Come stay in your home away from home...in the tropics. 2 blocks away from 2 great surfing beaches. Our light filled suite has an en suite Bathroom, AC, WIFI, and a hearty breakfast are included. Monkeys in the backyard possible....
This is the perfect place to come to escape the cold, dreary US winter and relax.
Come stay with us in our Surf House - 2 blocks from a gorgeous surfing beach and 2 blocks from another beautiful swimming beach. I moved down to Costa Rica from NYC (trading in my high heels for flip flops!) to surf every day and enjoy the beach, and I hope you can do the same. We have a large house, and have a 2nd floor suite - with a private bathroom - available.
The room overlooks our private pool, and opens up onto a balcony with a beautiful sun deck, which can be used for reading, relaxing and/or morning yoga!
Playa Langosta is a upscale area that's part of Tamarindo. It's a great neighborhood to stay in to enjoy Costa Rica, surf at the nearby breaks in Langosta, and walk on Tamarindo Beach, while being a little separate from Tamarindo. (In other words, you won't hear loud music at night from the clubs!) Tamarindo is a 1/2 mile away, and you can rent bikes nearby.
Breakfast included. We will serve you a delicious hot, hearty typical breakfast. Please let us know if you have any food preferences or needs.
Tamarindo is an amazing place to surf. If you are interested in surfing or learning to surf, my husband is a professional surf instructor and would be happy to take you on surf tours to the fantastic surf breaks nearby, or to give you lessons - if you're just starting out.
Lastly, I'm from NYC. My husband is a Costa Rican surfer. This combination ensure we'll be able to pamper you - the way you want - but you can also get a taste of the REAL Costa Rica. If you're here during the US Winter, we'll can take you to a typical Costa Rica Fiesta, including the Rodeo. It's a LOT of fun and authentic.
We are so excited to have you stay with us!
You will have the best time ever.
We know you will respect our home. We are a young family, including a 3 year old - and we'd ask you to understand that if you want to be out late and be loud, you should, but please keep the party outside after dark.
My stay with Helena, Carlos and Mimi was fantastic. I could not have asked for better hosts and simply just great company for my stay in Playa Langosta. Helena was extremely responsive to all of my questions and needs prior to my arrival and throughout my stay. With the addition of a multitude of recommendations of places to go, eat and explore. Which was such a comfort for me since I was traveling solo. Carlos makes a killer breakfast and has the patience of a saint in his surf lessons. Mimi (their daughter) is just adorable! This is the perfect place to stay if you want to be close to Tamarindo but not in the hustle and bustle everyday. Thank you again for all of your kindness and generosity and welcoming me into your family during my stay.
I came to Tamarindo by myself and Helena and her lovely family couldn't have been more welcoming. Their home is large and breezy, the suite I stayed in very comfortable, with everything I needed including A/C, a necessity during one of the hottest months here. Their house is located minutes from Langosta beach which is a quieter, more serene alternative to Tamarindo. And if you want to go into town for delicious food and drinks, or fiesta!, you're still within easy walking distance. Helena was a great host -- warm, attentive, incredibly helpful from restaurant recommendations to general tips (don't leave your stuff on the beach unattended) and even invited me out with her family on day trips and beers over sunset at the local beach bar. Her husband Carlos is also a very patient surf instructor -- a must-try activity for all those who goto Tama! Thanks to this family for making it so easy to enjoy this slice of paradise. I had a wonderful time.
Just returned from a month stay with Helena and Carlos thanks to them I had one of the best vacations of my life.Thank you guys for making feel like I was part of the family.I highly recommend anyone going to the Tamirindo area to look them up,they have a wealth of information to share the rooms are spotless,cleaned twice a week.Carlos makes a great breakfast plus a surf instructor.The house is about a mile walk to town and their beach Playa Longosta a is only a 5 min walk. Mike
I feel very lucky to have been able to book this incredible value on such short notice! Now that I'm home...it almost feels like a dream. I stayed in the large room for two and it was bar far the BEST deal out of the the entire wedding party of 55 people from all over the world who booked months in advance.
The location worked perfectly for me as I had family/friends of the wedding party staying in multiple beach locations along the beach in Playa Longosta and knew I would only be in my room for quick changes of clothes and to sleep.
The awesome a/c and fan were exactly what I needed when I got back home each night and the wifi quickly helped me feel right at home with the ability to freely connect all my devices and stay caught up with the rest of the world.
The closet was great and provided plenty of storage to quickly give me the ability to hid the fact that I completely over packed for this awesome super hot/humid area of the world.
Helena, Carlos and their adorable little one are inspirational to say the very least. They are welcoming, kind and were awesome in their communication via emails/texts about anything and everything (including I'm lost, this is what I see, how do I get back? They're reply was spot on and lead me right to front door!!)
Breakfast was awesome and I definitely saw and heard my share of monkeys : )
Every day I stayed at this beautiful house, I felt like the deal I got on this website was more and more amazing. Not sure which is more valuable to me- the quality of the room, great A/C and part where I felt safe and welcome OR the part where I had money to spend on food/fun thanks to all the money I didn't have to spend on a room anywhere else in Playa Longosta.
Thanks so much Fogarty Family!!
Great place to stay and in a solid location. Room & House exactly as described. Would stay again and you should to.
Wonderful family. Incredibly helpful hosts. Their location is just right. Not in the middle of Tamarindo- the crowded places - but more towards langosta- ideal for peace of mind. Best breakfast place. Friendly and comfortable place to stay.
we stayed in the larger room for two.This was not good value for money. The house is not well maintained which means that screens have holes in them(hello mosquitoes) the pool looks dirty and uninviting, and the kitchen's cleanliness leaves much to be desired. It is a beautiful house, but just needs a little love and care. Breakfast was meager.
Katrina and her cousin (Serge's wife) stayed at our place while we were away over the holidays, and we're so sorry to hear about their dissatisfaction! This is the first we heard of any complaints. If we had heard any dissatisfaction while they were staying in our place, we would have addressed it immediately .
We are back and have replaced the screens. We have a cleaning lady a few times a week, and clean in between, as well. As far as breakfast, we've never had that complaint before, but we were not here personally to oversee, so that's our fault.
We are terribly sorry to hear that Katrina and her cousin were displeased. They did not express any issues while they were here, and in fact hung out with the people that were taking care of our house, went on (free) surf trips with them, and ate a (free) Christmas feast prepared by a professional chef while they were here. I'm not sure if they would have had that experience anywhere else without paying hundreds of dollars more.
As far as value, neither Katrina nor her cousin booked our place. Katrina's husband Serge did. Thus I'm sure that they do not have a good understanding of the prices in the area. Especially during the holidays, Tamarindo is full. It's the peak period of time. Because someone else booked and paid for the room, I'm not sure they can speak to the value of the experience.
We work hard to create a warm, welcoming, comfortable, safe and clean place to stay. We take any criticism to heart, and work to improve continually. If we had heard any complaints while they were here, we would've addressed them immediately. I'm so sorry they were dissatisfied!
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Hi! My name is Helena Fogarty.
I'm the owner and founder of MI OLA. I lived in Manhattan (LES) for 15 years and worked in fashion, before relocating down to Costa Rica. Yes - I'm one of those people who actually ditched the city and moved to paradise. Due to my business, I am commuting back to NYC often and using Airbnb to help me find affordable and great accommodations (THANK YOU!)