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Caribbean Paradise Beachfront Lodge with Views

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Last updated: 10/01/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Carenero Island house description

Vista Azul Lodge on Isla Carenero in the archipelago Islands of Bocas del Toro is the ideal destination for a unique vacation experience. Located outside the hurricane zone with countless different fun activities to do around the islands. The Lodge and the Bocas islands provide a safe, healthy and thrilling vacation for everyone. Guests can discover the underwater world of the Caribbean Sea, explore the exotic wildlife, experience the adventures of island living or choose to relax on the magnificent white sandy beaches. Located just five minutes away from the main town of Bocas, guests can easily enjoy local dining with some of the freshest seafood and fruits, as well as nightlife and an endless array of daytime activities from world-class snorkeling to surfing.

The Lodge combines creativity with practicality while always taking advantage of the natural ambiance of the Caribbean. The 5,000 sq. ft. Lodge includes five master bedrooms each with a private terrace, a king-sized bed and en-suit bathroom. With the additional lofted bedroom, the Lodge can accommodate a total of 14 guests. All rooms are equipped with high-speed wireless Internet. A 42' TV to enjoy movies and the use of a local cellular phone during your stay.

In addition to the exciting local attractions and charming accommodations, the Lodge and Bocas del Toro are just a 45 minute plane ride away from Panama City. Visit one of the great wonders of the world, the Panama Canal. Guests can depart in the morning from Bocas and enjoy the canal while having lunch at the Mira Flores Locke's.

Keywords: Tropical, Caribbean, Beachfront, Waterfront, Catering available, Warm, Jungle, Surfing, Snorkeling, Diving, Fishing, Boating, Yachts, On site Caretaker, Birds, Animals, Airport, Island, Nature Park, Swim, Hike, Surf.

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children's toys, Legos, DVD movies, crib, high chair and water toys are available to enjoy. Please arrange ahead of time....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            There are stairs to each bedroom and to enter the home. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Property manager is available during your stay. On-site caretaker who keeps the grounds clean and keeps an eye on security. Groceries, organic, fresh seafood, etc. available with prior arrangements. Spa treatments, massage, facials, manicures and other outside sourced services also available....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Walk out the front door to swim, snorkel, surf or sunbathe. Enjoy the outdoor shower before entering the home....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                The distant views of the Costa Rican and Panamanian mountains are there to enjoy....moreless

              • Oceanfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Every bedroom has an A/C...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer:

                in the private laundry room...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Dock for boat access. Boat rental with captain available for hire....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                in a private laundry room....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Available throughout the Lodge....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                must be prearranged, but various options for catering, cook and/or food delivery may be arranged per your needs....moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Copper base pots and pans, a wok and teflon pans for various cooking....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Gas Stove, electric oven, side-by-side stainless refrigerator w/ice maker. toaster, coffee maker, juicer....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                Side by side w/ice maker....moreless

              • Stove

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                5 bedrooms with private balconies....moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    One master bedroom has a jetted bath tub....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      $600 base rate p/night.  Up to 8 guests.  Mon to Thur (3 night/min)
                      $700 base rate p/night.  Up to 8 guests.  Fri to Sun  (2 night/min)
                      $3,900 weekly base rate, Up to 8 guests.
                      Each additional guest $50 per night.  Up to 14 guests total.
                      High season $10,000 & $13,000 p/week, for 14 guests (7 day min.)
                      High season period 12/21/2013 till 1/4/2014.
                      Book two weeks & receive a free all day boat trip.
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 10/01/2014
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                      Location

                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bocas Int.
                      150 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Pickled Parrot Restaurant
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Bocas town
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      On the mainland
                      150 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Pickled Parrot Restaurant
                      10 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      In front of Lodge

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Dolphin watching at Dolphin Bay, Yoga, Spa, Facials, Massage, Manicures, Pedicure, Garden Club, Smithsonian Club, Spanish Schools, Dance Lessons, Local Tours, Treasure hunting (remember the pirates were here too), visit the indigenous communities, volunteer opportunities, birdwatching,...

