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House on a wonderful plot facing Marseille

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Former 110-sq.m angler's house: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a pool &sauna

The blue house is south facing on the Côte Bleue in the Vesse Calanque. It is fully screened from the Mistral wind.

The air corner of paradise is scented with rosemary and thyme, cradled by the chirping cicadas.The 100-sq.m blue house is a former angler's house refurbished with high-quality materials for a great lifestyle all year round.

It is on two storeys.

The ground floor offers a spacious living / dining room with a large open plan kitchen. The kitchen features a 5-ring cooker with an oven, a microwave, a dishwasher, a coffee maker, a teapot,a toaster, and an Espresso machine. The living room boasts a sofa bed, a table, and a Swedish insert fireplace. The whole house has electric heating.

The large picture window separates this vast living area from the large garden terrace featuring a 10-seat table, barbecue, deck chairs, and sun umbrellas.

The mid-level has a cosy area with a sofa bed and WC (sink and toilet)

The first floor offers two independent bedrooms each with a private bathroom. The larger bedroom also has a WC.

A terraced garden surrounds the house. This space offers a pool, the length of which border the rock, and a sauna not visible from the outside. There is also a clothesline.

Unusually for inside a calanque, we have a large garage for tow cars and a motorcycle.

The house has Wi-Fi and satellite TV.

Practical side


We provide bed linen, sheets, and bath towels

For an additional fee, we provide a housekeeper. We highly recommend this service as housekeepers are from the calanque area and provide you all you could need (including delicious homemade fish soup...)

Mandatory final cleaning is not included in the rate.


In the village of Rove,3 km away from the house, you can find all shops and let's not forget the well known brousse cheese from Rove.

L'Estaque, an impressionist painters' village, is 6 km away. Here, you can find all shops and a Provencal market. Recently, a shuttle service links l'Estaque with the old harbour.


- walking:

Five minutes from the sea, the foot of the calanque has a pretty pebble beach and stunning views of Marseille. The bar serves small pastis in the shade of the plane trees.

You can also take the well-being trails along the garrigue with small private beaches. Here the water is clean and few people visit. Don't forget to visit the Figuerolles Calanque.

The calanque offers a diving centre and there is one in the Niolon International Centre.

There are abundant places to visit.

- By car:

In Marseille, check out the old harbour and Notre Dame de la Garde, while not forgetting that Marseille is a huge cultural centre with the MUCEM, Vieille Charité,Longchamp Palace, and many others.

We are half an hour from Provencal bourgeois in Aix-en-Provence. Theres Cours Mirabeau for you to stroll down in he eveningsand museums.

Many film stars like to get away to the Alpilles, 40 minutes away. The area includes Baux,St-Remy, and many other traditional Provencal villages

In Camargue, an hour away, don't forget to take the Barcarin ferryboat to feel miles away from it all

Arles and Avignon are great, particularly during festival time.

- By train: the blue train takes you along the Côte Bleue and to Marseille's Gare St Charles in the city centre.

More Details

Jean-Rene Milliet
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Jean-Rene Milliet

I am an ENT surgeon who is fond of Provence. I remember that the first time I came accross Maison de la Vess in its original style it was love at first sight.

I needed to live there and refurbished it to my taste to call it the blue house...a song of my generation.

I moved from France to Russia for work, where I lived for 12 years. However, in the height of the Russian winter, the blue house is still there.

Jean-Rene Milliet purchased this house in 2004

Why Jean-Rene Milliet chose Le Rove

I decided to rent the blue house for it to be lived in because I only come to France every once in a while.

What makes this house unique

A true oasis of peace in this calanque, the house dominating the valley is a gem. I often forget whether I am in Marseilleor Greece. In short, the entire Mediterranean opens up from this calanque.

In wintertime, the house is snug. In spring, the broom shrub fragrances fill the air. In summer, the cicadas treat us to a concert. In autumn, the hills are adorned with magical colours and its' not unusual to find a pheasant or partridge on a path.


