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Luxury charming apartment 4* with balcony in the Old Town of Annecy

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

LE BALCON DU GRENETTE' 1bedroom 1 bathroom-2 pers. completely renovated in 2013

Bright 40sqm apartment on the second floor of an historic building, a few steps away from lake , shops and traditional french markets.It is ideally situated close to many sports, nautical and cultural activities.

DESCRIPTION:

A hall with large wardrobe and mirror

An attractive semi fully-equipped and functional kitchen opened on the dining area

A living room with a natural wood and stone ambiance direct access to the balcony , sofa and confortable armchair with foot rest, LED television, Hi-fi DVD, drop-leaf desk office with internet access.

A romantic bedroom with french window giving onto the balcony, new comfortable multiposition electric bed , (2X80cmX200cm) dressing table - Internet access

Bathroom with rainshower head and multijets (120x80 cm) and separated toilets.

The spirit of the apartment is a soft mixture of finely chosen eclectic furniture and a charming and original decoration playing with contrasts. It is a warm living space, full of charm where everything was thought in greatest detail for your comfort and the pleasure of your eyes. Everything seems gathered so that your stay will be memorable...

More Details

Owner
Robert & Jacqueline
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017

About Robert & Jacqueline

As children, we used to come for the weekend in Annecy to eat icecreams in the Old town, to admire swans swimming on canals, go on pedal boat on the lake and enjoy the beach ...today we are a retired couple and it is with pleasure that we want to share our love for this city.

Robert & Jacqueline purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Robert & Jacqueline chose Annecy

We had a real 'coup de coeur' for this apartment ideally situated in a historic building reachable by a magnificent spiral staircase in stone.

Inside everything had to be renovated but the magnificent viewfrom the wrought iron balcony on the church Saint-Maurice conquered us.

What makes this apartment unique

Craftsmen in our soul we completely recreated, from floor to ceiling, this apartment by reorganizing all the roomsgiving priority to functionality and luminosity. In a concern of sustainable development, we improved the heat and phonic insulation and by choosing noble and natural materials we have created a warm and comfortable atmosphere.

Amenities

Annecy Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Separated Toilet - toilet
    Bathroom - shower
  • Large shower (120 x 80) with rain shower head and hydrojets. Modern washbasin and wooden shelves - Cloth hanger Individual heating Hairdryer Hand towels, bath towels and bath mat provided Separated toilets
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Multi position electric beds
  • 12sqm bedroom with 1 double bed (possibility to separate into 2 single beds) size 2 x 80 x 200cm 2 bedside tables with individual reading light Table with mirror - Wooden armchair Large wicker basket at the foot of the bed and cloth servant Ceiling fan Thermal blackout curtain French window opening with access to balcony
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cleaning product provided (dishwashing liquid...) Hoover, brush, dustpan, bucket, sponge...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury charming apartment 4* with balcony in the Old Town of Annecy
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The review title says it all. The apartment was as described and pictured and more. We felt at home the minute we walked in the door. While not large the space is utilized such that the living room and the bedroom are perfect for two people. The kitchen was well equipped with with everything needed to prepare a meal.

Although the apartment faces a busy street, the windows, when closed, provide more than adequate soundproofing from the noise.

We did not have an opportunity to meet our hosts, however, communication was timely and specific enough that we really had no need for a face to face meeting.

We look forward to returning to Annecy and this apartment in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful apartment in beautiful town.

  • 5 of 5

Annecy and the apartment were both perfect. It's right in the center of everything, restaurants, stores, the market, we loved it there. Lake Annecy is absolutely beautiful, be sure to take a boat ride. Apartment was well equipped, best shower ever. Spiral stairs were a bit rough on us since we are in our 70's but well worth the climb. The town people were so nice and friendly and helpful. There is a restaurant right downstairs that is rated number 1 on a very popular website, we've tried posting names in the past but were not allowed. Thank you Robert and Jacqueline for sharing your lovely home with us, we will highly recommend it to our friends. Sincerely, Don and Carol, Delaware, USA

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing week staying at Le Balcon du Grenette

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a lovely week in Annecy staying at Le Balcon du Grenette everything was just perfect Robert & Jacqueline were most helpful both before our arrival sending details on how to enter the apartment & after arrival suggesting places to park.

