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The Blue Door on the 'Île d'Or' with a magnificent view on the château d'Amboise

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Amboise is unique in that it has the only inhabited island on the Loire River. The Blue Door is located on this island just across from the Chateau d'Amboise so it provides an incredible view of the river and castle. From the apartment you can listen to the Loire River rushing by and gaze at the chateau. You can be in the center of town with a pleasant 2-minute walk. And after a long day of sightseeing in the region, the Blue Door is the perfect place to unwind.

The loft comfortably sleeps 4-6 people in two bedrooms and on a sofa bed. The open living room and dining room combination with its exposed beams is a nice place for socializing. The kitchen is small but functional, with everything you need to prepare meals. The apartment offers a portable air conditioning unit and a dishwasher, as well as a washer and dryer just downstairs. Free parking is available close to the apartment.

From the Blue Door you can see a lot without a car since it is only a 10-minute walk to the train station. Since I stopped teaching in September 2012, I am now available to take you on excursions. We can design these together around the sights you'd like to see.

Amboise is the perfect place for exploring the Loire Valley, one of the most beautiful areas of France (with the chateaux of Chenonceau, Villandry, Chambord, and others). But there is much more to do than just the castles. Canoeing on the river; visiting the city of Tours, biking along the Loire, taking a hot air balloon ride, visiting the weekly markets...and for children...just down the street from the apartment is a summer swimming pool, a playground with zip line, mini golf, and small beaches.

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On Google Earth : 47°24'55.92'N 0°59'2.90'E

The price you can see is for ONE UNIT. You can rent one flat or both for a family with more than 6 persons.

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Chantal Salvaudon
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Chantal Salvaudon

I have lived in Amboise for 30 years and feel lucky to be living in a place that I think is one of the most beautiful in the world! I was a middle school teacher for many years, but always spent much of my free time renovating old houses. I love learning the history of old buildings and of this region in general.

Chantal Salvaudon purchased this house in 2004

What makes this house unique

The unobstructed view of the Chateau d'Amboise with Loire River rushing past is magnificent. There are few rentals that can provide such a wonderful view of an ancient chateau. The Blue Door is also perfectly situated for exploring Amboise and the region, with or without a car.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Amboise in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Blue Door on the 'Île d'Or' with a magnificent view on the château d'Amboise
average rating of 4.953846 based on 65 reviews
Appleton, Wisconsin

Loved our stay❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

Chantal, our host, was wonderful We had trouble getting there because of a train strike. She was extremely helpful. Best host ever!

We rented the upstairs flat and it was every thing we needed and more. The location is wonderful. We went on our first hot air balloon ride and we just needed to walk down the block. The city has everything you needed and it is just across the bridge. We loved this city and we loved our stay with Chantal. Because we were on a month long trip and only travel with backpacks, the use of the washer and dryer was much appreciated. Do not this now before it becomes unavailable. You will not regret it. Oh yeah, the view of the Chateau is amazing! Picture perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh it's so lovely ! Thank you very much !
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Great place, great view!

  • 5 of 5

We (3 adults, 2 kids) stayed in the upstairs part of the house. Charming, clean, well maintained, and a beautiful view of the Chateau. Chantal was very nice and helpful too. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed with charming Chantal for two weeks upstairs at The Blue Door, and every day was pure enchantment! The apartment is roomy and well-equipped with everything needed to enjoy a stay in Amboise. The view of the castle just across the river is spectacular -- day and night. Restaurants, shops, groceries, markets all within an easy walk. Amboise is filled with sights and wonders, and fabulous chateaux are just a short distance away. Chantal makes her guests feel like friends. Highly recommend Chantal and The Blue Door!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Porte Bleu is charming and well located!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed four nights at La Porte Bleu and we loved it. We stayed in the two bedroom apartment upstairs and enjoyed a fabulous view of the Chateau Amboise just across the river. We couldn't have been happier to stay there. The apartment is well furnished with everything you need to enjoy days at Amboise. The markets, restaurants, wine-tasting, boulangers and shops are easy to walk to and to find. You don't need a car to enjoy Amboise, and having a rental car there is easy. The owner, Chantal, is very helpful, friendly, informative and fun. She can supply you with many ideas and suggestions to enhance your visit. I will return!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay in Amboise

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at the Blue Door! It's a lovely home with terrific amenities. Chantal is a gracious and informative host and we enjoyed getting to know her. The house is centrally located with a wonderful view of the Amboise Chateau. The home is just across the bridge from the Old Town part of Amboise. It's very easy to go to the boulangerie, grocery store, restaurants and shops. The Blue Door is very comfortable, has a well equipped kitchen, nice common area and is updated. There is a washer and dryer that guests are welcome to use as well. We would love to return some day. (And having Gaspar the island cat visit us was a treat too.)

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this lovely review ! Gaspard vous attend pour la prochaine visite.
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Perfect cozy spot to see the Château’s

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place with a warm and cozy feel. Great locations to all the Château’s and a walk from the ones in Amboise.

Chantel was amazing and super accommodating.

Beds are comfortable, WiFi works great and plenty of parking in an area with no parking.

Should we ever find ourselves in the area again we will be staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.8 Kilometres
Amboise station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
La Salamandre
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Amboise, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
1 Jun 2018 - 20 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
middle season
21 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

The prices are for 4 people. I add 5 Euros/persons/night if you are 5.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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