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Inviting warm water off our own private beach

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:0.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Mango Bay is like arriving at Jurassic Park. We are on a 400 acre nature preserve, we are the only full time residents on the island. If you like to see Dolphins, eagles, parrots, monkeys & catch & eat fresh fish, then you will love it here. This is nothing like an all inclusive resort. This is natural Panama, no discos or gambling. But we do have fantastic sunrises & calm water, perfect for paddling or water skiing. We give our guests great service (see our 5 star reviews) & have on site American managers & a knowledgeable local boat captain. We have 3 boats to get you to all the amazing spots so close to our island.

The villa is comprised of three 800 foot Steel, Teak & Bamboo platforms. Smaller parties need just rent one of the pavilions for the sleeping accommodations. Each of the rooms has an incredible view, as the walls are glass. The first room has 2 sets of bunk beds, end table & lamp. It also has a large armoire for clothing. The second room on the same platform has a nice queen bed, cool hardwood chair, armoire & two end tables with lamps. Both rooms are 100 square feet each. They share a bathroom right beside the rooms & it has a huge outdoor shower. The master is on its own 800 foot platform & has an attached 3 room master bath & its own covered porch with teak deck furniture. This room has a king bed, armoire, desk for your laptop, two end tables, chest & another ornamental cabinet.



The home has a Bali theme, furniture is also that theme & so is the thatch covered bamboo post & beam roof system. This 60 foot long roof covers the villa's three 40 foot long pavilions & the bodega which houses the laundry room, sporting equipment & the off grid power system. Yes, we have a large array of solar panels & a new large set of batteries to store the power of the sun in Panama. There is a back of generator for cloudy days.The walls are glass, which will give you the feeling of living in the jungle, but of course you have all the conveniences. AC in every room, high speed internet, Netflix's & crushed ice.

We are just making out 2 bedroom cottage available to rent to compliment the big villa or it could be rented on it's own. It also features a 240 foot covered veranda & a large table for dining. It has a convection oven, large fridge, 3 burner stove top, induction element & a barbecue on the large veranda.

There is a deep freeze in the attached boat garage for putting your catch of the day. Each room has an over head fan & we are installing ac this November. The cottage has Exterior Insulated foam system, acrylic stucco. Which means it is well insulated. The windows are dual pane, crank style which is also unlike what you usually find in Panama. It has a high vaulted ceiling. The kitchen is good sized with all the utensils , pans & a dining table for 4 inside.

The pier is just 50 feet in front & at high tide, we often just pull the boat out behind the place. Then walk onto our cement boat ramp that comes up behind the attached boat garage. So it is ideal for a small group of fishermen. It may also be used for an especially large group, or if there are over 6 men & they do not want to sleep in the same bed as another one of the group members.

We have our new high efficiency Perkins diesel generator. To ensure there is always a way to keep the rooms cool at night. We do not intend for our guests to stay in their rooms all day under the AC. That is NOT possible in an off grid environment. Not with out running a fossil fuel generator 24 hours a day. But we want to ensure guests a comfortable nights sleep.

The property was inhabited years ago, but was never logged off. So it has incredible trees, some fruit bearing, (Mango, Avocado, lime, coconut, bananas, pineapples & Plantains to name a few. View birds & monkeys for a truly tropical ambiance. The calm, warm waters are accessed by our 150 foot long pier. It is great to go for a swim, paddle from or to water ski off of. Access to all the fishing in the bay & out into the Hannibal bank is a must. One of our boats can get you right into the marina at Petragal in about 40 minutes. Petragal is just 4 minutes from the airport & only 10 minutes from the city of David. However it is only a 12 minute boat ride to the community of Chorcha. They just paved the road there & that cuts the time to town down to just over 15 minutes. I just love all these infrastructure projects being completed in Panama!!

