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Tyler Trafas

Member since: 2010
Speaks english, spanish

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

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this La Libertad holiday villa

Villa , 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths (Sleeps 8-15)

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. Villa Del Olas is IDEAL as an EXCLUSIVE rental for FAMILIES , GROUPS, RETREATS and SURFERS alike.

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.

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;

Personalised 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”

Keywords: Luxury , Villa, Casita, Home , House , Security, Surfing , El Salvador, Seapools, Yoga , Retreat , Yoga , Family , Surf retreat , Yoga Retreat , Beachfront , Oceanfront , Private , Quality , Pool , Groups , Corporate Retreat , Corporate , Executive , air conditioned

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Tyler Trafas (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, spanish

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 Salvador

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

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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based on 17 traveller reviews

Luxury Oceanfront Villa & Casita,Your Own Private Resort - 24hr Security
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 19 reviews


  • 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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miserable Stay!

  • 1 of 5

Great location! But, what a miserable stay!! Upon our arrival (not before) we were notified that the air conditioning in the master bedroom was broken AND HAD BEEN FOR A WHILE!!! That essentially rendered the master bedroom useless. El Salvador beaches are EXTREMELY humid, and temperatures were in the 90's. Since there is no air conditioning unit for the main floor of the villa where the kitchen and living areas are, that master bedroom unit would have partially cooled off the living area. No A/C meant a very hot and humid interior - unbearable days and miserable nights. The only cool spaces were the other 3 bedrooms. We rented the villa specifically because we wanted to give friends and family that live in El Salvador an opportunity to visit with my 91 year old mother-in-law who has Alzeimher's. Because of health issues she needed to remain in the house. Everyone that came to visit was miserable and suffered through to keep my mother-in-law company. Some gave up and hung out by the pool leaving her alone. The living room furniture is also very uncomfortable. They photograph well, but all the cushions have collapsed. We had to take the pillows from the useless master bedroom to put them on the furniture to sit on. There is no microwave available which meant we had to generate more heat to warm up food. There are over 40 steps in the villa - all without handrails. The last day of our stay, my mother-in-law fell down the steps and broke her ankle in 3 places. It took an ambulance 2 hours to arrive because of the remote location, and all day of phone calls trying to notify Tyler whose only response was “I’m sorry”. Then that night the electricity went out in the entire house leaving us in total darkness without A/C. SCARY AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS! I had to make my way down the outside stairs to get to Tyler who had now returned to stay at the casita. He was very unconcerned. At first he suggested the electrical outage might be due to us constantly running the A/C making it sound as if it were our fault. It was infuriating!!! I told Tyler he was not responding with the sense of urgency that an owner should to which he replied that he was not the owner, he only booked the villa. NOTE THAT ON THIS WEBSITE TYLER IS LISTED AS THE OWNER! I asked him repeatedly to provide me with information so that I could speak to whoever the owner is. HE REFUSED.


  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los angeles, calif

an amazing joyous adventure

  • 5 of 5

Easy planning and coordination with tyler. Wonderful accommodations for any kind of, friends..all ages. Private beach..Private pool..and well equipped.

Both ceiling fans and air conditioning for multiple comfort tastes. Very clean and lovely staff Truly "a no problem " appoarch to any request...great guide-keli, cook-blainca...and tyler makes wishes come true.

very very great property .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Zora. We work hard to make sure all our guests have a fantastic and once in a lifetime experience at VillaDelOlas. Gracias, VillaDelOlas Staff
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Santa Monica, California, USA

amazing spot right on the beach!!!!

  • 5 of 5

RIGHT ON THE BEACH! the pictures and description given didn't even do this place justice - It was even better in person!

Gorgeous house- Lots of open space, always clean, spacious bedrooms, plenty of shared living space too, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, pool overlooking the ocean, plenty of shady spots with hammocks to stay cool.

Some people say El Salvador is dangerous, but I didn't feel that way when we were here. this place is luxury!!!

I was only here for a short surf trip, but it was incredible and I miss it already. Don't stay at a local hostel = do yourself a favor and stay here. clean & beautiful! :)

We had hired locals come to the house make us papusas from scratch and actually even let us try to make some of our own! The place is so comfortable. Surfers and non-surfers alike will love it! it's in a gated community. the house is quiet and cozy for sleeping, hanging out, or lounging about between surf sessions.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VillasDelOlas in El Salvador vs. my flat in Toronto … guess who wins?

