ISLAND HOUSE BOCAS DEL TORO PANAMA, 100 YARDS TO BEACH

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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ISLAND HOUSE BOCAS DEL TORO PANAMA, 100 YARDS TO BEACH

Bocas del Toro House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

Beautiful island house on Bocas Del Toro. Many other islands in area, good surfing, fishing, diving, snorkeling, exploring, wildlife viewing, bird watching, night life in town and restaurants, 2 miles from town. Jungle at backyard. Ocean is 100 yards away. Many monkeys and other wildlife near the house. One mile from surf spots, swim beach near by. All wood house, like a mountain cabin at the ocean. Night life in town if desired, many good restaurants in town

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
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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I am a building contractor in San Diego California, I live in San Diego most of the year but I travel to Bocas about every 3 months and stay for about 2 weeks. It is allways hard to leave when I have to go back home, but I know that I will be coming back soon. I have lived in Hawaii for about 10 years and I prefer the lifestyle of Bocas more. The ocean is fantastic and there are so many adventures to go on.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

I bought this house in Bocas Del toro on the island of Colon in Panama because I have allways loved the ocean and the warm weather. I have surfed for many years and Bocas has some of the best surf in the world. The water is warm with very litle wind in this area and is out of the hurricane belt. Bocas is a very relaxing vacation or if you want night life you can find that also. There are many great restaurants and lots of things to see and do.

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. The most noise that you will hear is the monkeys and birds in the jungle.There is also a very large deck where I spend most of my time relaxing.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

4.6
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Island House Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
average rating of 4.575 based on 40 reviews
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Island House Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162165vb
+1 707 205 6819
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 House Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162165vb
+1 707 205 6819
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 House Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162165vb
+1 707 205 6819
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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Island House Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162165vb
+1 707 205 6819
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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Island House Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
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+1 707 205 6819
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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Island House Bocas Del Toro Panama, 100 Yards to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162165vb
+1 707 205 6819
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

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Bocas Del Toro
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
almirante
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Drago
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Pirate
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Playa Tortuga
Car: not necessary

Many surf spots nearby, fishing, zip line on basamitos, lots of wildlife

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Bocas del Toro House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$890
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Amenities

Bocas del Toro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Small room with single bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
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