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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #315: August 9-14, 2010

RENTAL VACANCIES & LIGHTNING!

RENTAL VACANCIES & LIGHTNING!

» NOTES

When I started Residencias Los Jardines, I started writing a weekly news letter —determined to tell all the good, bad, and the ugly. I knew some readers would be interested in the construction process. I expected others might be interested in the lifestyle of two people who had decided to live outside the box. For others, the adventures of Lita, the parrot and the cat took on an entertainment saga all its own.

Residencias Los Jardines is finished. We periodically have resales and rental availability. Some readers may be interested in this information.

More and more, the content will be dominated by events of our new project, "El Dorado" for short. While the future is always uncertain, I again aim to tell it like it happens —the good, the bad, and the ugly, and that is what follows.

In an effort to make the format more interesting and visually appealing and to field inquiries re. El Dorado, the news letter is now being distributed by Jan Kozak, Marketing Manager, Hacienda El Dorado. I will remain the author.


Brian C. Timmons, Author
Residencias Los Jardines/Hacienda El Dorado - Developer
E-mail:
brian@eldoradocostarica.com

YOU CAN ALSO VIEW THE COMPLETE VERSION ONLINE AT:

http://www.eldoradocostarica.com/English/Newsletter/index.php

» CONSTRUCTION LOG

Purchaser Survey: We're missing replies from 5 purchasers. Paul returns in October, we'll complete the analysis then.

» RESIDENCIAS LOS JARDINES

Rentals: We actually have two units scheduled to open--113 beginning Sept. 1 and 112 beginning Oct. 1.

Phone System Malfunction:  While identifying the problem has been frustrating with everyone pointing the finger at others, the bouncing ball seems to have come to rest with the caretaker of the PBX machine. As of Saturday it is still not working and we'll have to wait until Tuesday to bring a replacement part which we hope will solve the problem. Even though it is isolated by a UPS device and basically works from a battery, lightning and power surges seem the most likely culprits.  

Lighting:  We had lighting strike one of our palm trees.  Fortunately, it did not hit a Royal Palm but rather a smaller "Christmas" or "Vichy" Palm.  It blew the top out of it and it became a torch...  We're removing it from the garden.

 
FOR SALE:
 
Unit 106A: $155,000

See Descriptions and photos below.

Rental Vacancies:

Unit 112       Available Oct 1                  $1,450 pr month
Unit 113       Available Sep 1                 $1,450 pr month
Unit 114       IMMEDIATELY - Nov 1       $1,800 including weekly maid service

 
Residencia Los Jardines Site Plan

Unit #106A -- For Sale $155,000 - FURNISHED (Leased at $1,000 pr month until January 2011)

Total Area (Sq Ft):1250
Total area (Sq M):120
Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:2.5
Floor(s):Ground Floor
Type:Apartment
Furnished:Yes 

This is a fully furnished 2-bedroom unit situated in a 2-story building, which has two units on the ground floor and two units on the 2nd. floor. Each unit is the same size (1,250sf) divided into 800 sf of interior space and 450 sf of covered front and back terraces. UnitS 106 A and B are on the ground floor; Units 106 C and D are on the 2nd. Floor. The solid masonry demising wall (common wall) as well as the 5” concrete slab prevent sound transference.











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Unit #114 -- For Rent $1,800 - FURNISHED (June 1 - October 30, 2010)

Total Area (Sq Ft):1290
Total area (Sq M):120
Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:2
Floor(s):1
Type:Semi-Attached
Furnished: Yes
 
This 2 bedroom/2bathroom,1,290 sf single floor end unit home includes a 150 sf front terrace plus parking for one car. This house is fully air conditioned and has recently been professionally decorated by international decorator Alcides Graffe and has undergone a complete renovation—new modern furniture, finishings, window coverings, and art work by Carlos Gambino.  It is arguably the nicest furnished unit at Residencias Los Jardines and only steps from the pool.









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Total Area (Sq Ft):1290
Total area (Sq M):120
Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:2
Floor(s):1 Story
Type:Attached
Furnished:Yes
 
This 1,290 sf single floor home includes a 300 sf front terrace plus parking for one car. It is attached on two sides by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer.







