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Spacious central apartment near beach & port, great view, a/c, private parking

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

About the property

Large double bedroom, views of sea & medieval chateau, 300m from port & beach

* new shower room 2017

* new separate wc 2017

* new double glazing 2017

* new air conditioning 2017

* free wifi

* free, private, barrier controlled parking

* Egyptian cotton bedlinen

“Lilas” overlooks the historic fishing village of Cassis. The centrally located apartment is on the second floor of a residential building surrounded by shady palm trees and pines. Situated in the town centre, 300m from the nearest beach and port, you will find all amenities within walking distance. Lilas benefits from private, barrier controlled parking, a huge bonus in high season Cassis.

The large, air conditioned double bedroom has sliding doors that lead onto a southern balcony with wonderful views towards the sea, medieval chateau and Cap Canaille. The spacious, air conditioned living room shares the same stunning view; the balcony is a great spot for an alfresco meal or sundowner, watching the changing light at dusk and the illumination of the clock tower at nightfall. A fitted kitchen with household appliances (dishwasher, oven, microwave, 2 ring ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, coffee machine) leads into a loggia where there is a washing machine and additional storage. The new shower room and separate wc were fitted in 2017.

There is also a hair-dryer, iron, ironing board, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, wireless internet, a cot and a high chair, . We have a small selection of books and DVDs and an aux cable so you can connect your own music devices. All linen (sheets, towels, beach towels, bath mat, tea towels) and household cleaning products are provided.

Inviting restaurants and bars spill out onto the streets surrounding the port and market square, both close to a safe, sandy beach. All this is within five minutes' walking distance from the apartment through Cassis’ narrow cobbled streets.

Spectacular hidden coves (les Calanques) are just a boat-ride away alternatively walk or canoe to the limestone slabs and enjoy the sun drenched rocks; read, swim, sun bathe, snorkel ........

The colourful market comes to the village square twice a week. The scene is just as you imagine....olives, cheese, honey, fruit and vegetables together with that essential bustle of people.

Cassis is one of the truly unspoilt parts of the Cote d’Azur. Thanks to the national park, medieval castle and the famous vineyards, property developers have been kept out and Cassis has retained its 16th and 18th century architecture.

Our representative, Victor Parsons, will welcome you to Lilas and be on hand during your stay should you need any help or advice. Victor and I hope to see you in Cassis in the near future so you can discover its treasures for yourself.

More Details

Owner
Annika Purkhardt
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Annika Purkhardt

We fell in love with Cassis whilst on a rock climbing trip several years ago. Cassis is a gem; it is a classic, old, Mediterranean fishing village steeped in history and packed with wonderful restaurants and shops. The port and the promenade is an eclectic mix of boats, yachts, bars, cafes and restaurants with a wonderful atmosphere of its own.

Annika Purkhardt purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Annika Purkhardt chose Marseille area

Cassis is a gem and there is so much to do! The apartment is unusually spacious with exceptional views to the sea, the old chateau and Cap Canaille. It is a five minute walk to the port and water front restaurants and all amenities are within walking distance.

What makes this apartment unique

Free, private, barrier controlled parking - a huge bonus in high season Cassis.

Interesting and diverse view, particularly lovely as the sun sets.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Cassis, France

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 56 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Newly installed 2017
    Bathroom 1 - shower enclosure , New luxury shower room installed 2017
  • Towel heater and plenty of storage. The wc is separate.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , There is a large sofa bed in the living room.
  • Double glazed, sliding doors open on to the balcony. Savour the views from the king size bed. (This bed can be converted into two large singles). Other features include a built-in wardrobe, a bedside table, a large oak chest of drawers and a couple of chairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free private, barrier controlled parking, free wifi, air conditioning, Egyptian cotton bedlinen, superb view

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(49 traveller reviews)

Spacious central apartment near beach & port, great view, a/c, private parking
average rating of 4.591837 based on 49 reviews
5

So good we'd like to return

  • 5 of 5

We've been renting apartments or gites in France for almost 30 years and Lilas is one of the very few we both agreed we would want to return to. We have stayed in Provence and further along the coast more than half a dozen times so were familiar with this part of France. We stayed for a week after taking a few days driving down to Cassis and spent all of our time in and around the town, in part because it was so hot during our stay - 34C or thereabouts most of the time.

The apartment itself is practical (especially the wifi and private parking) and comfortable - possibly the most comfortable bed anywhere we've stayed! - and, as others have said, in a great location just 5 minutes walk from the harbour, bars, restaurants, beach. The beautiful restful views from the veranda can't be over-estimated and really added to the pleasure and relaxation of the holiday. Annika's driving directions to find the apartment and meet up with Victor were essential and worked perfectly.

