15 Best Vacation Rentals & Airbnbs in Marseille, France

The vibrant and edgy city of Marseille is often a visitor’s first port of call when arriving in the South of France, and it welcomes them with an understated attractiveness. Glistening shorelines contrast with grungy backstreets to create a city full of surprise. And the accommodation in Marseille reflects this diversity.

From stunning seaside villas to a cosy hideaway in the authentic Le Panier district, we’ve rounded up the top Marseille Airbnbs and vacation rentals to save you time and trouble. And as locals, you can trust our recommendations on the best areas to stay in Marseille.

Are Hotels more your style? Be sure to read our post on the top hotels in Marseille too.

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Top Marseille Airbnbs & Holiday Rentals for Every Taste & Budget

The best things to do in Marseille are centred around the Vieux Port and the central city, so it makes sense that most of the top places to stay in Marseille are located here too.

But if a quieter escape is more your style, never fear, our recommendations also include Marseille Airbnbs & holiday homes by the sea, or hidden away in the outer suburbs with easy access into the city.


Ideally located between sea and city, this beautifully restored Marseille cabanon offers incredible views from every window.

The one-bedroom abode can house 4 guests and the indoor/outdoor living means there’s enough room to spread out.

Enjoy breakfast on the seafront terrace before heading out to explore for the day. Then come back to grab your towels and take a refreshing dip in the sea at day’s end. You won’t find a better spot to enjoy the sunset in Marseille.

Key Features: Seafront location, laundry facilities, air-conditioning, full kitchen, beach equipment.

What the guests are saying: “Such a lovely space in a truly outstanding location. The view is to die for from any window, and Adrien is the kindest host.

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If being central to the action is high on your list of priorities, this 1-bed studio in the heart of Marseille’s Vieux Port is sure to impress!

With hotel comfort and Airbnb conveniences, the industrial style studio has been thoughtfully decorated to appeal to discerning travelers.

Take advantage of the location to discover Marseille’s bustling port, visit the daily fish markets, or take a ferry out to the Château d’If which awaits just off-shore.

Business travellers will be able to walk to their meetings and take advantage of the dedicated workspace in the apartment. This Marseille Airbnb is a winner on all fronts!

Key Features: Hotel quality bedding, kitchenette, air-conditioning, central location, elevator.

What the guests are saying:Amazing location 30 seconds from the port, very modern interior and great amenities.”

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If you’re travelling to Marseille as a family, or with a group, you absolutely cannot pass up the opportunity to stay at this bohemian-feeling apartment in Marseille.

Ideally located for both seaside escapades and city adventures, this Marseille Airbnb also very conveniently comes with free on-site parking. Not that you’ll want to venture far from the comforts that greet you within!

Featuring 4 bedrooms (all with double beds), a private garden, pool, and a terrace with a view to the Notre-Dame de la Garde, you’ll live like a local in this spacious house.

Equipped with everything you’ll need for the duration of your stay, additional features include a movie projector, full kitchen, multiple living areas, and even an independent studio!

Key Features: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool, garden, free parking, baby equipment, BBQ and patio.

What the guests are saying: “This is the most wonderful space you can think of. An absolute dream of a “house” from which you can live like a true Marseillais.”

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Best places to stay in Marseille, France

With a simple, modern interior, this 2 bedroom apartment close to the Le Panier district is all about the views! Throw open the glass doors and you’ve got front row seats to Marseille’s bustling old port, and the grand Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde which sits poised on the hill in front of you.

Modern comforts abound in this first-floor apartment. And you’ll appreciate the clean lines and unfussy decor. The central location means you’re in the prime spot to experience the best of the city.

Featuring an open plan kitchen, dining area, and lounge, the apartment is spread over 95sqm and can sleep up to 4 guests. This is an affordable choice in central Marseille.

Key Features: 2 bedrooms, views, modern appliances and decor, affordable, central location.

What the guests are saying:The view is incredible, the apartment is well appointed with quality equipment. Very comfortable beds. The location is ideal for exploring Marseille on foot.

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Positioned in a prime spot overlooking the iconic Vallon des Auffes, this spacious 1 bedroom apartment in Marseille will deliver the ideal conditions for a relaxing getaway.

