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La Fare les Oliviers cottage description

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In the heart of Provence, built in the hillside, this charming cottage is part of a private estate (5 units in total), Cote Plage, located directly on the shore north of the Etang de Berre, feet in water.
The Etang de Berre is the largest expanse of salt water in Europe with an opening on the Mediterranean in Martigues, its area is 155 km2!
Remember to bring your surfboards, your boat at no extra charge, so you can enjoy this vast inland sea.
Other beaches to the edge of the Etang de Berre (fine sand) are 3km (at Istres, the Romaniquette input) and 5km (at Istres, Ranquet beach), the Mediterranean (Fos Sea-Martigues) is 10-15km.

Children will find something fun, there is the pond, swimming pool with water slide, trampoline, table tennis, pedalos, etc..

The distance to Istres 3km.
You will find many shops, restaurants, a cinema, a theater, a cafe-music, etc..
Do not miss Tuesday morning, when the market fills the city center, what good time to stroll around the city or drinking a little black on a beautiful sun terrace.

The apartment has stunning views over the Etang de Berre and the fishing village of Saint Chamas, which is just 1. 8km by water.
You find in the residence garden furniture, chairs, washing machine, etc..
Then in the house: TV, WIFI, central heating, blankets and quilts, pillows, bath mats.

You can relax on a lounger away from the summer crowds, but you can also visit all the wonders of Provence that are really close.
Alpilles (with Les Baux, Fontvieille, Saint Rémy de Provence, Mouriès) and the Blue Coast (Carry le Rouet Sausset les Pins, etc..) Are just 20 minutes.
In less than an hour you're in the Luberon and Camargue.
The cities of Arles, Aix en Provence, Marseille and Avignon are 45 and 60 km.

Both train stations Miramas (well served) and Istres are about 5km.
The Marseille-Provence airport is only 35km unfortunately no bus or dessert Istres Miramas against by many car rental companies await you.

Istres has the highest water jet in France. The fountain pond de l'Olivier, located more than 80 meters away, reached a record height of 50 meters.
Huge flag liquid, it helps to facilitate oxygenation of the pond of Olivier.

Covering an area of ??220 hectares, the lake of Olivier is located in the heart of town. Its East bank consists of rock walls safre and reedbeds where birds come to breed.
On the opposite bank, a beautiful ring is fitted. Walkers enjoy a variety of parks, lawns, public gardens, children's playground.


The label 'Cities & Villages flower is awarded to about 2,600 municipalities with less than 200 are' capped 'by 4 Flowers.
Since 1997, the town of Istres part of this list of excellence.
Year after year the jury comes to appreciate and evaluate the work of Commons from two sets of criteria:
 The plant under the common as trees, shrubs, and of course, the flowering (55% of the final grade).
The living environment of the town such as respect for the environment, beautifying the built environment, animated actions and the level of participation by the people in flowering (45% of the final grade).

Every summer, in July, Istres in this wonderful park pavilion Grignan, dating from the sixteenth century, several special evenings under the festival "Les Nuits d'Istres."

Istréenne the bullfighting tradition dates back to the second half of the nineteenth century

Arenas Palio. This 'plaza' (inaugurated in 2001), modern architecture follows the evolution of the last Spanish bullring as San Sebastian, Logrono or Vista Alegre. Istres is one of the most convenient and functional French ruedos.
Its capacity is 2700 seats, with one quarter of the covered stands. The color of pink sand and barriers 'sagre toro' are also distinguished from other plazas. The bullpen is very functional for Spanish bullfighting as Camargue and the track 45 meters in diameter leaves the possibility of organizing races rejon. Ten lodges welcome razeteurs and artists. A dozen offices and two meeting rooms allow associations to work in good conditions. Unsalon reception with terrace is located upstairs.
Finally, two operating theaters are installed and a chapel originally decorated.
This equipment built in 2001 at the same place were the old bullring, is also suitable for organizing cultural performances outdoors.

Entertainment and celebrations throughout the year:

Port of Heures Claires, visitors come hunt marine equipment (hardware, engines, suits, sails, buoys ...) and simple walkers enjoying a beautiful day at the water's edge with races on the pond Berre and baptisms sailing.

