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  1. This is a shout-out to anyone involved with any of the very worthy causes we have here. If you have a Silent Auction or raffle coming up, I have something to donate to it: a one year homeowner's/renter's membership to HouseSitMexico.com (my website), which is particularly valuable for pet owners to find sitters (who sit for free). Over 200 house sits in Mexico successfully filled in our first year, recently concluded. HouseSitMexico functions like the big international house sitting websites, but serves specifically Mexico. A one year membership is normally $79US, but I'd be delighted to support worthy causes with a donation of at least one certificate per auction or raffle. You can reach me directly at Admin@HouseSitMexico.com. Alex
  2. I've been trying to contact a business called Refigeracion Camarena but their landline phone (766 3396) is out of order. Anyone have another number for them? Bottom line: I need someone who KNOWS appliances, and a Bosch stove in particular. Issue is a new set of control handles/buttons for the stove, which need to be adjusted to fit. Your basic run of the mill Mexican plumber/electrician (even good ones) won't do this time. Really want to get this done today... Thx. Alex
  3. Thank you all very much! Alex
  4. Got a big stain on a brand new king size comforter. Am searching for a place that has a machine large enough to wash it ASAP. Leads to find one are appreciated. Alex
  5. Got a big stain on a brand new king size comforter. Am searching for a place that has a machine large enough to wash it ASAP. Leads to find one are appreciated. Alex
  6. I'd like to recommend Antonio Nuñez as an excellent overall home maintenance, renovation and construction contractor. The work he has done for us includes a complete casita renovation (including new tile flooring), a complete bathroom renovation, extensive selitre repair, lots of interior and exterior painting, and even creating and installing a wrought-iron security gate over our CFE meter. Antonio SPEAKS ENGLISH and is an extraordinarily honest, trustworthy and very nice guy. Here is his contact information: Antonio Nuñez Antonio’s Cell Phone: (333) 474-4322 Antonio’s Home Phone: 766-2057 Alex
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    Renewed House Sitting site

    Hey - thank you for the mention! Yes, it's true that www.HouseSitMexico.com has relaunched with an all-new site. The members of this web board are cordially invited to contact me for an extra special offer if you wish to join. I appreciate the kudos! The focus of the website is very much community-oriented. While we have lots of sitters coming from outside Mexico, we're excited that nearly half of the sitters live somewhere in Mexico (and many are homeowners here too). Lots of people want to come here to Lake Chapala. We hope to see a situation where a pet owner can go for a weekend, even at the last minute, and have good pet care while they're gone.
  8. MsAlex

