Sainte Maxime Property For Sale
Sainte Maxime Property For Sale
Sainte Maxime Property For Sale

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Sainte Maxime Property For Sale

Overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez, in the department of Var, lies the picturesque town of Sainte Maxime. With the clear waters of the Mediterranean to the south, and the shelter of the Maures Mountains to the north, this town boasts breathtaking views. The weather too is exceptional, with over 300 days of sun annually, and it is this combination that has drawn artists, writers and poets to the town for generations. No wonder this is a popular and lucrative area to buy a Sainte Maxime villa for sale.

Originally named after a monk living in the 8th century, the town was, for centuries, little more than a collection of farmsteads centred around the church. It was only in the 18th century that the town began to grow into the vibrant and beautiful town that exists today, due to the fertile plains that surround the town and the ever growing port. With the creation of the Frejus-Cogolin railroad, visitors began to discover this picturesque port, and ever since it has drawn many famous names, such as Matisse and Jean de Brunhoff, creator of ‘Barbar the Elephant’. In fact, having set some of his work in the town, the local beach is now called ‘Elephant Beach’.

There are a wealth of new and resale houses, apartments and villas for sale in and around Sainte Maxime, with prices ranging from just 100,000 to over 8 million euros – we have a large selection of villas for sale. By purchasing a Sainte Maxime villa either as a second home or purely as an investment, you can be sure you have chosen one of the more interesting and vibrant areas of the French Mediterranean coast.

Despite being a tourist destination, Sainte Maxime still retains its traditions and history. The locals still celebrate the coming of spring on the first of May with the festival of ‘The Little Girl of May’. At the end of November the olive harvest, which produces the regions famed olive oil, is celebrated, showing the locals have not forgotten their farming traditions. Of course, the monk that gave Sainte Maxime its name is also celebrated. Also in May, locals gather for the annual feast and procession to the church to commemorate the date of the monk’s death.

View our portfolio of coastal and urban Sainte Maxime villas for sale. We also have many apartments, including studio, duplex and penthouse.

In the old town, not only have the ancient traditions not been lost, but neither has the architecture. Here the pedestrianised streets lined with shops and cafes have a feel of authentic French history about them, perfect for whiling away a day in the sunshine. From here, the square tower ‘La Tour Carree’ can still be seen.

There are over 10km of clean sandy beaches in and around Sainte Maxime. As well as ‘Elephant Beach’, each is organised to offer something different. La Croisette Beach offers a specialist sailing school, Madrague Beach a diving school, and La Nartelle Beach offers jet and water skiing. Most of these beaches, especially in the town centre, have lifeguards on duty offering safe swimming facilities in the clear waters of the Mediterranean. The beaches in the town can also be enjoyed from the promenade, the views across the ocean being especially spectacular at sunset which can be enjoyed from one of our large selection of Sainte Maxime property for sale.

As well as the abundance of water sports, Sainte Maxime has much to offer. With two sports halls and many outdoor facilities, the town can offer every sport from tennis to archery. There is also an 18-hole golf course on the outskirts of town. Other facilities include cinemas, theatres, two modern shopping centres, a casino, and even a music school, offering courses for all levels.

Guide to the French Buying Process

1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)
On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner. The next step, once you are in agreement, is to sign the preliminary contract (Compromis de Vente). This is a legal document and after ten days will be binding on both parties. Rules change frequently in France and it is best to consult with your notary about when this period starts. Generally the compris will be signed in France with the Agent. Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit
Generally the deposit will be 10% of the agreed purchase price. This will normally be paid to the notaire. There are exceptions to this, if the agent holds a carte professionelle, is bonded and fully registered then you may pay them, but do not hand over the deposit to anyone else. If for some reason the purchase does not go through, for example, if you write to the notaire and the agent that you do not wish to go continue with the purchase before the contract is binding (within seven days of signing the compris), then your deposit would be repaid. This would also apply if a condition had not been met, or the mayor or S.A.F.E.R. (a government agency that has the right of first purchase on most rural property that comes onto the market in France) could oblige the purchaser to give way. If you decide after the seven days 'cooling off' period that you do not wish to complete the purchase and pull out of the sale you would lose your deposit. If however the vendor pulls out of the sale then you will receive your deposit back plus the same amount from the vendor.

