About this listing
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 2 sunny airy bedrom suites - each with your own private bathroom - available.
The huge sunlit master bedroom 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! This room has 2 twin beds, or they can be combined to make 1 larger queen size bed. The smaller of the 2 bedrooms has 2 full size beds - as bunk beds.
This is a great solution if you're traveling with your family. You can take over our 2nd floor and the 2 rooms are very close, but not adjacent! You can have piece of mind, knowing everyone is in 1 space, but you won't hear any commotion.
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 and you're welcome to use our bikes while you're here.
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 very 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.
Master Bedroom with private bathroom, great light, nice crossbreeze, AC and sliding doors that lead onto the sundeck.
Our stay in Tamarindo was amazing! Helena was a fantastic host who made us feel right at home, recommended the best places to eat and the best places to surf. I would definitely stay here again, the house was amazing and the location superb.
Nous sommes restés 2 nuits chez Helena et nous avons vraiment apprécié notre séjour. Helena était à l'étranger, c'est donc, Carlos sont marie qui nous as accueillit avec leur petite fille. Carlos nous as donner un cours de surf et on a eut beaucoup de plaisir malgré le fait que l'on était débutant. Carlos nous as aussi donner des tips sur la ville et quoi faire. Ce fut un hôte très chaleureux. Leur fille est tout simplement adorable.
I brought my children (ages 9 & 7) down to Tamarindo, Costa Rica to celebrate my birthday and to have some quality time surfing with them. Even before we got there Helena was helping me arrange my vacation from pick up to tours to take the kids on. When we got there we were really happy. The place is perfect for a low key stay with your kids. Their pool is really refreshing and perfect for cooling down in. My kids loved playing with Margaret as she is supper cute and very friendly.
Carlos gave us lessons and really helped my son get up and ride quite a few waves. If you have the time and need some lessons, he's great.
Go stay with Helena, Carlos and Margaret, you won't regret it.
Great trip! Carlos, Helena and Margaret were terrific hosts. The house is only a short walk to both Playa Langosta and Playa Tamarindo, and just a little further to Tamarindo proper. Peaceful and quiet, but with access to anything you might want. Highly recommend!
Helena and Carlos were fantastic hosts. The four of us had gone to Costa Rica a bit unprepared (we were busy writing exams beforehand) but Helena and Carlos really stepped up and helped us out. They were more than willing to give us suggestions and help us set up any activities we wanted to do. And Carlos gave us a great suf lesson to boot!
The place is in a great location. It is a 10-15 minute walk from central Tamarindo, which was nice. The walk every night was great--and being close to the action but a bit detached was nice. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were nice, the showers worked well, and the breakfast (fruit, eggs, coffee) was so good. A very nice start to every morning! Oh, also, you have access to a fridge and the family kitchen (if you want to do some cooking for yourself like we did)
In short, the four of us would all highly recommend Helena, Carlos, and little Margarita's (their daughter) house. You will not be disappointed!
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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!)