They were searching for a new administration for the Villa, what is part of our business
Therefore, we arranged a date for the next day.
It was a nice day; with a lot of sunshine- great
Here I have to explain why I read this text in English – what completely obviously not my mother Language is;
Because of the owners are Americans, and the most of our guest we are welcome at the Villa also, I like that everybody get this story.
So- it was a very nice
But the reason why we are there was not to jump in the pool, of course not. But the pool it would become a big part in the story, even if establishes from others.
We was sitting on this nice terrace with the nice tile ground,
and decussated out what Herb and Linda like to have.
Means, what kind of changing’s, how we have to handle the garden ect.
Okay, I hope, I don't bore you?
But I like to start slow, like to write a crime story, what it is not.
Therefore let me explain first, from what we are talking;
Overlooking Cabrera, on the road to Loma Alta, there is a small property which is owned by a German Man called “Günther Schwarz”
By his management started there a few years ago the Resort ORCHID HILL with the construction of this 2 bedrooms Villa with Great Ocean view.......
All the stories about his time in Sosua, are just stories, and maybe you people what are reading this knows more about. But this is anyway not from interest, this is history.
. Here you can live far away from stress, political disturbances and fear of terrorism.
…See how easy and economic it can be to buy a real estate or to invest in a tropical paradise…
Supervision, selection of craftsmen, selection of the material and material check are supervised by us.
Outsides rough plastered with dispersion paint layer, inside plastered with concrete chalk mixture.
Paint color of choice – acrylic paint.
Main door and inner door made in massive wood. Sliding doors and window frames in anodized aluminium, glass and fly protection grate (screen),
Complete kitchen in massive wood with upper and inferior cupboards, fridge, gas oven, double sink for a value of .... US $.
Complete bathroom installation with tasteful sanitary elements with jacuzzi, one hand framework mountings.
Each sleeping room has its own split level aircondition.
The floor including terrace covered with ceramic tiles, walls tiled in the bath room and kitchen, colour of your choice.
Electric installation is according to American standard in 110 Volt 60 Hers. Warm water processing, provided by sun collector and warm water boiler.
Sanitary installation, with cold and warm water tubes of polyethylene and hard PVC.
Black waters by common septic tank. Grease separator for kitchen drain.
Individual ideas of planning are naturally taken into account. Orchid Hill is built up under German supervision. For the electricity supply, each house has a current inverter, supplying electricity for some 24 hours. The completed infrastructure includes water, electricity, telephone, internet access, cable TV, access roads, common area gardening. Security is ensured by 24 hours an awake protection. For adequate privacy, each villa is surrounded on both sides by natural stone walls. The buyer receives a fixed price and finishing guaranty certified by notary.
The designer and constructor is himself living in the project and runs the supervision and administration.
There are maybe a few points more what I should have underlined;
But I don't want to write a whole novel here!
Or you will find it!
Before you decide to buy think of rain periods
Yes the House is finish. It exists and it is there. All parts are more or les also there, a roof, doors, a kitchen ect. If this guarantee means that, Günther get 100 points!
Quality in the construction is our main aim to keep and increase the quality –
..to American standard in 110 Volt 60 Hers
Orchid Hill is built up under German supervision.
This astonished; if this is this way, how the economy can do so well in
Maybe they using in
finishing guaranty certified by notary
( what happend if the owner has another signed proof of it- Günther? )
The most of you are know now where the story goes.It is the well known problems in the Dominican;
Water and Electricity Supply in the DR!
How many people of you can write a book of that?
And I didn’t like to confuse people what are new in the DR. Herb and Linda where new this time the signet the contract of this Villa. Because all this was sounds great, and it was exactly what they was looking for.
A lot of this what you can read about the Dominican is true. This is a beautifully country, and your dreams can come true, and you can build or own your dream house here. There are existing the paradise without stress, crystal clear pools ( what are not leaking ) water systems without the sound of a pump next to your bed, or ceramic tiles what are waterproofed! There existing German Quality and guaranty of constructions.
You can own a home what has 24H electricity, security and much more.
You also can trust people here! Just follows some special rules which are:
- Talk with people what are living here, listens to the experience they have.
Don’t believe the first story, talk with different people
- Forget the rules from your home country. The DR is different
I didn’t like to be here pictures my self as teacher; this is the experience I have. And I like to share it with others.
