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Provence. Unique! Direct Hire in Residence at the Water's Edge. Istres.

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Last updated: 01/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Saint-Martin-de-Crau 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.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge


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

              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


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


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


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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

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

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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


                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people


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


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


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

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool

                  Building Type

                      • Cottage

                      Rental Charges

                      • Cleaning Fee Included
                      • Discount For Longer Lets

                      Rental Charges Rb

                          • Charges Included


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                          from 9 traveler reviews
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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          hors saison
                          Nov 28 - Mar 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €630 €1,800
                          Apr 1 - Jun 26, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €630 €1,800
                          Haute saison
                          Jun 27 - Aug 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          Aug 30 - Oct 16, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €630 €1,800
                          hors saison
                          Oct 17 - Mar 31, 2016
                          7 night min stay

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          • Taxes Not included


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                          Haute Saison 2014 prix dégressifs:

                          940 € / 1 semaine

                          1810 € / 2 semaines

                          2640 € / 3 semaines !!


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                          Last updated: 01/25/2015
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                          35 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Marseille Provence
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          60 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Istres et Miramas
                          12 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Salon de Provence, Eyguières et Fos sur Mer
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Nearest Beach
                          au pied du domaine la Côte Plage, puis Istres,3km

                          Car: Necessary

                          Istres: 3 Km

                          Martigues: 12 Km

                          Sea: 0 Km

                          Lake: 0 Km

                          Shops: 3 Km

                          City center: 3 Km

                          The apartment is part of a charming family residence, waterfront north of the Etang de Berre, and has a breathtaking view of the Etang de Berre and the fishing village of Saint Chamas, which is only 1. 8km as the crow flies.

                          Beaches (sandy) from the edge of the Etang de Berre are 3-5km, other beaches along the Mediterranean (Fos sur Mer-Martigues) are 10-15km.

                          Alpilles (with Les Baux, Fontvieille, Saint Rémy de Provence ..) and the Blue Coast (Carry le Rouet Sausset les Pins ..) are only 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 close (45 and 60 km).

                          Both train stations Miramas (well served) and Istres are about 5km.

                          The Marseille-Provence airport is only 35km.

                          Golf: Several golf courses nearby: Golf club Miramas is 5 minutes - golf Servanes (Mouries) and the Golf des Baux de Provence are within 20 minutes!


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                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                          Provence. Unique! Direct hire in residence at the water's edge. Istres.

                          Saint-Martin-de-Crau #599072a

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