Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Excitement is in the air!!!

Things are moving along rapidly and in a good way! First, we got notice that our Ecuadorian Visas have been approved. Next week we will call the consulate in Atlanta and schedule our visit to pick up our paperwork.

The other great news is we've found an apartment. Just as in the US, word of mouth is the best way to find a good place. The apartment is bigger than we need at almost 2000 sf but it's perfect. It's in the area that we wanted, close to the river Yanuncay. It's in a private gated community with about 20 families, mostly professional Ecuadorians.

It's a second story apartment, above the American expat woman who told us about the vacancy and introduced us, virtually, to the landlords. It's a 3 bedroom, lots of room for visitors from home. We have a fireplace, gorgeous tile floors, all the bedrooms are carpeted, a HUGE loft area that may become my writing spot and a great room. We hadn't planned on an unfurnished place but this was too good a deal to pass up and the price was perfect!

It's spotless, quiet and in an extremely well built building. Needless to say, we're excited. We had friends visit and take some photos for us. Here's a little peek...they are currently doing some updating and painting.








14 comments:

  1. And I finally got it fixed and I am able to comment! What a great apartment, and the fireplace looks so cozy.

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  2. Looks wonderful! Be careful, however, as you may find you get LOTS of company!!!

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    1. Well, initially they'll have to bring their own towels and sheets. LOL!

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  3. May I ask what the monthly rent is? We are inquiring about retiring there.

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    1. Brian, the rent is a steal (in our minds) at $400 a month. We are responsible for utilities.

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    2. Wow, $400 is awesome! I can hardly believe all that for a measley $400 a month. I am definitely impressed.

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  4. Looks really nice. Coming to visit you soon. lol

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  5. i was wondering about the rent as well! thanks! a move like this may be in the cards for me at some point, so your posts are much appreciated! btw, ive been following along quietly, and enjoying your travels immensely!

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    1. Glad you are enjoying it...if you are on Facebook, there are several good groups.

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  6. Beautiful apartment at such a great price. Looking forward to following your Ecuador adventures.

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