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Montreux-Fabulous Lakeside Location with Views of Lake & Mtns

Sleeps6
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Dotti
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

Why Dotti chose Lake Geneva

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.

Amenities

Montreux Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • limited accessibility ...
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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Not what we expected!

  • 2 of 5

We showed up at the unit in the evening and did not know that they were going to be working on it.We could not locate the key box, but thankfully my 21 year old daughter was able to climb over the construction and get to it. When we finally got in we found out that the deck and view were covered in scaffolding. We were unable to see out or use the deck. Each morning at about 8:00 the workers began working and walking by our window. We contacted the owner, she did come to see it. She said was she was unaware that they were working on her building. She offered no refund of any money, for the inconveniences! We have travelled a lot and it was our worst experience with a VRBO! The town of was wonderful though and the owner did have a list of things to see and do! We were just disappointed that we couldn't enjoy the deck or look out the windows!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As soon as I heard from Cindy, I started to make calls to find out what was going on as I had no advance notice of roof work or scaffolding partially blocking views from my apartment or construction blocking my lockbox for guests. I was traveling myself at the time and immediately cancelled my vacation to make an emergency trip at great expense to find out what was happening. I thanked Cindy for letting me know and I did assure her I would give her an appropriate refund once I determined what that should be and once I returned from my travels. I am offering all guests who had previously booked partial refunds and I am offering discounted rates to potential guests in the future during the construction. The roof work and scaffolding is something that is out of my control and I am doing the best that I can to be fair. I am still traveling until the end of October, but Cindy and other guests will be getting appropriate rebates to try to compensate for the situation fairly as soon as possible.
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Ideally located for visiting Montreux Riveira

  • 4 of 5

Well furnished and comfortable studio apartment with everything you need for a self catering stay in Montreux. Dotti, the owner, was very welcoming and had supplied us with lots of very useful information about the local area. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent apartment with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is fantastically positioned and the views are amazing. The apartment is well equipped with great parking. The balcony has lovely views over the lake and 2 adults and 2 children had ample space in the accomodation. The Montreux Riviera Cards provided good discounts on the train to Rochers de Naye which was amazing, also the Aquaparc. There are different areas for swimming and paddle boarding on the lake. We also enjoyed the Queen experience at the Casino.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing view!

  • 4 of 5

Dotti is a great, very communicative host. We were unhappy with the shape the housekeeper left the place and after a little of our own elbow-grease had it up to par and we worked out with Dotti how to even out that issue.

We were coming off of four days straight rain in Wengen and Zermatt and were blessed with perfect weather in Montreux. The Riviera Card was an amazing addition to the rental and saved us a considerable amount of time and money on local transportation and attractions.

Hope to come back again someday soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous spot

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little studio apartment very close to the centre of Montreux and equipped with everything you'd need. There's a Migros supermarket a few minutes' walk down the road (closed on Sundays) and a bus stop very close by. The Riviera card is a great deal, giving you free public transport in the whole region and half-price on the special trains.

Dotti was superb to deal with, Skyping me after booking and being very patient while we figured out bank details. Prompt responses to emails were appreciated and reassuring.

The only negative comment is that the apartment is quite warm and has no AC (there's a ceiling fan). I would have liked the doors open at night but found the street noise a bit loud.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here with our family. Montreux was magical and the views from this place made our trip. The apartment fit give us of us, but it was cozy. Which was fine since we were almost never there. The beds and cots were perfect for our group. Dotti, the owner couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. The place was very clean too. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Laundry $76.88
Tax Rate 9.0%

Prices quoted are for 2 guests US Dollars (USD) or Swiss Francs (CHF). Add $20 CHF/night for each additional guest. Cleaning $75 CHF for 2 guests/1 bed + $25 CHF per each additional bed or guest. Parking $10 CHF/day. Visitors tax 9% & Montreux Riviera Cards provided. For longer stays, 30% deposit with balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Jazz Festival June 30-July 17, 2017 still some space available July 6 to 16, 2017 at great rates and with a parking space. Contact me for quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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