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Unbeatable views of the French countryside

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 10 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Our newly renovated stone house offers unobstructed views of the French countryside and the nearby village of St Jodard. Located on a private 1.5 ha lot surrounded by pastureland, it provides the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation in the center of France, and an ideal start point for exploring the Burgundy (Bourgogne) and Rhone-Alpes areas.

For the early risers, the fog lifting off the Loire river below us offers amazing views from the house.

Our large backyard and covered game area in the original barn are perfect for children to play, and our covered BBQ area and stone deck ideal for outdoor summer dining.


- 3 bedrooms: 2 upstairs and 1 on the main floor – All equipped with brand new, comfortable Queen size beds;

- 1 full bathroom upstairs – Equipped with shower, bathtub and double sinks;

- Half bathroom downstairs;

- Fully equipped kitchen with access to the deck;

- Exposed beams dining room & living room with double French-doors opening up to the deck and our large grass backyard with stunning views of the rolling hills.

For your convenience, we provide

- WIFI internet access;

- Washer/dryer and cloth lines in the utility room & outside;

- Charcoal BBQ;

- TV & PS3 console for viewing DVDs and playing video games (some DVDs and PS3 games available);

- 2 adult size mountain bikes;

- 1 Ping-Pong table; badminton set & bochie balls;

- Board games and books are also available.

Some things to do in the area

Within walking distance:

- The village of St Jodard offers a public outdoor swimming pool, a small grocery store, a café and a train station that serves the cities of Roanne (15 min.) and St Etienne (45 min.).

- The Loire river gives you easy access to fishing.

- The many roads and trails provide great cycling and hiking opportunities.

Within a 15 min. drive, you can also access:

- The castle of La Roche (“Chateau de la Roche”), that offers weekly live-music performances during the summer months.

- The small marinas of Bully and Port de La Caille in St Maurice s/Loire, where you can rent paddle boats and canoes.

- The nearby town of Villerest offers a public beach on the lake shore, with playground, mini-golf and other family activities.

Everywhere you drive, you will stumble across lovely vineyards(1), idyllic villages(2), great family restaurants offering local dishes and pleasant weekly markets where you can stock up on fresh produce

With quick access to the highway (in Balbigny), you are only a 1 hr drive from downtown Lyon; and 1hr30 from the Lyon airport (St Exupéry) and the TGV train station.

(1) Nearby vineyards are mainly located on the Côte Roannaise, starting from Villemontais to Ambierle

(2) Our personal favorite nearby villages include: Pommier en Forez and its prieuré from the Middle Age and the nearby Batie d’Urfé the medieval town of St Jean-St Maurice.

More Details

Isabelle & Don
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017


Saint-Jodard Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks; heated towel rack
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Brand new mattresses in all three bedrooms. Fold out couch in third bedroom and living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Lyon, or Claremont Ferrand
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Chhateau De Champlong
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
St Jodard, 2min drive, 15 min walk
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.08
Damage Deposit $624.41

Nous acceptons egalement les payments en Euros par cheque issue en France.
Veuillez nous contacter pour convenir des termes finaux de la location.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Please contact owner for alternate check in/out time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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