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Amazing Week in Charming French Village
Location: La Roque Gageac, France
Valid for a wide range of dates throughout the year
Bidding starts at $2,600
About this Vacation
Enjoy 7 terrific nights in a terrific region of France! La Roque Gageac is the picturesque location for this fantastic river view home. Your opportunity to savor the natural beauty of this distinct area of France, as well as a truly authentic medieval village. One of 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France' - (the most beautiful villages of France), situated within 9 miles of this stunning stretch of the beautiful Dordogne river. These charming villages offer historic architecture, unique shops and fantastic restaurants completed by stunning picture perfect views. Comfortable, charming home can accommodate 8 guests. Share your experience with family or friends while supporting a great cause! NOTE: You'll receive a special welcome package along with some local discounts. Plus, you'll be working directly with the (US based) owner of the property and she can give you all sorts of useful information about the region.
TESTIMONIAL: "Five of us purchased the one week stay at Le Bourg at the local Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria auction for $4,500. We had the most wonderful week there. The house was lovely, and located close to so many interesting villages, castles and sites. I'd buy it again tomorrow!" Jan Zilli
A week in a terrific region of France!
ABOUT THE PLACE (HOLDS UP TO 8 GUESTS)
This convenient floor plan allows for families or friends traveling together to enjoy the large open main floor for meals, conversation and relaxing. Yet have complete privacy with the main floor separating their sleeping quarters.
On the top floor there is a large master bedroom with a king sized bed. A second bedroom next-door has two twin beds, that can be made up as a king. Both bedrooms share a beautifully decorated bath room with large walk-in shower, toilet and sink. A landing separates these two rooms.Below the main floor, on the lowest level, there is another double bedroom and spacious remodeled bathroom with tub/shower, toilet and sink. The second bedroom on this floor has twin beds and a sitting area. The attractive lounge has oak beams and the original large traditional fireplace (in addition there is electric heating for winter use). The lounge is spacious with comfortable seating for gathering and sharing the days events. There are double French doors leading out to the ivy covered river view terrace. There is a convenient WIFI connection, a Bose Ipod port, radio, Satellite TV, and free international calls to land lines.
Kitty and Dave will be delighted to help with travel plans. Best suggestions for airports, car rentals, place to see along the way. Your hosts will send a list of things to do in the area including links to make reservations for dinner at some of our favorite restaurants. They enjoy making your vacation special and something you will remember for years to come.
They can arrange for a chef or cooking classes. A treat for guests.
WELCOME BASKET INCLUDED
A welcome basket including a bottle of wine from our local wine shop. Plus you'll receive discounts for the local wine shop, bicycle rentals, and gift shop.
ABOUT THE REGION
Nestled alongside the Dordogne River. Sheltered beneath steep cliffs, La Roque-Gageac, is deservedly designated one of "les Plus Beax Village de France". In medieval times, it was an important fortified village and later saw the addition of renaissance manors, including the Manoir de Tarde. It has retained its authentic character over the centuries, featuring attractive narrow stone streets, and interesting homes, churches, and public buildings. There is a weekly market, fabulous restaurants, and a pizzeria. For recreation, there are boules courts, river beaches, park and canoes for rent. Completely sheltered by the cliffs, there is an area where the semi-tropical plant life survives year-round. A walking path that runs behind the buildings at the foot of the cliff provides great views. There are also pre-historic Troglodyte dwellings above.
TESTIMONIAL FROM ACTUAL GUEST
"South of France Heaven! What a beautiful place to stay while exploring the southwest of France. The house was beautifully appointed with great amenities and plenty of space for our party of 8 people. The house is well equipped and beautifully appointed. It has all the charm of a bygone era with all the modern touches.La Roque is a picture perfect town and the shops and restaurants provided everything we needed. Helene, on the next level up from the house supplied us with wine and gourmet treats and Chef Dimitri came and prepared 2 exceptional meals for us. We had a wonderful time exploring castles, caves, spent a day in Bordeaux and drove through the gorgeous country visiting towns and villages. I can't wait for my next visit!"
TESTIMONIAL #2: "Five of us purchased the one week stay at Le Bourg at the local Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria auction for $4,500. We had the most wonderful week there. The house was lovely, and located close to so many interesting villages, castles and sites. I'd buy it again tomorrow!" Jan Zilli May, 2016
TESTIMONIAL#3" “My first acquaintance with Kitty was through her offering up her home in La Roque-Gageac, France, as an auction item at St. Joseph High School’s BASH annual auction, of which I was the co-chair for 10 years. This item proved to be a wonderful addition to our Live auction offerings for a number of years. The rental of the home was offered at a discount to our non-profit and we then ’sold’ it during the Live auction to willing bidders. This was always a very popular item and my dealings with Kitty were always extremely pleasant, efficient and well organized. We eventually bid on this wonderful vacation for our family. Kitty was so very patient with us as I tried to gather our family of seven together, all at the same time, to make the journey, accommodating us beyond measure. Once we made the journey we were rewarded with a true gem of a destination. The home is very historic, homey and charming. The 7 of us were very comfortable within the accommodations. The town of La Roque-Gageac is magnificent; pictures really do not do it justice. The village is very small and you will become well acquainted with it and its charming residents. The Dordogne river runs directly below you, and you can take all of this in from the patio, covered in equally historic grape vines. Meandering walks among the winding pathways hanging to the cliff-side village were a daily treat, often walking just outside our door to frequent the wine shop. Needless to say we had a fantastic vacation. I have since shared this destination with other non-profits I work with, most recently the Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary and the Marian Hospital Foundation. Both have found this to be a very profitable addition to their Live auction. Bidders are always happy when they come home, which is always a concern for anyone wanting to keep happy guests returning to their event.”
Sandy Buchannan May, 2017