The famously glamorous Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc in Antibes on the French Riviera is a Napoleon 111 chateau. It also has some of the most ultra-luxurious private villas to rent in the world. On the world’s most exclusive peninsulas with a Boulevard J.F. Kennedy address.

Part of the German-owned Oetker Collection which owns Le Bristol in Paris, The Woodward in Geneva, London’s Lanesborough Hotel,  L’Apogee Courchevel, Antigua’s Jumby Bay Island, Sao Paolo’s Palacio Tangara, Eden Rock St Barths, Provence’s  Chateau St Martin, Germany’s Brenners Park Hotel & Spa and La Palma in Capri, the latest addition to the group’s worldwide 140 villa portfolio, and third villa property at Cap-Eden Roc is the 20th-century Renaissance-style, Sainte-Anne. It used to be the home of the original proprietor of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antoine Sella. He lived there from 1916 until 1921.  The hotel opened in 1889.

Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc Villa Eleana, most luxurious villa in the world
Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc Villa Eleana

The historic villa now comprises a spa with sauna, steam, hammam, gym, the chicest of living and dining areas, and décor of “uncompromising luxury” including artwork by Robert Indiana and Michael Pfrommer.

Architect Luc Svetchine oversaw two years of renovations and landscape design, with the existing rooms all enlarged while preserving the original architectural foundations.  The villa embraces “the spirit of a holiday home” with custom-built period furniture in natural materials such as cotton, linen, and rattan in soft hues of champagne and opal – to reflect the tones of the Mediterranean.” The gardens look over towards Juan Les Pins.

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Villa Cedres

Villa guests, who have also entitled to two complimentary daily spa treatments per day during their stay, have access to the 5-star’s saltwater rock pool, red clay tennis courts, a private seaside cabana, and an excursion for four people on board the Aquariva Super ‘Eden-Roc’, as well as the services of a “24/7 dedicated butler” and a chauffeured Merc to transfer you from or to Nice or Cannes airports. You wouldn’t expect anything less!

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Villa Sainte-Anne terrace

The other private villas at the hotel, popular with celebs at the Cannes Film Festival time are the three-bedroomed Villa Eleana, and Villa Les Cedres, a Provencal-style cottage. 

Villa Sainte-Anne, most luxurious villa in the world
Villa Sainte-Anne

Nightly rates for Villa Sainte-Anne start from €13,800 in the low season and go up to €25,000 in the high season. Rates include breakfast, non-alcoholic drinks, night security, laundry, tax, service, full access to Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc hotel facilities, roundtrip airport transfers, and VIP meet & greet 

Villa Sainte-Anne, most luxurious villa in the world
Villa Sainte-Anne