About the property
- House5000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 8 nights
House, 6 Bedrooms with a Loft 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)
Vista Azul Lodge on Isla Carenero in the archipelago Islands of Bocas del Toro is the ideal destination for a unique vacation experience. Located outside the hurricane zone with countless different fun activities to do around the islands. The Lodge and the Bocas islands provide a safe, healthy and thrilling vacation for everyone. Guests can discover the underwater world of the Caribbean Sea, explore the exotic wildlife, experience the adventures of island living or choose to relax on the magnificent white sandy beaches. Located just five minutes away from the main town of Bocas, guests can easily enjoy local dining with some of the freshest seafood and fruits, as well as nightlife and an endless array of daytime activities from world-class snorkeling to surfing.
The Lodge combines creativity with practicality while always taking advantage of the natural ambiance of the Caribbean. The 5,000 sq. ft. Lodge includes five master bedrooms each with a private terrace, a king-sized bed and en-suit bathroom. With the additional lofted bedroom, the Lodge can accommodate a total of 14 guests. All rooms are equipped with high-speed wireless Internet. A 42' TV to enjoy movies and the use of a local cellular phone during your stay.
In addition to the exciting local attractions and charming accommodations, the Lodge and Bocas del Toro are just a 45 minute plane ride away from Panama City. Visit one of the great wonders of the world, the Panama Canal. Guests can depart in the morning from Bocas and enjoy the canal while having lunch at the Mira Flores Locke's.
Keywords: Tropical, Caribbean, Beachfront, Waterfront, Catering available, Warm, Jungle, Surfing, Snorkeling, Diving, Fishing, Boating, Yachts, On site Caretaker, Birds, Animals, Airport, Island, Nature Park, Swim, Hike, Surf.
Peter and Andrea Kent
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
About Peter and Andrea Kent
Peter Kent, arrived in Bocas Del Toro, Panama in 1993, one of the first foreigners to settle in the area. Originally from England, he has lived in Spain, France, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Costa Rica, on top of many years spent traveling the world. Throughout his life, he worked on a wide range of international construction projects, gaining experience. Peter has designed, developed and constructed numerous homes throughout the Bocas Del Toro Islands. His construction experience allows him to navigate the challenging development process of Panama, while his keen eye results in inspirational designs for each of the unique homes. Andrea Kent is originally from Northern California, but lived in Costa Rica as a teenager. Her parents own a Resort in Costa Rica, they traveled to Bocas and met Peter, became good friends and ten years later met their daughter Andrea (for the first time). Fell in love, were married and now enjoy their son Orion. The Interior Designer graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California and has since applied her unique creative talents to both commercial and residential design projects, domestically and abroad. After founding Hawking Design Group, she became a reoccurring featured designer on the Home and Garden Television Network. The Kentways homes, including Vista Azul Lodge, benefit from Andrea's ability to marry traditional Caribbean style with more contemporary design and conveniences. Not a single design element goes untouched, resulting in inspired homes, built in the islands of Bocas Del Toro.
Peter and Andrea Kent purchased this House in 1994
Why Peter and Andrea Kent chose Panama
Peter bought the 100 acre property back in '94, 'I knew where I would eventually build my residence. I waited for my soul partner to cross my path so as to build our dream home together but the time was not yet. So I started to build, when the interior stage was upon me, I met my wife who turned out to be an interior designer'.
What makes this House unique
The spectacular setting of the creative Lodge with the Caribbean sea at the doorstep and the jungle at the back door gives this property a uniqueness, plus the Lodge is just a five minute boat ride to the charming, vibrant town of Bocas. It would take six months to explore and experience the islands fully. With a multitude of local activities to keep your stay entertaining. With also access to spa treatments, a getaway for rejuvenation, away from the stress of work and home.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A very special place, indeed!
Vista Azul is the perfect blend of Caribbean rustic luxury and oceanfront perfection. As you can see it is situated directly on the beach, and what a beach it is! Perfect white sand, crystal clear water, fantastic snorkeling just offshore and if you catch it right there are world class waves of just around the corner... although we didn’t time the waves right there were no complaints. Peter was extremely accommodating and communicative in pre-trip conversations. Both Eli and Armodio were super helpful. The ladies who came over to cook were absolutely fantastic, highly recommended! Awesome restaurants just a short walk away, a place to rent surf and paddle boards, and a five minute boat taxi puts you in the heart of Bocas town. Check out the Cosmic Crab restaurant for excellent eats. We will be back!
Great to hear you all had a great time at Vista Azul Lodge and Bocas, it really is a special place. I just returned from Bocas and continue to fall in love with the place.
We understand you are in the vacation rental business in Costa Rica, so you know the value in a vacation home, so we are pleased you found everything to your liking.
We look forward to accommodating you and your friends again in the future.
Thank you very much for your posting.
Warm regards from all the Vista Azul Lodge staff.
