About the property
- House155 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
The Terrace Bedroom is a 10 minute drive from downtown Boquete with the village center a 15 minute hike downhill. This gorgeous room opens onto a lovely, serene, private terrace. The breakfast is local, fresh, organic, delicious.
The Terrace Bedroom opens onto a large covered patio decorated with a variety of cacti and succulents. The outdoor furniture is ideal for eating your morning meal or relaxing from your daily hike. There is hammock for the ultimate Panamanian relaxation experience. Gardens grace the walkway. The room has a queen size bed with the requisite high count sheets and comforter. There is a TV with DVD player. Your private bathroom is a mere five feet from your door. The Terrace Bedroom is adjacent to The Breakfast Lounge where we serve breakfast every morning. You have free Internet access in The Terrace Bedroom.
We have 2 rooms available that can be rented separately or combined for a family vacation. We have one adult sized single bed that can be brought in to accommodate a 5th person and several foam mats for children. There is a small surcharge for the extra bed and we do charge for the breakfasts each morning for the extra person. Special discounted rates apply. Email us your requests. See the family option at The Hacienda on VRBO.
The Breakfast Lounge
The Breakfast Lounge is located adjacent to The Garden Suite and The Terrace Bedroom. There is a small wood dining room table perfect for 4, a couch, book cases, coffee table and breakfast station. We provide yoga mats, board games, a lending library and many DVD’s to make your stay more enjoyable. There is a small refrigerator, electric hot pot to heat water, toaster and a microwave for guest use. We bring breakfast each morning on platters and guest serve themselves using dishes, silverware and glassware stored here for guest use. We provide tea, fruit and a French press for coffee. We have spring water that we bring to you in ample amounts to make coffee, tea and to enjoy all day. There is ice in the freezer area of the refrigerator. You are welcome to store leftovers in the refrigerator for late night snacks.
The Morning Meal
We shop the local markets to bring to your table fresh and organic food when ever possible. Boquete is famous for its coffee and we bring down a carafe each morning and provide a French press for making your own. We can provide breakfast meat on request. Each morning breakfast is brought to The Breakfast Lounge at a pre-arranged time from 7:00am to 9:00am. You can take your breakfast at the dining table in The Breakfast Lounge or fill your plate and take it to your room or to one of the lovely spaces outside in the gardens. A lovely array of local, fresh tropical fruit starts each day. (papaya, bananas and pineapple). We have fresh yogurt, a variety of breads, muffins and sweet breads. There is creamy butter and jellies for the breads. Each day varies. There can be whole hot oats with brown sugar, raisins and nuts, cold cereals, egg dishes or waffles. On reservation we inquire of each guest what they prefer to eat. If you are leaving extra early on an outing, we can make a breakfast To Go that will be in refrigerator waiting for you as leave in the morning.
The grounds of the Hacienda are open for guests to wander. We have a small exercise area with a treadmill, stair stepper and weight bench. There are yoga mats in The Breakfast Lounge and we urge you to keep to your normal practice or to start a new routine while enjoying your stay. We have many areas specifically created for reflection surrounded by the extraordinary beauty that abounds in Boquete. There is a mixture of banana plantation, wild jungle and planned garden beds. There are the inevitable suns framing special nooks throughout the property. Colorful concrete benches, comfortable outside furniture, couches, swings and hammocks are discovered as you investigate the grounds. Walk down the colorful steps to the stream area where jungle abundance surrounds you. In certain seasons the small stream becomes a trickle but the path it cuts into the banana jungle is always peaceful and prefect for sharing long conversations, reading that great book or simply sitting in quiet contemplation.
Interaction with Guests
We open our home to families every year so we can share these beautiful rooms and our gardens with those who wish to appreciate the beauty of the Central American climate, food, people and the extraordinary natural beauty. We love Boquete and have wandered all over the area and we are excited to share our experiences with you. Let us help you with airport pick-ups in David, car rental information in David or Boquete, local guides who can show you the wonders of the area or directions to local hikes if you are adventurous and prefer to make your own way.
The Hacienda de Sol, Terrace Bedroom is located half way up the Jaramillo Mountain in the Jaramilllo Centro area of Boquete, Panama. This area is lush, green and is abundantly beautiful.
