BEACHFRONT PARADISE - PERFECT FOR FAMILIES, SURFERS & NATURE LOVERS

Kristin Bacon

Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BEACHFRONT PARADISE - PERFECT FOR FAMILIES, SURFERS & NATURE LOVERS

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Private Beach House, Sleeps 10, wireless internet

Casa de K is a bright, spacious, and airy 2000+ sq ft home built on a 1/2 acre. It is the perfect home for large or small groups (accommodates up to 10 people). There is wireless internet. On the main floor (2nd level) there is a Master Suite (with a/c, balcony access, ocean view and a private bathroom) and a Junior Suite (with a/c, jungle views and a shared bathroom). The third floor is lofted (with two double beds). The ground floor (1st level) has two rooms each with a set of bunk beds and a bathroom. There is hot water available throughout the house. There is a large storage area for all your gear, as well as a washer and dryer.

The house offers a relaxed living area with plenty of sitting room for all, as well as a large balcony with majestic ocean and island views. There is also a small balcony in the back to enjoy the alluring jungle scene. While sitting on the balconies, one can be serenaded by the ocean waves and jungle noises (birds, howler monkeys, tree frogs, etc).

The balconies are perfect spots for enjoying the surrounding landscape filled with tropical foliage (plants, flowers and fruit trees) which draws a variety of tropical birds. Grab a coffee mug and snuggle up for sunrise.

The house is located in a peaceful setting three miles outside of town, and is close enough to easily enjoy the local charm of Bocas Town. There are three full service restaurants close to the house, and many more just minutes away by taxi. It is a pleasant, culture immersing 45-60 minute walk to the center of Bocas Town.

This home offers a spacious, comfortable and relaxing location to hang out, but also provides a secure home base while you explore all the area has to offer - exploring Isla Colon and surrounding islands: hiking, swimming, boogie boarding, surfing, taking a catamaran tour, snorkeling/diving, sampling local cuisine, shopping, taking Spanish lessons, going on a tour of the Botanical Garden, viewing wildlife, fishing, horseback riding, looking for shells, etc.

Upon arrival in Bocas del Toro, property management staff can help arrange taxis for transportation and grocery shopping, as well as tours, and any other services you may be interested in.

This house is perfect for those who want to kick back and relax in a place where the untouched tropical rain forest meets the crystal blue waters of Caribbean.

More photos and updates are available on Facebook: Casa de K

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
I have stayed at Casa de K three times. We have cooked there a ton every time I have gone and there was never an issue. It is a fantastic kitchen with an excellent set up to cook every meal!
May 2012
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Kristin Bacon

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, spanish

Hola! My name is Kristin Bacon. I am a 14 year Alaskan resident who needs her soul kissed by the tropical sun and surf on a regular basis. I instantly felt as though I was at my second home when I arrived to Bocas del Toro the first time. Currently, I own a pediatric therapy business in Alaska, as well as a sled dog kennel. For me, Bocas Town and this house offer the right combination of simplicity, relaxation, nature, culture and adventure.

Kristin Bacon purchased this house in 2009

I chose this property because of its peaceful location and quality construction, as well as the sound/view of the ocean waves and easy access to surfing. These features made this property ideal to me. I also love the wildlife that can be seen and heard around the house.

I love the tranquility this home offers!! Casa de K's private location allows me to simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean, tropical foliage and variety of wildlife. And, as a surfer this property is hard to beat. Additionally, there is easy access to all that Bocas has to offer -- cultural diversity, water sports, many restaurants, shopping, adventures, Spanish classes, yoga, organized tours, etc.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.8
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Beachfront Paradise - Perfect for Families, Surfers & Nature Lovers
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Bocas del Toro Panama
British Columbia, Canada
5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
I cannot recommend this property enough. I truly left a piece of me in Bocas. The house was simple yet beautiful. Perfect for a family or small group. There were 6 adults in our travel pack and it was perfect. Beautiful views, wonderful surf, and wildlife all right there. I cannot wait to go back!!
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It makes me smile to know you had such a wonderful experience! I'm grateful I'm able to be a part in other's fabulous adventures!!
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Bocas del Toro Panama
5

CASA DE K

  • 5 of 5
Such an amazing experience. We stayed here as 2 couples and another adult. There was plenty of space and we loved the location. We had absolutely no complaints and look forward to coming back. The whole Bocas area is incredible and we loved this house. Getting set up once we landed was super smooth, and having a cell phone provided to call our main taxi contact made everything very easy. We highly recommend renting ATV's as well. The house is in a great spot to explore the island from on those. It's also walking distance to a chill restaurant/bar, as well as great surf breaks in the "front yard". Cab rides into town were short and cheap also. We cooked a few meals in the house without a problem, but it was fun to go out at night in Bocas Town.
We wish we were still there!
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 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
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Bocas del Toro Panama
Callifornia
4

JUST AS ADVERTISED. RIGHT ON THE BEACH!

