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Bedrooms 1
Space 40 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

♥ ♥ Very confortable boat GLORIETTE DE LOIRE sumptuous views on the castle

UNUSUAL and NEW! Amazing huge houseboat Gloriette de Loire ♥

This fully private houseboat offers a large space, cosy for holidays with all facilities. Safety area in the "chic" island of Saumur.

Fully equiped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge and freezer, oven coffe machine, boiler... italian style shower in mosaïc, large bards or single beds, separate automatic toilets, WIFI....

This is an amazing fully private traditional boat of the Loire river. A very confortable and large self catering boat moored just in front of the castel of Saumur.

In close proximity you will find:

Traditional commerce and markets

Historicalcity center right opposite

Boarding pier right opposite

In summer time gigs in town

The boat makes the perfect place for a rest or to watch the castle and the historical city at night.

Nostalgia! The boat is a creation of the first copy of a wash houseboat in France built year 1895 with all facilities and great confort.

We rent as well an other houseboat the LOIRE ROMANCE moored just behind and a self catering independent rental , a beautiful place located at the first floor of the family nineteenth century villa : the VILLA DE LOIRE.

More Details

Armelle et Georges
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Armelle et Georges

Armelle Bagot, co-founder and manager of DIFFERENT HOLIDAYS sarl a company that operates houseboats rentals and other self catering rentals.

Georges Valat, have been renting houseboat for 11 years : a large Dutch Tjak built year 1898 located in Paris and other boats in Saumur.

Armelle et Georges purchased this house boat in 2015

Why Armelle et Georges chose Saumur

Amazing stationary trip on the Loire

Unique instant on the Loire so there so glamourous.


What makes this house boat unique

Enjoy this stunning houseboat and the breathtaking view facing the Loire.

Magic view and great confort on board.

Beautiful and quiet residential area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Saumur, France

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 large double bed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bowling center
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have several boats in Saumur. See ROMANCE SAUMUR LOIRE


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Fabulous location, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful four days spent here in early September. The location is unbeatable with stunning views across the river and the chateau. Lots of wildlife - we saw otters, unusual birds - and there are a lot of fish in la Loire which swim around the boat. A very comfortable accommodation, lots of space for a small boat, well appointed and clean. The walk into Saumur centre takes about 10 minutes and is very pleasant. The choice of restaurants is good. We had several excellent meals. We will definitely be back! Thanks, Arnelles and George!

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew for your kind comments. Looking forward to seeing you an other time! Georges
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean and nice, perfectly updated, great location. Awesome views, really indescribable. Views across the river of Saumur both day and night of town and chateau. We had a great time and would stay here again. Owners very nice and responsive, just a perfect stay!

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. So glad to see you again in Saumur Armelle & Georges
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Très bien

  • 5 of 5

Le propriétaire est très sympathique, de très bon conseil pour les visites. Super séjour en famille.

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Que des étoiles ******

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Our third fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the Loire Romance 3 years ago with our 3 teenage kids for a 4 night stay and loved it. Last year we came back for 4 nights (again on the Loire Romance) and again really enjoyed our stay. When we left, we promised each other we would come back again this year for a longer stay. This time we stayed on the Gloriette de Loire for a week. It was perfect.

Privacy, a lovely space and that VIEW!!!! The Loire river is quite low this Summer and the deck of the Gloriette makes it very easy to get in and out of the water, so on the warmest days we swam in the river right off the deck (the water was less than a metre deep right next to the boat). It is also very clear water and there are lots of fish, leisurely swimming past as you sip your drink on the deck. The big sliding door along the deck together with the sliding door in the bedroom allow for great air circulation, so the boat never felt too warm.

Armelle and Georges are responsive, gracious hosts and the boats are always impeccably clean on arrival. For a family with kids, the Loire Romance offers more privacy for parents as it offers 2 separate bedrooms. The Gloriette offers more open spaces, which is perfect for a couple or family/friends who don't mind spending most of their time on the boat in shared space. We certainly plan to come back again, these boats in this unbeatable location are a stroke of genius and I am almost reluctant to leave such a glowing review for fear that they'll be completely booked longer in advance, making it more difficult to plan our return :D

The location of Saumur, in between Angers and Tours, is ideal as well, with a seemingly endless list of chateaux and pretty villages and towns to visit, all within easy reach. By the tame token, it is lovely to get into a rhythm of sleeping in, sauntering into town for fresh bread, cheese and wine (the town also has an un-be-lie-va-ble delicatessen that sells fresh, ready-made, gourmet dishes that beat most restaurant meals yet cost less than half of what you'd spend eating out) and then returning to the boat for a leisurely afternoon on the water, followed by dinner (more wine) and an evening walk along the river. You will feel spoiled for choice here and your stay is sure to feel too short!

Thank you again Armelle and Georges, you make Saumur irresistable to us!

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup Linda! we are very happy with your comments. Actually when we have started our activities we wanted to have our visitors that would appreciate highly our boats . So when we see that you were delighted with your stay on our boats, we are perfectly happy! It is a great pleasure and this will encourage us to continue to move forwards. Saumur should be better known. You help make known our beautiful town. Thank you for your kindness. A bientôt à nouveau sur la Loire! Armelle and Georges
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Je recommande

  • 5 of 5

Ce bateau est très confortable et la vue magnifique. On se sent vraiment bien sur ce bateau. Même par grand froid, on a eu bien chaud. Le propriétaire est très à l'écoute et sympathique. Je reviendrai aux beaux jours pour revoir le château, la ville , la Loire, le pont, les oiseaux... la nuit, le matin...

J'ai adoré le charme de ce lieu.

  • Review Submitted: 23/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Saumur, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Haute saison été
15 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
Saison moyenne automne
7 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
Vacances Toussaint année 2
19 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Ménage AU$46.93
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$312.83
Stay tax AU$1.41 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Les enfants de moins de 10 ans ne sont pas considérés comme personne supplémentaire.Le tarif de 15€ par personne supplémentaire ne s'applique donc pas. Merci de nous signaler le nombre total de personnes à bord y compris les enfants de moins de 10 ans pour nous permettre de préparer les lits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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