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darylwallace@hotmail.com   OR

(506) 2 787-8262     (remember: if you are calling from the U.S., begin your call with 011)

APDO 214-8000
San Isidro, P.Z.
Costa Rica
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A Little Bit About Us

Shelter From the Storm" is a group of three villas (including the owners’ house) and an efficency apartment, perched on a five acre mountainside point, approximately 60 meters above the Pacific Ocean; high enough to give dramatic views (think Big Sur in California) of the coastline to the Osa Peninsula but low enough to hear the waves breaking on the rocks below.
Just TWO MINUTES off the beautiful paved coastal highway and less than ten minutes to Dominical to the north, or Uvita to the south, "Shelter from the Storm" offers the peace and privacy you expect on your tropical vacation but near enough to the nightlife, abundant restaurants, shopping and recreation facilities to satisfy even the most active traveler.
We would be happy to assist in booking horseback rides along the beach or to beautiful waterfalls, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing trips, zip-line rides, canopy tours, birdwatching tours, or hiking at Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge. A relaxing massage or gourmet dinner can also be booked in the privacy of your villa. Rental car pick-up at the airport can also be arranged if so desired.

All of the villas enjoy fresh ocean breezes during the day and even cooler mountain breezes every night, although all have air-conditioning and ceiling fans in every room.

All residences include kitchen facilities and all electrical appliances, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, phones with free in country calls and wireless internet access (bring your laptop,) Egyptian cotton sheets and towels, and CD players with a library of hundreds of discs available.

Why travel all over the country to search for wildlife when, from our living room we see not only monkeys (both howlers and white face) but, also sloths, coati, beautiful butterflies, and dozens of species of birds including hummingbirds, toucans, toucanet, parrots, soaring falcons and of course, pelicans.

Cast your gaze to the ocean to see passing dolphins and during migrating season (November to March) it is not unusual to see whales breaching in Coronado Bay.

We are located within ten minutes of at least five pristine beaches from the world class surf breaks of Playa Dominical to virtually deserted stretches of Playa Hermosa to the protected waters of Playa Ballena, probably the most perfect swimming beach on the Pacific coast. Or, if you prefer, enjoy relaxing around the ocean view pool lounging on our locally handcrafted teak outdoor furniture.

Take advantage of our spacious bamboo covered bar/barbeque rancho area with huge stainless steel gas grill, stereo, honor bar, refrigerator, bathroom, full dining facilities, reading library,hammocks and Direct TV satellite television.

For seasonal rates go to http://www.shelter-from-the-storm.net    

We are waiting to hear from you. Contact us here in Costa Rica or e-mail below

(506) 2 787-8262


Pura Vida, Donna & Daryl

Villa Las Rocas/upper and lower Sleeps 2-6 – Dominical, Costa Rica Vacation Rental

Amenities: Phone with internet access ( bring your laptop), Air Conditioning, CD Player or MP3 docking stations, Kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, toaster, Cooking Utensils provided, Egyptian cotton Linens provided, Washer, Dryer, & Covered Parking. Also a pool with ocean view adjacent a large Entertainment Rancho with honor bar, refrigerator, bathroom, large stainless steel BBQ, hammocks, sitting and dining area, and satelite TV/Stereo.

The Monkey House at Shelter from the Storm sleeps two in a tastefully appointed second floor studio apartment overlooking a heavily traveled “monkey trail” through a primary growth ravine. Several of our guests have said, “It’s like living in a tree-house!”

Enjoy peace and privacy on the living room/veranda amid the shade of the forest canopy or sip your morning coffee at the breakfast bar while gazing across Coronado Bay to the Osa Peninsula. Features:
* 450 square feet of floor space

* Fully tiled bath with walk-in shower

* Air-conditioning

* Ceiling fans in every room

* Telephone

* stereo with c.d. player or MP3 docking station

* Full kitchen with all small appliances

Villa La Cuesta Designed to take advantage of the sloped terrain, this split level, one bedroom /one bath house, sleeps two in a queen-size bed with room for two more in a Murphy bed on the lower level. The spacious wrap-around veranda, with direct access to the upper level bedroom, accommodates the outdoor living/dining area so popular in this part of the world. For about what you would pay for a luxury hotel room, enjoy your own private villa featuring:

* 950 square feet of floor-space

  • Fully tiled bath with ample walk-in shower
  • air-conditioning
  • ceiling fans in every room
  • telephone
  • stereo with C.D. player or MP3 docking station
  • full kitchen with all small appliances
  • Ocean view

Villa Las Rocas is in fact, two units with separate entrances, upper and lower, that may be rented individually or together. La Rocas Arriba is a one bedroom/one bath house, sleeping two (in either one king-size or two single beds) in the spacious bedroom with room for 2 more on the luxurious queen-size Murphy bed in the living room. The seating/dining area is under roof but open to the ocean breezes. Baja Las Rocas is the lower suite, sleeping two in a queen-size bed. French doors to the side of the bed open to a large covered patio with seating and dining area.

Las Rocas Arriba features:

  • 850 square feet of floor-space
  • Fully tiled bath with walk-in shower and separate dressing room
  • air-conditioning
  • ceiling fans in every room
  • stereo with C.D. player or MP3 docking station
  • telephone
  • full kitchen with all small appliances
  • Ocean view

Baja Las Rocas features:

  • 400 square feet of floor-space
  • Fully tiled bath with walk-in shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • telephone
  • Ceiling fans in bedroom and patio
  • Stereo with C.D. player
  • Kitchenette with all small appliances
  • Ocean view

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