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Family-friendly Unforgettable Vacation at over the water house.

Bedrooms 2
Space 990 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, amazing views, private deck, coral reef few steps.

The original Yellow/Blue house of Big Bight, Isla Colon is fully equipped, kitchen with refrigerator, stove, living room with TV, DVD, movie list. Bed-linen and towels, hot water, external shower, ceilling fans in the bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, sundeck with lounge chairs, hammock over the water, Eco-friendly utilities, water floats, snorkel gear. Full ocean and mountains view. Clear and clean waters, perfect for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing. Caribbean Coral reef barrier few steps and around, rich sealife: Fish, crabs, lobster, dolphins watching. One of the best accomodations in Bocas del Toro.

Poli Rodriguez
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Poli Rodriguez

Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, intermediate French.

Poli Rodriguez purchased this house in 2011

Why Poli Rodriguez chose Bocas del Toro Province

Amazing archipelago in Caribbean, special and unforgettable place in Central America.

Rich nature, sea life around, clear and clean waters, quiet and peaceful area, close enough to town, but out of noise and touristic places.

Cozy and spacious house.

Amazing mountains and ocean views.

What makes this house unique

Paraiso Escondido has been created from the desire of having a peaceful life integrated with nature. Located in a tranquil spot in the Caribbean sea, lush, unspoiled and charming. A place full of surprises and beauty. The dream of being at sea is a unique feeling. We prioritize the proper attention and dedication to the guests by their owners and staff. A place where everyone enjoys an excellent stay in Bocas del Toro. Get surprised by dolphins swimming just in front of the house and watch different beautiful fishes at the coral reef few steps of the house. Unforgettable views 360 degrees.

The best over the water house in town. The original Yellow/Blue house from Big Bight, Isla Colon.

We would love to help you to decide if this house and location are the best for you and your family or friends.


Bocas del Toro Province House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No drugs allowed Breaking policy with refundable damage deposit or pay if break No visitors allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 places
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(48 traveler reviews)

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Family-friendly Unforgettable Vacation at over the water house.
average rating of 4.8541665 based on 48 reviews

An amazing paradise in the coral Caribbean ocean

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 2x children, ages 15 & 8 had a wonderful time in the blue house of Paraiso Escondidos. The house was a real gem in a wonderful serene location. If you are looking for serenity, you've come to the right place.

The owners Poli & Lyo were so helpful, they went out of their way to accommodate us, even Poli helped us on arriving @ dock to get some groceries and bottled water in the local grocery nearbye dock.

Beto, the caretaker, that lives in house behind was very helpful too, it was a nice feeling of security to have someone always around if you needed something. He even picked us up some bottled water from town when we didn't want to have to bother leaving the house.

It's such a magical place, just to chill out and enjoy swimming, snorkeling or kayaking around the coral and mangrove surrounding you. The 2x bedroom house was ideal for our family. 2x single beds for children, and 1x queen bed for my husband and I. Very comfortable, had a great sleep. It was also nice to have 2 bathrooms with 2x showers. The kitchen was very functional, had everything you needed. Also handy to have the barbeque outside in back to cook for dinner. Lots of extras in house. Nice to have free wi-fi, kids enjoyed watching movies, great selection of movies to watch in DVD folder.

I was a little concerned about getting eaten by bugs, mosquitos, the "no see-umm's", but I have to say, I didn't get one bug bite!

It was the best snorkeling we did in Bocas, right off the deck, and one of the night's, when we were swimming around the house, we even got to experience the bio-illuminescense phenomenon that can be seen sometimes in the Caribbean.

Overall, it was a great 1st time experience in Bocas del Torres, but only because of staying at Paraiso Escondidos. Thank you again Poli & Lyo for a beautiful experience.

Regina, Paul, Molly & Ryan. New York.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you beautiful family for finding us :) It seems your vacation was Perfect! Your review describes everything..what can I add ;) its sure a place for those who love nature, relaxing, ocean life and dont mind to be out of "busy" Bocas Town. Hope you return. Con cariño, Poli & Lyo
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Beautiful relaxing experience

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view and villa, taxi is very expensive about 25$ one way so be ready to pay. The villa does offer free taxi service 11h to get to bocas town and 2pm to return to villa. The coral and wild life is amazing at the villa would definitely recommend renting the kayaks ( 25$ for two/ day) . Owners our villa nice. Definitely would recommend renting this villa it's a great experience, very relaxing !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Water taxis from town charge per person, with minimum of passengers per boat. They have diferent fees during day light time, dinner time or very late at night and depending of size of their boat/motor. Fees common used during the day: U$5 per person (minimum 3 passengers paying) and dinner time U$8/U$10 per person (minimum 4 passengers paying). Please have in mind this is a third service we are not responsible and we recommend you pre set time and price in order to avoid miss understanding or wrong charging. We do recommend 2 persons who offer this service with lower fee than town. Please ask us. Best wishes, Poli & Lyo
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Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

