Villa St Maxime
Travel Blogs from St-Paul-de-Vence
To start off our spring break journey we took an overnight train to Nice, France from Paris. We figured by taking the overnight train we would save a couple of bucks since it was cheaper and then we wouldn't have to pay for a hostel for that night. Since we were already being so cheap we figured it wouldn't hurt to be even cheaper and opt for the reclining chairs instead of the beds. Seemed like a brilliant idea until ...
The first day of the cadence cycling tour started with a walk down to the bakery again with Marty to get a LE beignet, a pana chocolate and an espresso. We are now calling this first breakfast. After this sugar and caffeine hit we walk up the slopes to our hotel for second breakfast of omelettes, cereal and another espresso. This is where the planning for the day takes place. Aug was not at breakfast as he was ...
... br> Tomorrow we are heading to Italy! I can't wait. It has been the country I have looked forward to going to the most. We are heading first to Cinque Terre (so excited!), then Florence, Rome and Venice. Looking forward to Italian food the most! Yum! Not sure if there's any Tenni rellies to chase up here but will keep my eye out...it's been a few generations since they moved out to Australia as sugar cane farmers, but you never know ;-)
See you soon!
... friend Paula was there too.
After church we took the inevitable walk down memory rue. As always, the venerable Colombe d’Or restaurant, which guarded the entrance to the village, was surrounded, like a swarm of black flies, by Mercedes, BMWs and Jaguars. The Colombe is stuffed with original art by the likes of Picasso and Matisse—in the 1920’s and 30’s these unknown and impoverished artists stayed at ...
... the night before and print our boarding passes. What we didn't account for was when they tell us our carry ons are too bug and we need to check them in. Actually Jason's bag passed. Luckily they waived the 50 euros per bag fee ... Yay Easyjet! The flight was approximately 1 hour and a bargain at only $30 per person. Upon our arrival in Nice we were met with slightly milder weather, probably the ocean breeze. We signed our paperwork at Avis and set off ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Villa St Maxime St-Paul-de-Vence
My wife and I stayed here for the last 2 nights of our honeymoon in October 2004.
This is a great hotel, only 5 minutes' walk to the village, and with amazing views. I recommend booking a room with a sea view; ours had a huge balcony with a 180 degrees view to St Paul, the sea and the surrounding hills. The villa is a lovely modern, airy building with a large pool. Our room was very comfortable and the bathroom was large and well-equipped. The owners are extremely welcoming and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable; there is a huge collection of videos to watch in your room, and complimentary drinks and chocolates at night. It felt more like staying in someone's home than a hotel. We had a wonderful time and can highly recommend this hotel.
Outstanding and Great Hosts
Just returned from a ten day stay at the Villa St. Maxime in St Paul de Vence on the Frence Riveria. Our stay could not have been more enjoyable and our hosts, Ann and John, were gratious and totally devoted to our comfort. The hotel is small and charming with wonderful art displayed throughout. Fresh flowers and complimentary breakfasts were done to perfection. This, coupled with evening cocktails and quiet surrounding make this a special experience. Be sure to ask John about becoming a Knight of the Champagne Sabre of the Villa of St. Maxime. We highly recommend this hotel!
We had the the greatest time of our lives! We were fortunate enough to have our wedding at Villa St Maxime on September 25th. We had a wonderful wedding, it was magical. Our wedding wouldn't have been a success without the help of Ann & John. They are wonderful hosts and they went above and beyond to keep us all happy. The Villa is beautiful, clean, modern rooms, friendly people, and perfect view & location. We definitley recommend Villa St Maxime to everyone who wants to have an amazing time. We will definitely be back for our anniversarives!
Best Place we stayed on our Honeymoon
On our honeymoon we stayed in the nicest hotels from Paris through wine country and on to Nice. When we stopped at the Villa we knew we had stumbled upon a gem. It was simply the best and most inexpensive hotel we stayed in! It's not really a hotel, that's a misnomer - it's better. The service is so personal it borders on being a second home. You will need a car to stay there. Otherwise it's a bit tough to get around. But it's only a short walk to St Paul which is a charming village if not a bit touristy. Although, not so much that I would avoid it. The view from the Villa is amazing and it's a short ride to any of major local cities you might want to visit - Canne, Antibe, Nice are the closest.
I recommend this Villa to EVERYONE I speak to about travel in France.
One of our best ever finds
After much online research, we picked this spot because it met our needs and had space for us on short notice. We originally booked 2 nights but loved it so much we stayed for 8!! Its great location, charming, luxurious ambience and marvellous hosts made for a vacation that even the most discriminating traveller would have found impressive. How many hosts would take time to search the internet for flight information? Really wonderful and very reasonably priced. Great value.
My stay at the Villa St. Maxime was a highlight of a Riveria vacation. The location was lovely as were the accommodations and the service provided by owners Anne and John were personal and friendly. I was able to explore nearby sites readily and the directions given and the interest taken in my welfare were superior to any I've received at other places that boast of the services they offer. I'd recommend the Villa to the most demanding traveller.
The Villa St. Maxime in St. Paul de Vence was exceptional--lovely rooms, super location (near one of the most charming towns on the planet), excellent breakfasts, thoughtful extras (great video library) and extraordinary hosts--Ann and John. Absolutely first class in every way.
My wife and I recently stayed 3 nights (end of Aug 2004). The owners provide an excellent villa with-in easy walking distance of St-Paul-de-Vence. I travel a lot and I would highly recommend this location and plan to stay there again if in the area. The scrambled eggs and champagne (with sabre if you wish) were outstanding. Villa also offers very good art work, pool, and views.
Lovely Riviera home away from home
The Villa St. Maxime is a lovely hillside inn with a gorgeous view of the medieval village of St. Paul-de-Vence and the distant Mediterranean Sea. The two American owners are charming and very accomidating hosts who look after your every need, whether it be assistance with restaurant reservations or travel arrangements.
In the mornings guests are offered a choice of full English breakfast or Continental style with home made breads, pastries and local jams. At the end of the day guests are invited to relax on the veranda and enjoy a drink or glass of wine with hors d'ourves while looking out to St. Paul-de-Vence and pleasant sunsets.
Our stay at the Villa St. Maxime was truly memorable.