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Welcome to Casa de las Olas - Your Tropical Home away from Home

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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Why pay for a Condo or a Hotel room when you could have an ENTIRE home all to yourselves for far less? (Seriously - If you don't believe me, refer to the 'Notes' just before the Amenities section below). If your tropical dreams include a desire for privacy, a wonderful garden setting, a private rear yard, and a comfort that provides a home away from home, Casa de las Olas (House of the Waves) might just be what you’re looking for. At Casa de las Olas, when you arrive we like to think that you 'Drop In' to Life !!!

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath private home is one the few personal, single-family residences available to the public in Tamarindo. Located midway between Tamarindo and Langosta, Casa de las Olas is tucked away from the bustle of town in a quiet, premier location that’s just 100 yards from the safest swimming beach in the area, and a short two-minute walk from one of the finest restaurants in Tamarindo. 'Town' is a beautiful 10 minute walk down the beach.

Your host recognizes that when you are looking for a vacation rental, you have many choices. In sharing my home with you, my goal is to provide you with a memorable tropical experience, at a cost that’s less than many of the moderate priced hotel rooms or crowded condo complexes.

If you would prefer a private setting, you can begin to understand why this home has become one of the most sought after properties in the Tamarindo area. Whether it’s surfing, fishing, diving, snorkeling, exploring, reading, or just plain old relaxing in the hammocks, let Casa de las Olas be your tropical oasis.

Notes of the true 'Value' of this Property:
After recently returning, I truly began to understand what a GREAT bargain this home is compared to most other properties in the area. I am constantly being told that I'm 'under priced' and that 'the pictures don't do it justice.' I can offer this 'value' to you because I bought this property 25 years ago (long before Tamarindo was 'discovered'). Even though it probably won't work for everyone since it doesn't have a pool, I challenge you to find a better bargain, especially when one considers that the home comes with 2 Surfboards and 2 'Beach Cruiser' style Bicycles. And, when I'm in residence (I have a small 'casita' studio above the garage that I stay at occasionally), you even have your own in-house Costa Rica advisor - Wishing you the best in your Holiday planning !!!

PLEASE NOTE: This a very popular property - I am very blessed to have many returning Guests and the house is often times booked solid during the primary season. However, I DO NOT MAINTAIN THE VRBO CALENDAR, so please contact me to check for availability. Thank you.

Keywords: House, private, 2 bedroom, close to beach, surfing, hammock, fun, tropics, BBQ, fish, fishing, snorkeling, private, close to beach

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) One Queen Bed in each Bedroom with new 'Pillow Top' mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One Fold-out Couch and One Futon...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • If you've ever thought about learning to surf, Casa de las Olas saves you money again by providing not one, but two, 'soft-top' surfboards for your use (if you wanted to rent a surfboard from one of the surf shops, it would cost you $15 to $40 per day). I also just added 2 'Beach Cruiser' style bicycles for the exclusive use of the Guests (bikes rent for about $15 p/ day). Additional amenities include 'boogie boards;' as well as maid service every other day; a private rear yard with a Rancho (round palm-roofed structure) with hammocks and a BBQ area; DVD/VCR; full Linens; and we now have WIRELESS INTERNET. However, No Smoking is allowed....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Casa de las Olas is not 'on' the Beach, but it's pretty darn close - from the property line to the sand is about 100 meters (yards)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Due to the design of the house, the house stays very comfortable year-round. For the comfort of our Guests, the bedrooms have air conditioning should you choose to use it....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The 'heating' is natural - since we're 10 degrees above the equator, it's trying to keep things cool that's the trick - read the note about the design of the house under the 'Amenities' section...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    'On-site' parking within a secure area...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Why do laundry when you're on vacation? For $10.00 US per load, the maid will do your washing for you !!! (hey, you're on vacation aren't you?)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 'Beach Cruiser' style bikes come with the House for the exclusive use of the Guests...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    2 'Soft-top' boards come with the House for the exclusive use of the Guests...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

As of 2014, I have elected to limit the occupancy of the house to a total of 4 maximum. This change is due to my concern of overtaxing the infastructure of the house i.e., the septic system. Should Guests choose to "sneek" additional members into their party, please know that each additonal Guest will be charged at the rate of $100.00 US per person, per night.

Upon a requested reservation and the availbility of the house, I am willing to hold your request for a period of 7-days awaiting the required 25% deposit. Since the requested dates will be blocked, and then confirmed on the client’s behalf, & no other reservation will be accepted for those dates, the 25% deposit is non-refundable. The remaining 75% is due no later than 30-days prior to arrival.


