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“A great way to start the vacation”
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Great area for group conversations and readings pre sunset
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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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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro Province

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Amanda R
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great way to start the vacation”
Reviewed 31 March 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
25 Apr 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 7 helpful votes
“Stunning location, georgous views!”
Reviewed 27 March 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.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
30 Mar 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 12 March 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
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
12 Mar 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 1 March 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
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
12 Mar 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tranquil piece of paradise”
Reviewed 22 February 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
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
12 Mar 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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angelav11...
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing stay with friends (Sarah G) in the yellow and blue houses”
Reviewed 19 February 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

Poli and Leo helped make our stay with our friends Sarah G and family amazing. Our teenage kids all had a great time, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling and never once complained they were bored. WiFi access and 100's of movies added to the stay.
A great spot to get away, relax and play. The setup is fantastic when you have an extended group or family and friends, close but not so close. Can't wait to return one day soon.
Thank you Poli and Leo for everything you did for the kids, they still talk about the fishing and snorkeling and we all loved your cooked lobsters freshly picked from the sea.

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Liked best: Location, Leo and the opportunity to be with our friends in a fantastic setting
Liked least: Maybe the barbque and location
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
23 Feb 2015
Hi Sarah and family!
Thank you for your review and for staying at Paraiso Escondido.
We are very happy and proud you all enjoy your stay.
Happy to hear the kids had a wonderful time and with all activities and excellent water never got borred :) that is very important and made us happy to see such a beautiful family and friends enjoying everything!
Hope to see you in the future.
Muchas gracias,
Saludos a todos,
Poli y Lyo,
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Sarah G
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome Time in the Blue and Yellow Houses!”
Reviewed 30 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

Friends and my family rented the two houses. The trip was fantastic the minute we were met at the private dock and boated to the houses. The kids had an amazing time snorkeling, kayaking, and just lounging around. I found it very peaceful with no television even though there was an extensive selection of movies to watch during the evening. The snorkeling was sublime especially the coral reef directly behind the house. There was no need to go anywhere else. Lyo & Poli were fantastic answering all our questions and just boating bye to say hi and check in in case we needed anything. They made our trip to Bocas Del Toro extremely welcoming. Leo also cooks a pretty wicked lobster tail, caught that day. The houses are fantastic and have everything that you need. We had three teenagers with us and they are already asking when they can go back. I would recommend this rental to anyone.

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Liked best: The quiteness and simplicity of the houses.
Liked least: Nothing. It was awesome.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
23 Feb 2015
Hola familia!
Thank you very much for your review. It was adorable to have you all here. We are very happy and proud you enjoyed your vacation at our house. It was incredible to see how you enjoyed all activities and the house and souroundings.
Hope to see you soon here or we will visit you:)
Muchas gracias,
Hasta un día.
Poli y Lyo,
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