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Melisse la Côte Plage


La Côte Plage is located near Istres, in the heart of Provence. This charming domain, located directly on the north coast of the étang de Berre, is open all year round. The étang de Berre is the largest saline lake in Europe, often referred to as "the sea of Berre". Via the canal at Martigues, you come directly to the Mediterranean. The distance to Istres is only 3 km. It is a pleasant small town with many shops and many nice restaurants. And don't forget the Tuesday morning, when there is a market throughout the center, an ideal time to stroll around and drink a nice cup of coffee on a beautiful terrace in the sun. Children do not have to be bored, they can swim in the lake or in the pool. Trampoline, ping-pong table, basketball, boules balls and various board games are at their disposal. Remember to bring your surfboards and your boats - without any supplement - to take full advantage of this huge inland sea. Even if there is no mistral, there is a sea breeze on the lake every afternoon. For golf enthusiasts, there are several golf clubs nearby. The nearest sandy beach is at Istres, 3 km. The beaches by the sea at Fos sur Mer and Martigues are about 12 km. The two train stations SNCF Miramas and Istres are about 5 km away. More lines go through Miramas station. Marseille-Provence airport is only 35 km away. Unfortunately there is no bus from there to Istres or Miramas. But you can easily rent a car there for the time of your stay. Let us not forget that due to the geographical location of la Côte Plage, all the riches of Provence are close by. “Les Alpilles” with “les Baux de Provence”, “Fontvieille” and “Saint Rémy de Provence” as well as “la Côte Bleue” are only a 20 minute drive away. In less than an hour's drive you are in “la Camargue” and “le Luberon”. Even the cities of “Arles”, “Aix en Provence”, “Marseille” and “Avignon” are close by (between 40 and 60 min. Drive).

The host, Carmi

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In the late 1960s my father sailed by boat via rivers and canals to the South of France. This is how he ends up on the Etang de Berre .. loses his heart to Provence and creates "La Côte Plage". A lovely place right on the water, an average of 3000 hours of sunshine a year (yes, yes, really .. thanks to the famous Mistral!), What more do you want, I eventually follow his example in 1981 and now live together with my children Mike and Marc - also among the "cigales". like a god in France !! Carmi

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Sun, water, rest and conviviality ... but also a cultural holiday, golfing holiday ... everything is here ... "La Cote Plage" is a charming private residential estate in the heart of PROVENCE, 3km north of the attractive town "Istres', opposite the authentic fishing village of" Saint Chamas. " 5 houses in total, in the middle nauur, built against a hill, each with private terrace and stunning views over the Etang de Berre, the largest saltwater lake in Europe, which opens onto the Mediterranean Sea is at Martigues, also called "La Petite Venise". Swimming pool, trampoline, ping pong, barbecue, etc. are available to you and your children. Of course you can also swim in the lake. Sufplanken and small boats you can take charge. There is plenty of space, sometimes it seems like all of us is.Voor more golfers are wonderful golf courses in the buurt.Door the central location of the park, you can, without having to drive too much, lots of Provence see . Alpilles with the famous: Les Baux, St. Remy de Provence and Fontvieille, La Côte Bleue and the beaches of Fos sur Mer and Martigues are less than 20 minutes away. Within 40 minutes you are in Arles, Aix en Provence or Marseille. La Camargue, the Luberon and the cities of Avignon and Nimes in less than 1 hour away.
Cosy cottage of 35m2 for 4 persons.
You come through the terrace in the living room with 2 single beds 90x190 cm, open kitchen with bar and dining table. A few steps lead to the bathroom with bath / shower, toilet and sink and a bedroom with a double bed of 140x190 cm.
The kitchen has a large fridge freezer, microwave, coffee machine and of course everything you'll need to eat and cook.
In the house are blankets and pillows, bed linen can be hired or bring your own.

Beautiful views over the lake and the fishing village of Saint Chamas from the lovely terrace (25m2!) With garden furniture and a small barbecue.

Also ideal for friends several houses to rent. Everyone likes his privacy and yet close to each other!
Ideal for windsurfers !! If there is no mistral, almost every day, in the afternoon setting up a breeze ...
Are all gone and everybody wants his own privacy ... you can!



Living room
Ground floor




1st floor

Bed: Double bed 190 x 140 cm



1st floor





Type: Open

Stove: Gas (4 Cooking zones/burners)

Cutlery & Tableware

Swimming pool

Type: Open air swimming pool / Inground pool

Heated swimming pool: Unheated swimming pool

Privacy: Shared swimming pool


Accommodation type

  • Holiday house

Total floor space

  • 35 m2


  • Child's bed
  • Stair gates
  • Camping bed

Sports & Recreation

  • Jeu de boules
  • Mountain biking
  • Watersports
  • Windsurfing
  • Swimming

Travel Ideas

  • Culture & History
  • Child friendly
  • Peace & quiet
  • Holiday parks
  • Sun,Sea & Beach


  • Electric heating
  • Airconditioning

Internet, Wifi, Audio

  • Satellite receiver
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Wifi

Outdoor Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Deckchair
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (6)
  • Garden table(s0)
  • Pétanque court


  • Manager on site
  • Visible from outside
  • Complete privacy


  • Washing machine

Games & entertainment

  • (Board) games
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Trampoline

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