I did not think it possible to find a lovely house in Saumur that was like a five-star hotel. I had my own personal chef, driver, and the use of a Mercedes. The food was fantastic and the wine selections were excellent. The staff were unfailingly courteous and helpful, and requests were carried out with ease and efficiency. I never once had to repeat a request. The overall white décor, I felt, created an impression of calm and well-being. All in all, the arrangements I made with the owner and the agent for a two-week rental were entirely satisfactory, and I hope to repeat the arrangement next summer. - Vincent R.
La Maison Blanche
Europe / France / Loire Valley
In the town of Saumur, centered around a lovely flowered courtyard, is La Maison Blanche.
The heated infinity pool is a focal point, and there are several seating areas from which to enjoy the surroundings. There is a BBQ and an outdoor shower. Carefully designed and placed lights throughout the courtyard create an enchanting atmosphere at night.
On the ground floor are a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and breakfast room. This level is all open, with no walls or separations. The breakfast room is comprised of a love seat and two upholstered chairs, with two bar stools near the stove. The kitchen has a professional LaCanche gas stove and oven, 2 dishwashers, 2-door fridge freezer and a full complement of small appliances. There are two round tables with chairs for breakfast and a dining table for up to 8. On the ground floor is also a powder room and a reading area before the fireplace. The laundry facilities include 2 washers and 2 dryers.
Stairs rise from the breakfast room to the salon. A second set rises from the dining room and two staircases rise lead to the third level. The salon has two large seating areas, a glass tiled floor and is anchored by two fireplaces and an Erard 1900 Baby Grand piano.
The master bedroom with en-suite bath is on the second floor with the salon and has a king-sized bed, walk-in closets and a seating area with flat screen television. The beautiful en-suite bathroom has a claw foot tub and separate walk-in shower and WC. Above the master bedroom is a media room that can be used as a child/teen bedroom with a double bed and 2 sofa beds. A large bathroom has a shower and WC and ample storage space.
The third and fourth bedrooms are reached from the salon and share one bathroom. Each has a king-sized bed. These bedrooms share one bathroom with shower and WC. The bedroom layout is quirky befitting an original townhouse. The furnishings are all in white to emphasize the light pouring in from the tall windows and the exposed stone walls.
Across the courtyard is the guest house, with a daybed, small kitchen and a loft with queen-sized bed. The guest house is used on a day to day basis for its fridge to have cold drinks by the pool. The pool cushions are stored here overnight. It’s a lovely place to retire for a siesta after a swim. The guest house is not included for overnight occupancy, but is available for full-time occupancy at extra charge. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and there are a number of ceiling fans.
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 8 Guests
5000 Interior Square Ft.
Fully equipped kitchen
Baby grand piano
High speed internet
Indoor/outdoor music system
Bedroom DetailsMaster bedroom (Second Floor): King bed, walk-in closets and a seating area with flat screen television. En-suite bathroom has a claw foot tub and separate walk-in shower and WC.
Bedroom 2: King bed, shared bathroom with shower and WC
Bedroom 3: King bed, shared bathroom with shower and WC
Bedroom 4: King bed (consisting of two full beds), a day bed and two sofa beds. A large bathroom with a shower and WC and ample storage space.
Beach DetailsBeaches: 2.5 hour drive
Pool DetailsPrivate, heated saltwater swimming pool
Staff and ServicesMandatory housekeeping Mon-Fri 10 -11:30 am (2020 Bookings)
A change of linens and towels is included after the first week.
Staff and Services (at additional cost)Chef Services
Babysitting or Nanny service
Concierge or Tour Guide
Above services can be 24/7
Location DetailsWalking distance to Loire River for kayaking and canoeing
Walking distance to Saumur which includes churches, museums, restaurants, cafes, post office, nightlife, winery and distillery
Walking distance Saumur Saturday market including food items such as oysters, crab, lobster and scallops
Chateau Saumur 6 minute walk
Chateau de Breze - 20 minute drive
Chateau de Brissac - 40 minute drive
Chateaus Chenonceau, Villandry, and Chambord - 1 hour drive
Horseback riding - 7 minute drive
Chinon (town) - 44 km
Angers (city) - 67 km
Poitiers (airport) - 89 km
Villa NotesAir conditioning is included during the summer months
Heating is included during the winter months
|Travel Dates||Bedrooms||Min. Night Stay||Nightly Rates|
January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Up to 6 Guests
|4||7||$ 1518 £ 1196 $ 1898 € 1406 $ 2300 R 25300 *|
|USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your vacation specialist at time of booking.|
Wedding DetailsWill accept events of maximum 100 people Large groups requiring accommodations please inquire
Check In TimesCheck in: 4:00 pm - Check out: 10:00 am
Tax Service Charge Details *Note: Rates are based on 6 guests. 2 Additional guests may be permitted on request. Contact a villa specialist for rates.
Security Deposit Details
Minimum Stay Details
7 Night minimum (Saturday to Saturday). Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.
*Please contact us for availability.
We made it back to London safely! Thanks for making our week one to remember! We loved every minute. Will send you some photos! Thanks again for all the advice and walking around town! And the dinners, the sitter, my wrinkle-free skin .... you are the ultimate host! - Chantal, Pete, Liam and Dex
Highly recommend scheduling a stay at Le Maison Blanc . Deena, an exceptional host, arranged our daily activities with thoughtful planning, focusing on our likes and interests. We toured Chateauxs, visited vineyards offering wine tastings, walked to shops and participated in local activities, one being people watching in cafes. A driver was provided as needed and three different private chefs were available as requested, or reservations were made when we chose to dine out. We took pleasure in breakfasts and cooking together in that state of the art kitchen. All in all we experienced a memorable two weeks, comparable to a 5 star hotel! - Jon P.
I am writing to give you a fabulous review of our stay at Maison Blanche for two weeks in May / June 2018. I would recommend this property and the town of Saumur to anyone; it is all fantastic. The house is lovely, spacious, and immaculate. Every detail is considered and there is full stocking for anyone who loves to cook and entertain. The pool is a delightful respite, and the patio garden beautiful. The town of Saumur is a destination in itself, absolutely storybook lovely, and it also a great central point for touring the Loire region. I am happy to provide more details about our stay and the places that we toured – this is a food and wine lover’s true dream. Most notably, I feel that I have made a true friend in Maison Blanche’s owner, Deena. She was a delight, acting as our personal concierge, showing us the town and the very best places. Within a day, we felt like real residents of France, which is a lovely thing to be! Deena’s enthusiasm for the town and for all the wonders the region has to offer is infectious. I absolutely plan to return, and I thank you for any involvement you had in making these arrangements. - Jenny F.
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