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Member since: 2015

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Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters to be at least 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    It may be a bit advanced for small children. There are things to watch out for. It is a nature preserve, so nature is all around, good & bad. The Pacific side has a large tide & with that comes a current. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smokers may smoke, but not in or near the villa. The roof is thatch & it is nice to look at, but flammable....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bunk room: 2 bunk bed

    This room has an armoire, end table with lamp & ceiling fan...moreless

  • Queen room: 1 queen

    Room other side of bathroom, chair, 2 tables & armoire...moreless

  • Master bedroom pavilion: 1 king

    Takes up the entire 800 foot pavilion, has a covered deck...moreless

  • There are 3. Two bed rooms are on one of the pavilions, with a nice bath between them. It has a massive outdoor shower. The master bedroom is on the third platform. It could be rented alone by a couple, as our home is separated by the second living room / kitchen pavilion. Each room has an ac unit. We ask that great care be taken when using the air conditioning. We are off the power grid. Most of our electricity is being created by our large solar field. That said, it is not inexhaustible. So as it nears dark, we run our new high efficiency diesel generator & the five ac units are powered from fossil fuel for just a brief period of time. In an hour or two all the rooms will have been cooled. Then the ceiling fans keep it very comfortable. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

    Master has a seperate toilet room off the main bath room...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, outdoor shower

    table, Bali style hard wood vanity & mirror...moreless

  • The master bath is large with two sinks & a separate toilet room. It also has a large private outdoor shower. The bathroom is situated so that it is convenient to the kitchen....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Groceries could be brought in for you in advance. As well, evening meals could be made, kitchen clean up could be done during the day. We just ask that the dishes & cutlery be put in the dishwasher after the evening meal. A trip to the mainland such as a tour of the monkey preserve could be arranged. It is very close to our main port. To tour the mountain region, it would be wise to just rent a place around Bouquette or stay at a B & B we could recommend to your party. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have some board games & a crib board....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Most people just plug in their phone & play their favorite music. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    it is not satellite but with our line of site dish we are able to get high speed internet & so we have Netflix. Therefore we have a large selection of entertainment with that service....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We have some video/DVD series on the island & Netflix's....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Game of thrones...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    We have a small private beach with cement steps down to our private beach. It is just to the right of the pier. We get no surf in the bay so beaches do not naturally occur. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    We have a small beach to the right of the pier. Thou the main goal will be to stay in the shade for much of the time. Visitors learn quickly, laying around under the sun can result in painful burns...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You have a view of much of the mountains, just a short paddle out to the rock spit in front, then you can see the largest mountain in Panama clearly....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular sun rise over the bay every day....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Our property allows for fabulous views & access to the water form our 150 foot long pier & dock. Perfect for the canoe or paddle board....moreless

  • Village:

    Boca Chica is a 15 minute boat ride away....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have fantastic views of the bay, with mountain & foot hills in the back ground....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    It is around the 20 foot long marble kitchen island. Seating is on both sides....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have one in each bedroom & one each for the kitchen & living areas....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Also in the laundry room....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The fitness room is the Pacific ocean. There are paddle boards & a canoe....moreless

  • Garage:

    It is to store sporting equipment & for tools & the electrical system. The front portion is where the laundry room is....moreless

  • Living Room:

    It is in the same glass enclosure as the kitchen. Of course the area in front is also the deck which is an extension, used more often than the inside during the day....moreless

  • Parking:

    We have a port manager in Las Vuelta, 25 kms towards Santiago from David. We park our vehicles in front of his house & he watches over them. We have one of our boats parked behind his home....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell coverage is good. A phone could be provided with a $50 fee. It would have minutes on it....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We have a large beach blanket, we also have 24 foot long portable shelter that can be set up on the beach on close by Isla Boca Bravo....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the laundry rooms with the dryer & a laundry sink....moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Massive 20 foot long marble dining island. It can seat 10 comfortably. Fully outfitted with a blender, juicer, electrical hand mixer, knife block set & full set of pots & pans. We even have induction....moreless

  • Oven:

    In the stove, it is a range type, full size oven for baking or even cooking a turkey!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We have some stables like, relishes, oil, salt, pepper & some spices. We ask that you add to the collection as you use some of the existing supplies....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size with crushed ice....moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner propane range with an additional induction cook top & the outdoor barbecue also has another burner....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    We have three, the smaller boat has a ski bar & we have a set of concaved double water skis & a knee board. We have a 19 foot deck boat, ideal to fish off of....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    We have 2 decks....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Padde boards, one can have a seat attached & can be used as a kayak. We also have a canoe....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A propane barbecue, with a side burner is just off the kitchen....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have some snorkeling equipment, along with all the SUP paddles & some fishing rods. There is a spear gun as well. There are 8 life jackets....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early December
Dec 2 - Dec 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$113
$752 $2,632

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

Xmas season
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$263
$1,504 $4,512

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$128
$978 $3,158

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $45.12
  • Boat rental pickup/retur $120.32
  • Cleaning fee $105.28
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $752.00
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The villa has 3 separate platforms. A couple would rent the master bedroom platform. A family with younger children, the 2 bedroom platform & the kitchen platform. Party & break the glass walls, that is the end of your stay. It's is not Cancun.

