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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Chantal Salvaudon
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Orly
Nearest Train
0.8 Kilometres
Amboise station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
La Salamandre
Car: recommended

Amenities

Amboise House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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The Blue Door on the 'Île d'Or' with a magnificent view on the château d'Amboise
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews
5

Brilliant location, lovely owner

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly situated, great view, well equipped and comfortable

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing location and host!

  • 5 of 5

From the first communication, I knew this would be a great place. Chantal, the hostess, was so sweet in her emails and just as wonderful in person. She even came to picked us up from the train station. She had bikes available for us to ride and we settled in and even did some laundry. The location couldn't be better. We walked into Amboise several times a day and my kids (7 & 8) didn't have time to complain since it was close. We walked to the castle, town and rode bikes to a chateau. There was a swimming pool within walking distance as well, which my kids loved. We will definitely remember our time at the Blue Door fondly and would recommend this place for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's very lovely, thank you very much !
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Eugene
5

Most beautiful view imaginable!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 absolutely loved Chantal's cosy and comfortable apartment. It has a knock-out view of the Amboise Chateau. The decor and furniture fit the space perfectly. The blue bathroom was especially cute. The vaulted ceiling made the space seem larger than it really was. We ate at the nearby pizzeria, had drinks at Le Shaker Bar just outside along the water, and had a memorable meal at I'liot. The kids enjoyed a visit to Beauval Zoo and we all loved Chenonceau Chateau. The beds were comfortable and the breeze from the Loire River was refreshing. Even the couch pull-out bed was comfortable. Chantal was welcoming and very friendly. We were able to park our car easily on the small island. I would definitely stay at Chantal's apartment if visiting Amboise in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the upstairs apartment and really enjoyed our stay. Chantal went out of her way to help us. She met us at the train station, even though our train was delayed almost 2 hours. She gave an orientation to the facilities, local businesses, how to take the bus to Chenonceau and seemed more like family than a host. Her place is clean with fresh linens and a kitchen stocked with basics. We fully enjoyed our stay in Amboise.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little place.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed here for 3 nights. My wife and I and our 12, 8, and 6 year old kids. We loved it and loved the hostess. She was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great falls
5

Charming

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Porte Bleu. Or hostess, Chantal was very accommodating and put forth extra effort to make our stay comfortable. The apartment is comfortably furnished with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable bed. The street has virtually no traffic and is quiet. We were very happy to have great wifi available. The location is exceptional. The views of the castle are lovely. We were fortunate to be treated to a light show in the evenings and mother nature contributed a rainbow. The Amboise area is a great base for visiting the Loire Chateaux. The apartment is a great value, it even has a dishwasher and a shared washer and dryer, not to mention bikes to borrow. Definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $9.56 per person per night

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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