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House 5 mns from lake, stunning view across mountains, big lawned garden

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Annecy Lake (St Jorioz), Haute Savoie, French Alps. - Peaceful location, very close to the lake and the village, 2 GOLF courses 20 mns away.

The house is ideally located in a very quiet and pleasant disctrict, near the lake and the local sailing club where one can rent catamarans and windsurfs, canoes and kayaks. However close to the centre of the village and its amenities. Guests have been enjoying coming all year round as they benefit from so many varied activities. In winter skiing in major resorts is only one hour away. In summer the lake is 5 mns walk away, the beach 15 mns walk, or you can use a few bikes at your disposal and ride aliong the cycling path at the end of the road. So nice to be able to leave the car and cycle everywhere. 2 beautiful GOLF courses 20 mns drive away, Talloires and Giers.The terrace runs South and West of the house with seating area under the lime tree. a "terrain de pétanque" along the side allows you to play "boules".The large flat garden has stunning view over the mountains. Built 60 years ago by a local family of builders,the house is fully equipped with modern appliances. It sleeps up to 12 people between the 6 bedrooms, which share 3 bathrooms, 2 of which have showers.. There is comfortable seating downstairs, with underfloor heating throughout the open plan living area, an electronic piano; on the top floor the hay drying storage has been converted into a separate flat with 2 bedrooms, a big living room with Tv, and a kitchenette. Possibility of further 4 people accommodation in small cottage in the garden.

CLEANING FEE compulsory: 200€ to be paid on arrival.

TOURIST TAX (adult above 18 yrs): 1.30€ pp per night


DEPOSIT: 1000€, cash on arrival, or bank transfer on UK account or cheque. Returned within 7 days.

More Details

Michelle Pelly
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Hungarian
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Michelle Pelly

We are an English-French couple who lived abroad several years.We have chosen la Région Rhône-Alpes (Michelle is originally from Lyon) and specially the shores of lake Annecy, pleasant in all seasons, to anchor our family of three daughters in their mid-twenties equally in love with the place, as well as their many friends!

Michelle Pelly purchased this house in 2003

Why Michelle Pelly chose Saint-Jorioz

We have chosen this property because of its proximity to the lake, it's fabulous view over the mountains, its space and the flat garden..we all loved coming here at every season. Friends and family alike, the house is rarely empty!..We go skiing in the winter, go for walks up the hills and mountains in all seasons, make the most of the lake from May to September. A simple but great holidays, which can be active..or just very peaceful, relaxing while enjoying the stunning view of the mountains on the other side of the lake.

What makes this house unique

The house is only 5 minutes walk from the lake, the cycling path starts at the end of the road, the garden is very big and enjoys stunning views of the mountains. The house itself has lots of charm, as it is not new but has been built 60 years ago in the Savoyard style, by our neighbour across the road! The loft (where the farmer used to stack the hay to dry) has been converted 8 years ago as an independent flat with a kitchenette within the big sitting room, 2 double bedrooms and a shower room.

On the first floor one bathroom and a very recently renovated shower room , to be shared by the 4 bedrooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is fantastic, full of charm and reflects the excellent taste and style of its owners. It is well equipped and well looked after, and surrounded by a large and beautiful garden. It may easily host 2-3 families with children.

We had an excellent vacation , and strongly recommend the house! Assaf and Tehillaa (Israel)

We loved our stay last summer, it was like beeing home, in beautiful surroundings.. Sergio Pinto and family (Portugal)
Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Jorioz in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1st floor: one bathroom and one shower room , to be shared by bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 and 4. 1 separate wc 2nd floor: Shower room and separate wc for bedrooms 5 and 6. Ground floor: w.c.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Can be combined into a large double with overlaid mattress
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 with 160cm double bed. Bedroom 3 and 4 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 and 6 with twin beds. A set of twin beds can be made into a king size double bed. Cot available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is 60 year old, has been recently renovated but has kept all its charm. The top floor is designed like a separate apartment, with a nice sitting-room and a kitchenette, 2 bedrooms, shower-room and separate WC. It is possible to order your first grocery shop to be done before your arrival Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are NOT included in the price. House should be left in the same state or cleanliness and order that you have found it. However there is a charge of 200€ for professional cleaning.


