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Montreux-Fabulous Lakeside Location with Views of Lake & Mtns

Sleeps6
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 45 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-6)

Situated in the best possible location on the Swiss Riviera at the border of Montreux & Clarens, 150 meters/yards from the Jazz Festival, Stravinski Auditorium, Miles Davis Hall, Park Vernex & the Conference Center, this light and bright apartment, on the 4th floor of a turn-of-the-century building with elevator, and with an onsite parking space, has beautiful panoramic views of Lake Geneva & the mountains from its large French doors & expansive balcony. There are spectacular sunsets year round. The Swiss Riviera is noted for its unique microclimate that allows for palm trees, banana trees, tropical vegetation & year-round flowers with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. It’s world-famous for the Montreux Jazz Festival which takes place the first half of July, music festivals & its Christmas Market.

Situated on the Rue du Lac, restaurants, shops & the “Promenade Fleuri,” the flower-lined lakeside promenade, are only steps away. It is as close as you can get to the Montreux Jazz Festival a 2-minute walk. The 'Vernex-Jazz Festival' bus stop is 100 steps away & is THE bus stop for the Jazz Festival with Stravinsky Auditorium, Miles Davis Hall, Park Vernex & the Conference Center about 150 meters/yards away. There are boat stops a few hundred yards away in either direction in Montreux & Clarens from which you can take historic “Belle Epoque” lake steamers to various charming ports in both Switzerland & France.

A stay here comes with a bonus of Montreux Riviera Cards that entitle you to unlimited free local bus, train & funicular transport & half-price for some tourist trains & funiculars to the mountains, boats, museums & castles in the area including the famous Chateau de Chillon,..

Visit the famous Chateau de Chillon, go wine-tasting in the Lavaux, or make day trips to the mountains for sightseeing in Gruyeres, skiing in Gstaad or Verbier or ballooning in Chateaux d’Oex. Cruise Lake Geneva on historic turn-of-the-century lake steamers & visit charming Swiss lakeside villages or visit St. Gingolph or the charming Medieval village of Yvoire on the French side of the lake. In the summer, sailboats, rowboats or paddleboats can be rented. There are several free public beaches in Montreux & Clarens for swimming, ping-pong, volleyball, etc. Children will enjoy the Aquaparc waterpark in Le Bouveret. Children of any age will enjoy the historic carousel lakeside in Vevey & the miniature train that runs along the “Promenade Fleuri” in Montreux in the summer.

The Chateau de Chillon is right in Montreux in a dramatic setting on the lake. A stunning way to arrive is by lake steamer. If you haven’t seen the movie “Daisy Miller” set at the turn-of-the-century in Vevey & Montreux, it’s worth renting to preview the beautiful “Belle Epoque” buildings, lake steamers, & the Chateau de Chillon, which are still much as they were at the turn-of-the-century & why this movie was filmed on location. This apartment is in one of those beautiful “Belle Epoque” buildings with high ceilings & ornate balconies. Vevey & Montreux were home to Charlie Chaplin. Vladimir Nabokov, Hemmingway. Lord Byron's “The Prisoner of Chillon” made the castle a tourist attraction starting in 1816 & you can see his name carved in one of the stone pillars in the dungeon.

Among my favorite museums to visit in the area are the Maison Visinand & the Museum of Old Montreux in the Vielle Ville (old-town) Montreux, the Museum of Games in La Tour-de-Peilz, the Jenisch Museum, Photo Museum, History Museum, Wine Museum & Alimentarium (a museum about food in the home of Nestle) in Vevey, the Musee de l’Art Brut (Jean Dubuffet’s museum of “outsider art”), Hermitage and Olympic Museums in Lausanne, & the Fondation Gianadda with its antique car collection, outdoor sculpture park, Roman amphitheatre & world-class art exhibitions in Martigny. There are wonderful art galleries, festivals & fairs for art & antiques in the area. There is a weekly farmer’s market in Montreux on Friday mornings & in Vevey on Saturday mornings.

