Our sweet and feisty cat, Plume, will welcome you to our home with open paws.
Our chalet is beautifully located on the road to the French Jura overlooking Lac Leman and Geneva in Switzerland and Mont Blanc in the French alps.
We are Americans who have lived in the area for nearly 20 years and work as freelance editors for international organizations in Geneva.
We live in a peaceful cul-de-sac with lovely views and friendly neighbours. Our house is very comfortable with a large balcony and 2 bedrooms (one with fold-out couch).
The view from our balcony is spectacular -- overlooking Lac Leman and Mont Blanc in the French Alps. Our chalet is at 1,000 meters, just five minutes from Col de la Faucille and the Jura mountains. There are many lovely walks and activities in the nearby Jura and in the Alps across the lake.
There is a typical Savoie restaurant at the beginning of our street -- one of the best in the area.
We are 8 minutes' drive above the town of Gex. There are various markets there, including a lovely Saturday street market. There are also several nearby organic/bio stores. There are also a number of restaurants and bars, including a good brew pub, and a movie theatre.
We are half an hour from Geneva and the airport. Besides Geneva and Lac Leman, there are many easy day trips from here, including Lake Annecy, Nyon, Lausanne, Montreaux, Bern and Yvoire, as well as Chamonix and Mont Blanc. You can also easily reach the Aosta Valley in Italy through the Mont Blanc tunnel.
Plume is a sweet cat with a charming--and feisty--personality. She is adventuresome and independent, and loves the outdoors. She has a cat door, so can come and go on her own.
Responsibilities would include feeding Plume and being sure she has water in her favourite pitcher for drinking. She may also need to have a tick removed from time to time. We would also ask you to water the vegetables and flowers as needed.