Explore Annecy's shops and restaurants and lakeside beaches from historic apartment
Full Property Details
- Rate: €1,690 to €2,690 per week
- Location: Annecy
- Type: Historic building
- Altitude in metres: 445 m
- Outlook: South-East
- Sleeps: 6
- Official classification: 4
- License number: 74010000146DD
- Animals not welcome
- Main rooms: 4
- Number of bedrooms: 3
- Number of double beds: 3 (2 of the doubles can be 4 singles)
- Bath/shower rooms: 2
- Bath(s): 1
- Shower(s): 1
- Toilet(s) in bathroom(s): 1
- Separate toilet(s): 1
- Floor area: 92 m2
- Open-plan kitchen
- Number of floors: 1
- Dining seating for: 6
- Garage spaces available: 1
- Town centre: adjacent
- Ski slopes: 16 km
- Nearest public bus stop: 150 m
- No disabled access
- Ski store
- Oven: Electric
- Hob: Induction
- Dining seating for: 6
- Place settings for: 12
- Children’s crockery / tableware
- Baby's high chair
- Bottle warmer
- Booster/junior seat for use at a dining table
- Coffee Machine: Filter, Pods (Nespresso)
- Raclette set
- Fondue set
Bathrooms / Laundry
- Baby bath
- Baby bath seat
- Baby step
- Baby changing table / mat
- Non slip mat
- Toilet seat adaptor
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Baby's cot
- Baby/children’s bed linen
- Night light
- Board games
- Indoor children's games
- French TV
- Wii console + games
- Total TV screens: 1
- French Television (paid & international)
- English satellite
- DVD player + films
- Bluetooth speaker
- Vacuum cleaner
- Internet access
- Free WiFi internet
- Internet download speed: 29.5 Mpbs
- Electrical outlet covers / safety sockets
- Locked cupboard for cleaning products
Local places of interest / Within easy reach
- Lake: 200 m
- Cycle path: 200 m
- Train station: 900 m
- Nearest public bus stop: 150 m
- Nearest supermarket: 500 m
- Night club
- Heritage sites
- Horse riding
- Road biking
- Ice skating
- Adventure park
- Mountain biking
- Water sports
Inclusions & Restrictions
- Linen provided
- Bath mats provided
- Bath towels provided
- Hand towels provided
- Tea towels provided
- Elec, heat, water provided
- Animals not welcome
- Non-smoking rental
Please note there is no lift in this ancient building, and there are 32 steps from street level to the front door of the apartment.
There is no A/C system per se, but standing fans with a cooling system that helps during eventual heat waves.
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About Le SwansDoors ...
If location is everything, then you've got it all at Le SwansDoors. This stylish 4 star apartment is actually part of the ancient city walls, and the Perrière Gate, which was the main entrance to the medieval town. Perfect sound proofing will insure a quiet environment in the heart of the action.
The apartment is on the Rue Perrière, which runs parallel to the main canal, and the famous Palais de l’Île is just a few steps away. Here you'll find beautiful waterside restaurants, shops, and many pretty bridges spanning the canal and waterways. You can actually see the Perrière Bridge, which crosses the Thiou canal, from the living room window.
What more could you want? Well how about ice cream? The apartment sits over the town's most famous ice cream parlour, the Glacier des Alpes,where the choice of flavours will make your head spin.
You don't need a car when you stay at Le SwansDoors - everything you could need is right on your doorstep - cafes, bars and restaurants, a huge variety of unique shops, lakeside beaches and cycle trails. However, the owner has arranged a free secure parking space for guests in a nearby car park - a great bonus in this pedestrianised town.
Pick up delicious cheese, chocolates and other local produce at the markets, which take place three times a week, rummage through dusty antique and book shops, browse in the art galleries, or just explore the cobbled streets and canals that criss-cross this Venice of the Alps. There's also a popular flea market, on the last Saturday of the month, which is well worth a visit.
Annecy is just four hours from Paris by train, and less than 30 minutes from Geneva airport, so it’s perfect for a short break, but if you can, make time to explore the lakeside villages and the mountains that surround them.
The property ...
This beautifully renovated second-floor apartment has plenty of space for six guests. Natural wood is used to great effect in the quirky decor, which seamlessly blends contemporary style with the character of this historic building.
There are three spacious bedrooms with plenty of storage space. The master bedroom is a large double with an en suite bathroom, and has twin beds that can be made up as a double. The same bed system has been installed in one of the other bedrooms and in the third bedroom there is a double bed. There is also another stylish shower room and a separate WC, making it very practical for a family or group of friends.
The door to the apartment opens into the open plan living room, with the well-equipped kitchen to the left. The dining area and living room have great views over the medieval town and the Palais de l’Île, as well as the much-photographed Perrière Bridge (Pont Perrière).
The chateau and the stunning lake are just a minute's walk away, as is the Paquier - a large grassed area perfect for an evening stroll. It's also the venue for many of Annecy's festivals and sports events, as well as open-air film screenings in the summer.
A free, secure parking space has been arranged for guests in a nearby car park.
About the area ...
A town apartment may not seem the obvious choice for a winter holiday, but Annecy’s Alpine location puts it at the heart of five ski resorts that all offer fabulous skiing.
The intimate resort of Semnoz is just 28 minutes away; you can catch the bus close to the apartment. It's just 600m to the main bus station in Annecy, from where buses also run to the Aravis resorts of La Clusaz (45 minutes away), Le Grand Bornand (43 minutes away) and Manigod (39 minutes by car). Here in the Aravis, 220km of pistes offer challenges for skiers of all abilities, and there is plenty of scope for cross-country skiers and snowshoe walkers. The small resort of Sambuy Seythenex is 45 minutes away - try out the luge, the sledge piste as well as some exhilarating unpisted runs.
At the end of a day in the mountains, enjoy an evening in one of the many bars or restaurants in this medieval town - apres-ski doesn’t come much better than this!
In December, the whole town gets the festive spirit, with fairy lights, Christmas markets, concerts and an open air ice rink. The weekend following Shrove Tuesday, Annecy plays host to a Venetian carnival, when hundreds of masked and costumed figures parade around the cobbled streets and bridges posing for photographs. It’s a sight not to be missed.
