Maison Duras Bordeaux, France

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Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • House
  • 4 BR
  • Sleeps 10
  • from € 1350 wk
What we like about this property

An ancient monastery gets a beautiful and sophisticated update without losing any of it’s valuable archeological antiquity and grace. 

Description

Offering French sophistication, effortless natural elegance & genuine laid-back charm, the solid tranquility of Maison Duras, a medieval priory, is set against a glorious backdrop of rolling hills, plum orchards & vineyards, where children can climb trees and run wild through meadows whilst their parents chill out with a cool glass of sauvignon blanc by the slate-grey pool.

The building dates back to the 12th century and is wrapped around a beautiful cobbled courtyard, lending a serene calm to this stunning medieval property. All rooms have superb views, either onto the central courtyard or to the countryside beyond. 

Maison Duras is positively organic in its make-up: the stone walls are massive, providing a unique insulation from the heat outside; huge glass windows allow for natural light all day until candles are lit at dusk (lights are rarely switched on in the house until nightfall)  With zinc rooves and terracotta tiles, old oak doors, travertine & slate bathrooms and private shady terraces overlooking the pool, orchards and fields, it is a naturally tranquil haven.

Overlooking the courtyard to one side and the pool on the other, the main living room of the property is a fabulous open plan space which encompasses kitchen, dining area & sitting room.  The well stocked kitchen includes everything even the most discerning holiday chefs could require. A large barbeque is also on hand – ask owners Fabienne and Frederic for some of their vines (Fabienne’s family have a superb Cotes de Duras vineyard and Frederic is also involved in the international wine business).

A second sitting room doubles as the TV room – with a large flat screen TV, DVD player and stack of DVDs, books and boardgames.

With four fabulous bedrooms the property sleeps up to 10 in comfort. Three bedrooms all have generous kingsize beds & open-plan ensuite bathrooms. All three bedrooms are easily large enough to place a cot. The fourth bedroom is kid-paradise: a dormitory den at the top of a winding staircase (with child gates) where a secure glass window overlooks the main sitting room, allowing a sneaky peep for the babes at bedtime.

The stunning, slate grey pool, overlooking fields and orchards, is both alarmed and fenced and has generous steps which stretch the entire width of the pool – perfect for new swimmers to gain confidence.

Beyond the pool, the enormous garden is large enough for football matches (they even have goal posts available), cricket/rounders, or simply to send the kids off on a treasure hunt.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES 

Wifi throughout, TV/DVD, DVD’s. The house and garden are well stocked with toys, DVDs, a sandpit, swing, seesaw, CDs, and books. Wheelchair accessible.

AROUND

Situated on over five acres of land in the central Bordeaux region, the house is perfectly located to take advantage of all the best of the wine region, the local collection of villages and the countryside. 

(See Guide)

Check out special tours from Frédéric… see “Info/Rates”

LOCATED 

Duras, France in the Bordeaux region

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  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
  • Maison Duras, Bordeaux, France | vacation home rentals
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Maison Duras

from 1350/ wk
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms4: 3 Double Rooms, 1 Dormitory
Bed Type7: 3 Double beds, 4 single beds in dormitory
KitchenFully equipped with SMEG oven, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
Bathrooms3 Open Plan Bathrooms, 2 with bath and shower, 1 with bath only
Accommodate10
InternetWifi
Pet friendlyNo
RatesFrom €1350 per week. Please see rates table below.
Minimum Stay1 Week
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Notes

We organized private guided wine tours for our guests! Please inquire.

The house is very child friendly oriented, there's seasaw, swing, sand pit and even goal posts so that your kids can plan in our 5 acres garden.Who says you have to give up boutique holidays when you have kids?

*Please Note: Pool season is Apr 29-Oct 28 with heating included in the rental price from May 27-Sept 30. Out of this period the pool cost is € 150/week.

Wheelchair Accessible 
  • We have an access ramp from the house to the garden. The pool is easely accessible from the garden.
  • One double bedroom is accessible on wheelchair with a large walk in shower.
  • The living room, the kitchen, the TV room, the outdoor eating space and the covered deck are also accessible.

Rate Table

OPEN FROM APRIL 1 - OCTOBER 28

Pool heating included from June to September.

