress. From bed, there is a view out the French doors to the mountains and lake. For additional guests, there is a sofa that with cushions removed is a single bed or which can be folded open to be a king-size bed. There is also a chair that folds out into another single bed. And, there is a rollaway folding single bed with a very good mattress hidden in a cabinet. So, the apartment can sleep up to 6 people but reminder that it doesn't have a separate bedroom so it works best for a couple plus children and not ideal for 6 singles.

The bathroom has a large deep tub and a great shower with unlimited hot water. There is a hallway with a coat and hat rack and an armoire outfitted with various drawers and shelves as well as space to hang clothes. There is an iron and ironing board and a hairdryer, multi-plugs to charge electronic devices, and a hotel combination safe.

The kitchen, although compact, is a full kitchen with 4-burner gas range and oven, refrigerator with a small freezer, microwave, and various small appliances including American and European coffeemakers, electric kettle & toaster. There are brand new pots and pans and more than ample dishes and bowls, serving pieces, stainless, placemats, coasters, etc.

Cleaning supplies are in the apartment for your use during your stay, or if you prefer, maid service can be arranged during your stay for an additional fee. Bed linens, bath towels, kitchen towels, laundry detergent, soaps, shampoo, conditioner are provided. There is there is a shared laundry room in the building.

Keywords: Vacation Rental, Apartment, Flat

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

Why The Owner chose Montreux

Europe is my favorite place to visit and Montreux is so centrally-located and easy to get to by public transportation or by car. It's so easy to fly into Geneva Airport which is relatively small and so civilized to have the train station attached to the airport and only 1 hour to Montreux. From Montreux, I can take a direct train to Lake Maggiore Italy in only 2 hours, Milan 2 1/2 hours, Venice 6 hours. Or, nearby Lausanne to Paris with TGV in 4 hours direct. Also, EasyJet with inexpensive flights all over Europe flies from Geneva. The apartment itself is in such a beautiful location with incomparable views that, as a photographer, I spend hours on the balcony photographing the changing light on the lake, the Belle Epoque lake steamers going by, and the spectacular sunsets and I never get tired of this. It's a wonderful place to just relax and enjoy.

What makes this condo unique

I love the convenience of the location. I frequently walk along the lakeside promenade to go to the farmer's market or grocery shopping and then come back by bus. The public transportation is so good that, although I have a car, I often just take the bus or train to Vevey, Lausanne or Geneva, and sometimes take the lake steamers even short distances because I enjoy them so much. I love the little bakeries and tea rooms and restaurants and especially the chocolates at the elegant Confiserie Zurcher. As an artist myself, I find the museums and galleries excellent and inspiring. The special bonus for staying in my apartment is the Montreux Riviera Card that will give you free bus travel and reduced rates for tourist trains, boats, funiculars and museums in the area for all guests for the length of your stay or 2 weeks, whichever is less.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Montreux-Fabulous Lakeside Location with Views of Lake & Mtns
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Superb in every way !

  • 5 of 5

Bravo ! Wonderful accommodation in the heart of Montreux...my wife and I recently stayed in this wonderful studio apartment while traveling in Switzerland. Everything was just as the owner had described it..great location..balcony overlooking Lake Geneva...public transportation practically at our doorstep...delicious food..couldn't have been better !

My only regret is that I had to eventually leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Melbourne, Australia
5

Lovely apartment in beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is very attractive, gorgeous views, fully and thoughtfully equipped for self-catering. The Montreux/Vevey area is just breathtakingly lovely. The owner provided detailed advice about everything and was extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
St. Paul, MN USA
5

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

What an idyllic location, what a gorgeous view from the balcony! This is the perfect apt for 1-2 people, though there is a couch that could sleep a third. The fourth floor location provides a birds eye view of the lake and buildings across the street; fortunately, there is a lift here!

We enjoyed meals and rests on the balcony. The mountain on the other side of the lake changes with the weather and the light - enchanting!

Pretty tile in the bathroom. Maybe bring your own bar soap, wash cloth and tissues? We found that the first two were not common in any Swiss accommodations on our 10-day trip.

People in Montreux were great; they are proud of their town. We would return any time! So much to do, food was terrific everywhere we went, and the highlight is the lakeside promenade. This apartment is perfectly situated: not too close to the busiest heart of town but still close enough to get everywhere by walking. We'll call Dotti again if and when we want to come back! Great spot! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Refreshed beside Lake Geneva!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was very restful and pleasant. After two weeks of travelling and sightseeing we were so pleased and surprised to have a full length bathtub and plenty of hot water! The views from the elegant, spacious windows is superb! There is some street noise but it is mostly a dull him that you forget to notice. The nearby promenade along the lake is like a visit to a botanical garden. I wish we would have stayed longer and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Montreux Jazz Festival Headquarters

  • 5 of 5

If you are going to be attending the Montreux Jazz Festival this is where you want to be. You are minutes away from everything that happens during the two weeks, a lot of times you can hear the music in the park. From the balcony you have the best views in the world, I can say this because I took photos every morning of basically the same thing, my wife was laughing at me. The apartment has everything you need during your stay as described in the listing. Dotti has compiled more information than you can imagine but it is very helpful. She also answers email very quickly when you ask questions about the apartment or the area. The Montreux Rivera Cards you receive are very useful for the buses, you do get checked, and also got us 1/2 price for some other tourist things we did. Restaurants are a little spread out in the area but we enjoy cooking our own food and found every thing we needed in the kitchen including all the spices we required. We enjoyed shopping for food as many items and customs are quite different than we are used to, it was a fun experience to go to Migros supermarket every other day. Yes, I would recommend this property to others. Having been to Montreux a few times I can say that it is a very peaceful, beautiful and quiet place. During the Jazz Festival it is alive with action but it was exactly what we were looking for. We hope to return for more visits and booking Dottie's apartment will be the first thing we do.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect Stay for the Jazz Festival

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I recently attended the 2012 Montreux Jazz Festival.