In the summer, Annecy has something for everyone - a romantic city steeped in history, fine dining, boutique shopping, watersports, mountain activities and picturesque villages to explore. Book a holiday at Le SwansDoors and you can explore the flower-decked streets and canals, the castle, and the 12th century Palais de l’Île.
Watch the world go by over a coffee in a street cafe, take a cruise on the lake, or pick up some local specialities at the Sunday food market.
If you’ve a little more time and energy, enjoy a round of golf or hire bikes and cycle the 44 Km route around the lake. The more energetic might prefer to tackle the mountain routes, which often feature in the Tour de France. There is a great bike hire shop with late opening hours very close to the apartment, for more info see our cycling in Annecy page.
Annecy is the paragliding centre of France and it’s an adrenalin-filled way to get a whole new perspective on the city.
As the summer turns to autumn, the city celebrates the return of the animals from the pasture (Retour des Alpages) - local produce is the star of this festival, when the streets are packed with folk bands, food stalls and cows. Other dates for your diary are the Festival International du Film d'Animation in June - an animation festival that was originally part of the Cannes film festival - and the Lake Annecy marathon in April. Even if you're not running, it's a great spectacle and the atmosphere in the town is buzzing!
Whether you are looking for a romantic break, a shopping weekend with friends or an active family holiday, Annecy is the perfect destination, SwansDoors a great apartment.
If you like the idea of exploring Annecy and the Alps from this stunning apartment, why not check our availability calendar and book your dates. If you need a little time, we can hold your booking for 24 hours. But don't wait too long - properties in such a stunning location are very unusual, and one this good is sure to get booked up very quickly!
- Check-in: after 16h00
- Check-out: before 11h00
Full list of features, inclusions, activities, nearby points of interest and special conditions:
For bookings cancelled at least 6 months before the start of the stay, the deposit will be refunded. For a cancellation after this, any amounts already paid will be forfeited.
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Why Annecy / Lake Annecy?
Undoubtedly one of France’s most beautiful cities, Annecy sits on the shores of Lake Annecy with its stunning mountain backdrop.
Known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’, ancient buildings line the canals and house boutique shops, wonderful restaurants and a multitude of ice cream parlours.
Add to this a wealth of history and culture, plus beaches, watersports and world-class ski resorts, and you’ll want to return to Annecy year after year.
- Ski slopes16 km
- Town centreadjacent
- Lake200 m
- Nearest supermarket500 m
- Nearest public bus stop150 m
- Train station900 m
- Cycle path200 m
The OVO Network Review
“The property will suit families, couples or groups of friends, and everything in between”
This newly-renovated three-bedroom, two-bathroom second floor apartment is situated inside the medieval city walls of the old town of Annecy, just inside the Perrière gate. Spread over 92m², it is set up to welcome six guests, and has one double bed, and two sets of twin beds which can be joined together to form doubles as required.
The owners have thought this project through very carefully: the renovations are of an exceptional quality. The decor has funky contemporary touches and there are subtle references to swans throughout.
Real swans are to be found just down the road, on the canals and the lake. Bedrooms are spacious, there is lots of storage space, and a great open plan kitchen/dining lounge space.
Views from the apartment are across to the Pont Perrière, facing the famous Palais de l'îsle in one direction, and towards La Tournette in the other direction. It's a 30-second walk to the canal, a one-minute walk to the lake, and the shopping/dining experience begins as soon as you walk through the street door! Skiing in the Aravis is a 45-minute car or bus ride away, or a 20-minute drive or bus ride to Semnoz.
The property will suit families, couples or groups of friends, and everything in between. The amazing location offers infinite possibilities for cycling, fishing, shopping, eating etc.
For those who enjoy an early evening apero at a street cafe, you could try a different cafe each night for several months and still find new places to eat and drink! History enthusiasts, sports fans, thrill seekers, market browsers, theatre goers, gallery visitors - there really is something for everyone! There are so many events throughout the year taking place in and around Annecy and Lake Annecy, such as the Venetian carnival, the animation festival, the lake swim and marathon, and of course in summer 2018, the Etape du Tour (for amateur cyclists) and the Tour de France itself. Don't watch it on TV - come and experience the thrill for yourself! Visitors will be spoilt for choice as to what to do first!
The owner has decided not to make the property available to groups wanting to bring their pets on holiday. It is not possible to park next to the property so the owner rents a parking space especially for his guests.
The parking space is situated 200m away from the apartment. There are 32 steps to reach the apartment as it's on the second floor.
All in all, we think you and your group will be as enthusiastic as we are about this amazing property! Enjoy!
The OVO Network Team.
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From the owner
"When God created Annecy he rinsed his paintbrushes in the lake"
"When God created Annecy he rinsed his paintbrushes in the lake." This quote sums up our beautiful town of Annecy and the surrounding countryside between the lake and the mountains. The homes, the lake, all the colours vary throughout the day, changing according to the cloud cover, or the complete absence of clouds, and across the seasons.
The layout of the old town with its canals running through the old town reminds many visitors of Venice. We've lived in Annecy since 2001, and also love the ever-present swans on the canals and the lake.
The apartment, situated by one of the oldest gates into the medieval city, maintains the refined air of the ancient building it is housed in. The suggestion from the OVO Network team to use the name "Le SwansDoors" appealed to us very much.
The outer walls form part of the Porte Perrièrre, one of the most historic gates into the old medieval walled city, at the foot of the hill up to the Chateau. The door from the street leading to the apartment has been classified by the Minister of Culture as one of the most important doors in the old town.
The medievel stairwell, built in 1710 has a shrine with a rare statue of the Virgin Mary seated on a throne at the head of the stairs, the like of which many tourists would be very happy to see.
The decor in the apartment is understated - a mixture of old wood, high ceilings with exposed beams, arched windows, and stone walls, paired with modern furnishings from Northern Italy and flashes of "swan beak orange"!
We have totally fallen under the spell of this building while working on this project, and the apartment is a very special place, which we plan to live in ourselves one day in the not too distant future. In the meantime we are happy to imagine guests enjoying staying here.
Painting in watercolours has long been a favourite hobby of one of our very close family; regretfully it hasn't been possible for them to paint Annecy. So instead, we decided to exhibit some watercolour views from the apartment in summer and winter, by a different artist, as a kind of hommage.