Outstanding property, great staff, we all loved it
This is the ideal place for a medium to large group to spend time in Panama. We had 5 couples, and a 6th couple for a day. The six bedrooms with good a/c were all equally great - large with private bathrooms and king beds. There are 4 large common area inside, with a bar and a large table and dining area. The best relaxing is done on the beautiful beach or outdoor decks and balcony with lots of comfortable and varied seating. We used the very inexpensive cook and housekeeper 3 days out of eleven. All her meals were outstanding, but our final huge lobster tails and octopus ceviche with coconut rice and fried plantains was the both very inexpensive and memorably delicious. We prepared many meals in the well equipped kitchen, and walked 5 minutes to Bibi's on the Beach for 3 or 4 dinners and excellent happy hours. Armodio, the on-premise caretaker, was perfect. Everything we needed was supplied. Water taxis provided transportation to/from/around the islands, on various tours, fishing and snorkeling tripd. Our group has done many VRBO properties in the Caribbean and other island beaches, and this is simply the best we have found. The owner is a great communicator .Our highest recommendation
After all the turmoil from the hurricanes in the Caribbean playing havoc with your original holiday plans, we are pleased your eventual holiday at Vista Azul Lodge in Bocas put aside all those early concerns and that you all enjoyed yourselves.
Thank you on behalf of all the staff for your lovely posting.
We look forward to accommodating you all again in the future.
From all the Vista Azul staff, Andrea and Peter
One of the Best
This was by far one of the best vacations I've ever had. The house was amazing, the staff was super helpful, and Peter was delightful in answering all my questions leading up to the trip. This is truly a unique location that provides creature comforts immersed in a beautiful natural environment. Can't imagine a better place to stay in Bocas and hope to go back soon!
Thank you James for your kind words. Delighted you all enjoyed your stay at Vista Azul Lodge. We look forward to accommodating you again in the future. Warm regards Andrea and Peter.
Thank you, Peter, Ely, Armodio, and Choi for everything!
We rented out Vista Azul Lodge for our destination wedding. Peter agreed to let us perform the ceremony outside on the beach and it couldn't have been better. Armodio's help and experience was great and our wedding day was absolutely perfect! Even the torrential down pour at the end of the night made for humorous memories! The property was in great condition, the beach was beautiful and clean, and the regular team of individuals who were available to us for any and every situation was invaluable. If I ever come back to Bocas with a large group again, I know exactly where I'm going to be staying!!
One side note, however, be prepared for sand flies! Completely out of the control of any homeowner/property manager, but it is a reality that one must come prepared for. They were only bad at dusk and night outside.
Peter was a great host and was always available for any questions prior to our arrival. Ely was our go-to for any questions regarding the property or the town. Armodio is a great, caring, funny, and hardworking man who is at your doorstep when you need any help at the house. Choi and his sons were extremely reliable and prompt water transportation.
We appreciate the constant help and service from everyone involved with Vista Azul Lodge that made our dream wedding vacation a reality.
Mr & Mrs... get used to it :)
Wonderful that your wedding went smooth and everyone did their part in making it "the perfect day".
We too had our wedding on the beach in front of Vista Azul some 13 years ago.
Look forward to seeing the photos when ready.
Have a fabulous life together.
Warm regards from the whole team.
Vista Azul has views from a post card. Unbelievable and breathtaking, the clear Caribbean waters, open ocean, and the nearby islands make every view spectacular. You walk out of the house onto a gorgeous beach with calm waters. The house has air conditioned bedrooms for comfort and sea breezes to keep comfortable in the living areas of the house. The staff is great and can prepare some really great local cuisine. Easy to get to Bocas Town via water taxi or just walk down the beach to a couple local restaurants. Huge glass windows on the back of the house allow birders and nature lovers to take in a little jungle view with sloths and a variety of birds from the comforts of the house. All the staff from the airport and back to the airport and everything in between are courteous and friendly. We will return! Thanks Peter and Andrea and all your great staff!!
Dear Mr. Kaldis,
Thank you very much for your posting.
What comes to mind is quite simply... "Ditto" ! Our sentiments too.
Look forward to accommodating you and your party again in October.
Andrea and Peter.
Best residence for large groups on Carenero Island! Step off front steps to the sea!
The Kent's home on Caranero Island is far and away the largest, most comfortable for large families and groups. Located right on the water on the island's windward side, you wake up every day with ocean waves in front of you and sleep to ocean sounds at night. Within sight, you will see surfers learning how to ride waves. The house is equipped to prepare meals or, better yet, have the staff coordinate cooked meals for you! Within a short walk, there is a lovely seafood restaurant, Bibis. Just be careful not to run into a land crab at night (they're terrified of people)! The Kent's local staff is highly accommodative and ably coordinated any boat travel, services (e.g., in-house massages and excursions) or housekeeping we required. We echo some comments other guests had warned regarding eager locals who walk close to the house, infringing a bit on privacy especially during the afternoon hours. But once we grew accustomed to our surroundings after Day 2, we were convinced of how fortune were were to be guests of one of the nicest accommodations in Bocas del Toro. Thank you to the Kents and staff for a wonderful booking experience and vacation stay, as well as your responsiveness whenever we had questions!
Pleased to hear the staff took good care of you and that you all had a wonderful time at the lodge. Yes, the land crabs are a humorous aspect when walking home after dinner at either the Pickled Parrot or Bibi's restaurant, but they are totally harmless :)
Thank you for your posting.
Warm regards from all the Vista Azul staff.
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates; Weekly Rate Base; $3,900 up to 8 guests, additional guest $425 Daily Rate; Mon-Thur $700 up to 8 guests, additional guest $65 Fri-Sun $800 up to 8, additional guest $65 Christmas 20-27 Dec $9,000; New Years 27 Dec-3 Jan $12,000. Both 1 week min. up to 14 guests.