Our Story

Learn how we ended up in beautiful Costa Rica!

My husband and I LOVE to travel! We moved from Canada to Costa Rica in 2008 and wouldn’t change a thing. We want to share our little piece of paradise with other travellers from around the world. 

I (with some help from Roland of course) take care of the rental side of the business.  I cherish the opportunity to meet our guests in person and make sure that their stay is special whether it is a 3 day getaway or 4 weeks in paradise. 

Roland is an exceptional and friendly Realtor with Tres Amigos Realty Group in Playas del Coco.  He has fun showing people around our area and opening up the possibilities  that present themselves so that you too can enjoy the wonderful lifestyle we have here in Costa Rica. 

We are very knowledgeable and experienced in this part of Costa Rica and can offer some interesting suggestions for tours and places to see. Clients and guests, who soon become good friends, come back year after year to share in our incredible lifestyle. Imagine yourself here!

It all started with the honeymoon…

In late January, 2002 after a blizzard swept wedding, we traveled to Costa Rica and fell in love with the country and the people. Sadly the honeymoon vacation came to an end.  We went home and like most people found that life continued on in Canada as normal but the Costa Rican memories continued to pop into our heads when we least expected them to.

Funny how things happen when you put it out to the Universe.  Friends of ours sold everything they had in Calgary and moved to Playas del Coco to sell real estate. Needless to say, we had to follow them and we fell in love with Costa Rica all over again. 

This time we knew we had to head home with a plan in mind. It wasn’t a matter of CAN we move here, we just had to figure out HOW could we do it. Not long after that, we had our bags packed and haven’t looked back since.

Our Team makes it all happen

One cannot have such a wonderful life without the help of many people.  Our cleaning ladies, Maryuri and Junieth are invaluable.  Antonio, our gardener, ensures that our pool is clean and the gardens kept trim and green.  Friends help out when we need a hand or when we have a chance to do a little traveling ourselves. We are truly living in a paradise but not just because Costa Rica is fabulous but because of the people we associate with.

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Yes, it really is that simple. What ever you need, we have the experience to help you every step of the way.

We’ll take care of everything so you’ll have a worry-free vacation. If you want to know more about the people behind the scenes, check out the “Our Story” Page. 

Living the Dream Rentals offers incredible vacation rentals that are private and safe. We have condos available for solo travellers, couples, families and friends or small groups who love to vacation together.