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Day 21: Our Apartment

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We have loved our apartment complex. We actually owe it all to Kristin Wilson with Poker Refugees. For an upfront fee, she took care of all our apartment and banking needs and made the transition super smooth. Worth every penny!

Kristin found us Avalon Country Club, the apartment complex we have spent the past year in.

Avalon Country Club. The complex is pretty big.

Avalon Country Club. The complex is pretty big.

We are on the first floor and have a great porch area with a view of a pond.

The patio!

The patio!

There is a beautiful pool area

To infinity, and beyond!

To infinity, and beyond!

with an incredible view


and a restaurant attached with delicious food and drinks!



There is a small soccer field enclosed with a net (less ball chasing, yay!).


Even tennis courts!


Also, there is a quaint gym area with a lap pool nearby.

Outside of the gym.

Outside of the gym.

Inside the gym.

Inside the gym.


The complex is gated and has guards at the front gates 24/7. Although we still express many precautions while living here, I must admit that there were a handful of nights where we left our patio door open or Peter’s office window open all night with computers, TVs, cameras, Ipods, etc all in view and when we got up the next morning it was all still there. Pretty incredible! Especially since when I visited Texas in April, I turned my back for 5 seconds in a grocery store and had my wallet stolen…

Anyway! This place has been good to us. No major problems, and the pool area feels like a resort most of the time. We don’t live near the beach, so it’s kind of like the next best thing. We were even able to negotiate our rent price down $200 more dollars after 6 months! 🙂 *Side note*: That’s one of the things I love about Peter. He’s almost never afraid to ask for a deal, and I swear 8 times out of 10 he gets what he asks for!! It’s saved us a lot of money over the years.

Overall, our fully furnished, 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment with all amenities cost us an average of $1,200 each month.

It is a little bit outside of town, but we are really happy with where we stayed. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want an ‘authentic’ Costa Rican experience…lol. It was more Americanized, but also more comfortable.

This video does a good job of showing you around.

~Thanks for reading~

Pura vida!

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