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What a Season! Thank you St Tropez

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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Thank You For A Successful Season in St. Tropez

Villazzo President Christian Jagodzinski and his staff bid farewell to the summer breeze of the French Riviera after a booming season in Saint-Tropez.  The coastal town, long popular with the international jet-set crowd over the summer, is  home to ten spectacular Villazzo villa properties, all of which were fully booked throughout the summer.

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Thank you to our wonderful guests for making this past season our most remarkable ever with record bookings.   To express our gratitude, Villazzo will treat you to an early bird special offering:

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The voucher is redeemable until October 29, 2105 for minimum 02 week bookings in St Tropez in 2016 with our signature 5 star VillaHotel service, contact us at villas@villazzo.com for villa availability details. Book now to reserve your next summer 2016 escape to the most exclusive destination in Europe!

Let Villazzo Take Care Of The Details

We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again and provide the very best luxury villa rental experience.  It’s not too late for the perfect getaway, but since many guests have already expressed interest for 2016 we suggest you  book now to secure your dream villa in St Tropez.

Our Founder’s guide to his favorite St. Tropez hotspots

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

It goes without saying that Villazzo Founder and CEO, Christian Jagodzinski, has been jet-setting to many different places in the world. Yet, he keeps coming back to Saint-Tropez, not only because of his various business interests there, but also for the beautiful weather (and people!), great restaurants and hot nightlife. We asked him to share his favorite places to hang out, dine, drink and party in this tiny coastal town. Here’s the scoop from someone who really knows the scene.

“Your typical vacation day in Saint-Tropez can be divided into three parts— late lunch, late dinner and late night clubbing.”

Daytime hotspots (from 2pm to 8:30pm)

nikki-beach

“Back in the days when I first came to St. Tropez, we still had “La Voile Rouge” with their famous daytime parties and champagne spraying. The owner has since passed away, and the “in” crowd has moved elsewhere: Mainly to Nikki Beach, and more recently also to Bagatelle.

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Nikki Beach is still my favorite – it is larger, has a pool as an attractive centerpiece, and better service. Bagatelle is smaller and more intimate, and attracts people that know their staff from the New York original.

Both Nikki Beach and Bagatelle are not just restaurants or beaches; they both live off a party scene popular with the rich and beautiful. Come for late lunch (rarely before 3pm), and be prepared to be hit by champagne showers after 6pm… or arrange them yourself if you dare.

At Nikki Beach, my favorites are their daily fresh seafood specials, their large sushi boats, or the “classic” chicken satay, with various chilled glasses of Chateau Minuty’s Rosé et Or. Be sure to try the Pistachio Tiramisu – my favorite dessert in all of St. Tropez.

Of course, there is also the famous “Club 55” without which no visit to St. Tropez would be complete. There’s no loud music or Champagne spraying there – but great fish and the “incontournable” (= must have) vegetable platters for the whole table.

Dinner

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Brasserie des Arts has re-started the “dine with a DJ” experience after famous “Villa Romana” lost a little bit of appeal due to stricter noise ordinances. Go to dinner just before 11pm – and by midnight you’ll sit amidst loud club music, with the first diners dancing on the tables! Open until 3am every night.

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Newcomer L’Opéra is equally attractive – located at the port with great views from the terrace of yachts moored in the harbor. Old Nikki Beach management has turned this old Café into the latest night hot spot – with reservations being extremely difficult in the high season. L’Opera features nightly shows with flame throwers, exotic dancers and violin players.”

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“In a garden of colored lights and over-the-top décor, classic Villa Romana pairs authentic Italian cuisine and serious partying. Order the famous rum cocktail to go with your wood-fired truffle pizza. It’s the priciest of the three, but hey, if you’re still looking at prices, then St Tropez is not the right place for you. I (and other friends) find it less attractive now that they have to turn the music down at 12:30am already as they do not have an automatically closing roof like the competitors.”

banh-hoi

“Banh Hoi is a hidden gem of a restaurant down a charming lane away from the bustling port area. The menu showcases Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Dishes to try include tuna tartare, pork sushi, crispy thin pancakes filled with shrimp, and a red or yellow Thai curry with the most amazing coconut rice.”

Nightclubs

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“There are only three nightclubs in St. Tropez: Caves du Roy, VIP Room, and Papagayos. The latter has become the meeting point for teenagers coming with their parents, so that’s not for me. My favorite is still the oldest, most reputable of the three: Caves du Roy in Hotel Byblos. Even with its 70s décor, it remains a chic club and “the” place to be seen for late night dancing and pre-dawn partying. Famous DJ Jack E with his “Welcome to St. Tropez” interjections knows how to get everyone dancing. The most lavish of the party-goers will end up in ordering wars over the 38,000 Euro “Mathusalem” sized Cristal bottles.

