A spectacular glass-fronted villa overlooking St Jean Cap Ferrat
Passing the attractive bars and restaurants of St Jean and the port filled with sleek yachts and families on the sandy beach, the chauffeur turns up the private road to Villa O. Ahead are tiers of terraces, screens of glass, and a tricolour of white walls, cobalt sky and pine green trees.
There are over 4,500 m² of gardens at the property. Lavender-lined pathways provide panoramic views over the peninsula and a cornucopia of flowers bursts through rockery walls. Olive, cypress and eucalyptus trees give shape and shade, whilst jasmine, rosemary and jacaranda perfume the entire estate.
From a vantage point of 100 metres, the rooftop terrace has an infinity pool with staggering views of the entire east-west meridian situated on the roof terrace.
A Balinese style pool house provides shade in which to read, dine or snooze away a hot summer afternoon. Day or night, the villa has several places to relax.
The villa has a dedicated surround-sound cinema with a comprehensive library of films and a kitchen for drinks, snacks and popcorn. The gallery lounge is both a study and bar area and there's Wi-Fi throughout the whole villa, allowing easy online access from any room in the property.
The outdoor gym has a multi-exercise lifecycle and free weights along with a black granite hammam and shower for post-workout relaxation. After a workout, guests can walk across to the pool and relax on a sun lounger.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served in in-suite, on the terrace, in the dining room, on the lawn or by the pools. Dining tables seat up to 16 guests and at dinner, a candlelit wall (and even a log fire) flickers as the sun sets. Under a star-strewn sky, lights and music transform this space into a stunning club.
For a luxurious getaway, Villa O is one of those iconic holiday homes where everything seems to be special.
FIRST FLOORBedroom 1 – king-size bed, sitting area, dressing room, and and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate showerBedroom 2 – king-size bed, sitting area, dressing room, and and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower
THIRD FLOORBedroom 3 (Master) – king-size bed, sitting area, dressing room, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and private balcony
FOURTH FLOORedroom 5 – queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower & hammam, and private terrace
GROUND FLOORBedroom 5 – queen-size bed, sitting area, en-suite bathroom with shower, and terrace access
Villa O is located on the beautiful cape of Cap Ferrat. Set between Nice and Monaco, this forested peninsula has always attracted the rich and famous, drawn by the mild climate, stunning sea views, and the pretty, Provencal coastline.
To explore the area, follow a coastal path, perhaps starting at the little port of St Jean Cap Ferrat and carry on to Beaulieu, past David Niven’s former home. Visit Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, the small baroque palace set high on a hill with superb sea views and filled with precious porcelains and tapestries. A must-see is the villa’s magnificent fountains that dance to changing music and which form the backdrop to summer operatic concerts.
Explore the atmospheric Italianate town of Villefranche, west of Cap Ferrat or enter the parallel world of Monte Carlo and its achingly exuberant casinos.
Distances (approx.):Cap Ferrat Village – 5 minutes’ walkCap Ferrat harbour – 5 minutes’ walkMonaco – 15 minutes’ driveMonte Carlo – 30 minutes’ driveNice Airport – 40 minutes’ driveCannes – 1 hour’s drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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