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Seniors on a budget for the winter months.

Regina, Canada
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Seniors on a budget for the winter months.

We are from Cold Canada and considering a couple of months stay in the Tampa area. We do love the beaches, but would be willing to be 'off the beaten track', as we will be driving. Any ideas of how to get the cheapest accomodation and still be in a safe, clean area? We need just the basics. Would consider a studio apt or very small house, or even a plain motel.Most vacation condos are very pricey. Thanks for any info.

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1. Re: Seniors on a budget for the winter months.

I would post this on the St. Pete beach forums or Clearwater forums for more information if you want to be near the beach. Beachfront will be expensive, but maybe you could stay a few miles away from the beach since you will have a car. Tampa is about 45 minutes from the Gulf beaches.

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2. Re: Seniors on a budget for the winter months.

Oh, thank you. I will do that.

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3. Re: Seniors on a budget for the winter months.

Also consider Anna maria Island. Just south of Tampa, about an hour, and generally a bit cheaper and more laid back. There are cottages and studios just off the beach, or a bit farther there is Shorewalk or The Springs at Palma Sola, both of which offer apartments for a week, a month, or longer. These are about 10 minutes from the beach.

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4. Re: Seniors on a budget for the winter months.

Thank you, again for all your help. This site is the best!

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5. Re: Seniors on a budget for the winter months.

http://www.craigslist.org

under Florida and Tampa/St.Pete >vacation rentals

also "Council on Aging"

colorful brochure: St.Pete*Clearwater, Explore America's TopRated Beaches www.FloridasBeach.com

St.Petersburg/Clearwater Area Conv. & Visitors Bur.

Canadian Office 197 Arichat Road Oakville, Ont.

L6J5N5 1-800-345-6710

Most all of Florida has a duality of classy accommodations contrasted with warmly inviting if somewhat shabby space-

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