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The VIP Room is the alternative option for serious clubbing – with a more contemporary style and a slightly younger crowd. Large video screens and live performances amidst a turning dance floor are simply electric. Modern Mediterranean and Italian cuisine is on offer throughout the night just outside the club, but whatever fuels you, you better be dressed to the nines and ready to dance.”

Christian has also handpicked his Top 10 selection of luxury villas in every price range for you. Trust him for his picks!

St. Tropez, France: Mingle With the Rich and Famous

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

St. Tropez Luxury Vacation Villas For Rent

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

luxury villa rentals st tropez

Based in France, Saint Tropez has emerged as a top destination especially for the wealthy and famous. It is not only rich in extensive white sandy beaches but also famous for its luxury villas. This is the top reason as to why it is frequented by tourists all year round. Most ordinary folks consider the cost of Saint Tropez villas to be pricey, but the cost is completely justified since Saint Tropez is the playground for the rich, which is a clear reflection of these individuals luxurious lifestyles. However, as long as you have the cash, renting a Saint Tropez villa is an excellent choice. It has the potential to pay off both emotionally and financially during the days of your stay. Let’s take a look into St Tropez villas and find out why they are considered one of the best that the world has to offer.

Among the top rental villas in St. Tropez are Nathalie, Bella, Margot, Fontana, Emma, Maggie, Victoria, Jessica, Andrea and Celine – View all of our luxury villas for rent in St Tropez. These luxurious villas are ideal for a stay during holidays and vacations as they provide that great home feeling. Since St Tropez is a very serene place accredited to its natural beauty like beaches and hills, it serves as a perfect location for such luxury villas. They are a true combination of ostentation and elegant ambiance, offering a spectacular view of the natural surroundings.

Extravagance and lavishness is basically the whole point of having such luxury villa rentals. Nevertheless, money is no object as holiday enthusiasts would literally want to experience the ultimate vacations possible. These spacious villas are perfectly designed to address the taste of all kinds of travelers. From the richness of architecture to the total range of modernity and complexity in each single room, these villas are really a sight to bear. They are well furnished with all the modern facilities. With them, you can expect a pool area and basic gardens for your enjoyment.

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St Tropez luxury villas differentiate themselves from normal villas by the excellent services they offer. These include well designed rooms incorporating facilities like large kitchens, luxurious dining room, spectacular views, swimming pools and outdoors spaces. Furthermore, the surrounding atmosphere offers you with that refreshing feeling, thanks to the lush green vegetation. These will certainly make you forget your worries, especially following a dive in your own private pool.

Tourists from across the world prefer a luxury villa in St Tropez. Subject to the location and also the time of the year, a night’s stay in such villas can range from €1,600 to €14,129 per night. From ultra modern designs to classic mediterranean retreats Villazzo has the perfect St. Tropez Villa Rental for you.

Renting a luxury villa is an excellent choice especially when travelling or having a long overdue holiday. The quality of service as well as the beautiful surroundings are really worth the price tag. So in case you need a couple of days to wind down, go online and book yourself one of our exclusive St Tropez’s luxury villas.

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There is still time to enjoy the French Riviera with Villazzo

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Saint Tropez Luxury Travel

Saint-Tropez is home to over 100 vacation Villas, but only 10 meet the high standards of privacy, amenities, décor, ambience and design that have come to define the Villazzo name.

Our luxurious Villas Nathalie, Fontana, Emma, Victoria, Mary, Jessica, Andrea, and Clara were reserved months in advance in anticipation of a spectacular Summer Season nestled between the beaches of Ramatuelle, Gassin, and the Saint-Tropez Peninsula.

In addition, the Summer of 2013 marked the beginning of our partnership with Saint-Tropez Villas. This Luxury Real Estate Consultant has assisted clients in the region for over 15 years. Villazzo’s  partnership allowed them to offer an upgrade to their basic Villa Rental and introduce the concept of VillaHotel to their portfolio.

