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

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Space 602 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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 Cassis

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cassis in Bouches-du-Rhône

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • 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 sea
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Newly installed 2017
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , New luxury shower room installed 2017
  • Towel heater and plenty of storage. The wc is separate.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 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 ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free private, barrier controlled parking, free wifi, air conditioning, Egyptian cotton bedlinen, superb view

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Spacious, central appt near beach & port, panoramic view, a/c, private parking
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 69 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!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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

Just perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

You will want for nothing at this cute apartment. Close to everything, clean, safe and comfortable- even the pullout couch was exceptionally comfortable to sleep on w great pillows and linens. The updated bathroom/WC are modern and spacious. Even Nice wine glasses and dinnerware. We brought ear plugs so we could sleep w the sliding doors open and they easily drown out the morning traffic and allowed for the cool evening breeze to create a great sleeping temp. The view is spactacular!! (would be even better without the tree obscuring half of it) We hated to leave and will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eliza for your lovely review. I am so pleased you liked our recent renovations, the quality linen and glassware. My rule is to only buy what I would use in my own home and each piece is carefully chosen. Victor and I hope to welcome you back very soon.
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San Clemente
4

excellent

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed it immensely

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scotland
5

Lilas Apartment, Cassis

  • 5 of 5

Location

Quiet location in town, just a few minutes to the harbour and many good restaurants. Trees around apartments enhance the view from the balcony and are a good home for birds. Well stocked supermarket just 2 minutes drive up the road. Excellent access to the superb walking and climbing in the Calanques.

Rooms

Spacious, well furnished and comfortable with good balcony accessed from lounge or bedroom. Large, comfortable bed. Well equipped kitchen with all we could wish for.

Parking

Private area so no need to fight for a space.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Centrally located, comfortable, beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at Lilas. The apartment was clean, quiet, and spacious. The bed was very comfortable. We loved the porch with the view of the cliffs and sea. The apartment is very close to the central harbor. We did not have a car and were able to hike Calanque d'En Vau (3rd Calanque to the west), which was about a 5 hour round trip hike with breaks. It was one of our favorite days. We went to many of the rocky beaches nearby by foot. We had a delicious meal at Fleurs de Thyme for about 75€ and enjoyed the nearby Boulangerie Lion for pastries and bread.

To get to the apartment from the Marseille airport we took the shuttle bus to Gare St. Charles, then a train to the Cassis train station, then took the shuttle bus into the town central, which was a more affordable option than taking a taxi from the airport. If you time the connections right it's about an 1.5 hour trip.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Lilas Paige and thank you for the top travel tips to get from Marseille Airport to Cassis. Good luck for your next adventure .....
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5

Spotless top floor apartment minutes from the Harbour with great view.

  • 5 of 5

Annika' s apartment has all you need for a comfortable stay in the picturesque seaside town of Cassis.

My son and I were very comfortable there for a 4 day break in March and were even able to sit outside on 2 mornings for breakfast such was the weather.

You'll need to familiarise yourself with the bus timetable to the station if you don't have a car but if you do there's parking on site and a supermarket 5 minutes away.

There's also no lift which wasn't a problem for us but a few flights of stairs may not suit all.

Lovely new bathroom and spacious bedroom and lounge with view.

Would definitely recommend the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments Susan, I have made sure there are up to date bus timetables in the apartment for those needing to get to the station. I hope your son enjoyed practising his French and that you will be tempted to return.
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhone

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
16 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£861
for 7 nights
£861
 
 
Mid Season
15 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£371
for 4 nights
£597
 
 
Low Season
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£271
for 4 nights
£422
 
 
Mid Season
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£472
for 4 nights
£773
 
 
Low Season
5 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£281
for 4 nights
£439
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£522
for 4 nights
£861
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & linen £70.28

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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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