A featured in The Times '50 Secret Beached in the Med' 2019.
With stunning sea-views of the crystal-clear waters of the nearby La Croix Valmer coastline, Villa Mer Et Pierre is an extraordinary home. This is high-end living on the Saint-Tropez peninsular yet in a quiet and serene setting with views of the vineyards around you.
The main residence features exquisite living space with exclusive designer furnishings and five gorgeous bedrooms with the most elegant interiors and sumptuous fabrics. The three top-floor bedrooms open up to a glorious terrace with vistas down towards the sea and include a master bedroom with fireplace and beautiful bath with a view. Downstairs guests can bring the outside in with magnificent sliding doors opening up to the gardens, terraces and swimming pool whilst the lower level features two further bedrooms and a cinema room for cosy evenings with family and friends.
You can marvel at yet more wonderful views from the heated swimming pool and lavish jacuzzi or enjoy al-fresco feasts by the pool house and barbecue in this serene location. As the sun sets listen to the Provençal cicadas as you sip chilled wine from the local vineyards on warm summer evenings as the stars light up the clear sky at night.
Whilst the villa can host up to 10 guests, larger parties can also book three accompanying apartments on the estate, equally as elegant with opulent bedrooms, stylish kitchens and pretty little terraces perfect for a quiet breakfast or relaxing with a good book. Wander up the steps to join family and friends by the poolside then return to your comfortable abode for a luxurious nights sleep. With five bedrooms across the three apartments, up to 20 guests in total can stay here and in the main residence.
It’s no wonder that the local village’s motto is ‘Qualité de Vie' with such a beautiful setting backed by the pine-covered Maures Massif. It’s about a ten-minute wander into La Croix Valmer where you can drink coffee in one of the pavement cafes, dine in a local restaurant or soak up the Provençal ambience at the lovely market on a Sunday morning. There are of course some fine wines to sample in the surrounding vineyards as well.
Head down towards the sea and discover the 6km long coastline of La Croix Valmer featuring fine sandy beaches, little coves, crystal-clear waters and a great diversity of flora and fauna, all of which can be explored along the incredible coastal walking path. There are some excellent beachside restaurants here, some specialising in the very best seafood in a fabulous sea-front setting.
This is of course the Saint-Tropez peninsular so you are never far from the glitz and glamour of Saint-Tropez, Pampelonne beach and its famous beach clubs, only a 20-minute drive away. Not forgetting the more sedate villages inland such as Ramatuelle, Gassin and Bormes-les-Mimosas, all special places to explore and take in the wonderful vistas of the Cote d’Azur.
Villa Mer et Pierre really does have the perfect location for guests to experience so many aspects of this striking and idyllic part of Provence.
On the Saint-Tropez peninsular, La Croix Valmer is known for its clear waters and fine sandy beaches as well as its charming village just inland. The village slogan is ‘Quality-of-Life’ and it is easy to see why.
The village of La Croix Valmer, about a ten-minute walk away, has pretty pavement cafes, a restaurant, shops including a Spar grocery store and a wonderful Sunday market. There are also many vineyards where you can sample excellent local wines.
Just 3km south of the village is the sea, a 6km coastline including coves, nature reserves and idyllic beachside restaurants. Locals call this area ‘Paradise on Earth’. Beaches along this coastline within a short drive include Sylvabelle, Heraclée, Gigaro, Ponent, Pardigon Beach and Plage du Débarquement, many of which are also accessed via a coastal footpath.
Indeed, this is a walker’s paradise with wonderful paths both in the woods as well as along the coast. The famous Sentiers des Douaniers starts at Gigaro Beach (4km) and ends at Cap Lardier, passing diverse fauna, flora, tiny coves, umbrella pines, lovely restaurants and beaches with fine sand.
There are also good cycle tracks around the local area including those suitable for mountain bikes towards Cap Lardier. Other fun activities in the region include jet ski, beach volley, quad bikes, paintball, pottery, mosaic and sculpture and a lot more. Not to mention the prestigious Polo Club a ten-minute drive away, with four fields, indoor/outdoor arenas and a training track.
Golfers will appreciate the Golf Club Saint-Tropez (14km) near Gassin, a Gary Player signature course. In addition, one of the Var's oldest courses, the Beauvallon Golf course, is just a little further.
If you fancy a change of scene, head to the bustling resort of Saint-Tropez (12km) where you can experience the glitz and glamour with its luxury yachts, clubs and upmarket restaurants as well as Tuesday and Saturday markets. To the south of the village, the famous Pampelonne beach (13km) is the home of ‘Club 55’ where you may well bump into movie stars, football players and other celebrities. There’s also a great variety of water sports along this lively beach.
Furthermore, inland there are delightful Provençal villages to discover such as Grimaud (12km), Ramatuelle (8km), Gassin (5km) and Bormes-les-Mimosas (30km), set in the hills often with mesmerising views of both the hinterland and coast, making this arguably one of the most beautiful areas in France.
The coastal towns of Cavalaire-sur-Mer (6km) and Ste Maxime (17km) with attractive ports, marinas and casinos are both within easy driving distance.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
Complimentary services available at this property:
- Welcome basket included
- Maid service every second day
Extras available at this property (payable locally):
- Additional maid service
- Fridge-stocking service
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!