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The Blue Door on the 'Île d'Or' with a magnificent view on the château d'Amboise

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Amboise is unique in that it has the only inhabited island on the Loire River. The Blue Door is located on this island just across from the Chateau d'Amboise so it provides an incredible view of the river and castle. From the apartment you can listen to the Loire River rushing by and gaze at the chateau. You can be in the center of town with a pleasant 2-minute walk. And after a long day of sightseeing in the region, the Blue Door is the perfect place to unwind.

The loft comfortably sleeps 4-6 people in two bedrooms and on a sofa bed. The open living room and dining room combination with its exposed beams is a nice place for socializing. The kitchen is small but functional, with everything you need to prepare meals. The apartment offers a portable air conditioning unit and a dishwasher, as well as a washer and dryer just downstairs. Free parking is available close to the apartment.

From the Blue Door you can see a lot without a car since it is only a 10-minute walk to the train station. Since I stopped teaching in September 2012, I am now available to take you on excursions. We can design these together around the sights you'd like to see.

Amboise is the perfect place for exploring the Loire Valley, one of the most beautiful areas of France (with the chateaux of Chenonceau, Villandry, Chambord, and others). But there is much more to do than just the castles. Canoeing on the river; visiting the city of Tours, biking along the Loire, taking a hot air balloon ride, visiting the weekly markets...and for children...just down the street from the apartment is a summer swimming pool, a playground with zip line, mini golf, and small beaches.

I always respond quickly to requests, even if I do not have availability. If you do not hear from me right away, please check your spam or junk mail to see if my reply is there.

On Google Earth : 47°24'55.92'N 0°59'2.90'E

The price you can see is for ONE UNIT. You can rent one flat or both for a family with more than 6 persons.

More Details

Chantal Salvaudon
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Chantal Salvaudon

I have lived in Amboise for 30 years and feel lucky to be living in a place that I think is one of the most beautiful in the world! I was a middle school teacher for many years, but always spent much of my free time renovating old houses. I love learning the history of old buildings and of this region in general.

Chantal Salvaudon purchased this house in 2004

What makes this house unique

The unobstructed view of the Chateau d'Amboise with Loire River rushing past is magnificent. There are few rentals that can provide such a wonderful view of an ancient chateau. The Blue Door is also perfectly situated for exploring Amboise and the region, with or without a car.


Amboise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Blue Door on the 'Île d'Or' with a magnificent view on the château d'Amboise
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 61 reviews
United States

Fantastic place to stay in Amboise

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at the Blue Door! It's a lovely home with terrific amenities. Chantal is a gracious and informative host and we enjoyed getting to know her. The house is centrally located with a wonderful view of the Amboise Chateau. The home is just across the bridge from the Old Town part of Amboise. It's very easy to go to the boulangerie, grocery store, restaurants and shops. The Blue Door is very comfortable, has a well equipped kitchen, nice common area and is updated. There is a washer and dryer that guests are welcome to use as well. We would love to return some day. (And having Gaspar the island cat visit us was a treat too.)

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this lovely review ! Gaspard vous attend pour la prochaine visite.
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Perfect cozy spot to see the Château’s

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place with a warm and cozy feel. Great locations to all the Château’s and a walk from the ones in Amboise.

Chantel was amazing and super accommodating.

Beds are comfortable, WiFi works great and plenty of parking in an area with no parking.

Should we ever find ourselves in the area again we will be staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in Chantal's apartment was like staying with an old friend. The place was large enough for a family but small enough to be comfortable and cozy. And the location was perfect! A great view of the Chateau and an easy walk to markets and town. Parking on the street (end of the block) was never a problem. Going to sleep with the sound of flowing water from the river was an extra bonus. And our hostess was ever-so-happy to meet our every need. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bright clean and roomy

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment with great views in a great location. Kind and helpful host. If we ever get the pleasure of visiting again we would stay here in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable accommodations in great location with an amazing view. Unit as described and of course Chantal was very charming with plenty of knowledge and suggestions for a great visit to the area. Would return!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much ! Come back please : You'll be welcome !
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Wonderful stay in Amboise

  • 5 of 5

In nearly 15 years of vacation rentals in Europe, this is one of the best we've experienced. We stayed 3 nights in the upper apartment and then moved for one night to the lower apartment at Le Porte Bleue. The apartments are completely equipped for comfort, for cooking and for relaxing. The decor is charming and, we learned, very personally done by Chantal herself.

The views are phenomenal, even better than anticipated. Parking was nearby on the island and was always available in late September. Walking into Amboise was a delight.

But the best part of this rental was Chantal herself --she is charming, funny and full of information. We followed all her recommendations and saw things that we would not have found otherwise.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.8 Kilometres
Amboise station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
La Salamandre
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The prices are for 4 people. I add 5 Euros/persons/night if you are 5.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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