There are no discos. If that is what you are looking for, this is not the right place for you.

Stay if you like untouched nature, dolphins, monkeys, spectacular hike on the islands ridge, calm warm water, ideal for a paddle board or knee board, with miles of totally empty beaches close by. Then you will love the place!


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Location

25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Just outside of David
11 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Many fishing lodges in Boca Chica have a bar.
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
We provide the boat to transport you from Petragal
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Bouquette has a small course
400 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Panama City
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
The Pan Pacific is about 15 Kilometers away.
11 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Hotel Del Mar in Boca Chica
75 Metres
Nearest Beach
We have small beach on the property

Car: Not Necessary

We are the perfect launch point to explore all the activities that the Bay of Chiriqui has to offer. Whale watching, snorkeling or exploring hidden beaches & caves, or you can stay closer in & fish in the channels or our own bay. We can arrange it,so our boat captain Victor, who use to be a local fisherman; takes you out to catch some fish or dig for clams. Perhaps you want to catch a massive Tuna or Marlin, we can arrange a deep sea fishing trip with a local captain we know for a fraction of the cost of doing the trip from a fishing lodge out of Boca Chica!!.

Water ski on the calm warm water in the bay all year long. Explore one of the hundreds of small island beaches. Find caves & maybe meet a surf school at Isla Silva for a day or two of lessons.

There is a great monkey preserve right by the port we use, we could arrange a day trip (Fridays) that will be highly educational. Great photo opportunity!!

There are many things to see & do in the mountains as well. We can arrange a trip to go rafting or zip lining, it can be arranged from Mango Bay. If you have a car. The Port of Chorcha is only 10-12 minutes away. From there it is ess than 20 minutes to David & about 1 hour to Boca Chica, A day trip is doable. However to really check out the mountains, we would recommend that you stay in Bouquette.. This would make those activities much closer & relaxing. They also can advise you on some local places to see & eat at. Be aware that the mountains can get heavy rain while our island often stays completely dry, or it rains much later in the day..

This being said, in the wet season ( May - November), it is very common to get thundershowers in the afternoon. If you are planning to come to the island, plan to leave around noon - 2 PM. After that, the chances you are going to get wet are high. Be prepared & bring a rain jacket, it can be a chilly experience zipping along the water in the rain soaking wet.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I grew up in central British Columbia, Spent my summers at our log house, water skiing & the winters snowmobiling & skiing at our local ski hill. Later I met my future wife at a Bible college. I moved to Edmonton, Alberta & have stayed here with Angie for 30 years. We are proud of being Canadians, how ever we both are not fond of the 5 months of winter we have to endure. Hence the search for a place to go as refuge from our harsh winters. Actually our property is just as appealing in the summer as the temperature in Panama are in the low 30's. So it is nearly perfect in Panama then. IN Alberta it can be cool & wet even in July. I have been investing in Real Estate for 20 year, worked in lending for 5 years & have been in the construction sector for many years. We have just finishing construction on our caretakers cottage/boat house. Now we have a competent North American manager & his family to see to the upkeep & act as a sort of Concierge for our guests. as we are on an island, a boat is the only way you are going to explore the area unless you really like to paddle!! Just kidding. I like to paddle, it is great exercise & I get a wicked tan. I never get hot (I still fall in occasionally) or cold as the water is so warm! I am wanting to set up a community of like minded families / investors who want to own a place to them selves or one or two month share of a tropical home to enjoy personally & share with their family & friends.

