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Cosy modern studio;superb lake and mountain view;100mtr ski lift;sleeps 2/3;WIFI

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Property
apartment
People
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Thollon-les-Mémises - La Petite Fleur D'Ecosse

Modern ground floor studio 27m2; en suite shower room, kitchen

On the ground floor of our chalet we have created this modern, comfortable and quite unique,self contained studio -100 metres from the telecabine and with outstanding panoramic views over Lake Geneva. The studio comprises a tastefully furnished main living area; a fully equipped modern kitchen area and an en suite shower room/w/c.There is a large (and very comfortable-according to our guests!) double bed settee providing sleeping for two as well as being a relaxing daytime sofa.There's also a full single size banquette ideally suitable for a child or young adult. A child's cot is also available. Electric radiators and a 'log burner' effect electric fire heat this cosy studio.There's a flat screen TV, (UK and French TV),DVD/ CD and video (bring your own or borrow ours). Wi - Fi available. There's also access to the ski/boot store which adjoins the studio.. A perfect studio for 2/3 people wishing to enjoy a winter or summer break - a quiet, yet central village location just a very short walk to our local restaurants,supermarket, boulangerie etc.

Thollon in summer and winter: Thollon and the Lake Geneva area have a great deal to offer - both winter and summer. . The villlage itself sits on the 'Balcony' Lac Leman' and is surrounded by wonderful alpine scenery - the perfect combination of mountains and lake. (In winter there can be few other resorts where you can ski or board to your heart's content whilst,at the same time, having the most magnificent views over the largest inland lake in Europe!)

The studio is in a quiet location yet very close to the village centre and just 100 metres from the telecabine which takes you directly up to the top of the Pic Des Memises and the ski slopes.

Throughout the winter and summer holiday periods, the village reflects the mood of the season with lots of possibilities available - a lively winter sports resort with several ' apres ski' bars and restaurants and numerous festive activities and events. In summer possibilities include woodland and wonderful alpine meadow walks, tennis, petangue, mountain biking,and paragliding.

Things to do in the local area: There are lots of possibilities all year round. In winter Thollon is the ideal base for the adventurous skier wishing to visit nearby resorts in Switzerland and the Portes du Soleil.

In summer the options are many and varied:- Swimming - close to the village at Plage de la Beunaz (a natural lake with slides and arial runway); the Olympic pool and lidos in Evian and Thonon and the Aquapark at Bouveret; and the Lac Leman with numerous safe and free swimming options including the shallow sandy beach at nearby Exenevex. Evian and Thonon are famous for their spas and Lavey Les Bains with its outdoor heated spa pool is a 'must'.

Then there's sailing, motor boat hire, water skiing and wind surfing on the lake; white water rafting and canoeing on the Dranse; horse riding, tennis, climbing, fishing and golf. And for the really adventutous - the 'Fantistiquecable' mountain to mountain ariel runway! - all within a short drive.

Or perhaps a less energetic trip on one of the Lake Steamers?

Places to visit and other attractions : Lakeside towns and villages - by boat or by car. Evian with it's beautiful esplanade, Casino, gardens art galleries and museums; Thonon with it's pretty port and lakeside restaurants; nearby Yvoire and its neighbour Nernier - wonderful floral medieval fortified villages on the edge of the lake; the bustling Olympic sporting and cultural centre of Lausanne or the world renowned Montreux with its music festivals and Freddie Mercury connections. The Chateaus at Ripaille ( guided tours of the vinyard) and historic Chillon are well worth visiting.

Visit the high alps by cablecar and enjoy the restaurants, spectacular views across snow capped mountains and that special mountain 'stillness' - oh, and the occasional cow bell! The 'goat village' at Linderet -an experience for old and young alike perhaps followed by romantic evening meal at the Bout de Lac as the sun sets on Lake Montriond.Perhaps a trip across the glacier on the Hellbrunner gondola at Chamonix? - an unforgetable experience!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Ron or Eileen Goldie
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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About Ron or Eileen Goldie

Eileen and I are Scottish. We purchased our chalet in 2006 and moved out to Thollon permanently when we retired in 2009. Eileen is a qualified nursery school teacher but most recently worked in a college in the UK supporting special needs students.Prior to retirement I worked in HR..

Why Ron or Eileen Goldie chose Lake Geneva area

We had been on holiday in the area for many years so when we were looking to buy a chalet in the Alps Thollon was an obvious choice! We are so close to Lake Geneva that it is a perfect place to be in the summer! Lots of lake and mountain activities and just a smashing place to relax during those - hopefully (and so far they have been!) long hot Alpine summers. In winter we are just a very short walk (100 meters) from the telecabine which gives us access to our beautiful little family ski area at the top of the Memises mountain. And if we want to ski 'further afield' we are so close to the likes of the Port Du Soleil resorts of Chatel, Avoriaz, Morzine and Les Gets. We also ski regularly in the Swiss resorts of Villars, Les Diablerets and Verbier - all within one hour's drive from the chalet.So we find it's a perfect place both summer and winter!

