24 hours in Saint Tropez

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The sun is shining, the sky is a deep turquoise blue and you’re heading for arguably the coolest resort in the south of France: Saint Tropez!

This beautiful seaside has over the years become one of the most fashionable places on earth in which to spend the summer months, but if you only have 24 hours there, what should you do?

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Gated Communities of Saint Tropez

Villa Ivanoa

Villa Ivanoa

A peaceful haven away from prying eyes in an ultra-safe environment are a prerequisite for many of our clients booking villas in Saint Tropez, which is why our properties in gated communities are so popular at this time of year.

St Tropez House has in its portfolio a number of extremely private villas for rent in Saint Tropez, all located on a secure domain or in a gated community where guests can enjoy a relaxing holiday without any unwanted attention.

These properties all ensure maximum security thanks to their sophisticated and state-of-the-art security systems, whilst the majority also offer manned entry gates for that extra personal touch.

Another bonus of these extremely popular gated communities is that they are all set in stunning grounds within a short distance from the coast, with some residences even boasting their own private beaches just a short stroll from the villas.

Villas in gated communities such as these allow holiday makers complete peace of mind as everyone coming and going must pass through security, meaning that once inside you can relax and enjoy your vacation without any un due concerns.

If you are hoping to come to Saint Tropez on holiday this year and are looking for ultimate privacy, here is a guide to some of the gated communities available:

Les Parcs de Saint Tropez

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Villa Kalliste in Les Parcs de Saint Tropez (also for sale)

As already mentioned this gated domain – the biggest and arguably the most exclusive in Saint Tropez – has its own private beach as well as a tennis club for members only whilst only being just seven minutes from Places des Lices. Villas rent from between 15,000 to 100,000 euros per week.

Domaine de la Castelane

This gated community has 20 villas set in plots of 1500 m2 which can be rented from 7,500 euro per week. The domaine is perfectly located being five minutes from the centre of Saint Tropez and seven minutes from Pampelonne beach.

Les Parcs de la Moutte

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Villa Mouttier in Les Parcs de la Moutte (villa is available for sale)

This smaller gated domain also boasts its own private beach with a swimming pool for kids and two tennis courts for those who want to be active. Here villas are available from around 12,000 euros per week

Top Five Villas in Gated Communities in Saint Tropez


For ultimate relaxation on holiday, every member of the family must be able to unwind one hundred percent. And for many, this means renting a luxury villa with ultimate privacy.

Properties in gated communities offer just this, and much, much more. All of the gated domains in our portfolio of villas to rent ensure high quality privacy and security with sophisticated and state-of-the-art security systems whist also offering first class leisure facilities, beautiful gardens and some – even their own private beaches.

Here is our list of Top Five Villas to rent in a gated community in Saint Tropez:

Villa Kalliste

This villa is set in arguably the most prestigious and sought after secured domain in Saint Tropez, les Parcs de St Tropez. The five bedroom villa boasts a large, flat garden with its own swimming pool and parking for several cars. It can easily accommodate 10 guests.

Villa Mouttier

Villa Mouttier is a beautiful family home just a five minute walk from the beach set within the private domain of Les Parcs de la Moutte. The five bedroom, five bathroom property has its own beautiful Mediterranean garden with swimming pool, but also benefits from tennis courts and another swimming pool within the grounds of the domain.

Villa Ivanoa

This villa is another five bedroom villa set within one of Saint Tropez’s most prestigious gated domains, Cap Tahiti. The views from this luxury property are particularly stunning, and its central position means that holidaymakers are close to both the centre of Saint Tropez and its beautiful beaches. The villa boasts its own swimming pool and enjoys ultimate security.

Villa Cap Bastide

Villa is a stunning villa commanding a prized location in La Capilla private domain which is just three minutes’ walk from Pampelonne Beach. This six bedroom villa is set in a huge garden with breathtaking views and has plenty of space for the family and friends. Maid service is also available with this property.

Villa Origan

Villa Origan is a charming four bedroom property located in the small private domain of La Castelane, a stone’s throw from Bouillabaisse beach and not much further from the centre of Saint Tropez. The modern villa sits in beautiful gardens and also has its own pool.

Stars in Saint Tropez This Summer

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Local and international newspapers have already given plenty of column inches to celebrities visiting Saint Tropez this year, with particular coverage being given to the arrival of a bare chested Cristiano Ronaldo in town.

The Real Madrid star came to Saint Tropez at the beginning of the month where he was spotted relieving himself behind a parked car after coming out of Le Quai nightclub.

