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UN/city centre: cosy mini-penthouse

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1 Bedroom
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This is my private apartment, which I rent out when I travel. It has lots of personality and you will feel right at home. Just minutes from all UN organisations and city centre (direct bus number 8 stops right around the corner)

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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


The Space
Bed type: Real Bed
Property type: Apartment
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1

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Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $55
Cancellation: Strict

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None
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
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Fire Extinguisher

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3 nights minimum stay.
From Aug 9 - Sep 25, 2015 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Bedroom with 5*hotel quality 160cm double bed

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About the Host, Monica

Monica
Geneva, Switzerland
Member since January 2013
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours

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  • Monica
  • United Nations Office at Geneva

    Go see the giant 3-legged chair (a symbol against landmines) and the beautiful mural for peace on the UN builing, done by famous Swiss artist Hans Erni, passed away in March 2015 at 106 years old
    Geneva GE 1202
  • Varembé swimming pool (5' from home)

    Varembé has both a large indoor as well as a great outdoor pool. Sadly, most of the ground outside is concrete. Still, very convenient as so close to home.
    Genève GE 1202
  • Botanical Garden

    Wonderfully peaceful for a stroll, lots of different trees, flowers, art works. Nice self-service outdoor café. Connects to lake promenade via a tunnel. Bus 11 from my place
    Chemin de l'Impératrice Geneva 1292
  • Mérigonde Bakery/Patisserie (near home)

    Lovely, buttery croissants and other baked goods, some tables inside and outside to enjoy a nice breakfast. Also great chocolates. Closed on the weekend.
    Rue de Vermont Genève GE 1202
  • Lemon Café (5' walk from home)

    I have yet to visit the Lemon Café personally, but I have heard so many wonderful things about it that I cannot wait to go. Also, its super close to my home. Bit pricey, though.
    Vidollet St Geneva GE 1202
  • Ferme de Budé (Farmer's market)

    Another lovely Farmers Market, located in an old farm. Opening hours: •Tuesday 9h à 18h •Friday 9h à 18h •Saturday 9h à 16h
    Chemin Moïse-Duboule Genève GE 1209
  • Boulangerie Eric Emery (near home)

    Wonderfully relaxed spot for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, especially in good weather. Beautiful, shaded terrace. Great baked goods, try the croissant aux amandes (almond croissant) - to die for!
    Chemin Docteur-Adolphe-Pasteur Geneva GE 1209
  • Café du Soleil (10' walk from home)

    Yummy fondue in a great atmosphere in the winter, cute outdoor seating in the garden in the summer.
    Place du Petit-Saconnex Geneva GE 1209
  • Parc Beaulieu (closest Park to "home")

    Dont want to go far but feel like being outdoors? Lovely Parc Beaulieu is just across the street.
    Genève GE 1202
  • Plage du Reposoir (beach)

    Nice place for swimming in the lake, grass, little nautical centre, toilets, bar and outdoor restaurant. 30 walk or bus number 11, get off at Jardins Botaniques and walk the rest of the way (10)
    Route de Lausanne Chambésy GE 1292
  • Restaurant Little India (Pâquis)

    Really tasty Indian food in the Pâquis neighborhood, one of the liveliest in the city.
    Rue du Prieuré Geneva GE 1202
  • Uchino (Pâquis)

    Fancy Japanese? Uchino has it, and on a really high level (hence the hefty price tag). They prepare most dishes fresh right in front of you. It is tiny, though, so make a reservation.
    Rue de Zurich Geneva GE 1201
  • O Bom Gosto (Asters)

    Small Portuguese bakery with good baked goods and a little café. Lovely quartier feel to it.
    Rue des Asters Geneva GE 1202
  • Le Léxique (7' walk from home)

    Have not yet been here myself, but have heard so many people rave about Le Léxique! Small menu, but everything is fresh and prepared with lots of love and pride. Apparently, it is small, so book ahead
    Faucille St Geneva GE 1201
  • Pâquis (going out/red light district)

    Looking for a truly lively neighbourhood? Pâquis it is! Dont be put off by the red light district, which occupies a small part. Lots of bars, cafés, restaurants. Near my favourite Bains des Pâquis
    Rue du Môle Genève GE 1201
  • Coop-Servette Center

    My favourite grocery store close to home. Lots of fresh vegetables and high-quality products.
    Rue de la Servette Geneva GE 1202
  • Restaurant Nomades (7' walk from home)

    Rather nice couscous, tajines and other Morroccan specialities.
    Rue des Grottes Genève GE 1201
  • Bakery "Pougnier" (Railway station)

    Best bakery in Geneva. 10 walk from home
    Pl de Cornavin Genève 2 GE 1203
  • La petite Reine Genève (10' walk from home)

