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Exceptional provencal-style villa with stunning panoramic sea views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms, sleeps 8

The villa was designed by the famous architect Andre Svetchine and features his signature such as the rare old terracotta floors throughout, antique fireplaces and glazed lava tiled bathrooms. Nestled into the hill above the picturesque village of St. Jean, assures the stunning panoramic eastward sea-views from all rooms. The living room has a working antique stone fireplace, a dining table and accesses both the breakfast terrace of the master bedroom as well as the pool area. The loggia area offers a fireplace, both for ambiance and/or cooking, a table with seating for 12 and large panoramic windows that slide into the wall opening onto the exceptional 180 degree view of the village, St. Hospice and the sea with Italy in the background. There is a water cascade built into the rock beside the pool,which can be floodlight and heated. The village with its numerous shops, restaurants, port and several beaches is only minutes walk away.

Public Transport: Public transport is very good in the region. The villa is 5 minutes walk from the village, where you can find all daily essentials: 2 very good butchers, 2 bakeries, fishmonger, little supermarket, wine shop, flower shop, newsagent, etc, as well as a multitude of restaurants and cafes. There is a bus to Nice bus terminal from the village almost twice an hour all day long (not at night and not Sundays). From there you can connect to a vast network of regional buses, ie St Paul de Vence, Biot, the mountains behind Nice, La Turbie etc. Beaulieu sur mer is only 20 minutes walk away (or a five minutes bus ride) and from there you can connect to a bus (every ten minutes) to Monaco/Monte Carlo. Beaulieu also has a train station with several trains an hour to Monaco or on to Italy, and the other way to Nice, Cannes or Antibes. There are several taxi companies available in the village. There are two car rental agencies in Beaulieu where you can rent on short notice a car for any lenght of time.

Water sports & beaches: There are many brokers locally who offer boats (sailing or motor) for rent, daily and long term, with or without skipper. Several places offer watersports such a water-skiing, wake boarding, pedalos, kite surfing or fun trips for children on plastic floaters.

Paloma beach (offering sun-bed rentals, full restaurant service, shower, changing rooms, water ski, wakeboading, windsurfing etc), the central village beach, 'Les Fossettes' beach and 'Les Fosses' beach are all only a 5 minutes walk away. 'Plage Passable' on the west facing side of the peninsula with great views at sunset with sun-bed rental and full restaurant service is 15 minute walk away. The beaches of Beaulieu sur Mer and Villefranche are a 5 minute drive away.

Walking - Hiking and Culture - Museums: There are many walks on and around the peninsula, for example around the little cap of St. Hospice, approx 45 minutes or al the way around the Cap Ferrat, approx 1.5 hours. The walk to Beaulieu sur is approx 20 minutes.The area on the coast behind Cap Ferrat is immediately quite mountainous and there are many trails which can be explored or hikes to be done with guides, both in summer and winter season.

There are several local museums in St. Jean (Villa Ephrussi Rothschild and Vila Kerylos, Museum of sea shells) and the area offers a large amount and variety of other cultural institutions larges based on the rich cultural heritage of the area (Nice: Museum of Modern Art, Matisse Museum, Chagall Museum; St. Paul de Vence: Fondation Maeght; Antibes: Picasso Museum; various Chapels with murals from Cocteau; many seasonal art exhibitions and festivals. The local tourist office has up to date information on all of this. There is also a Zoo on Cap Ferrat.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in Alpes-Maritimes

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest toilet - Toilet
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower
  • all bathrooms have a hair dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , possible Twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , possible Twin
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned. The fourth bedroom suite is part of the villa but has its own separate entrance from the terrace near the front door.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 7 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The master bedroom opens onto a 'breakfast terrace', has a TV, DVD, English SKY and ADSL access, en suite bathroom has double sinks and separate toilet. 2nd bedroom's double French doors open onto the garden, has a TV, DVD, en suite shower room with large walk-in tiled shower, toilet, bidet, double sinks and a sea view. 3rd bedroom's bathroom features sink, bath, bidet and toilet. 4th bedroom's en suiite shower room has tiled shower, toilet and sink. All rooms are spacious and have plenty of cupboard space. The kitchen is fully fitted and has plenty of white Limoges china, cutlery and variety of glasses. Villa has several levels, therefore steps throughout. There is an extensive library of books and also many DVDs. The pool is beautifully tiled, bean shaped, has a deep end of 2.5 m, has a children's alarm and can be heated. The large terrace has 7 sunbeds and a teak table for 10. The garage has space for 2 cars, more parking is possible.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Beautiful Villa with a Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

The villa is just as pictured and while there are no pictures of the kitchen, it is extremely well equipped and has everything you might need and more with yet, another stunning view from the window.

La Bougainvillee is perfectly situated in Cap Ferrat with the most amazing views of the sea and surrounding cities. The grounds and garden are stunning and we loved sitting out each evening after our excursions. You can walk to the bakery and the marina where you will find many restaurants and a few shops. We also walked to Beaulieu sur Mer and Villefranche sur Mer, took transit to Nice, Monaco, Italy, Eze, etc and always enjoyed coming back to such a lovely home. We were there Oct 1 - 8. Given the time of year, it was a lot quieter and cooler than during the summer, yet the weather was perfect (low to mid 20s Celsium) with no rain.

