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Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Villazzo Launches Kids Program – March 3, 2016


Villazzo announces the launch of the new Villazzo Kids Program rolling out at our 30 VillaHotels located in Miami Beach, St Tropez and Aspen. In response to the growing global demand of family travel and their evolving needs, the program redefines family experiences within the VillaHotel and introduces more meaningful branded amenities for young travelers. (more…)

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)

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“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.”

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“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!

Indulge in the Hot Scene of St. Tropez

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Saint-Tropez season is just starting to heat up. Reserve your escape to the most exclusive destination in Europe with Villazzo and indulge in our unforgettable “Summer Delight” package. 

 

Revel in the jet-set lifestyle of Saint-Tropez when you book a minimum of 14 nights at Villa Victoria, Villa Margot or Villa Maggie with VillaHotel service this summer. Villazzo will treat you to

to indulge in the hot scene at our favorite, hand-picked destinations in Saint-Tropez.

Nikki Beach isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a scene. Villazzo’s founder is a partner of this hot-spot so count on you and your friends being pampered with VIP treatment while enjoying poolside drinks and an amazing sunset view. Don’t miss guest DJ superstar Bob Sinclar on August 15 playing the best dance and house music. Enjoy a long, late lunch, order sushi and fresh seafood or the famous chicken satay, with a chilled glass of Côtes de Provence rosé to wash it down. End your day by  spraying cases of Champagne during the daily “Sunset Party” from 6pm to sunset.

Located on the popular Place des Lices in the heart of town, this is the place to dine and party in Saint-Tropez. Join the hip & beautiful dinner crowd and indulge in lamb chops with goat cheese, scallops, or lobster salad. The desserts are delicious. As the night deepens, the music gets louder and the champagne flows. Don’t be surprised if you are dancing on tables by the end of the night!

Located in the Hôtel Byblos, this cavernous and chic club is the place to be seen for late night dancing and pre-dawn partying. Join the lively crowd for an unforgettable night of music and dancing with famous DJ Jack E. End the night in dazzling style with some “Mathusalem” Roederer Cristal champagne for 38,000 € a bottle if you so desire to keep up with the Arab sheikhs.

Victoria

An 8 bedroom palatial villa located directly on the water. Villa Victoria boasts an expansive swimming pool, outdoor bar, barbeque, and dining areas, and captivating fountains, garden paths, and terraces. The interior is airy and open, blending classical décor with hints of modern, Asian sensibilities. A well-appointed gourmet kitchen and dining area offers luxurious entertaining, while large, comfortable bedrooms and spa-inspired en-suite bathrooms pamper guests. Arrive by helicopter directly from the sea into your backyard.

Villa Only: 48,300 € – 51,800 € / week
With 3-Star VillaHotel Service: From 8,000 € / night
With 4-Star VillaHotel Service: From 9,600 € / night
With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From 11,129 € / night

Margot

8 bedroom minimalist contemporary near Escalet Beach. Majestically set onto the highest hilltop in its surroundings, Villa Margot is a masterpiece with private, well-manicured grounds giving way to a spectacular vanishing-edge pool, covered terrace, and outdoor living and dining areas, with a view to die for. Inside, find an open floor plan, exquisite gourmet kitchen, dining room for 18 guests, and comfortable living and lounging areas.

Villa Only: 65,100 € – 69,300 € / week
With 3-Star VillaHotel Service: From 10,600 € / night
With 4-Star VillaHotel Service: From 12,300 € / night
With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From 13,929 € / night

A 5 bedroom villa that truly captures the personality of Saint-Tropez. At Villa Maggie you have your own private swimming pool and a gorgeous outdoor patio overlooking the pristine waters and lush foliage of Saint-Tropez, steps away from the vibrant port. The soft white furniture and five elegantly crafted bedrooms compliment the vibrant greens and blues that make Saint-Tropez one of the most beautiful locations in the French Riviera. A modern masterpiece walking distance to town is a rare find in Saint-Tropez.

Villa Only: 39,200 € – 48,300 € / week
With 3-Star VillaHotel Service: From 7,400 € / night
With 4-Star VillaHotel Service: From 8,700 € / night
With 5-Star VillaHotel Service: From 10,029 € / night

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St. Tropez at 60: Still sexy after all these years

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

 

The year was 1955. Brigitte Bardot came to film And God Created Woman for then-husband, Roger Vadim, and the rest, as they say, is history. When the film was released in 1956, the image of Bardot emerging from the surf in a tiny gingham bikini caused a sensation. As it turned out, the world was as captivated with this young sex siren as Bardot was with the authentic charms of St. Tropez. She popularized the two-piece swimsuit, which was born in Paris a decade before, and put St. Tropez on the map as a hedonistic playground for international playboys and creative types.

With the recent introduction of super model Kate Moss as celebrity endorser of the St. Tropez brand of self-tanning products, St. Tropez seems to have come full circle back to its beginning celebrating the beauty of the well-toned female body. The original charms of this fishing village are still here if you wander away from the glitzy beach clubs and designer boutiques, but St. Tropez will forever be known, first and foremost, as a sexy enclave where its de rigueur to see and be seen.

