I'm from California and also have a home in Florida. I am currently traveling a lot in Europe as well.
While in Florida I love to go the beach. As a host I can tell you the best local spots to go. The house is a safe and fairly quiet place to come back to. No children are in the house (though I love kids) and everyone works during the day and is normally cheerful. Often I won't be around at all but I am very attentive and have someone in the area if anything goes wrong.