2 large bedrooms, 3 baths: short walk to vineyards & center of Meursault
- english, french
About Christie Shaps
Michael & Christie Shaps reside in the United States in Virginia where they own a winery. Michael studied winemaking in Beaune in the 1990s. While Michael is a renowned winemaker in Virginia, he returned to Burgundy in 2005 and purchased a house and winery in Meursault, an ideal place for him to call his home-away-from-home and produce Burgundian wines. The Shaps' rent their house, called Charmelieu, and produce wine under the name Maison Shaps.
Christie Shaps purchased this House in 2005
Why Christie Shaps chose Meursault
The Shaps' chose this property because Michael wanted to return to Burgundy where he studied winemaking. Meursault's reputation as a top wine producing village, and it's quintessential French charm made it the ideal place to renovate a house and winery.
What makes this House unique
Charmelieu is a home-away-from-home for the Shaps family. The exposed beams and stone fireplaces add character, while the modern bathrooms and kitchen add convenience and comfort.
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Wonderful house in a great village
The house was perfect! It is very comfortable and well appointed and maintained. The kitchen is the best outfitted we have had in a rental property; right down to sharp knives! Bakery, butcher, grocery store a five minute walk. Meursault is a great location to explore the Burgundy region from. It is quite and you think you have stepped back in time. Christie is a great host, very good communications and followup. Visit the Hotel du Centre for dinner, very good food and good, friendly service. Try to speak a little French and everyone will be very helpful, it is part of the adventure.
I would certainly recommend this property and we will return in 2020 and stay here again. The listing and photographs are accurate.
Excellent House, wonderful village
Listing was 100% accurate in every aspect, The house is very near and clean and comfortable; everything maintained as you would do for your own house. Christie is an excellent host, good communications and checked with us on the day we checked in. The kitchen was the best equipped we have every had in a rental house! It was easy to cook nice meals on several nights when we wanted to stay in. Meursault is like a step back in time! Bakery, butcher, fromager, tourist information and a little grocery store a five minute walk. The villagers are very friendly and helpful; try to speak a little French, it helps. There are four or five small restrauants that have very good local food. Air conditioning here is a nice touch, and not very prevalent in Europe. There were days around 90F and it was very nice to have a cool house. We will certainly return!
Love this place. The exposed wood beams and fireplaces add old world charm. The kitchen is first class!!! It is located in the best part of Burgandy. We enjoyed visiting neighboring villages Beaune, Pommard, savigny les beaune, Gevrey-Chambertin, Dijon. ... The aforementioned dogs only barked when someone arrived. It was not an issue and they never kept us awake. I hope to visit again. The patio is a great place to enjoy your coffee and pastries, surrounded by roses , pansies , and hydrangeas accompanied by the chorus of birds. Paradise!!!
Location, location, location
We spent a delightful month in Burgundy, staying in the heart of the Côte d’Or wine region. Our townhouse, “Charmelieu,” located in the picturesque town of Meursault, was a perfectly centralized home base. From here, surrounded by beautiful vineyards and farmlands, we couldn’t wait to take off on our bikes and wind our way along numerous cycling trails that extend along the entire length of the region. The nearby city of Beaune, with it’s beautifully preserved Old Town, is just minutes away by car, and our neighboring villages, including Pommard and Puligny-Montrachet, will set any oenophile’s mouth to watering. The home itself is quiet and very comfortably furnished, boasting a modernized and exceptionally well equipped kitchen, where we happily prepared most of our dinners after a long day of sightseeing. We especially enjoyed a private wine tasting in the owners’ winery and cellar, built right next to the house. A 5-minute stroll brought us to the lovely town center, passing numerous other small wineries along the way. Parking is easily found across the street from the house. The only downside to our stay at Charmelieu, which was considerable but entirely out of our homeowners’ control, was due to the loud, persistent, and undisciplined barking of the neighbors’ dogs across the street. If that nuisance could be addressed, we wouldn’t hesitate to add another star to our review.
A perfect house in a great location
We enjoyed exploring the surrounding towns. The personalized wine-tasting was very special. The house was comfortable and made for a relaxing week.
Everything we were looking for and more...
We fell in love with this home and Mersault. Everything was exactly as described. The location was perfect for exploring the wonderful wines of the Burgundy area. Although we speak very little French, we found everyone in the area was very friendly and helpful. The house is well furnished for cooking. There is a small grocery, charcuterie, vegetable/fruit store, bakery and wine caves all within walking distance. If you aren't in the mood to cook, you also have restaurants within walking distance. Is was such a lovely and peaceful place. We miss it already.
Located in Meursault, one of Burgundy's most renowned wine villages. Wineries abound in Meursault and the neighboring villages. Wine tastings, biking or walking through the vineyards, and enjoying traditional Burgundian cuisine are just a few of the activities available. Vehicles can be parked just off the street in front of the house. It is a short drive to many villages, castles, abbeys and historic sites.