• April: OPEN TO Istres
International Junior Tennis Tournament. 9 days young players compete, some of them are ranked in the world ranking ITF, ATP and WTA. The quality of their game announced annually exciting encounters.

Mounted Games competition. Several teams of 5 riders from Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland and France, compete in equestrian games combining dexterity and speed. Two days of competition in the superb site of Equestrian Centre bordered by pine forest Deven.

For thrill seekers! On a very fast and sinuous, a hundred cars and drivers compete on the road Beyond lined with beautiful pines and along the Etang de Berre.

• May / June CONTEST jumping
Competition including qualifying rounds for the championship of France.

• June: FERIA OF Istres
More than Fest ... A true temporada! Bullfighting, bullfight, parades, penas, bandas, concerts ... in the arena and in the city center, drive these long days in the bodegas, the sounds of guitars and flamenco.
Camargue races and becerradas Istres and Entressen.

The Fête de la Musique in Istres offers an exceptional variety of groups and musical worlds, allowing each to vibrate and travel from one scene to the sound of music from here and elsewhere. Indeed, each year about 400 artists including 50 groups in 17 podiums for the greatest pleasure of a public coming more and more numerous.

On this occasion, the old medieval center is adorned with banners and ornaments to welcome the good people of the village and visitors for a night around beautiful music, jugglers, fire eaters, medieval taverns and a parade of more than 300 participants with knights, ribald, musical troupes, acrobats ...

• FIN June / Early July: FESTIVAL OF WATER
Many activities on the theme of water will take place around the ponds. Exhibitions, accompanied the discovery of springs and fountains visits.

Society jouteurs Istréens several times champion of France, holds an annual championship on the pond of Olivier. Jousters face, each on their boat, they compete address, balance and strength to not grow in water.

• July 13: FESTIVAL July 14
Military parade, fireworks shot over the pond Olivier fire and lighting up the sky and water, hoedown, are scheduled for the national holiday.

Friday, the fate of cinema theaters to settle under the stars. A varied program is presented in various places of the city.

• August: FESTIVAL AND Istres Novillada
5 days many events succeed. It is the variety of performances that made the richness of this traditional votive festival. Street music, parades, race waiters, concerts, street theater, election of Miss Istres, spectacle pyrosymphonie on the pond of Olivier Novillada, jousting, race Camargue and funfair

. • October: LIVING BIRDS and nature
Stands of birds, reptiles, fish, farm animals, minerals, mounted insects, craft booths.

• November: WINE FAIR & THE FOOD
Many exhibitors come from all over France to promote their specialties. Tasting, sale of wines, champagnes, meats, cheeses, shellfish, etc..

A hymn traditions and Provence, the tribute of a town pastoralism ... A week of celebration and unmissable: craft fair, work demonstration sheepdog herding, "Messo in lengo nostro" folklore show, vigil parade of transhumance in the city center, with 3000 sheep, shepherds, herdsmen, folk groups, goats, donkeys and carreto ramado, coupled with horses.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge


              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 0-6

              • : 1 double


              • : 2 twin/ single


              • Built in a hillside, this apartment with its white plastered walls and wood, offers a rustic and pleasant. The apartment (60m2) is suitable for up to 6 people.   You enter into a hallway with a room to your left with 2 single beds (90x190cm) and opposite the bathroom with bath, shower, washbasin and WC.   A staircase leads upstairs where is the living room with 2 single beds (90x190cm), a bedroom with a bed for 2 persons (140x190) and the kitchen-dining room with a large fridge, microwave and hob with 4 burners (gas).   The windows open onto a terrace - with garden furniture and small barbecue - where you will be able to enjoy to enjoy a good glass of wine while enjoying a magnificent view of the Etang de Berre....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • At your disposal: Pool, table tennis, trampoline, petanque, games, small pedal, etc ... Furniture, chairs, etc.. TV, WIFI, air conditioning / heating, duvets, pillows, bath mats. Lives on site, I am of course at your disposal throughout your stay. Carmen de Waal...moreless


                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Television
                  • Games


