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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
San Blas Islands, Guna Yala Region

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gianfranc...
Treviso, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing sailing”
Reviewed 3 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Renato and Sarah are the very good guys.
Renato knows the best hot spots in San Blas
And Sarah cooks the best lobster ever!
Both very kind and polite they try to make you feel as in your home.
The boat is comfortable and very stable.
I will definitely try to go on another trip with them hopefully in Galapagos.
Thank you Sarah and Renato.

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Management Response
17 Jan 2017
Ciao Gianfranco!!

How are you guys? Thank you so much for such a great review, it was truly a pleasure to host you and your family and spend New Years with you guys on board. Great fun!! We hope you all come back some day soon!!!

Many thanks,
Sarah & Renato
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la C
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome people, awesome boat, awesome places!”
Reviewed 3 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

This is really something special! It is one of those things you are not sure you want it to share publicly because you know shortly they will have so much success and you want to keep this little secret for you only for a longer while. At least for one more trip;) I went on this trip with my family and my partner and we had a super great time. It was the first time my husband got on a boat and he loved it! We are very demanding people and no doubts Sara and Renato fulfilled and exceed our expectations.
I usually comment with 3 positives and 3 negatives so people who read can get the whole pic but here it is going to be tricky to find the three negatives ;)
Positives:
1) THEY ARE FANTASTIC!!!! This couple is authentic, generous, kind, thoughtful and the connection with them is inevitable.
2) they do not have a boat, the have a home!! forget about those typical marinarette and sailing decorations (blue and white stripes, knots, vintage red&white safety donut). They literally have a modern house. They have ceramic plates and metal cutlery (on a boat!!!!), Sara Is growing her seeds, basil etc, there are books and decorations and everything is SUPER CLEAN and tidy.
3) We visited them in St Blaz and they took us to places where literally there were no boats but us. Exactly what we needed.

I can go on and on with the positive sides: my brother could enjoy kite surfing with Renato's tip, Sarah cooks as a restaurant chef, they give SUP and snorkelling equipment... simply excellent.

Negatives?!!?? Well.. none?!? Really awesome people, awesome time, awesome places.

Few notes to consider if you never been on a boat trip:
- as obvious, when you travel on a boat, there are discomfort but this is part of the nature of the trip. spaces are not the ones of a hotel room but this is obvious in every boat trip (and from my experience their SPACES ARE BIGGER THAN USUAL), you have to be careful with clean water but as I said it is the way this kind of holidays work and it is actually good to value basic things once you are back
2) they have a dog, Fejao. Not everybody loves dogs so it worths mentioning him. I am personally allergic to animal fur and my parents don't like animals as much but we totally loved Fejao!!!! His unusual aesthetic makes so funny and lovable.
3) if you never been on a boat trip what you need to know is that you do not need clothes and shoes. You need swimwear, tops, shorts, no shoes, no flip flop, maybe a long sleeves tops and a scarf and that's it. Tons of sun protection and a hat. The less you bring, the more space you have left for you in your room.

Enjoy Ipanema sailing!!!!!

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Management Response
17 Jan 2017
Dearest Cat,

We don't know where to begin to thank you!!! WOW!!!! This is such an awesome and genuine review, I think you couldn't have described it better!! We are just so happy you and your family enjoyed your end of year holidays with us. And we had such a great time with all of you!! I feel like everyone who decides to come and spend time with us should read your review first :)

Please come back again!!! We would be more than happy to have you all on board with us again and we can do more kitesurfing, more cooking together, more coffee (more lobsters for Gianfranco!!!) and more fun!!!! :)

Please do keep in touch and we hope to see you guys soon,
Sarah, Renato & Feijao
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hodsonb52
Penticton, Canada
2 reviews
“Awesome scenery - inspriational hosts!”
Reviewed 1 January 2017 for a stay in November 2016

Renato and Sarah were the perfect hosts. They just couldn't do enough for us. You just can't help but become friends with them. They are a very smart young couple who have created a lifestyle that most of us only dream of. And for the 'foodies' reading this ... it is just amazing what Sarah can create in such a small kitchen. It was the best part of our trip to Panama - by far. We would definitely rebook.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Jan 2017
Dear Brian and Sharon, thank you so much for such a lovely review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your trip with us so much. It was fantastic meeting you both and we truly hope you do come back one day, we had a great time with you guys on board. Please keep in touch and we wish you and your family an awesome new year!!!

Best wishes,
Sarah, Renato & Feijao
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Rafael C
Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If there is a wish, there is a way.”
Reviewed 27 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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That's exactly what Renato and Sarah represent. They once decided they wanted to make their dream become true and we were witnesses of a little part of this fabulous experience.

I fully recommend to spend a couple of days in their catamaran if you want to experience the joy of life in a boat in a espectacular scenario like San Blas.

Take some minutes to surf their web and you will discover all they have to offer.

In our case, we spent four nights aboard. We are a couple and a six year old boy.
Our son had a superb lifetime's experience and had a great time with Feijão (the boat's pet).

Food was always fresh (lobster, fish, octopus) and plenty and with very nice wine and cold beer.
We could snorkel everyday in a different island and we were lucky to see dolphins during our sailing.

We promised them to make another visit to Ipanema in the near future and we are already looking forward to enjoy the experience again.

See you soon!!

Tjarda, Sam & Rafa

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Management Response
28 Nov 2016
Dear Tjarda, Sam and Rafa,

What a super nice review, thank you so much! We had such a great time with your family on board, you will always be welcome back on our boat and we look forward to seeing the three of you real soon. Thank you again for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it. Un beso grande a los três, Sarah, Renato y Feijão
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Efarinell...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience ”
Reviewed 12 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Highly recommended. Boat is in fantastic condition and extremely clean ! I felt like I was at home and was able to relax and enjoy my time out. Sarah and RENATO are fantastic hosts that will make you want to came back over and over.

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Management Response
13 Sep 2016
Thanks buddy we are already waiting for your 5th come back
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IMarusic
1 review
“Unique”
Reviewed 24 August 2016 for a stay in May 2015

Really amazing sailing experience with two great hosts. We can say three, Feijão was included in everything. Lot of fun, experience, cooking delicious food, visiting islands and a little bit of adventures on our way are just a few memories from our trip that we will always remember with smiles on faces. We'll consider to come again on the boat to remember how great it was. :)

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Management Response
29 Aug 2016
How much we miss you guys and the stunning Croatia you cannot believe! We had such an amazing time you two on board! It has been way too long, please come back soon!!
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Cristinac...
2 reviews
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“The Best!”
Reviewed 19 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The Best confortable catamaran with the best crew. Amazing experience. Also great food from chef Sarah.
Renato, Sarah and Fejiao have the capacity to make feeling liKe home.
Love it.
Cri

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Management Response
21 Aug 2016
Hey Cristina, thank you so much for such a lovely review, it was a real pleasure having you on board, you will always be welcomed at Ipanema! We really hope you girls come back one day, we had a great time! All the best, Sarah, Renato & Feijao
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