House Hunters International - Sinatra Moves South
I. Just. Spent $500 on these new glasses and I look great, I just spent ninety five dollars on these Warby Parker glasses, including, prescription lenses, and, I also look great saving, all that money meant I had four hundred and five dollars left over to pay my cell phone bill and, get a haircut as well as shoes for my nephew's twins. I also took my girlfriend out to dinner got. A gym membership got. Some bunny slippers, these, Warby Parker sunglasses. And the styles and pieces, of cans. Entertainer. Rick Michael is leaving Las Vegas, after, 36, years yeah. I love singing songs I love doing impressions, the, Duke would say is I'd like to circle my wagons, around this place his big band act has lost steam in Vegas but, not the rest of the world according, to his wife Leslie there's, a big demand for what Rick does especially. In Mexico, so, they're moving their home base to the Cancun, Playa del Carmen area. Rick's. Looking for a property with as much personality, as he has hey, I feel like I'm on a grill with a pillow but the acoustics, are great I'm, not sure if Rick's taking this fully seriously, Leslie's, gotta have the beach this, is why I left Las Vegas, I'm such a beach girl hoody wouldn't be near the beach for it we have to breach in Las Vegas she's just no water. Please. Welcome to the stage Rick, Michael. There. Are, many faces. That, come, and. Go. I'm. An entertainer a singer. Impressionist. Comic, I've. Been performing, here in Las Vegas since, 1981. What made Vegas Vegas like. Frank Sinatra Sammy, Davis jr. Dean Martin is no. Longer it's, a thing of the past. So. I have to go outside the country and find. An audience that, appreciates. What I do you. Know what let me check with Rick and I'll call you back in about five minutes okay and we'll look at the dates we've, been getting a lot of bookings, for Rick show in Playa. Del Carmen Cancun. Area and Puerto, Morelos is right in the middle Leslie. Is the. Brains of the operation I basically work as a team together to, get bookings. For. What I do there's. Really, no need for me to be here anymore as far as entertaining. Going. To Mexico that's, a big jump that's a big leap of faith it's, taking me quite a while to talk Rick into it but he finally agreed and we're. Gonna do it I trust, my wife and, so, we're ready to go and take that leap. Mortimer, Ellis is a sleepy, little fishing, village but it does have a lot to offer it's, wonderful, food it's beautiful, ocean and the. Wonderful warm and welcoming people from what I've gathered rick is quite the character, they're a fun couple and I'm really looking forward to meeting them our, perfect, house tom would be a 3-bedroom.
2bath. We. Definitely want some sort of a view a pool, is really important, to us that's, a must I do a lot of international, traveling, Tom and I'd like to be close to the airport so that's important, to me I don't wanna be stuck in traffic the, biggest thing for me is the beach we don't have to be right on the beach but close by that's, the biggest thing for me okay, what was your budget again we'd like to spend about, $240,000. U.s. okay, this real estate market, is one. Of the hottest if not the hottest market in all of Mexico could, you guys see yourself staying, in this little town for an extended, period most. Definitely, yeah I like it Rick, likes it's location, right, between two big tourist, hubs Cancun. And Playa, del Carmen since. Each have lots of clubs where he can perform, but. Just start Tom heads for a house he thinks Leslie, will like but. It's not great on airport access for, Rick we're, just outside of, Playa del Carmen I call, this the Mexican, modern, house, it's, a three-bedroom. Two-bath. Unit brand-new. Construction priced, at, $225,000. It does, come furnished but that's an extra, $15,000. Yeah you want tires with that car I understand, so we do the math it's about 240, so it's in our budget it has the pool we, have beach access that's about half a kilometer away how, far are we from the airport it's about a 40-minute drive from here oh well. Come. On in. What. Do you think I love, it I love the two-tone wall with the stone I do like the furniture quite a bit the, only thing is it's a little small, in here as you can see we have an open living concept. The kitchen opens to the dining, and the living area, it's nice but, it's a little cold you know I like more of a Mexican Flair, a little warm, feeling. And I'm not getting that right now I feel, like I'm on a grill with a pillow and it's pinching, me yeah, just flipped me over and make me a medium-rare. I like the sofa it's deep it's pretty comfortable yeah, Leslie it sounds like you like this a little bit more than Rick I think so I do here. We have the kitchen great granite countertops, stainless. Steel appliances throughout. A six-burner, gas stove. A, full-size refrigerator so. Who's the cook in the family Rick, yes can you see yourself over, this stove cooking dinner for Leslie yeah I like the six burner stove, it's nice yeah. Absolutely, I could, make a nice dinner anyway give me give me give me two pieces of wood I'll make dinner, remember. This is a two bathroom, unit the first bath is over on the left and, then, on the right side we have both bedrooms bedroom, one and it's really cute yeah it's okay into the master I do like, the furnishings, in here it's very nice but I have to say it's a little too small it's a little, confining this is just too clinical for me I need, a little bit of you know you don't mean a couple, of throw pillows in this place maybe a lava lamp something, you know no.
