Panama Fred'S...a Bird Watchers Nest
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Bocas del Toro house description
Panama Fred's is ideally located just a short ten minute cab ride from the airport and town($2/pp) . Set in a private enclave of seven homes the property has extensive landscaping with beautiful gardens and lush palms all maintained by the on site care taker.
Nestled up against 100 Acres of Reforestation Land, Panama Fred's is a Birders Perch. The Back deck is almost 20 feet above the ground so you are literally at a birds eye view with nature.
Awake to Rails combing the backyard for an early breakfast, listen to flocks of Red Lored Amazon Parrots flying overhead as you sip your morning tea or relax with a cocktail at Happy Hour as they say 'creek, creek, itch it' returning to their nests. At dusk the treetops are filled with Flycatchers circling up to catch a snack. Sit and watch a Woodpecker do his thing or try to spot the Oropendolas as they swing upside down on a branch. Set your tripod up right on the covered deck and you will always be ready for that perfect snapshot. With over 700 species of birds in Bocas it truly is a Bird Lovers Paradise.
A day trip to Swan's Cay, aka Bird Island, and you will delight in seeing baby Boobies, so white and fluffy, along with magnificent Frigette Birds, Pelicans and Terns. It is one of the only know places that the stunning Red-Billed Tropic Birds come to nest. On a calm day be sure to hop in for a snorkel. Some of the most beautiful tropical fish we have seen in Bocas have been at Swan's Cay.
For those who want a peek at wildlife the Howler Monkeys often come right to the trees in our yard. Most often you will hear them in the distance as they travel through the nearby trees. Best of all you will always enjoy a breeze on the large covered deck because it has two overhead fans.
The house has cathedral ceilings, an airy open floor plan and a big covered deck that lend to its tropical feel. It is beautifully appointed with local handmade furnishings and artwork. Native hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has all the necessary appliances in case you want to relax and cook in or heat up that Take-Out food you brought from town. A Weber gas grill is also located on the deck.
Panama Fred's is equipped with everything you'll need for a fabulous vacation. It is truly a world away from it all.
Easily able to comfortably accommodate two couples, each bedroom has an overhead fan and ample closet space. Although rarely needed the house also has air conditioning. All windows have screens.
A great spot for Family Reunions as the homes on either side are also available to rent, making it possible for groups of up to 12 to get together but also have some privacy. Ask about group rates.
Kick back and unwind at home or take a short cab ride to town and the opportunities are endless. Shop from the local craft merchants, pick up some fresh native vegetables and fruits, buy some local seafood, take a boat trip to see dolphins or birds, snorkel far away cays,rent a bike for a day or a week, try a kayak, rent a stand up paddle board, take a zip line tour or just enjoy the people watching at the park.
Dine out over the water or visit a 'locals' hangout. Every type of food awaits you and it is almost never a disappointment.
The beautiful Bluff Beach is just a short bike ride away. For those that do not want to bike, cabs can easily be called for service.
Our property manager, Denise, will meet you at the airport, take you for a quick grocery shop and then personally take you to your island retreat. She is also your on-island expert and can offer a variety of suggestions to help you make the most of your stay. She will also do the check out procedure with you, return your deposit and deliver you back to the airport.
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The perfect location for the perfect vacation...PANAMA FRED'S!
Keywords: peaceful, relaxing, birders paradise, open floor plan, fabulous view, great location,
- 965 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Tub with Shower, Toilet, Sink
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Music Library
- CD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Surf Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Botanical Garden
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ziplining, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Birding, Beach Combing
ReviewsWrite a review
Hidden GemGuest comment entered by owner
Sometimes we're not sure what we are looking for until we luck upon it. After only one week with my husband,who needed to return for work, I was not ready to leave Bocas...I wanted to stay behind to read, relax, swim, bike, play guitar and practice a little Spanish. Some of your neighbors came to my rescue and suggested Panama Fred's. Now I will probably never own a home in the tropics but if I did I know exactly how I would want it decorated..just like here! The comfortable furnishings, ,lovely artwork(much of which was done by you, Renee) and quirky artifacts create a restful little haven that is pretty perfect. Thanks to the helpful neighbors I could ask for information or help if needed. I've spent hours and hours on the deck. Every time of the day seems to hold is own little magic. Birds calling in the morning, watching a hummingbird sit on her nest right below the kitchen window..reading as the fans overhead cool the heat of the day..and at night..a billion stars like I have not seen in forever.. What a lovely experience..What fond memories Thank You Renee and Fred
- Guest Jane
- Date of stay 02/24/12
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
Traveling with a Little OneGuest comment entered by owner
Traveling with a Little One
Coming to Bocas with a little one was a bit of a challenge but once we stepped inside your home we felt all the vibes of island life. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful relaxing two weeks. Our little one adapted to island life with ease. Look forward to meeting you someday! Love and hugs
- Guest Brad, Rita and Maya Rose
- Date of stay 04/10/11
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
Thank You, Thank You, Thank YouGuest comment entered by owner
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
Your house was the most important piece of the puzzle during our time in Bocas. To make a movie is very special and also a very exhausting task. Your home was our "Deck of Peace". We hardly ever went back out once we were here! Good Vibes and Positive Energy...Your Home Definitely Spreads It Out!! Please look us up if you ever come to Southern Spain or Costa Rica
- Guest Tatiana
- Date of stay 11/14/10
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
Fabulous Location..Incredible Vacation
Fabulous Location..Incredible Vacation
LOVED Panama Fred's..what a special place, beautifully decorated but homey and inviting. Perfect location for everything. Just a short hop to town or to the beach. Liked the option of shopping local and being able to REALLY cook at home if we felt like staying in...and who wouldn't want to at least a few nights....stunning sunsets, green parrots, howler monkeys just to name a few. The house is set up with everything for a fabulous vacation. Thanks for sharing your slice of paradise!!
