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AMBOISE : charming accommodation for rent with a side view on the Castle

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 120 m²
Property type apartment


About the property

Welcome to "Villa La Loire" ! This large and attractive apartment has a side view on the Castle of Amboise, and looks directly out on its fortifications and the "Tower des Minimes". Its quietness, the vicinity of the Loire river, visible from the apartment (just 50 meters from the house), and its private garden will charm you. The house itself , that dates back up to the 17 th Century ( some peope say 16 th Century), is located in a small street, in which are only two houses, our own house and the Manor of the Minimes, which is presently a four stars hotel. The latter and our house were part of the land of the Congregation of the Minimes, the ancient oratory of which stands along the cliff, in our garden.

Etienne PICARD
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, swedish, norwegian, finnish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Amboise, France

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • - toilet , bath with shower
    - shower enclosure
    - toilet
    - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed
    - 2 single bed
    - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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AMBOISE : charming accommodation for rent with a side view on the Castle
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews

Charming most welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our booking, we did not want to leave and we are going to tell our friends about it, so they can book this when they come to the Loire valley.

The apartment is very large and comfortable, the rooms are beautiful and spacious, the furniture classy and elegant but functional and practical. The view into the castle is a big plus, with light changing throughout the day. The locaton is perfect, close to center of town, restaurants and cafes, an excellent boulangerie, and the most amazing « charcuterie » with prepared food.

The apartment has the charm of a rustic attic with the impressive beamwork of architectural value, the shelves are loaded with many guidebooks of historic interest.

And to top it all the hosts are so very gracious and helpful. They know the town and the region thouroughly as well as all the historic, artistic and architectural details of monuments and castles. We would have loved to spend more time with them to learn more about this brautiful region. An elegant unassuming XVI century home providing a truly French experience. A tryly wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property, large enough for our big family.

  • 4 of 5

We spent two nights in Amboise and had a wonderful time. The hosts were friendly and accommodating while the unit had lots of history, character and space. There was space to park our large van and we were able to see the Chateau from all three bedrooms! The unit is on the top floor of the family home, which was built hundreds of years ago and recently updated with modern conveniences. The old home character was worth the stay but came with a very small kitchen - barely large enough for one person to cook. But we had everything we needed so easy to adjust. Loved Amboise and the Loire region and hope to return sometime soon.

  • Review Submitted: 11/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay in a memorable setting

  • 5 of 5

My family (two kids, two adults, and two seniors) stayed in this perfect apartment during our trip to Amboise. From Etienne's initial greeting through the great location, everything was wonderful. The apartment is on the top of floor of a charming home located next to Chateau Amboise. It's a short (2mins), easy, walk into the town center for all of your needs, dining, and sightseeing. Amboise is a great place to stay in its own right, or a good jumping off point for visiting the nearby Chateaus. I would highly recommend this location, and can't wait for us to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 05/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and exceptional hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent, relaxing family holiday here. Véronique and Etienne are very knowledgeable about the area and went above and beyond to help us have an enjoyable stay. Amboise is a beautiful historic town and we were within short walking distance to the centre and the river. We were also close to the station which was really useful since we were travelling without a car. The property has loads of charm and we felt right at home here. We thoroughly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve
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  • 5 of 5

What a joy to stay here in Amboise. It was an ideal location from which to explore. Quiet, convenient, and so charming. Etienne and Veronique were wonderful and very helpful. We had all we needed and more. I can't say enough about how magical our time was in this delightful part of France and staying at this lovely home was a part of that! It is a 17th century home, full of character AND conveniences. The kitchen was well stocked and had all we needed. It is on the top floor so if stairs are a problem this wouldn't be the place for you; it was no problem for us. Everything from shops to restaurants are in easy walking distance. Merci beaucoup, Etienne et Véronique, de partager vos connaissances et votre merveilleuse maison avec nous.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is adjacent to the Amboise Castle and a 400 year old building.

  • 4 of 5

The Picard's were good hosts, interested in improving their VRBO. The house is 400 years old and adjacent to the historic Amboise Castle, which is impressive. The center of the village, Amboise, is walking distance to the house. A charming location with amenities of excellent restaurants, shops, and bakeries.

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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