Reviews from Lou Messugo guests

Here is just a small selection of the many 5-star reviews and comments from guests at Lou Messugo.

“The reviews seemed too good to be true but the reality was even better. The warm welcome combined with grade A facilities in an exceptional location cast a spell on us. We are duty bound to return. A tranquil week in the magical Cote d’ Azure sun was the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of daily life. Our children, 14 & 16, loved the pool under the shade of the pine trees.”

Jain family, Eastbourne, UK

“What a wonderful place to stay! Clean, quiet, welcoming and so central to the Cote d’Azure. Monaco within an hour, Cannes around the corner, Nice half an hour. We visited some great beaches in the area too. The apartment is well-equipped and with enough space for our family of four… especially because we could enjoy our meals outside on the terrace. Thanks for a great stay.”

Jager family, Tasman, New Zealand

“What a beautiful part of the world and made all the more so by staying at the gorgeous Lou Messugo! You have been fabulous hosts, we couldn’t have asked for more and only wish we could stay longer. The smell of lavender and rosemary in the mornings will stay with us forever – we have slept like babies.”

Suzie & Pete, Hong Kong

“What to say?? It was PERFECT! 2 weeks is too short. We loved it and will come back. That’s for sure!!”

Degroote family, Kortrijk, Belgium

“Thank you for all your gracious hospitality during our last-minute booking and stay – I really can’t think of a more idyllic holiday rental spot! Everything is so beautiful and you’ve left no detail unattended.”

Scherrer family, California, USA

“My partner and I stayed for 6 days at Lou Messugo. We had been traveling for 20 days and we were exhausted. Lou Messugo was just what we needed a warm, cozy, super comfortable, impeccable place close to everything and at the same time located in a quiet environment in the middle of the forest. Then we continued our trip and really during the following days we missed the comfort, cleanliness and attention that we enjoyed in Lou Messugo. We definitely recommend this beautiful place!!”

Giselle & Nortman, Patagonia, Argentina

“An amazing location to base touring and exploring this beautiful part of the world. Gorgeous house, hosts and surrounds, made us feel so at home.”

Ewan & Emily, Adelaide, Australia

“This place is really a hidden gem! A perfect base for a holiday exploring beautiful Provence or just a place to hang around playing boule, ping-pong or swim in the fantastic pool! Phoebe is a top class host helping you with whatever it is or just leaving you alone if you need privacy. We will for sure be back some day in the near future!”

Otz family, Stockholm, Sweden

“From the first moment of brushing through the lavender, the scene was set. Our stay here has been idyllic, so peaceful, relaxed, that already we are looking forward to returning.”

Jean & Joe, Edinburgh, Scotland

“A fabulous gîte, a wonderful family and a simply brilliant holiday and introduction to the Côte d’Azur. Thank you Phoebe & Jeff for your wonderful hospitality and for having made Lou Messugo the sort of place where memories are made and treasured long after the holiday has ended. We have enjoyed every second here and have barely scratched the surface…clearly we will just need to come back! A bientôt et merci beaucoup for the thoughtful extras and great aperitif company!”

Palsenbarg family, Ararimu, New Zealand

“I can’t say enough wonderful things about our stay at Lou Messugo. Phoebe was extremely helpful leading up to our trip and her extensive blog is full of ideas of things to do in her area and beyond. The apartment is bright, clean, comfortable and Phoebe has made sure that anything her guests might need is there. When we arrived with our 2 boys, a cot was set up, children’s books were on the shelf and Phoebe brought out extra balls for them to use in the large yard outside the patio doors.

This area of France is great for touring – whether you want sea, countryside, good food and wine, or activities for kids, it is a great location. Phoebe was available during our stay to help us contact restaurants and give us travel advice and help. We will certainly return here in warmer weather when we can take even more advantage of the BBQ and patio table for our evenings of leisure. Thank you, Phoebe, for a memorable visit!”