  • 4 of 5
We recently spent 10 days here and enjoyed our stay immensely. Bocas is our favorite spot for vacationing and we come at l least once a year. We find the area of Big Creek the best place for us, but this year we stayed in Paunch. Just far enough out of town to where you feel the jungle and yet close enough to town to make dinners there enjoyable. We were 3 adults and 3 children. We had more than enough space, with the kids in the loft and the adults in the 2 bedrooms. There were spare rooms downstairs too. Tyson, the property manager was exceptionally helpful: knowledgeable, spanish speaking, and accurate with his recommendations. The house itself is just as advertised. The owner had recently refinished the floor as well as added some additional railing to the balcony. The house kept us reasonably cool and the appliances were all in working order. The back door drags on the floor a bit. There was a safe for our valuables. Our neighbors were cool and we enjoyed their chickens and puppies that would escape every day. Overall a very nice stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Bocas del Toro Panama
5

GREAT HOUSE ACROSS FROM PAUNCH SURF BREAK

  • 5 of 5
Three friends and I stayed at this house a few weeks ago for 5 days. We had a wonderful time and everything worked great. Tyson, the property manager was very accommodating, he picked us up from the airport, stopped at the grocery store and waited while with got our supplies and dropped us off at the house as it is about two miles north of Bocas town. We were able to rent a golf cart that took us around the Island which was a great help. About two mile north of the house are two great bars/restaurants that we would have never found without the golf cart. It's directly across from Paunch surf break however the break is on a rugged reef so it's not for beginners. You gotta get up, ride the wave and get out fast. Two houses over is a bar/restaurant/ surf rental place. Don't eat the pizza it tastes like cardboard. All in all the house is exactly as advertised. The kitchen did get a little buggy as the sand ants and fly's are relentless if you don't keep the kitchen clean after you cook. It is after all on the beach on an island so what can you expect. If you want a great home close enough too all the fun but a little bit out of town away from the riff raft, this is your spot.
Thanks Tyson for all your help!!!! You made our stay an amazing one!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bocas del Toro Panama
Denver, Colorado USA
4

FAMILY FROM COLORADO

  • 4 of 5
Loved our first trip to Panama and Bocas. Casa De K was a great place to stay. Did some cooking for breakfast and lunch but opted to go into town each evening to try the many restaurants. Bibi's was a short water taxi away but worth the trip. Other favorites were Gringos and Buena Vista Bar and Grill. There were so many great bars where we could try local beer and people watch. Everyone was very friendly. Taxi rides did add up but we had budgeted ($3.00 per person each way) for them.
Paki Point, a small bar and outdoor restaurant one house over, was a big hit with our young adults. Free WiFi and good pizza and beer with a fabulous view. We walked over there every day to watch locals surf the waves. They also rent surf boards at Paki Point.
We took taxis to starfish beach for a day. What a gem! Tranquil, warm waters with starfish everywhere. Snorkeled but didn't need too as the water was crystal clear and very shallow in most places. There was a guy making drinks using fresh fruit on the beach. Life doesn't get much better!
Casa De K is a great house to relax and is very quiet. Is a ways from town but easily accessible. The deck is an awesome place to enjoy coffee in the morning or a drink at night and just listen to the many birds and the waves. The waves are right there. Several surfers took advantage of the waves and we only had to walk a short distance for quieter water to swim, snorkel and sunbathe. The house was well furnished and we had a lot of room for eight adults. Rainwater was plentiful for everything but drinking. Air conditioning and the many ceiling fans kept it cool. Grocery stores were plentiful in town. Casa De K was a great home away from home and we would highly recommend it to anyone.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Bocas del Toro Panama
carmel, Ca
4

ADVENTURES IN BOCAS

  • 4 of 5
Cons:
This is a beautiful beach house and has the potential to be amazing, however, it had too many quirks.
I would rate it a 3.5, somewhere in between average and good. It had no lights in the family room which was very dark and we were not able to use it. Tyson was very nice and tried to resolve this problem and brought over a couple of lamps, but it just hardly put out any light. We were in spanish school and needed that light to study at night, so it was very inconvenient especially for paying for a house that we thought would be in full working order. The kitchen is not set up well to cook. The pots and pans are pretty lousy and the stove has the littlest flame, which would take us forever to cook dinner. We originally planned to cook most of the time, but ended up paying for the expensive taxi into town for dinner because it just took too long to cook on that stove. So that was disappointing.