We hope you will enjoy staying here, and will create your own lovely memories; wether you prefer downhill skiing or waterskiing, spending time in the lake or in the mountains, taking part in sport or spectating, walking, hang gliding up in the air, or diving to the depths of the lake, the choice of things to do while based at the apartment are enormous.
We wish you a very pleasant stay, in this historic heart of the old town where our four children have grown up!
Laurent & Bénédicte
Who is the owner?
OVO Network is the official booking partner for Le SwansDoors.
Your booking will be made directly with Laurent, who will also take and hold your payment until your arrival.
- Property owner:
- Trusted partner since:
- Completed bookings:
“Tastefully renovated and carefully looked after by its owners”
SwansDoors is a beautiful apartment, perfectly located in the heart of the city. It has been tastefully renovated and is carefully looked after by its owners. We would highly recommend this place.
— Juliet L. Feb 2023
“Very good location!”
Very good location. Excellent bedding. Good configuration of the flat. Very nice service. Nice decoration. Very cosy.
— Margaux N. Jan 2023
“Everything was easy reach from the apartment!”
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful apartment. We really enjoyed our time in Annecy, especially the bike ride around the lake. We also loved the markets, the shops and the food. Everything was easy reach from the apartment.
Thank you very much, and take care!
— Joanne L. Jan 2023
“A beautiful, comfortable and well-located apartment”
We appreciated the warm welcome from Laurent, the owner. You have a beautiful, comfortable and well-located apartment, which made our stay more pleasant. Annecy is a beautiful romantic place. We LOVE it!
— Mariangel M. Jan 2023
“A wonderful stay in the heart of Annecy!”
Thank you for a wonderful stay in the heart of Annecy! A wonderful apartment with everything you need plus the city center on your front door step. Thank you Laurent for accomodating us. We will see you soon!
— Peter S. Dec 2022
“Magical and unforgettable”
We had a very merry Christmas in this magical city and in this ideally located flat. An unforgettable stay. Warm setting and perfect comfort. Thank you and see you next time!
— Frederica B. Dec 2022
“Séjour merveilleux à Annecy”
Nous avons adoré notre séjour au SwansDoors. L'appartement est très beau et la vue est parfaite! C'était très bien pour se reposer et nous avons apprécié utiliser la cuisine. Merci d'avoir rendu notre séjour à Annecy merveilleux!
— Nicole T. Dec 2022
“Comfortable, functional, warm and tastefully furnished!”
Thank you for the warm welcome! The village of Talloires is beautiful. The accommodation is ideally located! It is also very comfortable, functional, warm and tastefully furnished!
See you soon!
— Justine J. Dec 2022
“This was exactly the Annecy experience we wanted”
This was exactly the Annecy experience we wanted. We walked through all of the christmas markets, ate great food and relaxed. Next time, we'll try to go skiing too! We will be back! Thank you Laurent! This place and set up worked so well!
— Jennifer T. Dec 2022
“We have made so many wonderful family memories here”
This is our second time staying at Le SwansDoors. We stayed in November 2018 the first time. We just love it here and Le SwansDoors is the perfect place to stay and the perfect location. We have made so many wonderful family memories here. My kids love it here. First when they were 7 and 10 and now 11 and 14! We cannot wait to come back!
— Jennie K. Nov 2022
“One of the best stays we've ever had!”
One of the best stays we've ever had! Thank you Laurent and team. Restaurant Bon Pain Bon Vin was wonderful as well as the short trip to Talloires. Don't miss the swim.
— Tavishi G. Nov 2022
“A warm and gracious home in which to enjoy the beautiful old town”
Our first time in Annecy and we found it charming and so much fun. There is a myriad of activities: biking, hiking, swimming, boating and sightseeing. Don't miss the boat tour of the beautiful lake Annecy. Laurent and Bénédicte have created a warm and gracious home in which to enjoy the beautiful old town. Conveniently located next to the best icecream, the house is stylish and well equipped. If we return to Annecy, we will definitely try to stay at SwansDoors!
— Chloe K. Oct 2022
“Perfect for a stay with friends or kids”
Laurent is a fantastic host. His flat is situated in old Annecy, in a historical building. Interior is spotless, with attention to design. Perfect for a stay with friends or kids. No need to look anywhere else!
Dear Laurent, thank you for this wonderful accommodation. We hope to come back soon!
— B Z. Oct 2022
“Everything was awesome, perfectly located”
Annecy is a hidden gem. One of the most beautiful places in the world. Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo. Everything was awesome, perfectly located. You can see a lot of thought went into setting it up.
— David C. Sep 2022
“Great place! Amazing location”
Great place! Amazing location
— Tamar O. Sep 2022
“High level of accomodation in a fab part of town”
SwansDoors is a high level of accomodation in a fab part of town (old town Annecy). Laurent was a very attentive host and communication with OVO from the start has been of the highest standard.
— Simon D. Sep 2022
“We wish we could stay longer!”
What a wonderful time we have had in beautiful Annecy. We wish we could stay longer in your wonderful apartment. Thank you Laurent, we will return!
— Simon G. Sep 2022
“We had the best week at this awesome flat!”
What an amazing stay at this awesome flat! We had the best week, hiking la Tournette, biking around the lake, water skiing and eating a lot of gelato from the stand downstairs. Hope to be back again!!
— Sue L. Sep 2022
“Great location and amenities!”
Thanks for sharing your beautiful flat! Great location and amenities! We loved seeing the old town and walking through the market... can't wait to return.
— Alison S. Sep 2022
“Great apartment in a fantastic location”
We can't find enough superlatives to describe the short (too short) visit to your charming city! It is so picturesque and the apartment is so well done. Good job! The lighting is especially noteworthy and illustrates the care you took in fashioning it. Great apartment in a fantastic location. Thank you for sharing a piece of your life with us. We appreciate it tremendously. I suppose we will have to learn to ski...!
— Scott S. Aug 2022
“We loved the accommodation and the town is stunning”
We loved the accommodation and the town is stunning! We made sure to visit the ice-cream shop below on multiple occasions! We definitely recommend the fruity sorbets. Thank you for having us!
— Steve L. Aug 2022
“Very well set-up for families with children”
Thank you for a wonderful stay here in Annecy in your amazing apartment. We've thoroughly enjoyed our time here, including a pedalo on the lake and multiple swims during this heat-wave! The address is very well set-up for families with children and you've really thought of everything.
