This was our fourth stay at SFTS and it certainly will not be our last. Every time we book our stay, my husband and I can’t wait to wake up, sit on the patio, drink our coffee and just listen to the jungle come alive. There is nothing better. Each morning we would set off on a hike up the hill to see what type of birds or animals we would see. On two occasions during our last visit, we watched a group of white faced monkeys literarily fly across the road from one tree to the next. What a treat. I couldn’t stop smiling the whole time. On top of that, we also saw monkeys from our patio as well as daily visits from toucans, aracaries and a host of other birds.
The reason we keep coming back is the same reason this place is rated so high. The villas are impeccable. No detail has been forgotten. The pool and rancho area is also a very nice place to relax, grab a drink in the evening and meet other guests and exchange experiences on places to eat and things to do. But what makes SFTS so special to us are the hosts/friends, Daryl and Donna who are two of the nicest, most accommodating people you will ever meet. On top of that they have the world’s best housekeeper (Blanca, I hope I got her name right) who cleans your room like nobody’s business and gardener (Alvin) who is constantly keeping the grounds looking beautiful even after a windstorm the night before. We have stayed at a few other properties in the area and no place compares. I could go on and on about SFTS, but go see for yourself, you will not be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shelter from the Storm is a group of 2 villas perched on a 5 acre mountainside point, 60 meters above the Pacific, high enough to give dramatic views of the coast to the Osa Pennisula, but low enough to hear the waves breaking on the rocks below. Hotel rates for your own private place! Ammenities: Shared pool adjacent Entertainment Rancho with honor bar, BBQ,satelite stereo tv & dvd, washer/dryer, & much more.... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shelter From The Storm Hotel Dominical
- Shelter From The Storm Costa Rica/Dominical