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Great area for group conversations and readings pre sunset
The Yellow house
The Blue House
Privacy and tranquility
Over the water veranda, calm waters
Equiped veranda
Open and ventilated house
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Wake up in this amazing view.
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Private suite veranda
Glass bottom floor - Blue house
Blue house
Bottom glass floor amazing sea life
Over the water hammock
Living room, TV/DVD, books, games, WiFi
Complete kitchen
Bathroom
Barbecue area
Sunshine
Moonlight
Fishing trip with incredible mountain views
Local reef - steps from the house
Rich sea life at local reef
Bottlenose Dolphin visiting us - in front of the house
Peace, relaxing
Close to beautiful spots
Choose a place in the sun - Isla Colon
Empty beach - Isla Colon
Star Fish beach - Isla Colon
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro Province

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ktwalker1...
Charleston, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing trip”
Reviewed May 6, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We came to Bocas del Toro on our honeymoon, and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. The house is as beautiful in person as it appears in the photos. The furniture is comfortable and everything in the house is very functional. The water around the house is crystal clear, and it's awesome to swim around the house and see the fish swimming with you.

The owners go out of the way to make the trip as easy as possible. Poli stays in regular contact via email and helps to figure out the details of making plans and getting around during the trip. It is very nice that the owners provide a daily water shuttle to town and also offer other transfers to town at the market rate. To take a water taxi to or from the house costs approximately $30 each way (except for the transfers offered by the owners).

We did two boat tours with Be Nice Nomade, the company that Poli recommended. They were fantastic and the boats will pick you up and drop you off at the house, which is a huge perk.

We also rented bikes one day and rode from Bocas Town to Playa Bluff and went to a great bar.

Every day was a new adventure. I was blown away by all of the beautiful and different settings to explore in Bocas (beaches, jungle, etc.) This was a fantastic trip.

If I had one suggestion, it would be for the owners to have a floor or table fan for the bedroom at night because it can get warm if there's no breeze.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 15, 2015
Hello!

Thank you very much for your review and for chossing our house to your honeymoon. We know that will be a memory for all your life and ours.
Hope you return in the future.
Thank you,
Poli & Lyo
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed April 7, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Liked best: The location - A unique house literally over the water
Liked least: Does not have easy access to Bocas Town - requires pre-planning for transportation by boat
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Management Response
May 9, 2015
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
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Amanda S
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A great way to start the vacation”
Reviewed March 31, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We had a crazy time trying to get to Bocas with our flights but Poli was such a huge help. From taxis, to trying to help us find the best route possible. Once we finally got there the dolphins welcomed us in the distance. The house was perfect. So secluded and gorgeous views. We had a great time snorkeling and kayaking around the house. It was a perfect way to start the vacation nothing but relaxation.
-amanda- (traveled with Lee Anne and Josh)

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Management Response
Apr 25, 2015
Hello!
We are happy everything worked well with your flights and you arrived safe in Bocas del toro to enjoy Paraiso Escondido. Good to hear you enjoyed the fabulous coral, the water and the dolphins welcomed you :)
Thank you very much.
Poli & Lyo
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TravelJun...
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Stunning location, georgous views!”
Reviewed March 27, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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My friends and I just got back from Panama. We loved it and we loved this house. The snorkeling and kayaking can't be beat. The view is breathtaking! Couldn't be more relaxing to lounge on the deck and swim around and under the house. We saw barracuda, spotted eagle rays, rainbow fish, crab - it was fantastic. Bocas Town is just a short trip away. Poli and Lyo are such lovely hosts.
I recommend you bring a beach towel. Apply insect repellent immediately upon arrival. But I'm not complaining at all. How can you complain when you're in paradise?!? We LOVED it there!

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: Bug bites but that was my fault.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 30, 2015
Hola!
Thank you very much for your review.
It was a pleasure to have you here and we are very happy you enjoyed our house, Bocas and Panama :) Hope you keep the memories forever.
Wish you all the best.
Poli & Lyo,
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JSHauger
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Would not rent again”
Reviewed March 12, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Four of us stayed at the blue house from February 27 to March 5, beautifully situated on the water with great snorkeling right off the back deck. Communication with Poli and Lyo before arriving was answered quickly. We arranged to have the first night's dinner of octopus risotto made by Lyo. It was delicious and there was enough for the next night. We also asked to have dinner made the last night but they could not arrange that. Every day they scheduled a boat trip to town at 11:00 AM and returned 2:00 PM. If you needed earlier or later trips they did not charge extra as long as there was only one round trip a day. It was enjoyable having breakfast, lunch and dinner out on the terrace.

That said, the kitchen was sparsely supplied with dishes and glasses - only two wine glasses, no dish detergent, etc. And much of the cookware needed to be replace because the teflon was pealing off. The furniture is minimal and not very comfortable. The supplies were also minimal and the towels and sheets were worn. Internet connection was good.

All in all the stay was pleasant but I don't think I would rent again.

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Liked best: snorkeling off the back deck
Liked least: uncomfortable furniture and minimal supplies
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Mar 12, 2015
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy our house, beautiful souroundings and the food. Unfortunally we couldnt offer the second dinner due to lack of ingredients in the small town of Bocas and guests food restrictions.
Just want to make clear for who reads your review that we always keep dish soap in the kitchen, its format is different maybe of one you are used to see in other countries (its a solid soap in a green container, very good for removing grease), it was there available for the guest together with new sponge and kitchen towels. Towels are new and clean. There are good beds with orthopedic/semi orthopedic matresses, dinner table with 6 chairs, sofa with waterproof matress in the living room and a big confortable couch with matress in the porch propitious to environment on the water.
We include one shedule daily transfer to town and also extra transfers are available for a fee. Also, there are water taxis in town at main avenue.
Best wishes,
Poli & Lyo,
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Higgins98...
Sequim, Washington
1 review
“Great Rental Great Location”
Reviewed March 1, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Nice home in a great location. The water is perfect for swimming. We rented kayaks in Bocas and had them brought to the house. Which gave us some freedom to explore nearby. Poli and Lyo are fantastic hosts!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Noseeums
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Mar 12, 2015
Hola!
Thank you for staying here :)
We are very happy you enjoyed your staying.
Saludos,
Poli & Lyo,
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Debra B
Falkland, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Tranquil piece of paradise”
Reviewed February 22, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

We stayed in the blue house for a week recently and wished we would have been smart enough to book for longer. The owners, Poli and Lyo, are wonderful to deal with and take great pride in their two houses and keep them in excellent condition. We enjoyed meeting them. They are most accommodating.

We felt the location of the house was very good. It was nice not being right in Bocas town for several reasons but yet was an easy boat ride away when we needed to go to town. Being over the water was awesome and the large deck was most enjoyable.

Unfortunately we had three rainy days (after them not having any rain for weeks!) but it was still enjoyable. But to more than make up for it we had some beautiful days where the water was calm and still just like glass. The water is so clear you can see all the fish right down to the bottom.. It was so enjoyable we hated to leave.

The only downside is that you definitely have to be prepared for no see ums or whatever those nasty little biters are that come out later in the day.

I could easily see us returning for an extended stay in either of the two houses.

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Liked best: house being built over the clear warm water
Liked least: bug bites
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
Mar 12, 2015
Hola!
Thank you for your review and for staying at Paraiso Escondido.
Hope to see you again in the future.
Muchas gracias,
Poli & Lyo,
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