We decided against the first one. It’s a great house for a great price, but it’s just not for us. The patio is too small for our doggies, and the bedrooms are miniscule. Plus, no window in the master bedroom? Really? Everything else was great, and I’m sure someone else will snatch it up quickly.
(before you judge me for passing this up, they were only renting us the ground floor)
Goodbye, beautiful bathrooms:
The second house, which we LOVED, isn’t going to work out, sadly. I mentioned there were a lot of small issues and elements missing. We offered to pay the rent price ($6000 pesos a month) and take care of those things ourselves, so long as the owner took it out of the rent price. The owner hasn’t answered yet, so I’m guessing it’s a no. (or she’s waiting it out to see if she can get another renter by July, which would be a smart move on her end) Anyway, we simply can’t afford to pay 6000 pesos PLUS the cost of fixing everything that needs fixing, so oh well. Such is life. Actually I guess we COULD pay it, but it would be more than we’re looking to pay and quite frankly I’m not gonna pay that much for a house that needs that much work.
She still might answer eventually and say yes. I’m kinda hoping that she’s just waiting it out to see if a better renter comes along. (It’s been 6 months, woman… just accept the offer!)
I’m gonna have to bid farewell to this kitchen:
Beautiful kitchen (and that’s only half of it!) but those clear cabinet doors? Yeah, there’s nothing there. Thought it was glass? You were wrong. Nothing there. Nada. There are also drawers with no handles and no spaces on the sides to grab onto. Not cool.
Goodbye beautiful bathroom with non-functional lights.
Goodbye beautiful closet where I can proudly display my shoes, along with the ugly, almost-falling-out-of-the-ceiling fan!
I certainly won’t miss the front of the house (with a bit of paint and grass, it would actually be quite cute!)
Overall we’d love the house, but we’re just not gonna pay that much for something with so many small issues. We’re cool with fixing them, but we ain’t payin for it. The owner lives in Merida, so I understand she can’t do it herself… but at least help a girl out! (please say yes, please say yes, please say yes…)
Good news: 2 houses are available for rent in my neighborhood!!! One is on my street and looks very cute. The other is right in front of my favorite tree in Cancun!! Both cost $4500 pesos a month. (Lower end of the budget! Hurray! Car soon?) I think I’m gonna call this weekend and set up a time for us to look. I’ll try to sneak some pics for you guys…