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Sunny veranda in new semi-rural villa near Geneva
Sunny veranda in new semi-rural villa near Geneva
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 private baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 private baths
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With a convenient 15 minute walk to the cablecar station up the Mount Salève overlooking Geneva and the lake, ideal for hikers, mountain bikers and paragliders (land in the garden at day's end if you're really good! There's a great view of all the aerial action from the chaise lounge on the patio). Also, a 20 minute city bus ride gets you to downtown Geneva or train station. Vegan? Pick your own veggies and cook 'em up in the practical kitchen. Organic gardeners will really appreciate the place.

The space

Semi-private sleeping quarters in well-lit veranda with direct access to patio and garden. During growing season, the large organic gardens are overflowing with fresh veggies. Pick your own and cook 'em up in the practical kitchen (it's included in the price!).
Spring, summer, fall or winter, enjoy the calm, natural beauty of the area under the massive Mont Salève dominating the locality by taking one of the many hiking/running trails along the river Arve, or up the Salève.

Guest access

Feel free to amble around or settle in just about anywhere in the large house - livingroom, kitchen (where I'll show you what you need to know to cook and to use one of the two refrigerators), or your own dedicated downstairs bathroom. Of course, the backyard and garden are also available to enjoy.

Interaction with guests

Guests usually have their own affairs to attend to, and we respect their space. Nevertheless, not only are we available whenever needed, but enjoy socializing with guests and sharing stories and experience around a bottle or a shared meal. It's your call!

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Suitable for events
Cleaning Fee ₹1218
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
2 sofa beds, 1 crib
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 3PM

- We remove shoes in the house, but slippers/airline socks are available.

Safety features
First aid kit
1 night minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Pallavi User Profile
June 2017
Tim was extremely welcoming and helpful. He came to receive me at the bus stop. He was the best host I could have expected for. Conversations with him are very exciting. I enjoyed my stay at his place and would return here if I were to come back to Geneva someday. I highly recommend his place! Lying under the cherry tree in his garden is and star gazing with Mount Saleve for a view is a blissful experience!!

Olivia User Profile
November 2017
Tim was great and incredibly friendly. He was very helpful and gave us some great organic produce for the road. What a great gardener. Only downside was that the room was just blocked off from the lounge so was not at all soundproof.

Joshua User Profile
November 2017
This place is in a really great location, bus close by that gets you to the city and the cable car is also really close. Host was helpful.

Esty User Profile
November 2017
Unfortunately, I cancelled my reservation early after one night. As a female traveler (sometimes solo) I only book with females, couples, or families for safety reasons. This listing is posted as being hosted by a couple, Tim & Ilona, but that is not accurate. Tim is the sole host now and has failed to update his listing. For myself, and many other female travelers, this information is important so you can determine what listing you feel comfortable and safe with. You should be able to feel confident that what you are booking is what you are getting and that was not the case for this listing.

Firesenai User Profile
October 2017
Tim is a great host. The room is beautiful and calm. The garden is wonderful. Thank you!

Rosie User Profile
September 2017
Tim was a great host. Me and my friend Angela arrived late, tired and hungry. Tim was kind enough to cook us a meal, fresh from his garden! The room we stayed in was also lovely and well suited to our needs. We had a great time discussing and hearing his tales.

芙君 User Profile
August 2017
Tim is suuuuuper nice and helpful. We had a great time staying here. The garden is marvelous, we ate and even took some vegetables from it :DDDD. The location is very well, in a calm neibouhood however close to public transpotation. And the cable car is just 10 mins walk, such a nice hike in Saleva that I will never forget. It's perfect for travelers with car, so convinient to go to Annecy and Annemasse. And what's more, there are many cute and friendly cats around the neibourhood.

Étrembières, FranceJoined in August 2016
Tim&Ilona User Profile

Tim grew up in Tucson, Arizona, where he also got his bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Psychology (double major). Thereafter, came a voyage that finally ended up in Geneva, Switzerland more than 30 years ago. Up until a few years ago, he was an active athlete in the polevault, finishing 4th at the World Veterans Indoor Championships in 2008 in the current world record holder's home stadium. Now, he loves to practice organic gardening, hiking and cooking. If you need tips on getting around Geneva, he knows the nooks and crannies as only someone whose preferred mode of transport is by bicycle can! Tim would be delighted to exchange points of view on culture, politics, sports and travel - so many places he hasn't been yet! Finally, he really tends by principle to bend over backwards and take that extra step to be helpful, in order to provide an excellent experience for others.
Ilona is originally from Kyrgyzstan, but has lived in Geneva for the past 15 years after getting her MA in developmental economics from the University of Reading in the UK. Passionate about dance, the sacred feminine, shamanistic practices and Kyrgyz felt crafts, she speaks (along with Kyrgyz) French, Russian, and English at a near native level.
We have lived together for over 5 years now, and have had many amazing experiences which we would be delighted to share. Burning Man anyone?

Languages: English, Français, Русский
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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