What makes this apartment unique

Rather than try to accommodate the usual 6/7 people in a studio of this size, we decided to furnish it for just two or perhaps, at the most, three visitors We feel it is ideal for a couple or for a couple with a young or teenage child. The view from the studio is spectacular right across the lake to Lausanne - it was this beautiful view that 'sold' the chalet to us when we first saw it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thankyou both for everything.The studio is really comfortable and had everything you could possibly need.The bed was really comfortable too.You have all been very friendly and helpful especially Ron for all the local information and for driving us around and Gemma for the great ski tour around Morzine and Avoriaz. The snow conditions in Thollon never seem to disappoint. We had some yummy meals out and have gone home a few pounds heavier! Thankyou for the fondue recipe and for making us feel so at home. We hope to return.
Feb 2011
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Cosy modern studio;superb lake and mountain view;100mtr ski lift;sleeps 2/3;WIFI
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 22 reviews
5

Incredible Location & Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hospitality from booking to departure. Ron & Eileen are genuinely lovely, warm hosts with an extremely convenient and cosy studio to offer. Everything you need can be found in the studio for a comfortable and homely stay, with cleanliness and little touches (such as fresh milk and chocolates) clearly high on the owners agenda.

For the skiers/boarders amongst you.....you really could not be any closer to the main gondola and ski hire shop, it is directly opposite the chalet. In addition a couple of fabulous restaurants are within a one minute walk and incredible views are literally outside your door. Ron and Eileen have fantastic relationships in place with local establishments which helps enormously with planning meals and/or excursions in and around the area. Their knowledge of the region is a huge benefit to staying here as they have lived in the area for many years. Overall, a true gem of a place!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. They really are appreciated. Eileen and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our studio. We do try to make it as "homely" as possible. Hopefully we'll see you out in Thollon again sometime - perhaps in the summer when things are very different but equally as lovely!
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Superb Studio Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in this wonderfully well equipped studio apartment, ideally situated close to all of Thollon's amenities, with fantastic views overlooking Lake Geneva.

We will definitely be paying it another visit soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking "time out" to review your stay in our studio. It was good to see you both again . Eileen and I hope that you will pay us another return visit soon. With blue skies and lots of snow in the village and on the slopes it promises to be an excellent continuation of the season! Many thanks Ron
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Fantastic cosy stay

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a wonderful stay in this studio apartment! Great location and Ron and Eileen were fantastic hosts with lots of local knowledge of the area! Can not recommend this studio highly enough and we are looking forward to our next trip back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We are glad you had such a good time - and wasn't the snow amazing!! Look forward to seeing you again sometime.
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5

situation exceptionnelle

  • 5 of 5

nous pouvons que vous recommander ce très joli studio cosy idéal pour un couple et un enfant, une situation exeptionnelle face à la suisse, sentier de promenade au départ du studio, à 100 m des remontées mécaniques et proche des petits commerces et restaurants quant à Ron et Eillen Goldie, ceux sont des gens exceptionnels très accueillants serviables tout en étant discret lors de votre séjour Ron nous a accueillis sur le parking du Sherpa pour nous accompagner à notre location, très appréciable lorsque vous avez roulé une bonne paires d'heures que vous êtes fatigués et que vous devez encore chercher votre location nous avons également apprécié la bouteille de vin de savoie qui nous attendait dans notre studio christophe caroline mathéo carpentier

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cher C & C, Merci beaucoup pour votre rapport sur notre studio. Eileen et je comprends que vous avez pris le temps de le faire. Il est bon que vous avez apprécié vos vacances d'hiver ici à Thollon et trouvé la position du studio si commode pour tout le village. Comme vous le dites, "la situation est tout à fait spectaculaire" Nous espérons vous voir à nouveau - peut-être en été, quand Thollon a aussi beaucoup à offrir. Dear C & C, Thank you very much for your report on our studio. Eileen and I appreciate that you have taken the time to do this. It is good that you enjoyed your winter holiday here in Thollon and found the position of the studio so convenient for everything in the village. As you say, "the situation is quite spectacular" Hopefully we will see you again - perhaps in the summer when Thollon has also so much to offer.
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The studio met all expectations

  • 5 of 5

The studio is very cleverly designed to be spacious and comfortable. There is even a large built-in wardrobe, so lots of storage. I cannot think of anything it lacks - the sofa bed is very comfortable and we left it opened so-to-speak during in our stay and still had loads of room. The fire heats up instantly so only needed to be on for a short time. The bathroom was small but spotlessly clean, well-equipped and had an excellent mini hair dryer.

Ron and Eileen were great hosts, very welcoming and helpful but not intrusive. We didn't have the best of weather while we were there but really enjoyed Lavey Les Bains under the rain. Ron also recommended Nernier which we loved - as pretty as Yvoire without the commercialisation. We can also highly recommend the restaurant Le XV in Thollon for a great meal.

All in all a great short stay and to be recommended.

