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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 launge chairs 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.

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.

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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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 57 reviews

Breathtaking Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Staying here was the highlight of our trip to Panama. The home is exactly as described. Clean, comfortable and secluded. Dave and Gundula were perfect hosts. Very helpful to arrange activities while on the island. Our experience would not have been as great without them. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley,we enjoyed having you and your family. You were fantastic guests.
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North Bend, Washington

Beautiful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I were looking for solitude and relaxation. And we totally found it at Casa Manana. We spent 4 days in December and really enjoyed it. The property is a botanical garden very well maintained. Sitting on the porch with a drink and just watch the wildlife is the best relaxation you can get. If you need more excitement go down to the beach and play with the waves. We also walked to the sweet water lagoon and felt like Robinson Crusoe – we had all the beach for us. Dave and Gundula are awesome hosts and organized a day long boat tour with Armando who showed us the beauty of the archipelago – dolphins, tropical islands and more. They also invited us to their Christmas party with their neighbors which was big fun. I was a bit worried since the place is a 40 minutes drive away from Bocas and all the restaurants and action. But we didn’t miss “civilization’ in Bocas at all. I absolutely can recommend this place if you want to recharge your batteries. I cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you V. And A.We truly enjoyed your company!
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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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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

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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