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Residencias Los Jardines - Life & Times

ISSUE #763: June 2-6, 2019

Hammock Days

Brian Timmons, Newsletter Author
Brian Timmons

Dear friends,

When I started Residencias Los Jardines, I started writing a weekly newsletter -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 re-sales and rental availability. Some readers may be interested in this information.

Brian Timmons
Developer / Property manager
Residencias Los Jardines

Web: http://www.residenciaslosjardines.com
Emails: info@residenciaslosjardines.com
ResidenciasPropertyManagement@gmail.com

 
Featured
rentals & sales

Paradisus Condos / Rohrmoser
FOR SALE / RENT
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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

 
Market activity
sales & rentals

Sales: Los Jardines: Units #114, #116 and #124

Rentals:

Paradisus: Nothing available

Los Jardines: Units #106C, #106D, #113 and #116

 
Residencias Los Jardines
property management, rentals & re-sales

FOR SALE
Unit #114: $ 199,000 / See Unit
Unit #116: $ 195,000 $ 189,995 / See Unit
Unit #124: $ 125,000 / See Unit

FOR RENT
Unit #106C: $ 950 mo. / Available immediately / See Unit
Unit #106D: $ 1050 mo. / Available immediately / See Unit
Unit #113: $ 1,200 mo. / Available immediately / See Unit
Unit #116: $ 1,250 mo. / Available immediately / See Unit

For sale

UNIT #114
FOR SALE
$ 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 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 #116
FOR SALE
$ 195,000 $ 189,995

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 #124
FOR SALE
$135,000 $ 125,000

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, + 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.

For rent

UNIT #106C
FOR RENT
$ 950 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 #106D
FOR RENT
$ 1050 mo.
Available immediately

Total Area (Sq Ft): 1227 + parking
Total area (Sq M): 113 + parking
Bedrooms: 1 + den (bedroom possible)
Bathrooms: 2
Floor(s): 2nd. floor
Type: 4-plex
Furnished: Yes

This 2nd story, 1,227 sf (113 m2 + one parking space) is a georgous home with one of the best views at Los Jardines. The very large front covered terrace faces east and is suitable for entertaining; the off-bedroom covered terrace faces west for sun sets. This very tastefully furnished and fully equipped home offers a lifestyle envied by many.

UNIT #113
FOR RENT
$ 1,200 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 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.

UNIT #116
FOR RENT
$ 1,250 mo.
Available May 1st

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.

 
Our Lives

Rainy Season... definitely here... rain most every day for an hour or so. Plants are happy... Garden rehab is on-going.

What Happened This Week

Vacancies: One inquiry at Los Jardines. One previous client returned and one very short term client committed for July... Previous Paradisus tenant returned. A little action in the right direction but a long way to go...

INS Decision: Still waiting.

Hammock Time: I actually had one whole day that I did not have anything to do... and am looking two more. Wow... loving

 
News Items of the Week

COMMENTS

1 Air Transat: It has always been a bit of a hassle flying from Western Canada or Western US for that matter because few direct flights. Air Transat, a Canadian cattle car carrier, is starting a new route.

2. Fruit Juice: Bet you never thought about this before... now you have an answer to a trivia question.

3. Software Company: CR seems able to attract some tech industries as lower tech industries are leaving

1. Air Transat Will now fly From Canada to Both International Airports in Costa Rica

Starting December 18 and through April 25, 2020, an Air Transat Airbus A321LR will connect Vancouver, Canada to San José and Liberia in Costa Rica.

Tickets went on sale starting June 6 and will be offered twice a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays, leaving Vancouver at 6:30 a.m. and arriving to Liberia, Guanacaste at 5:25 p.m. making an 80 minute stop at the Juan Santamaría Airport in San José. The Airbus will then continue its route directly to Vancouver leaving Liberia at 6:40 p.m. and arriving in Canada at 12:20 a.m. the following day.

"This opens a new stage in the coordinated operation of both international airports, the Juan Santamaría and Daniel Oduber", commented Minister of Tourism María Amalia Revelo. "The fact that Air Transat becomes the second airine that offers a triangle flight between these two airports is an opportunity to multiply the visitation, generate employment and continue strenghtening Costa Rica as a tourism destination". added Revelo.

The flight that begins in Vancouver, Canada can be concluded with the same ticket either in San José or Guanacaste, and in the same way a traveler can return to Vancouver directly from Liberia with the same boarding pass or board in San José.

