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Large 2 Bdrm Apartment Historic Town Centre

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults + 1 child)

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,

More Details

Byron and Kelly Harker
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

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.


La Charité-sur-Loire Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Heated towel rack.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Heated towel rack.
  • Enclosed showers and towel heaters in both bathrooms.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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Large 2 Bdrm Apartment Historic Town Centre
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

La Charite

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable spacious property right in the middle of town. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms - excellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed our Lucarne Suite. It was a pleasure to meet the three of you. We hope to see you here again soon!
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Great gite - Great Cycling

  • 5 of 5

We stay in Byron and Kelly's lovely, spacious gite for a week. We are cyclistes and rode out everyday in a different direction on small roads with almost no traffic, thru beautiful countryside. Afterwards we would come home to hot showers and a cool apartment. The gite was in the middle of town convenient to everything from bars, cafes and bakeries to a well-stocked market. There are many excellent restaurants in La Charite also. The gite is beautifully furnished with everything you could need, and Kelly and Byron were so friendly and helpful. The church bells just added that special touch, too.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our Lucarne Suite. The cycling trails are all close by and in good condition. Happily the church bells only ring during the day and not at night. It was a pleasure to meet both of you! We hope to see you here again soon.
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Port Coquitlam, BC

Lovely Large Suite in a Picturesque Town

  • 5 of 5

First, let me make note of our complete appreciation for Byron and Kelly as hosts. They were so helpful, and so gracious, and their help made our trip significantly better. Every time we had a question, they responded very quickly. Their suggestions for things to do in the area were tailored to our needs (we were traveling with children), and each one was spot on. Let me say - if they say something should not be missed, do not miss it! Byron took us on a tour of the town, to show us the historical highlights, and it is very clear they love the town. I will also note that they both speak English, which was a big help.

The apartment is as described, quite large. We had five people staying in it, and everybody was quite comfortable. It is at the top of several flights of stairs, and the master bedroom is up another flight of stairs. I was a little concerned at the beginning of the week, as the staircase is a spiral one and old stone (but very good condition), but by the end of the week we were going up and down the stairs without hesitation.

We loved the apartment, it was exactly what we were looking for. It is an older building, but we found it it be exceptionally clean, and very comfortable. It had all the amenities required, including air conditioning. It was in the centre of town, which made everything an easy walk away. The market on Saturday was fantastic, and we found many great places to eat nearby. Oddly - the only place for coffee in the morning was the bar, but the coffee was quite good there. Try the chocolate shop beside the old church, it was excellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday in La Charité-sur-Loire and our Lucarne Suite. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. We hope to see you here again soon!
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A Great Place in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in La Charite Sur Loire. Our apartment was warm, open, and had all one needs to self cater. The location in the centre of the town is excellent for shopping, sightseeing, and eating out. Our hosts, Kelly and Byron, were wonderful. They were always available if we had a problem and graciously shared their time with us. Byron's tour of and commentary on the sights in La Charite were very informative and excellent in the insights to local history. We will go back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful historic property!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful historic property oozes charm and atmosphere, but has all the mod cons anyone could want. The hosts, Kelly & Byron, are warm, welcoming and very knowledgeable about their community, the shopping, culture, recreation and (especially) the viticulture of the area. We truly enjoyed our all-too-short stay in their vacation flat and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle Paris
Nearest Barpub
Serveral in town within a short walk
Nearest Train
La Charité-sur-Loire
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
Check-in is from 4pm to 6pm. No late check-in accepted after 10pm.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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