We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oceanfront Custom Home Vacation Rental

Save
Want exclusive deal alerts, booking reminders, and quicker checkout?
Log in now
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
Min stay varies
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Holiday Rental House
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
Meet the host
Ronnie S
Hosting since January 2017
Response Time: Within a few hours
Contribute
Reviews (19)
Vrbo.com logo
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Overall, we had a great stay. Great breeze off the ocean. Bombi was a great caretaker and arranged for anything we needed. Especially helpful arranging our trip back to Panama City. I slipped on the steps down to the deck the day before our departure and broke my leg. We had taxis waiting for us the whole way. Even got several of the island men to carry me down to dock to water taxi. Be aware that wood get very saturated when it rains and have moss on them so very slick! We would definitely go back to this friendly island and to shorebreak house.
Visited July 2019
Written August 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Vrbo.com logo
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We really enjoyed our stay at your place! Bombi was amazing! He made us feel safe and secure. He knows everybody on the the island and what ever we needed he made it happen. He is a keeper for sure! Not sure you could find a better host! Thank you so much and we will definitely recommend your place to friends!
Visited March 2019
Written March 25, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Vrbo.com logo
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Great amenities. There is a guitar, bass, and ukulele in the house. The kitchen is stocked pretty well... we cooked most of our meals. The house has a stand up paddle board that we took out every morning. Great location close to town but still secluded on beach. It is situated nicely facing the ocean with a steady breeze. We could've stayed for months and still not seen everything.
Visited October 2016
Written December 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Vrbo.com logo
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Well managed property. Perfect for a family vacation. All the amenities you need. Ocean front.
Visited December 2015
Written January 12, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Vrbo.com logo
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
My boyfriend and I just spend two weeks on the Island of Bastimentos. For the second week we rented the Shore Break House! I am so so glad we did. The house is perfect! Sleeping at night hearing the waves crash, having access the beautiful views of the ocean and being a short boat ride away from Bocas was exactly what we wanted. Bomby was so wonderful and very helpful. He joined us a couple nights when we cooked dinner. The town of Bastimentos is a special places. I loved watching the island come alive as you walk down the side walks. I recommend this place to anyone who does not want to be right in the action of Bocas but close enough to experience it and then leave at night or anyone who loves to cook! We cooked out on their grill almost every night. They also have a wonderfully equipped kitchen. It was wonderful to buy super fresh seafood and cook it immediately. Great place and I hope to return!
Visited March 2015
Written March 16, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Vrbo.com logo
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We Just got back from staying in this house for a week. Our first reaction was beautiful setting and it really is. I loved drinking coffee on the porch every morning and there is enough space to do yoga. There is only 1 small table and 2 chairs on the porch so if you have more then 2 people with you, you have to bring out chairs from the kitchen. The whole house is open floor plan with no doors except on the bathroom. Our friends have a toddler almost 2 and it was really rough. I would not stay here if you have children. The water is just a few steps away but there are rocks and urchins that sting when you step on them so very unsafe. The house was very dirty when got there. I had to wash all dishes before using them due to the dust all over them. Due to the humidity in the air the floor always feels dirty so we never took off our flip flops while in the house. The windows on the top did not open so in the evening once we went to sleep we were not able to have fresh air. They do have fans which helped keep us cool. The locals on the island love to party, we had 4 out of 7 sleepless nights due to loud music all night long. Just know you do not flush toilet paper in the toilet you have to throw it in the trash can. The water pump started to go out on the last 2 days so we were stranded half way through showers for 5 min until the pump kick on again. There was old food left in the fridge when we got there that I had to through out. If I was the owner I would have the cleaning lady come before visitors are staying and freshen everything up. The towels are very smelly due to the detergent and mustiness. It is a tropical island and I understand the humidity is very high and would be hard to dry clothes on the lines. Also due to humidity the couch was very moldy smelly. Just beware there are little biting gnats that make your stay very itchy. Our water taxi guy Karl was great and took us anywhere we wanted to go. I really recommend using him if you stay on the island. Oh the internet stick cost $5 for the week but never worked so I had to go to Bocas to use the internet which was a problem. Over all we will never go back. We are not picky people and have traveled to a lot of south and central America countries so we know about the tropics this house just isn't worth the money. Our friend tried to surf but there are so many rocks that it was unsafe. I love paddle boarding and was excited to board but due to so many rocks I just didn't want to try.
Visited December 2014
Written December 29, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Vrbo.com logo
