Lovely apartment with great energy - just minutes away from all the UN organisations. 8 min. walk from Cornavin railway station, 10 min. bus ride from Geneva airport, 10 min. bus ride into the city centre. Bus stops within 1-3 min.
Your outdoor place to read, relax, have a drink after a long day or start your morning with breakfast in the sunshine. View over Mount Salève and rooftops
Your home away from home is perched on the top (6th) floor, and flooded with light, personality and great energy. It is smallish, but newly renovated and furnished with love.
It offers you a bedroom with a double bed (160cm wide), fresh bedding is of course provided. You will have your very own cupboard with coat hangers and shelves to get settled in properly.
Travelling as colleagues or friends, and uncomfortable sharing a bed? A high-quality inflatable mattress (203x102x38cm) can solve the problem. It inflates/deflates electrically in under 5 minutes. I have tried it out myself and it is really comfortable.
The living area holds a sofa, armchair, TV & all-zones DVD player and HDMI cable to connect your laptop to the TV screen.
The modern kitchen is equiped with a large fridge, a freezer and a table seating 4 - 6 persons. I like to cook so you will find everything you need to prepare your own meals. Also just purchased a Hurom slow juicer, for a healthy kick-off into your day. Basics such as spices, salad oils, tea, coffee etc. are at your disposal.
The balcony overlooks Salève, the Geneva "house mountain", and is accessible from both the kitchen and the bedroom. Both rooms face out over an inner court yard with no traffic, so you will enjoy total silence at night. In the summer, my balcony turns into a little garden, with lots of plants and flowers, and i would appreciate if you could water my green friends if you're staying longer. Thank you! :o)
The bathroom has a modern and spacious walk-in shower. Towels and hairdryer are provided, and usually, there is also shower gel and shampoo. Toilet is conveniently situated in a separate room.
Strong free wifi is available throughout the flat.
You are super close to the UN organizations, and only 8 minutes' walk from the main railway station. Bus number 8 takes you there in just 3 minutes, or across to the city centre in 10 minutes (lake, shops, restaurants, old town). It stops right around the corner. Further bus and tram stops are each under 5 minutes' walk, and literally take you everywhere.
Grocery stores are just a few minutes' walk away, and so are two beautiful parks where you can hang out on a sunny day.
Can you tell? I truly love my home :o) And i have no doubt that you will, too.
Everything! I want my guests to feel totally at home.
Interaction with Guests
Very frequently. I love being available for my guests, and answer all the questions they may have. Being a frequent traveller myself, I totally understand the need to get a feeling for where you are headed, and what to expect. Also, i am happy to function as a virtual city guide. So no question is ever too much, or too "stupid" :o)
My neighborhood is close to the "touristic" Geneva, and very well connected through public transport. In any case, the city is small by most standards, so nothing is ever really far away. However, my home is also just remote enough from down town to assure complete peace and quiet, which isn't the case everywhere.
Bus number 8 stops just around the corner, and will take you directly to the railway station (in 3 minutes), or across the bridge to the touristic Geneva. Just one block away, there are more trams and busses. Also, the airport is just a 10-minute taxi ride away.
Being a non-smoker myself, I ask my house guests to please not smoke inside. You can smoke as much as you like on my big balcony, though :o)
It would appreciate if guests would water my plants.
My home is in an apartment building, which means that neighbours need to be respected. Therefore, if you are looking for a place to have loud all-night parties, this is not it.
In general, I expect that my space is treated with respect, just like I would treat yours. Thank you.
This was another very satisfying Airbnb experience: I choose a place which looked in flesh even more homey then on pictures; the location turned out even more convenient for commute for my city engagement and for precious moments of relax searching for a place to eat nearby. Monica is a very engaged and welcoming host, she organised everything to last detail and checked on smooth outcome from the other side of the globe while being on holidays. Well, everything worked like a Swiss watch ( no pun intended)
Monica was the perfect host. She could not have been more helpful or attentive, responding to any questions I had promptly and courteously. She went out of her way to ensure that everything ran smoothly. She emailed me a detailed list of instructions about the apartment well in advance of my arrival, and ensured that the apartment was in top condition for my arrival. The apartment itself is really lovely and very centrally located - a 10-15 min walk from the main train station and a 15-20 minute walk to the UN. I would definitely stay there again. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Auch wenn wir Monica nicht persönlich kennenlernen konnten hat sie alles perfekt organisiert. Die Wohnung war sehr sauber und genau wie in der Beschreibung. Wir haben uns sofort wohlgefühlt und 4 tolle Tage in Genf erlebt. Monica ist ein toller Gastgeber. Daher kann ich ihre kleine, gemütliche Wohnung jedem empfehlen.
Really beautiful and charming apartment in a very central location. The place is absolutely perfect, and Monica is a fantastic host (she makes sure you have everything you need). The place is not only clean, comfortable, and practical but also beautifully decorated. Although I was working all the time, I enjoyed going back to the apartment at night and just relax and watch a movie.
Monica made me feel very welcome.
She is a lovely host who made me feel I could relax in her flat though she wasn't there. The flat is convenient for town or heading to the UN buildings as there's a bus stop very close by. I found some delicious croissants at a nearby bakery and loved having morning coffee on her small south facing balcony. Wonderful stay.
Super appartement, très accueillant et chaleureux! Monica nous avait laisse de très bonnes directives et tout était mis a notre disposition dans son logement. La localité très proche du centre ville et du lac. Vraiment un bel endroit que je recommande. Merci encore Monica!
Thank you very much Monica. The apartment was very clean and comfortable, just as published. The apt was very well located, in a quiet neighbourhood and close to UN offices. There's a market right in the corner and a pizza place in case your plane comes in late. Great bed, shower, complete kitchen, elevator, amazing view, big screen tv, tasteful decoration and a kind hostess. All I can say is thanks Monica!!
Live, love, laugh and experience all the treasures that life has to offer! I am capable of turning up at a five star hotel in flipflops, a backpack and my yoga mat. Or stay in a simple hostel and feel at home. I can travel through Africa on a private safari, or spend weeks in India using only public transport. A plain bowl of super fresh greens will make my heart sing, but I also won't say no to an elaborate meal at a fancy restaurant. Give me a cheap massage on a beach, and I will be happy. Invite me to an elegant spa for a full-day treatment, and I will rejoice. In short: variety and human interaction is what make my life rich, never possessions. I love both simplicity and luxury, sometimes mixed randomly together. As long as they take me out there, into the world, to discover flavours, smells, colours - and, of course, new friends.