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Spectacular Ocean And Mountain Views @ Villa Bowes

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Villa Bowes is available for rent! This Mediterranean styled cottage in Altos del Maria, in the beautiful country of Panama. As you might imagine, from dawn to dusk the views are stunning and breath-taking! Dazzling at night and sensational during the day with views of the mountains, valleys and Pacific Coast. At about 2,400 feet above sea level Villa Bowes provides a private, beautiful, quiet,comfortable and breezy setting for anyone who enjoys taking in awesome views & scenery. Enjoying a Mountain Retreat with wonderful walking trails, Mountain streams, waterfalls and natural swimming hole. Tennis Courts, yoga offered daily at the Social Hall. Located 90 min from Panama City, in the heart of all the coastal Beaches, but better as in the Mountains, we are 10-15 degrees cooler! On the Continental Divide, imagine being able to see both oceans!

Come and experience Panama!!!!

Take a look at our video of Villa Bowes here on YouTube; https://youtu.be/DrX86k338SA

Cottage has; 1 Queen Bed,

Inside washer

Microwave, stove top/oven

Satellite TV,


Wrap around Terrace,

Walled in backyard

PETS; we at Villa Bowes are Pet friendly, BUT prior arrangements MUST be made, and there is a $50 CAD or $40 US fee which will be paid cash upon arrival.

More Details

Jeannette Bowes
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Jeannette Bowes

Brian and I retired and moved from Canada in 2006. We spent our first year in Costa Rica.

Then we moved and built Villa Bowes, here in Gorgeous Altos del Maria, Panama.

We absolutely LOVE it here! Living on the Continental Divide, with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean, Mountains and Valleys. We are living the dream!

Jeannette Bowes purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jeannette Bowes chose Panamá Oeste

This property is very special. We designed it ourselves, in a Spanish Mediterranean fashion, this Villa hangs off the side of the Mountain, offering grandiose views and complete privacy. It has every convenience needed for you to enjoy your stay in Paradise;-)

What makes this cottage unique

Wrap around Terrace with - 360 views, sunrise to sunset, you are on top of the world!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Panamá Oeste in San Carlos

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Spectacular Ocean And Mountain Views @ Villa Bowes
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Fantastic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Panama. We spent a week in the City, and a week at this beautiful cottage. This is a great place to launch your explorations further inland or along the beaches. We were able to visit beaches, as well as further toward the interior (Anton Valley). The views around the cottage are spectacular, and the owners are very responsive and helpful!

The cottage includes everything you need from cooking utensils to cutlery and plates. Everything in the kitchen worked well! They even have a little BBQ outside. Also, the bed was supportive and comfortable.

If you are renting a car, don't bother with the rental agency's GPS... bring your smart phone and use the Waze app. Ended up purchasing a pay as you go SIM card from Claro (while in the City) and had no trouble with 4G service while at the cottage.

If you are considering staying here, just do it! You won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: MANY THANX! We are looking forward to your next visit!!!!!
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

A comfortable cottage with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Thiis is a true mountain aerie sitting on a high ridge. The cottage is well equipped and comfotable. Because of its location it can be quite breezy but the keeps it at a pleasant temperature. Jeannette and Brian are great hosts who are always willing to answer question. The Altos del Maria development goes up and down the mountain valley so temperatures near the lower levels can be quite warm. There are several nice swimming along the Rio Maria some close to the road for easy access. A wonderful spot for a quiet getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

Getting away from it all

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay although, when booking did not realize the elevation. Lovely little restaurant just up the road from the Villa. Hired an SUV and would recommend nothing else. Roads very steep at times and a regular car would not make it. Views are wonderful but had some rainy days. Went there for R&R and achieved it. Thanks Jeannett

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Harlingen, TX

The perfect w/e casita

  • 4 of 5

Great spot to go visit altos del maria and explore around

Weather here is superb and the views breathtaking

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Finally, peace and quiet, Tranquilo....The panoramic views, surreal. The songbirds, being above the clouds, hiking trails that are like hidden pearls....And J n B, yes the host, very friendly and jolly....See for yourself....make the trip....I am ready to relocate....

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much fo your review! Much appreciated! And so glad you enjoyed yourself! And if you do relocate to our area, you would fit right in our beautiful Community! Keep in touch! And hope to see you again here!
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Nice, quiet place to relax!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Bowes. The cottage was neat and clean and nicely appointed. There were sufficient dishes and other kitchenware to make our own breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

The location is somewhat remote, but the views of the Pacific Ocean (from the front) and mountain valleys (from the back) were spectacular. Close to many great hiking trails with lots of interesting birds and beautiful butterflies.

We suggest stopping at one of the larger grocery stores on your way as what is available in the little local stores is limited.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Coronado Golf
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Trans American Hiway
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Punta Chame, Gorgona, Coronado
Car: necessary

Located 90 minutes from the vibrant city of Panama, 30 minutes from the many Pacific coastal beaches, in the beautiful Mountains of Altos del Maria. Hiking trails with waterfalls and natural swimming hole, work out area, tennis courts, yoga offered five days a week. Come live in Paradise, if only for a wonderful vacation/retreat!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £27.99

We expect people to love our cottage, as we do, and, to respect and keep it neat. Taking your garbage with you and dropping off at the garbage on your way out. This is a NON-smoking cottage, BUT you are Welcome to smoke on the terrace. We charge $50 for a pet. And allow ONLY two people to stay at the cottage. Thank You.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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