La Vesse House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower , There is also a washbasin
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The house offers a large bathroom, a washbasin, a WC, a rain shower A small bathroom comprises a hand basin and shower A WC with a washbasin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Adult and child's trundle bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cosy area on the mid-level
  • Large bedroom (around 30 sq.m): a bay window for the terrace leading to the pool A bathroom with washbasin, a rain shower, and WC in this suite There is plenty of storage space& a small desk Romantic bedroom 2 with its washbasin and shower opens onto the calanque among the pines On the midlevel there is a sofa bed allowing you to host two adults. There is a WC with a hand basin.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Walking from the house, you come to many paths leading down to small heavenly calanques where the water is still crystal clear. An idea would be to take the blue train from Niolon station (walking distance) to Carry-le-Rouet and follow the dune path back to the house. It is a real joy.


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House on a wonderful plot facing Marseille
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Très bien

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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très bien

  • 4 of 5

belle location, bon suivi du propriétaire. correspond au descriptif.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un super séjour !! la maison est très agréable, aménagée avec beaucoup de gout et les prestations de qualité ! la vue et ses alentours sont magnifiques !!! Nous reviendrons avec plaisir

merci également pour votre accueil

isabelle et jacques

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Guter Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen in herrlicher Natur und Stadtleben mit Kultur

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine schöne Woche im Spätsommer erlebt. Mit dem "Train bleu" sind wir einige Kilometer gefahren und dann am alten Zollpfad entlang

zurück gelaufen, herrliche Blicke in türkisblaue Buchten. Auch die Anreise nach Marseille gestaltet sich so sehr angenehm, keine Parkplatzsuche,

kein hektischer Verkehr, einfach am Hauptbahnhof St. Charles aussteigen und die Stadt erkunden.

Das Haus war sehr stylisch eingerichtet, es hat an nichts gefehlt. Die Terrasse ist sehr groß, mit einer grandiosen Aussicht auf Marseille, leider

war die Sonne ab 16 Uhr hinter dem Berg verschwunden.

Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen, wir können Maison Bleu nur weiter empfehlen. Auch für Hundebesitzer ist es ideal. Merci!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Superbe endroit

  • 5 of 5

La maison comme si nous étions chez nous on y reviendra c'est sur la maison bleue que du bonheur

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Schönes Haus - man fühlt sich wohl

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns in dem Haus sehr wohl gefühlt und die ruhige, private Lage sehr genossen. Auch wenn das Meer nicht so weit war, war es schön das Berg auf-und-ab mit einem Sprung in den Pool zu vermeiden. Der ist zwar überschaubar groß, aber zum Planschen und Abkühlen mehr als ausreichend. Wir waren zu dritt im Haus - das war mit den zwei Schlafzimmer ideal. Mit dem Terrassenzugang vom Elternschlafzimmer, sollte man sich aber auch arrangieren können, wenn man bei einer größeren Belegung auf das Sofa im Zwischengeschoss zurückgreifen muss. Zum Ende der Saison gab es die eine oder andere Ecke im Haus, in der eine kleine Schönheitsreparatur angestanden wäre - aber der Gesamteindruck war trotzdem sehr gut. Wir würden auf die maison bleue auf jeden Fall wieder als unser Urlaubsdomizil auswählen!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Marseille Provence
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Le Mérou
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Pra Loup / Le Sauze
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Calanque de la Vesse
Car: necessary

A 5-minute walk from the house takes you to the foot of the calanque with a pretty pebble beach. From here, there are stunning views of Marseille. The bar serves small pastis in the shade of the plane trees.

You can also take the well-being trails along the garrigue with small private beaches. Here the water is clean and few people visit. Don't forget to visit the Figuerolles Calanque.

The calanque offers a diving centre and there is one in the Niolon International Centre.

There are abundant places to visit.


Rates & Availability

La Vesse House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
ETE 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2018 - Jun 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
ETE 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
HIVER 2018/2019
Nov 3 2018 - Mar 29 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $871.58
menage $87.16

la caution devra etre en cheque (non encaisse) ou especes deposees au coffre en presence du locataire

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