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Joie de Vivre Holidays is a member of ABTOF,
The Association of British Travel Organisers to France


Joie de Vivre are committed to ensuring we offer a high quality product and service to our customers. Read on for some genuine customer feedback....

Joie de Vivre aims to deliver a good standard of accommodation along with a varied choice in location and styles, all available at the correct price. To ensure that this is what we are actually delivering to our customers, for the past two years, we have been asking for feedback from customers who have stayed in our properties. The results from these surveys gives us a good feel for how accurate our descriptions are, how good we are at choosing the correct type of properties and ultimately helps us to improve our offering to more closely match what customers want.

The results of our customer satisfaction surveys have been overwhelmingly positive with the vast majority of holidaymakers stating that they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the property they stayed in.

Here are a few of the comments taken from the surveys that our guests have returned;

(As I am sure many of you will be aware, Joie de Vivre was previously called Property Provencal, before we expanded into other areas, hence the references to Property Provencal below.)

I felt I had to write to say a huge thank you to you (Paul Rhodes) and to your colleague Sandra who was amazing during our trip to Euphorbe 2 in Nice.We got caught up in the terrible flooding, but as the apartment was so nice we were happy to be inside. Our trip was cut short but Sandra took Caroline (my Cousin) to the airport and even escorted her into the terminal building, this was quite the most amazing service either of us have experienced.I would like to say thank you from both of us and hope next time our trip would not so so eventful.

Ms H, Northumberland, UK, Oct 2015

Colin & Helen Bowles were very helpful in suggesting a lovely B&B, close to our accommodation for our first night as we arrived on a Friday. Emails were answered promptly and efficiently. I thought they were very helpful and attentive agents.Mr D, Edinburgh, UK, September 2015

Gite St Elodie, Provence

You have been great - the key to it for me is that you have been very responsive on email very quickly on everything I have asked for which is fantastic and much apprectiated - and found a great property for us. Gite St Elodie, Provence, Ref 188

Mrs H, Kent, UK, August 2015

Aside from a great holiday, Joie de Vivre were the most responsive, helpful and professional companies I have ever dealt with. Proactive and always on the ball. it made booking a holiday very easy. I would absolutely recomend them to anyone and already have. Customer service was outstanding!

Mrs B, North Yorkshire, July 2015

I have just completed your online survey following on from our holiday return, but wanted to send you a personal email to say thankyou for your professional service and directing us to Villa St Velleron. It turned out to be the perfect spot for us and we could not have wished for better accommodation, situation or care and hospitality from Ann and Denis.We have had a truly memorable holiday.

Ms T, Dundee, Angus, June 2015

Hello Sue, Well we are back from our wonderful holiday at Villa Emeraude. Of course, you’ve spoilt us for going anywhere else in France now - the standard was so high!We enjoyed it so much, Sue, and would like to thank you for all your help in guiding us to the right property for this special holiday. If you would like longer (and very positive) feedback for JdV & the Management team in France (Karen) please let us know. Now back to reality!

Mr & Mrs G S, Crewe, UK. June 2015

Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed our holiday. Your advice for Limoux (Apartment Palais) and Olonzac was very helpful and our hosts at each gite were great. The pool at Gite Topaze Doree was super and our weather hot and sunny (unlike back in Scotland where Baltic winds and temperatures continue..and it's nearly the longest day!!)Anyway, the 2 weeks were most enjoyable and we will tell our friends all about it.

Mr & Mrs A, Ayr, Scotland. May-June 2015

Hello Paul, our only complaint about Apartment Nigelle is that we had to leave it! Besides the flat being newly renovated and comfortable, we appreciated working with both you and Sandra. Rarely do we find such a high level of professionalism.

Ms A, USA,June 2015

GITE TOPAZE DOREE was exactly as you described, maybe better. Well-equipped. We especially loved the private terrace our gite had and the property’s gardens were lovely. We hated leaving!Joie de Vivre recommended the perfect place for us given our criteria and the holiday information sheet was really helpful. We had a fantastic time - thank you!!

Ms S B, Germany, October 2014

This is our 5th stay with Joie de Vivre and the standard was very high as always. Mr R stayed at Villa St Augustin, Provence.

Mr R, East Yorkshire, August 2014

Our deepest Thanks to Mr. Paul Rhodes, who made sure we
were well looked after from the beginning until the end. What a kind person!

Mrs D, Stayed at Maison Lotier, Cote d'Azur, June 14

Just wanted you to know that our Villa St Paulane experience was exceptional. It was perfect in every way. Thanks very much for your excellent customer service along the way.

Mrs Mc, Canada, August 2014

Villa St Paulane, Provence, August 2014

‘Dear Sue - We had a fantastic time at MAISON AVALON. The property is fantastic - the owners did such a lovely job to create such a homely and nice house - and Karen, the property manager was a gem. We enjoyed every minute of it and are really sad it was over so quickly.  Thanks again for helping us to have a great and memorable holiday ... and rest assured we'll be coming back to Joie de Vivre in the future.  Mr A F Surrey UK, August 2014’

My wife and I were very impressed with the excellent communication from Helen at Joie de Vivre and with all the information supplied. This helped to get the holiday off to a very good start. 

