A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun - Clearwater, Florida

2016 / Episode 38 on 16 February 2016

Episode 38

With retirement on the horizon, Eve and Vinden Grace are looking for a place that they can use for holidays for now but that they will eventually spend up to half the year in and have identified the Gulf Coast of Florida as having the perfect blend of lifestyle, culture and climate. Laura Hamilton shows them five homes for their £100,000 budget in and around Clearwater.
Property 1: Two bed condo in Oldsmar

Property 1:

Two bed condo in Oldsmar

In the East Lake Woodlands Country Club, this recently renovated two bed, two bathroomed apartment has bamboo flooring. There's a large open plan living area and patio area outside. Within the gated community, there are two 18-hole golf courses, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and tennis courts. This condo is on the market for $99,900 with Future Home Realty.

Property 2: Two bed apartment in Dunedin

Property 2:

Two bed apartment in Dunedin

A townhouse-style condo with an integrated garage in a sought-after location. The big open plan living area has cathedral ceilings and there's a walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom. Downtown Dunedin is just two miles away with good restaurants and shopping. There's a communal swimming pool in the gardens. Priced at $158,000, the agents are Future Home Realty.

Property 3: Three bed apartment in Largo

Property 3:

Three bed apartment in Largo

This top floor corner unit in Bella Vista comes with a $115,000 price tag and has been recently renovated. There's an open kitchen, separate dining area and plenty of living space which extends outside on to a screened balcony. There's a club house and communal pool within the community. The agents are Engel & Volkers.

Property 4: Two bed townhouse in Palm Harbor

Property 4:

Two bed townhouse in Palm Harbor

Located with the gated community of Tuscany in Innisbrook, this townhouse has two double bedrooms, each with walk-in wardrobes and a full bathroom. The integrated garage has a storage area and there's an attic which can be accessed via the bedroom closet. The screened balcony overlooks the communal gardens with a pond and fountain and there's a communal swimming pool. This house is on the market with Your Total Realty with an asking price of $157,000.

Property 5: Three bed villa in Oldsmar

Property 5:

Three bed villa in Oldsmar

In the living room of this three bed, two bathroomed home, there's a full wall of sliding glass doors that lead on to a private lanai. The kitchen has been modernised and is large enough to eat in, although there is a separate dining room. The master bedroom is en suite with two wardrobes and the lanai can be reached from the second bedroom. East Lake Woodlands is a gated community with golf courses and the house is being marketed by Future Home Realty for $158,000.