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CHARMING COUNTRY HOUSE WITH GARDEN NEAR PARIS

Owner

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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CHARMING COUNTRY HOUSE WITH GARDEN NEAR PARIS

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Grez-sur-Loing House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Lovely stone cottage with a private walled garden. Wood floors, old beams, working fireplace, Modern and fully-equipped kitchen and two new bathrooms. There are 3 bedrooms - a master bedroom with a queen sized bed, a second bedroom with 2 single beds and a small bedroom with a single futon. Two comfortable sofas in the living room can also be made up as beds.

Situated in an old historic village of 3,000 inhabitants with an old bridge over a river, an 11th century church, beautiful walks. Town also has a bakery, pharmacy, small grocery, and good restaurant.

An ideal place for a getaway--suitable for long walks in the country and meals in the garden. Many places to visit within 30 minute radius: Vaux-le-Vicomte, Barbizon, Moret-sur-Loing, Chateau de Fontainebleau. Day and overnight trips to Burgundy and the Loire Valley are also possible. Train station is 10 minutes away by car and the train ride into Paris only 35 minutes.

It's useful to have a rental car while renting the house. Although the village has basic shops, public transportation is limited and there is so much to visit in the region !

The house is full of personal touches, books and music.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We are a semi-retired couple, now living most of the year in St Paul, Minnesota, using our French cottage as a second home. We do many home exchanges as well as rentals and love traveling.

The Owner purchased this house in 1989

Why The Owner chose Grez-sur-Loing

Have owned this house since 1989 when I worked in the area. We now spend only part of the year there, although it continues to be a fully-furnished home, not a rental property !

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Charming country house with garden near Paris
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Charming country house with garden near Paris
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Grez-sur-Loing Seine-et-Marne
St. Paul, Minnesota /USA
5

Perfect French Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
If you have ever dreamed of staying in a beautiful cottage in a quintessential French village, then your dreams have been answered in this perfect French hideaway. We enjoyed strolling through the picturesque village and visiting the old ruins, the cathedral and of course the local bakery. It was also great to relax with coffee or wine in the home’s wonderful enclosed garden / yard. The house is beautiful with a modern kitchen and 2 baths. The bedrooms and living areas are nicely furnished, spacious and comfortable.
The property is ideally situated for exploring the local countryside, Fontainebleau, and day trips to Paris. Be sure to enjoy Fontainebleau’s luscious outdoor market filled with fresh produce and culinary delights and tour the Chateau.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Charming country house with garden near Paris
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Grez-sur-Loing Seine-et-Marne
Washington, DC
5

Charming, Quiet, well equipped house in beautiful village near Fontainebleau

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed many times at this gorgeous home. Walled garden provides a wonderful spot to read in the afternoon. There's a lovely short walk to the center of the village to pick up a fresh baquette from the local baker every morning. Lots of history and charm in the village of Grez, including evening walks along the river - you can even rent a canoe! The house itself is charming, well-maintained and reflects a lovely combination of an historic structure with modern amenities. We can't recommend it highly enough as a wonderful vacation interlude before or after a visit to Paris. Lots of things to do nearby including the palace at Fontainebleau, Barbizon, and the Forest of Fontainebleau which provides hiking trails, biking and rock climbing possibilities.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Charming country house with garden near Paris
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Grez-sur-Loing Seine-et-Marne
St. Paul, MN, USA
5

Enjoying Life in a French Village--and Surrounding Countryside

  • 5 of 5
Our two weeks at this charming cottage in Grez Sur Loing, France, were delightful. After we figured out the roundabout in Fontainebleau, finding the place was no problem--though the only French we knew was "merci". As we parked on the quiet street, we were hopeful this venture was going to be exactly what we were looking for. Unlocking the gate and stepping inside the walled front yard was like discovering our own "secret garden".

Once inside the house, the bustle of the flight and drive to get there began to fall away. Even though we had been given a lot of information from the owners, we were pleasantly surprised to see how much room there was, both downstairs and up. We found the kitchen, dining, and living rooms neat, clean and well-furnished. We liked the comfortable bedrooms that look down on the garden below. Being able to browse the interesting books throughout the house was an added plus. In short, the whole setting was even more than we had hoped for.

And Grez! What a charming little town. Not much choice of places to eat, but on our first walk we were surprised to be greeted in English by a local gentleman who graciously recommended some favorite restaurants in nearby towns. He then told us some of the facinating village history, pointing out the homes and studios of famous artists and writers. We learned they have an active Arts Group and recommend a visit to City Hall to view their collection.

Besides thoroughly enjoying our walks in picturesque Grez, we loved exploring the countryside. We visited Barbizon, Moret Sur Loing (several times!), the historic market and LaChapelle in Milly-la-Foret, and the church and market in Egreville, as well. The town of Fontainebleau, a short drive away, is famous for its fantastic chateau and gardens and also provides anything else you would want or need--shops, department stores, restaurants, internet cafes, etc. It was always a relief to arrive back at our very own cozy cottage after a tiring day of sightseeing and shopping.

This stone country home is a perfect spot for anyone who just wants to blend into the French countryside for awhile. We spent the next week in Paris, but our time in Grez Sur Loing will always be a fond, memorable part of our time in France.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming country house with garden near Paris
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Grez-sur-Loing Seine-et-Marne
Fontainebleau, France
5

Wonderful home. The pictures don't do justice.

Wonderful home. The pictures don't do justice.
  • 5 of 5
I've rented this house for a month while looking for a permanent home in the area for our family. This house is located about five minutes drive from Fontainebleau and is convenient to everywhere. I was there during the Spring of 2012 and especially appreciated the pretty garden and the quiet evenings. The kitchen is well equipped, the living room comfortable and with a decent-sized master bedroom, the smaller bedrooms are fine for single adults or children.

The owner has a maid that is available although we found that the house is easy to care for and we did all of our cleaning and ironing. People looking for modern electronics like a flat-screen TV and cable TV might reconsider but the owner has a VCR and a good collection of VCR tapes which gives the place a bit of retro charm.

Bathrooms in France are known to be lacking at best and catastrophic at worst, but the American owners have added on a large bathroom and laundry room on the lower level. This made the stay a great deal more comfortable than many of the other places I happened to see while searching for a place to stay. There is a bathroom on the upper level with a bathtub suitable for bathing children.

The town of Grez sur Loing has a bakery, restaurant and a small store. There are plenty of nearby walking paths and scenic spots along the river Loing. Bicycles are a big plus and there are designated paths and safe side roads. We did some tourism and getting to Paris is easy - a short drive to Bourron Marlotte (3 minutes) or to Avon adjacent to Fontainebleau (12 minutes) and the train to central Paris takes about 40 minutes. It's less time to central Paris from this house than it is from some places in central Paris in traffic. If you decide for this house, you should rent a car because it's difficult to get around otherwise.

All in all, a very charming and tidy country house with all of the charm of the French countryside. Two thumbs up!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €114 Per night

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Amenities

Amenities

Grez-sur-Loing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Modern bathrooms - one with bathtub and one with walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • rock climbing

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