The apartment is superb it has everything you could possibly need we found extra pillows for the bed & extra towels in the basket at the end of the bed. The bed is comfy & our first couple of days it was very hot & the ceiling fans were just right for keeping us cool. The bathroom & rain head shower were excellent meaning that we felt fully refreshed every day & the hairdryer was good & powerful.

The kitchen has every utensil, crockery, kettles, coffee machines etc. you could possibly need and the lounge was also comfy.

The location of the apartment is just a minutes walk to the old town where there are plenty of bars & restaurants. We also visited Chez Mamie Lise which is just opposite the apartment 3 times during our week and found the staff friendly & the food superb.

For parking Robert and Jacqueline suggested Hotel Du Ville just a 5 minute walk from the apartment and we paid for 5 nights in advance & then paid for street parking on our last day.

We will recommend this superb apartment to our family and friends and would book again if we ever visit Annecy again. Thank you for a superb week.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hull, UK
4

Lovely Apartment in Annecy Old Town

  • 4 of 5

Just arrived home from a 10 night stay in Le Balcon du Grenette. A lovely apartment, well equipped, clean, modern and with everything you could need, great location for restaurants, bakeries and shops all on your door step. However unless your property has its own designated parking i would not recommend staying in the old town if you have a car. The parking seems to be a real issue here. On street parking is available outside apartment which you need to pay for but these were never available during our stay, was just too busy, there are free car parks about 10 minute walk away but the spaces here were at a premium and were highly contested for. Some evenings we spent almost half an hour driving round trying to find a space, this meant we didnt get as much use out of hire car as we had hoped as we didnt want to go out and lose our space. This was in June which is not even French peak season so we cannot imagine what it would be like in August. Would definitely recommend apartment it is lovely and in fantastic location, but don't drive here.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are happy you liked and enjoyed our apartment. Parking in the center of town can be difficult but we think it's pretty much the same in most of the popular city center / tourist place around the globe ! Despite the presence of a lot of parking (free and paying) near the apartment , for guests planning on using their car a lot during their stay, it is recommended to buy an unlimited access pass for around 10 € per day in the covered and secured parking called "Hotel de Ville" which is less than 2 min walk away from our flat. Apartments with private parking in the old town are rare and unfortunately a choice between an ideal situation close to all amenities and a private parking needs to be made.
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5

Charming and Comfortable Apartment in the centre of Annecy Old Town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Balcon Grenette for almost 5 weeks and loved it. Although small in area the apartment has been cleverly designed and tastefully furnished , perfect for two discerning adults. The balcony was just big enough for 2 seated adults to enjoy a meal and watch the action in the street below. The large shower was a pleasure, with plentiful hot water. The beds were comfortable and could be raised to facilitate reading. We did though have to buy a couple of new pillows. Al the appliances in the kitchen were in working order and there was plenty of utensils for preparing our own meals. The internet was reliable allowing us to access our own movies. It should be noted that the apartment is on a main street and we were woken most mornings by the street cleaners and the refuse collectors. It was not a problem being early risers. Access by security code avoids having to look after keys and the walk up the two flights of stone steps provided welcome exercise. A huge advantage is the location in the centre of the old town and proximity to the restaurants. Other than the noise issue I can't see how it could be bettered.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Thank you for your review, we are happy you had a nice stay in Annecy and enjoyed the apartment. Regarding the additional pillows, you should have let us know during your stay that you needed it, we would have happily provided them, though the beds have an electrical remote control to adjust the headrest and feet position, We are sorry for the annoyance and please accept all our apologies."
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near Boston
5

Perfect location, beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location in quaint old town. Very gracious host. Very clean and well equipped apartment and very quiet. Near excellent restsurants right out the front door. You can't top this for Annecy.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
Annecy Town Center
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Talloires
Nearest Train
650 Metres
Annecy
Nearest Restaurant
Annecy Town Center
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
La Clusaz
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Albigny
Car: not necessary

Annecy offers a wide choice of sports and cultural activities, in the summer and winter.

The apartment is located close to all the nautical activities (swimming, sailing, nautical ski, diving...), and right next to the departure of the bicycle track going along the lake for more than 40km, but you also have all the mountain activities (hiking, mountain bike, via - ferrata, canyoning, paragliding)

Lots of cultural activities, museums, castles, guided tours, exhibitions in the Old Town of Annecy walking distance from the apartment

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (end of stay) $58.87
Stay tax $1.53 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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