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Investor testimonials about the home in Costa Rica

Casa Cristal is a spectacular oceanfront compound, located in Playa Langosta in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, just south of Tamarindo. This area is known for having some of the most luxurious beachfront properties in all of Costa Rica. Our home is over 6,000 square feet and has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, in addition to caretakers' quarters. Read on to see what our investors had to say about this stunning residence.


Testimonials of Owner Members at the Costa Rica Home

We had a great time in Costa Rica!  House is so modern but it grew on me! The views are amazing and it has the best pool/outside area ever!!!  Bathsheba was so nice and her food was delicious.  Todd and Stan thought she was probably our best or second best chef ever.  Didn't love the catamaran but probably because we are spoiled with having a private boat on our other trips. Still a fun afternoon.  Canon de le Viega was by far everyone's favorite! On the way home we also went to a beautiful waterfall.  The river boat trip was fun, monkeys were the highlight!  Loved Seasons, even though that was our first night and we were tired! Dragon Fly had a really nice atmosphere and we actually got pizza from next door (really cute restaurant-La Baula) and they delivered it to Dragon Fly for the kids. (really good pizza).  Overall a great time, great weather and easy travels.  We even had bathing suits custom made in town at Papaya con Leches! -Cathy P.


The EE experience in Costa Rica is perfect for the active family (we had age ranges from 3 to 72). Beaching and surf are great, the pool is both adult and child friendly as well as drop dead gorgeous. Those who relish being right on the beach, this place is for you.  The EE local host and house caretaker is a Four Seasons trained concierge who was also our river and mountain biking guide. The bike trails there are epic, and Daniel knows them well. His restaurant calls were spot on. Lazy Wave was great for adults - cool surf/hipster vibe, while Dragonfly and Seasons were great family spots. Surf lessons at Captain Suiza are a must (it's a 7 minute walk and very nice set up) - we had our 8's and 9's up in 20 minutes.   Did not do the in house chef, as we decided too late - I recommend adding that to the itinerary. Note also - that Greek yogurt does not exist in the CR grocery store, but its generally well stocked.  Strengthen your back for the surfing and the taxi rides, pavement in CR is a luxury - but the tradeoff of limited development is well worth it.  Thanks for everything, Monica. -Aaron G., Atlanta
vacation-home-in-costa-rica-3 Costa Rica was just fab. The house, as you can see from the pictures on the EE web site, is great. There is plenty of room to spread out, and the pool and beach access are just perfect.The walk into Tamarindo is a bit longer along the beach, but a much nicer walk than the road (pretty dusty).   No need to bring anything more than a couple of pairs of shorts, t-shirts & bathing suites and some good water shoes.Tamarindo is a way laid back  surfer town. Besides, with the great house, fab pool and beach at your doorstep, my kids hardly ever wanted to leave.We would recommend the zip-line, rafting & rock climbing full day tour. You will be ready to watch the sunset, have Chef Bathsheba prepare your dinner and go to bed by the time that day is over.  All in all, it was a great family vacation experience, and we look forward to going back soon. -C.J.Y., Atlanta
Great time.  I rented a car and i would not be afraid to do so, though it is not necessary.  Daniel is superb as a host and the residence is roomy.  Langosta Beach Club food is to die for, but rich. Diria beach club in town is nice rendevu spot.  Not much shopping to be done.  Tamarindo has many good restaurants and Dan knows them all, this is some of the best food we have had at any location.  Water was very safe to drink and otherwise use.  We went left along the beach to the sandy area and the boogie boarding was exceptional, boards are at the house.  Daniel recommended and accompanied us on a raft trip in Canon de Vieja.  Wonderful zip lining and rafting though water was not very high, it was still some of the best rafting we had anywhere we have ever been.  Costa Rica is a wonderful, safe country and i would visit again.  We golfed as Hacienda Pinnella.  It was OK, they quoted us a $185 rate but when we got there they offered us golf for $ 125.  You can rent clubs.  I would say it is equivalent to a good Central Texas golf club in the winter, not Augusta National or LaQuinta courses.  I would pass on golf.  We used Bathsheba, the caterer recommended by Monica.  We had her two nights the first night we were there and the third night.  The airlines delayed a flight and we got in to late to use her, however we contacted Daniel and he arranged for her to drop the food off some other night as she was otherwise booked.  We agreed.  The food on both nights was wonderful, even the food she dropped off and we did the rest of the work was great, her seafood, oh la la.  Personnally she is very charming and interactive, we met her husband who is a fishing guide and i think it would be great fun to arrange to use him as a guide and her as a cook on the same day and let her cook the catch.  He is as charming and world travelled as her, a wonderful couple and a wonderful event, very reasonable compared to any quality restaurant in Tamarindo.  USE HER.  Monica also knows her stuff and is a good guide. -Steve Q.
Hey Monica!  Just want to quickly check in and tell you that our trip has been nearly perfect. We have loved every minute of it. Our private chef cooked an amazing dinner and the experience was magical. We ran in to her on the beach today with her dogs. Daniel has been a great host and really been available, friendly and helpful throughout the entire experience. Yesterday was a day to remember and although it has rained a lot, coming from the dryer climates, we actually enjoyed the break from the dryness. Rafting in the canyons with wild thunderstorms was an experience of a lifetime that we will never forget. Thanks for helping to make this all happen. -Sincerely,  Jordan
Having a great time. Daniel is a huge help! Went to Seasons for dinner and enjoyed it. Spent the day on the Palo Verde river trip today. Saw the howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, crocs, egrets, herons, bats, giant grasshoppers, etc. Went on a different catamaran than the one you recommended. Much closer to the house. Still snorkeling, buffet and sunset. Having the SUV for us is perfect. The guys went deep sea fishing yesterday and caught a sailfish, tuna and mahi mahi. We are blackening the mahi mahi and cooking that and the tuna for dinner tonight. Liz and I went to Langosta Beach Club and had lunch while the guys fished yesterday. -Tyler F.



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