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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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Rachel T
Parma, Ohio
1 review
“The cottage was absolutely AMAZING and you would not be disappointed. It was gorgeous, peaceful, and all around perfect”
Reviewed 21 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This trip was one of the best, if not the best, trips I have ever taken. Everything in the cottage was so clean and very well organized to ensure we had a nice stay. The kitchen was perfect because it was equipped with a washer, fridge, oven, stove, and microwave, so really you could cook whatever you wanted during your stay. There was plenty of dishes to use and it was nice for us to eat dinner together every night. The living room had a nice tv along with movies for us to select to watch in case we wanted to stay in for the night and relax. The pool was one of my favorite parts because it was so relaxing and peaceful behind the cottage!! We swam a few times and the temperature was just right! They also had bikes and a grill to use, and although us lazy Americans did not ride the bikes (hahahaha), it was very nice for them to be offered and if I get the chance to go back, I would definately go for a ride in the gorgeous countryside! My other favorite part was the upstairs bedroom where I slept all week. It was just darling and too adorable! The shower was so nice since the water got hot so quickly and there was two shower heads to choose from. The toliet was private behind a wall divider. There was closets and a wardrobe to hang up all of our clothes for the week. Also, at the end of the week we washed our clothes in the laundry room which was helpful! The cottage overall was absoultly gorgeous and very updated!!! I would recommend this relaxing and very fun place to ANYONE and EVERYONE! :)

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Liked best: The upstairs bedroom and the pool!!
Liked least: We had troubles with getting the key in the lock but it ended up being very funny and we eventually figured it out LOL
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
25 Aug 2015
Merci RAchel for your nice comment ! you have just forgotten to write that your stay was the good opportunity to try and love the chocolat crepe !
It is very important for us to know that the cottage perfectly met your expectations for the organization of your holiday
We will keep the same way of working for the next holiday makers but also we hope to have the pleasure to see you again one day in the Loire Valley.
You have more french sentences to learn to order other crepes !
Amitiés from sunny France
Françoise, Martine et Laurent
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Barbara L
Grafton, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Magical Cottage”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

From the moment I saw this place I fell in love. The beautiful court yard with the grape arbor and the lovely flowers caught my attention first. Inside the cottage is very tastefully decorated. The kitchen is fully functional and very quaint. The television is new in all its functions and a utility room with a wash machine was a wonderful perk. The bedrooms were cozy and whimsical. Waking in the morning and sitting outside on the patio hearing the Morning Doves was so peaceful. I imagined a time when life was much simpler. The pool is very clean and refreshing to enjoy. The peace and the quiet of this place was truly a gift to me. A healing balm! A place of rest! Only 5 miles outside the beautiful Middle Ages town of Chinon. I can't wait to come back.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
25 Aug 2015
Bonjour de France,
It is you who have been magical during your stay: kindness, good mood, want to see everything and taste everything! bravo !
The Genestine is a beautiful place that allows to discover France in another way
It makes you want to visit and enjoy, but sometimes the desire to rest by the pool
We will see you with pleasure and we wish you all the best !
Amitiés de nous trois
Françoise, Martine et Laurent
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Annette B
Westlake, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTIONS!”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We were so thrilled by this charming cottage in the Loire Valley! It is tastefully decorated and had everything we desired during our one week stay. The garden is beautiful, the pool is clean and large enough for a big group, and the patio is perfect for your morning cup of coffee or your evening glass of wine. The location is perfect and very peaceful, however it is within driving or biking distance to the town of Chinon. The owners; Laurent, Françoise and Martine are very gracious and met our every need. We look forward to returning to the cottage next summer and plan to stay even longer!

