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Iowa
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We just returned from a trip to Costa Rica, and a 4 day stay at Shelter From the Storm. It was fabulous in every way! We stayed in the Monkey House, and while we travel a lot, this place ranks as one of our favorites! The veranda that allows you to "sit in the trees" is very cool. It was...

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 26 February 2015

It truly is a "Shelter From the Storm". I stayed once again, a little over a week ago, this time in Monkey House. It never ceases to amaze me how very well thought out the structure and design of these beautiful villas and the way they are furnished with every possible thing one might need in order to prepare one's...

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Encinitas, California
Reviewed 25 February 2015

My family and I were connected to Shelter From the Storm from some friends in the Dominical Area and how thankful we are. We have been to Costa Rica for 20 plus years and this is one of the best places we have stayed. Welcomed by Darryl and Donna upon arrival. A Margarita Party welcome started the day as we...

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Richmond Hill, Canada
Reviewed 21 January 2015

My husband and I spent a week in the "Monkey House" at Shelter from the Storm December 2014. We were warmly received by Donna and Daryl and enjoyed a lime margarita and popcorn. We loved the property with its gorgeous, expansive views. They are conveniently located close to many fabulous tours and activities and amazing restaurants. Donna/Daryl were extremely accommodating...

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Reviewed 10 January 2015

We spent our Christmas vacation at Shelter of the storm. The pool house/bar called "rancho" was all decorated with Christmas tree and lights. On our arrival Daryl made us welcome with his specialty Margaritas and they are the best. Also on arrival the fridges are stocked with the first necessities, so you can make coffee/ tea and meals the first...

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Thank Marius L
Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Words can't express how wonderful our stay at Daryl and Donna's place. Not only is it the most beautiful, peaceful, relaxing environment, but everything one could want or need is ready for you. Ultimate hosts with a location remote from crowded tourist areas, but close to beaches and restaurants you can enjoy. This is one place you will find hard...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 27 November 2014

My wife and I spent the better part of a week at Shelter from the Storm in July. We wanted to find a spot slightly off the beaten path, but located close to several beaches to explore, and this spot fit the bill. It is up the mountain off the main highway so that traffic noise is minimal and up...

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I had the privilege to stay at SFTS twice. The first time was in a bit of a family emergency the second was as we were passing through Dominical. Both times it was first class. They have awesome accommodations and fun in the Rancho with Daryl and Donna and the other guests. Donna even set us up at a great...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We stayed at Shelter from the Storm for 9 weeks from mid March to mid May and it was definitely the best place we have ever stayed. You won't want for a single thing. Daryl and Donna are the ultimate hosts. They are always checking that you have everything you need. The location is beyond perfect! We stayed in La...

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Park City
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Shelter from the Storm was everything we hoped for and more! We loved the location, the Monkey House, Donny & Daryl and all that the area had to offer. It was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever had and we will most definitely be back. You felt like you were at home right in the jungle. We can't...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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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 

Additional Information about Shelter from the Storm

Address: San Martin Sur, Dominical 80000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: RM487 - RM1,461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Shelter From The Storm Hotel Dominical
Shelter From The Storm Costa Rica/Dominical
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