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Casa Selva del Mar

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Karpathos Town (Pigadia), Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

We booked Selva through internet. Response from the owners came very fast and so was our reservation request handled. Upon arrival in Bocas we were greeted at the airport by Izzy and taken to the lodge by boat. Both Izzy and Susan were very polite and friendly. The two houses on offer are fantastic: Big and spacious, independent from each... More 

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Shenandoah Valley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

I like Casa Selva del Mar so much that I've visited twice--once with an adult child in March 2007 and then with my significant other in December 2008. The villas are beautifully appointed with everything one needs for a relaxing stay and the view over the Almirante Bay is breathtaking--wonderful spot for gorgeous sunset photography. We spotted 33 species of... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

The villa was beautiful and very comfortable with all the comforts of home. Tours can be arranged through the proprietors. Breakfast was provided with very yummy muffins and delicious dinners were also available on request. The grounds are very well kept with beautiful flowers everywhere. The opportunity to enjoy the ocean was a few steps away with snorkeling and kayaks... More 

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Bournemouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

If you want sun, sea and solitude this is it. The most idealic place to stay, nothing was to much trouble Susan and Izzy made us feel very welcome they have a wonderful place in paradise.

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Boquete, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

A great place to stay. The accommodations exceeded my expectations. The cottages were well built , lovely , well furnished and equipped and very comfortable. Food was good - (example dinner : lobster caught by the locals that day.) Our hosts were most pleasant , attentive and helpful without being intrusive. The hosts (owners) will ferry you by boat for... More 

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near Columbus Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

Your hosts are a delightful couple. The eco-friendly accomodations are a piece of comfort surrounded by undeveloped jungle. Accessible only by boat, this island propery is quiet and serene. Internet access was provided by our hosts so that contact with the outside world is still possible. There are no roads, discos, or restaurants, but your gracious hosts will take you... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2010

As we approached the gorgeous view of Isla Cristobal, in the Bocas del Toro region of Panama, we smiled with excitement and satisfaction. Let the adventures begin... we were not disappointed. Our hosts provided pristine accommocations, delicious food, a relaxed atmosphere replete with the beauty of gorgeous birds. Our cabanas rested on the edge of a lush rainforest and we... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

The owners Susan and her husband Izzy are very gracious hosts who thoughtfully cared about our comfort and all our needs.(Susan special thanks for the awesome homemade muffins they were delish). What a unique isolated paradise they painstakingly built high on an exotic tropical island. The quaint charming ocean front Eco-Cabina we had all to ourselves was spacious, comfortable and... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

My husband and two of our friends stayed for three nights and were treated with kind attention and great food served by Susan and her husband. There are only two villas there so you have to make reservations ahead of time to secure your spot. After you have done this Susan is very attentive in getting you a list of... More 

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almere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

We had a very nice stay here. The owners were very helpfull and their cooking and caring is great! The bed is fantastic and the panorama is lovely. The villa was very well equiped and also internet available.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A private villa bed-and-breakfast on a rainforested island overlooking the sea. Located on Isla San Cristobal in the Bocas del Toro archipelago of Panama, 15 minutes from Bocas Town by boat. Two 1-bedroom solar-powered villas each with kitchen, luxurious furnishings, satellite TV, wireless internet. Each perfect for a couple, but can sleep up to 4. Coral reef 150 feet from shore, free use of snorkels, fins, kayaks. Owner lives on site nearby, service 24/7. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Selva del Mar

Address: Frente Mar (On the Water) | Isla Cristobal, Isla San Cristobal, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla San Cristobal
Price Range: $125 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Casa Selva Del Mar Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla San Cristobal
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