Beatty family, Genoa, Italy

“This was our first overseas trip with our toddler and Phoebe’s place couldn’t have been better. It was well laid out, tastefully decorated and had everything we needed for a little one. The village is also very well located being around 30 to 45 mins from most other towns or beaches. Don’t hesitate to book Lou Messugo!”

Littlewood family, Tetbury, UK

“We are delighted to have spent our honeymoon at Lou Messugo! Thank you for being such great hosts. We really appreciate all the things Phoebe did to make our stay enjoyable – everything from greeting us with local snacks and champagne to giving us suggestions for the best beaches.”

Brian & Alex, NYC, USA

“Lou Messugo was a perfect choice for a week long stay with my wife and 2 year old daughter. It is located in a beautiful neighbourhood with a large garden to enjoy a bbq and a glass of wine in the evening. Phoebe was an excellent host and provided everything we needed for our trip. There is an awful lot to see and do in the area, both along the coast and in hills and mountains behind. A week wasn’t nearly long enough. Would highly recommend.”

Carey family, Dublin, Ireland

“Your home is truly a great relaxation home, complete with the pool and trampoline at an amazing value! Thank you for being there when we needed help. We really appreciate your hospitality.”

Brianna, Samuel & Velda, Singapore

“How quickly our fabulous fortnight has flown by! What a pleasure to swap wind-breaks for parasols and fleeces for bikinis and to visit and experience the endless delights of this simply stunning area. Lou Messugo has been a calm and peaceful haven amidst the hustle and bustle of the Riviera in high season. Phoebe and family you have been delightful and adorable.”

Thomas family, North Yorkshire, UK

“We were really lucky when we went to the South of France because we chose to stay in Phoebe’s apartment. We’ve stayed in many vacation rentals before and most of them were really good. But Phoebe’s apartment is really the best one we’ve ever been to. The apartment is incredibly cool. Really really comfortable! Everything in it is new and has been prepared to make one feel at home. The kitchen is well equipped and pretty functional. The toilet is beautiful, everything works great and has an excellent shower. The bed is just so comfortable that we always had to think twice before getting out of it.

We also appreciated the location because interesting places like Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Monaco and many others are easy to arrive from there, by car, in less than 30 minutes. Phoebe was an excellent host. She lives in the house above the apartment. She was very helpful and even prepared the apartment for us in a short notice. She kept in touch with us all the time, making sure that everything was going alright. She also gave us precious tips about places to visit and others to avoid during our stay. We highly recommend Phoebe’s apartment to those visiting Nice, Cannes, Monaco or any other city in Côte d’Azur.”

Vinicius & Patricia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


“Thank you for the wonderful accommodation! It really felt like home. We had a great time and appreciate all of your suggestions. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family. Thank you for everything!”

Wyrowski family, Istanbul, Turkey

“Lovely place in a lovely village! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lou Messugo and can highly recommend it. Loved the location, the village, great restaurants nearby and close to everything in the area. Great responsiveness, hospitality and attention to details from the host. The apartment itself is clean, cozy, well decorated and with all amenities needed. When travelling with children, you will have everything you need with baby cot, chair, books, toys etc. The garden in front with the terrace and BBQ is lovely and was used every day.”

Khoa, Cecilie & Sofie, Oslo, Norway

“We’ve been touring Europe for 5 weeks and by far this area has been the nicest and most relaxing. You gave us so many great ideas for the surrounding area and recommended very nice restaurants, thank you.”

Manjit & Jesse, BC, Canada

“Our second holiday at Lou Messugo and enjoyed every second of it. Already looking forward to next year!”

Ann & Robert, West Yorkshire, UK

“Perfect place for a family trip. Child friendly (many baby stuff – just ask). My boy was so sad to leave his vacation house and the amazing garden! The house is superb, the garden great. The toy box with storybooks in English and French, educational toys, a little toy kitchenwe never thought there’d be so much in a holiday rental. It’s all done with an eye to detail, this place really suits us, we really felt at home. Phoebe and her family are adorable and have great suggestions for visits. Thank you! Kala’i Mahana!”

