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Ken

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish

Stay, Play and Pay no Tax

31 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Panama Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Large cabin (32' X 34') set in the midst of a large, green plateau.

Large fully-equipped cabin.

No crowds, No noise. No chaos. Just peace. At a cool 800 m. (2,650 ft.), the singular cabin rental is set on a 1.5 h (3.84 acre) private, green plateau, 380 m. from the main highway. Enjoy plenty of space. Relax, take in the views, or wander and enjoy the greenery, and the soothing sound of the Rio Colga rambling below. Amazing 'straight-on' views of Central America's highest point, Volcan Barú. Early a.m. and evening bird-watching. Star-filled skies at night..

Boquete River Inn features 5 one-level, large cabins, fully equipped for cooking and serving meals. Gas stoves, frost-free refrigerators, microwaves, televisions, toasters and coffee makers. No charge W-Fi. Laundry available.

Cabins feature 2 queen-size beds, one with an orthopedic mattress; the other a very comfortable hide-a-bed sofa. At no extra charge, inflatable mattresses are available, for additional guests. Large bathrooms with HOT water showers. Cars park out of the heat, under attached carport. All cabins handicapped accessible. And, we are pet-friendly.

WHAT'S TO DO?

Your options at Boquete River Inn are many. Enjoy our 12m. X 6m. (40' X 20') solar-heated pool. Run/walk along trails, both on and off-site. Firm up in our fitness center. Play volleyball. Enjoy bird-watching. Night time star-gazing. Or just relax!

Off-site, consider a day of white-water rafting, a zip line tree canopy tour, rock climbing, coffee tours, horse-back riding, fishing, or visit the nearby hot springs. The sandy beaches of the deliciously warm Pacific, are just 60 km (40 miles) down the mountain.

WHERE ARE WE?

Boquete River Inn is 29.6 km. (19miles) north of David, the capital of Chiriqui province. Arrive Panama City's Tocumen International Airport. Transfer to Marcos Gelebert National airport and fly to David (35 min.), where we can meet and transport you and your gear to our site. Car rentals also available. Comfortably-equipped buses also make the run from Panama City to David, in less than seven hours.

Boquete River Inn (formerly Cabañas B&B Momentum) is Boquete's jewel. Come see why so many travelers, and locals, stay with us!

Keywords: cabin, cabaña, Copa, cottage, B&B, pool, birds, flowers, view, sunny, fitness, quiet, garden, trails, river, private, retreat, secluded, yoga, spiritual, rental

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ken (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish

About Ken

Canadian. Background includes radio/TV news and public affairs, political reporting. Transitioned into public relations and corporate communications management. Tour operator in various Canadian cities.

Ken purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Ken chose Panama

Quiet, private and secure. Plenty of sunshine; outside zone of rain and mist (bajareque) that often falls on Boquete town. A bounty of birds, great river valley and volcano views.

What makes this cabin unique

Spectacular views. No noise. No traffic. No crowds, Private, secure, with all amenities, large pool, birds, butterflies, flowers, lots of vegetation, plants.Great night-time star gazing.

Reviews

4.5
based on 31 traveler reviews

Stay, Play and Pay no Tax
average rating of 4.516129 based on 31 reviews
5

Great stay in Bo-quet-tay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Cabin 4 for a week, which is the furthest cabin from the entrance and very close to the pool (we liked both of those features). The property is beautiful and has a great view of Volcan Baru. The pool is amazing, and is kept really clean. I miss that pool! It was really quiet and peaceful, we were quite glad we didn't stay right in town. We had a car so getting there was easy but it's also a really quick and easy taxi ride into town as well. The owner was really helpful with our hundreds of questions and is a pretty interesting guy to talk to. The cabin was spacious and clean, had basic furniture and had all the standard household/kitchen items you'd need for self-catering. If we ever go back to Boquete, I'd stay here again.

I noticed some reviews mentioning noise from roosters, but we didn't hear any and I'm usually pretty rooster-sensitive.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT POOL....Cabin could have been better!

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for the month of February 2016. It is a beautiful area and I agree with other reviews in terms of ability to walk to the bus stop and enjoying the lovely pool, as well as the hike down the canyon plus gorgeous views of Volcan Baru. The cabins are spacious but kitchen equipment was not in good shape - pots, frying pans, etc. really should be replaced as they were in poor shape. The bed was comfortable but the rest of the furniture is very sparse and not comfortable. While we were there the winds were gale force and as they blew through our cabin at night, it sounded like a freight train passing over your head. We are told very strong winds are common in the highlands between Jan - March. The neighbours have roosters so you hear them crowing all night too. We were assured there would be a bbq for our use but the one available for everyone to share was broken and Ken didn't seem interested in having it repaired or replaced. You can do your laundry at the communal washer/dryer but Ken charges $5 US per load. The pool was a big draw for us and a great place to visit with other guests at the end of the day. Paying the deposit was complicated as Ken doesn't take credit cards or accept e-transfers or on-line payments.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Had we been advised that cookware was a problem, it would have been replaced. Strong winds keep the temperature comfortable during summer, but those same winds blew the BBQ over on itself. It works, but those strong winds prevent the BBQ from reaching maximum heat. $5 is a token re washing/drying laundry on-site, rather than gathering it up and lugging it off somewhere else, and waiting and waiting... Thank you.
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Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
5

