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Large 2-Story Cabin, Great for Families, Private, Wildlife, Beaches, Music Study

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Aerial view over the cabin looking back towards town and neighboring islands.

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Last updated: 08/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Si hablo Espanol e um poco do Portuguese..

Please watch the video we made showing the cabin and area. The link is located in the top left corner of the cover photo, "VIDEO"

The cabin sits 100 metres from the beach in a private off the road garden setting at the edge of the jungle. We are 3 km from town centre, a $1 taxi ride or an easy 15 minute bike ride. We are conveniently located near the 'Y' in the road where it splits towards Paunch/Bluff beaches on the coast road and towards Bocas del Drago on the interior road. The 'Y' is a small community mixed with locals and ex-pats.

The cabin is 2 floor 24x16 (7m X 5m). The bedrooms are on the 2nd floor with a 1/2 bath. Each room has a double bed with orthopedic mattress and wall fan.
The monkey room looks look out into various fruit trees with a filtered view to the beach. The sloth room(smaller) looks out over the farm and the tree tops towards the jungle. Both rooms have a reading light and open closets. There is floor space in the bedrooms for extra guests mattresses.

Down stairs is a large tile counter kitchen with a 4 burner stove, double sink and a refrigerator. The kitchen is equipped with a blender, toaster and juicer as well as all the pots, pans and utensils you will need. There is a bar counter top separating the kitchen from the dining area and an Lshaped bench and a dining table. Opposite of the dining area is a 8x12 living room with a couch, hammock and rocking chair. And finishing off the first floor is a small storage room that acts as the lockup room for your valuables.

The main bathroom is 10 feet from the front door, a bath house is what it is..It has a hot shower, toilet, sink. We have a washing machine we share with our guests.

All the posts and beams are made from round wood poles. There are no windows like you may be used to, just screens to keep the bugs out. There is no AC. The house is in a relatively shady spot and the screen windows allow good air flow..On a hot sunny day the bedrooms upstairs are unpleasant from about midday until 430 or so. Downstairs stays pleasant even on a real scorcher..There is a wall fan downstairs too which adds to the freshness. It is cool at night and normally quiet except for the buzz of the jungle and sounds of the waves breaking.


Off the front of the house is a 16x20 covered patio with a cement floor. Excellent bird and wildlife viewing!!! The patio is surrounded by flowers, coconut and other fruit trees, palms and bananas filled with birds and butterflies. A family of howler monkeys are regular visitors and the random sloth can be spotted. We keep chickens in a coop NO ROOSTER!! We have a dog and a cat as well who you will meet. We also have a large green house and veggie garden which we share with our guests. We live simply and try to keep expenses and impact down riding bikes and growing food.

We live across a small creek on the same property and are happy to help our guests as needed. We can help you to arrange tours, kayaks, scuba trips, bird watching and animal viewing, etc. and make suggestions about all there is to do and see in the islands and elsewhere in Panama. I am a 14 year resident of Bocas.

We hope to attract guests who will appreciate the cabin in its natural setting. Photographers, bird watchers, gardeners, musicians, divers, surfers, etc..Bocas is gifted with such a rich diversity of plant, animal and night life.. We hope you will come and enjoy it with us.

2 beach cruiser style bicycles are included.

We operate a small veterinary clinic on the same property helping our 4-legged friends.

There is also a 400sf dedicated music studio here on the property. It was built with soundproof walls thus it does not disturb the cabins peace and quiet. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to come stay, practice, teach, rehearse and record. Please contact me about studio use scenarios and the equipment we have.

If someone has a special skill set we will consider work trades to mutually benefit each other. ( Veterinarians and musicians especially!)

Please feel free to email or call me with any questions you may have. Si hablo espanol.. Gracias..















Keywords: Home, Cabana,Casita, bungalo, custom home,garden, natural setting

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Double Beds (1) Orthopedic mattress, newer sheets and pillows.., Twin or Single Beds (1) Newer orthopedic mattress, sheets and pillows....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, bidet

    toilet and sink upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 is a bathhouse built just out the front door.. Bathroom 2 is a toilet and sink upstairs between the bedrooms....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We keep a small organic garden that we share with our guests. There is usually basil, mint, arugula, kales, collared greens..Sometimes there are tomatoes and cucumbers. Lot's of lemon grass for tea. Also we have 7 chickens that give us the best eggs. NO ROOSTER!!!! A variety of local and exotic fruit trees which flower throughout the year. And we have coconut trees if you like to drink coconut water. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games:

    There is a small collection of board games, chess set, backgammon.....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes line and a gas dryer. $3 per load for dryer.....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Bikes available...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We provide sheets and towels. You should bring a beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Couch, hammock, chairs, books.....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    A cell phone is provided for guests...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    I provide towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    This is a Semi-automatic machine. Clothes line to dry.....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Strong Wifi signal at the cabin, the speed varies, normally fast enough to use messenger apps and email. For guests who require continous hi-speed there is an option for an addition fee....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric drip style...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full utensils, blender, toaster, juicer.....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Double sink, tiled counters,bar. Fully equipped....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 adult beach cruisers and one kids bike included with rental....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    16'x24' covered patio,hammack, chairs, table....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hi-Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$75
$480
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$50
$350 $1,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $40
  • Per guest over 2+child $10
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The prices are for 2 people. For additional guests it is $10 a day more per person.

