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Annecy 2BR/1BA New Kitchen!! Charming! Great Location! Spacious!

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TV/Office room with fold out sofa. Freshly updated in Oct '13.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Spacious apartment and totally new kitchen!

This flat works out well on a number of fronts: location, size, parking, and cost.
'Location' best describes the situation of this charming, center of town apartment located just minutes from canceled and historic old town Annecy, France. The apartment is located IN Annecy, not nearby. It's within a desirable area of Annecy nicknamed the Golden Triangle. The apt. is on the convenient elevated ground floor of a 1930s building and right across the street from the weekly market. It is spacious, comfortable and correct, but not pretentious; high ceilings, charm and a private terrace. The kitchen is all new and well supplied. Convenient free wireless internet and long distance calls to over 70 countries land line phones. Private parking lot is right outside. Our rates are priced to book the flat.

Nearest airport: Geneva. Train station: 10 min. walk. Discounts and laundry available for longer stays. Email or call now and you'll receive a prompt, helpful reply. We want to help make your trip a good one!


Annecy: The Old Towne is loaded with charm! Boutiques, designer shops, galleries and cafés line the canals and the walking area near the lake. The pedestrian mall walk culminates at a modern shopping center 'Courier' and theatre complex. The train station is also next door. Grocery stores are in both the Old Towne as well as the Courier mall. All within walking range. Restaurants serve the traditional 'savoyard' dishes as well as classic french — some until the wee hours of the morning. Just minutes from the apartment is beautiful Lac Annecy and Le Paquier, the large park area with train and carousel rides. The Pacquier is host to picnics, soccer matches, events, walks, and benches to just relax and look out at the lake and surrounding mountains. A Galeries Lafayette shopping experience, along with cafeteria, post office and other shops, is a two minute walk the other direction. Close to the Old Towne, but just far enough away to feel like you are in a residential 'non-tourist' area. Voila!

Around Annecy: If you plan to stay long enough to do some day trips or have a eurrail pass, the train station is a ten minute walk. There is a TGV 'fast train' to Paris from Annecy. If you arrive by car, a space is provided for parking. If you choose to rent bicycles a locked shed is available for storage or, if you prefer, you may store them carefully in the apt. It's on an elevated ground floor, meaning about 6-7 steps above ground level. If you want to take the bus, the stop is across the street. If you want to do more sightseeing by car, however, you are about an hour from Mt. Blanc, Europe's highest peak, and the Mt. Blanc tunnel which takes you into Italy. Switzerland is 30 minutes north, the French Riviera is about a four hour drive south and the Burgundy wine area is about three hours. Albertville, Chamonix, and Grenoble, all winter Olympic hosts, are all nearby. Geneva, an incredible, historic city, is less than an hour away. Your options are limitless from this excellent location.

14 Blvd du Lycée: This apartment is a find and we bought it because we love the location, the high ceilings, the 'extra' room, and the private terrace. The apartment is comfortable and correct, but not overly pretentious or luxurious. There is a queen size bed in one bedroom, two single beds in a second and a sofa bed in the 'extra' room, which doubles as a TV/office room. There is also a portable crib. The kitchenette, while compact, is completely supplied with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, dishes and appliances. The toilet is separate from the bathroom, which has a cabin shower, sink and shelves. Towels are provided, as well as bedding. The living area is a combined living/dining room. Tall french doors open to steps to the fenced in private terrace with table, parasol and BBQ. We'll leave several brochures in different languages to help you get acclimated to Annecy and all the area offers. We're happy to talk to you in English or French. Free wireless internet. Cable TV. Free parking. Free calls.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 74 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We provide high chair, booster chair and child bed upon request; no extra charge. Games also....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke outside on the terrasse....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well trained small to medium dogs are allowed with a surcharge. Only with pre-approval. No puppies....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    TV/office room...moreless