From Geneva Airport, which is conveniently adjacent to the train station, it’s about 1 hour by direct train or 45 minutes by car to Montreux. The Montreux train station is a 5-10 minute walk, 2-minute taxi ride, or 3-minutes by bus to the second bus stop away. If driving, the Autoroute access is very conveniently located only a couple of miles away (3 km) & there is an onsite, off-street parking space available.

The apartment itself has high ceilings & is very bright and airy. It is beautifully furnished & outfitted with everything needed for a pleasant stay of any length including high speed wi-fi, 40' Samsung flat-screen pivot-mounted cable tv with 100+ channels in several languages including 4 English channels & music channels.

The bedroom area has just been upgraded with a brand new queen-size bed, new nightstands, 2 reading lamps per side, and top-of-the-line very comfortable memory foam mattress. From bed, there is a view out the French doors to the mountains and lake. For additional guests, there is a sofa that with cushions removed is a single bed or which can be folded open to be a king-size bed. There is also a chair that folds out into another single bed. And, there is a rollaway folding single bed with a very good mattress hidden in a cabinet. So, the apartment can sleep up to 6 people but reminder that it doesn't have a separate bedroom so it works best for a couple plus children and not ideal for 6 singles.

The bathroom has a large deep tub and a great shower with unlimited hot water. There is a hallway with a coat and hat rack and an armoire outfitted with various drawers and shelves as well as space to hang clothes. There is an iron and ironing board and a hairdryer, multi-plugs to charge electronic devices, and a hotel combination safe.

The kitchen, although compact, is a full kitchen with 4-burner gas range and oven, refrigerator with a small freezer, microwave, and various small appliances including American and European coffeemakers, electric kettle & toaster. There are brand new pots and pans and more than ample dishes and bowls, serving pieces, stainless, placemats, coasters, etc.

Cleaning supplies are in the apartment for your use during your stay, or if you prefer, maid service can be arranged during your stay for an additional fee. Bed linens, bath towels, kitchen towels, laundry detergent, soaps, shampoo, conditioner are provided. There is there is a shared laundry room in the building.

Keywords: Vacation Rental, Apartment, Flat

More Details

Owner
Dotti
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

Why Dotti chose Lake Geneva

Europe is my favorite place to visit and Montreux is so centrally-located and easy to get to by public transportation or by car. It's so easy to fly into Geneva Airport which is relatively small and so civilized to have the train station attached to the airport and only 1 hour to Montreux. From Montreux, I can take a direct train to Lake Maggiore Italy in only 2 hours, Milan 2 1/2 hours, Venice 6 hours. Or, nearby Lausanne to Paris with TGV in 4 hours direct. Also, EasyJet with inexpensive flights all over Europe flies from Geneva. The apartment itself is in such a beautiful location with incomparable views that, as a photographer, I spend hours on the balcony photographing the changing light on the lake, the Belle Epoque lake steamers going by, and the spectacular sunsets and I never get tired of this. It's a wonderful place to just relax and enjoy.

What makes this condo unique

I love the convenience of the location. I frequently walk along the lakeside promenade to go to the farmer's market or grocery shopping and then come back by bus. The public transportation is so good that, although I have a car, I often just take the bus or train to Vevey, Lausanne or Geneva, and sometimes take the lake steamers even short distances because I enjoy them so much. I love the little bakeries and tea rooms and restaurants and especially the chocolates at the elegant Confiserie Zurcher. As an artist myself, I find the museums and galleries excellent and inspiring. The special bonus for staying in my apartment is the Montreux Riviera Card that will give you free bus travel and reduced rates for tourist trains, boats, funiculars and museums in the area for all guests for the length of your stay or 2 weeks, whichever is less.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Montreux, Switzerland

