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Charming Home in Quaint Winemaking Village

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Just steps to the surrounding vineyards and the center of Meursault, Charmelieu (meaning "charming place") is the ideal home while exploring Burgundy. This 200-year old former vineyard workers' house retains original features such as exposed wood beams, interior stone walls & niches, oak and ceramic tile floors, and stone fireplaces. Completely gutted and renovated in 2005 and refurnished & updated in 2012/13, Charmelieu retains it's old world charm with the convenience of modern amenities. Owners Michael and Christie Shaps offer recommendations for restaurants and attractions, plus private wine tasting of Maison Shaps wines upon request.

The house has a private walled-in courtyard, two large master bedrooms with private baths, a modern kitchen and large living area. The first master bedroom has a queen-size bed and an alcove with a bunk bed (two twins). The loft master bedroom has a queen-size bed and two twin-size beds. Both master bathrooms have full-size showers (one with a bathtub and one with an oversized standing shower) and heated towel racks. There is a half bath and pullout couch in the living room. Central heating and air conditioning has been installed--with remote controls available throughout the house.

The kitchen has been completely renovated and modernized but retains its old-world charm with tile floors, stone walls and a stone fireplace. It includes all new appliances, a large monastery-style oak table inside & a large table in the courtyard, making eating at home convenient and comfortable.

The house is just a five minute walk to the center of Meursault, where two bakeries, a butcher, grocery, pharmacy, post office, bank, tourist center and several excellent restaurants are located. Every week the local market is held in the center of town. The town of Meursault and the surrounding vineyards can be explored by foot, while a bigger city, Beaune, is a ten minute drive away. There are numerous historic sites within an easy drive.

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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Loft Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    enough space for portable crib...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    bunk has two twins...moreless

  • Baby crib, high chair, bath seat available upon request.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Oversized walk-in shower & heated towel rack...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Heated towel rack...moreless

  • Loft master bathroom has oversized walk in shower; second master bathroom has tub and shower; half bath is toilet only...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Owners will provide recommendations for local attractions and restaurants. Extensive Handbook in house on how to use everything plus suggestions for what to do during your visit....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books and brochures on Burgundy region...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    high definition flat screen TV...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    A short trek into the vineyards behind the house or into the center of Meursault....moreless

  • Village:

    In the heart of Meursault, a village of 1500 inhabitants....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large monastery-style dining table seats up to 10...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Functions by remote control in every room in the house...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    two large stone fireplaces (not for use)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Functions by remote control in every room of the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    $50 fee includes bed linens and towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room with three upholstered and leather couches, one large leather chair, stone fireplace, exposed wood beams, stone niches, desk and game table....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    $50 fee includes bed linens and towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    free wifi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Tassimo single-serve coffee maker new in 2013...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen completed renovated with all new appliances in 2005; restocked annually...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices, olive oil provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large 'American style' refrigerator with freezer new in 2013, plus small fridge for wine or extra food & drinks...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Guests can rent bicycles in Beaune at Bourgogne Randonnees (www.bourgogne-randonnees.fr) or at La Terre d'Or (www.laterredor.com) or in Meursault at the campground La Grappe d'Or....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private stone-walled courtyard with large tiled table and 6 chairs, plus umbrella...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill new in 2013...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season 2016/2017
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $4,500
Spring Season 2017
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$295
$1,750 $5,250
Summer Season 2017
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$295
$1,750 $5,250
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$295
$1,750 $5,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Linen Fee $50

Notes:

Weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday. 5 night minimum April-October; 3 night minimum November-March. Additional cleaning fee of $75 and $15/person for linens. Refundable $300 security/damage deposit. All taxes are included.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

34 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dijon
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Beaune
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Meursault

Car: Recommended

Located in Meursault, one of Burgundy's most renowned wine villages. Wineries abound in Meursault and the neighboring villages. Wine tastings, biking or walking through the vineyards, and enjoying traditional Burgundian cuisine are just a few of the activities available. Vehicles can be parked just off the street in front of the house. It is a short drive to many villages, castles, abbeys and historic sites.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Michael & Christie Shaps reside in the United States in Virginia where they own a winery. Michael studied winemaking in Beaune in the 1990s. While Michael is a renowned winemaker in Virginia, he returned to Burgundy in 2005 and purchased a house and winery in Meursault, an ideal place for him to call his home-away-from-home and produce Burgundian wines. The Shaps' rent their house, called Charmelieu, and produce wine under the name Maison Shaps.

Why the Owner Chose Meursault, France:
The Shaps' chose this property because Michael wanted to return to Burgundy where he studied winemaking. Meursault's reputation as a top wine producing village, and it's quintessential French charm made it the ideal place to renovate a house and winery.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Charmelieu is a home-away-from-home for the Shaps family. The exposed beams and stone fireplaces add character, while the modern bathrooms and kitchen add convenience and comfort.


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

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Photos

  • Loft master bedroom with skylights

    Loft master bedroom with skylights

  • Beds in Loft Bedroom

    Beds in Loft Bedroom

  • Master bedroom facing bunk bed alcove

    Master bedroom facing bunk bed alcove

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Loft master bedroom facing skylights

    Loft master bedroom facing skylights

  • Writing desk in Living Room

    Writing desk in Living Room

  • Large Living Room with flat screen TV & seating for 12

    Large Living Room with flat screen TV & seating for 12

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Door to underground barrel cave

    Door to underground barrel cave

  • Plaque on stone-walled entrance to house and winery

    Plaque on stone-walled entrance to house and winery

  • Fountain in center of Meursault (vineyards in background)

    Fountain in center of Meursault (vineyards in background)

  • Center of Meursault view from fountain

    Center of Meursault view from fountain

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bathroom in loft master bedroom

    Bathroom in loft master bedroom

  • Stone fireplace in kitchen

    Stone fireplace in kitchen

  • Vanity in Bathroom

    Vanity in Bathroom

  • Master bedroom with bunk bed alcove

    Master bedroom with bunk bed alcove

  • Bathroom in 2nd master bedroom

    Bathroom in 2nd master bedroom

  • Copper pots & kettles in kitchen

    Copper pots & kettles in kitchen

  • Fireplace in Living Room

    Fireplace in Living Room

  • Barrel Cave under house

    Barrel Cave under house

  • Maison Michael Shaps wines (produced at winery adjacent to house)

    Maison Michael Shaps wines (produced at winery adjacent to house)

  • Town Hall in center of Meursault with typical Burgundian tiled roof

    Town Hall in center of Meursault with typical Burgundian tiled roof

  • View of Meursault from vineyards behind house

    View of Meursault from vineyards behind house

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Meursault, France #74114

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