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- English, French
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautiful house with a stunning view.
We have just returned from a week in this beautiful house. As everyone else has mentioned the view is absolutely stunning, I cannot express how our breath was taken away walking up the steps and looking out from the terrace. The view never gets boring and opening the bedroom shutters every morning was a pure joy. Catherine met us as arranged and was very friendly and showed us everything we needed to know about the house. A lot of our time was spent in the heated pool which was wonderful. There is also a trampoline and swing set which was well used by our four year old. The house has lots of rooms so everyone can get their own space and time when they want to. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you could ever need. There are lots of bedrooms in the house, all of ours were set up on the top floor and although two have en suite bathrooms only one of them has a toilet so everyone else used the toilet along the corridor. There is one other bathroom on the top floor with a lovely big shower and bath. The ground floor was a lovely addition which has beds in (which we didn’t need) along with a kids play kitchen which was played with a lot. A short walk down the hill is the lovely village of Talloires which has a very nice bakery, cafe, restaurant etc. It also has a small supermarket for essentials. We loved watching the paragliding and all the other activities on the lake and in the skies above it from the terrace. As mentioned in the previous review this house is on the main road around the lake so you can hear traffic most of the time, it is also situated on a tight corner so traffic slows down and people even sound their horns so it can be noisy. If all the doors are shut you can’t hear it inside but when it’s hot and you want to sleep with the windows open you can hear the traffic. This doesn’t take away from the beauty of the house but it is good to know it can be noisy. Annecy is a 15-20 minute drive away or you can catch a boat from Talloires. We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful house, hopefully one day we will return and would choose this house again and again. Catherine was wonderful at the house and the communication with Philippe has been superb. I would recommended this house to anyone who wants to stay near Annecy and have the best views of this beautiful lake in a very nice home.
We were a group of two families (11 people - 5 adults and 6 kids under eight years old) and there was still more than enough room for everyone in the house. The views are just fabulous, the living areas very congenial, the trampoline, swings, and petanque court enjoyed by the kids. The heated pool was well used as well, notwithstanding the relatively cool weather (for end May). The walks into the Rod de Chere are gorgeous and the loop around to/from Talloires bay starts from the back of the house. Philippe was a outstanding host, and was congenial at all points despite our relatively slow communications (due to a fairly intense work period). The new cycle coffee - Basecamp - in Talloires provided us with all our cycling needs (even including an e-bike for one day). If I had to find one less than fully positive point, it would be that the house is near the main road. The noise doesn't come inside with the doors closed (so everyone slept peacefully), but it is noticeable from the terrace and the pool. However, this is a really minor point in what was a thoroughly wonderful experience.
Thanks to Philippe and Catherine (who welcomed us) for a wonderful stay!
Lovely house, awesome views, beautiful location.
We were all just gobsmacked on entering this property, realising that the reviews we had read were completely accurate.
Our family group included 5 children between ages of 13 and 3, their parents and grandparents and the property was just perfect for everyone.
We were delighted that the swimming pool was open to us and we made good use of it on the couple of warm sunny days we enjoyed.
The kitchen was extremely well equipped and inspired some culinary artistry, and we particularly liked the capacious American style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser....essential for Pastis and other refreshing drinks.
Everything needed was so generously supplied and of high quality, including towels, tableware and glasses. There was even a teapot!
The many candle holders enabled us to create cosy settings when it was cold and rainy.
The view of course requires no comment except to say it is fascinating and wondrous to watch it change with the weather.... sometimes moody, other times mysterious, or sparkling with bright sunlight, but always beautiful.
We enjoyed walking to the village and then along the waterfront. There is also a little square with a restaurant-bar, small supermarket and a boulangerie, Le Fournil de mon Pete.
We also had a drive around the lake to see the other villages, and a drive up to the hilltop of Montmin where you can watch the para gliders launch themselves off into the valley below .
Annecy is a pretty town with many historic buildings and waterways. We also enjoyed a trip to Chamonix where we took the train to Montenvers Mer de Glace. This is quite a long drive of about 1.5 hours, but gave us a lovely experience amongst the snowy mountains.
