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Book this 2 bedroom villa in Bocas Town today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a deck, internet access, and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 40 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1050 to as high as $1974, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 90% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 20, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Bocas-town Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Mountain Views
- Sea view
- DVD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Boat available
- Smoking allowed
– based on 40 reviews
- Very Good
“Snorkelling off the deck!”
We had a wonderful time staying in the yellow house. We were able to snorkel right off the deck and just relax. We saw wonderful things flying and swimming by and had the most wonderful hosts. Lyo and Poli were so friendly and available. Leo fixed us a most excellent seafood dinner one night. We had a 3 and 6 year old and what a perfect spot! They had so much fun. We looked at many other places to stay in Bocas but this was the perfect fit. It was a splurge for us but it was incomparable. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Response from the owner Hello family, Thank you for your review and for stayed with us. The house and soroundings are perfect for childreen. To be able to see all the sea animals, pelicans and birds so close is an amazing feeling. Best wishes, Poli & Lyo
“Truly a Hidden Paradise!”
The two of us spent two months in the Yellow House - February & March 2015 and we absolutely loved every minute of our stay and did not want to leave. It is completely as advertised. Poli & Lyo could not have been better hosts; they were intensely interested in ensuring we were completely comfortable, satisfied, and informed about everything. The on-site "does everything person", Anyelo, was exceedingly helpful and was a great Skipper of the owner's boat used for transport to and from Bocas Town. Poli & Lyo came to the house twice to cook a fabulous meal for us and we thoroughly enjoyed not just the food but their company. We came to consider them as not only our hosts, but as true friends who we will certainly seek out the next time we return to the area. This was the second time we have spent two consecutive months in Bocas on Isla Colon so we did not take very many of the commercial tours the town offers but the ones we did take were great. We did of course have a few days of mostly rain but we enjoyed the house so much that we actually looked forward to simply staying on site all day and going nowhere. Those days were delightful. The water and snorkeling around the house are just as described and we didn't miss a day of snorkeling and never grew tired of it. While we were there, Poli & Lyo made some permanent improvements to the house including installing some sun shades on the northwest side and adding a couple of very comfortable large throw pillows for the couch in the living room area. They are constantly making improvements to both houses. The comments in all the other reviews already posted about the location, view, and beauty of the area have all been said and are not exaggerated; this is truly a wonderful paradise and a fabulous place to stay either short or long term. We would return for another extended stay in a heartbeat. Our heartfelt thanks to Poli, Lyo, and Anyelo for all their most generous hospitality. Your property is truly a gem.
Response from the owner Dears Friends, Thank you very much for staying at Paraiso Escondido and for your excellent review. We are very happy and proud your trip was incredible and according to your plans and expectations. It was amazing to receive such warm, friendly and happy guests, that cares of the house and enjoy it with such passion and consciousness. We were surprised and happy to see you went to Star Fish by kayak and the snorkeling at night. Congratulations! It was awsome! Paraiso Escondidos pioneers :) As mentioned, we are constantly making improvements, its not easy to find things in the island, but we are interested and commited at becoming your vacation as pleasant as possible. Esperamos verlos pronto. Muchísimas gracias, Poli & Lyo
I was looking for a place to spend 10 days with my grandmother and wanted to go to the Caribbean side of Panama but far from noise and party Bocas town. Wanted to enjoy her and her bday. I researched a lot other places around and others in town, I read all reviews they have in two websites and I choosed Paraiso Escondido. I know when we look at the general pictures things might be different when we get there, but this place is amazing, maintenance outside and inside is very good, the water and coral reef are clean and incredible. The house and surroundings are even better than the pictures. Another thing that surprised us was the attention received. Poly and Lyo are very helpfull, happy and gentil, we felt with friends. They will be there when you want or need. There are several tours options in town if you take a boat with 20 or 30 people, or go in a private boat with Paraiso Escondido. We took one trip in town and then two other trips with Paraiso Escondido. Recommended Islas Zapatilla!! not recommended Star fish on Sunday. We tried different restaurants in town and didnt like much, then we asked if Lyo could cook for us, it was very delicious and fair price *try the octopus risotto. This place is enchanted, for people who love nature and want peace and if you know what you are looking for. Thanks to Poly and Lyo
