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Top 11 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Les Calanques, Marseille, France - Updated 2019

Updated Jun 14, 2019

With picturesque limestone cliffs, unspoiled beaches and truly a natural environment, perfect for hiking and diving enthusiasts, it’s no surprise that Les Calanques, outside Marseille, France, is a dream travel destination for many people from all around the world. This coastal mountain seamlessly combines nature and culture and the sheer cliffs, paired with turquoise Mediterranean water are a picture to behold. Take a dip at the famous Calanque d'En-Vau, discover the rich, 2600-year-old history and culture of Marseille, or take a long hike up the many trails with promising views — Les Calanques are truly a natural gem of southern France. A night or two may not be enough to explore this beauty. So, make sure to get the most of your stay, in one of these 11 Airbnb vacation rentals.

1. Bed and breakfast in Les Calanques (from USD 59)

This charming 1950s/60s room is a traveler’s dream - with a separate entrance, private bathroom and a lovely outdoor terrace that lets you breathe in the wonderful air of southern France. The interior is rustic, clean and stylishly adorned with beautifully framed pictures. The property is located in an area of exceptional heritage, with the nearest hiking trail only five minutes away!

If you’re craving some good Italian food, it’s also good to know that there’s a nearby pizzeria and a fish restaurant, if you prefer something heavier. Marseille city center is roughly half an hour by bus, but if you’re planning to stay in close proximity to the property, bring along enough cash with you, because cash points are scarce. Overall, the location is perfect for walking in Les Calanques and for those who want to enjoy hiking.

Chambre d'hôtes dans les Calanques
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
269 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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2. Studio at the foot of Les Calanques - Sea and nature (from USD 72)

This tiny but tidy new studio is located at the foot of the natural park Calanques de Sormiou - close to beaches, the town center, supermarkets, and restaurants. This makes it a convenient choice, especially for first-time travelers to Marseille, because everything you need is nearby, including some of the major attractions.

The studio is complete with a living room, kitchen, bed and bath and there is an outdoor terrace, where guests can enjoy barbecue dinners. One of the perks that this property offers is a spectacular view overlooking the Calanques and, with its close proximity to nature, it is an ideal accommodation choice for climbers, walkers or nature lovers.

Studio au pied des Calanques, mer et nature
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
165 reviews
Entire house 2 beds 0 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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3. Ideal hiking spot in Les Calanques (from USD 63)

For anyone looking for a place to stay close to the Calanques of Marseille, this property is a climber’s gem. it is located literally a stone’s throw from the foot of the Calanques National Park, so it is the ideal choice for anyone who gets excited simply by being surrounded by rocks and beautiful mountains!

Inside this attic apartment, guests will find a double bed plus two single beds with a shared bathroom, perfect for four people. Heads up, hikers! We’ve read that the host gives valuable information and advice on the best alternative hiking routes, wind protection and other useful hiking tips.

Idéal Randonnées Calanques
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
85 reviews
Private room in house 3 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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4. Apartment - Les Calanques of Marseille (from USD 55)

This apartment is located in the Calanques, between Marseille and Cassis and is available on a seasonal basis. Opting to drive to Calanques National Park? Guests will enjoy free parking here, as well. And, if you prefer to prepare your own meals, the kitchen comes fully equipped. There is also an outdoor courtyard, where guests can bathe in the morning sunshine.

This basic apartment offers everything needed for a convenient stay while staying close to popular hiking trails and coastal destinations. The creek of Sormiou and Morgiou, for example, can even be accessed on foot.

Appartement, Calanques de Marseille
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
123 reviews
Entire house 3 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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5. Little paradise of the Calanques (from USD 68)

This romantic private room is perfect for short stays to the Calanques. It has a comfortable bedroom, attached toilet and a private terrace, where guests can enjoy barbecue parties or a breakfast spread for an additional 6 EUR (7.45 USD). The property is located on a rustic slope but getting here is easy and convenient, with the Calanques Sormiou and Morgiou within walking distance.

A petite paradise but complete with all the basic facilities, this humble accommodation creates an intimate experience while exploring the marvels of southern France.