PS A pat for Rosie the labrador and also thank you for the wine.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eileen and I really appreciate you taking the time and trouble to write this review! We certainly agree - Lavey Les Bains is wonderful (even in the rain) and Le XV has to be one of the best places to eat in the area ( and it's right here in Thollon!) Glad you liked the studio and that it was all that you anticipated it would be. If you are ever "Thollon way" in the future it would be good to see you again. Best wishes Ron & Eileen .
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very enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I shared a very clean, well equipped studio with the most amazing view over the lake. We are very grateful for the warm and generous welcome (milk and wine) I would not hesitate to go back.Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
St Nicholas
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Royal Evian
Nearest Train
7.5 Kilometres
Evian
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Annemasse, Geneva
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
L'Outa
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
Thollon Les Memises
Nearest Beach
7.5 Kilometres
Evian
Car: recommended

Thollon sits above Evian on the 'balcony,'of Lake Leman at the base of the magnificant Pic des Memises. With superb panoramic views over Evian and the lake to Lausanne and the Swiss Jura mountains, Thollon is the perfect location for a winter skiing/activity holiday - 50 kilometres of beginner and intermediate slopes with fabulous views over the lake with easy access to the whole of the Port du Soleil ( Chatel, Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets) as well as Chamonix and a number of other Swiss resorts, eg Villars, Gstaad and Glacier 3000. For those not wanting to ski, by hiring snow shoes you can still enjoy Thollon's fabulous lake and mountain views.

In summer there are lovely alpine walks, sailing, water skiing, swimming, riding and golf (including Royal Evian, Les Gets, Avoriaz and Chatel). Montreux, Annecy, Yvoire, Evian, Geneva, Chillon Castle and Gruyeres are all within a short drive.

Winter or summer, the thermal pools at Lavey Les Bains are a 'must' - magic at night in the snow

Other Activities: Canoeing, canyoning, rafting,parapenting,jacuzzi spa, alpine cable 'gliding,mountain biking

Ski: 'The Snowpark at Thollon is ace!' That's according to young snowboarders from the local area as well as visitors who have discovered Thollon's authentic snowpark. New in 2011, it comprises a 20m wide table with jumps of 5, 10 & 17 m in length; a series of modules with Wall Ride & Eboy (a 1.5 metre boy to bounce off); and a junior park with a series of rails & boxes for all levels. There's also a 5m high half pipe and a boardercross. It's the only park of its type to be found in the area.

For the winter of 2013 a new 4 seat chair lift was installed providing speedier access to the top of the ski area. And, for the 2014 season, the old four man telecabine has been replaced by a completely new 10 place cabine.

Thollon appeals to families and to experienced skiers alike. Smaller than, although close to, some of the larger resorts in the Port du Soliel, Thollon has invested heavily in snow cannon, which compliment this north facing resort's excellent and reliable snow record.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Thollon-les-Mémises, Lake Geneva area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low winter
2 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£128
for 4 nights
£224
 
 
High Winter
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£346
for 7 nights
£346
 
 
Low Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£224
for 7 nights
£224
 
 
High Winter
4 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£346
for 7 nights
£346
 
 
Mid Winter
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£270
for 7 nights
£270
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£154
for 4 nights
£270
 
 
Early Summer
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£154
for 4 nights
£270
 
 
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 
 
Low Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£128
for 4 nights
£224
 
 
Low Winter
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£128
for 4 nights
£224
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £127

We prefer to take bookings from Saturday to Saturday but are happy to be flexible wherever possible. We are also happy to accept bookings for less than the above stated minimum periods.

There is NO additional charge for the provision of bed linen,towels,electricity or normal cleaning. These are provided and included within the rental charge (Beach towels not provided) Changeover day negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Thollon-les-Mémises in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 27 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The modern shower room is furnished to complement the rest of the studio and includes a 'Belfast style' wash basin; enclosed shower, w/c; pebbled floor, mirrored bathroom cabinet and storage units. As with the studio, heating is by a thermostatic electric wall heater. Recognising that many of our guests travel by air (with all the luggage restrictions that apply ) we provide towels and linen at no additional cost.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 Sofa bed/Futon , double and single foutons sleeping 3
  • The sofa bed is both a substantial and comfortable bed as well as being a nice relaxing sofa during the day. There is also a full-sized 'banquette' which quickly transforms from being a relaxing daytime lounge chair into an equally comfortable full-sized single bed suitable for a young adult/child. A child's cot can also be made available if required. All bed linen (sheets, duvets and duvet covers and pillow cases) (as well as towels for use in the studio) are provided at no additional cost.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Thollon is really quite unique - particularly as a skiing resort and as a base for a summer holiday. It combines all the advantages of a winter ski resort but with the proximity of one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Europe. From a weather point of view, the climate can be quite special. As one of the locals said to us, ' the lake is very kind to us'. Since we came to Thollon we have had wonderful summers allowing us to spend lots of time at the numerous lake side beaches and swimming 'plages'. The sunsets over the lake can be quite stunning and, in winter, the largely north facing slopes tend to retain the snow allowing for skiing when the 'season' at some other resorts may be over. By most, Thollon is still a largely undiscovered 'gem' - those who have found it tend to return year after year!. Our studio is extremely comfortable (as our guests have confirmed) and we will do all that we can to help make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible

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