Mr E, Oxfordshire, July 14 - Gite St Eleonor

The service from Helen at Joie de Vivre was excellent and we would definitely consider renting a property through JdV again due to the helpful, personal approach to customer service. I wasn't too clear about the way to provide a damage deposit but Helen rang me personally to explain.

Gite St Adeline, Provence, July 2014

MAISON CORAIL in Marcorignan was superb! I can't fault the accommodation, the Chateau  is an amazing place and the owners fantastic hosts! The gite was incredible and very comfortable; perfect for families and was everything and more than we expected. We will be going back for sure!   Thanks for your help and advice in arranging everything, I will recommend JDV to friends and family. 

Mr JK, Derbyshire, UK, June 2014

 I would like to thank Sue so much for her help in booking Apartment Beau Sejour 2; it makes it so much easier to plan anything. We travel the same weekend every year and I will remember your company for 2015.  RR, Shropshire, UK, June 2014’.

RR, Shropshire, UK, June 14

I’m back at home and still marvelling at the wonderful stay at Maison St. Henri.  Of course I will be posting, but I sort of don’t want to entice people to come! I want to make sure it will be available to me in the future, yet I want to let the world know that this was a magical place and the great job you guys have are first on my list for my next trip!

Ms P, USA, April 2014

Joie de vivre very helpful, answered all queries promptly felt like a very personal service. Would highly recommend. 

Mr Mc, Suffolk, UK April 2014

Villa Lavende = Cote d'Azur; very well described in all aspects. JDV Holidays went above and beyond the call of duty to provide an excellent service, on a Sunday morning to help us find alternative accommodation after our initial booking with owners direct failed to meet an acceptable standard. Thank you Paul, and we will definitely recommend your service to our family and friends, you saved our holiday from total disaster!!

Mr M, April 2014

Really good of you to get back to me.  Villa Annabelle this summer was a great hit, but we really like to try something different each year.  Your service was second to none which is why I came back to you. 

Mr GH, Birmingham, UK, Nov 2013

Very satisfied with all my dealings with Joie de Vivre. Wish all companies
were as good as yours.

Apartment Euphorbe 3 - Cote d'Azur

Mr B, Edinburgh, Midlothian, September 2013

Tthe property we chose was a recommendation by Helen to suit our needs and budget. This personal attention is what makes JDV holidays unique. We will be return customers. Helen, thank you for all your help, we had an amazing holiday! 

Maison St Henri - Provence

Mrs M, London, UK, Sept 2013

I would just like to add that the help that we received from yourselves, Mike in Provence and the concierge Claude at the Old Gendarmerie was excellent, regarding our late arrival. We'd had an awful journey (plane delayed, ridiculous waiting time for the car hire, getting lost as our internet directions were hopeless and a sat nav that couldn't find anywhere!), so it really helped to have so many friendly contacts and assistance.

Mrs H, Wigan, UK, August 2013

Mas St Delphine was excellent. Your agency was first class and gave all the help I needed. August 2013

Mr G, warwickshire, August 2013

I've always found Helen extremely helpful which is why we booked again!

The Old Gendarmerie - Bonnieux.

Mrs P, Hampshire, UK, August 2013

‘We didn’t really get a chance to say this on your feedback form – but we did get the corner apartment we requested (Gabian) at Port Rive Gauche, which was fantastic, thank you, Sue, for your help. We loved the views across the ‘bassin’ , the wonderful little port town of Marseillan and the superb beaches. ’ PORT RIVE GAUCHE EXECUTIVE APARTMENT

K & M C, Hampton, UK. August 2013

We found ‘VILLA ALLYSON’ to be very good and high quality. Joie de Vivre are a great company to deal with. Fabulous communication and very helpful advance info. Thank you. 

Mrs LB, London, UK, August 2013

We just wanted to let you know what an exceptionally good holiday experience we’ve had booking through Joie de Vivre Holidays.  Our apartment, APARTMENT FITOU – was lovely, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Everything that you would expect was provided. We were more than happy! 

Dr RW, Nottinghamshire, UK, August 2013

 Your responsiveness and helpfulness made the process very smooth from start to finish.  We would have no hesitation recommending your services to anyone.

Apartment ST Matthias - July 2013

Mrs K, Canada, July 2013

Joie de Vivre gave us excellent service.  We were impressed by the detailed, helpful information provided on the locale, the arrival arrangements and so on. Sue Caddick’s responses to queries were prompt, friendly, and efficient.  The apartment was excellent, very French, a good standard of cleanliness and extremely spacious with friendly, helpful yet unobtrusive owners. 

