Beautiful Vacation Rentals in the Vineyards of France

Grape Rentals is all about experiencing France like a local. We are located in Burgundy, a gastronomic paradise with some of the world’s best food and wine. Burgundy’s rolling vineyards and lovely stone villages are untouched by mass tourism, which allows visitors to truly get a taste of authentic France.

We rent out three ancient and charming village houses in winemaking villages ten minutes from the stunning medieval town of Beaune. We also rent out a luxurious apartment in the heart of Beaune itself, which happens to be the epicenter of the wine culture here in Burgundy. These unique properties not only provide you with excellent value for your travel dollar, but facilitate a seamless integration into French life.

Our vacation rentals are renovated, decorated, and equipped so that they live up to the high standard of exactly what we would dream of finding on vacation. We also provide our guests with tons of bonus tips and tools such as insider information about our favorite restaurants, winemakers, and free assistance with activity planning. Let us help you experience France the way it was meant to be experienced...

Your Hosts

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If you've read the books, you already know quite a bit about us and our properties.  If you just stumbled here, here is the (very) short version :)

Laura is from the West Coast of Canada, and you can read all about her on the About The Author page. On an exchange to France after high school, she scandalously fell head over heels in love with Franck who was born and raised in Burgundy. After many adventures which you can find in the GRAPE SERIES books, they got married in the Burgundy countryside and started Grape Rentals Vacation Rentals.

Laura is now a full time writer and Franck manages the French Properties.

Looking for the full shebang?  Read the books.  Rents the houses.  Frenchitude guaranteed. 

The Properties

 
 
 

La Maison de la Vieille Vigne is our charming one bedroom, one bathroom restored winemaker’s cottage located in the winemaking village of Villers-la-Faye, which is only a ten minute drive from Beaune and seven minutes from Nuits-Saint-Georges.

It features a private attached courtyard where you can relax and enjoy Burgundy’s famous food and wine and soak up the enchanting atmosphere of local life. The village is surrounded by rolling vineyards and green hillsides that provide an ideal locale for walking, biking and hiking. Fabulous wine-tasting opportunities abound!

Best suited for one or two people, La Maison de la Vieille Vigne
is perfect for a romantic getaway or a solo retreat.

 

ABSOLUTELY CHARMING, WELL SITUATED & IMMACULATE
Really charming and romantic cottage. Well appointed kitchen, spacious bedroom, excellent ensuite bath, and laundry too! Easy access to Beaune, gorgeous cycling through countrified vineyards, and Chagny’s canal. A quintenessal French experience, with a stress-fee functionality for North American travellers wishing a memorable experience.
— Lynne S.,Canada - September 2017

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Quiet village location only 10 minutes from Beaune Dates back to the mid 1650’s and freshly renovated
Queen sized bed and double pull out sofa bed
Private flagstone courtyard attached to cottage
Wireless high speed internet included in rental price
Satellite TV with many English channels
Fully equipped kitchen including a microwave and dishwasher
Washer and Dryer
Cozy wood-burning fireplace

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!

Franck and Laura’s cottage in Villers la Faye is everything as advertised and so much more. We were fortunate enough to stay in their wonderful lovely, warm, cozy vintners cottage for 10 days. We had an absolutely wonderful experience and cannot wait to return.

Many a night, after visiting every vineyard and village we could trip upon, including driving up to the cliffs overlooking the valley, we would end the day with a flickering fire warming us while we sipped the amazing Bourgogne wines and cooked our dinner.

Their cottage is authentic, beautifully decorated, well appointed and could not be cleaner; while they have taken into consideration every need a visitor may have.
— Ron and Patty V., USA - October 2016

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Le Relais du Vieux Beaune is a sophisticated, luxurious oasis in the heart of the medieval winemaking town of Beaune.

This two bedroom, one bathroom apartment is surrounded by fabulous cafés and restaurants, and is just minutes from some of the world’s most famous wine-making villages: Pommard, Volnay, and Nuits Saint-Georges, among others. From the apartment, you can explore the captivating riches of this historic city, including the Hospices de Beaune and the fabulous Saturday market, and the authentic Burgundian life that surrounds you.

Le Relais du Vieux Beaune can comfortably sleep four, and is conveniently located within walking distance or a short taxi ride from the Beaune train station.