  • The apartment can sleep up to six if two people are willing to share the double sofa bed, or seven, if one is an infant and will use the portable baby bed. Each bedroom has an armoire for clothes and the TV/Office room has a closet. There are also adequate blankets and pillows. Sheets and linens are provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Typical French bathroom set-up. The toilet is separate. Makes it easier if there are several people sharing the apt. The apt. does not have a bathtub, just a shower. There is shelving and personal storage containers for six people. The radiator is also a towel warmer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is a TV/Office room separate from the Living/Dining areas. The television is in this room as well as a desk which can be used for an office area. Wireless internet is provided. This is also the room with a full-size sofa bed/futon that is the optional third bedroom. It's nice that the TV/office is in a separate room from the Living/Dining areas. If part of a group wants to watch TV, or do office work, the other part of the group can still relax in the Living room area and carry on conversation without the distraction of the TV or bothering the person working. This is a spacious apartment, and with the private terrace, you don't feel crowded. There is an iron/ironing board in the hall closet. There is a raclette in the cupboard. The apartment is well stocked. There are also two table fans and one floor fan....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    You may take a paperback or leave one. Several travel guides are available....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Directions included in Welcome Book. You are welcome to bring DVDs; the player can play different zoned DVDs....moreless

  • Games:

    A few games such as Battleship, Mancala, cards are available....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    There is an iPod dock on the radio/dvd player. You can play your own music collection and keep your iPod recharged....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    A listing of channels and directions for viewing is included in a Welcome Book....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Just a radio w/ a dock for charing and/or playing MP3/iPods....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen HD television new May 2012. In tv/office room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys for summer renters w children are provided....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    about a dozen or so movies are at the apartment....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining area has an extendable table. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Provided for two week and longer rentals at a supplemental charge....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance to land lines in over 70 countries -- calls to mobile phones are charged the invoice rate....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric radiator heaters; new in 2006....moreless

  • Internet:

    Included at no additional charge....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided for each renter. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is comfortable and separate from the tv viewing area; provides two distinct areas....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Private parking lot provided for building residents and renters; spaces on first come basis....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private parking lot with spaces available. Off street parking close by....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    International calls to land line phones included at no additional charge (a list of countries is provided)...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    A different color for each renter to keep confusion to a minimum....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Provided for two week and longer rentals at a supplemental charge....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet is available free of charge. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a coffee maker, as well as a coffee grinder. Also an italian coffee maker and also an electric water heater for tea....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A generous supply of dishes and utensils are stored in the kitchen cupboards. Easy access....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    A dishwasher was added during the fall 2012 remodeling project. It's wonderful and very quiet! Cleaning tabs are provided....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Yes, freezer on bottom of refrigerator. New June 2012....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is wonderful and brand new in October 2012! Everything is provided and feels very clean!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    The microwave is above the stove. It also has a vent for the stove exhaust. New in Oct 2012....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic pantry items are usually at the apartment (salt/pepper, oil/vinegar, flour, spices, sugar)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New refrigerator/freezer in June 2012. Electrolux....moreless

  • Stove:

    The stovetop has three gas and one electric burners. The oven works great. New in Oct 2012....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio umbrella also available. It is stored in the hallway closet....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The garden area has a table/chairs. The umbrella for the table is in the apartment. A bonus room!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A grill is available upon request. It is stored in the cellar....moreless

  • Patio
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Post-Season
Aug 29 - Oct 30, 2015
4 night min stay
€130
€795 €2,750

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €114 Nightly; 30 nights or more: €92 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Winter II
Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
€128
€750 €2,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €107 Nightly; 30 nights or more: €80 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2015
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
5 night min stay
€142

Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

New Years 2016
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
€142
€850

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €121 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Winter I
Jan 3 - Mar 25, 2016
3 night min stay
€128
€750 €2,640

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €107 Nightly; 30 nights or more: €88 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Pre-Season
Mar 26 - May 20, 2016
4 night min stay
€135
€825 €2,904

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €118 Nightly; 30 nights or more: €97 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Summer I
May 21 - Jun 10, 2016
5 night min stay
€145
€925 €3,256

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €132 Nightly; 30 nights or more: €109 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Film Fest
Jun 11 - Jun 17, 2016
7 night min stay

€1,300

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €186 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Summer II
Jun 18 - Jul 29, 2016
5 night min stay
€145
€925

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €132 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Peak
Jul 30 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay

€3,780

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €126 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee €50
  • Optional Cleaning Fee €40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Progressive discounts for two week and longer rentals. Laundry available for five night stays and longer: 15 euros. Monthly rates are based on a four week stay.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Geneva, Switzerland
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
various
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Annecy station
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
various
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Semnoz
0.66 Miles
Nearest Beach
local lac Annecy public beach

