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Penthouse Apart, 2 bed-2 bath-3 balcony - Wi-Fi - Great Lake View Walking/Skiing

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 667 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful mountain view apartment, Wi Fi, newly refitted kitchen with dishwasher

Ideal Winter Snow & Summer Sun location with easy access via Geneva airport.

Wi Fi + UK Free view Channels via a digibox & French TV. New HD Flat Screen TV. Sleeps 5 people.

You can eat in the comfort of your own well equipped & spacious apartment & save EUROS. The kitchen has been newly refitted with halogen hob, eye level oven and a dishwasher.

Thollon Les Memises has its own unique ski resort. It is fabulous to ski with the view of the lake below. This is an ideal area for beginners & intermediates. For more experienced skiers Chatel & the vast Portes du Soleil is only an easy 40 mins drive.

It is also a great location for Summer activities include golf, walking, mountain biking, white water rafting, parapenting, sightseeing or just relaxing by the lake. Thollon is located 35 miles from Geneva (around 75 mins drive) and about 550 miles from Calais (approx 8.5 hours drive - motorway nearly all the way). The village is about 7.5 miles from Evian, famous for its water, where there is a ferry port from which you can travel around the lake to Geneva, Yvoire, Lausanne or Montreux (where you will find Freddie Mercury's statue & Montreux music festival )

In addition to the Spa in Evian, you can visit Lavey Les Bains with 36 degrees Centigrade. water hydro jets for all year round use. Why not visit the glacier at Gstaad to ski or experience the world's highest alpine roller coaster at 3000 metres. There is also lakeside swimming & an aqua park. There are amazing views of the lake from the village which is lively, in season, and has plenty of restaurants & some bars some of which surround the telecabine, about a kilometre away. The lift is used to take skiers and walkers (Summer) alike up to 1500m & the main ski area (top lift 2000m). There are a couple of hotel restaurants a short walk away together with a bakers, fromagerie & a supermarket.

The spacious apartment is on the top/3rd floor and sleeps 5 people. There are two large bedrooms ;

The master bedroom has a wardrobe, dressing table, full length mirror, bedside drawers, a super king size bed (6ft - 1.85m ) & an ENSUITE with large shower enclosure, WC, vanity unit & heated towel rail.

The second bedroom has one double and one single bed, drawers, wardrobe, full length mirror & dressing table.

Each bedroom has it's own balcony which is approx. 3m x 1.5m with a table and 2 chairs on it. They both benefit from the afternoon/evening sun. An ideal place to have supper and watch the sunset with a glass of wine in hand.

There is a separate bathroom with WC, bath and a shower attachment, vanity unit & heated towel rail.

The large lounge, 6m x 3.5m, has two big sofas & another balcony with fabulous views of the mountain, which catches the morning sun (ideal for breakfast and lunch). There is also a new HD Flat screen Smart TV/Video & DVD/CD player for music & films. There is a digibox, which is able to pick up UK freeview programmes , aswell as French TV channels.

Adjacent to the lounge area there is a kitchen/diner with a table, which can open up to sit six people. The kitchen is newly refitted with a dishwasher, halogen hob/ full sized eye level oven, microwave/ toaster/ tassimo coffee machine & fridge, with a freezer compartment.

There is plenty of parking available next to the apartment building.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Merril Trueman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

Amenities

Thollon-les-Mémises Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 667 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Main bathroom with full size bath & shower fitting, vanity unit, mirror/lights, WC & heated towel rail. The ensuite attached to the master bedroom, has a large fitted shower enclosure 1000 x 800 , vanity unit, mirror/lights, shaver point, WC & heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a super king size bed, en suite toilet & newly fitted extra large shower. Both rooms have dressing tables & mirrors with lights, 2 x 3 drawer bedside tables with lights ,wardrobe, & full length mirrors. Hairdryer provided in each bedroom. Bedroom two has a double and one single bed so comfortably sleeps 3 people. In addition both bedrooms have their own balconies with table & chairs on which you can sit in the afternoon sun & watch it go down with a glass of wine in hand. There is a travel cot available however you should bring your own bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wi Fi - UK Freeview channels & French Television I Pod & I phone docking speaker provided. Large TV with digibox that will receive all Free View UK stations. & French Orange Livebox. Bedding and towels are available for use if required. I would only ask that you cover the cost of the laundry which is payable locally. The cost is; Double - 30 euros. Single - 20 euros. Although the property is suitable for the elderly, it is NOT SUITABLE FOR THE INFIRM.