Air Transat operates weekly flights to the Juan Santamaría Airport originating from the cities of Montreal (Monday and Friday) and Toronto (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) and to the Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia it flies three times a week from Toronto (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and twice a week to Montreal (Wednesday and Friday).

In 2018 a total 217,006 tourists arrived from Canada, 92% of which arrived by air . Canada represents 7% of the total number of arrivals and 14% of the arrivals from North America.

Canadian tourists prefer to travel to Costa Rica between the months of December through March, during the winter months in the North American country. The average stay is of 14 nights and each person spends an average of $109.84 a day.

2. Modern Aseptic Juice processing plant Newvana Establishes in Costa Rica

Paradise Ingredients, known for its processed juices and beverages in the food industry, opened today its new plant of juices and drinks NEWVANA.

Paradise Ingredients is the world’s top banana puree processing company. With this new aseptic juice processing operation, it will create 120 jobs in Cartago.

The Minister of Foreign Trade, Dyalá Jiménez, said: “The country’s development requires the inclusiveness and the integration of regions to the ecosystems of productive potential. We celebrate Paradise Ingredient’s expansion in Cartago. The creation of 40 new direct and 80 indirect job positions strengthens the region’s productive sector.”

“In Cartago, we have the human and technical matter and the operational capacity for a production of this kind of project,” expressed Hugo Chaves, Paradise Ingredient’s President.

NEWVANA is a juice and beverage processing factory, which will begin operations with a line of premixes for 100% natural cocktails, made with fruit, without preservatives, colors nor artificial flavors. They are also are gluten free, have the NON-GMO certification, and are sold in six flavors: Pina Colada, Margarita, Bloody Mary, Sweet and Sour, Strawberry and mango Daiquiri. They’re sold each in one-liter aseptic recyclable cartons.

CINDE’s Managing Director, Jorge Sequeira, added: “With new technologies and human talent, Costa Rica’s food industry is including more added value production processes, such as Paradise Ingredients. The reconversion of this sector has obtained positive results: in 2018, the food industry sector had sales abroad for US$1,580 million, which represented 13% of total goods exports in that same year“.

The company’s machinery is Italian, 100% automated following the sector’s top trends. The expansion covers a 5,500 m2 area that includes a sustainability plan to be carbon neutral in 2025 under the 45001 ISO Certification.

“Costa Rica has highly qualified human talent; the exhibition and the country brand’s positioning in other markets launches us in the world’s view,” concluded Chaves.

The total investment is US$20 million. Those interested in applying in one of the job positions, please reach out to reclutamiento@paradiseingredients.com

Press Release CINDE

3. Leading Software Company Wind River Opens New Office in Costa Rica

Leading software company Wind River expanded its operations with the opening of a new office in Oficentro Mediterraneo in San José, Costa Rica. It has more than 40 collaborators working in customer support, engineering, finance, and tech support.

“Wind River’s decision to open an office in Costa Rica was based on its great economic climate and nascent technology sector; it’s also a place where we know our company culture can thrive,” said Jim Douglas, Wind River president and chief executive officer. “Costa Rica has proven to have a deep pool of world-class tech talent, and we’re excited to build a strong foundation there with the high-impact team we have in place.”

For nearly four decades, Wind River has helped the world’s leading brands power generation after generation of the safest, most secure devices in the world.

The Managing Director of the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE), Jorge Sequeira, expressed that: “Wind River belongs to Costa Rica’s most dynamic group: the digital technologies sector. From March 2018-2019, it increased 3.4% and represented 44% of the country’s exports in 2018, which is twice as much of the 23% global average.”

The company’s software runs the computing systems of the most important critical infrastructure and is advancing the evolution from automated devices to autonomous systems across a diverse range of use cases — from collaborative robots to commercial and military drones, connected cars to the connected factory floor — as well as the intelligent communication networks that support these applications.

 

FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
ON ANY OF THE ABOVE, CONTACT:

Brian C. Timmons
Property Manager RLJ and Newsletter Author

Costa Rica:
Cell: (+506) 8-455-59-35
Land line: (+506) 2282-4142 Ext. 101

Canada:
VOIP: (+416) 461-2203

Web: http://www.residenciaslosjardines.com
Emails: info@residenciaslosjardines.com
ResidenciasPropertyManagement@gmail.com

 

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