Gadsden Hotel Douglas Arizona

I was with a friend last week who lost a family member, so 3 of us friends went on a 700 mile road trip to the funeral. We all live in Puerto Penasco-Rocky Point, Mexico. The services were in Douglas Arizona, then a quick visit across the border into Agua Prieta Mexico.

There was adventure at every turn on the drive there. Crazy hail storn on the freeway where many cars were pulled over waiting for it to pass. Then more rain on the drive there, then finally arrived in the early evening to the church for the service. That first evening we stayed at the Gadsden Hotel in Douglas Arizona. Had a chance to visit with the family, lots of love surrounding our friend. What a beautiful historic place to be. The owner, Florencio, took us up to our floor in the over 100 year old Otis elevator. The Tiffany glass is beautiful, and there was a wonderful grand staircase. History says that Pancho Villa was riding his horse up the staircase, and broke off a small piece of the stair with the hoof of the horse. The bar (I think Saddle and Spur) was very cute, I spent time there and the lounge in the lobby, learning new drinks from the owner, Rosa Anel. Yolanda the bartender was very sweet.

We had a very nice breakfast in the restaurant Casa Segovia, and the piano player in the lobby was awesome.

See below some photos, including the one of the copper mug I purchased from the bar, the last one with the logo!

I also went in to the little museum inside the hotel, really cool, seeing photos from the old West.
Although the trip was for  a sad occasion, we still had a good time visiting friends and family. The Mass and services were beautiful. We so much enjoyed the hotel, where the owners were very welcoming and accomodating. Excellent customer service. We plan on another trip!

Gadsden Hotel: 520-364-4481  www.thegadsdenhotel.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $40,000.
Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 11 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.
**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.
It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction. Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.
Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.
Contact me:
US Line in Mexico: (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell: 011-521-638-109-0443

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Retirees Living well in Mexico

Here is a short video by CNN about some American Retirees living in Mexico. They are in Puerto Vallarta, where I lived for nearly 3 years. See what one man said how he can afford his 3000 square foot condo on his social security!

Whether you are thinking of Puerto Vallarta or even in the town I am in now: Puerto Peñasco also known as Rocky Point, I can find the perfect retirement or vacation home for you. Did you know you could buy a beach condo here in my town for about $89,000? We are a 3.5 hour drive to either Phoenix or Tucson, so close to the US.

They have a very active social life and say they have more friends in Mexico than they ever did in the United States, mainly because Puerto Vallarta is full of people just like them.

According to local government estimates, there are around 35,000 U.S. and Canadian citizens living in Puerto Vallarta, many of them retired like Mike and Sara.

“We get together and we have happy hours, we have wine and appetizers, we have coffees in different neighborhoods and we get together at different restaurants,” Sara Wise says.

Medical care is another factor they considered when they decided to move here. To their surprise, they found more options for quality health care and at much more affordable prices than in the United States, including procedures like surgeries and advanced dental care.

“The accessibility to the doctors is something that we never experienced in the United States and from what we understand it’s getting more difficult, not less,” Mike Wise says. “And the cost is somewhere between a quarter to a half of what things cost in the U.S.”

Puerto Vallarta has adapted to this relatively new, foreign clientele. Around town, doctors and dentists put out signs in English, and often have English-speaking employees.

Kimberly Altman, 63, a retiree from California who has been living in Puerto Vallarta for three-and-a-half years, says a doctor’s visit is usually $40.

Find my information below. Take a look at these retirees living the life in Mexico, click on the image:

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I am Robin Miller, the “Mexican Beach Bum”. Broker-Owner of Mexican Beach Homes.
I have been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 8 years, assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point.

As a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a member of NAR, the U.S. National Association of Realtors®, and with access to the MLS, I am qualified to represent buyers as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

In Mexico, I have authority to pay ANYONE finders fees upon a closed transaction.
Ask me for a FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Skype ID: robinmiller999
Office:      (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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Puerto Vallarta Kids rights march

Outside my office yesterday I heard what sounded like a parade. Turns out, it was a kid’s march. Kids and adults were marching down the main street in Puerto Vallarta with signs and chanting about kids not being exploited for work. They were all in white, carrying white balloons. As I left my desk to go look, I grabbed my camera as I always do, because you just never know when a good shot comes along. I took a few photos and video taped it. It was a nice “march” and they waved, the people in our building waved, there was a guy with a professional camera looking straight at me, my friend said “Hey Robin, looks look you might be on the Puerto Vallarta news”.  You will see how funny it looked when you see the video. He really looked like he was directing his comments to people upstairs.

