|Space||900 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Two beautiful living spaces for rent set in lush tropical gardens between the rainforest and gently lapping Caribbean waters 200 meters from the house.Awake each morning to the buzz and hum of the jungle outside your window.This is an island paradise retreat and a tranquil escape ideally situated between the wilds and the vibrantly diverse town of Bocas,a couple of miles away and easily accessed by water-taxi or road.
This airy apartment offers everything you need to feel the comforts of your own home. Her local knowledge is encyclopaedic and there are countless things she will be happy to arrange if you desire more than to bask in the sun on the shore or read books from her wellstocked shelves.Surfing,fishing,diving lessons and excursions,snorkelling and swimming,boat-trips to the outlying islands and bike hire. Bocas town nightlife is endless from cool over the water bars and clubs to restaurants serving excellent freshly caught seafood and more.
The Smithsonian Institute has a research centre a mile up the road which like the botanical gardens on the way is open to the public for visits. Sandi can arrange whatever you want to make your trip something extraordinary to remember.
Keywords: Vacation Rental apartment
I moved to Bocas del Toro in 2005 formally from Southern California. I have been renting my apartments out since completion of construction in 2006. I enjoy meeting all of the people from foreign lands and being able to show them the beauties of this lovely island archipelago.
Sandi Hodge purchased this apartment in 2005
When staying here you are far enough from town for the peace and quiet that is offered in the lush green rainforest surroundings but just steps from one of Bocas Town's most popular beaches - Big Creek. Staying in these luxurious apartments you are only 2.5 miles from town which makes for an easy commute to restaurants and nightlife. I love being in the middle of the rainforest but being able to walk out to the beach, ride my bike to other nearby beaches and it's a great launch point for tours to other islands and wildlife.
Quiet, secluded peaceful surroundings. Used as a home base it is perfect for all of your excursions. While sitting on the patio you can enjoy watching the many varieties of birds and listening to the wonderful activities of the animals living near by.
I had been emailing Sandi for about a year before finally getting things booked. She was very helpful with our air arrangements while in Panama and even arranged our driver from the airport to Panama City. Her place is just close enough to Bocas Town to get there easily and still feel like you are at a country estate. I am usually the first to notice a few things for improvement and I would lower the bathroom mirror or place it an angle, as it is too high. I'd also add a privacy curtain or door at the bathroom and maybe replace the skillet that is no longer non stick. It was nice to have some friendly dogs there and the watchful cat that seemed to like hanging out on the outdoor sofa.
I would highly recommend staying here...it was lovely, clean, modern and Sandi was a GEM! Really enjoyed ourselves and the surrounding area.
We not only loved the place, we made a new friend (well, actually lots of them - not just Sandi but her pets and all of the Monkeys, birds, Iguanas, etc.). We loved being so close to the Rain Forest. We watched "Iggy" the Iguana climb the 30 foot tall avocado tree to eat avocados, there were butterflies and humming birds everywhere. Monkeys to watch every day, right in the back yard. Fantastic! Sandi has great dogs that we loved and even a cat that stayed right outside our door and was the friendliest cat I've ever met.
The location was perfect. Close enough to town to make it really easy to get back and forth but not so close that you hear any of the music or parties plus close to beaches. Right between the water and the rain forest. How can you top that?
Sandi started our stay by taking us to the only Irish Bar in town for St. Patrick's day and introducing us to some of her great friends. people that could give us some great insight into the area. We then went exploring on our own and had a ball. Sandi sent us to some good places to get dinner and to buy local groceries. She also arranged some great trips with people she knew (which helped a lot because when someone takes you to an island and says that they will come back and pick you up at 4 pm - you really hope that happens, and it did! He was there ten minutes early).
I would recommend Sandi and her place to my closest friends, with no hesitation, the way that she built the house is genius, with her living in the upstairs and two one bedroom apartments below. We had plenty of room to relax, a full kitchen with pans, dishes, etc. and an air conditioned bedroom. We are thinking about retiring in Panama and if we are able to pull that off, we will definitely spend more time with our new friend, Sandi.
This place has all the amenities you could want in Bocas del Toro. The spacious home has two private units on the ground level with a shared patio. The open, modern floor plan was clean and spacious with a full kitchen as well as access to a washer and dryer. We enjoyed the location, which is centered between town (2 miles) and beach bluff. Although bicycles were available, we rented an ATV down the street, which was reasonably priced, making it easy to get around in both day and evenings. Sandi was a gracious host—friendly and welcoming but not intrusive. She has dogs for protection, as do most people owning property in Bocas. We enjoyed occasional cocktails on Sandi’s upper patio, and she helped us arrange several tours, which were highlights of our trip. We enjoyed the jungle feel of the area, including the howler monkeys, without giving up modern amenities.
AMAZING!! Sandi is the best! Her place is beautiful, clean and a true paradise. Her gardens are enchanting and her place is a great place to relax or a quick $2 -$5 taxi to town. Her apartment was spotless and plenty of room for a family or couples get away. We are looking to book again in 6 months won't stay anywhere else! This is a true GEM!!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Steps from the beach and warm crystal clear Caribbean waters...Just a two dollar taxi ride to bustling Bocas Town.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Just minutes from Bocas Town in popular Big Creek
Other Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing