luxury rental IN ST-TROPEZ
I’d like to begin by wishing you all well during the height of this global pandemic. I hope you are staying safe and healthy in such uncertain times. For so many of us this year, our plans have been put on hold indefinitely, nevertheless, in the past few weeks I was lucky enough to travel away from the Principality of Monaco and head on down the coast to St. Tropez, and more specifically to the marvellous expanse of Villa Ama in Saint-Tropez.
This property is now open for bookings for 2021 Summer season with St Tropez House, right timing before the waiting list starts building up. Founded by Emilia, the leading real estate agency in the area lists over 200 rental properties currently on the market.
You’re probably familiar with the sorts of properties that catch my eye these days, so rest assured this luxurious villa is nothing short of exceptional. Here is the experience we had in this unique property.
Villa Ama is a modern property available for rental, situated on Pampelonne Beach. With such a great location the best beach clubs in the region are only a stone’s throw away; Bagatelle, Club 55, and Nikki Beach are all within walking distance or a short drive. So, there’s no need to rely on Uber for those late nights/early mornings!
The property itself is as roomy as they come. Interior floor space of 500sqm is more than enough to accommodate a total of 7 bedrooms. Whether you’re visiting with family, or just stopping by with friends as I am, this villa will have no trouble hosting a large group.
One of these bedrooms is found in the guest house – perfect if you’re seeking a quite/intimate night away from the party, or if you simply want to keep social distancing enforced at all times! On this trip however, we collectively chose to reside in the main house as we’ve all had far too much solitude in isolation and could use the extra company. The villa also has 3 additional bedrooms which are in use by the house staff, who will ensure the property is well-maintained throughout your stay.
With a professional kitchen and a private chef in the villa, all our food cravings were perfectly covered from breakfast to dinner.
Throughout the day, the gym and heated swimming pool kept me busy, helping my endeavour in burning off gained weight acquired throughout lockdown and getting back into shape!
For the art enthusiasts amongst you, the villa houses some very serious art pieces by the likes of Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and many other talented artists. Perhaps two of the most renowned artists today, their pieces in addition to the wide range of creations you will discover at Ama bring a very special character and personality to the already impressive property.
It’s only when you step outside the house and into the garden that the vastness of the villa really hits you. The 10,000sqm outdoor area is perfect for the daily activities and countless festivities which the evening may bring. One of my favorite areas is the garden with its numerous centenary olive trees, a very relaxing piece of heaven.
Something that also makes Villa Ama very unique, is without a doubt its private helipad. This is truly special for a villa in this area and made the commute from Monaco far easier, faster ... and much more stylish with a flight courtesy of Azur Helicoptere in their sleek matte black helicopter. The helipad which is located in the property land, provides easy access to and from the house, connecting Villa Ama to the rest of the French Riviera without enduring the busy traffic during summer time.
The property comes with some other (grounded) perks also, including a butler/driver who will cater to your travel needs with an Audi Q7, available at your discretion alongside the villa’s golf cart. The on-site garage will accommodate any vehicles you decide to bring yourself, and I can assure you it is supercar friendly!
I’ve noticed the surge in popularity of drive-in cinemas during this lockdown period – the one in St. Moritz seems to attract a serious array of cars! Whilst Villa Ama won’t be hosting any of its own drive-ins, it does follow the trend of movie nights al fresco with its large outdoor cinema, located right next to the outdoor lounge bar and dinner area ... something we made great use of during our stay.
LOUNGE BAR & DINNER AREA
Whilst my stay at Villa Ama Pampelonne was only brief, it was great to escape the normality of home for a change!
Stay safe everyone and stay tuned for what’s to come soon!
Contact Emilia at St Tropez House to get more information about Villa Ama : www.sttropezhouse.com
Special thanks to Emilia, Villa Ama and all the staff for their warm welcome.
Also thanks to Azur Helicoptère for their support, more information about your flights on the French Riviera here : www.azurhelico.com
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Artistic Director, ModelTom Claeren
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