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Unit #113 -- For Rent $1,450- FURNISHED (Available September 1, 2010)

Total Area (Sq Ft):1290
Total Area (Sq M):120
Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:2
Floor(s):1
Type:Attached
Furnished:Yes 
 
This 1,290 sf single floor home includes a 300 sf front terrace plus parking forone car. It is attached on two sides by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer.



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» NEWS FROM COSTA RICA

August 15, 2010
Miss Costa Rica Ready For The Miss Universe Title
Miss Costa Rica, Marva Wright is a shining star in the Miss Universe pageant that will be held in Las Vegas on August 23.
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August 15, 2010
Cloudy Mornings, Cool Temperatures And Lots Of Rain In Store This Week
The weather continues to wreak havoc across Costa Rica due to a low pressure system that is dumping rain and cool temperatures throughout the country, according to the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (INM) - national weather service.
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August 14, 2010
Strong Waves Hit Puntarenas and Parrita, Splits Island In Two
The area of Parrita, between Jacó and Quepos on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica is prone to flooding of the Parrita during heavy rainfalls.
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August 14, 2010
Rotondas Without Vehicular Restrictions?
The Departamento de Ingeniería de Tránsito del MOPT is conducting an study of the vehicular restriction of San José with the idea to eliminate the Circunvalación from the restrictions once the Alajuelita overpass is opened at the end of this month.
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August 13, 2010
Costa Rica's Constitutional Court Says NO to Gay Referendum
Costa Rica's Sala Constitucional (Constitutional Court) has blocked the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) - electoral tribunal - from including from the December municipal elections process a referendum that would have let voters decide if same-sex civil unions should be allowed in Costa Rica.
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August 11, 2010
Hotel Del Rey Shot At
A moving car shot at the front door of Costa Rica's infamous hotel, the Hotel Del Rey, in downtown San José late Tuesday evening.
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August 10, 2010
Best Prepare To Avoid Traffic Chaos On The General Cañas
If you are one of the tens of thousands who uses the autopista General Cañas passing by the Virilla river bridge or "platina brdige" as it is commonly known, best to start preparing an alternate route says the Dirección de Tránsito (traffi department of the MOPT).
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August 09, 2010
Giants Ready To Compete In Costa Rica's Cellular Market
The day when in Costa Rica consumers can choose their cellular telephone carrier is coming closer and the big players are getting ready to compete against the state owned telecom that has been a monopoly in Costa Rica for six decades and currently the sole operator, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE).
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» OUR LIVES

Weather: Lots and lots of rain and thunder storms this week. Lightning struck one of our palm trees and took it out.

Lita and Budgies:
The eggs never hatched. Mother did a lot of sitting all for nothing.

Vacation:
We spent the week in Playa Carrillo with another couple and had a great time. The hotel we stayed at--La Leyenda--was it's normal fantastic self....the staff -- everyone without exception--is well trained, service oriented, helpful, attentive, and accurate. I credit the manager, and I've told him so;  he must be doing something right--at which point he pointed to an array of books on managing. The three bedroom  house we rented with private pool was well equipped and worked out well for us. We took some things so were not totally dependent on the restaurant. The hotel's dinning room was great; we ate all our dinner meals there and breakfast was included. The price was reasonable, the presentation was excellent and the food was delicious. We checked out other hotels when we were there and found that most were not being maintained and had no clients--the Leyenda, while not full by any measure, had clients, were maintaining the property and taking care of their clients.  They will survive where others will / are failing. They came off their rack rate and we agreed to a rate all could live with. We will go again and will recommend the place to others. It's a 4 hr drive but much easier now with the San Jose - Caldera highway.

Brian, Lita, Hugo, irreverent Vicka, the pigeon toed parrot, and the newbies — Chico and Chica.

Brian C. Timmons, Newsletter Author
Residencias Los Jardines/Hacienda El Dorado - Developer
Cell: (506) 8305-3965

E-mail: brian@eldoradocostarica.com


For inquiries about availability of residences at Hacienda El Dorado or Residencias Los Jardines, contact:

Jan Kozak, Marketing Manager
Hacienda El Dorado
Rio Oro, Santa Ana
Costa Rica

Web: www.eldoradocostarica.com
E-mail: info@eldoradocostarica.com
MSN: jan.kozak.jr@hotmail.com
Skype: jan.kozak.jr

Tel (US) (+1) 647-477-5825
Cell: (+506) (+506) 8707-9930 /
8345-8018
 

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