—Vida y tiempo—
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.
rentals & sales
Paradisus Condos / Rohrmoser
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...
rentals & sales
Condominio Santa Lucia, Tres Rios
The first of a series of payments has been received. This sale seems to be happening.
sales & rentals
Sales: Unit #107 For Sale... Condition has been met. Closing date has been established. Units #106A and #114 are listed for sale.
Rentals: Paradisus: Nothing available
Residencias Los Jardines
property management, rentals & re-sales
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1250
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.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1716
This 1,716 sf. (plus parking for one car) two story, detached house, with three terraces, two bedrooms (one on each floor) and upstairs master suite is a beautiful home. This home consists of two VERY large bedrooms (one on each floor) with en-suite bathrooms and a powder room, each with large closets with extensive built-ins for personal organization. The vaulted living room and ground floor bedroom ceilings as well as the master bedroom on the 2nd floor, provide a feeling of grandeur while allowing the warmer air to rise and exit through the ceiling ventilating system. There are three TVs (one in each bedroom and one in the living room.) This is a beautiful home. There is a rough-in for a dishwasher in the kitchen area.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1516
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.
Weather: "OTTO" was the big news story, and only story, for the week... I have included two news reports and will provide my own experience: the whole scare was much ado about nothing (I am a bit cynical, I know)... really, in the Central Valley where 80% of the people live, there was absolutely wind, let alone not even a breeze -smoke went straight up... and only overcast skies with some slight drizzle part of the days. It was cooler than usual... probably dropping down to the 17C / 65F range... at night. CR has not had a hurricane since either 1841 or 1941 depending on a typo... who knows... no one can remember it... In this case, the emergency preparedness people were really busy issuing warning, vehicles with flashing lights all over the place, the president dressed up in a ridiculous "flight suit" for what I don't know... but he thought it was a good foto op... yes, the very, very north east corner of CR (Los Chiles & Tortugero) got hit... very low land with lots of swamps and surrounded by water... the storm, like any storm in that area, causes problems... the winds did continue across the north part of the country into Guanacaste and out into the Pacific... but most of the storm was over Nicaragua. In this case, the storm took an unusual path because of a cold front on the north which forced it to travel west... outing into the Pacific where it died... In the Central Valley, the streets were empty of cars... wow!!!!!!!! because government offices and schools were closed... any excuse for this... and since 8 people died... actually a bit lighter than usual for storms... Monday will be a day of mourning so schools and offices may well be cancelled again... or some protest.
Two Moto-Car accidents: on Wednesday and again on Thursday, I saw the same accident... a car turned into the path of an on-coming motorcycle passing on the inside of cars... the car could not see the on-coming moto until it had advanced further... in one case, the moto driver was o.k...shaken but not broken, in the other case, the bike and rider were a bit broken and definitely shaken... a day ruined for at least 4 people...
American Thanksgiving: yes, the Am. included the Canadians in their traditional celebration... we went... traditional turkey and trimmings... as well as traditional deserts...
A Cruise... The pics below were not included in the last newsletter. I am very, very happy not to have been on the boat this past week as it was in the way of OTTO... I sure they did not have a lot of fun.
News Items of the Weeknews
Two articles... I have comment above...
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Brian C. Timmons