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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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Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars NEW

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... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Encinitas, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 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... More 

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Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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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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