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Luxury Oceanfront Villa & Casita,Your Own Private Resort - 24hr Security

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa , 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths (Sleeps 1-12)

VILLA DEL OLAS "Villa Of Waves" is a piece of paradise situated on a spectacular OCEAN FRONT allotment which provides the Villa & Casita with SENSATIONAL OCEAN and COAST VIEWS and also allows direct access to the Atami Club resident only PRIVATE BEACH (just steps below the property). Villa Del Olas is IDEAL as an EXCLUSIVE rental for FAMILIES, COUPLES, GROUPS, RETREATS for YOGA, SURFERS, HEALTH & WELLNESS alike.

*ALL guest get FREE unlimited WIFI, Complementary Crystal Drinking water & Direct Beach access to the PRIVATE Beach of Club Atami.

The architect deigned spacious Villa has 4 air conditioned bedrooms with 4 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 12 in comfort.

The totally separate and fully self contained spacious oceanfront Casita with very high ceilings and Palapa roof sleeps 2 in a romantic setting complete with 4 poster bed and can be rented separately.

The whole complex can accommodate a maximum of 12 people in a well designed and spacious luxurious setting.

We offer 4 different rental options with rates starting at just $125.00 per night.Check out the rates page in this listing to choose the rental best suited to your purpose

The property is 5 levels in total from the street to the ocean cliff where there is private stairs that provide low tide access to the rock pools and beach below.

On the first 3 levels is the 3000 square foot luxury villa. At the entrance level is parking and the beautiful entrance foyer as well as the studio chapel room. There is also a 1000 square ft roof garden, which makes an excellent group room for yoga, meditation or simply entertaining or hanging out in the hammocks

The air-conditioned 400 sq ft master suite with large en-suite sleeps 2 and can be configured as two king singles or one king .The adjacent sitting room with one double sofa bed and one single bed can sleep 3 and would share the master en-suite. Downstairs the air conditioned en-suite bedrooms both have a double and the possibility of adding a daybed to each means they can sleep up to 3 in each or the rooms. The smaller air conditioned chapel room sleeps up to 2 using a sofa bed and has a bathroom across the hall.

The fourth level has the tropical gardens and the elevated swimming pool.

The private beach and the ocean can be directly accessed by stairs from the casita level and you can walk around the headland to ocean pools

Villa Del Olas is perfectly situated for surfers, or those that love the ocean & whether you find peace & tranquility in the sight & sounds or joy in swimming, this is the perfect place for you. You can walk for 5 mins around the headland path to Palmarcito beach which often has a nice wave that you will have to yourself! All of the other respected breaks such as K61, K59 El Zonte, Sunzal, La Bocana, Punta Roca, and La Paz are all easily accessible.

There is a daily house cleaning and pool service included in all the rates quoted

Additional Services :

Airport Transfers:

Meet and greet at airport on arrival and departure from Villa Del Olas in air conditioned mini van or SUV with English speaking driver (max 8 persons per vehicle ) can be arranged.

Car Hire;

We can arrange for hire of a car for you and have it delivered to Villa Del Olas for as long as you would like it for.

Catering, Cooking and Restaurants:

It is possible to arrange for cooking of all or some daily meals. Arrangements can also be made for a private driver to take you to the nearby modern and well stocked supermarket as well as the local seafood markets where you can shop for your own groceries.

There are also many opportunities to dine out whilst you are staying at Villa Del Olas all of which are within 10 minutes drive. We can provide a door to door service to many of these establishments. The nearby village of El Tunco has everything from Pupusa to pizza or if you desire more luxurious surroundings and fare, the taste sensations of the much revered Betos restaurant is also located nearby.


Right in front of Villa Del Olas is a point break that if the swell direction and size are right will provide the more experienced surfer a satisfying session and usually with out having to share the fun, or take an easy 5 minute walk around the scenic headland pathway past the ocean pools to Palmarcito where there is almost always a good wave to be had.

A local guide can be provided to drive you to and orientate you with any or all of the excellent locations on offer within a 10klm radius of Villa Las Olas such as Mizata , K61 , K59 , El Zonte, Sunzal , Bocanita , Bocana , La Paz and Punta Roca. Lessons for beginners are also available.

If you’re up for an adventure then an overnight or longer “Surfari” can be arranged to the more remote and often epic Punta Mango and Las Flores breaks.


We can arrange for private Yoga classes on site here at Villa Del Olas that will satisfy all Yoga enthusiasts from beginner to advanced students. The rooftop terrace is ideal as a location for the practice of Yoga as the ocean sounds and cool breezes engulf your senses and help transport you, mind body and soul to discover your inner peace. There are also a couple local Shala's near by in El Tunco Surf Village & at a nearby hotel.

