Staying in one of Marseille’s historic fishermen’s cottages, old villas or modern architectural delights is one of the best ways to experience the French Riviera. Here’s our pick of the best Airbnbs in Marseille to make sure your accommodation is as memorable as the surroundings.
This cosy converted cabanon (fisherman’s cabin) is right on the beach and perfect for four outdoorsy travellers. There’s a barbecue and a little hammock for soaking up the sunset, with the city centre close by for convenience.
Vallon des Auffes is one of the cutest little areas in Marseille, a quiet shoreline on the outskirts where fishermen set up home centuries ago. It’s a small cove that’s home to three wonderful restaurants and it’s only a short bus ride or bicycle into town. The converted cabanon is basic, clean and great value with plenty of afternoon sun.
This sea view apartment looks out over the jagged coastline east of Marseille’s Old Port, and it features a gorgeous private terrace to rival any of the city’s best hotels. This rustic, minimalist apartment is a stylish base from which to explore Marseille and its wonderful restaurants which are only a short bus ride away.
The piece de resistance of this gorgeous apartment is undoubtedly its private pool and serene garden terrace, perfect for long lunches and lazy afternoons. It takes a mere 20 minutes to walk to the Old Port or five minutes on the bus. Close to the sea and some wonderful local stores, including a butcher and baker, this spacious apartment is perfect for living the French experience.
This stunning cabin has one of the best views of Marseille’s Mediterranean coastline at a fraction of the cost of a five-star hotel. There’s even a pool for enjoying these views while cooling off and an outdoor dining table and pizza oven for romantic candlelit dinners. The secure parking is an added bonus as is the pétanque set, so guests can try their hand at France’s favourite summer pastime.
This stunning villa has a large pool and garden with six bedrooms and four bathrooms, offering more than enough luxury to make your stay extra special. Not far from the city centre and with two secure parking spaces, there are plenty of ways to get around if you can bring yourself to leave this laid-back urban oasis.
This sleek modern property has all the mod cons needed for a luxurious getaway. There’s a secluded garden and pool for relaxing and should you decide to head into Marseille, the quiet Roucas-Blanc neighbourhood is only a short bus ride from the city centre.