“Our trip to Rebecca's home at "Les Rives", was a dream-come-true. Staying in the story-book French countryside cottage she has created was special in every way! Rebecca's attention to detail and her thoughtful touches made you feel welcome, comfortable and pampered at every turn. We enjoyed lounging around the pool, watching birds, drinking coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. During some of the days we explored a few of the many charming nearby villages, thanks to Rebecca's detailed recommendations on touring, shopping, eating and drinking the wonderful wines of the area. She even made reservations for us at a nearby amazing Michelin starred restaurant. Thank you Rebecca and Simon, for sharing this special place in one of the most beautiful areas of France!!!”
Rebecca's reviewsAs a host (8)
“We had a wonderful time at Les Rives! We were looking for a charming French country house experience and Les Rives delivered. The home is beautifully and painstakingly renovated. Rebecca could not have been a more welcoming and helpful host, providing lovely restaurant and activity recommendations. ”
“Les Rives is a very special place. Imagine the most bucolic cottage, right on the banks of the Dordogne river, surrounded by vineyards and castles. Rebecca has done an amazing job redoing the property, you can feel how she has put a lot of thought and love into every detail, creating the most exquisite retreat. Although we were there in the early spring and we couldn’t use the pool, it was easy to imagine how wonderful it would be to swim in it while watching the river flow right beside it. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway or a base to explore this idyllic corner of the world, we are sure you will enjoy your stay just as much as we did. Thank you Rebecca and Simon for your hospitality! ”
“Absolutely superb stay!! From our first contact with Rebecca, our generous and incredibly thoughtful host, we could tell that this was going to be a wonderful stay! Our family had such a lovely time at this incredibly charming, well appointed, and beautifully positioned property! As we approached thru the vineyard filled countryside surrounding the property, down the quiet lane to the home and into the very lovely and private gate enclosed lavender lined entry we immediately felt at home. Upon entering the truly lovely rose filled courtyard and lawn looking at the charming exterior of the home we were excited and then our eyes settled on the sparkling backyard pool with endless views extending over the Dordogne River with 3 white swans swimming by...we knew that this was going to be an extra special stay!! The home was so beautifully decorated with lovely touches of luxury candles and bath products, wonderful linens, and an obviously expert interior designers eye-replete with house operational information and recommendations of things to do, restaurants, etc. of surrounding area and ample entertainment of music/videos/television/magazines if desired, and all necessary amenities(hairdryer/washer/dryer/extra paper products/soap, etc.). Rebecca had so kindly prepared the property for us with providing a fridge and freezer stocked with all the necessities to help us easily settle in - including yogurts, milk, juice, foie gras, jelly's, fruits, pizza, ice cream, and not to mention lovely local wines(did I mention this property is located amongst the finest wine growing regions in France!). This was so helpful after having traveled all day with my family and having all of that there for us so we immediately began enjoying ourselves. We really loved the charm and authenticity of this property with the open beams, shuttered windows, lovely antiques. Rebecca had even taken the time to make each bedroom up specifically for our needs-which bedrooms best suited for our children, for my older parents, and for my husband and myself-such wonderful attention to detail that we appreciated greatly. The endless things to do in this area kept us active as well. Kayaking the Dordogne River past exquisite castles, endless wine-tasting including world renowned St. Émilion, brocanting, visiting original pre-historic caves to view cave paintings/carvings, touring ancient castles, outstanding restaurants, and even go cart racing/laser tag/bowling nearby for the kids. Returning to this lovely home from all of these adventures made for an absolutely fantastic vacation!! We would love to return someday to this very special place!! Warmest thanks, Rebecca!! Julie”
“Wow, what a place! We had an fantastic week at Rebecca's beautiful and peaceful house on the Dordogne - the house is absolutely beautiful both inside & out and it actually felt like we were staying in an amazing boutique hotel. There is tons to do all around the area - explore the vineyards and chateaux, go into Bergerac, get a boat along the river, eat amazing food in every local restaurant we went to (thanks for the recommendations BTW Rebecca) - but nothing beats just sitting on the terrace with a glass of local wine or swimming in the amazing pool overlooking the river. The house is also incredibly well equipped and we wanted for nothing - from kitchen utilities to a massive DVD collection! We would thoroughly recommend staying here if you get the chance and thank you for the most amazing stay Rebecca. ”
“We really enjoyed Rebecca's house, it is beautifully decorated and full of some amazing pieces. The location was great for exploring the region. Rebecca gave us wonderful suggestions in regards to restaurants and day trips, which was very handy. Bordeaux is a beautiful area full of many things to see and do, not to mention the food and wine which was outstanding! Thank you once again Rebecca for this opportunity, regards Roxanne and Ian”
“Stunning stone house on the Dordogne River”
3 things they loved about the trip
- The property was clean and beautifully decorated.
- The house and surroundings were so tranquil, we immediately were able to relax.
- A well stocked kitchen and kitchen supplies.
“Visiting the surrounding towns of St. Emilion and Bergerac”
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