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1994

                      About the owner: Peter Kent, arrived in Bocas Del Toro, Panama in 1993, one of the first foreigners to settle in the area. Originally from England, he has lived in Spain, France, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Costa Rica, on top of many years spent traveling the world. Throughout his life, he worked on a wide range of international construction projects, gaining experience. Peter has designed, developed and constructed numerous homes throughout the Bocas Del Toro Islands. His construction experience allows him to navigate the challenging development process of Panama, while his keen eye results in inspirational designs for each of the unique homes. Andrea Kent is originally from Northern California, but lived in Costa Rica as a teenager. Her parents own a Resort in Costa Rica, they traveled to Bocas and met Peter, became good friends and ten years later met their daughter Andrea (for the first time). Fell in love, were married and now enjoy their son Orion. The Interior Designer graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California and has since applied her unique creative talents to both commercial and residential design projects, domestically and abroad. After founding Hawking Design Group, she became a reoccurring featured designer on the Home and Garden Television Network. The Kentways homes, including Vista Azul Lodge, benefit from Andrea's ability to marry traditional Caribbean style with more contemporary design and conveniences. Not a single design element goes untouched, resulting in inspired homes, built in the islands of Bocas Del Toro.

                      Why the Owner Chose Carenero Island:
                      Peter bought the 100 acre property back in '94, 'I knew where I would eventually build my residence. I waited for my soul partner to cross my path so as to build our dream home together but the time was not yet. So I started to build, when the interior stage was upon me, I met my wife who turned out to be an interior designer'.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The spectacular setting of the Lodge with the Caribbean sea at the doorstep and the jungle at the back door gives this property a uniqueness, plus the Lodge is just a five minute boat ride to the charming, vibrant town of Bocas. It would take six months to explore and experience the islands fully. With a multitude of local activities to keep your stay entertaining. With also access to spa treatments, a getaway for rejuvenation, away from the stress of work and home.


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                      • You can see where the name, 
Vista Azul Lodge came from :)

                        You can see where the name, Vista Azul Lodge came from :)

                      • Local fishing charters are also available

                        Local fishing charters are also available

                      • Dining room, kitchen, bar, nook and double ceiling high glass wall.

                        Dining room, kitchen, bar, nook and double ceiling high glass wall.

                      • Open Living Room Views to the Kitchen, Dining and Cozy Nook w/back jungle views.

                        Open Living Room Views to the Kitchen, Dining and Cozy Nook w/back jungle views.

                      • Cozy nook, perfect for reading, gazing or conversing.

                        Cozy nook, perfect for reading, gazing or conversing.

                      • Local divers paddle to the beach in front of the lodge with the daily catch.

                        Local divers paddle to the beach in front of the lodge with the daily catch.

                      • Enjoy, snorkeling, surfing in clean crystal clear water.

                        Enjoy, snorkeling, surfing in clean crystal clear water.

                      • The upper main terrace offers spectacular vistas.

                        The upper main terrace offers spectacular vistas.

                      • Vista Azul Lodge is a few minutes by boat to Bocas town and airport.

                        Vista Azul Lodge is a few minutes by boat to Bocas town and airport.

                      • Just relax and enjoy :)

                        Just relax and enjoy :)

                      • Upstairs Living Area opens to large verandah w/views of the headland and water.

                        Upstairs Living Area opens to large verandah w/views of the headland and water.

                      • 5 Master Suites with private terrace & ocean views + Loft room. Sleeps 14.

                        5 Master Suites with private terrace & ocean views + Loft room. Sleeps 14.

                      • Dine with views to the jungle in one direction & ocean views in the other.

                        Dine with views to the jungle in one direction & ocean views in the other.

                      • The heart of the house, the kitchen, dinning room and bar.

                        The heart of the house, the kitchen, dinning room and bar.

                      • Enjoy the sunrise, building sand castles, beach bonfires, sun bathing, Crockett.

                        Enjoy the sunrise, building sand castles, beach bonfires, sun bathing, Crockett.

                      • The mainland mountains and Volcan Baru as a back drop offers a dramatic setting.

                        The mainland mountains and Volcan Baru as a back drop offers a dramatic setting.

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                      5 Bedroom / 6.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

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                      Speaks: english
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