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Villa Mont Joie, Beynac-a Million Euro view & 15th Century Charmer

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Beynac-et-Cazenac Villa Rental Photos and Description

Walking distance to all shops, restaurants, bakeries, grocery, Post, and ATM

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.

Step into a fairy tale setting: 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.

The Garden: The lovely garden features two flagstoned terraces, one with a grape 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.

Assistance on hand: English speaking agent on hand to answer any questions.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Vincent Shrader
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2016
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About Vincent Shrader

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

Vincent Shrader purchased this villa in 2008

Why Vincent Shrader chose Aquitaine

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.

What makes this villa unique

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, gift shops, bakery, grocer, post office, pharmacy and ATM.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Villa Mont Joie, Beynac-a Million Euro view & 15th Century Charmer
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Los Altos, California, USA
5

Perfection in a villa rental

  • 5 of 5

Bottom line, Villa Mont Joie is equal to our best villa experience in 40 years of extensive traveling and my 20 years of travel consulting . VIEW: Magic. Certainly the best villa view in Beynac and equal to the best overall take-in villa view of our travels. We always seek a stunning view in a villa. Mont Joie is true magic and the pictures just cannot do it justice - 180 degree view of the Dordogne, castles, boats, hot hair balloons, swans - that is changing and mesmerizing dawn to dusk. The huge top floor window and large covered second floor deck with table/chaises/bbq are focal points to this. INSIDE: This is a beautifully renovated medievel era home with the finest touches of period interior design and furniture and lighting. Many of the walls are the glowing honey color stone of the region. The master bath is spectacular with the glass sink set against the local stone. KITCHEN: Equipped at the highest grade with stainless steel appliances, granite, and extensive dishes, serving and kitchenware, and accessories. As cooks, we were in heaven. BEDS: Among the most comfortable of all our travels. SETTING: Mont Joie is in the fairy tale town of Beynac, consistently one of the most beautiful villages in France. The key sites of the area are all within easy reach by car (chateaux, Sarlat, etc).

We were a party of 4 - myself and husband and daughters 9 and 15.

We found Mont Joie as close to perfection as a rental could be. The owners use this home as their own for their vacations which speaks volumes to the quality. As renters of Mont Joie, we stepped in as "residents" rather than mere villa renters for the week due to the quality and beauty. The ultimate compliment to a rental is that you want to stay there rather than venture out as it is so nice. Mont Joie is truly a rare gem . .and we were lucky to experience it. A week of magic moments in a magic villa in a magic setting - what more could you want from a vacation?

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding in every respect.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We could not imagine a more satisfying vacation than our 2 weeks at Mont Joie in picture perfect Beynac. Having spent 3-4 weeks annually in most European countries from Norway to Hungary, Turkey and Sicily over the past 30 years, this year we wanted something special for our family's return to the Dordogne and indeed we found it in Mont Joie. Everything about it was superb including the spectacular setting, the architecture, the tastefulness of its furnishings, the privacy and tranquility, the high level of comfort, the proximity to excellent resources and nearby attractions, the owner's extraordinary attention to detail and responsiveness. We must also mention the exceptionally warm, friendly and helpful Martine who greeted us and was repeatedly helpful to us during our stay and, if you are interested in wildlife, you'll be very pleased with the swans, herons, egrets, ducks and the constant aerial display of the swallows in full view from the great room, the balcony and terraces. Mont Joie is a great value and we are most grateful to the owner for this truly exceptional, most rewarding and memorable experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Rental Property in the Dordogne Region

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at Mont Joie for 17 days in July. This provided a great base for both general relaxation and active exploration of the many great villages and sites that this area of France has to offer.

The property was entirely consistent with the listing description and pictures on the HomeAway website. It has extraordinary views, is very roomy and comfortable, is clean and well maintained and is very well equipped with everything one might need for a rental property. The owner, local manager and housekeeper were all very helpful and responsive to any and all questions/needs that we had prior to and during our stay.

We had breakfast on the main terrace every morning and, for lunches and dinners, alternated between eating in on this magnificent part of the home and going out on a roughly 50/50 basis.

I would highly recommend Beynac as a base location and this property in particular for a memorable stay in the Dordogne region.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hong Kong / Australia
5

Sensational

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in so many places over the years and this is by far, the most welcoming, beautiful and comfortable yet. The owners have set the house up with everything you could possibly need. The UK TV was great and to discover the board games was a bonus. Plenty of books, movies and comfy furniture & the wood burning heater was atmospheric & wonderful. My husband, our 9 yr old and I booked Mont Joie after researching the the various home sites and the reviews were absolutely accurate!!...Actually, it was even better than the reviews. Beynac and the surrounding area is picturesque and enchanting.

