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This was our second stay in Maison Genet and we enjoyed it just as much as our first. As long as this house is available to rent, we will come back! The things that we particularly enjoy are the pool, the relative seclusion and lack of immediate neighbours (nearest property is perhaps 100 ft away) and the wonderful surroundings; the house appears to emerge from a rocky cliff that itself backs onto the forest.
There is plenty to do if you have a car (and you will need one) in the surrounding area but we particularly enjoyed relaxing and doing very little; its that kind of a place. We did pay a visit to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, which is very beautiful; get there early before the crowds appear.
Well equipped and comfortable, this year there was the welcome addition of a large gas fired paella cooker that we enjoyed using. The plot is big enough to find your own spot away from your fellow holiday makers if you so desire.
Don't forget your inspect repellent if you are troubled by the wee beasties and enjoy cooling down in the pool in mid-afternoon when in July and August it can each 35C or higher.
The local patisserie is 10-15 minutes walk and the croissants are great. Barjols has a lot of charm but we didn't tend to spend a lot of time there. This year we caught the Tour de France on the way to Salon de Provence and I was able to indulge my passion for astrophotography as the skies are clear and dark enough.
We had a great time.
A peaceful and comfortable property with lovely gardens with birdsong all day long. Enjoyed the ping pong and badminton and the barbeque. Pool also enjoyed once you get the hang of the pool alarm.
My wife and I and our 2 children would go back.