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Island Home in Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedroom 2 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Beautiful island home on Isla Colon in Bocas Del Toro. The ocean and a swimming beach are only a block from the house. In fact, you can see the water from the deck! Night life and restaurants in town are only 2 miles away. The surfing beach is only a 5-10 minute bike ride from the house. The jungle is in the backyard and howler monkeys may wake you up in the morning.

Also, the property managers live upstairs, so they can help with anything you need, including scheduling excursions and setting up boat rides. We are fully equipped with wireless internet and the house has a washer and dryer, which is always helpful when on vacation!

If you are looking for a great place to stay with comfortable amenities, stay with us!! Thank you!!!

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Anne

We lived in the chilly state of Wisconsin, USA and while on vacation, we absolutely fell in love with Bocas. Once there, we never wanted to leave! After we saw this house and the location, we made our dream vacation home purchase happen. We can't wait for our friends and family to come visit and enjoy everything that Bocos has to offer!

Nothing would make us happier than renting this house to anyone who chooses to vacation here! We want everyone to love it as much as we do. We hope you will stay at our house and enjoy your dream vacation!

Anne purchased this house in 2006

Why Anne chose Big Creek Village

This house is in the perfect location on the island. It's 2 blocks from the beach and only a short bike ride away to great surfing, restaurants and Bocas town. As for the property, it has a beautiful deck, beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife and vegetation. Also, it's an extremely safe area, as is the entire island.

Also, we have wireless internet that works great at the house!

What makes this house unique

We have caretakers who live next door. They can set up fishing trips, cave tours, snorkeling, whatever you wish to do!

Staying with us, you get to enjoy the large, open deck. You also get the sites and sounds of monkeys and birds in the jungle in the backyard. This house is in the best location on the island, near the beach and surf spots yet it is close enough to town but far enough to be quiet and private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Don:

We had a wonderful time last week at your home in Bocas. As everyone says I'm sure we spent a lot of time on the deck. Enjoyed swimming in the ocean just on the other side of the bridge too. Javier was great. He was always available if we needed him. We rented bikes from him and enjoyed doing a ride each day. We rode to del Drago- took the bus back with the bikes on top- out to Bluff beach and had lunch at Carolina- what a view. Was also great to be able to ride into town. Loved it
Feb 2012
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
10 minutes away on Isla Colon, Bocas Del Toro
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Skully's Restaurant and Ciao Pizza
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Skully's Restaurant and Ciao Pizza
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bluff Beach
Car: not necessary

The house is located in Big Creek and is about 2 blocks from the beach and ocean. The beach across the street is great for swimming and sun tanning (tide and weather permitting). Great surfing is only a 5 minute bike ride away!! The house is a 5 minute taxi ride from downtown. In town, there are markets for food and beverages which can be enjoyed on the spacious deck!


Big Creek Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Small bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Small bedroom with bunk beds
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This is a small bedroom downstairs with a separate entrance
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed and there is a small bedroom right next door with bunk beds. The third bedroom is a small room downstairs, which has a separate entrance.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house comes with a washer and dryer which is always helpful while on vacation!


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(67 traveler reviews)

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Island Home in Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
average rating of 4.5373135 based on 69 reviews

Absolutely amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I loved our time at this home away from home! It had everything you could ask for. The cozy atmosphere was amazing inside and the porch was perfect for lazy mornings and late afternoons. Javier is the best! When I say the best, I mean out of this world awesome! My girlfriends and I just loved having him around. Very great with communications!! We didn't want to leave everything was so convenient! Skully's was a big hit and we had dinner there most nights, food was amazing! Drinks were yummy too! And you couldn't beat the price! I would go back in a heartbeat! Thanks Tera for all your advise!


The Texas Gals

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! It was an absolute joy having you ladies stay at the house! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your girls trip! Thanks again!
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wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

The house is very nice and has everything you need! Tera, the owner is available all the time via Email and Jose, the neighbour is allways there too for any question or favour! The location is very good, near Bocas town. You can walk 10 minutes to a cool bar/restaurant where you can rent a quad and drive for example to the bluff beach. But you also have a small sweet beach across the street. If the weather is not sunny you can just relax on the huge veranda surrounded by beautiful plants, birds and monkeys. The house costs what it is comparing to other rentals on the island!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house, location, and property are outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We own a rental home in Costa Rica and have stayed in many vacariin rentals. This one is top notch all the way around. The owner is extremely responsive. The caretaker handles anything needed. The kitchen, the sheets and utensils are clean. This is often lacking, even in some of the nicer beach properties. It all makes for an easy and enjoyable stay. We would recommend this rental to anyone without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This vacation was amazing, rugged and adventurous!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great/the people were all very nice. We had lot of rain, but that didn't stand in our way! Everything was as they explained about the house!!!! No surprises! Had a wonderful time! Thank you so much

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 6 nights at Tera's Casa Oceana, let's start off with customer service, Tera was superb at responding our emails and providing details about the house and things to do in Bocas. Don't rush to print out emails at all because Tera has a welcome booklet where you'll find the information needed. Also, at your arrival you'll meet Miller, local housekeeper who takes care of anything and also shares valuable info to get around Bocas and the islands.

As soon as you enter the property you can tell how well maintained everything is, and as you start to look around the kitchen you'll figure you have all you need to prep your meals. Wide variety of utensils, propane gas kitchen, and refrigerator make the kitchen experience more enjoyable, plus you have a propane gas grill outside for your grilling pleasure :)

House is located in Big Creek residential area (about 5-6 min car ride from main commercial area), so you don't have to deal with the nightlife noise, and because Bocas is a tropical area you can enjoy the soothing sound of the near beach, birds and local species in the outside living area (pictured). Goes without saying: Bocas is tropical, don't forge your mosquito repellent, they come out more around night time!

Bathrooms are well equipped with mirrors, face-towels, toilet paper, and hot water both in sink and shower.

There are many ceiling fans and air conditioner, TV, DVD player, and wide selection of movies and some books if you didn't bring your own.

Bathroom and beach towels are there for you, and if you run out quick, you have the laundry room downstairs equipped with one washer and one dryer. Laundry soap is also provided!

Bed was super comfy and cozy, and so where the pillows.

I hope I didn't miss anything, but other than these, Casa Oceana is a wonderful welcoming place to stay while in Bocas! Highly recommended!


Gustavo, Mafer, Elvis and Vivi :)

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful! Truly a home away from home. I wished it had been a little more on the beach, but then we wouldn't have had the monkeys all around the house. And the beautiful parrots, and the croc... all so lovely.

Javier is a wonderful man. So caring and helpful. He cooked for us one night and it was the best food we ate in Panamá. He also helped us retrieve our camera with the help of the taxi driver. So many wonderful people!

The beds are comfortable and the linens are very nice. The shower with hot water was appreciated. We were traveling with my mother-in-law and it was nice that she had a her own space with a separate entrance, bedroom and bathroom. The laundry facilities are also appreciated.

Tera was great to work with. We feel fortunate to have found your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please leave the home as you found it! We would appreciate it if dishes were done when you left and if towels and bedding were piled on the floor. It's helps considerably with the turn around time for the next guest. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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