Luxury on a grand scale
If you’re looking for unparalleled levels of luxury, then the waterfront villas at La Baraquette offer 650m2 of comfort and refined style. With unrestricted views overlooking vines and the shimmering waters of the lagoon, each has its own 15.5m x 4.3m infinity pool, six bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms, garden and subterranean parking.
Every waterfront villa will also be brimming with the latest high-tech lighting, sound, air-conditioning and wi-fi systems - allowing you complete control of your environment at the touch or swipe of a finger. These beautiful homes really are some of the most impressive in all of the Mediterranean, combining top-notch design and facilities with the best views in the south of France.
Entering the villa by car, you’ll park underground in one of your four parking spaces - in a private garage that also has space for motorcycles and bikes and even a recharging station for your electric Citroen Méhari. Exit the garage, and you enter the villa’s large basement. Think of this as your underground play area - replete with a comfortable home cinema, billiards (pool) table, private wine cave, sauna with shower room and storage and laundry spaces.
A short flight of stairs takes you up to the ground floor, where you enter into a spacious sitting room that looks out through floor-to-ceiling ‘outside-in’ glass walls to the terrace, garden and pool - and of course to those spectacular views of the lagoon and its oyster tables. The ‘outside-in’ glass walls have been designed to disappear effortlessly into walls, allowing the villa to be opened up completely, thus merging interior and exterior spaces and bringing the light, scents and sounds of the Mediterranean into the heart of the home.
Adjoining the sitting room is a large and very modern kitchen-dining room, where you can whip up delicious meals on a central island while your guests chat to you on stools at the breakfast bar. Just beyond this is the dining area. Again, the entire room is flanked on two sides by glass ‘outside-in’ walls - giving you and your guests views of the twinkling lights of Sète over the lagoon as you dine. Also on the ground floor is a bedroom with ensuite shower or bathroom. Bedroom, sitting room and kitchen / dining room all open out on to the huge wood-decked terrace, garden, outside ‘snug’ and infinity pool.
Up another flight of stairs to the first floor, and you find bedrooms two to six, each with its very own ensuite bath or shower room and each offering amazing views over the vines and water beyond through large windows. Four out of five of these bedrooms opens out onto another wood-decked terrace which offers even more opportunities to soak up the view, perhaps over a morning coffee and fresh local croissants.
Outside, your wooden terrace offers a lounge area as well as an ‘al fresco’ dining area. A garden, lush with Mediterranean plants provides the perfect spot to sunbath by the elegant infinity pool. Just below that is a garden ‘snug’ area where you can lounge and enjoy the views around a central fire. The pool is 15.5m x 4.3m and sports a counter-current jet for your morning exercises and jacuzzi jets to sooth body and mind on warm summer evenings. From inside the pool, armed with a glass of rosé, you’ll see nothing but the tops of vines and the sunlit water of the lagoon stretching out before you. The pool even features a submerged deck that, when lifted, hides the pool completely giving you extra room for big garden parties.