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La Ciotat on the Côte Provençale, Golfe D'Amour

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 15 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy Provence, its peaceful atmosphere and its sunny climate.

The villa is located in La Ciotat : a little town on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, on the Côte Provencale, with mild autumn and winter temperatures. A rising spot for events: movies, exhibitions and tourism.

La Ciotat is now included in the protected natural 'Parc des Calanques'

There are two beautiful, world known, 'calanques' (coves) at a five-minutes walk. The long main sandy and sunny beach is not far away. The picturesque old harbour with fishermen boats is a few minutes away with plenty of bars and restaurants. The baker (croissants chauds for breakfast) and the grocer are 'at the door.' No need to mention the numerous and tasty rosés de Provence in the neighbourhood!

Go for a mild and relaxing spring on the Côte Provençale! Beat the winter blues.......The sun shines 200 days a year.

La Ciotat is 20 miles from Marseille (Train station, airport + 15) and 25 miles from Aix en Provence. Nice Airport 250 km, Paris 750 km

Keywords: Independent apartment on first floor of a Manshion.

90 square meters.

The indicated price of 800 euros a month is for long duration more than 5 months rents.

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017


La Ciotat Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower Separate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large flat screen Satellite TV (36), Dish Washer, Cooking Ustensils provided, WashingMachine, The villa has an Entrance as a Long Corridor, on the left a Bedroom with a Queen size Bed for two, on the right a Dining Room with a Sofa, a Bathroom with a bath Tub, and the Kitchen, the Living Room on the left gives access to a Terrace with a nice View on the Bay, The Terrace is the convivial place for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (with cold rose wine of course), A small garden with flowers and trees, is on two sides of the villa


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(7 traveler reviews)

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La Ciotat on the Côte Provençale, Golfe D'Amour
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

You will be happy here!

  • 5 of 5

Great spacious apartment, well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed and nice linens. The apartment is perfectly situated near the two calanques. A walk into town is equally simple which affords visitors other exciting views and possibilities of shops and restaurants. Right across the street is one of the best boulangeries in town. La Ciotat is a very friendly liveable seaside town where one escapes "the people" of other more noted cote d'azur towns. We loved the ease and ambience of LaCiotat with it's convenient busses and of course, the owner M.Gonfalone made it so comfortable and was a very responsive "landlord" during our stay. I am in a position to return to France often as I am now retired and I am sure that I will return to this property for both it's comfort, location, price and charm yet to be discovered in the region.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southeastern Massachusetts

Peaceful, Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Alain even met us at the local train station, though we later discovered a direct bus to/from the marina. We'd come down from Paris by train via Marseille -- both easy and quick.

Enter the property through a small iron gate in a dense hedge. Climb a winding stair overlooking the gardens to a substantial, old-world front door. The area is lush with blooming trees, hedges and vines. The back garden has space for kids to play and laundry lines -- clothes dry quickly in the sun.

Inside, air conditioning is unnecessary because the breezes keep their home pleasant. At night, you can leave everything open. Late sleepers can roll down electrically-controlled shutters. The beds are comfortable and the whole place feels like home.

The kitchen is well-supplied not only with appliances, but with plates, glasses, various utensils ... in short, we could find whatever we needed. The pantry had the basics -- even pasta, herbs, oil and wine; we used and replaced foods with something comparable.

The tub/shower had endless hot water, a good shower head, and a long, deep tub for relaxation.

But the terrace was our favorite place! We breakfasted on fresh croissants from the corner and fresh fruit from the grocer, looking out at our neighbors and the sparkling Mediterranean.

At the end of the day we watched the last boats, a hang glider, and what we first thought were frolicking small airplanes. Later we realized the planes were scooping water, dropping it, and swooping around to try again -- fire fighting craft. Three doves cooed on a nearby telephone wire. I saw my first magpies on the roof peak opposite the terrace. The sun glowed red on the opposite cliffs of our harbor then sank behind the hills.

In the 10 days we visited in early August, we balanced doing little with eating out, shopping, meeting locals, and visiting some of the sights. We took a bus to Marseille for a day, cheaper and quicker than the train. We took a train seven minutes to nearby Cassis -- but note the hours of buses and trains! If it hadn't been for some very nice people, we'd have been stuck there overnight! We rented a car (recommended) for a few days and wandered both locally, to Toulon, and up toward Aix-en-Provence.

