Katy and Larry Benveniste

In 2020, we traded one tropical paradise for another, leaving Maui’s sunny beaches for the shimmering white sands and truly “endless summer” vibe of Tamarindo.  After spending 3 unforgettable weeks exploring Costa Rica a few years ago, we fell in love with the “Gold Coast”, and decided to settle in this vibrant beach town.  Great people, great food, great weather, and an eco-friendly environment - what’s not to love?  Monkeys, Toucans, and sloths, plus whales, and turtles round out our enchanting new world. We are members of the highly successful Coldwell Banker Tamarindo sales team, and look forward to the opportunity to serve and assist you with your real estate needs.  We listen to you, and work hard to make sure you find just the right property to fulfill your dreams.  Wherever the next phase of your life will take you, we are here to support and guide you. From modest condos to mansions on the beach, it is our privilege to introduce you to all of these great venues, helping you find a property to call your own. Vacation rental opportunities abound here on our “Gold Coast”.  These properties can be great investments, bringing income now and appreciation in the future.  The bonus is that they can be wonderful family vacation venues, year around, to escape from the winter cold, or bask in the summer sun. Katy is from Los Gatos in California’s Silicon Valley, with over 30 years of real estate sales, leasing, and vacation rental expertise.  Larry hails from Seattle,and brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience having spent over 30 years in the automotive industry.  Together, we provide the highest level of customer care, dedicated to serving our clients with professionalism and attention to detail. We look forward to assisting you with a property purchase or sale. Contact us anytime, and come down and see us here in Tamarindo! Pura Vida!

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My wife and I worked with Katy and Larry to buy our first investment property in Costa Rica. As foreign citizens it can be nerve-wracking to buy a home in another country. They made every step of the way as easy as possible. From helping us narrow down our ideal home search, coordinating visiting homes both in person and through video, introducing us to the right partners and all the intricacies of completing the transaction, they were there to help and make it as flawless as it could be. Katy is an experienced, compassionate, smart, cool- headed and skilled broker with a deep knowledge of investment properties and vacation homes. Her skills, hard work and ethics really shined through multiple hiccups with the unreasonable parties on the other side of the deal. She is everything you could want a real estate agent! Buying a home can be a very stressful process- It can be even more stressful and country foreign to you. Katie and Larry are the best at making the entire process smooth and stress-free. We highly recommend them for anyone looking to buy real estate in Costa Rica!

Todd Wright

My wife and I spent the day with Katy and she did an amazing job picking locations and houses for us to view. She setup everything in advance and really was awesome to work with!

John Moran

Larry and Kate were wonderful from the beginning to the end of the transaction.

Greg Van Curen

We could not be more pleased with the assistance of Katy and Larry Benveniste with the purchase of our condo at Gaviotas in Tamarindo. They held our hands through every aspect of the purchase and went above and beyond in ensuring that the property was completed as expected. As first time buyers in the Costa Rican market we could not have had more experienced, conscientious and committed realtors working for us. We are extremely grateful to Katy and Larry for all of their efforts in securing our dream location in Tamarindo.

Christy Fyfe

On our last visit to Costa Rica, three days before leaving Tamarindo, my husband and I decided we’d like to take a look at the available real estate. After a brief phone call, Katie and Larry were able to find us several great choices with very little notice - including our dream home. If you think buying real estate in your home country is daunting, putting in an offer in a foreign country as you fly home is even more so. We put our trust in Katie and Larry and they did not disappoint. They held our hands through the process and eased our anxiety time and again. Their knowledge of the market and the area guided us to build a solid team resulting in an absolutely smooth transaction. We could not have done it without with Katie and Larry.

Michael Paolini

Katy and Larry were a breeze to work with. They had all the right connections to make our transaction go smoothly while we were in another country. Communication was excellent and personable. We highly recommend them. Thanks again!!! Pura vida

Jessica Van Curen

WOW! There simply aren't enough complimentary words in the English language to explain how wonderful Katy and Larry have been to work with! We have bought and sold many homes, but never internationally. While it is quite a streamlined process in Costa Rica, Katy and Larry made it even MORESO! Katy is one of those people that, before you even THINK of something you need she already has it done...to perfection! Buying and selling always creates some confusion and uncertainty, especially in a country where you've not done business. Katy and Larry stay cool and calm while offering solid, wise solutions to every possible hiccup! They were our constant companions through every step of the process! The extra steps they went through to make sure all details were attended to were unbelievable! We not only feel we had the best realtors on the planet but we consider them friends who we look forward to talking with and seeing when we go back to visit! Because of them we never had "buyer's remorse" or butterflies about the purchase. They made it almost effortless! They are kind, genuine and caring people who sincerely look out for the best interests of their clients. And if you need an advocate, they're on it! Thank you Katy and Larry! We would not have been able to make this fine purchase without you!

Mickie Schroeder

"As a top producing real estate broker in the Seattle Metro market, I know an excellent broker when I interact with one. Katy and Larry where everything I could have hoped for in brokers to my first investment property.  Katy is a seasoned and very knowledgeable agent who possesses a depth and breadth of skills necessary to get you successfully through every imaginable obstacle in a real estate transaction. And she'll do it with incredible grace and tact.  Katy and Larry worked tirelessly and compassionately from start to finish to make our transaction as smooth as possible. Highly ethical, hard working and a "do whatever it takes" mentality are the pillars to their work. From the partners and resources they expertly connected us to, to staying on top of communication with all parties and digging deep into their patience to shield us from the bad side effects of  an unethical party on the other side, they navigated us through the stresses of purchasing a property in a foreign country with total expertise.  I cannot recommend another Realtor team higher than Katy and Larry! "

Amanda Wright

I wanted to share my amazing experience with Katy and Larry. I was only in Costa Rica for a week and of course I wanted to see everything. They picked me up on multiple occasions and showed me different beaches towns and apartments in each town. The apartment search was just the tip of the iceberg they shared incredible resources and knowledge with me and made it as simple as A, B, C.. I really appreciate how thorough they were in looking out for my best interest answering all my questions even the dumb ones and they continue to be that resource for me. So thank you so much Larry and Katy you are the best!

Lee Gugino

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