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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 942 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 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

MaryEllen is an amazing Hostess. Her guesthouse was beautiful, surrounded by nature and scenic mountain views. We left well rested & recharged. Our family of 5 (2 Adt, 3 kids) felt comfortable with plenty of space to share, inside or outside in the garden & terrace. Can't say enough wonderful things. Will definitely be back and recommend to families looking for peace & inspiration ✌️❤️
Mar 2018
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Amenities

Los Naranjos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Attractions:
  • 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

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 46 reviews
Golden, Colorado, USA
5

Wonderful location and host

  • 5 of 5

Just seeing the picture of this place makes me a little sad because I miss it so much. The house was perfect for our family of 4 and the hilltop location with gorgeous views of the valley and Volcan Baru top it off. Not to mention the beautiful flowers and fruit trees in the yard, and sounds of birds at night. Mary Ellen was very helpful in picking us up at the airport, giving us suggestions on restaurants, taxi drivers, etc. There is so much to do in Boquete, I only wish we'd had more time.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kalamazoo, MI USA
5

Mary Ellen's Beautiful Casita

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place to visit. Mary Ellen is a charm and her property is absolutely beautiful. Full Kitchen, a 10 minute drive down the "hill" to town full of expats, great grocery stores, great restaurants (check out the Rock..find Jose the Taxi hero) and very friendly people. Lots of art, friendly locals and many supplies and people that are there for your needs. The mountain roads are a challenge so either use taxi's or make sure you can handle mountain roads.

Mary Ellen's VRBO rental is beautiful. The gardens are stunning. You can wake up in the morning, make a cup of great Panama coffee, watch the rising sun kiss the top of Vulcan Baru, retreat into the casita, cook your breakfast and enjoy it with fresh picked orange juice that you pick (if I didn't get it all last week) or drive into town to have breakfast at Sugar and Spice. Go to the Tuesday local market and stock up and cook ! Go to...it's the best super in Boquete,,can't find the name but you need an adventure..find it..Mary Ellen can point you in the right direction.

Get a vehicle in David at the airport that has 4X4 and explore the 3 waterfalls, Cerro Punta and Finca Dracula..an Orchid sanctuary, the town of Vulcan, the Vulcan Baru Hot Springs..and fall in love with the area. We are probably going to retire there.

Especially fall in love with Mary Ellen...It's easy to do !!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brea, CA
5

A little slice of heaven on the mountain.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Alba Verde in the past nine months.

It is just as beautiful as described. The photos don’t do it justice.

Whether you want to unplug and relax or want to be active, this is the perfect place to be for both. Mary Ellen is a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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
Owner's Response: Oh Thank you! I know it was a bit of craziness while you were here. Wish I had been able to spend a bit more time with you two. Enjoyed meeting you and SO enjoyed seeing how much you loved the place! please keep in touch.
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5

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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5

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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Map

Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Finca Lerida, an award-winning 5star Restaurant.

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Rates & Availability

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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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