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Byron and Kelly Harker

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

Large 2 Bdrm Apartment Historic Town Centre

15 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

La Charité-sur-Loire Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our Lucarne Suite is located on the third floor (2eme étage) and accessed via two flights of stone stairs in the medieval tower. This suite fronts on Grande Rue and has a private terrace at the top of the tower with a wonderful view of the church and the surrounding area. The suite (110 square meters) has central air-conditioning and heating with separately controlled units in each room. It has two bedrooms with two bathrooms. The upper bedroom has a queen size two metre bed; and the other on the main floor has two metre twin beds.

It is nestled in a complex of medieval buildings. The suite is located within the remnants of the ancient walls of the medieval town centre next to the magnificent 12th century Clunic priory church of Notre Dame which was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998. It has an excellent view of the church and the “Parc des Bénédictins”.

We have made every effort to maintain the antiquity of this charming two bedroom unit during renovation. In the same complex we also have two other units for rent (VRBO #200695), please ask us for further information. Modern bathrooms, kitchen and living room make the unit an ideal place to relax while exploring the region. The apartment is rented on a weekly basis or a three night minimum stay.

While staying with us you will be a short walk to several bakeries, butcher shops, bars, restaurants and other amenities all within the medieval town centre. In addition to wine tasting and sightseeing you can spend your days walking or cycling the many trails in the area the best of which run along the Canal Lateral à La Loire. There is also the opportunity to travel down the Loire by kayak or canoe.

La Charité-sur-Loire is an hour and 45 minutes south of Paris. The owners live a two minute walk from the unit and are always on hand to answer any of your questions or if you need help with your French. Please see our website for more information of activities in the area.

Keywords: Apartment, flat, condo, condominium,vacation rental, village rental, self catering, French rental, gîte, medieval town,

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Byron and Kelly Harker (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

About Byron and Kelly Harker

Hello, we are Byron and Kelly Harker from Vancouver on the West Coast of Canada. We have had the opportunity to travel widely over the years, and have always enjoyed returning to France. In 2003 we decided to sell our home in Vancouver and move to France. We discovered the delightful town of La Charité-sur-Loire in Burgundy and immediately fell in love with the town and the area. In 2004 we opened the first of our vacation rentals and currently have five such rentals in the centre of this medieval town. We enjoy the many festivals in town and the area throughout the year. We are close enough to Paris to 'pop up' for the day. We enjoy sharing our love of the area with our guests from all over the world.

Byron and Kelly Harker purchased this apartment in 2003

What makes this apartment unique

La Charité-sur-Loire is south of the rain and north of the heat and as a result has very enjoyable weather. Our vacation rentals are in the centre of town and you are able to walk out your front door and enjoy the many bakeries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The Loire River is two blocks away and it has lovely beaches and walking paths along the riverbank. There is canoeing and kayaking on the river. We are close the wine areas of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire where you can meet the wine makers and enjoy tasting their wonderful wines. The castles of the Loire Valley are a two hour drive from us and make an enjoyable day trip. La Charité-sur-Loire is becoming an art, book and music cultural centre and as such there are many festivals throughout the year.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

Large 2 Bdrm Apartment Historic Town Centre
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

Absolute perfect

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely fantastic to stay at Kelly's and Byrons apartment. They were very helpful and even a late arrival at 11pm was not a problem. The apartment is fantastic. But the best it the roof top terrace. If I will come again to la Charite I will definitely stay there again. Thank you Kelly and Byron for great days.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, UK
5

What a treasure!

  • 5 of 5

Two of us spent 3 nights in this gorgeous apartment as we were visiting La Charite for work. Byron and Kelly could not have been more helpful- from meeting us at the train station on arrival to taking us back at the end of our stay- laden with work documents but also much of the fine produce to be bought locally. The apartment is very spacious and well equipped, with plentiful supplies of fluffy towels in the well appointed bathrooms. The tower was a real treat, giving spectacular views of the church and the town and is well worth the (slightly) precarious climb! As the apartment is vey conveniently located in the main street everything is close at hand in this extremely beautiful and interesting town. Kelly's recommendation to visit the master chocolatier, whose shop is built into the priory walls- was much appreciated as I have never tasted such heavenly chocolates, marshmallows and jellied fruits. I'm amazed any of them made it home as gifts! I would thoroughly recommend staying here and can't wait to return- for both work and pleasure!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet both of you. We hope to see you here again soon!
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Langley BC Canada
5

Lucarne Suite

  • 5 of 5

Friendly, helpful & informative hosts. Convenient location allowing you to walk to most amenities. Beautiful scenery with lots of history. Would have no hesitation recommending to friends & family.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely response about our Lucarne Suite. It was a pleasure to have all of you here. We hope to see you here again soon!
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5

Excellent rental property centrally located in a very interesting town.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time in the owners' properties, second stay in this particular unit. That we are repeat renters demonstrates our high level of satisfaction with the apartment and the owners. The descriptions and photos give a fair impression and the apartment is well-equipped with all necessities.

Would return and would recommend without qualification. The town is extremely interesting from a tourist's viewpoint and has a plentiful supply of restaurants covering a wide range of prices. Paris is easily reachable by train or car.

The owners are very helpful and keen to point out the local points of interest.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you here again for a third time! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to see you here again soon.
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5

Charming La Charite'

  • 5 of 5

A fun group of girlfriends enjoyed staying in this charming apartment which is complete with medieval tower overlooking the city's gothic cathedral, the Seine River and the many 16th century homes in this wine area. We enjoyed day trips to local wineries, shopping trips to nearby towns and walking to the restaurants in this special city. Many thanks to the hosts for a special time!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Carolina, USA
5

South Carolina Visitors

  • 5 of 5

Four females who have traveled overseas together for 13 years - this location was superb! Kelly and Bryon are delightful and very informative regarding day trips and things to do in the town. Bryon's history tour excellent! The place is delightful - very large. We stayed in the Lacerne Suite - two very nice bedrooms, large kitchen and living area. The bathrooms are a very nice size as well w heated towel racks and a wonderful shower! We did several day trips that were very easy. Fontainbleau, Bourges, Sancerre (favorite), and several other surrounding towns. We became friends with the cheese owner (who at 7am on our departure day ran out w cookies and a kiss!) , the bakery lady, and the coffee lady! We enjoyed shopping and eating in the town as well. We would highly recommend this place. You truly get embedded in the local culture. Not a touristy place. Fabulous!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Lucarne Suite and La Charité-sur-Loire. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and we hope to see you here again soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle Paris
Nearest Barpub
Serveral in town within a short walk
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
La Charité-sur-Loire
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Kilometres
A77
Nearest Restaurant
Several in town within a short walk
Nearest Beach
Loire River
Car: recommended

Wine tasting, visit châteaux nearby. We have four bicycles for rent for 15€ per day each including helmets.

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Rates & Availability

La Charité-sur-Loire Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
$561
 
 
Mid Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$112
$477
 
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$101
$393
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$112
$477
 
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$101
$393
 
 
Mid Season
Feb 25 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$112
$477
 
 
High Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$561
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$112
$477
 
 
Low Season
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$101
$393
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$112
$477
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

La Charité-sur-Loire Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Heated towel rack.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Heated towel rack.
  • Enclosed showers and towel heaters in both bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed (1) 160 cm x 200 cm, Twin or Single Beds (1) 90cm x 200 cm Two twin beds., Baby Crib (1) Available on a first come first served basis., Sleep Sofa (1) 140 cm x 185 cm
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Centre of town, steps away from amenities such as wonderful bakeries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Free parking nearby. There is a telephone booth in the town square a 2 minute walk away.

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