his unique and contemporary house overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and its islands from Le Lavandou to the island of Porquerolles. The property belongs to the Domaine du Cap Benat, an exclusive area of the Mediterranean Coast. It is a private estate on a magnificent greenbelt stretching over more than 160 hectares (395 acres). There is a beautiful beach facing the Hyeres Islands. The beautiful Provencal village of Bormes-les-Mimosas is at short distance from the house and Le Lavandou, a larger town with shops and nice restaurants, is a 15' drive. There is also a small hamlet called La Faviere that is at short walk down (30 minutes) from the villa that has a sandy beach, small shops and a cafe. St Tropez is at 45 minutes.
All the villas in the estate have been built using dry stones from Bormes-les-Mimosas quarries, thus all blending into the landscape. The villa offers total privacy and benefits of all the domain facilities (e.g. security guards, tennis courts, private beach, small harbor, heliport). This architecturally designed home is made of stone, wood, glass and concrete. Although it has a very contemporary look it integrates perfectly to the Mediterranean landscape of the domain. The villa is ideally located just below a former semaphore tower. Its dominant position offers a unique panoramic view over one of the most beautiful coasts of the Riviera.
This very large villa (1,200 sqm) has been built on 3 levels, integrated into the hillside 1.5 hec (3 acres) and, facing south with an unobstructed view over the Mediterranean Sea.
There is a large living area with fireplace, numerous chairs and sofas, an integrated sound system with Ipod docking station and CD player, a mini bar with goods hoist (from the kitchen below) and of course a gorgeous sea view.
At the entrance of the villa, there is a guest bathroom with shower for guests returning from the beach (it adjoins the house).
Up to 4 cars can be parked in the drive alley (in single file) inside the property.
The heated infinity swimming pool (16 m x 4.5 m, depth 1.40m) has a shallow end area (15 m x 4 m) and cascades falling below the pool. By the pool there are 6 Sun lounges, 8 pouffes, and 2 hammocks. Since the pool is not fenced it will be asked to guests to sign a waiver at their arrival, and to be very careful with children.
There are many terraces on different levels; one has been arranged with an 'al fresco' dining table. Some of the terraces that overhang the ground don't have any balustrade, and thus, careful attention should be paid by guests especially with children.
There are: a small pond, garden furniture, several areas of landscaped gardens, lawn, and below the house a secluded space with heavy wooden furniture, umbrellas, and a small fridge.
The villa is located within a private estate in an incredible setting, kept unspoiled; thus, needing specific arrangements. The villa is enclosed by an electric fence and gate, in order to protect the property from the different animal species that live around this private estate.
Within this private estate, there are many tennis courts for guests use (can be booked in advance) and coaches are available upon request; several jogging trails; a small harbor for private mooring; heliport; and private beaches. The tennis courts are at 1.5 km from the villa.