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2 Bedroom Aframe Cabin, Rustic, Quaint, Private, Great Wildlife and Gardens

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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Si hablo Espanol e um poco do Portuguese..

The cabin sits 100 metres from a great beach in a private off the road garden setting at the edge of the jungle. We are 3 km from town centre, a $1 taxi ride or an easy 15 minute bike ride. We are conveniently located near the 'Y' in the road where it splits towards Paunch/Bluff beaches on the coast road and towards Bocas del Drago on the interior road. The 'Y' is a small community mixed with locals and ex-pats. There is also a lovely off the grid cabin available short or long term.

The cabin is 24x16 2 story. The bedrooms are upstairs seperated by a door on one room and a curtain on the other. There is also a toilet and sink upstairs. The larger bedroom has a queen size bed with orthopedic mattress and a wall fan. It looks out into various fruit trees with a filtered view to the beach. The other bedroom has a queen bed with an orthopedic mattress and a wall fan. The smaller bedroom looks out into the tree tops towards the jungle. Each room has a reading light and a place to hang clothes. And some shelves to keep things as well.

Down stairs is a large tile counter kitchen with a 4 burner stove, double sink and a refrigerator. A blender, toaster and juicer as well as all the pots, pans and utensils you will need. There is a bar counter top seperating the kitchen from the dining area. Opposite of the dining area is a 8x12 living room with a couch, hammock and rocking chair. And finishing off the first floor is a small storage room that acts as the lockup room for your valuables.

The bathroom is 10 feet from the front door, a bath house is what it is..It has a hot shower, tiolet, sink. We have a washing machine here we share with our guests.

All the posts and beams inside are made from round wood poles, the floors are native hardwood but unfinished. There are no windows like you may be used to, just screens to keep the bugs out. There is no AC. The house is in a relatively shady spot and the screen windows allow good air flow..On a hot sunny day the bedrooms upstairs are unpleasant from about midday until 430 or so. Downstairs stays pleasant even on a real scorcher..There is a wall fan downstairs too which adds to the freshness. You will sleep like babies here with the sound of the waves and the buzz of the jungle..It is cool at night, not hot and sweaty..


Off the front of the house is a 16x20 covered patio with a cement floor. A table and bench and chairs. Excellent bird viewing!!! The patio is surrounded by flowers, coconut and other fruit trees, palms and bananas filled with birds and butterflies. A family of howler monkeys are regular visitors and the random sloth can be spotted. I keep chickens in a coop NO ROOSTER!! I have a dog and a cat as well who you will meet. I also have a large green house and veggie garden which I share with our guests. We live simply and try to keep expenses and impact down riding bikes and growing food.

I live accross a small creek on the same property and am happy to help our guests as needed. I can help you to arrange tours, rent bikes, kayaks, scuba trips, bird watching and animal viewing, etc. and make suggestions about all there is to do and see in the islands and elsewhere in Panama. I am a 12 year resident of Bocas.

I hope to attract guests who will appreciate the cabin in its natural setting. Photographers, bird watchers, gardeners, musicians, divers, surfers, etc..Bocas is gifted with such a rich diversity of plant, animal and night life.. Come enjoy it with us.

I recently completed a 400sf dedicated music studio here on the property. It was built with soundproof walls thus it does not disturb the cabins peace and quiet. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to come stay, practice, teach, rehearse and record. Please contact me about studio use scenarios and the equipment we have.

If someone has a special skill set I will consider work trades to mutually benefit each other.

Please feel free to email or call me with any questions you may have. Si hablo espanol.. Gracias..















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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Double Beds (1) Orthopedic mattress, newer sheets and pillows.., Twin or Single Beds (1) Newer orthopedic mattress, sheets and pillows....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, bidet

    toilet and sink upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 is a bathhouse built just out the front door.. Bathroom 2 is a toilet and sink upstairs between the bedrooms....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We keep a small organic garden that we share with our guests. There is usually basil, mint, arugula, kales, collared greens..Sometimes there are tomatoes and cucumbers. Lot's of lemon grass for tea. Also we have 7 chickens that give us the best eggs. NO ROOSTER!!!! A variety of local and exotic fruit trees which flower throughout the year. And we have coconut trees if you like to drink coconut water. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games:

    There is a small collection of board games, chess set, backgammon.....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes line and a gas dryer. $3 per load for dryer.....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Bikes available...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    I provide sheets and towels. You should bring a beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Couch, hammock, chairs, books.....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    A cell phone is provided for guests...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    I provide towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    This is a Semi-automatic machine. Clothes line to dry.....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Strong Wifi signal at the cabin, the speed varies but normally fast enough to use skype. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric drip style...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full utensils, blender, toaster, juicer.....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Double sink, tiled counters,bar. Fully equipped....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    16'x24' covered patio,hammack, chairs, table....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 person sit on top kayak available.....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hi Season
Dec 1 - May 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$90
$600
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$75
$490

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $35
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The prices are for 4 people or less. For additional guests it is $15 a day more per person.

