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    "This was my first trip not only to Bocas, but to Panama. I travel to Costa Rica often and wanted to see something new. I was hesitant in my search for a hotel or house because I didn't know what to expect and finally booked Bills place. My friend and I were pleasantly surprised just how hospitable Bill was when picking us up at the airport and taking us to a good sized grocery to get supplies. I did all the planning, and my friend was very impressed the minute we stepped for in our condo. Everything we could have possibly needed was there, including a state of the art and fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining area and living room and very large washer and dryer. There was plenty of room for privacy, as my friend and I love our alone time with two ensuite bedrooms with very spacious bathrooms and a separate guest bathroom in the hallway. We really enjoyed our mornings and evening on the porch where we listened to music and drank local beers. Our condo was very clean, neat and had all of the amenities listed. Bill was super helpful with recommendations where to go and swayed us away from some common touristy things like boat tours which I appreciated as I like to live like a local when vacationing. I would highly recommend Burn Brae Plantation to any family member and friends. It was a 5 minutes taxi ride into the hustle and bustle of Town and far enough away to really feel like you are on holiday! I will definitely return!!!"
    Guest: christina s. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 8, 2014
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  • Perfect for our Family

    "Our family 2 adults and 2 children ages 10 and 7 had the pleasure to stay in this delightful cabin in Bocas in November 2014. This was the perfect place for our family to stay, it gave us a lot of space to cook and enjoy the jungle. We love adventure filled and active vacations and this was the perfect location for us. We especially loved exploring the island by bikes which was a lovely option provided by Lucas. Our kids loved to spend time with Lucas and Gloria and the chickens and dogs and cat. Lucas chopped coconuts right out of the trees in the yard for the children to enjoy. My husband enjoyed visiting Lucas's music studio and taking a CD home with us. Lucas was great at suggesting wonderful restaurants, arranged a great snorkel tour for us, told us all the places to search for monkeys and sloths, and gave great biking directions to deserted beaches and great swimming areas. We really enjoyed visting the Bastimentos Island and visiting Up The Hill chocolate farm and eating at Alvin's which was a very enjoyable water taxi away. In Bocas we enjoyed wonderful coffee at the new Coffee Shop (close to town) and eating at Refugio. November was a great time to visit Bocas, great weather and almost no tourists, we would highly recommend visting at this time and staying at this great cabin."
    Guest: Ktay Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 16, 2014
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  • Stay Here!

    "This house and location was perfect for our visit to Bocas....just far enough from town to feel away from it all, and we loved slowly biking Panama-style into town to go on tours, eat or shop. It's true that Bocas is kind of an epic journey from the Northwest, but an afternoon on the lovely porch fixed us up and we were ready to snorkel, bike, ATV, and go to the beach. Carol (a fellow Oregonian who says she's never going back :) met us at the airport, and Javier is our new great friend. He's an excellent cook too...on our last night he made coconut rice and chicken, and we ate with his family. He also arranged a quick tour of Panama City with his brother Vidal (who is a policeman and a taxi driver) as we had five or six hours to kill there before catching our flight home. This was a great end to the trip, however we speak Spanish and Vidal's English is limited, so if you don't speak Spanish this may not work for you. Until our next visit, we'll dream of going back!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
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  • We really enjoyed our stay!

    "We stayed at Sandi’s place for 10 days in January 2015. Sandi met us at the Bocas del Toro airport in her Toyota pickup. We stopped for groceries and toured the downtown of Bocas. The apartment is about two miles out of town and off the road about 100 metres. The door was open to the apartment when we arrived and it was a “wow” moment when we looked inside. There was a large interior space, a well appointed kitchen and the bedroom was large and airy with a large en suite bathroom attached. The apartment was very homey and comfortable. There was a nice gas bbq on the back porch that came in very handy. We waited at the Panama City airport for 2.5 hours for the plane to come in and fly us to Bocas. The delay was caused by heavy storms. It was an insight into what was to come for the next 6 days. What I failed to do was read the part where it is the rainy season in January. I thought the rainy season ended in November in the Caribbean but Panama has its own little climactic zone. We were quite comfortable on the large porch reading and conversing. It was a very relaxed atmosphere with the beautiful flowers, birds, humming birds and resident dogs. While we wished we were at the beach down the road, chilling on the porch was still better than shoveling snow back home! We rented some bicycles for a week for $50 each. The ride to town for fresh veggies, groceries and wine was about 20 minutes each way. We had the water on one side and the rainforest on the other. We ate at two restaurants in town. Both were good and a good value for the money. Sandi took us on two excursions, showing us the island. She is very knowledgeable and is well known. We had a lot of fun during our time with her. When the sun came out, we spent time on the beach at the end of the laneway. There is a dock on the water for the ones who can handle the bright hot sun. There is also shade and a fresh water brook on the beach for those who need a break from the sun. This is a place for surfers – the waves are a delight. We had a lot of fun getting to know Sandi over a couple of glasses of wine. She is a superb hostess and keeps a very clean property. She arranged a tour guide at the last minute for our last day in Panama City. We spent a fruitful day in the city before catching our plane back to the ice and snow. Sandi emailed us later to say the sun was still out and the weather was beautiful. Thank you for having us, Sandi."
    Guest: Peter Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 26, 2015
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