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Charming vintage apartment with green roof gardenen in the heart of the city

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

suitable for groups

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4 Floor with large roof terrace Mediterranean: pergola, couch, music, internet, fresh herbs - relax and watch the seagulls flying, grilling or drinking fresh mint tea. Here you can stay at home and enjoy the peace and quiet without you notice the ceiling upside down. The apartment is completely renovated, features a spacious, very well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and very good mattresses. It is located in the heart of the city: at the corner of the oriental bazaar Noeilles and the vibrant entertainment district 'La Plaine'; 5 minute walk to largest and oldest park in the city, 10 minutes walk to the Old Port, train station and bus station. One of the most beautiful beaches of Marseilles can be reached in 15 minutes by bike. Quick and easy to reach the motorway towards Aix-en-Provence and Cote Bleu.

In the apartment there are city maps, hiking maps and cultural information. And of course I am also taking the time happy to provide you with valuable insider tips.

More Details

Ulrich Posch
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About Ulrich Posch

I live here since 15 years an like the contrasts of the strange city.

Ulrich Posch purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Ulrich Posch chose Saint-Charles

The roof terace is very rare. You'll have the impression to be all alone in the inner city...

What makes this apartment unique

Very central in a save an behemian area


Saint-Charles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - tub
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 king
    - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • a large bedroom: double bed & 2 single beds a small bedroom: 2 twin beds (bunk bed) a small bedroom: double bunk bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • disco club
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please only for people who have normal day and night. Not suitable for party groups


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(30 traveler reviews)

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Charming vintage apartment with green roof gardenen in the heart of the city
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews


  • 1 of 5

My niece booked this apartment for my cousins 30th Birthday celebration surprise trip. It was definitely a surprise for us all....Surprising that the apartment had such positive reviews considering the dire condition it is in. There were numerous hazardous cracks on the tiled flooring. 2 large cracks in the bath (although 1 crack had been filled in with some kind of glue substance. Yeah cos that'll sort that out! Wow!) and the state of both the oven and the fridge freezer was nothing short of horrific. The oven obviously hadn't been cleaned for some months and the freezer had some kind of melted rotting buttery substance oozing across its base.

The entranceway to this apartment block was a shocking introduction to our stay. The lock on the door had obviously been recently replaced due to it being smashed off and once you were in you were confronted by what can only be described as a collapsing stair case. There were literally missing collapsed steps?! What the?! How is that even allowed. It is a literal death trap and definitely not safe for young children, the elderly or anyone with any kind of walking impairments. It was also quite a struggle to lug our cases over this hazardous trap.

It is also worth noting that our taxi driver that drove us to this apartment genuinely asked if we were sure we wanted to be dropped off in this area as it was not a safe part of town. So concerned was he that he left us with his card so that we could call him straight away if we changed our mind and wanted a swift escape from our apartment block. We did end up calling him!

We decided not to stay at the apartment and instead left after just a couple of hours and opted to stay in a hotel instead. Forget the expense...personal safety should always be the prime concern.

The landlord has said he will not reimburse us as he has no way of knowing if we stayed there or not despite me showing him our hotel stay bill but I understand his distrusting nature...I no longer trust apartment landlords after all. To his credit though he never lied and infact if you go to his own website for the apartment you will see photos showing the cracks in the bath and other such lovely scenes. Trust me the photos still make it look far lovelier than it actually was though. All very disappointing as this was my first try at renting an apartment abroad. Think I'll stick with the fully regulated hotels plan from now on.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The apartment was perfect...

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our group of 10 - I thought it might be a squeeze but there was plenty of room. The terrace is fantastic - perfect for spending the evenings on, and the design and layout of the apartment is very quirky and unusual. Ulrich was very helpful in advising and explaining on what to do and where to go. We had a great time in Marseille, thanks very much!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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"This is a spacious, well...

  • 5 of 5

"This is a spacious, well-equipped apartment, rather unusual in layout, very centrally situated and close to good public transport. The terrace is lovely, very welcome in the hot weather. Ulrich is extremely helpful and knowledgeable, he gave us lots of information and advice, being flexible and available when needed but not at all intrusive. We had a really good week."

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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"Lovely, if oddly laid ou...

  • 5 of 5

"Lovely, if oddly laid out appartment in Marseille. The roof terrace is amazing, spacious living room and kitchen area. Highly recommended. Note that it's a long walk upstairs, and the toliet is outside on the balcony, so you might want to consider this if you're elderly or have very young children. Thanks Ulrich!"

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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"The Owners of this fanta...

  • 5 of 5

"The Owners of this fantasticly Bohemian appartment are wonderfully helpful and pleasant. Having not previoulsy visited the area and spoke little french they advised me prior to my arrival, met me in person, and suggested areas to see and avoid in and around the city of Marseille. The appartment itself was very clean, spaceous, extremely well stocked with a fantasticly quirky layout. There was six individuals in the group and the appartment provided us with ample space to eat, relax and entertain ourselves....the roof terrace was a favourite space for all of us as it was a sun trap, cooled by a constant breeze, tranquil and private with veiws over the roof tops of surrounding buildings.

The appartment is within 5 mins walking distance of the main shopping area and 10 mins of the harbour and resturants.

All memebers of the group thoughly enjoyed their time in Marseille soley because of the relaxing time at a wonderfull appartment and the help and guidance of the owners

All members of the group agreed that the appartment experience vastly outweighed that of staying in a hotel, as it affords freedom and independence whilst giving an insight into family living Provence style."

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Trop cher par rapport aux prestations

  • 2 of 5

WC sur le balcon

Pas de verre à vin

Pas assez de chaises pour le nombre de personnes

Pas assez de lits, un personne a du dormir sur le canapé

Terrasse mitoyenne

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Marseille St Charles
Nearest Beach
1.6 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

more pictures:

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $496.28
Putzgebühr $62.03
Preis pro Person $ 18.61 per person per night
Stay tax $0.93 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Die Terrasse kann auch von der Wohnung im 3. Stock genutzt werden. Keine Party-location. Bitte bringen Sie ihre Handtücher mit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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