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Overlooking Lake Annecy, Duingt Village. 2 bedrooms Spacious and Well Equipped.

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,001 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Duingt, Annecy, Haute Savoie, French Alps - The French Refer to this Type of Property as "Pieds Dans L'eau" Literally Meaning Feet in the Water!

This spacious two bedroom apartment, overlooks Lake Annecy. It is set in it's own private grounds with a small lawn and private access to the Lake. It has two adult bicycles, to use on the nearby cycle lane. The village of Duingt and the bakery is a five minute walk away. There are also restaurants and a cafe in Duingt. Les Libellules is also a short walk to the jetty for the boat taxi that goes around the lake in the Summer months. This is also a convenient way to travel into the town of Annecy. You can swim in Lake Annecy from the private area in front of the apartment. There are steps leading down into the lake, which is very clean and beautiful to swim in. The cycle lane has been built on an old railway line and stretches from Annecy old town down to Ugine which is some 40 kilometres. The cycle path is generally flat but can be quite busy in the Summer months. There are pedalos and motor boats nearby for hire in the Summer months.


Owner
Ann & Peter Fitzpatrick
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Written French
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2017

About Ann & Peter Fitzpatrick

Ann and Peter reside in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, but were originally from Lancashire. They have two adult children and two dogs. Both work but try to spend as much time as possible in both the Savoie and Haute Savoie. The family are keen skiers.

Ann & Peter Fitzpatrick purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Ann & Peter Fitzpatrick chose Annecy - Lake Annecy area

We have spent many journeys travelling from Geneva Airport to the ski resorts beyond Albertville and used to pass the deserted Les Libellules Hotel. In 2007 we decided we would like to buy a property in Annecy and were amazed to find that we could afford to purchase this apartment. We looked at many properties but the view of the lake drew us back to this one. We enjoy this property very much, the height of the lounge ceiling gives an airey spacious feel to the place. The cycle path nearby is an added bonus.

What makes this apartment unique

The location on the lake is stunning. This is one of the few apartment blocks literally situated on the lake. When you come back to the apartment after a day out, you can sit on the balcony and enjoy the views of the lake. The children immediately want to go back in the lake to swim in front of the apartment, which keeps them happy. The nearby cycle path is a great way to get around the area and we use the bikes to get to the local restaurants via the cycle path. It is hard to describe the clean, fresh feeling of this location. The sunny mornings with the lake flat calm is great to experience. The local village bakery has a speciality bread called "Bucheron" which translates as woodcutter. It is a dark brown malty bread with nuts and is fantastic - watch though as eating this with butter and the pounds pile on !

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1001 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Another Toilet situated off the lounge area with hand basin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Two sinks, bath with shower attachment and a shower cubicle
  • The bathroom has a bath and separate shower with two hand basins, washing machine and heated towel rail. There is a separate toilet with handbasin next to the bathroom. There is also a separate WC and handbasin, just off from the lounge area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed (140cms), a built in wardrobe with drawers and a dressing table. Bedroom 2 has two single (90cms) beds, a built in wardrobe with drawers. There is also a double/single futon on the balcony area overlooking the lounge area. There is an electric fan that can be used in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Small print or not so small! Please note the apartment and the balcony is on the main road by the lake so there is road noise, hence the reduction in the price from other similar properties. The curved staircase within the apartment is quite steep and narrow, so may not be suitable for young children or adults who are not too sure on their feet. Please note that my mother who is arthritic and over eighty managed the stairs well. The second floor is only 6ft 3 high, so mind your head if you are tall! The bedrooms look out over the road towards the cycle path. You can also hire from the housekeeper 1 bath sheet and 1 towel for 7 euros per week. Please let us know if you require this. Outside: The balcony has metal railings, that have horizontal rails, so please note for those who have very young children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The bed linen is changed once per week. Hand towels ONLY are included. It is the client's responsibility to leave the apartment clean, NB if this is not the case then the cost of the additional cleaning will be deducted from the security deposit

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Overlooking Lake Annecy, Duingt Village. 2 bedrooms Spacious and Well Equipped.
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
5

Little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, incredible views. Fully equipped and comfortable for our family of five.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best apartments we've ever stayed in. Well equipped, beautiful views, gorgeous area. Once we sussed out the local buses it was easy to get to Annecy, although having a car would be an advantage if wanting to explore the area more than we did this time.

