News and information on Cozumel, Akumal, Xcalak and Mexico SPRING/SUMMER 1999 Edition
Ron and Sherrie White--Vacation Villa and Condo Rental

Electronic newsletter makeover! If you've been receiving our newsletter in the past you'll notice a new look. Our newsletter has changed much since our first issue. What started out as just a few dozen printed copies sent via mail has evolved into an electronic publication delivered to hundreds and hundreds of folks around the world (yes, we have a number of snail mail recipients, too).

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In this issue:
This is Water world and you gotta get wet!

Property showcase: A look at three special properties

New stuff: Cozumel updates on restaurants, activities

Top 10 FREE things to do in Cozumel

Guest report: Valley of the Masks on the mainland

Summer, winter, holiday reservations

About Ron and Sherrie White (below)

So who the heck are Ron and Sherrie White?
. . . And how did you get into this? We get asked a lot, so here's a brief background.

We were born and raised in the Midwest and currently live in Minnesota. We've enjoyed traveling since we were puppies and we are avid scuba divers. Our passion for diving has taken us to some very remote areas around the world (but that's a whole different story); diving is what brought us to Cozumel about 10 years ago.

We fell in love with the island, the diving and the people; we found ourselves returning time after time. We decided to purchase property and share our home-away-from-home with others by offering it as a vacation rental villa.

Over the past few years we've purchased a couple of more villas in Mexico and we've added to our inventory of other properties that we represent (in Cozumel, Akumal, Xcalak, etc.). Currently we offer over 50 different properties in those locations.

Reservations, accounting, confirmations are handled mainly by Ron, who also spends his time keeping the cat from drinking out of the toilet. Ron was tickled to come in out of the cold and change careers from building to travel. Winters are still bitterly cold in Minnesota, but easier to tolerate when you don't have to work outside in subzero weather.

The internet has been an important marketing tool that we've used to promote our properties. These days, a majority of our business comes from people who stumble upon our websites. Word of mouth has been good for us, too, and we have a lot of repeat guests. With a background in advertising and design, Sherrie tackles the website design, maintenance and development.
(See our blatantly commercial message below.)

We travel to the area throughout the year in order to update our websites with info on new properties, restaurants, excursions, photos and other stuff that might be helpful to travelers. We have previewed all properties that we offer and we make follow-up visits so that we are familiar with all of the villas and condos that we represent.

We are having a wonderful time meeting and talking with people from all over the world. We really enjoy what we're doing and are thankful for the support over the years. We appreciate the opportunities we've had and we look forward to meeting new friends in the future. We'd love to hear from you!

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Interested in website design or development?
We have learned how to make the internet work for us and if you are interested in promoting your business on the internet, we can help. We can offer professional website design, maintenance and hosting services for you. We'd be glad to give you more information.
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Ron and Sherrie White • 763-295-5960
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