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.
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!
This was my first airbnb experience and it was AWESOME!!! I had an absolute blast staying with Helena and her family. The accommodations were very comfortable (own room, very nice size, private bathroom with AC throughout room that you control, with shared outdoor patio) and within walking distance of Playa Langosta and Tamarindo. I barely stayed in the room, which was the plan. From start to finish Helena & Carlos were so helpful getting me to their home, telling me about all the great restaurants and excursions around the area, helping me save money while I was out, and even giving me surfing lessons. The neighborhood is very safe. I was traveling alone and walked back and forth from the house morning, noon, and night without incident. In the room: Wifi isn't as strong upstairs as it is on the first floor, but you shouldn't be on your phone that much anyway. I wish I could have stayed longer, but I'll definitely be back. Thanks again for your hospitality.
Helena was very responsive & helpful prior to our arrival, and once we arrived, both she & Carlos were happy to point out hot spots, answer our questions, and hook us up with a good surf shop. The accommodations were as described in the listing, and we were very pleased. It is about a mile walk into Tamarindo, but we felt completely safe even while walking at night.
The only issue we had was that we never got picked up for a tour through a company. The transport couldn't find the house, despite the clear directions Helena gave us to pass along. From this experience, I recommend telling the transport it has no house name sign on it, and ask if they know exactly where they are going prior to your tour date.
We were so happy to have you stay with us! Thank you. You both are awesome and it was a pleasure meeting you!
It's true, finding places in Costa Rica is a challenge, as the country doesn't believe in street names or addresses. Generally, we give our phone # to everyone who is coming by so they can call, if they need to.
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.
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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!