Claudine, who lives in the downstairs apartment, is very aware that the apartment offers a stunning view from its upstairs location with safe garage parking for a very small car and has priced the accommodation accordingly. Access to the apartment for luggage is difficult via the steep, narrow, outside staircase and may present a problem for some people.
We believe that Tripadvisor, as an accommodation booking site, need to make it very clear that an additional Euro 100 is added to the quoted rate to cover linen and cleaning. As well given that Claudine can only communicate in French we feel Tripadvisor has a responsibility to provide a translator facility within their site to enable communication with the Owner prior to the stay.
Claudine signed a copy of our Booking Confirmation on departure confirming that she will arrange with Tripadvisor for the refund of our Euro 300 deposit by 9 November.
Malcolm and Rhonda Hill
Gold Coast, Australia
The location was perfect: minutes from the beach, a stroll into town, a visit to a vineyard, and a great jumping off point for the Calanque walks. Our host Claudine was extremely helpful and has set the apartment up with all you need. When we arrived she explained how everything worked. We were very grateful for the little touches such as the mats to take to the beach and the very efficient aircon. We loved eating or relaxing on the terrace looking at the stunning view. We had a garage for the car but you need to be a bit brave when entering and exiting but the local drivers were great. Cassis is well placed for exploring Provence but next time we will just come and stay here.
This is a great spacious apartment with a stunning view of the Cap Canaille, at the feet of the Calanques and the beach 1-2 minutes walk away. The apartment is on the second floor with an entrance through the gate and the stare ways. Claudine (the owner) lives at the apartment on the first floor of the same villa and has separate entrance. She is friendly and very helpful (just ask). We used "Google Translation" on cell phone for communications with her. My husband and I are aggressive travelers. We needed a car to visit other places in Provence. This rental comes with garage which is essential in Cassis. Please note the garage is very small by USA standards and will not fit the car of your dreams. It was a tight fit for our rental "Nissan Juke". We are happy to recommend this rental to other trevelers and we'll visit again!
The owner was very welcoming even though there was a language barrier, we found using the internet for communication the easiest for us both.
A car is not necessary, you are within walking distance to shops, restaurants, the calanques (we also did the cruise around the calanques). You will find supermarkets just one street over from the main square.
The apartment is accessed by a couple of flights of stairs from the street. The view from the spacious balcony makes it a lovely spot to relax. The apartment is very clean and well equipped (even beach mats and umbrella for the pebble beach), although keep in mind linen is not provided and you need to organise this with the owner.
We found the locals very friendly and the area has a vibrant, lively atmosphere.
Lovely location, very comfortable flat with great view, and a very helpful landlady. Was a short walk from town centre with excellent choice of restaurants plus easy access to beaches. Also easy access to the Calanques and transport links to Marseilles.
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