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Costa Del Sol

Post by HunBunny80 » Mon, 09 Apr 2007 5:24 am

Hi,

Anyone has any comments about Costa Del Sol?
My husband and I do like the look of the development but any advice/comments would be appreciated.
We are a young couple with no children.

Many thanks! :D

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Post by Redmis » Sun, 15 Apr 2007 8:11 am

My brother and family (of 4) live in Costa Del Sol and they seem to really enjoy it.

It's a massive condo complex and has excellent facilities plus you're right next to the beach and all the various activities there (including east coast park etc). They especially love the seafood hawker centre and just generally being able to have the water and greenery. Great for families.

Also the apartments (well his anyway) are very roomy, light and breezy and very new.

The airport is pretty close by as well.

If you don't mind travelling a little bit to get to Orchard area it's certainly a good option

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Post by HunBunny80 » Mon, 16 Apr 2007 6:43 am

Many thanks!
I heard alot of people saying that the lack of balcony being a problem as it gets quite hot and it isn't very breezy.
I guess I will have to see it for myself.
Looking at the pictures the development does appeal to me alot but Cote D'Azur has a better location being closer to CBD and next to Parkway Parade.
Do you know if CDS has free shuttle bus to MRT and if so how often do they run?
Also do you know how big the gym is?

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Post by audiojunky » Mon, 16 Apr 2007 8:41 am

HunBunny80 wrote:Many thanks!
I heard alot of people saying that the lack of balcony being a problem as it gets quite hot and it isn't very breezy.
You can keep the windows open - if you're at a higher floor you'll be fine provided you can get cross ventilation. Not sure if this apt has that.

If you want a balcony, I'll trade my apt with you :)
HunBunny80 wrote:Looking at the pictures the development does appeal to me alot but Cote D'Azur has a better location being closer to CBD and next to Parkway Parade.
Do you want an incredible view or a mall?? Cote D'Azur is very convenient but I'd take the view anyday. Cote D'Azur has good views too but only at the much higher levels
HunBunny80 wrote:Do you know if CDS has free shuttle bus to MRT and if so how often do they run?
Yes; every 1/2 hr I believe
HunBunny80 wrote:Also do you know how big the gym is?
Big enough :D

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Post by pauljc0854 » Mon, 16 Apr 2007 2:59 pm

new condo, small. nice surroundings but you must remember that what's inside apartment is more important. Apartment is small and noise is quite high as the condo fronts the highway. Keeping window shut will keep noise level down but stuffy unless you turn on aircon the whole day. Window is small. :shock:

Suggest that you look for slightly older condo in the vicinity with more space such as Summit or others. You pay less and have more space. :D

Do not get hung up with distance. This is Singapore after all where 45 mins is all it take from one end to another. In the UK I travel 45 mins on the train just to get into Waterloo Stn and then have to take a tube for another 30 mins and then walk for another 20 mins to the office.

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Post by HunBunny80 » Tue, 17 Apr 2007 5:01 am

Hi Paul, I gathered you're a Londoner?

I live in zone 2 on DLR and still takes me 40mins to get into Liverpool Street.

I've never travelled from East Coast to CBD by bus before but gathered wouldnt be too bad....

I am keen on Costa Del Sol and Cote D'Azur because they are very new and I do like some of the facilities they have to offer.

I will keep in mind your suggestions.

I'm flying to Singapore to meet the agents this week to look at some old and new condos. :)

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Post by rodandhelen » Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:16 pm

Im living in the Cote D'azur, we love it here, we are a young family, and find it very useful having parkway parade next door!!

I have no complaints about living here so far and would recomend it, although ive been to the costa del sol and that too is a very nice condo with great facilities, all it lacks is the balcony unless you are on the ground floor and you have a little garden area.
it is only 5 mins from the Cota DAzur so location wise there is not alot of difference between the two.

Hope any of this helps, good luck!

Helen

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Post by HunBunny80 » Wed, 18 Apr 2007 1:59 pm

Hi rodandhelen,

A few people have mention the lack of balcony for CDS to me too and they have recommended Cote D'Azur so I will definitely be looking into CDZ too.
My husband already know some people living there so I suppose it will also be a sensible choice.
I do like the idea of walking to Parkway Parade and just sit outside the Starbucks with a cup of coffee :)

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Post by rodandhelen » Wed, 18 Apr 2007 2:04 pm

We have no problems wth it here, the balcony is great although i must admit we do not sit out there alot but its great to dry clothes out there! :) i reguarly pop next door for a coffee,you are more than welcome to join us one day. when are you in Singapore?
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Post by HunBunny80 » Fri, 20 Apr 2007 5:12 am

Hey Helen,

At the moment we are staying in Royal Plaza hotel in Scotts until we sort a condo out for ourseleves.