This Is a bigger space I do like this I don't know if this is enough space for actually Rick has more clothes than I do believe it or not you got unis you have shoes well we both got shoes we do a lot of walking. This. Is, not gonna work for us I think it's a little too small in here for us yeah, but the acoustics, are great I'm, not sure if Rick's taking this fully seriously, okay guys last but not least is a nice private little Terrace, right off the kitchen, hmm, what do you think it's, a little small but it's quaint, fake. She's. Not my style, I do like that it's turnkey that's. It's well for me but I think the space is a little too confined. I like the fact that it is on budget but I want to put my own stamp on it I'm really looking for something with some Mexican, Flair on, a scale of one to ten I rate, this three and I rate this about, a seven wait, a seven why is seven, I mean come on it's everything was small and, the far from the airport, and it, was just clinical I, mean seven sounds like you'd move in tomorrow I think Leslie may, be sold on this property, it takes a lot of her boxes, and she seemed really excited maybe, you can show us something that's maybe 10. 15 minutes away from the airport that might be better I'd like something with an ocean view I love the beach I'd love to see that from my window. The. Beach will have to wait as Tom, hones in on Rick's requests. First, Rick. Does this hit the mark for Mexican Flair absolutely. Tom well, stairs tom I don't see the beach anywhere though well give it a chance, I. Can't. Hi We're, Warby Parker an eyewear company that offers high quality glasses, starting, at $95. Including, prescription lenses, our. Frames are designed in-house, and made from premium materials. Like cellulose, acetate and, lightweight, titanium and include, scratch resistant, and anti reflective lens coatings, it. May sound too good to be true but we believe glasses, can be well-made stylish. And affordable and, have set out to prove that with every pair try. Five frames for free at Warby Parker comm. There's. Luggage that falls apart and luggage. That cost more than a plane ticket. Now. There's, something new. The. Perfect suitcase. Meet. Away thoughtfully. Designed luggage. That. Charges your phone fits. Everything, and never breaks. And lasts. Forever. Try. Any suitcase for 100 day visit. Away travel calm there's. The lots of reasons why home chef is number one in customer satisfaction over. 60. New and familiar recipes. Every month for every skill level right, at your door. Making. It easier, than ever for you to eat better than ever. Home. Chef Niels anyone can cook and everyone, will love visit. Home chef comm for $30, off your first order hey. Listen, up we're, here. And. We help you stay looking like this. Most. Guys start losing their hair by 35, but thanks to science, baldness, can be optional. And so, are other man, issues. We. Deliver products directly to you at home it's, easier, to take care of yourself then fix it later try, it out beforehand Scott, do, I like this one top, hat er is an app of auctions, at last 90 seconds, it. Gets intense you gotta act fast so you don't miss something special, the, options start at just $1 so you can find some ridiculous, deals for. Free pay only if you win. It's like eBay but everything sells in 90 seconds believe. This. Is just in back of the hotel zone did you know that right no I didn't it's right off the main route here Rick's. Been an old-school Las Vegas crooner since 1981. But. Over the years DJ's. Have taken over the entertainment, scene I, perform. All over the country but, for some reason Vegas.
