Come stay at our surf house - located 200 meters from 2 great beaches! You'll have your own private room with en suite bathroom, AC, high speed WIFI, and your room opens up to a large balcony - perfect for sunbathing or gazing at stars.
Your palace awaits - with 2 bunk beds, great light, AC, private bathroom, and sliding doors that open out to a sundeck.
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.
You have access to kitchen, pool, hammocks, just about everything.
Interaction with Guests
We are on site most of the day. The amount of interaction is as much as you prefer. If you want peace and quiet, we're ok with that.
Other Things to Note
We have pets - dogs and cats.
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.
Helena and Carlos were amazing hosts.
Their place is spacious including your room, bathroom and balcony..
And they are both on hand and are always ready to answer and accommodate any questions or enquiries that you may have.
They are a few blocks from the beach and my morning walks along there into Tamarindo was one of the highlights of the trip.
They also offer great recommendations on food and nightlife, both locally and in town.
A wonderful stay, and very sad to have left, especially for the cold winter of NYC.
Will be back for sure!!
Minä ja poikaystäväni matkustimme Tamarindoon tammikuun lopulla ensimmäistä kertaa. Olemme Suomesta eli aivan eri puolelta maapalloa.
Helena ja Carlos ottivat meidät hyvin vastaan, saimme paljon infoa ja vinkkejä Tamarindon parhaista paikoista. Poikaystäväni halusi oppia surffaamaan ensi kertaa elämässään ja Carlos teki loistavaa työtä.
Asunto oli suuri ja viihtyisä, oma huoneemme oli sopivan tilava meille kahdelle ja oma parveke oli ihana! Saimme myös oman kylpyhuoneen. Saimme kokata heidän keittiössään ja kerroin olevani todella allerginen, joten Helena ilmoitti laittavansa minulle omat astiat ja välineet sivuun. Rakastuimme myös heidän koiriinsa, ja varsinkin Toby piti huolen ettei öisin tarvinnut pelätä tunkeilijoita. ;)
Pidimme asunnon sijainnista, molemmat rannat Tamarindo ja Langosta olivat sopivan kävelymatkan päässä, eikä aivan keskustassa ihmisvilinässä ja metelissä. Asuimme heidän luonaan 8 päivää ja tulen kyllä ikävöimään koko perhettä! 3
Helena was an amazing host, her place was perfect for my getaway from the cold, only a 10 minute walk to the beach. I had peace and quiet for my entire stay which is exactly what I needed. She was always easy to reach, even when on my final night, I had to disturb her because there was a huge grasshopper at the door and I am afraid of insects. Helena was very helpful in helping me navigate the neighborhood, booking tours and other activities. I will definitely be back to Tamarindo and hope to stay with her and her family again.
I stayed there for one week and was looking for a nice calm place and to do some surfing . Its about a 15min walk from tamarindo, where all restaurants, bars etc is. In langosta is a beautiful calm beach aswell and a small shop. First daniella was my host and she helped me instantly to get a surflesson with her brother, who works at the local surfschool, for a better price, which was very helpful. At the end of my stay i met helena and carlos aswell. They are both really welcoming, friendly and helpful. So i could go on a surftrip to playa avellanas with carlos for a really reasonable price, which i enjoyed a lot. The bedroom is big with a big private bathroom and a access to the terrace. The room was a bit dusty and some parts are already a bit run down, though which didn't bother me much. For me was a perfect stay, thanks a lot!
I was looking for a place to stay in Tamarindo last minute and Helena was nice to let me know about the cancellation at her place. I stayed there for 5 nights. Great when you need a place to stay and want to spend your time exploring the city and nearby area. It's about 10-15min walk from the center on a not very busy street ($5 taxi ride from the city but hard to find taxi near the house, perhaps one might call it, I haven't tried). Both beaches, a small convenience store and a sportsbar (open only some nights a week) are 5min away.
I didn't have a chance to meet Helena but she was very quick to reply and answer all my questions. Daniella was very helpful with explaining everything and is a very nice person to talk to.
Thank you Helena and Daniella for your hospitality!
Nice place, easy to find. Air conditioning was very nice. Helena was very helpful.
Helena was great at providing us with info about the area and setting up transportation from the airport which was cheaper than the going rate. The location was on a very quiet street and easy to get to the beaches and downtown Tamarindo. Daniella was great at providing some other local areas to eat at in particular Nuguis on the beach for breakfast.
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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!