We will be viewing some apartments tomorrow although I am not too hopeful. Some agents are just idoits!

Nevertheless, I am very hopeful for the viewings on Saturday. I finally get to see Costa Del Sol and Cote D'Azur. You would not believe the prices now. I think you did very well securing yours at the price.

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Post by rodandhelen » Fri, 20 Apr 2007 9:18 am

I know the prices are just crazy now! We are paying way over our original budget.....
Good luck with the veiwings, i was lucky i didnt have to do any of it as my husband came over and did it all before we moved here....
So are you here moved here permantly now or you here just for a visit looking at condos?

Helen

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Post by Grim Reaper » Fri, 20 Apr 2007 12:33 pm

Be careful with agents here. As soon as they sense you are interested in Costa del Sol, they will try to get you in there. Have a look at it and you will see the occupancy after 4 years is still very low and a lot of units are still empty.

Everyone his or her own taste, but it lacks ambience and it is isolated. The appartments are small and way overpriced. There are no amenities at walking distance and the noise is as said disturbing, as it is so close and in an open space with the ECP freeway right in front.

Cote d'azur has all the amenities right next door (Parkway parade, the biggest mall in the east), the bus stops right in front at Parkway and you are much closer to town than at costa del sol.

When negotiationg the price, try to find out how long the appartment has been empty. It might well be that it was purchased for investment and that it never has been rented out. In that case you can negotiate it down much more.

Be aware that an empty unit is to be cheaper than furnished. (difference about 200 to 400 sgd per month).

Regarding the noise, you are still right in front of the ECP, but I found it to be less noisy somehow. (but still, it is not exactly quiet...).

Around the area are two other nice condos btw, that are in the same range and of great quality: D'ecosia and Villa Marina.

They are smaller boutique style and imho offer more privacy, but that of course is a choice everyone him- or herself has to make!

good luck!
Time will come....

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Post by HunBunny80 » Fri, 20 Apr 2007 4:37 pm

rodandhelen wrote:I know the prices are just crazy now! We are paying way over our original budget.....
Good luck with the veiwings, i was lucky i didnt have to do any of it as my husband came over and did it all before we moved here....
So are you here moved here permantly now or you here just for a visit looking at condos?

Helen
I will be back to London next Sunday and make the move permanent by end of May.

I hate the long haul journey especially in such a short space of time.

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Post by HunBunny80 » Fri, 20 Apr 2007 4:39 pm

Grim Reaper wrote:Be careful with agents here. As soon as they sense you are interested in Costa del Sol, they will try to get you in there. Have a look at it and you will see the occupancy after 4 years is still very low and a lot of units are still empty.

Everyone his or her own taste, but it lacks ambience and it is isolated. The appartments are small and way overpriced. There are no amenities at walking distance and the noise is as said disturbing, as it is so close and in an open space with the ECP freeway right in front.

Cote d'azur has all the amenities right next door (Parkway parade, the biggest mall in the east), the bus stops right in front at Parkway and you are much closer to town than at costa del sol.

When negotiationg the price, try to find out how long the appartment has been empty. It might well be that it was purchased for investment and that it never has been rented out. In that case you can negotiate it down much more.

Be aware that an empty unit is to be cheaper than furnished. (difference about 200 to 400 sgd per month).

Regarding the noise, you are still right in front of the ECP, but I found it to be less noisy somehow. (but still, it is not exactly quiet...).

Around the area are two other nice condos btw, that are in the same range and of great quality: D'ecosia and Villa Marina.

They are smaller boutique style and imho offer more privacy, but that of course is a choice everyone him- or herself has to make!

good luck!
Grim Reaper, Many thanks for your advice. I shall keep that in mind. :)

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Post by HunBunny80 » Sun, 22 Apr 2007 2:16 am

Hi everyone, I have found my apartment. Getting the keys on Saturday. Met our new neighbour. Very honest chap. :D

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