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Rental property in Central Valley

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My husband and I arrive in CR the end of June and need a rental property beginning July 1, 2016 for a few months. We would like to be in the Central Valley area, in one of the towns in the mountain areas, like Grecia. We will not have a car in the beginning, so it needs to be in town, or walkable (less than 2 klms.) We only need one bedroom, one bath minimum, furnished, and HOT water!! Our budget would be $800. US dollars a month maximum. Any shared knowledge of properties available, real estate agents, etc. would be greatly appreciate. We had thought we would treat ourselves to the month of July in Puerto Viejo, however just heard from the landlord of the house we put a deposit down on that there is NO water there, and none expected to be released by the city. So, we are back to looking. Our original plan was to rent in the Central Valley area. Thank you in advance for your input.

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If you are only looking for a few months, try vacation rentals by owner vrbo.com. You will find it hard to find a place without being here. The best way is word of mouth.

 

Look for a cabina or BnB for short term.

 

The majority of rentals are for 3 year leases, although you can get out of them very easily.

 

Why do you need hot water? It's not as important as you might think. Electric shower heads provide unlimited hot showers and rest doesn't matter.

 

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Gail,

 

Tom's advice about starting out in a B&B is really very good advice. You can find B&Bs which are well within your budgetary range and stay as long or as briefly as you need as you beging to explore the town.

 

And while you are at the B&B you can will be test-driving the town and meeting people and trying out businesses. Then once you've made a few acquaintances you'll be able to start to ask the questions you want about where to stay longer-term and who might be a reliable and helpful agent/person for you with getting thing set up.

 

The best thing about this way of 'starting up' in CR is by that being in a B&B that takes most of the pressure off of yout find some place in a hurry, and that in turn can allow you some welcome bargaining room during your efforts.

 

Good luck with your upcoming advernture, Gail.

 

Cheers!

 

Paul M.

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