Residencias Los Jardines (Garden Residences) represents a unique opportunity for people looking for what was previously missing in Costa Rica. Los Jardines is designed for those who have lived and who are currently living busy lives with demanding responsibilities and schedules. Here the emphasis is on nature, tranquility, and the soothing sounds of running water. Recreational and exercise facilities, social and entertainment areas are part of this quiet, secure gated community of diversified people and cultures. English is the working language but Spanish is also spoken.
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The story: Why this development is unique
In addition to the design philosophy which was to live in a tropical garden with holiday style amenities as your everyday home, not as a place just to visit on "holidays":
We have placed emphasis on:
Note: We are not a hotel and are usually only interested in long term stays.. 6+ months with our normal being 12-month leases.
Residencias Los Jardines consisting of 29 single stories, detached, semi-detached and attached houses along with two-story houses-detached houses ranging in size from 620 SF to 1,900 SF, one and two bedroom houses is located on 2 1/2 acres along a dead end street in Pozos de Santa Ana, a small town with modern amenities. This is a barrier-free environment for the garden and many of the homes.
Our site has a magnificent view of the mountains and the best climate in the central valley. Here you will find our beautiful homes located in a garden setting with trees, shrubs, and flowers everywhere along with two swimming pools, waterfalls, water fountains, palm thatched ranchos, social areas with BBQs / refrigerators, WiFi, lounge chairs/chaise lounges, etc. Our year-round daytime time temperature is 22C-32C / 70F-85F with nighttime temperatures from 14C-19C / 58F-68F.
We are near grocery shopping, banks, medical facilities, and restaurants as well as a private/public 18 hole golf course. We are 1 hr 15 min to the Pacific beaches and 4 hrs to the Caribbean beaches. We are also 20 mins from the San Jose International airport and 15 min west of San Jose.
1 and 2 bedroom houses in Santa Ana, Central Valley
Telephone outlets throughout.
TV cable throughout including bedroom
High speed, wireless LAN system for easy and fast Internet connection from anywhere in the house, terrace or property.
ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
The electrical system designed and installed to North American Standards, #12 copper wiring; all outlets and fixtures grounded. Each house has a dedicated 100 amp, grounded, the electrical panel featuring circuit breakers with properly balanced or dedicated circuits as per North America.
Plumbed and wired for clothes washer and dryer. Clothesline also available.
Individual security alarm system; personal safe for valuables and important documents.
Intercom for entry gate communication.
Emergency lighting system with battery reserve.
Illuminated light switches for easy location in the dark.
Recessed halogen/LED lights for bright, clear light and energy efficient indirect florescent valiance lighting.
All living areas are wired for tropical ceiling fans.
BEDROOMS AND CLOSETS
Large master bedroom capable of accommodating a king size bed with "ensuite" bathroom.
Second bedroom large enough for Queen or King.
Large 8- 9 wide clothes closets with built ins in both bedrooms and TV outlet for desired viewing.
Storage cupboards are above each clothes closet.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
Large, maintenance free, anodized bronze aluminum windows throughout with screened, louvered windows for ventilation.
Striking Spanish styled entry door with wrought iron accents and small opening for viewing.
Beautiful caobilla engineered wood doors, stained and polished to a glass smooth finish and matching moldings on all doors. Doors are guaranteed not to warp, crack or delaminate; the wood is harvested from sustainable, managed wood lots.
Schlage hardware and locks in polished or antique brass, lever handles.
Granite counter top, ceramic or porcelain tiled walls and large mirrors in each well lighted bathroom.
Frameless, tempered glass shower doors sandblasted with a tropical motif.
One piece, low profile, quiet flush America Standard white toilets in each bathroom and American Standard 8 wide spread polished chrome lever handled faucets with under hung white china sinks.
Solid wood cabinets with multiple drawers for convenience; Built in medicine cabinet.
Solid wood cabinets made of a beautiful local wood by local craftsman with a concealed refuse compartment.
Imported Argentinean large stainless steel sink with accessories to facilitate food preparation and clean up with pull out, polished chrome, sprayer faucet.
Black glass, 6 burner GE gas range and oven, with matching GE microwave with built in exterior vented exhaust and built in stainless steel refrigerator.
Imported Brazilian granite counter for elegance and easy maintenance; casual eating counter.
FLOORS AND WALLS
Imported ceramic tiled floors throughout for elegance and low maintenance.
Four coats of Sherwin Williams, egg shell finish, premium paint in pastel colors on all walls.
Large, lighted terrace with wrought iron railings and serving counter for easy entertaining.
Beautiful Spanish glazed terracotta style tile with a washed concrete accent and bamboo ceiling.
Exterior electrical outlet on the terrace and exterior water faucet for easy maintenance.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Single story ranch style and two-story homes with spacious open concept living, dining and kitchen area.
Concrete block and steel /gypsum construction with block demising walls (where applicable) for sound and fire containment and built to the new seismic code of Costa Rica.
Vaulted ceilings up to 16 ˝ ft. high with screened, ventilating windows which allow natural, indirect light in each room while capturing prevailing breezes for cross ventilation in our perfect tropical climate.
Specially designed roof for heat reflection, noise absorption and Spanish clay tile on the terraces to enhance the beauty of the home.
Two, 100 lb. propane concealed cylinders and energy efficient gas demand hot water heater.
Each unit has its own dedicated hot water boiler and electrical meter.
We have a variety of one and two bedrooms each with parking for one car, including granite counters and ceramic floors, each house has lots of natural wood built-in furniture. Our re-sales usually range from $125,000 for one bedroom houses to $225,000 for the larger (1,700 sf) detached houses. Most all include furniture and furnishings.