Montreux-Fabulous Lakeside, Views of Lake & Mtns
- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- sleeps 6
Description from the owner
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, ban...Read more
Montreux-Fabulous Lakeside, Views of Lake & Mtns
Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland
Additional Location Information
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 Art 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.
Montreux, Lake Geneva, Switzerland, Europe (45 min by car, 1 hr by train from GVA airport)
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.
Location Type Lake, Village
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: September 11, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in CHF) (change)
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- Visitors' Tax | 9% of rent | Visitors tax allows visitors to receive Montreux Riviera Cards for free local bus, train and funicular transport & 1/2 price admissions to several museums, Chateau de Chillon, and some boat excursions, and some trains and funiculars farther into the mountains
- Tax rate | 9% of rent
- Cleaning fee | $86 per stay
- Cleaning and laundry fee | $86 per stay | Bed, bath & kitchen linens provided & fee is for laundry & cleaning apartment at end of stay. Add 25 CHF for each extra bed used
Additional notes from owner
Rates quoted in Swiss Francs(CHF)for 1-2 guests using Queen Bed. Discounts 5% per week 20% 4 weeks: Ja&Feb; 100. March 125. Apr&May; 150. June,July,Aug,Sept 175. Oct 150. Nov 125. Christmas Market 150. Christmas/New Year holiday 175. 2014 JAZZ FEST 15 nights 9000 (150 yards/meters from Stravinski Aud.) Extra charges for 2 guests using 2 beds or for additional guests up to max 5. 9% visitors' tax. Cleaning/laundry charge 175 + extra bed or additional guest charges. Onsite parking 10. Personal checks in US Dollars accepted. Includes unlimited free local bus, train, funicular transport, half-price some boats, mountain trains, museums & Chateau de Chillon. 2013 Jazz Festival parking 500 CHF for 15 days.
- Local Guides/Maps
- Alarm Clock
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Paper Towels Provided
- Central Heating
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Wireless Internet [?]
- Pet friendly - No
- Smoking allowed - No
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
- Wheelchair accessible - No
- 45 square meters
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