Apartment Beau Sejour 1.

Dr E.S, Fife, Scotland, July 2013

We loved it. Absolutely nothing that would add to the comfort or convenience of guests had been overlooked. It was brilliant!

We've just had one of the best holiday experiences of our lives - if not the best. What more can one say? I would definitely recommend JDV and the property to anyone looking for a carefree, relaxed holiday in a lovely part of France, and will do when a suitable opportunity arisies.

Stayed at Villa St Augustin, June 2013

Mrs C, Powys, June 2013

JDV provided my husband with an excellent alternative to the original accommodation that we had booked. The Provence Country Club was quiet, the staff extremely helpful and the adjacent restaurant superb!

MH, Canada, May 13 - Provence Country Club

I thought your site was very good - I usually use tripadvisor etc but this is not so good for self catering type accommodation - yours was very easy


The map facility was good  and the properties all looked like the sort of place we would like to stay


Mr M, Villa St Max, June 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Villa St Fleurie and would definitely use Joie de Vivre again.

Mrs H, Berks, UK, May 2013

I just want to thank you so much for arranging our trip to Nice.  We all had a great time and feel in love with Nice.  The apartment was so central and the roof terrace was a big hit with my girlfriends. 

It has been a pleasure dealing with your company and will definately
recommend you to friends and family.


Mrs S, UK, May 2013

We will definitely book with you again we found you professional but
friendly,with a personal touch, thank you for your help and consideration.
we will give your site details to our friends our friends .

Mr E, Gwent, May 2013

Following our search for accommodation in Carcassonne on the internet, we found Apartment Beau Sejour 1 was well situated, clean and spacious – we were very happy with the apartment. It was tremendously helpful that Joie de Vivre (Sue) were able to arrange for us to be collected from the airport and returned there - so nice for non drivers, who are often overlooked. All questions were answered by JDV very helpfully.

Ms LH, Derbyshire, UK, May 2013

..thank you for your prompt reply to was excellent to be able to move money into an Australian bank account. Will certainly be recommending you company.

Mrs W, Australia, April 13

The service from Helen was superb. Could not fault the level of communciation and the willingness to help out. 

Mr A stayed at The Old Gendarmerie - Oct 12

Mr A, Eastbourne, East Sussex, October 2012

We highly recommend Joie de Vivre. Thank you very much for being so accommodating to our requests. Stayed at Apartment St Antoine, Sept 12.

Mrs McL, London, September 2012

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed staying at Apartment Beau Sejour 1 in Carcassonne this October. Everything went very smoothly. We were picked up and returned to the airport by Monsieur Miro which was very kind of him. The apartment was beautiful and we were made to feel very at home there. If you get the chance, please pass on our thanks to M and MMe Miro - we hope to return one day with our daughters.  Thank you for you help and efficiency too.

Mrs R F, Dorset, UK. October 2012

We were very impressed with the information provided and the service offered by Joie de Vivre. 

Mr & Mrs H, Gite Charmant (Olonzac), April 2012.

Sue Caddick (Languedoc) suggested I looked at the Studio apartment because the small villa here was fully booked. Excellent customer service. Thanks very much Sue! 

Mr J H, Studio Loriot Jaune (Azillanet) June 2012

Your service was excellent Sue, you bent over backwards to provide us with as much information as possible and made booking painless, 'worry free' and simple.

Mrs K E, La Pinede 3 (Le Barcares) August 2012.

Great small holiday company, focused on getting the holiday experience just right. No fuss or panic and expectional communication throughout process.
Would definately use again on next visit to France. Thanks again.


I wanted to just write and say we had the best time staying as La Mas
Fleurie and Danielle and Gerard were wonderful hosts. I'm also really happy
with the painless, personal and less bureaucratic service we received from
Joie de Vivre.

Indeed, we loved it so much that we want to reserve the same two weeks there for next year, I think in 2013 that would be Saturday 17-31 August.

Mr J, UK, August 2012

We highly recommend Joie de Vivre. Paul responded to our inquiry immediately
and answered all our questions. He went out of his way to accommodate our
needs. Sandy is delightful and full of useful information about Nice. She
also went out of her way to meet us at the property at a later hour than
expected which we very much appreciated.

There is nothing additional that Joie de Vivre could have done to improve
the holiday experience.

Apartment Azalee, Nice, Cote d'Azur.


Mrs W, New Zealand, June 2012

You and your agency could not have been more helpful. We so much appreciated your personal and sympathetic service. a real gem in a very crowded and often impersonal market!

Highly delighted and would not hesitate to recommend JDV Holidays and use them again. Such a helpful company and very personal service which we really appreciated especially as we booked just days before the holiday!!

Maison St Andre, Ruossillon,Provence.

Mrs F, London, UK, August 12

I must tell you that after booking my own holidays for the past five years,that this year We we hit the jackpot.Its always a worry when you rely on others but you came up trumps with  this one.

