16
NOV
2011

No Ticky – No Laundry

Knowing my washer and dryer had just been taken from the house we were buying I wondered what might be next. I assumed my previous post hiding behind the fence and waited and watched to see what might happen next. About 10 minutes later, the same truck pulled into our lot again and he
15
NOV
2011

Stop Thieves!

Laurel was not able to join me for closing so I flew to Vieques from Ottawa for closing in late October. Armed with a Power of Attorney drafted by our Puerto Rican attorney (the Power of Attorney adventure will make a great future blog) I was going to be in Vieques Thursday evening, c
14
NOV
2011

Vieques In One Minute

[vodpod id=Video.15692077&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] Vieques In One Minute, posted with vodpod
14
NOV
2011

Ten Years Late?

We visited Puerto Rico over ten years ago.  One day we visited El Yunque Rain Forest and I remember looking to the East across to St. Thomas but also saw Vieques for the first time.  Looking back, this clearly would have been the time to have purchased property here.  Even though the
13
NOV
2011

Our Vieques Adventure Begins!

Well, we finally made the plunge acquiring a vacation home in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Check in for what I hope will me informative, interesting, and amusing updates. Read from the bottom up to follow chronologically.
13
NOV
2011

Getting The Keys From The Sellers at Closing

The Adventure begins!  We recieved the keys for our new vacation home in Vieques on October 28, 2011…and flew back to Canada 2 days later.  This blog will follow our progress renovating, furnishing, renting, and eventually enjoying our winter getaway.  If you love Vieques or are
13
NOV
2011

So Many Questions…So Few Answers

We have a lot on our mind including; Does the new house we bought have an address? Who are the good contractors on the island? Where does one buy furniture? What is our renovation budget?  Is it realistic? Building permits? A pool? Utilities? Internet? Phone? Cable, or Satellite? Garb
13
NOV
2011

Why We Love Vieques

Vieques is a small island off the South East coast of Puerto Rico. From it there are amazing views of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, it’s sister Island, Culebra and of course the main island of Puerto Rico. It has a population of less than 10,000 people and there are hundreds
13
NOV
2011

A quick tour of the island!

Vieques has some of the most fantastic beaches anywhere. On most days you will have them almost to yourself. After our visit in February 2011 I whipped this little video together. Have a look…