The owner, Wolfgang was extremely responsive, and did everything to ensure our stay was perfect.

I've recommended this villa to many people and would not hesitate to return again. It was absolutely perfect. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Suzanne, thank you very much for the review, we are always very happy when visitors enjoy our home and the beautiful region as much as we do. Hope to meet you next time.
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Excellent Quality Villa in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 stayed at La Bougainvillee in June 2018 to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday. This wonderful property was the venue for what we will always remember as the holiday of a lifetime. A very well appointed Provençal villa with commanding views, excellent outdoor living spaces and in close proximity to the wonderful town of St Jean Cap Ferrat. The villa is exactly as described in the owner’s summary. Easily enough space for 8 adults to cohabitate comfortably. The outdoor loggia was an exceptional space for evening dining and entertainment and the views of the coast from this and the outdoor terrace are exceptional. The kitchen is well stocked with all kinds of equipment to allow you to whip up your favourite Mediterranean feast. The location of Cap Ferrat to it’s neighbouring towns is connected by beautiful coastal walkways which are a must do as is a trip to the Villa Ephrussi. Cap Ferrat is a long way from NZ but we hope to return there one day to this very special place.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This villa is simply amazing! The views from EVERY window are unparalleled and the decor is in the highest taste- chic and at the same time comfortable. Each bedroom with its en suite bathroom truly gives each guest a sense of total privacy. We and our six guests dined nightly in the dining pavilion and no 5 star hotel could offer a better experience. The kitchen was well appointed with place settings for at least 8 people and all the cooking utensils/pots/pans one needs. One can walk to town and to five different beaches! The owner is charming and attended to all details as well as being quickly available to answer any questions during our stay. This is a magical place.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Soothing stay in St. Jean Cap Ferrat

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that we stayed at this property and we will returning next year. The villa and the grounds are beautiful, comfortable, well maintained with wonderful sea views. The plan affords privacy for all of the guests and it has modern appliances, etc. Wolfgang, the owner, was very helpful in connecting one of our guests with the appropriate doctor when she had a medical issue. Also, if there is a maintenance issue, it is taken care of immediately. We were so relaxed that my wife and I did not want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super location, sensational views, great charm,

  • 5 of 5

Very well laid out villa, all very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Fantastic location, near the village, walking distance to everywhere on the cap. Stunning views, always changing. Owner was extremely responsive to all our questions and helped us organise our stay. Higly recommend this villa on all fronts.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This villa was the perfect setting for our trip to the Côte d'Azur.

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely with very tasteful decor and wonderful places for spending time together as a family or having some peace and quiet. The views of the Mediterranean are stunning from the veranda, the kitchen, the living room and the master bedroom.

We rented the villa over the Christmas holiday, which ruled out using the pool and even limited he time we spent on the veranda, although the outdoor fireplace, the heating lamp, and a nice bottle of red wine provided enough heat to be comfortable.

The kitchen is small but well equipped for cooking meals at the house, which we did on Christmas Day. The village is a quick 5 minute walk with a nice boulangerie, a Casino market, and a few restaurants and shops. We enjoyed getting fresh baguettes and croissants every morning.

Wolfgang was very helpful and attentive and made us feel welcome and at home in the house. We would recommend this lovely villa for families or friends who want comfortable luxury in a serenely beautiful setting with all the activities available in Nice within 20 minutes.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you K, I am happy that you enjoyed the villa and area, best wishes for 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Beaulieu sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

The beautiful village of St. Jean is located on the prestigious pine tree covered peninsula of St. Jean Cap Ferrat, The village is nestled around its charming port and offers numerous shops, restaurants and cafes.

The beaches are all well kept and some offer beach club/restaurant facilities with a variety of watersports. Four beaches are only a 5 min walk from the villa.

There are many walks around the peninsula with stunning views onto Beaulieu, Cap d'Ail, Italy or Cap d'Antibes and Nice. From St. Jean one can easily explore the region along the coast or up to the mountains. The closest ski resorts are only 1 1/2 hours drive away. The large city of Nice with all its attractions, beaches and shops is only 15 minutes away and on the other side Monaco/Monte Carlo glitters with its Casinos, Luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants. Italy is just a short train ride or drive away and attracts with its picturesque market and variety of food.

Golf: The golf clubs of Monaco, Opio, Mougins and Cannes all welcome visitors and are only a short drive away.

Ski: There are a number of good ski resort located close enough for a day trip. For example Isola 2000 and Auron in France or Limone in Italy. All can be reached by car - approx 1 1/2 hours drive or by public transport. There is also a large variety of accommodation in these resorts and it can be booked over the internet.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cote d'Azur - Riviera

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £892.86
Pet Fee £0
final clean/laundry £178.57

All amounts will be refunded if reservation is cancelled and the property can be let again for the same period and same amount. Major credit cards welcome. A final cleaning and laundry charge of 200 Euros (for occupancy of up to 8 people) will be deducted from the security deposit together with utility charges and any breakages/damages. Arrival is after 4pm and departure before 10am on changeover day. Different rates may apply to Easter, Monaco Grand Prix and Christmas/New Year, please enquire when you book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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