Semaphore

Europe / France / St. Tropez

A unique contemporary house overlooking the Mediterranean from Lavandou to the islands of Porquerolle.

up to 9
Bedrooms
up to 19
Guests
9
Bathrooms
Min. Nights Upon Request

Overview

In the heart of "Gaou Bénat" domain, this house is made of stone, wood, glass and concrete and is perfectly integrated into the Mediterranean park and rocks. This entirely air conditioned villa enjoys space and light with 1200 sqm of living space offering 9 bedrooms and a large living room. The living room opens to a stone terrace and overflow swimming pool with cascades of water. The sensation is unique, you feel alone in nature and benefit at the same time. with the use of all the facilities of this private and secure domain.

The villa is ideally located just below a former semaphore and occupies a dominant position which offers a unique panoramic view of one of the most beautiful coasts on the Riviera. The Domaine du Gaout Bénat, is a privileged area of the Mediterranean. It is a private domain with private security guards on a land of magnificent vegetation stretching over more than 160ha. It enjoys a beautiful beach facing the Hyères Islands.

Accommodations

Entrance Level

  • Large living with sofas and a fireplace
  • Integrated music sound system with Ipod dock
  • CD player
  • Mini bar with goods
  • Dining room for 16 persons
  • Cloakroom
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 with large Italian shower and Jacuzzi tub
  • Office with printer and fax
  • Wifi Internet access
  • Large screen LCD satellite TV with all English channels
  • DVD
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Direct access to the pool

On the same level there is an office with a desk, Wifi Internet access, printer, fax and computer, a comfortable sofa bed, a bathroom with Italian shower, toilet.

Lower Level 1

  • Cinema room with home cinema system
  • Large choice of English DVD
  • Upright piano
  • DJ table sets
  • Professional fully equipped kitchen dining table on a terrace
  • At the back a laundry room and the caretaker's apartment

Lower Level 2

  • 2 Bedrooms

Outdoor

  • Parking for 4 cars
  • bathroom with shower for when guests are back from the beach.
  • Heated infinity swimming pool 16m x 4.5m with a shallow end 15m x 4m
  • 6 Sun loungers
  • 2 hammocks
  • Terraces on different levels and one that offers al fresco dining
  • Small pond
  • Garden furniture
  • Several areas of landscaped gardens

Domain/Grounds

  • Numerous tennis courts for use of guests with trainers available
  • Small harbor
  • Private mooring
  • Heliport
  • Private beaches
  • Several jogging trails in a protected nature
  • Lawn below the house with wooden furniture, umbrellas and a small fridge

Features

9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms

Sleeps 19 Guests

Dishwasher

Refrigerator

Satellite TV

Stereo

DVD

iPod Docking Station

Safe

Dryer

Piano

Freezer

Concierge service

Ice maker

Nespresso Machine

Home cinema

Pets Allowed

Blenders


Details

Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (Entrance Level): Large king size bed (200 cm), A/C, satellite TV, DVD, safe, telephone, dressing room, office (with printer and fax), two en-suite bathrooms: one with a large tiled shower, Jacuzzi-like bathtub, washbasin and WC; the other with Italian shower, washbasin, WC, sea view; and direct access to the pool
Bedroom 2 (Lower Level): Double round bed, A/C, safe, large dressing room, small desk, en-suite bathroom (bathtub, washbasin, and WC), overlooking the pool waterfall and sea
Bedroom 3 (Lower Level): Two single beds (90 cm x 2) or one double (king size bed - 180 cm), A/C, safe, small desk, en-suite bathroom (large shower, washbasin, and WC), sea view and direct access to the garden
Bedroom 4 (Lower Level): Two single beds (90 cm x 2) or one double (king size bed - 180 cm), A/C, safe, small desk, en-suite bathroom (large shower, washbasin, and WC), sea view and direct access to the garden
Bedroom 5 (Lower Level): Two single beds (90 cm x 2) or one double (king size bed - 180 cm), A/C, safe, small desk, en-suite bathroom (large shower, washbasin, and WC), sea view and direct access to the garden.
Bedroom 6 (Lower Level): Two single beds (90 cm x 2) or one double (king size bed - 180 cm), A/C, safe, small desk, en-suite bathroom (bathtub, washbasin, and WC), sea view and direct access to the garden.
Bedroom 7 (Lower Level): Small double bed (140cm), A/C, safe, small desk, en-suite bathroom (large shower, washbasin, and WC), sea view and direct access to the garden. (THIS BEDROOM is ON REQUEST)
Bedroom 8 (Lower Level 2): Double round bed, A/C, safe, large dressing room, small desk, en-suite bathroom (large shower, bathtub, washbasin and WC), overlooking the pool waterfall and sea, and direct access to the garden
Bedroom 9 (Lower Level 2): Familial room - king size bed (180 cm) or 2 single beds (90 cm x 2), an extra single bed, A/C, TV, DVD, small desk, en-suite bathroom (bathtub, washbasin, and WC), sea view and direct access to the garden. This room is ideal for parents with a baby / infant