APARTMENT EUPHORBE - Cote d'Azur, June 2012

Mr P, June 2012

May we thank you for all your help in planning our holiday. We had a superb time and your help was invaluable.

The house was beautiful and the staff were very kind and helpful during our stay. We cannot express how delighted we were with our holiday and really did not want to come home.

Mrs H and family stayed at Masion St Henri - Provence.

Mrs H, Somerset, June 2012

Joie de vivre did a great job!

Mt T stayed at the Old Gendarmerie, Provence

Mr T, New Zealand, June 2012

I'd like to say thank you. Thanks for helping us to find the right accomodation for us on that easy way. We had great days in Villa St. Anne and the Luberon!

Mrs S and family stayed at Villa St Anne - Provence

Mts S, Germany, June 12

Just a very quick note to express our thanks to you for your help in getting our holiday organised. We have had a fabulous time and will definately return to this very beautiful area and will of course use Joie de Vivre to find our next holiday.

Mrs S and family stayed at Gite St Gautier - Luberon.

Mrs S, York, May 2012

Joie de Vivre would find it difficult to improve on my familys
experience, everything about the holiday was fantastic so much that we are considering returning within the next 9/10 months.

I would be delighted to speak on behalf of both Joie de Vivre and apartment Azalee as this was an experience that will remain with this family for a long time,I wish the company all the success in the world they deserve it and thanks again.

Apartment Azalee - Cote d'Azur.

Mr P, Inverclyde, June 12

Thanks for your splendid arrangements, concerning our two rentals in France--Gite St. Jean near Sauve and Mas St Louis near Buoux.  The hosts were very accommodating and the houses and venues were even better than you had advertised.

Mr c, Santa Monica, USA, May 12

Helen you are the best thank you!

Really, really appreciate your help - makes for a better holiday experience.

Mrs H, Somerset, UK, May 12


Masion St Henri

Just wanted to say a big thank you for your assistance in our booking of
Villa Rose, you were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.   We had a
fantastic week.  Next time we are looking for accommodation on the Cote
d'Azure we will definitely contact Joie de Vivre.  Our guests were very
impressed and I am sure they will be in touch should they wish to return to
the area.

Also, my husband says thank you for the bottle of wine you left for his
birthday, a very nice gesture which was enjoyed by us all.

Mrs C, stayed at Villa Rose, Villefranche sur Mer, May 12

Mrs C, Monmouthshire, May 12

Excellent arrival and departure service- thank you, much appreciated!
The apartment was very spacious, very well equipped and comfortable. The
views were outstanding- we will stay again. We really appreciated the service... have already recommended you to friends
planning a visit to europe!!

Mr R, Apartment Euphorbe, Nice Port, April 12

You have the best property rental website out there! We're hoping that we can stay in another property of JDV's later in the year or next year.

If you ever want to use us in a 'satisfied customer' type of testimonial on your website feel free!

Mrs M, Dorset, UK, April 2012

‘ I am equally delighted with all your quick responses to my e-mails.  Holiday booked and it was all stress free! Thank you.’

Mrs L Williams, Maison Quartz Rose, March 12

Thanks for your work. Your efficiency and speed of response was
incredible. The Gite Owners are lucky to be signed up to your company. Many thanks.

Mr R, Oxon, UK, Nov 11

We loved our time in provence and our stay at the Gendarmarie. You did a superb job . Merci beaucoup!

Mrs A, USA, Nov 2011

Back yesterday, and can I just say a HUGE thank you to you Sue Caddick for helping me arrange our wonderful stay at VILLA CELESTE.  You made it so easy and were always so helpful.  I will certainly come back to you in the future for any further bookings.  Thanks again and all the best.

Mrs H, Scotland, October 2011

Paul was vey helpful and sent all details through including very
accurate directions. I would highly recommend using this company and we will definately be using them again.

Ms S, Kent, Sept 11

We are just loving our stay in Bonnieux. Thank you for the great recommendation. Thank you again. You were a joy to work with.

Mrs P, Pottstown, USA, Sept 2011

We are just loving our stay in Bonnieux. Thank you for the great recommendation. Thank you again. You were a joy to work with.

Mrs P, Pottstown, USA, Sept 2011

Had a fantastic time thanks. Would definitely chose one of your properties again.

Mrs C, Cheshire, UK, August 11

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Will definitely use your company again if travelling to France.

Ms W, Kent, August 2011

Our total JOIE DE VIVRE experience was one that helped us to have a trouble free easy and relaxed holiday from booking the holiday through to leaving the gite to fly home. Well done to all concerned and when we next holiday in France we will be contacting you.

Mr G, Cheshire, UK, July 11

We thought Gite Colombe was amazing. It was very clean, spacious, modern, with extra home comforts. The wine, milk, butter, biscuits on arrival were a fantastic touch. The owners couldn't have been more helpful. The whole experience with Joie de Vivre was really good from the start. Prompt responses to all e mails, clear and thorough information given. We were very impressed and would definitely use your company again. Thanks for a great holiday!  You couldn’t have done more to improve our holiday experience – it was brilliant – thanks! 

