—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: 12-2 at Paradisus $1,400 mo. (white living room furniture)
Los Jardines: Units #104 $900 mo. / #106C $900 mo. / #125 $875 mo. / Available immediately
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): 1140
Single story, detached, two bedroom / two bathroom, 100 M2 / 1,064 SF, with a back yard, covered terrace, UNFURNISHED, one parking, vaulted ceilings, lots of built ins... bright in all rooms, with lots of windows and flow through ventilation. Parking for one car.
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): 662
This 662 sf, (62M2)+ 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.
New Rental The owner of this unit realized he is not using it enough to justify it sitting vacant. He asked me to market it and manage it. This is not the direction I want to go in... would like to get completely out of the business... but took it on. It is a very nice unit... check out the pics.
What Happened This Week
Weather: Normal... partially windy but generally light for this time of year. We also had another good, soaking rain Friday afternoon.
Security Cameras: Still on my list of "to dos".
Doneste Administration: Everything sent. No response from anyone. I have been sending a ZIP file of fotos to all shareholders but to benefit mainly those absentee owners.
Foreclosure: I wait.
Investment Business: One of the contracts we were waiting on has been awarded. We will have it reviewed and our role will be defined. Signing should happen this week. We hope it goes well and we also expect that the effort we have made to get this deal structured correctly, can be repeated for what we expect to be additional, similar deals. But my experience here in CR is that virtually nothing goes as expected so the future could be a roller coaster ride in a country with a poor safety record. We'll see.
Wife Wonders: Lita wondered what I did all day. I invited her to tag along -she agreed. We left at 8:45 foregoing our normal exercise... and returned at 3:30.. she was exhausted and had decided she would rather stay home, clean, play with Alexa and her birds, and now wants a hair appointment... I think she got her fix...
Vacancies: Paradisus -one tenant decided not to return from Mexico... I have to clean it up and market it. Doneste's tenant of 104 advised she is moving to a house she was having constructed (this was known and not unexpected). A recent tenant decided they couldn't live comfortably with a fellow countryman and it was too much money for them so they left. In all cases, the units have been kept in good condition and cleaned up upon cancellation.
Garden Pictures: Attached are some garden pictures as of Feb. 1. Additional pictures will be added over the next newsletters:
News Items of the Week
1. Unemployment: This is the official rate. Not surprising, it is increasing probably as a result from the various changes in laws. CR is a difficult country in which to do business... the large, international guys in trade free zones seem to be doing fine... a job far looking to fill 3,000 is being advertised.
2. Tourists: I am not very close to this. We are not in the tourist business or path.
FOR RENTAL OR SALES INFORMATION
Brian C. Timmons