Half of payment collected VIA Paypal or bank transfer to hold the reservation and the balance in cash upon arrival.


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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

We are located just a 7 minute walk from a 25 acre botanical garden that has hundreds (possibly thousands) of both native and non native plants. About a 10 minute walk brings you to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Station. Both places offer guided tours. The birding and wildlife viewing in Bocas is excellent. Here in my garden you will see many species and I can arrange a naturalist/bird guide to take you deeper into the jungle. The surf break at Paunch is an easy bike ride or a $2 taxi ride..

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a west coast gringo who had sailed the caribbean for some years. I moved to Bocas 12 years ago. I felt right at home here from day 1. Sailing has given way to island life, building up my place, gardening and music.

Why the Owner Chose Bocas del Toro:
I bought the land and built the house. It was ideal for me being close enough to the center to ride a bike yet far enough out that you don't feel the busy pace of town. The large lot gave me room to plant and grow ornamentals and food.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
I recently completed a dedicated music studio here on the property. Musicians are encouraged to come stay!! I built the studio with soundproof walls so when playing it does not affect the peace and quiet of the compound. You will love the sounds of the waves crashing and the songs of the birds at day break.We are at the edge of the jungle so the colorful garden pulls in countless birds and a family of howler monkeys are regular visitors. We share the bounty of the garden with our guests. Lots of coconut trees too so you can drink real coconut water. We have a rain catchment tank that we drink from so no need to buy bottled water. And of course the ping pong table..


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

 

Photos

  • Path to the cabin through the garden.

    Path to the cabin through the garden.

  • Kitchen and bar separating dining area.

    Kitchen and bar separating dining area.

  • Part of the living room looking up the stairs

    Part of the living room looking up the stairs

  • Dining/Living area

    Dining/Living area

  • Larger of the 2 bedrooms. Big comfy beds in both rooms, hangers and shelves.

    Larger of the 2 bedrooms. Big comfy beds in both rooms, hangers and shelves.

  • View from the large bedroom back towards the beach. Monkeys often sleep here.

    View from the large bedroom back towards the beach. Monkeys often sleep here.

  • Your patio, great bird watching and wildlife.

    Your patio, great bird watching and wildlife.

  • 5 minute walk to a great swimming beach, this is looking back towards town.

    5 minute walk to a great swimming beach, this is looking back towards town.

  • Family of howler monkeys along property line.

    Family of howler monkeys along property line.

  • 3 toed sloth at the Smithsonian Institute. They are very common on the island.

    3 toed sloth at the Smithsonian Institute. They are very common on the island.

  • Hummingbird nesting in the garden..

    Hummingbird nesting in the garden..

  • Quick pass thru the veggie and herb patch. Different greens, basil, mint, etc..

    Quick pass thru the veggie and herb patch. Different greens, basil, mint, etc..

  • Bath house and cabin entrances.

    Bath house and cabin entrances.

  • Fully equipped kitchen looking out into the jungle.

    Fully equipped kitchen looking out into the jungle.

  • Book and guide collection. The couch can double as a bed big for larger groups.

    Book and guide collection. The couch can double as a bed big for larger groups.

  • Wall mural downstairs.

    Wall mural downstairs.

  • Large bedroom. A-frame design shortens the ceiling in the rooms sides .

    Large bedroom. A-frame design shortens the ceiling in the rooms sides .

  • Bathhouse with hot shower.

    Bathhouse with hot shower.

  • Custom chair, outdoor comfort.

    Custom chair, outdoor comfort.

  • Paunch Beach, short bike ride or a shorter taxi..

    Paunch Beach, short bike ride or a shorter taxi..

  • Large male howler monkey eating guaba in the garden.

    Large male howler monkey eating guaba in the garden.

  • Kiskidee in the gardin..

    Kiskidee in the gardin..

  • All organic veggie garden, guests are encouraged to enjoy the bounty.

    All organic veggie garden, guests are encouraged to enjoy the bounty.

  • Coco!

    Coco!

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 04/20/2015
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