Dec 11, 2007
We saw two apartments today. One was in Playacar, which is where many, many of the Americans here live. In fact, when we got coffee at a little coffee shop last night the waiter asked us if we were going to live in Playacar when we told him we were moving here. It would probably be a great place if neither of us spoke Spanish and had no intention of learning it.
BUT- it accepts dogs. Yeah, it's a dump inside and the furniture smelled and I don't really know if we'd like living there, and I'm sure we wouldn't like the long walk to town and the way it feels so separate and not Mexican, and neither of us really wants to live on a golf course, anyway, and there are way way way too many gringos there.
BUT- it's only $1000/month, which is pretty good considering it was huge and had two bedrooms.
Then we saw one that is only a block away from the Wal-Mart (where you can get groceries) and about a 10 minute walk from the beach and a 5 minute walk from our friends where we're staying now. And it was really cool inside with nice architectural details and a loft in one of the bedrooms. And it's in our price-range.
BUT- there's no parking, the pool looked unmaintained as it was green, and we aren't sure about the pets item, the realtor is checking with the owner.
Tomorrow we're going to see an unfurnished apartment that we've already seen once (but the realtor we're seeing it with priced it at $100 less per month than the owner did when he showed it to us). Really we're just going to look at it to ask the realtor about pets. It seems like a lot of furnished places don't want you to have pets because they're worried about their furniture. The floors are all tile, so that's not a problem.
We're hoping they'll say yes about the pets, because it's $100 cheaper than the unit without parking and is basically brand new. It has a lovely, well-maintained pool and parking, but best of all, it's exactly where we'd like to be located... you can't beat that.
So, fingers crossed, y'all. Hopefully the place tomorrow will accept pets. If they don't, fingers crossed that the other place will accept pets. But worse case scenario we can live in gringolandia.