We booked with Poli last minute and it was the best decision. Not only is this home incredibly clean, well maintained and in good working order, but it has magnificent views. It runs off of solar and rain water, so Eco friendly. It has a caretaker, Beto, that lives in the mangroves behind the houses. He was phenomenal, he even caught Bonita fish and cooked them for us. The house we stayed in (blue house) has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, kitchen with all the needs covered including simple things that you don't think of like salt & pepper, cooking oil, paper towel, dish soap etc. (we have stayed plenty of places that don't have this). There is a nice sized family room with DVD player and a folder full of movies. It even has a glass floor to fish watch. But the best part is the outdoor patio with dining table, hammock, lounge chairs, Adirondack chairs and sofa. It is a great space. Large deck with ladder to get in and out of water, deep enough to jump in too. The docks around the house are well maintained (no splinters or stray nails) and great for sea life watching. While we were there we saw more fish under the dock than on some snorkel trips, you can feed them little bits of food and they are happy to come very close. We saw Dolphins, sting rays, and a spotted Eagle Ray from the house. Trips into town were easy and Beto took care of all the luggage and groceries on and off the boat. This is such an inedible place, I can't say enough about it. Thanks for everything Poli and Beto.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thank you very much for staying here and for your review, we are very glad you enjoyed everything. Sea life variety is amazing and once you explore the coral reef you will easily find this. Hope to see you in the future. Best wishes, Poli, Lyo and Beto.
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Glen Ellyn, IL

Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent three weeks at the yellow house and loved every minute. Poli and Lyo were wonderful hosts. The house was clean and the setting was amazing. The house is off the grid but still has the amenities you absolutely need. Out of the three weeks, we only had about 4-5 days of all day rain. Be sure to go to Paunch Beach and have lunch at Paki Point. Watch surfers and enjoy a cold beer! Beto was our onsite caretaker and boat captain and did a marvelous job.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kathee! Thank you for your review and for finding us :) You were incredible guests and its very pleasant to see how much you enjoyed the house, that is and always will be our goal, having the house better and better for our guests enjoy it. Yes, you are right, Paunch beach and the beach bar are excelents and has easy access. Just a small note/tip: being a beach with waves and currents, pay close attention when entering the water. Hope to see you again. Best wishes, Poli & Lyo
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Lady's Island, SC United States

It is truly a Hidden Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days in the "Yellow" house. The owners, Lyo & Poli could not have been more responsive and genuinely interested in making our stay comfortable, interesting and relaxing. The home is simple, clean, and comfortable. You must realize you are "off the grid" here so there are concessions to be made. No hair dryers, no A/C, no coffee maker, no kitchen aid mixers in the kitchen. If you need to have these creature comforts this is not the place for you. If you want to get away and be able to snorkel in beautiful coral right off your front porch, enjoy an absolutely stunning view from the comfort of your home, be able to travel to town every day for good food and activities (after a few days we found just being at the house gave us plenty of options), then this is the place for you. We had local fisherman come up to the house in dug out canoe and offer lobster to us ($1 each). We rented kayaks and were able to kayak through mangroves in absolutely pristine conditions. We had terrific neighbors(I suspect this was not by chance because these homes attract people who appreciate the beauty this spot has to offer). Twice we had small glitches-propane ran out and hot water stopped. Both times the on-site caretaker had them fixed in a matter of minutes. People mention the no-see-ums. They are there twice a day like clock work...about 20-30 minutes at dawn and dusk. They are not bad compared to what we are used to in South Carolina. We gladly accepted this minor "inconvenience" for what we got in return by being there. We are already plotting ways to take more time next year to rent this home and be back in Paraiso Escondido (Hidden Paradise) again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rick, Thank you very much for your review and your wonderful visit. We are very happy you enjoyed the house, the beautiful coral, area and Bocas. Thank you for your very detailed review, we sure do whatever is possible to become your stay more confortable and pleasant as possible. One of the reason we have a caretaker 24x7 caring about your confort so we can offer the right place for those who love nature, relaxing and enjoying the life in a special place. Bocas del Toro has a lot of things to offer but being out of downtown brings all these benefits we have in our area :) Hope you return in the future- bienvenidos. Poli & Lyo
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Perfect Tropical Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the blue house during our 5 days in Bocas. The house was one of my favorite lodgings on any trip. The view/water is beautiful-- hard to find the motivation to do anything but sit on the deck looking out. It is very private. The house is clean, updated, and aesthetically very pleasing. Exactly as pictured. Poli and Leo were wonderful hosts and very helpful. Everything was upfront in e-mails exchanged before hand including transfers/ taxis etc. I can't say enough good things about it. I suppose if you can't live without AC or are not looking for a relatively isolated spot this may not be for you, but for us the open windows and private location were perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Katie, Thank you for your staying with us and for your review. You are right, being over the water brings to the house the breeze and ventilated environment and for those who can not live without air conditioning they have to consider a place in town and also double check places who offer a/c running under solar system. Best wishes, Poli & Lyo
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Islas Zapatillas
Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Bocas del Toro, Isla Colón Airport (BOC)
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Almirante/Bocas del Toro
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
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Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Starfish Beach
Car: not necessary

Stay in a new, confortable, amazing, fully equipped house over the water. Incredible views, peaceful place integrated with nature, unforgettable vacation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Note: rates are different for 2,3,4,5 people or full house, please consult us for further questions.
Refundable Damage deposit required and Agreement includes Price charging if breaking a house appliance, kitchen supplies,bat/bedroom supllies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.