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'The Retreat' at The Springs - 1 or 2 Bedroom

Bedrooms 2
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 or 2 bedrooms w/private baths. Sleeps 2-6 with beautiful mountain views.

Please contact us by email for availability, as frequently one of the suites will be available even though the calendar will indicate otherwise. 'The Retreat' nestled on the side of a mountain only 7 minutes by car from downtown Boquete, is one of this area's finest homes. We are offering our lower terrace level which includes your choice of bedrooms, one with 2 queen beds or a bedroom with 1 queen bed. Each bedroom is priced separately. Both bedrooms have large spa type bathrooms. Off the bedrooms is a large sitting room with a morning kitchen perfect for lunch or light meals and a large covered Terrazzo with a sitting area and large dining table. 'The Retreat' is located in The Springs, a gated community adjacent to the Kotowah Coffee Finca. (This is a No Smoking property and No Pets allowed).

Formerly a part of Kotowah, The Springs is now a garden paradise with walking paths, meditation gardens, and all the tranquility one could ever desire. The Retreat has been described by a local realtor as one of the finest homes in all of Boquete. From this magnificent haven, one can walk the paths of The Springs or sit and meditate in one of the many rest-stops along the way. For the more energetic, it's about a 2 mi trek into downtown Boquete walking parallel to the Caldera River. Taxi and bus service are also available.

At 'The Retreat' you have your choice of 2 large

bedrooms on the terrace level floor. Each bedroom has en-suite state-of-the-art spa bathrooms with oversize shower. The 2 bedrooms are separated by a sitting room with comfortable chairs, morning kitchen with a small fridge, microwave and coffee maker. We offer Continental breakfast of yogurt, breakfast rolls from the famous Sugar and Spice bakery in downtown Boquete, the best coffee in the world, juice, soft drinks, and other 'goodies'. A large Terrazzo also separates the 2 bedrooms and from the bedrooms and Terrazzo one has an incredible view of the dormant Volcano Baru. Each room has a TV with cable and DVD players. There is also a library of books available.

The temperature is seventy five degrees year round, sixty at night. The town of Boquete is charming, there is lots to do with many great restaurants. The Pacific ocean is just an hour away.

The house was built in 2011 by Mike and Cynthia Essman who have lived in Boquete for over 2 years. Cynthia was a well known Atlanta Interior Designer and the home reflects her exquisite taste. She designed the home and Prestige Builders, Boquete's finest home builder completed it in Oct. 2011. Mike is a retired Insurance Executive. They moved to Boquete from Big Canoe in the North GA mountains 60 miles due North of downtown Atlanta. The Retreat is available for short term rental for a minimum of 2 days to a maximum of 1 month. Rates and particulars are below.

If you are looking for upscale lodging in the most beautiful community in Boquete 'The Retreat' at The Springs is the place to be.

More Details

Property Manager
Cynthia and Mike Essman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

'The Retreat' at The Springs - 1 or 2 Bedroom
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews
Dallas, Tx

Reservations for 4 nights....we ended up staying 8

  • 5 of 5

Our plans were to spend 4 nights in Boquete and travel into some other areas of Panama, but after four wonderful nights, we decided to stay longer. The home is amazing and accommodations are excellent. I am a stickler for decor and good linens....Cynthia's attention to details certainly met my expectations. Every morning we were treated with homemade Amish coffee cake and delicious Boquete coffee. Cynthia is charming and as a Southern gal myself, I must say the perfect Southern hostess. Thanks for a fabulous retreat!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Retreat for three nights and loved it despite uncooperative weather. We could not have asked for a better hostess in Cynthia and the rooms are beautifully decorated - no question she is a pro designer. We also enjoyed playing with Atticus the resident yellow lab - great bonus! When next in Boquete we hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect place for our 4 day vacation. My wife and I traveled with another couple and rented both rooms. It was the perfect place for us. Cynthia is an excellent host. I loved the fresh bread baked by herself.

I highly recommend the place for couples or families with a car. (It is not suitable for handicap. Access by stairs only)

Boquete offers many good restaurants, outdoor activities and nice temperatures all year round.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed recently at The Retreat and just loved it! What a beautifully decorated place, and the view is amazing! The beds were extremely comfortable, and the hostess is a delight! She presented us each morning with homemade treats! She bent over backwards to make sure that we had a wonderful stay and had everything that we needed. Boquete is an amazing place and we will definitely be back, and will stay at The Retreat over and over.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California

Comfort and beauty in Boquete.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Boquete exhausted from the previous week of travel in the heat and humidity of Panama. What a relief to arrive to cooler weather and the beautiful and comfortable home of Cynthia. Cynthia is an interior designer, and her talent is on display in this magnificent home. The guest quarters are downstairs; two large and beautifully decorated bedrooms (we had the "Dog Room") connected by a sitting area which opens onto a large porch with comfortable seating, a large table, and beautiful view. We were the only guests, so we had the entire downstairs to ourselves which was quiet and peaceful. Cynthia (who is from Georgia), was the perfect Southern hostess; friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. She provided us with delicious coffee cake every morning and was happy to help with recommendations for places to eat. We were missing our dogs so Cynthia let us "borrow" her beautiful golden lab Atticus for our "dog fix"! Thank you, Cynthia, for making our stay so wonderful. Give Atticus a hug from us!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honaunau, Hawaii

To die for......

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I saw the front door I felt I was home and from the second I met Cynthia I KNEW I was home. My husband and I arrived a little frazzled, as traveling can make you, but we instantly relaxed in the comfortable, lush, inviting environment at The Retreat. Cynthia's home is lovely and enjoyable inside and out and as a host Cynthia really shines. Atticus is just a joy to behold. I was attaching wheels to his feet and a handle to his body when I got caught; surely he could travel as carry-on. Everything was perfect from the very comfortable bed to the morning coffee and breakfast treats. Cynthia is very generous, kind, humble and knowledgeable. I will be talking up my stay for a long while!!! Thank you for everything, adios!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
David International Airport
Car: necessary

'The Retreat' in The Springs is located in the Highlands of Panama (40 min from David Airport, near Costa Rican border)


Rates & Availability

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Los Naranjos Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Dog Themed Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Cottage Style Bedroom - toilet , shower
  • Dog Theme Bedroom w/1 queen bed with private Spa bath $85.00 Cottage Style Bedroom w/2 queen beds with private Spa bath $95.00
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Cottage Style Bedroom $125.00 - 2 queen
    Dog Themed Bedroom $125.00 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing

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