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Beynac-a Million Euro View and a 15th Century Village Charmer

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View from the dining room window with the Hot Air Balloons afloat overhead.

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Beynac-et-Cazenac villa description

Mont Joie is a charming 15th Century stone house located in the heart of the village of Beynac, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The chateau at Beynac is on the top of a 500 foot cliff and the village houses are positioned below - providing privacy and spectacular views from one side of the house, and village life on the other.

Extraordinary views of the magnificent Dordogne river and the Valley of the Five Chateaux present themselves from each of the four floors. The front door opens directly from the cobblestone streets - just steps from our private and unique parking grotte - into the main room of approximately 60 sq. meters. Honey colored stone walls, stone tile floor, ancient wooden beams and a huge medieval fireplace set the tone for this main floor. A fully applianced kitchen with a granite countered cooking area is built into one of the old fireplaces. Antique carpets and leather seating offers a comfortable area to relax, listen to the stereo or view English satellite television on the 30' flat panel television. The large dining table suitable for seating up to 6 diners is next to the window offering spectacular views of the river, the sunset and the colorful montgolfiers (hot air balloons) drifting by at dawn and sunset most days in season.

Down the stone staircase is the Master Bedroom with an ensuite bathroom combining modern fixtures with stone walls. A King-size bed with temperpedic mattress, reading lamps, desk and a large private full width balcony with loungers, barbeque and dining table for two make this room the ideal spot to relax with the a glass of wine to admire the view.
One floor down, the old merchants store room now is the second large bedroom, again with stone walls, ancient beamed ceiling and a river view. This room also has a king size bed. An ensuite bathroom, and a full laundry room with washer and dryer complete this floor.
Because neither bedrooms are in the attic, and the thick stone walls offer a cooling insulator against the hot Dorgdogne summers, we sleep comfortably cool all summer long, many times with a duvet cover.
Another floor down brings you to two flagstoned terraces, one with a grape and wisteria arbor for a shaded sitting area which includes a small fountain and a few steps down, the lower terrace - with full access to the sun. Wonderful views of the river from both terraces and views of the Chateaux of Fayrac, Castelnaud, Lacosse and Marqueyssac.
Eat, drink and be merry. The 64 steps from the lower terrace to the kitchen will help burn off those excess calories.

Feeling hot and want a cooling dip? We will tell you about about our favorite spot in the wonderful River Ceau. Crystal clear water with no chlorine, within 4 kms. Nice shady spot for a picnic, so pack the basket and experience the true French joie de vivre.

Keywords: Villa with spectacular views over Dordogne Valley in Most Beautiful Village of France

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Villa

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            We welcome well-behaved children but be very careful. There are steep stone and wood staircases which could present a hazard for toddlers....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Family members have allergies....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years and older...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Kids Room

            Small bedroom with bunk beds for up to 2 children only....moreless

          • King size beds (2). Bunk Beds in the kids room (2), Baby Crib (1). Please note: The Kids Room is a small bedroom with two bunk beds and a built-in dresser. It is located on the same level as the master bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • Bathrooms have showers only. Hair dryers are supplied by owner.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Toaster
          • Freezer
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Private parking is available just across from the front door of the property, a rarity in the village. You will need to have a compact car to navigate up and down the narrow lane....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Enjoy the warmth of hearth and home with our beautiful porcelain enameled wood stove by Godin. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            There is a private parking grotto just steps from the front door, compact car recommended....moreless

          • Living Room seats 5:

            Entry level living room is spacious with spectacular views....moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric heating though out...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Rates are for up to 4 adults and 2 children.

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Several titles available including many films shot on location around Beynac and in France....moreless

              • Books:

                Take a book, leave a book library...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                English Channels from Sky TV....moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Television

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                FREE long distance telephone service to all of Western Europe, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many more....moreless

              • Telephone:

                FREE long distance calling to most countries....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free high speed WiFi, Bring your laptop!...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Free High Speed DSL....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Balcony

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Monument View:

                From the balcony and both terraces you can see the Chateaux of Marqueyssac, Fayrac, Castelnaud and Lacosse....moreless

              • Water View:

                Enjoy an unrestricted panoramic view of the Dordogne river....moreless

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Spelunking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Tennis
              • Medical Services
              • Kayaking
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Antiquing
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Groceries
              • Fishing
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Peak Season
              Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €1,930

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Mid Season
              Aug 30 - Oct 3, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €1,830

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Low Season
              Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €1,450

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Off Season
              Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
              7 night min stay

