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Richard Evans

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Cool , Green , And Eternal Springtime-FREE SHUTTLE FROM (DAV) DIRECT TO CASITA

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Tranquil Casita On Mini-estate

Eternal Springtime weather at 2500 ft. elevation in the foothills of 11,400 ft. Volcan Baru in the spectacular Chiriqui Province of Western Panama . One hour to Costa Rica . Boquete , Panama is a world class vacation destination rewarding vacationers with picture-perfect springlike weather all year long ! 3/4 acre estate with swimming pool , BBQ area , ...Sleeps 4 with Queen bed and two 6-inch thick futons ( very comfortable ,space savers )

3 minute walk to the scenic "Casa de Risco" Restaurant and " Overlook Bar " surrounded by

incredible vistas of the 300 foot Cochea River Canyon , multiple Waterfalls , with the city of David and the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop . Jaw-Dropping Vistas !!!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Richard Evans (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Richard Evans

I grew up in the midwest , went to college in Los Angeles ,

California , owned various companies in and around the southern California area . Took an early retirement in 2005

and moved to Boquete , Panama in 2006 . Bought a 3/4 acre lot and built this property . I live in the main Casita is on the other side of the swimming pool . I only wish that I had moved here sooner in life...It is truly a paradise ...

Richard Evans purchased this house in 2006

Why Richard Evans chose Panama

I have always had an interest in the unique qualities of this little country...Panama Canal etc.

After focusing on the mountainous western regions ,

The Boquete Highlands became my focus of interest .

It is like Colorado , with year long springlike weather that never ends...It is wonderful...

What makes this house unique

Panama is a warm friendly country...The Boquete area has incredible weather...The Highlands are lush and green ,with a cool climate and produce the best coffee in the world...Esmeralda geisha...

The Boquete area is incredibly beautiful ...I feel truly fortunate to call this my home ...

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Casita was built by the developer to suit the owners needs;there were no restrictions on owner use for gardeners,maids or rental. I am a committee member of both the architectural and compliance committee and I am in full compliance with all CC&R's. I always meet first day guests at the guard gate to get them thru security problem-free and to escort them to the property.That is the motive. The reason that they vacated 2 days early was due to guest auto failure.Their car required towing by car-carrier.When it became apparent that their 4-day stay was going to be 2-days,due to auto failure,they demanded a refund. I refused as per VRBO guidelines. They strongly disagreed and a negative review followed. The Casita does not lack amenities-After every rental all kitchenware and small appliances go into the main house for steam cleaning. Upon arrival of new guests I can custom-tailor the Casita to fit their desires.My guests love it ! There is not a lack of anything,in fact, the main house kitchen looks like a restaurant supply house to serve the variations of desire of Casita guests.

Size of the Casita:My VRBO webpage has 24 color photos of the Casita inside and out. Photo #23 is a blueprint detailing all numerical dimensions.There is nothing hidden...Guests must decide if the size fits their needs. 2 adult women and an adult Labrador Retriever ? ONLY THEY would know their space requirements.I have had many "families of four" stay in the Casita...Older folks in the Queen bed & the younger people on 6-inch futons on the floor. They LOVE has worked very well !

Location of Property: My VRBO Webpage has a map pinpointing the exact location of the property in relation to Boquete Village.It is extremely important for guests to do their homework and due diligence on properties that they choose!

Rates: I am much aware of my local marketplace,and try to stay right in the middle of the local competition.

Security:The Casita has 3 exterior doors. 2 are unnecessary and redundant,so they are security-locked for enhanced guest security.All amenities are easily accessed from the front door.Guests are always relieved that the un-used doors are security locked.

Things happen in life,in which you become "collateral damage"simply because you are in the vicinity when something bad happens(guest car failure).However I realize that most guests are also wonderful people and in the future I welcome rewarding opportunities to care for my guests who also become good friends.
Apr 2014
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1 traveler review

Cool , Green , And Eternal Springtime-FREE SHUTTLE FROM (DAV) DIRECT TO CASITA
average rating of 1.0 based on 2 reviews
Panama City, Panama

Not as advertised

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We were disappointed with our stay for several reasons. First, the owner is renting the in-law unit without permission from the gated community administration so he had to meet us at the security gate and told us NOT to say that we were renting but were friends visiting. This was very uncomfortable.

The casita, although in a serene place, lacked many amenities. The place is basically stripped and upon arrival you must ask the owner to provide them - that goes for toaster, microwave, tv, kitchen utensils, paper towels, etc, etc.

The owner tried to be helpful but this is clearly a new experience for him. It's hard to enjoy the place when suddenly, you need something and you can't find it!

On a downpour, we stayed in the one room (bedroom) with bolted down sliding doors as the owner mentioned this was a measure to avoid break-ins but it was very uncomfortable and it felt like a cell!

There is no way that a party of four can stay in this tiny room (it was hard to share among two since the place does not offer a living room). It is a one-room, one-bed place (owner provides a foam floor futon for the rest, leaving no room for walking inside). Not worth the price.

We left early due to other compounded issues.

Do your homework and stay closer to the town than this housing development.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
David Airport
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Bocas Del Toro
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Valley Escondido
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Boquete - David Highway
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Casa Del Risco
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
La Barqueta
Car: recommended

Guest House Casita on 3/4 acre mini-estate at 2460 ft. elevation in the foothills of 11,500 ft. Volcan Baru in western Panama . Eternal spring weather . Swimming Pool . Mature

Landscaping . Wireless internet . cable TV. utilities paid .

3-minute walk to the Cochea River Canyon , restaurant /w

stunning vistas.

Guest House Casitas are rare ...This Casita was built to resemble the Casitas in Southern Spain ; and was meant to be

a self-contained Guest House . It was purposely positioned

facing the pool and spa area and architecturally drawn to give a direct view of 11,500 ft. Volcan Baru from the bedroom.

It sits on a 3/4 acre lot with the focus on privacy and tranquility...

Guests will have access to all pool areas ; the BBQ area ;

The 3/4 acre landscaped grounds ; Parking in the front motor court adjacent to the central fountain ; Access to the laundry room in the main house for doing laundry .

I interact with guests as I would want to be, if I was a guest in their home . All guests are treated as friends and family.

If guests are here without a car , I will always offer a ride , when I drive into Boquete Village ( 10 min. by car ) , even though buses and taxis are readily available at the main road ..The atmosphere here is friendly , relaxed , and tranquil.

The Casita is positioned on a 3/4 acre mini-estate in Hacienda Los Molinos , ten minutes south of Boquete Village. At elevation 2460 ft. , it is cool , green , and eternally springtime . A three minute walk from the Casita ,

brings you to a botique restaurant and cantilevered overlook bar with breath-taking 360 degree view of the spectacular Cochea River Canyon with cascading 350 ft. waterfalls into the river below . Stunning Vistas !

Public transportation is readily available at the entrance to Hacienda Los Molinos and the brand new 'four lane highway'. Boquete-David Road is now open for all buses

and taxis . Thrifty Car rental is located in the village of Boquete and guests may park their vehicles in the front motor-court adjacent to the to the central fountain .

Boquete is a picture-postcard mountain villiage , that is situated at 3500 elevation . Boquete feels more like Colorado than Panama... However the best coffee in the world is grown right here in Boquete . Every day is like springtime in Boquete...The village is refreshingly beautiful !


Rates & Availability

Boquete House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

After booking , please contact me and I can send , via email , complete set of Maps directing you to the property ...

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Panama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The Boquete Highlands In The Chiriqui Province... Natural Beauty In Western Panama ... And...the Best Coffee In The World .

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