The Wall

IMG_1687While neither a classic album by Pink Floyd nor a setting for adventures in “Game of Thrones”, our wall is still pretty special to us.

For those of you who have yet to join us down in Costa Rica, both the exterior and interior walls of The Villa aren’t actually painted.  They’re stucco.  So the color used in the stucco creates the colors throughout The Villa.  On the inside, we kept the same bright yellow that historically has created a great tropical feeling.  On the outside, we kept (and updated) the Terra Cotta color that plays so well off the greens of our gardens and the blue of the private pool.

And our Wall is the backdrop against which all of this wonderful color happens.  It’s also the last piece of The Villa to get its new stucco…so with it, the entire Villa is back to its original appearance.  This has been a long project, lasting over several months between renters.  But we couldn’t be happier with the finished product and can’t wait to show it off to all of our new renters.

How about coming down and visiting us and seeing our Wall?

Maintaining our Beautiful Villa

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When you’re located only 150 yards from the ocean and the beach, the exterior of your property constantly needs to be maintained.  Some owners prefer to take a “deferred maintenance” approach, where repairs and replacements are made only after failure.  However, we believe that preventive maintenance not only enhances the overall property, but that it also extends useful life of the various components.

Over the past several weeks, we’ve intentionally scheduled some “down time” from our rental schedule to do some of this preventive maintenance.  During this time, we’ve sanded, painted and sealed  the exterior beams that enhance the pool area and rear gardens of The Villa.  As you can see from the photos, the beams have been totally refurbished and are now ready to last for another 10+ years.  And they look great!

We’ll have more photos of the new glass ceilings in the living room and second bedroom next week, so make sure to check back!