Isla Cristobal, facing West, Tierra Oscura, Bocas del Toro, 001010
This charming, coastal, Caribbean-style home features some of the best views in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, especially at sunset thanks to its western orientation.
Level 1 = secure bodega that houses all systems (state-of-the-art solar power, water pump, water heater, water filtration, plus propane tanks), 4 water catchment tanks on a concrete slab (1,000 gallons each), a toilet, and sink for the landscaping team, solar-powered motion-detector light.
Level 2 = screened-in porch, large open space with living room and kitchen, closed pantry with roll-out standing desk for laptop and printer, private master bedroom, en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, ample closet, and storage space. Data for water catchment and solar systems can be read from within the house.
Level 3 = large open observation deck, currently used as a dining area and office (potential for bedroom/bathroom)
Square footage of living space
Level 2 = 818 square feet (138 of this is the porch area)
Level 3 = 248 square feet
Total = 1,066 square feet
To be sold along with an established corporation.
Water = This property is fronted by a gorgeous, protected coral reef on the southwest side of Cristobal island, convenient to Dolphin Bay and Tierra Oscura.
Land = 2.33 hectares, which is 5.68 acres with good elevation, ROP, nicely landscaped and well-maintained yard with the flat area very suitable for dogs and other animals; a path encircles the entire property from yard to jungle and back; banana plants, lemon trees, palm trees with some of the best coconut water in the area. Other plants include hibiscus, croton, Queen Emma lily, lipstick palm.
The property includes a boat dock, custom-built boathouse with mechanical lift, storage shed, separate water catchment/pump/hose for boat maintenance, and solar-powered motion-detector light
~30-minute boat ride to Bocas Town (for groceries) or Almirante (for gas)
~10-minute boat ride to Restaurante El Clandestino
~15-minute boat ride to Dolphin Bay restaurants and villas
Enhancements Since 2017
Added 12 305volt solar panels, double Outback Flex controller/inverter with indoor Mate display/control panel with Internet monitoring capability, 16 Outback 200ah 12v AGM sealed batteries
Added battery system on solid shelving rack
Added solar-powered motion-detector lighting at boathouse and bodega
Added water catchment with indoor monitoring (4 tanks, 1,000 gallons each)
Added 3stage water filtration system with Sawyer medical-grade filtering media
Added new septic field
Added toilet and sink at bodega level for workers
Added inhouse 25-watt VHF marine radio and antenna
Replaced old fridge with LG inverter refrigerator/freezer
Replaced old washer with Whirlpool 16 kg washing machine
Added bidet toilet
Screened in front porch with chitre-proof mesh
Added heavy-duty front door and bathroom door
Adding new stove (in progress)
Interior custom almond woodwork (insect-resistant almond wood)
Louvered doors and window treatments
Pantry with roll out printer and standing computer table
Four-door closet space with shelves in bathroom
Options for Buyers
Buyers will have first right of refusal on purchase of a 23foot center-console Caribe Pro fishing boat that fits the boathouse perfectly -- asking $19,000 (Suzuki 140 HP, 4-stroke engine, new gas tank, and other enhancements over the years)
For sale = 2person kayak with 1 paddle
Transferrable Internet service with Panetma (satellite dish in place)
Reliable house cleaning available 1x/week ($40 per cleaning)
This is one property almost everyone will love. Don't miss it.