Half of payment collected VIA Paypal or bank transfer to hold the reservation and the balance in cash upon arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/17/2016
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

We are located just a 7 minute walk from a 25 acre botanical garden (Finca los Monos) that has hundreds (possibly thousands) of both native and non native plants. About a 10 minute walk brings you to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Station. Both places offer guided tours. The birding and wildlife viewing in Bocas is excellent. Here in our garden you will see many species and I can arrange a naturalist/bird guide to take you deeper into the jungle. The Snyder banana canal is a must see for enthusiastic birders. As well as bird island, hope to nesting Tropic Birds.The surf break at Paunch is an easy bike ride or a $2 taxi ride..

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am originally a West Coast gringo who sailed the Caribbean for some years. I moved to Bocas 14 years ago. Sailing has given way to island life with my Panamanian wife Gloria. She is a Veterinary Doctor and we operate the only animal clinic here in the islands helping our 4 legged friends. We both enjoy observing wildlife (especially birds) and photography. Recording and preserving Caribbean music is my latest passion.

Why the Owner Chose Bocas del Toro Province, Panama:
I bought the land and built the house. It was ideal for me being close enough to the center to ride a bike yet far enough out that you don't feel the busy pace of town. The large lot has given us the room to plant and grow allot of our own food. We also have planted many flowering ornamentals which attract countless birds from the neighboring forrest.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
There is a dedicated music studio here on the property. Musicians are encouraged to come stay!! The studio was built with soundproof walls and does not affect the peace and quiet of the compound. You will love the sounds of the waves crashing and the songs of the birds at day break.We are at the edge of the jungle so the colorful garden pulls in countless birds and a family of howler monkeys are regular visitors. We share the bounty of the garden with our guests. Lot´s of coconut trees too so you can drink real coconut water. We have a rain catchment tank that we collect our drinking water from. And of course the ping pong table..


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

 

Photos

  • Aerial view over the cabin looking back towards town and neighboring islands.

    Aerial view over the cabin looking back towards town and neighboring islands.

  • Larger of the 2 bedrooms. Big comfy beds in both rooms, hangers and shelves.

    Larger of the 2 bedrooms. Big comfy beds in both rooms, hangers and shelves.

  • Bathhouse with hot shower.

    Bathhouse with hot shower.

  • View from the large bedroom back towards the beach. Monkeys often sleep here.

    View from the large bedroom back towards the beach. Monkeys often sleep here.

  • Custom chair, outdoor comfort.

    Custom chair, outdoor comfort.

  • Large male howler monkey eating guaba in the garden.

    Large male howler monkey eating guaba in the garden.

  • Hummingbird nesting in the garden..

    Hummingbird nesting in the garden..

  • Quick pass thru the veggie and herb patch. Different greens, basil, mint, etc..

    Quick pass thru the veggie and herb patch. Different greens, basil, mint, etc..

  • Living room. Windows are screened.

    Living room. Windows are screened.

  • Outside area looking out into the garden.

    Outside area looking out into the garden.

  • Cabin and porch looking towards the beach. The green house is where we live

    Cabin and porch looking towards the beach. The green house is where we live

  • Large bedroom. A-frame design shortens the ceiling in the rooms sides .

    Large bedroom. A-frame design shortens the ceiling in the rooms sides .

  • Wall mural downstairs.

    Wall mural downstairs.

  • Paunch Beach, short bike ride or a shorter taxi..

    Paunch Beach, short bike ride or a shorter taxi..

  • Family of howler monkeys along property line.

    Family of howler monkeys along property line.

  • 3 toed sloth at the Smithsonian Institute. They are very common on the island.

    3 toed sloth at the Smithsonian Institute. They are very common on the island.

  • All organic veggie garden, guests are encouraged to enjoy the bounty.

    All organic veggie garden, guests are encouraged to enjoy the bounty.

  • Bath house and cabin entrances.

    Bath house and cabin entrances.

  • Path to the cabin..

    Path to the cabin..

  • Front terrace and bath-house.

    Front terrace and bath-house.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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