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The house is located in the Panama province of Bocas del Toro, with its capitol at the Island of Colon. Upon request, Captain Gregorio can pick your party up from the Island of Colon Airport and take you to the house. This entails a short taxi ride to where the powerboat is docked. Your party will enjoy a 20 minute boat ride through the scenic Bastimentos islands to the southern face known as Salt creek where the house is located. This one-time round trip from the Colon Airport to the house is included with the rental but additional trips are available upon request and at additional expense. Cost of transportation depends how far you are going and how much gas is used. Boating in the area requires local knowledge for navigating and sightseeing since it is shallow in some areas and with reefs. Gregorio is also the place’s caretaker and is readily available.

This one-time round trip from the Colon Airport to the house is included with the rental but additional trips are available upon request and at additional expense. Cost of transportation depends how far you are going and how much gas is used. Boating in the area requires local knowledge for navigating and sightseeing since it is shallow in some areas and with reefs. Gregorio is also the place’s caretaker and is readily available.

Additional Information

Internet & Phone

We have a satellite antenna and receiver for high speed Internet service and phone.  There are many internet based programs for which to make and receive calls.

Transportation

The House is in Bocas del Toro area at Bastimientos Island, you can reach it by plane from Panama (45 minutes flight) or driving it probably a full day plus coordinating with the ferry from Almirante to Bocas.

My recommendation is flying (two local airlines fly to Bocas in 45 minutes) and if you let me know your schedule we will pick you up from the Bocas Airport and take you to the House by boat. We can take you anywhere you with our provided transportation, the House has an 18 feet with a licensed captain (Gregorio) very familiar with the area and he can take you anywhere to Bocas restaurants or other local attractions (diving, fishing or sightseeing).

Coming into Panama, you arrive at Tocumen International Airport, where all international flights arrive. All domestic flights leave from Marcos A. Gelabert airport in Albrook which is about thirty minutes away from Tocumen International Airport and only 10 minutes from downtown Panama City. I you need information or help with the Airports or transportation connections or hotel stay in Panama, please let us know.

House

The house is at the beach, as you can see from the above picture, also the kitchen has all cooking and dinnerware required. The house has only coffee, powered cream, salt and food seasoning. Food should be bought in Bocas at the grocery store; there are small grocery stores near the House but with very limited selection. House has a large refrigerator that can keep things cool. Gregorio some days can arrange fishermen to bring fresh fish, shrimp or langostinos, check with him on that. Cooking stove and water heater use natural gas.

Restaurants

There are three (3) small restaurants at Bastimientos House vicinity available for lunch and dinner (Al-Natural & Hotel Limbo) or you can cook yourself where the locals can bring you fresh lobster or fish. There are a lot of restaurants in Bocas town (http://www.bocas.com/btisguid.htm#Restaurants2) or at Coral Cay (http://www.bocas.com/restaurantes/coralrest.htm) 5 minutes from the House.

Amenities

We have one single and one double kayak and one small sailboat. We also have a powerboat with a captain (Gregorio) available at extra expense for sightseeing or general transportation. It is a very beautiful area with a lot of interesting places to see. Boating in the area requires local knowledge for navigating, is shallow in some areas and with reefs.

Water

The House collects rain water in 4 different containers; it has over 2,000 gallons capacity. Using electric pump and a filter water runs thru the House.

Electricity

House uses 1200 watts solar panels to collect electricity and stores in batteries and inverts to 120V AC. This electricity powers all house appliances like TV, stereo, fans and lights. In the event of solar power failure; the House has a backup diesel engine- generator. All US appliances will work well. Since it is not connected to a power grid system since there is none in the area, we limit the use of appliances as hair dryers or coffee makers. Coffee is prepared with a stove coffee maker (Cuban style). The House is powered by solar panels with no air condition required since there is always nice breezes. The House has a backup diesel engine-generator.

Services

The House has a boat and a captain, house keeper and watchman. He provides security and watchman (24/7). The House also has a maid service three times a week. Gregorio is the captain and caretaker and will be happy to take you anywhere or provide any services that can make your stay more comfortable. Zapatillas Cays are 3.3 miles S.E. from the House are two beautiful islands (http://www.bocas.com/bistspza.htm) also look at other tourism attractions at (http://www.bocas.com/btisturi.htm).
Our rental property has the following features:
Entertainment • Cable/Satellite TV
• DVD/VCR
• CD Player
• Stereo System
Communications • Telephone (TBA)
• Broadband Internet (TBA)
• WiFi (Wireless Internet, TBA)
Outdoor Features • Gas/Electric BBQ Grill
• Deck/Patio
• Balcony
• Lanai
Gazebo
Kitchen • Full Kitchen
• Refrigerator
• Cooking
• Ice Maker
Suitability • 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s) (Sleeps 2-6)
• 2 Baths
• Pet Friendly
• Smoking Not Allowed
ETC. • Washer
• Dryer

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Activities (on site and nearby):

Kayaking, Sailing, Boating, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Hiking, Fishing.Other Activities: There are two National Parks in the immediate vicinity.

Please check our calendar for your desired dates.


Rates (in US Dollars): Personal Currency Assistant

$150-$175/night .. $1000-$1200/week ..
$3500-$4000/month

Credit Cards Accepted: Credit Cards Accepted

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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