Casa de las Olas

How about a Private House for less than a Hotel or Condo?


If your tropical dreams include a desire for privacy, a wonderful garden setting, and a comfort that provides a home away from home, Casa de las Olas might just be what you’re looking for. This 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 ten-minute walk down the beach.

Casa de las Olas (House of the Waves) is the personal and secondary residence of your host, Rik Grencik. Being one of the few private residences that are available to the public, Casa de las Olas provides you with a unique opportunity to enjoy your vacation by staying in what truly feels like your own personal home. Your hosts recognize that when you are looking for a vacation rental, you have many choices. In sharing their home with you, their goal is to provide you with a memorable tropical experience, at a cost that’s less than many of the high priced hotel rooms.<br> If you would prefer a private setting over a busy hotel lobby or having a multitude of neighbors, 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, exploring, reading, or just plain old relaxing, let Casa de las Olas be your tropical oasis.

Casa de las Olas is a two-bedroom, two-bath residence with a large terrace that fronts the entire home. Although not directly on the beach, the warm Pacific waters will touch your toes in less than a two-minute walk. The hammocks on the front terrace are a favorite of guests! If you listen carefully, like a seashell the hammocks are calling you and awaiting your arrival.

Casa de las Olas has an inviting interior with a small “casita” type feel that adds to your feeling of being “home.” The fully equipped kitchen includes a stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, blender, CD stereo / radio (don’t forget to bring your favorite CD’s) toaster, coffee maker, plates, bowls, silverware, etc. And, although Tamarindo has a number of exceptional restaurants, Casa de las Olas awaits your talents in the kitchen should you choose to add homemade aromas to your tropical home.

The spacious bedrooms each have a luxuriously comfortable, queen-size mattress that awaits your body for those restful naps and a good night’s sleep. There are two spacious bathrooms that allow our guests to choose between a sunken shower or a large tub to cool oneself from the heat of the tropical sun. Additionally, the outside shower greets the beachcombers at the entrance to the property and invites them to rinse the salt and sand in a natural, serene environment – this experience is also a favorite of guests.

The back yard allows for an additional private area to enjoy and/or to entertain. The central fountain, the Bar-B-Q, and the two hammocks in the palm-roofed “Rancho” are favorites as well.

If you’ve ever thought about learning to surf, Casa de las Olas saves you money 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 $30 to $40 per day).

By providing such simple pleasures as the soft-top surfboards, boogie boards, surfboard racks, TV/DVD (remember to bring your favorite DVD’s), maid service every other day, and other amenities, it allows you to feel as if this is your home away from home. Casa de las Olas awaits your arrival and will provide for you the wonderful experience of having your own home within a tropical setting – We look forward to your arrival.

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3 Reviews

  1. John and Danielle, 6 years ago

    We recently (Dec. 2011) stayed at Casa de las Olas in Tamarindo. Rik (the owner) was a gracious host and gave great tips on dining throughout the area.

    The house itself is a beautiful building with all the modern amenities you could want from a full kitchen, AC in the bedrooms, wi-fi, and cable TV. The house is located walking distance (across the street) from the ocean. The waves while we stayed there were small, but fun with the provided Soft top surfboards (great to teach the girls how to surf). The beach cruisers that Rik includes were also a nice treat to travel throughout the town. It’s everything you could want at a bargain of a price!

    It was pure paradise for us. Massages on the beach (right across from the house) were a steal at $25/hour per person. On the last day I woke up early to catch some surf and treated to a viewing of howler monkeys in the trees across the street above the hotel.

    We highly recommend this place if you plan on visiting Tamarindo and want to feel right at home. It was comfy and relaxing for 5 of us and very convenient. We made use of the provided fridge, microwave, and coffee maker each day. We didn’t utilize the provided BBQ, but that was a nice option. There is a great grocery store not far from the house (5 min drive).

    The only downside was that we stayed only a couple days and would of loved a couple more to fully explore this area of Costa Rica. But that only gives us a reason to return!

    Click this link to check out our photos on Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/28938215@N06/sets/72157628352196863/

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  2. Lee walton, 11 months ago

    My wife I and my daughter and here friend stayed in this awesome house.
    Rick was an awesome host. This home is just mins. from town and a very short walk to the beach.
    I can’t say enough about this place.
    Half way to the airport I realized I forgot my Stanley thermos filled will ice water for the ride.
    Was too late to turn back due to flight times coming home.
    I can say I left something in Costa Rica!

    Thanks again Rich for being a perfect host. Hope to come back again and soon.

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  3. debbie rowley, 9 months ago

    WoW!!! is all I can say. Not only is this one of the best houses I have ever stayed at on vacation (and I have over 35 years experience) Rick and KaTa are the BEST! You might be coming for the “salt in the ocean” but I can tell you you will get much more —-Rick and KaTa are “the salt of the earth” and in this day and age it is so wonderful to find such great people!

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