Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 adults + 1 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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
“Wonderful Hosts, Charming Village, Good Location
My husband, my sister and I spent 5 lovely weeks here. The apartment is comfortable and spacious, fully equipped, centrally located in the village and steps away from all the necessary and desired shopping. We also found the parking to be very convenient, with availability right in front of the building certain times of the day, and a parking lot very close to the apartment.
From La Charite we were able to make many day trips; Paris, Beaune, Guedelon, Chenonceau, Bourges, and many more places including the delightful nearby villages.
The hosts, Kelly and Byron, offer a very warm welcome, and are just the best. They are not only warm and personable, but are also very knowledgeable and very responsive. We travel internationally frequently and can reliably say that Kelly and Byron are two of the best hosts we have encountered. We highly recommend them and their lovely apartment.
A Repeat Visit
We returned to Sanet and once again found a realy comfortable apartment in a prime location. La Charite sur Loire and it's surrounding area is rich in history and culture. No matter how long you stay there you would feel you should come back for more. Once again we are grateful for not just the professional management of the apartment but the genuine friendliness of Kelly and Byron. Thankyou and yes, we would love to return.
It was lovely to see both of you again! We hope to see you here again soon.
Fabulous time in La Charite, the suite was as expected...spacious and clean. (Washing machine was a bonus). Kelly and Byron are very welcoming and extremely knowledgeable of the area. We would recommend this property to anyone. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer.
We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay in La Charité-sur-Loire. We hope to see you here again soon!
Wonderful appartment by the Loire
We. Really enjoyed our stay. The appartment was just as described,and everything worked perfectly.The terrace was agreat bonus,we loved to dine there, or enjoy reading ,or aglass of wine.
La Charite is a wonderful town,good grocery store, and lots of interesting shops.Many great wine tasting opportunities nearby, many famous names!Bourges is a good location for more intense retail therapy! The pedestrian streets with little shops and timbered houses are a joy to explore.La Loire ,so beautiful with walking paths to enjoy.We stayed for a week ,not long enough! Thanks Kelly and Byron for this wonderful restoration.You did a beautiful job,still retaining so much character.We would love to return.
Thank you for your lovely compliments about our Sanet Suite. The terrace indeed is great spot to read, have a glass of wine, have your meals outside while enjoying the view of the church. We hope to see you here again soon!
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at this gite. The apartment (Sanet) was large and well equipped--we wanted for nothing during our stay. The hosts are first class. As well as being very friendly, they were available to answer questions and give suggestions that assisted us in planning our week. Gite are located next to the church with a great view.
La Charite is well located for a visit to the Loire and Burgundy---it is a great "old world" experience--an "alive" but old French village---the hosts are expert on local history and gave us a wonderful tour.
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Sanet Suite and La Charité-sur-Loire. We hope to see you here again soon!
Even better the third time around
Having spent two great weeks at the Sanet suite the summer of 2012, we decided to return for the third time for Christmas. It was like walking right into a storybook. La Charite was decorated beautifully. We were in time to go to the Christmas fete. As usual Kelly and Byron gave us tips on where to go and what to see. All in all it was a Chistmas to remember and made us anxious to return.
We were delighted to see you both back here again for a third time in 2012! Christmas is magical in La Charité-sur-Loire. The town and the merchants do such a great job decorating the city each year. We hope to see you back here again soon.
Wine tasting, visit chäteaux nearby. We have four bicycles for rent for 15€ per day each including helmets.