Car: Not Necessary

35 minutes from Geneva airport/10 minute walk from Annecy train station

Other Activities: Annecy has a skateboard bowl.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Hi! We're Craig and Karen Roalson. We both grew up in Iowa, (USA) and aside from living for three wonderful years in Annecy, France, we still live here. We moved to Annecy in 2002, with our two sons, 10 and 12 at the time. Our plan was to stay one year to help a non-profit group. We extended our stay to two years, then for a third! When it was time to move back to Iowa, we decided to try and buy an apartment so we could come back to visit the city we had so enjoyed. We thought we might be able to rent it to students as a rental agency assured us it would be easy to do so. However, for the first year it sat empty. We decided to rent it ourselves instead and, not to students, but to vacationers. It's been a lot of fun getting to meet people from all over and help them to have a nice stay in Annecy.

Why the Owner Chose Annecy:
Upon moving to France we didn't know where we would be living. When we arrived in Annecy, we immediately saw how fortunate we were. Then, after three years of living in Annecy, we talked about possibly finding a way to buy an apartment so we could come back. Annecy is in the Rhone-Alpes area of France which is a beautiful area, just about 30-40 minutes south of Geneva, Switzerland. The Olde Towne in Annecy is charming and there is always something going on around the lakefront. We felt like we knew the town well and knew what kind of location would be best. We fell in love with this apartment location, the little garden area, and the traditional French windows and high ceilings.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, some Spanish and Italian

 

Photos

  • TV/Office room with fold out sofa. Freshly updated in Oct '13.

    TV/Office room with fold out sofa. Freshly updated in Oct '13.

  • Dishwasher included

    Dishwasher included

  • Well stocked kitchen w new refigerator/freezer

    Well stocked kitchen w new refigerator/freezer

  • TV/Office room. HD flat screen tv with DVD player and cable. Black out drapes

    TV/Office room. HD flat screen tv with DVD player and cable. Black out drapes

  • Master bedroom/armoire - freshly painted fall 2014

    Master bedroom/armoire - freshly painted fall 2014

  • New drapes/linens fall 2014 - framed posters by Klee

    New drapes/linens fall 2014 - framed posters by Klee

  • Bedroom No. 2 - single beds w/comfortable mattresses

    Bedroom No. 2 - single beds w/comfortable mattresses

  • WC - separate room from shower/vanity area

    WC - separate room from shower/vanity area

  • Living/Dining areas - freshly painted May 2015

    Living/Dining areas - freshly painted May 2015

  • View from living room to dining area and private garden/patio

    View from living room to dining area and private garden/patio

  • Doorway view into shower/vanity - all NEW May 2015

    Doorway view into shower/vanity - all NEW May 2015

  • Clean and new vanity/mirror - individual toiletry storage bins

    Clean and new vanity/mirror - individual toiletry storage bins

  • New kitchen in Oct. 2012.

    New kitchen in Oct. 2012.

  • Microwave included - New Stove/Oven

    Microwave included - New Stove/Oven

  • Kitchen window view to garden/patio

    Kitchen window view to garden/patio

  • TV/Office room - reliable internet - fold out sofa

    TV/Office room - reliable internet - fold out sofa

  • Tranquil bedroom space

    Tranquil bedroom space

  • Bedroom no. 2 - two single beds.

    Bedroom no. 2 - two single beds.

  • Bedroom no. 2 Lots of storage in armoire & short dresser.

    Bedroom no. 2 Lots of storage in armoire & short dresser.

  • Living room seating - comfortable and sturdy

    Living room seating - comfortable and sturdy

  • Dining area w/view into kitchen. Well lit rooms.

    Dining area w/view into kitchen. Well lit rooms.

  • Private garden/patio area from dining room - dine and/or relax outside

    Private garden/patio area from dining room - dine and/or relax outside

  • New bathroom! Great shower!

    New bathroom! Great shower!

  • Building entrance and private parking lot. Elevated 1st floor apt. on left.

    Building entrance and private parking lot. Elevated 1st floor apt. on left.

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.75
  • Property type
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, some Spanish and Italian
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