After years of business travel and the not-frequent-enough vacation, we acquired a healthy appreciation for luxurious accommodations, personal service, and dependability. (That last trait is particularly important when traveling in a foreign, developing country!) Several trips to Costa Rica revealed that there was a real need for a brand that could deliver all three.
The idea became something of an obsession. Michael conducted exhaustive research, which included many more trips to Costa Rica. (If you know Michael, you know he really was doing research—he’s not much of a beach person, but he is all about the details!).
The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Even with the near-collapse of the economy, our business has grown by leaps and bounds. The “secrets” to our success are old-fashioned hard work, Mark’s gift with people, and doing what we say we’re going to do.
We hope you enjoy your Mead Brown Costa Rica vacation experience. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. Our goal is to create a holiday adventure that’s memorable for all the right reasons, and to be great stewards of our villa and condo owners’ assets.
Mead Brown is a full-service Costa Rica vacation rental marketing and property management company for the Pacific Coast area of Costa Rica, including Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal, Jaco, Nosara, Esparza, Dominical, Manuel Antonio, Chirripo Highlands, and Los Sueños Ocean & Golf Resort.
We specialize in marketing and managing Costa Rica rental homes and in cleaning and maintaining residences. Additionally we are a full-service provider of concierge services, including stocked pantry and refrigerator, private chef, recommendations and reservations for sport-fishing, horseback riding, sea kayaking, horseback riding, zipline canopy tours and other excursions, real estate and retirement tours, in-country transportation such as airport transfers, rental cars, golf cart, as well as chartered yacht, helicopter and other aircraft and scheduled domestic flights.
We can provide virtually any good or service a guest desires during their stay in Costa Rica. We create customized itineraries, and specialize in multigenerational travel, active family vacations, and groups of adults traveling together.
- Develop and maximize talent to the benefit of each individual and the company
- The genuine care and comfort of our guests
- Good stewardship of property owners’ assets and the maximum return on their investment
Our Core Values
Our core values include mutual respect, trust, integrity, teamwork, a dedication to win-win negotiations and, above all, a commitment to ethics and fairness in all dealings. The result should provide everyone (partners, owners, guests and vendors) with a superior and rewarding experience.
To become as valuable to you as you are to us.
Mark was named the 2011, 2012, and 2013 villa rental specialist by Condé Nast Traveler magazine for his expertise in Costa Rica. Mead is one of 40 in the world to earn the distinction and the only expert recognized for Costa Rica.
Mark leads Mead Brown’s client relations (home owners) and customer relations (guests). Previously Mark was a public affairs executive in Washington, DC. As a champion for human rights, Mark was a regular guest or interview subject on National Public Radio, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, Fox, Newsweek, New York Times magazine and other media outlets. His tourism and property management-related experiences include working for a major airline and managing his own rental properties in Atlanta and Washington, DC.
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Michael is a marketing, public relations and project management professional who has served three U.S. presidents as a political appointee, twice on the White House professional staff and under Secretary Colin Powell at the State Department. Michael was an executive with Fleishman-Hillard, one of the world’s largest public relations firms. Michael’s clients have included Starbucks, Nike, Blue Circle North America, Savannah College of Art & Design, and other globally known and respected brands. He has worked with journalists around the globe, including reporters for the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Agence France-Presse, BBC, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, Fox News, and CNN. Michael was graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a BA in politics and government. He attended graduate school at Georgetown University, and is an alumnus of the Prince of Wales’s Business and the Environment Programme developed by Cambridge University, as well as the Energy & Minerals Field Institue of the Colorado School of Mines.
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