We call it 'l'île verte' (the green island) for its atmosphere, the green kitchen and bathroom tiles. With a very confortable bed , to the ground floorof our 50's house, a few minutes away from the gorgeous calanques, the old harbor and it's cafés.
The apartment is located a the main floor of a one storage house. We live upstairs, with our two girls. The place is a bit away from the street, surrounded by a small southern garden that gives it its character.
The kitchen has been redecorated to be closer to our 50's house atmosphere. Feel like cooking or just warm up some take aways, it's all there. We integrated a wash machine for those who just stay with us in between other trips, or just feel like dressing with the good smell from the open drying space in the garden.
The bedroom is confortable and takes its light from a window to the south: great for those naps in the afternoon. Its got its little dressing to put your stuff and a cute bathroom, revamped with nice green tiles picked to match the La Ciotat's soft atmosphere.
A cute little terrace on the apartment entrance side. Very cosy for a coffee, or break feast in the morning sun. There is another table and chairs under the pine tree, on the side of the house where you'll also find the drying cables.
We love to share with our guests, be it a moment or a glass of vine, depending on everybody's availability. Isa splits her time between her craft shop in the garden's back, et her boutique on the harbor ... and the girl's activities and hers and the house and... (yes, she can)
Marc commute on a more classical way between Marseille et the house during the week.
You'll always get to see one or the other... but you'll never know how long for :-)
You will have to pay on site the moderate local 'stay tax'. The city set it to 30 cents per person and per day. It is an extra cost, yes, but considering the quality of public equipment, we feel it is a reasonable one. We do not collect it through airbnb payment system since we feel it would no be fair for you to be charged a transaction commission over a tax.
Non smoking apartment, however the petite terrace at the entrance of the apartment is a nice place to drink a coffee and smoke outside.
Point of attention for our guests:
The apartment is one of three standing at the main floor of our house and we live upstair. Therefore, we will see each other, and you will see the other tenants. If your dream is to live an intense life, day and night, according to criteria defined solely with yourself, and if you think that it could prevent others from sleeping or just from living their own dream, then our house is definitely not the right place for that project. :-)
Nous avons choisi de s'installer ici pour de multiples raisons... La proximité de la mer (bien visible depuis la maison), de ces magnifiques calanques, d'ici on peut tout faire à pied, courses, belles ballades, baignades, cinéma, bibliothèque, boire un verre sur le port.. Et puis surtout moi, Isabelle, j'ai réussi à aménager mon atelier de céramiste au fond du jardin où j'accueille avec plaisir clients et élèves... A bientôt.
We chose this place as much as this place chose us. The house was built in the 50's and has that special atmosphere, with the little garden around that seduced us. We go around, shop, play sport, go to the movies, enjoy the cafés and restaurants by feet. Most of all, it has a little workshop in the garden from where I can work and teach kids on those potteries and ceramics I sell for a living.
See you soon.