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Bocas del Toro Beach & Rainforest Vacation Apartment Rental, minutes from town

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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.

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Sandi Hodge
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Sandi Hodge

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

Why Sandi Hodge chose Bocas del Toro Province

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


Bocas del Toro Province Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • walk-in, hot water shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Nestled in a lush rainforest jungle, steps from the warm Caribbean waters and a $2 taxi ride to bustling Bocas Town, this fully stocked vacation rental will keep you in the standard you are used to from home in a relaxing setting. We are able to arrange tours of Isla Colon as well as outer islands, culinary assistance and house keeping if this is something that would improve your stay.


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Bocas del Toro Beach & Rainforest Vacation Apartment Rental, minutes from town
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

So helpful with our arrangents

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ron, so glad you enjoyed your stay. I will get a new fry pan and will look into replacing the mirror with one that will go lower. As far as the door probably not. I will be sending you a link that my realtor friend wants you to see as far as a house in Red Frog which is under market. Thank you for your review and glad you had a nice time. Best Sandi
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  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend staying was lovely, clean, modern and Sandi was a GEM! Really enjoyed ourselves and the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible place!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I've been thinking about you two. Thank you so much for the kind review, so glad you had as much fun as I did. It is always nice for me to have new friends to explore the island with, makes it new all the time. I think about that big house of yours and all of the pretty things being sold and wish I were there to buy them. Good luck with your move and I hope you decide on Panama. I would love to see you both again. All the best, Sandi and the pets.
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Aurora, Oregon

Loved this place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wes and Pam for the wonderful review. We did have a great time didn't we. I look forward to seeing you again one day. You will be pleased with all the new additions I have done to your apartment. Have a great time on your next adventure and say Hello to Paris for me. Kind regards, Sandi
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Juneau, Ak


  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Coming back next year for sure, treated excellent. Sandi has lovely grounds and always had our wake up calls with the howlers and oropendolas.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Just minutes from Bocas Town in popular Big Creek

Other Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Steps from the beach and warm crystal clear Caribbean waters...Just a two dollar taxi ride to bustling Bocas Town.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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