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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Animaux non admis
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
In The Shadow of Monet
The house is fascinating - filled with an eclectic array of decorations. It is rather "long-in-the-tooth" and could benefit from some loving care. It is clear that once it was a real beauty.
The gardens around this house also need some attention. The location is wonderful - a lovely stroll to Monet's Gardens. Pierre is endlessly helpful and pleasant to work with.
The house is not a true "3 bathroom" house. It has 2 toilets and 2 showers and 1 bathtub.
The best part was knowing the history of the house. Were it cleaner and in better repair, it would be exceptional.
Dear Christopher, this house was left in a very bad shape for decades, left almost abandoned by Monet's heirs, so no, it's not "long-in-the-tooth", if it was once a "real beauty" it was at least a hundred years ago. It's been fully renovated by us five years ago, but our taste is not aseptic and we kept some original features, so it's a mixture. You say it could be "cleaner and better repaired" but it's a matter of taste. We really do not appreciate an Ikea type of aseptic environment. The blue house is a house with a soul, and the garden too. Best regards.
Magical location for family of 6 with young adults
Very nice guest
The house was a lovely eclectic mix of furniture and paintings, a big house but great for the 3 of us - we all had our own room and shower/bath either ensuite or nearby. 2 toilets, only 2 small sachets of shower gel and shampoo, no soap in the downstairs loo. A big house to keep clean and some of the bedlinen could probably do with an update in the not too distant future.
We got caught in traffic near Lille and were an hour later than we intended but Pierre was very welcoming and helpful when we did arrive.
We loved the atmosphere in the house and it was a great place to stay because we were visiting Monets Gardens, a 15minute stroll away through the lovely village. Dinner at Ancien Hotel Baudry was lovely sitting outside under trees, thanks for the recommendation!
Overall we had a great two days there, and we cant blame Pierre for the heat! Good windows on all sides helped with a breeze.
Perfect if you have a car
If you want to feel like you stepped into a Beauty and the Beast fairytale, then stay in Giverny. it's a beautiful village full of flowers. Yes village. Not a town. First of all, Pierre is a gracious and generous host who went above and beyond to help me get to and from Giverny. Merci beaucoup! I chose this property thinking it would be a good location without a car. Unfortunately, it was not walking distance to the train station in another town. Fortunately, there is a bus that leaves the Giverny Prairie parking lot for Vernon; the earliest bus is 1010 AM, but the last bus back is 315 PM, so that leaves little time for excursions to other places. I had to taxi back from Vernon. It does take at least 15 minutes to walk to the Giverny bus parking lot, and there is no grocery store in town. If I had a car there would be no issue at all.
Secondly, staying in Monet's former house is special. I was hoping that it would inspire my creativity as well. The house is huge. It's adorned with an eclectic collection of furniture, art, and books and decorations. It's an old house and it smells like it, creaks like it, and feels like it. After 9 days there, I came to love it. It was very quiet and safe, and I slept better there than in my own home. Stay in this historic and unique home to have a memorable experience!
The location is fantastic. Moments for the Monet Gardens and restaurants. Every direction you walk, it's beautiful. We had a car, and initially planned to be striking distance from Paris/Versailles, etc, but it turned out that heading west to the coast was much closer than we realized, and absolutely gorgeous-- with the bonus of being able to visit the beaches of Normandy in early June.
The house itself is exactly as advertised. Very spacious, beautiful views and garden. The host let us use his netflix too!
Beautiful house in a charming village
We had a wonderful time at this amazing property. We arrived late at night and were able to follow the very clear instructions to check ourselves in. Communicating with Pierre was very easy and he was very helpful. This house is absolutely beautiful and so cool. We had plenty of space and enjoyed ourselves immensely. We hope to come back.
Giverny is the village of Claude Monet and American impressionist painters