Made A shift it's. Not live music anymore so I go, where I'm appreciated, and, that's. Outside, Vegas. Specifically. Mexico. In the Cancun. Laia del Carmen area this, is amazing, oh my god I had no idea this was here holy mackerel. Yeah I love singing songs I love doing impressions, and it's a fun life. That Leslie and I have I mean we travel, all, over the world I get paid for it I. Knew. That Rick was the one on our very first date he gave me a hug and I knew instantly that I, was, going to marry him, is. It amazing I mean look this is all ruins, and there's the hotel right there hi, little guy anybody. Ever say you look like Mick Jagger he's looking at us hey. Let. Him look, Rick. Does a lot of international travel to his gigs so, the location, of the first house didn't, sit well with him how far are we from the airport it's about a 40-minute drive from here. Well or with, Leslie I'd like something with an ocean view I love the beach I'd love to see that from my window, the house itself got. Mixed reviews what, do you think I love, it I love the 2-tone wall with a stone I do like, the furniture quite a bit look at this thing come on help we're talking plastic, here tom, thinks Rick will be more jazzed about his next selection closer. To the airport with, some Mexican, accents, this. House is the rustic, chic house, I thought he was talking about an Arabian, house you know coming, like glamorous, chic. Chick-chick-chick. It's. Located, in Puerto Morelos it's. Three, bedrooms two, and a half baths, priced. At 240. And that's all inclusive that is all inclusive fully, furnished I don't see the beach anywhere though well give it a chance, hey are we close to the airport we are for you Rick we're only about 12 minutes away excellent. Excellent, living at the beach that's, why we're here that's, a big factor for me as, you can see it's an up-and-coming neighborhood still, under construction, this is one of the completed homes I do like all the greenery though this is really pretty it is it's very lush. Take. A look at this. Isn't. That magnificent. That is 20-foot, ceilings, two very, tall open, living concept. Huh this, is really nice this is my taste I love the wood the mix could you see yourself throwing, your feet up on the couch Rick I see watching the Yankees game I mean jumping up there, watching. The game honey. Get up this isn't our house come on hey, you know you got to kick the tires before you buy the call right look, at this great kitchen, well he's concrete counter these are poured concrete countertops. Oh I like it I like the color now as you guys can see we've got a six-burner gas stove we have all appliances, this place is truly turnkey. We're, looking for and take a look at this light wow are, those have some bulbs those are inside, hand blown glass and, that is locally, sourced driftwood, Rick, does this hit the mark for Mexican Flair absolutely. Tom really a nailed it right on the head there is quite a bit of mix of Mexican and modern in here take. A look at these Mexican, tiles on each stair is that talavera that, is telev era tile from Guadalajara, that's gorgeous that's beautiful like there's a bunch of different patterns in stained concrete I see absolutely. Now, we've got one bedroom on this level oh. This. Is really cute this is the second bed with, its own ensuite bath I like the colors pretty. Actually from a design standpoint this, actually, is on point. For me I like, the furnishings, more steps though huh well, misters Tom, take.
A Look at the size of this master this is huge this third floor is all about large spaces, we could put an office here or. A sitting area that's, true I like that I understand, that Leslie is drawn to the beach and that's really the reason why she came to the Caribbean but. I'm gonna try to talk her into this and, take, a look at this master, bath this, is a really, big tub where's the shower well. It just has a tub but it does have a rain showerhead and we could climb upstairs you got to go down there and you and what what is that I wish I could take that tub and blow it out well, we can't have perfection but let's take a look at this huge master closet, Wow. Huge. What. Is this custom built that. Is custom, built Rick is there enough room in this closet for your tuxedos, absolutely. Tom I guess it kind of makes up for the Shou of being so inconvenient, it's not a perfect, house but. It's it's it's pretty close look. At this absolutely fantastic pool, area is that what they call a plunge pool that, is a plunge pool you, have an outdoor shower a great little sitting area what, do you think you know there's some things I like and there's some things I really don't like the, negatives, are I don't like that big tub and there's, a lot of stairs in this house the positives, it's turnkey and I really love the furniture here Rick. What's your impression my. Impression, mr. is the, Duke would say is I'd like to circle my wagons, around this place and make, some grub in the old kitchen bite. The whole tribe that, means he really likes it I like the open, floor plan I like. The fact that it's private, and it's quiet it's just a beautifully laid out house but, I really want to see something by the beach what would it would be near the beach for we had the beach in Las Vegas it's just no water. Tom delivers, Beach with. Water now that's what I'm talking about oh wow that's the money shot right there I love this, and Rick may buy in you, know it's a two hundred and thirty five thousand, dollar property with a million-dollar, view you can't ask for any more than that. The. World's best leggings, just, got better in a variety of cuts colors, and lines for leggings, that look as good as they feel right now get your first two pairs of leggings for just $24. Only at fabletics calm. Amazing. I feel. Amazing I'm. Never taking these off. The. World's best leggings, just, got better in, a variety of cuts colors, and lines for leggings, that look as good as they feel right now get your first two pairs of leggings for just $24. Only at fabletics calm. At. Home chef we, think our meal speak for themselves. They. Have fresh ingredients you, love and are easy to cook. Of. Course, the, words of happy customers go a long way to. Home. Chef the, meal kit delivery service rated number one in customer satisfaction, try, it for yourself visit. Home chef comm for $30 off your first order. Nerd. Wallet comm, knows that it can be hard to know. Sometimes. Options, seem similar. And. You don't want to wing. But. When it comes to credit cards you. Can breathe easy NerdWallet has all the info you need in one place to, help you find the lowest rate most, cash back or, sweetest, perks, nothing. Beats knowing, find your next card today at nerd wallet calm.
