Agent Erin: Dreaming of a Tropical Getaway
by Real Estate Sales Representative Erin McIntyre
Anyone who knows me knows that I. Just. Cannot. Handle. Winter.
Spring, summer and fall are beautiful seasons to live in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario. There is so much to see and do in our area, and the changes in temperatures mean there are a wide variety of activities to enjoy! I do love the lakes in our province and wish I lived closer to a nice crisp, clean waterfront. How nice that would be! But then inevitably, the winter comes and WOMP WOMP it just becomes a little too much. I need my sunshine! The sand between my toes! A tropical seabreeze blowing in off the water! That’s why if I could live anywhere else in the world besides Brantford, I’d choose Madeira Beach in Florida.
Sure, there are probably more exotic locations in the world, but when you know what you like, why stray from a good thing? Madeira Beach is on the Gulf Coast of Florida, nestled in close to St. Petersburg. I find this side of Florida has warmer water than on the Atlantic side of things, and the views are spectacular! So each year we rent a condo on the beach for a couple of weeks and it has really become our “home away from home”.
There’s nothing quite as nice as Madeira’s white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and dolphins or manatees are always floating nearby. And it’s really got a small-town feel to it! Small shops and local artisans all set up shop near the beach, so it’s an easy walk to find something to do. Everyone is so laid back and it really is where I can put my feet up and relax.
One day I’d love to own property down there so I could visit more often. It’s always so hard leaving to come back to snow and drizzle! If you’re thinking of booking a relaxed tropical getaway this winter, I really recommend this area of Florida! Maybe I’ll see you on the beach and we can toast the warm sunshine!