Pool heating out of season €150/week

2017/2018 Weekly Rates
September 2 - September 8, 2017 €2500
September 9 - October 28, 2017 €2000
March 24 - April 28, 2018 €1350
April 28 - May 26, 2018 €1600
May 26 - June 23, 2018 €2300
June 23 - July 7, 2018 €2750
July 7 - September 1, 2018 €4500
September 1 - September 8, 2018 €2000
September 8 - October 27, 2018 €1500
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Reviews

43 Reviews

  • R. familly, October 28, 2017

    Such a great house and loved your house.. weather was exceptional !!!

    R. familly

    Cardiff, UK

  • S. party, September 16, 2017

    Fabulous week despite the English weather!
    The wonderful villa and surroundings were there made up for it. First holding with our grandson, loved the pool and the wine and French food. We will be back !

    S. party

    Salisbury, UK

  • P. familly, August 5, 2017

    Sarah, 11years writes:
    It was really lovely staying in such a beautiful villa. We visited St. Emilion and went out to delicious places to eat. We have stayed here twice now and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. All rooms and pool were stunning !!!

    P. familly

    London, UK

  • Mr&Mrs C., July 29, 2017

    We had a fantastic time in this lovely house.
    The house was perfectly equipped, nothing was missing and we loved the decoration.
    We’ve been using and enjoying the pool very much. Kids could run safely in the garden and play football.
    Lovely time and memories.

    Mr&Mrs C.

    Gent, Belgium

  • Mr G, June 24, 2017

    We had a fantastic family holiday with beautiful weather – if a little too hot at times !
    Great house and facilities for the family in a fab location.
    Enjoyed St. Emilion and topping/dining in Bordeaux.
    Thank you for the warm welcome.

    Mr G

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • Mr & Mrs S., June 3, 2017

    It’s been a wonderful week for us, transported at first by BA. It meltdown, but we didn’t let that stop us. After 16 hours in the car, we arrived to a lovely welcome form Fabienne and Frédéric 
    Maison Fontaine is a fabulous house, beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. Everything we could ever need is here. We had some warm weather so the pool had a work out and the under covered area was the perfect place fro pre dinner drinks ( and others).
    Two of us had stayed in the general area some years ago so it was fun visiting hamlets and villages like Duras and Eymet.
    We can endorse Frederic’s recommendation of Auberge St Jean and XIII clôchers at Monteton. As a result we are all returning home considerably heavier than we we arrived.
    Our thanks to Fabienne and Frédéric for making this lovely property available to us. We hope to be back in the not too distant future.

    Mr & Mrs S.

    Perth & London, Australia & UK

  • Van O., May 6, 2017

    We’ve had a perfect stay in this beautiful house. Such a warm welcome with flowers in each room, a welcome package and everything so nicely decorated.
    We’ve enjoyed the pool, when the sun appeared and went to St Emilion ( and surrounding areas) and to Bergerac. Especially St Emilion is a nice ( although very touristic) village.
    Of course we climbed the tower of the Duras Castle and shopped at the bakery and the Carrefour Contact supermarket in Duras.
    Thank you very much for letting us enjoying this hidden gem.

    Van O.

    Amsterdam, The Netherland

  • Donna McM., November 10, 2015

    October 8th, 2015
    Thank you so much for this pleasant stay in this beautiful house. The surroundings are great and offer a peaceful stay. We will remember it always and take with us many memories of our holiday ( The wine tour specially)
    Everything was very enjoyable.

    Donna McM., Melbourne, Australia
    Jack H., Toronto, Canada

    Donna McM.

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Ben R., October 22, 2015

    September 12th, 2015
    Frederic and Fabienne are the most fantastic host, nothing was too much trouble.
    Fréderic’s Wine Tour of Off Piste chateau was phenomenal. A whole 12 hours talking about Wine !Delightful vineyards visited. A real must !
    The recommendations of local restaurants were very helpful. The Micheline starred Auberge de St Jean was a highlight, well worth a trip.
    The accommodation is fantastic and a real joy to be here. We have all had a super relaxing time here.
    Ben. R, London, UK

    Ben R.

