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Annika Purkhardt

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french

A spacious, comfortable, central apartment close to beaches.

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Marseille area 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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Annika Purkhardt (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french


based on 37 traveler reviews

A spacious, comfortable, central apartment close to beaches.
average rating of 4.7297297 based on 37 reviews

The apartment is very convenient to everything.

  • 4 of 5

While the stay was enjoyable the apartment is quite dated and trees have almost blocked the view. Noise from scooters roaring past in the evening was also annoying . But the apartment was as advertised and overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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A very clean and attractive apartment.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has everything a guest could want for, including a fantastic view over the Mediterranean and high cliffs surrounding.

It is indeed just a few minutes walking to the harbor, which is the center and main attraction of the town.

And all the necessary shops are only a few steps away.

The one and only negative was the noise of the many scooters around.

Victor Parsons and his wife are there to take immediate action if something is needed.

A perfect getaway from home!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Enchanting Cassis

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment in a wonderful holiday spot, Cassis. It is on the 3rd floor of a block just a few minutes’ walk from the harbour and beaches. It also has parking space, a great bonus. The apartment itself is very comfortable and well-appointed, and you have Victor on hand to call on. It was clean and well-maintained. A very comfortable bed - and a bottle of wine in the fridge.

Cassis is a great place for a relaxing holiday. We rented Lilas for two weeks and thought that we would explore the Provence region more than we actually did, but the nice weather and the beaches (we headed for Bestouan – pebbles but great swimming) kept us mostly around the town.

Should you require an apero after a hard day on the beach, or walking the Calanques, there are any number of bars and cafes along the harbourside. And for dinner there is a wide choice of restaurants down at the front and in the narrow streets of the town.

We did drive up to Aix-en-Provence which is very pretty and a must for Cezanne fans. Another great day out is to take the bus into Marseille – climb up to Notre Dame de la Garde for amazing views and walk out to MuCEM for stunning modern architecture. (Tip: ask the bus driver to upgrade your ticket to include a day’s transport in Marseille. Costs virtually nothing and saves time when you get there; just get on the tram for the Old Port).

The only downside to the apartment I can think of is some traffic noise, during the day, with the balcony windows open, from vehicles climbing up out of the town.

We had a fantastic two weeks and I’d like to thank Annika and Victor for their assistance. (Annika, if you could get Victor to shin up the big tree and cut off the very top branch, that would improve the view and all would be perfect : ) ).

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Paris, France

Relaxing retreat

  • 3 of 5

We spent a few days in Sept. 2014 there and, as was anticipated, had a very relaxing holiday. The apartment is basic but sufficient and we quickly settled into an enjoyable routine. On this occasion we didn't take the car with us and regretted this decision as we found it a bit restricted since we're used to just getting up and going, rather than timing buses and trains. Its a beautiful area to explore if you want to go walking and swimming. The harbour is lovely and a nice place to sit and have dinner but doing this every night became a bit tedious in our case, so we ended up buying some stuff at the supermarket and making our own light dinner, while sipping a nice glass of wine and sitting on the balcony looking at the stars. If the tree in front of the balcony is chopped down a bit (maybe it is now), it would be a wonderful view! I know its not quite that simple but still.........

All-in-all, it was a very nice relaxing few days - but next time, we'd definitely take a car and explore the area more, without the local transport restrictions. By the way, the owners are very nice and helpful, and that counts for a lot. We didn't get the same treatment when we rented further along the coast the year before, so thank you all the best to Victor and Annika!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Lovely holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this apartment in charming Cassis. It is very well equipped, very conveniently located and comfortable. We were staying there with our 9 and 13 year old children. What we enjoyed above all was the wonderful view from the dinner table and the balcony. Miss it already.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Mayer, Arizona, USA

Great stay in Cassis!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at the Lilas apartment in Cassis for five nights. We had visited Cassis several years ago and decided to use the town as a base for this trip. Staying in an apartment was definitely the right choice. Lilas is only a few minutes walk from the town center. Having an apartment gives you the freedom to come and go as you please. We enjoyed being able to take a break during the day or eat in if we didn't feel like going to a restaurant for dinner. There is a nearby market and many small shops in town to buy food and supplies. In addition, since we had driven to Cassis, we appreciated the private car park. Not having to pay to park your vehicle in town is a big plus.

The apartment itself is great. The view from the living area and bedroom is fantastic. The apartment is clean and nicely equipped. We took advantage of the washing machine to do a little laundry before travelling to our next stop. The bed was very comfortable and the neighborhood was quiet for sleeping. The wifi worked perfectly and there are several English language channels available on the television.

If you want to experience Cassis as a local I would recommend staying at Lilas.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Large selection around the port
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Departures every 30 mins for sightseeing
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
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) 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.


Rates & Availability

Cassis Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Apr 16 2016 - May 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 21 2016 - Oct 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Oct 8 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & linen $92

30 May to 2 October 2015: 1100 euro per week
3 October - 23 October 2015: 880 euro per week
24 October - 18 December 2015: 680 euro per week
19 December - 2 January 2016: 880 euro per week
3 January - 15 April 2016: 580 euro per week
16 April - 20 May 2016: 880 euro per week
21 May - 7 October 2016: 1,180 euro per week
8 October - 21 October 2016: 880 euro per week
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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Marseille area Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 56 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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