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Artist Retreat and Upscale Mountain Home amidst an Oasis of Birds and Flowers

Bedrooms 2
Space 942 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private 2 bedroom,1 bath Home located deep within a coffee and avocado estate.

First! Click "Video" on the main page and see the details of the complete privacy you will enjoy while communing with Nature in this 942 sf. ft. home. Built in 2014, the Alba Verde Guest House includes a full-size kitchen with large natural stone table capable of seating 6. Two large well-appointed bedrooms each offer a queen size bed, down comforters, high quality linens and private closet. Each bedroom has it's own private patio where one can soak in the beauty of sunrises and sunsets while surrounded by birds, butterflies and flowers. The spacious bathroom offers a large walk-in rain shower while viewing the myriad of greens outdoors. The spacious open-plan living area boasts cathedral ceilings, beautiful antique furniture, a full-size couch as well as love seat. The ambiance provides a truly comfortable way to enjoy both the 42” flat screen T.V. and endless quantity of DVDs. Wifi is available throughout this lovely home. The many windows all look out on lively beautiful gardens which surround the house. Enjoy the vistas of Volcan Baru and the Cordillera in the distance while sitting in a covered patio. This "meditation patio" allows endless scenery changes as the clouds come in to play. The grounds are filled with coffee, avocado, orange, lime, and banana trees as well as all manner of flowering plants and trees. Enjoy your own private oasis of peace and beauty!

The kitchen includes a large refrigerator, full size gas stove, and the many other appliances one might need. Boquete is known for it's availability of fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, meats and almost anything else one could desire. Having a private full kitchen allows endless opportunities to take full advantage of this while substantially saving precious vacation dollars.

The home is situated at 5000 feet in elevation within a small coffee estate. All the beauty, peace and quiet imaginable is enjoyed while walking the grounds. Located a short 12 minute drive to town, the location is equally close to the best hiking and bird-watching trails in the area.

The owner, a resident of Boquete for the last decade, lives next door and provides a wealth of information and security.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Ellen Watts
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Mary Ellen Watts

A resident of Boquete for the last 10 years, Mary Ellen arrived on a sailboat, fell in love, and now with complete gratitude calls Boquete home. She designed this guest house for the enjoyment of the vistas, flowers and peace-filled natural beauty of the property she loves so much. She enjoys teaching and helping others teach art programs to the children of Boquete.

Mary Ellen Watts purchased this house in 2014

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Guesthouse was a spectacular place to stay. A paradise only 15 minutes to the main square in Boquete. The landscaping is perfection, as is the general setting of the property in the mountains. Colorful birds and insects abound. The sky provides the perfect panorama of shifting colors and night time stars. The house itself is well built and up to western standards. Very comfy beds and living room sitting area. On top of all this the host Mary Ellen is a sweetheart. Full of energy and enthusiasm for her Panama lifestyle. I really cant say enough good things about the Alba Verde Guesthouse. It was the best part of my 17 day trip to Panama! I will be back!!! Todd
Feb 2016
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Los Naranjos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 942 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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(41 traveler reviews)

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Artist Retreat and Upscale Mountain Home amidst an Oasis of Birds and Flowers
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Every thing you wish in a beautiful place....and more

  • 5 of 5

This place was magical, incredible vistas, birds, flours...Mary Ellen was very kind and helpful and has a great taste that shows in the house....would recommned without reservations...a very special retreat!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mary Ellen is a super host, very helpful and informative. The property is gorgeous, well-maintained

  • 5 of 5

Mary Ellen is a super host, very helpful and informative. The property is gorgeous, well-maintained and has the best views. The house is meticulously maintained and has all the amenities anyone could hope for.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was a real treat for me to get to meet you and I am very grateful for the time shared and the help and advice you have given me.
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A Special place for renewing your Spirit!

  • 5 of 5

Nature washes over you here and makes you feel alive and at peace.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The beauty we found there was simply overwelming

  • 5 of 5

Mary Ellen's guest house was far beyond anything we have encountered in our three months of guest houses and hotels in and around Boquete (That number seven so far – All good, but this far surpasses the others). We stayed with Mary Ellen only five days and wish it could have been 30 days. Everything about it, so far surpassed anything else we have found that the word "incredible" hardly is sufficient. The views of the volcano and coffee plantations across the valley. along with the magnificent rainbows defy description. There are so many varieties of flowers and plants that my wife and I were overwhelmed at every turn. The guest house and its setting are far superior to anywhere else we have stayed in. The guest house is atop a high ridge point at the end of a steep, narrow, serpentine drive that is not for the faint of heart, but once there, the wonders begin. Too, Mary Ellen was a host beyond hosts with services above and beyond. The guest house is beautifully appointed with all of the conveniences. We just can’t say enough about this one. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my Mel!! Thank you so much. I totally feel the same about my little slice of Paradise, but the true joy is being able to share it. So glad you got to stay with me! I want to add that your wife had no problems despite her disability!!
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Beautiful Property!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house! Mary Ellen has done a wonderful job setting up her guest house, everything you could need or want. There were oranges and limes right off the trees, wifi, brochures for activities, and a handbook for the house that gave really helpful information. She assisted us several times and helped us plan activities. It was a truly beautiful location and we would highly recommend it to everyone!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle! I really enjoyed meeting you both and appreciate greatly that you enjoyed the mountain.
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The Best Rental in Boquette!

  • 5 of 5

The house is fully equipped and nothing additional was needed. The juicer was used every morning with fresh picked oranges from Mary Ellen's trees outside the door.

We loved the house and sitting on the decks watching the clouds and birds. Very relaxing. The location is great to access the hikes.

Mary Ellen's knowledge of the area is great.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!, and so glad you enjoyed the produce! It is a joy to share in the abundance of this special place. Enjoyed meeting you both and hope the rest of your vacation here in beautiful Panama was magical.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No Pets are allowed.

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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