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Villa in Provence, sea view, in the privacy of the Calanques

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

Day side: terrace, living area with kitchen; night side: 4 themed bedrooms.

Villa with sea view, 8 people, comfortable, welcoming and finely decorated with sea view from the living room and the terrace. In a Marseille Calanque, on the Côte Bleue, nearby many tourist sites.

Company stay, top quality and modern services.

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On the sunny coasts of Provence, between Camargue and Marseilles, family house in the heart of a calanque, in a private estate, home of cicadas, the pine woods close to the seaside, far away form mass tourism.

For those who love peace, hiking, walking on shaded paths, diving, water sports, swimming and fishing.

If you're dreaming of exploring the seabed, the summer 2014 will be the perfect season to practice snorkelling, so be ready to put your masks and flippers on!

The villa includes: 4 bedrooms, bathroom, 1,000 sq.m-gardens, open plan kitchen (oven, microwave, and dishwasher), dining room, living room, laundry room (washing machine), terrace, basement, and parking.

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The Côte Bleue, sea shore, is dedicated to tourism: beaches, creeks, calanques, small harbours, tourist activities.

In the area of the Côte Bleue in a reserve of the Conservatoire du Littoral (coastline conservatory) with 3,303 hectares of walking trails.

You will discover the archetypal places of Provence: Camargue (30 minutes), Aix-en-Provence (20 minutes), and Carry-le-Rouet (5 minutes). Less than 1 hour from: Salon, Cassis, Bandol, the Alpilles, the Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Remy, and the Verdon Gorge. Less than 2 hours from: Saint-Tropez, and the French Riviera.

Marseille, European capital of culture in 2013, is 20 minutes away.

The Parc Marin de la Côte Bleue (Côte Bleue Marine Park) manages:

-the protected marine area of Carry-le-Rouet,

-the protected marine area of Cap-Couronne,

-the whole artificial reefs in front of Niolon, Ensues-la-Redonne, Carry-le-Rouet, Sausset-les-Pins and La Couronne-Carro.

Since 1983, the Parc Marin de la Côte Bleue carried out several events and actions to inform and raise awareness in people.

The 'Sentier Sous Marin': every summer, during the months of July and August, free guided tours on the sea surface are organized in the Marine reserve of Carry-le-Rouet.

This activity is intended to help people to discover the richness of coastal seabed and to raise awareness in people who visit the Côte Bleue on the role and importance of a protected marine area.

The Côte Bleue contains many small diving spots, directly accessible from the shore, and often suitable to beginners. It is also the perfect diving spot for the biologist/diver: few bottom, varied landscapes with many rifts, holes, and more, where sea life abounds. When summer arrives, and the Mediterranean Sea waters are almost tropical temperature, it is time to submerge for 2 hours and take lots of pictures!

Sea excursion and visit to the calanques from Carry-le-Rouet, Sausset-les-Pins (on the Albatros), and Marseille (many fleets):

-the calanques of the Côte Bleue

- National park of Calanques

- Calanques and swimming

- Boat excursion around the castle of If

- Boat excursion at sunset

- 'Flipper' excursion

-Sea kayak excursion: the cliffs, the unspoilt coves

First dive: in the Mediterranean Sea discover the underwater fauna and flora of Provence, visit the wrecks that adorn our seabed, and enjoy safe deep-sea diving.

Many spots for windsurfing, kite surfing, and surf along the entire Côte Bleue.

The fishing harbour of Carro is a prime spot for fun-board, wind-surfing and kite surfing.

The Côte Bleue offers many climbing routes for all levels (from 4a to 8b).

There are hunting spots for all levels: from sea hunting (3 m) to deep sea hunting (25 m or more).

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Michèle Chesa
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Michèle Chesa

From the Mediterranean, we fell in love with this land nestled in the heart of an unspoilt calanque, sheltered from the prevailing winds in the middle of pine trees and white rock where the mineral and vegetable atmospheres live together.

As the times goes on, this house reflects our life, warmth, and sharing.

We are a large family and every one brings individual qualities to this villa, attention to detail in the decorations, cooking material and comfort, a special mention for children, tenacity for maintenance and welcoming, love for nature in the landscaped garden.

Michèle Chesa purchased this villa in 2012

Why Michèle Chesa chose Côte Bleue - Etang de Berre

As a 'recomposed' family, Michèle and Pierre, Cyril, Laure, Océane and Ambre, Damien and Nathalie, Lauranne, we would like to share this place that looks like ourselves, where the inhabitants of one week become friends and let a trace of their stay.

What makes this villa unique

The main points of interest of the villa are not its typical architecture, and its isolation but the fact that this holiday Provence home has been keeping its unique, picturesque and kind of wild character.

This land of contrasts, combination of earth and water, serenity and movement, gives to this land a living aspect.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Villa in Provence, sea view, in the privacy of the Calanques
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 27 reviews

An excellent home for a restful holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this lovely home; we stayed 3 weeks this time. It was so easy for our family and friends to come and go because it's close to Marseilles airport and TGV station.