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Three of my best girlfriends and myself rented this house for a week. We had the best time ever, based on the reviews, we went to the 99 Supermarket in Panama City before we boarded our flight and bought tons of alcohol, food, and candles to bring to the house. We met Bombi once we arrived on the island and a man with a wheelbarrow took all of our luggage to the house for us. Once we ascended the stairs to the top deck of the house, the true fun began!!!! Crazy ocean views from every part of the house, Bob Marley playing on the stereo, the most comfortable beds we had since back home, a full kitchen with everything you needed!!!! The bathroom is awesome, a rock shower with dual shower heads and hot hot water all the time. The owners were available via phone and text to help me with anything I needed!!! The house is close to everything and we found ourselves making quick trips to the restaurants Caribbean View and Roots all the time!!!! Bombi was able to get us reservations at the Firefly for our last night and we had a great dinner. Everyone on the islands knows of the Shorebreak House and it is probably the best constructed house on the island!!!!!!!
Visited November 2014
Written November 9, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Vrbo.com logo
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We travelled to the Island for our Honeymoon, This place was exceptional! The pictures really do not do this home or location justice. It is a real gem on the perfect location of the Island. (I will touch on this later) Upon arrival to the island we met Bombi, Bombi was great!! He led us on a quick walk to the location and gave us a great introduction to the home, ensured we knew where everything was located, how everything worked. Bombi really made us feel welcome and comfortable after a long few days of travelling. The home is very well kept and clean. You can tell the care and attention to detail this home has received in no doubtingly an environment that can be harsh and require significant upkeep. The home contained everything one could need to enjoy your stay. We found ourselves cooking regularly for ourselves and the kitchen was well equipped and clean. The bedroom was quite comfortable, the fans made even the most muggy and warm evening a non issue, the bathroom was very nicely decorated and clean. As this was our first time to the region we feel very fortunate to have found such a great locations. We were prepared for the bugs to be an issue, however the location of this home allows a breeze to limit the bug and provide relief from the heat, other area do not provide this. The glass doors were opened almost every evening while enjoying the cool breeze and sound of the waves. We both also loved the location and Island for its "traditional feel" Don't get me wrong "Bocas Town" need to be explored and is alot of fun, however we found it overwhelming some evening and really looked forward to getting back and just enjoying some relaxation on the deck. Another gem is the food. Just a small walk to the right is The Firefly. Hand down probably some of the best food I have experienced anywhere. Ryan and Lauren are a great team, we spent several evenings relaxing and chatting at The Firefly. On one of our last evening Lauren prepared a freshly caught red snapper and we are still raving about this meal. Truly a special place that need to be visited. We really enjoyed our stay on the island, Your place is perfectly located, and we feel very fortunate to have found this location. Too all future guest, enjoy this home, get to know the people (very interesting stories and unique people who have left the island and come home), explore the islands. We enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to returning.
Visited October 2013
Written November 1, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Vrbo.com logo
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
This is a fantastic place to stay. The house is spacious, beautiful and set on the most untouched islands in Bocas. Its kind of out-of-the-way but thats what makes it such a great place stay. It is just down the path from a fantastic restaurant. The house provides an incredible launching pad to all that the islands have to offer. 2 minutes from Caranero, 5 mins from Bocas by boat. The hammocks throughout the house are super relaxing, especially because the house funnels the Caribbean breezes to keep the place cool. The bathroom is fixed with modern amenities and the beds are all comfortable. This is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. If there was one complaint it would be the lack of privacy. The rooms don't have a door to close except the bathroom. But the communally oriented will love this house; perfect for a group of friends. If you're lucky enough to stay there go for a paddleboard during the day but don't forget to stare at the stars from the deck at night!
Visited February 2013
Written August 22, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Vrbo.com logo
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Beauty, peace, and ocean! I loved my stay; can't wait until my next trip! Friendly people and new experiences. Thanks for booking my Island paradise.
Visited August 2013
Written August 14, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 19
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Safe
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
See more amenities
Availability
S
M
T
W
T
F
S

January 2023

S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

February 2023

S
M
T
W
T
F
S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
Map
+
About this property

First, check the Availability tab on this page to see if your dates are available. If they are, contact the owner via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox to confirm availability.

If the owner has provided contact information, you may contact him or her directly. Otherwise, it is up to the owner to reply to you.

This owner may contact you via your personal email or phone.

If you have contacted the owner and haven't heard back, Tripadvisor recommends that you send enquiries to other properties.

If the owner approves your stay, he or she will let you know which forms of payment are accepted. This owner does not currently accept payments via the Tripadvisor inbox.

Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, Tripadvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#HA2228540745
Frequently Asked Questions about Oceanfront Custom Home Vacation Rental

Oceanfront Custom Home Vacation Rental is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Oceanfront Custom Home Vacation Rental has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Oceanfront Custom Home Vacation Rental has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Oceanfront Custom Home Vacation Rental must last at least one night. See all property details.