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'Cottage by the River' in Downtown Boquete

Barbara Rabkin

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Barbara Rabkin

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015
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'Cottage by the River' in Downtown Boquete

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Boquete Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Enjoy paradise in this darling 'casita' situated on the grounds of one of the most admired private properties in downtown Boquete.

The cozy, comfy and convenient one-room guest cottage sits behind a charming wrought iron gate overlooking a beautiful bubbling stream.

The 'casita' is stocked with mini-fridge, microwave, toaster-oven, electric kettle and coffee maker - the basics for preparing breakfast or a light meal.

Walk to language school, restaurants & cafes, shopping, golf course, eco-touring, transportation! Or just hang out in the hammock, listening to the running stream.

The setting is perfect for a romantic weekend, a week of Spanish language immersion, or a longer visit to explore all of the region.

If you are considering a move to Panama, your hosts would be happy to answer questions and give you some 'insider' tips.

If you wish, you can arrange to take a course in silk painting and polymer clay with Barbara, an artist/teacher.

Mort, owner of Morton's Bakehouse, is a well known artisan baker. You may also wish to take one of Mort's artisan bread baking classes.

We and Maggie, our sweet Labradoodle, look forward to welcoming you as our honored guests.

A brief listing of some local festivals and events:

November - a month of celebrations. Panamanian Independence Day Parades. Local celebrations in Boquete are colorful, fun, with parades of darling school children dressed in beautiful costumes.

December - Christmas and New Years celebrations, parades and displays

January - The International Boquete Flower and Coffee Fair. Music events at night are, regrettably, noisy throughout the entire valley - bring ear plugs! The flowers bloom all season! Generally held the third week in January.

February - World-Class Jazz & Blues on the slopes of Volcan , Feb 5-8, 2015. This is a great event - getting bigger and better each year.

March - Orchid Fair in Boquete - professional and amateur growers vie for gold medals. Generally held end of March, beginning of April at the Fair Grounds.

Keywords: Cottage, Casita, Riverfront, In town, artistic, bungalo, art, artisan, bread, painting, classes, coffee, mountain

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Barbara Rabkin (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Barbara Rabkin

We and Maggie, our sweet Labradoodle, look forward to welcoming you to Boquete and to our home as our honored guests.

Why Barbara Rabkin chose Boquete

In town, central location but secluded, gated and private.

What makes this cottage unique

Rental car not needed- walk to fine restaurants, cafés, local eateries, market, tour operators, bike rentals, etc. But if you rent a car, we have private and secure parking for you.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 58 traveler reviews

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'Cottage by the River' in Downtown Boquete
average rating of 4.965517 based on 58 reviews
Asheville, NC
5

Perfect! A little piece of heaven in Boquete. Look no further for your home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for 13 wonderful nights in the cottage by the river. I cannot think of one thing to suggest to have made it more enjoyable. Within moments of our arrival we were welcomed by our kind and gracious host. We met the amazing Maggie dog and were offered a fresh fruit smoothie to enjoy while we settled in on our wee patio by the rushing stream. The space was well set up for all of our needs, clean, comfortable and so convenient to everything in the town of Boquete. Barbara and Mort are the absolute best. I wish I could give them 10 stars. It was so hard to leave but we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Suffolk, VA
5

Little piece of heaven in Boquete!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in this sweet casita for our week in Boquete. It was our first trip to Panama so we knew nothing about the area. The hosts, Barbara and Mort, couldn't have been more gracious and helpful. They recommended restaurants, tours, things to see and answered all of our many questions about Panama. The property is gorgeous, right next to the river with lush greenery and flowers everywhere. The property is just a short walk to the downtown area so we rarely used our car, however, it did come in handy for some of the sight seeing. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace and watching the beautiful birds and the lizards who come to visit, especially if there is fruit put out for them. I was missing my dogs back home but Maggie, Barb and Mort's Labradoodle, came to visit several times a day. Barbara, Mort, and Maggie made our visit the best we could have ever hoped for. We will always have fond memories of our stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

So cute! first 2 nights of our honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

After a late night flight to Panama City from Florida and a 7.5 hour, interesting, confusing, but beautiful bus ride in to Boquete from PC, we finally arrived at the cottage.... it was gorgeous! The owners were from Ohio (as is my hubby) and they were great! Fresh bread in the mornings was a nice treat. Even though you are right next to their house, this guest cottage has plenty of privacy. The river flowing by is just gorgeous and sounds amazing in the morning. The vegetation here is breath-taking! We were only in Boquete for 2 days, and this cottage was perfect for us - you could walk to town in less than 2 minutes and everything you need is right there. Perfect!

We spent two nights here, then took the bus up to Bocas for the next 7 days. Highly recommend staying at Paraisos Escondidos (http://www.vrbo.com/448003) if you are heading in that direction.

Overall, this cottage was only one of the amazing places that made our honeymoon in Panama perfect! We like to travel to new places too much, so I'm not sure we'll ever be back in Boquete, but if we are, I'll definitely be seeing if this place is still around! Don't even keep looking, just book this one!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Accommodations!!

  • 5 of 5

This casita is very nice. There was a small refrigerator, microwave & toaster oven for cooking your own meals. The bed was very comfortable. The WIFI worked great. Barbara & Mort were very helpful with things to do in the area. Their dog, Maggie stopped by frequently to see how we were doing. The casita is in a gated yard with the owners house. Restaurants & shops were only a 5 - 10 minute walk. During festivals, music from the park almost 1/2 mile away was very loud until 3AM. Unaviodable if staying in Boquete.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
La Jolla, CA
5

Absolutely wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most delightful place to stay, the lovely Casita, the river just a few feet away, the beautiful yard and flowers and your wonderful and always smiling host Barbara! It was a home away from home. Visit Mort's bakery and meet many, many expats who will become your friends. And then there is Maggie, sweet Maggie who greeted me each day for pets and love. What could be better than all of this:)

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Phoenix, AZ USA
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect location and setting. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming to us. The casita was a wonderful place to stay and incredibly comfortable. The location made it simple to walk to downtown and enjoy all of the shops and restaurants located throughout Boquete. We would not consider staying anywhere else. Perfect for a couple.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Car: not necessary

Private art classes on site, artisan bread baking classes, climb Volcan Baru, tour coffee estates, bird watching, hiking, yoga, fitness, rock climbing, horseback riding, beach and fishing

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Rates & Availability

From $72 Per night

Boquete Cottage Rental Rates

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Amenities

Boquete Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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