— Andrew C. Aug 2022
“Great location in the centre of town”
Great location in the centre of town, perfect for a family or group of friends. Host very acommodating.
— Lauren P. Aug 2022
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!”
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful apartment with us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
— Robert K. Aug 2022
“Our second stay here and certainly not our last”
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful apartement. Our second stay here in SwansDoors and certainly not our last. Your apartement is a real home far from home. So beautifully decorated with all the conveniences you could possibly need while in holidays. We have had a magical week in Annecy and can't wait to return.
— Donna H. Jul 2022
Thanks for a great stay!
— Mattox R. Jul 2022
“In the heart of the old town”
Beautiful and spacious accommodation, ideally located in the heart of the old town. Laurent is a perfect host for a wonderful stay in Annecy.
— Thomas F. Jun 2022
“Can't recommend this place enough!”
Our time at Le SwansDoors widely exceeded our expectations. The apartment blend in perfectly with the old town and is equipped with fantastic amenities. Laurent was an incredibly gracious host. Can't recommend this place enough for people planning a trip to the area!
— Jason P. Jun 2022
“This place is great!”
Thanks Laurent and SwansDoors! This place is great! Can't wait to come back!
— Antonio C. Jun 2022
“Perfectly located in the middle of the city”
We can recommend it to every sort of group (family, friends, couples…). It was perfectly located in the middle of the city near everything you need to enjoy a city-trip. We travelled as friends and enjoyed the weekend in Annecy very much. Thank you Laurent and SwansDoors!
— Aline W. Jun 2022
“Wonderful vacation in Annecy”
We absolutely loved this apartment. One of the best places that we have stayed. Great design!
— Tiffany L. May 2022
Thank you for your warm welcome. The apartment is very pleasant, with all the comfort and furnished with a lot of taste! We had an excellent stay!
— Bernadette Z. May 2022
“On the whole, everything was great.”
We were travelling with small children in Annecy. The flat is in a very central location. It is very noisy outside, especially in the evening, but that didn't bother us at all. With the windows closed, you can hardly hear anything. The house was built in 1710 and it was great fun to experience how people lived back then. The flat is clean and modernly furnished. A big advantage was a parking space about 200 metres away, as otherwise there is hardly any parking available in the area.
— Mikhail F. May 2022
“Loveley location , We will be back!”
First of all, the 17th century building is incredibly charming! Then the apartment has all the necessary comfort, without forgetting the location which is just ideal. We had a wonderful time! Thanks to Laurent for the welcome and the advice he gave us, we will definitely come back!
— Sam T. Apr 2022
“Magic holidays in Annecy!”
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality, it was an honor to stay in your gorgeous apartment.Is was so beautifully decorated,so modern and so close to everything.Thank you for your suggestions,we loved the Chateau de Menthon and travelling all around the Lake of Annecy.This has been such a fabulous gift for my 75th birthday, my son and my daugther in-law and my precious granddaughter all made it possible.It has been magic!Merci pour tout!
— Richard B. Apr 2022
“We had a wonderful stay!”
A magnificent apartment, very well arranged and well located to discover this nice city, its pretty lanes and its good restaurants! We had a wonderful stay there, thank you!
— Celia R. Apr 2022
“We will certainly come back”
We had a great stay in Annecy. The flat is beautiful and ideally located. The walk up the hill was our morning exercise. We will certainly come back. Thanks to Laurent for his welcome. See you soon!
— Caroline P. Mar 2022
Location is ideal, and the parking space is a real bonus. We could park the car and do everything on foot. The apartment is superb, very nicely decorated, clean, with comfy beds. The owners are very kind and the communication is well managed. We warmly recommend this place for a stay in Annecy!
— Léonie R. Mar 2022
“Great host and amazing apartment!”
From the moment we met Laurent everything was brilliant - he's a great host and the apartment is amazing. Everything is provided for - even plastic bowls for the kids.
Thank you so much for everything - we will definitely be back!!
— Sarah H. Mar 2022
“Very nice flat, and ideally located!”
Very nice week at Swansdoors! Ideally located, well decorated and furnished, this flat allowed us to discover Annecy and the surrounding area in complete serenity. The children really enjoyed playing the Wii. Would definitely come back!
— Patrick N. Feb 2022
“Great stay and great welcome!”
Thank you for this great stay in this really beautiful flat. The apartment has everything you need and the decoration is lovely! The location is ideal. Thanks also to Laurent for his welcome.
— Laurence R. Feb 2022
“Everything was perfect for an unforgettable trip to Annecy”
It was a perfect stay, a dream flat, everything was ideal for an unforgettable trip to Annecy.
A perfect host, who was very friendly and spoke Spanish.
See you soon,
— Marta L. Feb 2022
We had an excellent stay in this very pleasant flat. The children had a lot of fun with the wii.
— Peter E. Feb 2022
“Birthday weekend by the lake”
We came to Swansdoors to celebrate our daughter's 18th birthday! And what a beautiful evening in this wonderful place!
— Jeffrey P. Feb 2022
“Cosy home in Annecy”
Amazing and compete place. I had a lot of fun with my wife and daughter. Laurent was a great host, we hope to be back soon, from Rio, Brazil!
— Rafael H. Jan 2022
A wonderful stay in this beautiful apartment, thanks to Laurent for his welcome. Very nice city, we hope to come back...
— Juliette L. Jan 2022
Laurent was responsive and friendly. The location is unbeatable just above the best ice cream in Annecy right next to the lake, the old town and the “palais de l’isle”, the castle and the Basilique. Amazing stay at an amazing with timeless charm and authenticity.
— Nicolas D. Jan 2022
“We were thrilled with our stay in Annecy”
What a perfect stay in this beautiful apartment in a great location. The windows offer great views. We are very happy to have been able to get through the many avalanches! See you next time.
— Régis G. Dec 2021
This property is absolute perfection. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The apartment is beautifully and tastefully designed, very clean and equipped with everything you would possibly need during a stay in this picturesque little town, and the location cannot be beat! Also, the host is incredibly kind and helpful. Laurent went above and beyond to acquaint us with the property and the sights of Annecy, including local restaurant recommendations. I stayed here with my husband and parents for only a few days and honestly, it was such a cozy retreat, I wish we could have stayed longer!
