About This Listing
Welcome to Marseille Provence !
Our large bright and sunny duplex apartment is ideally located in the city of Marseilles (Mazargues residential area). We are located in the quiet and best part of Marseille.
We are located in the area of the spectacular « Calanque's National Park » the first national park suburban of Europe.
Downtown is less than 8 kilometres from our home . You can reach this place by public transport (metro and bus) in under 30 minutes (1,50 EURO).
We start Airbnb experience in April 2011.
Welcoming travelers from around the world is really great and we love a lot!
You will find below the details of our apartment, its amenities, environment and attractions.
From the apartment, the view over the hills of the "Calanque's National Park" and the bay of Marseilles is really nice. The environment is quiet, wooded and safe.
We rent the bedroom #1 suite with own TV and with private toilettes and bathrooms.
Exceptionally if you are more that 2 people we can rent un bedroom in extra (e.g. if you are a family with childrens and grandparents, friends, etc..,).
We never welcoming more than one guest/family at a same time, so the only persons in the apartment are my wife and I, and sometimes our son who is student.
Depending on the dates you'll even get the entire flat all to yourself!
APARTMENT DESCRIPTION :
At the first level of the apartment, there is the entrance, then on the right is the portion reserved for guests : a private corridor which distributes Private bedroom # 1 - New King size bed, changed january 2013 - with flat screen TV and with one private bathroom and one private WC (restroom).
Straight ahead from the entrance there are an open plan fully equiped kitchen (sure you can use), a living room with large bay window and a south-facing balcony.
On the left of the lobby there is stairs to the second level where there are Private bedrooms #2, #3 and also a bathroom (shower) and WC (toilet).
Breakfast, Internet PC, Internet access Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Long distance and international calls are free (To France, Europe, USA, Canada, NZ, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Japan, China, and more countries) all these are included in the price. Of course you can use the kitchen to prepare meals.
We provide all linen and bath towels.
Safe private parking included.
AMENITIES AROUND APARTMENT :
- At 2 kms you have two hypermarkets (Leclerc and Carrefour), shops, cinéma, restaurants, McDonalds, banks, pharmacies, post office, library, medical center, Train Tickets office, etc.
- Bakery & pastry shop at 200 m
Bus stop lines #22 to downtown, is close (200 metres from apartment)
Our apartment is ideal for lovers of hiking and rocks climbing (Les Calanques / Cliffs) and of course discover downtown of Marseilles (Vieux-Port and MUCEM) only 8 kms from home (25 minutes by bus and subway). The beautiful sea port of Cassis is only 15 km from home (15 minutes by car).
Ideal also for families with children or babies (playground for children inside the résidence) Young couples, small groups of people or even business travellers are welcome.
ATTRACTIONS AROUND APARTMENT (distances in km)
All these places of interest are accessible by walking, public bus, or car
- The "Parc National des Calanques" very close (Just a few minutes walk). Wonderful protected natural site (1 km) Ideal for hiking.
- Notre Dame de La Garde (The La Garde Hill) is the highest point of the city of Marseille (154 m). Enjoy the panorama from this place. The silhouette of the edifice (The Basilica) has become inseparable from the image of Marseille. (7 kms)
- Downtown of Marseille (Vieux-Port and MUCEM) about 25 minutes by bus/Subway, 8 kms where you can eat culinary specialities as “La Bouillabaisse”, “L'Aïoli”, “Les Pieds Paquets”, “La Soupe au Pistou”, “Les Navettes” and also make a tour in the Old Marseille and "Le Panier". From Le Vieux-Port, you can take a boat to Chateau d’If and Frioul islands or "Pointe-Rouge".
- "Les Goudes" Wonderful and lovely harbor of fishermen. Good restaurants for seafood ; 15 minutes by car ; accessible also by public bus.
- Beaches (La Pointe-Rouge, Escale Borely) where you can find clubs sailing, kayaking, diving, horse club, etc. ) 4 kms.
- The 9-hole "Golf Club Marseille Borely" (3 kms).
- "Stade Vélodrome" Veledrome Stadium, the famous football team, Olympique de Marseille/OM) (4 kms).
- “L’Estaque and its painters” in the north part of Marseille ; a walking tour presents inspiration place of majors figures as Cézanne, Braque and also Renoir, Derain, Dufy, Marquet) 50 minutes by bus/Subway (15 kms)
- The “Cité Radieuse” Le Corbusier, work of the famous swiss architect Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier (3 kms).
- Pharo, Corniche and the seaside ; beautiful walkway overlooking the sea running from the Catalans cove to Prado beaches, close our home ; lelong these walkway a lot of magnificent villas built in 18th century by rich bourgeoisie merchants and ship-owners (Villa Valmer, Chateau Berger, Villa Gaby, Chateau Talabot, etc.) and also the longest bench in the world ... as stated in the Guinness Book of Records (4 kms).
