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Montreux-Fabulous Lakeside Location with Views of Lake & Mtns-150m to jazz fest

Montreux, Switzerland
  • Condo484 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-6)

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.

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Apr 15, 2018
Why Dotti 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, nearby Lausanne to Paris with TGV in 4 hours direct. 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.

What makes this Condo unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen-size Bed - New, top-of-the-line, extremely comfortable mattress with nightstands and reading lamps each side. 2 sectional sofa pull-out slat single beds easy to stash away during day. Single Rollaway Bed with top quality mattress in cabinet. Chair folds open into a single foam bed that is lower to floor & is ideal for small children.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 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. Plenty of hooks to hang things.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              10 th of a mile in town , just 30 meters/yards from the lake. Close to the center of town, but far enough to be more peaceful and quiet with no train noise
            • Lake
              Lac Leman - Lake Geneva is just 20 yards (meters) away with its broad 'Promenade Fleuri' - flowered walkway that stretches for miles (kilometers) in both directions.
            • Lake View
              30 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.
            • 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.


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          Beautiful color coordinated bed linens, duvet covers, a variety of pillow types, and extra blankets and comforters provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Generally not needed but there's a ceiling fan instead
                        • Elevator
                          4th floor offers panoramic views of lake & mountains
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          New heating system in building 2012. Controls in apartment
                        • Internet
                          Free wifi Excellent, reliable, very high speed wi fi that works great with Skype and other VOIP phone services, but can plug in Ethernet cable
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          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 laundry card for next guests
                        • Living Room
                          Comfortable with new Samsung 40' wall-mounted flatscreen TV with hundreds of channels in several languages including a few English language channels and music channels with all kinds of music
                        • Parking
                          A private onsite parking space is available at a small extra charge of 10 CHF/day just 20 steps from entry door to building
                        • Parking Off Street
                          10 CHF/day. Please make arrangements at least 2 weeks in advance of arrival or parking space cannot be guaranteed. Parking is available for Montreux Jazz Festival which is important
                        • Towels Provided
                          Soft, fluffy, American towels provided - bath, hand, washcloth, bathmat + kitchen towels
                        • 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
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Free very high speed wi fi with excellent signal and very reliable. Works great with VOIP services such as Skype
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Oven
                              gas oven
                            • Coffee Maker
                              American drip and French press-style coffeemakers + an electric kettle
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Beautiful color-coordinated dishes, glassware, cutlery, placemats, coasters, etc.
                            • Kitchen
                              4-burner gas range, oven, undercounter refrigerator with freezer compartment, microwave, appliances such as American drip and French press coffeemakers, toaster, electric kettle, etc.
                            • Microwave
                              standard microwave with turntable
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Outfitted with new non-stick pots & pans, and all kinds of cooking tools
                            • Pantry Items
                              I try to keep it stocked with basics such as salt & pepper, spices, flour, sugar, oil & vinegar, tea bags, emergency coffee, etc.
                            • Refrigerator
                              small undercounter refrigerator with small freezer compartment
                            • Stove
                              4-burner gas range with oven below
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              Toaster that accommodates thick slices


                                • Dining
                                  New dining table seats 6 comfortably and is expandable to seat 10 using additional chairs from balcony
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      Take one, leave one - various books in English, French and German
                                    • 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
                                    • 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


                                        • 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.
                                        • Boat
                                          All kinds of boats such as canoes, rowboats, paddleboats and sailboats, etc. are available for rent nearby. Paddlewheel steamer landings are a short walking distance in either direction
                                        • Golf
                                          Nearby for a fee
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Kayaks, canoes, rowboats, paddleboats, sailboats, etc. available for rent nearby
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Skiing nearby from small hills and small resorts to world-class resorts such as Verbier and Gstaad. Santa's Home in Rochers-de-Naye is easily reached.
                                        • Tennis
                                          Nearby for a fee


                                            • 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.


                                                • museums
                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • cinemas
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Jazz Festival 2018 is still available. It's so close to Park 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, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, ceiling fan, light-blocking drapes, hotel safe, reliable wi-fi, bus stops 100-200 feet away, train station 5-10 minute walk or 2 minute taxi-ride, or 3 minute bus ride 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 one can read in bed without disturbing the other, great lighting, etc.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  44 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A very comfortable apartment with everything we needed for a comfortable and pleasant stay.

                                                                  Paula B.England

                                                                  A beautiful view of the mountains and of Lake Geneva with all amenities available. Allocated in a central position of the town for the train station for visits to the mountains especially Rocher de Nayes and Glacier 3000. We made thorough use of the Montreux card. The owner of the property was exceptional in every way. I would highly recommend your stay here.

                                                                  Perfect Location for adventuring in Monteux!

                                                                  Equity R.

                                                                  This spot was perfect for us! It was warm and welcoming! It had everything we needed and more. Dotti was a top notch host! She sent me all sort of information about the house, the neighborhood and ideas for excursions and adventures. She gave us travel passes that made all transport and most everything we did free or discounted. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience! Thanks Dotti, we really appreciate you!

                                                                  Cute studio apartment

                                                                  Rhoda H.Long Beach, CA

                                                                  Great little single apartment on the edge of town. But still close to the train station, tourist info center and right across the street from the lake. We were there in winter, but it would be a wonderful location for the jazz festival. Perfect for 2 people, but would be very crowded with more. We only stayed for 2 nights, but could have easily stayed longer. Dotti was very available for questions and sent lots of good information.

                                                                  Very nice studio apartment

                                                                  Megan M.Lugano, Switzerland

                                                                  This is a great little spot to use as a base to explore the area. Easy access to all of Montreux and Lausanne and Geneva are just a train ride away. The location is wonderful, right across the street from the lake and the wonderful lakeside walking path that runs by all the nearby villages. The apartment itself is clean and offers all you need for a base of operations. Dotti is true to her word to fix small issues - we needed an extra set of towels and sheets that arrived within a few hours. I will say that fitting six in the space would be more than cozy. I would recommend it only for immediate family.

                                                                  Ideally located for visiting Montreux Riveira

                                                                  M H.

                                                                  Well furnished and comfortable studio apartment with everything you need for a self catering stay in Montreux. Dotti, the owner, was very welcoming and had supplied us with lots of very useful information about the local area. Would thoroughly recommend.

                                                                  Excellent apartment with fantastic views

                                                                  Rachel G.

                                                                  The apartment is fantastically positioned and the views are amazing. The apartment is well equipped with great parking. The balcony has lovely views over the lake and 2 adults and 2 children had ample space in the accomodation. The Montreux Riviera Cards provided good discounts on the train to Rochers de Naye which was amazing, also the Aquaparc. There are different areas for swimming and paddle boarding on the lake. We also enjoyed the Queen experience at the Casino.


                                                                  Montreux, Switzerland

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Prices quoted are for 2 guests US Dollars (USD) or Swiss Francs (CHF). Add $20 CHF/night for each additional guest. Cleaning $75 CHF for 2 guests/1 bed + $25 CHF per each additional bed or guest. Parking $10 CHF/day. Visitors tax 9% & Montreux Riviera Cards provided. For longer stays, 30% deposit with balance due 60 days prior to arrival. No security deposit required. Contact me for Jazz Festival 2019 quotes. Big discount for entire Jazz Festival stay. 100 meters/yards walk to Jazz Festival venues with private parking space available. I'm flexible, so contact me to discuss whatever. Please note that there will be roof work on the building until March 2018 so views will be partially obstructed. Prices reflect a 20% reduction to compensate for the loss of views.

                                                                  44 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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