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Location

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    The "Circle" View on map

    The "Circle" is a common description point for the main part of Tamarindo. When people ask "How long does it take to walk to town" my answer is always "10 and 15 minutes" i.e., it takes 10 minutes the first 4 days and 15 minutes after that (one seem's to slow down and convert to the "Tropo Shuffle")

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Included in the price of the House are 2 'Soft-Top Surfboards and 2 'Beach Cruiser' style Bicycles, which saves you approximately $100 each day of your stay if you were to rent these items separately - we now have 2 sets of snorkeling gear - like the boards and the bikes, all of it is for the exclusive use of the Guests. Additionally, the Bay (Bahia de Tamarindo) is perfect for SUP (Stand-Up-Paddleboarding), which you can rent in the local area.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: I'm an old 'Surfrat' who has spent a vast majority of my time traveling the globe looking for waves. I just retired in 2009 from the Fire Service. Like everyone, I've had some challenges, but I generally keep a smile on my face most of the time and laugh at myself fairly often.

Why the Owner Chose Tamarindo:
I purchased this property in 1988, which was long before Tamarindo was 'discovered' - literally, there was nothing there. At the time, if you wanted a quart of milk, you had to travel to Santa Cruz, which is about an hour away. I built the home between 1993 and 2002 (I didn't have pocket fulls of cash). Since I was intimately and directly involved in all phases of the construction and Tamarindo was quite primitive at the time, I had to bring down most of the materials i.e., plumbing, electrical, etc in those 32 and 18 gallon Rubbermaid plastic bins. Even though I have been active in my life, the construction and logistics of building this home was one of the most challenging things I've ever done. Since I've spent a fair bit of my time (and money) chasing waves in the backyards of the world, I knew that one day I wanted to retire in the Tropics and Tamarindo seemed to be a good place. Although it's changed dramatically over the years (show me a place that hasn't changed in 20 years), overall, it's still a great place to kick back and enjoy life. Besides, when I'm in residence (I have a small 'casita' studio above the garage that I stay at occasionally), I not only stay out of your way, but you even have your own in-house Costa Rica advisor.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Overall, probably one of the best 'values' in Tamarindo (especially when you consider having the use of 2 Surfboards and 2 Bicycles that comes with the house). No matter what your preference is, whether it's surfing, or laying in the Hammock, this is the place people continue to return back to. 'Remember, work less, Surf more'


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Photos

  • Welcome to Casa de las Olas - Your Tropical Home away from Home

    Welcome to Casa de las Olas - Your Tropical Home away from Home

  • View from the Living Room looking towards the Kitchen

    View from the Living Room looking towards the Kitchen

  • The Kitchen is fully equipped to blend those delectable flavors of the Tropics

    The Kitchen is fully equipped to blend those delectable flavors of the Tropics

  • The Master Bedroom (both Bedrooms have air conditioning)

    The Master Bedroom (both Bedrooms have air conditioning)

  • The Master Bathroom with full sized Tub

    The Master Bathroom with full sized Tub

  • Guest Bedroom (both bedrooms have air conditioning)

    Guest Bedroom (both bedrooms have air conditioning)

  • Middle area (near the arch) looking towards the front of the House and Gardens

    Middle area (near the arch) looking towards the front of the House and Gardens

  • The Living Room and Front Terrace

    The Living Room and Front Terrace

  • Middle area below the arch looking towards the backyard, Rancho, and BBQ area

    Middle area below the arch looking towards the backyard, Rancho, and BBQ area

  • Looking from the Rancho towards the House

    Looking from the Rancho towards the House

  • The Beach in front of the house (at 'low tide' and looking towards Playa Grande)

    The Beach in front of the house (at 'low tide' and looking towards Playa Grande)

  • Some of the local Neighbors that visit occasionally

    Some of the local Neighbors that visit occasionally

  • View from the Kitchen looking towards the Living Room

    View from the Kitchen looking towards the Living Room

  • The middle area and the Living Room (and, yes, those are authentic roof Tiles)

    The middle area and the Living Room (and, yes, those are authentic roof Tiles)

  • Again, the Master Bedroom looking towards the Bathroom

    Again, the Master Bedroom looking towards the Bathroom

  • Hallway, Desk, and Library / Guest Bedroom to the Left, Bathroom on the Right

    Hallway, Desk, and Library / Guest Bedroom to the Left, Bathroom on the Right

  • Guest Bathroom with Sunken Shower

    Guest Bathroom with Sunken Shower

  • Middle area looking towards the Living Room (with 42' flat screen TV)

    Middle area looking towards the Living Room (with 42' flat screen TV)

  • The Front Terrace and the Kitchen

    The Front Terrace and the Kitchen

  • The 'Rancho' and Bar-B-Q area in the rear yard

    The 'Rancho' and Bar-B-Q area in the rear yard

  • Some of the toys Casa de las Olas provides for your pleasure at no extra cost

    Some of the toys Casa de las Olas provides for your pleasure at no extra cost

  • One of the many beautiful Sunsets on the beach in front of the House

    One of the many beautiful Sunsets on the beach in front of the House

  • Your Hammock Awaits !!!

    Your Hammock Awaits !!!

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