30 november 2018


Nearly an island, but not quite. Nevertheless, this unique peninsula has managed to make waves around the world. Above all, Cap Ferrat is associated with luxury and the royals and celebrities who live there. Its beauty, aromas, and extravagant residences are legendary. Cap Ferrat along with Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat make a dream vacation destination.


Wild, aromatic herbs from all over the world, centuries-old trees, and vibrant flowers populate gardens and parks of the most beautiful properties on Cap-Ferrat. To rent a villa in this piece of paradise is to invest in a timeless holiday home on Cap-Ferrat, in a world where beauty and prestige are one and the same. Palatial estates are part of the Cap’s illustrious reputation: Villa Ephrussi-de-Rothschild, Villa Les Cèdres - which formerly belonged to King Leopold II of Belgium - but also the grandiose Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel and favorite hideout of international superstars for its high standard of luxury and discretion.


Property owners in Cap-Ferrat are more than satisfied with the quality and sweetness of life on the Riviera, under a radiant sun between Nice and Monaco. The highest level of luxury is found in this corner of the Côte d’Azur, situated between Villefranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer. Some residences, like the Mediterranean-style houses, possess a relaxed grandeur and glamour. Others sparkle like Venetian palaces, with parks and botanical gardens (measured in hectares) descending into the sea. Rumor has it that the sales price of the Villa Les Cèdres is upward of 1 billion euros. Fortunately, renting a villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is more affordable.

All this may seem a little over the top. But not to worry, these lavish residences remain safe, hidden from prying eyes in the peninsula’s dense vegetation. Residents and vacationers are not totally secluded. The surrounding water is inviting, and excursions at sea to neighboring islands or private beaches are not only encouraged but a part of daily routines. You’re also invited to delight in the gastronomic ingenuity of the coast's most fashionable restaurants, and the festive lifestyle of Monaco nearby.

To the delight of vacationers, some particularly wealthy homeowners put their exceptional property on the Cap-Ferrat rental market. In order to afford a 5-star vacation worthy of billionaires, you’ll have to prove your case. Not only are these villas exceptional, but they’re exclusive and only available to rent in ultra-select agencies like BARNES Monaco for a very high-end clientele.

Consultants at BARNES Monaco provide clients with customized services in order to tailor their vacation to perfection