Art and souvenirs, from travels / Des souvenirs de voyagesLa chambre du voyageur / The traveller's room


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $23
Security Deposit: $634
Weekly Discount: 12%
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Description

The space

The bedroom ?
A large bedroom, for one or two (bed queen size 140cm x 200cm).
Large desk, if you need to work ; modern deco and antique fireplace and wooden floor.
Wardrobe and set of shelves for clothes and all stuff, bookshelves and library "back from travels".
Ideal for both short or long stays, for business, pleasure, or studies.

The apartment ?
Share with us one time in real Marseille's life, as a local, in a vintage and bohemian style.
We greet you in our old and large apartment 170 square meters, high ceilings, very charming, sunny, facing south, flowered balcony. No direct view from neighbours.
Restroom and bathroom (separated), shared with us.
On the 4th floor (with lift) of a classical bourgeois residence dating mid-XIXth century.
The lounge room and dining room are opening on a balcony, with a 180 degrees stunning view toward south featuring Marseilles iconic Notre-Dame de la Garde hill and church, several heritage buildings, and the orange tiled roofs of the old town.

The location ?
Upper-end of La Canebiere avenue, Reformes neighbourhood.
Ideal location, in the heart of the city to discover it by foot. The old port (Vieux Port) and the typical ancient neighbourhood of Le Panier are 800m away. A handful of cultural facilities are within walking distance: Mucem, FRAC, Longchamp museums and park, Cantini Museum, several theaters and cinemas, concert hall, opera house ... All kinds of street markets are happening in the neighbourhood (fresh seafood market, Mediterranean food market, organic market, flower market, christmas market...), as well as plenty of shopping options (traditional or new malls).

And what more ?
French breakfast is included : orange juice, cereals, tea or coffee, milk, sliced toasts, jams, butter, and an amazing view !
Towels, soap, shampoo and sheets provided.
Electrical plug adaptator, hairdryer, iron and table, and baby bed are availables.
Also available : Wifi, printer, copier, scanner, and free domestic / international phonecalls ; ask for countries list (no special numbers, nor cellphone numbers).

What to do, what to see ?
On the desk, a special folder with our personal adresses in Marseille we recommend, and all practical and useful details you need to immediately enjoy your stay in town.
You want to know our personal good addresses, or how to go to a special place, or what to see the days you are here ? Everything is yet ready, or will be when you arrive ; just ask for and enjoy !
A personalized hike in Calanques ?
A private trip on a typical fishing boat "pointu" ?
You will meet a specialized guide, or a fisherman, english speaking.

Long stay ?
Why not ! It will really a pleasure.

Check in/out time
Very flexible, and we will do our best to be ok with your preferences, but we definetely need to know your check in and out time before confirmation.

Guest access

Your room is private, and we share usual commodities : bathroom, toilets, living-room, dining-room, kitchen and balcony.

Interaction with guests

Feel like at home, as much independant and friendly as you want ; the main rule is respect and open mind. Our place is definitely all human friendly.
You will find an authentic handmade "savon de Marseille" for you in the room (except if our feeder has no more stock).

The neighborhood

See the description.
Otherwise, you will find a lot of useful and touristic informations in the room, maps, books, time schedule, guides, and restaurant addresses.

Getting around

After confirmation, you will receive a specific e-mail with all useful informations you need to reach our address depending you arrive by car, by bus, by train or by plane.

Saint Charles central station (airport shuttles, trains, TGV) is 600 m from home.
City buses, metro 1 & 2, tramway 1, 2 & 3, bikes rental stations, in front of the building.
By car, motorways A7, A50 and A55 are easily and quickly accessible through tunnels, and there is an underground supervised parking in front of the building.

Other things to note

The most important to feel comfortable from the first minute : decide between you and us of your check in time, depending your own timing and our personal commitments.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Appartement non fumeur, mais le balcon est très apprécié des fumeurs.
Le mode de vie est tranquille et très libre ; certains nous qualifient de bohèmes ; c'est plus un compliment qu'une critique à nos yeux.

La vie dans cet appartement est "à l'ancienne", chaleureuse et sans façons.

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Non smoking apartment, but smokers appreciate a lot the balcony.
Quiet and very free way of life ; some tell about us we are unconventionals. For us it's a compliment more than a criticism.

