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“great location, great rooms, great host”
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Sherlley Cabins
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Our stay in Sherlley's Cabins was exactly what we were looking for. She has the best location to the point to surf the famous wave, just a few minutes walking, and is also walking distance to many restaurants. Los Pibes next door was a great spot for dinner. The cabin was spacious, and had it's own kitchen and bathroom in it, which is very convenient. Rooms can accommodate up to 8 people if needed. It was quiet and safe as well, which is always a concern while traveling. And most importantly, Sherlley was an amazing host and extremely welcoming and friendly. She drove us downtown and gave us a tour, answered all of our questions, and gave plenty of good recommendations for places to eat. And with all of this, she still has some of the most reasonable rates in town. Definitely a great experience here, thanks Sherlley!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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sherlley c, Owner at Sherlley Cabins, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Thank you, Laura for your very nice review. You are very welcome here, anytime! You did an excellent video about Santa Catalina!!! We all love it! Thank you again, and I hope to see you soon. Love, Sherlley

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We moved to Sherlley's after a terrible night at Santa Catalina Surfside Inn. I wish we had done our research in advance! Sherlley is lovely and her cabanas are brilliant! There are currently three (though she is in the process of expanding) and each one is spacious and sleeps up to six people. You can tell Sherlley takes pride in them. They're spotlessly clean, all the linen matches and full matching crockery is provided. I even loved the shower hooks! I know, you don't need funky shower hooks and matching linen but they're just nice touches! The beds are comfy, there's hot water and AC at no extra charge. For a private room Sherlley's was great value in comparison to what we paid and got elsewhere - well worth the few extra dollars! Also just across the road from a great restaurant if you don't want to self-cater. We did both as it would have been a shame not to use the kitchen!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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sherlley c, Owner at Sherlley Cabins, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review! I was sorry I could not take you the same day you arrived, because I was full, but you could have used my facilities at no cost. But I was happy I had a room for you the next day. You are such a nice couple! Love, Sherlley

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

What makes the the cabins so special is the owner Sherlley herself. On the day we arrived, she insisted on giving us a guided tour of the town in her truck and on the day we left, she very kindly gave us a lift to the bus stop (handy as it was raining!). She is incredibly friendly and will do anything to help you out. The cabins themselves are totally self contained. We had enough room to sleep 8 in ours, despite there being only 2 of us! There was a small, well equipped kitchen area and a private bathroom. There is a an outside area with hammocks and a table and chairs that is perfect to sit and relax in. The beach is a short walk away and there are lots of restaurants to choose from, including one opposite! I would recommend Jammin the pizza restaurant.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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sherlley c, Owner at Sherlley Cabins, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you, Kate, for your review! I did so little, but with all my heart. I hope you had a wonderful vacation. Love, Sherlley

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Sherlley's rooms were clean, spacious, and well cared for. It is clear that Sherlley puts a lot of TLC into all of her rooms. Sherlley is also the nicest lady around- she was very accommodating, drove us into town on several occasions (even though it is only a10 minute walk), helped us book a snorkeling tour, and assisted us with any and every thing we needed during our stay. Nice place, nice lady!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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sherlley c, Owner at Sherlley Cabins, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Gracias, Taina, for the nice review! You make sure when you come back to call me. Both of you are a very special people. I am so glad I met you guys. I love you both, Sherlley

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at Sherlley's Cabins for the first week of our stay in Santa Catalina, and though we spent the remainder of our stay at another hotel (for business reasons), we continued to come back to spend time with Sherlley and use the internet from her cabins. The cabins are spacious (have several beds), comfortable (all units have A.C.)and well equipped with hot water (not usual in Panama), a kitchen with a refrigerator, silverware, bowls, plates, coffee machine, etc. The are hammocks all along the front of the rooms and although not directly in front of the beach, they're just a short walk away from "The Point" where experienced surfers take on magnificent waves. If there's anything at all you need from something in the room, to a ride to the hospital in the next town (true in our case), Sherlley is more than willing to be of service. We've truly come to love and respect her over the few weeks we've gotten to know her and feel like we have a friend and loving "mom" figure whom we can count on in Santa Catalina. We've seen her look after all her guests, construction workers (she's adding 3 more cabins), and locals in the same way. She is a gem.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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sherlley c, Owner at Sherlley Cabins, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Thank you Taina for such, such a wonderful review. You know when ever you and your other half want to come here, you are very, very welcome! I am so glad you had a good time in all your trip. Please, keep in touch. Love, Sherlley

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Among all the different options that Santa Catalina has to offers , being with Sherlley was a unique experience , a great blessing , she´s a perfect hostess , she has that special gift to treat tourists and people in general, her cabins are very much worth it , very comfortable and well equiped. If you are a surfer it´s ideal, can´t get any closer to the point , and if you are not you couldn´t be anywhere else as pleasant , you open your door and the first thing you see is a couple of horses grazing on the grass right in front of you and right across the street a large herd of cows , is there any better way to have you coffee with that scenary ?I´m so sure i will come back that i left some of my surf equipment with her , see you soon Sherlley , BLess you

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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sherlley c, Owner at Sherlley Cabins, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you, soooooo much, Jorge. I really enjoyed your company in our cabins. You are such a unique person. Your surffing equipment is still here, waiting for you. Do not worry they're safe.I hope you could come back soon. We miss you. Take care. Love, Sherlley

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed at Sherlley's Cabanas for one month with my husband it was awesome. The location first of all is prime, if you are going to surf you are literally on the point. The paths lead right to the channel to paddle out. Even if you don't surf you are right near a nice big beach where you can chill or learn to surf at a mellow Beach break. If you need to go to town, it's a quick walk. You are smack dab in the middle. The cabanas are super clean and cute with private bathrooms and a kitchen which is key, it's the only place that has private kitchens. Sherlley is always hospitable and really sweet, she makes you feel like family. If we go back to surf we will stay there for sure. We had a blast!!!!!!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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sherlley c, Owner at Sherlley Cabins, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Amy!!! thank you for the great review!!! I love it!!!! I hope you did good in your journey to Costa Rica. And, I hope you could find Jalapenos in Panama. You are always welcome here, any time. We are getting ready for the Surfing competition. You guys take care and I hope you have a nice time always, wherever you go. Love, Sherlley

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Additional Information about Sherlley Cabins

Address: Calle Hacia Playa el Estero, Santa Catalina, Panama
Location: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Santa Catalina
Price Range: $31 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sherlley Cabins 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
very clean, and comfortable cabins, also, safe, and spacious, with a/c, ceiling fan, hot shower, private bathroom and kitchen, free internet, connections to coiba trips, fishing, surfing, diving. Best spot for surfing at the "point" close to restaurants. ... more   less 
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