TESTIMONIALS – June 2020
Raymond & Cathy W., San Francisco, CA, Owners of Rue Saints Peres, Paris, France
Own The location of the apartment was so much better than that we had expected. EVERYTHING was within walking distance from the Metro, shopping, groceries and restaurants. Our apartment is HUGE. Plenty of space for the whole family, very comfortable and there was so much light all throughout the apartment. Opening the double windows to take in the street atmosphere and just soaking in the French culture was fantastic. Although we have only been at our apartment a couple of times, we hope to utilize our share fully in the coming years. We look forward to not only enjoy the apartment but also look forward to potentially leveraging our share to exchange for another location.
Bob H. & Susan S., Minneapolis, MN, Owners of Rue de l’Universite, Paris, France
In 2011, I purchased a share of a beautiful 3 bedroom Paris home only because it was promoted by Elite. The home is professionally managed and maintained by Elite and its Paris affiliate. Everyone at Elite and the concierge in Paris are wonderful. Elite always keeps you informed of all the aspects of ownership including timely financial statements. It recently coordinated a major rehab of the apartment and furnishings. The concierge service is on par with the best hotels in Paris. I know of no management that comes close to the personal service Elite provides.
Josh & Leann N., Owners of Palmilla Retreat, Cabo san Lucas, Mexico
Because of our fractional ownership, Palmilla has become a home-away-from-home not just for us but for our entire family. Our kids have loved growing up there knowing everyone, making memories, and having a place to break from their hectic lives. We not only use it for family times but also for birthdays and anniversaries.
Eric S., Calabasas, CA, Owner at Villa La Percha, Turks & Caicos
Now that our adult children our scattered about, it’s nice to have a second home where we can all get together, yet still have the space to do our own thing. We especially like the evenings strolling on an empty Taylor Bay watching the sunset, and walking back home to barbecue some fresh local fish accompanied by a cold Turks Head beer.
Mimi C., Toronto, Canada, Owner of rue de l’Universite, Paris, France
The opportunity to travel elsewhere has been amazing through the home exchange programs. No more sorting through rentals for something suitable and well kept, and being disappointed. All the Elite Destination Homes are of such high quality they take your breath away, and the Concierge reception makes traveling to a new place a wonderful experience….and so easy to arrange, since Elite does all the work! We’re looking forward to our next trip.
Rod & Cathy S., Kendallville, IN, Owners of Villa La Percha, Turks & Caicos, Caribbean.
Kathryn and Crew, The villa in the Turks & Caicos was fantastic. We lived outdoors in the pool, hot tub and ocean. We watched the sunset almost every night and we even roasted marshmallows over the fire pit with our grandkids. The villa was amazing.
Gene & Nancy H., San Francisco, CA, Owners of Rue de l’Universite, Paris, France
For many years we have wanted to own in Paris, and now we do! Our home is perfect and fulfills our every dream. We arrive and all is awaiting. Elite meets us to assure all is well and always leaves us a small welcome home gift of delicious cookies, bottled water, and a bottle of wine. Being welcomed home is far more exciting than even coming home. We are in a perfect location with grocery store nearby, many restaurants, and a few blocks from our quiet neighborhood is the exciting St. Germain des Pres with cafes and bistros to explore and enjoy. We can walk to the best fromagerie I can imagine, a great fish market, special vegetable market, and of course several bakeries. The entire tempo is changed. We are at home so the rush to get out evaporates. Just being home in Paris redefines relaxation and enjoyment.
Since we share the home with like-minded people, there is a great repository of restaurant cards for us to peruse, and after a great meal at a new place, we add to the selection with a few notes for others.
I cannot say enough about Elite. They are professional of course but also they are more importantly family. Every detail is addressed immediately. No question goes unanswered. Our Paris managers are terrific, speak fluent English, and even put up with our insistence on speaking French.
I must also add that buying in France is filled with difficulties if you are from another country. The tax and inheritance law is quite different, and Elite has carefully developed a plan and approach that protects us and simplifies the buying, owning, and when ready, selling. This part is less romantic but without Elite it would be very difficult and expensive, and a poor decision would be even more expensive. Elite has removed all obstacles and opened the door to our dreams.
OLD FRACTIONAL TESTIMONIALS – 2018 or older
Brad & Peggy S., Minneapolis, MN, Owners of Palmilla Retreat, Los Cabos, Mexico.
Kathryn and Team – We feel blessed to own such a beautiful home in a lush green setting with a view of the ocean and our own pool in Los Cabos. The Concierge services made our stay extra special. From the moment we arrived in Cabo to the day we left, the services rendered by your Team were beyond reproach! Everyone was incredibly efficient and attentive, service was at its premium and we felt most valued and appreciated. I have nothing but superlative praises for the entire team. Thank you so very much for taking such good care of us and for making our first stay at our new Los Cabos home so memorable.
