Correspondence of June 19th, 2005 at West Golf, El Gouna
Profile: Ron & May from Scotland, (family mainly in Canada & USA)
Married couple, 55, English speaking
Ron is an Electrical Engineer, May is with BAe Systems.
Ron and May asked El Gouna Times to have a couple of pictures of their new villa under construction at West Golf Extension, so today we went for a walk, took a lot of pictures and have put together a photo album of their future property.
As a reward, Ron sent us “their story” via E-Mail about how they came in touch and eventually owners in El Gouna…
here it is:
We started looking 2003 at properties in Cyprus, but they got dearer every month, or were sold!! And on the Net it kept marked as still on the Market.
Feb 2004 we saw an advert in the paper, Re- Homes Abroad, with a show in the City, so we went very early one morning, and we met the Orascom sales team, Gianna and Carol. We talked about our previous Hols in Asia, and were shown the Villas and pictures of El-Gouna .
Really liked what we saw, went for a cup of coffee, went back to the girls and picked our Plot. Paid our deposit that week, and then it was a mad-rush as we had to arrange for visas, and a Holiday visit, as we had never been to Egypt before, let alone buy a property!
April 2004, came on holiday, stopped over to see Cairo, and had nearly 2 weeks in El-gouna. Loved what we saw, and the Locals both in Cairo & El-gouna were so friendly & helpful.
Carol took us to see some Villa-part builds when on holiday, and Gianna and the staff have been great and managed to get the contracts drawn up & signed – 15 minutes before we left, even helped when I had phone line problems, we managed everything so far —“ in Egyptian time.”
Follow-up information on the build, and types of phone/fax, E-mail contact with local businesses could perhaps be better for buyers and local suppliers. As we would have liked to part furnish the house with the basics and stayed in it on our next visit, and then arrange a full furnishing.
I can’t of-hand say the full price as we have lots of Extras but approx £85,000. As yet we don’t have a completion date. Maybe Xmas 05 -to- march 06.
We will holiday at first, and hopefully stay when we retire.
And yes, you can publish our names, and intrested people may contact us at our E-Mail Address!
Thanks again, Ron & May, Scotland
For a better understanding where the west golf extension is located, see the map here below.