 


We needed a modern, efficient space to serve our clients in St. Tropez, but a sterile cement office block wasn’t what we were looking for. We were delighted to find a space in a charming villa in the heart of St. Tropez that reflected our aesthetic. We left the exterior untouched while renovating the interior to suit the needs of a modern business. The next time you’re visiting the French Riviera, stop in and visit us at our newly redesigned offices.

Featuring a sleek contemporary interior with stylish modern furnishings, it’s a comfortable environment in which to review our St. Tropez villas for rent. Take a seat and relax with an espresso or glass of wine while our knowledgeable staff helps you review our stunning VillaHotel collection of the ten best luxury villa rentals in the area. Each represents the ultimate in privacy, amenities, décor, ambiance, and design. We are open all year, so don’t hesitate to contact us about our Aspen luxury vacation rentals and luxury Miami vacation rentals, as well.

16 Avenue Paul Roussel – 83990 Saint-Tropez

Tel: +33 (4) 94 49 32 54


A very special Villazzo VillaHotel package with 20% savings is available on three of our most popular villas for those who book a two-week stay by April 30th. Helicopter transfer for up to six guests is included.

Here are the highlights:

Personal Chef

Personal VillaHotel Butler

Villazzo Linen, towels, bathrobes, slippers

In-Villa Mini Bars, Gift Shop, Bulgari amenities, Wine Cellar, Tea & Espresso Stations

In-Villa Spa Treatments

Daily housekeeping, Daily linen and towel change, Daily off-site laundry of all linen

Free Helicopter Airport Transfer

Terms: 2 weeks minimum stay required, booked by April 30th. Helicopter transfer from Nice, La Mole, or Toulon airports for up to six people. Discount applied to VillaHotel Peak Season rates for the months of July and August.


 

 

8 bedroom minimalist contemporary near Escalet Beach. Overlooking a beautiful sea and countryside view, Villa Margot captivates with contemporary design and comfort. This truly remarkable villa is a masterpiece of architecture, with the private, well manicured grounds giving way to a spectacular vanishing-edge pool, covered terrace, and outdoor living and dining areas. Inside, find an open floor plan, exquisite gourmet kitchen, dining room for 18 guests, and comfortable living and lounging areas with large panoramic windows. The 8 bedrooms are equally stunning, with spa-inspired en-suite bathrooms.

Rates: Was €10,629 – Now €8,499

 

 

6 bedroom contemporary minutes from area beaches and hotspots. This contemporary masterpiece is secluded behind a private gate yet only minutes from hot spots and beaches. The spacious Villa Celine has an open floor plan with large panoramic windows that allow ample light into the holiday home and unveil the beautiful countryside. The interior in a soft white palette is punctuated by bold, modern art. Outdoor amenities make the most of the blissfully warm climate. Tropical palms surround a shimmering pool and BBQ area, and beyond splendid city views.

Rates: Was €5,229 – Now €4,199

 

 

5 bedroom, two-story contemporary 3 minutes from St. Tropez. With a barbeque, terrace overlooking the manicured grounds and a heated lap pool dramatically lit at night, the orientation of the home is very much to the outdoors. But the interior offers every creature comfort as well. The main living areas are enhanced by a collection of well-chosen modern art. Villa Nancy features four queen bedrooms in the main house, all with en-suite baths, and a one-bedroom guesthouse with en-suite bath, ideal for staff. Guests gather for dinner around a rustic farmhouse table that seats six.

Rates: Was €5,629 – Now €4,499

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10 Reasons St. Tropez is the Best Luxury Destination for 2015

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

If you are starting to plan your summer getaway, let us show you why a St. Tropez luxury villa vacation should be at the top of your list.

1) Outstanding villa accommodation. Maybe we’re bias, but we believe of all the villa rental companies out there, a Villazzo villa is your best guarantee of truly outstanding accommodation and the highest standards of personal service with our unique VillaHotel Service.

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2) Breathtaking scenery. With its location on the Côte d’Azur, St. Tropez offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. The main attraction is the Bay of St. Tropez where beaches and the charming fishing port surround it like a jeweled necklace. St. Tropez has a patina of international sophistication, but you don’t have to look far to recognize that, at its roots, it’s a picturesque traditional village where daily life goes on as it has for centuries. That’s certainly part of its charm.

3) Blissful climate. Some luxury destinations can disappoint when it comes to weather, but St. Tropez from May through September is blessed with warm sunny days with little humidity and balmy nights. When the mistral wind kicks up, so does the surf, perfect for exhilarating windsurfing and sailing. The climate is perfect for growing the grapes used in the area’s famous rose wines, sampling of the many varieties encouraged at wineries located within the city.

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4) Sun-kissed beaches. Whether you’re looking for the ideal family beach, a beach with a reputation as the place to “see and be seen,” or a beach where you can get an all-over tan, St. Tropez has a beach for everyone. Private beach clubs, offering sunbathing, delicious cuisine and pulsating music accompanied by creative cocktails, have long been engaged in fierce competition for popularity among jetsetters. The names to know are Bagatelle, Nikki Beach and Club 55.

