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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #435: Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2012

...and the Dance Continues...

...and the Dance Continues...

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: ...and the dance continues: we're still dancing with two... each says good things but neither has gotten it all together...

 

Residencias Los Jardines
Property Management, Rentals, Re-Sales

Everything continues working as it should... amazing

Market Activity

Sales: several calls / a showing twice and more to come...

Rentals: no calls.

 

FOR SALE

Unit #103: Closed  
Unit #109: $215,000 See Unit
Unit #121: Sale Pending  
Unit #125: $140,000 See Unit

FOR RENT

Unit #106C: $1,250mo. Available IMMEDIATELY See Unit
Unit #114: $1,600 mo. Available IMMEDIATELY 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 SALE

UNIT #109
$215,000

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1506
Total Area (Sq M): 140
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1 Story
Type: Detached
Furnished: all appliances and lots of furniture

This single story home (1506 sf. + parking for one car) is detached, has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, home office, living room wall / entertainment center along with a built in office and a semi-private terrace. In addition, it has a vaulted ceiling in the “great” room and two skylights. The covered entrance way is suitable for two chairs located next to a covered garden area. Once through the impressive front door, you enter the “great room” which houses the kitchen, dining room, office and living room. Upon entering, there is a built in wooden hutch surfaced with granite—it matches all the built-in furniture in the great room. There is a clothes washer and dryer off the 2nd bedroom. The owners have added many personal touches and have done a supurb job in decodrating the home.

 

 

UNIT #125
$140,000

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, + parking for one car and 33sf locker is a one bedroom home on the 2nd floor overlooking the large pool. It is ideal for a single person or couple—or investment property.

 

 

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 IMMEDIATELY

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, less wind and more seasonal temperatures.

All in a Week's Living in CR:

ACA air: The trip to Toronto was great... TACA air is a great airline... and by stopping in San Salvador, we avoid all the security issues and the mega airports we'd otherwise have to get through. TACA even serves food and free booze... amazing...

Toronto is cold -it snowed last night- and is it's normal wintry self. However, the systems here do work and based on our CR mindset, are efficient. We're well on our way to getting the things done we need to... we're staying at a friends house while they are on a gambling junket... we're looking after their cat (which we've seen only once) and using their frig -and car... it's working well... They've stayed with us numerous times over the years so this is reciprocal and we are really appreciating it. We also have time to visit with friends and some of those have arranged get togethers with groups so we're able to see more people with more convenience. In fact, an event I started 20 years ago -a curry night- is still going strong and one is organized for me on Tuesday night to see old work mates... it will be fun... Last night we met two special friends of mine and went to a diner we knew and love... not gourmet food nor ambiance but comfort food in a nostalgic environment.

This was a busy time for me to leave... Several check outs, one closing, one change, and several short term occupancies by former owners / friends... managing it ahead of time was a lot of work... hopefully, all will go well.

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

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