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“Spectacular!! A true gem!”
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49 reviews
Villa Las Rocas, The Monkey House and Casa Eclectica from the pool deck
Sunrise at Shelter From the Storm
Villa La Cuesta
La Cuesta, Bedroom
Wide angle of The Monkey House
Las Rocas Arriba kitchen/salon and terrace
Baja Las Rocas compact but complete
Las Rocas Arriba bedroom with a fantastic view!
down the road to the pool/rancho area
pool rancho from the upper entrance
Honor bar with satellite TV, DVD's and music
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Dominical, Province of Puntarenas

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KDGNYC
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spectacular!! A true gem!”
Reviewed 18 January 2016 for a stay in November 2015

We had such an amazing vacation experience at Shelter from the Storm! Donna and Daryl are tremendous hosts and know everything there is to know about the local area. They have created a spectacular oasis near Dominical. The views are incredible and wildlife surrounds the villas. I highly recommend Shelter from the Storm and hope to visit this beautiful country and Dominical again soon.

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Liked best: Location, amenities and hosts
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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USA
Reviewed 3 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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Recommended for:
Older travelers Rugged travelers
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AZ
Reviewed 1 December 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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North Carolina
Reviewed 7 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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abjnbpt
Boston
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Stay in Paradise”
Reviewed 19 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

For full disclosure purposes, Daryl and Donna are longtime friends of an old friend of ours. That is how we found Shelter From the Storm. Having said that, I firmly believe that all guests at the villas received the same attention, hospitality, and assistance that we were given.

First, the accommodations are gorgeous. Sitting on a spit of land in the jungle above the sea, you are at home with the toucans and the capuchin monkeys. The villas each have a unique design to fit into the landscape. We stayed in the Monkey House.

Climbing up the spiral staircase brings you to the balcony with its chairs and hammock. The sliding glass doors open into the living space - a comfortable bed on the left wall, and seating on the right. Straight ahead is the kitchen area with all you need for preparing and eating meals. To the left of the kitchen is the bathroom with a great shower.

To be honest the only sitting we did inside was at the kitchen bar as we ate breakfast once or twice. Otherwise, when we were not out exploring the attractions, we were on the balcony or at El Rancho. More on that soon. We had expected insects to be a problem. I didn't touch the repellent in the week we were here. We kept windows and door wide open, which, along with the ceiling fans, kept us comfortable and cool. And the hammock was very comfortable in the heat of the day.

El Rancho is a common room with honor bar and tables. It opens onto the pool and deck. This is where Daryl makes his famous margaritas, and you can chat with the other guests and the hosts. You occasionally get interrupted by the monkeys swinging by through the trees. You have to get up and watch them, but such is life.

The location of Shelter From the Storm is terrific. Miles of beautiful beaches are minutes away. We were introduced to great restaurants. If you want to zipline through the canopy or ride horseback to a waterfall, it is all close by. Daryl and Donna will direct you.

Finally, our hosts were fantastic. Donna and Daryl were friendly, hospitable, and helpful. They were happy to make reservations for dinners and for outings. Street signs are not reliable, but Daryl's directions were spot on. Most of all, they were good people. They care for the earth and land around them. They care about their guests. And we loved them as well.

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Liked best: It's a toss up between the host and the accomodations.
Liked least: The only inconvenience I can thnik of is that we had to go to El Rancho for wifi. It was iffy in the Monkey House. No big deal.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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