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Beach Home with 4 Kilometers of Empty Beach

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beach below the house looking south/right from house.

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bucaro estate description

This is a beautiful, beachfront home far away from everything, the perfect getaway and relaxing vacation rental. It is part of a 1000 acre property which includes about 4 kilometers of ocean and beach front, most of which you will have all to yourself. It is a great area for swimming, fishing, surfing, boogie boarding, horseback riding and exploring. Swimming is best on the beach in front of the house, 50 meters from house which sits on small knoll. There are no other houses for 150 meters. For fishing you can arrange an inexpensive launch in the small fishing village nearby or arrange a trip with one of the two more professional fishing outfitters. The area in front of the village is a fish reserve and the fishing is generally excellent in the area. For surfing you can drive to nearby Guanico Abajo, Cambutal, Playa Venao or sometimes on the property itself. Boogie boards are provided with the house. There is no end to the hiking and exploring you can do on the 1000 acres of deciduous tropical forest on the property itself. A short 4WD drive through the property will bring you to 3 kilometers of completely undeveloped tropical beach to which only a handful of people have access. You may want to arrange a launch to take into the estuary a couple of kilometers away or up the Tonosi River or over to Cañas Island.

And if that isn't enough, we have another 400 acre private beach property near Playa Venao and you can have the key. There you can surf Playa Madrono whose waves and white sands are almost always empty because you must have the key which you will have or that of the neighboring property. On the other side of this property is Playa(Beach) Raya, 500 meters wide of sand beach at low tide forming a natural wave pool which is excellent for beginners on the inside(shallow water) and experienced surfers on the outside(deeper water). At this beach you can also find marine caves (only accessible at low tide). Imagine exploring deep into the cave and finding that it is connected to another cave which exits at another reef or yet another exit that you must swim out of. There is also a large bat cave in the cliffs fronting the ocean but that is best visited by boat or for the adventurous, you can snorkel or paddle there. Nearby is famous Playa Venado which is on the Billibong surf tour. Back in Bucaro you can rent horses from the locals. Your vacation rental will be taken care of by Esperanza and family. They will come by from time to time to clean up and change the sheets. You can have full time maid service and they will prepare and serve authentic Panamanian meals or whatever you would like, launder your clothes, wash the car and keep the house in order.

There is also a private half court for basketball. The howler monkeys often come by to say hi and see what you are doing. A short walk away are a couple of waterfalls on the property you might want to visit as well or just walk along the rocky shelf of tide pools and low tide secluded beachlets that extend to the point.
Policy Point: no parties or reunions, only paying guests allowed in the house

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years old...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Note than in the back of the garage there are paints and some tools, no power tools ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                absolutely no!...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                does not have ramps...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                orthopedic...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                semi-orthopedic...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                foam mattresses, bunk bed with double below and single above...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                toilet has own door and window, shower has two heads...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                2 doors, one to outside, cold water only, others hot & cold...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The ladies who take care of the house come by every two days to give a quick clean up to the house and change the sheets if you request it. You can arrange on an case by case basis for them to cook, do laundry, clean you car, etc. You arrange this with them directly and pay them directly. This is additional. There is a dog, Bogey, who is placed in a dog run which is below and to the side of the house. This is a plus, because if anyone comes near he will bark and people leave the house alone because of him. The care ladies come by outside, not in the house, to feed Bogey. Bogey is a 9 year old lab/doberman mix. You can befriend him if you like but at your own risk and keep him in the dog run. He is a good dog, but he has nipped people two times some years ago. He also tends to not know his on strength and is a little rough. There is also a cat that has adopted us. He is an outdoor cat but that won't stop him from coming inside from time to time. Please chase him out....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    for ...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    about 50 copied CDs, mostly older rock, country, some classical and miscellaneous other. Not comfortable with the idea that what I download to my IPOD, etc is not mine in many senses that a CD is....moreless

