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Charming Family House In Traditional Village With Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn, Nr. Annecy, Lake Annecy, Haute Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France - Peaceful, Near Golf Course, Easy Access To All Local Activities

Perfect for a relaxing holiday, whether you are a family, couple or friends, the house and area has something to offer everyone. Golf, walking, hiking, paragliding, cycling, swimming, sailing, water sports, skiing and snow shoeing in the winter, shops, cafes & restaurants are all within 5 kms. The garden and patio are ideal for summer al fresco dinning and a perfect spot to relax and watch your children playing in the safety of the enclosed garden. The house is fully equipped to make your stay as stress free as possible, a home from home. 50 mins from Geneva, 15km from Annecy centre, this is a perfect place to come and unwind.

Natalie Shepherd
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Natalie Shepherd

We are an Franco-anglo couple, my husband is French and I am British, we have 2 young boys 4 & 6 years. We have travelled extensively over the year but decided to make our home in Annecy, its my husbands home town and I fell in love with the area before we had even met.

Natalie Shepherd purchased this house in 2012

Why Natalie Shepherd chose Giez

We fell in love with the property even before it went up for sale, its has so much character and charm and the garden is perfect for our 2 young boys. Its close to all local amenities, lake, ski fields and the golf course!

Giez is such a pretty village, traditional giving a true feeling of being in the mountains, close to the lake and to nature. Its a great location with small children, safe and quiet with lots of things to do on the doorstep.

What makes this house unique

We like to think our home will give you all the comforts of home whilst being spoilt by the beautiful countryside and town of Annecy. We hope to make your stay as stress free as possible.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented this property as we are a young family, one of our main criteria is to have safe place inside and out for our children to play, the garden is enclosed and the area is quiet. The house is well presented and comfortable with everything you could ever need. The owners were very helpful (English speaking), and very kindly offered extra toys for our children to play with. Giez is a beautiful traditional village, ideally located, many activities to choose from, we took advantage of the cycle routes and easy hikes near to the house, the kids loved going and visiting the local cows! We spent a day exploring Annecy which is a short drive away and visiting the lake for some stone throwing as it was a bit cold to swim. We would come again.

My husband and I are keen golfers and were blown away by the 2 local golf courses and what a treat it was just to be able to head straight out on to the Giez Golf Course. The house is just adorable and very comfortable, thank you.
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Giez in Haute-Savoie

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1, Ensuite WC bathroom and shower to bedroom 2 and 3.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Double bed, Bedroom 2 with Double bed, Bedroom 3 with single bed and roll out bed (interconnects with room 2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house is suitable for families with young children we can provide a selection of baby equipment, children's toys, games and books. The garden is enclosed. The house has central heating through out and under floor heating in the kitchen. Outside: Enclosed garden with large patio area, garden furniture with parasol, 2 sun beds and BBQ. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board, clothes horse, vacuum cleaner, hair-dryer, hoover, mop and bucket. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linens and bath towels provided, please bring your own beach towels. End of stay clean is included. Other: WI Fi through out the house, also a small garage where you can store bikes, golf clubs, skis etc. Set of golf clubs and 1 adult bike can be used, Kids kit available, ie high chair, cot, toys etc.


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average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews

A pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Giez in this very comfortable house. The house was as described on the website, with a view of the mountains. The village is a very typical small French village; we found it very peaceful. We made good use of the patio and bbq area. There was lots to do around the lake; our children particularly enjoyed the high ropes course in Talloires and the toboggan at La Sambuy. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely family home in a perfect location in the middle of the peaceful, historic village of Giez

  • 5 of 5

Just back from two weeks stay at the property and I can't sing it praises enough....the house was perfect for us (two adults and three teen children) the kids monopolised upstairs (two bedrooms and lounge) and my wife and I downstairs with our own bedroom and en-suite.

Living "areas" outside were spot on too...the garden is not directly overlooked and perfect for a bit of a chill out and eating outside (we BBQ'd every night). The cycle trail is about 1 km away and local shops etc a 10 minute drive. Being in the centre of the village was very colloquial but also peaceful....the cows commute through the village every day and are close enough at night for the bells to usher you to sleep.