    Funky but unpretentious after-work drinks bar, wildly mixed together group of customers, great local beer from Geneva, Pimms, home-made gulches and empanadas
    Rue Fendt Genève GE 1201
  • Mikado Foods Services SA

    Lovely sushi, sashimi etc to take away
    Rue de l'Ancien-Port Geneva GE 1201
  • Crêperie des Pâquis (now called restaurant Zurich 6),

    A warm, cosy place with armchairs, candles, a great chandelier and artwork - and, of course, very yummy crêpes! Drink a glass of apple cider with them, if you want to as the French do :o)
    Rue de Zurich Genève 1201
  • Gelato Mania Sàrl

    THE best, authentic Italian ice cream in town - do not miss it!
    Rue des Pâquis Geneva GE 1201
  • Thursday Farmers' Market

    Small farmers market with a lovely, lively, relaxed atmosphere. Locals meet there for apéro (after work drinks). From 16:30-19:30 in the winter, until 20:30 in the summer.
    Pl. des Grottes Geneva GE 1201
  • The Hamburger Foundation (Pâquis)

    Straight forward, honest burgers: plain, cheese, or cheese and bacon. They are good, and the place is always lively. Also, superb desserts. Try out the bar next door for pre- or post-dinner drinks.
    Rue Philippe-Plantamour Geneva GE 1201
  • L'Entrecôte Couronnée

    French bistrot in the lively Pâquis neighborhood. Friendly services, good food.
    Rue des Pâquis Geneva GE 1201
  • Le Figuier Sàrl (10' walk from home)

    Fabulous home-cooked Oriental food. The owner takes excellent care of her guests. Relaxed, totally unpretentious and slightly improvised little restaurant with a wonderful family feel to it.
    Avenue De-Luserna Geneva GE 1203
  • Mouettes Genevoises (small boats to cross the lake)

    Often the easiest - and clearly the most fun! - way to cross the lake. Several itineraries.
    Quai du Mont-Blanc Geneva GE 1201
  • Swissboat Joël Charrière

    Looking for nature and an a peaceful few hours? Go on a wonderful boat trip down the river Rhône (2 departures per day in the summer, return 2,5 hours). You can walk back to GVA in 4 hours - fabulous!
    Quai du Mont-Blanc Geneva GE 1201
  • Cottage Café

    Café, wine tapas bar in an old cottage full of character, situated in a lovely park. Outdoor seating, do book ahead.
    Rue Adhémar-Fabri Geneva GE 1201
  • Manor Genf

    One of the main department stores in Geneva.
    Rue de Cornavin Geneva GE 1211
  • Buvette des Bains des Pâquis

    Self-service restaurant with super fresh salads, home-made cakes, one tasty plat du jour at lunch and dinner time, fair pricing, wonderful outdoor seating overlooking the harbor and Geneva old town
    Quai du Mont-Blanc Geneva GE 1201
  • Les Bains des Pâquis (my favourite!)

    THE place to be! Enjoy some sunbathing, swimming, simple but yummy food. Or a visit to the sauna followed by a cheese fondue in the wintertime. Live concerts in the summer every morning at 6am.
    Quai du Mont-Blanc Genève 1201
  • Elsalad (weekday lunch)

    Simple salad and wraps of really high quality. Open only Monday to Friday, 11:30-17:00. They also have a food truck, location changes daily. Check it out on (website hidden)
    Rue des Etuves Genève GE 1201
  • Restaurant Le Rouge et le Blanc

    Fabulous wine bar right on the river Rhône. Excellent wines, tasty tapas, cheese platters, etc. Highly recommended but do book ahead!
    Quai des Bergues Geneva GE 1201
  • Ile Rousseau by Les Bergues

    Lovely spot for a coffee and a sandwich (rather high-end, as run by the 5* hotel just opposite), surrounded by water. Just watch the world go by....
    Geneva GE 1204
  • 'L'amarre@GE' (swimming pool)

    Funky pool in the shape of a Swiss cross, smack in the middle of down-town. Using water from the River Rhône. Open from June-September, 10h-20h
    Pont de la Machine Genève GE 1204
  • La Barje (alternative scence)

    Simple bar (inside a circus style caravan), alternative scene. But super relaxed and fabulous location on the banks of River Rhône.
    Geneva 1204
  • Restaurant les Tilleuls (10' walk from home)

    Excellent Italian restaurant, tasty food, large portions, beautiful outdoor seating
    Avenue des Tilleuls Geneva GE 1203
  • Na Village (10' walk from home)

    Great Thai food. Tasteful indoor seating. Outdoor seating in a stunning, Thai style garden.
    Rue St. Jean Geneva 1203
  • Balexert

    The largest department shopping centre in Geneva, also has a big cinema complex. Catch tram 14 or 18 from Servette, 5 minutes.
    Avenue Louis-Casai Geneva GE 1211
  • Bel-Air

