Renting a House in Cancun: Show it to Me!

For Show Me Your… , Brooke from Livin La Vida Garcia asked to see a room in my house. Well Brooke, I’ll do ya one better…

Yesterday we found a new house to rent!! Yay!! It’s situated right on the same street where I live now, so moving should be a piece of cake.

The layout is actually exactly the same as my current house, except it has a few extras, like closets, kitchen cabinetsΒ and air conditioning. The only drawback is that it has the same hideous floors as my current house. I’ve never seen such ugly floors in my life. (Although they’re great for hiding dirt…)

It’s not the prettiest house I’ve seen, but it should be quite comfortable for Jorge, me and the puppies. The master bedroom in particular is pretty cool. I think with a little paint and a little love it will be quite cute. πŸ™‚ It’s got potential.

Here's the front, which I think we'll end up painting pale yellow or something because the color's a little faded at the moment. Unlike my current house, it has a gate!!! No grass, though. Still, it should be a nice place to sit and chat in the evenings with Jorge, or to have friends over. (On my street, people love to have patio parties on Fridays.)

Inside the front patio. There's a planter for a bugambilia tree or something!!! Hurrah! Success!

beams over the front patio. The owner's gonna clean them up a bit, and we're gonna try to get some climbing plants all over them. (There are some gorgeous climbers around here with huge yellow flowers.)

The living room. A bit depressing, but we'll figure something out. WHY CAN'T I GET AWAY FROM THESE AWFUL FLOORS???

Kitchen... same as my current one, but with prettier countertops and this one actually has cabinets! No more storage bins for this gringa.

Bathroom... the owner is planning on turning the sad sink into a vanity before we move in. I hope it happens. This one has doors!! My current shower is a curtain rod held up by a wire, with a flimsy curtain.

There's a cabinet above the toilet!!! No more cleaning products stuffed under the tank. πŸ™‚ It looks a little sad though... maybe a little paint and some new handles?

Front bedroom. In my current house, this is the same room I have, except mine has no closet doors. Just an empty space and a bar. At the new house, this room will be Jorge's Nintendo room. (He's excited.)

The back bedroom. At my current house, it's just the front part of what you see here. The owners of this house have added on the back room. I think we're gonna use the first part as a dressing area, and the back part as the bedroom itself.

Closet doors and entrance in the "dressing area". I haven't had closet doors in 5 years. This is exciting.

Shelves in the dressing room! and storage space!! I haven't had shelves or storage in 5 years!

Peeking into the bedroom from the dressing room. A bit of lower tile missing, but the bed should cover that up.

Inside the bedroom. A domed ceiling!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and an air conditioning unit! Oh, the simple joys in life. (Negative: The window looks out onto the boring patio. We'll have to put some potted plants out there or something.)

The back patio, leading out from the kitchen. BLAAAAAAAH. Dog-friendly suggestions for sprucing it up are welcome!

Well, there it is. If you wanna know what my current house looks like… just imagine a completely stripped-down version of that. Like… this house, with just the walls and the disgusting floors.

22 thoughts on “Renting a House in Cancun: Show it to Me!

  1. Yay for finding a house that works well for you guys!! It’s always fun decorating a new space! πŸ™‚

    PS..I really, really need to get started on my ‘show me your..’ post!!! :O

  2. Thanks! The floors do not look bad considering, I’m sure a few rugs would do wonders. I love it! You’ll have to post some pics when you have it looking homey! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love your new place – that’s so exciting! You can hide those hideous floors with a few rugs. Can’t wait for the ‘after’ pictures!

  4. glad to hear you got yourself a new house. i love the idea of flowering vines on the wood beams. aside from the aesthetic, it can provide some shade πŸ™‚

  5. That looks like an adorable house! Please post follow-up pics as you decorate and renovate and make it your very own. πŸ™‚

    I like all the shelves and cabinets, it looks like you have lots of storage space. I think it is so interesting to see how rental houses are different in Mexico – do most have that fence/gate in the front yard like that?

    Congrats again! Try not to hate the floors too much. πŸ˜€

    • Yes, most houses in Cancun have gates on the front. It’s a bit offputting at first, but I’m so used to it now.

      I will post pics and I will try to love the floors just a bit more haha.

  6. Congrats on your new home! I’m sure it will work out amazingly for you. I think a lot of potted plants would really make it look alive, since you have expressed a love of plants and flowers. πŸ™‚

    Stopping by from SITS,

  7. Did you say Cancun? Well, it sounds worth it to live there right? It’s a pleasure to meet you. Thanks for leaving a comment at my blog so I could find you.

  8. Wow– the amount of rooms and spaces you have quantifies it as a palace in my book! Congrats! You’ll be starting your new life together soon and have a fresh slate of a place to create your new home. You have a lot of good stuff to work with.

    As for the ugly floors, they don’t look terrible, but you might consider decorating them w/ throw rugs. is a website (pic w/ a throwrug) my roommate & I would look at for DIY decorating ideas.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *