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Smart 2-bedroom apartment, great lake views, minutes from ski runs and beaches

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 409 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sep WC, fully-fitted kitchen, cave for skis, sleeps 4+2

This second floor apartment was modernised in 2011 to provide comfortable and smart accommodation for 4 to 6 people. Overlooking Lake Geneva, the views from the two balconies are spectacular. The apartment has an open plan kitchen/ diner/ lounge with balcony. The apartment is light and bright, with views from every room. The kitchen has an oven, induction hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, dish washer and washer dryer, and is fully equipped. There is a dining table which can seat 6-8. There is a large 3 seater sofa (convertible) in the lounge, with TV/ DVD. The main bedroom has a large double bed and has its own balcony. The second bedroom has bunk beds and a comfortable sofa bed. Both bedrooms have ample storage. The bathroom has a large walk in shower with rain shower head and a hand held shower, large basin and cabinet. There is a separate WC. Access is via a lift or stairs.The apartment is only 30m from the cable car, and is only a short walk from all of the village amenities.

Thollon - village amenities: The apartment is located in 'Station', which has direct access to the ski runs via the Télécabine (cable car). There are only a couple of hamlets beyond Station, so there is very little through traffic. Thollon offers peace and quiet in abundance, while there is still plenty to do. However, the village can be very lively in the Ski season during the Christmas, New Year and half term holidays, when there are many activities organised by the community. Station has several restaurants and bars, a mini-supermarket selling bread and fresh food, several ski hire shops, a cinema (open during the holidays), the tourist office, a gift shop and a laundrette. Just a short walk or drive to Le Nouy, you will find a traditional bakery, newsagent selling international newspapers, cheese shop and another mini-supermarket. A little further on is Chef-lieu, where the post office, Mairie, library, school and church are located. There are tennis courts and a pétanque club here too.

The great outdoors: Thollon is surrounded by beautiful scenery and there is plenty to do all year round. There are many walks for all abilities, straight from the apartment. The Tourist Office produces a local map. For one of the best views of Lake Geneva, take the cable car and walk 20 min to the Pic des Mémises. Paragliding is popular in Thollon, and the conditions are ideal. There are many options for swimming; a short drive from the village is the Plage de la Beunaz, a natural lake with slides and diving boards. 15 min by car / bus is the Olympic sized pool in Evian. Thonon-les-Bains, approx. 30 min drive, also has a lido. Both towns have Spas. The lake itself offers endless free swimming opportunities: Meillerie, St Gingolph, Amphion, Publier, Anthy and Excenevex, where there is a 3km shallow, sandy beach. Sailing, paddling and motor boats can be hired. There are several passenger boats. Other options include rafting, horse riding, fishing, tennis, mountain bikes (VTT), climbing. Ask at the Tourist Office for info.

Surrounding areas - attractions: Where to start! Nearby towns in France that are well worth a visit: Evian (very chic, casino, art gallery, concert halls, gardens, esplanade, funicular, Spas / Thermal baths (municipal and Hilton), boat trips) ; Thonon (very pretty harbour, funicular, museums, thermal spa, shopping, boat trips); Meillerie (pretty fishing village, swimming, harbour); Yvoire (medieval fortified village, gardens). There are many local vineyards - arrange a guided tour at the Château Ripaille. Travel into the High Alps where many cable cars and funiculars are open in the Summer or visit ancient monasteries; Morzine, Chatel, Abondance, St Jean D'Aulps - all within 1 hr drive. The apartment is only 12km from the Swiss border at St.Gingolph. Catch the lake steamer here to Montreux, Vevey and Lausanne or visit the Château de Chillon. Also, catch the ferry from either Thonon or Evian to Lausanne - great shops and museums. A little further afield are Chamonix, Annecy, Gstaad, Sion. You won't be bored.

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Elizabeth Tough
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, A little French.
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

Why Elizabeth Tough chose Thollon-les-Mémises

We fell in love with the view, then the layout of the property. It has such a cosy feel, and for a ski apartment, the bedrooms are a good size. The big picture windows at the front mean that wherever you are, you can always catch a glimpse of the view. We can also walk to everything in the village easily, and get onto some breathtaking walks in just a few minutes.

