House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
- English, French
About Jerry Simmons
Jerry and Kathy are natives of San Diego who love to travel. Kathy loves it so much that she was a flight attendant for 33 years! In all their travels, they have never found a place with more warmth and old-world charm than the little town of Semur-en-Auxois in Burgundy. The locals have welcomed them, as they do all their guests, to Semur. Kathy and Jerry (and their son Tim and their daughter, Brooke, who manages the rental) will be thrilled to welcome you to their house.
Jerry Simmons purchased this House in 2001
Why Jerry Simmons chose Semur-en-Auxois
Kathy and Jerry's journey toward their vacation rental can be summed up in one word: serendipity. They happened to find Semur and fell in love with it immediately; they happened to come across a real estate agent who happened to have a spectacular riverfront house available, and the owners happened to be home and were willing to give them a tour. Everyone they met was so helpful and kind, and the house was so special, that Kath & Jer knew they had to make a permanent place there for themselves. Soon afterward, they also realized that Semur is such a hidden treasure that they had to share it with others.
What makes this House unique
There is something magic in the air here. Maybe it's the background soundtrack provided by the birds and the ducks; maybe it's the hourly soft chime of the cathedral or the reflection of the rampart towers in the river; maybe it's the warm, flower-fragrant spring and summer air breezing through the open balcony doors; maybe it's simply the warmth and welcoming nature of the people of Semur. There's something about this house and this place that relaxes the muscles and gently twists the corners of the mouth upward. It's easy to find yourself smiling and sighing happily even though all you've done is sit down in the unique and sunny Salon. And that's just while you're actually at the house. Semur is in the happy position of being right in the middle of Burgundy wine country: it's almost exactly equidistant from the wine-producing regions of Chablis and Beaune. As for the food, welcome to the heart of gastronomic France, where you can enjoy superb food at a tiny auberge for a few Euros, or a meal of ambrosia at a three-star Michelin restaurant. Add to that historical sites ranging from Roman ruins to chateaux, and Semur is an ideal vacation spot for almost any kind of vacation.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautiful vacation in Semur-en-Auxois
Beautiful house, gorgeous little walled town, great restaurants and wines! We had perfect weather. This is the perfect time of year to visit! It was a wonderful vacation!
Charming and Magical
We loved, loved, loved this beautiful home. Views from each window, deck, and patio were amazing. The stunning situation on the river afforded lovely morning, afternoon and evening joy. Everything we needed was there and we soaked up the magic for six days. Semur-en-Auxois is in easy walking distance and access by car is simple. The large cozy living room and upstairs deck were our go to spots and we were sad to leave them. Thanks to everyone who created this unique and special home. We will return.
Best of Burgundy
Semur is a great location from which to enjoy the richness of Burgundy. In particualar, easy access to the extensive canal system with its bike trails is a dream for cyclists. Semur itself is a charming town with all the services that are required for a short or extended stay.
This was an amazing experience for us. We felt like we were living inside a fairytale. The town is lovely and the people were wonderful. The house was just like the pictures with an amazing view, we loved our stay!
Peaceful Setting To Explore Burgundy
A charming cottage perfectly situated to explore Semur-en-Auxois and the surrounding countryside. The house is equipped with everything necessary to make for a pleasant stay. We used only the upstairs bedroom and we were able to sleep with the windows open, which provided for cool breezes even on hot days. We already are planning a return visit.
The Best Ever
We have stayed in VRBO properties all over the U.S and Europe, and this is the best ever. The setting is stunning. The house is wonderful. The location is perfect for a base camp for driving around Burgundy on day trips.
Fish from your backyard! Also visit the Roman Ruins at Alesia, Preserved Abbey at Fontenay, site of the filming of 'Chocolat' in Flavigny, the breathtaking convent and church in Vezelay, vineyards as close as 5 km from the house, and of course the church, shops, and museums in Semur itself!