Savills | Villefranche Sur Mer, French Riviera, 06230 | Property to rent
300 sq m
Price on application

Villefranche Sur MerFrench Riviera, 06230

  • Furnished

Key features

  • Extensive sea view
  • Private Domain
  • 100sqm terraces
  • 5 bedrooms/bathrooms
  • 2000sqm landscaped garden
  • 300 sq m
  • Garage

New luxury modern villa located in Le Domaine du Castellet, with unobstructed sea views over the bay of Villefranche. To let via Savills Seasonal Rentals.

About this property

  • An eagle's nest built on a hillside in the exclusive private Domaine de “Castellet”, minutes driving distance from Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu.This architecturally designed villa appears sculpted from the rock itself – a marriage of rough stone and polished glass unmatched in its class. Bayview's magnificent terraces – some intimate and shaded, others sweeping and extravagant – give a breath-taking panorama of the Bay of Villefranche.

    • Roof terrace/gardens.
    • Direct access to all levels of villa via lift /
    internal staircase.
    Ground Floor Level:
    • Entrance with car turn-table.
    • Garage - two cars.
    • Villa entrance.
    • Master bedroom with dressing room and
    bath/shower room / audio/visual system
    and iPod dock.
    • Bedroom 2 with shower room / audio/visual system and iPod dock.
    • Bedroom 3 with bath/shower room / audio/visual system and iPod dock.
    • All bedrooms have access to sun terrace.
    • Access to all levels via internal staircase / lift.
    Garden Level:
    • Bedroom 4 with bathroom / audio/visual system and iPod dock.
    • Bedroom 5 with shower room / audio/visual system and iPod dock.
    • Guest WC.
    • Kitchen.
    • Professional kitchen.
    • Dining room.
    • Salon with fireplace / audio/visual system
    and iPod dock.
    • Glass viewing salon with sliding bay windows.
    • Sun terraces.
    • Access to all level via internal staircase / lift.
    Pool Level:
    • Pool (12m x 4m) with sun terrace.
    • Service bedroom.
    • Laundry.
    • Pool House.
    • Access to all levels via internal staircase / lift.

    Villa Manager (8 hours daily).
    2 additional staff (Live-out):
    Housekeeper / Housemaid (09h00-17h00).
    Welcome service.
    Villa Manager.
    Daily cleaning and villa maintenance
    (6 hours daily).
    Bed linen changed twice weekly.
    Swimming pool and pool house maintenance.
    WiFi (internet connection).
    All utility bills (excluding telephone).
    Concierge service.
    Chef and Butler.
    Daily change of bed Linen.
    Cleaning of staff laundry.
    Car rental, Chauffeur, Helicopter.
    Charter Yacht.

    Please note that additional rental charges apply. Agency fees payable by the landlord. Fee table available online at and on request.

    Please note, the map does not show the exact location of the property and all measurements are approximate, this data is provided for guidance purposes only.

Local information

  • Villefranche-sur-Mer is located about 6km east of the city of Nice, separated by Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km west of Monaco. The bay of Villefranche - between the Cap of Nice and Cap Ferrat is one of the deepest natural harbors of any port in the Mediterranean Sea and provides a safe anchorage for large ships. The city limits extend to the hills surrounding the bay climbing from sea level to an altitude of 520 m at Mont-Leuze. The three "Corniches" or main roads linking Nice to Italy pass through Villefranche and offer spectacular vistas of the coast and surrounding hills.

Additional information

  • The moderate climate, sandy beaches, and ambiance of its Old Town make Villefranche-sur-Mer a popular tourist stop. Currently, real estate prices are such that property here is affordable by only the very wealthy.
  • Stunning estates such as the Villa Leopolda (former residence of King Leopold II), La Bastide ( built by Lord Salisbury), Villa Schiffanoia, Castèu Cansoun de la Mar or Domaine du Castellet are but a few examples of the wealth and luxury surrounding the magnificent bay.
  • In the past, Villefranche-sur-Mer was home to personalities Katherine Mansfield, Jean Cocteau, and Aldous Huxley and today its famous residents include Tina Turner. The Rolling Stones recorded their 1972 album Exile on Main St. at Villa Nellcôte, then the home of Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg. The area also is the seasonal residence of various local nobility descended from the House of Savoy, such as Queen Adèle Le Corvec de Villefranche-sur-Mer.
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer is also a harbor for visiting naval forces and particularly US Navy ships.
  • Overlooking one of the world's loveliest natural quaysides, a privileged anchoring spot for the most prestigious cruise ships, Villefranche-sur-Mer has maintained its historic cachet with its port, the colorful façades of the Old Town and its Citadelle. Jean Cocteau, amongst other artists, fell under the spell of this enchanting site. Bathers and divers especially appreciate its beaches lapped by clear waters.
  • Directions: Situated between Nice (9 km) and Monaco (13 km), and 3,3 km to Beaulieu