Seven nights is starting to seem all too short. We only have 2 to go and are trying to bottle up each and every moment. Maison 9 is perfect in every single way.
The Maison is set within Cassis wine region and a 15 minute flat walk into the centre ville. The building has been beautifully restored with four guest rooms all located in different areas and in fact ends out feeling like one's own villa. The forth duplex room is often left empty at the owners discretion in order to create a more intimate experience therefore generally allowing for a maximum of 6 guests. I admire this philosophy from an owner that is clearly completely in tune with the guest experience and proud of the product - rightfully so too as Maison 9 is utterly faultless.
As each new day dawns there is no noise, just the gentle hum of a bee in the background, the birds, the sky, the grounds, the vineyards and you.
Breakfasts are tasteful and quiet affairs, quality produce and breads, beautiful setting and tableware, graceful attentive service.
The rooms are equipt with a kitchen area for food preparation and we have surprised ourselves and taken advantage of this every day - evening meals of figs, cheeses, cured hams, breads, salad, wine from the local markets and stores have been the perfect low key end to the perfect low key day. With numerous options of where to sit in the grounds there is simply no restaurant that vaguely competes with this incredible setting. This is the ultimate luxury for us. No noise, just pure contentment flowing through the body.
Cassis itself is a stunner. We have walked and walked and it still leaves us breathless with wonderment. The natural beauty is everywhere. Surrounded by cliffs on each side, the waters azure, the rocks and cliffs from reds and golds to pure white vertical from the sea, the beaches small and intimate, the calanques worth more than one day treck if you have time and fitness as they are too beautiful to do once only.
We are at that point of complete saturation - it simply cannot get better than this. Physically happy from good exercise and fresh air, satiated with the glorious food and wine, content with the immaculate surrounds and exquisite attention to detail of the Maison. I'll leave it at that as further words seem redundant.
Thank you Madame Kayser-Maus, Christal, Martine and house and ground staff for making our holiday truly special.
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