Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

“I will not hesitate to contact her again if needed”

J’ai eu le plaisir récemment de faire affaire avec Rebecca Rowntree pour la vente d’un terrain. Ce n’était sans doute pas une vente « facile » car le terrain était dans une tranche de prix supérieure et les clients potentiels plus rares, mais Rebecca avec l’aide des associés de son bureau a pu trouver l’acheteur. Trouver le client potentiel est une partie de son travail, mais amener le processus à la conclusion est encore plus difficile et délicat et Rebecca a su tout du long faire preuve de professionnalisme et a su répondre à mes questions et avouons-le, faire face à mon impatience lors d’une vérification diligente qui n’en finissait pas.

Je recommande donc Rebecca et personnellement n’hésiterai pas à la contacter de nouveau si besoin en est.

Philippe L.

I recently had the pleasure of doing business with Rebecca Rowntree for the sale of land. It was probably not an “easy” sale because the land was in a higher price bracket and potential customers were scarce, but Rebecca, with the help of associates from her office, was able to find the buyer. Finding the potential client is a part of her job, but bringing the process to the conclusion is even more difficult and tricky and Rebecca has been professional and responsive to my questions in a diligent manner that never stopped and forgives my impatience.

So I recommend Rebecca and personally will not hesitate to contact her again if needed.

Philippe L.

“She takes her realtor business seriously and gave me her full attention and dedication.”

After interviewing three other realtors in the local area I had the pleasure to meet with professional realtor Rebecca Rowntree with OSA Tropical Properties.  It was a wonderful experience for me.  Rebecca is pleasant to be around. She takes her realtor business seriously and gave me her full attention and dedication. Rebecca is the integral reason with how my home was marketed.  Within 2 months my home was sold. Rebecca is a pleasure to work through. I recommend her to anyone selling properties in the OSA area.

Joseph N.

“We couldn’t have handled this sale without you.”

Thank you, Rebecca

Your professional and courteous assistance regarding the sale of our house was invaluable. Our questions were dealt with in an efficient and capable manner.

We appreciated the e-mail messages and calls to keep us up to date on the progress of the negotiations. When ever a problem arose you solved it. We couldn’t have handled this sale without you.

If we are ever in need of a realtor again in Ojochal we are coming straight to you.

Many thanks,

Jim and Sheila W.

“I knew I’d met a dedicated and expert level professional who could guide me through each step”

A sincere thank you to Marcia and the team for making my dreams a reality. Being from the United States and not knowing how the real estate market or buying process worked in Costa Rica was very intimidating for me.

When I first met Marcia in Jan. 2017, I knew I’d met a dedicated and expert level professional who could guide me through each step-in researching, finding and purchasing my first home. I closed on that home in March 2017 without any surprises or unexpected events or costs. Then, Marcia let me know a few months ago that the lot next to my home was for sale. She knew I wanted more land and helped me with the purchased. As of today, it’s mine!!

Her willingness to spend time with me, talk me through all the steps and work in my best interest goes well beyond what I’ve ever experienced in the United States. Marcia and the Osa Team have always reliably treated me with respect, kindness and follow-through. Thank you and I know you’ll be there for me through the years!!


“Thank you so much for all your help”

Thank you so much for all your help and hard work in getting this closing done.  I appreciate everything you’ve done for us with showing us around the area, finding this fantastic house, telling us about all of the things necessary for us to get a good start in the Ojochal area.  You are so awesome and honest and a great friend!


Chris and Anne

“Worked tirelessly with us”

Rebecca worked tirelessly with us for almost two years as we searched for our perfect new home.  Throughout our search she never tired of sending us photos, information and answering our unending questions.  She patiently walked us through the Costa Rican real estate purchase process, and is still open to our questions as we learn the culture of our new home.
Vernon and Patricia H.

“We felt we can trust her completely”

Sincere Gratitude from Mercea family

We would like to thank you for Rebecca’s excellent effort toward buying our dream land in Tres Rios (Osa Peninsula), Costa Rica.

Even if we read a few books about the process of buying land in Costa Rica, we knew from the beginning we didn’t have the ability to start the process without a trustworthy real estate Costa Rican representative.

After meeting with some of the top professional real estate agents in the region, we still hadn’t found the property of our dreams

In the last day of our stay in Costa Rica, we decided to stop by the Osa Tropical Properties (which was recommended to us by a restaurant owner in the region). This is where we met Rebecca, who was very kind and helpful from the beginning. After a short discussion at the office, she figured out exactly what we wanted and took us to see some properties in the region, even if we haven’t had any appointment scheduled with her. As a result, we fell in love (and eventually purchased) the very first property she showed us.

