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Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

♥ ♥ Very confortable boat GLORIETTE DE LOIRE sumptuous views on the castle

UNUSUAL and NEW! Amazing huge houseboat Gloriette de Loire ♥

This fully private houseboat offers a large space, cosy for holidays with all facilities. Safety area in the "chic" island of Saumur.

Fully equiped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge and freezer, oven coffe machine, boiler... italian style shower in mosaïc, large bards or single beds, separate automatic toilets, WIFI....

This is an amazing fully private traditional boat of the Loire river. A very confortable and large self catering boat moored just in front of the castel of Saumur.

In close proximity you will find:

Traditional commerce and markets

Historicalcity center right opposite

Boarding pier right opposite

In summer time gigs in town

The boat makes the perfect place for a rest or to watch the castle and the historical city at night.

Nostalgia! The boat is a creation of the first copy of a wash houseboat in France built year 1895 with all facilities and great confort.

We rent as well an other houseboat the LOIRE ROMANCE moored just behind and a self catering independent rental , a beautiful place located at the first floor of the family nineteenth century villa : the VILLA DE LOIRE.

More Details

Armelle et Georges
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Armelle et Georges

Armelle Bagot, co-founder and manager of DIFFERENT HOLIDAYS sarl a company that operates houseboats rentals and other self catering rentals.

Georges Valat, have been renting houseboat for 11 years : a large Dutch Tjak built year 1898 located in Paris and other boats in Saumur.

Armelle et Georges purchased this house boat in 2015

Why Armelle et Georges chose Maine-et-Loire

Amazing stationary trip on the Loire

Unique instant on the Loire so there so glamourous.


What makes this house boat unique

Enjoy this stunning houseboat and the breathtaking view facing the Loire.

Magic view and great confort on board.

Beautiful and quiet residential area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Saumur in Maine-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house boat
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Bowling center
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have several boats in Saumur. See ROMANCE SAUMUR LOIRE


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very clean and nice, perfectly updated, great location. Awesome views, really indescribable. Views across the river of Saumur both day and night of town and chateau. We had a great time and would stay here again. Owners very nice and responsive, just a perfect stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. So glad to see you again in Saumur Armelle & Georges
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Très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Que des étoiles ******

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Our third fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the Loire Romance 3 years ago with our 3 teenage kids for a 4 night stay and loved it. Last year we came back for 4 nights (again on the Loire Romance) and again really enjoyed our stay. When we left, we promised each other we would come back again this year for a longer stay. This time we stayed on the Gloriette de Loire for a week. It was perfect.

Privacy, a lovely space and that VIEW!!!! The Loire river is quite low this Summer and the deck of the Gloriette makes it very easy to get in and out of the water, so on the warmest days we swam in the river right off the deck (the water was less than a metre deep right next to the boat). It is also very clear water and there are lots of fish, leisurely swimming past as you sip your drink on the deck. The big sliding door along the deck together with the sliding door in the bedroom allow for great air circulation, so the boat never felt too warm.

Armelle and Georges are responsive, gracious hosts and the boats are always impeccably clean on arrival. For a family with kids, the Loire Romance offers more privacy for parents as it offers 2 separate bedrooms. The Gloriette offers more open spaces, which is perfect for a couple or family/friends who don't mind spending most of their time on the boat in shared space. We certainly plan to come back again, these boats in this unbeatable location are a stroke of genius and I am almost reluctant to leave such a glowing review for fear that they'll be completely booked longer in advance, making it more difficult to plan our return :D

The location of Saumur, in between Angers and Tours, is ideal as well, with a seemingly endless list of chateaux and pretty villages and towns to visit, all within easy reach. By the tame token, it is lovely to get into a rhythm of sleeping in, sauntering into town for fresh bread, cheese and wine (the town also has an un-be-lie-va-ble delicatessen that sells fresh, ready-made, gourmet dishes that beat most restaurant meals yet cost less than half of what you'd spend eating out) and then returning to the boat for a leisurely afternoon on the water, followed by dinner (more wine) and an evening walk along the river. You will feel spoiled for choice here and your stay is sure to feel too short!