- Guest coco traveler (usa)
- Date of stay 08/30/11
- Review Submitted 01/01/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
best of the best
best of the best
Stayed in this lovely home for 2 weeks. It is off the beaten path but quite easy to get to from Bocas town via taxi or bike. The rooms are beautifully decorated as well as comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped which is a bonus for a vacation rental. There is a lovely deck that overlooks the lush tropical surroundings and is a perfect place to relax and watch the wildlife. The house is private but in a small safe community of 7 homes. It is in a convenient location to town as well as beaches (a bike ride or good walk). I would highly recommend this place for a relaxing vacation in Panama and look forward to returning again.... Cecily and AD Witherspoon
- Guest Perky (Eugene OR)
- Date of stay 09/02/09
- Review Submitted 12/02/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
$700 wk--Dec 1-Apr 30 $600 wk--May 1--Nov 30 1-6 month rental...inquire about our special rates damage deposit required
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Originally from Ma and NY, we currently live on St. John, in the US Virgin Islands. We own and operate Pepper, a daysail snorkel business within the National Park. Planning to eventually spend our winters in Bocas but for now visiting as often as possible.
Why the Owner Chose Bocas del Toro:
While searching for something outside the hurricane zone we were drawn to Bocas del Toro at others suggestions. After one trip we were hooked. We love the laid back atmosphere in Bocas. The people are friendly and great, they are from all over the world and give Bocas quite an international feel. Bocas is what we imagine St. John was like 30 years ago. Primitive in all the right ways.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Relaxing on the large cool covered deck, the location is private but close to everything. The beautiful gardens. The variety of birds, flocks of green parrots, woodpeckers, too many to name. Howler monkeys traveling back and forth in the 100 acres of reforestation land right behind us. The sounds of nature literally at your back door.
- Primary: (340) 693-5691 (USVI, USA)
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LOOKING IN FROM THE DECK, AN OPEN AND AIRY FLOOR PLAN LENDS TO THE TROPICAL FEEL
CASA#4 LOOKS OUT AT 100 ACRES OF REFORESTED LAND BIRDS AND MONKEYS FOR NEIGHBORS
A DELICATE HUMMINGBIRD ENJOYING THE HELICONIAS..THE GARDENS ARE A BIRD MAGNET
A PEEK INSIDE AT THE KITCHEN, LIVING ROOM AND A BIT OF THE DECK..
THE GUEST BEDROOM HAS A FULL SIZE BED, OVERHEAD FAN AND PLENTY OF CLOSET SPACE
A FULL BATH COMPLETE WITH SHOWER, TUB, SINK AND TOILET
DRESSING TABLE AND PLENTY OF CLOSET AND DRESSER SPACE IN THE MASTER BEDROOM
PLENTY OF ROOM TO STRETCH OUT AND RELAX ON THE SECTIONAL COUCH
WATCH FLOCKS OF GREEN PARROTS FLY BY AND HEAR HOWLER MONKEYS IN THE DISTANCE
BY DAY OR NIGHT THE BACK DECK IS A GREAT PLACE TO HANG OUT. WEBER Q GRILL AWAITS
END A PERFECT DAY IN PARADISE....KICK BACK ON THE DECK ENJOY A STUNNING SUNSET
STARFISH BEACH JUST A SHORT BUS RIDE DOWN THE ROAD GREAT PLACE TO SPEND THE DAY
INCREDIBLE BIRDING, VOLCAN BARU MOUNTAIN VIEWS RIGHT FROM THE LARGE COVERED DECK
THE ENTRANCE TO OUR PANAMA FRED'S..A FEW MORE STEPS TO PARADISE
WELCOME TO OUR HOME...KICK OFF YOUR SHOES...RELAX...UNWIND BOCAS STYLE
the kitchen..new inverter refrigerator and all the appliances you need
ALSO A DESK AND CHAIR SO YOU CAN CHECK THE INTERNET OR WRITE A FEW POSTCARDS
THE MASTER BEDROOM HAS A QUEEN SIZE BED, A/C AND AN OVERHEAD FAN
A HAND CARVED HEADBOARD AND PLENTY OF LOCAL ARTWORK IN THE MASTER BEDROOM
OVERHEAD FANS AND A BIG COVERED DECK GUARANTEE PERFECT WEATHER YEAR ROUND
A STUNNING LINEATED WOODPECKER WORKS THE TREE RIGHT OFF THE DECK FOR ANTS
TORCH GINGER IS BUT ONE OF MANY TROPICAL BEAUTIES ON THE PROPERTY
BEAUTIFUL BEACHES THAT ARE NEVER CROWDED ARE JUST A SHORT BIKE OR TAXI RIDE AWAY
TAKE A DAY TRIP TO SALT CREEK ON THE NEAR BY ISLAND OF BASTIMENTOS
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