—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 and #124
Paradisus: Nothing available
Los Jardines: 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): 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): 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.
Weather: The dry season... is not here yet...
Residencias Los Jardines: Deferred maintenance continues to be done and we continue to move in the right direction.
The new administration replaced 73 burned out light bulbs... wow!!!!!! Why these were allowed to burn out and were not be replaced????? The answer is "cultural differences". And the person who was responsible for their maintenance, now wants "more lighting". Wow...
Cultural Differences: We just returned from a quick trip to Toronto. WestJet does a great, great job... wow!!!!!! almost a pleasure to fly... Retraced some steps from June... I had to see a few friends... it may well be my last time to say "goodbye" -some are older than me, some in various states of health... and hopefully, I'll be seeing all again,but if not...
Technology works there... transportation works... setting appointments works... food was mediocre except for home cooking and restaurant prices are expensive... beer was great (getting better in CR with micro-brewers around), the prices there are ridiculous... a 2lb chicken $12 Cdn / a 6 lb chicken here $5 US... Everything there is pay, pay, pay, pay... and in CR, I actually got my driver's license with picture on it in 15 min... in Toronto it will be 6 weeks... Saw a tremendous amount of infrastructure construction underway... Torontonians are complaining bitterly about traffic... CR / Central Valley has it's problems... both are bad for sure... It was great to meet up with family and some friends... we didn't have time for everyone... but we are still glad to be back... no more out of country trips for a while... I like it here... warts and all...
News Items of the Week
1. "Cementgate" continues to be the biggest scandal in this administration's time... and it seems the rot goes right to the top... and the American Chamber of Commerce is getting in on the call.
2 / 3. Bus Drivers: are unhappy about not the defacto rate setting that occurred... Typical CR... don't deal with the issue until it becomes a crisis...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons