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Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Host: RachelleDawn A.
Published September 24, 2018

General description

  • Main home
All of the interior photos are of my flat or building and all exterior photos have been taken on daily walks and are maximum 5 minutes from out flat!

The flat itself is a charming apartment in the old hyper-center of Bordeaux (on the narrow street pictured) just next to the river. Third floor of a 4 story, old stone building. Quiet but near all of the bars and restaurants. 1 bedroom, 60m2. Nothing fancy but clean and enough space to enjoy as a couple even with the dogs. Some scratches on the paint on the walls from dog stretching but a nice, comfortable, clean flat. A lot of light with high ceilings and big windows facing north and south. Other buildings "en face" and the bedroom window looks out on a private courtyard (no access so no noise). Wifi, bathtub, toilette separate, parquet, washing machine, dish washer, fully equipped kitchen with traditional espresso machine. Saint-Pierre (the best, most beautiful) quartier.

My two weimaraners are well known in the area and very social. They are welcome to accompany you on terraces (see photos for terraces just next to the flat) and especially in our local Irish pub where they know everyone. VERY cuddly and sporty. Need to be taken out 3 times a day (2x 1 to 1.5 hours and 1 X 2+ hours to run RAIN OR SHINE). For their long outing they usually do an 8k off-lead walk on the other side of the river with intermittent fetch or can be taken to one of the many woods accessible via public transportation (boat, tram, bus). It takes 30 to 45 minutes to access the woods and we usually go once a week. But this is optional (for those who like exploring in good company). For the others, we are two minutes from a walk on the quais and gardens (pictured) and they can also accompany you on terraces during a walk. During winter months they are full of energy so need a firm hand and a lot of sport.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • 2 dogs
Two lovely Weimaraners. Very energetic. Need to be taken out three times a day (maximum 6/7 hours indoor after long runs). Need to have safe off the lead time which can take a good 2 hours and the two other walks of about an hour to an hour and a half. But after that they are calm and sleep. The other two outings are for sniffing about the city or on the riverside. Good on terraces and in the pub. Very social! Lovely wooded, nature walks accessible in 30 to 45 minutes public transport. I also have plants that need to be watered, but the security and loving of the dogs is my priority!

Practical life

  • City
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • No land/balcony
  • Metro/tram station
  • Bus stop
  • Railway station
  • Airport
  • Market
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping mall
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • No elevator
  • 3e floor
  • No disabled access
We luckily have calm neighbours (1st floor and 4th floor) and an Airbnb downstairs, so our flat is peaceful with spurts of noise from the street below, but not much. We are about 1 minute from the river so picnicking, running, wandering is all very easy to access. We are next to the Napoleonic bridge as well so the calmer more natural side of the river is only a 10 minute walk. We usually run or walk its 8K every morning without fail. We are in the historical centre so there is much to explore! We are near all forms of public transportation. The dogs are used to taking it (even the boat...they LOVE the boat) and they are well received. Great city, Bordeaux! Beautiful. Also, we pick up all poo. Bordeaux is equipped with dog poo bags free of charge and there are many, strategically placed bins. This is an important aspect of city life.

Comfort and Luxury

  • One floor
  • 2 rooms of which one bedroom
  • Traditional
  • Book library
This is not a luxurious home. The walls are covered with beautiful african materials and a few antiques, but I keep it simple and sentimental. Even though it is a nicely laid out 60m2 with a full kitchen, it is the location of the flat that makes it a French dream.

Tourism and Leisure

  • City
  • Beach
  • Museum
  • Zoo
  • Cinema
  • Theater / Opera
Just google "Bordeaux" and you will understand how lovely this region is. ...Also, really good wine is very inexpensive!

Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Bordeaux, France

Available

From Saturday 2018

To Sunday 2019

flexible dates

We can discuss and adjust these dates according to our mutual needs. I will however need someone for approximately three weeks during this time period.

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RachelleDawn A.

Registered since 22/02/2018

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