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Artist Retreat and Upscale Mountain Home amidst an Oasis of Birds and Flowers

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 942 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Private 2 bedroom,1 bath Home located deep within a coffee and avocado estate.

First! Click "Video" on the main page and see the details of the complete privacy you will enjoy while communing with Nature in this 942 sf. ft. home. Built in 2014, the Alba Verde Guest House includes a full-size kitchen with large natural stone table capable of seating 6. Two large well-appointed bedrooms each offer a queen size bed, down comforters, high quality linens and private closet. Each bedroom has it's own private patio where one can soak in the beauty of sunrises and sunsets while surrounded by birds, butterflies and flowers. The spacious bathroom offers a large walk-in rain shower while viewing the myriad of greens outdoors. The spacious open-plan living area boasts cathedral ceilings, beautiful antique furniture, a full-size couch as well as love seat. The ambiance provides a truly comfortable way to enjoy both the 42” flat screen T.V. and endless quantity of DVDs. Wifi is available throughout this lovely home. The many windows all look out on lively beautiful gardens which surround the house. Enjoy the vistas of Volcan Baru and the Cordillera in the distance while sitting in a covered patio. This "meditation patio" allows endless scenery changes as the clouds come in to play. The grounds are filled with coffee, avocado, orange, lime, and banana trees as well as all manner of flowering plants and trees. Enjoy your own private oasis of peace and beauty!

The kitchen includes a large refrigerator, full size gas stove, and the many other appliances one might need. Boquete is known for it's availability of fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, meats and almost anything else one could desire. Having a private full kitchen allows endless opportunities to take full advantage of this while substantially saving precious vacation dollars.

The home is situated at 5000 feet in elevation within a small coffee estate. All the beauty, peace and quiet imaginable is enjoyed while walking the grounds. Located a short 12 minute drive to town, the location is equally close to the best hiking and bird-watching trails in the area.

The owner, a resident of Boquete for the last decade, lives next door and provides a wealth of information and security.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Ellen Watts
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2018

About Mary Ellen Watts

A resident of Boquete for the last 10 years, Mary Ellen arrived on a sailboat, fell in love, and now with complete gratitude calls Boquete home. She designed this guest house for the enjoyment of the vistas, flowers and peace-filled natural beauty of the property she loves so much. She enjoys teaching and helping others teach art programs to the children of Boquete.

Mary Ellen Watts purchased this house in 2014

Guestbook comments from the manager

MaryEllen is an amazing Hostess. Her guesthouse was beautiful, surrounded by nature and scenic mountain views. We left well rested & recharged. Our family of 5 (2 Adt, 3 kids) felt comfortable with plenty of space to share, inside or outside in the garden & terrace. Can't say enough wonderful things. Will definitely be back and recommend to families looking for peace & inspiration ✌️❤️
Mar 2018
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Los Naranjos in Chiriquí Province

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 942 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Artist Retreat and Upscale Mountain Home amidst an Oasis of Birds and Flowers
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
5

Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful casita in the mountains above Boquete. It had everything we needed and more. The property surrounding the retreat is absolutely beautiful. Mary Ellen is a gracious and charming host, as were Sadie and Boone, her friendly 4 legged companions. We appreciated the time she spent with us. Thanks so much for hosting us in your beautiful casita. We hope to see you again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden, Colorado, USA
5

Wonderful location and host

  • 5 of 5

Just seeing the picture of this place makes me a little sad because I miss it so much. The house was perfect for our family of 4 and the hilltop location with gorgeous views of the valley and Volcan Baru top it off. Not to mention the beautiful flowers and fruit trees in the yard, and sounds of birds at night. Mary Ellen was very helpful in picking us up at the airport, giving us suggestions on restaurants, taxi drivers, etc. There is so much to do in Boquete, I only wish we'd had more time.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kalamazoo, MI USA
5

Mary Ellen's Beautiful Casita

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place to visit. Mary Ellen is a charm and her property is absolutely beautiful. Full Kitchen, a 10 minute drive down the "hill" to town full of expats, great grocery stores, great restaurants (check out the Rock..find Jose the Taxi hero) and very friendly people. Lots of art, friendly locals and many supplies and people that are there for your needs. The mountain roads are a challenge so either use taxi's or make sure you can handle mountain roads.

Mary Ellen's VRBO rental is beautiful. The gardens are stunning. You can wake up in the morning, make a cup of great Panama coffee, watch the rising sun kiss the top of Vulcan Baru, retreat into the casita, cook your breakfast and enjoy it with fresh picked orange juice that you pick (if I didn't get it all last week) or drive into town to have breakfast at Sugar and Spice. Go to the Tuesday local market and stock up and cook ! Go to...it's the best super in Boquete,,can't find the name but you need an adventure..find it..Mary Ellen can point you in the right direction.

Get a vehicle in David at the airport that has 4X4 and explore the 3 waterfalls, Cerro Punta and Finca Dracula..an Orchid sanctuary, the town of Vulcan, the Vulcan Baru Hot Springs..and fall in love with the area. We are probably going to retire there.

Especially fall in love with Mary Ellen...It's easy to do !!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brea, CA
5

A little slice of heaven on the mountain.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Alba Verde in the past nine months.

It is just as beautiful as described. The photos don’t do it justice.

Whether you want to unplug and relax or want to be active, this is the perfect place to be for both. Mary Ellen is a wonderful host.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Every thing you wish in a beautiful place....and more

  • 5 of 5

This place was magical, incredible vistas, birds, flours...Mary Ellen was very kind and helpful and has a great taste that shows in the house....would recommned without reservations...a very special retreat!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Thank you! I know it was a bit of craziness while you were here. Wish I had been able to spend a bit more time with you two. Enjoyed meeting you and SO enjoyed seeing how much you loved the place! please keep in touch.
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5

Mary Ellen is a super host, very helpful and informative. The property is gorgeous, well-maintained

  • 5 of 5

Mary Ellen is a super host, very helpful and informative. The property is gorgeous, well-maintained and has the best views. The house is meticulously maintained and has all the amenities anyone could hope for.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was a real treat for me to get to meet you and I am very grateful for the time shared and the help and advice you have given me.
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Location

Boquete Outdoor Adventures
Great place to book Zipline, Coffee Tours, White-water Rafting.
Hotel Finca Lerida
This is a wonderful restaurant and area for hiking. Whether you want an early morning birdin...
Boquete tree trek
Rated as one of the world's best zip-lines, only a short drive away.
Big Daddy's Grill
Wonderful fresh fish and other specialties. Known for the best Margarita in town. Be sure to...
Cafe & Cacao
Wonderful place for breakfast and a chance to try their amazing Mayan Chocolate Drink.
Sugar & Spice Dulces Gourmet
Meet and Greet almost everyone who lives or visits here in Bouqete. Whether it is breakfast ...
Tuesday Market
Just over the bridge from the town square, starting about 9am every Tuesday Morning, you wil...
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Finca Lerida, an award-winning 5star Restaurant.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Los Naranjos, Central & South America

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£86
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

No Pets are allowed.

Manager'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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