It was cool to see all those sweet kids walking the street, carrying their signs and getting involved. It was later in the afternoon, so they were already out of school by the way. Link to my Youtube video: http://youtu.be/FA1bwRwFCBw

 

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I am Robin Miller, the “Mexican Beach Bum” and a REALTOR®  with Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division in the South Office in downtown Puerto Vallarta. I have been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 7 years, assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions.

As a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a member of NAR, the U.S. National Association of Realtors®, and with access to the MLS, I am qualified to represent buyers as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home.

Since licensing is not a requirement in most areas of Mexico, it is extremely important that a foreign purchaser uses a qualified agent for the real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

In Mexico, I have authority to pay ANYONE referral fees upon a closed transaction.
Ask me for a  FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate in Puerto Vallarta or
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Mexico.

I can be reached at:
Prudential Office: U.S. (310)-683-0051
Skype ID: robinmiller999 (602) 399-7141
Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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Coffee in Puerto Vallarta-Sunny Day

Coffee in Puerto Vallarta-Sunny Day

That title says it all. This past Saturday, Jan 26, 2013, I was at my real estate office. Next door is a coffee Shop, Pie in the Sky. I had a latte and took a break. I reflect on all the bad weather happening in the U.S. and my wish for all those people dealing with the arctic freeze, is that they could be in Puerto Vallarta at that moment to catch a break and enjoy what I was experiencing and be at peace.IMG_0036 IMG_0035

“The Mexican Beach Bum”, Robin Miller, sells real estate in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Robin is a Realtor with Carpe Diem Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta and has been in the Mexico Resort Real Estate Industry for over 6 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions. As a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a REALTOR (member of NAR, U.S. National Association of Realtors), Robin knows the importance of being involved in the available associations for continuing education, to assist foreigners  in purchasing property in Mexico. She also pays generous referral fees to anyone referring buyers! Ask Robin for details about Puerto Vallarta or Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Check out the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at U.S. (602) 399-7141 or her Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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Puerto Vallarta Best Destination in Mexico for TripAdvisor

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Tripadvisor, the world’s largest online travel website with 50 million visits, has chosen Puerto Vallarta as “Best Destination in Mexico 2012” as part of its annual Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Puerto Vallarta boasts beautiful beaches, the iconic Malecon, an environment

http://www.pvpulse.com/en/news/news-from-banderas-bay/puerto-vallarta-best-destination-in-mexico-for-tripadvisor

 

“The Mexican Beach Bum”, Robin Miller, sells real estate in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Robin is a Realtor with Carpe Diem Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta and has been in the Mexico Resort Real Estate Industry for over 6 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions. As a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a REALTOR (member of NAR, U.S. National Association of Realtors), Robin knows the importance of being involved in the available associations for continuing education, to assist foreigners  in purchasing property in Mexico. She also pays generous referral fees to anyone referring buyers! Ask Robin for details about Puerto Vallarta or Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Check out the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at U.S. (602) 399-7141 or her Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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Puerto Vallarta’s Second Tunnel Opens to Traffic

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On Sunday, January 6th, 2013, the second tunnel on Puerto
Vallarta
‘s Luis Donaldo Colosio
Highway (El Libramiento) was opened to
traffic, although its inauguration will be delayed until work on the old tunnel
is completed.

http://visitpuertovallarta.com/news/2013/01/puerto-vallartas-second-tunnel-opens-to-traffic/

 

“The Mexican Beach Bum”, Robin Miller, sells real estate in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Robin is a Realtor with Carpe Diem Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta and has been in the Mexico Resort Real Estate Industry for over 6 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions. As a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a REALTOR (member of NAR, U.S. National Association of Realtors), Robin knows the importance of being involved in the available associations for continuing education, to assist foreigners  in purchasing property in Mexico. She also pays generous referral fees to anyone referring buyers! Ask Robin for details about Puerto Vallarta or Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Check out the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at U.S. (602) 399-7141 or her Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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Elizabeth Taylor Puerto Vallarta House