Why the Owner Chose Boca Chica, Panama:
The airport just outside of David was just starting its expansion (it was completed over two years ago now, very nice now) it was like a tacky greyhound station when I first came to David. New infrastructure is always a key to property appreciation. It is just a matter of time before David starts to get international fights from Houston & Miami. The cellular coverage is good. However most Panamanians now just get mobile data & use the phone app, WhatsApp to stay in touch with family & friends anywhere in the country or world.. We have high speed internet & are able to use our Netflix account & a Magic Jack phone to stay in touch with friends & family in Canada & the US. Panama's explosive GDP growth is also a major influence on my decision to invest in this country. They are now paving the road to our nearest port. So we can make it to town in 30 minutes now!! We have a spring on our property so that is a must, most places on the island are not so lucky. The property is unique, as it is really an untouched nature preserve. The local university still brings students to study the fauna. It is literally like stepping onto the set of Jurassic park. The sounds are the same & the birds & trees are a wonder! When I first came to view the property, there was a large school of Dolphins swimming right by the shore. The fisherman still fish for red Snapper off the point of the island. Last week I saw 3 small fishing boats anchored out around the point of the island, 400-600 meters away. We sometimes send our Panamanian caretaker out with a boat & he will pick up 10 fish for $10-15. The local produce is awesome, we buy it in David or at the local fruit & vegetable stand not far from our port. Produce is abundant & inexpensive. The perfect compliment to all the fresh fish.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is a walk for several kilometers along the top spine of the island, which allows you to see ocean & mountain views & see up close the vegetation that is unique to this area. The water in the morning is usually calm, sometimes it is like piece of glass. It has the nicest water for skiing I have ever seen. the water is 29-31 degrees & it is 24 degrees outside at 6 am. That is pretty much heaven for a guy with a slalom ski. The fact that there are few boats with an engine larger than 10 hp. makes for water with out wakes from boats. Something you could never find on a lake in Canada during the summer. Boca Bravo island or the one next to it (Sevilla) has miles of beach with not a soul around. I think there is some surfing there, many things have not been explored yet. It is like that here in Panama.


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Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Inviting warm water off our own private beach

    Inviting warm water off our own private beach

  • This was taken right off the deck at dawn. Pretty much what it looks like daily.

    This was taken right off the deck at dawn. Pretty much what it looks like daily.

  • Gourmet Kitchen with Large Island for prep and eating.

    Gourmet Kitchen with Large Island for prep and eating.

  • Worlds coolest shower, just off the master bath area. The toilet is on the left.

    Worlds coolest shower, just off the master bath area. The toilet is on the left.

  • Teak bridge connecting two of the pavilions

    Teak bridge connecting two of the pavilions

  • Part of the master bedroom. The room that hosts the toilet is behind the wall.

    Part of the master bedroom. The room that hosts the toilet is behind the wall.

  • Spear Fishing in Panama

    Spear Fishing in Panama

  • Bravo beach goes for miles  there is never any people around. Do you like Shells

    Bravo beach goes for miles there is never any people around. Do you like Shells

  • This cottage has two bedrooms & a 200 foot loft for extra guests.

    This cottage has two bedrooms & a 200 foot loft for extra guests.

  • The view off our dock every morning!! Some mornings the water is like a mirror!

    The view off our dock every morning!! Some mornings the water is like a mirror!

  • Queen bedroom, The bamboo shower screen is seen in the background behind basket

    Queen bedroom, The bamboo shower screen is seen in the background behind basket

  • Living room has 10 foot glass walls & seating for 8. Netflix & a flat screen TV

    Living room has 10 foot glass walls & seating for 8. Netflix & a flat screen TV

  • King sized Bed in Master with desk, has Ethernet cable, you can work from here!

    King sized Bed in Master with desk, has Ethernet cable, you can work from here!

  • Our beach, umbrellas & lawn chairs with the villa  above, cement stairs lead up.

    Our beach, umbrellas & lawn chairs with the villa above, cement stairs lead up.

  • Here is my dad & his Mai Mai (Dorodo) he caught.

    Here is my dad & his Mai Mai (Dorodo) he caught.

  • There are 4 single beds, armoire, AC & ceiling fan

    There are 4 single beds, armoire, AC & ceiling fan

  • Daniel picking up guests for another marine adventure in the Secas!

    Daniel picking up guests for another marine adventure in the Secas!

  • So many hidden gems &, fantastic beaches in the nearby  Chiriqui Marine Park

    So many hidden gems &, fantastic beaches in the nearby Chiriqui Marine Park

  • This is the path beside the boat house to the boat ramp behind the lower cottage

    This is the path beside the boat house to the boat ramp behind the lower cottage

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Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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