— Jessica T. Dec 2021
“Warm welcome and great vacations”
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful apartment but what made the real difference is the hospitality Laurent has shown us from the moment we arrived and when we were leaving. We will not only recommend this place to our friends but hope to return ourselves in the future. Thank you again!
— Christophe M. Dec 2021
“What a wonderful stay!”
We fell in love with Annecy and the apartment was absolutely perfect in every way. Thank you so much for hosting us... We will be back for sure. Happy holidays!
— Eric W. Nov 2021
Very pleasant host, cozy apartment, great location.
— Anastasiia L. Nov 2021
“Perfect stay, yet another time”
Another wonderful stay at Swansdoors, like every year, everything was perfect. Thank you to Laurent for his very warm welcome and his availability. See you next year!
— Damien F. Nov 2021
“Fantastic stay in Annecy”
We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful apartment in Annecy. Thanks a million to our host, Laurent, we hope to return to your property again as soon as possible! We had a fantastic experience and our expectations were exceeded.
— Mahesh B. Oct 2021
“Charming stay in Annecy”
We can't thank our host enough for our lovely stay in the Swansdoors apartment in Annecy. We will be sure to share our experience with our friends as everything was lovely! We hope to see you again soon!
— Eve N. Oct 2021
We had a wonderful stay in a very beautiful location. We especially enjoyed the views which were very beautiful. See you soon for our next holiday, we hope!
— Elisabeth R. Oct 2021
“Completely satisfied with our stay”
We are completely satisfied with our stay. A big thank you to the owners for everything, a special mention for the cupcakes, they were top notch!
— Sophie L. Sep 2021
Thank you Laurent, we really had a very nice stay in your apartment. Almost too short, but everything was really perfect.
— Fred B. Sep 2021
“Much more than a holiday rental!”
We absolutely loved your little pearl in Annecy. We felt at home immediately: the personal touches and a warm welcome made it much much more than a holiday rental! We will be looking to come back and to send our friends as well! Merci pour tout!
— Shiri P. Sep 2021
“Greetings from London!”
We had the perfect stay here! This is one of the best holiday homes I've stayed in, from the thoughtful design to the small details and the character. The location was great too. The place was spotless. We will definetly stay here on our next trip to Annecy.
— Florence S. Sep 2021
“I highly recommend!”
Very nice flat in the heart of Annecy. Maxime greeted us very well. I highly recommend staying at Swansdoors!:)
— Victor D. Aug 2021
“We'll be back”
We had a really good stay in this marvellous town and in this beautiful, nice and comfortable apartment. Its location is perfect.
— Guillaume D. Aug 2021
“We will remember this place”
The apartment is perfect, renovated and tastefully decorated, very well equipped, and the location in the center is very good for exploring Annecy on foot. It is very well insulated (the streets of Annecy are very noisy in the center, but the windows closed we hardly heard anything). We are keeping this address for a future stay in Annecy!
— Francis E. Aug 2021
“This flat is amazing!”
This flat is amazing! It is really beautiful, cosy and extremely well located! We had a wonderful stay here! I highly recommend it!
— Arnaud J. Jul 2021
“An ideal vacation!”
Harmoniously mixing modern decoration and old world charm, this apartment has 3 beautiful bedrooms + 2 bathrooms which, for the 3 couples that we were, was perfect. In addition, it is perfectly located: in the old town and its canals, close to small restaurants, shops and food stores, bike rentals, close to the lake, to the Parc de l'Europe ... Just perfect!
— Françoise S. May 2021
“Nothing else to say, it was fantastic!”
Beautiful apartment, clean and practical. This place is full of charm and renovated with great taste.
— Alexandre B. May 2021
“Can't wait to come back again!”
This is one of the best apartments we rented while traveling. It has a nice deco and all you need to enjoy your stay. Location is second to none in central Annecy. Great welcome too. We enjoyed the board games, the bluetooth speaker... just like home:) We will happily be back when we come back to Annecy.
— Sophie B. Mar 2021
“A great break with friends”
Everything went very well. Magnificent cozy apartment, nicely decorated, and very well equipped. This weekend will leave our heads full of memories. Thank you!
— Laurie V. Mar 2021
“Thank you so much!”
We will keep lovely memories from a great stay with our family. Splendid apartment, very welcoming, beautiful deco, great facilities.
— Christophe V. Mar 2021
“A huge thank you for our excellent stay!”
A very beautiful place, well located, especially if like us you are going to Annecy for a few days ... Its central location allows you to do everything on foot. Do not miss: the ice cream parlor just below the apartment (best ice cream in France!), renting bikes (we recommend the shop "Roule ma Poule", if you have children ...) for a ride around the lake, the pizzas from Sapaudia ... Fantastic! We recommend the Swansdoors with your eyes closed!
— Maria R. Mar 2021
A quality apartment, ideal to spend good times with friends.
— Emilie G. Feb 2021
“Good taste, warm welcome, and a lovely Savoyard touch”
Thank you for helping us spend the most magical time in Annecy. This apartment has allowed us to enjoy heart warming and unforgettable moments. Its location is simply the best, just above the best ice cream in town. We'll happily come back to this amazing place.
— Gilles M. Feb 2021
“As beuatiful inside as it is outside”
What can I say ? There is everything you need here: space, lovely deco, absolute comfort. It was a real pleasure to spend time in this beautiful apartment near the lake and in the heart of the medieval town. Every window offers a picture perfect view. And we even had free parking. It was perfect. A fantastic discovery that helped us feel really good in these complicated times.
— Wanda V. Feb 2021
“Beautiful flat, well maintained and comfortable”
Everything was great: the property was impeccable and the service provided was very professional (up to the coffee prepared for us by Raphaelle the manager!)
— Susan B. Feb 2021
“We'll be back”
We had a very pleasant stay in a clean and very well equipped apartment. On our arrival, we received a very warm welcome. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
— Mareau D. Dec 2020
“Very good stay”
The location is ideal and the services of this very cosy apartment have exceeded our expectations. The welcome from the manager was excellent, and the parking space is a real plus.
— Bernadette F. Dec 2020
“A real delight!”
We had a pleasant stay in Annecy. The apartment is beautiful and warm, cosy and well appointed. We will definitely be back next year. A big thank you to Raphaelle the manager for her kindness.
— Pamela T. Dec 2020
“Hard to find this in Europe!”
