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Charming cottage for all seasons. Minutes from Disneyland & Paris

Mieke and Vic Van Den Brandeler

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Mieke and Vic Van Den Brandeler

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015
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Charming cottage for all seasons. Minutes from Disneyland & Paris

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Montevrain Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Dream house & pool in the woods - your vacation home near Disneyland & Paris.

Maison de Gardien is a 19th century caretaker's house. Recently renovated, it is a spacious and cozy holiday home. Many families returned 3/4/5 times.

They came back for many reasons: your beds are made when you arrive and towels are provided (but bring extra for the pool). We take care of the cleaning at the end of your stay. The house is very comfortable; beds are of good quality! In the livings room are a large flat screen with Blue Ray and dvd's, books, games etc.

Best of all is that this is a unique, 'secret' place at a dead-end road in the woods; still near (five minutes) from Disneyland and just 30 minutes from Paris. There are red squirrels and lots of birds around the house.

The houses is set in a 2 acre garden, with lots of space, a playground with zipline, swings etc., a badminton field, a large pool with terrace etc. Email us for more details.

Things to do...: Disneyland Paris is five minutes away Paris is 25/30 minutes by car, 40 minutes by train. A car is necessary, but if you would arrive by rail or air, there are car rental companies at the airports (Charles de Gaulle and Orly) as well as at the station Chessy/Marne la Vallée (at Disneyland Paris). Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains stop at this station.

There are numerous golf courses nearby. In the house you will find guidebooks, brochures and maps. Also walking trails in Paris or the country-side. The Champagne area is very doable in a day with tastings along the way.

There are markets in nearby villages with fresh local produce (you are in the area of the Brie cheese) but you will find almost anything that will satisfy your culinary taste!

We would be happy to advise you further!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Mieke and Vic Van Den Brandeler (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About Mieke and Vic Van Den Brandeler

We are a Dutch couple living in France since 1992 and moved here when our children were 5, 3, and 1. Our daughter works for a think tank on water governance in Sao Paulo, our eldest son will soon return to the US to finish his Masters program in International Marketing and Finance and our youngest son is working on his film project and wants to pitch a TV series to French TV channels. To avoid an empty nest syndrome, Mieke wanted to keep chicken so Vic - with help of his sons when they were around - built a coop that resembles somewhat the Moulinsart castle from TinTin.

Maison de Gardien means Caretakers House and was part of a larger estate that the previous owners broke up and sold. There is a chateau nearby that once was the main property to which the Maison de Gardien belonged. The property was built around 1860. Mieke and Vic do most of the maintenance but the more serious constructions, plumming, roof, electricity etc. is done by professionals.

Mieke and Vic Van Den Brandeler purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Mieke and Vic Van Den Brandeler chose Montevrain

Location, Location, Location,

We bought this property for its beauty and the location; Very near DIsneyland and Paris, but still in a very green spot. Our garden is part of a small forest (100 hectares or approximately 200 Acres). The area is protected; no building permits are handed out, which is unique as this is the fastest growing part of France with mushrooming villages nearby. From this Maison de Gardien it is very easy to get to Paris or to any other site as you are near two main highways: The A4 will get you to Paris or if you drive to the east you are within one hour in Reims or Epernay; the heart of the champagne area (and yes we can guide you to some excellent small producers with bottles around 15 euros). There are many fantastic Chateaux in the area: Vaux le Vicomte, Fontainebleau Champs, Chantilly Pierrefonds and many more. Also the medieval city Provins is within a 45 minute drive.

But why leave; in the summer you have a the pool at a constant 27/28°. When it gets colder you have a fireplace. Children love the garden and the woods with the swings, a zipline, a badminton field and the red squirrels and lots of birds.

Still you will need to d some shopping; well Val d'Europe is five minutes away. A huge mall with outlet, but there is also the open air market in Lagny three times a week. Lagny is even older than Paris.... and just five minutes from the house.

What makes this cottage unique

Mieke and Vic rented many houses themselves and promised to offer their own guests better beds than they had to sleep in. Apart from the setting in this garden, the Maison de Gardien is in an excellent location to explore Paris and its environment and after a busy days in the park or city it is a peaceful homecoming. You uncork something and put something on the BBQ dip in the pool or light up your Giant TV with Blue ray (and yes many dvd's are available too). And no worries - there is wifi too. Book early as typically the school holidays fill very quickly.

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Charming cottage for all seasons. Minutes from Disneyland & Paris
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

A beautiful retreat in an excellent location......

  • 5 of 5

This is the third rental we've had in France and by far the most beautiful. From the fabulous gardens and period style of the house, to the amazing location, to the woods that the kids just loved playing in, we really enjoyed our time and didn't want to leave.

A quirky but excellent layout, ten minutes from Disney, really close to Paris, close to the supermarket and a huge shopping mall (which is a bit expensive), and within driving distance of Versailles, we have nothing but good things to say about both the house and Vic and Mieke, who made us feel very welcome. House was clean, tidy, plenty of towels provided, heating and air con too.

We'd love to come back !!

Jim, Edna, Lucy, Jack.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As with previous reviews, we are pleased again to hear these comments. The house is what you see in the pictures & what we promise in the ad, but we often hear it is better than what we advertise. As we live 'next door', we are here when you need us; for pratical advice, for directions, for something you forgot to bring... But no worries, we are not going to sit on your doorstep: We understand you are here to enjoy a great time with family or friends. And everyone seems to have a very good time. The guest books in the house (we are near volume 3 now) will explain why. But please judge for yourself! Maison de Gardien is open all year and is a great place for all seasons; Central Paris is just 25 minutes away, Disneyland less then 10 minutes. But there are plenty of other exciting places to see near us! A bientôt! Mieke & Vic

Heerlijk genieten vlakbij Parijs!

