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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 22 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...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 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,...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I've had the great luck to stay at Shelter from the Storm on a few separate occassions and each and every time is beyond my expectations. The views from the property are amazing, and you have no choice but to feel like you are home as Daryl and Donna make you feel like you are family. We will return many...

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Eskilstuna, Sweden
Reviewed 16 November 2015

One of the best and most comfortable apartments we have rented. Lovely couple (owners) who take care of you and see to that your are happy! There a four separate villas, each built so you cannot even see the other units, each surrounded by jungle ans some ocean views also.

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ticadonna, Owner at Shelter from the Storm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Akeke. Although grateful for the accolades that we have received from our guests I have not felt compelled to respond as I have to yours. I remember well your comment standing in front of Villa la Cuesta that "Shelter From the Storm was your "favorite rental" and I thought that you had meant...

DeLand, Florida, United States
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Love this place! Accessible to everything fun. Tucked into a secluded cliffside overlooking fabulous water views this is such a gorgeous property with everything you will need. All of the comforts of home including fully appointed lodging/kitchen/dining and comfy outdoor living spaces with great wifi. Hosts Darryl & Donna provide all of the intel you will need to get you...

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Kapaa, HI
Reviewed 20 June 2015

My husband and I stayed at Shelter from the storm for the second time. I cannot say enough about this place and the owners Darryl and Donna. The accommodations are perfect. Pool amazing. Love the dogs Ricki, Desi, and Lucy. Met with margaritas upon arrival. Lots of wildlife: Howler and white faced monkeys, toucans, aracaris, and many more birds and...

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Park City
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Shelter from the Storm is by far my favorite place I have ever stayed. Donna and Daryl (the owners) are the most kind and generous people. My wife and I stayed here last year and fell in love with the property. I thought it would possibly lose some of its luster the second time around but I only fell more...

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Boston
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We just returned from a week in Dominical, Costa Rica, where once again we stayed at Shelter from the Storm. What a amazing place! There a 4 separate villas, each totally unique, each built so you cannot even see the other units, each surrounded by jungle with expansive ocean views! The hotel is perched on the side of a mountain...

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Iowa
Reviewed 2 March 2015

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...

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 26 February 2015

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...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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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: $143 - $430 (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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