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Spacious, central appt near beach & port, panoramic view, a/c, private parking

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 602 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 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

Cassis Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No additional house guests
  • Please move furniture carefully so as not to disturb our neighbours
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
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 , New luxury shower room installed 2017
  • Towel heater and plenty of storage. The wc is separate.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 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 ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • 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 -
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Spacious, central appt near beach & port, panoramic view, a/c, private parking
average rating of 4.644068 based on 59 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!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: 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

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This flat was more than we imagined. It was spacious, comfortable, and easily accessible to everything in town. Plus we had an amazing view from our balcony. After strolling along the harbor or hiking the Calanques, it was a joy to come back and relax on the balcony with a glass of wine.

Check in and out was easy with the help of Victor. There were plenty of towels along with shower gel and lotion. Lots of creature comforts, so we felt like we were at home.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

July 2017

  • 5 of 5

Recently renovated and decorated this is a lovely clean and convenient apartment.

Its location is ideal, a short walk into the centre of Cassis and yet situated away from the hustle and bustle. Not too far from a boulangerie to collect your morning baguette or croissants for breakfast on the balcony.

The balcony provides a small outside space to watch the changing evening light and enjoy a glass of wine.

The new shower room was a pleasure to use and the large bed very comfortable with superior linens provided.

The air conditioning worked very well and was much appreciated in the hot weather we experienced.

We didn't actually use the small kitchen much as there were so many great restaurants around to choose from, but it appeared to be well stocked with all you would need and there was a good choice of crockery and glasses to use.

If there are any suggestions I would make it would be to provide some extra bin bags for use but that's a small detail!

Overall we had a great time staying here and wouldn't hesitate to visit again .Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you liked the recent renovations at Lilas and enjoyed its central location. Watching the changing light at the end of the day with a glass in hand is one of our favourite moments too! Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and well equipped! Victor and Annika were both very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hayley, I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Was a well organised and well equipped apartment in a great location. Having secure parking there is wonderful. Annika (the owner) and her man on site (Victor) could not have been more helpful. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you to stay Terry.
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5

Fantastic place .and with the new paint job and new bathroom its delux .a true slice of provence

  • 5 of 5

Casis is very cute and a down to earth slice of provence..the property is nice and close to the habour- fishing village.

The appartment is a great size for 4 peolpe and whats great is that its located on the top floor so there is no one above you, not to mention the great views .

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
56 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 turquoise 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & linen $94.26

200 euro deposit in cash required on arrival, refunded on departure.
No refund available, please take out adequate insurance cover for unforeseen circumstances

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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