Bathroom Details

Hair dryer in every bathroom

Pool Details

Heated infinity swimming pool 16 m x 4.5 m with a shallow end 15 m x 4 m then cascades that fall below the pool

Staff and Services

Housekeeping services are included for 8 hours per day, 7 days a week
Linen, bath towels changed every 4 days, pool towels changed on request
Toiletries replenished mid week
Final cleaning included
Concierge service

Staff and Services (at additional cost)

Chef at home on request and in advance
Change of linen
Personal clothing items can be laundered on request
Breakfast on request
Babysitting on request

Location Details

Marseille: 2 hour drive
Nice: 2 hour drive
St Tropez: 45 minute drive/90 minute boat ride
Hyeres Airport: 30 minute drive
Le Lavandou (all shops, nice restaurants): 15 minute drive

Villa Notes

Please note the chef lives at the back of the villa
Please note: This property is stunning but not suitable for guests with children under 10 years old. Guests with children should be aware that the villa is on a slope with many rocks
In addition, since the pool is not fenced it will be asked to guests to sign a waiver at their arrival.
Parking available for up to 4 cars in a small driveway; cars will have to be lined up and not parked next to each other
Boats : The nearest marinas are La Faviere and Lavandou about 20 minutes from the villa
Maximum number of guests: 16
All extras are payable in cash on the spot

Rates

Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
August 27, 2022 - September 30, 2022
9 7 $ 5,104 *
September 30, 2022 - June 17, 2023
9 7 $ 2,568 *
June 18, 2023 - August 27, 2023
9 7 $ 9,272 *
August 27, 2023 - September 30, 2023
9 7 $ 6,125 *
August 27, 2023 - September 30, 2023
9 7 $ 6,125 *
September 30, 2023 - December 31, 2022
9 7 $ 3,082 *
September 30, 2023 - December 31, 2022
9 7 $ 3,082 *
October 01, 2023 - August 27, 2023
9 7 $ 9,272 *
June 18, 2024 - December 31, 2022
9 7 $ 11,127 *
August 27, 2024 - December 31, 2022
9 7 $ 7,350 *
September 30, 2024 - December 31, 2023
9 7 $ 3,699 *

Bolded rates are estimated and subject to change without notice, please contact a villa specialist for more information

USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Tax Service Charge Details *

Please be advised a security deposit will be collected at time of booking and returned after travel. The prices above are communicated per night according to the number of nights minimum. For shorter or longer stays, ask for a quotation. This can be more or less expensive than the expected prorated amount.

Security Deposit Details

€10,000 pre-collected

Minimum Stay Details

1 Week.  Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.


Exclusive Offers

When you choose to book with Villas of Distinction for MileagePlus, you can exclusively earn 3 miles per $1 spent on your villa experience, excluding taxes, fees and optional fees.
To qualify for 3 miles per $1 spent, bookings must be made through the Villas of Distinction for United MileagePlus program. Miles earned are awarded to only one traveler per villa booking. The actual number of miles earned by a member will be based upon the total base nightly villa rate excluding taxes, fees and optional fees. MileagePlus number must be provided prior to travel for mileage offer to be fulfilled. Miles are posted to member's accounts 6-8 weeks after travel has been completed. Bookings must be paid in U.S. currency. New bookings only. Offers are subject to availability, capacity-controlled and may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

Reserve your best getaway yet and receive up to a $2,000 Concierge Credit* to use towards services and excursions. Are you ready to elevate your vacation? How about a chef-prepared dinner overlooking the ocean in St. Martin, or a private catamaran cruise in the U.S. Virgin Islands to celebrate the New Year? The options are endless, and the choice is all yours.

Here’s how you can earn:

Amount SpentConcierge Credit Amount
$5,000-$15,000$150
$15,001-$25,000$250
$25,001-$35,000

$350

$35,001-$50,000$500
$50,001-$75,000$750
$75,001-$100,000$1,000
$100,001+$2,000




Offer valid for new bookings made now through - 11/30/22 travel for festive travel now through 12/31/23. Valid for select pre-paid services only. Service offered is subject to availability. No cash value. The value of any unused credit is non-refundable. Credit cannot be applied towards booking value. The tiers are based on the base villa cost only. Minimum spend of $5,000 applies. May not be combinable with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply; please call for full details.

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Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.