A SPACIOUS, COMFORTABLE, CENTRAL APARTMENT CLOSE TO BEACHES.

Annika Purkhardt

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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A SPACIOUS, COMFORTABLE, CENTRAL APARTMENT CLOSE TO BEACHES.

Cassis Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Double bedroom, living room with sofa bed, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4.

On the Cote d’Azur in the heart of Provence “Lilas” overlooks this historic fishing town. Beaches, restaurants and the delights of the market square are easy to discover from this central location. Enjoy romantic dinners on the southern balcony-terrace whilst looking out to sea.

There are lovely views of the medieval castle, church and sea. Inviting restaurants and bars spill out onto the streets surrounding the port the market square which are close to a safe, sandy beach. All this is within five minutes' walking distance from the apartment through Cassis’ narrow cobbled streets.

The 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 200m from the port, everything is withing easy walking distance. There is also a butcher, baker, pharmacy and newsagent just across the road, close to a convenient car park.

Hello from the owner: I recently fell in love with Cassis whilst on a rock climbing trip. 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.

Spectacular hidden coves (les Calanques) are just a boat-ride away. The colourful market comes to the village square twice a week. The scene is just as you imagine....olives, cheeses, honey, fruit and vegetables together with that essential bustle of people.

Moreover 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.

Victor Parsons is a truly charming and helpful gentleman who will meet and look after you during your stay. I hope I have drawn you a full and accurate picture of what Cassis has to offer.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Annika Purkhardt

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Speaks french, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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4.8
based on 28 traveler reviews

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A spacious, comfortable, central apartment close to beaches.
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews
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A spacious, comfortable, central apartment close to beaches.
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Cassis Marseille area
5

PERFECT HOLIDAY IN CASSIS

  • 5 of 5
Lilas is perfectly located, only a 3-minute walk down the road and you are in the very centre of the village which has a wonderful atmosphere and beautiful location. There are several shops conveniently close by. The accommodation is excellent with everything we needed; it was clean and the facilities were first class. Annika (owner) and Victor (local man on the ground) were both so helpful during the booking process and during our holiday. We couldn't have asked for more. We would definitely recommend Lilas and Cassis to anyone. We hired a scooter at Marseille and rode to Cassis along the D559 which gave a very relaxed and picturesque start to our holiday as an alternative to the motorway. You could also travel from Marseille by train. Cassis is a beautiful village. We also rode on the Route des Cretes to La Ciotat - the Route is thrilling and goes through magnificent countryside. (Warning; you need to be an experienced biker). The beach we used at La Ciotat was excellent with very fine sand. The beach at Cassis is a mixture of sand/small smooth stones but not a problem. The boat trip to Les Callanques was charming. We chose a regular bar and cafe and enjoyed exploring the many narrow and interesting streets off the beaten track to find small restaurants which were all excellent. When we ate "at home" we enjoyed sitting on the veranda during the balmy evenings. Only one downside - the tree in front of the veranda needs to be cut back to make the most of the view which was partly obstructed; we appreciate this may be beyond the control of the owner and this is not a criticism of her. We have been abroad many times but Cassis and Lilas is the first place we have felt we would wish to return to - our holiday was everything we could have wished for and more. (A note for car drivers - its very busy in August and you will need some patience. We were able to park our scooter very easily, either in one of the dedicated places or just on the pavement alongside everyone else!) Other activities available (which we didn't do this time) include diving, fishing, walking, cycling.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Cassis Marseille area
Norwich, UK
4

LOVELY APARTMENT IN CASSIS

  • 4 of 5
Just spent a lovely week in lilas apartment in Cassis. The apartment was spacious, well furnished and sparkling clean! We felt that Annika and Victor were very helpful and this added to the pleasure of our stay. Cassis is a lovely town with plenty going on and has good walking, swimming and canoeing opportunities. We ate very well and enjoyed visiting the market to buy fresh food. I would recommend this apartment highly and would like to return!
Audrey 03/08/13
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
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A spacious, comfortable, central apartment close to beaches.
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Cassis Marseille area
Canada
4

PERFECT LOCATION AND A WONDERFUL TOWN

  • 4 of 5
We were 4 Canadian ladies who spent a wonderful week in Cassis in October. The apartment was perfect for us. It was clean and equiped with all neccessary utensils and linens. The town of Cassis has a wonderful choice of restaurants and we did enjoy Victor's selection of Bonaparte's twice. We did have a few day trips to Marseille, Aryls and The Camaruge and did find transportation from the train station rather spotty. It is an easy 4 K walk to the apartment from the station but I would recommend arranging a taxi pickup before you go if the walking is an issue.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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A spacious, comfortable, central apartment close to beaches.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p63018
+44 (0)1428 608360
Cassis Marseille area
5