    London, UK

  • Jill M., October 20, 2015

    September 26th, 2015
    What a wonderful 2 weeks – pity about the sunshine !!!
    Thank you Frederic for all your assistance and kindness.
    A wonderful coincidence meeting up with friends and colleagues from many years ago who happened to be our neighbor.
    Jill & Mike M., Cape Town, South Africa

    Jill M.

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Nina W., age 8 3/4!, October 12, 2015

    July 24th, 2015
    We have enjoyed the outdoor fun, the fields are beautiful with wonderful flowers, the TV room was brilliant I would recommend this as a peaceful holiday in the countryside.

    Nina W., age 8 3/4!

    Kent , UK

  • Susan C., October 12, 2015

    July 11th, 2015
    We’ve had a lovely week spent in this fabulous Villa, especially enjoyed all the outdoor space !
    Thank you Frederic for all your help.

    Susan C.

    Cheshire, UK

  • Larry W., October 12, 2015

    June 27th, 2015
    It was such a pleasant stay in this beautiful and immaculate chateaux. Frederic and his wife were such great host and their hospitality is beyond words.
    This is such a beautiful area to stay and relax in. We loved the town and castle. Driving to Bordeaux and surrounding areas was worth seeing it. If ever in Atlanta please drop by and visit.

    Larry W.

    Atlanta, USA

  • Paul Mc M., October 12, 2015

    June 20th, 2015
    We had a wonderful family week here ( eight adults, two babies and a three years old). What a beautiful house and setting. We really appreciated all the toys and sporting equipment, thank you. A visit to chateau Duras ( without push chairs) and to Monday market are highly recommended.
    Thank you for a great holiday.

    Paul Mc M.

    Reading, UK

  • Emma M. and Romand M., October 12, 2015

    May 30th, 2015
    I liked the pool the most because I got to practice my swimming.However the big garden was also really fun to go in because there’s a lot of space for football.
    Roman M. Age 7
    Thank you Frederic for all your help. Matt loved the eel traps !
    The toddlers loved the changing landscape. Long grass and hay bails.

    Emma M. and Romand M.

    London, UK

  • Karen M., October 12, 2015

    May 2nd, 2015
    What a great house! We really enjoyed our stay here with 3 couples + 2 kids.
    Frédéric you are a great host, finding the strawberries and cheese in the fridge, good tips for a day trip! We all want to come back for sure !
    Thanks hope to see you again !

    Karen M.

    Bristol, UK

  • Paul Mc M., October 12, 2015

    We had a wonderful family week here ( eight adults, two babies and a three years old). What a beautiful house and setting. We really appreciated all the toys and sporting equipment, thank you. A visit to chateau Duras ( without push chairs) and to Monday market are highly recommended.
    Thank you for a great holiday.

    Paul Mc M.

    Reading, UK

  • Emma M. and Romand M., October 12, 2015

    I liked the pool the most because I got to practice my swimming.However the big garden was also really fun to go in because there’s a lot of space for football.
    Roman M. Age 7
    Thank you Frederic for all your help. Matt loved the eel traps !
    The toddlers loved the changing landscape. Long grass and hay bails.

    Emma M. and Romand M.

    London, UK

  • Karen M., October 12, 2015

    What a great house! We really enjoyed our stay here with 3 couples + 2 kids.
    Frédéric you are a great host, finding the strawberries and cheese in the fridge, good tips for a day trip! We all want to come back for sure !
    Thanks hope to see you again !

    Karen M.

    Bristol, UK

  • Donna Mc., October 8, 2015

    October 8th, 2015
    Thank you so much for this pleasant stay in this beautiful house. The surroundings are great and offer a peaceful stay. We will remember it always and take with us many memories of our holiday ( The wine tour specially)
    Everything was very enjoyable

    Donna Mc.

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Nina W., age 8 3/4!, September 28, 2015

    We have enjoyed the outdoor fun, the fields are beautiful with wonderful flowers, the TV room was brilliant I would recommend this as a peaceful holiday in the countryside.

    Nina W., age 8 3/4!

    Kent, UK

  • Jill & Mike M., September 26, 2015

    September 26th, 2015
    What a wonderful 2 weeks – pity about the sunshine !!!
    Thank you Frederic for all your assistance and kindness.
    A wonderful coincidence meeting up with friends and colleagues from many years ago who happened to be our neighbor.