You will not be disappointed!! Amazing location and the apartment is beyond expectations. Very easy check-in/out process, everyone was very helpful. Raphaelle the manager was extraordinary... if you have kids, definitely book this place! Great games, toys, high chair, etc... all upon request.
— Wes & Christine M. Dec 2020
“Book with no hesitation!”
A splendid apartment, a great location in the heart of the old town. Alexandra the manager gave us the warmest welcome and was very easy going and available. In a few words: thank you!
— Geraldine R. Oct 2020
“Like a 5 star hotel!”
The whole family loved this place. It was even better than on the photos! We enjoyed gathering together at night in the living room and spend time together as a family.
— Alexandre L. Oct 2020
“What a great stay!”
This apartment was sparkling clean, comfortable, spacious and ideally located to discover Annecy's old town. We felt at home, with no bad surprise on arrival.
— Sacha S. Oct 2020
“What a gem!”
Everything was perfect: communication with OVO Network and Alexandra the manager, the warm welcome, the lay-out of and deco of this very cosy apartment. We loved our stay in Annecy and will book again when we come back. Thank you to the owner to share such a marvellous place!
— Mariska V. Oct 2020
“We recommend this place without any hesitation”
Excellent stay in this sweet nest in the centre of the old town. It's well equipped. We were 6 and each of us had their own space. The main room is very nice, and the apartment is decorated with taste.
— Gwendoline D. Sep 2020
“Thanks a lot!”
Something unusual: we felt at home in this gorgeous apartment... It's perfectly maintained and very well located. We had a great time. Perfect service from Alexandra the manager.
— Ilyes S. Sep 2020
“Great family stay in this fabulous apartment!”
Annecy is always a breath of fresh air for us! Next time we will stay longer.
— Clement J. Sep 2020
“It's exactly like it says on the site.”
A very clean apartment. Check-in and check-out easily done via Whatsapp. Note that the parking has a limited height of about 1.90m. You won't get in if you have a top box.
— Alexander R. Aug 2020
“Thank you very much for a lovely stay”
We really enjoyed our holiday and Annecy is a great place. It was so refreshing to be able to enjoy the outdoor activities around the lake. It was beautiful - we really enjoyed the cycling, walking and swimming.The only thing I'd say is that it would be better for the owner to say the apartment has fans rather than saying it is air-conditioned. You will see that we left our new fan after all, as we had no luggage capacity. I hope it comes in useful.Big thanks to Alexandra the manager for letting us arrive early and for directing us!
— Cheng B. Aug 2020
Annecy was full of good vibes! The apartment is beautiful, nicely decorated and well maintained.
— Sebastien L. Aug 2020
“Nice and pleasant rental”
The apartment is even bigger than it seems on the photos. It's well maintained too.
— Gaelle G. Jul 2020
“Great location to explore the old town”
The parking space allows you to discover the lake and nearby towns without worrying about finding a new space at the end of the day. Alexandra, the manager gave us a great welcome. Don't change anything, it was perfect. Thank you.
— Emmanuel A. Jul 2020
“Book without a doubt!”
Wonderful apartment in the best possible location (heart of the old town). Excellent service from our host. We would definitely stay here again when visiting Annecy.
— Mike M. Jul 2020
“A great experience”
Very beautiful apartment, decorated with good taste, very clean, and in the heart of the old town. Communication with both OVO Network and the manager was fantastic and very helpful.
— Gérald P. Jul 2020
“Great family stay in Annecy”
This spotless place exceeded our expectations.
— Peter A. Jul 2020
“In the heart of the city, I recommend it!”
The apartment is nicely decorated, the beds are perfect, and the bedrooms are set up the best way possible.
— Coulon C. Jun 2020
Nice apartment and an owner easy to deal with.
— Julien B. Feb 2020
“We love Annecy!”
This is such a charming and beautiful town. The food was delicious too.Its people were very nice and polite.This was a very special family vacation. The skiing and snowboarding were super fun, especially in such beautiful surroundings.We will always treasure our memories of Annecy.
— Daniel Y. Feb 2020
Beautifully renovated apartment in the centre of the old town. Great amenities. Very helpful host. Note if you have a car, the car park space is about 200m from the apartment, all up hill.
— Paul T. Feb 2020
“It is such a wonderful place for family holidays.”
The rooms are comfortable. The equipments are convenient. The location is perfect (everything is in walking distance). We even spent a day skiing and a day bike riding. The open air market brought us fresh taste of France. The kids really loved this place.
— Yuanfeng W. Jan 2020
“Great stay with OVO NETWORK!”
Very beautiful apartment, great location just a stone throw away from the lake.
— Nourène P. Jan 2020
“4 star apartment ... deserving 5!”
An apartment with a modern feel in the heart of the old part of Annecy. We love Annecy and this apartment made our visit extra special. It's way bigger than we expected and should be 5 stars in our opinion!
— Peter M. Jan 2020
“Nothing to say: it was perfect!”
Very nice apartment. Alexandra the manager welcomed us very well and we had a great stay. The parking is only 3 minutes away on foot. The apartment is right in the heart of the old town, with restaurants and shops just out of the door. The lake is 2 minutes away too. We had everything we needed, even a sound system to play our music! In a few words: it was ideal for us!
— Camille L. Dec 2019
“An amazing Xmas spent in Annecy”
The flat was absolutely perfect! Great location, comfy space and so clean. Our family all loved spending time here and want to return.
— Chip G. Dec 2019
“Thank you for sharing your beautiful apartment with us”
It suited our family of 6 and was in a perfect location. We loved the Christmas Market and the Café Bichette across the road.
— Lee M. Dec 2019
“What a beautiful apartment you have!”
In the heart of Annecy, it's very accommodating for adults and baby. We were here with our 7 month daughter from Melbourne Australia. We had a very relaxing stay despite an unsettled baby due to sickness. The in-laws didn't hear a thing and slept through the night, thanks to your well-insulated home! We would love to come back again.
— Christophe M. Dec 2019
“So happy to come back!”
It was so good the first time - and we came back! Thanks so much for having us to stay again with Christmas around the corner.Early December is the perfect time of year.Thank you!
— Shawn F. Nov 2019
“Fabulous stay in Swansdoors”
We had a fabulous stay in Annecy. The flat is beautifully decorated ans was a wonderful base!Alexandra was incredibly helpful. We'd love to return one day. Thanks so much!
