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Annecy 2BR/1BA Charming! Great Location! Spacious!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 74 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2+BR 1BA Sleeps up to 6

Spacious apartment with updated kitchen and bathroom!

This flat works out well on a number of fronts: location, size, parking, and cost.

'Location' best describes the situation of this charming, center of town apartment located just minutes from the canals and historic old town Annecy, France. The apartment is located IN Annecy, not nearby. It's within a desirable area of Annecy referred to as The Golden Triangle. The apt. is on the convenient elevated ground floor of a 1930s building and right across the street from the weekly market. It is spacious, comfortable and correct, but not pretentious; high ceilings, charm and a private terrace. The kitchen was recently updated and is well supplied. The bathroom is new with a modern shower and vanity. Convenient wireless internet and free long distance calls to over 70 countries land line phones. Private parking lot is right outside. Our rates are priced to book the flat. For a couple or a family our goal for this apartment is to exceed your expectation.

Nearest airport: Geneva. Train station: 10 min. walk. Discounts and laundry available for longer stays. Email or call now and you'll receive a prompt, helpful reply. We want to help make your trip a good one!

Annecy: The Old Towne is loaded with charm! Boutiques, designer shops, galleries and cafés line the canals and the walking area near the lake. The pedestrian mall walk culminates at a modern shopping center 'Courier' and theatre complex. The train station is also next door. Grocery stores are in both the Old Towne as well as the Courier mall. All within walking range. Restaurants serve the traditional 'savoyard' dishes as well as classic french — some until the wee hours of the morning. Just minutes from the apartment is beautiful Lac Annecy and Le Paquier, the large park area with train and carousel rides. The Pacquier is host to picnics, soccer matches, events, walks, and benches to just relax and look out at the lake and surrounding mountains. A Galeries Lafayette shopping experience, along with cafeteria, post office and other shops, is a two minute walk the other direction. Close to the Old Towne, but just far enough away to feel like you are in a residential 'non-tourist' area. Voila!

Around Annecy: If you plan to stay long enough to do some day trips or have a eurrail pass, the train station is a ten minute walk. There is a TGV 'fast train' to Paris from Annecy. If you arrive by car, a space is provided for parking. If you choose to rent bicycles a locked shed is available for storage or, if you prefer, you may store them carefully in the apt. It's on an elevated ground floor, meaning about 6-7 steps above ground level. If you want to take the bus, the stop is across the street. If you want to do more sightseeing by car, however, you are about an hour from Mt. Blanc, Europe's highest peak, and the Mt. Blanc tunnel which takes you into Italy. Switzerland is 30 minutes north, the French Riviera is about a four hour drive south and the Burgundy wine area is about three hours. Albertville, Chamonix, and Grenoble, all winter Olympic hosts, are all nearby. Geneva, an incredible, historic city, is less than an hour away. Your options are limitless from this excellent location.

14 Blvd du Lycée: This apartment is a find and we bought it because we love the location, the high ceilings, the 'extra' room, and the private terrace. The apartment is comfortable and correct, but not overly pretentious or luxurious. There is a queen size bed in one bedroom, two single beds in a second and a sofa bed in the 'extra' room, which doubles as a TV/office room. There is also a portable crib. The kitchenette, while compact, is completely supplied with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, dishes and appliances. The toilet is separate from the bathroom, which has a cabin shower, sink and shelves. Towels are provided, as well as bedding. The living area is a combined living/dining room. Tall french doors open to steps to the fenced in private terrace with table, parasol and BBQ. We'll leave several brochures in different languages to help you get acclimated to Annecy and all the area offers. We're happy to talk to you in English or French. Free wireless internet. Cable TV. Free parking. Free calls.

More Details

Karen Roalson
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, some Spanish and Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Karen Roalson

Hi! We're Craig and Karen Roalson. We both grew up in Iowa, (USA) and aside from living for three wonderful years in Annecy, France, we still live here. We moved to Annecy in 2002, with our two sons, 10 and 12 at the time. Our plan was to stay one year. We extended our stay to two years, then for a third! When it was time to move back to Iowa, we took a leap of faith and decided to buy an apartment so we could come back to visit the city we had so enjoyed. It's been a lot of fun getting to meet people from all over and help them to have a nice stay in Annecy.

Karen Roalson purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Karen Roalson chose Annecy

Upon moving to France we didn't know where we would be located. When we arrived in Annecy, we immediately saw how fortunate we were. Annecy is in the Rhone-Alpes area of France which is a beautiful area, just about 30-40 minutes south of Geneva, Switzerland. The Olde Towne in Annecy is charming and there is always something going on around the lakefront. We felt like we knew the town well and knew what kind of location would be best. We fell in love with this apartment's location, the little garden area, and the traditional French windows and high ceilings.

What makes this apartment unique

When visiting Annecy people know about the Olde Towne, the lake, and the shopping. This apartment is close to all three and renters do not have to sacrifice space for location. It's quite spacious, including a garden area. There are also two bakeries nearby.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Annecy in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 74 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • lake ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Shower, vanity area and shelving for guests.
  • Typical French bathroom set-up. The toilet is separate. Makes it easier if there are several people sharing the apt. The apt. has a new shower and vanity. There is shelving and personal storage containers for six people. The radiator is also a towel warmer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    TV/Office - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , TV/office room
  • The apartment can sleep up to six if two people are willing to share the double sofa bed. Each bedroom has an armoire for clothes and the TV/Office room has a closet. There are also adequate blankets and pillows. Sheets and linens are provided by a conciergerie so each set is freshly laundered from a hotel.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a TV/Office room separate from the Living/Dining areas. The television is in this room as well as a desk which can be used for an office area. Wireless internet is provided. This is also the room with a full-size sofa bed/futon that is the optional third bedroom. It's nice that the TV/office is in a separate room from the Living/Dining areas. If part of a group wants to watch TV, or do office work, the other part of the group can still relax in the Living room area and carry on conversation without the distraction of the TV or bothering the person working. This is a spacious apartment, and with the private terrace, you don't feel crowded. But it's also great for a couple to feel pampered with some extra space. There is an iron/ironing board in the hall closet. There is a raclette maker on top of the refrigerator. The apartment is well stocked. There are also two table fans and one floor fan.


