'COTTAGE BY THE RIVER' IN DOWNTOWN BOQUETE

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Barbara Rabkin

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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'COTTAGE BY THE RIVER' IN DOWNTOWN BOQUETE

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. (rabkindesign.com) You may also wish to take one of Mort's artisan bread baking classes. (boquetebread.com)

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 Baru, generally the end of February. 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

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Barbara Rabkin

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

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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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'Cottage by the River' in Downtown Boquete
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews
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'Cottage by the River' in Downtown Boquete
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250888vbi
513-984-4969 (Ohio, USA)
Boquete Panama
5

Very cozy with pristine surroundings

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
When I returned home to the States, I went through all of the correspondences from my planning phase of our 33 days in Panama. I could not believe how generous Barbara was with details and reservations for my husband and me ,for events happening during the Jazz Festival in Boquete.Barbara and Mort are wonderful people with inspiring and creative lives. The "casita"is the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood and location in Boquete.Thank you for such a warm and beautiful experience.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
business
'Cottage by the River' in Downtown Boquete
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250888vbi
513-984-4969 (Ohio, USA)
Boquete Panama
5

Beautiful Boquete Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We spent 6 nights in this wonderful casita, so thoughtfully furnished down to every practical detail by Mort & Barbara, our hosts in Boquete. The location is ideal for exploring downtown. The casita felt like home...so comfortable while we were there. We had privacy, but we could always get good advice and recommendations from our hosts. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality, Mort & Barbara! I chose you after reading the great reviews, and I was not disappointed one little bit. It was all true and even better than imagined! If you go, be sure to try Mort's Bakery and Barbara's "happy" art! You guys make Boquete, a good place even better!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
'Cottage by the River' in Downtown Boquete
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250888vbi
513-984-4969 (Ohio, USA)
Boquete Panama
5

Beautiful secluded little spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Barbara and Mort's little cabin deserves it's very high rating -- it's a lovely little spot with the stream rushing just outside the door. The stream and the gardens around it really make the place -- having breakfast on the little terrace outside the front door of the cabin was such a relaxing way to start the day. The cabin has been really, really thoughtfully equipped, with everything from saran wrap (to pack up lunch sandwiches) to cold water in the fridge to bathrobes in the dresser. Barbara and Mort were very welcoming and wonderful at giving us suggestions, even inviting us to a benefit concert when they discovered one of us was a musician. The only thing I can think of that might be a draw back from some is that the cabin is small -- there's not a lot of space around the room with the bed and the kitchenette. It was absolutely not a problem for us, but maybe if you have tons of luggage it could be? That's really the only thing I can think of, and it's a stretch! Also, Boquete is amazing, and there is tons of stuff to do. Highly recommended.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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'Cottage by the River' in Downtown Boquete
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250888vbi
513-984-4969 (Ohio, USA)
Boquete Panama
Yreka, California
5

A Very Comfortable Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My husband and I stayed at Cottage by the River for ten days. Barbara and Mort, the owners, did a wonderful job with the amenities. We were comfortable, usually greeted by their dog, Maggie (a cutey-pie!), and always felt like we could ask them anything if we had questions. Bed was cozy, Wi-Fi was available and cable TV was also provided. Barbara went out of her way to provide extra little goodies in the cottage to help make us feel most welcomed. It was like a second home. We also enjoyed the fact that it's quiet and, yet, right in downtown Boquete. We found ourselves using the rental car less and walking more. Thank you, Barbara and Mort, for such an great time. We will miss you and your wonderful cottage!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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business
'Cottage by the River' in Downtown Boquete
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p250888vbi
513-984-4969 (Ohio, USA)
Boquete Panama
5

I want to dog nap Maggie LOL

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
I was so fortunate to find Cottage by the River on VRBO. The connection Barb and I had with Ohio State made it much more comfortable for me to rent from her. I'm not your usual vacationer. I sold almost everything I owned with the intention of making Boquete my permanent retirement home. Barb's sisterly advice was most helpful. I pretty much dove into the x-pate community and volunteer activities and am really beginning to feel the this is a place I'm destined to spend all of my productive retirement years. There are so many six degrees of separation linked to it. Just one hitch I want to dognap Maggie. She is without a doubt the most loveable, docile, gentle dog I've even encountered. I felt honored that she was so comfortable with me that she would have spent the night with me in the cozy casita had her mother not been calling.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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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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Availability & Rates

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