Nerac family, Tahiti

“Thank you for a lovely stay in your spot of heaven. A part of our hearts stay behind. Wish we could come back someday.”

Hendrik & Sari, Cape Town, South Africa

“We had a wonderful 10 days enjoying our “babymoon”. It’s such a fantastic location, we’ve enjoyed trips to Monaco, Nice, Antibes and Cannes. The gite is great, very well equipped kitchen and lovely peaceful patio.”

Charlie & Mari, Edinburgh, Scotland

“Came to Lou Messugo to escape for a while and had a very peaceful week here doing as much or as little as I wanted. Thanks for your hospitality.”

Sally, Perth, Australia

“Phoebe’s place is an absolute gem. The location is perfect for exploring the French Riviera as well as the mountain hinterlands. The apartment is very clean & modern with lots of charm. It’s obvious a lot of thought has gone into making your stay as comfortable as possible. Our 14 year old son was especially thrilled with the access to English TV stations and the space & amenities outside. We all found the extensive tourist information & recommended day trips a real help to make the most of the few days we had. Phoebe and her family could not have been more hospitable if they tried and we would highly recommend a stay at Lou Messugo to anyone looking for accommodation away from the crowds.”

Gillette family, Matakana, New Zealand

“A lovely bright, sunny and clean apartment. Super location, easy to get everywhere and the efficient and friendly bus service is an added bonus. Phoebe knows everything you may want to know and is happy to share it with you.”

Richard & Patricia, Hérault, France

“A week was way too short to stay in this lovely place. We enjoyed the quiet and the sun pouring through the windows in the morning, the pine smells and the lovely setting. Thank you for offering such a nice refuge in the Midi.”

Frederik & Sara, Brussels, Belgium

“Thank you Phoebe to let us stay at your beautiful house!! Waking up in the morning and having coffee outside was awesome. Visited so many places, this location is great.”

Mireille & Mike, Ottawa, Canada

“Superb fortnight “en famille”. Excellent welcome, splendid house. Quiet environment. What more could we ask for? Thank you for this enchanting break.”

Santoni family, Luxembourg

“We had a wonderful time at Lou Messugo. The house and garden were truly gorgeous, enveloped in the lovely vibe of spring.”

Kollar family, Transylvania, Romania

“We’ve had a fabulous 4 days re-visiting some favourite places on the Cote d’Azur. The weather has been amazing – hot and sunny every day, so unexpected in March, more like June. Phoebe has been most welcoming and Lou Messugo was comfortable and very clean.”

Clive & Julie, Isle of Wight, UK

“We can’t think of a more perfect place to have spent our 10 year anniversary. Phoebe – your thoughtful touches to help us celebrate – your extensive blog to help us plan our get-away, and your presence minute-by-minute to help us with reservations and directions were appreciated beyond measure. You have gone above and beyond to create a serene and comfortable home-away-from-home. Thank you!!”

Samer & Elizabeth, Amman, Jordan

“Thank you for a wonderful stay at Lou Messugo. Can’t believe 5 days passed so quickly. We are sad to leave, but will for sure be back.”

Krtelj family, Ljubljana, Slovenia

“Back for a second time. Another fantastic week. The beautiful weather was a bonus (early April). Thank you again, Phoebe, staying here is an absolute pleasure. Hopefully there will be a third visit.”

Helen & David, London, UK

“Thank you for this lovely stay at your place. Thanks also for your welcome, the toys for the children and your helpful presence.”

Perot family, Ile de la Réunion

“Lou Messugo with Phoebe and Jeff is a wonderful place to relax and calm down. In this week we got back our good mood which we thought we had lost forever because of a great misfortune. The Cote d’Azur and the nature (Gorges du Verdon) are so beautiful. Thanks for all.”

Sebastian & Julia, Munich, Germany

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