The communication with Rebecca was excellent from the beginning. Being Canadian, same as us, she responded promptly and in a professional manner. She was always available to us for any questions, she kept track of everything and we felt we can trust her completely. Rebecca knew all the details about the process of buying land in Costa Rica and she answered to all of our questions (process, fees, etc).

We ended up buying the property Rebecca showed us when we met with her, process that was facilitated by her at the smallest detail (Offer writing, negotiation, introduction to the Legal Team, Escrow Team, order and follow up on the Due diligence process: Soil test, Survey, Closing the deal on our behalf, etc). Having Rebecca representing us was like we were actually there

We recommend Rebecca to anybody who wants to buy land in Costa Rica and we are looking forward for meeting her every time we visit Costa Rica.

We thank her for all the dedication, hard work and kindness

Cornel and Monika

“Incredibly professional, conscientious, and knowledgeable in the Costa Rica housing market”

Anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Costa Rica would be lucky to have Marcia Oro on their side. Marcia is incredibly professional, conscientious, and knowledgeable in the Costa Rica housing market and we felt fortunate to have her representing us throughout the process. I always felt that Marcia had our best interests at heart and she strived to get the best results for us. She was very responsive to my many questions throughout the entire process. If you’re looking for a real estate agent to help you buy or sell a home in Costa Rica, look no further. Marcia is a great choice!


We couldn’t have asked for any better service!

Hi Marcia and Kevin, Randy and I would like to say a huge Thank you for the tremendous work you both did on the sale of our home in Ojochal. You both went above and beyond and we could never have done it without your help.We couldn’t have asked for any better service. You are amazing and thank you guys so very much. Pura Vida,

Randy and Luba


“A wonderful job”

Hello Marcia, I would like to thank you, Kevin, and all the staff of Osa Tropical Properties for doing such a great job on the sale of our property . From the listing, right to the closing and after, you all did a wonderful job for us. To all the potential buyers and sellers I recommend they use your company and I hope to do business with you all again.
Again thank you all,

Bruce Burlingame


“Professionalism and attention to detail was key to the success we received”

Dear Marcia and Team:

We would like to thank you for your excellent effort towards the sale of our home in Ojochal Costa Rica. It was not an easy decision to sell paradise in such a beautiful country. Your professionalism and attention to detail was the key to the success we received.

We did not have a good knowledge of the rules and regulations of Costa Rica for selling property, so we needed a trustworthy person to help us and provide a reliable service. Marcia you supplied that to us with your experience in the Real Estate business and much more. I would recommend your services to anyone looking for an agent for buying or selling in the southern zone of Costa Rica.

Also we would like to give a big thanks to your team who did a wonderful job with the video of our property, it brought out the character of our home, and the ambiance of the area.

Best Regards

Sharon and Tony G.


“Sincere gratitude”

We would like to express sincere gratitude to Marcia for selling our home.  We have not had the opportunity to meet Marcia in person yet, which meant all of the sale was done via phone calls and emails, and she was always available to us for any questions. We were pleased with the description, photos, drone video and overall representation of our house to potential buyers, and Marcia went above and beyond in showing our home.  She was valuable in offering advice and assistance with the sales process and despite a few challenges, kept everything on track for a successful sale.  Thank you very much!

Jim and Denise L.


“Invaluable advice”

We bought a house through Osa Tropical Properties and Marcia Oro helped us every step of the way.
Nothing has been too much trouble, and her advice and assistance has been invaluable aiding us to buy and relocate, putting us in contact with all the multiple relevant contacts which we needed for our move – truly above and beyond.
We are really grateful for her patience in dealing with our endless questions and requests for help on just about everything.
She has been a rock for us.

Simon and Lily E.


“Outstanding services”

Dear everyone at Osa Tropical Properties,

Ron and I would like to thank you all, especial, our realtor JR, for the outstanding services in helping us to purchase our land. JR went above and beyond to make sure all paperwork was done and in a timely manner. Although, we had some setbacks, eventually, JR, made sure that our welfare came first. This was our first time purchasing property in Costa Rica, and definitely, we would work with JR and Osa Tropical Properties again.
Thank you all so much..