Response from the owner Oi! Thank you for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed your vacation with your lovely grandmother. You are right about our place, a truly place to rest and enjoy family and nature. Bocas offers a large variety of accomodations but they are very different and choosing the best place for you its not a simple task. We are very proud to be able to help future guests in that decision and we will be continue helping and anwering as many doubt as guests have. Hope you have the chance to return to Bocas and bring your family. We will see you in Brazil:) Obrigado, Poli & Lyo,
“One of my Best Vacations ever”
The first thing that caught my attention at this villa was the beauty of the houses on the pictures. After staying there, I can say the houses are still more beautiful than the pictures show! When I did my research I found other places in Bocas Town and near these houses and once there I could see the difference between photos and realitty. I was travelling alone in Panana and worry if the house would be too big, too expensive or away for it all for me, but it wasnt. Owners have the daily per person police very fair, the size of the house is perfect for up to 5 people if adults or 6 people with childreen. The house is only 10 minutes by boat from Bocas town, the boat stays in a pretty nice dock (there are ugly docks around Bocas town and the city should be cleaner). There are supermarkets one block from the dock and you can walk (15minutes) to main avenue where most of restaurants/shops are located. I didnt want to go every day to town, so I had Lyo cooking for me, the food was excellent and healthy, actually after tried 3 different restaurants in town, I prefer Lyo`s meal. I stayed 6 nights at the yellow house, resting, reading, sunbathing in the many confortable options of lounge or sofas in the suite veranda, living room, veranda, hamaca, and private front dock. There are good books and a collection of movies in the house. Snorkeling and swimming are AMAZING, when snorkeling around the house I saw many different fish, squids were swimming besides me! crabs, octopus. The afternoon I arrived I saw 3 dolphins in front of the house, about 50 metres. It was incredible. I loved my experience at Paraiso Escondido and will return with two friends next year. Tips of places (around the islands up to 1 hour distance): Zapatillas islands are gorgeous!, Coral key for snorkeling, Bluf beach (rent a bike and hide 1 hour to there), Red Frog Beach (hope there are no waves), Star Fish (avoid weekends). Places in Panama: Boquete (4hours from Bocas), Islas Perlas (Pacific side- flight), Canal de Panama and Casco Viejo (its been remodeled) in Panama city.
Response from the owner Olá, Thank you very much for your helpfull review. It was great to have you here and we are so happy you enjoyed your time by yourself here and had experienced great things here from day by day life. We are proud to offer our house as it was yours. We believe during vacation, nobody should worry about anyhting, and that is the reason we have this little piece of paradise and are always improving to make Bocas del Toro vacation one of the bests guests vacation. We are glad you were able to see the dolphins very close and swam with the squids:) Thank you for telling us about your worries and that your stay was enjoyable. We will be waiting for you and your friends. Obrigado, Poli & Lyo,
“Truely, An amazing house over the water in the Caribbean!”
Beyond expectations. We only had five days in the blue house and plan to stay longer next time we visit. Poli and Lyo are friendly and great hosts. Dont be afraid to ask them for help. Just make sure to plan ahead and confirm. They can send you in the right direction and hook you up with local tours and services. We got kayaks delivered to the house for $10 a day. The coral reef around the house was amazing. I took hundreds of pictures. Beautyfull fish swam under and around the house constantly. Visible through the glass floor.Transportation to and from town can be pricy outside the schedule of the complementary shuttle service provided by the owners boat. $20 each way for four people. We were visiting a couple days before and during Carnival so we were also getting expensive water taxis back to the house at midnight. $50 for four people. Make sure to bring something with an internet connection, its the only way to get a hold of Poli and Lyo aside from swimming to their house. We planned a two week trip in Panama around the five days we spent in this house. Our time in Bocas was the highlight of our trip. Get Panté to take you for a private tour of the archipelago. There's a neighbor up the island with some barking dogs in the morning on ocassion.