Spanish Lessons:

Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level classes can be provided on site at Villa Del Olas thanks to our association with a local language school.

Sight Seeing Tours:

Personalized single or multi day tours with bi-lingual, professional and fully certified guide to the many cultural, archaeological and geographical locations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are offered again thanks to our association with a local touring company. For more info on what to see and do whilst in El Salvador visit the links and video tab on this page.

City & Shopping Tours:

The capitol San Salvador is 45 minutes away with first class shopping and many bargain opportunities. A day trip or overnight stay complete with bi-lingual guide, transportation, city and shopping tour can be easily arranged.

Our Goal:

It is our goal that all those who choose to stay at Villa Del Olas have a memorable experience for all the right reasons. I we can do anything to assist you before, during or after your stay please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank-you for considering Villa Del Olas - “Villa of Waves”

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Tyler Trafas
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Tyler Trafas


I was born in the beautiful country of El Salvador, but came to the United States for it's wonderful opportunities. However, I always new I would be back home & I would create the dream life I always imagined. Over the years of returning home to visit family & friends, I would always rent a beach house to add to the joy of my vacation and time back home. I was born & spent my childhood in the country side of El Salvador; so being a person that loves the beach & ocean, I would explore the beach towns of El Salvador when I returned. From all the other great beaches & coastal towns of El Salvador, I fell in love with the wonderful town of La Liberated / El Sunzal. From the 1st time there, I knew this is where I would buy my vacation & future retirement home. La Liberated has so much to offer, from great beaches, restaurants, cool bars, the fresh caught fish market, & much more. Now I stayed in many homes during my vacations, & saw even more when I was on my quest to buy; then I came across Vill Del Olas and fell in love. It was everything I had dreamed, it was in a private & gated community, an ocean front lot & possessed all the beauty, uniqueness great architecture & luxuries I had come accustom to from my time in the United States. Now my initial intention was to just find the perfect home for my self & family to enjoy; however the seller all ready established a great reputation & made a wonderful place for people to come & enjoy on their vacation. This sounded like a great opportunity to to generate income while I was not enjoying the Villa & it just sat vacant. I must admit it also gave me a sense of pride to be able to have people from all over the world come & see how beautiful my little country of El Salvador is, how warm & inviting my people are, the delicious food & a chance to spend there vacation in what I would describe as a dream home.

Tyler Trafas purchased this villa in 2013

Why Tyler Trafas chose El Sunzal

I chose this home for for many reasons. It is absolutely one of the most beautiful homes I came across in my years of searching. The architecture is beautiful, practical, & perfectly designed for comfort, luxury & to enjoy the sights & sounds of the ocean. Besides the beautiful home & casita, Villa Del Olas is situated on a perfect ocean front lot with a pool & direct access to the beach. I found my piece of paradise & I am happy & willing to share it with other like minded ocean lovers.

What makes this villa unique

All guest get FREE unlimited WIFI, Complementary Crystal Drinking water & Direct Beach access to the PRIVATE Beach of Club Atami. While here you will experience Peace, Tranquility & Joy of staying in a magnificent home right on the beach is what you can expect when you choose Villa Del Olas as your Holiday / Vacation destination. The privacy sets you in your own paradise on earth & affords you the oppertunity to become one with nature & the ocean. Villa Del Olas is also architecturally a uniquely designed home that is visually stimulating as well giving a different feeling at each level of the home as you peacefully take in the sights & sounds that surround you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The perfect place to get in touch with nature. The tranquillity of the ocean put us at ease the moment we walked through the door. We loved swimming in the shaded pool and swinging in the hammock overlooking the surf. We will definitely stay here next time we are in El Salvador".
Jun 2011
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El Sunzal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • En-Suite Master Suite - toilet , shower
    En-Suite room 'A' - toilet , shower
    En Suite room 'B' - toilet , shower
    En-Suite Casita - toilet , shower
    Surf room Hall - toilet , shower
  • The Master suite has a large En-suite attached which is shared by the occupants (if any) of the separate sitting room. The Surf room has its own bathroom located up the small set of stairs / hallway & with a shower and toilet. The two (2) downstairs bedrooms 'A' & 'B' both have there own large en-suites. The Casita also has a large en-suite.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Chapel Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Suite Level 2 - 1 king , I king or 2 king singles
    Master sitting room - 1 twin/ single , 4 sleep sofa /futon
    Level 2 room 'A' - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Level 2 room 'B' - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Casita - 1 double
  • For each rental we will provide a 'Room Configuration' choice which allows you as the guest to choose which set up best suits the needs of your family or group. With the exception of the Chapel room all bedrooms are oversize and more like Master Bedrooms . The Master Suite is ENORMOUS.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
All guest get FREE unlimited WIFI, Complementary Crystal Drinking water & Direct Beach access to the PRIVATE Beach of Club Atami. Please note: The Bedrooms in the Villa (not the Casita) are air conditioned. The Villa and Casita have been designed as a 'windcatcher', and naturally breathe the ocean air. The interior feels like a tropical Moroccan home with high ceilings, fans and arches making it an Eco and healthy alternative to air-conditioning. For those rare times when the ocean breeze is not present we provide many portable fans , enough for every room . These portable fans combined with the fixed ceiling fans provide plenty of airflow throughout the Villa and Casita.


