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Beautiful' Green'Beachfront Home Secluded Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


This pristine, 3000 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is the perfect place to take your next vacation. The Mediterranean home has a master bedroom with king sized bed and private bathroom, and a second bedroom with a Full and a Queen bed. The house sleeps six comfortably and features a covered porch that extends around the entire house. The front porch is home to a beautiful and large wood table (seats 10), hammocks and other comfortable seating options. It’s the perfect place to sit back and relax to enjoy birdthe view, play games, read a book, and have big dinners.

The house is located on property in Boca del Drago, 45 minutes out of the town of Bocas del Toro on Isla Colon in Panama. The house looks over 600 feet of very private beachfront and a direct view of Isla Pajaro or “Bird Island” (a

bird sanctuary with Booby nesting grounds and Tropix birds). The beach is completely private and is great for laying out, swimming and snorkeling.(seasonal) There are a few hammocks by the beach for optimal relaxation. The rest of the property is on 7 hectares of beautiful land, covered with native flowers and fruit trees.

Beyond the beautiful view and great beach – there is much to do and see in this private location. Howler monkeys, sloths, parrots, and hummingbirds are among the animals that live and play near the house. Additionally, the surrounding area provides ample opportunity for great jungle hikes, long beach walks (where you will see starfish), kayaking, snorkeling, bird-watching and horse back riding. The best seafood restaurant on Bocas del Toro is only a 10 minute drive away – or if you are feeling adventurous – a 40+ minute walk away.

It the perfect spot for those looking for rest and relaxation, nature and solitude, and/or a private vacation with family and/or friends.

Because it is about 45 minutes away from Bocas town – this home is probably not the best vacation spot for those looking to be entertained by the Bocas nightlife.Taxi service to the house is $30.

Additionally, the house is entirely “green.” It uses sun and rain for energy and water and we may only ask you to use electricity responsibly. We usually do not use blow dryers, curling irons or anything with a heating coil, as they use large amounts of energy.

As a side note: We are happy to have watched over hundreds of Baby Turtles hatch at our beach. At the larger Playa Largarto Beach we were able to watch Leatherbacks laying eggs and later Baby turtles hatching. see more pictures on Casa Manana on Facebook

Side notes:

(1) The owner and two friendly dogs live on the premises, in the Studio apartment above the house ( separate units, same house) The dogs do like to visit with our guests. We are here to assist you.

50% down is required to secure your reservation 50% at your arrival, as well as a $200 security deposit and $50 Cleaning Fee

Contact: By phone, (see number listed below) or via internet

Keywords: Slightly remote, very private, great beaches.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

What makes this house unique

Very quiet and secluded Beachfront Property with lots of room to roam in our Tropical garden. Fresh water lagoon on Playa Largarto a 15 min walk. Turtles nest on our beach..Great for Bird watchers, we have many species right here in the neighborhood,( Oropendulars Parrots Bird of Prey, Hummingbirds,Tananger, Grass -quit and many many more, Sloth Howler Monkeys and White Face Monkeys frequently hang out around the house. .See us on Facebook Casa Manana Bocas del Toro


Bluff Beach
Starfish Beach
Islas Zapatillas
Oreba Chocolate Farm
finca de los monos
Bird Island
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bocas del Toro
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bocas del Drago Restaurant Jarisnori
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Ma�ana
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Lagarto
Nearest Point of Interest
Star Fish Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurant Jarisnori
Nearest Point of Interest
Road to Bocas town
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Mimitimbi River
Nearest Point of Interest
Bird island

We are on the North/West end of Isla Colon. It is a very private setting with Nature all around


Boca del Drago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Baby Crib
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews

Beautiful oasis, warm and inviting, better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

