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Bill Krueger

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, some spanish

New Luxury Hilltop Villa on Main Island(Colon) Just outside of Town

19 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Bocas del Toro Province Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms ,3.5 Baths, Sleeper sofa:Sleeps 10*Optional 4th room available

Villa located in Burn Brae Plantation. We are conveniently located just five minutes from town in the first foot hills. Resting just a short walk from the beach and wildlife. We offer a great refuge from the high pace of town with our 50 acres of well diversified property. Frequent sites are parrots and many other types of birds, large trees, wildlife of all types, and the occasional monkey.

*PLEASE VIEW VIDEO. Video tab located at top left of picture on listing info.

The condo is approximately 2000 square feet with large patio. The master bedroom with one king sized bed* and a full attached bath with shower and double sink. Large walk in closet with safe.

Second Bedroom with 2 queen size beds* and a full attached bath with a large tub/shower and a single sink. Walk in closet.

Third bedroom with 1 queen size bed* and a full attached bath with shower and a single sink.

Optional 4th bedroom with 1 queen size bed* and a full bath with shower and a single sink.

*All beds are Sealy Posturepedic “Dulcina” Plush Euro Pillowtop mattresses with 600 to 1000 thread sheets.

Living room area with 47 inch LCD flat screen TV and DVD player/Xbox system. Mini Hi-fi Sony Stereo with CD and IPod docking station. Dining area with table and 6 chairs.

Fully-equipped kitchen with coffee maker, dinnerware, dishwasher, microwave, flat top stove and oven, pots and pans, refrigerator, and toaster. All major appliances are Kenmore Elite.

Other amenities include stacked full size washer/dryer, large balcony on the upper levels and a patio on 1st floor. Full house water filtration system with UV filtration. Air conditioning in every room for individual temperature control, wireless internet access, smoke alarms.

NON SMOKING HOUSE.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Bill Krueger (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, some spanish

About Bill Krueger

I am from the Florida, USA. I live most the year in Panama. My wife is a nurse and my son is 17. We like anything outdoors or ends with '-ing'. Diving, biking, riding(horses, moto), surfing, boating, and etc.

Bill Krueger purchased this villa in 2011

Why Bill Krueger chose Panama

I built this building. It took 4 years to finish because I was so picky and demanded only the best materials. I am also the owner of the development (Burn Brae Plantation). The property is 50 acres and very diverse. Great to explore.

What makes this villa unique

I love Bocas for it's great location in the world. Nice warm and clear waters. Great breezes most of the year. Five minutes from either town to the South or the big beaches to the North. Or a short walk down to a small beach in the bay. Wildlife just out your window. Great way to wake up.

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

New Luxury Hilltop Villa on Main Island(Colon) Just outside of Town
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
4

Very nice property in Bocas - totally recommended

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in this property. We used all the rooms available to accommodate a large group and the house was impecable. Super clean kitchen with all the necessities and more. The rooms in the second level house were beautiful and the bathrooms as well. Great living room space, too bad that the cable tv did not work. Bill apologised many times for this and it was simply bad luck. The housekeeper forgot our arrival date and the rooms were not cleaned when we arrived but she worked until late at night to fix and clean everything for us. She was super nice as well. Great house if you are looking for a location outside town with great accessibility. Nice balcony and dining table and decent rooms on the ground floor. Would totally recommend and come back as soon as i can!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property and a unique experience on the island

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful. Everything is very high end. The property manager is very helpful but not at all intrusive. The property itself is amazing and we thought it was pretty cool to walk outside and see 3 horses just hanging out 100 feet from the door. The waterslide looks pretty cool but unfortunately it was under repair so we didn't get to use it. Bocas Del Toro is a fantastic place to spend a vacation. Downtown has a great eclectic vibe with locals, surfers, and backpackers. The food is amazing and almost everyone speaks English so no worries if your Spanish is terrible. The beaches offer something for everyone. Bluff beach has fantastic surf and definitely feels off the beaten path (even though it's only 20 mins from the house). Starfish beach is a 20 min cab ride and a 10 minute boat ride and offers completely calm water to just lounge around. There is also a small beach about 5 mins walk from the house which we found very convenient. We really enjoyed our trip and will definitely be staying at Brae Burn next time we visit Bocas.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Great Home in a beautiful location.

  • 4 of 5

Thanks to Leah, the property manager for all the help with our stay in Bocas. The home was great, Leah gave us an orientation and was very straight forward, the home is a gated property about a 5 minute drive to town. Taxi drivers are familiar with the property, just refer to it as CASA DE BILL and tell them its the house with the waterslide. The waterslide is NOT included with the price of the house, there was an hourly fee for the slide and there is also no pool at this house, just the landing zone where the slide ends.

Home has modern finishings, very open and has a great balcony to enjoy, No complaints about the house, only docking 1 star for the "hidden cost" of the slide, we didnt end up using it. Also we all thought there would be a pool, but i guess thats our own fault for not doing research.

