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Oceanfront Home Walking Distance To Bocas Town

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath With Outdoor Shower, Sleeps 8

This stunning home is built over the water affording some of the best views in Bocas. It is the only property of this standard ideally situated on Isla Colon in the town of Bocas del Toro and is within a short walking distance to Bocas’ shopping, dining, activities and nightlife. It is ideal for relaxing at home, enjoying the breath-taking views and swimming off the back in the clear Caribbean waters.

The house sleeps 8 and comprises 3 1/2 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms. The master bedroom has a King Bed and a private bathroom. The second is a family suite made up of a room with double bed, a small bunk-room and bathroom. Bedroom 3 has a Queen Bed and access to the half bathroom and outdoor shower. All bedrooms are fitted with high quality linens. The main living area has a large fully equipped kitchen and a lounge with cathedral ceilings and water views on all sides. There is an office with library and wireless internet access – plus a large selection of games for those rainy days. The huge back deck has 270 degree views of the ocean and surrounding islands serves as an amazing dining area. Off the deck there is a boat dock and a swim platform. In Bocas del Toro, it does not get any better than this!

Amenities include a daily maid service and laundry (there is a small additional charge for personal laundry), boat & road access, wheelchair-friendly access, flat-screen TV, A/C in bedrooms & hot water in indoor showers. Spa packages are available in house. Fold away beds are available for an additional charge. There are also two ocean kayaks for guest use.

Holiday rates apply to Christmas, New Years, Carnival, Easter, Feria del Mar and National Holidays. Contact us for rates.

Have a bigger group? Ask about the Garden Cottage property for up to 5 additional guests, located on the same property.

Please note there is a bar nearby that may play music that some find loud.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Managers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

Amenities

Bocas Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroon
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Half bathroom with outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Family Suite Bathroom - small tub, great for kids
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Family suite with bunk room leading to private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private room with access to half bathroom and outdoor shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with Private Bathroom
  • All beds have orthopedic mattresses
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.1538463 based on 13 reviews
3

Beautiful outside area and great location - house pretty dirty

  • 3 of 5

I will start with the positives. The house has a great location and the dock/outdoor patio is amazing. Also, the sea kayaks and bottle of wine were a bonus. The staff was very responsive and gave us a late check out which we appreciated. The negatives. When we arrived the place was very dirty. The floor was sticky and turned our feet black. There were random things left in the house - one flip flop on the floor, broken sunglasses, trash under the bed. I called the property manager and asked to get it cleaned. They did clean the next morning and it was much better. There was no basic amenities in the house such as salt and pepper, shampoo, etc... Also, the place is advertised as having laundry yet I was charged $5 for doing a load. For an expensive, "upscale" rental I would assume the experience would be better. Despite the reviews the hostel noise did not bother us. They shut down pretty early. Overall the place is beautiful but they need to do some work on the house.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay - highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Overall great place - definitely seemed to be up there with the best places to rent in Bocas town (from what I could tell). Pictures are accurate - its modern, well equipped, air conditioning and internet work well, comfortable beds etc. Best feature for us was the dock/porch - we hung out there a lot of the day, used the kayaks, swam in the water etc. Some other comments below discuss the hostel next door - maybe it was the time of year, but it didn't bother us (didn't seem to go on late at night) and we enjoyed the music they were playing during the day. Chris was quick and easy to communicate with + picked us up from airport (though its an easy walk). Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Place to stay!!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great house in a perfect location, great deck right over the water and easy process for booking. The only reason it didn't receive a 5 was the house was not set up with towels when we arrived. The did immediately bring us towels once we noticed we didn''t have any. The house keeper would leave beach towels daily but did not replace bathroom towels when she took them. I would rent this place again and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Bocas Del Toro.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon
5

We had a fantastic time here and the house is great!

  • 5 of 5

Chris and Sheila were wonderful! They picked us up at the dock and checked us in. The house is just as advertised. We had no issues at all during our stay. Spacious, with a great layout and we spent most of our time on the deck, which you can jump right into the ocean from. Being in healthcare sales I had to do a little work and the wireless connection was sufficient to get me logged in through my VPN.

Chris even offered to bring us back to the dock when our trip was over. All in all a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newport beach
1

Beware loud music

  • 1 of 5

Upon arrival we we greeted and welcome by Chris and his wife Sheila. Very nice and professional people from Bocas Vacation Rentals. Everything seemed great as we checked in however we did notice very loud music coming from the hostil next door. We are are young people (25-35)and enjoy going out but figured it would at some point stop, they would turn it down, or at least put on decent music. This blaring trance music continued for all 7 days we stayed there from 10:30am-12 to 2am. It can be heard in every room in the house and make the outdoor are completely useless, made napping impossible and conversations difficult. We were forced to leave the house at any and all opportunities. After paying for a premium for on of the "best houses" in Bocas we were left extremely disappointed. I took several videos and sent them the management and despite phone call to authorities nothing ever happened. In the end the owner offer us a free massage for our inconvenience.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and feedback. During your stay, everything was done that could be done to deal with the noise from the hostel. We have communicated with the mayor's office, salude and the local authorities who have advised that the situation has been dealt with. The street our property is located on is generally a quiet place. The noise you experienced is not the norm. As nice as it is being located in town unfortunately we can not always guarantee that there will be no noise from other businesses.
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3

Disappointing

  • 3 of 5

This house was supposed to be the jewel in the crown of our stay in Panama. We arrived to find that despite the house being advertised as in a quiet location there is a new back packers hostel right next door! Music is playing from breakfast through to night and the deck is completely overlooked by the bar area. The house itself is very tired. The dishwasher didn't work, the deck chairs were mostly cheap plastic and broken. We had to ask for the wifi to be connected, the BBQ was unusable and all in all the house was a disappointment. That said, the air con worked great and the fish and star fish you can see from the porch take your breath away. Being picked up by water taxi from your own boat dock is also supercool! Bocas is a great place to stay, we had a great time, but the house needs to be spruced up to command the price.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed Bocas and the seafront location of the house. The neighborhood has spoken to the hostel near the house (which opened just days before your stay), and they have made some changes. Also, we have just spent a month completing updates to the house, including painting and needed repairs. We hope you will come back one day to experience the changes.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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