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Robert Cronin

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german

Spacious Montreux Villa: panoramic view, large private garden & pool

5 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

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Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This spacious villa is ideally situated on a large property at the dead-end of a private road. Only 10 minutes walk to downtown Montreux and the Jazz Festival; the property overlooks the Lake Geneva and the Alps.

Constructed in 1959, this unique villa has many distinctive architectural features, including an open concept entrance, kitchen and dining area. The entire living space is conveniently situated on the same level, no stairs. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and a seperate library/den. Two large guest bedrooms are situated in a more private wing of the villa.

The south patio off the living room and the west patio off the kitchen highlight the gardens and surroundings.There is ample space for parking in front of the house and one place in the garage. A separate caretaker apartment (not for rent) is located in the basement level.

Magnificent panoramic views dominate the south facing property in all directions. The extensive gardens include rose beds, a small orchard, berry and herb gardens, and many mature trees. A large portion of the garden including the in-ground pool are enclosed by a link fence, secure for small children and pets. There is also a “Boule” court, often used in the summer for croquet.

Keywords: villa, residence, mansion, estate, house, one level, maison, maison de maitre, maison de presitige

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Robert Cronin (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german

About Robert Cronin

This Swiss Villa was the principal residence of the famous British author A.J. Cronin (Dr. Finlay's Casebook, The Keys of the Kingdom, The Citadel).The property has remained in the Cronin family ever since. As the third generation owner, I am the grandson of A.J. Cronin. After a long career in international marketing, I now teach business strategy as a university professor locally in Switzerland and in Canada. My hobby is restoring old motorcycles.

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

Spacious Montreux Villa: panoramic view, large private garden & pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Freiburg, Germany
5

Exquisite home

  • 5 of 5

When my mother, our 12-year old niece, our son, his wife, my husband, our dog, and I arrived to move into David’s home for 4 days around New Year’s Eve, we were overwhelmed by it. The feel of the home is open, spacious, and elegant. However, most importantly, it feels like a home and not a vacation rental. Having it all on one level also made it easier for my 88-year old mother. It is the best-equipped house I have ever rented--with all of the necessities needed for living there (including a cheese fondue caquelon that David kindly acquired especially for our use) and top-of-the-line appliances. Everything in the home was in exquisite condition. And unlike many vacation rentals that may have everything you need, there is no clutter. The cupboards in the bedrooms are empty and, therefore, available to the renters.

Since we were visiting in winter, we were not able to take advantage of the outdoor facilities, but did use the Weber grill and our dog enjoyed sitting outside on the patio after returning from his walks. It was also obvious to us that the garden and pool were cared for in the same loving way as the inside of the home.

David, who was away during our stay, was extremely accommodating and made communications and rental procedure easy. He made sure, for instance, that the den was set up as a fourth bedroom for our niece. He also made himself available via email and phone during our stay. However, all went so smoothly that we had no need to communicate with him.

Even in the winter, there is plenty to do and see in the area. During our stay the weather was too foggy to make a trip up to the Rochers-de-Naye or Les Pleiades worthwhile. Therefore, we took a trip to Gruyère to see cheese being made and to the Cailler chocolate exhibit in Le Broc, both about a ½-hour drive from the house. On another day we went skating in Vevey at the Patinoire (covered ice rink--open during the winter months). On our last day when the weather still hadn’t improved, we went to the indoor Aquaparc in Le Bouveret, a great hit with our 12-year old niece. On the way home from there, we drove by Château Chillon. Although we didn’t make it to visit the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, it is only a ½-hour drive from the house. Due to the secluded location of the house, a car is a must.

We enjoyed 4 memorable days in Amelie and David’s home. We want to thank them for sharing it with us and encourage anyone looking for a place to stay on the Montreux Riviera to consider their home.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wunderschöne Villa mit gepflegtem Garten

  • 5 of 5

Unsere Familie - Grossmutter, Eltern, 2 Kinder, 4 gut erzogene Hunde - wurden von Frau und Herrn Cronin sehr herzlich willkommen geheissen, und wir fühlten uns sofort wohl.

Die freistehende Villa liegt etwas oberhalb von Clarens/Montreux und verfügt über grosse, geschmackvoll eingerichtete, luxuriös ausgestattete Räume. Umgeben ist sie von einem weitläufigen, eingezäunten Garten mit einem Swimmingpool, Blumenrabatten und schönen alten Bäumen, alles sehr gepflegt. Die Aussicht auf den Genfersee und die Berge ist umwerfend und vermittelt ein Gefühl von Freiheit und Weite.

Wir nutzten die vielen Ausflugsmöglichkeiten in der Umgebung. Im nahen Montreux, in Vevey und im Rebgebiet Lavaux gibt es empfehlenswerte Restaurants, erreichbar in kurzer Zeit (mit dem Auto). Ausgedehnte Spaziergänge in den Wäldern oberhalb von Clarens begeisterten auch die Hunde.

Die Vermieter sind jederzeit erreichbar und geben auch hilfreiche Tipps, falls man dies wünscht.

Wir verbrachten eine wunderbare, unvergessliche Ferienwoche - vielen herzlichen Dank!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Villa and Very Nice Owners

  • 5 of 5

I spent about 2 weeks at this villa with 5 family members enjoying a short vacation during July 2015. The villa is every bit as advertised if not better. I give it 5 stars. But I give 5+ stars for the owners, David and his lovely wife Amélie. They go the extra mile to make you feel home even if you are away from home. Strongly recommended for those who want spent a quite vacation with family and friends. Car is a must. I will definitely come back when I visit the area again with my family.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Watchlover

  • 5 of 5

This is simply a lovely place to stay. My husband and I and two friends stayed for seven nights to enjoy the Jazz Festival. As much as we loved the festivities associated with the festival, it was great to have a real home to enjoy at the end of the day. Actually, there were days we never left the house. The weather was unusually hot so the pool and tranquility of the gardens were a welcome oasis. The owners were on-site during our stay, so were there to assist us but were completely unobtrusive. Exceptionally nice place with exceptionally gracious hosts. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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geneva - munich
5

Wonderful weekend in Montreux

  • 5 of 5

I spent a few days at the house with 4 of my friends, the weather was awesome, so we could take advantage of the big goergeous garden and the pool. The garden is like a park with a perfect view over the lake. It was a really nice time, in the evening we were all cooking toghether and having diner, the other day we made a barbecue. The house is huge and you really can feel the warm-loving atmosphere of the house. I strongly recommend it for everybody who wants to spend some time with friends or the family, it is defenetly a place were a group of people can enjoy their holidays together. Rooms and bathrooms were clean, kitchen well equiped, Internet. We celebrated a long weekend of a friend who was going to marry and it was wonderful to spend this time in such a beautiul place.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Geneva 60 minutes by car, 75 min. by train)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Swiss Autoroute A9 Montreux exit 15
Nearest Point of Interest
Chateau de Chillon
Nearest Point of Interest
Montreux Jazz Festival
Nearest Point of Interest
Lausanne Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
Geneva Airport
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Montreux Villa Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
$465
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $56
Refundable damage deposit $931

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lake Geneva Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 245 m²
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , En-suite with Master Bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Hall entrance for Bedrooms 2 & 3
    Guest Powder Room - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be assembled to optional king size bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , The Princess Room
  • Additional accommodation for young children can be arranged in any of the bedrooms or the Den. A folding bed, crib and playpen are available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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