—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...
sales & rentals
Sales: Los Jardines: Units #106A, #114, #123, #124 and #125
Rentals: Paradisus: For Rent: 13th Fl / East view / furnished / Available April 5 / $1,400
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): 1290
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
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.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
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.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 662
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.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
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.
Weather: Winds have died, no showers this week...
Tranquility in the Central Valley: All the locals are at the beach... wonderful here -roads are empty. Many things are closed but one can still survive nicely -the hammock never closes for holidays.
Market Activity: Not only is it Semana Santa but there just aren't people looking. I had occasion to talk with a waitress at my favorite beer and wings place... she used to work in the travel industry along with 26 others. That business closed two years ago. Another person said that before 2008 his business was good; now he and others are barely surviving. The government keeps citing more visitors to the country but the nature of those visits must have changed... these people don't see the clients... agents do not received inquiries or if they do, the inquiries are with budgets much less than before... $700-$800 range...
My short term Argentinian showed up with family... on time and paid in full for his 6 wk. stay. I don't like the short stays but in this case the owner lost only two days of rental income... and short stays are charged a premium over longer terms clients.
My Car: I was told all was fixed. I took it for a drive... 4 things are still wrong... the story continues...
News Items of the Week
1. Inactive Corporations: Looks like the advantages of this category may be disappearing.
2. Reduced Electricity Rates: ICE and CNFL continue to push for higher rates... if they spent as much effort on cleaning up their act, becoming more efficient, producing reliable and quality power, cutting out the overly generous bonuses and salaries and benefits, I might have some sympathy for them...but as of now, my tears cannot come... all the government monopolies are horrible...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons