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'Cottage by the River' in Downtown Boquete

Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only


About the property

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. Wi Fi and Apple TV with over 100 movies loaded for free viewing. (No cable)

The casita is easily accessible- no stairs, walk in shower. It is not wheel chair accessible, however.

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, I would be happy to answer questions and give you some 'insider' tips.

I am an artist, working in multimedia- acrylics, oil, fiber, collage, polymer clay. I give classes from time to time in my home studio.

My late husband, Mort, founded Morton's Bakehouse, a well known artisan bakery in Alto Boquete. I am continuing his legacy, running the bakery. A delicious fresh bread awaits you!

Maggie, my sweet Labradoodle, and I 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, in 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

More Details

Barbara Rabkin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Barbara Rabkin

I look forward to welcoming you to Boquete and to my home. Maggie, my sweet labradoodle, looks forward to welcoming you too!

Why Barbara Rabkin chose Panama

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

What makes this cottage unique

Rental car not needed- walk to fine restaurants, cafés, local eateries, market, tour operators, bike rentals, etc. But if you rent a car, we have private and secure parking for you.


Boquete Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • walk in shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Our housekeeper will do your laundry if she is available on the day you request it. Please check with us to make arrangements. To prepare the casita for arriving guests, we request check out by 10 am. We will happily hold your luggage if you have a late departure, so that you can continue to enjoy the day without worries. If you are arriving early, we will welcome you and hold your suitcases until the casita is ready for occupancy. Thank you.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)

'Cottage by the River' in Downtown Boquete
average rating of 4.9625 based on 80 reviews

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay! It is right in town within a few minutes walking distance of the main street with many restaurants, stores, and the central square. A small stream runs the length of the property and the grounds are filled with flowering plants. Sitting outside on the patio you can watch birds, listen to them sing and hear the stream water rushing by. The proprietor Barb has thought of everything you're likely to need. There are walking sticks, birding guides, umbrellas, Q-tips. tin foil, plastic wrap, etc. There is a small refrigerator, a microwave, toaster oven, a coffee maker, bowls, plates, glasses, flatware, cutting boards, etc. If you have a car there is a parking space. Barb has a book of recommended local restaurants, tours and activities. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The property was delightful with many beautiful tropical plants. The owner was exceedingly helpful and provided some delicious bread. The cottage had everything needed for a perfect stay and was minutes from Boquete Outdoors which provided several very good tours. We especially enjoyed Amy's coffee tour.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable casita.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed being in Boquete and staying at the casita. However, the ad states TV/cable and there was none. We were able to watch some pre-paid movies which were ok.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Little Casita

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely and so convenient to town - walking distance to almost everything. Deb and Rick were very accommodating in Barbara's absence, and we enjoyed our daily visits with Maggie!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cosy casita

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the sound of the river and the beautiful grounds around the Casita. Barbara was a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful little cottage by the river! Pictures don't do it justice! Barbara is a great host as is Maggie the dog! Comfy bed and all that one needs to enjoy Boquete and the surrounding countryside. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Private art classes on site, climb Volcan Baru, tour coffee estates, bird watching, hiking, yoga, fitness, rock climbing, horseback riding, beach and fishing


Rates & Availability

Boquete Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates subject to change until confirmed at booking.
My cancellation policy:
50% refund of Deposit up until 1 week prior to arrival, except fees. Within 1 week, no refund of deposit or fees. I do consider extenuating circumstances: medical/family emergency.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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