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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #433: Nov. 11-17, 2012

All Quiet on the Southern Front & Rentals

All Quiet on the Southern Front & Rentals

Brian Timmons, Newsletter Author
Brian Timmons

Dear friends,

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.

Brian Timmons
DEVELOPER:
Residencias Los Jardines / http://www.residenciaslosjardines.com
Hacienda El Dorado / http://www.eldoradocostarica.com
E-mail:
brian@eldoradocostarica.com
info@residenciaslosjardines.com
ResidenciasPropertyManagement@gmail.com

 

Construction Log
Updates about Hacienda El Dorado

Rio Oro: While we're waiting on one party to get their money together (despite promises, it hasn't yet happened), the other party made us two offers. The first one was not interesting to us but the second one is and I have had further discussions with them. During the process we left ourselves open to proposals -we did not close the door to any options; we simply stated what our goal was and established a few minimum criteria. We then said we would entertain proposals. We had not anticipated what has been offered but it could work for us and presents a win-win opportunity. We're exploring it.

 

Residencias Los Jardines
Property Management, Rentals, Re-Sales

Everything is working as it should...

Market Activity

Sales: no calls.

Rentals: no calls.

 

FOR SALE

Unit #103: Sale Pending  
Unit #121: Sale Pending  

FOR RENT

Unit #106C: $1,250mo. Available IMMEDIATELY See Unit
Unit #114: $1,600 mo. Available December 1 See Unit
Unit #123: $1,650 mo. Available December 15 See Unit
Unit #124: $1,000 mo. Available IMMEDIATELY See Unit

Site Plan-

HOUSES FOR RENT

UNIT #106C
FOR RENT $1,250 mo.
Available IMMEDIATELY

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1250
Total Area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1
Type: 4-plex
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 106A 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.

 

 

UNIT #114
FOR RENT $1,600 mo.
Available December 1

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.

 

 

UNIT #123
FOR RENT $1,650 mo.
Available December 15

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1516
Total area (Sq M): 140
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Floor(s): 2 Story
Type: Detached
Furnished: Yes

This two story, detached 1,423 sf home + parking for one car has two bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms and a 2nd floor covered terrace.

The open railed wrought iron cement stair case leads to the 2nd level where the master bedroom with en-suite master bathroom as well as 2nd bedroom and en-suite bathroom are located. Also accessed from the 2nd floor hallway is the covered terrace.

This is a very nicely furnished home with a good floor plan for those wanting two floors.

 

 

UNIT #124
FOR RENT $1,000 mo.
Available IMMEDIATELY

Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
Total area (Sq M): 61
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Floor(s): 2nd Floor
Type: Semi-Detached
Furnished: Yes

This 662 sf, + covered parking for one car, is a one bedroom home on the 2nd floor overlooking the large pool. It is ideal for a single person or couple.

 

 

 

 

Our Lives

WEATHER: the dry, windy, summer season is beginning.

All in a Week's Living in CR:

I was actually looking for things to do until my mail pouch arrived via some friends. It contained issues which I have to deal with in Toronto... this is the downside of living in two places and continuing to meet the requirements of each... We are going for our Residency next week... hopefully, after three years and a lot of work and expense, all will go well.

There were so many protests that the head of the government left the country. On average, there has been one protest for each day of her administration... and another protest is in the making over the increase in marchamo (vehicle registration tax and mandatory minimum insurance).

Brian, Lita, the Late Hugo IV, irreverent Vicka, the pigeon toed parrot, Chico II and Chica II

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