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.
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
• 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 area. Las 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
Kitchenette with all small appliances
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.
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".
We have known Donna and Daryl for years and stayed at one of their Casitas maybe 6 times. It is without doubt one of our favorite places in Costa Rica - beautiful, quiet, superbly equipped and unimaginable views. They are also the funniest hosts in all of Costa Rica.
Among their many friends are the indigenous Borucans about an hour south of their place. Last time we managed to get away on one of their Christmas parties where they hosted a few hundred kids and the entire village with christmas gifts for every child. If you do visit, make sure you take a trip there.
Hmmmm it's time for us to book another trip to Dominical for some good laughs and great company.
The first time I met Donna and Daryl I was a client staying at Shelter From The Storm about 7 years ago. I was looking for property in the area and decided to stay 2 to 3 days in different places to get to know the residence and the area. I stayed in 5 different places and ended up back at Shelter From The Storm. Friendliest, best service, beautiful location and views. Now I have a house near them and I spend half the year in Costa Rica. Donna and Daryl are now my dear friends who have been so helpful to me guiding me through learning about life in the jungle. They are the best of the best!
Well appointed, designed, and unbeatable views. Enter the best of CR with excellent hosts who can guide you to the best of the area. This area is where those who know CR best gravitate. Enough commercial to be convenient without the crowds and hype of the tourist meccas.
A true jewel on the coast. As a 14 year CR resident, I can say that Shelter from the Storm is a unique place to spend time in the Dominical area, with easy access of the main coastal highway, friendly hosts, very nicely maintained property, comfortable villas and STUNNING coastal views. Ask the owners about some of the nearby waterfalls, beaches and restaurants. Small scale, tasteful, authentic, and beautiful - I highly recommend it.
Scott Williams, Virginia native & 14 CR resident
Donna is a friend who lives in the same area that I do in Costa Rica. She is a lovely woman, community minded, gentle and easy to be around. I have never stayed in her place but have visited there and can imagine she and her husband a very interesting and hospitable host or as guest.