Villa , 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths (Sleeps 1-12)
- english, spanish
About Tyler Trafas
Hola, 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 Tamanique
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay right on the ocean
Great experience staying here. Grabbed some groceries in La Libertad about 15 minutes down the road and had a great time grilling, swimming and watching the evening storms (stayed during the rainy season).
Tyler, the property manager, was great to work with. He never seemed bothered by all my questions.....most of which I found if I looked around more I could have answered for myself.
Beautiful Location and very comfortable.
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.
Beautiful, safe, relaxing and fun
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.
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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......
Long overdue review for an outstanding villa, location and services!
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!!
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.
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.
We work with English speaking local drivers who are available on a hourly, daily or weekly basis for VERY REASONABLE RATES.