A propos

A propos

Bonjour! I'm Stéphanie and I love villas and hotels with pools.

I am a Franco-British full time working mum and blogger living in London with my Mr Big and Mademoiselle. The three of us really enjoy staying at unique boutique hotels and villa rentals and we always look for the essential pool! From the Poolside is my personal extensive collection of delightful holiday places where we stayed or would like to stay. You can find gorgeous  boutique hotels with pools and villa rentals all perfect for families with young children. They all satisfy my taste for chic interiors and a relaxed approach towards families.
This is my most favourite website ever. I trawl the web for hours trying to find bijou boutique places to stay, for the 2 of us. I generally find those properties who market well, but you have taken this to another level and found the most gorgeous places to stay that I never could find. Thank you .. my holidays and weekend getaways have just got better!
Clara - Bristol
Went to the KillieHuntly in May thanks to your review. It was one of the best holidays we ever had.
Luisa - London
Love love love your blog and your ability to find perfect boltholes that are personal and not commercialised. Thank you
Marc - Paris

Let's find your next escape 🌴

I love helping stylish travellers quickly find their own dream escape for their next family holiday. As a busy mum working full time, I know how precious holidays are and I don’t want me or you to waste hours on the web searching for the right place. Stephanie Bonnet, boutique hotel blogger, on the beach with Mademoiselle in Pampelonne, near Saint Tropez You can
  1. start your search on this page,
  2. Download the app to get all addresses and more  in your pocket
  3. browse the resources such as useful maps and free guides
  4. join the mailing list to receive regular updates.

My goal is to help you create wonderful holiday memories

I can't wait to hear about the next vacation you will have planned thanks to the tips here so drop me an email or reach out on Instagram  A bientôt


PS : “à propos” is “about” in French.