LILAS APPARTMENT, CASSIS

  • 5 of 5
This was the second year running that we stayed at Lilas. This indicates how much we liked both Cassis and the appartment. The appartment is in a perfect location just 5 minutes walk from the town and the beach. Shops and restaurants are close by. The appartment is spacious, clean and well equipped, ideal for two people. Victor is there to greet you on arrival and show you around the appartment and is easily contactable in the unlikely event of a problem. The view from the balcony is stunning and we spent much time there with glass of wine and a good book.
Cassis has a picturesque harbour and old town. The Calanques are well worth making the effort to explore, preferably on foot, Port Pin was our favourite. It is quite possible we will be returning next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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A spacious, comfortable, central apartment close to beaches.
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Cassis Marseille area
Fair Oaks, California, USA
5

LOVELY APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
Dear Annika, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at Lilas on our visit to Cassis. This was the last stop on our vacation, and I think the best and most relaxing. We have visited Cassis several times over the years but never stayed more than a day. But by having a centrally located apartment, we were really able to enjoy Cassis in the proper manner. Loved the food, the village, the Calanques, and most importantly, the lovely apartment. It was all that was advertised and more. We truly enjoyed meeting Victor too who was only too helpful and such a friendly ambassador to Cassis.

We hope we can visit Lilas again on our next visit. But until that time, please accept our thanks for allowing us to enjoy your apartment - it was grand!

Joyce and Guy
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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A spacious, comfortable, central apartment close to beaches.
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Cassis Marseille area
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
5

LILA'S APPARTMENT

Lila's Appartment
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I found Lila's to be the perfect choice for our stay in Cassis. Highlights include:

- The apartment was perfectly situated (less than 5 minute walk to the harbour, walking distance to food markets and grocery stores); very clean; and the kitchen/dining room had everything you could need to be able to cook at home.
- The view from the balcony was spectacular. We enjoyed having evening cocktails and appies watching the cap change colours from brown to red to gold. wonderful!
- We appreciated the very warm welcomd from Victor who made sure we knew how the locks worked, provided a tour of the apartment, and key directions for finding groceries etc. We also appreciated the nice welcome wine!
- We are avid hikers and kayakers, and I love to rock climb so Cassis was heaven on earth. The scenery is stunning.
- The people of Cassis are absolutely lovely and charming and were very patient and supportive with our grammatically incorrect French. By the end of the week, we felt part of the community and even went to a local church service which was lovely.
- The food markets on Wed and Friday are incredible. In our opinion, one of the best we found in the 4 weeks we were in France. Because the market was so good, we ended up only having one dinner out (which was very good) and cooked the rest of our meals.

Other practical information:

- We travelled by train. Getting into town required a bit of luck since taxis don't seem to queue at the station and we didn't have a phone or phone card to call one.
- While we were very happy to not have a car and could do everything we wanted, there are many more exercusions possible (e.g. wine tours) if you do bring one.
- For North Americans: internet is very spotty in France and getting connected in Cassis is either very expensive or inconvenient (the snack shop which is the best place turns off its wi-fi at 5). If you absolutely need to be connected, research mobile phone options.
- The entry and stairway of the apartment were poorly designed with little air flow creating a bit of a musty smell and the wall paint is chipping. Our initial impression of Lila's turned into a huge smile as soon as we entered the apartment itself. It's wonderful.

We would highly recommend Lila's to friends and family and we will most definitely be back.

Thanks for a very memorable week.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Departures every 30 mins for sightseeing
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Cassis
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Auto route
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Fine pebbles and sand, clear water
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Large selection around the port
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
A choice of many around the port
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) and hop off in a Calanques where you can enjoy a picnic, the sun and a spot of diving or snorkelling. 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.

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.

Other Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking.

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Cassis Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 17 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
€880
 
 
Low Season
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
€680
 
 
Mid Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
€880
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €25
Payment is made by bank transfer, 50% to secure the reservation and 50% two months before arrival date
Notes 4 January to 18 April 2014: 680 euro per week
19 April to 23 May 2014: 880 euro per week
24 May to 19 September 2014: 1100 euro per week
20 September - 17 October 2014: 880 euro per week
18 October - 19 December 2014: 680 euro per week
20 December - 2 January 2015: 880 euro per week
200 euro deposit in cash required on arrival, refunded on departure
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Amenities

Cassis Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 56 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • There is a large bath with shower, a towel heater and plenty of storage. The wc is separate.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • French windows open out on to the balcony-terrace. Savour the views from the king size beg. (This bed can be converted into two large singles). Other features include a built-in wardrobe, 2 bedside tables, a large walnut chest of drawers and a chair.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountaineering
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
Notes:
Views-Exceptional, Restaurant-Dining-Guide, Sunsets-Exceptional, Sunrises-Exceptional, Balcony with Awning.
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