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4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday house boat in Saumur

♥ ♥ 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Armelle et Georges
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016

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.


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 4 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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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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Unbeatable view and location in the Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in both the self-catering apartment and then in one of the two houseboats, which are moored just below the 19th century stone mansion which contains the apartment. All three have probably the best view of Saumur's chateau as they are directly across the river, on the island (Ile d'Offard). it's a short walk to town across the main bridge which is about two blocks away, and there are also shops on the island, including a wonderful bakery with some of the best crossants we've ever tasted. Georges and Armelle are friendly and diligent hosts, who will do anything needed to make the stay pleasant and relaxing. The property is in a very quiet area but easily walkable to many shops and two excellent markets, on the island itself on Thursdays, and in the central Saumur town square on Saturdays. We had not realized that the apartment has a small second bedroom which came in very handy when our daughters came for a short visit. The apartment includes washing machine and dishwasher, and a small but workable cooktop. The modern shower has lots of hot water and great pressure, also true in the boat. WiFi connections worked well, and the apartment's high ceilings and thick stone walls keep rooms cool on hot days. We could never decide whether we preferred the view of the chateau during the day, when the sun sparkles off the creamy limestone walls and turrets, or at night, when the gleaming chateau is reflected onto the river's calm surface.

Saumur is a smallish town (pop. around 30,000) located between the larger and better-known cities of Tours and Angers. On the north side of the river is the modern train station with easy connections or direct service to Angers, Nantes, St. Nazaire, Orleans, Le Mans, Tours, Paris etc. on clean, fast trains, and the English-speaking station staff are helpful and gave us ticket suggestions which saved us quite a few Euros on our numerous local and regional trips. This is a great base for exploring the Loire Valley's many sights, including not only the many well-known castles but also the huge medieval abbey at Fonteyvraud (where Richard Lion Heart and his family are buried) as well as many wineries. Saumur has its own "appellation" and several wineries which provide tours, such as Veuve Amiot which makes excellent sparkling wines at very attractive prices (also free tours and tasting). We would gladly go back for another stay, as there is still a lot we were not able to cover in one visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Fred Je vous réponds en français car vous parlez mieux que moi l'Anglais. Merci beaucoup pour ce commentaire très agréable à lire. En Français on dit "boire du petit lait" tellement çà nous fait plaisir. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez passé un séjour enchanteur en famille. Vous êtes les premiers à avoir séjourné à la fois dans la Villa et sur le bateau Gloriette de Loire. L'appartement de la Villa est spacieux et pourtant lorsque vous avez prolongé votre séjour sur le bateau Gloriette de Loire vous ne vous êtes pas senti à l'étroit. Ce point nous fait particulièrement plaisir et démontre que la Gloriette de Loire avec ses ouvertures sur la Loire et ses volumes donne une impression d'espace ouvert sur le fleuve. Dans nos logements c'est le confort et le bien-être des occupants que nous cherchons en première priorité. Vous connaissez maintenant bien Saumur et ses spécialités et notre Tourist information ne pourrait pas dire mieux pour décrire les atouts de la région! :) Encore merci pour votre gentillesse et nous souhaitons vivement que vous puissiez revenir une autre fois à Saumur. Bien à vous deux Armelle & Georges
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  • 5 of 5

Le bateau est enchanteur. Il a du style, un bateau vintage tout neuf avec un aménagement rétro-contemporain. La déco est splendide. J'adore la salle de bains en mosaïque style bains-douches d'autrefois et robinetterie des palaces vintage. Je verrai bien ce bateau dans un magazine de déco. La propriétaire Armelle a un goût très sûr et son mari ( ou compagnon) Georges est très accueillant et aime bien raconter l'histoire de ces bateaux anciens. J'ai découvert ce qu'était un bateau-lavoir.

Un très léger mouvement par moment quand une gabarre passe. C'est juste perceptible est agréable. Le flash c'est la vue sur la Loire et le chateau de Saumur. Le matin la lumière est douce et le soir coucher de soleil flamboyant. C'est une région à découvrir quand on vient du Sud J'avais choisi ce séjour pour mon chéri il a et là il m'a dit : top classe!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre commentaire. C'est exactement ce que nous avons voulu lors de la construction de ce bateau particulier. Une belle déco à la hauteur du cadre. C'est en effet une vraie suite très confortable et non pas une "cabane flottante" qui je le conçois est un autre concept plus "rustique". Notre concept est plus "patrimonial" plus novateur dans un cadre de l'époque de Jules Vernes. Un clin d'oeil "rétrofuturiste" que nous allons encore accentuer.
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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, Maine-et-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
Vacances Toussaint année 2
19 Oct 2016 - 2 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Basse saison automne année 2
3 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Fêtes fin d'année 2
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Moyenne saison printemps
28 Apr 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £178
Ménage £27
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Saumur in Pays de la Loire

Property Type:
  • house boat
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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