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By the Sea Casitas, Charming Guesthouse on the Bay

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Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bocas del Toro cottage description

By the Sea Casitas is an amazing guest-house featuring three simple, traditional style individual casitas on the sea. These clean Casitas are painted in bright colors and sleep a total of 8 people (purple sleeps 4 with 4 twin beds, orange 2 in a double bed and yellow has a king sized bed). Fresh linens and towels are provided. There are 2 bathrooms and two outdoor showers with hot water. The main house has a charming living and dining area with a view to the sea for your cooking pleasure or just to hang out. There is also a large deck over the sea to enjoy the views, the sun and relax.

The casitas are paired with a main house over the water that is home to a shared living room and fully equipped kitchen for guests to use at their leisure. There are two outdoor showers with hot water that are spacious and clean as well as one bathroom with a sink.

Hammocks on the over-the-water dock become a place to hang out and enjoy the north side of Isla Colón (the breezy side). Read your book, take a swim, or watch the tropical fish nibbling around the coral growing on the pier posts of the boathouse. The property has a local flavor in a nice neighborhood.

The property is within walking distance to Bocas Town, close to restaurants, groceries stores, dive shops, bike, boat rental and tours.

Accommodations for up to 8 guests. Minimum 3 night stay. $180 per night plus a 10% hotel tax and $60 cleaning fee per reservation. No smoking inside any of the rooms. Please note that if you do not rent all three Casitas, what you do not rent will remain vacant.

A deposit of 50% is required to hold your reservation. You may cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days prior to the reservation date. We accept deposits by Paypal

Shared facilities:
- full kitchen with all cooking utensils is shared by all the guests
- two private outdoor, hot water showers
- one separate bathroom with a sink
- WiFi

Laundry service is available for $5.00 per wash and dry

Spa services are on the property and available by appointment for an extra charge: massage, facials, waxing, hair coloring and haircuts. Dock access is shared by the Spa. Occasionally clients arrive by boat and must walk through the property to get to their appointment.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Massage


                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    Not really suitable for children under 5....moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only:

                    No smoking inside any of the rooms or main house...moreless

                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8

                  • Bedroom 1


                  • Bedroom 2


                  • Bedroom 3


                  • King size beds (1) one Kingsize bed available, Double Beds (1) one double bed available, Twin or Single Beds (1) 4 twin size beds available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the main house...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

                    2 toilets, 2 sinks and 2 outdoor showers...moreless

                  Other Amenities

                      • Located on the same property as a full service spa where for an added charge, guests can enjoy massages over the water or hair cuts, waxing, manicure/pedicure and facials....moreless


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

                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                      Leisure Activities

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

                      Location Type

                      • Beach View:

                        You can see the beach from our property...moreless

                      • Downtown:

                        Walk to downtown from our place, about 10 minutes...moreless

                      • Oceanfront:

                        We are located right over the water in town on the bay. Incredible view from our deck...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people


                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        We can dry your laundry for $2.50 per load...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Comfy clean sheets, pillows and towels...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        We can wash your laundry for $2.50 per load...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Free wifi in the main house...moreless


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator:

                        2 refrigerators, one for food and one for drinks...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Gas stove with oven...moreless


                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Fabulous walk-out dock and sun deck with hammocks and chairs to enjoy the sun and breeze....moreless



                          Write a review 4
                          from 2 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Christmas and New Years
                          Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2015
                          4 night min stay

                          Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          Easter Week
                          Apr 1 - Apr 10, 2015
                          4 night min stay

                          Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,400 $3,200
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Cleaning fee $60
                          • Tax Rate 7%


                          Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Rates do not include the .07% hotel tax and $60 cleaning fee. 50% deposit required. Paypal accepted. Please note that if you do not rent all three casitas, what you do not rent will remain vacant.

                          50% deposit refundable until 30 days prior to reservation. All cancellations will have 10% processing fees deducted. Balance due upon arrival in cash.

                          Deposits are accepted by Paypal at

                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                          Last updated: 10/22/2014
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                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
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                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Bocas Del Toro airport
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Rip Tide
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          The only ferry
                          150 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          150 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Pan American Highway
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Rip Tide
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Playa Bluff

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2000

                          About the owner: The two owners, Donna and Anne-Michelle have been friends for 35 years and business partners for almost as long. Originally from the East coast of the US, they lived in Boulder Colorado for many years and now both reside in Bocas del Toro, Panama as your hosts.

                          Why the Owner Chose Bocas del Toro:
                          After traveling together for many years to many different countries and looking for our perfect 'place in the sun', we chose Bocas del Toro Panama the ideal place to vacation and ultimately to live. It's laid back atmosphere and great community make it a home that we don't want to leave.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          We both fell in love with this property because of its unique location. It is right on the water with palm trees swaying in the front, yet it is just a few minutes walking to the center of town.

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                          Speaks: english



                          • Front of house

                            Front of house

                          • Yellow Casita

                            Yellow Casita

                          • Garden area

                            Garden area

                          • on the top deck

                            on the top deck

                          • Hammocks waiting for you

                            Hammocks waiting for you

                          • Fully equipped kitchen

                            Fully equipped kitchen

                          • Inside Orange casita

                            Inside Orange casita

                          • See the fish right from our dock

                            See the fish right from our dock

                          • Learn to paddle board

                            Learn to paddle board

                          • Spa services available

                            Spa services available

                          • Purple Casita

                            Purple Casita

                          • Private swimming

                            Private swimming

                          • view shot

                            view shot

                          • Fully equipped kitchen

                            Fully equipped kitchen

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • outdoor showers

                            outdoor showers

                          • Our dock to the sea

                            Our dock to the sea

                          • Take sail on a Catamaran for the day

                            Take sail on a Catamaran for the day

                          • go fishing

                            go fishing

                          • Tranquilo


                          VRBO #439696

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

                          $200 - $220 per night (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 10/22/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                          Member since: 2012
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated 10/22/2014
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