cote d'azur villa for rental

Introducing new European villas and destinations

Art de Vivre hand-pick all the properties in their property rental collections. Our portfolios feature the crème de la crème; the top properties worldwide with unique locations, architecture or experiences. Not all of our collections are displayed online for exclusivity but as the demand for European properties has grown we have introduced 2 new collections - Villas by the Sea and Villas in the Country

We begin the tour of our newly exhibited properties with The Glass House in the Algarve, Portugal. This stunning modern villa was only finished two years ago and as such has been designed with full modern and technological facilities. The villa brings the typical Bauhaus style into the 21st Century with open plan living, high ceilings and inside/outside design. The materials and finishes give the villa a reflective and bright interior with the perfect blend of textures. The hi-tech kitchen and 3D Cinema Suite are the epitome of what The Glass House offers to its guest, the latest and greatest in technology for your enjoyment and comfort. The location itself is extremely unique, set on a beautiful escarpment meadow overlooking the stunning Algarve coastline and pretty village of Praia da Luz.

Any collection of European villas would be incomplete without an appearance from the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza.

Villa Zeus sits in a unique location with the mighty Tramuntana Mountains to the north and a view of the Cape of Cala Llamp, the Mediterranean Sea and their neighbouring Island Ibiza, to the south. The symmetry of the gardens and villa mirror the tranquil surroundings and the interiors with glistening floors and starry LED lights bring the divinity of their name to life. 

Can Dos Rocas overlooking the sea in Ibiza by contrast features a much more traditional yet minimalist Ibizan design. Glass walls seamlessly merge the expansive living areas and two long sandstone masonry walls complement the geometrically defined outdoor spaces. The interior also is a celebration of natural materials with a fine Tim Page plant fibre carpet and designer furniture crafted by local artisans.

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On the Greek island of Mykonos lies Villa Karma Pelikanos in an elevated position on the island, enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. The villa's design combines the old world charm of traditional Greek architecture with 21st century amenities and interiors. Sit outside on the sea-front veranda and enjoy Mediterranean cuisine from local ingredients or head out in the villas’ cars and explore the cultural island of Mykonos.

The Cote d’Azur in France is home to the most villas in the collection but finding the latest and greatest in the area has been our focus for the past two years.

Domaine Mareeba, in the very heart of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, enjoys a unique location with a private walkway to the harbour and is only a few minutes walk from a beach club and the village. For those of us who like to traverse the blue waters rather than gaze longingly from its shores, the position near the harbour makes Domaine Mareeba the perfect option. Every aspect of this grand property has been designed to give a light open-plan yet subtle state-of-the-art retreat. 

One of the most prestigious areas of the French Riviera is the wild town of Saint-Tropez. Debuting in our portfolio are three Saint-Tropez properties which offer entirely different experiences of the famous region. Villa Pearl, near the Gassin area, hides behind a luscious garden with towering greenery and offers a secluded retreat but within reach of the port, restaurants, the parties and clubs.

Meanwhile the Glitterati lifestyle of Pampelonne is best experienced at Villa Iris. Sleek white geometric shapes studded with clear glass, Villa Iris stands out as a gem in the most sought-after area of Pampelonne. The famous Club 55 and Pampelonne beach is less than 5 mins walk from this exclusive property.

Further south, in the Ramatuelle area of St Tropez is Villa 10, the finest villa on the La Réserve Ramatuelle estate. With access to the facilities of the luxury hotel and its spa, Villa 10 becomes the ideal option for those who need a relaxing retreat from the fun of Saint Tropez. Less than 15 mins drive from Saint Tropez’s best beaches, Villa 10 misses out on none of the action.

Back up the coast we reach another town known for it’s glamour, Cannes. Domaine de Provence is a luxury estate that gazes down onto the bay of Cannes, with easy access via helicopter to Monaco. With 17 en-suite bedrooms spread out over three separate villas, the sprawling estate is your own private resort during your stay. The villas’ exteriors may have the classic Provençal stone walls and tiled roofs, but the interiors have traditional elegance to match the glorious lifestyle of the Cote d’Azur. Ideal for a family celebration.

As we move along the boot of Italy we come across the finest countryside estates in mainland Europe. Castello di Reschio is a combination of rendered modern architecture and restored traditional rural houses spread across a restored Umbrian estate that dates back to the 11th Century. The estate stretches over 3,000 acres with stables, a hunting reserve, wine cellars, vineyards, olive groves and a creative centre restored from an old Tabaccaia. 

Tuscany is a natural rural sanctuary and Villa San Luigi’s beautiful gardens and stunning views are the epitome of the Tuscan holiday. Commissioned by the illustrious Chigi family and designed by the renown Sienese architect Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi (1481 – 1536) the villa has been extended and enhanced over the centuries. Now it stands as an exclusive private home for rental with private infinity pool, modern gym and traditional Italian kitchen.

