Music and family fun in Florida with Villa Owner Ray
Music fans around the world have spent decades watching American musicians become the backbone to modern-day life, from the rock and roll of Elvis to the smooth sounds of the Supremes. However, one fan found himself so taken by the American music scene he decided to purchase a second property in the USA.
“It was actually my daughter who talked me into it,” laughs Property Owner Ray Moore. “I was just going to buy another property in Aberdeen, but she made the point that if I bought property in Florida we could go on holiday, and I’ve always been a fan of America. So, everything seemed to fall into place.”
Ray took his first trip to Florida in search of his new property. Although, this wasn’t the first time he had made the journey to the United States. “There’s so much I like about America,” he continues. “ I like the music, the lifestyle and the food. I really enjoy the different types of food, there's just so many. But, my favourite part of American culture is the music scene, I've travelled to Nashville, Florida, Chicago and California and I have to say my favourite parts were; Chicago and Nashville because of the music, but I like anywhere in America!”
Every year families flock to Florida to meet their favourite Disney characters. But, there’s more to Orlando than Mickey Mouse and co. “We visited Clear Water and the Gulf Coast, where we saw the Beach Boys,” adds Ray. "I really recommend that area for anyone looking for a break from the theme parks." Clear Water is one of the most popular beach destinations in Florida. The warm, Gulf waters and white, sandy beach create a calming atomosphere, a welcome break from the high-energy theme parks. You can find it along Florida's Tampa Bay area and if you're really lucky you may spot a dolphin or sea turtle, so keep your eyes peeled.
So, Ray why should people visit your villa?
“The pool, people love the pool. It's not overlooked by anyone and its beautiful at night. You can just sit out there.
"We have a games room for kids with a pool table and things and guitars on the wall, plus it's only a five minute walk to the restaurants, shops, supermarket and bars - that’s unusual, normally you would have to drive, which is a big selling point for us.”