  • 4 of 5

Maison de Gardien is een heerlijk vakantiehuis op een prachtig landgoed vlakbij Parijs. De bovenverdiepingen met slaapkamers en badkamer zijn uitstekend. De begane grond is wel toe aan een make-over! Airco's in alle ruimtes is geweldig.

Mieke en Vic zijn zeer vriendelijke eigenaren, die je met alle mogelijke adviezen behulpzaam willen zijn. De ligging vlakbij Parijs is top, met de auto ben je in een half uur in hartje Parijs, waar ook het parkeren nog betaalbaar is.

Dagje genieten van het heerlijke zwembad, het grote schaakspel en het badmintonveld is ook zeker een aanrader. Wij hebben genoten tijdens onze Parijse week!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A great rustic house in a fantastic location!

  • 4 of 5

A brilliantly located property for Disneyland and Paris with an easy drive from Calais. The house is superbly equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. The pool is just fab and is heated to a lovely temperature and very secluded. Your own little haven away from it all but close enough to amenities! The hosts are on hand for advice and are very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this house and hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect huis en locatie

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben een hele leuke week gehad in een gezellig huis. We reden in 30 minuten naar centrum Parijs. Disneyland is zo vlakbij dat we halverwege de dag een paar uur naar huis zijn gegaan om even bij te komen.

Onze dochters genoten van het grote zwembad en de enorme televisie. En van het enorme winkelcentrum...

We kunnen het iedereen aanbevelen hier naar toe te gaan!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Character cottage ideally located

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday in the cottage at Montevrain. The cottage is larger than you would expect from the photos and the pool is fantastic. The spiral staircases are steep but add to the character of the cottage. The location is ideal for day trips to disneyland (and close enough to enable you to return for food and a break in the day) as well as to Paris. The area is rural and quiet with quaint traditional French villages within a short drive. Vic and Mieke were good hosts, helpful and available when we had questions but also allowed us our privacy. We would definitely consider returning to this cottage and thoroughly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Montevrain house

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well equipped property, perfect for a family holiday. The owners were on hand if needed. We holidayed here for 1 week with 2 children aged 5 and 7, the outdoor play area with zip wire was a massive hit with the kids and close enough to keep an eye on them playing from the house. The house was very close to Euro Disney, easy access in to Paris and the local area was beautiful, we were glad we didn't stay at Disney and were able to experience the surrounding area. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to visit this area of France.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments! We hope to welcome you back. Many families decided to return. Next spring 2013 we will have the adjacent Coachdrivers House completely renovated. The ground floor is equipped to welcome guests with reduced mobility or who simply do not want to climb stairs. There is an extra bathroom on the next floor, and sleeps six in total. This property will have a large living area with a dining table that fits two families. Expect here also great beds, a large widescreen & Blue ray, a private garden with terrace and more. With the Maison de Gardien it is a perfect option for a bigger party or two families who wish to stay together.


Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Le Relais Fleuri
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The 'Maison de Gardien' is a beautiful cottage built around 1850. Recently completely renovated, it is a very comfortable home for a family of five (plus a baby). It is only a five minute drive to Disneyland and less then 30 minutes to Paris. From nearby stations (train or RER), it is a 40 minute ride to the centre of Paris. Val d'Europe is also five minutes away. This is one of Europe's largest shopping centres with an ever expanding outlet. There is a Sealife aquarium and many restaurants. Within an hour drive you can visit lots of Chateaux: Fontainebleau, Vaux le Vicomte, Compiègne and many more. Also the Champagne area is nearby. Parc Asterix is 30 minutes away. Outdoor lovers can enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing, horse riding and many more sports. A Go-Kart track is nearby. 'Maison de Gardien' is located close to the main house where the owners live. This is in the woods on the valley of the river Marne near Lagny sur Marne. We can guide you on Google Earth to locate the house!

Activities: Mona Lisa, Mickey Mouse, MontMartre, le Marais, Markets, Roland Garros, Champagne tasting an hour away in Reims or Epernay and endless other options..


Rates & Availability

From €133 Per night

Montevrain Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 4 2015 - Jun 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 4 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rent includes; linen, towels, made beds, cleaning at end of rental period, use of pool when open (approx mid may- mid September).
Contact us for deposit arrangements.

In Low and Mid season midweeks and weekends are possible; Midweeks; Monday - Friday. Weekends; Friday- Monday. Please contact us for Weekend and Midweek rates. Other periods can be negotiated.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Montevrain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The Bathroom is spacious too with a separate walk-in shower as well as a bath with shower, toilet. In the bathroom are also the washing machine and clothes dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 210X180 cms
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , extra mattress optional
  • Sleeps five plus a Baby. The double bed is XXL - 2.10mX 1.80m. Bedding is excellent quality. Rooms are spacious Beds are made when you arrive and linen is inclusive!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Maison de Gardien is a quaint and comfortable vacation home. A hide-out in the woods, still close to Paris (30m), Disneyland (5m), Europe largest shopping centre (5min). The kitchen is well-equipped with a dishwasher, oven, microwave etc. A washer and dryer are in the bathroom. An air-conditioning system that will keep the house cool when it gets very hot. The pool can be used from approximately mid/late April to mid September. The pool is about 50 meters from the house and is equipped with two alarms - but parents should never leave small children unaccompanied!. Children can enjoy the swing and zip-line. There is enough space to kick a ball or play badminton too! Bedlinen, as well as towels are provided (and are inclusive). There is a terrace with wooden table and chairs, a BBQ.

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