$114 / night
Total guests, Nights

OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach – Home 3923286 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

OVER THE WATER RENTALS - footsteps from the beach – Home 3923286

  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Boat available
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.

Interaction with guest

Our house is located right next door, so you are just easy shout out away, but each house has it's own deck for private relaxation. If you need help, we'll be available, but if you are looking to get away from it all, you'll hardly notice us at all.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

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


About the owner

Marlin/jeanne K.
Calendar last updated:
24 May 2022
Years listed:
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Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
27 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic accommodation in Bocas!”

Reviewed 14 Apr 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&… More

“Good Choice ....but there is this one little thing”

Reviewed 4 Mar 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 breakfa… More

Response from the owner 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 our guests including those looking for a quiet location to get away from it all and that's why we ask guests to reduce the noise they make after 10pm especially as sound carries over the water so easily. Yes, the neighborhood can be noisy at times especially with the construction next door. Fortunately the community has been able to help to rebuild Momo's home and he and his family are safely back in it. We do try not to add to the noise of the neighborhood at night and apologize if my tone was abrupt, Jeanne is always the one to handle such things as that is her forte while I deal with property maintenance but she was just not able to get out of bed due to being so ill. I will work on making my tone more friendly for those very rare occassions when she is too sick to deal with the guests. The BBQ rental is a $5 charge as we clean the bbq getting it ready for the next guests. We didn't do this before and within just a few uses, the bbq was soiled and damaged through scraping to a point where it could not be used by guests without health issues. We replaced the bbq and decided to charge a stipend in order to keep it clean to a level that everyone could be comfortable with along with supplying the tools to cook with and the gas. So far we had only received positive reviews on this offer, but as this is a new service, we will consider if guests are happy or not with it and if we receive any additional negative ratings on the offer of the bbq for a charge, then perhaps we will not offer it in future. We learn from each experience and again apologize if you felt shouted at. Jeanne is feeling much better now and is dealing with the guests with her usual enthusiasm and smile, sorry you missed that from her during your stay. It was the first time she is has been that ill in many years and it knocked her badly, so I am so relieved she is back to her usual self again.

“Perfect honeymoon destination!”

Reviewed 20 Aug 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 hesitatin… More


Reviewed 21 Jul 2017

Great location, house was perfect for our needs, beautiful view, and the host was incredible. Jeanne filled us in on all the great spots in Bocas to eat, shop, and explore. She didn't let us do… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much Kelly and Tom. It has been such a pleasure having you come and stay with us. You know you are always welcome back.

“Tranquil and Comfortable Rental”

Reviewed 23 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 de… More

“Loved the little purple house”

Reviewed 12 Mar 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 s… More

“A not so comfortable stay”

Reviewed 26 Sep 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 go… More

“Lovely and spacious house with huge terrace over the water!”

Reviewed 28 Jul 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 t… More

“Great House, unfortunately alot of garbage in the water and shabby surroundings.”

Reviewed 27 Jun 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 c… More

“Great evening views”

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.

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