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Montreux-Fabulous Lakeside Location with Views of Lake & Mtns

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Queen Bed, 2 reading lamps each side, 40' TV, rollaway single in cabinet, view

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Montreux condo description

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

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 45 m²
  • Elevator : 4th floor offers panoramic views of lake & mountains

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            There are about 7 stairs from entrance to building to elevator but there is a chair stair rider to elevator level from lobby for those who cannot handle any stairs at all....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Ideal for singles or couples, and suitable for parents plus 1, 2 or 3 children....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • 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....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • 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....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            4-burner gas range, oven, small refridgerator with small freezer compartment, microwave, appliances such as American and European coffeemakers, toaster, electric kettle, etc....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            I try to keep it stocked with basics such as salt & pepper, spices, flour, sugar, oil & vinegar, tea bags, emergency coffee, etc. ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            American drip and European press-style coffeemakers + an electric kettle...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Beautiful color-coordinated dishes, glassware, cutlery, placemats, etc....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            small undercounter refrigerator with small freezer compartment...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Outfitted with pots, pans, and all kinds of cooking tools...moreless

          • Dining:

            New dining table seats 6 comfortably and is expandable...moreless

          • Toaster:

            Toaster that accommodates thick slices...moreless

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer:

            In shared laundry room in basement. Laundry card is needed and provided for guests who must follow directiions in English in my email instructions and must leave laundry card for next guests...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            10 CHF/day. Please make arrangements at least 2 weeks in advance of arrival or parking space cannot be guaranteed. 500 CHF for 15 days of Montreux Jazz Festival - available for 2015....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            In shared laundry room in basement. Laundry card is needed and provided for guests who must follow directions in English in my email instructions and must leave card for next guests...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Comfortable with new Samsung 40' wall-mounted flatscreen TV with hundreds of channels in several languages and music channels...moreless

          • Parking:

            A private onsite parking space is available at a small extra charge of 10 CHF/day just 20 steps from front door...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Bed linens, duvet covers, a variety of pillow types, and extra blankets and comforters provided...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Soft, fluffy, American towels provided - bath, hand, washcloth, bathmat + kitchen towels...moreless

          • Heating:

            New heating system in building 2012. Controls in apartment...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Generally not needed so there's a ceiling fan instead...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • 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....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                New Samsung 40' wall-mounted TV with remote can be viewed from everywhere in apartment, even from bed as it has a swivel mount. About a hundred channels in several languages as well as music channels...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                About a hundred channels including BBC, CNN & MSNBC in English + French, German, Italian, Arabic, & other language channels + many music channels. Some French channels show US programs in English. ...moreless

              • Books:

                Take one, leave one - various books in English, French and German...moreless

              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free high speed with excellent signal and very reliable. Works great with VOIP services such as Skype...moreless

              • Internet:

                Free. Excellent, reliable, high speed wi fi, but Ethernet cable could be plugged in...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                Panoramic views of lake, mountains, and town with sunrises and sunsets from East to West from balcony that stretches the length of the apartment....moreless

              • Boat:

                All kinds of boats such as canoes, rowboats, paddleboats and sailboats, etc. are available for rent nearby...moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Skiing nearby from small hills and small resorts to world-class resorts such as Verbier and Gstaad...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaks, canoes, rowboats, paddleboats, sailboats, etc. available for rent nearby...moreless

              Theme

              • Spa
              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Budget
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Panoramic views of the dramatic mountains across the lake & the towns of Le Bouveret, St. Gingolph, Evian-les-Bains, Thonon-les-Bains. First light on the mountain tops is spectacular as are sunsets, moonsets & fireworks on holidays over the lake as viewed from the apartment & balcony....moreless

              • Lake View:

                20 meters/yards from lake. Panoramic lake and mountain views from apt and balcony on 4th floor of building with elevator. 150 meters/yards to Stravinski Auditorium, Miles Davis Hall, Vernex Park & Conference Center....moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Snowboarding
              • Rock Climbing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Hiking
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Fly Fishing
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Miniature Golf
              • Eco Tourism
              • Freshwater Fishing
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              July 20 through Sepember
              Jul 20 - Sep 30, 2014
              2 night min stay
              SFr175
              SFr1,164 SFr3,920
              October
              Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              SFr150
              SFr998 SFr3,360
              Early November
              Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2014
              2 night min stay
              SFr115
              SFr765
              Christmas Market
              Nov 22 - Dec 19, 2014
              2 night min stay
              SFr150
              SFr998 SFr3,360
              Christmas/New Year 2014
              Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
              2 night min stay
              SFr175
              SFr1,164
              Low Season
              Jan 5 - Feb 26, 2015
              2 night min stay
              SFr115
              SFr765 SFr2,760
              Shoulder Season
              Feb 27 - Mar 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              SFr135
              SFr898 SFr3,240
              Spring Season
              Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              SFr150
              SFr998 SFr3,600
              June 1 to Jazz Festival
              Jun 1 - Jul 2, 2015
              2 night min stay
              SFr175
              SFr1,164 SFr3,920
              Montreux Jazz Festival
              Jul 3 - Jul 19, 2015
              14 night min stay