The Portuguese striker was also spotted hanging out on a luxury yacht belonging to Topshop boss Sir Philip Green during his South of France jaunt, which followed a sejour in Monaco for the famous grand prix.

The British businessman is also a huge fan of Saint Tropez and is frequently photographed at various hot spots such as Club 55, a prestigious hangout close to our selection of waterfront properties near Pampelonne Beach, with his equally famous friends.

But who else can you expect to rub shoulders with this summer in Saint Tropez while you holiday in one of the most famous resorts in the world? Here are some celebrities to look out for:

  • Kate Moss

British model Kate Moss is a regular visitor to Saint Tropez with her husband, The Kills musician Jamie Hince, and daughter Lila Grace.

  • Sir Elton John

With a house just one and a half hours drive away in Nice, it’s an easy trip to Saint Tropez for Sir Elton John, his partner David Furnish and their two young sons Zachary and Elijah.

  • Beyonce + Jay Z

American pop artist Beyonce and her boyfriend Jay-Z are firm fans of Saint Tropez, with Jay-Z even featuring the resort in one of his songs.

  • Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has also been known to cross the ocean to come and holiday in Saint Tropez, where she was spotted last year hanging out on a luxury yacht off Pampelonne Beach!

  • Leonardo DiCaprio

Last year Leonardo DiCaprio headed straight to Saint Tropez after the Cannes Film festival in May but this year he is jet to have been spotted all those in one of our luxury villas in Saint Tropez should keep their eyes peeled.

  • Johnny Depp

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has also been a regular visitor to Saint Tropez but all this might change now that he has decided to put the property he owned nearby with former partner Vanessa Paradis on the market for a staggering €23 million. The house in Plan de la Tour, a short drive from Saint Tropez, was put on the market this month.

  • Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell from Spice Girl fame is often seen holidaying in the upmarket resort although she is not thought to have made it this far west during her last visit to the South of France. Gerri, now known as Mrs Horner, was pictured on the Cote d’Azur earlier this month after tying the knot with Red Bull manager Christian Horner.

For any information about properties to rent in Saint Tropez over the summer, please go to the website here.

The Saint Tropez House Guide to: The Monaco Grand Prix 2015

Luxury villas in St Tropez

Preparations for the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix are well under way and the Principality is gearing up for the biggest event in its annual calendar, which will run between 21st and 24th May this year. Formula One’s most legendary circuit will once again attract some of the world’s most famous names, arriving by helicopter and aboard superyachts. The race marks the start of the summer season in Monaco and the French Riviera which continues through to the Monaco Yacht Show and Les Voiles de Saint Tropez in September. [Read more…]

It’s all about to kick off down the road…

It's all about to kick off down the road from #sttropez for the 2015 #cannesfilmfestival which begins on Wednesday. http://ow.ly/MOM2A

A closer look at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival – The Local

The Cannes Film Festival will lift the curtain on Wednesday to 12 days of glamour, movies, deals and parties drawing the elite of the cinema world, from Hollywood honchos to arthouse auteurs.

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Dames of #sttropez: beautiful footage of…

Dames of #sttropez: beautiful footage of #sttropez from the sea on #tf1 last night http://ow.ly/MLOUp

Les Dames de Saint-Tropez : coup d’envoi d’une régate 100% féminine

Le port de Saint-Tropez vient donner le top départ de la quatrième édition des “Dames de Saint-Tropez”. Un rendez-vous unique où seules les femmes prennent la barre de voiliers de traditions. Cette année, 18 bateaux se sont élancés de la rade. Une équipe de TF1 est montée à bord d’un voilier de 1906. Les filles n’ont rien à envier aux hommes… Ici, tout se fait à la force des bras.

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Will #kimkardashian and #kanyewest be visiting…

Will #kimkardashian and #kanyewest be visiting #sttropez in tour of #southoffrance, if reports are to be believed? http://ow.ly/MErNI

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West to visit South of France for anniversary?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West married in Florence, Italy in May 2014.

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Cant believe it! But it’s that time of year…

Cant believe it! But it's that time of year again when #nikkibeach opens in #sttropez! Bring on the summer!

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So looking forward to visiting this #chanel…

So looking forward to visiting this #chanel store in #sttropez this summer http://ow.ly/MvpEA

Chanel prend ses quartiers d’été à Saint-Tropez

Au commencement étaient les pop-up stores. Puis vinrent les boutiques éphémères. Celles de Chanel ont ceci de particulier qu’elles s’installent chaque saison aux mêmes endroits, comme un rendez-vous annuel, une invitation. Seul le décor est revu de fond en comble chaque fois, pour raconter une nouvelle histoire. Voici la dernière.

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