About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4)
The Ideal visitors to 'Casa Roca' are active people looking for adventure while also wanting some creature comforts. Casa Roca is a 5 to 10 minute walk along a stone and crushed shell walkway from the water taxi landing in Bastimentos town. CURRENTLY OUR ROCK WALL DOCK CANNOT BE USED FOR ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES AS IT IS AWAITING REPAIR, WHICH INVOLVES GETTING PERMITS FROM AUTHORITIES. We believe our home in Bastimentos is located on the best part of the island due to its sunset views and perpetual cool breezes. The home is built at the water's edge and backs up to the jungle. The house is also elevated for maximum breezes off the ocean. The master bedroom is complete with full stone-tile bath and the second bedroom has a half bath with loft access. The second bathroom has easy access to the outdoor shower and a washer and dryer are located in storage area below the house. Our property manager will pick you up at the airport in Bocas Del Toro and take you to 'Casa Roca' about a 10 minute boat ride away. For your convenience, we can also have the kitchen pre-stocked with all of your food and drink needs for your trip as well as provide assistance making day trip arrangements through one of our local providers. Day Trip activities include sightseeing, surfing, snorkeling, fishing, dolphin watching, etc. If you are looking for 'The Ritz', Bastimentos is not for you. That being said, if you would like to explore the real culture of the the Caribbean and Panama... you will see a true slice of it here. The ocean front includes a dipping pool and manmade sandy area.
Keywords: Oceanfront, Bungalow, tropical, island
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 11, 2018
About Jerry Anders
'Casa Roca' is owned by two families from Florida who use the home as much as possible. Our hobbies and sporting interests include surfing, diving, fishing, and hiking.
Jerry Anders purchased this House in 2006
What makes this House unique
The town on Bastimentos is approximately a 5 minute walk from the house and has a few small food markets for basic living supplies and a few restaurants that many call better value than any restaurant you'd find on the surrounding islands. Wildlife is abundant on this island and there is always a possibility of seeing some of the local sloths, red tree frogs, and even a monkey on occassion.
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Awesome retreat for some Rest and Relaxation
We enjoyed our stay at Casa Roca. The property was comfortable and the view is beautiful! It was quiet and relaxing. The caretaker was wonderful and very helpful. He would check up on us and was a joy to chat with.
We had to make changes to our reservation due to the airline out of San Jose cancelling our flights. Jerry was prompt with responding and accommodating the changes. Highly recommended.
Great place, very peaceful
Casa Roca is a beautiful home, plenty of space, and a knockout deck overlooking the water. The path into town isn't as challenging as some reviews have said, but it never rained hard when we were there so we don't know how it would be when wet. The caretaker is very helpful with just about anything we needed. We would definitely stay there again.
Awesome retreat in Bastimentos/Bocas del Toro
Casa Roca is a lovely home on Bastimentos. Jerry, the owner, was prompt with his replies, so it was easy to book. Santiago, the caretaker, was there whenever we needed him--whether it was transporting luggage in a wheelbarrow or fixing a water pump. The house is just as depicted and very comfortable. Believe the comments that you need sturdy shoes to trek to the house. It's less than a 10 minute walk to Old Bank, but when it rains, your feet will be wet and muddy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend Casa Roca to everyone!!
Great location facing the Caribbean Sea that provides a nice cooling breeze. The house is well equipped for cooking and then enjoying your time on the deck.
. Wizard beach is a 30 minutes walk through Old Bank then the rain forest; well worth it to get to this beautiful sand beach that has been left undeveloped.
Stunning views, comfortable, and peaceful
We enjoyed our stay. The property was comfortable and has gorgeous views. The caretaker is wonderful and very helpful. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
Thanks for staying with us, so glad you enjoyed our house and the beautiful Bocas Del Toro area!
A slice of paradise!!
A friend and I spent 6 weeks at Casa ROCA this winter. Absolutely loved it!! The house was spacious and comfortable. Had everything we needed including the new BBQ Jerry purchased prior to our arrival. Off the beaten track yet, only a 5 minute walk to the boat taxi dock. Path did become a bit treacherous when wet. Our caretaker, Antonio, lived next door. He was always available with a smile to assist us when needed. And the view....GORGEOUS!!! Hope, very much, to go back next year!!!
Thanks again for staying with us. We're working on getting the neighbors togerher to improve the walkway for those rainy days. Should be done soon.
This is a fully furnished home. We recommend that our guests be in reasonably good health because of the walk to town and due to the fact that all transportation in the area is by boat and water taxi. When the surf is flat, a boat can be used to pick up and drop off guests right in front of the property.