- Museum : "Musée d'Art Contemporain", "Musée de la Porcelaine / de la Céramique" (2 kms).
Depending on the day and time of arrival at Marseilles, we can help you and waiting you at the train or bus station. We can also pick up at the airport if necessary (depending on the availability of our schedule).
Your hosts Robert and his wife will do everything to make sure your stay will be as comfortable and relaxed as possible
Welcome to Provence, at home!
Room - living room - Kitchen and more
Quiet - tranquillity - Close to Calanques NP
Public bus #22 Name of the bus stop : MORGIOU CAUVIERE
Other Things to Note
All cereals that we serve are organic
Bread, buns and delicacies are cooked with homemade flour.
These meals are purchased in the Hautes-Alpes in a small miller.
Artisanal fruit juices are also purchased in the Hautes-Alpes.
The homemade yoghurts are made with organic milk.
Of course it's permissible to smoke on the balcony, but not in the apartment.
Thank you not to eat in the room. You are welcome at any time in the common area for breakfast, lunch, enjoy a snack....... Thanks so much!
Smoking is NOT allowed inside the house. If you are smoking outside, please ensure the glass doors are closed to prevent smoke entering our appartment.
You will not increase the number of guests in your party without the prior consent of the management.
You will not hold a party or function without prior consent of management.
You will not use any of our property for any external and unreasonable purposes.
No pets are allowed.
Thank you Robert and Marie for your warm welcome!
The room was nice and comfortable, exactly as appears in the pictures.
A special mention to the breakfast with homemade cakes and jams..delicious!
Rob and Marie were wonderful hosts and they have a beautiful home. Each morning there was a wonderful breakfast prepared with all of Marie's homemade items from jam to bread to yogurt. They were extremely generous and welcoming. They have traveled all over the world and are full of knowledge and stories. Would highly recommend staying with them if possible!
Easy to access on public transportation. Robert and Marie are extremely helpful, providing lots of practical information and suggestions about what to do in Marseille, and nearby restaurants. Comfortable, quiet room, and delicious breakfast every day. A delightful stay!
The host was so gracious to pick us up late in the evening from the train station. Also, drove us back to train station for our departure. Robert recommened many great local places to visit and took us to near by bus stops and restaurants. The bed is extremely comfortable. We had a fantastic stay and so blessed to stay with his family for a little bit.
Staying with Robert and Marie has been a veritable pleasure. In advance, we received extended information about how to get there, where we could park our car, which restaurants came recommended, etc. During our stay, Robert provided us with more information about how to get downtown and the hiking trails to the Calanques. He is very well prepared and helpful.
The bedroom, toilet, and bathroom were impeccably clean, and cosy too. The rooms are large enough, and while you're staying in someone's home, you still get a sense of privacy because those three rooms are all yours, and located along a separate little hallway.
Marie is an excellent host. She made us an extended breakfast every morning, featuring bread, brioches, jams, yoghurt, and desserts, all home made! Also fruit, cereals, juice, coffee… Amazing. She was also very helpful, interested, and accommodating. Really, Robert and Marie are great hosts.
The apartment is located in a building inside a compound, on the edges of the city. There's a huge supermarket within 5 minutes driving. The location is splendid if you're going to the Calanques or if you want to visit Cassis. You can get to downtown Marseille by car, but taking the sometimes crazy traffic into account, we just took the bus, on which Robert advised us. With one ticket, you get to Marseille in about 20 or 30 minutes, using bus and subway. Very doable.
To sum it up: a wonderful experience!
Robert and Marie were very helpful and hospital throughout the whole stay and gave us lots of information about Marseille and the surrounding area. They have a very lovely place, quiet and not too far from the city. The breakfast is really something to boast about - homemade jams, freshly baked bread and home-made yoghurt. Need I say more? Thank you Robert and Marie for sharing your place with us and leaving us such good memories from our stay in Marseille!
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About the Host, Robert & Marie
My name is Robert. I was born in Marseilles, where I live and I work in Administration as an engineer. My wife Marie, also works in Administration; She is Assistant of Direction.
We are proud parents of 4 children and also grandparents. Only the last child still a student living with us.
We're young at heart and mind and have good knowledge of Marseilles and "The Provence".
We know many secrets of this wonderful city.
If you know nothing about Marseilles, we have a lot of pleasure to advise you for free, to make the best choice of tours and trips in our beautiful city in Provence.
We love exploring with Family and Friends (backpacking trips) all countries around the World.
We love meeting people from different parts of the world.
Also we love good food, cooking, share travel experiences, reading, sports (Hiking, skiing, mountain, yoga) all these good activities that allow us to keep fit and smiling. We hope you share our love of Marseilles and "Provence". Welcome to Marseilles at home in the "Calanque's National Park" !
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