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Le petit port du Vallon des Auffes et la baie de Marseille vus de ma maison - The small Vallon des Auffes harbour and the bay of Marseilles seen from my houseSalon d'entrée - Entrance hall
Private room in bed and breakfast

Marseilles: fantastic sea view

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Marseilles: fantastic sea view

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 private baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 private baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The space

2 private rooms for rent in a village house: one with a double bed and shower/WC on the landing, the other with a sofa-bed and ensuite. Living/dining room with a fantastic view of the picturesque fishing harbour of Vallon des Auffes and the bay of Marseilles.

10 mn from city centre by car, bus stop round the corner.

Organic breakfast.

Dinner available on prior request (local and fusion cuisine, great wine list).

Wifi connection available.

Pickup at Saint-Charles train station (10 €) or Aix-en-Provence TGV station / airport (25 €) can be arranged on prior request.

Guided tour of the city and neighbouring areas can also be arranged. Half day (4 hours): 100 €; full day (8 hours): 150 €. The cost of transportation, whenever necessary, is not included and depends on the destination.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


33 Reviews

David User Profile
March 2018
Look no further. Jean’s place is the bomb. He is a perfect gentlemen full of local tips. The view is breathtaking & breakfast 1st class. Highly recommend. Feel like we made a friend.
Rhae Chell User Profile
Rhae Chell
July 2016
OMG!! I felt like Jean & Elena were some long lost distant French relations...could NOT have been more welcoming, accommodating, warm & friendly!!! Such attention to detail, retrieving us from the train station, settling us in, offering a ride to the cathedral notre dame de la …
Carolina User Profile
July 2015
We find it very difficult to describe how great of a host Jean was! Truly a gentleman, kind as they come, beautiful house with a great mediterranean view and prime spot to enjoy an unbelievable sunset in Marseille! all from the confort of his living room! Jean will make sure your…
Jean User Profile
Response from Jean:
Thank you, Carolina, for your kind words. It was a real pleasure having you and your husband here with us, and I do hope to see you again, for a longer period (and in better health...) in the near future. Take care.
July 2015
Laura User Profile
June 2015
Jean and his companion made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home. Wonderful neighborhood, incredible view, felt like a little village within the bigger city of Marseille. Jean was very communicative, was an extremely gracious host and was very helpful. The apartment is ev…
Carolyn User Profile
March 2014
This was our first airbnb experience and I honestly don't believe it could have been any more pleasant. Jean's apartment is extraordinary -- a airplane-like view of the sea across a delightful little harbor, a collection of original art in every room that is eclectic and stu…
Jill User Profile
May 2013
Jean was incredibly generous with his time, hospitality and sharing his vast knowledge and resources with us. He is truly accommodating and caters to our every need be it moving our car for us to giving us water canteen for our hike. Speaking of hikes, we highly recommend this al…
Sam User Profile
June 2012
Jean is an excellent host. He picked us up and dropped us off at the train station, helped us in getting around Marseille and Provence, went out of his way to accomodate our US breakfast tastes, introduced us to amazing places to eat and drink, and he even helped us schedule a pr…

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Marseille, FranceJoined in December 2011
Jean User Profile
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Ancien professeur d'université et diplomate, je suis maintenant à la retraite et me consacre à plein temps à l'écriture et la traduction de poésie. J'ai gardé de ma carrière professionnelle, le goût des rencontres, de la convivialité et de la bonne cuisine, d'ici et d'ailleurs. J…
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Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day
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