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OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Enjoy our Orange House on the outskirst of Bocas Town in the local neighbourhood of Saigon Bay. Saigon bay is located a short 15 minutes walk or a $1 taxi ride to town. The Orange house is located on a property which consists of 5 rental houses, all build over the water and connected by wooden walkways. The Orange house is located to the front of the other houses and so enjoys unobstructed views from both the top and bottom terrace across the Bay toward the mainland of Panama and Costa Rica, perfect for sunsets. Downstairs we have a spacious bathroom, fully furnished and equipped kitchen with full size fridge and cooker and dining area leading to the relaxation deck with outdoor lounge, dining table, sun loungers and hammok . Upstairs There are two bedrooms, with the front bedroom wit...Enjoy our Orange House on the outskirst of Bocas Town in the local neighbourhood of Saigon Bay. Saigon bay is located a short 15 minutes walk or a $1 taxi ride to town. The Orange house is located on a property which consists of 5 rental houses, all build over the water and connected by wooden walkways. The Orange house is located to the front of the other houses and so enjoys unobstructed views from both the top and bottom terrace across the Bay toward the mainland of Panama and Costa Rica, perfect for sunsets. Downstairs we have a spacious bathroom, fully furnished and equipped kitchen with full size fridge and cooker and dining area leading to the relaxation deck with outdoor lounge, dining table, sun loungers and hammok . Upstairs There are two bedrooms, with the front bedroom with king size bed, walk in closet and aircon. This bedroom also has spectacular views across the bay and a smart tv with cable tv. The second bedroom has a queen size bed with aircon and cable tv. Saigon Bay is a friendly, typical Panamanian, neighborhood with it's collection of guesthouses, shacks and family homes. If you want to experience local island living, then this is the ideal location. Being just outside of town, you are away from the hussle and bussle of town parties and clubs, but close enough to get around and enjoy them when you want to. There is a local supermarket just a block away to stock up from. The closest beach is Saigon Beach located just a few hundred meters down the path. Prettier beaches can be found further to the north of the island including Bluff beach to the east and Drago to the North. Bluff beach can be reached by taxi or bicycle (for the more energetic) and Drago can be reach by bus which leaves every alternative hour from the central park in town and can be hailed from anywhere along it's route. We provide kayaks for you to enjoy (free of charge) during your stay and offer laundry service (at a fee) should you need it. We also provide beach towels on request and a change of linen or towels on request. Wifi is available in the house and we also have a safe in your house for you to store valuables. We have SUP's (standup paddle boards) and snorkeling gear for our guests to use and bike rental can be arranged here on the property at a reasonable rate. In the event that you need larger accommodations for bigger parties, or if the dates you require are booked for the Orange house, feel free to contact us about our two purple houses which consist of 2 double bedrooms each and are also fully equipped with large front decks. The purple houses are located just behind the Orange house. The bocas islands have a huge garbage problem and we ask our guests to take advantage of the drinking water filling service that Bocas Brewery offer (located on Saigon Beach) in order to reduce the amount of plastic purchase and waste produced. We also ask our guests to separate their garbage during their stay in order to recyle as best we can to reduce our footprint on this already challenged island. If you are looking for a comfortable home, within a local and ecclectic neighborhood in order to get a real feel for living in Bocas, then this is a great location. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
We request that all guests consider recycling in order to help us reduce garbage. The islands resources are limited, so using power and water conservatively is most welcome. We do live in a local neighbourhood and so we requests that guests respect other guests as well as local families by not making noise late at night. No parties on the property No loud music after midnight No smoking in the house - only on the outdoor deck
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
marlin/Jeanne k
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2010
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Reviewed 15 April 2019

My family of four spent 6 nights at Purple House 2. It was lovely. The house was spotless and well equipped for us to make some of our own meals. Jeanne and her husband were amazing hosts. Jeanne's incredibly warm and friendly manner made us...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Chrissy O
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Hello, We stayed in the Orange House for 10 nights in Feb. The Orange House is located in Saigon Bay, a village made up of mostly local panamanians, some expats, businesses (saw mill, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals etc). The area is not for everyone...More

Date of stay: February 2018
7  Thank dawat
OVERTHEWATERRENTALS, VR Owner at OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi Mairi, I can only apoogize if you felt shouted at. As you know, Jeanne had been extremely ill for 2 weeks and I had also come down with the same and didn't realise that my tone was so abrupt. We try to accommodate all...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

My wife and I stayed at the over the water rental for our honeymoon this past July, and it was incredible! Jeanne is an incredible and energetic host and knows the area inside and out, never hesitating to provide suggestions on what to do with...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Nicholas B
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

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Date of stay: July 2017
OVERTHEWATERRENTALS, VR Owner at OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

I stayed in the Orange House for 3 weeks while attending Spanish courses nearby. I found the accommodations to be very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked, the bed is very comfortable, and the deck is a wonderfully peaceful place to pass the evening watching...More

Date of stay: April 2016
2  Thank George R
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Reviewed 12 March 2015

Over the Water was a fantastic stay. Claudia, Denis and everyone else who helps manage the property were very helpful and wonderful hosts. The house is very clean and comfortable, with a wonderfully stocked kitchen. A market is very close by to make shopping and...More

Date of stay: February 2015
1  Thank Christie N
Reviewed 27 September 2014

We rented the orange house, front of the sea. It was the first time in Bocas del Toro, and we found the opinions on tripadvisor conflicting, so we opted to spend more money on a place with a lot of good reviews, this one. There...More

Date of stay: September 2014
17  Thank Tormie
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We were 2 couples booking the purple house over the water for one week. First of all, we need to thank Claudia who made our staying perfect. She is a very friendly person, she was very kind through the whole process and never got tired...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank martinas209
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We had a great stay and Claudia was a very friendly host. We stayed in one of the houses a bit to the back, sharing an outside deck with the neighbouring house. The house itself was really nice and clean. Because there were no other...More

Date of stay: June 2014
2  Thank Iris V
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We had the Orange house on the water. Great deck, opens up nicely for a breeze cool and nice for hosting people. Nice place, nice people and had a great stay there. Thanks Claudia.

Date of stay: May 2014
Thank Paul E
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Blender
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
the lively little neighborhood developed in the past 5 years. life takes place on a small sidewalk threw the community that leads right to the beach. you gonna get offered a snow cone or raspadura get the chance to buy lotterie tickets, meet people, or just watch the kids fish or play in the bay. sitting on your porch you get to watch the dolphins swim by, buy fish or lobster from local divers paddling by in their dugouts, or simply enjoy your sundowner as the sun dips in the ocean ;-) taxis are quiet cheap out to saigon 0.50cents per person or a short walk from main street about 10-15 min. there are little stores on the corner, laundromats close by, and all along the beach you´ll find good local restaurants &bars. short: it is the perfect location to your vacation ;-))))
Getting around
Taxi's, bicycles and by foot are the most popular transportation methods on the main island. If you are looking to visit the other islands, there are water taxi depots available in town, but we can also arrange for boat tours right from our very own dock. We can arrange bike rental for our guests.
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Frequently Asked Questions about OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach

  • OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

  • OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach has one bathroom available. See all property details.

  • OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach has one bedroom available. See all property details.

  • Stays at OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.