The New Sol Escondido!

As mentioned in my last post, we are making changes to our little estate.  Sol Escondido had first been set up as a cabana rental community offering a private, natural environment for each unit.  As there was not enough interest for the smaller size rentals, but some interest from visitors to live on a sim that was terraformed/landscaped similarly with such beauty, we decided to re-create the sim.  With two confirmed residents already each requesting 1/3 of the sim, Jac decided he would offer 3 total parcels so that each would have 1000-1200 prim each.  The first two residents are close friends and wanted their SL home to be together, but separate with the ability to just “walk on over” so these two parcels are on a single larger ‘island’.   This island has three waterfalls with the largest separating the two parcels with a water way emptying into the ocean.  Jac provided a bridge so that the friends would not have to wade through the water to visit!

Waterfalls are integral with our estate and Sol Escondido is no exception!  The larger island has three waterfalls all fed from an elevated spring-fed pool.  This placement of falls and pools is becoming quite the trademark for Jac, offering our residents a lovely place to while away the hours alone or with friends.  Our current residents in both areas love this feature so I hope that we can continue to offer similar spots for all!

The third parcel on Sol Escondido exists on its own private island, terraformed and landscaped beautifully… again with multiple waterfalls spilling into the ocean or coves emptying into the ocean.  This sweet island will provide an awesome home site with water access, great views, lots of privacy and wonderful neighbours.  I truly doubt it will be available for very long… If you are interested in finding out more, please contact me in world!

The entire estate is always changing, always beautiful, always relaxing… and welcoming 🙂   So… if you need a respite from the everyday SL world and you want to relax on the beach or surf along the waves, come by and see us soon…

Until next time… enjoy life!


~~It’s 2010!~~

Well, we moved into 2010 and for me it happened very quietly (both RL and SL).  This is not always a bad thing as it give us all time to reflect.  We reflect on what is important to us, remember the good and maybe the not-so-good times, and hopefully look forward to the new year with plans for fun, happiness, and all things good!

We are making changes again on our little estate.  Our beautiful sim, Sol Escondido, had been set up for cabaña rentals but we weren’t seeing that much traffic from interested avatars.  At the same time, we had a few that were very interested in living here but on larger parcels, and perhaps in their own homes.  Well because we had a few renters that we didn’t want to displace…Jac got to work on building a small island out on Playa Sol Mañanero to accomodate.  WOW!  The result is awesome!  While I had some input and was asked for my opinion, he truly created a beautiful spot for 3 cabañas.  I find the spots even more lovely than the beauty he had created on Sol Escondido – each offers such privacy and an awesome view of their own private waterfall.  The source of the waterfalls is a spring at the highpoint that also provides a ‘sweet’ place for relaxation.  Our renters seem happy and, well, isn’t what is all about?

Sol Escondido will be recreated into three island parcels.  In this case, I think that Jac has a good idea of what he plans to shape here based upon some conversations he has had with potential residents AND just his good sense of what will work!  He will terraform and fully landscape to offer views, privacy and beauty to each parcel.  I look forward to watching the transformation and being there to give support as needed throughout!

We still have the Teahupoo wave up and running on Sol Mañanero Surf!  It is truly a fun wave, advancing forward and across the water as it crashes towards the beach.  This wave was created by Leogarto Burt, the owner/CEO and mastermind behind HP (High Performance) Designs.  It is a sculpty wave with spray and froth that is powered by a script that is different from the others now out on the market.  The fact that the wave travels across offers a different experience for the SL surfer.  The tube can totally encase the rider for the full tunnel effect.  While the particle spray adds a degree of realism for the surfer, it also adds to the visual attraction.  This visual provides a calm for some of those that visit our beach.  The wave also behaves well on a homestead sim, allowing the stats to remain optimum for surfing and just hanging on the sim at the same time.  Why not stop by and check out this awesome wave… be sure to say hi if you do!

So for now, I’ll close… next time I’ll share the new layout of Sol Escondido and let you know just what we might be up to next!

’til then…