Do I gush and prattle on, or actually endeavor to give an unbiased, original review?
These folks have thought of everything, all seemingly with the comfort of the guest foremost in mind. The Villa Cuesta kitchen has everything you might think to need, well laid out and organized; the bathroom is well equipped (nice large shower); and the bedroom is ample, comfortable, and has plenty of storage and lighting (the view of the little patio and calming statue amid the green background of trees added to the oasis ambiance). This is a place that makes you feel calm and at home; the feel is private, and the decor is restrained. (High-quality linens add to the level of comfort.) Large screened doors bring the surrounding jungle inside; the wrap-around deck is furnished to make one want to stay home and sit and take in the incredible views and atmosphere (tasteful ceiling lights and fans make it comfortable to do at any time). We enjoyed a full day there watching the rain, birds, ocean, and jungle (yes, there were monkeys), in perfect comfort (a rare compulsion for usually non-stop tourists).
There are gorgeous beaches, wildlife viewing, adventure things to do, all nearby, and as much information and help available that you could imagine (and equipment, such as beach towels, chairs, and boogey boards, should you want them).
Can't think of anything else that hasn't been said on these reviews already. A place that makes you sad to leave? Comment enough.
- 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