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Red Ginger Eco-house

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

Description

Bastimento House Rental Photos and Description

This beautiful home is a perfect size for a family or a group of friends.

The house sits on a small hill, offering great views to the sea and a superb sunset. You are going to spend most of your time on the big terrace, the hammock or the lounging chair wont let you to leave!

This beautiful home is a perfect size for a family or a group of friends. It has 2 complete bedrooms and a spare room with an extra bed. There are two very comfortable bathrooms with hot water.

The spacious kitchen and the living room area have 3 beautiful doors that open to the terrace and big windows with jungle and sea views. It is full of day light and you will feel the Caribbean breeze even when you are cooking. The kitchen offers all kind of cooking utensils, including coffee pot, blender, juicer and oven. If you love milkshakes or smoothies and plan to cook at home this will be the perfect house for you!

In the living room you will find ample seating, with lots of cushioned comfort. There is a flat screen TV, a DVD player, and portable speakers for your convenience. The TV has USB capabilities and your stay will include a few movies on DVD for you to enjoy. There are also several books in the home that you may use freely to relax on the lounge chair and make the most of your Caribbean vacation.

The master bedroom has direct access to the terrace and offers a beautiful view of the Caribbean from the bed. There is a queen bed, a big wardrobe and a fan for your comfort. The second and the third bedrooms offer a double bed and big windows with jungle and sea views.

The area around the house is very peaceful, mostly Red Frogs jumping around and a sloth that visits the tree next to the house from time to time. There are just few friendly neighbours, you will mostly hear the sea and the wildlife from the tropical forest. There is great fishing and snorkeling available right in front of the home. You will enjoy many hawks and various tropical birds just outside the multiple windows of the house.

This house is also ideal for those that need to work away from home, as the Internet connection is the best that you can find in Bocas.

Is very easy to get a water taxi to visit any other island. Water taxis are available from 6 am if you need to leave early!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Dayana and Malena
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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What makes this house unique

While you are staying in eco-house you are dramatically reducing the footprints of your holidays in the environment. The Earth will thank you!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The place is an easy $3 water taxi from Bocas town set amongst beautiful native bush. The photos in the listing are exactly what you can expect, right down to the sunsets from the balcony. The kitchen/lounge/dining set up is great for social cooking and the kitchen is well stocked with mostly everything you need. The water was filtered too which was a bonus! We found the hosts really easy to deal with. They even went to the trouble of listing all the local water taxi drivers with their numbers for us which was brilliant. Good WiFi ans laundry facilities. All up, loved our experience. Remember this is an eco house so recycling + conserving power and resources is what it's all about.
Jun 2016
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Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Red Ginger Eco-house
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 5 reviews
Seattle
4

Vacation in Basti-Wonderful Hosts!

  • 4 of 5

My mom and I (late 40s and late 20's) stayed in the Eco-house for a week and it was great! Unfortunately we went during rainy season and mother nature controls the weather. The house is large (looks like the pictures) and can easily fit 6 people, has all the amenities you might need and if something isn't working Dayana and Malena are happy to assist. We did have several encounters with bugs (could be more due to the rainy weather but you are also in the jungle ). Next time I would bring more bug spray and maybe request a bug net for each of the beds (only one is provided). The house is located on the water but it is shallow for a long ways past the dock, we were told snorkeling is great in the area, but due to the rain we weren't able to experience it. It is difficult to get anywhere by foot, we did venture out on a very rainy day and found it to be extremely muddy and slippery walk to the nearby hotel (10 minute walk to Eclypse de Mar) for dinner. We did not attempt the walk to the small town of Old Bank due to the rains, but it was only a $1.00 boat ride to get a few things at the market. The house does provide a cell phone, which is great-you can call for a boat taxi pickup, make reservations or call Dayana and Malena-as they are close by.

