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Space in the Sunshine State

Coral Gables, Florida

Price: £1.15m
Agent: Mayfair International Realty
Tel: 020-7408 1400

They say: Refurbished five-bedroom home on nearly half an acre of land. Wonderful fitted kitchen, sitting room with cathedral ceiling, and a master suite with adjoining office or nursery.

We say: This lovely family home has plenty of room to manoeuvre, with five bathrooms, a sun room and media room as well as all those bedrooms. There's also a good-size pool and covered terrace within the grounds.

Med is best

Peyia Village, Cyprus

Price: £448,000
Agent: Investabroad Properties
Tel: 0121-248 4911

They say: Modelled on traditional stone house, this recently built villa offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms. In a quiet area, an easy walk from the nearest village.

We say: Pretty property in a location that is currently seeing a lot of uninspiring new-build. The L-shaped design sits nicely around the pool, and the resort of Paphos is a short drive away.

Breton belle

Loudéac, Côtes D'Armor, france

Price: £116,000
Agent: Latitudes
Tel: 020-8951 5155

They say: Neo-Breton-style house with almost a quarter of an acre of garden. The accommodation offers three bedrooms and the cottage is not far from local amenities.

We say: Cute, slate-roof home with bags of charm, pretty shuttered windows and a decent garden. The location is good, too – rural, yet just 10 minutes from the town of Loudéac and 40km from the coast.

Tasty Turkish

Aegean Hills, Turkey

Price: from £157,500
Agent: Quintessentially Estates
Tel: 0845 224 3658

They say: A low-density, award-winning development of 34 luxury villas on Turkey's beautiful Bodrum peninsula. Properties have private pools and are located near the fashionable town of Yalikavak.

We say: Without a doubt, you get more for your money in Turkey, plus lots of sunshine and sea air. These beautiful, contemporary villas have fantastic sea views and elegant, landscaped grounds.

Mod Mayan

Viceroy Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Price: from £438,000
Agent: Quintessentially Estates
Tel: 0845 224 3658

They say: Ten minutes from vibrant resort Playa del Carmen, this development has 164 luxury beachfront and lagoon villas accessible by water taxi.

We say: Imposing homes in a tropical location, these villas are sold fully furnished and have an infinity pool and panoramic views of the ocean and golf course.

Carib cracker

Indigo Bay, Tobago

Price: from £99,000
Agent: Property Frontiers
Tel: 01865 202 700

They say: A complex of 79 studios and apartments in an eco-friendly destination. Properties are experiencing strong interest from tourism firms before work is complete.

We say: A good opportunity to own on a beautiful island, although Indigo Bay is aimed at investors only, with a compulsory rental scheme and only two weeks' personal use each year.

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