5) Food and wine. After all you are in France, so delicious dining and fine wine are well within your expectations. In St. Tropez, that means plenty of seafood and local artisan produce, especially truffles and mushrooms. Sample the many rosé wines that La Provence is famous for accompanied by a favorite local dish, anchoiade, an anchovy and garlic purée spread on toast or tipped in crudités. There are two iconic restaurants not to be missed. Senequier started as a modest café more than four generations ago. Today, it’s the place to take in the views of the harbor, savor exquisite food and enjoy top-notch people watching. Chez Camille, billed as “a little taste of heaven by the sea,” serves the best Bouillabaisse, a typical Provencal fish stew.

6) World-class shopping. From tini-bikinis to curated collections by local proprietors to legendary luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani, St. Tropez is a luxury shopping nirvana.

7) Hot clubs. When in St. Tropez, be a hedonists and dance and drink ‘til dawn. St. Tropez clubs are high end and sophisticated. None is more celebrated than the glitzy Les Caves du Roy in Hotel Byblos. It’s an indoor club as is the popular VIP Room. Drop by L’Opera, which boasts the special ambiance of being an indoor/outdoor venue.

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8) The sporting life. St. Tropez offers so many sporting options: golf, tennis and water sports of every kind. But two sports are synonymous with the summer season, polo and yacht racing. Polo is a great spectator sport. Watch International teams and their beautiful polo ponies engaged in spirited competition all summer long. Summer is the advent of the mistral winds which blow in off the Mediterranean, just the right conditions for yacht racing, also attracting international boats and crews.

9) People watching. Ever since Brigitte Bardot came in 1956 to film And God Created Women and “discovered” St. Tropez, it has been a magnet for celebrities and A-listers. The Port of St. Tropez is the favored spot for people watching and you never know who you might see. Model Kate Moss, music moguls Beyonce and Jay Z, singer Rihanna, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio have been spotted recently.

10) International sophistication. Naturally, St. Tropez is a favorite summer destination for the French and other Europeans, but people of many nationalities flock here. Visitors from Brazil, Mexico and the US bring their own special cache to this charming village.

Let us help you choose the perfect luxury villa in St. Tropez. Start here.

 

Featured Property : Villa Maggie in St. Tropez

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Villa Maggie is an ultra-modern minimalist Villa in St. Tropez. It has one of the most unique designs and decoration of all of our villas.

This delightful 5 bedroom villa offers some of the best views of all of St. Tropez.

Click here to see all photos and property details. 

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Featured Property : Villa Jessica in St. Tropez

Friday, November 28th, 2014

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Today our featured property is a waterfront gem with stunning sea views and modern architecture.

Click Here to learn more about this magnificent Villa

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St. Tropez Top Attractions

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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There are a lot of activities going on in St. Tropez this summer. From sporting events such as sailing regattas and polo, to antiques fairs and various traditional festivals, there is so much in store for you when you visit this beautiful French town. You should not let this summer come to an end without having a chance to enjoy the stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea, while soaking up in the sun at one of the world’s best beaches or a luxurious pool in one of our St. Tropez Luxury Villas available for rent. Below is a selection of the top attractions and events this summer in St. Tropez, France that will offer you a memorable experience.

Religious festivals and parades- De la bravade

The beginning of June witnesses thousands of visitors in Saint-Tropez looking to be part of the famous religious festivals and parades that are held every year during the summer. In this event you will have a chance to dance to traditional music while enjoying military displays.

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Coastal hiking- Le Sentier du Littoral

Every summer tourists put on their hiking boots and set off a seaside trail that goes from the St. Tropez town around the entire peninsula, passing every cape and beach, to the village of Cavalarie. Make sure this summer you don’t miss this majestic opportunity to hike with other visitors and locals while enjoying the sea side view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Sail through the majestic Mediterranean Sea- Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

In 1981, what started as a post-beer concept between two avid sailors has now been transformed into one of the most prestigious and stylish regattas in Riviera. Visitors here say that the event has an undeniable special charm probably because of its ambience, the weather, and the beautiful boats sailing. Visiting Les Violes de Saint-Tropez in September will be the best way to bring the summer season to a spectacular close. You will have an opportunity to enjoy unique collection of vessels and yachts that take to the sea of St. Tropez coast for an event that juxtaposes the historic, the modern, and the high-tech with tradition.

There are a number of events and incredible attraction sites that this small French town offers this summer. Whether it’s hiking, sailing the Mediterranean Sea on yachts or enjoying your stay at a Luxury St. Tropez Villa, you will be in for a great show. Mark on your calendar all the major events being held here and you will enjoy an amazing experience this summer.

 

 

Watch how we transform a villa into a 5-star VillaHotel

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014


Watch how Villazzo transforms our elegant villas in Miami, Aspen and St. Tropez into an exclusive private hotel for our guests.

Don’t wait and reserve your VillaHotel today!