Short Term Rentals in Geneva

Geneva is divided into two main areas – Rive Gauche and Rive Droite. The left and right banks of the Rhone and Lake Geneva offer a great range of holiday accommodation to rent for short term stays of one week or more. Eaux-Vives on the left bank is favoured by families due to its proximity to Lake Geneva, and boasts lots of nice restaurants and shops. It is also a partly residential area, which may appeal to those staying for longer periods of one month or two months. Staying on the Rive Droite gives you easier access to the main railway station and airport, and in this area you’ll see the United Nations buildings and the offices of many international organisations. It is a bustling area both in terms of tourism and commerce, with sleek and modern apartment blocks commonly seen here.

  1. Short Term Rentals for Families

    The presence of the United Nations headquarters creates a demand for residential accommodation for visiting international families. Longer stays of several months or more are common in Geneva, so if you’re searching for a pleasant area to base the children with convenience in terms of travel, the right bank would be a good place to look.


    If you’re there on holiday for a week or so, the shores of Lake Geneva might catch your eye. Eaux-Vives on the left bank offers a wide choice of one, two or three bedroom apartments and furnished houses, some with gardens and parking, where you can relax and enjoy being close to the lake and all its amenities.


    For families wishing to be near the centre, apartments in the Old Town may be more suitable. Being the historical centre of the city, it can be an expensive area to stay, but if cost isn’t an issue you’ll be able to see the main sights on foot and have the convenience of being close to the main shopping area.

  2. Short Term Rentals on a Budget

    Geneva isn’t known for its budget accommodation, but there are several options open to you if you’re trying to keep costs low. Visiting during the autumn means you’ll avoid the high prices of summer, as well as the expensive festive season.


    Geneva’s Christmas market opens at the beginning of December which influences accommodation prices in the city, but travelling here in November or January/February would be a good idea for a budget visit. HomeAway offers low-cost accommodation in the form of self catering apartments and flats situated within larger houses. Eating out in Geneva is expensive, so choosing to go self catered will ensure you can reduce your expenses.

  3. Luxury Short Term Rentals

    There really is no shortage of luxury accommodation in Geneva. The area near Rue de Rhône offers a good selection of sumptuous apartments, many with rooftop terraces and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the views over the city.


    Luxury short term lets beside the river are a particularly good choice. This part of Geneva offers many beautiful boutique-style apartments with lovely views and easy access to all the main sights. The area of Paquis is also known for some top class self catering accommodation. This is a lively district characterised by exclusive restaurants and bars. Larger groups and families may also want to consider the self catering chalets available outside the city centre.

  4. Short Term Rentals for Business

    If you’re staying in Geneva on business, you’ll be spoilt for choice of smaller one bedroom apartments providing a bolt-hole after a long working day. Most apartments provide wi-fi internet access, with some also offering views of the lake. If being close to the United Nations buildings is important, the area of Paquis would be a good base as it is just a short walk away from the UN.


    Staying in the city without a car should not be a problem given the excellent transport links throughout Geneva and its suburbs. For this reason, you may prefer to stay in northern Paquis, between the United Nations buildings and Geneva airport, especially if your stay is only for one or two nights.

  5. Alternative Short Term Rentals

    For those who enjoy the great outdoors, Geneva City Camping Bois de Bay is located on the shores of Lake Geneva but not far from the city, giving the best of both worlds for families and couples.


    Another good low-cost alternative is the Geneva Hostel, which is approximately 1 kilometre from the centre of Geneva, and very close to the lake.

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