JP & WS, July 2011

We had the most wonderful time. Thank you.

Mrs D, London, August 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Gendarmerie, it's a delightful property and we'd recommend it wholeheartedly.  We also very much appreciated your responsive communication from Australia while we were booking.

Mr P, Cheshire, UK. July 2011

We have returned from a very successful holiday in terms of accommodation and, of course, weather. We were very satisfied with the apartment , its terrace and garden and would recommend it warmly to anyone (who is familiar with the French savoir vivre).

I would also like to mention that I found your service excellent at any stage of the procedure.


Mrs E, July 2011.

We stayed at Gite St Collette for several months while we were house-hunting in Provence and enjoyed every minute. The pretty Mas is tucked away in a quiet location, but convenient for shops, markets and sight-seeing. The tastefully decorated gite is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. The grounds are large and the pool area is particularly pleasant. We were made to feel very welcome by Christian and Isabelle, the perfect hosts. Their personal touches, like Isabelle's delicious cherry jam, make it a home away from home.  This is an ideal location for families of all ages and we thoroughly recommend it.

Mr and Mrs N, June 2011

We are now all safely home after our wonderful week in Mas du Soleil 1  in Paraza (Languedoc Roussillon).  It was great!  We loved the farmhouse and the grounds and swimming pool. The area is beautiful and we did some exploring especially to visit Carcassonne, markets, winetasting in Paraza….Thank you so much for all your help and advice. It was a great success with everyone in our family.

Family H, Devon, UK, July 2011

You provide a great service!

Mr G, New Zealand, June 2011

The whole experience from inquiring about the property, arrival and stay was excellent and very easy. I will be considering another JDV holiday next year. 

Mrs A, Wiltshire, UK, June 2011

Paul, thanks very much for everything. Really looking forward to our stay at Lilas. Your service has been excellent and we are very pleased.

Mrs C, UK, July 2011

We were particularly pleased with the care taken by Paul and Sandra, they both made us feel special. We have recommended this apartment and the company to friends and intend to start further searches for holiday properties with Joie De Vivre (JDV Holidays) 

Mrs R, Fife, June 2011

Following our recent stay at Apartment Beau Sejour 2 (a group of 5 ladies visiting Carcassonne) your website representation of the property was exact. I consider that both Joie de Vivre & the owners could not have done more for us to make our short stay so great and successful.  It was all in all, exceptional ‘value for money’ given the levels of attention we received. I would definitely choose Joie de Vivre again and recommend you most highly. 


Mrs L R, Yorkshire, UK, April 11

Great Paul. I'm very impressed with the speedy reply, service has had the WOW!!!!! factor so far.

Ms R, feb 2011

Joie de Vivre were extremely helpful in getting our accommodation sorted for us and, as you said, Bonnieux was beautiful. Thank you

Mrs C, UK, Dec 2010

Everything was fine. We would definitely recommend Joie de Vivre

Mrs M, Villa St Luc, East Dunbartonshire, July 2010

I just wanted to extend our thanks for your super work in organising our holiday accomodation at the last minute (24hrs notice!). We had a lovely time as the Maison Lilas 2 and could not have asked for a better base for our holiday............. The place was lovely, and please pass on our thanks to Sue the local representative who was amazingly helpful and friendly.
I will certainly come back and look next year when we are looking for where to go!  Thanks again.

Family C, Tampere, Finland, Sept 2010

Just a short note to say thank you for all your help on the run up to our holiday. We had a wonderful time in France and the Apartment was very nice, exactly as expected.

Mr W, Apartment St Justine, September 2010

The villa far exceeded our expectations. The website explained the villa perfectly but the villa was immaculate and was a perfect base for our holiday.

Mr G, Villa Clair de Lune, GRAVESEND, KENT, August 2010

Domaine Marcassite was absolutely exquisite - you warned me about that, but I thought you were just being professional!   Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Ms W, Domaine Marcassite, Aug 2010

Finally we are back at home with great memories of Cote d'Azur. We really liked the apartment very much both in terms of its location and the facilities that it has and enjoyed our stay at this nice apartment. Everything was perfect. Thank you very much for your help and service supplied by JDV Holidays. We would definitely contact with you if we plan to rent an apartment again in the Cote d'Azur area and we without any doubt will recommend you to our friends.

G&D, Apartment Euphorbe 3, Cote d'Azur, 2010

We found JDV's website generally very good and the booking arrangements for Maison La Bouverie were excellent. The staff were all very helpful and we could not have wished for a better service. We would be very happy to use JDV again and can thoroughly recommend them to anyone.

Thanks especially to you Maggie for making all the admin side of the arrangements work so well and for all your help.

