OCEANFRONT BLUFF BEACH RETREAT - SPECTACULAR 65 FT SWIMMING POOL

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OCEANFRONT BLUFF BEACH RETREAT - SPECTACULAR 65 FT SWIMMING POOL

Bocas del Toro House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedroom + Detached Unit, 7 Bath, (Sleeps 2-13)

Welcome to Panama!

Our goal at Bluff Beach Retreat is to exceed your expectations and ensure that you have a wonderful holiday. We are one of Panama's highest rated Bed & Breakfast resorts on TripAdvisor - located on Bluff Beach -Isla Colon, the largest island of the Bocas Del Toro Archipelago on the Caribbean side of Panama. Imagine less than two hours after leaving Panama City you are sitting in the hot sun, on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - sipping a Mojito! Only 5 miles, or 20 minutes from the islands’ airport- we offer the perfect getaway to those looking for a more private vacation. Airlines offer many flights a day to the island and we will be there to pick you up.

Imagine getting up in the morning to the sounds of the ocean, parrots nesting nearby and seeing monkeys enjoying their breakfast. The smell of fresh-roasted locally grown organic coffee brewed in a French press wakes you. Breakfast consists of freshly squeezed orange juice or a Smoothie made from one of the papayas growing outside your window - eggs, lots of fresh fruit and fresh-baked breads!

The 4 acre property is located directly on Bluff Beach, with miles of secluded sandy beach. It is one of the few places in the world where giant Leather-Back Turtles nest! You can walk forever without seeing another person. Our property has many different varieties of trees – from limes, oranges, papaya, mangoes and bananas to beautiful palms. Wonderfully fragrant shrubs and flowers surround our homes. We have constructed a gorgeous, 4,500 square feet Beach House with four bedrooms and five bathrooms – capable of accommodating nine – plus, for larger groups, we have another Casita that can accommodate more people. Our new heavy-duty solar energy power with 48 solar panels allows us to run all the amenities that you might expect. The homes have been beautifully built with rich native woods, high efficiency Hunter fans, fully screened louvered windows, hotel quality mattresses, lots of hot water, fully equipped kitchens and so much space to relax and enjoy life. Attention to detail makes these homes a cut above the rest!

Our 65 foot lap pool & terrazza is a wonderful addition to the property.

There’s a lot to do. Enjoy walking miles of deep sandy beach, snorkeling, surfing, fishing, kayaking or use one of our bicycles. In addition, we offer horse-back riding with 17 horses, surfing lessons and guided jungle hikes through our 165 acre farm which is located nearby. We can also arrange excellent boat tours with one of our boat captains to the Bastimentos National Park, or a visit to a local Chocolate farm. How busy you want to be is up to you! If you just want to hide out and relax, the house offers wireless hi-speed satellite internet, a large library of books and DVD’s and almost any game under the sun, in addition to a fully-stocked bar. It does occasionally rain at Bluff - but you can enjoy the rain from our 1,200 square foot porch!

When you arrive at the airport, we will be there to greet you - take you grocery shopping should you prefer to cook some of your own meals, and then we are off to Bluff! The accommodation comes with a cell-phone capable of international calls (all out-going calls are your responsibility – incoming are free!). We have four full-time staff – maid service is offered 7 days per week – laundry is offered at a modest charge. There are many excellent restaurants in Bocas town and there are three new restaurants and beach bars located within a short five minute walk from the property. Included in your room is a great breakfast – served on the front porch of the Beach House.

Rates - Las Palmas Casita (2-4 people) - rates range from $145-$195 per night (Low Season) to $195-$250 per night (High Season). La Pina Casita (2 people) - rates range from $195-$275 per night (Low Season) to $250-$375 per night (High Season). The Beach House (5-9 people) - rates range from $395-$595 per night (Low Season) to $595-$795 per night (High Season). See our website bluffbeachretreat.com for a complete list of rates. Weekly rates are available. We offer groups a fully catered holiday as an option with your own private cook and helper. This is a totally stress-free way to enjoy the homes.

Email us your request and we will promptly get back to you. A 50% deposit is required – with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival. We accept Visa, M/C, or bank drafts.

Included in your stay:

- Transportation to Bluff Beach upon arrival

- Complimentary bicycles, boogie boards, masks & snorkels and jungle boots - use of a cell-phone

- A great breakfast!