Pros:
This house is on a lovely surf break, which my husband surfed everyday we were there. Tyson picked us up from the boat dock, was very friendly, showed us around a bit and took us out to the house. One morning we saw howler monkeys in the backyard and they were the only ones we saw on our 3 week trip, so that was very cool. My daughter was especially excited. It is a beautiful area and there is a new restaurant one house over right on the beach called paki point. It is open during the day for lunch. We enjoyed the convenience of that spot. This area outside of Bocas felt safe and was cleaner than Bocas town. It is right on the water and is really beautiful. I just would not plan to cook there. The cabs charge per person and generally charged 3 dollars a person, so for a family of four this cab ride quickly added up with the extra trip back into town for dinner at night that we had not planned for. All in all, it is pretty and a quiet area, one of the nicest on isla colon. We saw no mosquitos but many chitras. They really liked me and it didn't matter if a had on 30% deet, they still bit me. I would not stay here again, but I love Panama and Bocas we had an amazing trip.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to share your likes and dislikes about my home. Your feedback helps us make changes for future clients.

I apologize the lights in the combo light and fan fixtures were not working during your stay. We continue to search for the bulbs which, apparently, are hard to find. They have not been located in Panama or Alaska yet.
Furthermore, I am sorry, I did not realize the floor lamps we purchased were insufficient to provide light for studying.

We will also check into the complaint about the propane stove. I apologize it was not working to your satisfaction. I have not had any other complaints, or issues during my stays. The only time I have experienced low heat output is when the propane needs refilled. Please, if you experience an issue like this, let the homeowner or property manager know so the issue can be resolved.

Transportation to Bocas is a reality, as the house is located 3 miles outside of town. Taxis are an option. Renting bicycles or scooters are an option. I have had some clients that really enjoy walking or jogging one way, and taking a taxi home. I have had a water taxi drop me off in the cove near the house. I have even paddled the two person kayak to town for a late lunch, for variety.

I am happy to hear the howler monkeys and summertime waves appeared for added joy and special memories.

Thank you again for sharing your thoughts, so we can work to improve the experience for future clients.
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Map

Nearest Beach
beach
Car: not necessary

Scuba diving, surfing, bird watching, creature watching, snorkeling, tide pooling, sampling local cuisine, hiking, running, island exploration, bike riding, horseback riding and beach combing are my favorite activities of the area. There is also a skate ramp nearby the house now at Gargola's.

Approximately 3 Miles from the Center of Bocas Town.

You are now able to rent bikes or a gulf cart for the duration of your stay. Please contact owner for further details.

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Availability & Rates

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Bocas del Toro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,323
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $175 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes $75 cleaning fee
$500 fully refundable damage deposit

Renters are responsible for fees related to their down payment. If you have a bank account linked to PayPal, you may not be charged any additional fees.
50% of rental cost will hold your reservation. Most people choose to make this down payment through Paypal to: kidabilitypt@gmail.com

After your down payment is made, Island Property Management will provide you with a rental agreement to review.

Final costs are due prior to check-in, or in cash upon arrival to Bocas del Toro.
Notes Island Property Management will meet your group when you arrive to Bocas del Toro (boat launch or airport), and provide one taxi to the house for check-in.
A taxi holds approximately 4 people and luggage.
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Amenities

Bocas del Toro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Alarm System
  • Carport
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk House Bath - toilet , shower
  • There is hot water throughout the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 double
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , Must be specifically requested
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , Must be specifically requested
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans. Most bedrooms have air conditioners.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • library
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • reefs
  • playground
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Large, locking storage area (bodega), hot water throughout the house, alarm system, two large water storage tanks to ensure plenty of water for bathing, dishes, etc. There is a surf break in front of the house (TigerTail), as well as several others within walking distance (Paunch, Dumpers, Bluff) from the house. If one was staying in town, it would require a 3 mile walk, a taxi or water taxi to bring you out to these breaks. This is a HUGE advantage to surfers! (direct assessment of swell, convenient access, secure storage area for your boards) These breaks are the most popular surfing spots in Bocas. Some of the tropical birds seen on this property are the Keel-Billed Toucan, Montezuma Oropendola, Kiskadee, etc. More photos and updates are available on FACEBOOK: Casa de K

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