— Toorna S. Nov 2019
“A very beautiful apartment with a great location”
We spent a lovely time in Annecy. Thank you for everything.
— Yves C. Nov 2019
“A perfect holiday”
A super stay in this really lovely apartment. It's really cosy, yet spacious, and very tastefullly decorated. We will take with us wonderful memories of our neighbours in Haute Savoie.
— Elodie T. Nov 2019
“A perfect apartment”
A lovely weekend break in Annecy with the family. A lovely welcome from Alexandra. The apartment is beautiful, tastefully decorated, very comfortable and cosy. We will definitelly recommend it to friends and family looking to discover the wonderful town of Annecy. Thank you for this wonderful break.
— Océane O. Oct 2019
Lovely spacious and clean apartment, with comfortable beds. The property is right in the center of the old town. Supermarket is obnly a 3 minute walk from it. Alexandra the manager was very nice , waiting for us on arrival to show us around the apartment. There was a small problem with the heating, but sorted out very quickly.
— Hagit B. Oct 2019
Great apartment in a perfect location. Super helpful host - would really recommend!
— Anne M. Oct 2019
The location was outstanding and the pictures give a very good indication of what to expect in this lovely apartment. We had a wonderful time in ANNECY and would highly recommend this apartment. Alexandra the house manager was a delightful host and very accommodating as well.
— Ron R. Sep 2019
“Gorgeous apartment, ideally located.”
Thank you for your reactivity and for answering all our questions before and during our stay.
— Sophie C. Sep 2019
We really liked the location and style of the property.Swansdoor has a central location in old city, which is great to visit and enjoy the historic town and local shops.
— Yehuda N. Aug 2019
“Modern apartment in the heart of old Annecy”
My family and I had a wonderful stay in this apartment. It has all the elements of a modern, updated space but in a beautiful old building in the heart of the city. They even had baby supplies (bath tub, monitors, etc) on hand which was wonderfully helpful with our 3 month old. Alexandra the manager was very responsive, and made checking in and out easy and flexible. Be prepared to lug your suitcases up a steep hill and flights of stairs, but it will be worth it! Highly recommend!
— Sarah D. Aug 2019
“Thank you so much!”
We had a wonderful time during our first ever stay in Annecy. We enjoyed the city, the lake and the pristine nature. Apartment Swansdoors was our comfortable base from which to explore. How nice it was to walk a few hundred meters back home after dinner! It had everything we needed an it is beautifully laid. Many thanks to Alexandra the manager for her kind support.
— Margreet & Arnold H. Aug 2019
“A hidden gem”
LOVE LOVE LOVE. Amazing location and perfect property. Spotless and well equipped. Perfect for our family of 5 (2 adults 3 teenagers). Bedding and towels were fantastic quality. Good power shower. An old town quirky property with all the modern new comforts. You will not be disappointed.
— Lynn O. Aug 2019
“The apartment is beautiful”
It really feels like a home, not a holiday rental! It's in the very best location in Annecy. Each window overlooks a different aspect - all very interesting. All of the beds are also so comfortable. Alexandra the manager has been very helpful. Every restaurant we visited had excellent food. I hope to return.
— Bridget M. Jul 2019
“An excellent stay in your magnificent apartment!”
Everything was perfect! After 8 years we were back in Annecy with our 3 boys, to discover again Annecy. This town is still magical and exceptional.
— Philippe D. Jul 2019
We have loved our week here and feel so fortunate to have found this perfect apartment. It's perfectly located for anyone wanting to experience the beautiful old charm of Annecy and the bustling markets a minutes walk down Rue Perriere (highly recommended for all fruits and vegetables. A must see is the roast chicken stall at the end of our street... get the potatoes!!). The pure waters of the lake in summer, with it's many water sports on offer: amazing! Also and very popular is the ice-cream store directly below the apartment. A highlight of our trip was hiring some bikes and riding around the lake. This town offers so much! Thank you Alexandra (the manager) for your help.
— Janet M. Jul 2019
“Thank you for taking such good care of us during our stay!”
Annecy is a real gem and the apartment is spectacular! We loved being in the old part of town, right in the middle of things. Everything about the inside of the apartment far exceeded our expectations. Alexandra the manager was such a gracious host. She was very helpful and prompt with responses. Thank you for allowing us to stay here. Hopefully we will return one day!
— Kelly T. Jul 2019
Great location and amazing host in a very unique setting.
— Taures J. Jun 2019
Fabulous blend of history and comfort in this lovely home and great city.Thank you for everything.Alexandra the manager is a delight.
— Bruce H. Jun 2019
“Beautiful apartment in a lovely city”
We had such a nice stay in annoy. If you are looking for a spectacular hike, try Sixt Fer à Cheval: it's gorgeous!
— Emily M. Jun 2019
Thank you for a wonderful place to stay. The weather wasn't very kind to us, but the accomodation was superb.The apartment is beautifully equipped and had everything we needed.We can't wait to be back in Annecy again!
— Susie M. Jun 2019
“We loved our stay!”
We were a group of friends from China . The apartment was sparking clean.Alexandra is very enthusiastic, energetic and very helpful! The location is excellent. It’s very close to everything: car park, right in the heart of the beautiful town centre, easy walk to train/bus station. We really really enjoyed our stay! Thank you so much for hosting us!
— Brenda Xingchen Z. May 2019
“We absolutely loved this property!”
We have stayed in many vacation rentals before and this was by far our favorite. Beautiful space and furniture, very spacious, and beds were amazingly comfortable. It was extremely clean and there was every amenity provided - fluffy towels, all pots and pans, coffee, tea, etc. The WiFi was also very fast. The location and check in was perfect - exactly in the heart of Annecy with all the great restaurants and ice cream shops right below us. Alexandra the manager was very accommodating and met us at the parking garage and walked us through everything. Would definitely stay here again!
— Tiffany Z. May 2019
“We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful apartment.”
It was ideal for us and our 3 children under the age of 5. It had everything we needed to have a very comfortable stay. It was spotlessly clean and in an amazing location in the old town. Alexandra the manager was fantastic to deal with and made check in / check out easy. Having a car parking space with the apartment was super too. This is a very high standard of accommodation and we will certainly try to to stay here when we next visit Annecy.
— Donna H. May 2019
“What a wonderful apartment!”