Petit paradis aux calanques
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
92 reviews
Private room in villa 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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6. Cassis - Ideal setting with sea access (from USD 78)

This lovely apartment, with a breathtaking view of the Cassis cliffs from the swimming pool, is a dream vacation home for every traveler. Guests are treated to a secure, private environment, plus a modern room, that comes with a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor seating area, where you can feel the ocean breeze.

Freshen up in their walk-in shower or take a dip in the spectacular pool, that offers stunning views even more beautiful than what is shown in the pictures! The apartment is situated in a quiet residential area, but if you feel the need to go and explore, the fishing port of Cassis is only a short walk away, with lots of shops and restaurants. This property may be considered basic accommodation, but the views and other amenities make up for it!

Cassis cadre idyllique accès mer
Cassis, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
118 reviews
Entire condominium 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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7. T2 + Spa entry - Parks with hiking and climbing - In the Calanques (from USD 96)

This 40 square meter (430.6 square foot) apartment is located at the entrance of the park creeks of south Marseille, thereby making it the ideal location for couples and hikers. Want to go the beach instead of hiking? Prado and Red Point beaches are accessible from the property within a 10-minute drive.

After a long day of mountain climbing or hanging out on the beach, relax in the serenity of the property’s secured residential location while enjoying the comfortable bed or watching entertainment from the living room. For those planning to stay longer, there is the convenience of a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and complete kitchen utensils and cookware.

T2 +SPA entrée parc calanques rando et escalade
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
69 reviews
Entire condominium 3 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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8. Traditional house in Marseille (from USD 101)

One way to truly experience a new place from a local’s perspective is by staying in some form of authentic accommodation that is a reflection of how the locals live. This traditional house in Marseille is full of southern French character and located along the creek paths of Sormiou and Morgiou.

The property is secured by two gardens on each side and up to six guests can enjoy a clean and well-maintained interior with two bedrooms, one bath, a living/dining area, fully equipped kitchen and a wonderful verandah. As the house is at the foot of the trails to the Calanques, get ready to snap shots of the beautiful surrounding mountains and crystal clear water!

maison traditionnelle marseillaise
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
36 reviews
Entire house 4 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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9. At the foot of the Calanques creeks (from USD 77)

Located at the foot of the creeks going up the Calanques is this two bedroom apartment, which offers views of both the mountains and the sea. It is perfect for hikers and beachgoers, with the National Park easily accessible by foot. Be prepared to be enchanted by amazing creek views and the cool, windy breeze of the Marseille Calanques. Go explore the outdoors or cozy up indoors, with a clean and regularly cleaned interior - perfect for long or short term guests!

Aux pieds des calanques
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
52 reviews
Entire house 2 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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10. A beautiful, spacious, two-bedroom loft (from USD 158)

This beautiful, two-bedroom home is perfectly situated in a serene and lush cul de sac. It features an open concept living, dining, and kitchen space with spectacular views. The living area is furnished with nice cushy sofas, a table, and a flat-screen TV. The kitchen is well-equipped with high-quality stainless steel appliances. There’s a lovely deck for you to relax and unwind and the bedrooms are spacious and tastefully furnished with nice beds and clean linen. The house also features a bathroom, hot tub, Wi-Fi, and free parking.

gîte rural Le Mûrier
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
75 reviews
Entire loft 3 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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11. Quiet apartment in the Calanques (from USD 58)

This quiet apartment, located at the foot of the Sormiou coves, is the definition of a home away from home, with a fully furnished interior and a terrace, where guests can enjoy a barbecue. With complete utilities and a fully functional kitchen, the experience is much like staying at home but with the perks of having a beautiful Calanques view and beaches with clean, turquoise water just five minutes away!

Appartement au calme près des calanques!
17 reviews
Entire condominium 2 beds 4 guests

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Dive in or take a hike while staying connected

Les Calanques, near Marseille, are truly the definition of a nature escape with dreamy waters and photogenic, limestone cliffs. They have everything needed for an ideal getaway and, with all these convenient, private accommodations, guests can stay connected to friends and family while enjoying the convenience of a home away from home. So, what are you waiting for? Dive in, take a hike and tick off that bucket list while gearing up for all the surprises that Calanques has in store!

This article was originally published on Feb 21, 2018

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