For the price of a Manhattan one-bedroom, buy a place in these (literal) hot spots

By Lucy Cohen Blatter  | January 27, 2015 - 8:59AM

The one thing we're all dreaming of as Juno blows into town? Escaping to a warmer clime. Turns out, unsurpisingly, that a myriad of homes are available out there in the temperate spots of the world, and for not much more than you'd pay for an apartment here. We rounded up a few options available for roughly $980,000, i.e. the median price of a Manhattan one-bedroom, to consider on this blustery day:


Meet Iris on the Bay, a newly constructed townhouse complex with waterfront views and access to Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom townhouse is on the market for $982,000, though we'd probably spend a little bit more and buy a boat to dock at one of the development's 15 boat slips.


This $947,000 four-bedroom villa on Costa Adeja has its own parallelogram-shaped pool, yes, but it's the beach views from that pool that have got us ready to pack up and move to Spain. 


In Santa Cruz, you can get four bedrooms and 3.5 baths overlooking a national park and the Caribbean Ocean, with a pool, cabana, bar area and guesthouse. The price tag? $950,000.


The decor is a bit fusty, and you'd have to bargain the seller down from the $995,500 price tag to stay within budget, but this 4,000-square-foot four-bedroom is surrounded by lush greenery and picturesque courtyards, and has a separate apartment (!) with its own gym thrown into the offering. 


If you can't be bothered to walk the few steps to the beach near this two-bedroom apartment in Main Beach, the complex also has a pool. For about $990,000, you get a wraparound balcony, too.


Ah, Manhattan. Just because it's blizzarding doesn't mean you can't get something approximating a summer getaway here. This one-bedroom asking $900,000 is in the Atelier, a building with a pool, sauna, tennis court, playground, dog run and free shuttle to the subway (so you barely have to brave the elements).


The price of a Manhattan one-bedroom will go surprisingly far in the Hamptons

Desperately seeking outdoor space


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