Ah, St Tropez… that oh-so-chic pocket of the Côte D’Azur where celebs and playboys gather for opulent yacht parties and Michelin star cuisine. Not to mention Pampelonne beach with its white sands and warm blue waters. This seaside town certainly has a reputation for high living, but the mega yachts in the marina are also moored alongside local fishing boats, and the town is full of winding medieval streets, pastel-painted cottages, boutiques and restaurants. 

As we see it, a luxury holiday villa in St Tropez doesn’t need to break the bank. In fact, the region has loads to offer that won’t make your wallet cringe.

For inspiration, we’ve rounded up our favourite budget-friendly villas, all within an hour of St Tropez. These properties are in great locations for enjoying the best of both sides in this region of France – both the quaint village life and the glamour of the city. If you’d like even more insight into both action-packed or restful getaways to the French Riviera, have a look at our travel guide for ideas.

1. Villa Noisette

Villa Noisette
Sleeps: 6 guests

Price from: £47 per person per night

Enjoy glorious views from the terrace, pool and living room towards the forested hills and valleys of southern France when you stay in Villa Noisette. Looking for the most beautiful towns and villages in France? The villa is just a 5-minute drive away from one of them, with a traditional boulangerie, restaurants, and plane tree-shaded squares. You’ll catch every ray of sunshine that the country has to offer in this home, thanks to the openness of the villa and garden. Spend the evenings dining al-fresco on the south-facing terrace as you gaze out across the valley. Surrounding the lawn the pool in the garden is lawn, Mediterranean shrubs and an ancient olive tree, a simple uncluttered design to maximise the views.

2. Les Trefles

Les Trefles
Sleeps: 8 guests

Price from: £47 per person per night

In a classic terracotta colour that gives you a true taste of the Mediterranean lifestyle, Les Trefles is just 15-minutes away from Saint Tropez via a fun ferry ride from Port Grimaud. Great for families, the nearest beach is a handy 10-minute drive away – ideal for those warm summer days. If you’re looking for a touch of culture, the towns and villages of Grimaud and La Garde-Frienet are also close by. We love the combination of colours – the exterior of the property combined with the whitewashed pillars and brilliant green palm trees give Les Trefles a truly relaxing feel – and really immerse you in the south of France atmosphere. 

3. Villa Mojito

Villa Mojito
Sleeps: 10 guests

Price from: £40 per person per night

Forget Pina Coladas – it’s all about the lime and mint-based cocktail when you stay at Villa Mojito. Just like the beverage, this villa is refreshing and sophisticated, recently renovated in 2020 to update the interiors with a stylish and modern feel. Villa Mojito seamlessly blends indoor/outdoor living, with floor to ceiling windows in the modern kitchen and an open-plan living/dining area with loads of light. We love the vistas stretching out across the bay all the way across the St Tropez, and the villa’s prime location near some of the best beaches in the south of France. Pretty Saint-Maxime, an old fishing village, is just a 5-minute drive away, with cafes, brassieres and quaint shops. 

4. Maison Ricochet

Maison Ricochet
Sleeps: 10 guests

Prices from: £54 per person per night

Planning a family holiday to the south of France? Maison Ricochet is a perfect villa to rent if travelling with kids, thanks to the vast outdoor space for little ones to explore. Wander around the restaurants, bistros and cafes of nearby Plan de la Tour, which is just 3.5 miles away and also hosts a weekly market too. This beautiful stone villa has exposed beams that have been carefully preserved to reflect the rustic charm of the home. Why not ditch the plane and travel by Eurostar to Maison Ricochet? An eco-friendly alternative to flying, you also won’t be restricted by luggage allowances and long airport queues! 

5. Villa La Garde

Villa la Garde
Sleeps: 8 guests

Price from: £51 per person per night

Villa La Garde is an idyllic and rurally located hilltop property just ten minutes walking distance from charming Plan de la Tour. While only thirty minutes from chic Saint Tropez, it is also the perfect spot for hikers with exciting paths that feature stunning panoramic views over the mountains and all the way down to the sea. The villa’s large terrace has a lovely summer kitchen with a built-in barbecue and covered dining area which is perfect for al-fresco meals and lounging in the natural surroundings. There is a fabulous private pool in the gardens where you can take in the views of those famous French rolling hills. That is while you’re not out on cultural adventures!

We hope that’s got you feeling inspired for your St Tropez villa holiday! To up the ante, check out our blogs on the best beaches in South of France, fuel your foodie fantasies at the top restaurants in the South of France, and live like the jet-set with some fabulous luxury experiencesIf you want to speak with an expert to plan your villa holiday in St Tropez, give our concierge team a call!

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