A spectacular clifftop villa with event spaces overlooking the Mediterranean
Domaine de Canaille is one of the most prestigious private villas on the French Riviera. Located in the charming village of Cassis, just outside of Marseille, the property boasts stunning sea views and vast grounds of over 150 acres.
Originally built as a hotel, the villa was entirely renovated in 2017, turning it into a spacious villa sleeping 20 guests in comfort and style. The villa enjoys an exclusive location surrounded by trees for privacy and overlooking the Mediterranean.
Guests can take the private beach path down to the water, just five minutes’ walk away, or enjoy a dip in the large, heated swimming pool before soaking up the sun from the surrounding sun loungers. Within the estate’s grounds, there is also a petanque pitch for a friendly game and an orangery, ideal for romantic strolls.
There are plenty of outdoor spaces for relaxing and dining throughout the grounds. A vast terrace of 500 square metres is ideal for soaking up the sunshine or hosting outdoor events with a stunning sea background. For quieter moments, the hammock provides the perfect space for catching up on a holiday read. Al fresco meals can be enjoyed at the outdoor dining table on the terrace, where additional seating can be set up for events.
Indoors, there are four reception rooms along with a home cinema room where films can be enjoyed on the large HD screen. A fireplace is perfect for cooler evenings and there is a home office for those who need to catch up on some work during their stay. Gourmet feasts are prepared by the in-house chef, to be enjoyed in the elegant and modern dining room.
Throughout the main villa are nine well-appointed bedrooms, most with en-suite or private facilities; the master suite also boasts an office space and two large, private terraces. Those travelling with children can make use of the mezzanine living area, which can be converted into a dormitory bedroom.
Perfect for those seeking a little more privacy, or perhaps travelling with staff members, there is a guest house with two twin bedrooms included; an additional twin bedroom with kitchenette, en-suite bathroom and terrace is also available on request.
The spacious property is perfect for special events from private parties to weddings with up to 100 guests. The villa’s owner also hosts wellness stays on-site several times a year.
With its unbeatable location, vast outdoor spaces, and modern interiors, Domaine de Canaille is the perfect choice for a luxurious holiday with a large group of family and friends, or a special event with loved ones.
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MAIN VILLA - GROUND FLOORGround Floor Room – queen-size bed (can be converted to twins), desk, private bathroom with shower, and garden & pool views (NB: Extra bed available on request)
MAIN VILLA - FIRST FLOORBedroom 1 – double bed, desk, shared bathroom with shower, and balcony with sea viewBedroom 2 – double bed, small desk, and shared bathroom with showerBedroom 3 – queen-size bed (can be converted to twins), desk, en-suite bathroom with shower, and balcony with sea viewBedroom 4 – king-size bed (can be converted to twins), sitting area, desk, en-suite bathroom with shower, and 2 x balcony with sea viewsBedroom 5 – queen-size bed (can be converted to twins), en-suite bathroom with shower, and balcony with sea viewBedroom 6 – single bed (can be converted to queen-size) and en-suite bathroom with bathtubBedroom 7 – double bed, desk, shared bathroom with bathtub (plus access to shower room on mezzanine), and balcony with sea viewMAIN VILLA - SECOND FLOORMaster Bedroom – king-size bed, lounge area, office area, large en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate double shower, and 2 x private terrace
MAIN VILLA – MEZZANINE (On request only) Dormitory Room – 3-4 single sofa beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, and private terrace (mezzanine above kitchen; suitable for children or teens)
GUEST HOUSE - GROUND FLOORRoom 8 – twin beds (can be converted to one queen), en-suite bathroom, and terraceRoom 9 – twin beds (can be converted to one queen), en-suite bathroom, and terrace
GUEST HOUSE – FIRST FLOOR (On Request only)Room 10 – king-size bed, kitchen, en-suite bathroom, and private terrace with sea view
NB: Rooms on request not included in price. Guest house does not feature air conditioning.
Domaine de Canaille is located on the cliffs overlooking the pretty fishing village of Cassis on the Cote d’Azur. The village centre and port with its pastel buildings and bustling cafes and bars is just 15 minutes’ walk from the villa.
Running all the way along the coast from Cassis to Marseille – around 30 minutes’ drive away – are The Calanques, which are a series of limestone cliffs and beautiful bays. From the top of Cap Canaille, visitors can take in spectacular views across Cassis and Mount Puget, the highest peak in The Calanques.
For a scenic drive, visitors can take the Route des Crêtes (“Road of Crests”), which stretches 13 kilometres along the clifftops from Cassis to the town of La Ciotat, boasting spectacular coastal and countryside views along the way.
Visitors can relax on the pebble beaches, enjoy boating, snorkelling, or diving in the azure waters, or hiking, cycling and climbing on land. Wine connoisseurs will enjoy the local vineyards and wineries producing Cassis white and rosé wines.
Distances (approx.):Nearest beach – 5 minutes’ walkCassis village/port – 15 minutes’ walkMarseille – 30 minutes’ driveMarseille Airport – 45 minutes’ drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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