Life in this place is quite "old school", friendly, free and easy, and unceremonious way.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

210 Reviews


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Patia User Profile
April 2017
Michel and Odile must be the best host in Marseille. The most important thing in my voyage is meeting them, they prepare all the things you need in the trip, they always give a big hand to me. Before the trip, they sent me the info of their place. It's located in the middle of Marseille, it takes 10mins to get to St. Charles station and 15 mins to the Old port. (The view there is stunning.) The place looks exactly the same with the photo even bigger and warmer than I expect, also the living room and balcony is AMAZING. They had well decorated all the place here, although the building was built in 1950s (it's a bit old) The room had all the information you need in Marseille or Provence. Michel prepared breakfast for me in the early morning with everything I need. ( Truly appreciate what he did for me at 6.15am ). And the breakfast is much better than some three or four star hotel here. As the cute couples are busy, I always stay with their little cute kitten, Yoda. She's cute and love to stay with people. The only bad thing is I do not have enough time to stay in Marseille, everything is perfect in the house and the host also. I truly recommend everyone come to Marseille to stay in their house.
Michel Et Odile User ProfileMichel Et Odile is a superhost.
Response from Michel Et Odile:
Thanks a lot patia, your comment is so kind ! Just notice that our building is now more 150 years old, built in the middle of nineteenth century. And you know that Marseille is the oldest city in France : 2600 years. Come back one day, there are a lot of spots to see.
April 2017

Hong User Profile
January 2017
Stay with Michel and Odile was a great pleasure. They provide you all the information you need to know and to do in Marseille. They provide breakfast which gave me the fresh energy to start the day and you won't get from every host. Don't be overwhelmed by the books, I like the picture book very much. The location is perfect, just near the Reformation Church and easy to get to the vieux port and the main attraction. Thanks Michel and Odile for your hospitality, I like my stay in Marseille very much. Hong

Franco User ProfileFranco is a superhost.
January 2017
Michel and Odile's apartment is very charming place, with a very nice furniture, with a beautiful small balcon, well-equipped, and Michel is a perfect host, a very nice person, interesting, fast in the communications, elastic in times chek in. Thanks a lot Michel and Odile. Highly recommend it!!

Geunhye User Profile
July 2016
The house is amazing. The view is great and the location is just middle of the station and the old port so you can just walk!! And the room has everything you need to discover Marseille. But the best thing about staying this house is kindness of the host. Michele was like my father to me. He welcomed me, made breakfast for me, and when i almost tried to give up the trip, he gave me the courage. I had hard time for looking next destination, and he really tried to help me. I had a best memory in marseille because of staying this house!

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2016
My hosts Michel and Odile were very welcoming and were very helpful with any questions I had. They have an intriguing apartment on the fourth floor. I loved the decor. Through the large front windows are stunning views and a glorious breeze flows in the hot Summer. There is a large bedroom thankfully with a fan as it was very hot.

Andrew User Profile
July 2016
Returned to Marseille to watch France vs. Germany (France won!) and stayed again at Michele and Odile's apartment. They are exceptional nice and helpful. You'll enjoy your stay with them.

Jane User Profile
July 2016
Lovely hosts, lovely apartment. Conveniently situated between the train station and the Old Port. Michel and Odile are there for you when you need them, but will otherwise give you your space. It's a vast apartment! Loved Marseille and can't wait to return :)

Marseille, France · Joined in May 2010
Michel Et Odile User ProfileMichel Et Odile is a superhost.

Michel a 68 ans, Odile 62 ans, et nous avons 3 enfants qui vivent de leur côté : Jeremy (ingénieur IT), qui vit à Marseille avec sa femme et ses 2 filles, Aurélien (designer) qui vit à Shanghai, et Valentine (chef de restaurant) qui vit à Paris.
Jeunes d'esprit, nous avons un mode de vie très libre, indépendant, et nous sommes très occupés : j'ai beaucoup d'activités professionnelles et associatives, Odile aussi, dans la culture vivante : elle anime une association dédiée à l'art vocal, et elle chante elle-même.
Nous avons un bureau à la maison, une chatte noire adorable nommée Yoda, et beaucoup d'amis (souvent des artistes), et nous sommes souvent occupés le soir.
Nous parlons, plus ou moins bien, l'anglais, mais nous progressons, et nous aimons découvrir des gens nouveaux.

Nous avons souvent voyagé, dans différentes parties du monde. L'appartement est plein de souvenirs de partout.

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Michel is 68 years old, Odile is 62, with 3 children who live by their own : Jeremy (IT engineer), who lives in Marseille, with his wife and 2 young daughters, Aurelien (designer) who lives in Shanghai, and Valentine (chef cooking) who lives in Paris.
Young minded, we have a very free way of life, and we are busy : we work a lot, Odile in musical culture, she sings herself, and I as an independant books publisher. We have a lot of associatives activities too.
We have a professional office at home, and in town too, a lovely black cat named Yoda, many friends (often artists), and we often are out in evening ; anyway we like have a drink and share some good wine.
We speak english but not very fluent (but we progress), and we like meet new people from abroad.

We travelled in many places around the world. Our home is full of souvenirs from everywhere.

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