Author Topic: Any members living in Garden Villas Estate, Sta Rosa, Laguna?  (Read 4273 times)

Offline brett4gam

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Just wondering if any forum members live in this estate, we put a reservation on a duplex residence there during the week.

Looks nice and peaceful there, sick and tired of the polluted noisy city living here in Malate after 2 yrs.


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Re: Any members living in Garden Villas Estate, Sta Rosa, Laguna?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 09:16:16 PM »
Check with Art, I think he lives in the area, not sure of that subdivision.

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Re: Any members living in Garden Villas Estate, Sta Rosa, Laguna?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 12:00:23 AM »
Hope all goes well for you Brett. We have relatives in Laguna, though not sure where in relation to your location.

I hope  your purchase progresses well, certainly the hustle and bustle and pollution of the cities does become unbearable after a time.

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Offline Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am

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Re: Any members living in Garden Villas Estate, Sta Rosa, Laguna?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 12:05:58 AM »
« Last Edit: August 23, 2013, 10:51:51 AM by Art, re(tired) Fil/Am »
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Re: Any members living in Garden Villas Estate, Sta Rosa, Laguna?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 03:34:00 PM »
Thanks Paul, Art and Medic.

Was down there again yesterday poking around, looks nice and quiet, construction is reasonable, nothing flash, poured onsite slab floors and walls so not all the typical hollow blocks.  Will have to do some extensions to make it more inhabitable, larger and functional, a small area for a benchtop gas stove just won't do at all.  Oh and put a bar/balcony area as well on the first floor so I can watch the daily comings and goings of the others.

I ceratinaly will not be joining in with the joggers and cyclers of a morning, not into self torture.



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Re: Any members living in Garden Villas Estate, Sta Rosa, Laguna?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 05:13:06 PM »
Looks nice, the best of luck with it.
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Re: Any members living in Garden Villas Estate, Sta Rosa, Laguna?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 09:09:42 PM »
Very clean and nice looking!  I hope it works out for you!
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Re: Any members living in Garden Villas Estate, Sta Rosa, Laguna?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2013, 09:59:45 AM »
Thanks Lee & Jack  :D
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Re: Any members living in Garden Villas Estate, Sta Rosa, Laguna?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2013, 04:41:13 PM »
When we stayed at our new house for several  months last year we would enjoy breakfast in the lanai, and then at around 5pm when the sun left our balcony we would enjoy drinks there for an hour or more until the sun went down. It was enjoyable to just sit watching the world go by, people arriving back from work, the sub division construction workers going home.

My advice to you would be to check the construction work as often as possible. We had an engineer friend of my wifes family go over weekly to check things, and the family itself visited several times a week. When we arrived to move in we still found a number of problems but the development company were very good and fixed them all during the first month.

Before we even arrived there, when the house was completed, my sister in law had to sign for it 'as seen', and in theory we accepted it as it was. We found that by keeping on good terms with the developers, giving small tips to the labourers doing remedial works, and cultivating the foreman, electrician, plumber etc we got well looked after.

When we wanted small improvements, paths, garage hard stand etc we got the developers to do that, though probably we could have saved a small amount getting outside workers on the job. But it all helped relationships with the developers so to get the house sorted - eventually!

Good luck, I hope you will be very happy there. We now have to wait until next year before we can spend extended time there once again.

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