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Where in the world can you buy a vacation home for $500,000?

Looking to buy your family a second home somewhere special this holiday season? The Globe's personal finance team has dug up some gems from around the globe - and they're priced pretty reasonably, too.

Location: Sedona, Ariz. Asking price: $529,000 (U.S.) Square footage: 2,516

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This three-bedroom spacious home is a desert oasis. The bedrooms are suites complete with sitting areas and ensuites with whirlpool tubs. The kitchen features dark cherry cabinets, granite countertops, an island, pantry and wine cooler. Vaulted ceilings and an open-concept layout add to the spaciousness of this property. The rear patio offers stunning views of the Arizona Red Rocks and a retractable awning can keep the sun out of your eyes.

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Location: Boca Raton, Fla. Asking price: $499,000 (U.S.) Square footage: 2,731

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This four-bedroom waterfront home is located in one of Florida’s more affluent cities. The main floor is spacious and open with an upgraded kitchen. Large windows allow for lots of natural light and the yard features a tropical pool and, of course, palm trees.

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Location: Spanish Wells, Bahamas Asking price: $495,000 (U.S.) Square footage: 1,800

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This sunny second home is spacious with great views on the local area. It’s close to a beautiful white sandy beach and has a large front porch for entertaining. The house has lots of windows to let in all that gorgeous Caribbean sunshine.

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Location: Aliki, Paros, Greece Asking price: $465,718 (U.S.) Square footage: 2,185

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Located on one of the many islands southwest of Athens, this three-bedroom paradise offers beautiful views of Parikia’s Bay on the Mediterranean as well as nearby islands Syros and Serifos. The main floor is very open with lovely stone archways throughout. A covered veranda offers a great place for entertaining or relaxing.

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Location: Reykjavik, Iceland Asking price: $511,708 (U.S.) Square footage: Not available

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For a northern option, this five-bedroom home can be found in magical Reykjavik. The house has been recently renovated offering lots of space for a larger family or one with some guests. The kitchen features spacious cabinets and a window overlooking the property’s garden. A third room on the main floor has been used for afternoon tea (or a pantry).

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