                  • Books
                  • Toys:

                    for 2 to 9 years of age...moreless

                  • Ping Pong Table

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Festivals
                  • Forests
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    Only 50 meters from the house. The closest all sand bottom swim spot is directly in front of the house. The best is 200 meters to the right where there is less wave action and clearer water....moreless

                  • Beach View:

                    For 150 meters to the left and as far as you can see to the right is all our property. We leave the trees for shade and coolness but trim the branches up to the horizon line for view....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Hiking along the beach to the right makes for a nice walk. If you like, you can continue hiking over the rock shelf for another 1.5 kilometers. At low tide this area includes many hidden beachlets....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Only limited by the jungle covered cliffs to the right. If you have 4WD you can pass through my property to go to Playa Ostional where you will have the beach to yourself. Great area for exploring....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    You also may visit a property of mine about 50 minutes by car to the east. There you will find a white sand beach surfing beach, a flat sand learners beach, marine caves, snorkeling and no people....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Bucaro is a fishing town. The nearby area is mostly ranches and farms....moreless

                  • Village:

                    Bucaro is a fishing village. It is a slice of the real Panama. ...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        ceiling fan, dimmer switch, view of beach/ocean, open layout LR, dining, kitchen...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Internet:

                        wireless, 2M down, something less up, works well, can't steam movies though...moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        all bedrooms have air con and ceiling fan, LR, dining, kitchen, bath 2&3 have ceiling fan, LR/dining have high screened window providing great circulation and cool air from breeze through wooded areas...moreless

                      • Heating:

                        never need it, never want it!...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        the ladies who take care of the house will change the sheets at your request every two days as well as a quick sweep and clean. ...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        Yes, but not what you are used to. Ask the care lady how to use it or arrange to pay her to wash your clothes...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        yes, it's called the sun. clothes line on the side of the house...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        one or two spaces in garage, if you need two, please advise...moreless

                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                        a machine outside, under roof by outside sink and washing machine, with view of beach, ocean and jungle...moreless

                      • Iron & Board

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                          • Refrigerator:

                            newish...moreless

                          • Stove:

                            old style, use lighter or matches provided to light burners...moreless

                          • Pantry Items:

                            if this means basic spices and such for cooking, yes, more than that, no...moreless

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            see photos of 'back' of house facing beach/ocean...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low Season
                          Jun 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $88 $104
                          Fri, Sat
                          $620 $2,108

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                          High Season
                          Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $107 $127
                          Fri, Sat
                          $682 $2,318

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Christmas and New Years
                          Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $125 $148
                          Fri, Sat
                          $796 $2,706

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          High Season
                          Jan 4 - May 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $107 $127
                          Fri, Sat
                          $682 $2,318

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          Low Season
                          Jun 1 - Dec 18, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $88 $104
                          Fri, Sat
                          $620 $2,108

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $88 $104
                          Fri, Sat
                          $620 $2,108

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • cleaning $25
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          No pets. All guests must be registered. Simply send to the owner a copy of the passport of each adult and each minor with identification. For each minor without identification just send a first name and photo. Only registered guests may be on the property. This means that parties, family reunions, business meetings, etc are not allowed.


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                          Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                          Location

                          60 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Pedasi
                          72 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          good paved rural roads, nearest freeway 2 hour
                          50 Metres
                          Nearest Beach
                          50 meters below house

                          Car: Recommended

                          There is small surf starting about 200 meters to the east (left) of the house. We are sheltered in a bay like curve facing east. The waves in front of us are small, suitable for swimming, beginner boogey boarding (we have boogey boards you can use) and kids. There are folks that offer boats for hire for whatever purpose you may have. There is deep sea Hemingway level fishing, regular fishing, exploring the coast or the manglares or the river or Cañas Island. If you come in September you can visit various nearby beaches and see the turtle laying eggs. If you come in November you may be able to see the baby turtles racing for the ocean.

                          You can usually find horses to rent by asking around. It's not an organized thing though.

                          You are likely to be visited by howler monkeys. They like the wooded area around the stream that passes around the house. Slightly less common to see but always there are white faced monkeys with their Dennis the Menace gaze, coatimundis (first cousins of raccoons), iguanas and the small local deer.