We are a 10 minute drive from downtown Boquete and the village center is a 15 minute hike downhill. Taxi's can be contacted to come get you for about $3 per person.
Other Things to Note
The Terrace Bedroom will provide a local telephone on your arrival. We have programed our personal cell numbers into the phone as well as English speaking taxi drivers. We provide shampoo, cream rinse, body wash and a hair dryer in each bathroom. Bed linens are changed once a week. There are extra towels, pillows and blankets in the rooms.
Ciella Gabriel, owner
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Ciella Gabriel, owner
I am an avid gardener and The Hacienda gives me to opportunity to indulge in my favorite activity while creating a lovely space for guests to rest and relax. My husband personally observed every detail of construction and renovation of this entire property. He and I love to boogie board, hike and enjoy wonderful fresh organic food. We love hosting travelers from all over the world. We love Boquete and its amazing people, culture and beauty. We have lived here for over 10 wonderful years.
Ciella Gabriel, owner purchased this House in 2008
Why Ciella Gabriel, owner chose Boquete
The Hacienda B and B and Casita are uniquely situated in an area where manicured gardens, wild jungle fauna and banana forest collide. We are 10 minutes by car or a 20 minute hike from village center but the area feels secluded and very private. It is not in a typical development but a bit wild and untamed. We have well over 100 banana trees and 5 different variety of bananas. We have lived here for 10 years and really know the area well and are very willing to assist our guests. We are here to serve your needs.
What makes this House unique
The Hacienda has extraordinary peace and serenity in a glorious garden setting. All rooms are decorated beautifully with luxurious sheets and towels. It is cozy and beautiful with owners who live right on the premises and love hosting guests from all over the world. Hike, take tours and play all day and then come home to The Hacienda and enjoy a great nights rest on a very comfortable mattress.
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A beautiful place, remote, surrounded by quiet greenery and birdsong
The Hacienda is a very comfortable and pleasant place to stay. Remote from restaurants and grocery stores if you don't have a car - the walk to town was interesting but long and would be challenging to walk back up after the walk down, so we took a taxi. Our favorite taxi driver charged $5 to go up or down the hill, and he took us back to David for a very low price compared to other quotes we got. The phone we received with pre-programmed numbers stopped working after our first use so we bought a Sim card for our own phone with 20 minutes of calls for about $3 in town, and that was sufficient to call taxis from the list that Ciella gave us - a list of drivers that know the way to the Hacienda. Internet was good for a couple of days, and not accessible for a couple of days. The bed was very comfortable, the nights were quiet and dark with no city lights filling the air. The surroundings were great to sit and relax amid the plants and birds. The breakfast was great and always waiting for us at the appointed time. Preparing your own food for lunch or dinner is a little difficult without a sink and running water in the kitchen area. We had warm showers for a couple of days but then the water heater failed and water was cold for the next 3 days. Ciella's assistant did everything possible to get it working - over Easter weekend he was able to get two different repair men to come up to try to fix the heater an Saturday and Sunday, and he offered to take us to his house for warm showers if we wished. So, overall it is a beautiful and quiet place but maybe due to circumstances beyond anyone's control our overall experience was just so-so.
We’d like to apologize for the hot water situation. We had it rebuilt and it is back to working perfectly. In Central America it can take a few times to get things repaired correctly. We apologize for your
inconvenience. We do not advertise a full kitchen. We are a bed and breakfast and have created a kitchenette area for guests convenience. We have never received a 3 star review in all our years of business so we obviously let you down. That’s not our usual response. So sorry for that. We appreciate your comments and are taking everything into consideration.
A few quirks but overall ok
The Good: lovely grounds of trees, plants, flowers, nice paths to walk around. Comfortable room with a great patio. The owners were very helpful with site seeing suggestions.
The not so good: the road to get up to this house is frighteningly narrow and winding - part of it is very rough gravel. The bathroom is not attached to the bedroom, so you have to go through the sitting area; awkward if someone is sitting there. Breakfast was good, but could have changed it up once in a while. We had eggs 4 days in a row, pancakes or waffles would have been nice.
