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We stayed at the Carry-le-Rouet apartment for 10 nights and had a wonderful experience there. The description and photos on Homeaway do not do justice to how spacious and comfortable the apartment really is. The backyard was especially wonderful. We ate breakfast and dinner out on the patio every day, admired the magnificent view, listened to the cicadas, and just lounged around enjoying the beautiful weather.
The apartment is within walking distance (under 15 minutes) to everything - the beach (Cap Rousset), restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, banks, etc. The train station is about a 20 minute walk if you want to make a day trip to Marseille. You get one assigned parking spot, but the ability to park a second vehicle in the complex’s visitor parking was a blessing as parking in town can be horrendous. Located close to the major highways, the apartment is an easy drive (30 min to 1.5 hours without traffic) to Aix-en-Provence, the hill towns of the Luberon, the Alpilles area, Arles, Avignon, Orange, Nimes, the Camargue, Cassis, and Marseille. There aren't any wineries in the immediate vicinity, but the Rhone Valley and the Coteaux d'Aix are both relatively close, as is Bandol. Lavender country is also about 1 to 1.5 hours away. We caught the beginning of the bloom and it was magnificent. Mont Ventoux, Nice, and Cannes are a bit farther away (~2 hours without traffic), but they are doable.
Carry has a small, but pleasant farmers’ market on Tuesday and Friday mornings, so it’s a nice place to stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, etc. The kitchen is well stocked, so if you don’t want to eat out, preparing food at home is definitely an option. We did so a few times.
Booking and check-in and check-out all went very smoothly as the owners are very attentive and respond to emails very quickly. When you get there, a man who lives in the apartment complex will greet you to open the gates and let you into the apartment. You get two sets of keys which is very convenient with a large group.
Overall, it was one of the best places we’ve rented.