Of all the coastal towns we saw, La Ciotat offered the best assortment of peace, restaurants, accessibility, walkability and things to do for older folks, young couples, and families with kids.

Great vacation! Thank you to you and your wife, Alain!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree with that review. Thank you very much.
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Indianapolis, Indiana

great location in a wonderful little city!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 6 nights in the house in the end of July. The apartment was quite spacious and comfortable with all the amentities that we needed. Alain was very helpful and accomodating. The bakery and grocery are just across the street and it is only a 5-10 minte walk to the city center and bus station. The house is also located just 5-10 minutes walking to the beautiful Calanques (coves). There are plenty of restaurants, shops, and street merchants. Everyone was very helpful. There is a lovely old town area and the beaches are also very nice. It was an easy and cheap bus ride (1 euro) to the train station and we were able to take day trips to Marseille and Avignon. We also we able to go scuba diving and rent a motor scooter and explore the Route de Crete and St. Baume. We had a lovely time and would definitely consider coming back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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best get away ever, 2 Texans who would love to return!!

  • 5 of 5

An American Manager who needed a getaway after a 1.5 years working in Russia, lucked into Alains's perferct apartment in an equally perfect sleepy French Mediterrean coastal fishig city. The apt was just right as it's queen bed fit a 6'4" guy and his lovely wife. I cooked daily as the quaint kitchen served many a fun nights meal. Across the street is the baker, across the intersection is a butcher shop and small market next to them. We found a massage spa on the corner. The balcony was our daily eating and wine sipping outdoor evening. we loved LaCoitat's beach's, friendly folks, wonderful coffee's and beautiful weather. Our month there, May 09, was spent tanning on the streets ends beach, ( .5 mile walk ), grilling our mornings fish bought from the harbor's fishermen's boats, and lots of red wine, baguetts, and days at Aix and St. Tropaz shopping their market days. Very romantic and Alain helped with all requests, even the rental car! we slept with windows open at night, the breezes were super. The apt is perfect, washer for clean clothes, modem for laptop, kitchen has everything including gas stove/oven!! Huge clawfoot tub with shower,, view to die for as you love, eat, and sleep, looking over the LaCoitat harbor!! Oysters, fish, flowers, warm bagguettes, and a nice cut ribeye, made us wish we were there now... There were NO surprises as everything in the listing was truthful and was even better than our expectations...Please remember us Alain..Enjoy...

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of course I accept gladly this comment from Dave!
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Charming, although not lu...

  • 5 of 5

Charming, although not luxurious, apartment with excellent equipment - kitchen with fridge, freezer, micro-wave and dishwasher - oysterknife and corkscrew included!Our host, Alain was very friendly and extremely service-minded and we thoroughly enjoyed our week in La Ciotat!The baker on the corner had freshly made baguettes, the Grocery shop down the street also provided excellent paté. Other shops are located in the centre of the city. For bathing we recommend the plage (35 minutes walk) and also the Calanques (10 minutes walk). We would love to come back!/Barbro, Per-Erik and Caroline Abrahamsson, Kullavik, Sweden

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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portsmouth, england

the partment is in a cent...

  • 5 of 5

the partment is in a central locatiol,spotless condition and everything yoy could think of in the flat.

We had a truly lovely holiday and are looking forwd to returning in 2007

  • Submitted: May 25, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Marseille Provence Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Not just one! Many, many bars,
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Gare de La Ciotat …to Marseille and Paris
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
La Ciotat Choice of rocky calanques or sand beach
Car: not necessary

You can join one of the numerous Petanque games if you like, but the Sea and the Calanques are the Main Spots for Activities, La Ciotat is well known for its 'Nautical Exhibition' once every year, its Typical Provencal Market takes place every Tuesday and Sunday, the City is turning its eyes towards tourism, and Luxury Yacht Construction, Gambling at the Casino is at your own risk!!!


Rates & Availability

La Ciotat Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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15 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $88

There are no special terms… we have been renting now for many years to many "satisfied" travellers, from Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and also the US.

Advance payment to confirm reservation and the rest in cash upon arrival. Paypal accepted for the advance.
For long term stays… at the convenience of the traveler…either bank transfer or check or cash.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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