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Purple House 1 - Over The Water Rentals - 2 Bedroom Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Note: Not presently taking long term rentals for this property.

The Purple House 1 is located in Saigon Bay and built on stilts over the water. It has a large front deck with couch, hammocks and dining table. Inside Purple House 1, you have two double bedrooms upstairs with a walk in wardrobe in the master bedroom.

Downstairs there is a bathroom with hot water shower, fully equipped kitchen with blender, toaster, coffee maker, oven, stove and large fridge freezer. We supply crockery and cutlery and there is a dining table in the kitchen area. Large double doors lead out to the spacious relaxation deck with lounging and dining space.

We also provide a safe in the house to secure your possessions and provide towels and linens for your stay. Beach towels will be provided on request and you also have use of our two kayaks to enjoy during your stay with us.

Wifi internet is available thoughout the property, but best out on the deck.

The Purple house is located alongside it's sister the Purple House Two which has the same accommodations and can be rented as a complete 4 bedroom unit with interleading door. Neither of the Purple houses have water views as they are located behind another structure.

Located in the local neighbourhood of Saigon Bay, you will get a real feel for island living. Well not as pristine as some of the more expensive tourist locations, you will get to see the island from a local perspective and get to feel how it would be to actually live the island lifestyle. The neighbourhood is rustic, friendly and alive with children, pets and the occasional chicken or two.

Town is located a $1 taxi ride away or if you prefer to walk, it's around 20 minutes by foot. Bicycles can be rented in town or down the road.

More Details

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018


Bocas del Toro Province House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Purple House 1 - Over The Water Rentals - 2 Bedroom Home
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Trégastel, France

Living on a stilt house was an amazing expérience !

  • 4 of 5

Jeanne and Steve, the property managers, are very friendly and helpful : they did their best to make sure we had a great time in Bocas del Toro. The house is clean and comfortable, very well equipped!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting, relaxing and a perfect place to call our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The property is enchanting. Claudia's directions to the property made it very easy from the start. This place is beautiful. We were greeted by Claudia and felt at home instantly The house is quaint and very comfortable. It definitely is an escape from the outside world. All the necessities were available and Claudia and family were wonderful hosts and gave great advice on places to eat, rent bikes and sight see. Coming back to the Purple House Over the Water is definitely on our list. A beautiful place to call home in Bocas.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful hosts

  • 4 of 5

The place was very clean and well equipped. Very quiet to sleep and though it is 20 minutes walk to town you can hop in a taxi easily on the main road.

The owners were very helpful and were able to give us ideas of how to spend our time.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange/Purple cabins ooze charm

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just completed our first trip to Panama checking out both Pacific and Caribbean sides of the area, and we had a fantastic time here. Not only is BDT a lovely place but the Orange House provides a fantastic daily view of Saigon Bay regardless of weather. We were relaxed, comfortable and even more wowed by the lovely property managers who are friendly and full of lots of helpful information about the area and shopping, food, and more. We would rent here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 8 nights and we both agree we couldn't have asked for more.

First of, Jeanne and Steve are just the nicest persons. They have their house beside the purple house and without being intrusive, they were there if we needed anything. We had privacy and at the same time we felt safe, like at home which was great for really relaxing.

The house was clean and comfy. There is air conditioning, gracias!, in the bedrooms and a fan in the kitchen and even on the porch which was perfect for reading in the evening. We cooked all our breakfasts and had a few lunches and dinners at home, the kitchen being fully equipped.

I liked the fact that the shower was clean and easily accessible, and the water cool (hot also if needed). After snorkelling or just because it was really hot when we were there, getting easily in and out of the shower was a blessing.

We used the kayaks a few times and since the house is located in a bay, there isn't much waves. We went snorkelling in an amazing spot near the house (ask Jeanne where the pylons are) and it was so awesome! There was lots of corals and fishes... and Sergeant fishes (little black and yellow striped fish that welcome you in the water and instantly become your friend). I also went fishing in the mangroves as well and I had some action with the barracudas.

It's what I call paradise!

After eight days in Bocas, we have seen the hostels and the hotels in town (from outside and sometimes from inside when we went to some restaurants over the water) and we always thought we had made the right choice renting the purple house. We were very happy.

We highly recommend it and if we ever come back, we'll rent it again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Sweet, comfortable house over the water on tranquil bay near Bocas Town

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jeanne and Steve for helping to make our stay in the Purple House in Bocas Town so nice. The house was just right, simple but with all we needed on the inside, and a nice covered deck over the water with hammock, table, and chairs for plenty of outside time in the shade. The kayaks included with the house were great, and we really enjoyed our morning paddle trips around Saigon Bay each morning (before it got too hot). The orientation and recommendations we got from Jeanne and Steve were really helpful, and led us to great restaurants (e.g., La Casbah, Ultimo Refugio), stores (e.g., Super Gourmet), and outings (e.g., Bocas Sailing, local bus to Boca del Drago). Thanks for everything! Pete, Mya, Diego and Matias (Washington, DC)

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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