What makes this apartment unique

We never tire of the view. To see so much of such a beautiful landscape is simply awe-inspiring. And it changes every day, and every season. We have sat on the balcony all evening and watched dramatic summer thunder storms far away in Switzerland, lighting up the mountains. Some days we can see up to 30-40 miles away. In the Winter you can watch snow storms coming in from far away. At night, you get a sense of the scale of the lake, with all the twinkling lights below. It is food for the soul, and we feel re-connected with nature whenever we are here. We have fallen for Thollon hook, line and sinker! It offers the perfect mix of mountains and lake, with snow in the winter and sunshine and warmth in the summer.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 409 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , (Large shower 140x70cm with rain head and hand held shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • The modern tiled bathroom has a large walk in shower with sliding doors, and has a large rain shower head with a separate hand held shower attachment. There is a thermostatic control. The bathroom has a large Roca wash basin, with a good sized mirrored cabinet with ample storage. There is also a heated towel rail in the bathroom. There are plenty of hooks for towels and caddies to hold products in the shower. Bath mats are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , (Vi-Spring double bed 160x200cm)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , (Bunk-bed - 2 x singles 190x90cm; Sofa bed - 140x190cm)
  • The main bedroom is carpeted and has a large Vi-spring double bed (160x200cm). It is a bright room with large picture windows and a door opening onto its own balcony, with spectacular views over the lake. There is a large wardrobe with hanging space, drawers and shelves. There is space above to store luggage. There is also a large chest of drawers and two bedside tables for further storage. The second bedroom has bunk beds (2 x single mattresses 90x190cm) and a sofa bed (140x190cm) with modern decor. The carpeted room has a large double wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, and room above for luggage. There is also a single wardrobe with drawers and a large chest of drawers for further storage. Both rooms have full sized mirrors. In the living area, the 3 seater sofa is convertible, providing sleeping room for a further 2 people (140x200cm). A travel cot is also available on request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Every room has a heater, although underfloor heating during the Winter maintains the ambient temperature. The dining table is set permanently for 4, with 4 dining chairs, but can be extended to seat 8. There are an additional 4 stools with cushions. The sofa in the living area is large and can seat approximately 4 people. There are two good sized bistro tables for the balconies, and 6 bistro chairs with cushions. There are also 2 deck chairs. If these are not on the balcony, they are stored in the cave in the basement. The private cave is located on the lower ground floor, and can be used to store ski equipment and boots. We request that ski boots and skis are kept in the cave (much easier as the cave is on the same level as the cable car). There is a flat screen TV on the wall, currently set up for free digital channels in France. It has an integrated DVD player, which can also be used to play CDs. There is a selection of DVDs (most in both French and English) and CDs for your use.


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Smart 2-bedroom apartment, great lake views, minutes from ski runs and beaches
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Great Property, and a Very Helpful Owner who is easy to deal with

  • 5 of 5

The property is Ideal as my partner is disabled. It has lift access and also a shower which is easily accessible. The views over Lake Geneva are stunning. The property is well maintained, and if needed the owners have a very helpful person who can be easily contacted should you have any issues. We have used the apartment twice now, both times in the Summer months and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay both times.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Séjour février 2018

  • 4 of 5

Nous sommes ravis de cette location qui était propre et très bien aménagée et équipée. Rien ne manque hormis pour les gourmands, un appareil à raclette.

Nous recommandons cette location et remercions les propriétaires.

Nous y reviendrons sans hésitation.


  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre avis genre. Nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau. Liz
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Très bien

  • 4 of 5

Très bien super séjour !

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre avis genre. Nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau. Liz
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment over looking Lake Geneva. It is in an ideal location within the village as it is very close to the cable car station, so ideal for skiers or walkers wishing to explore the mountain. One of the local stores is only a few minutes walk away, ideal for the fresh bread in the morning, and any basic food stuffs, water and booze. Numerous restaurants close by catering for most budgets.

We traveled by car as my partner is disabled, and stayed during August. We find the car very useful as we can visit a wide variety of places such as Annecy, Geneva, Montreux, Lausanne, and also places nearer ie Thonon and Evian. So in this respect we cannot comment on things like bus and train services.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review and for the useful information for future holidaymakers. We hope to welcome you back again.
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A very pleasant stay!

  • 5 of 5

Liz provided plenty of information before our arrival, so we had no trouble finding the apartment and the keys. Everything is as described on the website, the apartment has a fabulous view on the lake and is close to amenities. It is very functional and perfectly equipped with lots of cooking utensils, a large fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, induction cooktop, oven, and washing machine/dryer. The master bedroom was lovely with a king bed and plenty of storage space, plus its own balcony. Our 3 children shared the other bedroom. It was a bit cramped but they were fine with the bunk beds and sofa bed. Everything was clean and modern. Lots of little touches were added to make us feel welcome, like guide books, board games, a ton of DVDs, and all the essentials not to feel one had to rush straight away to the supermarket because of totally bare cupboards (oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, herbs, tea, etc, in the kitchen, toilet paper, tissues, even soap and traveling shampoo/conditioner in the bathroom). It felt like a home away from home.

We were too late (or too early!) in the season for the use of the telecabine to either ski or enjoy mountain hiking but we had pleasant walks along the lake on the promenade of Evian and visited Yvoire (medieval fishing village) which is a must in the area.