Thank you again Armelle and Georges, you make Saumur irresistable to us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup Linda! we are very happy with your comments. Actually when we have started our activities we wanted to have our visitors that would appreciate highly our boats . So when we see that you were delighted with your stay on our boats, we are perfectly happy! It is a great pleasure and this will encourage us to continue to move forwards. Saumur should be better known. You help make known our beautiful town. Thank you for your kindness. A bientôt à nouveau sur la Loire! Armelle and Georges
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Je recommande

  • 5 of 5

Ce bateau est très confortable et la vue magnifique. On se sent vraiment bien sur ce bateau. Même par grand froid, on a eu bien chaud. Le propriétaire est très à l'écoute et sympathique. Je reviendrai aux beaux jours pour revoir le château, la ville , la Loire, le pont, les oiseaux... la nuit, le matin...

J'ai adoré le charme de ce lieu.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Bon séjour dans son ensemble, malgré quelques désagréments: pas le bateau choisi au départ (pas d'espace séparé pour mon enfant), suite à une fuite d'eau avant notre arrivée; matins bruyants avec 5 ou 6 pêcheurs qui criaient et parlaient très fort, de 9h au coucher du soleil...équipements trop sommaires (ustensiles de cuisine insuffisants pour un séjour de 5 jours: pas de saladier, de couvercles, de couteau économe, de fait-tout) et évier en partie bouché (lave-vaisselle hors-service)... ce qui est un peu décevant en rapport avec le prix pratiqué. Sinon, nous avons positivé et notre séjour fut agréable.

Nous n'avons malheureusement pas pu dire au-revoir à nos hôtes...

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Michèle pour votre commentaire très précis ce qui nous permet d'améliorer nos prestations . En effet le bateau que vous aviez réservé n'était pas utilisable à votre arrivée. C'est pourquoi vous avez été surclassée sur le nouveau bateau et vous avez bénéficié d'une surface et un volume supérieur à celui que vous aviez réservé. La notion d'espace séparé pour l'enfant nous a donné l'idée de séparer le lit d'enfant par un système de cloison mobile et c'est une bonne remarque car la taille de la pièce permettra d'aménager l'espace. Bonne remarque également sur les ustanciles de cuisine que nous allons rajouter. Désolé pour l'évacuation de l'évier et du lave-vaisselle, ma seconde tentative de plongeon dans la Loire a été fructueuse et j'ai pu avec un outil adapté décoincer sous le bateau le tuyau qui freinait l'évacuation. Tout est rentré dans l'ordre. Quant aux pêcheurs du dimanche ils ont trouvé un lieu poisonneux plus en amont depuis qu'un autre est rentré avec une bouriche pleine à raz bord. Mais les vrais pêcheurs sont silencieux car le bruit effraie le poisson. J'espère que les illuminations du château ainsi que le panorama vous ont enchantés ainsi que la majesté de la Loire en hiver. Tous nos meilleurs voeux pour cette nouvelle année 2017 !
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Sublime séjour sur la Loire

  • 5 of 5

Emplacement idéal face au château de Saumur, très romantique de nuit,

ce bateau-lavoir est un nid douillet pour un séjour : spacieux, lumineux, bien équipé ......Un ponton pour profiter du coucher de soleil............

L'entretien du lieu est impeccable que ce soit au niveau du ménage, de la literie, sans oublier l'accueil des propriétaires chaleureux, souriant et en plus avec un cadeau de bienvenue ! Bravo et merci encore

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Un grand merci pour ce chaleureux commentaire. Celà nous fait plaisir car nous avons mis toute notre énergie à créer ce bateau particulier qui étonne les visiteurs. La propreté et le confort à bord sont notre priorité. Le panorama y fait aussi beaucoup grâce à la ville de Saumur qui avait validé notre projet initial avec enthousiasme. La Loire est un vrai bonheur en toute saison. A une autre fois peut-être? Armelle
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in Saumur, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Saison moyenne automne
7 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Vacances Toussaint
21 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Basse saison automne
6 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £26.54
Additional Guest Fee £8.85 per person per night
Damage Deposit £176.95

Les enfants de moins de 10 ans ne sont pas considérés comme personne supplémentaire.Le tarif de 15€ par personne supplémentaire ne s'applique donc pas. Merci de nous signaler le nombre total de personnes à bord y compris les enfants de moins de 10 ans pour nous permettre de préparer les lits.

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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