 
VERY IMPRESSED AND VERY HAPPY WITH OUR CHOICE

We really enjoyed this well thought out 18th century apartment that has been beautifully decorated and tastefully modernised. It has all the charm of traditional France with all the comforts of modern living. The amount of information provided exceeds anything we’ve ever come across in other rentals. Oh and the beds are comfortable too!
— Colin W., Australia - September 2017

Amenities

Incredibly central location in the heart of medieval Beaune
dates back to 18th Century and freshly renovated
Queen sized bed & 2 double beds
Shared courtyard available for al fresco meals
Wireless high speed internet included in rental price
Flat screen TV and DVD player with extensive movie library
Full sized bath tub and wall mounted shower
Fully equipped kitchen including microwave and dishwasher

LOVELY APARTMENT IN BEAUNE

Stayed five nights at this apartment, centrally located in Beaune, and really enjoyed it. Well-decorated, comfortable, all the comforts of home. Would definitely recommend it, and would stay there again. Thanks Franck and Laura!
— Susan L., USA - October 2017

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La Maison des Chaumes is the property that we have selfishly created for ourselves! We designed it to be the perfect base for our frequent, and often extended, forays back to Burgundy and Europe. It goes without saying that it is lovingly designed and thoroughly and thoughtfully equipped. Moreover, its flexible sleeping arrangements and spacious living and outdoor areas means it suits groups of anywhere from 1 to 6 people.

La Maison des Chaumes is ideally located in the quaint winemaking village of Villers-la-Faye, which is only a ten minute drive from Beaune and seven minutes from Nuits-Saint-Georges.

The house features a huge wraparound deck with marvelous views, a private enclosed garden attached to the house, a newly renovated gourmet kitchen, and an open, spacious and light-filled living area. La Maison des Chaumes also boasts two bedrooms (one with a queen sized bed, and one with twin beds) as well as a den with a desk and a double pull-out couch. Although the house is situated in the village, not far from the local bakery (which also stocks food items), many winemaker neighbours, and a new village restaurant that will soon be opening, it enjoys an extremely quiet and pastoral setting that is perfect for relaxing and enjoying Burgundy’s renowned joie de vivre.

La Maison des Chaumes is also perfectly suited to longer stays or sabbaticals.
Reduced price quotes for extended stays (longer than one month) are available on request.

 
DREAM STAY IN BURGUNDY

Our stay at La Maison des Chaumes was more than ideal. The house was very private and perfectly located in a quiet village surrounded by picturesque vineyards, only a short drive away from many other beautiful towns and cities. There was ample space for our family of four, with two generous bedrooms and a family room along with a large and fully- stocked kitchen, comfortable living room/dining room, and nicely-appointed bathroom. Light and fresh air poured in from all of the windows and doors. Spending time both inside the house and on the wrap-around patio and lawn outside, we found ourselves immediately at home and at peace.
— Lara M., Canada - July 2016

Amenities

Spacious, fully equipped, gourmet kitchen
for enthusiastic chefs
Huge wrap-around deck with fabulous views for outdoor living and al fresco meals
2 bedrooms and a den with a pull-out couch; can sleep up to 6
Landscaped, private, and fully enclosed garden
area attached to house
Newly renovated and decorated with a charming mix of antiques and new furniture
Wireless high speed internet included in rental price
Pastoral village setting, just steps away from the vineyards, as well as
the village pasture and picnic area

WELL EQUIPPED, GOOD CONDITION AND VERY NICE LOCATION

Very quiet location in the middle of nature and wineries. Perfect base for walking or cycling trips and for visiting the beautiful towns in the Côte d’Or.
— Jeroen V., Netherlands - July 2017

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La Maison des Deux Clochers is our two bedroom, one bathroom house located in the peaceful wine-making village of Magny-les-Villers, which is only a ten minute drive from Beaune and seven minutes from Nuits-Saint-Georges.

The house can sleep up to four people, and features a private garden area where you can relax and enjoy wine from the neighbouring vineyards. La Maison des Deux Clochers is ideally located for cycling or hiking enthusiasts, and is a great jumping off point for exploring the neighbouring villages of Pernand-Vergelesses (home to the Michelin-starred restaurant “Le Charlemagne”) and Ladoix-Serrigny.

COMFORTABLE LITTLE VILLAGE HOUSE

We loved La Maison des Deux Clochers from the moment we arrived until we left. Lovely sitting room, comfortable beds and a nice functional bathroom. Laura and Franck were delightful hosts, even from afar, providing oodles of information and a most delicious bottle of complimentary Burgundy red. We loved staying in a much loved, quirky old Burgundian stone house and had a fab holiday.
— Oana L., Germany - August 2016

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Peaceful village location only 10 minutes from Beaune
Originally built in 1789 and freshly renovated
Queen sized bed, twin beds & double pull-out sofa bed
private walled garden just steps from house
Wireless high speed internet included in rental price
Video and DVD player for your enjoyment
along with huge library of films
Full sized bath tub and wall mounted shower
Fully equipped kitchen including cooking equipment

CHARMING, COZY & COMFORTABLE IN HEART OF BURGUNDY

We LOVED our stay in “Les Deux Clochers”. Franck and Laura provided very clear directions to the village and home, and parking was simple. The home is very well-equipped. The location is great for walking through the vineyards to other little villages, and central for all variety of site-seeing in Burgundy. There are many great restaurants within an easy drive, and of course Beaune is close, which has everything. This is the second time we’ve stayed in one of Franck & Laura’s rentals, and the homes are clean, comfy, with nice beds and linens. Highly recommended!
— Phyllis P., Canada - September 2015

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