The Property Guide To Cap Ferrat

The Property Guide To Cap Ferrat

Discover the area’s charms in our holiday property guide to Cap Ferrat below.

A dedicated guide to Cap Ferrat

What makes Cap Ferrat a desirable place to rent a holiday villa?

Family activities

Cap Ferrat has plenty to offer in terms of culture. Spend an afternoon exploring Villa Ephrussi; once home to Baroness Rothschild in the Belle Époque era, this beautiful pink palace offers an incredible collection of artwork, while outside beautiful gardens show off a wide range of plant species. Don’t miss its dreamy panoramic views out over the Baie des Fourmis, Eze, Cap d’Ail and the Bay of Villefranche.

Another piece of historic Cap Ferrat real estate is Villa Santo Sospir, set to reopen to the public in September 2021 after a series of extensive renovations. Former home to the Weisweiller family, patrons of the multi-talented artist Jean Cocteau, this villa contains a series of Cocteau’s original frescoes including mythological figures, geometrical designs and other creations.

Those with a strong infinity for wildlife will be delighted to know that this peninsula is also part of the Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals, a protected animal sanctuary. This is a great place to spot whales and dolphins frolicking the cobalt blue waters.

Hikes and beaches

The stunning beaches on the peninsula of Cap Ferrat can be found in small coves along the coastal walking path. The walking trail is called the Chemin des Douaniers, and is a relaxed, easy walk taking roughly about an hour and a half to complete in total, with lots of seaside spots at which to enjoy a picnic.

The best beaches here are Paloma, Cro de Peï Pin and Passable Beach. Paloma is iconic, offering the paradisiacal French Riviera experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lives. This is where the A-List come to let their hair down, with exhilarating water sports on offer as well as ultimate relaxation. Cro de Peï Pin and Passable are polar opposites, yet both have their own beauty: Cro de Peï Pin is the largest beach on Cap Ferrat and offers endless golden sands, while Passable is the area’s smallest beach, having a public and secluded private section, and offering breathtaking views of Villefranche harbour.

What kind of holiday rental villas are available in Cap Ferrat?

Rental real estate in Cap Ferrat is some of the world’s most exclusive – here you’ll discover private holiday villas set over sprawling gardens, nestled in this verdant peninsula between Nice and Monaco. With Cap Ferrat having attracted some very prestigious individuals over the years, each villa has its own story to tell. We can offer a large variety of summer and off-season rental villas here, from a contemporary style offering breathtaking vistas over the Bay de Beaulieu, to quaint Provençale style villas with private pools and Jacuzzis, and offering easy access to the blissful Passable beach.

Take Villa Coco for example – an ultra-contemporary bright white villa is located on the exclusive seafront, boasting seven ensuite bedrooms all enjoying their own terrace overlooking the sea. The interior offers a pool, fully equipped gym, and a spa with a massage room. Outside, there is a pool and pool house, a luscious garden, a fire pit, a Jacuzzi, and a funicular. This fine piece of Cap Ferrat real estate comes with 8 members of staff.

Exterior of Villa Coco

At the other end of the design spectrum we have Villa Mas de la Rube, a Provencal private domain where you and your guests will enjoy the best of the best. The five-bedroom villa for rent is staffed by discreet professionals, and is fully equipped for everything you could possibly require. Its tranquil, waterside garden is framed by two dramatic headlands, with a large infinity pool and steps leading straight to the sea. Three bedrooms offer sea views, with the master suite enjoying two spacious balconies upon which to gaze over the Mediterranean.

How safe is it to rent a villa in Cap Ferrat?

One of the favoured holiday spots of the ultra-rich, Cap Ferrat is a very safe location, tucked away between Nice and Monaco but offering an idyllic and secure escape. Crimes such as property break-ins are rare, and many rental properties offer full security systems for added peace of mind.

What are the most famous restaurants on Cap Ferrat?

Next in our guide to Cap Ferrat is a look at something very important – the best places to eat. At Cap Ferrat’s iconic La Table Du Royal, you are surrounded by beauty; beautiful views out to sea, beautiful furnishings, and perhaps most importantly, beautiful food. The French chef explores different angles of Mediterranean cuisine, taking inspiration from his time spent in Bora Bora, with mouthwatering results.

Meanwhile, Club Dauphin, beach club of the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat mentioned later, offers an open air restaurant with views over the infinity pool out to the glittering sea. Serving up Provençal salads and grilled fish accompanied by fine local wines, this is the place to come for a light, relaxed meal.

What is the most famous beach club on Cap Ferrat?

Plage de Passable is our favourite beach club in the area, located opposite the bay of Villefranche in an idyllic, natural setting. Hosting guests on either private four-poster sun loungers or comfortable sofas, this family-run establishment offers exquisite cocktails and seasonal Mediterranean produce.

Paloma Beach is another chic spot, serving up beautifully cooked fish dishes and offering luxurious lounging plus a range of nautical activities.

What is the most famous hotel on Cap Ferrat?

Our guide to Cap Ferrat would be incomplete without mentioning Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons hotel and favourite relaxation spot for celebrities and royals alike. Featuring a funicular that takes guests directly to the exclusive clifftop beach club, plus two restaurants by Yoric Tièche, one of the Riviera’s best Michelin-starred chefs, this hotel is truly one in a million.

Another excellent establishment in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is Hotel Royal-Riviera, a glamorous pink estate boasting landscaped gardens and chic outdoor living space, plus its own private beach, a casual bar and grill enjoying hilltop views over Fourmis Bay, and the aforementioned La Table du Royal by chef Anthony Cadei.

Is Cap Ferrat close to Monaco?

Yes – Cap Ferrat is just half an hour’s drive from the Principality.

How far is Cap Ferrat to Nice airport by car?

Cap Ferrat is located less than 25 minute’s drive to the centre of Nice, and half an hour to Nice International Airport, making it very convenient for travel.

To discover our beautiful Cap Ferrat villas to rent, contact Emilia today.

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