    The start of the main shopping districts. Walk along Rue de la Confédération if your budget is more modest, along Rue du Rhône if you are looking for brands.
    Place de Bel-Air Geneva GE 1204
  • Chocolaterie Rohr Sa

    Lovely hand-made chocolates. Expensive, but worth it.
    Geneva 1204
  • Restaurant Molino Molard (shopping district)

    Molino is a chain of Italian restaurants. Food is always fresh, tasty, and of a rather high level. Nice outdoor seating on the lively pedestrian square Place du Molard.
    Place du Molard Geneva GE 1204
  • Swimming in the River Rhône

    Only for good swimmers, as you need to be careful to get out before you float down too far. But a lovely, relaxed vibe, great, clean water, and some wooden pontons to sunbathe. Also, a small bar
    Pont de Sous-Terre Genève GE 1201
  • le 5 (stylish roof-top bar)

    Top floor of Swissôtel, rather high-end, great views over the city, for a leisurely lunch or pre-dinner drinks
    Quai Général Guisan Genève 1204
  • La Favola

    Wonderful, tiny Italian restaurant (18 seats). Pricy, but incredible burata, vitello tonnato, and yummy hot dishes.
    Rue Jean-Calvin Geneva Canton of Geneva 1204
  • Le Thé (Plainpalais)

    Fabulous dim sums! And a giant selection of special teas. Hundreds of little tea pots as decor, transports you right to China. I absolutely love it here. DO book in advance, the place is tiny.
    Rue des Bains Genève GE 1205
  • Restaurant Parc des Bastions (Plainpalais)

    For a leisurely Sunday brunch, head to this beautiful Art Déco pavilion located inside Parc des Bastions. Their delicious brunch is pricey, but you wont need to eat for the rest of the day!
    Promenade des Bastions Geneva GE 1204
  • St Pierre Cathedral (& old town)

    Climb up into the cathedrals tower (tickets inside), to enjoy a beautiful view over Geneva. Stroll around the old town. Stop at Mortimers for chocolate cake. Have a drink at la Clémence.
    Place Bourg-Saint-Pierre Genève GE 1204
  • Restaurant Mortimer (old town)

    Some say Mortimers has the best chocolate cake in town. Whether thats true or not: it is indeed delicious! Nice outdoor seating.
    Place du Bourg-de-Four Geneva GE 1204
  • Restaurant la Clémence (old town)

    Want to see and be seen? This is the place for you. Tiny pub but very vast outdoor seating up in the old town. Bankers, tourists, artists, youngsters - eclectic, fun crowd.
    Place du Bourg-de-Four Genève GE 1204
  • Parc des Eaux-Vives (opposite side of the lake)

    Another fabulous park - yes, Geneva is full of them. Again, just stroll around and have a drink at elegant Restaurant du Parc des Eaux-Vives, or the more simple buvette
    Parc des Eaux-Vives Geneva GE 1207
  • Mao (massage)

    Your feet are tired from all the sightseeing? Treat yourself to an authentic Thai foot massage at an affordable price at Mao (booking ahead recommended)
    Rue Saint-Léger Geneva 1205
  • Inglewood (Plainpalais)

    Another place I have yet to discover in person - however, everyone, including Swiss TV, agrees that they currently have the best burgers in town!
    Bvd du Pont-d'Arve Geneva GE 1205
  • Le Cheval Blanc (Carouge)

    Great place for a cup of coffee in the afternoon, and a drink in the evening
    Place de l'Octroi Carouge GE GE 1227
  • Cafe Du Marche (Carouge)

    Stylish restaurant with wonderful food, in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Geneva - Carouge.
    Place du Marché Carouge GE 1227
  • pakùpakù (Carouge)

    Have not yet been myself, but the new in restaurant for Japanese food in Geneva. Need to book.
    Carouge 1227
  • Carouge (lovely old neighbourhood)

    Carouge is a must experience while you are in Geneva. Lovely village-style neighbourhood with old houses, cafés, bakeries, shops, art galeries. Just stroll around and enjoy the moment. Trams 12 18
    Carouge GE
  • Salève (Geneva "house mountain")

    Its the big, whale-shaped mountain you see from my balcony. Catch bus #8 downstairs, to to the terminal. Walk across the border to the cable car, which takes you up. Great walks/views over lake GVA
    Beaumont, Haute-Savoie RA 74160
  • Restaurant les Jardins du Léman (Yvoire, France)

    Absolutely wonderful restaurant, delightful seating on the roof-top terrace (do book and ask for a table with lake view), delicious, high-class filets de perch and other dishes, friendly service.
    Grande Rue Yvoire RA 74140
  • Yvoire (France)

    An utterly charming Medievial town in France. From Geneva, easy to reach by boat in about 1,5 hours. Go for a stroll or stop for the famous filets de perch (fish speciality in Lake Geneva area)
    Yvoire RA

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