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Shelter from the Storm

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Cortez, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are spectacular and the privacy of the location was just what we were looking for. There is a beautiful pool available for all guests that is just perfect for cooling off on a sunny day. An honor bar is offered near the pool and compliments the casual environment. The villas exude class, with plenty of sleeping options, roomy...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 18-year-old son, husband and I were scrambling to book a last minute trip to Coast Rica and followed the advice of friends who had just spent a week at SFTS. Daryl was so accommodating from the start and made it work although the three of us couldn't stay in one villa together. Our son stayed in the Monkey House...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 17 April 2017

From the moment we contacted Daryl, we knew that this place would be different and special...and it is! After parking our car and dropping our bags in the beautiful La Cuesta, Daryl brought us poolside for the obligatory margarita(s). The views from, what seemed like our own private pool, were gorgeous and just as peaceful as the views from our...

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Thank anneandmike2017
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My wife and I stayed for several nights in the Monkey House at Shelter from the Storm. Apart from the gorgeous setting and the first class accommodations (superbly decorated and equipped), Daryl and Donna are fascinating people with interesting life experiences that served as a source of inspiration in many ways. Staying here was much more than staying at an...

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Long Lake, New York
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Return visit after 7 years. This time we spent a day chilling out around the property and walking the back roads in the morning photographing birds with a sunset visit to nearby Playa Hermosa. Nice addition of a gazebo/hammock with stunning railed overlook perched over the pacific. There is good bird diversity with howler and capuchin monkeys right at the...

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Thank explorer133
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stayed at La Cuesta for a full week and loved every minute of it. The views from Shelter are incredible, ranging from the Pacific Ocean to sleepy monkeys. The owners were so helpful when it came to making reservations for restaurants and activities, both of which are very easy to get to from Shelter. We especially enjoyed Exotica restaurant,...

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Thank Anna Z
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to Costa Rica six times and have explored much of the country during our extended visits. We have also been fortunate to visit many beautiful places in other parts of the world. This property is the nicest place we have ever stayed. It rates 6 out of 5 stars. It is a unique tropical paradise with stunning...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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....

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1Thank Pam R
San Diego, California
Reviewed 18 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...

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $148 - $443 (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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