Ron and Ceaa


“Hard work, expertise, sound advice and personal warmth”

To Osa Tropical Properties team:

Marcia Oro and Kevin Champagne are an outstanding team that provided us excellent service. We were impressed by your full service capability.  We want to thank you both,  Marcia and Kevin, for all the hard work, expertise, sound advice and personal warmth you brought in the selling of our home. We are so grateful for your wonderful ability to explain the real estate and legal process as well as keeping us up to date with what was happening and for your careful attention to detail. I look forward to telling my friends about your great work! Thank you again for your time and patience.

Lucille and Gérald


“Reliable, trustworthy and hardworking”

I first contacted Osa tropical Properties in August 2016. We were ready to sell our house in Ojochal, Osa, Costa Rica. My house listing was given to Rebecca Rowntree. She immediately took genuine interest in the property. A few days later, she went over to see the house and took pictures, gave me feedback and the next day she put the house on the market. Thanks to her soon our house was advertised on many different realtor websites. She and her team at OTP diligently look for potential buyers. In a little less than 4 months, we had an offer and 4 weeks later It was SOLD! Rebecca guided me throughout the process and answered all my inquiries promptly. At OTP they are reliable, trustworthy and hardworking. They did a terrific job with my house listing!



“We could trust you and count on you”

We want to thank you very much Kevin for all your help and guidance when we bought our beautiful lot in Tres Ríos. From the beginning, we felt that we could trust you and count on you. Your knowledge of the area and the locals are very valuable. You introduced us to a good architect who is about to finish the plans of our new home in Costa Rica, and we can´t wait to start the process of construction. Thanks to your professional and yet personal help and guidance you convinced us that it is actually possible to make our dream come true. Gracias por todo – te agradecemos montones. 

Martin and Malene


“Quick to answer questions and help network”

Dear Marcia,

As we just sit back and wait for our wire to arrive, I wanted to send a huge thank you for your support in the purchase, management, and the sale of our property! We are so grateful to have had your help throughout our venture as it was not always easy or clear! You were always quick to answer questions and help network to find the services we needed! 

We’ll be back again in the future as Costa Rica is still our retirement plan!!! (A curse or a blessing???)Thank you SO much!

Kelly and Russell


“Determination and persistence”

Thank you, Marcia, for your everything you did to complete the sale of our lot. It was your determination and persistence that made it happen. I won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in Costa Ballena….. Russ

Russ O.


“Dedicated to working with us”

We highly recommend Marcia to anyone searching for property in the Ojochal (Osa) area.  We had specific ideas of what we were looking for in an income property and set ourselves a strict budget to work within. Over the course of several months, Marcia put together many tours of various existing and “potential” income properties.  After not finding something we felt was suitable, Marcia guided us to the option of building.  We were skeptical we would find a great lot and be able to build what we desired within our budget, however Marcia found a nice lot for us and recommended a wonderful local architect.  The lot deal is done and we are on our way to building our income property, opening Spring 2016.  Marcia is an excellent partner for the real estate journey.  She was really dedicated to working with us and facilitated numerous connections, which have helped enable our dream to become reality. 

Darryl and Rebecca


“Well run, conveniently located office”

Hello Marcia,

We wish to recommend you as a real estate agent to anyone who is wishing to have the most comprehensive, professional, friendly help in their property search in the southern zone. You went the extra mile for us, being always available with whatever help we needed at any hour. OTP is a well run, conveniently located office, where “the coffee is always on”. You made our search pleasantly do-able and we look forward to being your neighbor.

Warmest regards

Jerry & Paula



Thank you Marcia. It has been a pleasure working with you. I feel very fortunate to have found such a professional to support our acquisition in Ojochal. Your work and that of Osa Tropical Properties was exceptional. Your referrals for related services were equally impressive.

Kind regards

Jim N.


“You did it! As promised!”

Marcia: You did it! As promised!  Thank you very much for selling our home for us and all of the work that you did in association with the sale.  We are most pleased and now ready to begin the next phase of our journey.  We found you to be professional, knowledgable and honest with your approach and all of our dealings. From the outset, when you phoned and asked if we wanted you to sell our house that particular day, we have felt that we were in very capable hands. During the process with it’s twists and turns of challenges you remained calm and put us at ease throughout. Your opinions and solutions kept on the same straight line as the balance of your approach.  We want to thank you for all of your hard work and efforts and wish you continued success in your endeavours.  Muchos Gracias!  Best Wishes

Dwight and Wendy


“Over and beyond the call”

Kevin, Eduardo and Marica

Thanks to you and your people for all the efforts that went into this. It is always an adventure. See you soon!” And a special call out to Marcia, “When we first met, you went over and beyond the call. We never forgot that.

