Nothing like going on a vacation to make you wish you owned a vacation home — a property that’s yours to visit as frequently as you want, where your family can spend summers and holidays, creating lasting memories. But nothing like a struggling economy and high interest rates to bring you back to reality. This week, The Escape Home is featuring five affordable vacation homes:
Warren, Vermont: $199,000
This condo in Warren, Vermont, sits at the base of Sugarbush Resort’s Lincoln Peak.
In the winter you ski, in the summer and spring you hike and can enjoy access to Mad River and Lake Champlain and in the fall marvel at the state’s foliage.
It truly is an all-season destination.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida: $298,000
This one-bed, one-bath condo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is located on the 25th floor of a Hilton Hotel & Resort, offering sweeping ocean views.
It comes fully furnished and equipped, and offers access to a pool, beach resort, gym, spa, gym, several restaurants and more.
Branson, Missouri: $145,000
This two-bed, one-bath home in Branson, Missouri (known as the live entertainment capital of the world), was recently remodeled from top to bottom.
It’s just 15 minutes away from Branson Landing, and offers easy access to 43,000 acres of water, perfect for paddleboarding, kayaking, boating and trout fishing.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: $239,000
Head south of the border and you can get more bang for your buck.
This one-bed, two-bath home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a popular destination for expats and retirees, is just an eight-minute drive from the center of town.
The property is being sold partially furnished, with eclectic decor and Mexican-style touches.
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: $298,000
This three-bed, three-bath vacation home in the surfing-destination of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, has both a main house and a separate studio apartment.
The gated property features a swimming pool as well as three parking spaces, and has the potential to generate significant rental income, given its popular location.