Reviews

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Penthouse Apart, 2 bed-2 bath-3 balcony - Wi-Fi - Great Lake View Walking/Skiing
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
5

A tremendously peaceful and comfortable, relaxing apartment with stunning mountain views.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time spent at this apartment and admired the stunning scenery at every possible opportunity. This is in a spectacularly beautiful location and enabled us to visit many wonderful places by car as well as walking locally and using the cable car to get up the mountain. The apartment itself had very comfortable beds and came equipped with everything that our family could have possibly needed.

We were able to join in with local events and could feel the local village spirit in such a short amount of time.

We would love to visit again and would really love to see the transformation in the winter with the snow.

Thank you to Merrill and her family for providing such a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We're so pleased that you had a good holiday and liked the area. You're always welcome back
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5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Great location beautiful views from all balconies especially the lounge!! Lots to see and do in both France and Switzerland. So much to do and not enough time for everything. We would love to return during winter. Well laid out apartment with everything you need close at hand. Would recommend to all especially teenage children as ours really enjoyed the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback and so I'm pleased that you had a good stay in out apartment. It is surprising how much there is to do in the area. We're still finding new things to do and see. A Winter visit is worth a try too. It's a great area to learn to ski or just enjoy snow shoe walking with a lake view
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5

A lovely,comfortable apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, comfortable apartment with stunning views in a lovely part of France. The apartment is very well equipped with 3 balconies and is well maintained. Set on the outskirts of a small village with everything you need but not far from Evian for a great deal more! Merril has been most helpful throughout the booking process and provided lots of helpful information prior to our trip. Hope to return in a different season, so that we can see all that this pretty area has to offer. Much to recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You should give Winter a try too, so different but really fantastic to see snow on the mountains. It would be great to have you back.
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4

Really well equipped and comfortable apartment, great location within stunning mountain views.

  • 4 of 5

Geneva Airport to Thollon

We hired a car from Budget car (via Argus car rentals) on the Swiss side of the airport with no problems at all (contrary to recent reports in the Guardian newspaper). Although it was a busy Friday lunchtime and there was a lot of traffic in Geneva, it was a fairly straightforward drive to Thollon, taking around 1 hour 45.

Thollon & the apartment

A family of 4 with 2 teenage children, the apartment worked out perfectly. There was everything you needed and the generous supply of DVD's was useful later in the evening when we all settled down together. The kitchen was more than up to the task as we cooked some great meals with the fantastic local produce. We all commented on how comfortable the beds and bedding was, we all has some very restful nights sleep. Whilst all 3 balconies were fantastic for the different views, they are very small and so we couldn't all sit out on the balcony together (2 people max). The Casino shop and Patisserie, were just a few minutes up the road and whilst not cheap - was well stocked with all staff really freindly.

Evian

Initially, the drive from Evian up to apartment felt like it may be a chore. However, once we'd covered the route a few times the 10-15 minute drive become second nature. Evian is beautiful, great restaurants, shops and the swimming pool was a firm family favorite where we enjoyed many days cooling off from the July/August summer sun (ranging from 25-30 C).

Around and about

Firstly, we didn't really scratch the surface - there is a lot to see and do in the region. We generally based ourselves in and around Evian but In our 2 weeks we visited Lausanne, Yvoire, Lake Annecy, Le Bouveret, Chamonix, Montreux and many other places. Driving is easy, speed limits are quite low and people tend to stick to them so you don't feel harassed as the 'foreigner' driver.

