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Private Beach Front Cabin

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Last updated: 08/09/2015

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our 'Beached Bungalow' was at one time a floating hotel room that was made entirely out of local hardwoods, and weather proof woods. The floats still are under the cabin, but the whole floating hotel room is now up on the beach on concrete pylons with a large deck and ramp up to the cabin. The cabin itself has one King Bed, and one Single bed sleeping 3 very comfortably. We can add air mattresses for additional guests. There is a full bath with hot water shower. There is also a small sitting area inside the cabin...for those days that the sun is too much, or when it does rain. Oh did I mention the prism shaped skylight built into the roof of the cabin...great for checkin' out the stars from bed!! There is limited cooking facilities available at the cabin, and the electricity is provided by batteries, and generators (internet available). This is a Full On Adventure you will never forget as long as you live!!


Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome:

    Direct parental supervision is required for young children. Bungalow is directly on the Pacific Ocean....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single


  • The Bungalow is one large suite constructed in teak and other local hardwoods. There is a King and Twin bed available with an indoor sitting area and large outside deck....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Reel Inn in Panama offers an incredibly unique lodging experience, nested in a beautiful estuary in Boca Chica, Panama. Your adventure will be filled with great memories....moreless



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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Downtown:

    This cabin is located just one hours ride from the booming city of David. David has, in recent years, exploded with infrastructure upgrades, to the airport, as well as the entire city....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The view to the West is across a large peacefull bay, that lights up with spectacular sunsets, and the view to the North is of the majestic Continental Divide of Panama....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Waking up to a Volcano to the north of you and an ocean sunset bay to your west, well it doesn't get much better!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    This cabin is located at the mouth of large protected bay just inside barrier Islands....moreless

  • Rural:

    This cabin is VERY isolated, being located at the mouth of a river/estuary, and a large protected bay. The only people you will see is the occasional local fisherman....moreless

  • Village:

    This property is located just 5 miles from the sleepy fishing village of Boca Chica....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area


  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone:

    Local phone available for guests....moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Boat:

    Two boats are available for Charters. Deep Sea Fishing for Marlin and Tuna to private beach getaways are available through Reel Inn in Panama....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck overlooking a peaceful bay with spectacular sunsets and views of distant volcanoes....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking right out your front door into the estuary. See water birds, fish and maybe even a crocodile. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel gear available on Boating tours....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
David, Panama
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Seagull Cove, Bocas del Mar, Gone Fishing
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
PanAmerican Highway / InterAmericana
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bocas del Mar, Seagull Cove, Gone Fishing
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Hermosa

Car: Necessary

This Beach Front Cabin is truly unique! It is located directly on the Pacific Ocean,near the small fishing village of Boca Chica. It is a one hour drive from the local major city of David. South of Boca Chica is the Gulf of Chiriquí, which contains some of the best offshore fishing in the world, as well a multitude of other ocean/beach related activities, that include Whale Watching, and Eco Tours. Land based activities in our area include everything from Horseback Riding and White Water Rafting, to an exciting ride through the trees on a Zip Line Adventure. The cabin itself, now known as 'The Beached Bungalow' has had an interesting life. It was originally built as a floating hotel room, but proved not to be sea worthy, so it was moved to calmer waters, and it still was not very sea worthy. So we made the only safe choice and ran the floating cabin up on the beach at a very high tide, and thus the name 'The Beached Bungalow'. The original floating cabin was a one bedroom suite with a full bath (running hot water and all), complete with a small sitting area, that slepts 3 people nicely. The inside of this cabin completely done in local natural hardwoods. Now that the cabin is 'beached' the cabin has had a large deck, and ramp from shore added. The views from the deck are directly out of National Geographic, with the sun setting over the large secluded bay to the West, and the Continental Divide, up the estuary to the North! This cabin has limited electricity available with the use of batteries, and generators, so if you are expecting a large screen TV and to be able to plug in a hair dryer, this is not the place for you. We consider this a type of safari adventure, with very nice accommodations surrounded, very closely, by nature at it's wildest. Staying at this cabin is truly an adventure with monkeys swinging in the trees, and parrots flying over head. At this time we are renting this unique cabin as a bed and breakfast. While we do have limited cooking available here on the property there are full service restaurants available in the local area. This property has been described as 'enchanting' and 'The Beached Bungalow' has been described as totally could you get a better combination than that!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Capt. Dave (Merf), and Sue Murphy are from the Florida Keys, near Key West. Merf is a retired airline pilot, and Sue is a retired mother/landscaper, who started to hatch a plan to move out of the United States and into Panama, Central America, in 2006 The plan was to build and run a small fishing/eco-tour resort. Well let's be optimistic and just say the project has been delayed for a while. So in the mean time Sue is following her dreams of running the eco-tour side of the business with kayak tours up the estuary, and Merf is running the charter boats, specializing in Big Game Fishing. The Beached Bungalow has recently been finished and we are looking forwarding introducing our clients to some of the most amazing nature available anywhere on the earth. From huge Marlin to Crocodiles...we have it all...just no TV!!!

Why the Owner Chose Boca Chica:
This cabin, now called 'the Beached Bungalow' started life as a floating hotel room, but proved over and over again to not be sea-worthy, so we took the only safe option and beached it...thus the name. It is in a truly mystical location and has been described as Romantic, and Totally Isolated. Many water activities such a Big Game Fishing, and Eco-Tous are available, as well as many land based activities such as Horse back riding, and Zip Line tours. This cabin is rented as a Bed and Breakfast, and there are local restaurants for more service. The cabin itself sleeps 2-3 and has a King Bed, Single Bed, Full Bath with running hot water, a sitting area, and a large outside patio, built out over the mouth of a beautiful peaceful bay! The entire cabin is built out of local hardwoods, to add a certain level of charm, and warmth. The view to the West includes fantastic sunsets across the water, and to the North a spectacular view of the Continental Divide with volcanos.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
It is hard to tell if the beauty of Panama or the excitement of the local fishery is what drew us to Panama. The property that our cabin is on is without a doubt exceptional, but the local activities are equally exceptional.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome to the Beached Bungalow!

    Welcome to the Beached Bungalow!

  • The Beached Bungalow

    The Beached Bungalow

  • Sunset at Reel Inn in Panama..
Come Join Us!

    Sunset at Reel Inn in Panama.. Come Join Us!

  • Another amazing sunset after a great day!

    Another amazing sunset after a great day!

  • Deep Sea Fishing or Island Hopping aboard the Dolphin Dancer

    Deep Sea Fishing or Island Hopping aboard the Dolphin Dancer

  • Going out Fishing!!!

    Going out Fishing!!!

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