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Arthur Morse

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french

Beautiful, bright, well furnished apartment overlooking Lake Geneva

3 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Portes du Soleil Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment (85 m2) located on the 4th floor of a block of 8 apartments

This apartment is situated in a central, yet quiet location with wonderful views from all rooms over the marina and Lake Geneva. Constructed to a very high standard, maintained in pristine condition and painted in 2010, the apartment offers practical and comfortable accommodation for four people. A lift provides access from the parking space inside the building and there is a separate access at street level, one floor above the apartment, providing short walking distances to a bank, pharmacy, cafe, post office, supermarket, shops, bars and restaurants. The private roof terrace above the 5th floor can be used by guests and provides a magnificent panoramic view over the lake and surrounding mountains.

The train station (and local tourist office) and the passenger ferry terminal are close by and offer a wide variety of excursion possibilities. A car is not essential.

The apartment benefits from its proximity to the station, which is within a short walking distance of the entrance to the apartment on the ground floor and the lift.

This means that guests can arrive by train.

It is possible to enjoy excursions by train and ferry boat without the need to have a car.

There is a separate entrance on the 5th floor and a Post Office, Pharmacy, Supermarket and Bank are all within one or two minutes walking distance.

This apartment ID 56940 has been awarded a 3 Stars Classification Diploma for Holiday Apartments 2013 to 2017 by the Swiss Tourism Federation.

Why not combine your lakeside holiday with a break in the Swiss mountains?

This owner has a cosy apartment in Les Crosets, which overlooks the Dents du Midi and is perfect for hiking and cycling in summer and autumn.

Many of the ski lifts are operational in summer and the owner has subscribed Le Multipass which allows guests to benefit from preferential prices for ski lifts and many activities in Portes du Soleil.

Please ask the owner about making a booking at that property too or view Holiday-Rentals Property Number 471697.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Arthur Morse (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

Beautiful, bright, well furnished apartment overlooking Lake Geneva
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
New York, NY
5

Beautiful Apartment on Lake Geneva

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely place to spend 3 days in the Lake Geneva area of Switzerland. It was very comfortable for 3 of us, and bright and airy as advertised. Nicely furnished, too, with everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed the terrace overlooking Lake Geneva, for morning coffee and an evening glass of wine.

Le Bouveret is a good base of operations for exploring the Lake Geneva area. We used the atmospheric paddle steamer boat to visit Montreux and Chillon, and had all our dinners at restaurants along the Lake Geneva waterfront, so we didn’t need to use the car much. We found the local Tourist Bureau to be extremely helpful in making our plans.

Thanks also to Madame Probst, who helped us check in, get settled, and check out when we arrived at odd hours.

As others have mentioned, the garage space is tight, so a smaller car is recommended. Our VW Passat fit into the space, but it was helpful to have a spotter while parking the car.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your practical comments, which we are sure will be helpful for future guests. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review. We were very pleased to hear that you had such a good time. We do try hard to provide an excellent service and make our guests feel comfortable. With all good wishes, Arthur Morse, Owner, Le Lacustre 4th Floor.
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5

Excellent for relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week and enjoyed it tremendously. The apartment has all the amenities and is as advertised. Mr. Morse was always very helpful and understanding accepting also to buy us a second fan because of the extraordinary heat. He even left us some beer and biscuits for our arrival! Madame Probst the lady who handed us the keys was also very nice and on time both for checking in and checking out. The area Bouveret is quite central and we managed to visit quite a few places whilst there. The only downside was the small parking space in the garage but this was also because I was driving a large car ! Would not hesitate to return and recommend it to anyone! The views of the lake and the mountains from the verandah are astonishing. Used to love a glass of wine late in the evening watching people jog or walk the dog.

Everything is done (booking etc.) very professionally and we wish to thank Mr. Morse for his kindness and understanding.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for taking the time to write the review. We look forward to welcoming you back and in the meantime we wish you all the best. Arthur Morse Owner Le Lacustre 4th Floor, Bouveret.
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5

Relaxing holiday in a picturesque location

  • 5 of 5

> We have travelled Europe for 2 months and Le Lacustre was the best

> self-catering accommodation we stayed at. I give it 10 out of 10.

> The apartment is tastefully furnished and all the bedding/linen etc.

> was top class. Plenty of crockery and pots/pans for cooking. We felt

> like we were at home, not missing out on even small luxuries.

> The view from the apartment is magnificent - one can spend the entire

> holiday just sitting on the balcony, sipping wine and looking at the

> lake and the Alps.

> There are 2 bathrooms in the aparment which is handy when there are

> more than two people staying - no competition for toilet/shower.

