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Waterfront Home with Own Dock, La Casa Blanca, Isla Solarte

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Last updated: 04/07/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bahia Honda house description

La Casa Blanca is your beautiful waterfront home located just across the water from Bocas Town on Isla Solarte next to the Ngabe Bugle Indigenous Village. There are no roads, only trails and paths. Everything is accessed by boat or on foot. You are based on the edge of Bastimento National Park and the whole area teems with wildlife. You can sit on your own 12 feet wide full wrap-around veranda and watch local fishermen and tribesman in their cayuco, birds, dolphin, banana boats, sloth and much more pass right in front of you. It is great, just a little wild with stacks of comfort!

La Casa Blanca is an ecologically friendly home that is 'off grid' with it's own water and solar power. With wooden slatted shutters everywhere so good use is made of the cooling Caribbean breezes and these can be supplemented by floor fans which eliminate the need for air conditioning. With your own private dock for lounging and bathing there is good reason to take it easy and enjoy the sun. There is a huge wrap around veranda shaded by the overhanging roof and this makes a wonderful spot to breakfast, lunch, take afternoon tea or just relax! Inside the galley, diner and lounge are laid out for your convenience. A TV and DVD player as well as an Ipod dock, games, books and a selection of DVDs are avaialble. There are two queen size bedrooms with bathroom and a full length mezzanine above with a further queen size and two singles for additional sleeping. Another bathroom is located downstairs and this is ideal for a freshen up after bathing, snorkeling, diving or surfing.

By water taxi, just over 5 minutes from Bocas Town with all its activities, bars, shops, restaurants, tours and much more. Probably 10 minutes in the cayuco belonging to La Casa Blanca's English speaking caretaker, Augustin who lives nearby. He will ferry you at very modest costs to all local places and further afield excursions can be arranged. He has a lot of local knowledge. Our agent Veronica will meet you from the Airport on arrival in Bocas and will be on hand to assist with anything you need.

Bocas is a fantastic place and La Casa Blanca gives you the comfort, exclusiveness and convenience to fully enjoy it.

Read what 2 guest wrote:
Alexandria said on Trip Advisor: 'Dream holiday spot!'

What a spot! The location was simply perfect - close to Bocas but thankfully far from the noise and bustle. The house itself was sensational - endless hours passed relaxing on the balcony... And we enjoyed many days on nearby beaches, swimming and snorkeling. The guardian who lives right next door was also super (and his wife helped in the house every day and made the most sensational coconut bread!) It was just the most relaxing week we have enjoyed in years and we felt very proud showing off this side of Panama to our international visitors. We'll be back.

Big Ole Joe said on Trip Advisor: We loved it. It is a water taxi ride for (usually) $2 per person each way if you wanna go to Bocas or Carenero (I think it was $3-$4/person to go to Red Frog Beach). That's the down side (though the landlord provides a cell phone that has several water taxis programmed into it and you can call for a taxi and have it there in under 15 minutes....at the end of your own dock).

Upside.....incredibly quiet, very nice house, maintenance guy/gardener is right next door. There's no cars on Solarte so you can get lulled into no car sounds. We had IPOD and our lil speakers so we had tunz and there is a DVD player/TV if you just need sound (we never used it). Two bedrooms with ceiling fans and floor fans and then there's like 4 beds up on the loft Nice kitchen and we kept the fridge stocked so we dined in several meals. The wraparound front/side veranda on the second floor (main living area) is amazing. A book, a beer, and that view....I miss it.

There is no beach, proper, on Solarte but ther little cove next to Hospital Point is very easy access, you do cross private property, but the trail/path is not limited and we actually traded paperbacks with the people that were living on the point....also used their internet to check email. Hospital Point cove (small beach....very beautiful and tres private except when the snorkeling boats come (seemed like 1 or 2 a day but it was a bit rainy when we were there).

I dove 5 of the 7 days we were here and any of the dive shops can pick you up at the dock and drop you off after, so you don't have to pay for water taxi and it's very convenient.

La Casa Blanca was a little isolated, a lot lovely, a way lot quiet. I'd stay there again in about a millisecond.

Sandy and Wayne: Good morning Andrew, just wanted to email you to say thank you! We had a wonderful time staying in your house on Solarte. What a wonderful home, all 4 of us totally enjoyed staying there.
Your agent Veronica met our early morning flight, took us to the store for a little bit of food and then the water taxi to the house where we met Augustin. Everything was explained wonderfully and Veronica was on her way. Augustin was extremely helpful in everything and very thoughtful, especially at night when we went to town for supper he always had the dock light on for us, so thoughtful! He took us for a walk to Hospital Point to show us the beach and snorkeling spot, so good.
The whole experience in Bocas and area was great, we saw everything, got out to Zapitilla Cays, and Drego, over to Red Frog beach and the highlight was ziplining on the canopy tour. Highly recommended. Saw dophins in the wild, something we had never seen, had them swimming and playing in our boats wake.
Again, Andrew, thank you, if we ever get back to Bocas we will surely rent your place again.

