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Shelter from the Storm

San Martin Sur, Dominical 80000, Costa Rica
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Shelter from the Storm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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
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13 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I stayed at Shelter from the Storm with my partner in November this year. We arrived as travellers with no connections in Costa Rica, and left with two new friends. Donna and Daryl were the most wonderful, friendly, funny hosts. We can't wait to visit again, and to take our other friends along with us. If you're looking for somewhere... More

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Lenexa, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My husband and I stayed here the first week of June 2013. The day we arrived in San Jose the sun was shining and the drive to Shelter from the Storm was a great way to start our trip. Donna and Daryl had provided us with great directions, we had no trouble finding their wonderful place. Upon arrival they were... More

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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This was our second trip to Costa Rica and our first to the Dominical area. After staying at SFTS hopefully it will not be the last. For 2 couples traveling together, we rented Villa Las Rocas ( 2 separate units in the same building) and could not have been happier. Each unit allowed for separate entrances, sleeping and patio, but... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I traveled to Costa Rica for the first time in October 2013, and stayed at Shelter from the Storm (SFTS) for 6 days towards the end of my 3-week trip. I had reservations elsewhere in the Dominical area, but a fellow traveler at a resort earlier in my trip recommended that I stay at SFTS when I got to the... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We celebrated our honeymoon at Shelter from the Storm in November 2013 -- during the rainy season. A wonderful time to go, not crowded and the rain storms are beautiful and did not stop us from exploring the beauty of this country. Everything was terrific. We awoke every day to the red blue sky of sunrise from our bedroom patio,... More

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Mt Pleasant, SC, USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Back after a few years, Shelter From The Storm seems to be better than ever! Donna and Daryl continue to be the ever gracious hosts, going above and beyond to make your visit extraordinary. I love the addition of the popcorn machine to the Rancho! Thanks for the great connections to the horseback riding and the boat trip to see... More

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Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We spent 4 nights at SFTS. Amazing views, comfortable lodging, great hosts. The lodging options are well equipped, it feels like you are at home the minute you walk in the door. When we arrived a troop of White Faced monkeys greeted us! Toucans and many other tropical birds flutter around the grounds. This is a perfect 'jungle meets the... More

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

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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 
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