About the property
- Cabin1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Cabins, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 4
The rental price includes the entire 13-acre property- cabin, tent and rancho. Clay, the amazing property manager, is a 5 minute walk away and can help you with any needs. We have not yet found a rental comparable in privacy in this area. You will be self serving at this rental and enjoy the peace and quite away from town, cars, and noises from society. You will be greeted by parrots, enjoying the sounds of the jungle and calmed by the crashing of the the waves. Off the grid and green, our home provides a wonderful space to live in the moment and be close to the earth, ocean and elements. Ojos del Mundo is a breathtaking place for reflection, healing, artistic creativity, and healthy just to get away from it all and relax. It is unlike any off the grid experience you have had before. You are in true seclusion from everyone. Run around naked, eat the fruits off the trees, reconnect with nature.
You rent the entire property. The price is set for 2 people renting the whole property. 4 people is a more ideal number as there is a wonderful eco tent with a bathroom, the cost for this is $25 more per person, after 2 people. Please be clear that the tent will not be rented out unless you add people to your party. Kids 9 and under are free.
Our home is an 18'x20' living space with a bathroom and outdoor shower. This cabin has a full kitchen and queen-sized bed. The detached Eco Tent has a queen bed, toilet, sink and an outdoor shower. A detached deck on top of the hill is a wonderful sunset watching or hammock spot. This property is spectacular a private beach 500 feet away through gorgeous gardens. We have sea kayaks and can do tours. Weather permitting, you can spend your days snorkeling, swimming, walking, surfing, exploring, birdwatching, relaxing. We are located a one hour drive from town, allowing a remote experience where you are not bothered by noises or lights. Come feel the breeze and cool down at our home.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The price of your stay includes a ride to and from the airport, a guide to take you shopping in town, and your stay at our secluded home. You will enjoy the private beach, rustica cabin with a queen bed, kitchen, hot outdoor shower, eco tent with queen bed, detached covered deck with hammocks, and gardens. You can add a variety of excursions and day trips to your adventure. Inquire about our package deals. You can get massages as well.
Ojos del Mundo was built by family and friends, with love. A collective energy has gone into creating Ojos del Mundo. We invite others who want to appreciate this unique, beautiful, rustica rental. Benito is our gardener and good friend. He is a gem and will provide you with coconuts, herbs, yucca and sugarcane, with a priceless smile and a heart of gold.
AMENITIES: We are a green finca. 100% off the grid. A beautiful rustica style.
LIGHTS: We have a small solar system. This provides enough power for lights, charging of cell phones and cameras, etc. (hair dryers or any thing of the sort will blow out the system). We also use solar flashlights, candles and lanterns in the evening. It makes for a nice lighting and seems to keep the bugs away from our home. This is an amazing opportunity to step away from the buzz of the world we normally might be surrounded by. Truly get-away from it all.
WATER: We catch our rain water. Island style. It is important to conserve water while spending times in the islands.
KITCHEN: Fully equipped kitchen with a propane stove, oven and refrigerator.
CELL PHONES: You can receive cell service on our point and occasionally in the cabin. We will provide you with a local phone to use during your stay that you can buy a prepaid phone card for.
INTERNET: There is no internet service at this location. We also enjoy the charm of getting away from everything. We understand this isn't possible for everyone and recommend you looking into a package trip so you can have a ride to town.
LOCATION: Located a 45 min drive north of the town of Bocas del Toro on Isla Colon. We will bring you to and from the airport on this hours drive to the north end of the island. The drive is slow and beautiful, through jungle and local villages. The last 3 miles is on a VERY bumpy road and takes about 25 minutes to drive this section.
You will be providing your own food and beverages, we can help you plan your shopping list. We will also help you to do your shopping. The closest restaurant is a 20 minute drive. You will be able to use the peppers, herbs, lemongrass, fruits, and greens to add flavor to your homecooked meals that grow on the land. Clay will help you with the process of shopping when you arrive in Bocas and the rental includes this cost as well as the transportation to and from the home. Clay will also give you an in depth details of how to find your way around the home and the land.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 26, 2018
About Wiley Wakeman
We live there as often as possible- Which is only a few months per year at this time. Otherwise we are living in Steamboat springs, Colorado. I have a 8 year old who loves time in Bocas! Zeylia was born in Panama and holds such a tie to the land and people of the area. We love it and consider it home, even though life has brought us back to the states for now. I am Certified Professional Coach focusing on assisting parents to be genuine, empowered and aware. I host retreats around the world.
Wiley Wakeman purchased this Cabin in 2003
Why Wiley Wakeman chose Bocas del Toro Province
It has been given love and energy by hundreds of beautiful people who have helped it literally blossom from a plot of jungle. It is now a unique piece of the world with endless wonderful views, tons of food growing, the most seclusion you imagine and the place you can rest, relax and revive. Gift yourself the opportunity to experience this space. It is a special sanctuary.
What makes this Cabin unique
Remote, secluded, beautiful, close to nature, powerful, alive, real, away from technology, amazing views, tons of outdoor activities to experience- a place to revive the mind, body, and soul.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A fickle bit of Paradise
There's a lot to like here, but as always in Eden, there are a few serpents. If you are expecting warm, sunny days on the beach, you may be disappointed; check LOCAL forecasts carefully before booking. Our Lonely Planet referred to "dry conditions" in February, but it rained, sometimes intensely, on and off both day & night, for nearly all of our 12-day stay. (It was supposed to be two weeks, but we bailed after an especially heavy rain left everything swampy.) There were only 2 or 3 days when we saw the sun for more than an hour or so. Some locals said this was normal for the season, others claimed it was unusually wet. Of course, rain may not affect you if you are spending most of your time surfing or diving.
