Legend has it that back in the 6th century, a monk named Hospitus miraculously cured the ill, a mystical quality which earned a small village in the French commune of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat its name of Pointe St. Hospice.
Today, the scenic place is home to very few exclusive luxury villas, one of which is called Villa Sospis.
Land size: 3.100 sqm
Living area: 990 sqm
- Guests: 12
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 6 (en-suite)
- Sea Views
- Beautiful landscaped gardens
- Quiet residential area
- Direct access to the sea
- Heated swimming pool
- Pool bar
- Fitness facilities
- Indoor Garage for up to 3 vehicles
- Wine cellar
- Living room
- Indoor and outdoor dining areas
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dedicated working space
- Caretaker’s house
- Anti-intrusion alarm system and security cameras
- Beach towels/Bathrobes/Slippers
- Luxury bath products
- Personalized welcome with champagne and flowers
- Luggage service
- Daily cleaning
- Daily change of towels as needed
- Change of bed sheets 2 times a week as needed
- Daily maintenance and cleaning of the pool as needed
- Garden maintenance
Villa Sospis isn’t just one of the finest luxury villa rentals in the South of France. It’s the place where ancient myth and modern art collide.
The 6th century legend of St Hospitius draws its location from this secluded district of Cap Ferrat. Pointe St-Hospice was the site of Hospitius’s tower, where he would practice his miraculous healing powers upon the faithful. Now ‘La Pointe’ houses only sixteen villas, including the remarkable Villa Sospis.
Beautifully situated in the most exclusive area of the Cap Ferrat peninsula, Villa Sospis is a 3-storey villa that extends over a land of about 3,100 sqm and has a living area of 990 sqm.
Villa Sospis offers state-of-the art facilities such as a fitness area, a wine cellar, several terraces, a heated swimming pool, a jacuzzi, beautiful landscaped gardens with exclusive sea views of the Mediterranean sea, a dedicated workspace, a fully equipped kitchen, a wireless internet access and an anti-intrusion alarm system.
At any time of the day or evening you can enjoy a fine meal in one of the indoor or outdoor dining areas, or simply relax on the sun loungers around the large swimming pool with a refreshing cocktail, whilst taking in the unique sea and mountain views that the villa has to offer.
And in the night, let the gentle sound of the waves lull you to sleep in one of the villa’s 6 luxurious bedrooms (capacity: 12 guests in 6 rooms). All of the bedrooms have their en-suite bathrooms.
– 1st floor: an office, a living room, a large reception area, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and a laundry room. On the patio side the villa has a home cinema, a living room and a wine cellar.
A master bedroom with dressing room, adjoining bathroom opening onto a terrace, a guest suite with bathroom and an office with shower room.
– 2nd floor: 2 guest rooms with adjoining bathroom, living room and terrace.
– On the patio level: 2 additional guest rooms with bathroom.
What makes this property even more exclusive is the easy and direct access to the sea via a private staircase that leads to the nearby world famous Paloma beach and its cocmopolitan bar/restaurant.
Villa Sospis is one of the most beautiful luxury rentals in the South of France situated within short distances from:
- Nearby Michelin-starred restaurants such as the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, La Reserve de Beaulieu and La Chèvre d’Or in Eze.
- Beaulieu Casino village and harbour.
- Cap Ferrat village and harbour.
- The famously picturesque “Promenade Rouvier”.
- The Royal-Riviera private beach and watersports centre
- Monaco: 30 min.
- Genoa: 2hr 51 min.
- Nice: 26 min.
- Nice Côte d’Azur Airport: 35 min.
- Cannes: 1 hr
- Cannes-Mandelieu Airport: 57 min.
- Antibes: 1 hr
- Saint-Paul-de-Vence: 55 min.
- Frejus: 1hr 14 min.
- Grasse: 1hr 09 min.
- Saint-Tropez: 2hr 10 min.
- Aix-En-Provence: 2h 18 min.
- Marseille: 2hr 38 min.
The upmarket seaside village of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a heavenly destination for those seeking a haven of peace away from city life. Enjoy views of its glistening blue harbour and long, leisurely walks along its coastal footpaths. The remarkably unspoilt area should be enjoyed in style from beach homes and villas to vista-enhancing penthouses.
St Jean Cap Ferrat might be a small village, but it has a big reputation. Since the 1900s it has been the vacation resort of the world’s elite, thanks to its perfect position on the coast between Nice and Monaco. This is old-school French Riviera glamour at its best. Beautiful Belle Epoque villas are tucked away in leafy private estates all over the peninsula with stunning views of the Mediterranean. The port has some excellent restaurants, and the private beaches are ideal for spending a lazy summer evening out with friends.
Directly beneath the Place Clemenceau is the Port de Plaisance area with more shops and boutiques, and lots of places to eat. Very popular with charter guests coming ashore from the superyachts that line the quay, the port has a lively atmosphere. During the summer months, most restaurants open late into the evening, perfect for a leisurely meal or an after-dinner stroll with an ice cream.
Just a few steps away from the port, there are 12 km of walking trails around the headland of the peninsula. The easiest trail is the Promenade Maurice Rouvier, a lovely, gentle stroll around some of the prettiest parts of St Jean. The walk takes about 30 minutes from St Jean to neighbouring Beaulieu Sur Mer and takes you past the marina, the bay and the Cros deï Pin beach. Keep an eye out for the pink villa on the seafront at the Beaulieu end of the walk. It has been variously owned or lived in by the Duchess of Marlborough, the King of Belgium, Charlie Chaplin and David Niven over the years and even starred in a Pink Panther film in the 1980s.If you prefer sunbathing to hiking go for a swim in the sheltered cove of Plage de Passable or spend the afternoon on a sunlounger at the old-school Paloma Beach Club before enjoying a massage at their in-house spa. The beaches in St Jean are a fine shingle rather than sand so remember to take your beach shoes for the walk back to the sun lounger from the sea.
Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France, is a house in Ancient Greek Revival style built in the early 1900s by French archaeologist Theodore Reinach. It has been listed since 1966 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.A Greek word, kerylos means halcyon or kingfisher, which in Greek mythology was considered a bird of good omen.
Reinach admired the architecture, interior decoration and art of the ancient world and decided to recreate the atmosphere of a luxurious Greek house in a new building. He purchased land surrounded on three sides by the sea on the tip of the Baie des Fourmis at Beaulieu-sur-Mer, which he felt offered a location similar to that of coastal Greek temples.
Reinach selected as architect Emmanuel Pontremoli, who drawing on his travels in Asia Minor designed a reconstruction of the Greek noble houses built on the island of Delos in the 2nd century B.C. and laid out the building around an open peristyle courtyard.
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also called Villa Île-de-France, is a French seaside villa located at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. Designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah, it was built between 1907 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild (1864–1934).
A member of the Rothschild banking family and the wife of the banker Baron Maurice de Ephrussi, Béatrice de Rothschild built her rose-colored villa on a promontory on the isthmus of Cap Ferrat overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The Baroness filled the mansion with antique furniture, Old Master paintings, sculptures, objets d’art and assembled an extensive collection of rare porcelain. The gardens are classified by the Ministry of Culture as one of the Remarkable Gardens of France, whilst the villa itself has been classified as a monument historique since 1996.Upon her death in 1934, the Baroness donated the property and its collections to the Académie des Beaux-Arts division of the Institut de France. It is now open to the public.
Exceptional waterfront property situated in the most exclusive area of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.