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Million Euro View in a 15th Century Villa –Last Minute Discounts for Summer/Fall

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,950 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Walking distance to all shops, restaurants, bakeries, grocery, Post, and ATM

Mont Joie is a charming 15th Century stone house located in the heart of the village of Beynac, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The chateau at Beynac is on the top of a 500 foot cliff and the village houses are positioned below - providing privacy and spectacular views from one side of the house, and village life on the other. Coming in summer of 2018, cool off in our new pool!

Extraordinary views of the magnificent Dordogne river and the Valley of the Five Chateaux present themselves from each of the four floors. The front door opens directly from the cobblestone streets - just steps from our private and unique parking grotte - into the main room of approximately 60 sq. meters. Honey colored stone walls, stone tile floor, ancient wooden beams and a huge medieval fireplace set the tone for this main floor. A fully applianced kitchen with a granite countered cooking area is built into one of the old fireplaces. Antique carpets and leather seating offers a comfortable area to relax.

Step into a fairy tale setting: Extraordinary views of the magnificent Dordogne river and the Valley of the Five Chateaux present themselves from each of the four floors. The front door opens directly from the cobblestone streets - just steps from our private and unique parking grotte - into the main room of approximately 60 sq. meters. Honey colored stone walls, stone tile floor, ancient wooden beams and a huge medieval fireplace set the tone for this main floor. A fully applianced kitchen with a granite countered cooking area is built into one of the old fireplaces. Antique carpets and leather seating offers a comfortable area to relax, listen to the stereo or view English satellite television on the 30' flat panel television. The large dining table suitable for seating up to 6 diners is next to the window offering spectacular views of the river, the sunset and the colorful montgolfiers (hot air balloons) drifting by at dawn and sunset most days in season.

The Garden: The lovely garden features two flagstoned terraces, one with a grape arbor for a shaded sitting area which includes a small fountain and a few steps down, the lower terrace - with full access to the sun. Wonderful views of the river from both terraces and views of the Chateaux of Fayrac, Castelnaud, Lacosse and Marqueyssac. Eat, drink and be merry. The 64 steps from the lower terrace to the kitchen will help burn off those excess calories. Feeling hot and want a cooling dip? We will tell you about about our favorite spot in the wonderful River Ceau. Crystal clear water with no chlorine, within 4 kms. Nice shady spot for a picnic, so pack the basket and experience the true French joie de vivre.

Assistance on hand: English speaking agent on hand to answer any questions.

More Details

Owner
Vincent Shrader
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Vincent Shrader

We are avid Francophiles and love to travel in Europe. We've been coming to Beynac since 1997 and immediately felt a sense of connection to this charming little village in this beautiful region of France. Some years we visited several times. Eventually, we found a place of our own. This is more than a vacation rental to us, it's a second home

Vincent Shrader purchased this villa in 2008

Why Vincent Shrader chose Beynac-et-Cazenac

Beynac feels like home to us. Like a story book village lost in time that we had only read or dreamed about, it deserves its designation as Most Beautiful Village of France.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Mont Joie enjoys a central village location and superb 180 degree views from the covered balcony and two garden terraces. The stunning scenery and setting are captivating! Located on a footpath leading up the chateau but far enough to be off the main road and away from street noise. Just steps away are the best restaurants in the village, a snack shop, gift shops, bakery, grocer, post office, pharmacy and ATM.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Beynac-et-Cazenac in Périgord

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • In the master bedroom on the second level you will find a fully modern bathroom retreat fitted with a luxury spa shower cabin featuring 8 shower heads, a large modern glass sink, heated towel warmers and beautiful Italian tile work. A striking feature to this bathroom is that the sink is fitted into an old roman arch which used to contain an ancient stone wash basin. This feature is smartly accented with brilliant halogen lighting. The second master bathroom on the third level is fitted with modern fixtures and a step in tiled shower enclosure. A window with a view overlooking the Dordogne river is located by the entrance.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk bed with two single mattresses for children only.
  • Two large private bedrooms both with modern en suite bathrooms are down a stone staircase leading from the main salon. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed with a tempurpedic mattress and the second bedroom has an exceptionally comfortable king size bed. The third bedroom is a kids room on the same level as the master bedroom and contains a bunk bed with two single mattresses for children only. All bedrooms are remarkably cool, even in the warmest weather - the beneficiary of 3' thick stone walls.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
We respectfully request you do not smoke on the premises. Pets are not allowed. Members of our family have allergies and asthma.

