2016 Monaco Yacht Show: Exceptional Yachts and Extraordinary Villas
The view of the glittering Principality of Monaco from any of the sumptuous superyachts tucked into Port Hercule for the Monaco Yacht Show is stunning. Turnabout, however, is fair play. The views from the Côte d’Azur’s most coveted addresses are just as riveting, displaying an unforgettable panorama of the Mediterranean Sea.
When traveling to Monaco, why not select accommodations as luxurious as the yachts? Toward that end, we have prepared five Best of Yachting superyacht and villa combinations, paired to perfection and ready for lounging, entertaining, and soaking up the Mediterranean sun.
Lürssen Martha Ann and the Belle Epoque Villa Juliette
If the formal interiors of the 230-foot Lürssen Martha Ann, with its assortment of marbles, fine carpentry, Francois Zuretti interiors, silk carpets, and embellished finishes is appealing, this villa will also certainly find favor.
In the Belle Epoque style, Villa Juliette is 400 sq. m./4,305 sq. ft. of modern, luxurious seaside bliss. Six bedrooms, each with a king bed, 5 baths, a large hall leading to the living room, and an elegant stair connecting the levels are well appointed. An outdoor terrace with a roof of greenery looks out onto the Cap d’Ail coastline. A lush, well-tended garden, al fresco dining area, and heated infinity pool entice guests to sun, swim, or relax while enjoying the view. Should a dip in the sea be preferable, Villa Juliette is just 300 feet from the beach.
A summer kitchen accommodates an elegant outdoor menu, and a garage with two spaces, one for the sporty convertible and one for the SUV or limo, keeps the machines clean and shiny. There is even a service apartment, with kitchen, bath, and separate entrance, perfect for that indispensable assistant. View Villa Juliette Here:
Galactica Super Nova and House of Glass Atop Cap Ferrat
Bigger is better, and the 70-meter Heesen Galactica Super Nova is proof. Showing speed, elegant Espen Øino design, and Sinot Exclusive interiors, this yacht is punctuated by flashes of color as well as brilliance. This dynamic yacht is the perfect complement for a spacious, modern villa set at the top of Cap Ferrat. The property has seven bedrooms with en suite baths, and accommodates 14 guests.
Striking contemporary design and 600 sq. m/6,450 sq. ft. of living area are surrounded by over an acre of terraced gardens and tended foliage. Entertain in the large living room leading to a salon and a dining room with table settings for all 14 guests, served from the designer kitchen by Boffi. A stylish outdoor patio area offers chic space for outdoor entertaining, with sofas, umbrellas, and chaise lounges rimming the deck.
The villa is in good hands with an on-site manager living in a separate wing of the villa. Daily services are provided by housekeepers, a chef, and a butler, in service for 12 hours between 8 in the morning and 11 in the evening. Breakfast is included, as are L’Occitane toiletries, daily fresh towels, and fresh bed linens twice weekly. To learn more about this beautiful villa between Nice and Monaco, visit Listing Here
Tankoa Suerte and Villefranche-sur-Mer Modern
Two hundred and twenty-seven feet of luxurious superyacht, the Tankoa Suerte boasts a dramatic waterfall into the pool, swim-up bar, helipad, and master suite perched on the bridge deck, complete with study, spa bath, private deck, hot tub, and 180° views. The eclectic contemporary style fits well with this villa overlooking the bay of Villefranche and Cap Ferrat.
The approach to the property traverses a gated private road. The villa was designed by French architect André Drouin, also the designer for the Chagall museum in Nice. A glass lift, accessed via a pathway hewn through rock walls, speeds guests to all three floors. Five bedrooms, three baths, and two studies, plus a grand piano, lower garden terrace, and top floor al fresco dining area with a fabulous view of the coastline contribute to the indulgent feel of the property. Boasting 4,600 sq. m./1.14 acres of wooded and planted grounds and two pools, one with an infinity edge overlooking the bay, this 350 sq. m./3767 sq. ft. enclave sleeps 10 guests. To Secure Your Stay, Click here:
ISA Okto and Villa Charlotte
A clean sweep of a contemporary yacht, the luxurious Italian ISA motor yacht Octo broadcasts a no-nonsense look toward the future with a lavish dose of comfort and luxury. The 20-foot pool on the main deck allows options from fresh or salt water and cool or warm temps. Gorgeous Albert Pinto design, four tender garages, and a clutch of textures, metals, and eye-popping features establish Okto as the perfect match for the chic Villa Charlotte in Villefranche.
The minimalist design and carefully curated lines throughout the villa suggest a modern work of art amid the wooded hillside terraces and grounds. Six chic bedrooms, all with en suite baths, accommodate 10 guests. Four of the rooms have direct pool access. A king master suite is outfitted with a dual vanity, walk-in closet, terrace, and calming ocean view. Staff includes a property manager, housekeepers, and a groundskeeper, but a chef and butler can be arranged upon request. Petit déjuner is included, along with daily housekeeping and once per week linen change. Additional amenities include formal dining for eight, theater, bar, BBQ, large pool with beautifully maintained flat garden, satellite TV with surround sound and Sonos system with Spotify, Smart Home technology and an alarm system.
A 10-minute drive to Villefranche beaches, and 15 to Cap Ferrat, Villa Charlotte is just 35 minutes from the Nice airport and a quick drive to Monaco. Ensure your stay at Villa Charlotte by visiting Here
Admiral Quinta Essentia and Villa Chateau LaTour
A sleek yacht in oyster white with deep red accents, Admiral’s Quinta Essentia is meant to echo the rich hue of fine Tuscan Merlot wine. Equipped with the spacious indulgence of a large owner’s stateroom, this superyacht is full of fabulous features, including a steam room, massage room, a pool on the main deck that fills via waterfall, and a flooding tender bay that makes boarding foolproof. Also packed with a long list of features and amenities, and a brilliant match with the Quinta Essentia, Villa Chateau LaTour is also an indulgent choice with breathtaking views of the Port of Nice.
A historical building located in the Mont Boron neighborhood, the villa is in close proximity to fine dining, art, culture, beaches, and the towns along the Côte d’Azur. The feel of the villa imparts that of a Tuscan estate, with marbles, mosaics, columns, pools and palms, all in beautiful balance with architectural details.
Al fresco dining on the terrace overlooking the coastline offers privacy with an exquisite backdrop. Grand windows with sweeping curtains, tied with pretty ropes feel palatial. Clean lines running through the structure, mixed with contemporary pieces, set a simple stage for friezes, frescoes, and ornate ceilings. The details are immaculate, and the location superb. Six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths await your reservation.