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

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

“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.

More Details

Abigail Leese
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Abigail Leese

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.

Abigail Leese purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Abigail Leese chose Amboise

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!

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, we had a wonderful week in Amboise. We were very comfortable in your cottage and especially loved evenings sat on the deck with a glass of wine. It was lovely being within walking distance of the town and not having to drive to restaurants and shops.

It is a lovely part of France and we hope to return.
Jul 2015
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Amboise Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modern Bathroom, Hydromassage Glass Shower, Heated Towel Rack, Towels provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • swimming
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.


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La Petite Vigne, French Country in the heart of Historical Amboise
average rating of 4.913793 based on 59 reviews

4 days in Amboise

  • 4 of 5

La Petite Amboise was as advertised. It is a small attractive place that serves as an ideal retreat from the busy tourist scene of Amboise. With good weather the deck really makes the place special.

The parking can be a challenge and the walk to Amboise is more than a short stroll. However I would recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your reservation. We’re glad you enjoyed the cottage. We love the 10 minute walk down and up the hill, helps us work off all that good food! We’re sorry if you didn’t find this convenient or if it was somehow mis-represented. Abigail
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Madison, Wisconsin USA

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with great views ideally situated near downtown Amboise. Street parking available and lots of good dining and site seeing info in the guest book. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful oasis in Amboise, quiet and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at le Petit Vigne. It is a comfortable and beautiful oasis set above the touristy center of old Amboise.

We loved how the shutters and thick walls kept in the cool air in the daytime. Large windows look out on the garden and terrace and to the forest of Amboise beyond. The bed was very comfortable and all the furnishings were well chosen to complete the feeling of peace and calm. The house is very near Close Luce, the DiVinci Museum, and I highly recommend a visit. We also really enjoyed the nearby cafe "le

Maître d'Art" for breakfast and lunch. The area is very interesting to explore. On foot or on bike it is a bit of a walk down the hill to the shops and restaurants. But we enjoyed walking down for dinner, and bought food for breakfasts the night before and brought it home with us. Abigail was very helpful and communicated well.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Such a good location, safe and secure garden, perfect for a romantic holiday, The sight of the hot air balloons flying over early morning was a special memory.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sweet Cottage in the Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

This was a charming small cottage with a bright interior. We enjoyed its charm and its efficiency. Had the weather been better, the large deck would have been delightful with its view high above the trees complemented by the occasional call of a cuckoo bird and crow of a rooster. It's located very closely, walking- wise, to Clos Luce, Leonardo de Vinci's final home--(fascinating) and a few blocks down the hill to the town of Amboise where we enjoyed small shops, good restaurants, fine wine and charming people. Close to several chateaux and to the train station.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kendra, for your review. It always helps us communicate the highlights of our cottage to other potential guests. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves. Abigail
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Ann Arbor


  • 5 of 5

La Petite Vigne proved to be the perfect home base for exploring the beautiful Loire Valley. Although compact, the cottage is very well designed, comfortable, and spotless. The view from the deck is absolutely amazing, and we loved the easy walking distance to the center of charming Amboise. We did not have the opportunity to meet Abigail in person, but found her to be exceptionally responsive by email. Arrival and departure were seamlessly arranged. As experienced users of vacation rentals throughout Europe and the U.S., we highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicki for taking the time to review your stay at our cottage. We really appreciate it. We're always happy to here our guests enjoyed their time in Amboise and that the cottage lived up to their expectations. Maybe next time we will have the opportunity to meet in person. Wishing you the best, Abigail
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Linen Fee $55.54
Pet Fee $61.71

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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