|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The Lakehouse is a stunning private residence 25 metres from lake Annecy with access from the front garden across a small walking path to a private waterfront terrace for swimming and water sports. It is 15kms from the famous town of Annecy, the Venice of the French Alps. Enjoying river and lake frontage this is a very special location. Swim, sail, waterski from the front terrace. Set on 3 levels with 2 master suites and 4 more ensuited bedrooms and 2 double bedrooms. Stunning light and airy large open plan living, dining and kitchen area, plus a tv room. Wooden deck to lake and private garden. Parking 4 cars. Cycling track across the road, sailing club and port around the point , tennis, paragliding, hangliding, canyoning and the best cycling in the world in the mountains around the gorgeous lake. Excellent sightseeing and shopping in Annecy or Geneva. Daytrips to Mont Blanc and lake Lehman (Geneva). Mooring available, access from front garden on request.
WATER SKI, WAKEBOARD, SAIL, ADVENTURE SPORTS: WATERSKIING and WAKEBOARDING are very popular and easy to do from the front of The Lakehouse. Ask about ski boat hire. Paddleboarding. Hire a sailing boat and book the kids into courses for the week. WINDSURF. Stretch out on a pedalo with a slide. Kayak to the nature reserve across from us. Have a ball. No-one will be bored. Or just relax beside the lake with a book. PLAY GOLF OR EVEN TAKE A DIVING COURSE.
Otherwise hire a ski boat for the week.
Cycling and mountain biking: Cycling is fantastic in this area. The areas national sport. The tour de France passed our back door in 2009! There are stunning mountains to cycle with restaurants tucked into nooks for rewarding eating, or make the lake tour itself. Mountain bike trails everywhere or access the mountains by the skilifts in summer to do the VTT downwhill mountain biking. There is a great cycling track that runs 15 kms to Annecy - safe and flat or 20 kms the other direction. Or hit the multitude of mountain rides that cyclists make a pilgrimage to each year. Do the lake loop - 40 kms of sheer beauty. For a taste see this site below.
Adventure and fishing: Adventure sports are everywhere, from paragliding, canyoning, mountain biking to canoeing.
Fishing has happened on Lake Annecy for the last 18,000 years. The clear water of Lake Annecy has been nurtured to encourage the return of several rare species of fish. Lake Annecy is said to have the cleanest water in Europe thanks to forward thinking in the 1950s. The main source of Lake Annecy comes past our hotel via our canal, from Doussard. Push your boat off from the front of the hotel first thing every morning, return for breakfast to your waterfront housel and then head back out after breakfast and spend the day drifting slowly around the calm waters stopping in for lunch or drinks at one of the stunning little shore front villages. Many streams flow in the mountains around Lake Annecy within a radius of 30 kilometres so variety is key. Main fish are the Fera and the Omble.
Claude & Michelle, respectively Kiwi and French, manage the property on behalf of Charlotte and Steve the Australian owners. They will make sure everything is arranged for your stay at the Lakehouse.
Claude and Michelle purchased this villa in 2007
We fell in love with this area. It is magical and has kept our 3 boys busy and engaged with nature for 8 years! Packed into the region are so many activities and natural beauty. However for a dose of the finer things in life it is on our doorstep too. Restaurants, shopping and cultural activities. Daytrips to Lyon and Geneva. Explore the beautiful mountain villages. But most of all play on our gorgeous lake.
Off peak, the property may be partially rented only for 6-8 people. In this case only the ground floor rooms are accessible. Please contact us for more information.
First of all THANK YOU for your hospitality and all your help. We had such a lovely weekend, it was just PERFECT! You cannot imagine how much time we have spent in the jacuzzi, pure happiness and what a lovely surprise for all of us.Having the luxury of time in our hectic lives was greatly appreciated.
The house and rooms are wonderful, all girls were absolutly enchanted and we all hope to come back soon. Personally I am already thinking about a long weekend next october or maybe beginning of the season, say april or so.
Once again, thank you thank you thank you!
We stayed here with another family all with teenage kids. We had a fantastic time, so much for the kids to do. Loved riding bikes along the bike track into Annecy and they all had so much fun on the lake, windsurfing, swimming etc. Great base to explore the area. The house was beautifully decorated, lots of space, really nice hosts, highly recommend a holiday here!
Ideal house for our group of cyclists with plenty of space for everyone. Fabulous rides every day either through the countryside and mountains or up to glorious Annecy with its great shops, restaurants and markets. Rooms were set up superbly with divine beds (two master bedrooms with ensuite and 5 more with three having ensuite, which saved us all tossing for the best) cool kitchen, spacious open plan living with lovely lake and mountain views. Private pontoon where we spent hours relaxing, swimming off and dining watching the sailing boats from the sailing club almost next door and the paraglyders hovering above the lake. (Two of our group even had a go). I wish we were back there now in this idyllic haven so am busily organising our group of fellow cyclists for another stay, because I feel we only explored half of what we could have seen in the time we had there. As you can see I was really taken with the Lakehouse (it's often hard to find a place to satisfy everyone in our cycling group) so highly recommend if you have a large group like we did.
