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Sunny studio, ideal for swimming, cycling, paragliding, mountains and walking

Bedrooms 1
Space 258 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
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About the property

Two person studio, lakeside Annecy, paragliding, cycling, watersports, outdoors

Our lovely studio is small but well equipped and ideal for a holiday hideaway. The studio is tucked away down the side of the building.The kitchenette has everything you need, in compact form, there is a microwave/grill. The Annecy lake cycle path passes in front of the studio. The building has its own private pontoon and is great for swimming. La Cuillere a L'Omble restaurant is a less than a minute walk from the apartment and is wonderful. Annecy is 17km, Talloires 5km and Doussard 4km with good shops and cafes. If you are interested in paragliding, water skiing, walking, swimming, cycling or just relaxing it is in a great location for all these things.

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018

About Emma

We live and work in the mountains of Switzerland but have always loved the mountain environment. We often use our lakeside bolthole so it should have everything you need! We hope you enjoy sharing our holiday home.

Emma purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Emma chose Doussard

We bought the studio for the location; as they say location, location, location! It has the sunniest position around the lake, with a fabulous spot for swimming, cycling, paragliding, wake boarding etc. We love the restaurant two doors down and so the place is perfect for a holiday. Water sports, biking, swimming, good food, great views, sunsets, everything you need for a great trip away.

What makes this apartment unique

The studio has access to a private pontoon so you have your own private place to swim from.

It is in the nature reserve so the location is stunning.

We were lucky enough to see the Tour de France in 2009 literally on our door step. ideal for cyclists, paragliders, water skiers, wake boarders walkers or just for relaxing and having a glass of vino!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The studio is lovely, the position is one of the best round the lake'. August 08.

'Its a lovely little hideaway - you've a wee gem there' July 08.

'We had such a fantastic relaxing break - completely comfortable and such inspiring and striking scenery' Aug 07.

'We really enjoyed the studio and the lake. Fabulous location - perfectly equipped' Aug 07.

'Our trip was fab and would have loved to stay even longer! The studio was excellent and really well equipped with all we could wish for! Aug 10.

'We had a lovely time and the apartment was perfect' Aug 11
Aug 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Doussard in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 258 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is a fitted shower room with small corner basin and a separate WC with a corner basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , There is a small ladder to access the bed.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: sleeps 2 Notes on bedrooms: The studio has a built-in large mezzanine double bed (200 cm x 140 cm). Suitable for a couple. The bed is 120 cm off the ground and is accessed by a ladder.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The studio is suitable for two people. It is small but an extremely well designed space. This is reflected in the price. We regret that we do not allow any pets or smoking inside the property Outside: There is a large garden behind the property, which is massive. The front garden is also communal and you are welcome to sit any where outside. There is a picnic table in the front garden overlooking the lake for guests use. There is public parking opposite the building and plenty of space to park. Cleaning / Towels / Linen The property is cleaned after every visit. Linen and towels are provided. A double duvet and 4 pillows are. The duvet is a king sized feather duvet. Other: A picnic bench is located in the front garden overlooking the lake for dining with a large sun shade umbrella.


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Sunny studio, ideal for swimming, cycling, paragliding, mountains and walking
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely studio flat located down the south-east of Lake Annecy.

We did find it so hard to drag ourselves off the beautiful private jetty - could just roll off it into the lake whenever it got hot.

Could just watch the lake, mountains and the para-gliders overhead.

The studio itself was lovely - and the table in the garden a lovely place to have breakfast or dinner whilst looking over the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely lakeside apartment, perfect base for exploring

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The apartment is well decorated and had everything we needed. It was a perfect base for us to explore the lake and the beautiful surrounding villages. It has a wonderful location on the lake...perfect for swimmming and watching the sunset with a gin and tonic! Emma was really helpful and the communication was great. Thoroughly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous flat

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described. The flat is in a great location, right next to the lake. It is a beautiful area to explore either on foot or by bike. The flat itself is well equipped with a cleverly thought out sleeping arrangement and a wonderful shower. It was all clean and tidy. I would not hesitate to recommend it. The owner is very helpful and provided great information. Go and stay next to lake Annecy, it's amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Cuillere de Omble, Bar Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Golf du Lac d'Annecy,Giez
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Annecy Station
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Cuillere de Omble, Bar Restaurant
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
La Clusaz
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Over the road!
Car: necessary


The studio is around 20m from the lake and has a communal pontoon, shared with the building. It is perfect for summer swimming and normally tops out at 24 degrees centigrade mid summer. Many other water sports are available locally.


Geneva airport is the closest airport and takes about an hour. Driving from the UK would take around 8 hours from Calais. Car rental from Geneva would be required, book it over the internet as it is cheaper and make sure you book it on the Swiss side not the French side as the arrivals are on the Swiss side.


Annecy is 17km away and can be reached by car in 20 - 25 mins or by boat (the lake taxi bus) from Talloires which is 5km away. Doussard is about 4 km away and has all amenities. A great supermarket, butchers, bakers, chemist, bank (ATM) and a market. There is a great restaurant called La Cuillere a Omble that is 30 seconds walk from the apartment. Fantastic service and food.

Further Details:

The paragliding schools are very close and you can land within 5 minute walking distance from the flat. Annecy has the best market I have ever seen! (Tuesdays). There is a nature reserve within walking distance and it is a great walk and regular beaver sightings! The Col de Forclaz is great to drive up (or cycle if you are fit!) with views of the whole lake. You can cycle to your hearts content here with a cycle track almost all the way around the lake (38km) and up the Col de Aravis and many others. Mountain biking is excellent. The nearby Doussard beach offers pedalos, dingys, wind surfing, sailing and boat hire (summer only). Water skiing and wake boarding is available at the end of the lake. There are many great restaurants as well!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
To reserve please pay a £100 deposit per week. This is non-refundable if you cancel your booking with us.
The cleaning charge is included in the price but we do expect the studio to be left clean and tidy when you leave, emptying the bins etc.
The balance is due 4 weeks prior to your departure. I request £150 security deposit to be paid with the balance. This is refunded once the keys are returned to the key safe and subject to no damage and the studio left in a tidy state.

Changeover Day:
The studio is available to check in after 4pm on arrival day and departure by 9.30am.

Notes on prices:
All be linen and towels are included in the price. Beach towels are not included.
All cleaning is included in the price APART FROM THE LATE AUTUMN SEASON and a cleaning charge of 50 Euros is to be added to the price in this period only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.