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A city pad ... or a view of the sea?

Will you follow the Latin beat to a beachfront bolthole in Brazil, be seduced by the sea views in Santorini or settle down in a stylish Stranmillis apartment? Property Correspondent Helen Carson reports



A stylish one-bedroom apartment in Stranmillis will not break the bank - with an asking price of £195,000.

The ground floor flat in Sandhurst Court has a good sized lounge which is open plan to a well-equipped kitchen with splash tiling. There is also a double bedroom with built-in wardrobes and a fully-tiled bathroom with a white suite, bath and power shower.

With storage in the entrance hall and a parking space, this well located apartment in Stranmillis village is perfect for singletons or a couple.

Many amenities are within walking distance such as sports clubs, entertainment, Queen's University and Belfast city centre.

Templeton Robinson, tel 028 9066 3030 or



A luxury shoreside home in the Adriatic hotspot of Montenegro is a steal at just under £156,000.

A fully-furnished apartment in the traditional village of Muo, which overlooks the stunning Bay of Kotor, offers high-spec accommodation. Expect air-conditioning, heating, a balcony, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms set in grounds with two swimming pools and two jacuzzis.

A small cafe serves drinks and there is a children's playground with climbing wall and barbecue pits as well as a 24-hour concierge service.

This development also has environmental features, such as recycled rainwater for garden and pool use, while solar power provides both heat and light for the pools.

Pluto Developments, tel 0207 870 3942 or

Cape Verde

There is always a sea view from an apartment in Ponta Preta Beach resort on the island of Sal.

And with prices from £61,750, you can afford to treat yourself.

The beachfront accommodation is beside the Riu Hotel complex so you will have full use of its facilities, including bars, swimming pools and shops.

An Ernie Els golf course is also planned only five minutes away. Building due to begin.

Jamijo, tel 028 3887 2030 or

Greek Islands

Buy a bolthole near the best stretch of coastline on the island of Santorini for a mere £125,000.

The breath-taking countryside and coastline of the Monoliths region of Santorini offers the perfect setting for a two or three-bedroom detached villa. They also have one or two bathrooms, landscaped gardens and the option of a private pool.

These particular properties have also been designed and developed to the highest standards and were built using local materials, ensuring that they have a Greek feel about them.

And with the beautiful beach of Kamari nearby, this is a very affordable piece of paradise.

Iberian International, tel 028 9047 1505 or visit


With its combination of white sandy beaches, impressive cliffs and beautiful coconut palms, Pipa in Brazil is fast becoming a holiday home hotspot.

And the resort, which is located in the Rio Grande do Norte state of Brazil, is situated in the region's largest ecological sanctuary.

There is also a variety of accommodation at the Pipa Paradise development, ranging from two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom villas with stunning ocean. Prices from an incredible £55,126 to £120,525 respectively.

Pipa is also hosting its famous food festival in October (5-14) this year. Each restaurant will prepare a dish using regional ingredients with customers choosing the best recipes.

Experience International, tel 0203 102 5030 or visit

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