This is very positive and just what I wanted to hear! We now have our visa but not coming out till next year about April 2013. Looking into short term rentals in and around the area you are but all very expensive, any tips on cheaper short term furnished all inclusive rentals much appreciated.
Furnished rentals are more expensive so we only booked for 2 weeks and in that time managed to do all of the paperwork, get a car licences and managed to secure a long term unfurnished rental. It was a busy couple of weeks but in my opinion worth it as it gets you up and about straight away. I would go for a furnished rental though over a hotel as it gives you more space and a homely base for the first few weeks and when you have been rushing around all day its nice to come back to a home to relax. Good luck.