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
25 Aug 2015
Merci merci for your report : we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage la Genestine.It is so stimulating for us to read your nice nice review.
We do everything to make our customers stay a memorable one.
We already know that we will see you again (next year ??) and this is the best reward you can give us !
A très bientot en France et merci encore pour tout.
Amitiés
Françoise, Martine et Laurent
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Carolyn_a...
Oxford, England
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, well equipped”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This is a lovely cottage with two good sized double bedrooms. It is very well equipped with everything you need, including tea and coffee and a bottle of wine to welcome you. The swimming pool is a perfect temperature and there are chairs and tables so you can sit in the sun. The smell of jasmine on the terrace is amazing. The owners are extremely welcoming and give a comprehensive tour on arrival, including providing details of places to visit (and advice about where to park when watching the Bastille Day fireworks in Chinon!) The cottage is very peaceful and enclosed behind private gates. It is in a quiet street just off the main road from Chinon and in easy reach of lots of châteaux and vineyards. There are several supermarkets in nearby Avione and Chinon as well as local shops about 5 minutes drive away in Beaument-on-Veron. We highly recommend staying here.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
Thanks so much to take time to leave a report on TRIPADVISOR as soon as you arrive at home ! To welcome you in our cottage was also a great pleasure for us and we were delighted to meet you after all our correspondence via email.
We wish you a good trip to Italy very soon, and we hope to see you again one day in the Loire Valley.
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SusieLava...
Bobtown, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“charming, well-equipped and located within easy driving to many attractions”
Reviewed 12 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My sister and I stayed here for a week in June, and we were extremely pleased. Many staples provided to get you started, wonderful information about the area provided, but we were content to spend some time there as the pool and grounds were beautiful and bicycles were provided to take a ride along the river. Well-stocked kitchen and groceries nearby, so fun to visit a market and enjoy the local specialties. Chinon is just a few miles away and we enjoyed walking around and visiting the fortress. The Dutheils are warm and friendly and are available to assist you. I hope I will have the pleasure of returning there someday. Great location to explore the Loire valley.

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Liked best: location and amenities
Liked least: leaving!
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
Bonjour from sunny Loire Valley ! the pleasure to see you and to share good moments with you was also great for us ! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and that you will keep a deep souvenir of this week.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Please take care and all the best from the Dutheil family.
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CLWVMW
Muncie, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding!!”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I have to agree with the previous review about wanting to keep this a secret. The gite is absolutely wonderful. It is clean and spotless inside and out. This very well maintained property is equipped with quality appliances, cooking and eating utensils and amenities that you just don't find with other rental properties. Coffee, Tea, sugar, butter, cream, homemade jam, wine, laundry soap, dishwasher detergent, toilet tissue etc were stocked so that one could simply unload the car and relax without having to run out to purchase the basic of necessities immediately. There is a grocery/department store within a 5 minute drive.

The property is located within a few minutes drive to access the businesses and sights offered in Chinon and is ideally situated in a very small and very quiet, tranquil neighborhood. The large well maintained yard with fenced and heated swimming pool just outside the home and adjacent to the jasmine scented patio gives a feeling of spaciousness and serenity not found in other rentals.

The large master suite upstairs has a large walk in shower, skylight windows that open and close, a very comfortable bed with sitting chairs. There are plenty of shelves and other areas to unpack and spread out. I was quite amazed by the abundance of clothes hangers that were provided as we usually have to bring hangers for our clothes.

The downstairs, smaller bedroom has a seperate entry and has a nice walk in shower, toilet and lavatory. Although the room is smaller than the master, it is large enough to accommodate two persons and is bright, cheery and beautifully decorated. The furniture and bedding throughout the home were sturdy and comfortable. The beds were dressed with quality and extremely clean linens and provided good support for sore backs and ensure a good night's sleep.

Bicycles are provided so guests can enjoy the nearby bicycle and walking trail with access to the Vienne River. Every detail has been thought of and every need is provided for. This place is a gem.

The owners are some of the friendliest and welcoming people I have ever had the pleasure and privilege of knowing. This is a top quality spot for your Chinon area vacation. As the previous reviewer stated, I almost don't want to tell anyone about this place and keep it to myself. You cannot go wrong. Thank you again Francoise, Martine and Laurent. We loved our time with you and hope to see you again very soon.

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Liked best: Location, cleanliness, peacefulness and welcoming owners.
Liked least: We had to leave.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jun 2015
Dear friend, from oversea,
You've done most of our work! we have nothing more to explain to the next hosts!
We are happy to have answered your expectations.
It was a pleasure to welcome you, and as you said so well: "We loved our time with you and hope to see you again very soon".
All the best
Martine, Françoise et Laurent
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hilary b
Gillingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“As near as you can get to perfection”
Reviewed 18 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

A delightful gite, set in the countryside near to the river-just outside Beaumont en Veron.
Proprietors have given considerable thought to just everything you would need for a country
holiday in this area. The gite, amenities and surroundings are delightful. I don't know why we are writing this review-we should keep it a secret! We shall certainly be returning.

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Liked best: Peace, quiet and everything we needed
Liked least: Nothing to dislike at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jun 2015
Dear very special Friends,
We are happy to know that you are safely back home.
You're right, it is difficult to give its good addresses, but I know you, you are generous. So thank you for taking the time to write this extraordinary report.
We hope to share with you, as those who read my response, our love of this region who saw us grow.
best regards
Françoise, Martine et Laurent
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