                  • Family
                  • Holiday Resort
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Away From It All


                      • Necessary


                      • Coin Laundry
                      • Ruins
                      • Playground
                      • Library
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Live Theater
                      • Reefs
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Nude Beach
                      • Restaurants
                      • Marina
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Museums

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Bowling Center
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Water Sports
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Paddle Boating

                      Location Type

                      • Beach
                      • Near The Ocean
                      • Lake
                      • Waterfront
                      • Resort
                      • Rural

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Surfing
                      • Sailing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking

                      building type

                          • Cottage

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                                  • Dining Room


                                  • Local Maps
                                  • Washing Machine
                                  • Living Room
                                  • Iron & Board
                                  • Activities Guide
                                  • Wireless Internet
                                  • Heating
                                  • Internet
                                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                                  • Parking
                                  • Air Conditioning
                                  • Broadband Access
                                  • Parking Off Street


                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Kitchenette
                                  • Stove
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Dishes & Utensils


                                  • Child's Swing
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Pétanque Court
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Beach Chairs
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Water Sports Gear
                                  • Garden Table & Chairs
                                  • Pedal Boat
                                  • Barbecue

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Communal Pool
                                  • Private Pool
                                  • Outdoor Pool

                                  rental charges

                                  • Cleaning Fee Included
                                  • Discount For Longer Lets

                                  rental charges rb

                                      • Charges Included


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                                      • Séjour agréable

                                        Séjour agréable

                                        • Guest caroline d. (Villeurbanne, 69, France)
                                        • Date of stay 04/27/11
                                        • Review Submitted 05/15/11
                                        Bien qu'ayant des jumeaux en bas âges et malgré la pente dûe à la localisation sur flan de colline, notre séjour de 15 jours à La Côte Plage à été fort apprécié par chacun de nous (mes 5 enfants, mon conjoint et moi-même). La propriétaire a été tout à fait charmante et disponible. La vue sur le Lac de Berre est très agréable. Le logement à fonctionnel. Merci pour ce séjour. Il est bien possible que nous ayons l'occasion d'y retourner.

                                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                                      • séjour très agréable

                                        séjour très agréable

                                        • Guest Anonymous
                                        • Date of stay 07/13/13
                                        • Review Submitted 08/18/13
                                        Nous avons vraiment apprécié le cadre, l'accueil ( la propriétaire toujours souriante est très disponible) et le farniente. Endroit calme et agréable tant pour sa vue directement sur le lac que son infrastructure. De plus étant avec un petit bout, et adaptant un rythme de vie plus calme, toutes les commodités sont présentent avec la possibilité de se distraire sur place ( tv, table de Ping-pong, piscine bien sûr, possibilité de ballade en bateau, jet-ski et petit concert privé les dimanches en été,...). L'espace de l'appartement est assez grand, avec tout ce qu'il faut pour le quotidien, par contre assez chaud en journée et pas toujours évident à rafraîchir. Très chouette séjour dans l'ensemble.

                                        Owner response: Nous sommes ravis que vous avez passés de bonnes vacances et espérons avoir le plaisir de vous revoir dans le futur ! Bien à vous, Carmi

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                                      • Une fête de Noël exceptionnelle

                                        Une fête de Noël exceptionnelle

                                        • Guest Anonymous
                                        • Date of stay 12/22/12
                                        • Review Submitted 08/16/13
                                        Nous souhaitions fêter Noël en famille en associant repas chez mon fils qui habite Istres et hébergement de toute la famille à proximité dans un cadre dépaysant. Le choix de la côte bleue s'est avéré parfait. La résidence avec son look années 60 est très agréable et tout à fait bien aménagée.De plus la région permet de très belles sorties culturelles ou sportives. Et le climat à Noël a été très favorable.Notre séjour restera un excellent souvenir...