Overall

Merril was very helpful and shared many ideas with us before hand that helped us make the most of out trip. The apartment is great as is the whole Thollon area, we all recommend this as an ideal summer break to see the other side (non-skiing) of this beautiful region. It is probably worth mentioning that eating out isn't cheap (clearly not helped by the current Euro / Sterling exchange rate) and the ferry to Switzerland from Evian was very expensive (check you haven't purchased first class before you pay!).

Thank you Merril for helping make this a memorable holiday.

Chris, Rachel, Eleanor & Sam

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds as if you had a great time. It's good to know that you enjoyed your stay and, as you say, there's so much to do in the area. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review, we really appreciate it and hope that it will help future guests decide whether a stay in our apartment will suit them too. Thanks again Merril
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5

A beautiful well-equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was of a high standard with many facilities. The wifi was extremely useful. There was excellent communication from the owner and excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend this accommodation to friends and relatives. Ideally situated between two great ski resorts of Thollon and Bernex. Thank you

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is very much appreciated and, hopefully, will help others to decide if our apartment will suit them too. Looking forward to having you back.
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5

home from home

  • 5 of 5

We made a very last minute booking for this beautiful apartment and the owner, Merril couldn't of been more helpful. We were met by, Rachel who had loads of local knowledge and was very helpful ,even helping us with our bags!

The apartment was lovely, with fabulous views from all three balconies and a huge comfortable bed in the master room. The apartment is well equipped and clean with a cosy homely feel. We found loads to do in the area and in fact ran out of time to do everything we wanted. Day trips to Evian, Gruyere and Yvoire were fantastic and some lovely scenic drives in Switzerland but right on the doorstep is the telecabin ride up the nearby mountain which was our favourite day out .We packed a picnic and spent the day up the mountain amongst beautiful wild flowers , unusual butterflies and just simply enjoying the breathtaking views and breathing in the fresh clean air!

Would this holiday suit you? Do you love beautiful scenery and fresh air. Do you love cosmopolitan towns with classy shops and medivial authentic villages. Do you enjoy good food. Then if you answer yes to any of these questions and want a lovely comfortable base to explore them from ,then this apartment is for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for letting us know how your holiday was. We're so pleased that you had a good time. It sounds like you had a good mix of busy and relaxing.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Bellevue
Nearest Ferry
7.5 Miles
Evian Les Bains
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Evian Master Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Bellevue
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Thollon Les Memises
Car: necessary

This is a great location, not only for enjoying the lake, but as stepping stone for Switzerland & Italy. Annecy, Chamonix & Geneva are all within easy reach. Montreux, well known for the music festival aswell as the Christmas markets throughout December is nearby.

There is a hot water jacuzzi spa @ Lavey Les Bains which just has to be experienced, but for the more adventurous type, parapenting & white water rafting are also available or why not try the fantastic cable @ Chatel or the highest Alpine roller coaster in the world @ Gstaad - not for the faint hearted.

In addition to those activities already mentioned there is ten pin bowling,horse riding & tennis locally. For those not wanting to ski in Winter, you can hire snow shoes and walk in designated areas enjoying the fabulous lake and mountain views.

There is also the famous 'chocolate train' which visits the Cailler chocolate factory ( lots of samples ) and the pretty village of Gruyeres with it's castle & cheese making

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Rates & Availability

Thollon-les-Mémises Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last Minute Special Price
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$97
$502
 
 
Late Summer/Autumn
Sep 12 2017 - Sep 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
$97
$515
 
 
Autumn/Early Winter
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$97
$579
 
 
Early Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$103
$644
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$760
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$116
$760
 
 
January
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
$103
$644
 
 
Winter
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
$721
 
 
Half Term
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$760
 
 
Winter
Feb 17 2018 - Mar 9 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$721
 
 
March/Easter
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$682
 
 
Spring
Apr 7 2018 - May 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
$579
 
 
Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$618
 
 
High Summer
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$708
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$644
 
 
Autumn/Early Winter
Sep 29 2018 - Dec 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
$631
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

This is very much our home from home & as such has been furnished to a high standard. We are happy for you to use our bedding & towels but if you do, we would ask that you cover the cost of the laundry:
Double: 30 euros, single: 20 euros. Payable locally

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable 60 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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