    Thank you for this wonderful 2 weeks of bliss in you beautiful surrounds. We have seen all there was to see…eaten all there was to eat… and drank way too much!!!
    the best time ever with old friends and new friends!
    Mylene F., Cape Town, South Africa

    Jill & Mike M.

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Amanda & Reg. C., September 25, 2015

    Entire August 2015
    We have had a fantastic time here. A warm and happy greeting from Frederic and Fabienne.
    The welcome basket was very much appreciated. The house is glorious, a «  home from home », we have felt so happy here for our month long stay.
    Our children and gran-children joined us mid trip and very much enjoyed all the fun by the pool and in the garden.
    The surrounding countryside is beautiful and we visited many lovely restaurants ( too many to mention). However la Cour d’Eymet was outstanding. Duras, Monsegur, Eymet, all lovely and if you fancy Brantome is magical ( but 2 hours drive).
    We have not wanted for anything during our stay. Frederic has been incredibly helpful with local information, restaurants, food.
    Again, all we can say is that it has been a blissful and relaxing month.
    Frederic, thank you so much for all your help, you have made our stay a delight.
    Your house will always be a truly lasting and lovely memory.
    Amanda & Reg C.Kent, UK

    Amanda & Reg. C.

    Kent, UK

  • Amanda & Reg, September 14, 2015

    Entire August 2015
    We have had a fantastic time here. A warm and happy greeting from Frederic and Fabienne.
    The welcome basket was very much appreciated. The house is glorious, a «  home from home », we have felt so happy here for our month long stay.
    Our children and gran-children joined us mid trip and very much enjoyed all the fun by the pool and in the garden.
    The surrounding countryside is beautiful and we visited many lovely restaurants ( too many to mention). However la Cour d’Eymet was outstanding. Duras, Monsegur, Eymet, all lovely and if you fancy Brantome is magical ( but 2 hours drive).
    We have not wanted for anything during our stay. Frederic has been incredibly helpful with local information, restaurants, food.
    Again, all we can say is that it has been a blissful and relaxing month.
    Frederic, thank you so much for all your help, you have made our stay a delight.
    Your house will always be a truly lasting and lovely memory.

    Amanda & Reg

    Kent, UK

  • Ben R., September 12, 2015

    September 12th, 2015
    Frederic and Fabienne are the most fantastic host, nothing was too much trouble.
    Fréderic’s Wine Tour of Off Piste chateau was phenomenal. A whole 12 hours talking about Wine !Delightful vineyards visited. A real must !
    The recommendations of local restaurants were very helpful. The Micheline starred Auberge de St Jean was a highlight, well worth a trip.
    The accommodation is fantastic and a real joy to be here. We have all had a super relaxing time here.

    Ben R.

    London, UK

  • Louise F., September 5, 2015

    August 1st, 2015
    We have had a real wonderful stay here in this beautiful house. Frederic and Fabienne have been really helpful and really helping us finding gorgeous restaurants and deciding were we should explore in the local area ( we recommend St Emilion) The house is amazing and had everything we could wish for. Our 3 children had a great time in the pool or playing football, tennis table or cricket in the garden.
    Thanks again for a brilliant holiday.
    Louise F., London UK

    Louise F.

    London, UK

  • Louise F., August 12, 2015

    August 1st, 2015
    We have had a real wonderful stay here in this beautiful house. Frederic and Fabienne have been really helpful and really helping us finding gorgeous restaurants and deciding were we should explore in the local area ( we recommend St Emilion) The house is amazing and had everything we could wish for. Our 3 children had a great time in the pool or playing football, tennis table or cricket in the garden.
    Thanks again for a brilliant holiday.

    Louise F.

    London, UK

  • Susan C., July 23, 2015

    We’ve had a lovely week spent in this fabulous Villa, especially enjoyed all the outdoor space !
    Thank you Frederic for all your help.

    Susan C.

    Cheshire, UK

  • Larry W., June 5, 2015

    It was such a pleasant stay in this beautiful and immaculate chateaux. Frederic and his wife were such great host and their hospitality is beyond words.
    This is such a beautiful area to stay and relax in. We loved the town and castle. Driving to Bordeaux and surrounding areas was worth seeing it.

