House, 1 BDRM + One Open BDRM, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
- english, spanish
What makes this House unique
The views and the privacy are two of the best things about the house. You can see Panama City, Isla Moro, Isla Tabogilla and at times can spot both whales and dolphins out front. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or tea on your private terrace with a sunrise view and birds singing. The ferry service allows you to take a trip into the city for site seeing or shopping and you can catch the afternoon ferry back to the island in time for the sunset!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed our stay at Tres Terrazas, especially the shady verandah with the views and the hammock! The location is good, a short (up and down hill) walk to everything and not far from the ferry landing. The locals are friendly and usually said hello as we passed. Our hosts, living next door, were helpful and friendly but did not "hover". The rooms were clean and spacious for the 2 of us however, if 2 couples were there, the bathroom is en suite and therefore perhaps not an ideal situation.
You really do have to bring any food you need to have, or eat out, There are two tiny grocery shops and we did find a couple of items but choices are very limited, as we'd been told. The apartment has a selection of books to read or exchange, which was nice.
The listing was pretty accurate although, for our purposes, the kitchen was not what we would call "fully equipped". Perhaps we should have requested the items we could have used. The Wifi was erratic at times but, apart from those two mild criticisms, we were pleased with our choice and would recommend it to others.
As we live right next door and are always available to our guests it is curious we did not hear of the kitchen needs. We are always very pleased to provide anything from our kitchen our guests might need. The rental kitchen, in addition to stove top, refrigerator and freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots and pans, utensils for the kitchen and BBQ, plates, bowls, cutting board, sharp knives and a wide assortment of other items has always been more than sufficient for our guests needs. However, if you need anything we are always just a hello away!
Charming and comfortable spot on Tobago Island
A wonderful choice, very spacious, spotlessly clean, well represented by the photos on the listing. After a tiring day of traveling it was just what we needed to be greeted by our wonderful hosts with their warm welcome and very friendly and complete check in. During our stay we spent most of our awake time on the covered porch which is fantastic, great views, and a nice place to sit and just watch island life literally pass in front of you, or take a nap in the hammock. Staying here was the highlight of our trip to Panama, highly recommend.
I agree completely with the many positive reviews for Tres Terrazas and I will attempt to add to them. As the pictures show the apartment is very large with a high ceiling. What they do not show is how spotlessly clean and well maintained the owners keep the rental. There are ceiling fans in every room, even two on the patio, and a very quiet split unit air conditioner in the bedroom which I used at night. The apartment’s water is as soft as rain and is as good as any I have ever tasted. I lived on it for a week and never felt better. Jeannette and Thijs are native English speakers and answered all my questions when I had problems with Español. They are also two of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. The only hiccup on my week stay was when the island’s generator went out for an hour one night. But even that was fun because when the power came back on the town’s residents let out a cheer! There is a new ferry service from Panama City called Taboga Express. I never used it but the locals were very excited about it. The best part of Tres Terrazas of course is the location. My fantasy was always to live on a small isolated island and Isla Taboga certainly fits that bill. The biggest surprise of my stay was the almost complete lack of insects and rain on the island. I do not know if the two are related but it certainly was enjoyable. I could watch it rain almost every night on the mainline but only once on the island. As the temperatures in the Midwest of the USA are approaching freezing my mind wanders to my next trip to Tres Terrazas.
We so appreciate your kind words about us and our rental! My husband installed a quadruple water filtration system, including charcoal filters, many years ago which does ensure our water is very pure. We don’t, as mentioned, have very many bugs to deal with on our island. As all our windows are screened there is little chance they will enter the apartment if there happen to be any wandering by. Our new ferry service, Taboga Express, is indeed a real treat for all as it departs and returns five times daily. Please find their schedule information on our site Tres Terrazas. As of late our lovely warm rain has picked up with some incredible lightning shows across our skies to enjoy as well!