Suitable for up to 4 guests, the light-filled open-plan dining & living area is perfect for enjoying meals with a view. You’ll also find a full, well-equipped kitchen, and a modern bathroom. The bedroom is large & bright and offers a view of its own.

When you do eventually venture out, be sure to book a table at Chez Fonfon which is just around the corner. It’s renowned for having the best bouillabaisse (local fish stew) in Marseille!

Key Features: Spacious living/dining areas, views, central location, walk to local swimming spot and beaches, modern interiors, air-conditioning.

What the guests are saying:A great location, an extraordinary view a very clean, brand new, bright and large apartment.

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As an Airbnb plus property, you can be assured every attention has been given in this stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in Marseille’s Vieux Port.

Featuring details such as a claw foot bath, chandeliers, full kitchen, two separate dining areas, a study, and a petite but impossibly charming balcony, you’ll never want to leave.

But when you do manage to pull yourself away, you’ll find everything you want within easy walking distance. Treat yourself to a stay in this luxurious Marseille apartment which offers so much more than a typical hotel room for the same price.

Key Features: 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, balcony, views, central location, hotel-like furnishings, air-conditioning.

What the guests are saying:The character of the old world, with all the modern comforts of the new world, seamlessly merged together.”

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Seafront accommodation in Marseille

When you book this seaside accommodation in Marseille, you are literally staying on the beach. You can’t get any closer!

The 2-bed hideaway is located conveniently right above the beach of les sablettes – a local favourite – and just a few minutes drive from the central city, Les Goudes, and the Calanques National Park. This is a retreat for those who enjoy the buzz of beach life, waking up with the gulls, and the simple pleasures of a spectacular setting in nature.

With space for 4 guests, a full kitchen, air-conditioning, and endless views, this makes the ideal base for friends or family to enjoy holidays in Marseille.

Key Features: Beachfront location, unbeatable views, full kitchen, Air-conditioning.

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This large 3 bedroom apartment is spread over two floors, allowing up to 8 guests to relax in their own space. Located conveniently between the Historic centre and the Old Port, it’s walking distance to many of Marseille’s top sights.

The apartment sports a beautiful terrace with views of the Vieux Port and beyond. The ideal spot to relax with a drink to watch the sunset after a day’s exploring. There’s even a pizza oven and BBQ so you can cook outdoors!

What’s more, this host offers to book you on local tours and boat trips, making your stay even more enjoyable and stress-free.

Key Features: Large terrace with views, stylish interior, air-conditioning, full kitchen, pizza oven/BBQ

What the guests are saying:This lovely townhouse well exceeded our expectations. The view is amazing, and the accommodations were comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The beds are comfortable, as well.

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A light & beautiful seafront villa in Marseille with sea views, Mediterranean garden, and pool! Architecturally designed, it offers 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plus an extra fold-out sofa bed. It comfortably hosts up to 6 guests.

Located right on the Corniche Kennedy, it’s ideally located close to some of Marseille’s best beaches, the city, and seaside walks. There’s also direct access to the sea via a ladder opposite the property.

In the evenings you’ll enjoy a dip in the pool, relaxing in elegant surroundings, and taking in the sunset views over the sea.

Key Features: 2 bedrooms, pool, seafront location, large garden, air-conditioning, and free parking.

What the guests are saying:The views are absolutely stunning, it feels like a little paradise in the middle of the city. There was all the equipment we needed for our stay.

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If you want a tranquil retreat to come home to after a day exploring Marseille, this 2 bedroom apartment is the place for you.

Close to everything, and yet with a serene outlook over the beach and sea, it’s ideal for rambling walks along the waterfront, city adventures, and day trips via the public transport links nearby.

Spacious and thoughtfully decorated, you’ll feel at home immediately. Wake up to sea views from your private balcony, and end the day with an apéro on the beach.

Key Features: 2 bedroom, spacious layout, sea views, laundry facilities, elevator, full kitchen.

What the guests are saying:Accommodation very well located (next to the old port and 2 minutes from the Catalans beach). The accommodation has everything you need (dishwasher, washing machine, oven …). It is nicely decorated. In short we recommend.