Dotti's apartment was the perfect place to stay. It felt so homely for our 17 night

stay and was just a 3 minutes walk to the major venues. It was wonderful to just walk up the street after a some very long nights at concerts.

The apartment is equipped with everything you may need. It just felt like home.

Dotti, the owner was in constant email contact with us to advise the best places to eat,swim, buy groceries and all sorts of interesting sight-seeing.

The views from the balcony are spectacular,and we enjoyed many a sunset from there. Will hopefully return one day soon. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Geneva Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
at Royal Plaza Hotel 200 feet away
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Montreux and Clarens
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Aigle
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Montreux Gare
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Autoroute A 9 entrance
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
several within 200 feet and dozens within 1 mile
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
several small ski areas and world-class Verbier
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
several
Car: not necessary

2-minute walk to Jazz Festival. 150 yards/meters to Stravinski Auditorium, Miles Davis Hall, Park Vernex & Conference Center. Take tourist trips on Chocolate Train' to Broc and to see cheesemaking in Gruyeres; take turn-of-the-century lake steamers to Vevey, the Lavaux, Lausanne, Yvoire, Chateau de Chillon, Villeneuve, Le Bouveret, St. Gingolph, etc; ski at world-class Gstaad or Verbier or smaller ski areas just minutes away; go wine tasting in the Lavaux; children will enjoy Aquaparc at Le Bouveret, & adults and children will enjoy Olympic Museum in Lausanne, etc; visit world-class art museums such as the Fondation Gianadda in Martigny, L'Hermitage & Musee de l'Art Brut and more in Lausanne, ballooning festival in Chateau d'Oex, etc. Enjoy day trips to Geneva or Berne less than an hour away or Basel or even Stresa Italy on Lago Maggiore less than 2 hours away. Convenient bus stop just 100 steps away that runs every 10 minutes, 2nd stop 3 min from Montreux train station or 2 minutes by taxi or 5-10 minute walk makes it easy to take day trips.

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Rates & Availability

From SFr115 Per night

Montreux Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Season 2015
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
SFr150
SFr998
SFr3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add SFr20 per night, per additional guest
 
June 1 to Jazz Festival 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
SFr175
SFr1,164
SFr3,920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add SFr20 per night, per additional guest
 
Montreux Jazz Festival 2015
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
SFr2,100
 
 
Summer High Season 2015
Jul 21 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
SFr175
SFr1,164
SFr3,920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add SFr20 per night, per additional guest
 
October 1 - 31, 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
SFr150
SFr998
SFr3,360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add SFr20 per night, per additional guest
 
November 1 to Christmas Market
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
SFr135
SFr898
 
 
Christmas Market
Nov 20 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
SFr150
SFr998
SFr3,360
 
 
Christmas/New Year Holidays
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
SFr175
SFr1,164
 
 
Low Season Winter 2016
Jan 6 2016 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
SFr120
SFr798
SFr2,880
 
 
Montreux Jazz Festival 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
SFr2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
SFr115
SFr765
SFr2,760
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add SFr20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Laundry SFr75
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Prices quoted are for 2 guests. Add 20 CHF/night for each additional guest. Cleaning:75 CHF for 2 guests/1 bed + 25 CHF per additional bed or guest. Parking 10 CHF/day. Montreux Riviera Cards provided to all guests for free local bus, train & funicular & 50% some boat trips, admissions to several museums & Chateau de Chillon. Premium price for Jazz Festival July 3-19, 2015-contact owner for quote.
To confirm bookings of less than 7 nights, payment in full is required. To confirm bookings of 7 nights or longer, a deposit of 30% is required with balance due 60 days prior to arrival or for prepayment in full at time of booking, a 5% discount is offered. Americans may pay by personal check in US Dollars at online exchange rate or payments may be made by wire transfer in CHF or US Dollars.
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Amenities

Montreux Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Unlimited hot water for tub or shower. Big, deep, comfortable tub with shower over tub. Hairdryer, liquid soap, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, soft, fluffy, American towels provided for each guest in a different color.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Queen-size Bed - New, top-of-the-line, extremely comfortable mattress with nightstands and reading lamps each side. Single Rollaway Bed with top quality mattress in cabinet. Sofa is a standard-size & height single bed with cushions removed for 1 or folds open to a king-size bed on floor for 2. Chair folds open into a single bed on floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Jazz Festival 2015 still available July 3-19. It's so close to Parc Vernex with free concerts that you can sit on balcony & listen while looking over the lake & mountains & only 150 meters (yards) to Stravinsi Auditorium & Miles Davis Hall. Large deep tub, great shower, unlimited hot water, sofa with pillows removed is twin-size bed, folded out it becomes king-size bed, chair also folds out to a twin-size bed, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, ceiling fan, light-blocking drapes, hotel safe, reliable wi-fi, bus stop 100 feet away, train station 5-10 minute walk or 3 minute taxi-ride, or second bus stop away with buses every 10 minutes. Mini-Mart only 150 yards/meters away is open 6 am to 10 pm 7 days per week & has a bakery onsite for fresh bread & croissants. Many restaurants, cafes, bars, etc. close by. Top-of-the-line mattresses for comfort. Attention to details such as both conventional & directional reading lites on both nitestands so 1 can read in bed without disturbing the other.

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