—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 #114, #116 and #124
Paradisus: Nothing available
Los Jardines: Units #106C, #106D and #113
Residencias Los Jardines
property management, rentals & re-sales
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): 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.
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): 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): 1227 + parking
This 2nd story, 1,227 sf (113 m2 + one parking space) is a georgous home with one of the best views at Los Jardines. The very large front covered terrace faces east and is suitable for entertaining; the off-bedroom covered terrace faces west for sun sets. This very tastefully furnished and fully equipped home offers a lifestyle envied by many.
Total Area (Sq Ft): 1290
This 1,290 sf single floor home includes a 300 sf front terrace plus parking for one car. It is attached on one side by a 6 inch cement demising (common) wall, which prevents sound transfer. The three other sides allow light, ventilation and garden views.
What Happened This Week
Portugal: From Lisbon to Coimbra (2 hrs north by train / third largest city). We took a number of day trips out of Lisbon to seaside resort areas and to tourist destinations. Nothing blew my mind but all gives one a sense of perspective. I continue to be amazed at the number of tourists from all over the world. Portugal is said to be the least expensive of the Western European countries is reasonable. A decent dinner meal $10-15 per person / taxis and Uber are not expensive /. Phone chips are not expensive and rail passes are all reasonable. Electric trains are great and the busses are as well. The country is really dry at this time. Agriculture that I have seen is mostly small scale and dies not appear very intense -pretty casual / hobby farms. There is some new construction cranes around but nothing significant. A lot of the older buildings are not being maintained and many do not look occupied above the ground floor. The elevator on out 4th floor VRBO apartment was nit working and had not been repaired for years even though it was advertised as working. 64 steps up and down in a dimly lit staircase hauling luggage up / down by 70-82 year olds with bad knees, backs, eyes, etc -we have a letter yet to write to VRBO re this.
Coimbra: I see it was just listed by International Living as an unknown inexpensive retirement location and in another article Portugal was listed as the least expensive west a European country and another article talks the various beach towns between Lisbon and Porto. At one time in my life I might have been tempted but I find Costa Rica much nicer. I am not tempted at this time in my life... my hammock / climate / vegetation / beaches / etc beat out Portugal in my book.
Porto: Tomorrow we are off to there for a week.
Los Jardines: Rehab work continues on the front wall and we have one active inquiry for rental... but at a very low offer...
News Items of the Week
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons