Gorgeous Riviera Villa located in the hills of St Jean Cap Ferrat, a 5 minute walk from Le Grand Hotel Du Cap and a 10 min walk to the village of St Jean and surrounding beaches. The 401 m². property benefits from a front jasmine enclosed garden and seating area which wraps around to the oversized mature garden with 15 m pool, exotic palms, trees and plants. Garden includes bespoke shaded dining area for 8, BBQ, lounge area and sun loungers for 8. Open plan kitchen, living room and dining area for 8 ppl, with air conditioning for the summer and central fireplace for the winter. Mezzanine floor with bedroom, bathroom, dressing area and living area with two further bedrooms, bathroom and cloakroom downstairs. Separate outhouse with washing machine, drier, extra fridge and freezer. Free wireless internet throughout house and garden, together with satellite TV. The village with its numerous shops, restaurants, port and several beaches is a 10/12 min walk away.
Beaches, Watersports and Spa : The villa is a 5 minute walk from the famous and luxurious Grand Hotel Du Cap and its famous spa and beach club, Club Dauphine. It is also a 15 min walk or 5 min drive from the famous Paloma Beach and Beach Club. There you have sun-bed rentals for approx 15 Euro, full restaurant service, shower, changing rooms, water ski, wakeboading, windsurfing etc. There are also public beaches Les Fossettes' and 'Les Fosses' which are only a 10 min 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 also only a 10 to 15 min walk away. The beaches of Beaulieu sur Mer and Villefranche are a 5 min drive away. 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, pedals, kite surfing or fun trips for children on plastic floaters.
Walks and 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 h. The walk to Beaulieu sur is approx 20 min, where a walk around the stunning Villa Ehprussi de Rothschild is certainly recommended. Other museums within 15 min are Villa Kerylos and the Museum of Sea Shells. Within a 30 min drive there is also a large amount and variety of other cultural institutions 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 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. )
Public Transport : Public transport is very good in the region. The villa is 10 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, i.e. St Paul de Vence, Biot, the mountains behind Nice, La Turbie etc. Beaulieu sur mer is only 25 min 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 length of time