Sandy and Wayne Shewchuk & Jacquie and Dave Zutter

Keywords: Own dock, Waterfront, Luxury, 5 minutes Bocas Town, Situated Isla Solarte

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Smoking Allowed:

            But please only outside on the veranda....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Please use very sparingly to help reduce the load and conserve your electricity....moreless

          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Music Library:

            Sony Docking speaker for iPod etc....moreless

          • CD Player
          • Video Library
          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Stereo

          Communications

              • Mobile Phone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Sun Bath or take shade over the water on the end opf your own private dock....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony
              • Gazebo

              Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Swimming access right into the Caribbean from your own dock....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.6
                  from 5 traveler reviews
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                  3 night min stay
                  $200
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                  Bird watching, frogs, bats and monkies viewing guides for tours can be arranged for you.

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: We are a British family who built a home in Bocas some years ago and when we are not working in the UK we relax at La Casa Blanca. However, it is a long way for us to travel and therefore not used as much as we would wish. So come and take a look at why we enjoy Bocas so much and enjoy the comfort of La Casa Blanca.

                  Why the Owner Chose Bahia Honda:
                  Let the guest quotes say it for us: 'Dream holiday spot!' What a spot! The location was simply perfect - close to Bocas but thankfully far from the noise and bustle. The house itself was sensational - endless hours passed relaxing on the balcony... And we enjoyed many days on nearby beaches, swimming and snorkeling. The guardian who lives right next door was also super (and his wife helped in the house every day and made the most sensational coconut bread!) It was just the most relaxing week we have enjoyed in years and we felt very proud showing off this side of Panama to our international visitors. We'll be back.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Another quote: Big Ole Joe - We loved it. The landlord provides a cell phone that has several water taxis programmed into it and you can call for a taxi and have it there in under 15 minutes....at the end of your own dock). Incredibly quiet, very nice house, maintenance guy/gardener is right next door. There's no cars on Solarte so you can get lulled into no car sounds. We had IPOD and our lil speakers so we had tunz and there is a DVD player/TV if you just need sound (we never used it). Two bedrooms with ceiling fans and floor fans and then there's like 4 beds up on the loft (and two couches that probably fold out....it was just the two of us, so we never figgered that out). Nice kitchen and we kept the fridge stocked so we dined in several meals. The wraparound front/side verandah on the second floor (main living area) is amazing. A book, a beer, and that view....I miss it. On Solarte there little cove next to Hospital Point very easy access, you do cross private property, but the trail/path is not limitted and we actually traded paperbacks with the people that were living on the point....also used their internet to check email. Hospital Point cove (small beach....very beautiful and tres private. I dove 5 of the 7 days we were here and any of the dive shops can pick you up at the dock and drop you off after, so you don't have to pay for water taxi and it's very convenient. La Casa Blanca was a little isolated, a lot lovely, a way lot quiet. I'd stay there again in about a millisecond.


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                  Photos

                  • La Casa Blanca

                    La Casa Blanca

                  • Tree Climb Shot by guest Bryson Voirin, Sloth Researcher.

                    Tree Climb Shot by guest Bryson Voirin, Sloth Researcher.

                  • Enjoy one of Bocas many beaches

                    Enjoy one of Bocas many beaches

                  • La Casa Blanca nestles in the shade of the big tree

                    La Casa Blanca nestles in the shade of the big tree

                  • Locals Commute to work

                    Locals Commute to work

                  • Sunbather on Red Frog Beach

                    Sunbather on Red Frog Beach

                  • Augustine's Cayuco with Guest

                    Augustine's Cayuco with Guest

                  • Another beautiful sunrise

                    Another beautiful sunrise

                  • A Dock visitor doing a spot of fishing...

                    A Dock visitor doing a spot of fishing...

                  • Wrap around veranda

                    Wrap around veranda

                  • Bocas in the distance from the veranda

                    Bocas in the distance from the veranda

                  • Kitchen, diner and veranda beyond

                    Kitchen, diner and veranda beyond

                  • Swing chair from caracol below sleeping mezanine

                    Swing chair from caracol below sleeping mezanine

                  • Lounge

                    Lounge

                  • Star Fish in the aptly named Star Fish Bay.

                    Star Fish in the aptly named Star Fish Bay.

                  • The School Run on Isla Solarte

                    The School Run on Isla Solarte

                  • Indian Cayuco

                    Indian Cayuco

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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