Mr & Mrs H, Maison La Bouverie, Le Var, July 2010

Thankyou - A wondeful holiday!

Mrs A, Perth, Australia, June 2010, Gite St Sophie

We have been most impressed with everything done by JDV to ensure our time at Apartment St Justine went without a hitch. Also the effort made to help us look at other properties for next year - very much appreciated Colin. Apart from the web site suggestion above I don't think you can do anything to improve what you do. Praise doesn't come better than that!

Mr & Mrs G, Queenstown, New Zealand, June 2010, Apartment St Justine.

We got back from our holiday last weekend; just wanted to say thanks for all your help, we had a great time.

Mrs A, Qatar following a stay at MAISON RUBY in June 2010

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our trip. I’ve never been to that area of France before (Languedoc Roussillon)  and will definitely return...............we really enjoyed the wine and sunshine.

Mr R, GITE IVOIRE, May 2010

As always, you are so helpful and friendly! Thanks,


Mrs D, Somerset, May, 2010

The accommodation was brilliant!  We could not have asked for more.  It was easily the best holiday rental we have stayed in during this trip (7 weeks so far).  Colin was very helpful and prompt all the way through and we thoroughly enjoyed our week.

Ms N, Victorie, Australia, Gite St Denis, April 2010

Just to let you know that we are safely back from France - and Maison Quartz rose was perfect for us!  Very tastefully done, and the owners were both very friendly and helpful.  We were blessed with the most amazing weather - even when we went west for a few days with friends in the Landes - and walked along the Canal, read on the terrace and generally visited the area.   It was amazingly peaceful and quiet and everything we'd hoped for.  We'd definitely go again at this time of year (September / October)
With very many thanks for all your help and advice

Mrs CM of Ross-shire Scotland

Just a quick note to say that we had a wonderful time in Provence and would not hesitate to recommend Joie de Vivre or the villa we rented, Villa St Henri in Maubec.

Mr N, Birmingham, UK, September 2009

The organisation was excellent. Thank you!

Mrs B, Gite St Sophie, August 2009

Overall, your website had the most and best info of the handful of gites sites I visited for our stay in Languedoc.

Mrs AG Toronto - June 2009

I want you to know how much I appreciated all your efforts in organizing this holiday rental for me.  I will definitely recommend your company to any friends who are looking for places to rent.  Thanks again.

Mrs KT, USA, Gite Coquet, July 2009

Can I also just say thanks a million for all your helpful Emails and assistance in organising our holiday to France. It's greatly appreciated

Dr C, Edinburgh JULY 2009

We enjoyed our stay in Maison Quartz Rose very, very much - it was a little piece of heaven for us.  The owners are lovely people, and Languedoc Roussillon was all we'd hoped for and more.  It was the best holiday I've had in a long time. It was great to meet you too, that one evening at the Cafe du Port.  I so look forward to going back sometime. 

Mrs AG Toronto, Canada - June 2009 after a 1 month stay

I think all the info we rec'd from Joie de Vivre was very complete and helpful. We would definitely rent again from you!

Ms H. Illinois, USA, July 2009 Apartment St David

The experience was excellent from start to finish! Thank you!

Ms S, Herts, July 2009, Villa St Josie

We were very satisfied with your service and quality of accomodation.We will be pleased if we could use your service in the future.

Mr O, Apartment Euphorbe, July 2009

Your service was excellent & we would certainly recommend JDV to our friends & will use you again one day for sure.

Mr M, New Jersey, July 2009

We have both been really impressed by Joie de Vivre and the professional service provided by you, Katherine and Sandra.  We have recommended your web site to some people that we were talking to at the airport on the way home as we had the impression that they travel on a very frequent basis and they too prefer apartments to hotels.  I will also be recommending you to colleagues here in Jersey.  As we can fly direct to Nice from Jersey it is so much easier and we certainly plan to visit again and will go straight to your web site when planning future holidays.
Many thanks for your help and organising once again!
Kind regards,

Ms C, Jersey, CI, July 2009

Your service and assistance has been excellent since the start of our enquiry – thanks.

Apartment Euphorbe 3, July 09

Thanks so much for your attention on this.  We had a good feeling about you and JDV and the place looked lovely, but until we know we have "happy campers", there is always that slight uneasiness.  Clearly they are blissed out! Many thanks and I look froward to our next joint venture.

Quench Travel, June 2009

Thank you so much for all your interest and suggestions.It is wonderful to be dealing with a person and not a machine or website.  I really do appreciate the help you are giving us.

Mrs B, Africa, May 2009

Our stay at The Old Savonnerie truly made our holiday one of the best we've ever had-and we have been to France many times.  We cannot wait to return.  Our only regret was that we did not plan to stay longer. Thank you for all of your kind assistance, and we will be in touch when planning our future holiday.

Mr B, New York, USA, Dec 2008

We had a fine week in Nice too. We will be back!