Mas Mateu is a Catalonian 18th Century estate which has retained all the grandeur and style of the period whilst at the same time featuring the most modern of conveniences within its resplendent walls. A graceful arched doorway leads into a series of inviting lounges, with magnificent views over the snow-capped Pyrenees. Mas Mateu features a leading Equestrian centre, private cinema room, sports facilities and dedicated swimming pool complex. The villa is perfect for horse riding fans and those who adore Catalonian culture and cuisine.

In 2015 we exhibited the very best Swiss chalets for rental but away from the towering alps, you can have a luxurious stay at La Villa du Lac.  A stunning modern villa with understated design and fantastic views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. The villa is a perfect escape from business in Geneva with the relaxation and spa facilities available at La Reserve Geneve hotel. The villa enjoys its own private entrance from the road. Villa du Lac is a well-designed, private and quiet retreat for the busy jetsetter.

We trust our new Europe Summer villa collection will give you some inspiration for lazy days under the sun whether you chose at the sea or in the country. We look forward to assisting you so please do get in touch.

James Bond's Top International Villas

James Bond knows a thing or two about the high life. With box office smash Spectre seeing Bond travelling the globe once again, we take a look at the villas that would most please the silver screen’s most stylish secret agent.

 

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SPECTRE
CASA TRES SOLES, MEXICO

One of the most talked about scenes in Spectre is the action-packed opening sequence set at the Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Mexico City. Bond has a hard time in the film, barely getting a chance to soak up the scenery. But if he did, we are sure he’d feel right at home at Casa Tres Soles. Situated just an hour and a half’s flight from the capital by private jet, Casa Tres Soles is the kind of beautiful, secluded villa that meets all the needs of the original international man of mystery. There are endless coves nearby to explore by boat, and a wraparound pool for soaking up the sun with martini in hand. When Dia de los Muertos comes around, make sure you have a mask ready.

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DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
LEOBO OBSERVATORY VILLA, SOUTH AFRICA

Sean Connery’s final official appearance as 007 saw him jetting off to South Africa to stop Ernst Stavro Blofeld building a giant laser out of diamonds. If you want to follow in Connery’s footsteps, Leobo Observatory Villa might be the place for you. Built into the bush, Leobo Observatory is full of genius design that would make even Q proud. On top of the research-quality observatory for midnight stargazing, Leobo Reserve offers countless Bond-style activities to engage in. Sky diving, helicopter flying, rock climbing and quad bike safari are all readily available for those who want to live fast and die another day.

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GOLDENEYE
VILLA C-VIEW, COTE D’AZUR

In GoldenEye, Pierce Brosnan can be seen spending time in the luxury casinos of Monte-Carlo, and surveying the port of Monaco after dark. If you would like to pull up in this port and try your hand at baccarat, Villa C-View is the perfect place for you to retreat to. With minimalist modern decor and unrivalled views of the Riviera, this villa is a contemporary spin on the traditional James Bond glamour.

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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
INIALA BEACH HOUSE RESIDENCE, THAILAND

The Man with the Golden Gun saw Roger Moore facing off with Christopher Lee in several Asian locations. The film takes place primarily in Thailand, which is also the location of the wonderful Iniala Beach House Residence. This complex is a collection of three villas and one utterly unique penthouse. Designed by people almost as well-travelled as Bond himself, the complex features a gourmet restaurant, a fantastic bar/games room and, of course, brilliant views of the Thai coast. It is right on the beach, after all.

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ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE
CHALET ZERMATT PEAK, SWITZERLAND

George Lazenby only played James Bond once, but he still managed to appear in one of the most iconic scenes in the entire franchise: the Alpine ski chase in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The ski chase has since become a staple of the Bond film, with several subsequent entries in the series (including this year’s Spectre) seeing 007 get into various ski-related scrapes. For those who want to create their own ski chase, Chalet Zermatt Peak in Switzerland is the perfect place to stay. Built into the side of a mountain with private tunnel access, walk-in wine cellar and luxurious wellness spa, Chalet Zermatt Peak has everything you need after an edge-of-your-seat ski scenario.

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THUNDERBALL
VILLA TAGOMAGO, PRIVATE ISLAND, THE BALEARICS

A lot of the action in Thunderball takes place on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. This island has its own appeal, but for a real island paradise of your own, Villa Tagomago is the place to go. Perhaps the most Bond-like villa in our collection, Tagomago is close to the glamour of Ibiza’s exclusive private bars, but entirely secluded at the same time. Reachable by its own private mooring, the island comes with access to two boats and two jetskis. Several more ‘toys’ are available, including the Mangusta 108 yacht that can reach 40 knots; and a Boston Whaler 320 with an electric grill.