Steven and Michele S., Minneapolis MN owners of Casa Celina, Los Cabos, Mexico.
My wife and I consider ourselves incredibly lucky to own at Las Ventanas Resort in Los Cabos. Avid travelers, we’ve had the good fortune to vacation in some amazing places around the world. Without question, Las Ventanas is by far the most extraordinary resort we’ve ever experienced. It is truly a paradise. The warm and friendly staff are very knowledgeable and exceedingly helpful. The resort’s restaurants offer distinctive cuisine that is simply sublime. We had a difficult time getting out of the bathwater-warm pools and the lazy hammocks on the beach. They’re addictive! And lastly, our condo is amazing! I especially loved the gourmet kitchen! We can’t wait to return!
Mimi & Wayne C., Toronto, Canada, Owner of rue de l’Universite, Paris, France.
Hi Kathryn – I just had to tell you about our stay at rue de l’Universite. First, the apartment is just beautiful and so comfortable on all levels. We loved every minute of it. Your generous gift of wine, expresso and Laduree macaroons were all there on arrival and we really appreciated the special gesture to make myself and my family feel so welcome. We saw quite a bit of the city, shopped, ate at bistros, saw the sights, etc. The Thanksgiving dinner went off really well. We cooked everything including a 10 lb. turkey with dressing and gravy. The Concierge was amazing. He even arranged for extra chairs as we had 10 people for Thanksgiving dinner. We just love our new Paris apartment.
Julie W., Sioux Falls, SD, Owner of Villa La Percha, Turks & Caicos, Caribbean.
Our first stay at Villa La Percha was simply incredible! We walked into our home and there was a basket of fresh fruit and a beautiful bouquet of flowers sitting on the counter that lasted all week – what a great touch! Kerry, your local Concierge is so pleasant and fun to work with and always accommodating with anything we needed. The wonderful thing about La Percha is the consistency; everyone remembers us, makes us feel welcome and truly seems happy to have us there. It was a wonderful stay and I am looking forward to many more trips to the Turks.
John D., Ontario, Canada – Owner of Rue de l’Universite, Paris, France.
We just returned from our apartment in Paris, and we love it. It is truly a wonderful place. We trusted that you would take care of our home, and you do. It looked incredible when we arrived. Your staff in Minneapolis and in Paris add great value to the ownership experience.
RENTAL TESTIMONIALS – OLD 2018 or older
Hi Kathryn – I just wanted to thank you personally for affording me the opportunity to stay at your Turks & Caicos villa! My daughter, her two girlfriends, and I thoroughly appreciated every moment at La Percha. It surpassed our expectations! The villa is very well appointed, and the location was incredible – with the ocean on one side and Taylor Bay on the other. You run a first-class operation! Darlene G., Montreal, Canada
We had a wonderful stay and were very comfortable in your lovely Paris apartment. We hope to return and stay there again. Thanks! Lisa Mennet, Washington D.C.
Kathryn – We had a fabulous time at the villa in Naples. We got great service from Lee and Wendy locally and the location was wonderful for the occasional stroll to the beach. All in all, we couldn’t have been more
pleased with the villa for our family. It is truly a deluxe unit. John Buckner – California
Our family surprised my wife with a week stay at Elite’s Las Mañanitas Penthouse in Cabo for her 50th birthday. The property was just what we wanted – private, quiet and spacious. It was an event week with my son proposing to his girlfriend on Lovers’ Island, massages on our private lanai, dinners on the rooftop deck, horse back riding at sunset on the beach, parasailing and more. If someone is wanting the perfect beach rental for a week with friends or family, Las Mañanitas Penthouse is sure to please. Brent Nerland, North Dakota
Kathryn & Crew – Wanted to let you all know we had an awesome time this past week in Turks. The villa definitely looks great and we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing and private serenity of Osprey. Please extend our thanks to the owners for providing the week to us and also thanks to you all for following up with me when necessary and being responsive to our requests and concerns. Looking forward to spending time at Osprey again…Eric, Brian, Carl & Tom
MANAGEMENT TESTIMONIALS – OLD 2018 or older
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you and your team for taking on our home and making it part of your portfolio. So often we are quick to let people know when something is wrong or we have a complaint. I think it is very important to let people know their work is appreciated and send out a thank you now and then for the good stuff as well. You have made this venture so easy, yet so exciting for me. I have enjoyed working with you and am looking forward to seeing the rental income results. Casa Tanglewood looks amazing on all the marketing sites you have put us on. You are doing a great job. Gael C., Alberta, Canada