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Shelter from the Storm

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San Martin Sur, Dominical 80000, Costa Rica
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Shelter from the Storm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Richmond Hill, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 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... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 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... More 

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San Diego, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

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... More 

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Park City
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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... More 

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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I wandered into the fabulous Shelter from the Storm because I was curious as to what is at the end of the beautifully lit driveway in the middle of nowhere jungle where jasmine and ylang ylang beckon a welcome. WOW I was shocked in awe that folks could create such exquisite surroundings in the middle of a jungle. It is... More 

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Peru IL
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed at the Shelter from the storm for eight nights in Feb/March 2014. It was our first time visiting Costa Rica. All we can say about Shelter from the storm is WOW! What a incredible place! Donna and Daryl have really created a special place to stay while in the Dominical area. There isn't a detail that is overlooked.... More 

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Chicago, IL
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Shelter From the Storm was on our bucket list for a while, and we finally got a chance to stay there on a last minute trip. Daryl and Donna have really put a lot of love in supplying the villas with everything you could possible need ---from good CD's to Costa Rican snacks and coffee. They apologized for not having... More 

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Address: San Martin Sur, Dominical 80000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Shelter From The Storm Hotel Dominical
Shelter From The Storm Costa Rica/Dominical

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