Very quiet, affordable and pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Spent 6 nights at the Boquete River Inn, very comfortable and spacious cabins. A couple of beautiful rest stops with benches along the perimeter trail to enjoy morning coffee or just sit and enjoy the views. Close enough for walking to the highway to catch the bus into either Boquete or David, with bus stops right at the entrance in both directions. Close enough to Boquete to walk back if you like to walk (downhill all the way and usually wind at your back). Ken (the owner) is a very pleasant fellow and often offers a ride into town if your travel times coincide with his. Don't miss the hike into the canyon. Stayed in Cabin #4 at the end of the road with a great view of Volcan Baru. Warm, clean pool.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Tranquil and comfortable at a great price!

  • 4 of 5

I spent two and a half weeks in Panama with my parents and sister with 3 nights at the Bouquete River Inn. The place is quite easy to find; look for a large yellow rock with Boquete River Inn written on it on your left as you are driving from David. We stopped at the large supermarket Rey in David to avoid driving into Boquete on our first day (but it’s only a 5 min drive). Ken is very helpful for all issues, questions, suggestions. He even called Hertz on our behalf to extend our rental car for a day. The cabins are large and comfortable. Don’t be surprised to share it with some additional creatures (aka bugs). No air conditioning but it’s not required since it cools off nicely at night. We were a family of four and the futon was a bit uncomfortable for my sister and I, but there was an air mattress to improve the comfort. Kitchen had all the necessary cooking utensils (we didn’t use the oven, just the stove). The pool was a nice treat after a day of hiking and the walk down to the river was a good little hike.

I recommend staying here if you have your own car, enjoy a quiet getaway and the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

Excellent stay, I will be back!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from 2 weeks in Panama, 5 days of which I spent at Boquete River Inn. I had a cabana, which is really a fully furnished house, comfortable bed, hot water (not always found in Panama), and a spectacular view of the Baru Volcano, literally steps from the front door.

Although it is only

Minutes from boquete, it was so quiet, no honking horns waking me up!

Besides the actual cabin, I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of common space that was available to use on the property, there is a nice walking trail around the property that I would enjoy each morning, with stops at one of the two observation benches that have views of the volcano but also the lush forest/jungle below the property....

The owner, ken, is very personable, and always has some interesting facts to share of the area and panama in general.

I would highly recommend Boquete River Inn, I know I will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

From the comfort of my clean, private and comfortable cabin, to the spectacular views of the Baru Volcano to the beautiful well manicured grounds, I was very impressed with my 5 night stay at Boquete River Inn.

Owner Ken made me feel at home right away, he is extremely knowledgeable of the area and always willing to give tips and answer any general knowledge questions I had about Boquete and Panama in general.

One of the things that I particularly loved about this place is that although I rented a cabin, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of common area that I was able to enjoy, walking trail around the property and scenic view points complete with benches and sun shelters.

I will definitely be back to Panama and will definitely be back at Boquete River Inn!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
David, Chiriqui
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Almirante, Bocas del Toro province
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Valle Escondido
Nearest Train
475 Kilometres
Panama City
Nearest Motorway
380 Metres
newly expanded David - Boquete 4-lane
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
#35 (yes, that is the name)
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Playa La Barquetta
Car: recommended

No crowds, no traffic, no chaos, only peace. Eight km. before Boquete center, and 380 m. off the main David - Boquete highway, you'll hear nothing but birds, and the rambling Rio Colga running 100 m. below our property. Your place to relax, play or just kick back.

Your cabin is set on a 1.5 h. (3.82 acre) green plateau. Soak up the sun around our heated pool, firm up in our small gym, explore trails, both on and off property. no charge Wi-Fi, laundry. Plenty of birds and butterflies. Nearby a variety of tours, adventure expeditions. Great star-gazing too.

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Rates & Availability

Boquete Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$85
$510
$1,249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $5

We are to the left of the David - Boquete highway, just beyond km. marker #29.
On seeing that marker, move to the left; where a few meters further, turn left onto the 380 m. road into our place.
A large yellow rock with Boquete River Inn. and an arrow painted on it, imarks our entrance.
Long-term monthly rentals welcome. Rates vary through high and low seasons. Please inquire.
Pets welcome too.

A deposit of 50% of total amount billed is required for booking confirmation.The balance is due on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Panama Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1088 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large private bathroom with hot water shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , features orthopedic mattress
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa by day in living room, queen bed at night...
  • 2 Queen beds, one with orthopedic mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
*300 m. walking/running trail runs along cliff-edge and encircles property. Inside is a small gym. *Regulation size volleyball court available. *Covered seating at 2 viewpoints. *Heated pool comes with comfortable lounge chairs on deck and spectacular daytime views towards extinct Volcan Bar, at 3,475 m, (10,750 ft.), Central America's highest point. *Great star gazing

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