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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Panama Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

Keywords: Vacation Rental apartment

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Sandi Hodge (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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 Panama

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)
Bocas del Toro Beach & Rainforest Vacation Apartment Rental, minutes from town
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Mar 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
5

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: Apr 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

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  • 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: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sweet Spot in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights and only wish it could have been longer! We highly recommend this property. The house is nice and spacious, has a good kitchen, lots of hang out space with two patios, and much needed (if you plan on getting wet and dirty!) laundry facilities. $4 taxi to town, close to the jungle, down the street from the beach and ATV/kayak/bike rentals. The owner, Sandi, was great! She took good care of us and made sure our short time there was well spent (snorkeling, ATV, chocolate farm...), all her recommendations were excellent. She invited us into her lovely home (upstairs) for a glass of wine and has cool dogs. Friendly, welcoming, fun, and helpful. We'd stay here again even if we had to sleep in the yard.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Just minutes from Bocas Town in popular Big Creek

Other Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing

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Rates & Availability

Bocas del Toro Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
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Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
$3,750
 

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

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Amenities

Panama Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • walk-in, hot water shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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