Elizabeth Taylor Puerto Vallarta House…SADsam_2810

http://notinthepink.com/2013/01/11/elizabeth-taylors-house-in-puerto-vallarta/

 

“The Mexican Beach Bum”, Robin Miller, sells real estate in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Robin is a Realtor with Carpe Diem Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta and has been in the Mexico Resort Real Estate Industry for over 6 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions. As a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a REALTOR (member of NAR, U.S. National Association of Realtors), Robin knows the importance of being involved in the available associations for continuing education, to assist foreigners  in purchasing property in Mexico. She also pays generous referral fees to anyone referring buyers! Ask Robin for details about Puerto Vallarta or Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Check out the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at U.S. (602) 399-7141 or her Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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Cooking School in Puerto Vallarta

Cooking School in Puerto Vallarta
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On our recent vacation to Puerto Vallarta, we found no shortage of fun events and activities to fill our days and nights with.  Among those, my personal favorite, hands down, was a Thai Cooking Class that we took at “Essence of Cuisine Cooking School” from Dolores Brittingham.

With a big group of us traveling together, it wasn’t hard to gather 8 eager foodies (men and women) interested in participating in a night of cooking and eating.  Having our fill of Mexican food, we were delighted to see

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“The Mexican Beach Bum”, Robin Miller, sells real estate in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Robin is a Realtor with Carpe Diem Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta and has been in the Mexico Resort Real Estate Industry for over 6 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions. As a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a REALTOR (member of NAR, U.S. National Association of Realtors), Robin knows the importance of being involved in the available associations for continuing education, to assist foreigners  in purchasing property in Mexico. She also pays generous referral fees to anyone referring buyers! Ask Robin for details about Puerto Vallarta or Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Check out the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at U.S. (602) 399-7141 or her Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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Contemporary and Traditional Fine Art Destinations in Mexico

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Mexico is quickly being recognized as a hub for emerging contemporary art but also is noted for its rich history or traditional art. Mexico Boutique Hotels, a full service online hotel collection specializing in extraordinary boutique properties, highlights tucked away hotels that incorporate art in various ways, from art galleries exhibited within the hotel, art tour packages, recommendations for local galleries and more.

http://themexicoreport.com/2013/01/21/fine-art-destinations-in-mexico/

 

“The Mexican Beach Bum”, Robin Miller, sells real estate in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Robin is a Realtor with Carpe Diem Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta and has been in the Mexico Resort Real Estate Industry for over 6 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions. As a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a REALTOR (member of NAR, U.S. National Association of Realtors), Robin knows the importance of being involved in the available associations for continuing education, to assist foreigners  in purchasing property in Mexico. She also pays generous referral fees to anyone referring buyers! Ask Robin for details about Puerto Vallarta or Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Check out the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at U.S. (602) 399-7141 or her Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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Getting off the resort in oft-trod Puerto Vallarta

It was an unexpected delight on a Friday night in Puerto Vallarta, the immensely popular tourist beach haven on the Pacific coast of Mexico. I was checking out Nolitours; a new program pioneered by Canadian travel company…7868448
For our trip, that meant a walking tour through the steep and cobbled streets of Puerto Vallarta where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton consummated the ultimate Hollywood Golden Age affair (the pink adobe bridge Taylor had built so she could visit Burton’s pad without venturing into the street still stands). On another day, after visiting a market with a local foodie, where we squeeze-tested avocados the size of cantaloupe and brought freshly picked jicama to our noses, we were schooled in Mexican cooking at the private residence of a local chef. We rolled out of his home with our heads full of new ideas and our bellies full of steaming mole. We spent a day at a local orphanage, where we dropped off……

http://www.calgaryherald.com/travel/Getting+resort+trod+Puerto+Vallarta/7868445/story.html

 

“The Mexican Beach Bum”, Robin Miller, sells real estate in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Robin is a Realtor with Carpe Diem Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta and has been in the Mexico Resort Real Estate Industry for over 6 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions. As a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a REALTOR (member of NAR, U.S. National Association of Realtors), Robin knows the importance of being involved in the available associations for continuing education, to assist foreigners  in purchasing property in Mexico. She also pays generous referral fees to anyone referring buyers! Ask Robin for details about Puerto Vallarta or Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point.

Check out the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit MLS

She can be reached at U.S. (602) 399-7141 or her Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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