Only a 20 minute drive to Saint Tropez, the canal town of Port Grimaud is a tourist destination in its own right. It wasn’t always this way.
Seated at the base of Golfe de Saint-Tropez, the port town looks like its been there for hundreds of years. In fact it was a marshland swamp up until the 1960’s when a young architect Francois Spoerry undertook to develop the area following the concepts of ‘Vernacular Architecture’ and ‘New Urbanism’ – revolutionary movements at the time. New construction would incorporate the local materials and architectural styles traditionally used in the region would be designed to promote walk-able neighbourhoods.
Building on the Mediterranean architecture Francois Spoerry built a canal and pedestrian town out of the marshland. Today Port-Grimaud consists of 2,400 housings and 2,000 moorings harmoniously distributed over 12 islands connected with 14 bridges, 16 porches, 7 km of canals, and 14 km piers. It is also an exceptional architecture which allows you to moor your boat directly in front of your living room.
On September 11th 2002, the lake city of Port Grimaud was registered as a masterpiece of the 20th Century patrimony by the Ministry of Culture. This distinction awards the unique and outstanding architecture of the city and preserves its original aspects for future generations.
The best location in Port Grimaud
Villa Port Grimaud is close to the heart of the town, just a few minutes walk to the central market square, yet it is quiet and serene, located on a non-public street. The property has parking spaces for four cars but Port Grimaud itself is a pedestrian town allowing you walk every where at a relaxed pace, enjoying the canal side restaurants, cool and quiet back streets filled with landmarks, as well as access the local market for fresh produce and local beaches for swimming.
The best way to forget the stress of driving is to bring your boat or rent one of your own, which you can moor directly outside the property on its private dock.
You have every option available to you for any type of stay. Sailing enthusiasts can use Golfe de Saint Tropez as their playground; sun seekers can while away the hours on the sun terrace on the roof, at any of the local beaches a few minutes walk away, or take a boat to the famous Saint Tropez day-and-night-life spots on Pampelonne Beach. For the lounge lizard who just wants to relax and unwind there is plenty of shade throughout the villa, both indoors and outdoors, as well a variety of entertainment options.
The neighbourhood atmosphere surrounding Villa Port Grimaud is family friendly, with lots of children around, playing kick-ball on the quiet streets, boating in the canal and enjoying the beaches.
Luxury accommodation for up to 12 guests
There is plenty of room for up to twelve guests to stay overnight in luxurious accommodation. Five in the bedrooms have canal views, two have en-suites and the master bedroom has its own stunning private terrace overlooking the canal. Staff quarters includes a double and single bedroom, its own bathroom and toilet and is located on the first floor with its own private stairway access, and these rooms can also be used for extra guest accommodation.
Villa Port Grimaud
Villa Port Grimaud was one of the first homes built in Port Grimand and built by Francois Spoerry as his private residence. Francois Spoerry lived and worked in the home for the years whilst the Port Grimaud development project was under development.
The Villa is larger than most of the canal-side fisherman villas, with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The property also features an office, living room, dining room, large kitchen with breakfast bar, outdoors dining area, large outdoor terrace, balcony, roof terrace, garage and 3 moorings, for boats up to 16 meters (1 mooring in use by the property’s owner). In addition the property also has an area for personal staff – 2 staff bedrooms and staff bathroom/toilet. Painted in Firebrick with white trim, it is a landmark property in Port Grimaud.
Inside, the villa has been modernized with a bold interior design. Utilizing Italian slate flooring through-out the property which is both elegant and practical, the public areas general have be dressed in cool whites with contrasting black, most noticeably in the custom made handcrafted banister that runs from the ground to the 2nd floor.
The Bedrooms and bathrooms each have their own unique personality for you to choose to suit your taste, from clean-lined and modern to rich and decadent, whilst the ground floor living areas have been designed for indoor-outdoor living with large open-plan living areas leading to the outdoor terrace and dining areas.
The property is blessed by afternoon shade, a perfect terrace for friends and family to gather over cool drinks and canapes after being out all day on the water or playing at the beach in the fierce Tropézienne sun.
Entertainment & electronics
The property is served by high-speed internet including Wifi (B,G, N) throughout the villa and around the property. A large HD flatscreen Television in located in the terrace side living room, which also connects to the Xbox and Wii gaming consoles.
The living room also houses the Audio and Media center allowing you to entertain, providing music to both the indoors and outdoors speakers.
Nestled in a quiet gated neighbourhood within the canals of Port Grimaud, Villa Port Grimaud is an ideal family vacation spot with access to the restaurants and beaches within minutes, and easily accessible to the buzz of Saint Tropez by boat or car.
Saint Tropez, 20 minutes by car
Nearest heliport, 10 min. by car
Nearest beach, less than 5 min walk
International Airport, Nice, 100km, 1hr 15m
Property: 400 m²
Villa: 300 m²
Parking for four cars in gated community
3 moorings for boats up to 16 meters on private pier
6 double guest bedroom, 4 bathrooms, roof sundesk, outdoor dining and terrace, 2 staff bedrooms inc bathroom and WC with private access.
In preparation for your arrival, provide a list of your preferred food and beverages you would like to have on hand for your stay and they will be purchased on your behalf the day of your arrival, to make sure walking through the door for the first time is like coming home.
The Villa and grounds are tidied every single day of your stay. Your bed will be made, towels changed (if requested) and all shared areas will be cleaned. The property is serviced daily by our property staff, housed just 10 minutes away.
Flowers on Arrival
Villa Port Grimaud is dressed with seasonal weekly flower arrangements for guests on arrival, to welcome you to the property.
We’ll let you know what is going on in the Golfe de Saint-Tropez and the best options to make the most of your stay. Our concierge service will reserve your spot in the best restaurants, beach clubs, golf clubs, concerts and events the region has to offer.
Egyptian Cotton Linen
Every guest at Villa Port Grimaud is a VIP for us. So we ensure only the finest imported Egyptian percale linen adorns the beds and bathrooms of the villa and guest house to ensure your full comfort and satisfaction.
Bed and Beach Towels
Whether for your room, the beach or to take with you for the day, we only supply the best, most extravagant towels. Rich, soft and luxurious, whether used for drying or for your comfort, only the best will do.