Our advices for a successful villa rental

Travelling on the Côte d’Azur, you can choose between staying in the sublime palaces and luxury hotels or opting for a prestigious villa, between luxury and intimacy. Renting a villa is an ideal choice for an authentic stay on the French Riviera.

However, it is important to prepare your arrival and take advantage of the best opportunities to turn your trip into an exceptional experience. Excellence gives you its exclusive advice for a successful villa rental on the French Riviera.

Whether it’s for the catering, the daily organisation of the villa or to make the most of the beaches and other attractions of the Côte d’Azur, timing is sometimes essential.

Ease your arrival

For a smooth arrival, it is useful to anticipate the booking of the transfer between the airports of the French Riviera and your holiday destination. Chauffeur-driven car, private helicopter transfer or rental car can be organised before your arrival. A relaxed arrival, but above all a considerable saving of time to reach your luxury villa in Saint-Tropez, Cannes or Monaco.

Hélicoptère survolant la mer
Our helicopter transfers over the French Riviera

A stay in a villa is synonymous with autonomy and freedom. This freedom is increased when your rental car is available on arrival.
Remember to book your luxury car model at the same time as your villa, especially for a longer stay. You can choose a heli or chauffeur driven transfer and have your car at your disposal on arrival at the villa, or opt for a rental from the airport.

Private car with driver
Our private cars with driver

Think about qualified housing staff

When renting your villa, you can also add the services of qualified professionals to make your daily life easier.

Chef, masseur, butler, sports coach… all professionals who can make your holiday even more magical, but whose services are highly prized.
To benefit from a chef at home during your entire stay, plan to block this option 2 to 3 months before your arrival, otherwise the best profiles will already be booked. If you don’t, the best profiles will already be booked. On the other hand, a chef can come to your villa for an evening in about ten days.

Luxury villa with house staff
Our private chef at home service

Therapists and masseurs are more readily available. If you wish to benefit from a wider choice of availability, it is best to book your treatment 2 weeks in advance. The same rule applies to sports coaches.

home massage
Our at home massage service

If you are staying with children, qualified babysitters can be provided at your convenience. Plan ahead when booking your villa if you need a full-time babysitter. A week or a day in advance will suffice if you just want to enjoy an evening of freedom.

Our Baby-Sitters at your children’s service

Book your tables in the most prestigious restaurants

The Excellence teams have contacts in all the establishments on the Côte d’Azur and always do their utmost to ensure that you have a place in the best restaurants in Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Monaco… Despite this service, it is not uncommon in the high season for the most fashionable restaurants to be fully booked weeks in advance. Some beaches even give access to the best sunbeds to their restaurant customers.

Waiter in a private beach on the French Riviera
Lunch at the beach restaurant of the Byblos Hotel in Pampelonne

To access the best addresses, book your tables at least 10 days in advance. To guarantee the best seats and access to starred restaurants, this period can be extended to several months in advance.

Sublimez votre séjour avec des expériences uniques

A day on board a luxury boat or yacht is a must for any holiday on the French Riviera. To get your favourite model, plan 2 weeks to a month in advance to guarantee your reservation.

Yacht Prestige 680 Romy One
Yacht Romy One at anchor in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean

Saint-Tropez, Cannes or Monaco, all these destinations have exceptional spas where you can spend moments of intense relaxation. To get the most choice of availability, plan to book your treatment two weeks in advance.

Spa of a luxury hotel on the French Riviera
Spa of a luxury hotel on the French Riviera

If you wish to organise a special event, a birthday, a company cocktail, an incentive day, a wedding proposal… inform our teams as soon as you book your villa.
On board a yacht, in the garden of your villa or in another prestigious location, your event will be even more wonderful if it is designed in advance with the support of the most expert partners on the Côte d’Azur market.

Give as much information as possible to your Excellence Riviera consultant

During the discussions you will have with our teams to organize your stay in one of our prestigious villas on the French Riviera, please give them your information, wishes and preferences, among which

  • Number of rooms desired,
  • Budget,
  • Preferred location (seaside, city centre)…
  • Style of the house,
  • Sea view required,
  • Equipment required (swimming pool, hammam, cinema room, pool house, fitness room, dressing room, open kitchen, bathtub, garage, parking, helipad…),
  • Secure estate required,
  • Presence of children (need for dedicated bedding…),
  • Need for staff,
  • Presence of animals,
  • Need for car,
  • Need for airport – villa transfer,
  • Need to reserve a deckchair, restaurant or spa

This information allows our teams to offer you a hyper-personalised stay, to create your ideal trip.

Whatever your needs and desires, our concierge teams will be available throughout your stay to provide you with the best care and to book, even at the last minute and subject to availability, activities and experiences that will enhance your trip.

Belle villa avec vue mer
Villa Victoire, luxury villa with sea view in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez

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