Dayana and Malena were WONDERFUL hosts! They were waiting for us on the dock when we arrived and showed us everything we needed to know about the house. They were happy to answer any of our questions and even helped us arrange a private tour to salt creek and snorkeling. They hadn't done the trip either and we were so happy they decided to join us! Gernaro was a local guide who took us on a wonderful boat trip through the mangroves, to "sloth island", salt creek, azul paradise, and a few snorkel spots. We all had such a great day! This house is secluded and can be difficult to know how to get around, but you will not be disappointed with Dayana and Malena and their ability to assist with anything!

Things to do: Red Frog Beach, Bike ride to Playa Bluff, Bocas Brewery, Raw Fusion for Happy Hour

Walk up to Up the Hill in Old Bank-good coffee

If you don't feel like venturing far-walk to Eclypse de Mar and have lunch or dinner, it is a bit more expensive than other places in Bocas but worth the convenience.

Bocas town is $5 per person one way- it can add up so keep this in mind, but if you enjoy peace and quiet then Bastimentos is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family-Stay at Bastimentos

  • 4 of 5

Nice huge house with an amazing terasse. The house was well equipped and we had everything we needed for our 4 days. The only thing that did not work propperly was the waterpression, it was sometimes hard to take a shower. The caretakers were very friendly and helped us with all our questions. The view and situation of the house is a dream. PURA VIDA!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are looking forward to receive you again. The water pressure works pretty well. Its gets lower only when there is a very high demand from the 3 showers + the kitchen. Thanks for your review!
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Mooie woning!

  • 5 of 5

Het huis is precies zoals op de foto's beschreven. Heel mooi uitzicht en red frogs gewoon in de achtertuin! Het is een ecohouse, dus spaarzaam zijn met de electriciteit, sorteren enz wordt gevraagd en dit zou iedereen sowieso al moeten doen.

Als er een award zou worden uitgereikt voor beste gastvrouwen, dan was het hier zeker op zijn plaats. We konden hen ten alle tijde bereiken ( ze brachten zelfs pilletjes en aloe vera na een kwallenbeet waarbij ik wat in paniek was). Ook gaven ze goede uitleg over de omgeving. Gezien wij er in het regenseizoen waren, moesten we rekening houden met een "voormiddagje" regen, pas rond de middag begonnen we aan onze uitstap. Starbeach denk ik best in de voormiddag te doen - tijdens namiddag was er veel volk, harde muziek en maar een paar zeesterren. Wij namen de taxi (30 dollar h/t) en liepen dan het laatste stukje te voet (zeer mooi!)

Boeken zonder te aarzelen!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We would love to have you here again. You are a beautiful family!
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Car: not necessary

You will be isolated but well connected at just 7min by boat from Bocas.

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Rates & Availability

Bastimento House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sep to Nov
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$120
$700
$2,000
 
 
Chris and NY
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 11 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,200
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$800
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Trash is a big issue in the islands (and all around the world), the best way to help is always to reduce, choosing natural beverages or fresh tomatoes for a tomato can are great ideas to minimize our footprint! We kindly ask you to help us recycle and organize the trash as follow:
Organic always feeding the jungle: rest of food, fruits, veggies, eggs shells etc
Separate cans, glass&plastic bottles, paper

Here is some tips on how to save water:

1. Use less water when showering. An average shower goes through 5 or more gallons of water per minute. You can step in and rinse off for just a minute if you didn't sweat during the day. Off course is not relaxing but this circumstances require it.

2. Re-Wear Clothes. Wash your clothes when they are dirty instead of tossing them in the laundry bag after wearing them for a couple of hours.

3. Fill a glass and turn Off the Tap While Brushing. Most of us shut off the water at home when we are brushing our teeth, but good habits sometimes fall by the wayside when we are travelling.

4. Reuse Cooking Water. When you’re cooking, there’s no reason you need a pot of water for your potatoes and another one for your pasta. Instead, cook the potatoes first and reuse the water for the pasta.

5. Wash your dishes all together. Fill the sink with warm soapy water. Use that water for as many dishes as you can, as long as it's still warm and sudsy. Let them soak for a few minutes to loosen up the gunk.

You will not only save water but energy also. Make a difference. Take steps to set up new habits and actively work to save water!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bastimento House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 king bed in master room and 2 full beds in the other rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

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