Another drawback, exacerbated by cloudy weather, is that the cabin is very, very dark inside -- except in the bath, which has skylights; we often sat there so we could see well enough to play cards. Elsewhere, we often had to turn on the lights to see what we were doing, even in mid-day. It's way too dark for reading without night-vision glasses.
On the positive side, the place is very quiet except for the surf, the numerous parrots, and the occasional troupes of howler monkeys. We saw or heard only 2 or 3 passing vehicles during our entire stay. The outdoor shower is wonderful. You can in fact prance around naked if you like, as long as the presence of Benito, the gardener, does not embarrass you; he's there weekdays till about 1 pm.
Speaking of surf, the beach is too dangerous for swimming most of the year due to strong rip currents. According to Clay, the local manager / caretaker, even walking at the water's edge is dangerous due to unpredictable rogue waves that can knock you down and drag you off.
By far the biggest plus is Clay himself. He was a total sweetheart, going far out of his way several times to keep us happy. He is an experienced surfer and diver and very interesting to talk to.
Trip of a lifetime!
How do you describe waking up in paradise? It's embarrassing to admit how long it's been since my husband and I lived "off grid". Other than camping a few times over the years, it's been a while. No cell phone, TV or computer to distract you, there's nothing like this little piece of heaven. You completely unwind, and let go. The people, the smells, the music, the sounds of the monkeys and birds every morning will forever stay embedded in my mind as I remember our time at Wiley's. Clay was the perfect host - picking us up and taking us back; taking us shopping for supplies, snorkeling in the afternoon, with FRESH lobsters no less, to take home that night. Benito - always smiling, and forever there w/ fresh fruits and vegetables from the gardens. We hope to go back, soon, to live in the experience again; hopefully this time, for a while. It seems you just begin to "de-stress" when it's time to go back. Six days is not long enough to completely remember getting back to the basics of living, loving every minute of it, and remembering what really matters. I would recommend this experience to everyone wanting to find themselves again, and remember the important things in life. We will be back - Gary & Sandy Buckner (June 13 - 19, 2017)
This property is quite more than it is written, photographed or verbally stated. The sounds, smells, breezes, pounding surf, true jungle and Caribbean blue can not be fully stated in words. Our trip was far too short at 7 days to feel the true rhythm that awaits on the north side of this island or throughout the archipelago. Benito, the land caretaker, is a sweet, calm, curious and helpful human being that wishes you to enjoy the fruits and vegetables of his labor. Clay and Allene the property managers are attentive to your every need and eager for you to experience their ecosystem that is truly a paradise.
We shall return, Stacie and Christopher Burdette
Great place in Panama!
Beautiful property in Panama. Secluded and private, yet we felt totally safe. The grounds are extremely well maintained by the gardener, Benito, who was also was very friendly and willing to show us around. He also gathered us fresh fruit and opened several coconuts for us. The real gem of the property is the manager, Clay. He was so inviting and knowledgeable of the area. He pointed out several native animals and was extremely helpful in getting us settled in. Had a great boat trip with him as he guided us around the other islands and kept us entertained with stories of the area. The beach was beautiful for the first two days, then the surf kicked up, washed all the sand away, and made swimming dangerous. No worries though, still able to hang out near the water and Clay, who is an avid surfer, told us fascinating surf stories. Too bad we were to chicken to try surfing! However, we would recommend him as an instructor to those interested in learning. Thought about heading to the beach at Bocas del Drago or near the river, but enjoyed watching the wildlife so much we didn't want to leave the property except for supplies. Great 10 days on the island! Would love to return! Aaron & Lissa, USA
There is no beach as promised
I was told that there was a private beach. I rented because of my little daughters. But there is no such beach. So we didn't stay there. And I did not get any response from the owner.
And she kept with my money.
I refunded these folks in full (homeaway said I didn't need to pay a dime, yet I paid them in full- mostly for karma and having them stop cyber bullying me on facebook). These folks didn't know what they were getting in for. Please be sure to read all the information about our home. They clearly did not want a secluded home in the jungle, they seemed to use the beach as an excuse. As we write out on our information, the beach comes and goes. Also, there are periods of time where you can not swim on our beach (much like all beaches in the world) the waves get too big and the sands shift. There are steps down and you can still access an area under the palm trees and near the steps to enjoy watching the waves. Luckily, our property manager (who had a bit of a challenge with these folks) has many options to give people other places to go to swim and things to do when the weather is not permitting swimming or kayaking from our home. I am going to look at this rough review as an opportunity for clarity for everyone to come: This is a unique jungle getaway, unlike anything you have experienced. If that is what you would like, then read all the other reviews and be in touch to get clarity and ask questions. If that is not for you, then we please ask that you find another location. Thank you. Wiley
A wonderful surprise!
We arrived in Bocas del Toro of an evening and woke up to such a beautiful sunrise and gorgeous gardens! A BIG thank you to Clay and Allene for the hospitality, knowledge and friendship. We enjoyed the time we spent with you! Benito was a pleasure and always willing to share his knowledge as well - even though we had a language barrier! The beautiful haven in the rain forest was all it said and more! Again, thanks!
Kim & Jay
The marker on the map is off. Our property is a 45 min drive north of the town of Bocas del Toro on the Isla Colon. The drive is through the beautiful jungle passing occasional local indigenous towns. The drive itself is like a jungle tour. The north side of the island is a gem in this spectacular archipelago. We are exposed to the open Caribbean with the stunning Bird Island in the view. Activities include relaxing, sea kayaking, bird watching, jungle hiking, surfing, swimming, eating fresh fruits off the property. It is a refreshing escape from town that can get hot and buggy. We seem to constantly have a breeze and are relieved to return to this part of the island after visiting town. Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing
Rates & Availability
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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Kids 9 and under are free.