ISLAND HOME IN BOCAS DEL TORO PANAMA, 100 YARDS TO BEACH

Tera

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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ISLAND HOME IN BOCAS DEL TORO PANAMA, 100 YARDS TO BEACH

Bocas del Toro House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedroom 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Beautiful island home on Isla Colon in Bocas Del Toro. The ocean and a swimming beach are only 1 block from the house. In fact, you can see the water from the deck! Night life and restaurants in town are only 2 miles away. The surfing beach is only a 10 minute bike ride from the house. The jungle is in the backyard and howler monkeys may wake you up in the morning. They live in the jungle in back of the house!

Also, the property manager's lives directly next door and he can help with anything you need including scheduling excursions and setting up boat rides. We are fully equipped with wireless internet and The house has a washer and dryer, which is always great when on vacation!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tera (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
Speaks english

About Tera

We live in the blustery cold state of Minnesota, USA and on vacation, we absolutely fell in love with Bocas. Once there, we never wanted to leave! After we saw this house and the location, we saved up and made our dream purchase happen. We are most excited about having our children immersed in another culture while enjoying all there is to do in Bocas. We also can't wait for our friends and family to stay in the house and be woken up by howler monkeys!

Nothing would make us happier than sharing this house and beautiful area with anyone who chooses to vacation here! We want everyone to love it as much as we do. We hope you will stay with us and enjoy your dream vacation!

Tera purchased this house in 2006

Why Tera chose Bocas del Toro

This house is in the perfect location on the island. It's across the street from the beach and only a bike ride away from great surfing and Bocas town. As for the property, it has a beautiful deck, beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife and vegetation. Also, it's an extremely safe area, as is the entire island.

Also, we have wireless internet and 2 pedal bikes available for rent!

What makes this house unique

We have a caretaker Javier, who lives next door. He can set up fishing trips, cave tours, snorkeling, whatever you wish to do!

Staying with us, you get to enjoy the large, open deck. You also the sites and sounds of monkeys and birds in the jungle in the backyard. This house is in the best location on the island, near the beach and surf spots yet it is close enough to town but far enough to be quiet and private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Don:

We had a wonderful time last week at your home in Bocas. As everyone says I'm sure we spent a lot of time on the deck. Enjoyed swimming in the ocean just on the other side of the bridge too. Javier was great. He was always available if we needed him. We rented bikes from him and enjoyed doing a ride each day. We rode to del Drago- took the bus back with the bikes on top- out to Bluff beach and had lunch at Carolina- what a view. Was also great to be able to ride into town. Loved it
Feb 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 40 traveler reviews

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Island Home in Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
average rating of 4.575 based on 40 reviews
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Island Home in Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
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Bocas del Toro Panama
San Francisco
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
Loved Don's Panama pad. My husband got some great surf - and with in walking distance from the house. The patio was a nice place to hang out for BBQs and cocktails. What a place... if only we could stay forever!
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Island Home in Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
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Bocas del Toro Panama
5

Sweet surf/jungle house

  • 5 of 5
Very pleased with the house and the area. Everything from being met at the airport by javier and transported to our rental house.Everything that we needed was taken care of by javier from bike rentals to taxis etc..For those who surf..paunch break was a 5 min.bike ride from the house and a three dollar taxi from town. Lots of lights around and on the grounds and felt safe being in the jungle . Both neighbors are year round owners and you get a sense of security being next to them. Thanks for a sweet place to stay , it make me not want to stay at a hotel again!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
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Island Home in Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
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Bocas del Toro Panama
5

Fun, relaxing experience in the tropics

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at Don's place for our honeymoon. The place is as billed--open, surrounded by natural beauty, close to the water, and relaxing. I think it's perfect for two but could sleep more if needed. You'll love this place if you want to get away from reality. There are neighbors close by, but not close enough that you'll notice them. We cooked a lot and all of the equipment worked well.

After reading the highly negative review on a prior date, I'd agree with what Don wrote: this is a tropical island. You shouldn't come to Bocas if you cannot tolerate seeing a frog or salamander in the apartment--you're living on a forested tropical island. This isn't a resort, but it's very nice. If you don't keep clean, bugs will come. The furniture had normal wear and tear, but compared to other hostels, bed and breakfasts, and VRBOs that we saw on the island, the quality was better than most. The place was clean, and Javier was responsive to anything we needed (although we didn't need much). If you want a resort-likely feel with pristine upholstry, room service, and brand-new amenities, look elsewhere, because that's not Bocas! However, Bocas (and this rental) offer a very unique and fun experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Bocas del Toro Panama
San Francisco
5

Second visit to Don's place

Second visit to Don's place
  • 5 of 5
My wife and I came back to Casa Oceana for the second time and we had a great time again. Being awakened by the monkeys in the morning is so special. We saw a sloth in the yard and it was very cool. The house is always clean and has all of the things you need for a comfortable stay. We love the large deck and spend most of our time there. Javier the grounds keeper is so helpful with everything, he took us on a jungle tour one day and arranged for us to go fishing on another day. I wanted to go surfing but was only able to go 1 day. We loved the beach near the house, it is great for swimming if it hasn't been raining when is is raining is is a little murky. We had a great time and I would recommend this to anybody and everybody. We will come back again next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Bocas del Toro Panama
Saskatchewan, Canada
1

