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Beautiful house by the Evian stream with lake views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2+1 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms sleeps 6

With close proximity from Evian, this typical village house has everything one could hope for a relaxing holiday. Charming and in quiet setting, the garden does not only have an organic vegetable patch and an orchard, it even has its own source of pure Evian water! Relaxing in the summer, by the singing stream or barbecuing lovely French delicacies, sitting in the shade, looking at the beautiful views of Geneva lake will seduce you!

In the winter, after a day skiing, a cultural tour or a trip at the hot spring spa, you will enjoy coming back to a lovely cosy home. Sitting in the kitchen, by the stove drinking a hot cup of cocoa, eating a 'Raclette' or having an 'apéritif' in the veranda, looking at life go by are some of the experiences you will certainly enjoy in this very unique place!

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Property Manager
Céline Carlisle
Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Maxilly-sur-Léman in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , extra single bed possible
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • The second bedroom is a lounge with a double sofa-bed. It is possible to add a single bed. The third bedroom is a small cosy room under the roof.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful house by the Evian stream with lake views
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Lovely relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday. The house was old & full of character (but contains everything you need - very well thought out), with views towards the lake from upstairs & the garden as shown. As we used both the second bedroom (looks like an attic room but is on 1st floor) & lounge (bedsettee) for our 2 children it was great to have the dining room for us to sit in during the evening. For the garden, you do have to walk out of the front door & round the side of the building to where the land is a patchwork of gardens for the adjacent houses. We enjoyed using the bbq/grill & drinking the spring water.

It was a holiday with lots of either chilling in the garden or trips out. The village is a short stroll downhill (bit longer on the way back!) where there's a lovely bakers (open all day) & butchers. You can drive to beaches on the lake for a swim - one had nice grassy areas & stream). By car you can easily visit Evian, the mountain resorts of Thollon & Bernex are not far & you can take a day trip to Chamonix & Mont Blanc or Geneva etc. You can also take boat trips from Evian to places like Lausanne.

The owners live next door & were very helpful charming people.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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A place to forget the busy world around you

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time in “Maison de la Source“ with our two little kids. It was quite hot, but perfect for spending time in the big garden – close to the source – in the evening. The owners living right next-door and they are very friendly and always there for helping us. The house is perfectly equipped (incl. child-proof locks for the stairs and windows)

The owner picked us up from the ferry station in Evian and drove us back, when we left. Very lovely… than otherwise it is quite difficult getting around without a car. There a just two busses in the morning (direction to Evian) and 1 or 2 at night back. The owner gave us a bicycle, for getting to the supermarket and back.

For reaching the garden you have to leave the house and walk around it. That doesn’t really matters, but if you have little kids sleeping, it would be nice to just step out for enjoying the garden, while being able to hear them. That wasn’t really possible.

But it is a nice place to be and forget the busy world. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This place is not just a source of Evian water, but also a source of joy, fresh air, beauty, silence, nice smiles, beautiful views and very gentle people! Before booking, we’ve read all the reviews and we’ve also decided to go because of these positive reviews, so we went with really big expectations. When we arrived, from the first hour of staying there we felt that it’s even better than all of what we’ve read. After one week, we left with the same impression and with the desire to come back. For sure we’ll do it!!

Many thanks to our hosts for everything that they offered us: a nice, clean and very welcoming house, the morning smiles, all the toys that they brought for our daughter and for the very warm “good bye “ (they remained behind waving at us). Hope to see you again soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Roxana, The owners of the house were also delighted to have you and retain very fond memories of your stay. We are all thrilled with your review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it and we all very much look forward to your next stay! See you soon indeed and take care, My Friends' Houses Team
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Wish we had stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

An absolute gem. This apartment was well stocked, beautifully located and the proprietress was wonderful. My only suggestion is plan to stay a while! The local people are friendly and welcoming. The environs is breathtaking.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

This house is great. I stayed with my girlfriend and we had a very quiet, relaxing week. The owners, a lovely elderly couple, live next door. They are very welcoming, and happy to give information about the local area.

The house has two bedrooms, and a sofa which can convert into a bed. The kitchen has most things you need: fridge, freezer, hobs, and useful things like olive oil, seasonings etc. The back garden has a constant supply of free, fresh Evian water - we refilled all of our water bottles on a daily basis! The rest of the house is very well stocked too, eg with spare blankets, books etc.

We rented a car (from Geneva, and drove across), and used it get around Evian and nearby. The house is situated on a nice, quiet road (at quite an incline, which made parking slightly tricky!), and there are plenty of things to do nearby. In Evian itself (which is a short drive from the house) there is a nice waterfront, a market on some days, and a casino. Switzerland is a short drive away: Montreux is a nice place to visit, and you can take the train up the mountain to the resort.

Also within short driving time of the house are several hiking trails, to which the owners will be happy to direct you.

The house could easily house more people - it is quite large, and has two bathrooms, a living room, another room at the front of the house with a table, and the kitchen has a dining table.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Christmas Tale!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a gorgeous holiday in the most friendly environment!

The owners were so attentive, Christmas decorations, home made jams and

Christmas cookies, were waiting for us when we arrived.

The house is really cosy and perfect for a "comfy winter's retreat"! We enjoyed the local slopes of Thollon and Bernex, perfect for families, as it has enough slopes but is not too big so one does not get lost!

Thollon's top slope has the most amazing panoramic views of the Lac Leman. The house was so warm and lovely to come back to and the underfloor heating made it really easy for our snow boots and gloves to dry during the night!

On a foggy day, we took the children to "Aquaparc", just a short drive from the house.

A holiday to recommend and definitely to repeat!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
8 Kilometres
Thollon les Mémises
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres

Situated between lake and mountains, Curtenay is a quiet, typical and friendly village. It is only 5 min drive from the town of Evian, famous for its natural water, golf and casino. This unique place will allow you to enjoy great summer or winter holidays! Geneva lake is only 2 min drive and the nearest ski resort is only 15 min drive. Geneva is 50 min by car, Montreux 30 min drive and Lausanne 35 min by boat.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Maxilly-sur-Léman, Rhone-Alpes

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Very High
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
High Season
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
16 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £13.7 per person per night

A refundable security deposit of 300,00 Euros is to be paid in cash on arrival at property.

Cancellation policy:

- Full refund of the deposit up to 3 months before arrival.

- 50% of the deposit will be refunded up to 6 weeks before arrival. After this the deposit will be non refundable
(but, availability permitting, can be used towards another booking at 'My Friends' Houses')

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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