Reviews

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Million Euro View in a 15th Century Villa –Last Minute Discounts for Summer/Fall
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Los Altos, California, USA
5

Perfection in a villa rental

  • 5 of 5

Bottom line, Villa Mont Joie is equal to our best villa experience in 40 years of extensive traveling and my 20 years of travel consulting . VIEW: Magic. Certainly the best villa view in Beynac and equal to the best overall take-in villa view of our travels. We always seek a stunning view in a villa. Mont Joie is true magic and the pictures just cannot do it justice - 180 degree view of the Dordogne, castles, boats, hot hair balloons, swans - that is changing and mesmerizing dawn to dusk. The huge top floor window and large covered second floor deck with table/chaises/bbq are focal points to this. INSIDE: This is a beautifully renovated medievel era home with the finest touches of period interior design and furniture and lighting. Many of the walls are the glowing honey color stone of the region. The master bath is spectacular with the glass sink set against the local stone. KITCHEN: Equipped at the highest grade with stainless steel appliances, granite, and extensive dishes, serving and kitchenware, and accessories. As cooks, we were in heaven. BEDS: Among the most comfortable of all our travels. SETTING: Mont Joie is in the fairy tale town of Beynac, consistently one of the most beautiful villages in France. The key sites of the area are all within easy reach by car (chateaux, Sarlat, etc).

We were a party of 4 - myself and husband and daughters 9 and 15.

We found Mont Joie as close to perfection as a rental could be. The owners use this home as their own for their vacations which speaks volumes to the quality. As renters of Mont Joie, we stepped in as "residents" rather than mere villa renters for the week due to the quality and beauty. The ultimate compliment to a rental is that you want to stay there rather than venture out as it is so nice. Mont Joie is truly a rare gem . .and we were lucky to experience it. A week of magic moments in a magic villa in a magic setting - what more could you want from a vacation?

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous view of the French countryside from a charming stone house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house to celebrate my birthday. We wanted a quiet holiday where we could relax and enjoy the French countryside. We definitely got that by staying in Mont Joie!!! We felt instantly relaxed after we arrived. We proceeded to spend every evening on the balcony enjoying watching the birds, boats on the river and life in the village. The village of Beynac is extraordinary with its beautiful stone houses, cobbled streets and its chateau! We loved exploring the alleyways and visiting the local shops and restaurants. The locals were very friendly and helpful - even when dealing with our basic French! This was the perfect location to explore the surrounding villages which also have a rich history.

The parking grotto (and the road up to it) are too difficult to navigate unless you are in the most compact of cars. We tried it once and then decided to park at one of the nearby lots instead as our small car was not small enough!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

lots of stairs, but oh so beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking views that we enjoyed from the dining room and especially from the terrace. Well provisioned and we were well taken care of by the local contact people. We loved the area and took the river walk to Chateau Castlenaud, canoed on the Dordogne, and visited three Cro-Magnon man cave painting sites. We had a hard time leaving!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Villa Mont Joie -a lovely spot in beautiful Beynac