A big thank you to Liz for all her efforts, we couldn't fault anything! Highly recommended for those who wish to visit the lake Leman and its region.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Muriel, for your great review. We hope to welcome you back again some time. Liz
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Excellent location with fantastic facilities.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well located, with excellent views over the lake and towards Switzerland. The facilities and equipment within the apartment are brilliant, with just about everything you could need for a comfortable stay. It is also nice to go to an apartment where the cupboards are not completely emptied before you arrive, as you often get with agency bookings. There was olive oil in the cupboard, sugar in the jar and some washing up liquid (but you should always replace what you use).

The area is quiet enough for young families, with plenty to do during the day and low key entertainment of an evening. When we went, the pound was post Brexit vote weak, which meant the restaurants were even more expensive than usual.

Going up in the telecabin is a must, for some of the most wonderful views in the world, and the freshest air. We expected it to be cool at the peak, but we were in short sleeves and shorts worrying about sunburn. We enjoyed a day at Indian Adventures, Plage de la Beunaz, which although expensive, was fun. They could do with fixing some of the equipment though.

We watched the fireworks in Switzerland from the balcony, on the Swiss National Day. Great to see from the elevated position, and it made up for the hour spent in traffic heading to the beach in St Gingolph due to that particular day's border control.

Thollon is lovely. They had a couple of evenings of entertainment on at the local green while we were there. The band sounded quite good, but I was not sure about the Arab costumes being worn in a couple of the songs. However, not speaking the language proficiently meant I could not tell what the lyrics were..

I would wholeheartedly recommend this area and particularly this apartment to anyone. The owners are great, with excellent communication. You can tell they care about the place and it is set up for their family use, not just a business.

We hope to return in the near future.

The Cooneys.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely and thorough review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and it sounds like you made the most of it. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Geneva International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Le Saint-Nicolas
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian Royal Resort
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
38 Kilometres
E62, Junction 16, Villeneuve, Switzerland
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
Nearest Ski
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Lac Léman
Car: recommended

Thollon-les-Mémises is a collection of pretty Savoyard hamlets and villages located in the Pays de Gavot, a plateau overlooking Lake Geneva- Lac Léman, just above Evian. Situated at around 1000m, Thollon offers spectacular views over the Lake and to Switzerland beyond. It is perfectly positioned to take advantage of both lake and mountain. The Télécabine (Gondola cable car) takes you up to the Mémises mountains behind the village, and is open throughout the ski season (Dec-March) and also in July-August, and at weekends in June and September. In the summer, there are walks for all abilities, or simply enjoy the views and some lunch on the terrace at 'Le Repaire de l'Aigle'. In the winter, Thollon is a well-managed, family friendly ski resort with 50km of runs, ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers. Staff at the tourist office are always on hand to offer help, and organise many activities throughout the year. The village has several shops and restaurants to ensure a relaxing stay.

Other Activities: Rafting, markets, snowboarding, sledging, snowshoe walks, wine tasting

Golf: Only a 10-15 minute drive from Thollon, the course at the Evian Masters Golf Club is in a wooded park of 60 hectares, overlooking Lake Geneva. It is a challenging 18 hole, 72 par course. Every July, the club hosts the Evian Masters Ladies' tournament, which brings together the 90 best players in the world. Numerous packages for golfers are available. Why not combine a round of golf with lunch or a spa treatment at one of the two associated luxury hotels, the Hôtel Royal or the Hôtel Ermitage.

Ski: Just a stones throw from the apartment, the cable car takes you up to the ski resort. There are approximately 50km of runs, mostly north facing, between 1000-2000m altitude (16 pistes: 9 red; 4 blue; 2 green and a 6km cross country ski track). There are also tracks for snow shoe walks. 2010/11 saw a substantial investment in the new snow park with a half-pipe for snowboarders. The resort is very well-managed, and has many snow machines to ensure good coverage on the main pistes throughout the season. The resort is served by 3 chair lifts and 11 ski lifts. With the ski school (ESF) in the village, the resort is ideal for beginners and intermediates, and is particularly good for families, with lessons for 4 years and up. There is also a crèche in the village. There are several good ski hire shops. The town organises many events and activities, especially during the school holidays. The Portes du Soleil (Morzine, Les Gets, Châtel) with 650km of runs, is only a 45-50 minute drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Thollon-les-Mémises,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn low season
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas / New Year holidays
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid ski season low
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter holiday / Half Term
9 Feb 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late ski season low
9 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring low season
30 Mar 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £204.07

Prices are set to Euros. Sterling prices will vary depending on the exchange rate.

230€ refundable deposit required.
Duvets & pillows provided. Optional linen & towel hire:
- 10€ per bed set (pillow cases, duvet cover, sheet - double/single)
- 10€ towels for entire party (not beach towels).
Discounts: - 5% for 2 weeks; - 10% for 3 weeks; - 5% discount for repeat bookings. Initial quotes will not reflect this.
Non-smoking. No Pets. Conditions supplied. Maximum guests 8. Travel insurance recommended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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