> The building faces the lake. The building has also the second exit to

> the back street which has the bakery and shops. We bought fresh bread

> from the bakery every morning and we only had to travel 2 mins to the bakery.

> There is a railway line in front of the apartment but the trains are

> infrequent and do not run at night so there was no noise problem from

> the trains. The locals like music and there are concerts/bands on weekend.

> Karaoke... umm not everyone should sing.

> There is a broadband connection in the apartment but we had an iPad.

> There is free WiFi in Bouveret provided by (I think) the tourist

> office but the reception is quite patchy. You can get WiFi from the

> balcony most days but it keeps dropping of. So best to bring a laptop

> to make use of the broadband connection in the apartment.

> Plenty of things to do around the area but if you like night clubs etc

> you make have to go across the lake to Montreax - you either need the

> car or have to plan your trips carefully as ferries/trains do not run after 8pm.

> We enjoyed the stay immensely - it is a quiet little place (apart from

> karaoke nights :)) and the apartment is top notch.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Le Terminus and La Phare
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Le Bouveret passenger ferry
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Aigle - Golf Club Montreux
Nearest Train
80 Metres
Le Bouveret
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A9 Exit 16 Villeneuve/ Evian
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Le Phare
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Portes du Soleil (Torgon 25 km/ Les Crosets 40 km)
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Le Bouveret (very small beach)
Car: not necessary

Le Bouveret is an enchanting Valaisan village famous for its lakeside restaurants, bars and walks as well as the Swiss Vapeur Park (model train paradise) and Aqua Park. Water sports include sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and rowing. Passenger ferries ply across the lake to a wide variety of interesting locations including Vevey, Montreux and Chateau de Chillon. Villars, Verbier, Zermatt and Chamonix (Mt. Blanc) are all within driving distance or by train excursion. Signposted discovery trails guide hikers and cyclists along numerous valley and mountain paths. In winter it is possible to reach ski resorts in Portes du Soleil (France and Switzerland) and long weekends or short breaks of 4 days are possible from January to April.

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Rates & Availability

Bouveret Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CHF
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 4
May 30 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$119
 
 
Rate 5
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$119
 
 
Rate 6
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$144
 
 
Rate 7
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$124
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $310
Final Cleaning $124
Stay tax CHF2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.

Towels are provided for use in the apartment. Security Deposit is paid on arrival.
Tourist tax not included. Rates are: Adults CHF 1.80 per night and Children (6 to 15 years of age) CHF 0.90 per night.
Maximum occupancy is 4 persons (including children). Children must be age 6 years or older.
Check-in at 16.00 hours. Check-out before 10.00 hours.
Booking must be made at least one week in advance of arrival so that the bank transfer can be made to secure the booking. Guests are responsible for the bank transfer charges including 3rd party banking charges.
Non-smokers only,
Please note that there is no check-in or check-out on 25 December or 26 December 2016 or on 1 January 2017. Guests may stay during this period but cannot arrive or depart on 25 or 26 December 2015 or on 1 January 2017.

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Amenities

Portes du Soleil Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 86 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a bath tub and shower at the head of the bath, a WC and wash basin. In a smaller room there is a separate WC with wash basin and shower enclosure. Towels are provided for use in the apartment. Beach towels are not provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Can be combined to provide King size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Leather sofa converts to comfotable Queen size bed
  • Linen is provided and beds are made up in advance of guest's arrival. The linen charge is CHF 20 per person. Both bedrooms are about the same size. One bedroom has two twin beds 90 x 200 which are currently side by side and king size bed linen is available so the bed can be made up as a double bed. The two beds can be separated and used as two single beds using single bed linen. The second bedroom has a new leather sofa which can be easily opened to form a very comfortable queen size bed. There is linen for the queen size bed. In the second bedroom there is a bureau for writing and the Broadband cable Internet connection is in that room. WiFi works throughout the apartment. The second bedroom has two windows and a door which opens onto the balcony, so it is bright and airy with views over the marina and the lake.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The living room has a fireplace: firewood is not provided. The living room has cable connection for TV. The circular dining table can be extended using one or two central leaves and six dining chairs are provided. The living room has a door to the balcony, with a table and four chairs. There is a reclining chair and four other portable chairs which can be taken to the private roof terrace above the 5th floor. The terrace affords panoramic views over the port, the lake and mountains to Montreux, Vevey and further west. A raclette machine can be used on the balcony, Guests can use the laundry room on the 3rd floor. This has a washing machine, drier and clothes drying area. If this facility is required guests should ask on arrival for special jetons to operate the washing machine and the drier. The parking space is suitable for a small/ medium size car and is inside the building close to the lift. The 5th floor entrance at street level is close to a cafe/ newsagent and supermkt.

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