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Le Cardinal : Historic Townhouse in Old Amboise with Castle Views

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Old World French Charm of master bedroom

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 queen beds + 1 single bed + 1 convertible sofa + 2 bathrooms

Live a bit of French History and stay in 'Le Cardinal', an Historic Stone Townhouse in the center of Old Amboise with private courtyard, parking and views of the Royal Palace.

This three-story classic French Townhouse built in the 1800's was once a part of the bustling Place Richelieu along the Route to Chenonceau, the most famous of the Loire Valley 16th century Chateaux, and was the property of the Priory of St. Thomas.

Le Cardinal is a three-minute walk from the Royal Palace and two minutes from the Rue Nationale, with its Clock Tower, clothing and antique shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, cheese shops, bakeries, bike rentals, etc.

The popular Amboise Open Market, along the Loire River, is only a six-minute walk, as is the Chateau Clos Luce, the last home of Leonardo da Vinci, now a museum in his honor.

After a day of visiting the quintessential Chateaux of the Loire Valley, you will have the pleasure of returning to your home located on a cul-de-sac, facing the Park Jeanne d'Arc. There is one parking space beside the townhouse, a private courtyard off the kitchen with fountain and eating area.

When you enter Le Cardinal, you will be transported back to another time with its intricate tiled floors, four marble fireplaces, detailed wainscoting, chandeliers and antique furnishings.

The ground (1st US) floor is light and spacious with a classical foyer and elegant salon complete with crystal chandeliers and marble fireplace.
The open kitchen has a center island, rustic large double basin sink and modern appliances.
The large dining area also has a marble fireplace as well as wainscoting, chandelier, Henri II buffet, large French farm table that seats 8 and classic French terra cotta tile floor.

Head up the stairs off the kitchen, to the first (2nd US) floor complete with rich parquet floors to the first bathroom with open shower and all new fixtures.

There are three bedrooms each with large windows looking over the Place Richelieu, two of which have marble fireplaces.
The main bedroom with a French queen size bed and antique canopy, has a second connecting bedroom with a convertible sofa, perfect for families traveling with small children.
There is also a single bed in another small bedroom.

The second (3rd US) floor is a treat for the senses with large oak beams, slanted roof line and parquet floors.
The second bathroom is directly to your right and features all new fixtures including a large soaking tub, electric towel rack and clothes washing machine and dryer.
Next is the sitting room with a sofa bed, large TV, and a splendiferous view of the castle.
The second main bedroom is next and has exposed beams, a dormer window and a French Queen bed.

Live the life of French Gentry and stroll among the Amboisiens filling your basket with all the delights the Touraine has to offer.
Then, return to Le Cardinal, your Amboise Townhouse, to prepare your meal and dine in the stone terraced courtyard off your kitchen.
Retire to your elegantly decorated bedroom and live the life of French gentry.

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Owner

Member since: 2003

Speaks: english, french, german, polish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • It is possible to hire a private Chef to prepare meals or to give cooking lessons....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    decorative only...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 garden tables & chairs + umbrella ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High 2017
Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$240
$1,540
Low 2017
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$180
$1,120
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$240

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage Waiver #Deluxe $49
  • Cleaning/Linen/Utilities $120

Notes:

We only accept payment in US dollars, and only by Credit Card : Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Online booking via our secured website.

Discounts offered for extended stays : please contact Manager/Owner.

Deposit of 25-30% required to hold reservation.

Balance due 30 days before arrival.

Refunds are subject to a 10% service fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

Clos Luce, Leonardo da Vinci's last home, is within walking distance as is the Place Richelieu with is respected French school for foreigners, the Rue Nationale Shopping District and Clock Tower, the Castle Square lined with restaurants and shops and the Royal Chateau of Amboise.

 

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Speaks: english, french, german, polish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Photos

  • Old World French Charm of master bedroom

    Old World French Charm of master bedroom

  • Our antique hat collection

    Our antique hat collection

  • 1st (2nd US) floor, light and airy Bathroom w/ Walk-in Shower

    1st (2nd US) floor, light and airy Bathroom w/ Walk-in Shower

  • Soaking Tub & Exposed Beams in 2nd (3rd US) floor Bathroom

    Soaking Tub & Exposed Beams in 2nd (3rd US) floor Bathroom

  • Spectacular Views of the Place Richelieu & Royal Palace from Townhouse

    Spectacular Views of the Place Richelieu & Royal Palace from Townhouse

  • Lion fountain detail

    Lion fountain detail

  • Courtyard off kitchen

    Courtyard off kitchen

  • 1800's facade

    1800's facade

  • Artistic photo of Amboise provided by talented guest

    Artistic photo of Amboise provided by talented guest

  • Bridge across Loire River

    Bridge across Loire River

  • Place Richelieu

    Place Richelieu

  • 1800's Classic French Salon

    1800's Classic French Salon

  • Fine Dining in French Style, Farmhouse Table and Henri II Buffet

    Fine Dining in French Style, Farmhouse Table and Henri II Buffet

  • Top floor bedroom with warm original details

    Top floor bedroom with warm original details

  • La dauphine single bedroom

    La dauphine single bedroom

  • Private courtyard with lion fountain

    Private courtyard with lion fountain

  • Private courtyard

    Private courtyard

  • Cardinal charming entry

    Cardinal charming entry

  • 1800's facade

    1800's facade

  • Artistic photo provided by happy guest!

    Artistic photo provided by happy guest!

  • Royal Chateau

    Royal Chateau

VRBO #87249

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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