We had a wonderful time at the Lakehouse this summer. The house is comfortable for a big group and has amazing views. The layout of the property makes it a great option for sharing with friends and family, having 7 bedrooms and bathrooms across 3 levels. The design and style of the house gives it a special touch. Beds were very comfortable and linen/towels were sufficient and soft!
The location is also amazing. Getting easy access to the lake and having its private deck with many lounge chairs makes it very convenient. The lake and the mountains around are like a postcard! The kids (and adults) had a blast with the paddle board and kayak. Michelle was also always responsive and helpful for any questions we had. We would love to come back!
We had a fantastic stay at the Lakehouse. The quality of the house is first class. Even with 8 adults and 4 kids there was a great sense of space. The location of the Lakehouse is perfect. With great access to all the activities of the area and good proximity to Annecy without being in the thick of it, makes for an awesome holiday location. The house is superbly managed making for an effortless stay. We will be back!!
We spent a week-end at the property.
The house is greatly located and the interior is nice and convenient for a large group.
Linen was missing but quickly provided, though bathroom linen is a bit limited for a high-end rental.
An extra toilets on the ground floor would avoid using the private bathrooms.
Fridge is small, outdoor ones to be used which is not so convenient for cooking.
Fortunately the neighbor property was not rented so we could enjoy extra parking lots and the entire waterfront (no privacy otherwise)
We could rent paddles at Duingt to enjoy the lake, though immediate waterfront is shallow and dirty
Nearby road is very noisy when in the garden
Concierge is available, responsive and very effective
Main TV set was old and not working, probably as we were the first to rent this season it would be fixed by now
Overall very satisfied, though expensive (hence only three stars as value for money not at the right level)
Tout a été parfait et la gestion de Claude et Michèle est un sans faute.merci pour cette accueil et la qualité de vos services.
We are a waterfront house on beautiful Lake Annecy, sleeping 14 - 16 where you can waterski, wakeboard, stand up board, sail, fish, kayak, paraglide, golf, cycle, swim shop and eat superb food within a few hundred meters! We are about 15kms from Annecy itself, an ancient and beautiful town with canals, adjoining the lake. Geneva and it's lake is within 1 hour and Mont Blanc approx 1.30 mins. You can fly into Geneva. Trains come into Annecy from all over France too. The lake is said to be the cleanest in Europe and Winston Churchill was besotted with it and the elegant village of Talloires, about 10 mins from us. Cycling is a local obsession, with a cycling track that goes to Annecy just across from us. If you are looking to find a spot that has something for everyone, this is it! We can arrange massages inhouse, advise shopping areas, restaurants or organise a private chef.
Majestic lakeside and mountain views. The gamut of types of courses is all the more outstanding in that they are located close to Lake Geneva, Annecy and Bourget. Combine your stay with town visits, spas or evening at the Casinos. See the list below.
Golf Giez (Lake Annecy)
5820m 18 72 http://www.golfdegiez.fr/#
Golf club du Lac d'Annecy à Talloires (Lake Annecy)
5008m 18 69
Golf du Belvédère à St Martin de Bellevue (Close to Lake Annecy)
4010m 9 33 +33 4 50 60 31 78
Golf Aix-les-Bains (Lake Bourget) 1 hour
5519m 18 70 +33 4 79 61 23 35
Golf de Bossey (Close to Annecy and Geneva)
5954m 18 71 +33 4 50 43 95 50
Evian Masters Golf-Club (Lake Geneva) 1 hour
6054 m 18 72 +33 4 50 26 85 00
Golf Club Esery Saconay à Reignier
(Close to Geneva) 6350m 18 72 +33 4 50 36 58 70
For more information on golfing in lake and mountain country visit this site below:
Ski: Other resorts within 90 mins includes Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens, Chamonix Mt Blanc. Grenoble is 1 hour. Ski randonée. The area is stunning for snowy mountains. A fantastic day is to try ski randonée which is literally walking on skis with special skins underneath for grip, up through virgin snow and then ski back down and create the first tracks!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,137|
House can be partly rented for up 6 people only, out of season. Please contact us for more information
Cleaning fees of €300 (full house) are compulsory and payable at the property.
Extra mess, rubbish removal or kitchen clean up may incur additional charges.
Once you book it is non-refundable so please book carefully and take out travel insurance.
Extra services available at extra charge: housekeeping, private chef, masseuse, tour guides etc. Please book in advance.
La Maison peut être divisée et louée pour 6/8 personnes seulement hors saison - merci de nous contacter pour plus d'information.
Les frais de menages de €300 (maison entière) sont obligatoires et a payer sur place.
Si trop de déchets et poubelles sont laisses sur place, des frais supplémentaires de nettoyage peuvent être exigés.
La reservation est non remboursable. Merci de vous assurer que vous ayez les assurances voyages nécessaires pour vous couvrir.
Nous pouvons aussi vous aider avec: une femme de menage sur place, un cuisinier, des guides, masseuse, locations de bateaux/velos. merci de nous contacter pour plus d'information.