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Charming home with balcony views, garden minutes from Lake Annecy

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7

Our lovely home is a remodeled 19th century, attached farmhouse with all the amenities, including a spacious kitchen and dining area and two bathrooms (one shower-bath, one shower). Living room has a quaint fireplace and opens onto a balcony with beautiful mountain and lake views. A large patio and spacious garden lie beyond. Lake Annecy is only a few minutes away by bicycle along with Sevrier and Saint Jorioz beaches close at hand too. Annecy's old town is 20 minutes by bike or less - depending on your fitness!

Rusty Barber
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

About Rusty Barber

Ana and Rusty Barber both live in Washington, DC. Ana is from Argentina and Rusty is a native of New England. Owned by Rusty and his brother, Ted, the Sevrier farmhouse has become a treasured retreat that we hate to leave and can't wait to get back to.

Rusty Barber purchased this house in 2000

Why Rusty Barber chose Annecy - Lake Annecy area

When Rusty and Ted stumbled on this quiet farmhouse at the end of a cul-de-sac on the very last day of a two-week search, they knew they'd found their idyll. Ted had fallen in love with Lake Annecy during a college summer spent studying French in nearby Talloires. He never imagined that one day he'd be a resident in such a stunning part of the world.

We were looking for a home with traditional Savoyard charm, close to the lake and Annecy but far enough from the city to escape the tourist traffic during high season. We were taken with the classic wood crossbeams and original stone facing. A balcony affords spectacular views of the mountains that surround Lake Annecy.


Sévrier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There is a comfortable fold-out couch in the living room that can accommodate two additional people should additional space be required.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming home with balcony views, garden minutes from Lake Annecy
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Excellent holiday house in a convenient location

  • 4 of 5

Excellent, accurately described holiday house in a quiet yet convenient location with reliable owner and helpful local representative. Nearby "beach" in St Joriez is great for swimming with boating options.

Traffic into Annecy a little busy, but we were there in the peak French holiday season.

We would definitely recommend this.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay and excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

The house in Annecy was very quaint and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the location away from the city, but near the lake and mountain activities. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. The home was very well maintained and fully stocked with everything needed to spend a comfortable stay in this area of France. View of the surrounding countryside from the deck was beautiful. Sleeping facilities were great and having a fireplace was a welcome addition on some cool evenings.

The home is located in a quiet residential area about five minutes drive from the lake with the town of Annecy another 10 minutes away. Lots of shops and restaurants in the immediate area.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic two-week vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family (two adults and our 16 year-old daughter) spent a fantastic two-week vacation in this house. It is a very comfortable and functional place for a family of any size. Spacious living room and bedrooms are good for rest. The kitchen is very well equipped which makes preparing meals a pleasure. Two bathrooms are an additional advantage. From the balcony on the second floor there is a beautiful view of the mountains and the castle in Menthon Saint-Bernard on the other side of Lake Annecy. The neighborhood is quiet; patio and garden are well separated from adjacent houses. The house has its own garage and additional covered parking space; a well-stocked super market and gas station are close at hand too. Located close to the main road going along the lake (direction Annecy and Albertville), this home is a good base for hiking, skiing and exploring Haute-Savoie. We recommend the wonderful croissants and other delicacies at Boulangerie Chevalier, a five minute walk from the front door!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
57 Kilometres
Geneva Airport
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Kilometres
A41 (direction Geneva)
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Le Semnoz
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Saint Jorioz beach
Car: necessary

Our 19th Century stone farmhouse is nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Cessenaz, only a 3-minute bike ride from beautiful Lake Annecy and 20 minutes by bike to Annecy city. Renowned for its stunning, turquoise lake and the surrounding Alps, our region is also abundant in history, hiking, outdoor markets, fine local cuisine, skiing and cultural activities of all sorts. We're less than an hour's drive from Geneva, Chamonix, Aix-les-Bains as well as several popular family ski resorts.

Ski areas within 45 minutes include La Clusaz, Saint-Jean de-Sixt, Le Grand-Bornand and Manigod.


Rates & Availability

Sévrier House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $80

* Discounted rates for long stay
* Smoking is not allowed
* Please, no pets
* Damage deposit: $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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