Apartment, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 + young child)
Byron and Kelly Harker
- 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Not a thing missing. Very comfortable bed (most important!), shower was perfect, hosts most helpful.
Thank you for staying with us. We enjoyed meeting both of you!
Very enjoyable stay. Great ground floor gite with everything you could possibly need, including a terrace to enjoy a glass of wine. La Charite sur Loire is charming with much to see in the surrounding area. Kelly and Byron very helpful and informative.
We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our Bardin Suite. We hope to see you here again soon!
A medeival experience
This medeival town was the perfect place to explore the area. La Charite sur Loire itself was a delight to walk through....lots of history! (LOL!) Byron and Kelly are wonderful hosts.
Shops and restaurants are just a short walk away.
The studio is large and the kitchen and bath are very modern....wonderful shower! The window over the kitchen sink is at street level making the apartment more of an"English Basement".
There is a complete and separate kitchen which is very nice and totally unexpected for a "studio".
It's amazing what Byron and Kelly have been able to do with these ancient buildings. A very enjoyable stay.
PS...definitely take Byron's invitation for a tour.... his enthusiasm for La Charite is contagious!
We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our Bardin Suite and La Charité-sur-Loire. Byron enjoys showing our guests the little hidden corners of town. We hope to see you here again!
We stayed for two weeks in Bardin Suite. This is a beautiful area and good for a truly "French" experience. Byron and Kelly provided the information we needed to see the best of the attractions in the time we had there. They were always available to help us enjoy our time in La Charite.
Everything you need - shops, restaurants etc is within easy walking distance but you can also rent a car from nearby Nevers if you want to explore the French countryside.
Bardin suite is nicely furnished and we enjoyed our private patio immensely.
Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to meet both of you. We wish you all the best in your future travels. We hope to see you here again soon!
Very nice well located apartment, with good services and kitchen. The hosts we very good and helpful. We had a problem with the TV and they came around straight away and fixed the set up.
An interesting small town on the Loire, and as we were traveling by bike it was a welcome stop for three nights to recharge and do the washing.
We visited Pouilly-sur-Loire and had a good lunch and visit to a cave.
We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our Bardin Suite. We hope to see you here again soon.
What a treat!
We had been meandering in France for a month, moving on every night or two, when we noticed the listing for Kelly & Byron's gites, and decided to settle down for a week in La-Charite-sur-Loire in a part of Burgundy we had not been before. Bardin suite was just our size, and probably the most comfortable place we have stayed of our many European vacation rentals through the years, and maybe the only one that was exactly as represented.
They've thought of everything. The comfortable bed, the nice towels and linens, the easy chairs, the well furnished kitchen, the rain shower bath, and even more importantly to us, the good reading lights -- combined with Kelly's graciousness to make us grateful that we had found such a warn, pleasant place.
The Harkers are such nice people, and we really enjoyed their hospitality. Byron's enthusiasm for his very interesting adopted town is infectious, and his local anecdotes and tidbits bring its history to life. Parking is right in front, and there is much to see and do within an hour or two. We liked it so much that we wanted to stay longer, so we did!
We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Bardin Suite and La Charité-sur-Loire. It was a pleasure to meet you! We hope to see you here again soon.
Wine tasting, visit châteaux nearby. We have four bicycles for rent for 15€ per day each including helmets.