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Ideally positioned to make the most of the Marseille cityscape, this renovated 2-bedroom loft apartment has all the modern conveniences you need, while being decorated with a fun and modern twist.

Enjoy the views from this top floor abode, then come down to ground level and you’ll be immersed in the colourful cacophony that is Le Panier district. Marseille’s oldest district, it’s here you’ll find the real flavour of the city among the vibrant streets.

At the end of the day, you can cook yourself a meal in the equipped kitchen, dine on your private terrace to take in the sights and sounds of the city below, and finally sink into a comfortable bed for a good night’s sleep.

Key Features: City views, central location, full kitchen, private terrace, multiple sleeping arrangements.

What the guests are saying:Great apartment in a beautiful location in the middle of the Panier. The balcony has a fantastic view – there is patio furniture and even loungers. The apartment is well equipped (for a small apartment), you will also find all the utensils you need for cooking in the kitchen. The old harbor, the MuCEM and many other sights are within walking distance.

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An excellent choice for families, this 3 bedroom villa is situated on the hill above the main corniche in Marseille, close to transport links (bus), some of the best family-friendly beaches in town, as well as parks and playgrounds.

This modern Marseille accommodation comes equipped with everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay, such as air conditioning, a pool, garden, onsite parking, and games for the kids.

The full kitchen will be a joy to cook in, but if you want to eat out, you’ve got a choice of eateries available within a short distance. Alternatively, order dinner in and enjoy it from your private terrace with a view!

Key Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pool, parking, air-conditioning, views, and modern appliances.

What the guests are saying:House in a very safe and quiet location with spectacular views. Modern and functional.

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Super spacious for a 1-bed apartment, this contemporary vacation rental in Marseille can very comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests. With design features including exposed beams and terracotta tiles, yet with modern appliances and furniture, this apartment merges the two styles effortlessly.

Settle in for a longer stay and you’ll appreciate the Vieux Port location, the proximity to the city centre, and the transport links nearby.

Key Features: Character property, one bedroom + sofa bed in lounge, full kitchen, central location.

What the guests are saying:Amazing flat and the location is perfect. Highly recommended.

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The Port de Malmousque is a small fishing port known for its charming setting and authentic feel. Located just outside the city centre, it benefits from a more serene environment, yet you’re just a stone’s throw from some of the main sights in Marseille.

Located overlooking the port and surrounding areas, this 4 bedroom house would make a stunning base for a group of friends or family looking for a comfortable place to stay in Marseille.

Walk to neighbouring beaches, restaurants and the old port, or take advantage of the free parking space to bring your car and explore further afield. There’s everything you need to enjoy your stay in Marseille to the fullest!

Key Features: 4 bedrooms, free parking space, private terrace, central location, stunning views.

What the guests are saying:For us the perfect holiday home in Marseille: right by the sea, in a very cozy district, within walking distance of the old port, good connection to public transport, good room layout, well-designed furnishings, great terrace, fantastic view!

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Seaside Marseille Airbnb

A rustic exterior belies the modern interior of this 1-bed studio on the waterfront. Recently renovated, it sports a functional kitchen, Provençal tiles throughout, a compact bathroom, and a cosy dining area.

But it’s outside that the magic happens. Opening directly onto the azure blue mediterranean sea, you’ll be lured out at first sight. Take advantage of the proximity to swim, sunbathe Marseillais-style on the rocks, and take a walk waterside.

Ideal for a single or couple, you’ll find it’s extremely affordable for such an enviable location.

Key Features: Great location, sea views, modern interior, baby equipment, kitchen, outdoor dining.

What the guests are saying:Fantastic place!!! Amazing view, very cosy cabanon! And a great flexible host. A need to visit.

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You can’t go wrong when booking any of the above Airbnbs in Marseille. The hard part will be choosing which one to book! If however, your choice is unavailable, don’t despair, there are plenty more lovely places to stay in Marseille, simply search the map below.

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Looking for where to stay in Marseille? We've rounded up the very best Marseille Airbnbs - from seaside cabins to romantic lofts. Our insider's knowledge of the city means we know how to direct your to the best places to stay in Marseille, France!

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