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful Location and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Home location is gorgeous. House can use some updating but otherwise very comfortable. Staff is very attentive. Housekeeper is inexpensive to hire for home cooked meals and laundry. Home is not really within walking distance of anything except the beach. The closest restaurant is a 15-20 minute hike. Lucky for me we had transportation. I would rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, safe, relaxing and fun

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this beautiful property and it was like a dream. We rented the villa and the casita for a family reunion and we were anxious for everything to go well because we had such a short time to spend with people we had not seen in many years. Everything was great. The property was clean and very well cared for by a gardener, a pool cleaner and a housekeeper. The property manager and the housekeeper were helpful and accessible. The villa is as beautiful and unique as it looks in the photos, full of sea breeze and the sound of waves. The ocean views are stunning. The younger members of our group loved taking surfing lessons with some capable, friendly instructors who were interesting and knowledgeable about the country. There is a lot of room to play and explore at low tide on the beach right below the house, but the stairs down would be hard for anyone with mobility issues. There is a more accessible path to the beach a short walk or drive down the road in front of the villa. We did our own cooking, both in the large indoor kitchen and on the outdoor grill, including some great local seafood purchased nearby, but you can also hire people to cook if you prefer. I understand that Blanca makes great pupusas and will even teach you how to make them. We spent hours swimming in the warm ocean. You have to like playing in waves to swim there on most days! We went for walks inside the gated resort, to the bigger beach, tide pools, another, larger swimming pool and a nice restaurant. We also visited El Tunco, a local surfing spot a few minutes away by car with art vendors, bars, restaurants and yoga classes. Next time we visit we will venture farther and explore the country more, but we didn't really want to leave such a beautiful place and spent most of the time relaxing in and around the property and catching up with family. There were so many spots to lie in a hammock and read (while drinking out of a coconut from a tree on the property), lounge, listen to the sound of the waves, swim in the pool and the ocean. There is a lot of room for a big group to eat, hang out and dance in the villa, and some of us enjoyed yoga under the high thatched roof of the upstairs patio, looking out onto the ocean. We are looking forward to returning as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our daughter and now son-in-law met in El Salvador and then they got engaged in El Salvador, so of course, they wanted to get married in El Salvador. The wedding party and immediate families stayed in this beautiful villa. It was a perfect set up and being so close to Atami resort, where we held the wedding, we were able to plan the wedding from Canada and the U.S. Communication with Tyler for the Villa and Camilla for Atami resort leading up to this important event was excellent. I am very thankful for that. We had all the details sorted out and I felt quite prepared upon arrival. Even with all the pictures and excellent reviews of Villa del Olas, I still walked in and my jaw dropped. This place is paradise. There is no other word to describe it. From the top floor down to the casita, every inch of this place was used and enjoyed. The top deck was so spacious for gathering but mostly where we would usually find people in the hammocks sound asleep. The main level was spacious with a great kitchen and eating area and sitting area as well as a great deck! It also accommodated the bride and the bridesmaids as well as the mother of the groom. The next level down had two bedrooms that accommodated all the guys. My husband and I got to enjoy the casita until the newlyweds moved in after we left. The pool and yard was enjoyed by everyone! Absolutely awesome! More hammocks and where I found my favourite one! The ocean being out the back door basically made for a lot of surfing fun and playing in the waves and walks along the beach. For the first few days, we did not have anyone in our group who spoke Spanish but with my translator app on my phone and a notebook, I was able to communicate with Blanca, and she helped me figure a few things out. Blanca came everyday and worked so hard to keep everything so clean and organized. She was always so willing to help us out when I wanted, or just leave us be and go about doing her work. Roxanna was also very helpful and she spoke English very well. Amilcar was a very dependable driver and was available for us everytime we needed him. Over at Atami resort, we became regulars to a great bar that makes the best pina coladas! I know there is so much to see and explore in El Salvador but besides one day in San Salvador and one evening in El Tunco, we didn't want to leave our paradise. We absolutely loved our time there. Beautiful country, beautiful people. We'll be back......