Response from the owner Hello everybody! Thank you for your detailed review :) We are happy you enjoy your time here and hope you return and stay more days. Yes!, there are a lot of fish under and around the houses, we have recently seen octopus, crabs and beautiful shells:)) Thanks for sharing some prices, but just want to give you and, who might read this review, a tip. Double check the prices with the companies/water taxis/kayack rental stores, they might have updated prices of services in town and even if its not high season. We have Wi-Fi available in the house so you can contact us by email if we are not at the property, and we have a helper who stays full time at the property, so its easy to reach us through him. Hasta luego, Gracias, Poli & Lyo,
“Tranquilo en Paraiso”
The week flew by, and all I can say is what an easy and comfortable week it was. The house is well kept, has dishes, stove, oven, hot water for cleaning and bathing, all from rainwater, and the house has electricity from solar panels. Wifi worked very well considering how remote the location is. Leaving the windows open all day and night for fresh air and the sound of the water was great. Waking up to a beautiful view of the sea was such a treat. We were lucky to have such great neighbors at the connecting house. It became like a family vacation. Lyo and Poli stayed nearby and were always helpful with suggestions of trips nearby. They are as involved as you want them to be. In fact, we spent several nice days exploring the nearby Starfish Beach and Boca del Drago with them and our neighbors. On several nights we had pot lock dinners and Lyo made a traditional Brazilian seafood dish. On our final night he suggested where to buy fresh lobster tails in town and I brought them home after biking to Playa Bluff, and he and Poli helped cook them for dinner. It was absolutely great. Lyo even took me to the airport early in the morning to confirm my flight home because he was concerned. The house is in a beautiful location set aside from the noise of Bocas Town, and the sunsets are just amazing. After sitting out on the deck or after a nice day trip in the sun, coming home jump in the clear shallow waters surrounding the house was great. There are so many different kinds of fish swimming under the house to explore by snorkel. At night after dinner Lyo showed us phosphorescent fish in the back of the house and then looked up to see the clear sky with so many stars. We feel like we made great friends and shared great memories here. We would definitely return. Thanks Lyo and Poli.
Response from the owner Hola Jason! It was great to meet you and your girlfriend. We are happy that your vacation was great and special after all that happened before arriving to Bocas. And, we try our best to give our guests their best vacation. Thank you very much for your detailed review, we are sure it will help our future guests to know our place better before coming. Be sure you made new good friends and as we told you here, return to visit us and Bocas. Our time together between dinners and trips were special and will be in our memories. Muchas gracias y nos vemos pronto:) Saludos, Poli & Lyo,
What an incredible place! The house, food, owners (Lyo and Poli), snorkeling, fishing, coral reef and weather where all amazing! My group (2 couples) could not have imagined better hosts or a better time. I highly recommend visiting this beautiful paradise
Response from the owner Hi Cris and all! Thank you very much for your opinion and review. We are so happy that you all have enjoyed our Paraiso Escondido and hope you return. We miss you here and we will send new photos. Hope its not too cold there:( here the weather is so nice about 34Celsius!!. Gracias y hasta un día, Lyo & Poli,
I have been some days of vacation in Bocas del Toro at Paraiso Escondido house. The place is amazing, surroundings are spectacular, tranquil, a trully paradise. Perfect distance from town and undoubtedly superior to other over the water houses we saw located in the town. We can swim at anytime and see many types of fish. The house is very comfortable, clean and complete. The owners are very nice and kind. Would definitely return and recommend it 100%.
Response from the owner Hola Veronica! Muchas gracias :) We really appreciate you enjoyed the house and place and I would say that I can tell for many activities you had here that it was a great vacation for you. Paraiso Escondido is always trying to improve to make guests feel as confortable as possible. Hope to see you in a couple of months as you told us. Saludos, Poli and Lyo,
“Perfect Bocas Vacation”
My family and I, including my four children ranging in age from teenager to young adult stayed at Poli and Lyo's house for five days. The owners were wonderfully helpful providing us with everything we needed from the airport pickup to a seafood lunch prepared by Lyo before we departed. Their friend Scott captained a daylong tour of several beaches and snorkeling sites, and Lyo arranged for kayaks to be delivered right to the house. While the house is in a quiet location accessible only by boat, we never felt isolated as there are several other houses in the area along with a hotel not far up the way. Nothing can beat waking up in the morning and diving off your own deck into clear warm water!
Response from the owner Hello Lisa and family, Muchas gracias! We really enjoyed your visit at Paraiso Escondido and are very happy you had a wonderful vacation. Hope to see you in future here again :) Mucha suerte, Lyo and Poli,
“An amazing find”
I needed to relax and and also didn't want to do any serious cooking. Paraisos Escondidos was the perfect choice, Lyo produced the most amazing meals every day, so took the stress out of cooking. The house is very comfortable, with really good quality mattress's which mean a good nights sleep and an even better "siesta" I also was able to take my dog which was also a big bonus for me, as he loves to swim and he had a great time watching the fish from the deck. Over all Poli and Lyo did everything possible to make my stay as comfortable as possible and where the perfect host's.
Response from the owner Hello Robert,Manuel and Sam Thank you for staying at Paraiso Escondido. We appreciate your great tips and are so glad you had a wonderful and relaxing time here. That is definitely our goal for all guests.) And Sam is so cute! Gracias, Lyo y Poli