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ZDF – HALLO DEUTSCHLAND

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Luxus und Laessigkeit in St. Tropez

St. Tropez Restaurants with a View to Try During Your Luxury Villa Rental Vacation

Sunday, August 19th, 2012
St. Tropez is a land of plenty when it comes to luxury, beauty, and all the finer things in life, including food. If you’re planning a luxury villa rental vacation in St. Tropez it won’t be difficult to find great restaurants run by celebrity chefs where you can dine morning, noon, and night. Narrowing down the choices might be more difficult, so why not consider what will be surrounding you while you dine. To that end here are three great St. Tropez spots that offer up million dollar views along with their dishes and drinks.

Les Trois Saisons – A wonderful, dreamy atmosphere accompanies the delicious dishes at this gourmand’s delight. Nestled in a leafy park high above St. Tropez, Les Trois Saisons not only offers fresh and yummy delights–like wild catfish roasted lobster served with truffle–but also unforgettable views of the Bay of Pampelonne below. Chateau de la Messadiere, Route de Tahiti, +33 (0)4 94 56 76 00.

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– The location of this St. Tropez restaurant makes it no surprise that the menu is heavy on fresh seafood, including fish and shellfish. Prepared in the traditional style of the South of France these dishes will tempt your taste buds, while the sophisticated surroundings, eye catching architecture, and breathtaking panoramic views will make your meal one to remember. 1 Rue Portalet 83990 Saint-Tropez, +33 494 972 900.

Kube Restaurant and SkyBar – In season, the views from the Kube Hotel’s SkyBar are not to be missed. Have a cocktail while watching the sun go down or enjoy a DJ spinning tunes after dark. Of course, you can also opt to dine indoors (ask for a table away from the kitchen) or in the garden. Before leaving you may want to check out the ICE Kube Bar on the premises where everything is, quite literally, on ice. 13 Chemin du Rogon de la Valette 83580 Gassin,  04 94 97 20 00.

No matter where you’ll be dining, if you want the ultimate in privacy and indulgence during your St. Tropez vacation think about opting for a luxury villa rental to make your trip complete.

Best Beaches in St. Tropez

Saturday, June 16th, 2012


Pampelonne and Beyond – Great Beaches to Visit During Your Luxury Rental Villa Vacation
One of the big draws when it comes to vacationing in St. Tropez are the beaches and the glamorous daytime lifestyle that surrounds them. Whether staying in a luxury villa rental, hotel or on a yacht, travellers flock to St. Tropez every summer for the sun and sand, bikinis at the ready. While most associate St. Tropez with its main beach, Pampelonne, there are several lesser known stretches of sand where you can while away the days during your luxury villa rental vacation. Here’s a look at beaches you may want to check out during your St. Tropez holiday:

Pampellone – This is the classic St. Tropez beach that has sparked the imagination of travellers and glamorous jet setters since Brigitte Bardot donned that first bikini and sultry pout in the 1950s. Visitors to St. Tropez flock to Pampellone in record numbers to see and be seen, mostly at the exclusive beach clubs lining the shores. While daily charges at these clubs don’t come cheap–there are costs associated with everything from loungers to umbrellas–the excess and glamour is quintessential St. Tropez. Choices for beach clubs range from the quietly classy Club 55 to celeb magnet Nikki Beach, and reservations are always recommended. The oldest beach club in the area is Tahiti Beach, while a good choice for families is Les Jumeaux (aside from a children’s lunch menu this club also boasts a play area to keep your little ones entertained between dips). If you’re looking for good food consider Nioulargo – Kai Largo, which boasts two types of restaurants, while Moorea is a suitable choice for those hoping to find some happy go lucky fun. (more…)

Chanel Cruise 2011 in the South of France: A Perfect St. Tropez Wardrobe For Your Luxury Villa Rental Vacation

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Kristen McMenamy in
Monochromatic Chanel Swimwear

Planning a summer getaway in a luxury villa rental always begs the question of exactly what to pack. If you’re looking to add some new additions to your summer outfits, or the ones you’ll need for next year, then Karl Lagerfeld has some suggestions for you. Last year Lagerfeld held the Chanel Cruise 2011 collection in St. Tropez, which is, of course, one of the most exclusive vacation destinations in the world. This year Kaiser Karl kept to the South of France when unveiling Chanel’s vacation looks. The Chanel runway show attracted many boldface names, just adding to the star power currently descending on France with the Cannes Film Festival.

The Chanel show opened with a variety of suits in yellow and lilac, and the soft pastel hues continued for the first part of the show. While celebrity attendees from Blake Lively and Rachel Bilson to Vanessa Paradis and Alexa Chung looked on one smart resort look after the next was trotted out (over 60 in all). There was a polo-style shirt with striped hem and cuffs, a pair of smart cream shorts paired with an embellished twinset, and some great fitted suits. Floaty fabrics and subtle florals also made notable appearances.