    Hair Salon recommendation

    Dana Douin cell: (333) 485-9485 danaarts@yahoo.com Dana does quality work at a skill level that in the States would easily cost you ten times what he charges. I'm talking "high end" for both the cut and color. He's also very personable and a pleasure to chat with.
  9. A friend of a friend has a 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite at the Bel Air Collection Resort - Nueva Vallarta going empty this week. If you can use what's left of this timeshare week (getting there ASAP with check out on Saturday, June 25th), I think you can get a terrific deal. She will actually be at the resort this week, as her son is getting married there. She can assist with check in if need be. Relevant info follows. I will send her your best offer and then the two of you can be in direct contact. Please send me a private message if you want to discuss it. Who wants a vacation??? -Alex Details follow: Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa located at Boulevard Costera 800 Sur, Fraccionamiento Flamingos, Nuevo Vallarta, NA 67372, Mexico This is for a 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Villa. Sleeps up to 6 people. (That is with some sleeping on the sofa/couch pullout) This is not an "All Inclusive" Reservation. Bel Air Collection Resort and Spa Vallarta, on fabulous Flamingos Beach, offers sun, sand and surf in a tranquil atmosphere away from crowds and congestion. Wonderful amenities are available amid lush tropical plantation landscaping. Walk the gorgeous open beach for miles in either direction, and see whales and dolphins surface on the bay. With the new federal highway, the resort is just 12 minutes from Puerto Vallarta's International Airport. This resort has 3 restaurants. However, if you want low-key dining options, there is also a grocery/convenience store and 24-hour room service. "Collection Spa" offers facials and body scrubs, as well as hot stone massages, beachside massages and body treatments. In addition to the facilities in the on-site spa, leisure facilities include 3 spa tubs, 24-hour fitness center, a health club, a sauna and a steam room. Family-friendly amenities at this resort include a children's pool, a children's club, babysitting and supervised childcare/activities. There is a nice outside infinity pool with a swim-up bar FREE WiFi is available in all rooms and in some public areas. FREE bicycles on site - complimentary. FREE self-parking Room Amenities: Air Conditioning Bathrobes Ceiling Fans Climate Control Free Toiletries Coffee/tea maker DVD Player Down Comforter Daily Housekeeping Phone Egyptian-cotton sheets Pillowtop Mattress Hair dryer LCD TV Iron/ Ironing board Premium TV Channels You will be renting this Villa and No Timeshare Presentation is required.
  10. Hi, We're looking for a large area rug (minimum 2x3 meters, or ideally 8x10 ft), and have looked at the wool Oaxacan rugs for sale over on the carretera, near Revolution street (just past El Torito). Is that fellow the ONLY source for such rugs in this area? 'Anyone know of another vendor? Thanks, Alex
  11. The Children's Art Program at LCS wants your clean and empty tins with fitted reusable lids (such as gift tins or tins that candy, cookies or tea might have come in). Any size! The tins will be prepped, painted a solid white. Young artists will then paint on them, decorate them, creating (and then selling) some practical decorative items. Please drop off your clean, empty tins at LCS with a note taped on the bag(s) or tins marked "CAP". Spread the word! Thanks, Alex
  12. I'd like to find a local person (expat or English-speaking Mexican) who does professional quality website development. (I speak Spanish but would prefer to work with someone in English.) Any recommendations? You can post replies here or send me a private message. Thanks! Alex
  13. Go to www.grandluxxe.com Click for the Nuevo Vallarta location. You can see all sorts of information there about the resort and its location. Here is what they say about their 2 bedroom 2 bath suites: LUXXE MASTER SUITEThe Luxxe Master Suite is a two-bedroom, two-bath suite of approximately 2,570 square feet, with two king-size beds or one king size bed and two double beds, two Jacuzzi tubs, a sprawling terrace with a private plunge pool, gourmet kitchen, dining room, living area with a sleeper sofa, and three 42” LED TVs. The Luxxe Master Room connects with a Luxxe Suite to create the larger Luxxe Master Suite. Accommodates 6 people. BTW: In the two times I stayed at the Grand Luxxe before, the living room had two couches that, with the bolsters taken off, become two single beds. (I actually think that's better and more comfortable that the "sleeper sofa" the official description details. Presume that you'll have one or the other, but two people can sleep comfortably in the living room, plus two in each of the two bedrooms = sleeping accommodations for up to 6 people.) The actual location of the specific Luxxe Master Suite is assigned by the front desk when you check in (just like any other person checking in with a reservation and a certificate coming through Interval International vacation ownership). I just looked at the two week forecast (which covers the period of this vacation, which is specifically Friday, June 19 through Friday June 26) and there are no hurricanes forecast, to answer your stated concern. Please do your own due diligence looking up weather information, but as far as I can see there is nothing out of the ordinary forecasted. The AUCTION CLOSES TODAY, SUNDAY, at 8 PM!!!! 32auctions.com/LCSCAP
  14. Yes, you have total assurance that all the money from this auction will go to the Children's Art Program. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT! If there's ever been an opportunity to have a luxurious vacation, help local kids and save money at the same time, this may be it! Check out the quality of the vacation: www.grandluxxe.com and click on "Nueva Vallarta".
  15. I see one person has already bid for the 2 bedroom suite at The Grand Luxxe! 32auctions.com/LCSCAP/. The Grand Luxxe is "really luxe" (like the name says)! We've been there twice before, and if some other concerns weren't stopping us now, we would definitely want to go again (especially at this price level). If you're considering bidding on this auction and want to talk to someone who's been there, you are welcome to contact me directly. As a supporter of the Children's Art Program, I'm hoping to see some higher bids! If you haven't seen information about this online auction - please take a look. 32auctions.com/LCSCAP/ It's a great opportunity to enjoy some luxury affordably, AND every nickel goes to the Children's Art Program. Alex