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Garden House in BocasTown, Isla Colon

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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About this listing: This home is centrally located in BocasTown on the main island Colon, only a few blocks from everywhere (restaurants, shops, markets, atm, airport, and docks where you can dive into our bay for a swim in calm clear water). But, we are on a quiet street where you won’t hear loud music, day or nite, even during festivals. Walk, bike, (60¢) taxi a mile to the first of many pristine beaches, and on to hikes in the rainforest, and to surfing sites world renowned. The Space: Your home has 3 bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen, bath w/hot shower. You are very secure with iron barred/screened doors/windows, with privacy glass/curtains. A tropical garden in front and a rear yard surround you, all fenced in. Bring your kids and pets. Or your wheelchair; house is ground...About this listing: This home is centrally located in BocasTown on the main island Colon, only a few blocks from everywhere (restaurants, shops, markets, atm, airport, and docks where you can dive into our bay for a swim in calm clear water). But, we are on a quiet street where you won’t hear loud music, day or nite, even during festivals. Walk, bike, (60¢) taxi a mile to the first of many pristine beaches, and on to hikes in the rainforest, and to surfing sites world renowned. The Space: Your home has 3 bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen, bath w/hot shower. You are very secure with iron barred/screened doors/windows, with privacy glass/curtains. A tropical garden in front and a rear yard surround you, all fenced in. Bring your kids and pets. Or your wheelchair; house is ground level, all doors are 42” wide. Interiors were completely refurbished about a year ago, so all fixtures, appliances, furnishings are like new. A/C, split controlled, cools whole house. Each bedroom has custom-made (by me) exotic wood bed frames and nite stands, with 9” thick mattresses, with fine sheets/pillows. 2 have a FullSize bed, 1 has 2 TwinSize beds. All have 3-speed ceiling fans with variable lights, and custom built-in closets/drawers. The bathroom has modern fixtures and a 3-level hot-water shower, big enough for two …or more. We provide plush towels and wash cloths, soaps and supplies. Note, our plumbing connects to city sewer, for sanitary waste/paper flushing (not so in many area dwellings). The kitchen has a LG 14cu. frig/freezer, GE gas stove w/fan hood, double sink, custom cabinets. Supplied basic cook ware and stylish dining ware enable you to eat at home. Faucet filter makes abundant .03microns pure drinking water; no need to buy/tote bottles, drink all you want for free. The living/dining room has a 3-speed ceiling fan with variable lights, and features a large antique mahogany dining table with matching chairs that can seat 6. A 32” TV connects to CableOnda Silver Service (231 channels inc. CNN, NGO, HBO). Move the TV to any room, ChromeCast to your device, watch what you stream. Our locale, being in town, means: We are dependably piped city water, which we filter for general use (washing or showering), and further purify for drinking. We are on the city electric grid, consistently receiving power for lights and appliances. We do urge you to be environmentally respectful, but you do not need to be stingy, starving your living pleasures. You can take long hot showers, watch many movies, drink all the pure water you want, whenever you wish, unlike lodgings off-grid and dependent on rainfall water. All rooms in your house have a minimum 30mb WiFi connection, unlimited Internet data 24/7 — steam Netflix if you have it. If you stay more than a week, an added amenity is washing machine and interior drying lines use for free. Our locale, being in town, means: Our one flaw is some daytime disturbance by street traffic noise, passing vehicles and people. But, they pass, they are not constant, and not at night. The trade-off is town convenience vs county quiet. As said, we never have loud music noise. If you’ve lived in a city, we will be noise norm to you. Our building is a duplex. You occupy the larger part, the owner (me) lives in the adjacent studio, each of us with total security/privacy. I am available to assist you in any way you wish; but, I regard your/my privacy — you won’t know I’m next door unless you want/need to. I’ve lived in Bocas for 16 years, own property, manage businesses, and I am the retired Bocas Rep for US Embassy Panama. Meaning, whatever your Bocas interests, I am your experienced personal concierge. Only you and I share the property; there are no other renters/occupants. So, ‘mi casa es su casa’. The Neighborhood -- Overview: Our front street is the road up island. To Hospital Bocas, the fair grounds, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Station, Finca Monos Botanical Garden of Eden, to Bluff Rd spectacular beaches. Or, to where the road splits, on thru farms and jungles, to Drago at the north end of Isla Colon. Getting Around: Feet, bike, skateboard, motorbike, taxi. Being in town, I walk to most places I need to go. In inclement weather, or with shopping loads, I take a taxi, 60¢ per person anywhere within the center zone. Getting to Isla Carenero, Bastimentos, other islands, is a boat taxi for a few $'s.More
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About the Owner
Larry S
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2017
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Our building is a duplex. You occupy the larger part, the owner (me) lives in the adjacent studio, each of us with total security/privacy. I am available to assist you in any way you wish; but, I regard your/my privacy — you won’t know I’m next door unless you want/need to. I’ve lived in Bocas for 16 years, own property, manage businesses, and I am the retired Bocas Rep for US Embassy Panama. Meaning, whatever your Bocas interests, I am your experienced personal concierge. Only you and I share our home; there are no other renters/occupants. So, ‘mi casa es su casa’.
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
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Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Ceiling Fans
TV
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
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Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Our front street is the road up island. To Hospital Bocas, the fair grounds, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Station, Finca Monos Botanical Garden of Eden, to Bluff Rd spectacular beaches. Or, to where the road splits, on thru farms and jungles, to Drago at the north end of Isla Colon. Behind us is a private residence. Next door is a hostel, hosting surfers who want a non-party place to lay back. Across one street is a hotel, patronized mostly by Panamanians from Panama City visiting for the weekend. Across the other street is a BnB for foreigners wanting quiet . Kitty-corner is a park, with a small gym for exercisers and for dog walkers. I.e. we are a peaceful quasi-residential neighborhood.
Getting around
Our island has cheap taxis, motorbike, bicycle, skateboard rentals. Most restaurants and shops are walking distance. Getting to nearby Islas Carenero and Bastimentos is a boat taxi for a few $'s. The outer islands you may wish to visit are served by 30+ local tour operators, offering options customized to your interests: swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, or just enjoying a splendid boat ride viewing our beautiful bay.
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