Villa Chateau SM, Rental in French Riviera

Chateau SM

Exquisite "Bastide Provençale" overlooking the medieval village of Grimaud near Saint Tropez, 8 bedroom, fully staffed and serviced, pool, tennis, spa.


The Home

In summary

Overlooking the medieval village of Grimaud, Château SM is one of the only wine estates in Provence awarded the status of Cru Classé. Spread over 15 hectares are pristine vineyards and grounds including fruit orchards, terraced English garden and covered winter garden. At the heart of the estate is the 8-bedroom chateau. Exquisitely renovated, classical and contemporary styles are fashioned around a collection of over 60 masterpiece artworks. The chateau features 3,500 sqm of living space, including a stunning kitchen, three separate living rooms, two dining rooms, wellness spa facilities, Gentleman’s Club, wine cellar and a private nightclub with bar, DJ booth and dancefloor.

The magnificent swimming pool and pool house built in the ancient sheepfold encourages long lazy days punctuated only by family gatherings at the outdoor dining, bar and kitchen with your own private cook. Uncover the history and wine traditions of the Provence region with exclusive tastings, dining among the vineyards or joining the annual harvest. Set you own pace to discover the estate and the charming Grimaud region on foot, by bicycle or with guided horse-riding trails. Combining the best of the Côte D’Azur, Château SM offers insider access to chic hotspot St Tropez, only ten minutes away with its world-famous beaches, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and buzzing nightlife.

Château SM combines the best of what the Côte d’Azur has to offer: relaxing, intimate and private environments, pristine surrounding nature with fields, vineyards and azure blue waters nearby, ancient buildings with strong Mediterranean heritage and local produce. The estate is 10 km from Saint Tropez.


This typical castle (bastide provençale) from the 18th century has been recently renovated into a sophisticated mansion with a florid though contemporary style. It features 3,500 sqm of living space, eight
rooms and suites with ensuite bathrooms, four dining areas that can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and no less than 60 masterpieces gathered from the entire world.

On the ground floor:

- Belfry
- Theatrical entrance hall evoking the Egyptian vestibule of Pavlovsk Palace
- Majestic staircase leading to the three floors, with curved handrail in Madagascar ebony, overlooking a lacquered wood André Arbus baby grand piano
- Elevator hall & panelled elevator
- Summer Living Room with large sofas
- Adjacent cosy bar and sitting area
- Wine cellar & inspirational window display
- Art-Déco style Office and adjacent meeting room (6 people)
- Gentlemen’s club with Russian roulette, in a Second Empire décor
- Large wellbeing area with entrance hall, one treatment room, a hammam, a fitness, a beauty room and a relaxation area
- Covered loggia overlooking the garden
- Main kitchen with adjacent dining area
- ‘Menton’ room

First floor:

- Vestibule
- Kitchen office with dumb waiter & storehouse
- Winter Living Room with Louis XV style woodwork
- Adjacent ventilated smoking room, with open fire, cigar and cocktail displays
- Main Dining Room
- Terrace
- Second staircase evoking a gothic cloister
- Master Suite with antechamber and walk-in dressing
- ‘Monaco’ Suite in Directoire style
- ‘Grimaud’ Room

Second floor:

- Mezzanine
- ‘Villlefranche’ Room
- ‘Beaulieu’ Room
- ‘Antibes’ Room
- ‘Roquebrune’ Room
- ‘Cap Ferrat’ Room


Landscaped and tree-filled park of several hectares
- Outdoor terrace with blackberry trees
- Vegetable garden
- Multi-levelled English garden where the impressive Space Pot sculpture from Jean-Pierre Raynaud takes centre stage.

Outbuildings include:

- Orange Grove reconverted into a meeting room that could host 100 pax, on the edge of the vineyards,reception hall
- Magnificent swimming pool, built in the ancient sheepfold. Pool-house annexe with two changing rooms and bathrooms
- Outdoor and indoor dining areas, outdoor bar and independent kitchen
- Private nightclub with bar, DJ-booth, VIP lounge, disco ball and dance floor
- Children Games Room
- Stables
- Chapel, inspired by cathedrals from Tuscany
- Outdoor car parking
- Tennis court


Château SM combines the best of what the Côte d’Azur has to offer: relaxing, intimate and private environments, pristine surrounding nature with fields, vineyards and azure blue waters nearby, ancient buildings with strong Mediterranean heritage and local produce.
The house is within the lively medieval village of Grimaud, with arcade-lined streets, between Sainte Maxime and Cogolin and 10 km from St Tropez.

Entertainment, well-being & sports

  • Gym - Fitness room
  • Internet access (wifi)
  • Piano
  • Playroom-Gameroom
  • Private night club
  • Private tennis court
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • TV

Equipment, facilities, events

  • Elevator
  • Wine cellar

For your comfort and convenience

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Conference room
  • Covered terrace - Veranda
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Terraces


  • Great private park and garden
  • Lounge area on the terrace
  • Lounge chairs on the terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool house
  • Pool lounge chairs
  • Terrace(s)


  • Butler
  • Cook
  • Fully staffed villa
  • Gardener
  • Maid
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What is Included

Included in rates

  • Bed and household linens
  • Butler
  • Chef / Cook
  • Concierge service
  • Daily house cleaning
  • Electricity, water, gas
  • Internet WIFI
  • Pool and/or beach towels
  • Sheets and towels changed once a week
  • Toiletries

Not included in rates

  • Baby sitting
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Cost of food
  • Cost of legal inventory (check-in/check-out) - Mandatory
  • Laundry service
  • Spa treatments
  • Tourism development tax : 3.00 EUR Per Guest/day

Rental conditions

- Children welcome
- It is not allowed to organise events in the property without prior approval by Villanovo
- Pets not allowed
- Pool has no swimming guard
- Smoking is not allowed inside the house
- The house chef/cook prepares all meals. Meals and beverages will be charged to your final bill.
- The house must be returned in the same condition of check in. Otherwise fees can be charged to the customer.
- Language spoken by staff : English - French
- Check-in : 15:00 h - Check out : 11:00 h
- Amount of security deposit : 20 000.00 EUR
- Security deposit must be paid in the form of : By credit card or bank transfer with your last rental payment

Reservation conditions

- Guarantee deposit charged by Villanovo upon reservation : 50 %
- 2nd payment 50 Days to arrival day : 50 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- The reservation price does not include optional incidentals or on-request items which will be added to your final bill.

Cancellation policy and cancellation fees

- Any booking modification or cancellation must be sent to us by email
- Cancellation policy is applied according to villa local time
- For all cancellations, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.
- Cancellation occurs less than 50 Days to arrival day : 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- No show 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo
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Distance from

Saint Tropez (15 Minutes by car)
Nice (80 Minutes by car)


June 2024
July 2024

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