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Shelter from the Storm Villas

San Martin Sur, Dominical 80000 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 32 Specialty lodging in Dominical
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....
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Poolside bar
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Full body massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
On-demand movies
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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CoenSister wrote a review Dec 2021
Toronto, Canada142 contributions1 helpful vote
Well, the best way to sum up our stay at SFTS is to say we left all teary, after only 3 days at this magical spot. Daryl, Donna, and their adorable pups; Lucy, Hector and Ricky, made us feel so welcome and at home during our short stay. SFTS is perched up on the cliff with stunning views. We stayed in the Monkey House, which is just gorgeous, thoughtfully decorated, and equipped with literally everything you could possibly need. I just loved the cute little monkey decorations!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Bill S wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Another great time with Daryl & Donna. We have been coming for 15 years and they never disappoint. Very relaxing and accommodating, and can help with any number activities you may want to experience. Pura Vida
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Bobby wrote a review Mar 2020
Plattsburgh, New York11 contributions1 helpful vote
It’s been a month since We’ve been home and cannot stop telling people how this may be the best place we have ever stayed at! So unique an not like any other place we have stayed. When we book a room we really just look for a clean place and a bed to sleep in, we travel for the location not the place we are staying. We were pleasantly surprised with what we found! The atmosphere that Donna and Daryl provide is like no other. The hospitality, local knowledge, friendliness, I could go on and on. Whenever we were asking about an activity and when to book Daryl would us usually respond “when do you want to go” then follow it up with a phone call to a company he recommended. We were never disappointed with any of our adventures on their recommendations. We really wish there were more places around the world run the same way. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience in Costa Rica!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gypsy-Wanderer3 wrote a review Feb 2020
Fairfax, Virginia13 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the highlights of this year’s annual trip to Costa Rica was staying at SFTS. My husband and I stayed in the cozy Villa Las Rocas Abajo, which was nicely decorated (a magnificent painting of a scarlet macaw in the bedroom), clean and comfortable. We relaxed in the afternoon on our covered patio and enjoyed the view of the Pacific Ocean. Daryl and Donna were wonderful hosts and helped us with restaurant and tour suggestions and reservations. We also enjoyed the happy hours we spent with them at the bar. We definitely plan to return next year.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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FnuLnu wrote a review Feb 2020
Tennessee144 contributions68 helpful votes
We were most fortunate to spend six nights in a villa at Shelter from the Storm. The owners, Daryl and Donna, are absolute delights. Our villa was beautiful and beautifully decorated, spotless, and comfortable with wonderful views of the jungle and the sea. We relaxed on the large terrace, saw terrific birds, and listened to howler monkeys. Daryl made excellent suggestions for restaurants and sights. We were there with another couple and the four of us could not have been happier or more pleased. We are already planning to return next year and hopefully stay even longer.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Our La Cuesta villa was fabulous- with great views and good WIFI.
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US$89 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasDominical
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shelter from the Storm Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Shelter from the Storm Villas?
Nearby attractions include Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (0.6 km), Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge (7.6 km), and Nauyaca Waterfalls Nature Park (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shelter from the Storm Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Shelter from the Storm Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shelter from the Storm Villas?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Shelter from the Storm Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shelter from the Storm Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gusto Italian Restaurant, El Pescado Loco, and Cafe Mono Congo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shelter from the Storm Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shelter from the Storm Villas?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Shelter from the Storm Villas?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shelter from the Storm Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Shelter from the Storm Villas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.