Ms B, USA, March 2009

Thanks for all your help and quick responses to our queries.

Ms F, Gite Lily, October 2008

We all thought Biot and the surrounding areas were quite idyllic and wouldn’t hesitate in returning and indeed using your company again to book a villa.

Mr W, Maison Cypres, Biot, September 2008

Thank you so much. You can count on me working with Joie de Vivre Holidays again. You have been wonderful. I appreciate all you have done to make this an easy and enjoyable process.

Ms T, Gite Coquet, April 2009

thanks for all your great info – we are still planning our travels and have not finalized anything yet so will definitely be back in touch Thanks again your site is one of the clearest and most informative we have seen

Ms E, New Zealand March 2009

Just a quick note to you to tell you how much we appreciate your prompt replies and information. It is just a delight to work with you.

Ms B, Canada, February 2009

We would definitely go back to Gite St. Nina and use your company again.  Many thanks

Mr & Mrs E, UK, September 2008, Gite St Nina

We couldn't recommend it enough and thank you once again for your personalised attention to detail in helping us find the right place.  We would have no hesitation in coming to you again for our next holiday and will recommend you to all our friends!

Mrs M & Family, Gite St Nina, Oct, 2008

JDV were great. I was particularly impressed with the speed in which emails were answered. Excellent communication gave me a great deal of confidence that we were dealing with an efficient, professional organisation. Full marks to JDV. Have recommended this company to a number of colleagues already. My husband and I could not have been happier with JDV or the holiday itself. Superb!

Mrs D, Gite St Marcel, London, London, August 2008

Really appreciated your help and accurate description of property and location - your detailed personal knowledge was the selling point for me - thank you

Mrs H, UK, 2008 - Villa Loriot Jaune

JDV made for a very easy to organise holiday and were particularly helpful in arranging a Monday to Monday booking

Mrs V, UK, August 2008 - Gite St Marcel

Just wanted to say thanks to you personally for all your help. The directions from Dieppe to Olonzac were really helpful..................We had a great holiday, the pool, the garden and the owners all fantastic.

Mrs S, Gite Topaze in Olonzac, August 2008.

Very happy with the service from Joie de Vivre. The information supplied for the property was accurate and gave a true picture of the facilities.

Mrs W, Maison Cuivre, Nottingham, August 2008

We have been looking at various websites for accomodation recently, and we both agree that of the many that we have seen, yours at Joie de Vivre is the most customer friendly.

Mr H, Manchester, Aug 2008

Sue provided an excellent level of detail on the recommended restuarants, locations, bike hire etc. We used much of this and totally agreed with the assessments! Thanks so much Sue :-)

Ms H, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, July 2008

It has been a pleasure dealing with you and JDV Holidays, it has been the simplest part of our holiday plans.  Thanks again,

Ms S, London, August 2008

Thanks very much, your service is excellent, will recommend you and use your site again.

Mr S, Apartment St Justine, Aug 2008

We were completely happy with our holiday experience. Some nice additional touches were the details of the Restaurants in the area and the opinions of Joie de Vivre. The standard of the property was very high and the owners extremely friendly and helpful.  

Mrs N, Maison Cristal, June 2008

We found the whole experience very satisfactory.

Mr C, Villa Landini, July 2008

Thankyou we had a lovely holiday.

Mrs E, Maison St Andre, July, 2008

Colin was extremely helpful and more than answered my questions. I really enjoyed the personal touch and dealing wth a small company who clearly genuinely care about their customers

Mrs H, Surrey UK, July 2008

Back at last from Maubec and we just want to say how impressed we were with the property, the service and the location. Part of my family was really taken aback because they had never done anything like this and they were overwhelmed at the quality. We had a day on  private boat to ourselves out of Cassis which was perfect. And saw part of the Tour up close etc. Yes some stress from travel, but it was a true vacation, and we are enthusiastic supporters of your service.

Mr & Mrs W, USA, July, 2008

Thank you, Sue, for your helpful and prompt communication.  We appreciate working with you.  

Mr & Mrs Poertner, Oregon USA Feb 2008

it was a perfect holiday base, fantastic location within walking distance to shops, beach and train station. And our booking experience was very positive. Paul was very approachable and very thorough when answering all of our questions. Thanks for a great holiday!

Mr G, Villa Mimosa, October 07

We had a marvellous time this year. Fresh figs on tap and grapes at the pool side - heaven. Dominique makes wicked fig jam and the pot survived the journey home! Thanks again, we keep coming back because we've looked around and you just can't be beaten.

Ms A, September 2007, Gite St Olive

Very nice. Exactly what we had in mind. It was a pleasure to work with Mr. Bowles. The information provided met our expectations. If there was a hitch, Mr. Bowles was there to correct it. The villa was beautiful, well-equipped, well-kept and close to the village as promised. People we dealt with were reliable, honest. All satisfactory. We will recommend dealing with Mr. Bowles and Joie de Vivre.

