By the Sea Casitas, Charming Guesthouse on the Bay

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

By the Sea Casitas is a unique guest-house featuring three simple, traditional style individual sleeping casitas on the property. These clean Casitas are painted in bright colors and sleep a total of 8 people (purple sleeps 4 with 4 twin beds, orange 2 in a double bed and yellow has a king sized bed). Fresh linens and towels are provided. There are 2 bathrooms and two outdoor showers with hot water. The main house has a charming living and dining area with a view to the sea for your cooking pleasure or just to hang out. There is also a large deck over the sea to enjoy the views, the sun and relax. Damage deposit required

The casitas are paired with a main house over the water that is home to a living room and fully equipped kitchen for guests to use at their leisure. There are two outdoor showers with hot water that are spacious and clean as well as two bathroom sinks.

A hammock on the over-the-water dock become a place to hang out and enjoy the north side of Isla Colón (the breezy side). Read your book, take a swim, or watch the tropical fish nibbling around the coral growing on the pier posts of the boathouse. The property has a local flavor in a nice neighborhood. Keep in mind that local neighborhoods can be noisy, music, dogs, children. if you are sensitive, bring earplugs

The property is within walking distance to Bocas Town, close to restaurants, groceries stores, dive shops, bike, boat rental and tours.

Accommodations for up to 8 guests. Minimum 3 night stay. Starting at $250 per night plus a .07% hotel tax and $60 cleaning fee per reservation. Christmas week, New Years week, Carnival, Feria del Mar and Easter are higher rates. Ask for your quote now. No smoking inside any of the rooms. Free WiFi. Please note that if you do not rent all three Casitas, what you do not rent will remain vacant to ensure your privacy. Also The Spa is on the property. You can book services for your self and you may see spa clients in the spa area waiting for their services. Spa client may use the bathrooms from time to time.

A deposit of 25% is required to hold your reservation. You may cancel and get a 90% refund up to 30 days prior to the reservation date. We accept deposits by Paypal

- WiFi We have WiFi in the main house and the password is bianca123

Laundry service is available for $5.00 per wash and dry

Spa services are on the property and available by appointment for an extra charge: massage, facials, waxing, hair coloring and haircuts. Dock access is shared by the Spa. Occasionally clients arrive by boat and must walk through the property to get to their appointment. Owners also keep their boat on the premises and will be walking through the yard to get to it.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Not really suitable for children under 5....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside any of the rooms or main house...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds (1) one Kingsize bed available, Double Beds (1) one double bed available, Twin or Single Beds (1) 4 twin size beds available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the main house...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

    2 toilets, 2 sinks and 2 outdoor showers...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Located on the same property as a full service spa where for an added charge, guests can enjoy massages over the water or hair cuts, waxing, manicure/pedicure and facials....moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • 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
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You can see the beach from our property...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Walk to downtown from our place, about 10 minutes...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are located right over the water in town on the bay. Incredible view from our deck...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    We can dry your laundry for $2.50 per load...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Comfy clean sheets, pillows and towels...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    We can wash your laundry for $2.50 per load...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wifi in the main house...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove with oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Fabulous walk-out dock and sun deck with hammocks and chairs to enjoy the sun and breeze....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feria del Mar
Sep 14 - Sep 18, 2016
3 night min stay
Christmas, New Years 2016
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Carnival 2017
Feb 22 - Feb 27, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,750 $3,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $60
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7%


Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Rates do not include the .07% hotel tax and $60 cleaning fee. 50% deposit required. Paypal accepted. Please note that if you do not rent all three casitas, what you do not rent will remain vacant. Damage deposit of $500 will be charged and refunded if there is no damages.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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0.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bocas Del Toro airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rip Tide
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
The only ferry
150 Miles
Nearest Golf
150 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pan American Highway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Casbah
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Bluff

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: The two owners, Donna and Anne-Michelle have been friends for 35 years and business partners for almost as long. Originally from the East coast of the US, they lived in Boulder Colorado for many years and now both reside in Bocas del Toro, Panama as your hosts. Donna's daughter Bianca, does the massage at t he Spa

Why the Owner Chose Bocas del Toro Province, Panama:
After traveling together for many years to many different countries and looking for our perfect 'place in the sun', we chose Bocas del Toro Panama the ideal place to vacation and ultimately to live. It's laid back atmosphere and great community make it a home that we don't want to leave.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We both fell in love with this property because of its unique location. It is right on the water with palm trees swaying in the front, yet it is just a few minutes walking to the center of town.

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Speaks: english



  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • on the top deck

    on the top deck

  • See the fish right from our dock

    See the fish right from our dock

  • Learn to paddle board

    Learn to paddle board

  • Fronts of casitas

    Fronts of casitas

  • Yellow Casita

    Yellow Casita

  • Purple Casita

    Purple Casita

  • Garden area

    Garden area

  • private swimming from the dock

    private swimming from the dock

  • outdoor showers

    outdoor showers

  • Take sail on a Catamaran for the day

    Take sail on a Catamaran for the day

  • upper deck

    upper deck

  • View from upper deck

    View from upper deck

VRBO #439696

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 30, 2016

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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama #439696

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