The property is the most beautiful you will see anywhere on your trip. Gundula and Dave are perfectly balanced hosts, offering to take you to the lagoon, take you for groceries when in town, make local calls for reservations, and even play games with the family if you want the company. She even cuts up fresh avocados from her trees for you and shares all the treats they grow. My kiddos LOVED the dogs, but they'll keep them upstairs if you don't want them around. We enjoyed the company of Gundula, Dave, and the pups very much. Highly recommend four wheelers from Flying Pirates to get around, as you are a ways from downtown and markets, not to mention how fun the four wheelers are. We saw sloths on the path, many beautiful birds all over the property, and can't say enough how inviting the house is. It can stay completely open all day as the breeze flows through, and feels like the whole place is a giant private veranda. Dave and Gundula... you were perfect! Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, Wa, USA

exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing family vacation at Casa Mañana, one that we will certainly never forget. Gundula and Dave have an incredible home and were great hosts. Gundula had great recommendations and kindly arranged amazing day activities/trips including snorkeling, a jungle hike with caves and rivers (thanks Edwardo!), tour of the grounds, and a trip to the lagoon. We saw more birds than I could count/name, a sloth, monkeys (howler and capuchin), geckos, and turtles!. It was truly amazing. It is a fantastic retreat; the house is great and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. We spent 7 days here in June and loved every minute. It did rain some, but I can’t really say it detracted from our experience at all. I couldn’t recommend Casa Mañana more. I would do this vacation over in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My friend and I cannot say enough about our paradise vacation stay here!! The accommodations were fantastic and the park like setting amazing. The beach was fabulous and private! Gundula and Dave were perfect hosts. We both cannot wait to return for another paradise vacation.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO USA

Stop Looking at other places and GO HERE!

  • 5 of 5

Family retreat. 10 nights. Perfect. 13 and 10 year old kids that found, Poison Dart Frogs, Any Eaters, snakes, bats, lizard eggs, large bugs, small bugs, crabs, spiders, geckos, monkeys, and more monkeys. Hikes in the jungle, to lagoons, to the beach, down the road and they were safe the entire time. Swiss Family Robison would be jealous of this amazing space. Gundula and Dave have created a space that is a cross between a Jack Nicklaus course and an entire season of Survivor. The pictures are accurate. Real life is better. I read 4 novels on the hammock. That's a 10 day record. We were nervous about not being connected to the internet - BUT WE LOVED IT!!! Our family didn't have one argument. WHAT? Not any issues, we were at peace and completely relaxed. We never had an issue with not having enough food. We were truly on vacation. Card games were the pass time after dinners. We were a real family unit and that is exactly what we were looking for. If you want to be with your family and enjoy their space and get to know each other, then go here. If you want to go to a place where there are organized daily activities, then stay far away from this paradise of peacefulness. Now 2 months later my son keeps asking when we are going back. Become a family again, go meet Gundula and Dave, and enjoy the remarkable getaway they are sharing with the right people.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect rental

  • 5 of 5

Me and four of my friends stayed with Gundula and her husband for 5 nights, and none of us can stop talking about the amazing accommodations we found there. Gundula is probably the best host I have ever experienced, eager to show you her expansive garden and bend over backwards to make sure you have a nice time. She has been living in the area for 12 years and has all kinds of insight, so be ready to ask questions.

The property is, for lack of better words, breathtaking. You can spend weeks enjoying all the little areas and beautiful spots, and end every night with a completely isolated bonfire on the beach. That was another of my favorite things about this listing. No neighbors. Or no close ones. You really get the idea that no one is around for miles, and that your beach is truly only your beach. Even the bugs seems to respect that (although bring bug spray anyway, there are some).

I can't say enough about this property, just take a look at the pictures. There is literally one and only one drawback, and it's nobody's fault. The property is on an area of Isla Colón so remote, that cell towers don't reach it; power lines don't reach it. What that means is, no cell service and no internet. However, even this couldn't hinder the impression this place left on us, as and 5 young men who pretty much thrive on the availability of the internet, that's saying a LOT.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needham, MA USA

Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This review is LONG overdue. We visited Panama City and Bocas where we stayed at Gundula and Dave's place back in March. We brought our 3 boys ages 8,10 and 12. The boys can't stop talking about their 'jungle adventure'. For starters the house was wonderful. All the amenities you need and more. The porch with the huge table, hammock and swings was our regular hangout for enjoying morning coffee, board games, reading and entertaining friends all while taking in the spectacular views of the landscaping and the ocean. Gundula and Dave's hospitality was superb! Gundula taught our kids how to play German board games, had a local guy cut down fresh coconuts for us to enjoy, brought us to a local school and into town and taught us how to prepare and cook yucca. The list goes on. They were so helpful and informative about the area. The boys were thrilled to see monkeys, sloths, tarantulas and scorpions! The beauty and simplicity of playing in the lagoon, walking through the forest and just being in a more remote area was a nice break from our other life. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $50

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.