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House - Private room · Barcelo Langosta, Playa Langosta, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Space

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 opens onto a large balcony/sundeck which overlooks our private pool. You can use the balcony to relax, read, practice yoga, drink an adult beverage... your choice!

Your room has 2 twin beds - BUNK BEDS. So if you're up for it, flip a coin for who gets the top, and enjoy.

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!) It's a 1/2 mile walk to Tamarindo to go out.

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $220 /week
Monthly Price: $650 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $10
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • The reservation was canceled 53 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Helena and her family were just lovely. We had a great time staying at their place and it was exactly as Helena described it. Surf lessons with Carlos were great. The beach was approx a 5min walk from their place and town about 15min. Helena was very informative about what to do and where to eat etc. It was a great week and would defiantly recommend it to others. Thanks again! Hope to be back soon :)

    April 2014
  • My boyfriend and I just returned from a week's stay with Helena and her husband, Carlos. Their home is conveniently located within walking distance to both Tamarindo and Langosta beaches. The room is private and comes with a/c and hot water (I understand that these can be hard to come by in CR).

    As mentioned by other reviewers, Helena arranged for us to be picked up at the airport (and returned to the airport at the end of our trip). She was also a great resource prior to our arrival (i.e., recommending restaurants and excursions). I've never surfed before, but got a surf lesson from Carlos. He was very patient with me and the lesson helped a lot. I don't think I would have lasted 2 hours without his help and encouragement.

    We had a great stay; great weather; and lots to see and do in Tamarindo/Langosta.

    March 2014
  • We stayed at Helena's house for 3 night and we had such a great time, the house is closed the town and closed to three beaches. The house is super nice and Helena and Carlos are such a great people. They helped us to arrange an awesome tour in the forest, also Helena helped us to get a shuttle back to the airport. We love everything about the location the house the place the town, we deffenetly going back soon!!!! Thanks guys for having us in you beautiful house.

    January 2014
    Helena
    Response from Helena:

    It was so fun having you stay with us. Please come back soon!... for longer!

  • Great place to stay.....away from the noise and bustle of Tamarindo, but not so far that one can't get to town within 15 minutes by walking. I only got to meet Helena briefly because she was out of town, but Carlos was an excellent host, allowing me to use his cell phone to contact the airlines and his bike to go for rides. A great experience!

    January 2014
    Helena
    Response from Helena:

    Thanks Jon!

  • Accomodations and the house were as described. The pool was great ! The hosts were always pleasant and helpful with activities and dining suggestions.
    Thank you for a wonderful visit !!

    November 2013
    Helena
    Response from Helena:

    Sonny - thanks so much for staying at our place!
    We hope to see you again soon!

  • Great experience all the way around. Helena is very detail oriented. She helped me coordinate a shuttle based on my itinerary and although she wasn't in town, she had some responsible friends help me out when I arrived. In fact, we all ended up surfing and hanging out together. One thing- If you are not scared to drive in CR, I recommend renting a car. There are beaches within walking distance, but to maximize surfing potential, you'll want to chase the tides to alternate beaches. I would definitely stay here again.

    November 2013
    Helena
    Response from Helena:

    Dan -
    Thank you so much for staying with us! I'm so happy you had a good time.
    Please come back!

  • Helena's house was great! Clean and spacious, convenient location and everyone was very helpful. Thanks, Helena, for a great stay!

    November 2013
  • Helena and her family were great hosts. Their house is in a great location just a few minutes walk from two beautiful beaches, and it is just a little further to downtown Tamarindo (still an easy walk). Helena gave us all the information we needed to enjoy our time and her husband Carlos taught us how to surf on our first day with them. I could not find anything negative to say about this stay if I tried. Thank you for everything, we hope to stay again soon. Pura Vida!

    October 2013
    Helena
    Response from Helena:

    It was so great having you 2 with us. Great luck on the rest of the trip!
    Have fun!

  • helena and her family were great hosts. Everything was as described and better. Carlos is a great swim instructor and Margaret is a joy to watch and be around. Tamarindo was ideal and I am so glad of all the places in Costa I could have gone I ended up here.

    September 2013
    Helena
    Response from Helena:

    thank you so much for visiting us! It was so cool to meet you!

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Mi Ola
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Hi! My name is Helena Fogarty. I'm the owner and founder of Mi Ola Surf. 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!) I will be coming to the city 1 or 2 times a month for a couple days with my business partner to sell Mi Ola and look for investors. I would love to stay in your place, and have you be part of the Mi Ola success story!
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