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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shelter from the storm is a nice alternative to staying at a resort.We stayed in the Monkey House which is literally set in the Jungle. It had everything we needed for a true Costa Rican experience. The studio was much larger than we expected and it had a very functional well equipped kitchen for we we chose to cook.... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I was there on September with my husband and my 9 yesr old boy and we had a wonderful time. Donna and Darril and grear hosts. The place is beautiful, very peaceful. Amazing view fron our room. We went to Marino Ballena park for whales watching, it is an incredible experience. We recommend Shelter to familys or couples that want... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed another delightful stay at SFTS this past week. Donna and Daryl continue to do an excellent job of making guests feel welcome and comfortable! The extremely well appointed villas are always delightful. The Rancho is stocked with cold drinks on the honor system. The view is spectacular. The beaches of Dominicalito and Uvita are inviting... More 

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Thank Jill M
Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My husband, my parents, and I recently took a trip to Costa Rica and one of the places we stayed was "Shelter from the Storm". We had a lovely time at this particular place and in Dominical as a whole. We weren't fortunate enough to meet Donna as she was out of town but we did get to spend time... More 

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Thank Anne-Marie S
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Amazing place run by amazing people ,nothing is to much trouble for Donna and Daryl ,they certainly made us feel very welcome from Margaritas in The Ranchero,to advice on places to go ,the monkey house is so quirky,we had a whole month there and could easily have stayed for two. We will return.

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Thank Christina A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016

If there is any place on the planet deserving of the name Shelter from the Storm, this is it. This has been our home away from home for almost a decade. If we don’t make it back at least once a year, a part of me feels lost and unmoored. It’s a place to relax completely, or to be as... More 

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 May 2016

It is with great pleasure and memories of our 5 day stay at The Shelter that I TRY to tell you of our great visit here, exceeding all expectations. Everything is provided, a home away from home where it feels like you live in The Monkey's Nest, ( and Yes, we saw/heard Monkey's!) where you are in a tree house... More 

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1 Thank glendamoore
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8 reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Donna and Daryl from Shelter from the Storm provide an amazing experience. The villas are beyond first class and are always clean and beautiful. Your hosts will assist you with finding the best restaurants and recreational experiences with top quality and trustworthy providers. The views from the villas is absolutely amazing. Bring a good camera to take pictures of beautiful... More 

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Thank Michael B
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My wife and I spent some time at the Shelter From the Storm in March of 2016. We had been to the area twice before, which we always enjoy, and were fortunate enough to meet the owners Donna and Daryl which we immediately took a liking too. The accommodations are spotless and perfect. All of the comforts of a high... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I visited Shelter from the Storm on a girls getaway. During my 8-day stay in Villa la Cuesta I saw morpho butterflies, more birds than I can name, and monkeys in the trees while gazing out from our wraparound porch through the jungle to a view of the Pacific. Villa la Cuesta is one of several villas on the property,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: £88 - £263 (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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