Bayview Cote d'Azur & Monaco, Europe
Prices from €25,000 to €62,500 per week.
What we love
Villa OH! The amazing design of this unique villa really makes the most of the light, space and views created by its enviable location - you can see the sea from everywhere in the villa. From the Banksy mural to the roof terrace pool, everything here adds up to a very special place to stay indeed.
Palms and pines line the winding route down into St Jean. Pass the pretty bars and restaurants, the marina with its sleek yachts and the lovely family-friendly sandy beach, and you will come to the spectacular Villa O. Tucked away on a private road, but exceptionally close to the sea, this magnificent building is incredibly striking.
The villa has been totally designed to make the most of the light, space and panoramic sea views. The levels of service here are just as exceptional as the building, as is the approach to cuisine and fine dining - the private chef will cater to your own specific requirements, making the most of local produce, specialities and seafood. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served in your suite, on the terrace, in the dining room, on the lawn or by either pool. Dinner at 8 or a midnight feast with lanterns - nothing is too much trouble for the staff here.
The villa is beautifully set up to make you feel totally relaxed and at home. Spread over 5 levels, there is a spiral staircase that winds around the huge atrium past a 25 metre Banksy mural, or a glass enclosed lift.
Villa O sleeps up to 10 guests in four beautiful bedrooms with an additional two in the Tenthouse Suite. There is also a surround- sound cinema with an extensive film library, with its own kitchen for drinks, snacks and popcorn, and an incredible, fully-quipped gym.
With over 4,500 square metres of gardens, lavender-lined pathways provide panoramic views over the peninsula. A cornucopia of flowers bursts through rockery walls. Olive, Cyprus and eucalyptus trees give shape and shade; jasmine, rosemary and jacaranda perfume the entire estate. Lawns lead down to an aquamarine pool and a wooden footbridge leads to our two-bedroom, magic garden, Tenthouse Suite.
A Balinese style pool-house provides shade in which to read, dine or snooze away a hot summer afternoon, or enjoy the beautiful infinity pool that curves around the garden.
The spectacular rooftop terrace also has an infinity pool with staggering view. Dining tables seat up to 16 guests for lunch. At dinner, a candlelit wall (and even a log fire) flickers as the sun sets. Under the stars, lights and music transform this space into a stunning club.
4 x Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
2 x Double bedroom with en-suite bathrooms
Prices from €55,000 to €95,000 per week