I want to point out that the 3 kilometer road from town is paved. There is 1/2 kilometer of gravel at the end. This is Central America so we do the best we can to accommodate our beautiful location. We did serve a different frittata everyday, not just eggs. They were carefully assembled fresh everyday from free range eggs, a variety of cheeses and fresh produce.
Perfect First Experience in Boquete
This was a lovely way to become familiar with Boquete!
The Hacienda is not right in town but rather about a 30 minute walk (10 minute drive) up the side of a hill and given the bustle (and noise) during any festivities in the town, this is definitely where anyone would want to be for privacy and quiet.
As a wonderful bonus feature Quincy/Ciella prepare a fabulous breakfast that bests any restaurant! Their omelette satisfies well into the afternoon.
The outside of the property is beautifully maintained with humming birds buzzing about and a stream running down the side of the property. The inside amenities are also very thoughtfully prepared from umbrellas to flashlights to local taxi numbers and attractions. As longtime residents in the area, the owners are a wealth of ideas for where and how to spend time. In our opinion, the zip-lining is a MUST...very exhilarating with a focus on safety and fun!
We would definitely return to Boquete for a longer stay and this accommodation would also be on the list of things to do over again! Thank you for being such gracious hosts!
Stupendous Stay, Ranking Tops!!
Wife & I initially booked looking for convienant location in town. Owners go out of their way to make stay top notch. Breakfast is out of this world (gained 20 #'s), all together with local, all natural produce. Regional assistance and information extremely helpful. Highly recommended if desiring a very tranquil stay next to a running stream, many birds, wonderful gardens and a vista out of this world. Taxis are inexpensive, local busses, and many restaurants and activities to experience. Highly recommended for singles, couples, and families if booking early.
Will never forget; will be back!
Beautiful clean retreat. Bird lover's paradise!
Quincy and Ciella were amazing hosts, breakfast was amazing. Coffee, tea and water available all day. Our privacy was completely respected. The room was exactly as the picture shows, the bed was comfortable. Spent hours just in the terrace watching all the different birds. Our hike into town was delightful, we just grabbed a taxi back as it was a long hike uphill. We had a bit of trouble when going outside of the town area, as there was no phone service there. You need to either arrange with your taxi driver a time to pick you up, or perhaps just rent a car for a day or two. Quincy and Ciella can arrange that for you, it does not appear to be expensive and gives you more freedom. All in all we would recommend this property to anyone who enjoys a quiet location and particularly bird lovers! Thank you again Ciella and Quincy, we hope to meet again!
There are many good places to stay in Boquete, these owners make it one of the best!
I stayed 12 days at the Hacienda this Feb. 7 days in the Garden Suite, 5 days in the Casita. Last year I stayed in the Terrace Bedroom and all are very comfortable. The property is a 10 minute drive from Boquete or a $5 cab ride. You can walk down in 20 minutes via short cuts. The garden suite & terrace bedroom are both in the main house with private outdoor seating areas. There is a large common where a very good breakfast is served. Water, coffee & tea are always available. There is a small refrigerator for guest use. The casita is a stand alone, complete efficiency apartment with 2 private terraces. Free wifi is available in both the main house & casita. The grounds on the property are very lush with jungle flora. Walkways and benches enhance the experience. A hiking trail starts just up the hill.
Above & beyond all this is Quincy & Ciella. You will be very impressed with all they do for their guests. Everything from umbrella's to flashlights, maps, etc. are available to use. Guests are even provided with a local cell phone with trusted cab driver's numbers and Quincy & Ciella's numbers programmed into the phone. Printed directions to the property in Spanish are provided so any cab driver can bring you back from town. Quincy & Ciella have been in Boquete for over 10 years. Both are very knowledgeable and respected by locals and other businesses in Boquete. Their help will make your stay very enjoyable.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The Terrace Bedroom will provide a local telephone on your arrival. There is small refundable deposit ($20) and a fee for minutes to be added into your phone ($10). We have programed our personal cell numbers into the phone as well as English speaking taxi drivers. We provide shampoo, cream rinse, body wash and a hair dryer in each bathroom. You are welcomed by a basket of goodies for you to enjoy