When thinking of a chic Mediterranean destination renowned for exclusivity and glamour, then few places are more evocative than St. Tropez, on the glittering French Riviera. The go-to holiday hotspot for A-Listers, this exceptional Côte d’Azur village still maintains its authentic allure that attracted bohemians and artists long before the super-yachts arrived, writes Andrew Forbes.
(Photography by Marc Berenguer)
Villa Water’s Edge, one of the latest properties to join the ultra-luxury portfolio of One Authentic Properties, offers guests the most exclusive St. Tropez experience. Here one can indulge in the classic French Riviera jet-set lifestyle; have all the privileged benefits of modern ultra-luxury at your fingertips; and yet still enjoy the privacy and charm that can make a stay on the French Riviera truly unique.
Once an unknown fishing village on the Cote d’Azur, St. Tropez, on the sparkling Mediterranean, began to attract creatives from the vibrant arts scene in Paris. Then things really changed in the 1950s, with the release of the sexy and controversial movie, ‘And God Created Woman’, which was filmed on location in St Tropez. The movie catapulted its young lead, Bridget Bardot, to international stardom; and with the magic of the movies came the fashion crowd, celebrities and the elite…making St Tropez the most glamourous place in the Mediterranean.
Location, Location, Location
Overlooking the shore, close to the charm of St Tropez’s old town, and the allure of its glamorous beach clubs and fine-dining restaurants, Villa Water’s Edge has a winning location. Guests have easy access to the world-class pleasures of St Tropez, yet can also remain secluded within the unsurpassed beauty of the Cote d’Azur. It’s little wonder that this special part of the South of France inspired artists such as Cézanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Picasso.
Renting Villa Water’s Edge offers family and friends exceptional privacy pared with all the luxury and amenities of resort living. Set within the immaculate surroundings of the highly coveted ‘Les Parcs’ estate, the 5-bedroom Villa Water’s Edge offers guests security and authentic exclusivity. Conceived and styled by professional architectural designers, this unique St. Tropez property promises to be the perfect backdrop for an amazing holiday, where guests can enjoy an unforgettable stay.
Villa Water’s Edge has been ingeniously integrated into its coastal setting. The home features a signature heated infinity pool that feels like it runs directly into the azure waters of the Mediterranean, and from the villa’s terraces one can enjoy quite exceptional views of St Tropez bay. It’s a dream-like setting for endless summer days by the pool.
Design for Living
This ultra-luxury home-from-home features a stylish salon with bespoke furniture and artwork.
This exquisitely designed space opens out onto covered terraces that wrap-around the property. The spacious dining room provides elegant surroundings for formal dinners, whilst outside is a large terrace with sun shade, an ideal space for enjoying informal Mediterranean al fresco lunches.
The property stylishly brings together the elegant interior and the beautiful exterior, creating that sort-after, open-plan living that is perfectly suited to summer vacations. The covered and open terraces provide plenty of space for relaxing, reading, sun-bathing, or simply enjoying a bottle of delicately pale Côte de Provence rosé wine, under the warmth of the Midi sun.
There is a beautifully appointed designer kitchen. If guests are looking to have a private chef, event catering or any other service during their stay, then One Authentic Properties offers a 24-hour concierge service. Their team of world-class hoteliers are adept at making any arrangement with finesse and discretion.
With five exquisite guest suites, each individually decorated, and six bathrooms with designer amenities, Villa Water’s Edge can accommodate ten guests in exceptional luxury. Expect fine linens, state-of-the-art TVs, climate control, Wi-Fi and of course superb security.
St Tropez on your doorstep
The Côte d’Azure has over the decades become the most magical and sophisticated Mediterranean destination and St Tropez is the epitome of upscale style on this very special coast.
Guests at Villa Water’s Edge can create their own Côte d’Azure memories, by exploring charming St. Tropez. Head to the port, where sleek super yachts moor against elegant polished wooden pleasure boats, and local fishing vessels. Explore the ochre and honey coloured streets of the old town, browsing the elegant designer boutiques, enjoying the art galleries, or simply savouring a drink in one of the sophisticated cafes.
Dining out in St Tropez is more than just about gastronomy, it’s about excitement and style – from Europe’s most celebrated Michelin star restaurants to some of the most iconic port-side classic eateries. As days end, glamour and energy gets cranked up with St Tropez’s renowned and vibrant nightlife.
Villa’s Water’s Edge will be there for your return. Your private enclave of style and comfort in St Tropez, where a vacation with friends or family as an elegant and stylish affair.