There's a fantastic boulangerie in the village, which is only a 7 minute walk through the winding lanes of old Duingt. The main road is very busy and rather unpleasant to walk along. It was marvellous to BBQ on the decking and watch the hang gliders appear gracefully over the rocky mountain opposite, whilst enjoying a glass of wine and waiting and watching the boys cook on the barbie!

One of the best holidays ever!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment by the lake.

  • 5 of 5

Les Libellules is such a lovely place to stay! The view of the lake through the big picture windows is excellent and there is a large balcony. We found the apartment perfect for 4 but 6 could fit without it feeling crowded - it is spacious, well equipped and with the wifi "essential" to young adults these days. Beautiful high ceilings add a sense of history to this building, which must have been a lovely hotel in the past. Our favourite things were swimming in the gorgeous water of the lake, the cycle path and visiting Annecy. We needed to chill this Summer and didn't want to leave! I can't imagine anyone not enjoying staying here - and I can be quite fussy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 2 daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed our time on Lake Annecy. The apartment was wonderfully well-equipped, nicely decorated and the kitchen beautifully appointed for one so small. The view of the lake at all times was something to treasure and the close proximity to the cycle path meant it wasn't always necessary to tackle the extremely busy roads alongside the lake.

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property to anyone wishing to explore Lake Annecy and the stunning countryside that surrounds it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful apartment with the most spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

We had a most wonderful stay in this apartment. The view was absolutely stunning and it was easy to have a swim in the lake. The apartment is really lovely with big windows and a balcony. It felt like home from home with nice details, making it really comfortable and it is so well equipped.

We loved the proximity to the cycle paths and took advantage of the easier and really challenging cycle route in the area including col de la Forclaz which features in the Tour de France.

The apartment is close to a busy road which gives good access but it is worth knowing it is there. Rather than driving we much preferred cycling and taking the boat once we were parked up, this felt a more civilised way to get to Annecy or to go out for dinner.

We hope we can return to this wonderful place in the future. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at the appartment, it was great just to be able to go down and swim in the lake. The appartment itself was comfortable and well furnished and Duingt was just a very short walk where there is a a bar and bakery. Plenty of restaurants just a short cycle ride away.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Geneva
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
Tabac in duingt
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Annecy
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
A41 just north of Annecy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Duingt
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
St Jorioz
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There is a booklet detailing local walks, which is left in the apartment for guests use.

Coast/Beach:

There are beaches nearby at St Jorioz and Sevrier, which you can get to by car, or using the bikes that come with the apartment. In the village of Duingt there is a lawned area by the lake that has a gradually shelving swim area into the lake.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Geneva which is an hours drive by car depending on traffic. The apartment is on a bus route going from Annecy to Albertville.

Distances:

Duingt is a five minute walk away. Annecy is 11 kilometres away.

Further Details:

The village of Duingt and the bakery is a five minute walk away. There are also restaurants, a tabac and a cafe in Duingt. The nearest supermarket is a 5 minute drive away at St Jorioz or a 15-20 minute cycle ride.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Duingt, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Early September
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£750
 
 
end of season
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£309
for 3 nights
From
£103
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Stay tax £0.70 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
The payment can be made by Bank transfer. A deposit of 25% is required upon booking with the balance to be paid no later than 8 weeks before the start of the rental period. A security deposit of £500 is required which will be refunded assuming there is no damage. Hand towels only are included but you can hire towels separately from the Housekeeper, for which there is a charge.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday. Arrivals between 4 and 8pm, departures by 10am. Arrivals outside of this time are by special arrangement and may incur an additional charge. The beds are made up for your arrival.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Other periods/longer lets - upon request. Rentals of more than two weeks are subject to a discount from the weekly prices of 10%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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