We rented at the beginning of winter and, despite the cold weather, the home was warm, inviting and the views were breathtaking. Many people avoid touring during the colder seasons but we loved the fact that the area was quiet and the weather was not uncomfortable. As the previous reviews have commented, the information included in the house manual gave so much useful, local information. (& easy to read/understand instructions for everything)

Martine, the housekeeper, was charming and helpful and one can feel assured that if there were any problems or anything you needed, help was on hand. Our daughter fell in love with the kids bunk room with artfully drawn medieval theme and, despite her sleep issues, couldn't wait to climb into bed each night. This house would be perfect for anyone (except with disability or age issues-due to the steep path) A special place indeed !!!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

Everything and More

  • 5 of 5

I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed Mount Joie!!!!!!!!!!

There are no adequate words to describe it. I tried to put my thoughts in your guest book but in a nutshell, stepping into your place was like stepping back into time. I am sure you have heard that before. It was a fantasy. You and Michelle have done an absolutely fantastic job of creating a charming home with a wonderful atmosphere. We are so glad that we got the chance to visit especially after that delays last fall.

We had a couple of days of challenging weather but other than that it was superb. I took your advice: we’d often sit on the balcony and simple absorb the wonders around us. It was so relaxing and tranquil. The visit to the Perigord now ranks as our #1 vacation of all time. We’d go back in a heartbeat!

Thank you.

Jim & Bev

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Williamsbueg, VA. USA
5

Relax and enjoy the views

  • 5 of 5

This is our first experience with renting a home in France. The owner made it very easy with quick responses to our inquiries, useful information, and a home, that if anything, is understated. The home is in wonderful condition and outfitted well. The local contact people speak excellent English and seemed happy to help. The views from the terrace and balcony are better than the pictures on the website and the terrace became our favorite spot each evening to watch the sun go down and the hot air ballons drift by. All this accompanied by drinking some fruit of the vine. We were in Baynac the first week of October and had wonderful weather with highs in the 80's and lows around 50 and only one day with a little percipitation. Beynac is well situated and we didn't need to do a lot of driving to see what we wanted to see. Please tour Font du Gamma, enjoy a canoe ride, visit a open air market, and drop into a country restaurant. We would go back in a minute and stay at Mont Joie.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bergerac
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Souillac

The Dordogne, or the Périgord as it is known by the French, is one of the most beautiful regions in France. The Périgord Noir, which derives its name from the black truffles found here and its walnuts, is to be found in the triangle of Sarlat, Domme and Les Eyzies, cut through by the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. The Périgord Noir is a stunning mixture of prehistoric caves hidden in tree-covered valleys and medieval castles dating from the 100 years war. You cannot fail to be impressed by the number and variety of castles that there are to visit, as well as the multitude of prehistoric cave dwellings and underground sites.The Périgord Noir is also famous for its cuisine. You can expect some form of duck on every menu, either the famous duck or goose liver (foie gras) or “confit de canard” or the lighter “magret de canard”. You should try the truffles, whose farming grounds are kept a very close secret by the truffle hunters, and also the cèpes, a very tasty form of mushroom.

Other Activities: Exploring Chateaux and canoeing the Dordogne River.

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Rates & Availability

Beynac-et-Cazenac Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$184
$938
 
 
Holidays
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$211
$1,212
 
 
Off Season
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$184
$938
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,238
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,502
 
 
Early Summer
May 13 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,924
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,997
 
 
Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,892
 
 
Off Season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$184
$938
 
 
Holidays
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$211
$1,212
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,970
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $527

Weekly rentals run from 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. the next Saturday unless otherwise arranged.
Rates are for 4 guests. Add 25 euros for additional guest.Prices are all inclusive of taxes, fees, linens, and heating.
We accept all Major Credit Cards, PayPal, personal checks in Euros and wire transfers.
If we have open dates within 45 days of your visit - ask us about Last Minute Discounts

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Beynac-et-Cazenac Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • In the master bedroom on the second level you will find a fully modern bathroom retreat fitted with a luxury spa shower cabin featuring 8 shower heads, a large modern glass sink, heated towel warmers and beautiful Italian tile work. A striking feature to this bathroom is that the sink is fitted into an old roman arch which used to contain an ancient stone wash basin. This feature is smartly accented with brilliant halogen lighting. The second master bathroom on the third level is fitted with modern fixtures and a step in tiled shower enclosure. A window with a view overlooking the Dordogne river is located by the entrance.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed with two single mattresses for children only.
  • Two large private bedrooms both with modern en suite bathrooms are down a stone staircase leading from the main salon. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed with a tempurpedic mattress and the second bedroom has an exceptionally comfortable king size bed. The third bedroom is a kids room on the same level as the master bedroom and contains a bunk bed with two single mattresses for children only. All bedrooms are remarkably cool, even in the warmest weather - the beneficiary of 3' thick stone walls.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
We respectfully request you do not smoke on the premises. Pets are not allowed. Members of our family have allergies and asthma.

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