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A spacious, comfortable, central apartment close to beaches.

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Updated: 16-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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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About the Owner

Annika Purkhardt
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

48 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)


Top location in this slice of heaven

  • 4 of 5

Cassis can best be described as the French Portofino and the apartment was a very short walking distance to the picturesque harbour, sandy beach, boating, vibrant cafes, restaurants and boutiques. No wonder the French list this as a preferred holiday destination! The apartment was comfortable with a large balcony and stunning views to the sea, castle and imposing headlands. Of note: the apartment is located on the top floor and is accessed by stairs; is situated between two key access roads and traffic noise can interrupt night sleep. However after trekking and swimming in the nearby Callanques, watching glorious sunsets from one of the many restaurants/bars on the harbour shore, you fall in love with Cassis. We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location to enjoy Cassis with a short walk to everywhere : harbor, restaurants, market, and right in the town center. The apartment is roomy and clean with parking right underneath.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal location to explore Cassis

  • 4 of 5

Nice clean apartment with Wi-Fi and only a 5 min walk from the harbour.

Peaceful and the view from balcony is good, ok the tree blocks some of it but the view of the mountain etc kind of makes up for this and its a reasonably private place to relax. The on site parking is also a bonus as you soon appreciate the lack of parking offered by other properties as you wander round Cassis.

Cassis offers an excellent selection of bars and restaurants, even the most expensive are reasonably priced, highlight was Fish Bouillabaisse at Bonaparte's

The owner (Annika) was extremely helpful and Victor did everything as promised.

Got to say would be 5 star if Annika can find a way to trim the tree, but having said that its still a cracking place to stay and we would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful break in fine apartment

  • 4 of 5

Lilas is ideally located in central Cassis close to the harbour. It has great views across to the sea, the church and the 'chateau on the hill'

It provides comfortable accommodation with its own parking

Cassis is a wonderful, self contained small town with lots of opportunities for days on the beach, walking, climbing, sailing, boat trips along the Callanques, fishing, diving etc etc.

It's local rail station - just a short trip on the shuttle bus from near the Casino - has good links to Marseilles, Aix and other local towns along the coast - though there's really no need to leave the town

The Wednesday market is a joy and the local supermarkets are more than adequate

There are many excellent local restaurants and the local whites and rosés are exceptional - though expensive

All in all a lovely break in a lovely place!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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An oasis in Cassis

  • 4 of 5

Smooth access and departure with the help of Victor. Very comfortable, with great views of sea, cliff and church (slightly obscured by trees).

We had a great 3 nights at the apartment and would recommend it without reservation.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Marseille at 38 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Large selection around the port at 300 Metres Nearest Ferry : Departures every 30 mins for sightseeing at 300 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cassis at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Auto route at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : A choice of many around the port at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Fine pebbles and sand, clear water at 300 Metres 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
5 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
15 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
20 May 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & linen £70
Pet Fee £22

200 euro deposit in cash required on arrival, refunded on departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 56 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with 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 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • French windows open out on to the balcony-terrace. Savour the views from the king size bed. (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.


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


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