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Charming Off-the-Grid Coastal Home in Bocas del Toro, Panama  - $225,000 USD Listing ID: 1907



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Listing Began: Jun 2-18:55
Number of Times Viewed: 68

Description

This lovely 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.

Property Specs

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 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

Logistics

~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

Infrastructure

  • Added 12 305-volt 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 3-stage 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 23-foot center-console Caribepro 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 = 2-person kayak with 1 paddle

Transferrable Internet service with Panetma (satellite dish in place)

Reliable house cleaning available 1x/week ($40 per cleaning)




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