I am Beau Southwell, and I moved to Dominical, Costa Rica as a child with my father and older brother in 1994. I attended public school in the Dominical area of Costa Rica for five years and became an avid surfer. I returned to California in my late teens where I completed high school and eventually attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where I earned my Bachelors Degree. I obtained my real estate license through the State of California in 2007 and worked for both commercial and residential real estate brokerages. I was also a Police Officer in California for eight years where I worked as a bi-lingual patrol officer and SWAT team member. In my early thirties, I elected to leave the high-stress life of law enforcement in California and returned to the country I had always loved, Costa Rica.
We were looking for homes in Uvita, Costa Rica. Beau went above and beyond for us! He truly cares about his clients, their needs, and their budget. A wonderful guy that is a pleasure to work with. He is knowledgeable, attentive, and works hard for you. So happy with the service and hospitality. Thank you Beau!
I had Beau do a real estate deal for me and he really helped me out and got my house sold. I appreciated the way he communicated with me and he kept informed of every showing he had of the home, so that I could coordinate with my tenants. I am really happy with the service I got from Beau and he went above and beyond. Now, I have another home listed with Beau since he handled my previous escrow so well.
Claire Dean and Shoeb Ahmed
We had originally travelled down to Osa to view an upscale development near Dominical and quickly concluded that it wasn't for us. Slightly downhearted, we decided to drop into Dominical having noticed a Coldwell Banker office the day before. So glad we did!
Beau and Charlie welcomed us into their office and we spent several minutes chatting about the local area. We were impressed by their friendliness and professionalism right from the start. It was clear to us that they knew the area well and they set about making appointments to view properties for the same afternoon.
Over the next 2 days, they showed us 8 properties and we shortlisted 3. A couple weren't even listed yet and were true inside scoops. We were impressed with Beau's success in collaborating with other agents to get us into certain properties and in helping us find the vacation home of our dreams so swiftly!
Beau and Charlie helped us negotiate the asking price and were with us throughout the purchase process. They always responded to our texts and emails promptly and thanks to them we closed the deal quickly and efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend their services, their professionalism and attention to detail is outstanding.
I have been a permanent resident of Costa Rica for 25 years and have 40 years of real estate/brokerage experience both in Costa Rica and the States. I have worked the retail business in Dominical for a number of years before strictly doing residential land development.
I have worked with and trained many local agents over the years. In general, I have not been overly happy with most agents as they promise a lot of things but do very little. They would rather surf than work. Due to the location (midway between Quepos and Dominical) of my real estate development, Hills of Portalon Estates and Reserve, I received almost zero support from agents in either community as they didn’t want to drive the 15 minutes to us.
When I found out that Charlie Southwell had returned to Dominical and was working with Coldwell Banker, Dominical (along with his son Beau Southwell), I decided to give them a try as I had known Charlie from 25 years ago.
In a very short time, Charlie brought me an offer on 3 adjoining lots. Several months later they sold my 275 acre ocean view property. Later in the year he had another client for a different lot. All properties closed smoothly.
I had given Charlie and Beau the exclusive listing for our development and believe they will sell out the remaining lots in the near future. I would highly recommend both of them as I have referred other property owners to them and this has resulted in more sales for them. With Charlie’s previous experience as a builder, it adds a plus to me as a developer with new homes being built.
Again, I highly recommend both Charlie and Beau.
I recently purchased a couple of acres in Dominicalito. Charlie and Beau Southwell helped me thru this process. Beau was especially helpful and available to take me around to different properties, as well as offer suggestions on things to do in the area and how to start a life there. It made the buying process much less stressful for me. Much thanks
I met Beau and his team at Coldwell Banker in Dominical back in February. I only had one day to look at properties, and Beau helped me find exactly what I was looking for. I literally had a deal negotiated before I left Dominical that afternoon. Beau and his team helped me through the closing process and they are now helping me build my dream house on the property. A lot of people have asked me if it’s scary to build a house in another country, and I tell them, not if you know the right people. And Beau and his team are the right people!
Bill & Evan Mathews
My husband and I were considering moving to paradise so we contacted Beau Southwell with Coldwell Banker. We met Beau when we arrived in Costa Rica in March of 2019 and he showed us the perfect house. Beau made our house buying experience in a foreign country a breeze. Even after our purchase he stayed in contact to help ensure our happiness. We would absolutely recommend Beau. He knows the area and actually listens to what your expectations are.
I had a positive experience working with Beau to purchase a piece of land near Dominical. I walked into his office where I was pleasantly greeted and Beau was able to take me in his truck to show me some pieces of land that same day. I fell in love with one of the properties and Beau was patient to help me through the process of purchasing my first piece of land abroad. He was friendly, informative, and always available by text or phone when I had any questions. The whole process was smooth and easy and I'd definitely recommend him to prospective buyers.
I was pretty impressed with Beau from the start. When I told him that I was visiting Costa Rica with the intent to purchase a vacation home, he immediately tossed me into his truck to start viewing properties in the area. And he did not rest until we found the right place. Beau combines his energy, his ambition, and his healthy sales network to ensure that his clients find what they are looking for.