Shelter from the Storm is a group of four vacation villas on the Pacific
coast of Costa Rica perched above the Osa Penninsula on a five acre mountainside
point approximately 60 meters above the Pacific Ocean. These luxurious Costa Rican
villas are available for vacation
rental for short and, in some cases, long term
stays. Cozy and private, Shelter From The Storm villas are perfectly located
high enough above the ocean coastline to offer dramatic views of the beautiful Osa
Peninsula yet low enough to hear the soothing sound of waves breaking on the rocks
below. In fact, as the lowest property in San Martin, just 2 minutes off the
beautiful paved coastal highway, Shelter From The Storm also enjoys 600 feet of
oceanfront on the opposite side of the costanera highway.
Shelter from the Storm is located in beautiful San Martin Sur, (often called the "Beverly Hills of the
Ballena Coast") with Manuel Antonio just 30 minutes to the north and Ballena (meaning "whale" in Spanish) National Park just 15 minutes to the south. And, less than 10 minutes from
the population centers of Uvita and Dominical, 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 adventurous 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, rain forest canopy tours, bird-watching tours, ATV tours,
ultralight flights, or hiking at Hacienda Baru 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 done if so desired.
All of the residences enjoy fresh ocean breezes during the day and even
cooler mountain breezes every night. In addition, ceiling fans and air
conditioning are available in every room.
All residences include full kitchen facilities and appliances, phones
with free in-country calls, wireless internet, Egyptian cotton sheets
and towels, and CD players with a library of hundreds of discs available
or docking stations for your personal MP3 players.
Why travel all over the country to search for wildlife when, from your
living room at Shelter From the Storm, you can see not only monkeys (both
howlers and white face), but also sloths, coati, beautiful butterflies,
and dozen of species of birds, including hummingbirds, toucans, toucanets,
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
We are located within 10 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 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, wireless
internet, Direct TV satellite television and DVD library.