House, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults)
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - Outside onlyOutside only
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Wonderful stay among the sloths, sting rays and pelicans!
We had such a great stay at the Bocas Villas! My husband and I spent a week of our honeymoon there and it was absolutely beautiful. Kris and Faubion (the on-site managers of the property) made our stay even more special by welcoming us and being open to every question and/or request. The location is definitely more for people who want to enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty of Bocas as the property is located out of town and primarily accessible by their private boat taxi. We would definitely stay again!
Awesome & peaceful getaway!
This was our first time staying in a villa over the water and it was an amazing experience. Booking was super easy & the owner Philip was quick to respond to questions. The managers Fab & Kris were super kind and helpful.
The location is a short boat ride away from downtown Bocas, which is great because it offers seclusion. The home is a great size with a nice kitchen and large indoor and outdoor living area. We used the paddle board and kayak and swam around our place. It’s exactly what we were hoping for and truly met and exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend this place to anyone looking for peace, quiet and beautiful sunsets.
Kris and Fabian were fantastic hosts!
There is no lack in this lovely Caribbean get away. Quiet, beautiful and restful.
Great Place but misleading listing
Let me first say I enjoyed my stay. If you are looking for a quiet getaway this is it. The reef in front is amazing and great for snorkeling.
In the listing, the location on the map is extremely off. This place is ONLY accessible by boat and a 20 min boat ride from Bocas Town at that. The listing also states that it sleeps 4. Well, not really. There is a queen sized bed in the bedroom, a couch and loveseat in the living area and a hammock and outdoor couch on the porch. So 2 adults can sleep comfortably the other 2 will need to wear a beekeepers suit to keep the mosquitos away if they sleep outside. There is also no parking or tv as the listing states.
Also, after booking is when you are notified about the cost of the boat ride and food service at the villas. That wasn't a deal killer obviously but it would have been nice to know before hand.
With all of that being said, I would stay here again.
We do have a nice live reef here and I’m very glad they enjoyed that and the quiet. We certainly don’t intend to be misleading with anything and I address my response to future guests for clarity, not these guys who did enjoy themselves I guess:
The listing does say we allow four people so that a couple with small children can find it listed, however, it also is clearly a one-bedroom and the furniture is all in the listing as well: One queen, one couch set, outdoor furniture. If four adults choose to stay in a one-bedroom house with one bed, they are welcome to do so, but I’m not real sure how that complaint works. “We rented a house with one bed and it turned out there was only one bed...we were bamboozled!”
The islands run on boats, cars hardly go anywhere. It is a 10 minute ride from our dock in Saigon Bay to the villas. We do not include transportation to the villas in your cheap off-season rate, but we do offer optional boat rides to make things as easy, safe, and affordable for guests as possible. Many local people earn their living with boat taxis and they are readily available (like land taxis are when you arrive elsewhere on any other vacation), I don’t want to compete with them for their livelihood, but it is a unique place and we do feel responsible to offer an easy, safe, affordable option.
March 2019 Peaceful Vacation
March 2019. Communication was excellent, immediate and accurate (despite the owner was in a different country with his wife having a baby), his immediate responses were very appreciated as it was our only initial way to communicate for the pick up. Boat service to and from rental was 10 minutes and flexible. Manager on site cooked us two very good meals (one was lobster and we watched the fisherman catch them out out bit and bring them in), the other was fresh tuna which we bought in town and he cooked for us. The prices were very reasonable for what you get. The rental is spacious, very comfortable, clean and loved the covered deck and hammock, this space has everything you need. We had access to paddle boards, and a two person kayak. The internet was in and out but you could locate a good spot near the window to send texts and emails. The linens were in good condition and enough for two people (we stayed 4 nights/5 days). The view is incredible. There is a reef literally right off the deck, we saw lots of small fish, a 4ft barracuda right off the deck, eagle rays each day and heard the monkeys in the forest behind us, bring your snorkelling gear well worth the extra luggage. We were very lucky that there was no one in the rentals on either side of us so we felt completely private. The accuracy of the rental is 5 star.
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