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Spacious 2 Bdrm Apartment Historic Town Centre

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 839 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our Sanet Suite (77.5 square metre/834 sq feet) is comprised of recently remodeled suite of rooms, with a private outdoor patio, 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, 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 minimum three night 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 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
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 839 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
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The toilet room is separate from the shower room.
  • The shower room is separate from the toilet room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , There is a sofa bed in the living room.
  • Queen size Bed (1) Queen Size bed is 160cm x 200cm, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds (90cm x 190cm)., Baby Crib (1) On a first come first serve basis, Sleep Sofa (1) 140cm x 180cm
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our Sanet Suite is steps away from wonderful bakeries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. There is a telephone booth in the town square a 2 minute walk away.


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Spacious 2 Bdrm Apartment Historic Town Centre
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

“Wonderful Hosts, Charming Village, Good Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wyreema Queensland Australia

A Repeat Visit

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to see both of you again! We hope to see you here again soon.
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Wonderful appartment by the Loire

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Surrey, BC

Sanet Suite

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Vancouver, Washington

Even better the third time around

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
Several 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 chäteaux 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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