—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... but it is definitely coming...
CR Banks earn their Scorn:
Sorry, I can't get rid of this topic... new items keep arising: This week the incident is an additional charge of approximate $1,200 on my previous CC account which I paid in full on Oct. 19. WHY? This week I got the same statement saying I owed an additional amount... which I paid -stupid me- and then checked my records and receipts only to find out... What the Hell is going on????? It was paid Oct. 19, and now the same statement says an additional $1,200 is owing. After confronting them with this and waiting a 1/2 hour to figure it out, I was sent on my way saying everything was o.k., they would write me an explanation... I am still waiting... and they still have my money... just to remind anyone interested... this is SCOTIABANK de COSTA RICA... stay away from them if you have a choice.
Thanksgiving: We were invited to friends... they have a beautiful house... which is up for sale because they want to downsize... The event was like other holidays... traditional foods all around... they continue to taste great and I wonder why we have these meals only once or twice a year... The 35 or so people all enjoyed themselves and represented a diverse group for sure... but everyone enjoyed the food... and our hosts.
Foreclosed Property: The keys are supposed to be turned over to the lawyer Monday... we'll see... and then I'll have to figure out what to do.
News Items of the Week
No new news and mostly rehashing of already rehashed news... no earthquakes, no new scandals, only one high profile murder of a state prosecutor, no natural disasters, traffic continues awful and getting worse and will remain bad until mid January, colon is rising against the US dollar as it always does this time of year... it will fall again mid January, CR elections mid February which will add additional uncertainty, etc... life as usual...
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons