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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 5-10 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 managers live directly next door and they 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 helpful when on vacation!
We live in the chilly 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 vacation home purchase happen. We are most excited about having our children experience another culture when we are lucky enough to visit 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 renting this house to anyone who chooses to vacation here! We want everyone to love it as much as we do. We hope you will stay at our house and enjoy your dream vacation!
Tera purchased this house in 2006
This house is in the perfect location on the island. It's across the street from the beach and only a short bike ride away to 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 that works great at the house!
We have caretakers who live next door. They 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 get 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.
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
I spent a most relaxing week alone in this wonderful home. Clean, comfortable (good bed in master bedroom), good location and a very diligent caretaker, Javiar, who speaks English very well. This alone is worth a "star" to those who have limited Spanish skills. The "Big Creek" area, where the home is located, is the perfect distance from town---only 5 minutes away in a taxi. You don't need to call a taxi; just start walking on the main road (2 minutes walk from house) and one will come along. This area is beautiful for walking--lovely beaches and amazing, bountiful flora. (And yes, you frequently hear the "Howlers"--a most ferocious sound from such small monkeys!!) An added plus is that there is a pretty overwater restaurant within walking distance (Tortuga Resort).
I never used the air-con as there are adequate windows and many ceiling fans to "catch" the cooling sea breeze. The elevated deck/outdoor living room is BUG FREE!! Again, bless those ceiling fans! The master bedroom has excellent air ventilation and a good mattress, insuring a good night's sleep. The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed (except condiments and spices)--good quality appliances in proper working order. Honestly, this house is SO comfortable that you might have trouble making yourself go explore!
We stayed here for 4 nights in March 2015. We had a great time and, when at the house, spent a bulk of our time on the large deck - which was great. It was easy to get to town via a short taxi ride (or bike, but with young kids we opted for the taxi). It was nice being a bit out of town, near a warm swimming beach and having howler monkeys wake us up each morning. Everything went smoothly upon arrival as well. I highly recommend.
I can honestly say I have never before written an online review, though I'm extremely reliant on them when traveling and felt it was my duty to write about this vacation home since it was so, so good.
We stayed at Tera's in Bocas from 12/29-1/23. I had never been to Bocas del Toro before and was unsure if I had chosen the right location. The house is situated 4.5 miles from town. To get to and from town, you use the house phone (you purchase minutes in town) to call a cab. We used the driver Miguel for everything - Javier will set you up with him. We generally went to town every day and the fare is $2 per person per trip. From town, we'd spend our days taking boat taxis to explore other islands or dine at one of the many bars/restos there. Our favorite was Ultimo Refugio. The other saving grace was the gourmet supermarket (I'm blanking on the name now) but it's also at the end of town.
North of the house is the finest beach on Colon, Bluff Beach. We were in Panama for surf and would head to Bluff nearly everyday. The ride to Bluff is steep ($20/$30) but worth it. There are two great restaurants there and it's beautiful.
The only food/bev options within biking/walking distance to the house is a wood fire pizza spot (only open at night) and a great resto called Paki Point on the beach over looking the surf spots Tiger Tails and Ponch.
I would not have traded the location of the house for anything. It was mid way between everywhere we wanted to be. We absolutely loved it. The house itself is extremely well maintained. The AC is good and cold, the house was extremely clean and water worked great. Even the laundry was modern and wonderful. The house was equipped with all the major things I'm typically concerned with such as a coffee machine, bottled water for drinking and new/lovely beach and bath towels.
Javier the caretaker is awesome. He sorted us out with just about anything we needed. I used his services twice weekly to tidy the house and he did an excellent job. He's really sweet and I found him to be very trustworthy.
Overall, a fantastic stay in Bocas. We absolutely loved it and will be back!
We spent a magic week at Casa Oceana, the place was quiet and closed to Main Street....
The house is perfect and confortable for our family, we were 3 adults + 2 childrens....
The first beach is just 3 minutes walking and in the same time, the jungle is around us.... Perfect harmony !!!
We will be back during the summer !!!
In the same time, we want to say Thank you a lot to Javier, he's a really helpfull person...
And Carol too !!! We will never forget !!!
This house and location was perfect for our visit to Bocas....just far enough from town to feel away from it all, and we loved slowly biking Panama-style into town to go on tours, eat or shop. It's true that Bocas is kind of an epic journey from the Northwest, but an afternoon on the lovely porch fixed us up and we were ready to snorkel, bike, ATV, and go to the beach. Carol (a fellow Oregonian who says she's never going back :) met us at the airport, and Javier is our new great friend. He's an excellent cook too...on our last night he made coconut rice and chicken, and we ate with his family. He also arranged a quick tour of Panama City with his brother Vidal (who is a policeman and a taxi driver) as we had five or six hours to kill there before catching our flight home. This was a great end to the trip, however we speak Spanish and Vidal's English is limited, so if you don't speak Spanish this may not work for you.
Until our next visit, we'll dream of going back!
The house is across the street from the beach and ocean, located in Big Creek. The beach across the street is great for swimming and suntanning. The water is shallow and clear and the beach is sandy! 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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