Thollon les Memises Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Modern ground floor studio 27m2; en suite shower room, kitchen
On the ground floor of our chalet we have created this modern, comfortable and quite unique,self contained studio -100 metres from the telecabine and with outstanding panoramic views over Lake Geneva. The studio comprises a tastefully furnished main living area; a fully equipped modern kitchen area and an en suite shower room/w/c.There is a large (and very comfortable-according to our guests!) double bed settee providing sleeping for two as well as being a relaxing daytime sofa.There's also a full single size banquette. A child's cot is also available. Electric radiators and a 'log burner' effect electric fire heat this cosy studio.There's a flat screen TV, (UK and French TV),DVD/ CD and video (bring your own or borrow ours). Wi - Fi available. There's also access to the ski/boot store which adjoins the studio.. A perfect studio for 2/3 people wishing to enjoy a winter or summer break - and just short walk to our local restaurants,supermarket,boulangarie etc.
Thollon in summer and winter: Thollon and the Lake Geneva area have a great deal to offer - both winter and summer. . The villlage itself sits on the 'Balcony' Lac Leman' and is surrounded by wonderful alpine scenery - the perfect combination of mountains and lake. (In winter there can be few other resorts where you can ski or board to your heart's content whilst,at the same time, having the most magnificent views over the largest inland lake in Europe!)
The studio is in a quiet location yet very close to the village centre and just 100 metres from the telecabine which takes you directly up to the top of the Pic Des Memises and the ski slopes.
Throughout the winter and summer holiday periods, the village reflects the mood of the season with lots of possibilities available - a lively winter sports resort with several ' apres ski' bars and restaurants and numerous festive activities and events. In summer possibilities include woodland and wonderful alpine meadow walks, tennis, petangue, mountain biking,and paragliding.
Things to do in the local area: There are lots of possibilities all year round. In winter Thollon is the ideal base for the adventurous skier wishing to visit nearby resorts in Switzerland and the Portes du Soleil.
In summer the options are many and varied:- Swimming - close to the village at Plage de la Beunaz (a natural lake with slides and arial runway); the Olympic pool and lidos in Evian and Thonon and the Aquapark at Bouveret; and the Lac Leman with numerous safe and free swimming options including the shallow sandy beach at nearby Exenevex. Evian and Thonon are famous for their spas and Lavey Les Bains with its outdoor heated spa pool is a 'must'.
Then there's sailing, motor boat hire, water skiing and wind surfing on the lake; white water rafting and canoeing on the Dranse; horse riding, tennis, climbing, fishing and golf. And for the really adventutous - the 'Fantistiquecable' mountain to mountain ariel runway! - all within a short drive.
Or perhaps a less energetic trip on one of the Lake Steamers?
Places to visit and other attractions : Lakeside towns and villages - by boat or by car. Evian with it's beautiful esplanade, Casino, gardens art galleries and museums; Thonon with it's pretty port and lakeside restaurants; nearby Yvoire and its neighbour Nernier - wonderful floral medieval fortified villages on the edge of the lake; the bustling Olympic sporting and cultural centre of Lausanne or the world renowned Montreux with its music festivals and Freddie Mercury connections. The Chateaus at Ripaille ( guided tours of the vinyard) and historic Chillon are well worth visiting.
Visit the high alps by cablecar and enjoy the restaurants, spectacular views across snow capped mountains and that special mountain 'stillness' - oh, and the occasional cow bell! The 'goat village' at Linderet -an experience for old and young alike perhaps followed by romantic evening meal at the Bout de Lac as the sun sets on Lake Montriond.Perhaps a trip across the glacier on the Hellbrunner gondola at Chamonix? - an unforgetable experience!
We'd love to help you discover more!
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thankyou both for everything.The studio is really comfortable and had everything you could possibly need.The bed was really comfortable too.You have all been very friendly and helpful especially Ron for all the local information and for driving us around and Gemma for the great ski tour around Morzine and Avoriaz. The snow conditions in Thollon never seem to disappoint. We had some yummy meals out and have gone home a few pounds heavier! Thankyou for the fondue recipe and for making us feel so at home. We hope to return.
Ron or Eileen Goldie
Eileen and I are Scottish. We purchased our chalet in 2006 and moved out to Thollon permanently when we retired in 2009. Eileen is a qualified nursery school teacher but most recently worked in a college in the UK supporting special needs students.Prior to retirement I worked in HR..
We had been on holiday in the area for many years so when we were looking to buy a chalet in the Alps Thollon was an obvious choice! We are so close to Lake Geneva that it is a perfect place to be in the summer! Lots of lake and mountain activities and just a smashing place to relax during those - hopefully (and so far they have been!) long hot Alpine summers. In winter we are just a very short walk (100 meters) from the telecabine which gives us access to our beautiful little family ski area at the top of the Memises mountain. And if we want to ski 'further afield' we are so close to the likes of the Port Du Soleil resorts of Chatel, Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets. We also ski regularly in the Swiss resorts of Villars, Les Diablerets and Verbier - all within one hour's drive from the chalet.So we find it's a perfect place both summer and winter!
Rather than try to accommodate the usual 6/7 people in a studio of this size, we decided to furnish it for just two or perhaps, at the most, three visitors We feel it is ideal for a couple or for a couple with a young or teenage child. The view from the studio is spectacular right across the lake to Lausanne - it was this beautiful view that 'sold' the chalet to us when we first saw it.