  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long overdue review for an outstanding villa, location and services!

  • 5 of 5

I am the owner of a surf school in Los Angeles and we have been hosting our bi- annual surf / Yoga retreat at Villa Del Olas for 5 years now! In total we have stayed 12 times.

The Location is directly on the ocean. The community is safe and secure. 12 people can sleep comfortably. The kitchen is fully stocked. The property is well maintained, the staff is friendly and helpful. There are 9 hammocks in all :) Our favorite thing is the beachfront BBQ.

A couple noes to fellow travelers:

1. Some months are hotter than others if you are sensitive, Dec to March are very temperate where as April/May are very hot -- but it is always easy to cool off in the ocean, the sparkling pool or the yoga deck.

2. Once you get past the fact that beachside amenities in El Salvador are somewhat limited and you turn off that HD video feed on your iPad,... Really there is no better place to be than Villa Del Olas. If you really need it, the Atami club just 200 yards away has a dedicated wifi line.

3. The management can arrange airport transfer, tours or even surfboard rentals for the beach just in front. Make any special arrangements well ahead of time as good tour guides and rental cars get booked out, especially at the holidays.

We have countless students and adventure travelers who consider their trip to El Salvador the best trip of their life. This is mostly due to the amazing rental property Villa Del Olas.

Thank you for all the great stays in El Salvador Villa Del Olas and we will see you in April 2017!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scott M

  • 5 of 5

Seamless would be one descriptive I would use. It was just like walking into my own vacation home. Great place and an even better host. The place was clean and the home was beautiful. Packed with amenities and overall a great value. From check-in to checkout, everything went smoothly. All of his properties (at least the ones I've been to) are beautifully maintained. I wouldn't hesitate to rent from this wonderful gentleman at all.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Trip was Unreal !

Tyler was the man on so many levels. Food and service were outstanding. At any moment they went above and beyond to serve our needs even a custome coffee run. The house was such a perfect set up with a relaxed atmosphere and a convinant quick trip to small city life,beautiful water falls and most of all perfect surf! I don't want to talk about how good the trip was with tyler because people will discover the hidden breaks tyler showed us and I don't want to share!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
SAL El Salvador International - Cuscatlan SAL
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Club Atami, Pelicanos
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Club Atami, Pelicanos Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Just Steps Away, We are TRUELY Beach FRONT
Car: not necessary

Villa Del Olas is Just 45 minutes drive on paved roads from the El Salvador International Airport (FYI El Salvador is known to have the BEST roads in Central America). Villa Del Olas`s perfect location provides our guests privacy, tranquility, security and convenience. It is the PERFECT PARADISE to spend your holiday, if your looking for family fun, or a romantic getaway.

Located within the grounds of the gated community of Atami which provides 24 hour security and the private residents only beach of El Leona.

Very close by are some of the best surfing spots in Central America such as , K61 , K59, Mizata Point , El Zonte , El Palmacito , El Sunzal , El Tunco , La Paz and Punta Roca.

There are also many restaurant choices within 5 mins of Villa Del Olas such as Pelicanos, Beto`s Seafood, Cafe Sunzal, And many more from local roadside locals spot, casual bar, to a beautiful cliffside romantic restaurant where you'll see an amazing & breathtaking sunset.

La Libertad is also just a 10 min drive away and is where you will find a modern well stocked grocery store, Seafood markets at the Port of La Libertad, where local fishermen sell their daily/freshly caught seafood, or the central farmers market where local farmers bring their fresh produce of local fruits & vegetables. You will also as well as clothing and crafts & great souvenirs.

In this beautiful country you can experience so many wonderful & exciting excursions & adventures. You can do everything from amazing waterfalls, tours at coffee finca's (farms), zip-lining, hike to the top of a volcano, visit old-world famous little towns like Ataco & its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture with local arts & crafts, as well as a number of Mayan ruins & colonial churches.

The city of San Salvador (the capital of El Salvador) is a completely modern & metropolitan city that is also easily accessible. San Salvador is just a 35 mins drive and you will find world class shopping malls, cinema`s and every type of restaurant, club or bar you could desire.

Transport :

We work with English speaking local drivers who are available on a hourly, daily or weekly basis for VERY REASONABLE RATES.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

*Stays of 28 or more nights contact us for special rates.

*Add 20% to all rates for XMAS/NEW YEAR, EASTER & 1st week of AUGUST.

*There are 4 rental options to choose from at Villa Del Olas, please choose which one suites you best & inquire via email for particular rates.
1. Whole Property – Villa & Casita Combined
2. Villa Only – Entire Villa w/o Casita
3. Villa Down
4. Casita Only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.