House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - on outside porcheson outside porches
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Amazing property in Bocas del Drago!
Dave and his property in Boca del Drago is the perfect mix of beauty, remoteness, impeccable gardens and grounds, and beach. This property is absolutely beautiful and a perfect place for our family of five.
It doesn't get any better
Dave was waiting for us when our plane landed at the airport and then he took us shopping for groceries, drove us out to the property and gave us a quick tour of the house. It wasn't until the sun came up the next morning that we got to fully appreciate the view! The property is incredibly well manicured and is planted with so many different flowers, palms and tropical plants. We spent an awesome week lounging on the beach, taking in the view of bird island, walking around barefoot and photographing flowers. Dave was good company (but also respectful of our privacy). He answered all our questions and was great about giving us a lift to town for fresh fish or to the bus stop when we wanted an adventure. One time we walked the 2 miles down the private drive to the nearest restaurant and saw capuchin monkeys in the trees on our way. In the evenings or early mornings we heard howler monkeys and there was always a lot of bird song from the humming birds, green parrotts, tucans and oropendola. The TOP highlight was spending an entire afternoon watching a mama sloth and her baby munching away on leaves in the tree tops behind the house - don't forget your binoculars! The kitchen was better equipped than any other VRBO or AirBnB we've ever been to and it has everything you'll need, but the place to be was in a lounge chair on the covered patio. The house is solar powered with rainwater catchment (and filtered drinking water in the kitchen) but the systems all functioned seamlessly so you wouldn't really know. The WiFi worked well too. We could easily have stayed a LONG time...
Quiet tropical stay.
We were looking forward to experiencing the Caribbean coast of Panama and Casa Manana certainly exceeded our expectations. The lodging was clean, well furnished and equipped, and located adjacent to a section of beautiful beach with that wonderfully clear and warm Caribbean. We were impressed with the extensive and well maintained grounds supporting an abundance of tropical plants which the host readily described to us. A veritable personal botanical garden! Wildlife that was viewed included sloths, howler and capuchin monkeys. We also spotted lots of different birds species, toucans, parrots, oropendollas, hummingbirds, etc. The owner was easy to communicate with prior to arrival and once we arrived was attentive and informative. Overall, a very informative and enjoyable experience.
Thank you Sandy and Joe.
I throughly enjoyed your company and I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Not at all happy
Upon arrival, host met us with shirt unbuttoned and fly unzipped. Not a great 1st impression. Problems with house were: roof leak making tile slippery; kitchen sink leaked underneath when faucet was turned on and water was all over kitchen floor; ants all over kitchen counter due to sink strainer having papaya seeds left in it by prior tenant; only coffee maker was French press, which was dirty when we got there, and no tea kettle to heat water, had to use boiler which is not very safe pouring; listing said there was a washer, but host told us we couldn't use it till morning due to solar, when we opened it, it was full of someone else's clothing; no hair dryer; sheets were pilled and felt like sandpaper; ceiling fans made so much noise thought they would fall; could only get 1 burner of propane range to light; flame lighters were empty and we were left with a small Bic lighter; road to home was washed out - we used a taxi, but would not have driven the rental car on it. We left after 1 night of a planned 3 night stay. Description of home implies host will help with booking boat rides and/or tours. None of that was mentioned. Walked to beach, but it was just about non-existent, should not be advertised as accessible. Grounds are lovely.
We contacted you 3 weeks before your arrival to arrange pick up, but you did not respond until the day before needing instructions as on how to arrive from David with a rental car. We were happy to send you all the info, but you should have done this sooner when you have to consider ferry schedule. Bocas town had just been through very severe weather, the town flooded and there were mud slides.
Our listing states that we live on a dirt road, that the house is run on solar and that we do not use blow dryers or curling irons and such, as they consume a lot of energy. Same with the washer, we were happy to let you use it when the batteries had enough charge.
Our 600 ft. Beach is accessible, did you go down there? You never asked about boat tours or other things that we could have arranged for you, you seemed to have a bad attitude from the start. Your second payment was supposed to have been made the day of your arrival, but you neglected to do so. Was it pre planned?
We are sorry that there were some minor oversights in housekeeping, we do live in the jungle and insects are present. Nobody had as of yet complained about the sheets.
We checked the stove and all 6 burners work, there were 3 stove lighters available. Sorry for the lack of a tea kettle. And Ann, sorry I did not meet you in suit and tie, the zipper clearly was an oversight, as for the shirt....we are in the tropics.
I would have been happy to help with any of the issues had you only asked.
Beautiful, Remote Stay
The grounds of this place are lovely and besides the owner and gardener, we hardly saw anyone else around. It's a great spot to get away from the hustle and bustle and explore secluded beaches. Due to the remote location, you will need to buy groceries in town and mostly cook on your own. For a fee, the owner may have availability to pick you up from the airport and take you grocery shopping before bringing you back to the rental. We loved the large porch and view down to the ocean. We saw capuchin monkeys while having breakfast on the porch and could hear howler monkeys nearby. There will be sounds of nature and there is a gardener who you may hear some times. There is a lot of interaction with the owner and they are responsive as needed. Due to this being a green home on solar power, air conditioning is not an option. For some, the breeze will be enough. For others, you may get too hot.
We are on the North/West end of Isla Colon. It is a very private setting with Nature all around
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What makes this House unique
Very quiet and secluded Beachfront Property with lots of room to roam in our Tropical garden. Fresh water lagoon on Playa Largarto a 15 min walk. Turtles nest on our beach..Great for Bird watchers, we have many species right here in the neighborhood,( Oropendulars Parrots Bird of Prey, Hummingbirds,Tananger, Grass -quit and many many more, Sloth Howler Monkeys and White Face Monkeys frequently hang out around the house. .See us on Facebook Casa Manana Bocas del Toro