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Luxury Lake House villa, Lake Annecy, up to 16, French Alps

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Exceptional location, 8 double bedrooms, 8 bathrooms. 3 living areas,

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.

More Details

Claude and Michelle
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Claude and Michelle

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

Why Claude and Michelle chose Annecy - Lake Annecy area

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!

Nov 2010
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Doussard Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Ground floor: 1 master bedroom with ensuite on the ground floor. 1 standard bedroom with bunk beds and Italian shower 1 seperate bath with shower over and toilet 1st floor: 3 double bedrooms all with ensuites 1 shower room and toilet 2nd floor - The Loft: Self contained luxury Suite with open plan bathroom, kitchenette and living area (ideal for honeymooners)
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Full size bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be pushed together
  • 8 bedrooms plus a fold out couch in living room 3 off the ground floor master bedroom. It would be good for younger children who would like to sleep near their parents.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 16 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Ideal location for wedding family and guests; anniversaries and birthdays, luxury cycling tours in Haute Savoie, golden age discovery tour, etc. We can organise boat and bike hire, private chef, Housekeeping, babysitting, French lessons, massages, cycle and mountain guides, etc. All subject to availability; Please contact us for further details.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Luxury Lake House villa, Lake Annecy, up to 16, French Alps
average rating of 4.714286 based on 9 reviews

Luxury Hidaway

  • 5 of 5

We love this property & have stayed in both the summer & winter. The position is fantastic & provides a truly relaxing environment to chill out while on vacation. The property is located at the foot of the arterial routes that lead to the ski resorts in the winter & also within 100 metres of cycling paths that lead to famous climbs completed in some of the Tour de France stages.

The property is perfectly positioned to maximize use of the lake for boating, sailing or canoeing.

The rooms are all fitted with en-suites that have been cleverly designed to create a sense of privacy. Large groups or families can can enjoy time together in the dining/lounge area but still enjoy privacy when required.

Perfect place for an extended relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Cyclists' haven in stunning large lakefront house.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views and location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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I have only two words...Absolutely Fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in this very special location and house and would love to welcome you back !
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Great week-end on the lake, but very expensive

  • 3 of 5

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)

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Francois, Thank you very much for feedback. We are glad you had a good time at the property for your celebration. We have taken your comments on board and TV has now been replaced. This end of the lake is indeed shallow which is ideal for swimming and the deeper area is only a few meters away. Indeed the waters clarity is weather dependant and since you stayed just after a stormy period, the waters appeared dirty, which is not usual. The Lakehouse is, as you have experienced, a unique place that welcomes up to 16 guests and that offers high standard accommodation and generous outdoor spaces, which reflects in the price. Longer stays are proportionally cheaper indeed. Perhaps the occasion to come back? We wish you well and hope to see you again in future, All the best, Claude & Michelle
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Giez and Talloires (5kms and 9 kms)
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Starting from
Nearest Beach
Lake beach on our property
Car: necessary

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.

Golf: GOLF

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

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!


Rates & Availability

Doussard Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 17
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Festive season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $2,188.29

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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