Kitchen in Las Rocas Arriba looking out to the open air seating/dining areaThe master suite in Las Rocas Arriba is a wonderful place to wake with an unforgettable mountain/ocean view from your bed.
Watch Whales and Monkeys pass by
Watch Whales and Monkeys pass by

6 guests

2 rooms

3 beds

2 baths

6 guests

2 rooms

3 beds

2 baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

0n a mountainside, high enough for stunning ocean views, but low enough to hear the waves breaking on the rocks below, Villa las Rocas is one building with two master suites with separate entrances, upper and lower, that may be rented individually or together. A villa you will NEVER forget.


Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $88
Weekly Discount: 12%


The space

Villa Las Rocas Arriba (Upper Unit) is a one bedroom/one bath residence, sleeping two (in either one king-size or two single beds) in the spacious bedroom with room for 2 more in the queen Murphy bed in the indoor salon. The seating/dining area is under roof but open to the ocean breezes.
Villa 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
• CD player or Docking Station
• Cell phone
• Wireless internet
• Full Kitchen with all small appliances
• Ocean view
Villa Las Rocas Abajo (Lower Unit) is a one bedroom/one bath 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 areaLas Rocas Abajo features:

400 square feet of floor-space
Fully tiled bath with walk-in shower
Ceiling fans in bedroom and patio
CD player or docking station
Cell phone
Wireless internet
Kitchenette with all small appliances
Ocean View

Guest access

The best of hotel services like daily maid and concierge services, along with the privacy of your own villa. With only villas and an apartment on the property, no villa is in sight of the others. Upon arrival your kitchen is stocked with not only the basic spices and condiments but also coffee, milk, juice, bacon, eggs, bread and butter, jelly and fruit. No other rental in the area offers service like this. Share your experiences adventures with the other guests (a maximum of 8 on the property) if you wish, and take advantage of our spacious bamboo covered bar/barbeque rancho area with huge stainless steel gas grill, ice machine, stereo, honor bar, refrigerator, bathroom, full dining facilities, reading library, hammocks, wireless internet, Flat screen satellite television with home theater sound and DVD and MP3 movie library and a movie theater popcorn machine. FREE popcorn every night! There is also a game cabinet with dozens of games.
Sit around the pool on custom built teak furniture and take advantage of the use of pool floats, or go the beach with our boogie boards, beach chairs and ice chests; all at no additional charge.

Interaction with guests

When staying at Shelter From The Storm, you will enjoy the benefit of our presence; unobtrusive but available. If there is something that you find that you need, we are there to provide it. If there is something that doesn't work just right, we are there to make it right. If you would like to know where to eat, what tours to take (and which ones NOT to take) where to get groceries, medicines, dental care or have your rental car towed out of a mud bog, we are there. We are housekeeping, concierge, maintenance, room service and tour guide. We have combined the privacy and luxury of private residences with the services of the finest hotels in the world. Like "W" Hotels, we have adopted the motto, "Whatever you want; whenever you want it".

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

3 nights minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Mauricio User Profile
January 2016
Since we arrived, Daryl received us with a smiled and he helped us to take the things to our rooms. The property is great, the view of the ocean from our room was the best. We stayed on Rocas arriba and our kids in Rocas abajo. Everything was clean and in perfect state, and it seems like if Donna and Daryl have already thought of absolutely everything you could want. They left a basked with fruits and some local products, and a list of beach and restaurant recommendations. The property is on the top of a hill, like most properties on the area, so expect to be climbing up some stairs. It was peacefull and quiet and we were delighted.
Donna User Profile
Response from Donna:
Muchas gracias, Mauricio. We hope you and your beautiful family will come back for another visit and get to know the Ballena Coast even better.
January 2016

Deborah User Profile
December 2015
We stayed in Villa Las Rocas Arriba, and it is even more beautiful than the photos. The views are stunning. We were surrounded by nature and the sound of birds and every morning there was a magical view of the sunrise over the ocean. Donna and Daryl could not have been more friendly and hospitable. Their description of their hosting and the experience of staying at Shelter from the Storm is spot on. I will be back!
Donna User Profile
Response from Donna:
Thank you so much, Deborah. Hope you and Miller will return to SFTS soon. Take good care and Feliz Ano!
December 2015

Giulio User Profile
August 2015
Very nice hosts and lovely apartments. Stunning views on the ocean. Darryl welcomed us with some nice margaritas, and both him and Donna gave us great advice on activities to do (I recommend visiting the Nauyaca Waterfalls) and restaurants (the Exotica was really good).
Donna User Profile
Response from Donna:
Thank you, Giulio. Hope you get to come back again to stay a little longer to see ALL that the Ballena Coast has to offer and for us to spend some time together in the Rancho.
August 2015

Molly User Profile
April 2015
This property is awesome, Donna and Daryl Lewis were amazing hosts. The pictures provided were very accurate. We had an amazing experience/vacation and look forward to our next trip to Costa Rica!

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Dominical, Costa Rica · Joined in August 2012
Donna User Profile

Born in USA, but now live with my husband at Shelter from the Storm with our 4 cats and 3 dogs... and lots of visiting monkeys, toucans, sloths, (URL HIDDEN) Dominical, Costa Rica... where the mountains meet the sea!!

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