Rare Giant Leatherback Sea Turtles are the largest living sea reptiles on our planet. They can be seen nesting on our beach from late March thru June. It is a wonderful experience to watch!

Keywords: Luxury, Beach, Villa, Private, Pool, B&B, Adventure, Romantic, Honeymoon, horseback riding, surfing,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
From TripAdvisor...................."My husband and I spent a week at the retreat in the Casita Las Palmas, a two-bedroom elevated cabin with a full kitchen, bath with excellent shower, and a porch where we spent most of our time. Except, of course, when we were eating the tasty provided breakfast or lying by the pool or watching the waves pound the beach from the main house's porch. Bocas town can be noisy, but not the Retreat. You don't even seen the other guests or staff unless you wish to. We especially liked the casita because it is hidden in the back of the property and therefore is very private and very quiet, but you have easy access to two good restaurants, the road to town and the jungle trails. This is definitely the best place to stay on Isla Colon. "
Feb 2014
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Christine & I have lived in Toronto all of our lives. After many years of running busy restaurants, we decided it was time for a change.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

We fell in love with Bluff Beach & Bocas del Toro at first sight. Bocas' unique Caribbean flavour, its' warm & friendly people and stunning Bluff Beach were irresistable.

The tranquility of our beautiful property and the daily adventures of Bocas del Toro are a wonderful tonic for our guests.

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Oceanfront Bluff Beach Retreat - Spectacular 65 Ft Swimming Pool
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Bocas del Toro Panama
Connecticut
5

A MEMORABLE TRIP!

  • 5 of 5
We chose the Bluff Beach Resort for a special, family vacation in celebration of my husband's and my 40th wedding anniversary. Our daughter, son, daughter-in-law and 18 month old grandson accompanied us. We absolutely loved our trip, and Bluff Beach. It was a fabulous get away, that left us filled with extraordinary memories.
I had been looking for what, in the end, seemed like an impossibility... a house directly on the beach, but with a pool. Bluff Beach has it all. It is across a dirt road from a beautiful, deserted beach (where leatherback turtles were nesting while we were there!). And we took advantage of the gorgeous pool every evening... a great luxury! The property backs up to jungle, so monkeys greeted us every day in the trees surrounding... not to mention a million hummingbirds, parrots, lizards, etc.
Accommodations were excellent, although power was occasionally an issue, as it's an "off the grid" resort. We stayed in the main building, and had free run of the very well equipped kitchen.
The owner helped with all flight and driver connections, which made our arrival and departure so easy. He was away when we were there, but this was not a problem at all, as the caretakers (a couple from the US) could not have been more helpful with connections to people, charter boats (to the little islands, Dolphin Bay, etc... suggestions of places to cycle, restaurants, etc. A great bonus was that Laura (the wife) is an experienced, fabulous masseuse. We all took advantage, and it was great!
On the way back, we had a layover in Panama City that allowed us just enough time to see the canal and go to the museum there. A must.
Thanks for an amazing, memorable trip!!!! We'd love to return!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Bocas del Toro Panama
Apex, NC
5

FANTASTIC BEACH RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
We went to Bluff Beach Retreat in April 2010 (now getting around to writing the review) and I have to say it was a wonderful experience. From the flight into Bocas del Toro to the 4 wheel drive journey to BBR. It got better when we arrived at BBR. It's located on a beautiful tropical beach with no visible neighbors, the lodging is immaculate and Ron is the icing on the cake. He was extremely helpful planning our daily travels (snorkeling, cacao tour, sight seeing, etc.) and dinner at various B & B's at night. I had doubts about going to Panama but this place rocks. All question marks were erased! And, it was not too hot. There were nice ocean breezes at night and you can hear the pounding surf. If you are looking for a very nice place, great value, something off the beaten track, this is it. I HIGHLY recommend BBR.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
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Bocas del Toro Panama
Prospect Park, NJ
5

BEST PLACE IN BOCAS

  • 5 of 5
We spent 6 nights here in October. Weather was great, with temps in the 80s everyday. The beach is very close and many times we were the only ones on it. Water was warm. Every morning, a huge breakfast was laid out and preparations were made with the help from the owner for various activities including snorkeling, boat tour, town dining and jungle hikes. The accommodations were top notch, clean and modern, and they had WiFi which is tough to find on Bocas. We had an excellent stay and highly recommend this place to any party traveling to the Caribbean..
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bocas del Toro Panama
Atlanta, GA
5

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO TRUTH IN ADVERTISING: THIS PLACE IS BETTER THAN THEY SAY!