I recommend this home to everyone, we were a group of 11, we slept pretty comfortably, any less than 11 will have ample room.

Thanks again Leah, you were very kind and accomodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Glad to know our property manager took care of you with the rental. Sorry I was not there to tend your needs with the waterslide. The expense to run the slide's pump (diesel) and pay employees were all they said they were asking for. I will clarify our rental listing. The slide is not 100% finished, so we have not figured this all out yet. I hope you have a chance to return to Bocas when we complete all our planned additions to the property. I would hope to make up for our lost star in your review. We take these reviews seriously and try very hard to accommodate all our renters needs.
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5

One of a kind, perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We really couldn't have asked for a better experience. We didn't get to the home until later in the day, after dark, and the property manager was there waiting for us. She was extremely friendly and welcoming, and was excited to show us around. She encouraged us to make ourselves at home and to explore the property.

The home itself is unreal. Sitting atop a hill on a quiet road with a private gate, the view of lush green trees and the water slide was amazing. Inside, the home is entirely updated with a big, fully stocked kitchen with nice copper cookware. The beds all had clean, good quality linens and the place was exceptionally clean. Each room had air conditioning that worked almost too well! It was also very up to date with WiFi, a large big screen TV, among many others.

But not like it mattered too much as the outside property was perfect. It sits within the rain forest and horses wander the property. They're used to humans and would commonly come up to us while we lounged in the pool after exhausting ourselves on the waterslide. It was a HUGE water slide and just the right amount of adventure.

Not to mention William had great communication when preparing for our visit. It put our minds at ease when arranging arrival times and had great site seeing recommendations. After extensive research for our trip on multiple home rental sites and hotel websites, we can easily say that we stayed in the most beautiful home on the island!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home in a quit area

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful 3 story home very clean and well taken care of. The property sits on 50 acres with lots of vegetation. The owner was very accommodating. The only drawback was having to take taxis to get back and forth to town and not having the water slide working which was one of the reasons we booked the place.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for the 5 star response. I am very sorry about the water slide. The weather put us behind schedule on a required fix. Hope you will return one day to see the improved changes we are making. Yes, we are outside of town and hope to have two street legal golf carts included with the rental for next season. Also, a set of cell phones. We are trying to better our rental every year. Thanks again for choosing us for your Bocas vacation spot.
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The Perfect Panamanian Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at the plantation was amazing! Even from the time of booking, Bill was extremely helpful and thorough with making sure we knew what to expect on our stay. To provide a little insight, we had a group of 10 (couples and friends) and had no issues with space while were were there. Frank and Stacy were very accommodating to anything that we needing, and even when we arrived a bit early, they allowed us to drop off our bags and head out to explore. The property and villa are gorgeous, very clean and well maintained.

I had traveled and stayed at an eco-lodge similar to this one before, so I had a better understanding than the rest of my friends on how a rainwater recapture system worked, so we did find ourselves out of water one time, but luckily it rains just about everyday at some point, so it was quickly replenished.

The location of the plantation is really great, and exactly what we wanted. Out of town and off the beaten path, however it was still very easy to get into town when we wanted to. It's also very close to the new Bocas Brewery and Beach. Taxi's to town are about $1-$3 per person depending on how busy it is.

All in all, I would recommend this property to any large groups, families and friends. We loved our time there and can't wait to go back to see how the island continues to grow!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bocas Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Playa Tortuga
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferry to Almirante
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Playa Tortuga
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Sand Dollar Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Burn Brae Plantation
Nearest Point of Interest
Bocas Town/Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Bluffs Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Tiger Tails Beach
Car: not necessary

Just so you know. Bocas del Toro has plenty of taxis. Taxis drive buy the house and are available by phone. Also, bikes are available at several bike rentals in town for a few dollars a day.

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Rates & Availability

Bocas del Toro Province Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$219
$1,350
$4,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$249
$1,650
$6,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250

Renters have the option of paying for renter's insurance. Please let us know before booking or agreeing to book online, so we can change your quote.
Water slide can be rented privately to guests on rental. Please ask about information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bocas del Toro Province Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , * Extra private room
  • 3.5 bathrooms w/ optional 4th bath with additional room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private room on First Floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Guest Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Sofa sleeper - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pull out bed in living room sofa.
    Attached Unit - 1 queen , * Extra private room on first floor
  • Master bedroom with one king-sized bed and a full private bath with shower and double sink. Large walk-in closet with safe. Second bedroom with 2 queen size beds and a full private bath with a large tub/shower and a single sink. Walk-in closet. Third bedroom with 1 queen size bed and a full private bath with shower and a single sink. *Optional 4th bedroom with 1 queen size bed and a full private bath with shower and a single sink. Pull out sleeper/sofa (queen size) in living room. Requires an extra fee unless you book 12 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Rental is a 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath with a sleeper/sofa and optional* 4th bedroom that sleeps up to 10 people. Also, comes with covered carport.

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