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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #588: Dec. 20 - 26, 2015

Christmas in Costa Rica!

Christmas in Costa Rica!

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.

Brian Timmons
DEVELOPER / PROPERTY MANAGER
Residencias Los Jardines / http://www.residenciaslosjardines.com info@residenciaslosjardines.com
ResidenciasPropertyManagement@gmail.com

 

Featured house this week

Paradisus Condos / Rohrmoser
FOR SALE

Paradisus Condos - click to visit

Each of the units consists of two bedrooms / two bathrooms, and a large living/dining/kitchen area. The floor plan of each of these units has eliminated the optional "den / office" divider. The result is a larger area offering more flexible furniture arrangements while still maintaining the option of including an office area. At 105m2 plus two parking spots each and storage locker, they offer a great opportunity for someone seeking views, security, central location, and first class, all round living...

PRICE REDUCTION
Semi furnished unit: For sale: $235,000
Fully furnished unit: For sale: $245,000
Floor 12 -west view

Read more about Paradisus Condos

 

Residencias Los Jardines
Property Management, Rentals, Re-Sales

Market Activity

Sales: one offer - working on the issues.

Rentals: no inquiries.

 

FOR SALE

Unit #105: $139,000 / See Unit

Unit #110: $199,900 / See Unit

Unit #116: $214,000 $199,000 / See Unit

Unit #123: $237,000  $215,000 / See Unit

FOR RENT

Unit #113: $1,300 mo. / Available immediately / See Unit

Site Plan

 

HOUSES FOR SALE

UNIT #105
FOR SALE $139,000

Total Area (Sq Ft): 950
Total area (Sq M): 88
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Floor(s): Single Floor
Type: Detached
Furnished: Yes

Detached, single story, one bedroom with den and screened terrace with bar-b-q and semi private back yard. Beautifully maintained -all furniture and furnishings are included. Cedro cabinetry throughout including kitchen, living room entertainment center, bedroom and bathroom built in closets / cupboards... Granite counters (kitchen / bathroom), SS appliances, vaulted ceiling, ceramic floors through out, leather LR furniture, flat screen TV, etc.

 

UNIT #110
FOR SALE $199,900

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): Single Floor
Type: Attached
Furnished: Yes

Beautiful end-unit bungalow (one floor) town home (part of 4 homes) situate at the far quiet end of Residencias Los Jardines, steps from the main pool. It includes one designated parking spot and one storage unit. The home is 120 square meters (approximately 1,300 square feet) with two bedrooms (master has king size bed and guest has queen size bed), two full bathrooms (one being an ensuite), a large open concept kitchen, living room, dining room, granite breakfast bar with stools and features vaulted ceilings and lots of windows. The home has a large covered terrace overlooking the gardens. Custom made wood blinds cover all windows throughout. Ceiling fans in bedrooms, living room and terrace.

 

UNIT #116
FOR SALE $214,000 $199,000

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1
Type: Semi-attached
Furnished: Yes

This 1,290 sf single floor home includes a 300 sf front terrace plus parking for one car and a separate, secure storage locker. It is and end unit and therefore attached on only one side by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer.

 

UNIT #123
FOR SALE $237,000 $215,000

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1516
Total area (Sq M): 140
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Floor(s): Two 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.

HOUSES FOR RENT

UNIT #113
FOR RENT $1,300 mo.

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 1
Type: Semi-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 one side by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer.  The three other sides allow light, ventilation and  garden views.

 

Our Lives

WEATHER: Breezes have started... this means the trade winds are coming and with them, a change in the weather.

Offer 105: I have to work on the issues...

Christmas in Costa Rica: just like N. Am. without the cold weather... wonderful day and night... White Christmas seems a bit surreal... The country shuts down for two weeks including the news people as well. Not much to report... Traffic has backed off a bit as many people living in the Central Valley are at the beach...

One tenant disappeared again... unit 113 is back on the market for Rent. This is the second time he's disappeared. Before, he appeared after two months wanting the unit back, made up all the rent... he had had a motor cycle accident, broke his leg and cell phone and couldn't reach me. This time? I don't know but I'm proceeding on the basis that he will not reappear. Another tenant got thrown in jail in the US while dealing with a divorce issue. He too was held incommunicado but has now reappeared. Dealing with people is difficult and one never knows their issues... I am just left to deal with the results of their issues... After 40 years, I'm tired of it... I prefer the hammock and Ipad...

 

News Items of the Week

Costa Rica attracts record number of US tourists in 2015

December 21st, 2015 (ICR News) For the first time, Costa Rica recorded the entry of the one-millionth tourist in a single year from the United States in a new milestone.

US tourists this year accounted for 40 percent of all tourist arrivals in the country, according to officials.

The milestone was celebrated at the Juan Santamaria airport on Friday, with the arrival of Joel and Kristine Kratochvil and their three daughters.  The trip was the Washington state family’s first visit to the country, tourism officials said.

Tourism officials said that an improved US economy contributed to the historic milestone.

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

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