Which are the most sought-after luxury vacation rental amenities, according to St Tropez holidaymakers? How important is it for guests to find a luxury villa with a pool or Jacuzzi, somewhere that offers separate staff quarters, or a property offering other desirable conveniences?
Which are the luxury vacation rental amenities that really make a difference?
For decades, St Tropez has been a popular destination with a reputation for ultra-luxurious properties and yachts, an established social scene and a glitzy nightlife. With the wealth of options at vacationers’ disposal, it is easy to get lost trying to build the perfect luxury rental in St Tropez.
So, which are the luxury vacation rental amenities that really add value to a property? Let’s take a look, ranking from most important to less so below.
1. A minimum of four bedrooms
Even for smaller families, the minimum number of bedrooms usually needed is four, and so the delightful Villa Origan, close to La Bouillabaisse beach and 5 minutes from St Tropez’s centre, is ideal, set in a private gated community, with light and airy living space and a lovely pool. Each room is air-conditioned and boasts beautiful en-suite bathrooms.
Others prefer to entertain on a grander scale during their vacations, meaning properties with more than four bedrooms are typically in high demand too.
The Villa Deep Blu, with its seven spacious bedrooms and generous seating areas, both indoors and out, is a luxury villa with a pool that’s ideal for welcoming guests. To accommodate a large number of guests, Villa Deep Blue is equipped with parking for up to 12 cars, vast closets and storage spaces.
2. Separate staff quarters
For many, villas with separate staff quarters are desirable. One example is the exceptional Villa Las Brisas, an easy walk to the best beach clubs, which has a staff apartment with its own living room, kitchenette and two en-suite bedrooms. The space can also be rearranged to accommodate more guests, although Villa Las Brisas already features an independent guest house in the gardens.
Another example is the stunning and highly sought-after Villa Ama Pampelonne has seven bedrooms and an additional three en-suite independent staff bedrooms next to a professional kitchen. In both cases, the staff quarters are attractive, with windows and garden access. The ultra-luxurious villa benefits from other perks: an outdoor cinema, incredible sea views and a helipad.
3. Well-equipped gym
Many holiday-makers love both to swim and work out, so installing a well-equipped gym will add value to a luxury villa with a pool. Surrounded by vineyards, the traditional Villa Belieu has a shady outdoor gym and is only 5 minutes away from the Polo Club and an 18-hole manicured golf course. The Villa Belieu is the quintessential Provençal bastide, from its architecture to its pétanque court that will guarantee fun for everyone.
The elegant six-bedroom Villa Les Marres Luxe has an indoor professional gym and fitness centre. Intensive workouts can immediately be followed with a relaxing moment in the villa’s steam room or a laid-back swim surrounded by Mediterranean pines.
Can there be a more relaxing way to end the day than a soothing Jacuzzi session under the stars? This is just one of the luxury vacation rental amenities on offer at the stunning Villa Royal Palm, a neo-Provencal style five bedroom villa with an extravagant sea view and soothing plush white furnishings. If the Jacuzzi isn’t enough to refresh you and your guests, take a dip in one of the two swimming pools.
The luxurious heated pool overlooks the Mediterranean and is a few minutes away from the property’s table tennis and boules court, perfect for large groups.
5. Private helipad
Choosing a villa with a helipad makes sense for busy people, being the quickest way to reach St Tropez from Nice airport or Monaco. The exceptional six bedroom Villa Marilyn is set in lush green landscape and boasts contemporary works of art and its own helipad. Inspired by exotic luxury resorts, the villa is bordered by palm trees and features a mirror pool that shimmers at night.
More minimalist and laid-back, another villa with a helipad is Villa Water’s Edge. The property has four bedrooms and a separate apartment, a glorious infinity swimming pool, extensive covered terraces and landscaped gardens, and enjoys direct access to the sea, a rarity amongst St Tropez’s luxury vacation rental amenities.
6. Parking for four cars
Many choose to travel with an entourage or host frequent soirees, and so are in need of plenty of parking spaces - at least for four cars. A great example of a villa with extensive parking is the newly-built five bedroom Villa Agape, which has plenty of stylish and open living space, as well as a beautiful heated pool and terrace, with plenty of safe parking in a double garage.
If you’re interested in any of these stunning villas for rent in St Tropez, the team at local real estate agency St Tropez House will be delighted to hear from you.