3. On Completion
Generally it will take around two or three months to complete the purchase. During this time the balance of the purchase money must be paid into the account of the notaire, this must be done well ahead of the completion date. The notaire will prepare the documents, check that the deed of sale (Acte de Vente) is in order and have the legal title ready to be signed over. It is possible to have someone sign on your behalf if you give them power of attorney. An interpreter may be of use at this point if your French is not very good and many Notaires will suggest (or insist) that an interpreter is with you.

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All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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5 bedroom villa for sale, Semaphore, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Semaphore, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
1,670,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Semaphore, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Located in a prestigious and quiet setting within the Semaphore area of Sainte Maxime and with stunning sea views, this superb and totally refurbished villa has a total living area of 217m2, which com...

REF: 231508
  • Floor Size: 217 square metres
  • Plot Size: 860 square metres (0.09 hectares / 0.21 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Les Issambres, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Les Issambres, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
3,750,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Les Issambres, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Exceptional 3 storey, 4 bedroom newly built villa with beautiful mature garden and pool, enjoying breathtaking sea views from its idyllic elevated location near the Port and all amenities in Les Issam...

REF: 231494
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,200 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
1,000,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Delightful and private 3 bedroom villa with infinity pool and stunning sea views in a peaceful setting, just a kilometre from the beach and 1.5km from the centre of town. This charming 85m2 p...

REF: 231463
  • Floor Size: 85 square metres
  • Plot Size: 700 square metres (0.07 hectares / 0.17 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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3 bedroom apartment for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

3 bedroom apartment for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
1,565,000 EUR

3 bedroom apartment for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Superb and spacious 3 bedroom apartment in a private residence with pool and panoramic sea views over the Bay of of Saint-Tropez, close to the old heart of Sainte-Maxime. The 125m2 property is...

REF: 231462
  • Floor Size: 125 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
800,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Well situated 4 bedroom villa with swimming pool in a tranquil and convenient situation, just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Sainte Maxime. With living space of 133m2, the bright and airy...

REF: 231461
  • Floor Size: 133 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,100 square metres (0.11 hectares / 0.27 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
2,950,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Luxurious 5 bedroom Provencal style villa with expansive pool surrounded by a beautiful landscaped garden, enjoying uninterrupted sea views from its South facing location in Sainte Maxime. This...

REF: 231411
  • Floor Size: 207 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,200 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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3 bedroom apartment for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

3 bedroom apartment for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
875,000 EUR

3 bedroom apartment for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Enjoying panoramic sea views of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, is this luxurious 3 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment with communal pool, garden and direct access to the beach, located in a very sought-after are...

REF: 231330
  • Floor Size: 80 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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2 bedroom apartment for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
995,000 EUR

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully renovated 2 bedroom apartment with large garage and wine cellar, enjoying panoramic sea views from its ideal location in the heart of the old town of Sainte...

REF: 231292
  • Floor Size: 90 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 2
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Plot of land for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Plot of land for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
3,050,000 EUR

Plot of land for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Unique opportunity to acquire a 1.1 hectare plot of land with property and swimming pool, located near all amenities in the heart of Sainte Maxime. This beautiful plot of building land is servi...

REF: 231173
  • Plot Size: 11,000 square metres (1.10 hectares / 2.72 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 0
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera
1,690,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Sainte Maxime, French Riviera

Magnificent 5 bedroom villa, set right in the heart of a prestigious golfing estate in Sainte-Maxime, set within a dominant plot of 1,900m2 with a swimming pool and beautiful sea views. With a...

REF: 231118
  • Floor Size: 185 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,900 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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