              SFr2,800
              Summer High Season
              Jul 20 - Sep 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              SFr175
              SFr1,164 SFr3,920
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Onsite parking space SFr10
              • Cleaning & Laundry SFr75
              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              Prices quoted are for 2 guests. Add 20 CHF/night for each additional guest. Cleaning:75 CHF for 2 guests/1 bed + 25 CHF per additional bed or guest. Parking 10 CHF/day. Montreux Riviera Cards provided to all guests for free local bus, train & funicular & 50% some boat trips, admissions to several museums & Chateau de Chillon. Premium price for Jazz Festival July 3-19, 2015-contact owner for quote.

              To confirm bookings of less than 7 nights, payment in full is required. To confirm bookings of 7 nights or longer, a deposit of 30% is required with balance due 60 days prior to arrival or for prepayment in full at time of booking, a 5% discount is offered. Americans may pay by personal check in US Dollars at online exchange rate or payments may be made by wire transfer in CHF or US Dollars.


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              Last updated: 09/16/2014
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              Location

              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Geneva Airport
              1 Kilometres
              Nearest Ferry
              Montreux and Clarens
              1 Kilometres
              Nearest Train
              Montreux Gare
              2 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              Autoroute A 9 entrance
              1 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              several
              50 Metres
              Nearest Barpub
              at Royal Plaza Hotel 200 feet away
              3 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              several small ski areas and world-class Verbier
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Aigle
              50 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              several within 200 feet and dozens within 1 mile

              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.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1983

              Why the Owner Chose Montreux:
              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, viia Geneva to Paris with TGV in 5 hours. 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.

              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
              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.


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              Photos

              • Queen Bed, 2 reading lamps each side, 40' TV, rollaway single in cabinet, view

                Queen Bed, 2 reading lamps each side, 40' TV, rollaway single in cabinet, view

              • Hi-speed wifi, desk with multiplug outlets, dining area & balcony with views

                Hi-speed wifi, desk with multiplug outlets, dining area & balcony with views

              • Elegant Belle Epoque building. Apartment is on 4th floor with expansive balcony

                Elegant Belle Epoque building. Apartment is on 4th floor with expansive balcony

              • Watch "Belle Epoque" turn-of-the-century lake steamers from the apartment

                Watch "Belle Epoque" turn-of-the-century lake steamers from the apartment

              • You can walk along the lakeside Promenade Fleuri to Vevey pictured here.

                You can walk along the lakeside Promenade Fleuri to Vevey pictured here.

              • Promenade Fleurie offers a beautiful walkway with lots of benches to enjoy view

                Promenade Fleurie offers a beautiful walkway with lots of benches to enjoy view

              • During summer, enjoy movies outdoors in a hidden courtyard in nearby Vevey.

                During summer, enjoy movies outdoors in a hidden courtyard in nearby Vevey.

              • Look across Lake Geneva to France & the Pre-Alps & see spectacular sunsets too

                Look across Lake Geneva to France & the Pre-Alps & see spectacular sunsets too

              • Comfortable, well-furnished, well-equipped, clean, light & bright, high ceiling

                Comfortable, well-furnished, well-equipped, clean, light & bright, high ceiling

              • All-tiled bathroom with shower over tub, unlimited hot water, lots of shelves

                All-tiled bathroom with shower over tub, unlimited hot water, lots of shelves

              • This is one of many lakeside parks along the Promenade Fleuri.

                This is one of many lakeside parks along the Promenade Fleuri.

              • Salad bar at food court in Manor shopping center offers good food & good value

                Salad bar at food court in Manor shopping center offers good food & good value

              • View from apartment toward sunset showing a lit lake steamer on a sunset cruise

                View from apartment toward sunset showing a lit lake steamer on a sunset cruise

              VRBO #340698

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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              0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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