—Vida y tiempo—
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.
Residencias Los Jardines / https://www.residenciaslosjardines.com
Hacienda El Dorado / https://www.eldoradocostarica.com
Updates about Hacienda El Dorado
Rio Oro: A New Beginning: We've reached an agreement and inked a deal with a very strong developer from Venezuela. El Dorado will be reborn with a different vision. That new vision will be created over the next year.
We've started working on finishing up and hopefully putting closure to this project. This effort will be advanced next week.
Residencias Los Jardines
Property Management, Rentals, Re-Sales
No break downs and everything working fine. We brought in an additional person to work specifically on annual repairs and maintenance. On a separate issue, I having to re-establish the role of employees. This is a constant struggle... to solve the boss's problems, not create problems. It's always tough and no one likes it but sometimes reminders are appropriate to ensure alignment.
Sales: no viewings.
Rentals: no calls.
|Unit #109:||$215,000||See Unit|
|Unit #114:||$250,000||See Unit|
|Unit #121:||Sale Pending|
|Unit #125:||$140,000||See Unit|
|Unit #106C:||$1,250mo.||Available IMMEDIATELY||See Unit|
|Unit #114:||$1,600 mo.||Available IMMEDIATELY||See Unit|
|Unit #123:||$1,650 mo.||Available IMMEDIATELY||See Unit|
|Unit #124:||$1,000 mo.||Available IMMEDIATELY||See Unit|
HOUSES FOR SALE
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1506
Total Area (Sq M): 140
Floor(s): 1 Story
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.
Private financing may be available
Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
Total Area (Sq M): 61
Floor(s): 2nd Floor
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
FOR RENT $1,250 mo.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1250
Total Area (Sq M): 120
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.
FOR RENT $1,600 mo.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total area (Sq M): 120
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.
FOR RENT $1,650 mo.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1516
Total area (Sq M): 140
Floor(s): 2 Story
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.
FOR RENT $1,000 mo.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
Total area (Sq M): 61
Floor(s): 2nd Floor
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.
WEATHER: dry, lots of wind -beautiful temperatures.
All in a Week's Living in CR:
Traffic: even though the traffic was greatly reduced this past week, I did see a dump truck rear end a new SUV and push it into the car in front. The SUV was an accordian, the other car had rear end damage as well, the dump truck was unscathed... someone's new year didn't begin well.
New Year's Eve: as usual, lots of local fireworks...
Priority Post -CR: this is a new service from the CR postal service. I've had three experiences with it and none have been good. It simply doesn't work well -the item doesn't get delivered (receiving or sending) any faster- in fact, I believe actually slower -than regular mail and costs a premium... and expectations are higher... undeserved in my experiences... the latest being a packett sent from Canada... it was delivered to the local post office on Dec. 26 and there is no evidence of a delivery being attempted and no notice of it having arrived and being held... in fact, the tracking system says it was in process... well, I guess this might be correct but a little misleading. A direct approach to the postal office and an insistence on actually looking revealed that it was in fact there, this was 10 days after it had arrived... supposedly... just another not very well thought through system... implemented on the fly... and now I have a notice from FedEx about a parcel... they closed at 3pm on Friday so now I have to go again... and I suspect it has to do with the same item delivered through Priority Post CR... somehow there is a tie-in... but I don't know until I make the 2nd trip to the FedEx office in San Jose... our mail forwarding service from Miami is working great... normally three days delivery from Miami with text and e-mail notification of arrival...
Brian, Lita, the Late Hugo IV, irreverent Vicka, the pigeon toed parrot, Chico II and Chica II