TOXIC......DIRTY.......OLD.......DATED

  • 1 of 5
we rented this house for 5 weeks we stayed only 3. The house itself was dirty, I had to wash all of the cushions on the funiture they were not fit to sit on. I see he has changed that. The pics of the house look good BUT not true. This house is like sleeping in a BARN, the beams on the ceiling are DRIPPING WITH FILTH, the celing fans are literally hanging with DUST BOMBS. The towels, sheets and pillows are ALL STAINED. We requested new CLEAN stuff but never got it. THe house boy told us that Don would not allow him enough time to CLEAN PROPERLY before the next guest came. The house boy Javier came up to the house unanounced several times aday, we were caught with our PANTS DOWN LITERALLY. He also came every week and asked to borrow $20.00 from us. We were invaded by ANTS they came in the first 3 days and just got worse until they were in BED WITH US. We were told by the house boy to put oil in our ears when we went to be at night so they would not go in our ears. YIKES. They sprayed , nothing changed they sprayed nothing changed. We called Don to complain they sprayed with what they told us was organic BUT anyone who knows anything about organics knows they can be just as TOXIC as chemical. We ended us SLEEPING OUTSIDE DUE TO THE TOXIC FUMES FOR 2 NIGHTS. The ants kept coming I got SICK, COUGHING, GAGGING AND THOWING UP. We called Don again, he told the house boy to clean up the yard which was not done in the three weeks we were there. The GARBAGE HAD NOT BEEN PICKED UP IN 3 WEEKS. 100+ above well you can imagine. We went on a side trip to Costa Rica to allow the FUMES to clear out, the manager and house boy knew this when we got back the house was sealed up tight the FUMES WERE JUST AS TOXIC. We called Don told him we could not stay I was to SICK and could not stand the FUMES. He said he would reimburse us for the remaining 2 weeks. We trusted him when we got back to Canada he would not give us back the money he owed us for ruining our holiday. We were going to sue but being out of country would be just to many problems. WE HAVE BEEN HOLIDAYING IN CENTRAL AMERICAL FOR 20 YEARS we have never experienced such, FILTH and different bugs, bats and critters in the house everynight before bed we would have to chase some unwanted thing out of the house. THIS PLACE, OWNER AND WORKERS ARE A RIP OFF DONT RENT THIS PLACE. There are far better places to rent in Bocas. THIS PLACE WAS A NIGHTMARE
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what can I say except look at the other reviews to see what the house is really like. These people were impossible to please, first they called me to tell me there were leafs in the yard. Javier the grounds keeper mows and rakes the yard weekly and keeps it looking good. If the wind blows at night some leaves fall in the yard. The house backs up to the jungle and there are leaves sometimes. They complained that there was no tile on the floor, the house has beautiful hardwood on the floors and. They disliked Bocas and wanted to get out of their agreement. They left food and crumbs on the counters which attracted ants. We sprayed with an organic non toxic spray and they did not like the smell. They also showed up a day early so we did not have a chance to clean up properly. The house is cleaned very good between renters. All of the cushions and the furniture has been recovered with absolutely no stains on them. This is tropical and very nice but there are bugs if you don't keep things clean.
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Bocas del Toro Panama
Madison, WI
5

Great, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent 5 great days at Don's house on Bocas. The house was a perfect home base for our trip, we spent as much time lounging on the deck as we did exploring the islands because it was so relaxing. Both Carol and Javier were helpful and welcoming and got us set up with groceries, trips, and taxis. All of Carol's restaurant suggestions were great, so take note.

The house itself is great and exactly as it looks in the pictures with a couple of unexpected bonuses. The shower in the bathroom is spacious with excellent water pressure and there's an outdoor spot to rinse the sand off when coming home from the beach. Having laundry was a huge perk since we were traveling light and sweaty from hiking and riding bikes. All in all a great stay!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Bocas Del Toro
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Almirante
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Drago
Nearest Beach
0.04 Miles
Bluff Beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Riptide
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Playa Tortuga Hotel
Car: not necessary

The house is across the street from the beach and ocean, which is a great swimming beach with exclusive beach lot access. Great surfing is only a 5 minute bike ride away and it's only a 10 minute bike ride into town. In town, there are markets for food and beverages which can be enjoyed on the spacious deck!

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bocas del Toro House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$150
$890
$2,132
 

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Notes We have 2 pedal bikes which can be rented on a daily basis. It's a great way to get around the island!

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bocas del Toro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Small bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Small bedroom with bunk beds
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Bed (1) Master bedroom, Small bedroom with twin bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shelling
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
The house comes with a washer and dryer which is always nice when on vacation. Also, we have 2 bikes which can be rented daily!
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