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Stunning Apartment with Magnificent Views Over Lake Annecy & French Alps

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

The view, the property and the proximity to Annecy itself is superb. The hotel was once a 'Relay Hotel' for Thespians and Actors alike. It was once the favourite hideaway of Ernst Hemmingway who would visit here for inspiration and tranquillity.

Julie Ann Hewison-Robson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

Why Julie Ann Hewison-Robson chose Annecy - Lake Annecy area

Beautifully appointed apartment in a fully renovated 1870's traditional old hotel. The property was fully renovated in 2011 and sits overlooking the Alps and Lake Annecy.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Stunning Apartment with Magnificent Views Over Lake Annecy & French Alps
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Not quite as good as it looked

  • 2 of 5

First the good stuff. The location is spectacular for sure and the views from the terrace outside are the stuff of dreams. The apartment is mostly modern and the main bed was very comfortable (and a good size at 180cm). TV/Sky/DVD was good and worked easily. It was well equipped in terms of appliances. There was plenty of wardrobe space - hanging and drawers. The sofa was also very comfy.

Now the not so good stuff. It isn't as spacious as it seems - that is probably a facet of modern digital cameras but the second and third bedrooms were pretty tight. The loo was small as was the shower. But for two people it was just about OK - not sure how it would be at full occupancy.

It faces north and is somewhat dark inside, especially the corridor which joins the rooms together. You would need lights on. That also means the terrace doesn't get as much sun as you would expect. There were no sun loungers anyway but the outdoor furniture was OK for eating at.

We did not feel the apartment had been cleaned very well and the more we looked, the more dirt we found. Finding a greasy cooker hood that was covered in dust was not good nor was finding a very dirty/greasy grill on the BBQ. Many of the surfaces did not feel or look clean and the floor was dusty under the tables and furniture.

On arrival (we were not met) the door was almost impossible to unlock - we only got in because the local manager talked us through what to do. It required a significant force. That also meant we could not re-lock it and so we had to wait two days for a repair man during which time we had no choice but to leave the apartment unlocked.

Both basins in the bathroom leaked on to the towels below and the shower leaked under the door. The basins were fixed by the repair man but one started leaking again. There were boards on the terrace that had risen up and could easily have tripped you up or stubbed your toe.

However the biggest issue was the astonishing response from the owner. We initially contacted the local manager who was very helpful and we reported a few other items that we felt needed attention. The owner took exception to this, insisting we contacted her so she could get costs. Nothing else was fixed during our stay. Deeply unimpressed with that approach to customer service.

Annecy itself is a bit touristy and very busy. Struggled to find a decent place to eat at lunch time even though there appeared to be a lot of choice - much of it was all the same.

Not somewhere to revisit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comments about the beautiful city of Annecy are indicative of your approach to our apartment. Basically don't think that anyone else would or cioud agree with this but everyone is entitled to their opinion.
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Zeer mooi en ruim appartement

  • 5 of 5

Het appartement ziet er precies zo uit als op de foto's. Alles is aanwezig, van alle gemakken voorzien.

Lekker groot balkon met mooi uitzicht op het meer van Annecy.

Het appartement ligt een beetje afgelegen, maar dat is niet erg het is er lekker rustig.

Ga je met 6 personen dan raden we wel aan om wat extra handdoeken mee te nemen, want die waren er maar 6, waardoor we iedere dag aan het wassen waren.

Echt een aanrader om te gaan doen: ga met de auto naar Chamonix en neem daar de kabelbaan naar Aguille du Midi. Het is niet goedkoop maar dit hadden we echt niet willen missen, wat een indrukwekkend uitzicht op een hoogte van 3842 meter hoogte.

Als we nog een keer terug gaan naar het meer van Annecy zullen we zeker overwegen om terug te keren naar dit appartement. Wij hebben hier een schitterende vakantie gehad.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Appartement superb!

  • 5 of 5

Ruim appartement, stijlvol ingericht, 3 mooie slaapkamers, moderne badkamer, met was- en droogmachine! Contacten met verhuurder verliepen heel vlot. Wij zijn heel tevreden huurders en komen hier zeker terug bij een volgende vakantie in deze regio!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Genava Aiport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Cave Bar & Restaurant with WiFi - Doussard
Nearest Ferry
500 Miles
Calais & Zeebrugge Ferry Terminals
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Several within 5 miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Annecy City Centre
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
North & South - Le Route de Soleil
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Cave Restaurance
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Larger resort of La Clusaz - one of many
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beach on Lake Annecy at Bout De Lac
Car: necessary

Whether you choose to take the Dover - Calais, Hul - Zeebrugge ferries it really is a wonderful drive down through France. Alternatively you can fly into Geneva, Grenoble or Lyon and hire a car. The roads are quiet and the drive effortless.

There is everything to do here from skiing on the lake to skiing in the mountains and the apartment is close to an abundance of ski resorts such as La Clusaz, Megeve.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Doussard, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season I - 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas Holidays - 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £456.78

Un caution de securite est demandée de Euros 500 etre payer par cheque quand vous arrivez.
Les propriétaires sont non présent sur place

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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