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We had a fantastic 2 week holiday with our kids ages 10 and 12. The apartment was extremely comfortable, fully equipped and with quiet air conditioning, and the location fabulous. The owners were very kind and did everything possible to make sure we had a wonderful holiday! The sailing club at the beach (below the apartment) offers lessons and rental of paddle boards, kayaks, wind surfing and sailing, and they speak perfect English. The snorkelling was wonderful with a great variety of fish and octopuses. There is a small Decathlon on the beach during the summer if you need any equipment. The Camargue and beautiful Provence villages/towns are all within an hour’s drive and it’s worth exploring Marseille too.
We stayed at this beautiful newly renovated property in Istres in the summer with our family of five, consisting of three young children (one of whom is a toddler). For a relatively small house we found that it accommodated us perfectly. We made the most of the hot climate by barbecuing outside every night and we bought a little swimming pool for the children to use so they could cool down. We can also recommend the two local beaches (jet skiing at the beach is brilliant and well organised). There is fantastic shopping to be found at Miramas. We also used the location to venture further afield into Avignon, Gordes, Les Baux, Aix de Provence, Saintes Maries Del la Mer. All in one week and each within an hour of the house.
We really benefited from the air conditioning in our room too as the temperature was over 35oC.
Our lovely hosts live close by and we found them to be ready to answer any queries about the local area and to help when we needed anything.
We will definitely be going back and hope to explore Marseille properly this time.