Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Glass House , St. Jean Cap Ferrat, French Riviera, France

Revel in panoramic views and contemporary architecture at Glass House. From its perch on a hilltop in St. Jean Cap Ferrat, the sleek luxury villa commands views of the sea and coastline but hides its well-appointed living areas within lush landscaped grounds.
Pampering service and seven suite-style bedrooms indulge family gatherings or decadent honeymoons in equally lavish, boutique hotel-worthy style.

Your stay at Glass House includes the services of a chef, butler and housekeepers, as well as breakfast each day. This means you’re free to stroll the private gardens, taking the funicular up and down the hill, or take a seat on a lounger on the sunny terrace facing the sea. Work out in the villa’s gym, which includes an indoor pool, hammam, sauna and massage room, then refresh yourself with a swim in the outdoor pool or simply by sitting under the mist sprayers on the terrace. If you’ll be entertaining—or even hosting a chic French Riviera wedding—the villa’s wine cellar, bar and sound system make it easy to host in style. In the evenings, watch the lights flicker on in the harbor towns as you enjoy local seafood fresh from the barbecue at the al-fresco dining area.

Given the villa’s name, it’s no surprise that its bright, open living spaces are lined with windows looking out to the coastline and sea. Blond wood floors, white walls and minimalist furnishings have a serene, chic vibe in the open-plan living room, while leather armchairs and fur throws add luxe texture. A charming flower motif ties the spaces together, and the formal dining room opens to the al-fresco dining area for seamless entertaining. The fully equipped kitchen is outfitted in practical stainless steel.

The seven bedrooms have a slightly more maximalist glamour, with opulent carved furnishings, accent pieces made of stacked books or steamer trunks, and bold wallpaper—sometimes even on the ceiling. Each has an en-suite bathroom and is stocked with L’Occitane products, a bathrobe and slippers. There’s a master suite with a California king bed, a second bedroom with a king bed and four suites with king beds. The seventh bedroom has two twin beds and is perfect for children.

Book your ticket to the French Riviera via the Nice-Côte d’Azur airport, 10.5 miles from this gorgeous vacation rental. Once you’ve arrived at Glass House, you’re only a 1-minute walk from the restaurants and shops in town and a 3-mile drive from the famed beaches of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Spend your holiday lingering by the pool or at a cafe in town, or use the opportunity to take day trips to Nice, Monaco, Menton and Cannes.

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