Beautiful Studio Apartment Romantic mountain getaway
Charming mountain apartments
Karen and Darren
- English, French
About Karen and Darren
We are an English family who moved to the French Alps because of it's fantastic mountain location close to many ski resorts, close to Geneva and not far from Italy. We love living in this very French mountain village!
Karen and Darren purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Karen and Darren chose Vailly
This old farm house stole our hearts at first sight and we have been loving converting it in to our home and a holiday apartment for guests.
What makes this Apartment unique
In a very quiet corner of the alps but with high quality local shops, restaurants and facilities. The scenes from the house are breathtaking, we are really "away from it all". A fantastic location whether you want to ski, enjoy the lakes or go to Geneva. We love it here and hope you will too!
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Strictly non smoking within the apartment and on grounds. No pets.
This a quiet mountain village so guests will be expected to respect the peaceful environment and come and go to the apartment quietly.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Beautiful stay in Pimberty
The farmhouse was exceptional, clean and spacious. We loved the area and explored the small towns minutes away as well as walked to the Geo Park and went in the river. I would love to come back and visit again soon. Karen was a lovely host! Gorgeous location! Comfortable and lux dwelling.
Thank you so much for your kind comments, we're really happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again soon! :-)
We chose this rental because it is conveniently located between Geneva and Montreux. The scenery is beautiful and there are good restaurants in the immediate area.
Thank you for your review, we're really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future!
Delightful stay in a beautiful and quiet mountain location
We had a wonderful stay in Pimberty. It's such a beautiful location which feels right in the middle of the mountains, despite being only an hour's drive from Geneva. We visited in the early autumn, and it is the perfect spot for hiking, seeing the lake and exploring nearby towns. The only slight downside was that the cottage is made of wood which seemed to have some noisy beetles living in it - however we were assured by Karen that she is aware of the issue and they are treating it. The beetles are harmless anyway! The facilities in the cottage are reasonable, perhaps not 'luxury', as the description says, but you will have all you need and be comfortable. Karen was a terrific host throughout - we really appreciated the welcome basket of fresh bread and fruit, recommendations for the local area and general helpfulness.
Thank you for your kind words we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your positive comments. It's been a fantastic Autumn, so we are glad you were able to make the most of the amazing weather to explore the region.
Yes, one of the difficult things about renovating an old building, is that to keep the charm and character of the farmhouse,, we use, as much as possible, the original beams, some of which are 150 years old. This does on and off give us the issue of fighting wood beetles. As you say, it is a situation we are currently managing. We prefer to treat the wood only during inter-season so that our clients are not disturbed by any smell of the wood treatment. They are of course in the centre of the wood beams quite happily eating, I know it is the sound of them eating which can be disturbing, so I'm sorry if that bothered you.
With regard to the level of what we offer, all of our furnishings (including the natural stone sink in the bathroom) are very high quality, and the linen is hotel standard, purchased from a company that supply many 4 and 5 star hotels in the UK and worldwide. Having travelled extensively for many years, we feel that the quality of what we offer within the context of a studio apartment setting, is high, particularly when we also take into consideration the price we charge and when we compare other, similar holiday rentals. We are always, however looking to improve the quality of what we offer and so would be genuinely very interested to know, what in particular you feel we could do to make the apartment feel more luxurious for you? We really want all of our clients to have the best experience possible.
Thank you for spending your holiday with us, it was a pleasure to welcome you both and we hope to see you again in the very near future.
Relaxing, conveniently situated, well appointed apartment in a beautiful location
The apartment was just as advertised, comfortable, conveniently located, and equipped with everything necessary. There are many places to hike, visit, and relax close by. It was also easy to make day trips to Annecy and Lausanne. Karen and Darren were fantastic hosts! Karen was very responsive to our questions. She told us about the Thursday market in Lullin, bread and meat vendors, and nearby local attractions. We stayed 9 days, each more perfect than the next. There is a babbling brook right next to the property, a beautiful terrace, perfect for relaxation.
Thank you for your kind review, we really enjoyed welcoming you and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope very much to see you again!
Stunning location and a elegant cosy apartment.
The experience of our visit was heightened by the beautiful scenery and the distinct homely feel of the cabin we were staying in. This apartment was a superb way to experience the mountainous scenery. Cleanliness of this apartment and its comfortable modern amenities had all of the appeal of a contemporary and traditional ambience of a Alpine cabin. I would highly recommend staying in this location for those wishing to experience the authenticity of the mountainous region. The owner Karen was most welcoming and helpful during our stay in this stunning little apartment. We hope to return to this apartment during our next endeavours to the Alps.
Thank you for your kind comments, we really appreciate them and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back again very soon!
beautiful, scenic, cosy!
We stayed here for a few nights and had the best time! The location was very clean, homely and cosy. The host was very friendly as well and very helpful with any questions we had...and we had quite a lot (ha!) the views from the location were spectacular and very easy access to nearby ski resorts like les gets. A very romantic place and good value for money!
Thank you Catherine for your kind review, we're really happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!
La Grange De Pimberty is in a fantastic location to visit both the mountains and the lake. We have official hikes directly from our door and within a ten minute drive many extensive mountain hikes to enjoy. A short drive to Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) in the summer to enjoy swimming and picnics by the lake. Set in the mountains our nearest ski stations are Hirmentaz and La Chévrarie. We are also not far from the Porte Du Soleil ski area. There are many fabulous local attractions to enjoy all year round. We are also only 64km from Palexpo Arena, Geneva (about a 60 minute drive outside rush hour) or simply relax by our quiet stream in our beautiful mountain village.