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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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    Apartment #1697416
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      Apartment #2136608
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        Chalet #476257
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          Chalet #495180
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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            Chalet #6145243
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              Chalet #6305462
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                Apartment #1358259a
                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  Chalet #491058
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                    Apartment #53435
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                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                      Apartment #822317
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                        Chalet #1004356
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          Chalet #679090a
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            Chalet #1039268
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                              Chalet #2462950
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                                Apartment #70462
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                                  Chalet #800820
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                    Apartment #14825
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      Villa #889834a
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                                        • 3 BR
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                                        Chalet #6133653
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
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                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #417663
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                                            • 3 BR
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                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #417663
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                                              Apartment #8292
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                                                Apartment #6685459
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                                                  Apartment #452005
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                                                    Apartment #6687218
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                                                      Apartment #6416248
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                                                        Apartment #6556705
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                                                          Chalet #1488819
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                                                            Apartment #6687616
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                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                              Chalet #6414300
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                Apartment #1395883a
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                                                                      Chalet #407226
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                                                                        House #1329187
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                          Farmhouse #6089051
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                                                                            Apartment #646546a
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              Chalet #6681265
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                                                                                      House #2136277
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                                                                                            Chalet #1879225
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Bungalow #1363251
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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Overall a very comfortable apartment-

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              We stayed at chalet Vermont mid season and used it as a base to complete daily walks in the surrounding areas. A few points to consider - 1 You will need a car due to the location of the apartment 2 You can either hire a car in Geneva ( as we did ) or take a train to Aigle and hire a car there 3 The property was very clean and well maintained 4 The town of Villars has good services 5 Make use of all the walking tracks available in the area and the many restaurants that complement each walk 6 I would recommend this property for those people who are looking for a quiet and safe area
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                              Lovely rustic chalet in a magnificent environment

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              Very well equipped old-style chalet in a wonderful quiet place up the mountain
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                              Immaculate chalet in a perfect location - peaceful and relaxing with lots to do in summer

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We had a fantastic week at Nick and Jill's chalet in Leysin in August. Nick was very helpful when booking the chalet, and the pre-arrival information was the best we have ever received, with clear instructions on how to find the property and lots of information about local activities and restaurants. The chalet is indeed superb. It is in a fantastic location, facing away from the village and looking over meadows (complete with cows and their melodic cow bells) to the mountains beyond - every day we woke to stunning views of snow capped peaks. Beautifully finished, with lots of lovely personal touches that made it feel like a home from home rather than a soulless holiday let. It is very comfortable with lots of seating inside and out, and a very well equipped kitchen. The TV with a DVD player worked perfectly and the WiFi was excellent. There was ample space in the bedrooms to store clothes, the bathrooms have a gorgeous deep bath and powerful showers, and there was plenty of linen and towels. Leysin itself is a lovely little village with plenty of shops and restaurants. There is the cable car to the top of the local mountain, and a train from the valley floor, plus a number of indoor and outdoor sports facilities that we didn't use but looked very good. Despite being high up the valley, Leysin is very well placed with lots of fantastic places in less than an hours drive - including Montreux on Lake Geneva, Lac Lioson, Glacier 3000 (yes we did the Peak Walk!), the Grande Dixence Dam, Trient Ravine - in fact there was just so much to do in this area that our original plan to explore further afield was thwarted. We are going to have to return one day.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016