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I am considering a long term rental in the ICON in the hotel zone in Puerto Vallarta. Does anyone have any experience with this property? Thanks for any info you can provide.

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I am considering a long term rental in the ICON in the hotel zone in Puerto Vallarta. Does anyone have any experience with this property? Thanks for any info you can provide.
I don't have any info, but I'd like to have your money.

Looked at the website, sorry but to me it looks like Miami Beach, Abu Dabi in PV. But everyone has their own tastes and if living in a foreign country the same way you in your home country is what you want, this looks like the place do to it, your contact with real Mexico should be very superficial and rare.

But I'd love to vacation there - what a joint - classy!

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I don't have any info, but I'd like to have your money.

Looked at the website, sorry but to me it looks like Miami Beach, Abu Dabi in PV. But everyone has their own tastes and if living in a foreign country the same way you in your home country is what you want, this looks like the place do to it, your contact with real Mexico should be very superficial and rare.

But I'd love to vacation there - what a joint - classy!
Maybe the OP is planning on a very long-term vacation in this classy joint.

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Old 17th May 2012, 10:25 PM
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I never realized that living in a polish whorehouse would be so expensive...
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I am considering a long term rental in the ICON in the hotel zone in Puerto Vallarta. Does anyone have any experience with this property? Thanks for any info you can provide.
A vendor of mine has a condo in that area. Very, very nice, clean, and posh. They say whenever I am in Puerto Vallarta I am free to stay there if I want. I am never in PV for business but I may need to schedule a weekend vacation to see although I don't think my company would like for me to take "handouts" from vendors. I've been to PV a few times in the past on separate vacations and I know of this area, however never spent any time there.

Thats all the information I have, sorry not so useful.

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Our intro to Mexico was made by borrowing our neighbor's condo at Bay View Grand in PV (Google it.) for a week - 10th floor, 3 bedrooms, guards, gates. etc etc. We did have the use of his car, so we were not totally cut off, we shopped, etc but at $400K USD it was/is a very expensive enclave and not the Mexico we found when we went exploring and found Ajijic.

Luckily (for us, not for them) they have been unable to sell it and if luck continues (badly for them, good for us) we will have a beachfront property to vacation in after we set up our home in Ajijic. [BTW-we are not mercenaries, they are our best friends here and we will miss them terribly when we emigrate, other than leaving our kids, they are a close second.)

And that is the point/difference: we consider staying at their place in PV as a vacation - it is luxurious and very, very familiar. Our move to Ajijic is to establish a home, to have an adventure, to not have the same-o same-o.

Nothing wrong in going the other way, BVG or ICON, that is why they make chocolate ice cream.

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Our intro to Mexico was made by borrowing our neighbor's condo at Bay View Grand in PV (Google it.) for a week - 10th floor, 3 bedrooms, guards, gates. etc etc. We did have the use of his car, so we were not totally cut off, we shopped, etc but at $400K USD it was/is a very expensive enclave and not the Mexico we found when we went exploring and found Ajijic.
I agree that THAT is not the life I want (or can afford) to live in Mexico. I live in a decent house right now in Monterrey with all of the Mexi-modern efficiencies, however I love when we go for 2 weeks every summer to visit my wives parents and extended familydown on the Oaxacan coast.

They have a small, humble, 2 room concrete house with a garage in front where her father runs his business. I sleep in a hammock with a fan on me every night (no AC) and critters constantly coming in and out of the house like they live there. Chickens, little lizards, misc little dogs, birds, and even once we had a fiddler crab make it way over to the house from the market a block away....must have escaped from one of the seafood stalls!

Thats the Mexico I love.

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I agree that THAT is not the life I want (or can afford) to live in Mexico. I live in a decent house right now in Monterrey with all of the Mexi-modern efficiencies, however I love when we go for 2 weeks every summer to visit my wives parents and extended familydown on the Oaxacan coast.

They have a small, humble, 2 room concrete house with a garage in front where her father runs his business. I sleep in a hammock with a fan on me every night (no AC) and critters constantly coming in and out of the house like they live there. Chickens, little lizards, misc little dogs, birds, and even once we had a fiddler crab make it way over to the house from the market a block away....must have escaped from one of the seafood stalls!

Thats the Mexico I love.
I wounder how long you loved it if you had to live like that all the time. Its nice to
visit and then go home.

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I wounder how long you loved it if you had to live like that all the time. Its nice to
visit and then go home.
I grew up in poverty...and living like how they live on the coast is heaven. At least you can fish for your dinner.

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I grew up in poverty...and living like how they live on the coast is heaven. At least you can fish for your dinner.
Good for you. It makes life so much easier when you do not want so much.
Easy to please. Ah life is so good.

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