We are managing the house now 1 year, and it is the perfect vacation spot for travellers what is like to see the beautifully part of the Dominican without the big tourism. We rented the Villa to a few guest, and all of them was just happy there.
Here just the big ones;
No- the problem was that the owners was complained that in the before and nothing happened. Just promises from Günther, that he will fix it.
By the way- today;
or this one;
- Many promises
- Many words
- Many apologies
Why I write this here?
First there was a lot of patience I need for this guy, and after we was having poisoned plants, broken pool tiles, damaged construction material, Personally threats( and of course no perpetrators )
I act like the old Statement says:
Throw the stone back where it comes from!
Maybe the reader is thinking now, things like that happened. Is this not a bit exaggerated!?
I think on all construction in the world you will getting some problems, and everywhere you have some things what will be damaged, or not working. Maybe in the Dominican Republic there is a bit more of that, then on some other places.
The point about the situation up in Orchid Hill is different because of the Person who handles this; the promised quality and the guarantee was not exist anymore if something happened;
The installation of the professional electrical installation the organisation form Orchid Hill didn’t like to pay, because of there was no exactly description in the sells contract what kind of “American standard” !!
After we involved a lawyer, the pool was “fixed” two times true Günther Schwartz himself ( I didn’t know before that this is his profession ), but it was still leaking. All try’s to explain him, where the problem is, was without result ( even the report of a professional Pool company didn’t changes his opinion ). They put simple glue on the pool tiles and on the joints, with the goal that the entire glue parts was in the filter after a few days!!
And on the top, they damaged the new pool steps!
After rain was flowed-in the house through the door, the tiles in the living room lifted up. Two professional companies mentioned that this happened because the tile work was totally wrong done. Günthers comment was that things like that happened, and we have to live with that. Especially the owner pays a very good price!!
No way has that he liked to handle his guarantee. He wanted to know nothing of a guarantee!
Original text Günther Schwarz;
The usual guarantee here in the Dominican Republic for objects bought - as seen, is maximum one year. It is incomprehensible for me, why the tiles take off themselves.
Also it is subject to the control duty of the owner or manager, if, with extremely strong rains and strong hoists water penetrates in the house.
I think it´s enough*, and you, the owner of the house has also to take responsibility for your home.
And who ever here about the problem that tiles are not waterproofed?
Please let me know about, because of I didn’t see much other reasons to use tiles. (Except the design)
The story is simple;
The tiles were lifted because the water penetrates under the tiles. That happened because of the joint’s was porous. And because there was a bad work done by put the tiles in ( to dry ) it lifted up.
The pool is leaking because the tile work there is also a botch!
I would have here many other story’s about bad construction mistakes in this house, but like I told in the beginning, this goes otherwise into a novel!
Good to know is maybe that;
And if somebody read that, and he is maybe interested to buy one of the other houses up in Orchid Hill ( there are still two for sell ) feel free to contact me - I can give you a exactly list, where you have to start the rebuilding of it, because of I watched the construction of this many times!
( maybe more time then the German supervisor )
And at least: Herb and Linda’s Vacation home becomes this days a new living room floor, and we also change all the hollow tiles on the terrace, and after that, it will be a again a beautifully place to relax and enjoyed the view by a cool drink .
The Villa is ready, the new floor finished, and next week there are new guest coming.
Anyway, I was like to talk about the funny situation of the electricity in the DR, and special in the Orchid Hill Project.
First I must admit that I had been mistaken.
** see text up on this side;
It looks, that Mister Schwarz after all one of his promise does:
He is moving into the unfinished Villa next, and because of he is the technical supervisor of Orchid Hill, he knows how to connect a house with all appliances you need.
Water is not a big deal, but because for that you need a pump.
Look at the yellow electric cable at the ground
about the guarantee.
Basically I ended the blogg here, because of I have really better to do, then this, but on some reason somebody wanted to play further
Wednesday October 17th 2007 3.50p.mYou already heard that the seller ( Gunther Schwarz ) sold this Villa to Herb and Linda with a 5 years guaranty. But after something like the pool leek happens and Mister Schwarz was not able to fix it, or the unbelievable damage with the tiles, Mister Schwarz didn’t remembers this anymore. See above.
Herb confronted him as a result with the fact that he ( Owner ) has a letter what shows this agreement. The answer of this was-you also can read above- he can sue me.
Okay, that means that this maybe shows us the real character of Gunther Schwarz.
Here the text from an real estate website- done October 17th 2007 3p.m.
