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expatwannabe

Aug 21, 2009, 2:17 PM

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looking for long term rental in playa del carmen

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Hi All-

I'm hoping someone can recommend a reliable agency, or website, that might be able to help us find a long term rental. We'd like to stay approximately 6 months and are traveling with child and furry companions.

Also, can anyone comment on the Waldorf school in Playa del Carmen. Any information or would be great! I'd love to hear of someone's personal experience with the school.

Thanks for any help.



mexliving

Sep 2, 2009, 4:03 PM

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Re: [expatwannabe] looking for long term rental in playa del carmen

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you might find a rental at www.vrbo.com if you do, you should be able to negotiate a better price then the weekly or monthly rates based on a 6 month rental.


toddmc


Sep 4, 2009, 10:08 AM

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Re: [expatwannabe] looking for long term rental in playa del carmen

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Hello

You may want to check out this site.

http://caribesunrise.com/

Heather has been in the area for some time and really knows her stuff.

Todd


Axixic


Sep 11, 2009, 3:59 AM

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Re: [expatwannabe] looking for long term rental in playa del carmen

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I've found the VivaStreet site to have better and less expensive listings and it lists dwellings all over Mexico:

http://search.vivastreet.com.mx/rentar-departamento+riviera-maya?lb=new&search=1&start_field=1&cat_1=76&keywords=&individual_type=&sp_housing_monthly_rent[start]=&sp_housing_nb_rooms=&offer_type=offer&sp_housing_monthly_rent[end]=&sp_housing_nb_bedrs=&sp_housing_sq_ft[start]=&sp_common_main_type=&sp_common_second_type=&searchGeoId=313&searchGeo_text=&submit=Buscar&end_field=

Try TinyURL:
http://tinyurl.com/m5fa5u


BBVA Marce

Sep 11, 2009, 7:29 AM

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Re: [PamelaDelafield] looking for long term rental in playa del carmen

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maybe you can visit www.panxito.com


Axixic


Sep 11, 2009, 3:36 PM

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Re: [BBVA Marce] looking for long term rental in playa del carmen

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You didn't look at VivaStreet did you or you would not have compared the two.


Hound Dog

Sep 13, 2009, 3:00 PM

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Re: [expatwannabe] looking for long term rental in playa del carmen

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May I make a suggestion, ExpatWB?

When we finished refurbishing our Southern Mexico residence in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, which is also a tourist town, local real estate agents approached us unsolicited and more than one suggested that we could sell our home in the historic center of that city for about $200,000USD more to an American shopping on the internet than we would fetch if we sold to a local mexican directly by word of mouth. Of course, we have no intention of selling but consider that bit of folk wisdom to be instructive about the premium you will pay if you decide to shop for a home for rent or sale in Playa del Carmen on the internet. That´s OK if that doesn´t bother you but why pay a substantial "gringo tax" as the locals laughingly call the premium you will pay over locals if you don´t have to do so?

Now, Quintana Roo is a special case but whether it´s Quintana Roo or Yucatan State or Chiapas or Oaxaca State I promise you you will pay a substantial premium over what you would otherwise pay if you go the internet route. Maybe your situation makes pounding the streets impossible and that´s understandable but just be aware of your situation. Real estate agents and informal referrals are not commonly used in Southern Mexico for a number of reasons. Incidentally, there are lots of places near Playa del Carmen where you can get a better deal. Working the street is what´s required.
 
 
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