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Mont Joie- a lovely, well furnished and comfortable home overlooking the Dordogne river, with patio and garden to enjoy as well. We had everything we needed, a well stocked kitchen with good knives, several pots and pans, big bowls and plenty of utensils to cook meals. The beds were quite comfortable and the bathrooms modern and big. Something to note: the bedrooms and bathrooms are downstairs one and two levels down. The lower level is quite cool- great in summer but needing the heater in the fall, and is a bit of a hike to get back up to the living area. So not only are there a lot of steps up and down in the house, but also a quite steep walk up to the house on the street. We loved getting all that exercise, so did not mind it. We did not get a chance to enjoy the lovely gardens because the weather was too cold, but the view outside the living room is beautiful. All in all , a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Pedro
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding in every respect.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We could not imagine a more satisfying vacation than our 2 weeks at Mont Joie in picture perfect Beynac. Having spent 3-4 weeks annually in most European countries from Norway to Hungary, Turkey and Sicily over the past 30 years, this year we wanted something special for our family's return to the Dordogne and indeed we found it in Mont Joie. Everything about it was superb including the spectacular setting, the architecture, the tastefulness of its furnishings, the privacy and tranquility, the high level of comfort, the proximity to excellent resources and nearby attractions, the owner's extraordinary attention to detail and responsiveness. We must also mention the exceptionally warm, friendly and helpful Martine who greeted us and was repeatedly helpful to us during our stay and, if you are interested in wildlife, you'll be very pleased with the swans, herons, egrets, ducks and the constant aerial display of the swallows in full view from the great room, the balcony and terraces. Mont Joie is a great value and we are most grateful to the owner for this truly exceptional, most rewarding and memorable experience.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Rental Property in the Dordogne Region

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at Mont Joie for 17 days in July. This provided a great base for both general relaxation and active exploration of the many great villages and sites that this area of France has to offer.

The property was entirely consistent with the listing description and pictures on the HomeAway website. It has extraordinary views, is very roomy and comfortable, is clean and well maintained and is very well equipped with everything one might need for a rental property. The owner, local manager and housekeeper were all very helpful and responsive to any and all questions/needs that we had prior to and during our stay.

We had breakfast on the main terrace every morning and, for lunches and dinners, alternated between eating in on this magnificent part of the home and going out on a roughly 50/50 basis.

I would highly recommend Beynac as a base location and this property in particular for a memorable stay in the Dordogne region.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bergerac
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Souillac

The Dordogne, or the Périgord as it is known by the French, is one of the most beautiful regions in France. The Périgord Noir, which derives its name from the black truffles found here and its walnuts, is to be found in the triangle of Sarlat, Domme and Les Eyzies, cut through by the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. The Périgord Noir is a stunning mixture of prehistoric caves hidden in tree-covered valleys and medieval castles dating from the 100 years war. You cannot fail to be impressed by the number and variety of castles that there are to visit, as well as the multitude of prehistoric cave dwellings and underground sites.The Périgord Noir is also famous for its cuisine. You can expect some form of duck on every menu, either the famous duck or goose liver (foie gras) or “confit de canard” or the lighter “magret de canard”. You should try the truffles, whose farming grounds are kept a very close secret by the truffle hunters, and also the cèpes, a very tasty form of mushroom.

Other Activities: Exploring Chateaux and canoeing the Dordogne River.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Beynac-et-Cazenac, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,716
for 7 nights
£1,716
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,645
for 7 nights
£1,645
 
 
Off Season
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£391
for 3 nights
From
£110
£722
 
 
Holidays
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£537
for 4 nights
From
£119
£899
 
 
Off Season
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£378
for 3 nights
From
£106
£634
 
 
Early Spring
2 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£404
for 3 nights
From
£115
£939
 
 
Spring
30 Mar 2019 - 3 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,319
for 7 nights
£1,319
 
 
Early Summer
4 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,557
for 7 nights
£1,557
 
 
Mid Summer
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,716
for 7 nights
£1,716
 
 
Summer
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,959
for 7 nights
£1,959
 
 
Autumn
7 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,689
for 7 nights
£1,689
 
 
Off Season
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£391
for 3 nights
From
£110
£722
 
 
Holidays
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
£590
for 4 nights
From
£132
£899
 

Additional pricing information

House cleaning £60.05
Refundable Damage Deposit £441.58

Weekly rentals run from 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. the next Saturday unless otherwise arranged.
Rates are for 4 guests. Add 25 euros for additional guest.Prices are all inclusive of taxes, fees, linens, and heating.
We accept all Major Credit Cards, PayPal, personal checks in Euros and wire transfers.
If we have open dates within 45 days of your visit - ask us about Last Minute Discounts

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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