  • 5 of 5

I met my wife in Toronto four years ago. I have been down to meet her family in El Salvador, but we have always been nervous about taking my family there. My parents do not travel much and are a little picky in general. We also invited my brother, his wife and two teenage kids. Most of our concern as a family revolved around my parent’s comfort and our sense of safety there.

First, the house was the perfect size for us. All the adults had their own space and the kids bunked alone giving us privacy. We even had a little side room and cradle for our two year old baby.

Second, Villa Del Olas is right on the beach and stayed cool enough all day. We never had to turn on the A/C for more than five minutes and even then was just to cool off a room for a siesta. But anyway, most naps were out doors in a hammock or pool couch. Even my parents enjoyed the temperate all day and never complained once about it. Still, glad we had the A/C in their room just in case.

Third, the house is inside a gated community, flanked by sheer cliffs. There is only one gate in or out. It felt 100% secure and we even left the car safely on the street every night. Also, the house locks down like a fortress if you want it to and there is no way in from the street. The beachfront is patrolled and guarded 24/7 so we had no concerns there either. One thing that took some getting used to was the armed guards. In some ways it made my brother and even I a little nervous. We don’t have a lot of guns in plain view in Canada. However, my wife’s Tio (uncle) explained why this is normal and important in El Salvador. Once we started see a simple deterrent to basic crime, handled by trained and licensed security agents, our bias shifted.

Fourth, there were activities and luxuries to keep our whole family happy for eight days. Mauricio took the teens surfing one day and to a zipline another. Mercedes gave us a Pupusa class one night and then cooked dinner for everyone. The wives booked massages right at the villa. My dad went fishing out in front of the house nearly every day. He did not catch much, so he walked the fish market one day and then fired up the poolside BBQ. Delicious!

Finally, The best part of the trip was simply relaxing to the sound of the ocean, which echoes like a song throughout the entire house.

We didn’t really know what to expect before we left Canada, but what we got: the best family vacation of my life.

Thanks again to the Villa Del Olas staff!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, CA

A rental home unperrellel in the universe!

  • 5 of 5

The house was rented for an all inclusive surf & yoga retreat

I have stayed in homes in Bali, Hawaii, Costa Rica Nicaragua, Mexico, Malibu and Santa Barbara ... none of these have even come close to the experience of Villa Del Olas in El Salvador.

First off the ocean is right there. I mean there is not a hammock in the place you cant hear the waves crashing. My friends actually changed rooms with me to the casita, which is built directly over the cliff, because it was "too loud" for them. I have never slept better.

Since the house is build into the cliffs you look straight out over the ocean or walk 40 steps to the beach. There are tons of coconut trees home to local Jay birds singing songs in the morning. The house is open to the ocean and gets great ventilation. We used fans, but never turned on the A/C the whole time we stayed.

Oh and the service.We did not have to do anything. Tyler set it all up. Surfboards, airport transfer, inland excursions and surf lessons with local guides, catered meals, yoga, massage, daily cleaning, pupusas, custom cocktails, volcano lakes, fish BBQs, it really was all-inclusive to the extreme.

Can't wait to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Club Atami, Beto's, & El Tunco
Nearest Beach
Just Steps Away, We are TRUELY Beach FRONT
Car: not necessary

Just 40 minutes drive on good sealed roads from the El Salvador International Airport Villa Del Olas`s perfect location provides our guests privacy , security and convenience .

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 Beto`s Seafood ,Cafe Sunzal , And many more.

La Libertad is also just a 10 min drive away and is where you will find a modern well stocked grocery store , Fresh Seafood markets as well as clothing and crafts.

The city of San Salvador is also easily accessible , just 35 mins drive and you will find world class shopping malls , cinema`s and every type of restaurant you could desire.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in La Libertad

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
7 Jun 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
High/Holiday Season
24 Nov 2016 - 24 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

*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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in La Libertad

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • 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
  • Chapel room Hall - toilet , shower enclosure
    En-Suite Master Suite - toilet , shower enclosure
    En-Suite room 'A' - toilet , shower enclosure
    En Suite room 'B' - toilet , shower enclosure
    En-Suite Casita - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The Chapel room has its own bathroom located across the hallway with large shower and toilet The Master suite has a large En-suite attached which is shared by the occupants (if any) of the separate sitting room The 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 sofa bed/futon
    Master Suite Level 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , I king or 2 king singles
    Master sitting room - 1 single bed , 4 sofa bed/futon
    Level 2 room 'A' - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Level 2 room 'B' - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Casita - 1 double bed
  • 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 ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
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.