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About Beth Savan
We are a retired couple who love the south of France, and travel here regularly from our base in Toronto, Canada.
Beth Savan purchased this House in 2011
Why Beth Savan chose Puyloubier
This village is the ideal location in southern france, and benefits from a vibrant civic life, with 120 local clubs and activities, including films, music and theatrical events throughout the year. We love the local wine, restaurants, hikes and most of all the scenery, which is spectacular throughout the year.
What makes this House unique
The views from the terrasse are wonderful, and the sunsets spectacular. We love the peace and quiet, and the proximity to transit, hiking and great food, culture, wine and restaurants.
Max guests: 7
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely house in a beautiful setting! All the mod cons you could wish for but with character as well
We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay in this lovely house in Puyloubier, in a beautiful setting, right underneath Mount Ste Victoire. Fantastic views all around. It was exceptionally hot during our stay so we did flag a bit but in a sense, this did add to the feeling of having got away from it all for our break.
The house had everything we needed and was very homely. Meals out on the terrace were a highlight and once the sun had gone down, we could lie down and stargaze as very little light pollution.
Eric and Melina on hand if any queries (we didn't really have any!) and David next door was extremely kind and helpful.
Plenty to do - we ran out of time for everything - but highlights were trips to Le Ciotat and Cassis on the coast plus boat trip to the Calanques; a visit to Aix with the very hairy bus ride home (!); looking around the basilica and convent in St. Maximim-La-Ste-Baume; and just wondering around the streets of Puyloubier with some thing different around each corner, including the trip to the bakery each morning!
Now back home and feeling very relaxed. (Would have felt more relaxed had the French drivers not been in quite so much of a hurry everywhere!)
Thank you Beth for opening up your wonderful home and 'sharing' this delightful part of France with us.
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Beth
Great place to discover Provence. Quiet and tidy with a fabulous kitchen. Thank you again
So glad you enjoyed your stay!
Rue de la Paix house in Puyloubier
We have wonderful memories of this great place to stay in a charming town in the South of France. We spent a week in September at this very convenient but still somewhat rustic and authentic home in an ancient village surrounded by vineyards and Mt. St. Victoire. Rue de la Paix house is very nice, clean and comfortable and above all, the location is breathtaking.
The home was very welcoming, had everything you could possibly need, i.e. a well-stocked kitchen and a bathroom on every floor. The beds were comfortable and the home was clean and had plenty of room. We found everything we needed (and more) for example lots of maps and guide books to help us orient ourselves. We used the terrace off the kitchen for star-lit dinners, delicious lunches of cheeses and wines bought locally and in the morning for coffee and croissants from a daily selection of fresh goodies at the “Festival de Paine” bakery just around the corner.
The sight seeing was superb. Lots of great hiking right from the front door and short trips to taste wine at literally hundreds of nearby wineries. We had day trips to Nice, the Saturday outdoor market in Aix and lovely quiet beaches on the coast. We loved visiting the exciting calanques (fiords) found on the Mediterranean coast between Marseilles and Nice.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for an especially genuine South of France experience. My family and I had a wonderful time at this home and we'd love to come back sometime.
So glad you enjoyed yourselves - we'd love to have you back!
A perfect blend of authentic charm and modern comfort
This lovely old village house has been beautifully restored without losing its traditional feel and features. Putting the kitchen on the top floor, from where you can walk straight out to the roof terrace, was a master stroke that opens the house up to the light, air and views. We've stayed twice, sleeping once in the very comfortable sofa-bed on the top floor, and the other time in an equally comfortable double bedroom on a lower floor. The kitchen is modern and well-equipped and all the facilities (including a great shower room, plus toilet and wash basin on every floor) were clean and well-maintained. Puyloubier has an amazingly vibrant cultural life for such a small town. Our visit coincided with the Aix Festival, which has events not only in Aix itself but in many surrounding towns, villages and chateaux. Puyloubier is well placed for visits to Aix, Marseille and the calanques, the breathtaking hiking tracks of Mont Ste Victoire, and a wealth of local vineyards and farms selling local produce.
So glad you enjoyed your stay, Alison - hope you're able to return!
Beautiful property! Love the kitchen and terrace. Lots of space for families and great bakery and small grocery store in town. Will definitely be back!
So glad you enjoyed our house - hope you get to return!
Lovely property in a beautiful location
We stayed in this well-designed and equipped home for over a month and really enjoyed ourselves! The home itself has modern furnishings but retains the old character of the building. The layout is very thoughtful with a living area/kitchen on the top floor, with lots of light and views of the village. Puyloubier is a beautiful small village, with everything we needed although Aix is very close by as well. We had a great time going for walks and hikes, studying the view and taking advantage of the excellent local wines. We look forward to returning!
So glad you had fun - we look forward to hosting you again!