Situated on the « Côte Bleue », next to « Cap Couronne », approximately 12 km from Martigues, 55 km south west of Aix en Provence, and 45 km west of Marseille. Environment : In a quiet residential area, 200m from the beach at Carro, 1000m from the harbour and further beach; 300m from the village centre with its shops; and 150m from the closest restaurants. Villa 225m² / Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms. Partially air conditioned. Large private pool - Sandy beach 200m. Closest restaurants just 150m. Style : Charming south facing villa. Shaded and enclosed grounds. 300m from the centre of Carro. 45 km west of Marseille. Wifi internet. Living room : 38m², 3 TVs, DVD, video, hi-fi, fireplace, comfortable seating. Kitchen : 12m², dishwasher, oven, gas/electric hob, American fridge, toasters, espresso coffee machines, electric kettle, table and 6 chairs . Cellar/Utility room : 7m², microwave, fridge, washing machine and drier. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 2 Shower rooms, 2 wc's : Bedroom 1 : 28m², first floor, air conditioning. Twin beds pushed together, wardrobe, fridge, TV and DVD, hi-fi and home cinema. Ensuite shower room no 1. View of pool and garden. Bedroom 2 : 15m², ground floor, queen size bed (160cm), wardrobe, TV, video. French window to terrace, pool and garden. Bedroom 3 : 12m², ground floor, double bed, wardrobe, sofa. Ensuite shower room no 2.View over the surrounding hills. Shower room 1 : 4m², ensuite to bedroom 1, first floor, shower, washbasin and wc. Bathroom : separate, ground floor, 16m², bath, separate shower, double washbasin, bidet, wc. Shower room 2 : ground floor, 4m², ensuite to bedroom 3, hidden behind swing doors, shower, washbasin, bidet. Household information : No phone 3 TV's Wifi internet 2 video players Air conditioning in 1st floor bedroom Cot on request Pets welcome on request with additional security deposit of 400€ cash Access to bedroom 1 is via steep ladder-style stairs Parking for 2-3 vehicles on site Noise: none Overlooked: Back of a villa on the eastern side, with small window 2 x 2 hours of cleaning/week (Tuesdays and Thursdays - hours to be agreed locally). Grounds : 1000m², enclosed with trees and flower beds and semi-automatic watering system. Terrace 1 : 24m², with awning, view of garden and pool, south facing. Terrace 2 : 40m², view of garden and pool, south facing. Equipped with table and chairs for 6, built-in barbecue. Garden tiled around the pool. Pool : 12 x 6m, partially shaded, with alarm protection, steps, ladder. Depth: 2m, situated approx 10m below the terrace. Sunloungers. Pool house : 23m², sink, fridge, table and chairs for 6. General information : Beaches: plage de Carro 200m, plage de la Couronne 350m, both sandy Beach looking out on the open sea: 1000m. Supermarket: 300m Shops: 300m Doctor: 300m Village: 300m Hospital: 10 km Golf: 20 km Night-Club: 20 km Good restaurants: 150m. PLACES TO SEE: Martigues. 12 km. Large town between the Mediterranean coast and the Etang de Berre, with charming and picturesque old city centre and attractive harbour area. Carry le Rouet. 13 km. Charming seaside resort with lovely beaches, clear waters and picturesque little fishing port. At the foot of pine covered hills, in the heart of the "Côte Bleue". Also ideal for beautiful walks all along the seaside. Marseille. 45 km. Second largest city in France, cosmopolitan and exuberant, renowned for its picturesque old port and Bouillabaisse (a tomato based soup with a multitude of different fish). Camargue. 50 km. Natural Park, around the Rhone Delta, home to bulls, wild white horses, flamingoes and with an exceptionally rich wild life. Best discovered slowly, on foot, on horseback, on a bicycle or in a boat. Bordered by 60 km of fine sand beaches, the Camargue is popular with sunbathers. THINGS TO DO: Etang de Berre. 20 km. Vast lake with waterports. Le Jaï beach is renowned for funboarding. Indian Forest, Martigues. 20 km. Tree top adventure park. On the splendid Figuerolles estate, a total of 6 trails of different difficulties for the whole family. La Pyramide, Istres. 25 km. Waterpark. Outdoor and indoor pool, wave pool, slides, fitness room, etc. Aquacity, Les Pennes Mirabeau. 30 km. Waterpark. Large waterpark with several pools, slides, diving boards, wave machine, rapids, bubble pool, bumper boats... Plenty to do for all ages. FURTHER AFIELD: Aix en Provence. 55 km. Stunningly beautiful and vibrant city, distinctively Provencal, with sunny squares filled with cafes, broad avenues lined with gigantic plane trees and tempting restaurants, and a substantial historical centre with elegant shops and attractive houses. Arles. 60 km. Vibrant city of festivals, art and culture, with extraordinarily well-preserved Roman arena (the very same that was the scene of the Roman games in the 1st century!), backed by an equally impressive variety of other stones and monuments, both Roman and medieval. Linked with Gaugain, Van Gogh and Picasso. Cassis. 70 km. Chic seaside resort at the foot of the tall Cap Canaille cliff, with picturesque fishing port lined with attractive traditional pastel painted buildings and plenty of cafes and restaurants. Les Baux de Provence. 70 km. Most beautiful Provencal hill top and fortified village, in the heart of the Alpilles with brilliant view of Arles, the Camargue and the Alpilles. Officially classified and labelled as "one of the most beautiful villages in France", it is one of the "must sees" in Provence. HOW TO GET THERE: Low cost flights from UK to Marseille (25mn), Avignon (75mn). To be paid on site : Security deposit: 500€ cash + 1500€ (credit/debit card imprint) Cleaning: 150€/week Pool maintenance and gardening included: twice a week 100 Nespresso capsules/week included Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels included Water: allowance of 15m3/week included, extra usage payable locally: 3€/m3. Option booking not available Please note: the rates do not include the mandatory hirers' liability insurance. This small amount is a percentage of the rental sum starting from 10 Euros per reservation.