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At, The caribbean, candy cane it's like a big giant swirl yeah it makes me want to open a barber shop town that's. A two-bed, two-bath condo with. An ocean view that's what I'm talking about and, it's under budget at 235, that's right in our budget and if that's not enough right around the corner there's a pool let's. Go skinny-dipping, huh let's go see the house first oh okay let's do it. Okay. Guys the first bedroom is right here to your left take a peek in and let's come over here uh-huh okay, I'm, not really liking this bedroom, but it will do ya mama bear Papa Bear up baby bear's gonna sleep in the corner open-concept. Kitchen. Into the living area, open-concept, yet to have an open mind what. Do you think it's a little outdated for my taste, Rick, any impressions. Well. As, President. Ronald Reagan, would say it's. Probably as, old as I am I, have to agree Tommy all kidding aside if I if I were to own this place what, I would do is I take out the bay window here and make this more patio because there's a great ocean breeze that's coming out right here let's take a look at that ocean view no that's what I'm talking about oh wow now this is it that's the money shot right there I love, this look at the water this is why I left Las Vegas, I'm such a beach girl and this isn't for me I could, sit out here all day read, a book take a nap whatever. Look at the view you know what getting sand down my back is not my priority here, in Mexico, let's. Take a look at this master suite I could. Fall asleep to that view you, could crack the door you could fall asleep to the sound of the waves this. Room is a good space it's a nice size uh-huh, right behind you is the ensuite bath you want to take a look at that got the little fishes in the bowl there that's it's. Good size actually little, TLC I think it'd be great do you think this could possibly work it's a possibility, I mean with that million-dollar, view you can't beat it this. Is really pretty actually I like the palapa nice little quiet place to have a drink or entertain uh-huh, yes this is nice here's the pool it's, a good size pool yeah Rick, you wanted something to put your stamp on do you think this could do it absolutely, Tommy I like I said I'd knock out the wall for. The terrace and make it a larger area so, yeah there's definitely possibilities. With, the right furniture it could work you know it's a 235. Thousand, dollar property, with a million-dollar, view you can't ask for any more than that location. Is key but, I don't like the appliances it just seems a little outdated. Nothing. Is perfect so it comes down to location. Location. Location do. We want to be in the, jungle a little, ways from the water or do we want to be right on the water that's our biggest decision, well. I know what you want. Now. That I shocked with Swagbucks I saved money and earn cash back I've made over $500. Two hundred and fifty dollars over a thousand, dollars online. Anytime. Anywhere. And. Introducing. Swagbucks the fun rewards program that gives you cash back for shopping your favorite stores you're already shopping online why not get paid for it check out swag was that Commissar safe enter. Shop 10 when you sign up today and get a bonus $10, gift card swag. Box calm, put cash back in your wallet. Get. Your first pair for $10, only at justfab.com this is the, car for you what, do you think I'm, not ready JustFab, knows you have commitment issues it. Converts to a variable, mortgage rate for the reading 25 years. Tying. My shoe oh not. Ready that's okay, committing to JustFab, is easy members, say 30% off every day and you don't have to buy until you ready get, your first pair for $10, only I just adds a comma so. You need a suit a tux, even maybe you got invited to a fancy party or, you're someone's plus-one and the, last time you rent it from a warehouse you.
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True Yeah, this ticks all the boxes got. Our own private, pool it's quiet it's close to the airport if, I can sum up my life here in Puerto Morelos Mexico, that, would be tranquil. House. Hunters International I love, you you're the best I watch you all the time and the three things in the ex I. Love that part.