The house is very flexible and didn't feel too crowded with 10, nor too big for 2. There are many things to keep everyone amused - books, musical instruments, toys and games, (and internet of course), and now a nice new kayak to explore the neighbouring coastline.

Michéle and Philippe are the best hosts, available for every advice and support, from fishing to sourcing delicious local produce.

Nearby Carry le Rouet has many good restaurants and shops, though we preferred to cook at home and eat at the large table on the terrace, watching the sun go down behind the hills and listening to the gentle sound of the water in the Calanque.

We would highly recommend this home for large families and groups of friends, and we really hope to go back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house with a lot of space and atmosphere. Especially the area outside is very inviting.

The offered service of Michelle and Pierre is way above average.

Our son said, he never felt like home so quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have a privileged interlocutor for ever meet your needs before and during your stay if you like. A service that takes on all those household tasks (cleaning, shopping , cooking), tourism, oenology, gastronomy, transport. Anything else you would like to enhance your stay in France.
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful villa is situated in a quiet residential area, where the only noise comes from cicadas and the charming Scops owls. Everything we needed is a short drive away – shops and restaurants, fresh bread, fish, fruit, vegetables, meat.. and it’s a great base to explore the magnificent Côte Bleue, Provence, Marseilles and beyond.

The home had everything our family needed and wanted. It’s full of interesting things from all round the world, with lots of games and musical instruments and delightful surprises (nobody really mastered the unicycle – we’ll have to go back and try again). There was plenty of space for all 7 of us, with a big terrace for dining and lots of shady places to relax. We loved the cabin, the hammock, and of course the plancha for cooking up the daily catch.

The kitchen is very well equipped, and we missed nothing at all. The huge room downstairs doubled as a garage for the motorbike and as a grand place to sleep – how good is that for the biking enthusiast?!

Michèle and Pierre had thoughtfully left groceries, including all the things you need a spoonful of, but usually end up buying by the kilo. And the chilled wine was an excellent welcome on the first evening, thank you! They gave us excellent advice on where to go for wine, olive oil, to eat Bouillabaisse and more, and really helped us with every wish. We enjoyed the daily visit by “Le Chat Noir” too!

The villa is just a short stroll from a beautiful small calanque, where the sea is clean, clear and usually calm, and full of sea life. You can swim / snorkel round to the next beach, or you can walk to it over the hill.

Visiting in early July, we found the whole area wonderfully quiet, with very few tourists. This lovely villa is a perfect place for a relaxing , and Michèle and Pierre made our stay absolutely perfect. We can't wait to come back again.

Merci Michèle et Pierre!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: L'esprit colle évidemment au concept. Un cadre enchanteur, une végétation maîtrisé, une éco-responsablité de notre part, un accès immédiat à la nature ainsi qu'une décoration conforme à nos valeurs nous permettent de développer un accueil personnalisé pour le bien-être des voyageurs. Les Calanques de la Côte Bleue comptent bien faire leur place dans le paysage touristique. The quality of the welcome, our eco-management , immediate access to nature and a decoration in line with our values ​​form the spirit of the creek of La Côte Bleue.
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Un lieu magique

  • 4 of 5

Le cadre dans lequel est situé la maison est splendide et très calme. La maison offre des prestations simples mais de qualité et est très bien entretenue par des propriétaires attentifs. vue sur la mer depuis le jardin ...promenade et baignade dans la calanque toute proche.

Un lieu de séjour idéal pour des vacances en famille ou entre amis.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez apprécié la maison ainsi que l'éthique et l'esprit chaleureux, simple et familial que nous voulons donner à ce lieu. Si cela vous a permis de découvrir cette partie sauvage de la Côte Méditerranéenne, tout le plaisir est pour nous.
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Tolles Haus - künstlerisch, schöne Felsenbucht, extrem nette Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

Wir (2 Erwachsene, 5 Kinder 6-17) hatten nur 1 Woche im Mai 2016. Das Haus ist etwas hellhörig, aber sehr angenehm. Die Küchenaustattung ist weit über dem Durchschnitt. Gewürze etc sind da und dürfen benutzt werden. Wlan perfekt und schnell. Bad und Toilette sehr liebevoll gestaltet.

Die Herzlichkeit und Unkompliziertheit der Vermieter ist sehr wohltuend und herausragend. Unser Hund war mit. Das Grundstück ist nach vorne offen, durch die steile Einfahrt aber gefühlt abgeschlossen. Das Haus liegt an einer einsamen steilen Strasse mit fast keinem Verkehr ( zu unserer Zeit 10-20 Autos/ Tag). Die Eisenbahn stört 0 und gibt Möglichkeiten nach Marseille zu fahren und das Auto am Bahnhof zu lassen. Es gibt viele nette kleine liebevoll geestaltete Sitzplätze auf dem Grundstück. Eine kleine Hütte auf einem Felsen- hier haben sich unsere kleinen Kinder eingerichtet, einen Gasgrill hinter dem Haus. Einzig das Parken in der sehr steilen Einfahrt war etwas mühsam, aber 20m unterhalb gäbe es womöglich einfachere Parkplätze. Es gibt sehr schöne Sandstrände ca. 20 min Fahrzeit entfernt. Die Vermieterin Michelle hat eine Karte zum finden hinterlegt.

