OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach
OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach
Enjoy our 2 Story 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, living area with cable TV leading to the lower deck . Upstairs is the large bedroom with king size bed, a/c, safe and private balcony overlooking the bay.
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.
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.TripAdvisor property ID 3923286...Read more
OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach Bocas del Toro, Panama
Additional Location Information
we are located on the outskirts of bocas town, in a bay called saigon bay.
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 sun downer 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 youÂ´ll find good local restaurants &bars.;
short: it is the perfect location to your vacation ;-))))
Left on 09/23/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | johnandmelodyReviewed Sep 23, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
My wife Melody and I spent a fabulous week in the Orange house. From the first day, Claudia was the perfect host. She met us at the airport and provided great recommendations on what to do for the week, from the La Buga dive shop to wonderful restaurants, it was incredible.
The house was great. Waking up in the morning and stepping out on the porch to enjoy a cup of coffee, feeling breeze off the bay was wonderful. We had everything we needed. There is an aC in the bedroom but we really never needed it. Just open the windows and doors to the beautiful bay breeze.
Melody and I would recommend overthewaterrentals and Bocas Town without exception. we loved it and plan to return.
Left on 06/12/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | MelaneeReviewed Jun 12, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
Once I found the purple house in Saigon, I have never stayed anywhere else. I always feel so at home! The amenities are unparalleled: comfortable bedrooms replete with aC, table lamp, and walk in-closet; a true kitchen; lots of windows/light; a porch with sofa and hammock...everything you need to make your home-away-from-home is at arm's reach - you can experience true living. The hospitality is wonderful; your run on the beach is two minutes away. There's also a fantastic balance between living in the community and having your own private space -- this is a rarity in Bocas. If you want to truly vacation while feeling immersed in Panama, this is your spot!
Left on 04/04/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | TNTReviewed Apr 4, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Two of us spent a week in The Orange House. Claudia (the owner) met us at the airport and provided the taxi ride to the house. From the moment we walked through the door we loved the place. There was a view of the water from almost every window. The kitchen / living room is bright and sunny. The house was very clean and has a great large bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and we woke to a view of the water each day. The deck was our favorite spot. We looked forward to coming home (after our days of adventures) to a cocktail and the wonderful sunsets from our comfy adirondack chairs. The house is located about a 10 minute walk from town. I would recommend walking the side road closest to the water to avoid the taxi traffic. There is a large grocery store less then 2 blocks away that has just about everything you may need. Claudia lives next door and is always available to answer any questions you may have. Another great source of informatiom was our taxi driver Marlin. He can pick you up and drop you off right at your door. He also has good advice about where to eat and places to see. This was a great place to hang your hat and relax to the sound of the lapping water all around. Hope to come back...
Left on 01/20/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | SuzanneReviewed Jan 20, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
My husband and I were recently in the Orange House for a week...what a tremendous time we had! The house has everything you need, is close to the beach and is close enough to town, but far enough away. We enjoyed Claudia's recommendations for restaurants and activities. Claudia is a great host. Thanks for a great time!
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