Well equipped with all you need (including WIFI, bikes and locks, golf clubs).....REALLY REALLY recommended ..... thank-you the Dent Family/

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Weybridge, Surrey. UK

Amazing Giez!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Giez. The house is so cosy and beautiful and we had everything we needed and more. The scenary is beautiful, the perfect place to relax.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well appointed Family House near Annecy

  • 3 of 5

Quiet location apart from the maniacal bell ringer!! Well equipped and clean. Upstairs shower room was very cramped and with children in mind, for which the cottage catered very well, the water was dangerously hot. Natalie and Francois were very helpful following our lost luggage saga. Great location for visiting the French Alps.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The maniacal bell ringer Ray mentions is the village church bells, that feature in every village, town and city in France, they ring on the hour and in Giez they stop ringing during the night, unlike most villages when they ring 24hrs a day. As Ray points out the house is very clean, well appointed and located. The shower room is small but functional and allows a second bathroom in the house, but I feel our pictures clearly show this. The hot water temperature can be changed, it had been turned it up on request from a previous guest. All the taps are mixer taps so the temperature can be regulated. We were very helpful assisting Ray and his wife, calling several times on the night of their arrival to ensure they were OK and helping out wherever we could. We called them again on the Sunday morning to see how they were (they spent the night at the airport due to a delay and lost luggage). I offered to go and do a food shop, to the only shop that is open at that time of year and is out of our way (supermarkets in faverges are open on a sunday from start of July until end of August) so they had one less thing to worry about and could relax upon arrival. Francois went down to the house to greet them and to make sure they were comfortable. They asked me down to the house one morning to help them due to confusion over the delivery of their luggage, taking time out of my working day. All of the above we did because we care about our guests and dont mind helping out where we can, I have to say we are slightly baffled by the 3 star rating!
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Lovely house, great location for the lake and skiing.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for a week during half term as an introduction to skiing for our 3 children. It is ideally located for a 20 minute drive to the slopes of La Sambuy, or you can catch the bus that goes there twice a day. So we spent the mornings at Lake Annecy and the afternoons skiing! The accommodation is lovely, well decorated, warm and cosy and with lots to keep the kids amused. Thank you to Natalie for meeting us the next morning after we arrived late the previous night due to the drive from Calais, to help settle us in and orientate us to the area. You have a gorgeous house and just let us know if it comes up for sale!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lyon, France

Quiet, cosy, traditional French experience with the comforts of home, suitable for our family of 4

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and village and appreciated the attention to detail that Natalie has made. We drove each day to the snow, returning to our quaint little village home each night. The boys loved their upstairs rooms and it was all comfortable and well equipped. We would stay again any time if the year! Thankyou

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
Giez Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Giez Golf Club
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Lake Annecy is 5 mins drive or a short bike ride from the house. The lake is a great place to swim during the summer, there are many beach locations situated around the lake offering snack bars, water sport rental and life guarded swimming areas.


Geneva Airport approx 50 mins by car

Chambery Airport approx 1hrs by car

Lyon and Grenoble Airports approx 1.30hrs by car

Annecy train station approx 25mins by car


Giez village 150m

Favereges 2km

Doussard 4km - paragliding landing point

Annecy Lake Beaches 4km

Annecy 20 kms

Col de la Forclaz 10km

Further Details:

Faverges with selection of supermarkets, shops, restaurants, banks/ATMs, doctors 1 - 2 kms

Lake side restaurants and bars 1 - 5kms

Goat Farm producing local cheese 1km

Boat and water sports hire 4km


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Giez, Haute-Savoie

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 1
6 Jan 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 2
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 3
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 7
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 7
6 Jan 2019 - 3 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £306.58

Booking Notes:
25% deposit, full payment 8 weeks prior to arrival, 500 Euro security deposit. End of stay clean included. For full details please contact owner direct.

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