Nestlingbetween Nice and Monaco,thisforestedpeninsula hasalwaysattracted therich andfamous,drawn by thebenignclimate,stunningseaviews and aprettyProvencalcoastline.Despiteits longterm allure, Cape Ferratremainsrelativelyunspoilt. To explorefollow acoastalpath,maybestartingat thelittle port of St Jean Cap Ferrat and on to Beaulieu,pastDavidNiven’s former home.Visit the minibaraoque palacewhichis Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, sethigh on ahillwithsuperbseaviews andfilledwithpreciousporcelains &tapestries, andseeitsmagnificantfountaingardensthat dance tochangingmusic andwhichform thebackdrop tosummerOperatic concerts. Explore theatmosphericItalianatetown ofVillefranche,west of Cap Ferrat or enter theparallel world of Monte Carlo anditsachinglyexuberant Casinos. Villa SAINT JEAN CAP FERRATis theperfectretreat for the Cannes Film Festival, Monaco Grand Prix and all theotherevents on the Cote d’Azur.
Pass thepretty bars and restaurants of St Jean, the portfilledwithsleek yachts andfamilies on thesandybeach and the chauffeurturns up theprivate road totheVilla .Beforeyou are tiers ofterraces,shields of glass, atricolour of whitewalls, cobaltsky and pine greentrees.From avantage point of 100metres, therooftopterrace has aninfinity poolwithstaggeringviews of theentireeast-westmeridiansituated on the roofterrace. ABalinese style pool-houseprovidesshade inwhich toread, dine orsnoozeaway a hotsummerafternoon. Day or night, the villa hasseveral places to relax. Thegalleryloungeisboth astudy and bar area. Theentire villais wifienabledsothat e-mails and the Internet are simple andreliable.TheVilla has adedicatedsurround-soundcinemawith acomprehensivelibrary of films and akitchen for drinks, snacks and popcorn
The gymnasium has a multi-exerciselifecycle, freeweights,a black granite hammam andshower.Naturallywecan arrange for aprivate trainer and masseuse.After awork out,walkacross to the pool and relax on asunlounger. Awoodenfootbridgeleads to atwo-bedroom,magicgarden,Tenthouse Suite.
Breakfast, lunch anddinnercanbeserved inyour suite, on theterrace, in thedining room, on thelawn or by the pool (eitherpool of course).Dining tablesseat up to 16guests andatdinner, acandlelitwall (andeven a logfire)flickers as thesun sets. Under a star-strewnsky, lights and musictransformthisspaceinto astunning club.
Foraholiday,this villais one ofthoseiconic homeswhereeverythingseems tobespecial.