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Charmante maison

  • 5 of 5

Une maison accueillante, où on a l'impression d'y être chez soi. Spacieuse et rien ne manque.

Vraiment très bien.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dont really want everyone to know :)

  • 5 of 5

It was our 3rd time at this property and its great for a large group. Good views ,clean and tidy and friendly owner . Loads of space for everyone and bathrooms too .Please don't go as I want it to be free for me !

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Coates / Bennett Family Holiday

  • 3 of 5

Dear Michelle, thanks for letting us stay in your wonderful house. We had an amazing week and ate at the house every night as having the large outside table under the tree meant we could eat together as the sun set. The lake and beach was very close and the kids loved the diving boards and pedlows. Thanks - Ian

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house and ideal location for the lake

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this beautiful traditional French house. The location is an easy walk to the lake at St Jorioz and the garden provides shelter and a space to relax. The bedrooms were all comfortable and the top floor "suite" provided a perfect separate space for privacy. So much to do around Lake Annecy - cycling on special cycle paths, crazy golf at Lac et Montagne, swimming, all kinds of water sports and our highlight - paragliding over the mountains and across the lake. A perfect holiday for an active family/group of friends.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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St Jorioz Annecy house with great character.

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing. Fun. Warm. Convenient. Spacious. And any other positive verbs you can think of. The house is very well equipped and a true home from home - not a show home you need to be scared of, it's lived in and friendly. Lots of board games, music options, garden games, table tennis boules, badminton and even bicycles.

Recommended for friends , family and parties. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for a family holiday - well equipped,clean and comfortable.

Located a short walk from the lake and within easy access of Annecy the house is ideally located for exploring the surrounding areas.

The large enclosed garden, with amazing views of the mountains, was ideal for the kids to run around in. Outside chairs and table allowed for meals to be enjoyed outside to soak up the clean air and fine views.

The ability to use the bikes on the bike designated route around the lake was an added bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Saint-Jorioz: Les Tilleuls, Lac et Montagne
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
La Sambuy
Nearest Beach
500 Kilometres
St Jorioz
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Paragliding from above Talloires or Le col de la Forclaz is easily accessible, visible also from the safety of the garden. Skiing in major resorts (la Clusaz, Meribel, Espace Diamant) is one hour drive away...Cookery course in a nearby private house.


The lake is 5 minutes walk from the house as well as the sailing-club where you can hire sailing-boats and canoes. You can swim from the little "coves" nearby. The beach itself is a 15 mins walk, or 2 mins by car: diving boards, sand, play area. One can swim from May to September!


Annecy airport has regular links with Paris Orly airport.

Geneva airport is the next closest - 50 minutes by car, and the best one to use. Lyon is the next best, as coaches depart from the St Exupery/Lyon airport to Annecy.

The TGV from Paris takes about 4.5 hours.

Car hire is not essential as you can access most of the lake area by bike or ferry (April - October) and local buses from and to Annecy run regularly during the day.


Saint-Jorioz is very close and a short bicycle ride away and 2 mins by car.

The beautiful old town of Annecy is only 10kms going North along the lake, and a very pleasant cycle ride away (30 mins). Talloires and Menthon St Bernard are 2 lovely villages across the lake, accessible by car but also in summer with the local boat service.

Further Details:

The small town of Saint-Jorioz, which is 5 mins by car has all necessary amenities: supermarket, bakeries, newsagents, banks, restaurants.

Several nice restaurants are set along the lake shore in nearby Duingt, Sevrier.

Water-skiing and rowing, sailing, pedalos, Hangliding, skiing..


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Jorioz, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
11 Mar 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £875.75
Stay tax £1.14 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
30% deposit at time of booking, full payment 4 weeks prior to rental. 1000€ damages deposit to be paid with final payment. This will be returned upon departure following satisfactory inspection of the property, which should be left in an acceptable state of cleanliness and order, although a final professional cleaning is to be added at 200€. 1.45€ Tourist tax per person and per night to be paid with the balance.
Bed linen rental 15€ pp.

10% discount on the 2nd week.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually on Saturdays but could be discussed, depending on the season. Please vacate the house by 10am, after leaving in in an orderly state, if not perfectly clean! You may arrive from 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Rent is for a week minimum in high season(July and August)
The rental price is negotiable and depends on the number of people and the length of the stay (10% reduction on 2d week).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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