Vielen Dank an Michelle und Ihren Partner

Vor allem für die Rettungs-SMS welche Tankstelle noch Benzin hatte wärend des Streiks.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous partageons notre plaisir de créer des espaces de vie, de repos, de jeux; une cabane perchée surplombant la mer, une terrasse de repos avec des sièges bas et un hamac toujours au-dessus de la mer, la terrasse principale idéale pour manger et échanger, une grande table, des relax. En dessous, une grande table de pique-nique pour s'abriter du vent. A l'opposé légèrement perché entouré d'arbustes un coin toujours ensoleillé. En prévision un arboretum et une autre terrasse rattachée au coin nuit. Nous assumons notre rôle d'hôte avec plaisir car nous avons la chance d'être en accord avec la façon de vivre de nos voyageurs dans l'esprit de partage. Wir nehmen unsere Rolle von Gastgeber(Wirt) mit Vergnügen an, weil wir Glück(Chance) haben, im Einverständnis mit der Lebensart unserer Reisenden im Sinne der Aufteilung zu sein.
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Tolle Lage, sehr herzliche Vermieter, umfangreiche Ausstattung, sogar viele Kinderspielsachen

  • 5 of 5

Tolle Lage mit Meerblick von der Terrasse, sehr herzliche und zuvorkommende Vermieter, umfangreiche Ausstattung mit vielen Kinderspielsachen

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'est toujours avec beaucoup de satisfaction que nous accueillons nos amis européens. Notre espace aussi bien intérieur et extérieur est bien adapté pour une famille nombreuse. Es ist immer mit großer Befriedigung, dass wir unsere europäischen Freunde begrüßen zu können. Unser Platz innen und außen ist gut geeignet für eine große Familie. La création de nouvel espace extérieur, 4 terrasses, une cabane perchée surplombant la mer et un parcours naturel ........... Nos 5 chambres toutes décorées de façon différente .......... Notre pièce principale charme, plaisir, convivialité ............ Créateurs d'atmosphère ........... Pour vous sentir comme chez vous .........
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Le Rouet
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Le Rouet
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Enjoy the sea and relaxation in the heart of a picturesque calanque from a villa on the Côte Bleue in Provence with sea view as well as the Mediterranean and its pine woods.

Location: 50 metres from the sea

Villa is located in the area of the Côte Bleue in a reserve of the Conservatoire du Littoral (coastline conservatory) with 3303 hectares of walking trails.

You will discover the archetypal places of Provence: Camargue (30 minutes), Aix-en-Provence (20 minutes), and Carry-le-Rouet (5 minutes). Less than 1 hour from: Salon, Cassis, Bandol, the Alpilles, the Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Remy, the Verdon Gorge. Less than 2 hours from: Saint-Tropez, the French Riviera, and Marseille—European Capital of Culture 2013.

A small sandy beach in a sheltered area, perfect for young children, is 5 minutes away by car.

All shops: 2 km

Restaurants on the marinas (Carry-Le Rouet, Sausset-les-Pins)

Activities include: water sports, swimming, sailing, wind and kite surfing (spots), sea kayaking, biking/mountain biking, tree climbing, beaches, fishing, diving (many famous sites), go-kart, festivals, theme parks, casino, and pétanque.

Other activities: trekking, scuba-diving, snorkeling, and climbing.

Golf Practice Côte Bleue: 6 holes golf course 13960, Sausset-les-Pins, open all year round.


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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £17
ménage £82

Notre atout **** Nous vous proposons un service "comme à la maison" : le linge de maison, l'épicerie, les produits d'hygiène et d'entretien, les boissons chaude sont inclus. Wifi, internet illimité et téléphone fixe inclus. Le ménage de fin de séjour de 95€ est en plus.
Nos services sont adaptables à vos envies, tous services spéciaux.
Tarif spécial Entreprises, vos besoins sont notre priorité. PMR accès facilité. Nous contacter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa near Ensuès-la-Redonne near Bouches-du-Rhone

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Outdoor Shower
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    WC 1 - Toilet
  • An area shower/hand basin/sink in the laundry room as well as an exterior shower, perfect when coming back from the beach.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Children area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Ethnic ambiance
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Zen ambiance/office corner
    - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Recent design
    - 1 Double Bed
  • Independent sleeping area. Children/Baby facilities: bed, high chair, baby-cook, children area.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Barbecue and plancha (outdoors) gas Large converted basement. Broad band WIFI Internet access is available on request. Household cleaning products provided. Cleaning not included, final cleaning upon request: €80. Bed linen rental (duvets, Sheets, towels): €10/ person and €5/child. Personalized facilities and welcoming for companies and works councils.

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