I have a great reason to go south. I HATE winter. Actually, I really don't hate winter, I just don't like to be cold. I'd much rather "take it off", than "pile it on", clothes that is. We're trying to get into a resort south of Tampa ...
That sums it up for me too. We stayed in the St Pete area for a week before going further south. We're near Ft Myers now and it's sunny and 80's, but we don't like the area as well as west of Tampa. It's not a gulf vacation for us, we came to scout out southwest FL, and we still have a lot to learn. I'm told by some experienced FL snowbirds that you have to go as far south as Ft Myers if you want warm all year long. Of course that means "hot" in the summer.
Now, if you all want to pitch-in and buy us a place on Sanibel Island, we will accept it and be thankful.
P.S. We would like it with a private pier and a boat house.
Edit: We were thinking about including housekeeping services as well, but that might be asking for to much.