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THE NEXT BOND FILM
VILLA AQUA, AUSTRALIA

Whether or not Daniel Craig reprises his role, we are promised in the end credits of Spectre that JAMES BOND WILL RETURN. But where will he go this time? Our suggestion is a country that, surprisingly, 007 has never visited: Australia. Specifically, he should go to the Great Barrier Reef, where no doubt he can find some nefarious underwater activity on a scuba diving expedition. If you want to beat Bond to it, you should consider staying in Villa Aqua. With its own helipad, library, cinema and private marina, this villa is truly fit for a globe-trotting super-spy.

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If much like James Bond, you are all about the details, you can read further information on our Worldwide Villas, European Villas and Alpine Chalets. When it comes to experiencing James Bond-level glamour for your stay, nobody does it better than Art de Vivre.

 

Classical French Design in Cote d'Azur: Country Villa for Rental

Villa Côte d'Azur 226, Terre Blanche
Located in Large Country Estate
Close to Terre Blanche Golf Resort
Stunning Landscaped Gardens

This classical country villa nestled in the Terre Blanche estate lets you live in grand French style through its manicured gardens and beautifully spacious and airy rooms. The furnishings and artwork throughout the property are a subtle blend of the contemporary and the antique.

Despite its new construction, the fully serviced villa has been able to reuse the stone from a pre-existing ruin of an early 18th century sheep barn in the outside living areas and wine cellar to a stunning effect. In the past, the estate was owned by Louis Sauveur, Marquis de Villeneuve and French ambassador to the Ottoman Empire and is now home to Terre Blanche Golf Resort & Spa.

The villa has a dramatic two-story entrance in which the decor fuses contemporary and antique design and furnishings in muted tones. A well conceived pool house with barbecue kitchen and expansive outdoor living and dining areas surround the spacious swimming pool.

Highlights of the interior design are the owner’s wine cellar, private cinema and the spacious, superbly equipped kitchen. The property houses the owner's art collection, including works by Bernard Saint, Arina Gordienko, Lisa Lindqvist, Alexis Gorodine, Didier Caudron, Bella Pieroni and Jef Aerosol.

 

Key facts

  • French Country Villa in Cote d'Azur for rental
  • Sleeps 12 adults and 4 children
  • 6 Bedrooms ensuite
  • Beaches of Cannes & St Tropez, 30 mins
  • 1000m² of living space including cinema room
  • Spacious outdoor living & dining areas surrounding magnificent swimming pool
  • Pool House
  • Dedicated Concierge
  • Live in chef, two live in hostesses & daily housekeeping included
  • Set in 1.4 hectares of beautiful gardens
  • Large Provence Villa for rental
  •  Perfect for Privacy & Security
  • Within the estate of The Terre Blanche Golf Resort with spa, kids club and golf

Elegance in the Cote d'Azur: Designer Oceanfront Villa

Villa Côte d'Azur 232,
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Stunning views across golden islands
Restored elegance & beautiful garden
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With its maritime pines backdrop, perfectly manicured garden and prime location overlooking the Mediterranean, the villa is a great location for a family holiday or special celebration. Just 25km from St Tropez, this restored villa has pride of place in an exceptional setting across from the Golden Islands, Levant, Porquerolles and Port Cros.

The owner and his wife have lovingly restored the elegant villa with style and refinement.  The interior is classically French with soft neutral fabrics and antique-style furnishings.

Most of the rooms face the bay and most have their own sea-facing outdoor terrace or balcony. The four bedrooms in the main house (with an additional 4 bedrooms in the guest wing) are furnished with an eclectic mix of period and modern classics. They are decorated with a light and airy touch and each room is unique in style and ambiance, featuring eye catching furnishings and striking art.

A great selection of dining areas are available from the formal dining room, to the alfresco dining by the pool house or more informal spaces on the terraces or courtyard. There is a relaxed family kitchen with a beautiful island piece, top quality equipment with subzero fridge, four oven aga and large Gaggenau oven.

The pool house is a highlight with its natural Burgundy stone floors and its open exposure. Its fully equipped kitchen is perfect for entertaining alfresco-style. An island bar separates the kitchen from the living area with its large open log fireplace, oversized cushions and a music system. This opens out with a large dining table & chairs for 20 people.

The grounds are across an acre of walled garden of rose bushes, plants and shrubs. Local plants include extensive areas of Lavender, an agapanthi walk and beds of iceberg roses with Arboussier and Mimosa trees. An ideal villa for you to spend quality time with family and friends for birthday celebrations, special dinners, wedding anniversaries and family reunions.

 

Key Facts

  • Elegant French Villa for rental
  • Sleeps 20 guests
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • Main House + Guest Wing
  • An Acre of Private Manicured Gardens
  • Cote d'Azur Villa with exceptional sea views
  • South of France Villa for rental
  • Beautiful Ocean Vista Villa with Private Chef
  • Beach Nearby