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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Space 120 m²
Property type apartment

Overview

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.


Owner
Etienne PICARD
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, swedish, norwegian, finnish
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
60%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
tours
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
AMBOISE

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • - toilet , bath with shower
    - shower enclosure
    - toilet
    - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed
    - 2 single bed
    - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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AMBOISE : charming accommodation for rent with a side view on the Castle
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
5

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

Magical

  • 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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5

Very good

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and very nice apartment. We found everything we need and host was very friendly and helpful. I will recommend with place to friends and definitely consider it for my next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 21/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location and perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a true gem! It is located on the fully renovated top floor of an old house that is right below the Amboise Chateau and has a beautiful view of the castle from several windows. There are three bedrooms with plenty of room for everyone-- we had seven people and had an extra bed we didn't even need! The sheets and towels were really nice, and the eating/sitting area was spacious and nicely appointed with comfortable chairs and couches. The kitchen is small but very functional. There is a clothes washer so we were able to do laundry easily and dry the clothes on a drying rack. There are two bathrooms-- each with a shower. There is a place to park one car right outside the house and plenty of street parking nearby if needed for any extra cars. The owners are both kind and knowledgeable and very, very helpful!! Both speak english very well-- which made things easier for us!

The location of the apartment is also perfection! We enjoyed a beautiful (and short) walk each morning to get our morning cafe and pastries for breakfast. The first day we toured the Amboise Chateau and also Da Vinci's house-- both were spectacular and a nice break from car driving. Thereafter, we took numerous short drives to see other chateaux in the Loire Valley-- but always enjoyed coming "home" at the end of the day. We also really enjoyed trying out different cafes and restaurants for dinner each night and truthfully had wonderful dinners every single night! If we return to Amboise, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very charming

  • 4 of 5

This is a very lovely apartment in a very lovely spot, directly next to the chateau at Amboise. The location cannot be beat. You are steps away from the Loire River and downtown Amboise. Every bedroom has a view of the chateau. There is one parking spot on the property, which was very convenient. The garden was a wonderful spot to share a glass of wine with friends and watch the hot air balloons fly overhead.

The owners very helpful and flexible, especially as our flight and arrival time were delayed.

This is a very old, charming house. Original beams are visible throughout the living area.

Though the kitchen is quite compact, there were plenty of dishes and dining space for the 6 of us. The Nespresso machine and pods were very much appreciated!

This was a wonderful home base to explore the chateaux and countryside of the Loire Valley. Almost all of the major sites are within 30 minutes.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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