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#37710 - 04/19/01 11:22 AM buying a house on AC
I'm so glad to hear that we were not the only ones to buy. On our last day, we were just walking around in San Pedro and saw Southwind Realty. Just for our info, we walked over to see the price of real estate. Tricia was on her way in the door and told us about some condos. We took a boat ride up to Belezian Shores. It wasn't at all what we would ever do... but when she told us about a home south of the city, we were intrigued. It is about 3 miles south, right next to Carib. Island Resort. It's a cute little 2 bedroom with a loft. And it came furnished... although we are going to redecorate. I think there are a few places to get furniture on the island, and I hear that several men there can make anything you have a picture of, and it is beautiful. As far as the fabrics, thats a different story. But Tricia at Southwind has the name of several people who will ship your stuff. It's pretty pricey... and if you are going to rent, you may want to rethink that. We also visited a home on the island that was furnished by stuff from Mexico. Absolutely gorgeous, and very cheap!!! Good sturdy beds, tables, etc. So you at least have some options...
We (all of a sudden) have many friends... all of whom want an invite to AC! We are thinking of renting our house too, probably during the summer and fall (maybe to SMU students), since we will not be making the trek then. We are looking for someone to look after the property for us, and also some kind of housekeeping service, so if you run across any info on that, please pass it on.
My husband and I have travelled extensively and planned on buying on an island somewhere. Thought it may be Cayman until we saw beautiful Belize. I know it's not for everyone, but that's a good thing! My friends all say that I'll have a hard time, lack of sports and shopping, (but that's what planes are for, and I will be in my regular seats for every home Florida State football game, and make my regular trips to Buffalo for Bills and Sabres games). The husband may move down in a year or too, but I'll just be a part-timer.
Keep me posted on your progress. We are leaving May 30 for the closing, and will be down a week. I'll pass along any info to you as I get it.

#37711 - 04/19/01 11:36 AM Re: buying a house on AC
diann Offline
Hi Vicki...
Congrats!!! Wow... just another person to envy now Thanx for the info for us wanna be residents!!!

#37712 - 04/19/01 12:59 PM Re: buying a house on AC
M-A Gaffney Offline
Sue & her partner Charles can help with all your property management needs. (Yes, this is a SHAMELESS plug for my best friend of 35 years!)

#37713 - 04/19/01 12:59 PM Re: buying a house on AC
M-A Gaffney Offline
P.S. go 'noles!

#37714 - 04/19/01 01:13 PM Re: buying a house on AC
Thanks for the info M-A!

Another Nole here, huh? Do you live in the area? I live 60 miles north of Tallahassee.
I am a true Nole (see my post name...) I have a sports room (including the big screen), have videos of all the games for off-season... I even bought my car from the same place that furnishes Bowden with his. I told the salesman that I wanted the same spear and feathers detailing that Bobby gets, he told me no, but when we offered cash on the spot if he would do it... well, I am sporting the spear and feathers!
I almost always have extra tix for football games, let me know if you want to go...
I'm hoping several of our guys will be getting major payoffs this weekend...
PS: (I can't believe I haven't made some remarks to the post-name "Gator-something". I am being very restrained. Will be going through Gainesville tomorrow, maybe I can stay out of trouble.

#37715 - 04/19/01 01:15 PM Re: buying a house on AC
Mary Stephensen lives right there in the neighborhood and manages our property. Give her an e-mail at gecko@btl.net

#37716 - 04/19/01 01:42 PM Re: buying a house on AC
KC Offline
I have been in contact with Graniel's (mohogany furniture) and Hummingbird (Rattan furniture). We'll probably buy the furniture locally (there), but there is SO MUCH other stuff to buy. The house is brand new, so we have to buy everything from linens to pots and pans.
If you send me your e-mail address we'll keep in touch. (see mine below) I'd love to see your house, as we didn't get to explore the area South of San Pedro much. And I'd love to invite you up to ours for a swim in the pool and a cold one if we are ever in Paradise at the same time!

Kathy -- kathycarp@home.com
"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

#37717 - 04/19/01 01:45 PM Re: buying a house on AC
munichchick Offline
CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is great. We hope to do the same soon. Whish us luck that we can find something we can afford. We might buy land and have our little dream beach house built if that is cheaper.

#37718 - 04/19/01 02:26 PM Re: buying a house on AC
M-A Gaffney Offline
oh, now I see. "I be a Nole" Sorry I missed it!! Regarding Gator comments, I AM surprised you've controlled yourself so far! I know how these things can get. I split my time between Naples & Sarawee Village outside Dangriga. Don't hit the cayes much anymore. Just doing a little plug for my friends' biz now & then. By the way, Sue has moved back to San Pedro full time as of April 11th.

#37719 - 04/19/01 04:15 PM Re: buying a house on AC
cold in canada Offline
OK - I give up! What is a NOLE?

Also, is you new home on the Southwind web page so we can see a picture of it?!

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