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Welcome to El Rio Encantado, a 100 Acre 'River Nature Reserve' in Boquete

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Last updated: 08/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Boquete cottage description

Rio Encantado is located in the district of Boquete, we have 3 Cottages on the river Caldera, 6 hrs by bus or car or a 40 min.flight from Panama city to David.
Rio Encantado is a 100 acre private Nature Reserve on both sides of the river Caldera, 2 kilometers from the village of Caldera and the Caldera hot springs.There are restaurants, emergency services, police station and grocery supplies in Caldera. We are 1300 ft. elevation mid-way between David on the Pacific and Boquete in the mountains, 40 minutes to David airport and 15 minutes to Boquete, two hours to the Costa Rican border. This location, has a view of the inactive volcano, Volcan Baru, is green year around and is protected from the strong winds that blow continuously during the dry season December through April. It is IMPORTANT for every visitor to understand the weather patterns, most every area receives high winds from Dec. thru April and in the Boquete mountains, many areas are cool with a misty rain. Be sure you investigate your destination before you book as there are many mini micro-climates in the area.

We have an electric gate for security, entry passes the owners home and guest house and continues down to the pool area and the cottages.We also have a fully furnished private guest house. There are trails throughout the property with two tropical swimming areas in the river, PLUS a 30x60ft. pool and full bar and cooking RANCHO. In the dry season the river is totally fed from underground spring water. AND NOW WE HAVE A DESIGNERS SPECIAL TROPICAL TREE HOUSE RIGHT ON THE RIVER. This property is for ADULTS and those who value nature, privacy, animals and peace and quiet, which is rare in Latin America. There is river, insect and bird sounds. I note this because in the past , we have had guests who did not understand what a NATURE RESERVE is.
We have a rental agreement with a private party for car rental by the week or month.

The owner is retired under the special benefits provided by Panama to foreign retirees and a collector of pre-Columbian artifacts and we have many stone statues in the style of Chiriqui Panamanian sculpture on the property as well as a museum with pre-Columbian artifacts.

We limit our guests to 10 adults, no children under 12 or pets, nature and wild animal lovers. Visitors are always welcome. Direct tv, Wi-fi, with Wi-fi also at the pool area. Private boat trips in the Pacific are available. We have a 22' boat that is kept at Boca Chica in the Pacific for boat trips. FOR MORE INFORMATIO ON OUR OTHER COTTAGES, please contact us.
IMPORTANT TO VIEW OUR WEB PAGE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, rioencantadocom

Keywords: Private Resort with fully furnished accommodations on a river

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                GENERALLY 12 YRS OF AGE...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking only outside...moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children:

                subject to maturity...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size beds in cottage 1 & 2, plus 3 twin beds in cottage 3

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Clothes Dryer:

                available on site...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                on site, full gym...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Living Room
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Rio Encantado is a resort, 30x60 pool, full bar rancho, trails for nature viewing and fully furnished cottages, plus a designers tree house on the river...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    internaional channels, dvd player...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    direct tv , all cottages...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    movies available...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    WiFi is available in all cottages and the pool area...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    26x46 swimming pool above the river...moreless

                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Gazebo:

                    gazebo on the river , by the pool with full bar...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    boat tour available in the Pacific ocean...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Cottages are above the river, with river view...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Rafting
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  GREEN
                  Aug 29 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $60
                  $300 $850
                  HIGH
                  Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $600 $2,200
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $85
                  $600 $2,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Taxes Included

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                  Last updated: 08/29/2014
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                  Location

                  45 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  David, Chiriqui
                  65 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Las Olas
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  caldera
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Boquete
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  caldera

                  Car: Recommended

                  We are a resort, cottages, 30x60 pool, full bar rancho, nature trails and a boat in the Pacific that we use for tours. Plus a special tree house right on the river

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: Frank Stegmeier has been a life long collector and dealer in pre-Columbian art. In 2006, Frank obtained retired pension visa status in Panama and began developing his 100 acre river property that he purchased in 1998 in Caldera, Chiriqui. He has set aside almost all of the property as a Nature Reserve with the goal of building three private cabins to cater to nature lovers and prior and present ancient art aficionados. He has spent much of his life traveling in his 4x4 truck camper exploring the major and minor archaeological sites in Mexico and Central America. His specialization is the ancient cultures of Mexico and Meso-America. He has also written articles that were published in “Antiques West” and “Antiques Quarterly.” Here in Chiriqui, Panama, Mr.Stegmeier continues his passion in the art world by exhibiting pre-Columbian style stone statutes throughout the property and maintaining a collection of ancient artifacts from Panama with the approval of the Government of Panama that are for study and appreciation by Panamanians and visitors to Rio Encantado, Nature Reserve.

                  Why the Owner Chose Boquete:
                  With 100 acres of a beautiful private Nature Reserve it is important for me to be able to share this special part of the world and I can do this with a few cottages to rent.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Quiet, inspiring views of Volcan Baru, swimming almost every day in the river or the pool and helping to protect and care for the many animals we have on the property. It is 3 min. drive to the village of Caldera, where there are resturants & other services such as emergency care, police, grocery supplies.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, spanish

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • POOL, FULL KITCHEN  RANCHO

                    POOL, FULL KITCHEN RANCHO

                  • VISTA FM COTTAGE 2

                    VISTA FM COTTAGE 2

                  • RANCHO, FULL BAR, BBQ & KITCHEN

                    RANCHO, FULL BAR, BBQ & KITCHEN

                  • RIVER POOL

                    RIVER POOL

                  • BOAT FOR TRIPS IN PACIFIC

                    BOAT FOR TRIPS IN PACIFIC

                  • SUN SET FM LOOK-OUT OF VOLCAN BARU

                    SUN SET FM LOOK-OUT OF VOLCAN BARU

                  • Cottage 2, parking, covered porch, wi-fi, tv, next to pool

                    Cottage 2, parking, covered porch, wi-fi, tv, next to pool

                  • RIVER SCENE

                    RIVER SCENE

                  • Our nearby waterfall

                    Our nearby waterfall

                  • COTTAGE 3 ON RIVER

                    COTTAGE 3 ON RIVER

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Friday, August 29, 2014

                  $60 - $86 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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