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Donna’s Review: Vallarta’s House Hunters Charity Event

House Hunters filming in Puerto Vallarta

House Hunters filming in Puerto Vallarta

The House Hunters Charity Event was the Party of the Year!

The event planning all started with group of volunteers from around Puerto Vallarta who asked to be involved planning the event.  Everyone who donated their time and talents had the most wonderful experience.  We borrowed some ideas from the House Hunters International investors Derick and Zapher of San Diego, California.  They are expert event coordinators and even had an event of their own when the House Hunters Show originally aired in the United States.  Derick and Zapher also flew in for this special Puerto Vallarta viewing.

It was decided the event was to be held at Daiquiri Dicks Restaurant in the Zona Romantica.  It’s a great space for a large event and Tari Bowman and her staff did a wonderful job at handling 350 people.  The service was incredible, no wait time for drinks, and we had some deliciosos aperitivos, delicious appetizers!

Carl Timothy went to Hollywood, California and brought back the popcorn boxes and celebrity costumes.  Carl also selected old time movie tunes and themes, but I’m not sure if we heard any of them over the great music that was provided by Sylvie Scopazzo our local songstress and Jorge Hernandez on guitar.  They did a great job at entertaining all of us for the evening, thanks Sylvie and Jorge!

Our celebrity impersonators were Marilyn Monroe played by our beautiful Andrea Graham, Groucho Marx played by our perfectly funny Sebastian Lopez and Charlie Chaplin played so very real by Hugo Daniel Gomez.  All our celebrities prepared for their parts by watching old movies that their celebrities were in and once they put on the costumes the transition was fantastic as they posed for photos with all the guests and remained in character all night long.  The professional photographer of the event was Joseph Kandoll, taking great photos of the event, guests, and celebrities.  Check out Joseph’s fun photos .  Our hats off to Andrea, Sebastian, Daniel and Joseph!

The event was an opportunity for the community and our beloved city of Puerto Vallarta to celebrate and be proud, about Mexico; we want to show the world that people love living here, it’s safe and beautiful, and it’s one of the best places to live, work, and retire to in the world!  And we all love a great party!

One of our celebrity guests was unable to make it to the event so we were able to connect with him via Skype, it was Elvis Presley!  He apologized for not being able get to us but was thinking of us and wishing us well.  You can watch the video from Elvis played by Ron Decar of Viva Las Vegas Weddings at (skip about the first 5 minutes of the video)

At 9:00pm The House Hunters International Puerto Vallarta show was debuted in Mexico and everyone cheered at the first sight of Puerto Vallarta.  Then everyone cheered again for Derick and Zapher and when our House Hunter’s International agent Taniel Chemsian hit the screen everyone loved it and cheered again.  It was really great seeing how much everyone enjoyed the show.  I’ve seen it 3 times and I never get tired of watching it, I think House Hunters did a great job at showing how beautiful Puerto Vallarta is and it’s a great place to buy properties.

I spoke with the buyers Derick and Zapher and they had a couldn’t believe how many people came to the event and they are very happy with their decision to purchase in Puerto Vallarta.  Condominios Terraza Del Mar was the chosen property on HGTV’s House Hunters International. Now with as little as 20% down and you can purchase one of the few remaining three bedroom units.

The proceeds of this event benefited our charities; Becas Vallarta A.C., The Navy League’s Toys for Tots, and Asilo San Juan Diego, an assisted living facility.  Over 350 people attended the event and we were able to raise over $117,000 pesos in ticket sales and raffle tickets!  Thanks to everyone that attended the event!

by Donna Lynn Davies

For more information on how you can get involved with one of these charities or if you would like to make a contribution, please contact Carl Timothy at

There was a surprising overflow turn out at the event and they were able to raise some much-needed funds for the charities.  100% of all proceeds went to the Becas, Toys for Tots, and Asilo San Juan Diego.  You can see all the images from the event here.

Timothy Real Estate Group – An innovative company setting new standards in Real Estate sales and services has the most professional and experienced Realtors in the Puerto Vallarta area who understand the intricacies of Mexican Real Estate ownership, the local market, Puerto Vallarta property codes and regulations and financing.  The Timothy Group uses that knowledge to provide a sound analysis on every aspect of property ownership. Timothy Real Estate Group is known for professionalism and experience and they bring this to every transaction they work on for the benefit of Real Estate investors and developers alike. Ask about our Real Estate Listings

House Hunters filming in Puerto Vallarta

House Hunters filming in Puerto Vallarta


Featured on House Hunters International Puerto Vallata

Featured on House Hunters International Puerto Vallata