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Unlimited hot water for tub or shower. Big, deep, comfortable tub with shower over tub. Hairdryer, liquid soap, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, soft, fluffy, American towels provided for each guest in a different color.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Queen-size Bed - New, top-of-the-line, extremely comfortable mattress with nightstands and reading lamps each side. Single Rollaway Bed with top quality mattress in cabinet. Sofa is a standard-size & height single bed with cushions removed for 1 or folds open to a king-size bed on floor for 2. Chair folds open into a single bed on floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Jazz Festival 2015 still available July 3-19. It's so close to Parc Vernex with free concerts that you can sit on balcony & listen while looking over the lake & mountains & only 150 meters (yards) to Stravinsi Auditorium & Miles Davis Hall. Large deep tub, great shower, unlimited hot water, sofa with pillows removed is twin-size bed, folded out it becomes king-size bed, chair also folds out to a twin-size bed, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, ceiling fan, light-blocking drapes, hotel safe, reliable wi-fi, bus stop 100 feet away, train station 5-10 minute walk or 3 minute taxi-ride, or second bus stop away with buses every 10 minutes. Mini-Mart only 150 yards/meters away is open 6 am to 10 pm 7 days per week & has a bakery onsite for fresh bread & croissants. Many restaurants, cafes, bars, etc. close by. Top-of-the-line mattresses for comfort. Attention to details such as both conventional & directional reading lites on both nitestands so 1 can read in bed without disturbing the other.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Montreux-Fabulous Lakeside Location with Views of Lake & Mtns
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
5

Lovely flat in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriend stayed at Dotti's flat in the middle of February 2017, we absolutely loved our stay. The flat was big, warm, open and very clean.

The flat was very easy to find from Montreux train station. We also used the Rivera cars which Dotti provided, which allows you to use all the local buses. The bus stop to the flat was very close. The buses are very regular.

The flat was also walking distance to Montreux town and all the restaurants and shops.

Dotti the owner couldn't have been more helpful through email, she was very informative and responsive when ever I asked any questions.

I would definitely recommend dotti's flat and Montreux.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights in Dotti's well-equipped, spacious, lovely apartment. Even though we visited in January, the apartment was warm and very cosy.The location is great and we really appreciated the easy access to the bus, train station and town centre ( and the apartment is an easy walk from the train station even with luggage). The view from the balcony is beautiful and it was very relaxing to sit and look out across the lake. We made good use of the Montreux Card Dotti organised for us and were grateful for the information she provided prior to our trip. We had no problem locating the apartment, using the washing machine, finding the key etc thanks to Dotti's thorough notes emailed prior to our arrival. Montreux is a wonderful area to explore - we particularly enjoyed the Charlie Chaplin Museum and Chillon Castle - and arriving on the Golden Pass train made the journey there a delight. Thank you Dotti for providing such a lovely place for us to stay. We would love to visit again one day and would definitely stay in this apartment if we could.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lakeside studio with excelent views

  • 5 of 5

Had wonderful stay at this place. Its location also is great as it is not so far from the train station. Clean and tidy and you have everything that you will ever need during your stay there.

The was also very helpful in giving all valuable tips of the location and got us the Riviera Card by the time we arrived in Montreux.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six stayed in this perfectly situated apartment with a gorgeous view of Lake Geneva. Just across the street was a beautiful boardwalk that we walked several times to visit the Christmas market. The buses were a bit unreliable so it was comforting to know that if they didn't show up, we could very easily walk the few extra blocks to our home away from home. The apartment itself was very comfortable and although we squeezed in a bit with 6 people, it was a delightful experience. We simply folded up the couch and chair beds each morning and put away the roll-a-way. We had everything we needed to make a nice pasta dinner as well as breakfast each morning. The beds were quite comfy and the gorgeous windows opening to the balcony were absolutely charming. Even though the weather was cold outside, we couldn't help but go out and enjoy the view from the balcony several times a day! The access to the freeway was very good so we made a couple day trips to the Chocolate Factory in Broc and the must-see medieval town of Gruyere. The Riviera passes that were provided with our stay were also wonderful and helped us save money as well as provided free public transportation.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Everything we needed...

