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Make a holiday rental villa or lodging in Vaud/Lake Geneva, Switzerland your home away from home

The second largest fresh water lake in Europe, Lake Geneva, comes into the regions of Geneva, Valais and Vaud, Switzerland. The vast majority of Lake Geneva however falls into the region of Vaud (pronounced Voh). Everything that springs to mind when you think of Switzerland; stunning mountain scenery, beautiful Alpine village, cow bells, dramatic castles and picturesque lakes can all be found here, along with much, much more.

Things to do on holiday in Vaud/Lake Geneva, Switzerland

The first time you stay on the shores of Lake Geneva will certainly not be the last time you take lodging in Vaud. The scenery is indescribable, the nature unspoilt and the locals hugely welcoming, which all makes it hard to leave when your holiday is up.

In winter, the glaciers and Alpine slopes of Vaud are scattered with down-hill and cross-country skiers and snowshoe hikers in the Jura Mountains. There are over 500km of downhill pistes available, and a huge number of alternative sports on offer, including hot air balloon rides. Taking a holiday rental or in fact any lodging in Vaud will mean that you will have a hard day of sport in the mountains or on the lakeside by day, and retire to either your chalet or some of the fine restaurants which adorn the region. The cuisine is simple, rustic and absolutely delicious, giving you the energy and stamina needed to tackle another day in the fresh air of Vaud.

The cities of Nyon, Rolle and Lausanne are great centres for shopping and relaxing, whatever time of year it is. During the summer, the countryside becomes a haven for walkers, as the scenery is simply spectacular, dotted by huge chateaux and proud castles.

Lake Geneva holidays in the summer make great use of the bluest waters in Switzerland. The lake is crossed by small sailing boats, either simply enjoying the calm and the scenery or fishing for perch, pike and trout.

One of the nicest ways to discover the region in summer from a Vaud holiday lodging is to rent a bike and cycle along the banks of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, and stop off at a few of the vineyards, many of which offer wine tasting holidays.

Places to holiday in Vaud/Lake Geneva, Switzerland

The shores of Lake Geneva are best in the summer when the meadows are filled with alpine flowers and the water is a refreshing alternative to the heat of the day. Sailing, walking and fishing will make the days fly by, and the evenings can be spent in the charming towns and villages, watching the sun setting over the towering peaks of the skyline.

In winter, the Alps of Vaud become the focus for Lake Geneva holidays. The skiing is exceptional, for both down-hill and cross-country skiing. However, in the summer, the mountains draw walkers, mountaineers and climbers from all over the world to enjoy the excellent natural setting and awe-inspiring views.

Weather in Vaud/Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Summers are blissfully warm in Vaud, with average temperatures peaking at 25°C in July. However, summers are not that long, and by November, the temperatures have dropped to around 0°C, with plentiful snow.

Flights to Vaud/Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva Airport (GVA) makes reaching holiday rental accommodation in the Lake Geneva region of Vaud very easy. There are transfers available to all the resorts along the coast, and car rental available from the airport.

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                                                                                        Recent Reviews

                                                                                        Lovely apartment in lovely position

                                                                                        4 of 5
                                                                                        Great apartment, two bunk rooms, one very small,spectacular views and an excellent skiing base had the snow been better.Not ski in / out but nearly so.Definitely need a car to access the village.Villars seemed expensive in comparison to other Swiss towns.The countryside around is beautiful.The owners very helpful
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: Apr 03, 2017
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                        Beautiful apartment with a view to die for….

                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                        This lovely apartment has everything you need for the perfect holiday, whether you want to be active (skiing/walking/etc) or simply chill out and enjoy the peace and quiet and gorgeous view. A huge attraction for us is this apartment’s fabulous terrace - far larger and better than the more usual balconies some apartments have. We’ve spent many happy hours just sitting with a glass of wine watching the birds and sunsets. Even when the weather isn’t so great, the big picture window still enables easy viewing of the idyllic scenery. There are only two very slight draw-backs as far as we are concerned and they are very minor indeed and certainly not the fault of apartment itself: 1. We find the swimming pool water too cool to be pleasant and we usually only manage one ‘dip’ per stay just to say we tried it. 2. Although the apartment block is only a short walk from the town centre and is all downhill going out, it’s quite a steep climb for the last few hundred yards on the way back. Helps to get us fit though! We’ve stayed here twice now and certainly hope to be back again, and again……need I say more?
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Feb 2017