I am happy that you
have clicked on this page and are wanting to learn something about
the person you are considering doing business with. Purchasing
off of the internet can be a daunting experience, especially with so
much money and international borders involved. I too want to
know about the people I am dealing with before turning over our home
or one of our neighbor's homes to someone. Let's start by telling you
a little about me... and this business which I have created.
I am the
owner of the villa Brisa Caribe and business of the same name.
I am a Canadian citizen by birth but have also proudly held a
Mexican passport since 2007. I have been
fortunate enough to travel to, and live in, numerous countries around
the world before making Puerto Aventuras Mexico my permanent home.
I was in in the
seismic business for 27 years involved in the exploration for oil &
gas. My work took me from within 200 miles of the North Pole to the
far reaches of the Empty Quarter Desert, which separates Oman from Saudi Arabia,
the United Arab Emirates, and
Yemen. I have been privileged to meet people and see things
which ordinary travel would not allow one to reach.
Researching, setting up, and then conducting business and field
operations in numerous countries and cultures has provided an insight
that has been both rewarding and frustrating, but never without
challenge. In addition to travel and business, my other
passions are scuba diving, powder skiing, motorcycle adventure
touring and off-road motorcycle riding & racing.
In early 2000 we were
living in the Sultanate of Oman and at a
crossroads in life. We decided to put my career on the back
burner and pursue a different course. With a love of tropical
water diving, warm weather, and the Latin culture, we decided to
return to Mexico and look for the perfect place to set down roots.
Attracted to the general area by the fabulous diving opportunities,
we drove into Puerto Aventuras and immediately knew we had found our new home.
rented a condo here in “Puerto”, as we locals call it, then spent
the next 15 months purchasing a lot, designing our home (villa Brisa
Caribe), and going through all of the often painful steps of
building it. While this close involvement certainly paid off
in the attention to detail and the quality of the finishing, it also
exposed us to a great deal
about “how things get done here” which has proven to be an invaluable
With the intention of
renting our home as a vacation rental for part of the year while we
traveled, I designed the web site and began marketing the villa
on the internet. With some success, neighbors and friends
began to ask me to market their villas and condos. As the popularity of
the web site, the area, and my reputation grew, so did the business.
Soon I needed more properties to meet the demand and an assistant to
help with the work. I
then started working with some local agents who manage other
properties outside of Puerto Aventuras.
struggle to keep the business small and simple so that my staff and I can
hopefully provide a level of service and local knowledge that just
may not be available elsewhere. I am very selective about the
properties that I represent and the people I choose to work with.
I try to specialize in oceanfront properties that offer casual
hassles... for you and me. This is Mexico and it is a 3rd
world country so we must be realistic and understand that many things
are simply not predictable or controllable. To help
achieve this, I try to represent properties that are well equipped,
properly maintained and have good staff employed who understand the
needs of vacationing guests.
We do not manage any
of the properties except our own home Brisa Caribe. We market
them on the internet and answer all questions up to the point of
arrival. After you get here you will deal with an employee or
management company chosen by the owner.
We want the guests,
the owners and the staff working at the properties to all be happy.
That equates to you getting what you think you are renting and the
owner being satisfied that we are putting responsible guests in their
homes who will respect the property, the rules the owners have laid
out, and the staff working there. We like nothing more than to
hear from guests that our web site did not do the property justice.
Or to hear from owners or staff that they have few problems with the
guests we send. I would rather you not rent from us then to
have you rent and later learn that either you or the owner were
disappointed. After all, I moved here to semi retire and enjoy
a stress reduced lifestyle.
Our responsibility to
the owners is to market their property, screen potential guests,
collect the rental payments and provide the guests with the
information they require to show up on the door step. Each
owner has a staff employed directly by them to maintain the property
and handle guest concerns while on the property should they arise. These are the
people you will deal with while here. I have taken most of the photos
and written the descriptions of each property. I visit the
properties on as regular basis as possible to update our information and ensure
standards are being kept up. All of the properties we represent
are privately owned so style, amenities and decor may vary or even
change without notice.
I operate from my home office here in Puerto Aventuras Mexico.
My life partner Shelly and I like to travel 4 - 5 months of the year so I have an assistant working the emails with me who
lives in Playa del Carmen, has visited the properties
and knows the area. Since the mail service here in Mexico is
not reliable or secure I have a part time assistant in Pennsylvania who
handles the rental agreements and collection of rental deposits. Since I have been involved in
the property rental business I
have developed a strong reputation in the local community and with
the guests I have helped to find a vacation rental.
(please see the comments
page of our web site) If you require references, I would
be happy to supply them.
Brisa Caribe look forward to
working with you and sharing this little slice of paradise.
To learn more about
the services we provide and what you should expect with a vacation
property rental please see
SERVICES OFFERED &
Mexico 52 984 873-5459
USA 1 303 325-5800
Canada 1 403 775-7028