A Provencal-style dream with chic Saint-Tropez flair, Villa Salmanazar rests amid privacy and seclusion in the hills of Ramatuelle, overlooking the famous bay of Pampelonne, Saint-Tropez, and the surrounding countryside. This is our affiliate listing spotlight this week. Allow us to take you to Saint-Tropez to experience this breathtaking French villa.
Arrive to Villa Salmanazar either by helicopter (approximately 20 minutes from Nice airport), landing directly on the sweeping front lawn, or by car, along a quiet rural lane through picturesque vineyards arriving at the automated wrought-iron and stone entrance gates of this unique and impressive property.
Upon entering, the drive gently ascends through lines of majestic cypress trees and classic lavender borders to a covered parking area with spaces for four cars. A grand staircase with beautiful inset flowers and bordered by formal box hedging leads up to the stone archway of the main entrance where a heavy oak paneled front door opens to the welcoming entrance hall.
There are four en suite bedrooms on the ground floor, with stairs winding up to the master floor, with a study, dressing area, master bedroom, and bathroom, which lead out to a large private terrace with panoramic sea views, perfect for tranquil relaxation. The garden floor also enjoys its own direct entrance opening onto the spacious games room, bar, and gym, as well as a massage/beauty room, wine room/store, and four additional en suite bedrooms. There is also a one-bedroom, self-contained apartment for staff or guests. Villa Salmanazar is not just a summer house but a comfortable home that offers year-round living.
The estate's thoughtful design continues outside with immaculate and well-stocked gardens. One of the key aspects of the property is the design and practical use of the external space: from the loggias that blend the internal and external reception areas through to the terraces surrounding the beautiful oversized swimming pool, with multiple areas for sunbathing, relaxing, or entertaining, including a fabulous deck with a seating area, fire pit, and the raised stone bar, which exudes a beach club atmosphere.
Accessed immediately outside the main villa's kitchen is a wonderfully authentic outdoor kitchen and dining area under a pergola and hanging vines comprising a large stone dining table and benches in front of an open stone oven. The garden to the front of the property, adjacent to the drive, is mainly laid to lawn, with thick, mature borders, rose beds, and a crushed-stone path lined by low box hedging leading to a boules court. In the middle of the lawn is a helipad, certified by Heli Securite. There is also a garage and additional storage.
Villa Salmanazar benefits from a breathtaking hilltop position in an area of outstanding beauty on Cap Camarat in Ramatuelle, with panoramic views across the rolling countryside, mountains, Mediterranean Sea, and Bay of Pampelonne towards Saint-Tropez. This tranquil and unspoiled area is highly sought after, providing easy access to the Côte d'Azur whilst being private and away from the crowds during the summer months.