The light colors and pastels soon made way for classic Chanel black-and-white. One piece swimsuits were paired with traditional Chanel tweed jackets and models sported low-heeled, thong sandals, large glamorous sunglasses and bowler-esque straw hats. Lagerfeld also created knee-high, pseudo boot versions of the same sandals. Accessories also included some gorgeous Chanel Haute Joaillerie pieces. While Coco Chanel may have popularized costume jewelry, Lagerfeld showed many of his casual pieces with the real stuff including diamonds and pearls.

This summer, if you’re looking for a change from the traditional little black dress Chanel had several options. We agree with Lagerfeld that with a St. Tropez tan a little white dress seems absolutely right. And not only did Chanel offer a variety of swimsuits and coverups, but also a multitude of chic daywear and fashionable outfits to wear once the sun sets. Whether you need something cool and casual (flowing pants in black or cream, sleeveless vests, pretty floral dresses) or fancy (a stunning selection of floaty chiffon, embroidery, sequins and beautiful gowns including one featuring a shooting stars motif) this collection delivers.

And while many were focused on the stars in the audience, others were just as excited to see star models like the white haired Kristen McMenamy, Stella Tennant and Frankie Rayder making appearances on the Chanel runway.

If you’d like to plan a luxury rental villa vacation just perfect for the looks seen in the Chanel Cruise 2012 show then you should check out the options available from Villazzo. Unbelievably beautiful and luxurious villas–with or without five-star VillaHotel service–is the ultimate in exclusive vacations. Forget hotels, it doesn’t get much better than your own private lodgings in a gorgeous villa complete with butler service and all the amenities of your favorite hotel. Take a look and reserve your date for next year’s high season in the South of France.

Photos via harpersbazaar.com iPhone 5

What’s Hot in Travel for 2011? Classic Destinations

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Villazzo’s “V” Villa Sogno di Luce in Classic St. Tropez
While many magazines, newspapers and tour operators are constantly touting the hot new thing and far-flung destinations as the epitome of luxury travel, it seems that the trend is now going in the opposite direction. While the lure of the new and undiscovered will always hold some appeal, it seems that the well-heeled are constantly being drawn back to their tried and true vacation haunts like St. Tropez and Ibiza, and exclusive accommodations like luxury villa rentals. Or so claims Nota Bene, the bespoke, membership-only travel management service.
Villazzo’s VillaHotel Nathalie, St. Tropez
In a recent article in the Huffington Post, Nota Bene’s Anthony Lassman expounds on what he sees as the true trends where luxury travel is concerned. Namely that everything old is new again. “Why are the media so focused on the new? Why do upmarket weekend supplements assume we are no longer interested in the traditional ‘watering holes’; ready to forsake them for new pastures, new hotels and the so-called ‘hot’ destinations?” Lassman asks. “How much of this is true and what are the current most popular vacation choices of the international cognoscenti?”
Villazzo’s “V” Villa Pompea, Capri
The answer, it seems, is the same naturally beautiful, exclusive places that have drawn the wealthy for decades. Places like St. Tropez and Capri in the summer, and Aspen during the winter, will never lack visitors. And while there will always be a market for so-called experimental travel (like “Mongolia’s Gobi Desert [or] Norway’s remote terrains” according to Lassman), not much beats landing a luxury villa in St. Tropez during the peak months. If your luxury villa rental also happens to have VillaHotel Service–basically the advantages of a five-star hotel in the privacy of your own “home”–then so much the better.
Of luxury travelers Lassman writes: “They still want to ski in Aspen, St Moritz, Gstaad and Courchevel over New Years…have summers in the Hamptons, St. Tropez, Ibiza, Capri and Mykonos. One year Ibiza may have more pull over Mykonos; Gstaad may be more popular than Courchevel…but, in overall terms, the jet set locations will continue to attract the same audiences over the holidays, in peak periods and for key sporting events” Lassman writes. “So, while the undiscovered is exciting, it is unlikely to replace the old.”
The pull of the classics like St. Tropez and Ibiza is strong, so booking your luxury villa rental early is definitely recommended if you’re looking forward to a summer getaway in 2011. Visit http://www.villazzo.com/ for more information about top notch, stunning vacation villas. Choose between Villazzo’s VillaHotels, with their five-star amenities and private butler services, and the “V” Villas that offer more flexibility and independence for your luxury European vacation.