We are up and running and ready for business.
CasaBellamar.com went live just a few minutes ago and we are ready to start booking guests.
Thanks to all who have supported us and encouraged us through this process. It has been a little scary at times but mostly fun and exciting.
We’re looking forward to seeing you soon at Casa Bellamar.com!
It has taken a little more than year to birth this baby and I think it is beautiful. I know. I’m probably a little bit biased but you don’t have to take my word for it. See for yourself. Continue reading
Yet another two week stay is done and it seems we never had a moment to enjoy… although, I must say, ‘rainy’ season is the best time to be here. Yes, it did rain some but not every day. It was nice and sunny in the mornings then the clouds built up every afternoon around 2pm and lingered till sunset and Continue reading
Fans of the tv series True Blood may remember the scene where Pam interrupted Sookie and Eric saying, “Blah. Blah. Water Emergency! Blah.” It was a great moment in the series where they made light of the ridiculousness of their own predicament.
So it goes with our little project in Costa Rica… Continue reading
Yep. Construction is officially complete. The crew has cleared the last of the construction debris and the first round of landscape planting is done.
Forty weeks! For those of you keeping track that’s fourteen weeks beyond the estimate when we started. According to our friends, only 14 weeks over is really good. We did hit a few snags along the way and Continue reading
We’ve been in the house a week already and our first guests from the USA arrived on Tuesday. Truth is, the house wasn’t quite ready for company and while it’s closer now, there is still a lot of work to be done and furniture to buy. We’re using outdoor furniture for living room chairs and a folding table in the dining room. Water is still intermittent and Continue reading
It turns out the alarm system still has a few bugs to be worked out so we had two false alarms through the night. Like all modern alarm systems, you have an ‘away’ and an ‘at home’ setting. When ‘at home’ is armed, all the internal sensors are bypassed so you can walk around inside without setting off the alarm.
It seems the motion detector in the entry hall… yes INSIDE the entry hall was set up as an external sensor. Just before bed, I set the ‘at home’ alarm then walked to the entryway to insure the front door was locked. Of course I passed in front of the entryway motion detector which set off the alarm and a 5-million decibel siren echoed through the house and across the valley. It was hard to get to sleep after that but we did.
…until about 2:30am. Continue reading