I met John and Samantha through a common friend who previously rented a room at this place. I could have not asked for better partners to share a condo.
John is truly interested in helping people settle in Switzerland and is genuinely interested in helping others. When it comes to business, both of them are very sensible, fair, and transparent in everything they do. I consider both John and Sam friends after my experience at their condo.
The condo is located in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Lausanne, it is also very close to the public pool. The common areas are renovated and are really nice.
I will truly miss being there!
I spent a lovely time in Simplemont!
It was quiet, clean and John was a great host. He is willing to help anyone new to the city and remained attentive to feedback in hopes of making my stay as comfortable as possible! I recommend it if you’re looking for a good balance between quiet alone time and social living life.
The location is great: it is in about 15 minutes walk, or a 5 minute bus ride from the center of Lausanne. The street is a small cul de sac, no noise, very clean air -- which you do not get everywhere in Lausanne.
There is a big living room in the apartment, where you can sit down and do your thing, or hang out with others.
But the best part is none of this. It is the people! The permanent tenants are so kind that you won't believe they are Swiss, if you believe that (false) stereotype. Once you move in, you become part of a community, which leaves you as much space as you need, and, at the same time, is a great way to hang out with interesting people -- ask about the cocktail parties!
I would not go anywhere else, seriously.
The apartment is located in a quiet, very green and apparently quite wealthy quarter of Lausanne, close to Parc Mon Repos. Walk downtown in 15 min. the nearest Coop in 10 min, or go for a drink in 10 min (le cave bleu, La Etoille Blanche with great Gin cocktails). Stroll down to beautiful Lake Geneva, or hit the Olympic Museum, and have a Cappucino at the lakeshore. Or spend a lazy sunday afternoon with BBQ on the spacious balcony, looking at the snow peaked alps....
The apartment is spacious, with great facilities, and very friendly and helpful neighbors. Wifi uptime of about 99%.
John is a great host, always has a helping hand and many tips to get you settled. Don`t miss his famous Raclette & Cocktail Parties!
I really want to say a giant thank you to John for everything over the past six months. It was really scary moving to a new city alone but his place felt instantly like home. The apartment is spacious and nicely decorated, but most of all I really appreciated the advice John gave me and I think the community at Simplemont is really special.