  • 5 of 5
The Retreat at Bluff Beach is....well,...I'm afraid to say how satisfying the experience was for fear that the world will descend upon the place. This would be good, of course, for Ron Dennis and his warm, competent staff, but selfishly, we'd like to keep the knowledge of this little gem all to ourselves. We were there for eight days, 7 nights and had our schedules permitted, we would have stayed longer. I worried that there would not be enough for Rod to do "way out" in the jungle (have you traveled with a hyper person before?), but he was content to read novels, take daily naps, walk/run on the beach with Cassius, hike through the jungle, amble down to La Coralinas for cocktails (and that view!); , explore Bocas in all its quirkiness; talk with the interesting guests, Steve and Karen (the temporary managers) and Ron, "retreat's owner and developer.

Nonetheless, eight days was the right enough time for each of us to really rest and relax. The photos that you see on this site are NOT an accurate depiction: the place much is lovelier!

Downsides: 1 ) Fruit back "home" (in GA) pales in comparison to the fruit that you are served each morning at breakfast 2) somehow the hum of the A/C at night doesn't have the same effect as falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing against the shore a few hundred yards away 3) the beach needs more people! You wouldn't want to think you were in a postcard or something!
Seriously: the waters are rough and needs to be respected!!--not for children or inexperienced, poor swimmers.

Upsides: Breakfast at Bluff beach; meeting interesting brave people who know that there are alternatives to living at full throttle--and are trying it (in Panama); William the dependable, gregarious cab driver; living off the grid and sustainable tourism; breakfasts at Bluff beach-oh, I said that already; napping in the hammock in the mangrove trees on edges of the ocean; touring Ron's finca (farm) with Steve, Karen and Omar the farm's manager learning about the rainforest (but do wear the boots that they offer!!); experiencing the (still) pristine waters of Dolphin Bay (with Louis tour guide who is very proud and knowledgeable about the area)--we actually saw dolphins and ate fresh oysters that Louis pulled from the roots Mangrove tree. He opened them, squeezed lime juice (from limes picked that morning) over the delicacys and served them to us on the oar! On second thought, I think that part was a dream.

Crystal & Rod
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Bocas del Toro Panama
Boston,MA
5

RELAXING QUIET GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the Bluff Beach retreat. The beach right in front of the property was pristine and beautiful! You could spend hours lazing on the hammocks! The daily freshly prepared breakfast is awesome. Ron, Steve, and Karen have genuine interest in sustainable tourism and this property is a live example - of course they are wonderful hosts and make you feel right at home.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Bocas del Toro Panama
Kailua, HI
5

  • 5 of 5
This B&B on Bluff Beach in Bocas del Toro, Panama feels like a stage from the “Mosquito Coast” movie: miles of sandy, empty beaches pounded by powerful surf, mist of salty water suspended in the morning sun, the jungle coming within twenty feet of the water. To finish it off, a local Indian worker trotted by me on his pony, heading for his work in one of the hidden haciendas.It is a great place to enjoy a few quiet days dedicated to exploring the jungle (a great birding place), walking a wonderful beach and having some philosophic reflections on absurdity of city life.The accommodations are very comfortable in a newly built, sumptuous house and Ron, the owner-operator, is a friendly Canadian who will give you as much privacy or companionship as you desire. His big, goofy boxer, Cassius comes as a bonus. A trip to the resort is an adventure by itself; don’t try to drive there through the jungle yourself, let Ron pick you up.Thank you,Ron.Alex and Ania Modzelewski
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
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Bluff Beach Retreat
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La Finca
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Bluff Beach Surfing
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La Curva Surfing
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Monkey Tree Casitas & Casa Mono at Paunch

Leatherback Sea Turtles & Bird watching

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Bocas del Toro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - May 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,295
 
 
Low Season
May 4 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
$795
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Bocas del Toro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Mobile Phone
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 7
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
We can accommodate between 2 and 13 people. Rates are per person. Special rates are available when renting the entire retreat. Please inquire.
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