Dieses Appartement ist wirklich sehr zu empfehlen! Die Besitzer sind sehr nett und haben ihre Wohnung total liebevoll und schön eingerichtet. Alles ist sehr sauber, das grosse Schlafzimmer echt schoen und das Bett gut. Unser Sohn hat auf der zum Bett ausziehbaren Couch seiner Aussage nach herrlich geschlafen.;-) Die Kueche ist ausreichend ausgestattet und durch das hauseigene Filtersystem kann man das Leitungswasser gut trinken. Jeannette die Besitzerin hat uns sogar Gemuese aus Panama Citty mitgebracht weil man das auf der Insel so schwer bekommt und von Thijs gab es unglaublich leckeren selbst geangelten Fisch! Aber dass aller schoenste ist der atemberaubende Ausblick von der riesigen Terrasse. Wenn man dort in der Haengematte liegt und aufs Meer schaut ist der Urlaub perfekt! Wir haben es so genossen, dass wir am Ende unseres 4WochenTrips noch einmal fuer zwei Naechte nach Taboga gefahren sind... Ach so, dass einzig Negative sind die Inselhaehne, die nerven schon ab Mitte der Nacht also wer empfindlich ist - Ohrstoepsel mitnehmen! ;-) Taboga ist am Wochenende am Strand relativ laut. Dafuer gibts leckeres selbst gemachtes Kratzeis am Pier - unbedingt probieren! Wer seine Ruhe haben will, sollte in der Woche fahren. Taboga ist eine Reise wert wenn man so eine schoene Unterkunft wie Tres Terrazzas hat!
It was wonderful to know your family enjoyed your stay here so much the first time that you decided to return for your last few days in Panama. We were also happy to share the dorado my husband caught as there was plenty for everyone! Nothing like fresh fish on the BBQ or pan sauteed with olive oil and garlic. There is also a great restaurant which serves my favorite fresh coconut curry fish dish - yum!
Relaxation an hour outside of manic Panama City!
You will not be disappointed booking this apartment!
Get out of the city to relax in your hammock or catch some sun on the clean beaches.
Large kitchen to prepare your meals to eat on the fabulous terrace with stunning views. (restaurants readily available if this isn't your thing)
Plenty of space for my friend and I - we had the best stay!
Couldn't have been looked after any better by Jeanette & Thijs, even provided some fresh aloe when the sun got the better of us.
A narrow spiral staircase for entry so make your luggage light and small.
Would recommend for a chilled out break from it all!
We are so very glad you had a great stay relaxing at Tres Terrazas. And as you mentioned, it is an hour away from the city with the Calypso Ferry and only 30 minutes with the National Ferry. It is always a good idea to bring sunscreen with a high SPF as we are located about 8 degrees from the equator. As we only had so much space to build a private entrance for the rental the spiral staircase is a bit narrow. But even folks with large bags can manage them one at a time or there are always friendly locals, who, for a couple of dollars are happy to give you a hand!
I had the pleasure of staying at Tres Terrazas for two nights in February. With the storms back east where I am from it was so wonderful to walk around in shorts and sandals, swim in the warm water and relax in the hammock on the expansive terrace. The views, like everyone else says, are incredible and it is a quick walk to the beach. There are several restaurants with delicious food and the people are quite friendly. The meticulously clean apartment has total privacy but Jeannette and Thijs live next door and can help you with whatever you might need. Wish I could have stayed longer!
Having spoken to this gentleman during his stay we can totally understand his wish to stay longer. Taboga Island and its warm waters was just the breather he needed from Boston and all the massive snow storms. We have been receiving rave reviews from many of our guests regarding the restaurants we recommend. Everything from award winning ceviche, fried yucca and home-made pizza. At the moment there is an abundance of fresh red snapper for all of you fish lovers! One restaurant serves a delicious coconut curry whole fish dish. Or just bring your own steak and barbeque it on your terrace!
Short walking distance to the second oldest church in the Western Hemisphere. Two minute walk to the nearest beach. Local restaurants and internet cafe nearby. Only 25 minutes from Panama City with wonderful restaurants, great shopping, health spas, cinemas, and museums.