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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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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Owner
Bill Krueger
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, some spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

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.

Amenities

Bocas del Toro Province Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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.

Reviews

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5

We almost became surfer wannabes here!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 3 couples (2 living in Canada) in our early 50s, meeting up for our annual week of winter escape and this house suited our needs well. Though not on the water, there are distant views from the balcony of the tropical Caribbean water. The beds were super comfy and each bedroom has it's own spacious ensuite bathrooms. Kitchen is huge and modern. This place was built with high quality everything, appliances, fixtures, furniture and beds even! The gardens are pretty too. There is a full on water slide you can rent (we didn't but if you had teens or kids they might LOVE it!) I thought we might miss having a pool, but in all honesty we spent all our time at beaches that when we arrived home in the evening we welcomed being inside in the A/C with a cold beer and wifi!!! We rented the 2 golf carts which allowed us to do things (go to beaches, to the water taxi, to shop or eat) on our own timeline. We'd go into town for dinner each evening (there are some good places to eat- we all LOVED the Indian restaurant "Om" and La Casba.) Also we recommend taking a boat to the various islands. Make sure to include Isla Zapatillos. We were well-above the average age bracket of the 'surfer and backpacker" crowd, but still had a great time exploring the area for 4 days. Take a water taxi across to the nearby island to learn to surf and be sure to go to Bibi's for drinks and lunch and Happy Hour. We actually liked being a bit of a distance from Bocas town. It was REALLY relaxing being away from the crowds during the Carnaval holiday. If you turn left coming out of the gates of the estate, you will drive through an amazing jungle rainforest. Also try Scully's place on the beach (by the pizza place). We didn't care for Drago beach- too many people, dirtier feeling sand and more trash all strewn about.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tanned and thankful

  • 5 of 5

I am delighted to write this review as I was very happy with my stay. The home was beautiful and clean. The check in process was seamless. Leny, who checked us in, was very helpful and provided us with valuable information. She connected us with taxi info to get us back and forth into town. She also provided us with her phone number in the event that we needed additional information. The home was well known to the drivers due to the large water slide at the home, which made it easy to return to the house. The grounds keeper, Castillo, was friendly and as well. The grounds is very well kept and has many exotic flowers, which was a delight to this photographer. The house was conveniently located close to town, which made for a very short commute. the home also provided opportunity for relaxation. we had breakfast on the out door porch, which was a delight with the great weather. there was also a great view of the bay from that area as well. The owner Bill, was accessible and returned texts or emails promptly. We also communicated frequently before arriving to the home. The checkout process was also seamless. we called Leny, and she was there promptly with our damage deposit. I would highly recommend this property, as it is very beautiful and provided great opportunities for relaxation. You will not be disappointed with your stay. If the opportunity presents itself for another visit to Panama, I would definitely want to stay at this home.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed our home! We try to make it better with every rental. Hope to see ya next year.
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5

Well maintained, had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in Bocas Del Toro. Nice to have Xbox for kids in evening. Great to use golf carts to get around! Saw plastic bottle village, playa Drago, Playa Bluff, and Paki point in less than 48 hrs. The water slide was so much fun!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Apr 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
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 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$419
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$249
$1,680
$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.
All reservations made with VRBO/ Homeaway need to be approved with owner before becoming binding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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