DescriptionLOCATED JUST MINUTES from the PLAYA GRANDE BEACH and GOLF COURSE -- this urbanization offers good management and excellent construction -- each home has 5KW back-up invertor, as well as water, electricity, cable TV. internet access, asphalt roads -- and 5 year guaranty on the construction!! Payments can be made during the construction phase in 5 instalments (40% down payment). A 50m2 swimming pool with solar pump and ionisation water treatment can be added for US$21,000.
230 m2(2474.8 feet2)900 m2(9684 feet2)
Cement/Paint (Bermuda Style)/Cement/ Alu Window
Direct link to this homepage:
I’ has none!!
5KW inverter ( wow )
.., electricity, cable TV. …, asphalt roads ( wow )
ionisation water treatment ( wow )
and of course i have no question about the 5 year guaranty !!!
if you are looking at this advertising you also find out, that this is not for some other villa-
no… it is still the original one for this house!!!!!
But I am made unsure:
Please help me out, because of I’m just a simple car mechanic and didn’t understand
where is in the front and where behind?
Here first this two nice comments;
You will find out what happens to people who first talk about things that they don’t know about and then who slander others!If you had the first clue about construction you wouldn’t say what you say!There are remedies for people like you!October 11, 2007 11:52 AMAnonymous hat gesagt...
Very accurate description from a swiss car mechanic, who thinks that he is no a building surveyor. May be he goes to school again to learn moreabout the item guarantee. Let´s check, that he has the permission to live in this country. All I heard is , that in most places he worked before, he got fired.October 15, 2007 5:39 PM
See original comment below this side
what the h… means
"a building surveyor"
And is there somebody out there what no’s about the new laws in this country that swiss car mechanics are not more allowed here in the DR?
Okay I understand this anyway as the true like it is written:
I’m not (no) constructor or architect or builder or what else, and of course I’m not a surveyor!
I guess my English is good enough to help this anonymous writer to fix the mistakes:
Is has to be a now.. not a no….
For the surveyor thing to understand I will search for a school like this person has recommended, even it was about the guaranty. But this fact I guess is clear now… or Gunther??
About the threats in this comments i just can say;
That shows which school the writer was visited.
Yes my first education was car mechanic.
After this I was done a lot of different things and a few of my jobs like my last one I loos because of I got fired. Fired from my self because of I was an independent worker with my own company.
A very hard and pure life, and now they like to kick me out of the Dominican……….
Maybe I have to ask Gunther if he have some hole is his wood villa, where I can hide.
I guess this will be not the last I write here…… harm
Life can be so easy:
- a dirt road is not asphalt,
- a 3.5kw inverter is not a 5kw inverter,
- a 2.5kw is not a10kw regulator,
- a pool what loos 0.8 inch water per day is leaky,
- a pool step what is slippery like ice is dangers
- a pool where are the nozzles on the wrong spot and therefore the leaves didn’t go into the skimmers is wrong designed,
- a ionisation with the capacity of a Jacuzzi is not big enough for a pool,
- a pool edge what is painted with regular color is not chlorinate resistant
- a sanitary installation where the size of the pipes is to small so the water cannot drain is wrong,
- a outside terrace where the joints are not waterproofed is wrong,
- a electric wire what is 0.2 inch deep into the ground without protection is unprofessional work and dangers,
- a roof paint what lifted up after 1 ½ years is from some cheap quality,
- a pump house what is flood after rain is wrong constructed,
- a TV wire what is open on the road will be damaged if some truck drives over it,
- a house what is flood when the rain comes from south missing some good constructor
- a tile floor what lifted up after water hits it is wrong done
"Owner and constructor of one of the most beautifull projects on the Northcoast."
So please go further with this threats, it shows all the people what are interested in this, who you really are.
I’m sure you have also for this I nice lie !
Like i said-this is waste of time
If I have to have to answer on this last comment of Mister 1.2Million Resort
Then id will be this:
Sorry I don’t be able to play on this level!
I’m just a simple car mechanic!
Mothers complain about how hard life is
And the kids just don't understand..."
by the monkees
and that in the age of the climate change!!
But I will keep this in my mind; maybe this realization helps me for my future – somewhere in the prison, where Gunther like to send me.
The Resort owner had to buy a new regulator, and a few light bulbs for the streetlight, and after a lightning damaged this, he has to fix it.
I look forward to all commentaries.
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