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La Petite Vigne, French Country in the Heart of Historical Amboise

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View from the large Southern deck.


Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

“La Petite Vigne” is ideally located in the historical center of Amboise just up the street from Leonardo Devinci’s “Clos Luce”, and walking distance to the Castle of Amboise and the renowned outdoor farmer’s market along the banks of the Loire river. The cozy cottage offers a private, independent structure with a large 450 square meter landscaped and enclosed garden, and a large deck overlooking the forest of Amboise. The deck faces South and is perfect for relaxing in the warm sunlight, reading, painting, yoga or just enjoying the view. If you are looking for “French Countryside” in the heart of the historical village, we believe you will be very happy at “La Petite Vigne”.

The wooden cottage was completely renovated in the end of 2011 and the gardens were professionally landscaped (a work in progress!) in the Spring of 2012. Amenities include modern appliances (dishwasher, oven, vetro-ceramic stovetop, refrigerator/freezer, washing machine), queen size (160cm) canopy bed, comfortable/convenient sofa-sleeper (140cm), modern bathroom with glass hydro-massage shower, LED flatscreen TV with 100+ including CNN, DVD Player (multi-zone), IPAD/IPOD speaker/dock and free internet WIFI and telephone calls to the U.S.A, Canada, and Europe.

The house measures 35 square meters and is an open “loft” layout with a comfortable bar type kitchen with four stools for rainy days. It is perfect for a couple or a small family, but we remind you that there is no separate sleeping area. It is full of sunlight and modestly decorated in white and natural colors lending a feeling of space and elegance. The main attraction of the property is the large enclosed garden and 42 square meter deck that surrounds the house with a Weber gas BBQ, table for four with umbrella, rocking chairs, sail awning, and plenty of space to enjoy the fresh air and magnificent view of the valley below.

Parking is available on the street in front of the house. A secured “cave” or storage area is available upon request for bikes (and wine!) on the street level. There is a narrow staircase to access the property. Therefore, we do not recommend “La Petite Vigne” for anyone who has difficulty climbing stairs.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Portable Crib Available on request...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    With signed pet waiver and fee....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) 160 cm, Slightly Larger than an American Queen, Four Poster Bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 140 Easily Accessible, Comfortable, slightly larger than an American double....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Modern Bathroom, Hydromassage Glass Shower, Heated Towel Rack, Towels provided...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Hydro-massage Glass Shower, Sun Deck., Iron & Ironing Board, Extra blankets & Pillows, Electric Heating (Quick and Safe)., Backgammon, playing cards, dominos, checkers. FREE UNLIMITED INTERNET SERVICE INCLUDING FREE TELEPHONE USE TO THE U.S.A., CANADA & EUROPE, 100+ TELEVISION CHANNELS INCLUDING CNN....moreless


  • Music Library:

    IPAD, IPOD and IPHONE compatible 'Dock'...moreless

  • Stereo:

    IPAD and IPOD DOCK, Internet Radio with your IPAD or IPOD (IPAD or IPOD not provided)...moreless

  • Television:

    LED Flatscreen with USB Port monitor for DVD player or computer hookup. No local or cable television....moreless


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in the historical center of Amboise...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Rafting
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Kitchen Island comfortably sits 4, Round Table on Deck sits up to 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heating in each room...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets for beds and baby crib according to necessity....moreless

  • Parking:

    On street, quiet with easy access in and out of the town....moreless

  • Telephone:

    We offer FREE unlimited calls to over 100 destinations including the U.S.A and Canada!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen and Bath...moreless

  • Washing Machine:


  • Wireless Internet:

    Free hi speed WIFI...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    American coffee maker and a water boiler for tea....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Completely stocked for baking, kitchen Robot, pressure cooker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set for six people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Small but very well organized for even the most elaborate meals. Opens onto living and sleeping area. Includes boiler, toaster, coffee maker. Programmable oven. Vetro-ceramic stovetop....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Mid-size and well organized with small freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Self Cleaning, Ventilated, Defrost...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    42 square meters, Southern facing, view of the Amboise Forest...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    45 square meters of grass, landscaped flower gardens, enclosed with a fence....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large convenient Gas grill. Easy to use and clean....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 47 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Winter 2017
Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
High Season 2017
Apr 1 - Nov 1, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$519 $1,945
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $54.02
  • Linen Fee $48.62
  • Taxes Not included


Special rates for long stays in August. Winter 3 month rates are available to teachers and students.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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Car: Not Necessary

Amboise is centrally located in the heart of the Loire Valley with easy access to the numerous castles, parks, forests and sites of the region. We highly recommend the Festival of Gardens in Chaumont (15 minutes by car) May-October, and site seeing on horseback at Les Ecuries du Pray just 10 minutes by bike.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are a Franco/American family and all communications, indications and instructions can be communicated in French, English or Italian. Send us a note if you need any additional information.

Why the Owner Chose Amboise, France:
We fell in love with this land and view. The cottage is full of light all day long. It's very calm and quiet all the while being on a main street leading to the Castle. This is very difficult to find in the historical center of Amboise!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
La Petite Vigne is quite special due to the fact that it offers a large private, enclosed garden with an outstanding view over the Amboise Forest and at the same time it is situated in the heart of the historical center just 200 meters from the Clos Luce and 500 meters to the Castle of Amboise. Parking in front of the house allows guests to easily enter/exit Amboise and tour the surrounding area and castles by car or bike. The cottage is situated on a plateau overlooking the valley with easy access to numerous bike routes connecting villages throughout the Loire Valley. We are also just 10 minutes by bike to a wonderful Equestrian center, Les Ecuries du Pray, that we highly recommend for horseback riding throughout the region.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from the large Southern deck.

    View from the large Southern deck.

  • Four Poster Bed Queen

    Four Poster Bed Queen

  • Living Room, Sofa Sleeper 140cm

    Living Room, Sofa Sleeper 140cm

  • Kitchen and door onto deck

    Kitchen and door onto deck

  • From Front Door

    From Front Door

  • Entrance Walkway

    Entrance Walkway

  • Kitchen


  • Hydromassage Shower

    Hydromassage Shower

  • Extract of Amboise Castle

    Extract of Amboise Castle

  • Gate and steps leading to cottage. Wine cellar on the left.

    Gate and steps leading to cottage. Wine cellar on the left.

  • View South

    View South

  • Living area, Secretary Desk

    Living area, Secretary Desk

  • Kitchen with bar

    Kitchen with bar

  • View from Living room

    View from Living room

  • Main entrance from concrete steps.

    Main entrance from concrete steps.

  • Kitchen Bar

    Kitchen Bar

  • Kitchen


  • Amboise Castle

    Amboise Castle

  • Amboise Historical Center Street

    Amboise Historical Center Street

  • Evening Ambiance

    Evening Ambiance

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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