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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..
Bathroom 1 is a bathhouse built just out the front door..
Bathroom 2 is a toilet and sink upstairs between the bedrooms....moreless
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
There is a small collection of board games, chess set, backgammon.....moreless
The prices are for 4 people or less. For additional guests it is $15 a day more per person.
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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..
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..