Mrs D, September 2007, Villa St Paul

...we had a great time and enjoyed meeting you all. I'm 100% sure that we will be using your excellent service again at some time in the future.

Mr M, July 2007, The Old Savonnerie 3

But we both enjoyed the holiday and the accommodation was excellent , may we thank you on your recommendations and assistance. The only drawback being , we had to leave and come home , a month or even longer would have been ideal , however we both have to go back to work to earn money to pay for next years holidays. I can assure you that we will be back on to you at some stage for accommodations and recommendations. Many thanks again.

Mr & Mrs G, London, June 2007, The Old Savonnerie

Also I should like to say how thrilled we all were with the Villa Fuschia. This lovely villa was perfect for us for our stay during the Cannes Film Festival. The charming owners made us feel most welcome and dealt with all our requests promptly and courteously. Thank you to you at Joie de Vivre for arranging everything so perfectly. We look forward to staying at the Villa Fuschia in the future.

Mr J, London, May 2007 Villa Fuschia

The accommodation was wonderful and met or exceeded all our expectations.

Mrs F, USA, May 2007 Villa St Elisabeth

Thank you for providing a quick and efficient but very personal service!

Mrs S, UK, April, Gite Opale

Thank you for being so prompt in your replies. We were able to take our bicycles and keep them safe at the gite and enjoy many hours of cycling around the local area. We had a lot of fun. We will certainly use Joie de Vivre again.

Mr & Mrs H, Hampshire, November 2006 Gite St Sebastien 3

You were extremely helpful and efficient during the booking process which enabled us to find exactly the right property. I will certainly use your company again as the personal service and advice makes it a pleasurable and stress-free way of arranging a holiday.

Ms L, London, July 2006 Mas St Didier

All of our pre-holiday questions were quickly and fully answered and enabled us to book the holiday with ease. The little Provence booklet that was sent when our booking was confirmed was also very useful and provided an excellent point of reference whilst we were on holiday e.g. for the local markets. Thank you!

Ms K, London, June 2006 Villa St Fleurie

I just want say again personally how much we enjoyed our stay in Provence and in particular how much we loved the villa. We will certainly do this again. We will look to you first for a place to stay and we will happily recommend you to any of our friends who ask. Cheers

Mr E & Family, USA, Sept 2006 Bergerie St Barthelemy

Just to let you know we were extremely satisfied with the villa and the location. Everything we could have wanted was provided.

Ms S, Ipswich, April 2006, Villa St Valentin

We really appreciated the help and efficient service. We would use your company again.

Mrs D, Durham, April 2006

Your car hire was also the cheapest, keep up the good work! I will recommend you to friends.

Ms G, Nottinghamshire, June 2005

Overall a solid well done and a heart-felt thankyou!

Mr & Mrs S, Swindon, UK. June 2005 Villa St Yvette

Everything was fine. A very good service

Mr M, Scotland, April 2005 Apartment St Joseph

Everything was perfect!

Ms Bakker, Netherlands, Sept 2004 Mas St Romain

Service was excellent and the property exactly as described. A wonderful trip!

Ms H, England, May 2004 Mas St Romain

You were very helpful. Thanks again for your help at such short notice.

Mr & Mrs P, Cheshire, UK, July 2004 Apartment St Francoise

We think Property Provencal has everything exactly right. We have recommended the Property Provencal website to friends.

Mr & Mrs A and family, Cumbria, UK, August 2005 Apartment St Francoise

Have great confidence in your selection of sites and knowledge of the properties in the region which personalises the service.

Mr C, Eire, Sept 2005

Very good service from Property Provencal and two excellent gites. Would certainly recommend you to other people.

Mr & Mrs W, Felixstowe, July 2005

The service we received was excellent and we would certainly use Property Provencal again.

Mr & Mrs E, Lancashire, June 2005

A friendly, efficient run service - glad we found you! Thanks p.s. Hope to use Property Provencal again!

Mr & Mrs T, Fife, July 2005

We found the service that you provided very efficient and helpful & couldn't be improved.

Ms R, Somerset, August 2005

Your enthusiasm for this area [ and your work ] is coming over loud & clear. It is very refreshing and has certainly elevated my excitement. I'm beginning to wonder if we will have enough time [ for Mirepoix, Castelnaudary, Narbonne etc ] & then I realise I have the rest of my life. It will all be there next year!

Mr G, Scotland, May 2007 Gite Opale

Fantastic help from Paul when making initial enquiry & then booking. A top rate all round service received.

Ms S, Isle of Man, September 2006 Gite des Chenes

I think you are tremendously organised & I will certainly recommend you to people. Thank you for all your help in booking the property for us.

Ms M, London, August 2005 Apartment St Joseph

Very good service from Property Provencal & 2 excellent gites. Would certainly recommend you to other people.

Mr & Mrs W, Felixstowe, UK. July 2005