Just imagine owning a hotel residence, branded by the most successful hotelier in the world, with a management program that takes care of every aspect of home ownership, and even helps you literally pay the bills! Welcome to Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton.
Today’s buyers of hotel branded residential resort properties look for destinations that afford them hassle-free, ease of use, personalized service, top quality amenities, and most important, traditional safety and security. They are also comforted by the higher level of finishes, furnishings, amenities, that global brands such as Hilton represent.
However, buying a second home, especially in a foreign destination, brings to light questions that deal with the logic of this type of acquisition. Below you will find the five most common questions asked of me by potential purchasers.
1. How much does it cost, and what is the availability?
Rainforest Residences at Botánika range in price from the low $200,000’s for a studio residence to the mid $700,000 for a large 3 bedroom lock-off residence. Compared to similar properties in the region, or other branded resort vacation destinations, our pricing is very competitive.
As for availability, we are sold out of studio residences, but we have a couple of 1-bedroom units, and only a few 2-bedroom lock-offs & 3-bedroom lock-offs left. We have significant incentives for those buying off-plan, and therefore, I invite you to follow the electronic links below to learn more about pricing and availability.
2. What are the incentives for buying off-plan and when is construction to begin?
We currently offer pre-construction incentives that include several owner benefits, such as a 20% discount on tours, fishing, dining & drinking, and our spa for as long as you own your unit.
However, the most significant incentive is that those buying off-plan in our first phase will receive the Hilton approved turnkey furniture package at no extra cost. This represents a saving of $64,000 for the 2-bedroom suite. Follow the link below for a list of items in the package.
As for delivery dates, our developer has a global reputation for quality and efficiency. He has assured us that the construction timeline will not take longer than a year. Construction is to begin this year with delivery in 2020. To learn more about this master builder, follow the link below.
3. What are the ongoing fees for owners?
The Rainforest Residences at Botánika are whole ownership hotel residences, and they are not unlike any condominium you would find back home. With all condominiums, there are fees associated with ownership. These fees are directly related to the size of the residence and the level of services and amenities that owners have a privilege to enjoy.
For more information on annual fees, please follow the link below for a complete list of services and amenities covered by the HOA fees. As mentioned above, please keep in mind that it is the level of services and amenities at the resort that drives guests to visit and occupy your unit (should you decide to participate in the optional rental program).
4. What is a 2- or 3-bedroom lock-off residence, and how many can they sleep?
First, keep in mind that today we have, but a few 2-bedroom & three 3-bedroom lock-off residences available. These homes sleep 8 to 10 individuals comfortably, and their versatility is a favorite amongst hotel operators all over the world.
A 2-bedroom lock-off is simply a fully equipped 1-bedroom home that has an adjacent studio with an adjoining door.
The hotel operator can rent it out in three different ways:
- As a standalone studio.
- A 1-bedroom suite.
- A 2-bedroom residence that sleeps eight comfortably.
Likewise, the 3-bedroom lock-off is a 2-bedroom residence adjacent to a studio with a connecting door. These homes can be rented out as a studio, a 2-bedroom fully equipped suite, or a large 3-bedroom home that sleeps up to 10 people.
Owners of these homes can also choose to stay in the studio portion when they visit, thus leaving the larger section of the accommodations for the operator to manage. Alternatively, the owners can occupy the more extensive suite so that the operator can rent out only the studio portion. The link to the following video does an excellent job of better explaining the versatility of the lock-off residences.
5. Where exactly in Costa Rica is Botánika located?
This is my favorite question! After all, it is the location that distinguishes us from all the other resorts on the planet! Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton is a waterfront development where everything has been thought of in offering world-class facilities surrounded by unspoiled nature. Set in a stunning location, where the rainforest meets the ocean, Botánika is redefining the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It is a jewel of elegant rustic design offering exclusive living, but above all, a place where you will always feel a sense of community. Whether you are an angler, a birder, an adventure seeker, or just someone who prefer the peace and tranquility that this region represents, Botanika has a lifestyle that would be easy to get used to and enjoy. It is here that you can slow down to the speed of life and live a more ‘Pura Vida’ experience.
To learn more about the region, please follow the video link below.
To fully understand the exact location of this soon to be landmark resort destination, I invite you to follow the video link for a bicycle tour of our little village, Puerto Jimenez.
Those of you considering the purchase of a luxury branded Rainforest Residence at Botánika, there is no time like the present to own. I invite you to reach out to me to discuss any of the above questions in greater detail, simply reply to this email with instructions as to when and how to best reach you.
My name is David Belinko, and I welcome you to Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton.