French Riviera : what type of property is best for you?

The purchase of a vacation home in the French riviera is a decision to be taken seriously. One of the key elements of this decision is the type of property you wish to purchase. Rest assured that our agents here at the Boutemy Agency will be there to help you every step of the way. To make the process even easier, however, here are the main things you should think about when purchasing a vacation home.

1. Establish your budget

This goes without saying. Establishing your budget allows you to establish what kind of property is affordable to you, and whether renting a flat or buying a house in or near Saint-Tropez is more advantageous for you. Our agents at the Boutemy Agency will be able to find a property for virtually any budget (prices for properties for sale start at €165.000 and go up to several millions euros) in the region of Port Grimaud.

2. Establish your needs


Studio in the heart of Port Grimaud

After having established your budget, you must examine your needs. Do you have children you will be vacationing with, or will you be vacationing in a large group? If so, a house may be more appropriate than a flat, seeing as there is more space. However, if you plan to stay in your vacation home for brief periods of time, you may be quite comfortable in a flat. Do you have reduced mobility, or does someone who will be on holiday with you? If so, a house on one level or a flat on the ground floor would be most convenient for you. We suggest you make a list of your needs that you can show your agent to help them find you the perfect vacation home.

3. Make your purchase work for you

House rented out to holiday goers

The owners stay in this beautiful house only a few weeks each year and rent it out the rest of the time.

You may be thinking, “I’m only planning to stay in Port Grimaud for a couple weeks, surely I don’t need to buy a property?”. While this is true, buying a property can be very beneficial for you, even if you do not use it for much of the year. For example, if you own a home, you can rent it out when you are not using it, and thus let it pay for itself. Owning a property also guarantees that you have a place to stay when you decide to go on vacation. You do not need to worry about finding a hotel and not being sure if you will enjoy your stay or not. Owning a vacation home takes these worries away, as you know you have a place to stay, and you know that you will have a lovely time.

Obviously these are only guidelines, and only you know yourself well enough to decide what sort of purchase is right for you. Hopefully these guidelines help you find the perfect holiday home in the south of France. Our agents here at the Boutemy agency look forward to finding the ideal property for you, whether it be a purchase or a rental, so you may have the perfect holiday in and around Port Grimaud with your loved ones.