Dave and Cecile L.

“Eased our mind tremendously”

Thank you Marcia, Kevin, and all involved.

We are pleased that you made the sale so comfortable for us.  It has been difficult to manage from this distance and we appreciate the efforts you have all made to help us.

The sale has eased our mind tremendously.  We opened a winery in December and have had more than enough to occupy our minds.  We miss the lovely weather and our house, but have enough to do that we can’t think about it much!  Pass the word to the Buyers that we hope they will enjoy their new home and that Costa Rica will fill them with happy times! Best to all

Alan and Denise P.


“Very helpful”

Last December my wife and I spent the month touring Costa Rica looking for a retirement property and we contacted Osa Tropical Properties.  Marcia Oro was very helpful to dial us into the property that suited our needs.  We looked at a few other places but this was the one for us.  We wasted no time in making an offer and Marcia introduced us to a local law firm who looked after all our needs.  Eduardo and his team at A & E Legal firm: were most friendly and thorough and took us through the process from offer to close without a hitch.  I must point out that my wife was still in Costa Rica while I was back in Vancouver Canada and still all transactions were completed on time.  Thanks so much to Marcia and the OSA Tropical Property group and to Eduardo and his team for turning our dream into reality.  This coming October we are heading to our new home for a 6 month winter retreat from the Canadian winter.  I would not hesitate to recommend Osa Tropical Properties to help you with your real estate needs and remember the southern Costa Rican area offers some of the most pristine and natural properties left.  I highly recommend this area.  Best Regards

John M.


“Truly a real professional”

Marcia Oro,

I just had to take the time to say Thank You once again for all you did to sell my house in Ojochal. You only had it listed for a few months, but with all your expert advise to Chuck and I, you Sold It. Your suggestions for staging really helped to make the home look neat and welcoming. You pointed out the main features of my home and made sure the customers noticed them. You are truly a real professional and any seller or buyer is lucky to have you working with them. I also believe this is why you have so many surrounding Realtors calling you to help them find appropriate properties. The staff at Osa was always very helpful when we had questions. We had a lot to learn about selling in Costa Rica and you guided us thru the entire process with such confidence, that it all went exceptionally well. We will certainly give you a 10+ and any referrals we can.

Chuck & Bette S

“Helped us locate and secure our dream property”


Thank you for helping us locate and secure our dream property. LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN!

Rhonda and Laurie


“Listened to our preferences”

After visiting Costa Rica in the summer of 2014, we decided to return to look for property a few months later. With only 4 days in the area, we contacted several agents to make sure we were able to see as many properties as possible.

Thankfully, one of them was Marcia Oro of Osa Tropical Properties. She listened to our preferences and created a well-organized itinerary of properties in our price range.

When we arrived, we spent a full morning driving through the mountains around Ojochal, viewing countless lots as Marcia shared information about the community and provided us with some advice and experiences of local expats. She really made us feel as though we had seen a wide variety of options, making our purchase decision much easier.

Throughout the purchase process, Marcia has also gone above and beyond. She continues to share her connections in the community to ease our transition to ownership. I would highly recommend Marica and the services of Osa Tropical Properties.

Kelly and Russell


“A pleasure”

Working with you Marcia has been a pleasure. We were worried not being in the country how all of this was going to transpire but you and Kevin went far beyond the call of duty and made the sale of our house happen.

We thank you and would recommend your company Osa Tropical Properties to anyone selling or buying their home there. Thank you for everything

Joyce & Wayne B.


“Well qualified real estate executive”

Marcia Oro from Osa Tropical Properties, is a very well qualified real estate executive.  She goes above and beyond to be accommodating for your needs and desires in your real estate search.  Marcia is almost always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about owning property in Costa Rica.  Marcia is very friendly and outgoing and obviously loves her job selling real estate.  She is truly worth her weight in oro.”   (Oro is the Spanish word for gold)

Herb and Donna


“Above and beyond”

Marcia and Osa Tropical Properties went above and beyond in promoting and selling our home. We were thrilled with the entire process, from start to closing. Would definitely recommend Marcia to anyone looking to buy or sell!

Cindy and Fred