    Larry W.

    Atlanta, USA

  • Vikki R., September 13, 2014

    Awesome week. Perfect for adult and kids. Our 4 children had an amazing holiday. The six adult are leaving-sad that is all over so quickly! great times!

    Vikki R.

    London, U.K.

  • Eugene O, August 29, 2014

    Great house and fantastic 2 weeks. Frederic’s wine tour to be done at all costs..taking back a few cases of his recommandations. Also night market at Monsegur and day market at Ste Foy La Grande very good. We’ll see you again.

    Eugene O

    London, U.K.

  • Clare B, August 15, 2014

    Another lovely in peaceful, beautiful surroundings- all feeling very relaxed and happy.
    Frédéric as always extremely helpful. We would love to come back.

    Clare B

    Kent, U.K.

  • Victoria D, August 6, 2014

    Great week spend relaxing in this beautiful house. Our daughter loved the pool and the swings. It had everything we needed for energetic toddler! We highly recommend the private Chef for delicious food. Thanks.

    Victoria D

    London, U.K.

  • Sarah B., August 2, 2014

    A wonderful week in a beautiful home! highly recommend a visit to the Hauts de Riquets vineyard – within walking distance!
    Thank you Frédéric and family to you kind hospitality.

    Sarah B.

    Oxford, U.K.

  • Karen M., July 19, 2014

    Fabulous time spend in the most beautiful Villa relaxing by the pool. Our visit to the chateau de Duras was a high light for the New Zealand family. Also enjoyed the visits to other villages and markets.

    Karen M.

    U.K. and New Zealand

  • Sarah R., July 5, 2014

    We’ve had a wonderful 2 weeks. The house was fabulous and really well kitted out. Our 2 boys loved ( 3 & 4) loved the swimming pool in particular. A day trip to Bergerac is recommended.

    Sarah R.

    London, U.K.

  • Katryn L., May 31, 2014

    Thanks so much for a great week in super house. e loved relaxing by the pool and enjoyed a delicious meal clocked by the private Chef ! recommend visiting the chateau de Duras. Hope to return soon!

    Katryn L.

    London, U.K.

  • Ben M., May 17, 2014

    What a beautiful house, we have enjoyed our week here enormously. We took away lots happy memories and look forward to returning! Fab sunny weather too.

    Ben M.

    Bristol, U.K.

  • Clare B., August 15, 2013

    A huge thank you to you both we all had a perfect time, I am so relieved
    to have found somewhere that could work ! Having not had a holiday for so long as
    I couldn’t find suitable accommodation it was just the best the first holiday
    I didn’t want to come home from!
    Thank you again Frederic, I am so grateful, now trying to make a plan
    for next year!!!

    UK

    Clare B.

  • Sarina Mc K, June 20, 2013

    We have just left Maison Duras today and what an incredible place it was. None of us wanted to leave!
    The attention to detail, comfort and cleanliness is second to none. Frederic is a fantastic host and so friendly and willing to assist and make some suggestions of where to visit and what to see. We will be talking about Maison Duras for a long time to come.
    It was great to be the first Aussies to ever stay there, but I’m sure that we won’t be the last. Thank you to you also for being so easy to deal with.
    We will also be recommending your services to family and friends who may be travelling to Europe in the future.

    AUSTRALIA

    Sarina Mc K

  • Robert K, June 2, 2013

    We’ve had a truly splendid time here, your maison is especially special. Bravo to you both for execution of style and decor. I would like to thank you additionally for making my holiday as you our director du vin, I have given me many wonderful experiences, amazing wines and exceptional château.”

    UK

    Robert K

  • Bethan H., August 10, 2012

    Our stay was amazing. What a fabulous house and lovely owners. The house was even more gorgeous than the photos and we really enjoyed the pool and outdoor living area (especially in all that heat).

    JERSEY ISLAND

    Bethan H.

  • Marianne P, July 7, 2012

    We really enjoyed staying at Maison Duras. There were some really nice thoughtful touches… The house has been beautifully furnished with spectacular bathrooms. The kitchen was very well equipped. Our two children loved the pool and also playing with the pile of toys that have been left in the house… we will be back!

    UK

    Marianne P

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