About this listing
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 & Carlos have a beautiful home in Playa Longosta. It is an excellent location because it's super peaceful, and Longosta Beach (very close) is extremely beautiful, and usually has bigger waves than Tamarindo. Tamarindo is about a 15 minute walk, or you can rent a bike, which i did. Taxi's from town will cost you about 4 dollars or 2000 colones, but it's better if you tell them the price you want to pay, rather than waiting for them to tell you.
The room was spacious and the AC was very effective. The room and bathroom were both always clean and excellent. You will have access to their kitchen, which is also beautiful.
Helena & Carlos are both really cool people and I never felt uncomfortable staying in their home, and this was my first AirBnB experience, so it was great. I had the best time of my life between surfing & partying in Tamarindo. Also, i came home at almost 3 a.m or later almost every night and Helena was always cool with it. Also, it was a really safe area, and I walked/biked home at this hour of the night. Overall, an amazing experience, accurate description of the room, and a beautiful location.
Miss ya'lllllll already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carlos and Helena are wonderful hosts. They were very attentive to our needs and their response were quick.
Helena gave a hand full of helpful tips, about places to eat and drink.
The place is quite close to Playa Langosta that I prefer better than Playa Tamarindo, although we went few times to El Vaquero in Playa Tamarindo to watch the sunsets. If I want to be super critical I would say the place needs a little TLC. Overall I felt at home. As a matter of fact I am extending my stay 3 more nights. Pura Vida.
Such an amazing place. And such an amazing family.
Between the hospitality, location, and frank awesomeness, don't go to Tamarindo without staying here.
Carlos' surfing lessons are legendary. Helena is the best host.
One of the best parts of my time in Costa Rica was spending time with the amazing family of Helena, Carlos, and Mini, I would never book another trip to Costa Rica without consulting them, and I would never go back to Tamarindo without staying with them.
What a wonderful home and beautiful family. Staying with Helena, Carlos, and Margaret was a delight. The pictures don't do the place justice. Located outside of Tamorindo so you don't have to deal with the foot traffic and noise, but you're still within easy and safe walking distance to everything. Loved it so much I added another week on my stay. Pura Vida!
Costa Rica was Costa Rica, simply amazing! Our host were very welcoming and extremely helpful with the "what to do." The room was as advertised, it definitely served its purpose and well we called it home for the week! The house was located at just the right distance from Tamarindo Beach and our personal favorite Longosta Beach. We pretty much hit every spot on the to do list provided by our host. Carlos, Helena's husband was a big hit with us, he is a native to the area and also our surf instructor. For lessons we took a short car ride out Playa Avellanas which was simply amazing! The patio/balcony was another big hit with us, we would regularly lounge around after dark listen to music. The overall feel to staying at Helena and Carlos' was great.
Helena and her family made me feel extremely welcome. They were excellent hosts in a beautiful house located close the beautiful beaches of Tamarindo and Langosta. It was the perfect place to relax for a few days before returning to winter in the northern hemisphere. This was my first airbnb experience and it couldn't have been better!
The room was beautiful, complete with its own bathroom and balcony access. Carlos and Helena have lived in the neighborhood for a long time and know the best places to go and can also set up different activities. I got to go on a boat ride through the estuary with one of Carlos' friends! They were so nice to invite me to bars with them as well as host a BBQ while I was there. Helena and Carlos were so welcoming and really made me feel at home at their place. Hope our paths cross again soon!
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About the Host, Helena
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!)