                                        Owner response: Merci beaucoup et au plaisir de vous revoir ! Bien à vous, Carmi

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                                      • Nice and peaceful place to rest

                                        Nice and peaceful place to rest

                                        • Guest Alexey R.
                                        • Date of stay 06/16/12
                                        • Review Submitted 11/13/12
                                        We are spent a wonderful two vacational weeks with our friends in company of Carmen in these appartments! If you have a family, a friends, a car and a lot of curiosity - it's your's. There are a lot of interesting sites to see, and these appartments are the good choise as place to rest between your short trips to different parts of Provence. Cute double-leveled apparts, with amazing bed made from stone in bedrooms, green garden around, lovely stairs (especially in evening with lights), nice evening sight from terrace during you'r BBQ party, or morning cup of coffee with warm breeze from lake, and always freshening pool, even in hottest midday. Little city Istres is in close vicinity, old, quiet and charming, it's full of life however. Frankly, there is always a "festival of something" in there, and it's leaves to you no time to be bored. City have all necessary shops, where you can find anything you need. La Cote Plage became a little charming place for us, where we really could to make a really deep breath, and have real rest from our everyday routine.

                                        Owner response: Hi, well thank you so much for all the nice things you wright. I'm really happy to know that you've spend a real good time in the Provence and at "la Côte Plage" ! Please give my greetings to all of you, with my kindest regards, Carmi

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                                      • Vacances très agréables...

                                        Vacances très agréables...

                                        • Guest Sylvie (Cologne Allemagne)
                                        • Date of stay 08/14/10
                                        • Review Submitted 09/20/10
                                        Nous avons passés de superbes vacances. La propritétaire nous a accueilli très chaleureusement. La grande piscine est à partager avec les autres vacanciers, c'est très bien pour les enfants et les parents qui peuvent se retouver pour l'apéro et la petanque. La vue sur l'Etang de Berre est très belle et nous avons eu de superbes couchés de soleil... Nous y retournerons avec plaisir

                                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                                      • vivre à la française

                                        vivre à la française

                                        • Guest Ingrid (België)
                                        • Date of stay 07/08/10
                                        • Review Submitted 08/07/10
                                        La propriétaire est très gentille. L'appartement se trouve au bord de l'Etang. La vue sur la piscine et l'Etang est belle. Endroit très agréable pour passer ses vacances. L'appartement a besoin d'une renovation.Les ustensils des cuisine et les coutellerie sont très limitées Les lits sont excellents, mais les oreillers sont mauvais,trop beaucoup lavé.

                                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                                      • à l'abrit de la foule, les pieds dans l'eau

                                        à l'abrit de la foule, les pieds dans l'eau

                                        • Guest Karine A. (mayenne)
                                        • Date of stay 07/25/09
                                        • Review Submitted 04/07/10
                                        Nous avons vraiment apprécié notre séjour en famille l'été dernier: l'accueil de la propriétaire, sa gentillesse, sa disponibilité. nous n'oublierons pas les moments passés à Côte Plage, la vue des appartements, les pieds dans l'eau, les soirées avec les autres résidents et tous les coins sympathiques autour...nous y reviendrons certainement...

                                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                                      • Endroit très agréable pour passer ses vacances

                                        Endroit très agréable pour passer ses vacances

                                        • Guest NATHALIE M.
                                        • Date of stay 10/17/09
                                        • Review Submitted 02/08/10
                                        Cadre exceptionnel au bord du lac, toutefois l'appartement aurait besoin d'un rafraichissement et l'insonorisation est à revoir. Frais de nettoyage de 45 euros injustifiés.

                                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                                        Owner response: Effectivement au moment de votre séjour, nous avions malheureusement quelques personnes qui n'avaient aucun savoir vivre et qui ont fait beaucoup de bruit! En ce qui concerne le ménage, dommage que vous ne l'aviez pas dit avant, nous serions intervenus! Toutes mes excuses encore pour ces désagréments qui n'ont, je l'espère, pas gâchés totalement votre séjour. Cordialement Carmi

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                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      Jan 1 - Jun 27, 2014
                                      4 night min stay
                                      €130 €130
                                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                                      €630 €1,800
                                      Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                                      7 night min stay

                                      Aug 30 - Jun 26, 2015
                                      3 night min stay
                                      €130 €130
                                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                                      €630 €1,800
                                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                                      1810 € / 2 semaines

                                      2640 € / 3 semaines !!


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                                      €130 - €134 per night (EUR)

                                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 6

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