We were six adults and had a fantastic time. The apartment is modern with a ski theme which we all enjoyed since we ski. But then you go through the door and you are in the middle of a charming medieval town with an abundance of flowers and canals. The lake is absolutely beautiful and one can spend an entire day just walking around its shore. The apartment had all the amenities needed including coffee and tea to get us started. It was immaculate and easy to keep clean, even with a large group. It was extremely comfortable and enabled us to visit in the evening and share breakfast in the mornings. Cooking was fun as there is everything you need to make dinner... but eating out is so enjoyable as they have some great restaurants. We had two cars and they provided free parking for both. Alexandra the manager was an absolutely wonderful hostess. She provided information on things to do so we could plan our trip better. When we arrived, she met us and helped with our luggage. She even made calls to find grocery stores and a garage open when we got in on a holiday. She even shipped items to Paris we had forgotten. Her assistance was over the top and she is to be commended for attention to detail.
— Nancy S. May 2019
We received a great welcome from the manager! She was fantastic - very kind and helpful, she even spoke Italian and was able to give us lots of advice. The apartment is magnificent, right in the centre of the town and very comfortable. There is also free parking very close by. Everything was perfect.
— Paolo G. Mar 2019
“Thank you for a wonderful stay!”
The apartment was great and so accommodating for our young children and baby! Excellent location! We loved the great restaurants especially Cozna and Le Chalet! And of course the ice cream just out of the door! Thank you again.
— Gina P. Mar 2019
The apartment is centrally located, and very comfortable. Alexandra the manager was amazing!
— Khaled A. Mar 2019
“An extraordinary holiday”
An exceptional apartment for an unusual holiday. This property is very comfortable and well located, which contributed greatly to our unforgettable holiday. Spotlessly clean, faultless equipment ... we will recommend this service to our friends. Thank you for everything!
— Thibaud J. Feb 2019
“A beautiful apartment in a great location”
A very lovely apartment, well located and well equipped, from the kitchen to the multimedia equipment. The key handover and service was great The apartment was well managed and the equipment was fairly new. The bedding was very comfortable. Don't hesitate to book.
— Mathieu R. Feb 2019
The ideal place to celebrate a New Year Eve to remember!
— Alessio P. Dec 2018
“Thank you so much!”
We had a fabulous time in your beautiful apartment.
— Trish H. Dec 2018
“Thank you for having us to stay!”
Annecy is such a fantastic town, full of history! This is a beautiful apartment in a great location. The perfect home, away from home!
— Shawn F. Nov 2018
“A superb apartment”
We recommend this apartment to groups of friends who want to explore this magnificent town. Thank you for the welcome, and for your flexibility when we wanted to leave later than we had thought.
— Stephanie L. Nov 2018
“A complete change of scene”
A magical break discovering Annecy from this magnificent apartment, where each of us could find our own space. Well done to the owners, who have passed on their love of beautiful things to their guests.
— Stephane D. Oct 2018
What a wonderful place! Staying in the centre of town was perfect for our girls weekend away. It also meant quick access to drop off our purchases from the interesting shops in the old town, right outside our door. We also appreciated the double-glazed windows and general layout of the apartment. The managers were helpful and friendly, which made our stay more enjoyable. Everyone loved the decor of the house.Things we liked in the area: Ice cream shop downstairs, authenticity of the shops and old town.None of us wanted to leave! Can't wait to come back.
— Wendy R. Oct 2018
“What a beautiful apartment!”
We loved every minute here and loved being in the middle of the historic old town of Annecy. We will never forget this trip and we are sure to return. We recommend the lake cruise, the bar "Beer and Clock", the restaurant "l'Appart du 1" and finally the late bar next door "14% vol." run by Chao. For us to be here for the "Retour des Alpages Festival" was the cherry on top. Thank you again for your wonderful hosts for this amazing apartment.
— Gayle O. Oct 2018
“This apartment is just great!”
This place is brand new with a very tasteful decoration. The manager, Melanie, made us feel instantly at home and was very helpful for check-in and check-out.We definitely recommended it and of course, if we ever come back to Annecy (which we will surely do, I personally have fallen in love with its landscapes), we will stay here again.
— Rocío D. Sep 2018
“Nice property in the heart of Annecy”
Very nice unit, in the heart of Annecy. Great renovation.Very quiet once the windows are closed, price to pay to be in the center of the town. Extremely clean, well located, very nice furniture, awesome bathrooms, nice kitchen.
— Anne S. Sep 2018
This apartment couldn't be more central to Annecy. It's spacious, with everything you could need.
— Adele C. Aug 2018
“We had a truly wonderful stay in Annecy.”
Absolutely fantastic apartment, central location, superb finishing touches and fully equipped!The apartment is perfectly decorated, it all feels very new and has recently been refurbished. Couldn’t find a more central location. The beds were so comfortable and the whole apartment was extremely clean. We would recommend the apartment to anyone. The manager was also very helpful.
— Kate K. Aug 2018
The apartment is just beautiful. We did not want to leave... it is brand new, decorated marvelously, and very pampering. The location is right in the middle of old town, close to the lake. We could not have asked for more.
— Lihi Z. Aug 2018
“We had the most wonderful time here!”
Lake Annecy is beautiful and our stay was made even better by this high quality apartment. It simply has anything anyone would need. Thanks you!
— Victor I. Jul 2018
“What a pleasure!”
Thank you so much, the apartment was lovely, we enjoyed every minute there. Best regards.
— Pavel B. Jul 2018
“A super holiday”
A superb renovated apartment full of charm with top-of-the-range facilities in the centre of Annecy's old town. We had a super holiday.
— Stéphane J. Jul 2018
“A great stay”
It was a wonderful experience in this residence. We loved it so much.The location is excellent and the host was very helpful.
— Jaber A. Jul 2018
Melanie, the manager is very kind and welcoming, available and helpful. As for the area, although the apartment is in the centre of the town (passing traffic, noise and action), the sound insulation means your stay will be very peaceful. The apartment is very spacious, clean, well-lit and well-equipped: kitchen; linen; leisure facilities (TV, game consoles, DVD, USB musice speaker); fan; two hairdryers; cleaning products. It is very comfortable and cool (perfect in hot weather). On the practical side, there are two sets of keys; instruction manuals; a tourist guide; a parking place nearby .... On balance, 100% recommended.
— Melynda A. Jun 2018