Villa Hippocampo is located in the French Riviera’s famous “Golden Triangle”, home to royalty, Hollywood Stars and famous politicians. The villa is perched on a ridge in the village of Villefranche-sur-Mer, overlooking the Harbor, Old Town, and St. Jean Cap Ferrat. It offers unparalleled views of the Cote d’Azur from Nice to the Italian Riviera. Pure luxury!
Our family has rented villas throughout the world for several decades. We know what we like: an unbeatable view, a quiet location but near enough to walk to town, high quality furnishings, a homey feel without either clutter or fragile bibelots, a home stocked with the basics so that when we arrive, we can immediately enjoy ourselves without first having to shop; and finally…a local friendly face and voice whom we can count on for advice and assistance 24/7.
The villa is uniquely located in one of the most sought-after towns on the Riviera and arguably offers the best view that the “Golden Triangle” has to offer. The villa overlooks Villefranche Harbor and the orange tiled rooftops of the old town, St. Jean Cap Ferrat which features some of the most expensive real estate in the world, and the expansive view of the Cote d’Azur from Nice to the Italian Riviera. There are unobscured views from virtually every room in the villa as the entire southern wall is all glass, leading to individual balconies.
The villa is quietly secured in the most desirable part of the village—up above the bustle of the old town and shopping area, but close enough to access the town and its restaurants, beaches, and public transportation by foot on a safe public paved path. Inside the villa, the furnishings, accessories, and appliances are all of top quality. It is the only villa to offer outgoing international phone-calls at no charge as well as several hundred television channels on six televisions offered in many languages.
Upon arrival, guests are greeted by our Concierge who can arrange for any and everything our guests might need or want. Our guests are also treated to a welcome package which enables them to make themselves immediately at home without having to leave to do food shopping. The villa has the comforts of home with the service of a five star hotel.
The French Riviera is one of those rare and special places where it is possible to travel in any season of the year and enjoy a variety of activities. My personal favorite is wintertime. There are no crowds on the beaches, there is little traffic on the roads, and it is possible to enjoy a morning of skiing in the Maritime Alps followed by a relaxing afternoon meal on a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean, soaking up the warm sunshine. Pure Heaven!
The Cote d’Azur is a perfect holiday spot all year round. A check of the weather indicates that every season has something to offer. There is ample direct transportation to Nice both via air and rail. Travel in and around the region is facilitated by well maintained coastal roads, great regional highways, and a Super Highway when the final destination and nothing in between is sought. Both bus and train stations are a five and ten minute walk from the villa via a public walkway.