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Annecy 2BR/1BA Charming! Great Location! Spacious!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Great apartment walking distance to centre of old town and a few minutes to the Lake; perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Nice spacious apartment with a lovely French feel. Had everything the six of us needed for a fabulous stay in Annecy. Perfectly located within walking distance for the town & the lake. The apartment also has a free parking space & a free car park across the road (except Saturday as there is a brilliant French market there). Bus/train station 8 minute walk if arriving by public transport.

Modern shower & separate toilet (very convenient when there's a few of you staying!) kitchen with oven, fridge freezer microwave & best of all dishwasher! Three decent sized double rooms & a great chill out lounge diner. All very clean & comfortable!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne-Marie, Thank you for such a complimentary review. We try hard to get a 5 star review with each guest! If ever you decide to revisit Annecy, I hope to hear from you! Karen
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Very nice flat with a perfect location, comfortable and well equipped

  • 4 of 5

The flat is very spacious even more than shown in the pictures. The lake and the center of the town are 10 minute walk. Supermarket very near. The kitchen is very well equipped . Perfect flat if you are traveling with children.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great location and great size for our family

  • 5 of 5

5 minute walk to the water and the heart of Annecy ... lots of room for our family ... great neighbourhood

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kai, thank you for your review! So nice to hear how well the apartment worked out for your family's vacation! You are welcome back anytime! :)
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Great apartment! Great host! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

3 friends stayed here in September 2015. We found the apartment well suited to our needs. We used the den with convertible sofa as a 3rd bedroom and it worked fine. The apartment is clean, well (but not lavishly) appointed, and fairly spacious. The property manager was attentive, and the owner's recommendation on car service from Geneva was great. We contracted with the driver to take us to Mt. Blanc for a day, which worked well. A grocery is nearby, as are numerous bakeries and wine shops. The old district is barely a five minute walk, and it was nice to stay a bit removed from it in a less touristy area.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing in Annecy

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Annecy and the apartment was perfect. It was easy to locate and having parking included was really nice. Coming at the end of a 3 week hiking trip, this was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the local restaurants, small nearby villages and the old town. Everything went smoothly with the owner. All transactions were easily managed and Karen was very helpful with local restaurant suggestions. The local manager, Steve was also very helpful. The kitchen and bath remodel are nice updates and the apartment is very spacious with lots of charm. The owner also accommodated us when we had friends stop by one night for a visit. It was nice to have all the basics; spices, paper products, cooking utensils, etc. The Welcome packet was very thorough. We arrived on a Saturday and went to the market conveniently located across the street to purchase local fresh food and necessities. Saturday was also a very busy day in the old town with outside venders and many people shopping. It was a bit overwhelming coming from quite mountain villages, but fun people watching. We were grateful that the crowds diminished the following days allowing for quiet walks in the old town and many photo opportunities. Thanks you!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment.

  • 5 of 5

check in on time. apartment clean, airy, bright, big, with many windows and a small garden, beautiful neighborhood.

near the train station, supermarket, lafayette galerie, post office.

without doubt the best apartment I've ever stayed staying.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Geneva, Switzerland
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Annecy station
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.66 Miles
local lac Annecy public beach
Car: not necessary

Annecy is a beautiful town located in the Haute Savoie, with a lake that is one of the cleanest in Europe. 35 minutes from Geneva airport/10 minute walk from Annecy train station. Flowers are all along the canals in the summer making for a picture perfect vacation.

Other Activities: Annecy has a skateboard bowl.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £52.73
Additional Guest Fee £0 - 10.55 per person per night
Pet Fee £43.94

Progressive discounts for two week and longer rentals. Monthly rates are based on a four week stay. The cleaning fee provides for fresh hotel linens and towels and more in-depth cleaning. There is still basic cleaning that is required by renters. To avoid misunderstanding it is also listed here as well as at the apartment:
— Clean and put away all dishes and pans, etc. If the dishwasher is running a cycle when you leave, that is fine. Wipe off the countertops, stovetop and microwave. If you used the oven and baking spilled over, it needs to be cleaned. If you spilled in the refrigerator, please clean up.

— Remove everything from the refrigerator. Remove all perishable food. Non-perishables such as spices, tea, coffee, oil, unopened jars and/or cans may be left in the cupboards.

— Check that you have removed all personal items from the shower, sink and the shelving.

— Do a general clean up. Wipe off tables, sweep floors, return items to their original places. Cleaning cloths and supplies are provided..

— All radiators returned to “auto” and “snowflake” position.

— Empty all the garbage. Garbage and Plastic/Paper recycle bins are in the parking lot. Garbage MUST be bagged before placing in the GREY bins. Plastic/Paper go directly in the YELLOW bins. Glass may either be bagged with garbage or recycled separately. A glass recycling bin is located on the far side of the park across the street marked VERRE.

— If used, return covers back on items. Charcoal ashes need to be bagged for garbage and the grates need to be cleaned with the grill brush.

— Two sets of keys are provided to guests. Leave one set in the bowl on the hallway dresser. Lock the apartment and return the second set of keys to the lockbox using the code you received upon arrival. Check to insure the lockbox is securely locked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.