  • 4 of 5

Dottie's efficiency apartment was well-appointed, quiet and comfortable. Close enough to all the action, but at a less-busy end of town. She sent us lots of very useful information ahead of time, and enabled us to use bus passes for the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Home Base for Swiss Riviera

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable, cozy apartment with amazing views and everything you really need for your stay on Lake Geneva. Just steps from public transportation, my wife and I (who are over 60) were able to visit Lausanne, Vevey, Rochers de Naye, Castle Chillon, Mt. Pellerin (walk/climb from Vevey Funicular station). Gruyeres, a Riviera cruise, and a stroll thru the old Montreux village all in just 4 and 1/2 days on the ground.

I think any more than 3 adults in the apartment would be a little crowded, but would definitely work for family of four with two younger children.

Dotti, the landlord, is amazing and was instrumental in helping us plan our itinerary and providing advice on local travel. The Montreux Riviera card, that Dotti arranges for and supplies to her guests, saved us hundreds of dollars on local train, bus, water ferry, and cruise fares. The views from many of the train rides were truly majestic.

After our long daily excursions, we ate most of our dinner meals in Montreux restaurants. However, the apartment has ample supplies of pots and pans, and utensils if you prefer to cook your own meals. Restaurant meals are a little pricey in the Lake Geneva area, but you should know that tipping is not required so you save some there.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this apartment to anyone interested in visiting the Lake Geneva area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Geneva Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
at Royal Plaza Hotel 200 feet away
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Montreux and Clarens
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Aigle
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Montreux Gare
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Autoroute A 9 entrance
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
several within 200 feet and dozens within 1 mile
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
several small ski areas and world-class Verbier
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
several
Car: not necessary

2-minute walk to Jazz Festival. 150 yards/meters to Stravinski Auditorium, Miles Davis Hall, Park Vernex & Conference Center. Take tourist trips on Chocolate Train' to Broc and to see cheesemaking in Gruyeres; take turn-of-the-century lake steamers to Vevey, the Lavaux, Lausanne, Yvoire, Chateau de Chillon, Villeneuve, Le Bouveret, St. Gingolph, etc; ski at world-class Gstaad or Verbier or smaller ski areas just minutes away; go wine tasting in the Lavaux; children will enjoy Aquaparc at Le Bouveret, & adults and children will enjoy Olympic Museum in Lausanne, etc; visit world-class art museums such as the Fondation Gianadda in Martigny, L'Hermitage & Musee de l'Art Brut and more in Lausanne, ballooning festival in Chateau d'Oex, etc. Enjoy day trips to Geneva or Berne less than an hour away or Basel or even Stresa Italy on Lago Maggiore less than 2 hours away. Convenient bus stop just 100 steps away that runs every 10 minutes, 2nd stop 3 min from Montreux train station or 2 minutes by taxi or 5-10 minute walk makes it easy to take day trips.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo at Montreux, Switzerland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Shoulder Season Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$179
A$1,192
A$4,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$199
A$1,325
A$4,459
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
June High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$232
A$1,545
A$5,203
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Jazz Festival SPECIAL BOOK NOW
30 Jun 2017 - 17 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,252
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer High Season
18 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$232
A$1,545
A$5,203
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Glorious October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$179
A$1,192
A$4,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
November Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$159
A$1,059
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Market
24 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$199
A$1,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$232
A$1,545
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Low Season
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$133
A$883
A$3,185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$159
A$1,059
A$3,822
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Laundry A$100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Prices quoted are for 2 guests US Dollars (USD) or Swiss Francs (CHF). Add $20 CHF/night for each additional guest. Cleaning $75 CHF for 2 guests/1 bed + $25 CHF per each additional bed or guest. Parking $10 CHF/day. Visitors tax 9% & Montreux Riviera Cards provided. For longer stays, 30% deposit with balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Jazz Festival June 30-July 17, 2017 SPECIAL BOOK NOW RATE 1 week $2,450 CHF; 2 weeks for $4,200 CHF; Entire Jazz Festival 17 nights for $4,675 CHF.

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