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Le Cardinal : Historic Townhouse in Old Amboise with Castle Views

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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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 first 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 second 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 room with a Napolean III double bed, perfect for families traveling with small children.

The third 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 with VCR/DVD players and a selection of English films, 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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Property Type

  • Townhome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 4 Marble Fireplaces, Highspeed Internet Connection & Cyber Cafe 5 minutes away, French Satellite TV with 15 channels, Selection of English films, High Chair, Folding Baby Bed, Two garden tables & chairs + umbrella, Possible private Chef to prepare meals or give cooking lessons...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Monument View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 25 - Jul 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$240
$1,540
Mid Season
Aug 1 - Aug 14, 2016
4 night min stay
$200
$1,260
August Promo
Aug 15 - Aug 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$160
Low Season
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2016
4 night min stay
$160
$980
Holiday Season
Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$240
$1,540
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$240

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning/Linen/Utilities $150
  • Damage Waiver $29

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 30% required to hold reservation.

Balance due 30 days before arrival.

Cancellation Policy : contact manager for specific details.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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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

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Photos

  • Old World French charm

    Old World French charm

  • Our antique hat collection

    Our antique hat collection

  • Napoleon III Bed, Tapestry Decorated Walls

    Napoleon III Bed, Tapestry Decorated Walls

  • La dauphine bedroom

    La dauphine bedroom

  • Private courtyard with lion fountain

    Private courtyard with lion fountain

  • Private courtyard

    Private courtyard

  • 2nd Floor Light and Airy Bathroom w/ Walk-in Shower

    2nd Floor Light and Airy Bathroom w/ Walk-in Shower

  • Cardinal charming entry

    Cardinal charming entry

  • 1800's facade

    1800's facade

  • Artistic photo provided by happy guest!

    Artistic photo provided by happy guest!

  • 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

  • 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

  • Soaking Tub & Exposed Beams in 3rd Floor Bathroom

    Soaking Tub & Exposed Beams in 3rd Floor Bathroom

  • 1800's facade

    1800's facade

  • Artistic photo of Amboise provided by talented guest

    Artistic photo of Amboise provided by talented guest

VRBO #87249

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Townhome
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, polish
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  • Calendar last updated 07/26/2016

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Le Cardinal : Historic Townhouse in Old Amboise with Castle Views

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