I have already recommended this house to all who have asked me about the holiday and really hope that I and my family will be able to return in the future.
Thank you Philippe for making your lovely house available for holiday rentals, and to Catherine, who introduced us to the house on your behalf. She provided us a lovely warm welcome and a detailed tour of the property.
The house was perfect for the 8 of us.
The view first and foremost is indescribable and beautiful. We spent most of our time sitting on the balcony or by the pool just taking in the beauty of the lake., sipping wine and visiting, and watching activities on the lake including boating, kayaking, gliders and even a hot air balloon.
The house was perfect for our group of eight. There were plenty of corners and spaces in the house and yard for all of us to find quiet but also was great for family meals and gatherings. The kitchen was very well supplied for preparing meals. Each bedroom had a wonderful view and there were plenty of bathrooms for all.
Phillippe was so easy to communicate with and was very prompt in his responses to all my questions.
We had a memorable two weeks at the house and loved the town of Talloires for a few meals at our favorite restaurant Cafe de la Place and a great lunch at L’Abbaye on the patio.
We also loved going into Annecy to shop and for lunch.
Our excursions included Gruyere which included a tour of Cailler chocolate factory,, the castle Saint Bernard Menthon, Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva and a drive around Lake Annency to get a closer look at Duignt Castle.
Most of all we were able to spend time with our daughter and her husband who live in France.
Catherine greeted us at the house and was very nice to show us around, how to operate everything, and arrangements upon departure.
Merci beaucoup Phillippe for providing us a wonderful home to stay in and create memories in.
I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Haute Savoie.
Trip of a lifetime
I cannot recommend staying at Philippe's beautiful house enough. The view from the house of the lake and the mountains is panoramic and stunning, you'll find yourself staring at it for hours! The house itself is wonderful and there really is everything you need already catered for. We stayed here with a group of 8 and regularly cooked most nights and it worked really well. The pool in the garden is super and a perfect place to spend the day going between the water and the sunbeds. Location wise the house is 5-10 minute walk down to the village where there are some fantastic restuarants, a beach and lots of water sport activities to take part in. There is a footpath behind the house that has a fantastic walk through the national park. Everyone was completely blown away by how incredible our stay was, we have made some fantastic memories. I cannot thank Philippe enough for his help, everything went so smoothly and we can't wait to visit again.
You walk into the living room at Villa l'Oratoire and the view takes your breath away. It would be hard to find a house with a better outlook, and it's hard to tear yourself away from it. We had a lovely week at this great house. There's so much space, you can lose yourself both inside and out. There were only four of us, but it would be perfect for a much larger group or a couple of families. We particularly loved the swimming pool and the Petanque/Bocce court! The beds were a little hard for my liking, but this is a personal preference. When you're sitting outside you do hear the noise of traffic, as the main road runs alongside the house, however you hear nothing inside the house and the view is so spectacular that it didn't really bother us.
It's a short walk (10 mins) into the village, but the first few minutes are alongside the busy main road, and is quite steep when you walk back, so something to bear in mind with very young children or if you're travelling with anyone who struggles to walk. However, once you get off the road (after about 5 mins) you'll be captivated by Talloires, which is a gorgeous harbour village. It has three or four small exclusive hotels by the water and the stereotypical French village sits behind them with a small supermarket and tourist information office. Plenty of opportunity to sit and people watch and several reasonably priced restaurants alongside the expensive hotel options. There's something for everyone, from cyclists (good hire shop in village called Basecamp), to paragliding enthusiasts and walkers. The ferry is a must, and takes you all around the pristine lake. We've never seen such clean water! You really should spend some time in Annecy, which has an incredibly charming old quarter - full of resturants and cafes and fabulous markets - antiques and bric-a-brac on Saturday and food on Friday.
All in all this was a great choice of house in a remarkable location. We loved it and hope to return again. Thank you to Philippe and your lovely team!
IN THE PROXIMITY OF
ANNECY: 15 Km
GENEVA: 55 Km
Lake: 0. 3 Km
Shops: 0. 3 Km