Vasco de Gama B8/R Les pieds dans l'eau, 5-room terraced house 173 m2 on 3 levels, south-east facing position. Partly with sloping ceilings, comfortable and tasteful furnishings: living/dining room with dining nook, separate WC, satellite TV, radio, CD-player, hi-fi system and DVD. Exit to the balcony, south-east facing position. Open kitchen (oven, dishwasher, 4 ceramic glass hob hotplates, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine). Upper floor: 1 room with 2 beds. Exit to the balcony, south-east facing position. 1 room with 1 bed. Bath/WC. 2nd upper floor: 1 room with 2 beds. Exit to the balcony, south-east facing position. 1 room with 2 beds. Exit to the balcony, south facing position and east facing position. Gallery with 2 beds. Bath/WC. Balcony, south-east facing position. Terrace furniture. Beautiful view of the mountains, the canal and the port. Facilities: washing machine, dryer, iron, hair dryer. Internet (WiFi, free). Reserved parking (roofed). home cinema.
building and outdoor:
Terraced house Vasco de Gama B8, 3 storeys, built in 2006. On the outskirts, 300 m from the centre of Bouveret, 300 m from the lake, 70 m from the canal. In the complex: reception. Parking. Shop 300 m, railway station Le Bouveret, pebble beach, outdoor swimming pool 300 m, bathing lake Léman 300 m. Sports harbour 900 m, golf course (18 hole) 15 km, tennis 300 m, minigolf 11 km. Well-known ski regions can easily be reached: Les Portes du Soleil, Villars-sur-Ollon, Leysin. Please note: private mooring (extra) on request.
The apartment was as advertised: light and bright and nicely decorated. And the lake and surrounding mountains are picturesque.
But be careful. The owner had explained about getting a ticket at the gate to drive into the marina, and using our key to activate the gate. But if you leave a car inside overnight without using the key (which we did by mistake) it can cost 36 Swiss francs.
When we left, we reported two broken glasses, one cracked in the dishwasher. The owner’s rep Magdalena inspected the apartment and returned our security deposit but charged18 Swiss francs for the two glasses. Those are pretty expensive glasses.
I wrote the owner about this as well as a couple cigarette butts in the floorboards outside the main door, some black spots in one of the showers and -- yikes! -- no corkscrew. The owner now says the charge was “for ... soap in the toilet.” I have no idea what that means.
We have rented through VRBO before and have never damaged a thing.
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