About the property
- Apartment753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sea views, close to beach & fishing port, private parking
On the Cote d'Azur in the heart of Provence 'The Lighthouse' overlooks this romantic fishing port. Beaches, restaurants and the delights of the market square are easy to discover from this central location.
Here you can have fun cooking while looking out to sea or enjoy relaxing on the southern balcony. Exceptional views of the azure blue sea lead to the main beach that is sandy and safe. It is an uplifting experience to sit and watch the waves crash against the Lighthouse on a stormy day or watch the sunlight play on the Cap Canille, Frances highest sea cliff.
Inviting restaurants and bars that spill out onto the streets surround the market square. All this is a convenient three-minute walk away, around a classic Mediterranean port.
Large windows and high ceilings give this newly renovated apartment a light and airy feel. From the open plan granite kitchen, to the Roman tiled bathroom, all is well equipped and convenient.
The main bedroom has a large double bed, two reading lights on bed side tables,full mirror and chest of draws and over looks a large terrace. The second bedroom has a full sized bunk bed, two bed side lights, mirror and wardrobe.
There is free private parking and wifi.
There is a large northern terrace overlooking terracota roof tops and Mediterranean trees.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 10, 2018
About Anthony Franklin
I am a Mountain Guide and take people climbing and off piste skiing all over the Alps. My family and I love sailing, rock climbing and cooking.
Anthony Franklin purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Anthony Franklin chose Cassis
The Calanques, lime stone fjords, are a national park in between Cassis and Marseille, considered by the French as one of the most beautiful places in the world. White lime stone cliffs fall into clear emerald green seas, through which the sandy deeps and passing fish can be seen. Sunsets of extraordinary beauty make a dazzling contrast with the blue of the high seas and the green and white of the coast. I first got to know Cassis after climbing and sailing in the Calanques. Thirsty after a long climb or cold and wet after sailing we would hole up in a friendly bar and drink local wine or cool beers. After several years I decided to come and buy and was lucky enough to find the Lighthouse. We love it and think it a very special place. I'm sure you will too.
What makes this Apartment unique
The Lighthouse is exceptional because of a view that will truly take your breath away. We love cooking while looking out to sea and just relaxing and listening to the sea, which lulls you into peaceful harmony.
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Comfortable apartment in the perfect location
We rented the Lighthouse apartment in 2013 and loved Cassis and the apartment so much that we always hoped we could return. We were fortunate to be able to return to stay there over the 2017/18 Christmas New Year period. I guess the fact that we came from Australia and chose to stay here at such a special time of year speaks for itself.
What we love most about the apartment is its location and the unbeatable view that can be enjoyed from the living area and also from the small balcony off the second bedroom. The vista is ever changing and always interesting.
The apartment is well maintained, clean and was comfortable for the four of us. Everything is as per the description and as shown in the photos. It had been recently painted inside when we stayed. The bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable, the apartment was warm (only needed heating on for a short time each day, if at all) and the wifi worked well. The kitchen is what you see in the photo, which was fine for our basic needs but may be small in terms of bench space for anyone wanting to prepare anything more elaborate. There are many nearby restaurants and other options for meals. Everything - supermarket, shops, beaches - are within easy walking distance. Reserved car parking included in the price and only 5 minutes walk away is a real bonus in Cassis.
The apartment owner organises for a charming local gent named Victor (who speaks English and French) to greet guests and be available throughout the stay. We had an unforeseen plumbing issue arise, on Christmas Day no less, and Victor was immediately contactable. He was able to quickly organise a tradesman and it was fixed in less than 24 hours. Having the benefit of someone local being available to sort out such issues so cannot be underestimated when considering renting an apartment (Thanks Victor.)
Thank you Anthony for allowing us to stay in your apartment again and for accommodating our dates. Staying in Cassis just would not have been the same had we not been able to stay at the Lighthouse. I hope we can return again one day.
excellent all round we loved staying here
spent a relaxing time watching the world go by and the boats in and out of the port from thewindow and beautiful changing colours of the sun on the clifffs8
Well.positioned flat in a pretty town
Well positioned flat clean and reasonable appointed. Fantastic views, handy for Reasturaunt and bars good place to chill.Secure private parking.
Cozy apartment in beautiful Cassis
Perfectly situated in Cassis, a few minutes walking distance from the promenade, 2 beaches, the cafes, and 3 supermarkets. The apt itself is lovely, with a living room/kitchen, separated toilet and bath/shower, 2 bedrooms and a pullout couch in the living room. We were 5 adults, and spent our days and nights at the beach, in cafes, walking through town, and just watching the harbor activity from the windows and balcony. The apt is well equipped with kitchen and dining needs, and has a dishwasher and washing machine--essential for the relaxed beach life.
Thank you, we are so happy that you all had such a great holiday.
Cassis is a sweet spot of a seaport town and the lighthouse apartment offers you the best views around! Just steps from the sea promenade and several lovely little plazas for sitting and enjoying the sights. Beaches are pebbly so wear swim shoes but the water is divine. The cliffs and calanques are beautiful to see! Apt is comfortable and homey, a great place to relax after all the days fun. Thank you Anthony...we look forward to returning for longer next time!
Home away from Home
I don't know how many times we have stayed at, "The Lighthouse"...it is truly our vacation home away from home! As my husband said in his review, the upgrades Anthony has made are good. There is a brand new deck on the front of the apartment, along with a new bathroom sink and other improvements...What cannot be beat anywhere in the world is the view that we are fortunate to have from this apartment. You can look out the window and see the moon in the middle of the night, the sunrise, and the sunset, along with Cap Canaille, the Lighthouse (with the huge waves during a storm which was fabulous!), and can see over to Bestouan plage. You can watch the comings and goings in the port too. We are very comfortable here at "our" vacation home in Cassis -there is everything you need here and it is clean...we will return soon, I hope!
As Victor says, "Cassis is a little corner of paradise!"
Thanks again, Anthony & family!
Susan & Sam - Philadelphia, Pa.
Cassis is close to Marseille, an ancient Phoenician port, and Aix where music and dance festivals take place. The Callanques, a national park and marine reserve, www.calanques-parcnational.fr, are Provencal fjords with crystal clear green water, framed by white lime stone cliffs and the deep blue of the ocean, where secret beaches await discovery. It’s easy to catch a boat from Cassis (they leave every half hour) and be dropped off in a Callanques, where it is fun to picnic, dive and sunbathe and then walk back to Cassis or catch the ferry back. A renowned diving spot with Roman wrecks, preserved flora and fauna is a half hour boat trip out to sea. The Callanques is a world famous rock-climbing site. Cassis produces a famous white wine the result of a long tradition since 600 BC. Various Chateaux welcome wine lovers and offer free tasting. The apartment is on the first floor of a residential building 5 minutes walk from both beaches and overlooking the Lighthouse on the waterfront. When the windows are open you can hear the sea in every room. Everything is an easy walk away.