                          Bigger surfing can be found a reasonable drive away in Guancio Abajo, Cambutal, my other property or Playa Venado.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: Scott, an ex-HP R&D engineer (firmware and human factors/user interface designer) who paid for his education working as a building contractor. Tried Costa Rica for six years. That was nice. Then moved to Panama which is better. I've been here 13 years now. I am the fourth generation of my family to live here. My great grandfather came here from then Danish St Martin in the Caribbean. My grandmother and father were born here and later moved to the U.S. The whole family has the traveling bug. I work on this property, surf, play basketball and read. My wife, Diana, is Panamanian. She holds a degree in banking and finances. She likes shopping, kids, family, traveling and is a natural hostess.

                          Why the Owner Chose Bucaro:
                          Because it is just so beautiful and tranquil and right on the beach. There's swimming, boogie boarding below and surfing nearby. The fishing is excellent. Too bad I don't fish.


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                          Speaks: english, spanish

                           

                          Photos

                          • beach below the house looking south/right from house.

                            beach below the house looking south/right from house.

                          • gated entrance, garage in the background, entrance lights are now up

                            gated entrance, garage in the background, entrance lights are now up

                          • living room: there is satellite TV, stereo, books and about 50 CDs

                            living room: there is satellite TV, stereo, books and about 50 CDs

                          • master bedroom, orthopedic king size bed, ceiling fan and air conditioner

                            master bedroom, orthopedic king size bed, ceiling fan and air conditioner

                          • 'back' of house facing beach, move rockers and there is ample room for ping pong.

                            'back' of house facing beach, move rockers and there is ample room for ping pong.

                          • frequent visitor (family not shown) to woods along creek that goes around house

                            frequent visitor (family not shown) to woods along creek that goes around house

                          • bedroom #2, bamboo furniture, air con, ceiling fan, small table, toys in closet

                            bedroom #2, bamboo furniture, air con, ceiling fan, small table, toys in closet

                          • double headed shower makes saving water fun, separate toilet compartment &window

                            double headed shower makes saving water fun, separate toilet compartment &window

                          • dual bamboo rockers, lots of shade, cool breeze, beach and ocean below

                            dual bamboo rockers, lots of shade, cool breeze, beach and ocean below

                          • alternate patio dinner table, relaxing rockers or ping-pong:  all with a view

                            alternate patio dinner table, relaxing rockers or ping-pong: all with a view

                          • the other property to which you will have access about 50 minutes away

                            the other property to which you will have access about 50 minutes away

                          • the other property: i like to snorkel here in the dry season but not for novices

                            the other property: i like to snorkel here in the dry season but not for novices

                          • beach looking north/left from house.

                            beach looking north/left from house.

                          • dining room

                            dining room

                          • living room with bamboo furniture from Costa Rica and books

                            living room with bamboo furniture from Costa Rica and books

                          • driveway to home, air con to all bedrooms only, access 3rd bedroom from outside

                            driveway to home, air con to all bedrooms only, access 3rd bedroom from outside

                          • master bedroom closets and shelves

                            master bedroom closets and shelves

                          • the house sits up on a little knoll about 60 meters from the beach (dry season)

                            the house sits up on a little knoll about 60 meters from the beach (dry season)

                          • kitchen: fridge,stove,blender, toaster,can opener, juicer,coffeemaker &microwave

                            kitchen: fridge,stove,blender, toaster,can opener, juicer,coffeemaker &microwave

                          • master bath with his & her lavs, paper towels, door

                            master bath with his & her lavs, paper towels, door

                          • morning at the beach

                            morning at the beach

                          • Secure house sits up on a little knoll, completely fenced with separate dog run

                            Secure house sits up on a little knoll, completely fenced with separate dog run

                          • playa madrono to which you will have access

                            playa madrono to which you will have access

                          • the other property to which you will have access

                            the other property to which you will have access

                          $88 - $148 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

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                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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