Cassis itself is compact and delightful; interesting little side streets, great reasonably priced restaurants, twice weekly market, events in the harbour. The boat trip to the calanques is a must. We liked both Plage du Bestouan - approx 15 mins walk from Lilas - for the snorkelling (which included following an octopus hunting among the rocks!) and the main beach which is nearer. It was lovely just sitting in the bars lining the harbour and watching the world go by. Equally, if you haven't been to this part of France before Cassis is a good base to visit other places nearby.

Annika, the owner, responded promptly and helpfully to all our initial and subsequent enquiries about the apartment and made it clear we could contact her at any time. Victor, 'the man on the spot', was equally helpful and approachable during our stay. Thanks to both of them and we hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments Penny, Victor and I hope to see you back at Lilas soon!
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5

Wonderful visit to Cassis with very sunny weather and brilliant recent improvements to the apartment

  • 5 of 5

Even in February Cassis was buzzing with activity and spring was in full swing!

Watching the evening light playing on the scene down at the port with a glass of wine was magical. And likewise we absolutely loved the fascinating view from the apartment that we were able to enjoy whilst sitting on the balcony or inside. The brand new sliding windows with double glazing together with the air conditioning system gave us entirely peaceful nights.

We would recommend ' à table' for lunch or dinner and we heard that 'Le Chaudron' is well worth a visit.

We are very keen to return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Top location in this slice of heaven

  • 4 of 5

Cassis can best be described as the French Portofino and the apartment was a very short walking distance to the picturesque harbour, sandy beach, boating, vibrant cafes, restaurants and boutiques. No wonder the French list this as a preferred holiday destination! The apartment was comfortable with a large balcony and stunning views to the sea, castle and imposing headlands. Of note: the apartment is located on the top floor and is accessed by stairs; is situated between two key access roads and traffic noise can interrupt night sleep. However after trekking and swimming in the nearby Callanques, watching glorious sunsets from one of the many restaurants/bars on the harbour shore, you fall in love with Cassis. We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have recently installed double glazing and air conditioning so nights should be quiet and cool!
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4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location to enjoy Cassis with a short walk to everywhere : harbor, restaurants, market, and right in the town center. The apartment is roomy and clean with parking right underneath.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Ideal location to explore Cassis

  • 4 of 5

Nice clean apartment with Wi-Fi and only a 5 min walk from the harbour.

Peaceful and the view from balcony is good, ok the tree blocks some of it but the view of the mountain etc kind of makes up for this and its a reasonably private place to relax. The on site parking is also a bonus as you soon appreciate the lack of parking offered by other properties as you wander round Cassis.

Cassis offers an excellent selection of bars and restaurants, even the most expensive are reasonably priced, highlight was Fish Bouillabaisse at Bonaparte's

The owner (Annika) was extremely helpful and Victor did everything as promised.

Got to say would be 5 star if Annika can find a way to trim the tree, but having said that its still a cracking place to stay and we would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are hoping the branch will be cut shortly, we need the approval of all homeowners in the three apartment blocks and this is taking some time!
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4

Wonderful break in fine apartment

  • 4 of 5

Lilas is ideally located in central Cassis close to the harbour. It has great views across to the sea, the church and the 'chateau on the hill'

It provides comfortable accommodation with its own parking

Cassis is a wonderful, self contained small town with lots of opportunities for days on the beach, walking, climbing, sailing, boat trips along the Callanques, fishing, diving etc etc.

It's local rail station - just a short trip on the shuttle bus from near the Casino - has good links to Marseilles, Aix and other local towns along the coast - though there's really no need to leave the town

The Wednesday market is a joy and the local supermarkets are more than adequate

There are many excellent local restaurants and the local whites and rosés are exceptional - though expensive

All in all a lovely break in a lovely place!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Large selection around the port
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Departures every 30 mins for sightseeing
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Cassis
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Auto route
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
A choice of many around the port
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Fine pebbles and sand, clear water
Car: not necessary

The Calanques, a national park, are Provencal fjords with crystal clear green water. Framed by white limestone cliffs and the deep blue of the ocean, secret beaches and coves await discovery. Catch a boat from the port (they leave every half hour) or walk in the Calanques where you can enjoy a picnic, the sun and a spot of diving or snorkelling, or just sit back and catch some rays! A renowned diving area, complete with Roman wrecks, lies half an hour's boat ride out to sea. Alternatively you may prefer to take advantage of the world famous rock climbing nearby or just enjoy a peaceful stroll along the water's edge or watching the world pass by from one of the many bars and cafes along the port.

Cassis produces a delicious white wine, the result of a long tradition of wine making. Many of the local Chateaux welcome visitors and offer free wine tasting.

Other enjoyable days out include visits to Marseille or Aix-en-Provence where music and dance festivals take place regularly.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Cassis, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
5 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$567
 
 
Mid Season
15 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$993
 
 
High Season
17 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,305
 
 
Mid Season
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$993
 
 
Low Season
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$567
 
 
Mid Season
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$993
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$1,305
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & linen A$113

200 euro deposit in cash required on arrival, refunded on departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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