              €890
              Holidays
              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €1,150
              Off Season
              Jan 3 - Mar 6, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €890
              Low Season
              Mar 7 - Apr 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €1,125

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Early Spring
              Apr 4 - May 15, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €1,395

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Mid season
              May 16 - Jun 26, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €1,780

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Peak Season
              Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
              7 night min stay

              €1,930

              Changeover Day: Saturday


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              If we have open dates within 45 days of your visit - ask us about Last Minute Discounts.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 07/30/2014
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              Location

              35 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Bergerac
              6 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Sarlat
              25 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              A20
              8 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Domaine de Rochebois

              Car: Recommended

              Gabarres de Beynac offers old fashioned flat bottom barge rides up and down the river, departing at Beynac. Also available are canoe rentals by several companies that service Beynac. Please see the local TI upon your arrival.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: We are avid Francophiles and love to travel in Europe. We've been coming to Beynac since 1997 and immediately felt a sense of connection to this charming little village in this beautiful region of France. Some years we visited several times. Eventually, we found a place of our own. This is more than a vacation rental to us, it's a second home

              Why the Owner Chose Beynac-et-Cazenac:
              Beynac feels like home to us. Like a story book village lost in time that we had only read or dreamed about, it deserves its designation as Most Beautiful Village of France.

              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
              Villa Mont Joie enjoys a central village location and superb 180 degree views from the covered balcony and two garden terraces. The stunning scenery and setting are captivating! Located on a footpath leading up the chateau but far enough to be off the main road and away from street noise. Just steps away are the best restaurants in the village, a snack shop, wine shop, bakery, grocer, post office, pharmacy and ATM.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • View from the dining room window with the Hot Air Balloons afloat overhead.

                View from the dining room window with the Hot Air Balloons afloat overhead.

              • Romantic master bedroom with King size four poster bed and private bath

                Romantic master bedroom with King size four poster bed and private bath

              • Fully Equipped Kitchen with high end appliances and granite countertops

                Fully Equipped Kitchen with high end appliances and granite countertops

              • Spectacular Beynac village with its 12th Century Castle

                Spectacular Beynac village with its 12th Century Castle

              • Relax in the comfort of your medieval retreat with leather club chairs and sofa

                Relax in the comfort of your medieval retreat with leather club chairs and sofa

              • Villa Mont Joie overlooking the Valley of the 5 Chateaux

                Villa Mont Joie overlooking the Valley of the 5 Chateaux

              • Mont Joie has a private parking grotto just steps from the front door

                Mont Joie has a private parking grotto just steps from the front door

              • Hot Air Balloons often soar by just outside the great room window

                Hot Air Balloons often soar by just outside the great room window

              • A canoe ride down the Dordogne river offers unforgettable views.

                A canoe ride down the Dordogne river offers unforgettable views.

              • Local Boulangerie

                Local Boulangerie

              • Living Room and Dining area on main floor

                Living Room and Dining area on main floor

              • Lower Garden with full sun and panoramic river views.

                Lower Garden with full sun and panoramic river views.

              • The Great Room with its original limestone fireplace

                The Great Room with its original limestone fireplace

              • Enjoy panoramic views on the terrace adjoining the master suite

                Enjoy panoramic views on the terrace adjoining the master suite

              • Welcome home to a relaxing respite after a busy day of site seeing

                Welcome home to a relaxing respite after a busy day of site seeing

              • Second Master Bedroom with King Size Bed and Private Bath

                Second Master Bedroom with King Size Bed and Private Bath

              • The master bath is spacious and boasts interesting architectural details

                The master bath is spacious and boasts interesting architectural details

              • Garden pergola covered in wisteria adds a romantic element to the garden

                Garden pergola covered in wisteria adds a romantic element to the garden

              • Get a birds-eye view of Beynac from a Hot Air Ballon

                Get a birds-eye view of Beynac from a Hot Air Ballon

              • Dinner with a view on the covered terrace at Mont Joie

                Dinner with a view on the covered terrace at Mont Joie

              • Local Patisserie

                Local Patisserie

              • Go local and enjoy an evening meal at the summer night market in Belves.

                Go local and enjoy an evening meal at the summer night market in Belves.

              • View westward on second floor balcony at mid day.

                View westward on second floor balcony at mid day.

              • View from second floor balcony at sunset towards the chateau Marqueyssac.

                View from second floor balcony at sunset towards the chateau Marqueyssac.

              VRBO #148294

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              This listing was first published here in 2007.

              Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

              €890 - €1,930 per week (EUR)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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