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Charming Home in Quaint Winemaking Village

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Large Living Room with flat screen TV & seating for 12

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Last updated: 07/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Meursault house description

Just steps to the surrounding vineyards and the center of Meursault, Charmelieu (meaning 'charming place') is the ideal home while exploring Burgundy. This 200-year old former vineyard workers' house retains original features such as exposed wood beams, interior stone walls & niches, oak and ceramic tile floors, and stone fireplaces. Completely gutted and renovated in 2005 and refurnished & updated in 2012/13, Charmelieu retains it's old world charm with the convenience of modern amenities. Owners Michael and Christie Shaps offer recommendations for restaurants and attractions, plus private wine tasting of Maison Shaps wines upon request.

The house has a private walled-in courtyard, two large master bedrooms with private baths, a modern kitchen and large living area. The first master bedroom has a queen-size bed and an alcove with a bunk bed (two twins). The loft master bedroom has a queen-size bed and two twin-size beds. Both master bathrooms have full-size showers (one with a bathtub and one with an oversized standing shower) and heated towel racks. There is a half bath and pullout couch in the living room. Central heating and air conditioning has been installed--with remote controls available throughout the house.

The kitchen has been completely renovated and modernized but retains its old-world charm with tile floors, stone walls and a stone fireplace. It includes all new appliances, a large monastery-style oak table inside & a large table in the courtyard, making eating at home convenient and comfortable.

The house is just a five minute walk to the center of Meursault, where two bakeries, a butcher, grocery, pharmacy, post office, bank, tourist center and several excellent restaurants are located. Every week the local market is held in the center of town. The town of Meursault and the surrounding vineyards can be explored by foot, while a bigger city, Beaune, is a ten minute drive away. There are numerous historic sites within an easy drive.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Loft Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

            enough space for portable crib...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

            bunk has two twins...moreless

          • Pullout couch in living room. Baby crib, high chair, bath seat available upon request....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Oversized walk-in shower & heated towel rack...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Heated towel rack...moreless

          • Loft master bathroom has oversized walk in shower; second master bathroom has tub and shower; half bath is toilet only...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen completed renovated with all new appliances in 2005; restocked in 2012/2013...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Large 'American style' refrigerator with freezer new in 2013, plus small fridge...moreless

          • Dining:

            Large monastery-style dining table seats up to 10...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Tassimo single-serve coffee maker new in 2013...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some spices, olive oil provided...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 12:

            Large living room with three upholstered and leather couches, one large leather chair, stone fireplace, exposed wood beams, stone niches, desk and game table....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Functions by remote control in every room in the house...moreless

          • Heating:

            Functions by remote control in every room of the house...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            $15/person includes bed linens and towels...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            $15/person includes bed linens and towels...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            two large stone fireplaces (not for use)...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Owners will provide recommendations for local attractions and restaurants. Extensive Handbook in house on how to use everything plus suggestions for what to do during your visit....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Books and brochures on Burgundy region...moreless

              • Television:

                high definition flat screen TV...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Private stone-walled courtyard with large tiled table and 6 chairs...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Weber charcoal grill new in 2013...moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                A short trek into the vineyards behind the house or into the center of Meursault....moreless

              • Village:

                In the heart of Meursault, a village of 1500 inhabitants....moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Tennis
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Spring/Summer/Fall Season
              Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2014
              5 night min stay
              $295
              $1,750 $5,250
              Winter Season
              Nov 1 - Mar 30
              3 night min stay
              $250
              $1,500 $4,500
              My Standard Rate
              5 night min stay
              $295
              $1,750 $5,250
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday. 5 night minimum April-October; 3 night minimum November-March. Additional cleaning fee of $75 and $15/person for linens. Refundable $300 security/damage deposit. All taxes are included.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


              This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/06/2014
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              Location

              34 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Dijon
              5 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Beaune
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Meursault

              Car: Recommended

              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.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: 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.

              Why the Owner 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.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              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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              Speaks: french, english

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              Photos

              • Large Living Room with flat screen TV & seating for 12

                Large Living Room with flat screen TV & seating for 12

              • Loft Master Bedroom with 2 Skylights & private bath

                Loft Master Bedroom with 2 Skylights & private bath

              • One of two twin beds in Loft Master Bedroom

                One of two twin beds in Loft Master Bedroom

              • Master Bedroom with Bunk Bed Alcove & private bath

                Master Bedroom with Bunk Bed Alcove & private bath

              • Master Bathroom

                Master Bathroom

              • Kitchen & Dining Area

                Kitchen & Dining Area

              • View of Game table, desk & stone niches in Living Room

                View of Game table, desk & stone niches in Living Room

              • View of house from street

                View of house from street

              • Maison Michael Shaps wines (produced at winery adjacent to house)

                Maison Michael Shaps wines (produced at winery adjacent to house)

              • Town Hall in center of Meursault with typical Burgundian tiled roof

                Town Hall in center of Meursault with typical Burgundian tiled roof

              • Le Rochepot Castle in Burgundy (15 minute drive from house)

                Le Rochepot Castle in Burgundy (15 minute drive from house)

              • View of Meursault from vineyards behind house

                View of Meursault from vineyards behind house

              • Private stone-walled Courtyard with outdoor seating

                Private stone-walled Courtyard with outdoor seating

              • Loft Master Bedroom with 2 Skylights & private bath

                Loft Master Bedroom with 2 Skylights & private bath

              • Master Bathroom with oversized walk-in shower & double sinks

                Master Bathroom with oversized walk-in shower & double sinks

              • Master bedroom facing door to small balcony

                Master bedroom facing door to small balcony

              • Kitchen & Dining Area

                Kitchen & Dining Area

              • Antique Sideboard in Kitchen

                Antique Sideboard in Kitchen

              • Roses blooming in private courtyard

                Roses blooming in private courtyard

              • Plaque on stone-walled entrance to house and winery

                Plaque on stone-walled entrance to house and winery

              • Fountain in center of Meursault (vineyards in background)

                Fountain in center of Meursault (vineyards in background)

              • Center of Meursault view from fountain

                Center of Meursault view from fountain

              • Owner Michael Shaps harvesting 2013

                Owner Michael Shaps harvesting 2013

              • Typical Burgundian lunch in local restaurant

                Typical Burgundian lunch in local restaurant

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              This listing was first published here in 2005.

              Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

              $250 - $295 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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              Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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