Fall in Montreux is wonderful. The lake is just a few steps away where you can walk to Chillon Castle or bask in the glow of Feddie Mercury's glow . The apartment is a renovated 90sqm 2 bedroom located in the center of town. The views of the French Alps across the lake are breathtaking. The kitchen is large and can easily fit everyone comfortably around it's table. It's fully equipped with most necessary cooking conveniences. Rooms look out onto the lake, and one of our favorite places to sit and sip local wine is on the balcony looking over the casino pool, the lake and mountains beyond.
From it you can walk to Chillon Castle, The Montreux Casino is across the street and you can pay your respect to the famous Freddie Mercury statue just minutes away. During the summer you can literally walk to the lake shore in your bathing suit, and dive into the pristine waters of Lake Geneva.
Just an hour away from Geneva airport is the town of Montreux. On the shores of lake Geneva, Montreux is about 30 minutes from many Alpine resorts. You can even walk to the train station with your skis and be on the slopes in 45 minutes. Montreux, famous for its Jazz Festival, is also renown for its beauty, clean air and calm.
On rainy days you can watch TV, or search the web with our WiFi as well as cooking up a meal in our fully equipped kitchen. Read one of our many books, or watch the sunset over the French Alps. But chances are you will spend more time enjoying the area than camping out in the apartment.
Access to the apartment is a ten minute walk for train station. If you drive, a parking spot is available in the parking garage under the apartment building for an additional charge. (It is occupied with our car, so please ask in advance about the parking availability and costs so we can make arrangements).
Shops and restaurants are minutes away since we are in the town's center. What's unique about our apartment is that it's smack in the middle of a busy international town, yet feels like it's nestled in Swiss serinity. In seconds you can dive in the lake or go on a shopping spree. In minutes you can party at Lausanne's hip club scene or whizz down powdered ski slopes! And in an hour you're back at Geneva airport alreday planning your next visit.
Other Things to Note
Airbnb hosts have been targeted by the local authorities to discourage apartment sharing. But since this is still a rather new concept, the laws and rules do not apply to apartment sharing. We stress that we are sharing our apartment and not renting. Our guest participate in the costs of upkeep. We as host do not make a profit, but break even. Please make sure that you confirm you are friends of ours and welcome guests in our apartment.
Part of sharing an apartment with a Swiss citizen, is to live like one. You are our friends and welcome guests in our apartment. So the rules are basically "Swiss". Keep the place clean. Stay quiet after 10pm. Recycle your glass wine bottles. (You can't miss the recycling bin). While drinking your wine on the balcony you will quickly see dutiful Swiss putting their bottles in the bin. Laundry in Switzerland is simple. You get one day per week assigned to you. Our day is Wednesday evening to Thursday 17:00. There are coin operated washer and dryer. Save your one Francs coins. Please water the few plants once a week. Look but dont touch our family paintings and photos, we look so young and attractive back then. The paintings and artworks are my wife's works, please respect their emotional value, (or make a generous offer to purchase). There is a pay-per-view offering on the TV. If you view, please pay us back with cash.
Квартира находится в хорошем месте с видом! Нет лифта 4 этаж.
2спальни Хорошая кухня . Мне все нра. Спасибо хозяину очень хороший и отзывчивый.
Alexandre’s apartment has a spectacular view of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains... it was the perfect retreat after a hectic sightseeing holiday in London and Paris. The bedrooms were spacious, the lounge room and kitchen very comfortable, and the heating was more than adequate. There is a boulangerie and supermarkets closeby which was convenient as we opted to eat in most nights and the train station was an easy walk. The kitchen was particularly well equipped and the oven was the best we’ve had in any holiday accommodation. Our 16 & 12 year old actually loved Montreux; walking along the promenade at sunset was magical and cruising on Lake Geneva showed us a glimpse of just how picturesque this country is. Alexandre is the perfect host and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with him, he made us feel so very welcome. Your offer to drive us to the train station on our departure was very much appreciated, especially by Wayne in his unwell state. Remember if you ever make the trek to Brisbane, Australia be sure to contact us! Thank you Alexandre for sharing your fabulous home with us... we will have fond memories of our brief visit to Switzerland.
Alex is a very great and friendly host.
The lake view from the apartment is fantastic. If it wasn't so cold during the winter, we would definitely enjoy having our breakfast or dinner on balcony. Everything in the apartment is well equipped, tidy and clean.
Overall we enjoy our stay very much.
Все очень понравилось, квартира в самом центре, вид просто великолепный, чисто, уютно, есть гараж под квартирой, что очень удобно. Хозяин Алекс, хороший мужик, мы ехали из далека и опоздали на 4 часа, прибыли только к 23:00. Думал будут проблемы, но Алекс нас встретил, все показал, очень позитивный человек. Спасибо. Следующая поездка в Монтре, только у Алекса
Alex was such a joy as a host and the apartment is absolutely amazing! The views of the lake and mountains are truly stunning from the balcony and the flat was incredibly spacious. The location relative to a number of attractions in Montreux is so easy the casino is a stone's throw and the promenade is also super close. There are tons of cafes and restaurants and Alex was full of great recommendations and even joined us on a lunch out for pizza and beer. Look no further than this place- it was beautiful, spacious and incredibly comfortable and with such a gracious host I can't wait to go back! Alex is also super informative about music history of Montreux and all the great places to go that are connected with jazz!
O apartamento era exatamente como demonstrado no site do Airbnb, bem decorado, confortável e aconchegante. A vista da sacada para o lago é bem bonita e relaxante. A localização é excelente, em frente ao Cassino e em curta caminhada, chega-se ao ponto mais movimentado da margem do lago, a restaurantes, à estação de trem e ao porto. É muito próximo a um shopping com supermercados. Possui uma cozinha bem equipada para quem curte fazer uns petiscos. O Alex foi bastante solícito e deu as orientações necessárias para chegar ao apartamento, ainda que tenhamos tido alguma dificuldade para encontrar o prédio, já que a numeração da rua dá alguns saltos. O check-in e e checkout foram muito fáceis. Pelas orientações deixadas no apartamento, descobrimos que havia uma segunda entrada pela rua paralela ao endereço oficial, que dá acesso ao apartamento por elevador, um pátio interno e menos escadas, o que facilita pessoas com dificuldades de locomoção ou com malas pesadas. No primeiro dia, não tivemos água fria na torneira (somente água quente), mas no dia seguinte o fornecimento de água fria foi normalizado e ficamos sem saber o que houve. Ficaria novamente no imóvel e recomendaria aos amigos.
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Born Swiss, yet raised American. I emigrated to the USA at the age of 10, and lived in several places like Colorado, Seattle, Boston and NYC for more than 27 years. Now having returned to Switzerland since 2001, I enjoy the extraordinary view from my window every day.
Being a writer, film director and photographer the view is inspiring to my work. Since working in the advertising world for more than 30 years, I now work independently and travel often. In particular to Mexico, where my wife resides. This is why my apartment is available. We have plenty to read, but you will probably enjoy spending time in the beautiful surroundings of Montreux, the lake and mountains. Chillon Castle, Switzerland's most visited site, is a lovely stroll away by the lakeside.