A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Sarasota Keys, Florida

2016 / Episode 19 on 25 January 2016

Episode 19

With their kids grown up and years of hard work in the NHS behind them, Brighton couple Gary and Susie Gilhooly want to start a new adventure in Florida’s beautiful Sarasota Keys. For their budget of £220,000 they’re after a place to escape the British winters, as close to the amazing beaches of the Gulf of Mexico as possible. Jonnie Irwin is on hand to show them just how far their budget will stretch in this highly desirable corner of the US.

Property 1:

Two bed condo in Bay Oaks

Recently refurbished, this two bed, two bathroomed home has separate dining and living rooms, and fully fitted kitchen. There are two balconies and a covered terrace. Bay Oaks is a quiet residential resort with mature landscaped gardens, swimming pool and even a fishing pier. The property is on the market with Michael Saunders & Company for $329,000.

Property 2:

Three bed house in Landings South

A bright and spacious three bed, two bathroomed house with an integrated garage. The kitchen is large enough to eat in, and there's an open plan living area. Landings is a gated community with clubhouses and an array of sports and recreations on offer. On the market with Keller Williams on the Water with a $294,500 price tag.

Property 3:

Three bed condo in Perico Bay Club

With cathedral ceilings, this corner unit is light and spacious. All the bedrooms are doubles and there are two bathrooms. The living area is open plan. Perico Bay Club is a gated community with landscaped gardens, swimming pools and clubhouses for the residents to enjoy. This is on the market for $249,000 with Keller Williams on the Water.

Property 4:

Two bed condo in Seaplace

Located on the third floor, this two bed, two bathroomed condo is ready to move into. The living areas are open plan and both bedrooms are a good size. Seaplace is set in 42 acres of lush landscaped gardens with views over the Gulf of Mexico. It is being marketed by Bright Realty for $319,000.

Property 5:

Two bed house on Anna Maria Island

For $285,000, you can buy this two bedroomed townhouse with private pool in the Cove at Sandy Pointe. The master suite opens on to a covered terrace with views over the mangrove trees. There's also a den which could be converted into another bedroom. The agents are RE?MAX Alliance Group.