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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

                                                                                              Amazing views and great accommodations!

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              This was our first time in Switzerland and we just fell in love with Leysin and how accessible the train station was from this chalet. The chalet was cozy and charming and had everything you needed. The local crepe cafe was delicious and the staff was always friendly and hospitable. We had a great experience with everyone in the town.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              My Second Stay

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              This was my second stay at the chalet; unfortunately it was just for three days due to other bookings but still enjoyed it none the less. I was met by Didi who showed me the new apartment which is looking great and was due for completion in a couple of weeks so as I'm writing this review it should now be complete. The chalet is located on the side of a mountain overlooking one of the most beautiful settings one could wish for, it’s simply breathtaking. I am hoping to return yet again in late September of this year circumstances permitting which I think says it all.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                              A week in paradise...

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                                                                                              We wanted to thank you so VERY much for our week in paradise - we had the most magical stay in your beautiful apartment. It was so spacious and welcoming, and the views from every room were absolutely stunning. The biggest ‘wow’ factor was the gigantic private terrace! We could have invited the entire village up for drinks, lol. We loved having breakfast every morning and dinner every night on the terrace, with the most magnificent views of the village and mountains all around us. And at sunset, we’d enjoy the views of the church all lit up over a glass of wine. We felt like we had the entire Résidence Rosat to ourselves! The tranquility and beauty of your place is out of a fairy tale. You are very lucky to own a piece of Heaven :-) Angelo and Patrick were extremely helpful and responsive. It was reassuring to know that they were there if we ever needed assistance with anything. Your apartment is in the perfect location for exploring the area, and there are so many incredible activities, especially for families. We were able to go to La Braye one day, Wispile and Gstaad, Schönreid and Rellerli (the toboggan run is a blast!), Gruyères, and Broc for the Maison Cailler chocolate factory (where I ate WAY too much chocolate, lol). We also loved just staying at 'home', and exploring the charming village of Château d'Œx (we went mini-golfing, played at the park, and also made the short walk to Le Berceau outdoor swimming pool – a must if you have kids!). We had the most incredible experiences - and over 5,000 photos filled with memories we will always cherish. Once we get a bit more organized here, we will send you some photos of our stay (don't worry, we'll narrow it down to just a handful, lol). Thank you again for sharing your beautiful second home with us. We had the most incredible, magical vacation, and will most definitely be back soon! Warmest Regards, Kelty, Darren & Xavier Newmarket, Ontario CANADA
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016