Casa Coco Loco is a private home built
in the Caribbean style directly on
the water looking toward Isla Colon.
The property is approximately an acre
in size with a small beach and gardens
in front and gardens and rain forest
behind. We share a dock and
ranchos on the dock with our great
next door neighbors. This
is a very unique property and there
are few if any similar properties
available for rent in Bocas del Toro.
Who would enjoy Casa Coco Loco?
This is a perfect property for:
individual, one or two couples
or a family visiting Bocas for
a few days and want more privacy
and beauty than a hotel room in
Bocas town, yet still be very
convenient to all the activities,
restaurants and night life Bocas
wanting to spend a month or more in Bocas to get a real
feeling of what the area is like, or
to use it as a base for exploring more of Panama and Costa
wanting a place to stay while they look for property or
start their building project in the Bocas area.
Gardening in the tropics is very different from a temperate
time is spent cutting back and plants bloom all year round.
they get beaten up in a storm or dried out in a drought
you always know they will come back if you are patient!
gardens are a work in progress and we and Evelio, our groundskeeper, enjoy making
it as beautiful as we can.
house is designed in the Caribbean
style and is elevated on 12 ft. concrete
posts for a better view, better ventilation,
and to catch more of the soothing
house is about 20 yards from the beach. It is
airy with many windows and doors. It has high
throughout, and is surrounded by a protected
roofed deck with seating and eating areas along the front deck. The
house is ventilated with nine ceiling fans and is
as we find it not necessary.
living and dining areas and both bedrooms
have a view of swaying palms, the
front yard gardens, and the ocean,
looking across to Isla Colon. The
kitchen and both bathrooms look out
to the back yard gardens and rain
keep the doors and windows open nearly all day and night
even when it rains. The house is fully screened for bugs.
white curtains give the bedrooms privacy, and since we prefer
to keep the house open at night, we sleep under the mosquito
netting for added protection.
the house there are:
bedrooms upstairs with queen-sized
beds, each separate and private
from the other.
baths, one adjacent to each bedroom
equipped and supplied kitchen
and large pantry
great room with that includes
the living, dining and the open
large downstairs studio and workspace
with a third large rustic bedroom
with a double bed, outside bathroom and
large lockable bodega (storage
area). This area has a separate entrance.
- Sound system with attachment for your ipod.
views and sunsets
casual, attractive furnishings
arts & crafts
fruit trees such as citrus, banana,
passion fruit, & bread fruit
and open Rancho and dock.
- 2 Kayaks
caretaker who can also assist
is well built by local standards,
but this is the tropics, and things
succumb to the humidity and salt air,
and break down more frequently than
they do in temperate climates. We
will do all we can to assure they
are working for you!
get our electric power from Bocas.
Power can go out temporarily and we
do not have a generator. We have lanterns and flashlights. It's fun!
We get our water from the roof into
catchment tanks and from the city.
There are instructions about these
at the house. There is plenty of water.
We have a propane stove so it is not
dependent on electricity. There is
a charcoal outside grill.
is not the states, and things don't move at the same speed
you may be used to. It's part of the Bocas experience! Relax,
you are on Bocas time now!
The water from the city and catchment tanks goes through
a triple filtering system before exiting at the kitchen
sink, and it is safe to drink this water. But, we also have
large jugs of commercially processed water for drinking
and cooking if you prefer. Bottled water, soft drinks, juices
and beer are easily available.
property managers, Anne and Jon Crehove, live two houses down the
beach. They will meet you at the house, explain the workings of the
house, answer any questions and provide you with keys, a cell phone and
numbers for water taxis. They are available for any problems.
have two staff people who maintain
the property. Evelio, is our gardener
and property caretaker. He works approximately
2 1/2 days per week keeping the property
clean and maintaining the gardens.
He will help you with anything you
need when he is working on the premises.
Cerencia is our cleaning lady and she
generally comes one day per week. She vacuums and
sweeps, cleans all rooms and bathrooms,
makes beds and does dishes and laundry.
If you desire, you can probably arrange
more frequent cleaning services with
This is arguably the best neighborhood near Bocas town.
It is sometimes jokingly referred to as "The Golden
Mile." The houses are not opulent, but all are well
cared for and lovely. There is a local watchman who keeps
his eye out for anything unusual. Our neighbors themselves
are wonderful, friendly, helpful and welcoming, but will
also respect your privacy.
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