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Cute cottage on the bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This off grid cottage has been designed for a small family to live in comfort.

Welcome to the cottage at Mango Bay! Expansive and magnificent outside, comfortable inside, this 800 sq. ft. cottage is perfect for one or a much larger crowd. The cottage is situated just 20 feet from the water and steps to the pier. The kitchen & living room boast a vaulted 20 foot ceiling and all the rooms have an overhead fan & AC to ensure you a comfortable night sleep. You can arrange access to one of our boats. Please email me for the very reasonable rates on boats, paddle boards, kayak, canoe or coral surfer. It is easy to hire one of our boat captain friends and catch a load of fish or do some snorkeling around the Secas Islands. We have thought of everything for your comfort, and included a deep freeze to store your catch!

This 2 bedroom, story & a half cottage has a 300 foot over flow loft with a bed & many more could be accommodated. It is cozy & well lite. The kitchen is fully functioning, 3 burner stove top, hood fan & an convection oven. The kitchen is stocked with pots & dishes. A magic bullet blender, bowls etc. The bathroom has a large tiled shower. The main bedroom has a desk, two nights stands & lamps. A large dresser with mirror. There is a over head light light & fan to keep you cool at night.

The second room has a twin captain's bed, with another mattress that pulls out from underneath. So it sleeps two, but it is ideal for one for a longer term situation. We have a second bed frame & a nice matching cabinet with drawers upstairs in the loft.

At times we move the second bed frame down depending on what the guests would like. The loft is accessed by a pull down ladder. There is space to put many more beds, as it is close to 300 square feet up there. However one would definitely need to be running the AC, as it is warmer up there, even with the two upper windows open.

You have immediate access to the pier & the boat ramp behind the cottage. So it is quick to hop on one of our boats. It is easy to hire our boat captain & catch a load of fish or do some snorkeling in the marine park or the Secas Islands.

We also have a deep freeze for families staying for a few weeks or a group of fishermen who want their catch frozen quickly. We have a canoe, paddle boards & a coral surfer for rent.

More Details

Shawn Money
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Shawn Money

My wife & i purchased the land & then spent a fortune having the villa & pier built. Since the we have improved the power system & worked out many kinks in the original build. We then built the cottage as a place that we could stay in if the villa is booked up. it also does make it more versatile for us to receive larger groups as it gives us 6 different sleeping areas & we can pack over 15 people in if we need to.

We also put in the attached boat house which is great to store equipment, a small boat, quad & & our diesel generator. Which is needed when we are fully booked & in times of rain. We do get some over cast days. We picked the area as it is beautiful, has warm calm water & it has a constantly improving infrastructure each year in Panama. We believe that in the next 5-10 years, this area will explode as more people learn about the Chiriqui Marine park. Our guests will see the reduced time it now takes to reach David35-40 minutes!. to reach David & the excellent selection of services there are there. Not to mention that the weather in the winter is totally dry. Most guest never experience rain at Mango Bay.

Shawn Money purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Shawn Money chose Boca Chica

It reminds me of our lake back in Canada. Except it is superior in every way. The water averages 30 Celsius & the water is usually flat every morning. It is the best spot for paddling or water skiing I have ever seen. The fishing is good close in & the sport fishing farther out can be phenomenal. We can make Isla Gamez in 30 minutes & it is flat out gorgeous!! There is spear fishing or snorkeling an hour away at Isla Ladrones that reminds me of a National Geographic movie!

What makes this cottage unique

We are only 5 miles from the port of Chorcha. It is now only 20 minutes to the city of David to this port. If we are light & in a hurry we can make the port in just over 10 minutes. On the other hand we can make an amazing island with two sided beach in just 30 minutes. So we are the perfect launch point to a whole host of amazing places waiting to be explored. That does not even take into account how amazing our island is to explore ( bird & monkey watching) or also Dolphins are often spotted every day. Fun can be had in & on the water directly in front of Mango Bay.


Boca Chica Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full tiled shower, large cabinet with hardwood counter & big glass bowl sink. It has 3 drawers to store your toiletries. it has mirror so you can groom your self. We have a hair dryer in the cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , THe other single mattrees is stored under the captains bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Accessed by a ladder that pulls down
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , It has 2 night stands & lamps, dresser & mirror
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed. Large dresser & a mirror, 2 night stands & 2 lamps. There is an over head light/fan as well. The 2nd bedroom is smaller. It has a raised captains bed. The lower drawer pulls out there in another twin mattress that can have linens put on it. The loft has a dresser & a bed frame/mattress. This is a large loft but is used most often for storage. We also keep the crib up there in case we need it.
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Mango Bay is like arriving in Jurassic Park. This is another world. We do not have discos & restaurants. We do however have massive old growth trees, dolphins, monkeys & fantastic weather all winter long. The calm warm water out front is really nice too!


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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

If you ever wanted to get away from it all this is your place

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time at the cottage for 7 days

It was very comfortable for three adults

Shawn made all of the arrangements and it all went smoothly and exactly as he said it would. If he said someone would be there they were to take us along to the next step of our adventure

Roberto in Panama was lovely and took us on a private tour of the Canal area to see the monkeys

Jose greeted us on arrival in David and hauled us to a farmers market and the grocery store for provisions patiently waiting at the meat counter to order for us in Spanish

As for the island itself Victor is wonderful and there to help you in any way you may possibly need.

We took several trips with Victor had an awesome time. Even after we hired a boat for the day from Captain Daniel to go farther out the only fish we caught was when we were with Victor he even cleaned our catch for us

Bring a hat and some strong sunscreen

Cannot wait to go back again

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was wonderful to stay at, easy to book, and had amazing views!!! We would like to stay longer next time!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well built and attractive and it is located in an absolutely amazing spot with beautiful views of the bay. The house was very clean and surprisingly full of features, despite being on a tropical jungle island. The activities were also great with beach exploration, snorkeling, fishing, spear fishing (that was fun) and amazing barbecues. Shawn was very available to advise us on our trip. A great location to check out all the natural wildlife in the province of Chiriqui.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My only suggestion would be to book more time at the cottage the next time! The spot was magnificent, quiet and relaxing. The birdwatching and fishing we did seemed like they were out of a "Planet Earth" film. Transport in was easy, and the hosts were helpful. Highest recommendations here!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Great spot, warm water and plenty of space.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

A secluded getaway complete with well equipped and comfortable, well thought out accommodations. An excellent waterfront view. From the monkeys hanging around in the trees to the ready access to the ocean and nearby marine park, truly this is a spot to check out.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Enrique Malek International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Hotel Boca Bravo
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Down the paved road 8 miles from port of Chorcha
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Several rstaurants in Boca Chica
Nearest Ski
50 Metres
Off our pier to water ski
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Left of pier
Car: not necessary

There is a monkey preserve that can be visited within 30 minutes from our property. We have a canoe & paddle boards for rent. Our boat captain can take your group out to the nearby Chiriqui marine park for $100. One of the biggest draws to the area is the sport fishing. We have a local English speaking boat captain that has a 31 foot twin engine launch. He does trips out to fish, spear & snorkel to the many islands farther out in the Pacific. His rates are well under half of what the

charter fishing lodges charge in Boca Chica.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $23
Chorcha pick up/return $57.51
Refundable damage deposit $306.72
Cleaning fee $57.51

Air conditioning use is to be limited. We are off grid & running a diesel generator so our guests can have the AC cranked & the door open, will result in additional charges to pay for the diesel which had to be consumed. The cottage is well insulated & once cooled. The ceiling fans should keep you comfortable in bed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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