Private 2 bedroom,1 bath Home located deep within a coffee and avocado estate.
Mary Ellen Watts
- english, spanish
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
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Heaven on Earth
Our family had an amazing, adventure vacation in Panama and Mary Ellen's guest house was the perfect home away from home. and she was the perfect host. Mary Ellen was so helpful, knowledgable and welcoming. To wake every morning to birds singing and views of the volcano was magical and inspiring. We didn't want to leave. The house itself was perfect for our family and found it to have every comfort we needed. It is warm and inviting with amazing window views of a spectacular landscape. The location was perfect as well. We loved the mountain drive down to Boquete and it was convenient to other destinations for hikes, zip-lining, beach and exploring the area. We will definitely be back.
A slice of heaven!
We did not want to leave - ever! We both kept saying, "This is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed." The casita was beautifully appointed. All of the little extras made it even more special, like the Panama Bird Book, directions to different places in town, over 100 movies (though we never watched one because the scenery was so spectacular!), great filtered water, lots of hot water...and the VIEWS!!! Waking up to the cacophony of bird songs and the sweet smell of blooming flowers is the perfect way to start each day. It did rain but it was fascinating to watch the clouds roll over the peaks of the mountains in the distance, come straight for us, dump refreshing water and then move on leaving everything bright and clean. Perhaps the best part amid this paradise is Mary Ellen. Her kind and gentle spirit is reflected everywhere. Always helpful and a true joy to get to know. She is also a very talented artist and captures the colors of her oasis in many of her paintings.
Getting to the house is an adventure. We had a small SUV, not 4 wheel drive, and we made it up the hill at night in the rain. Just follow the directions she gives you and you can't miss it. We can't wait to return!
Thank you so much for that beautifully written review! I really enjoyed meeting you both and YES..the visit was way too short!! I look forward to your return.
Thanks again for your sweet and kind words. Mary Ellen
On top of the World
Beautiful cottage on top of a mountain, with spectacular views of the Volcan Baru. Very comfortable and well designed house and kitchen. Mary Ellen, the owner, is super attentive and very very nice
The place was lovely and the setting private and spectacular. Like being in a botanical garden
The foliage and view were breath taking. The house really comfortable and the kitchen was efficient. There were good maps and suggestions of activities. The road up to the place was a bit challenging-steep and rocky in places but our small SUV was good and the owner mentions the need to rent the right vehicle. We loved the place and chose to have some meals there instead of out tonrnjoy it longer. Mary Ellen was a wonderful
Host -right next door if you need anything but never intrusive. We can not recommend it highly enough.
Thank you so much Ian, so glad you were able to enjoy some of the peace and beauty, as you were enjoying ALL of the JazzFestival!!! Special time here in sweet Boquete!!
Delightful Stay at Alba Verde Guest House
We were immediately charmed as we entered the driveway to the Alba Verde Guest House. Its situation overlooking Volcano Baru is impressive as well as all the colorful gardens and abundant fruit trees.
Mary Ellen is wonderful host. She is a kind and very caring person, truly interested in making her guests feel comfortable and providing them with much local knowledge of the Boquete area.
We enjoyed a variety of patio seating, one off each of the good-sized bedrooms and especially at the front where comfortable chairs made for great viewing of the gardens, mountains and very active birding station. This was a highlight for us and we observed many species during our two-week stay in January.
The rental home was well-equipped and the beds very comfortable.
In summary, our host, Mary Ellen, the beautiful accommodations and the charming area of Boquete made for a winning combination and memorable stay. We would not hesitate to book this property again.
Thank you so much for your sweet words. I really enjoyed your visit, please come back.
Gorgeous location and house
While the locale is spectacular in itself, Mary Ellen has obviously taken great care to make this property very special. The natural beauty of the lush tropical environs surrounds you at every turn and the views are stunning. Boquete is a special place, with many fine restaurants and things to do, and this place is close enough to all of them, while at the same time removed enough to give you peace and quiet from the hubbub of a tourist town. Mary Ellen has a large collection of maps and information about the area as well, and the kitchen is well equipped. You'll want a high clearance vehicle for the driveway!
So glad you enjoyed all there is to enjoy here in Boquete. The roads are finally smooth and newly paved! But if you wish to be an explorer, high clearance is the thing to have.Please come back soon.