This FULLY TITLED home was constructed in 2007 and is built entirely of tropical hardwoods. Nispero (the type of wood used in this house) is now very difficult to find and it is rare to find a home today built with this beautiful and durable local hardwood.
The house is loft style with 1,872 sq ft of covered space. The open design allows for the free flow of breezes through the large screened windows.
The solar system and batteries have been upgraded and are new. The system is large enough to run an electric fridge, fans, computers, lights, TV etc. Additionally, there is a brand new Panasonic Inverter refrigerator which runs on very low voltage. The stove and the hot water system uses propane. There is a 1250 gallon water tank and the toilette is on a septic system.
This home is located in Dolphin Bay on the island of San Cristobal, which is a 20 minute boat ride from the lively and charming city of Bocas del Toro. Dolphins can be seen jumping and playing year round. There are two small local restaurants nearby, great snorkeling and swimming.
The property is 1.25 acres and is planted with mango, papaya, avocado, bananas, pineapples, lemon, limes, mandarin oranges, coconut, coffee, cacao, water apple, Panamanian cherry, noni, cinnamon and garlic leaf as well as several types of root vegetables. There is still plenty of room to plant more. The yard is lush with a variety of palms, ginger and heliconias. It is truly a feast for the eyes and spirit and is a gardener’s paradise. Because the property is so richly planted there is also an abundance of bird life. A year round creek follows the curve of the property. Even with the heaviest of rains, it never exceeds its boundaries.
A fresh cement slab has just been poured below the house and PVC was put in place to provide for future plumbing. The hard part is done. The fun part, designing your own tropical space at the first level is left for you to create. There is plenty of room for two or three bedrooms and a big bathroom. Or leave the space open and hang plenty of hammocks for you and your guests.
The property is situated in a 102 acre development. There have been recent home sales of over $400,000 in this development. Privacy is not an issue as there is plenty of space between the lots and none of the homes are within sight of each other. Within the 102 acres, there are well maintained walking and hiking paths and common areas planted with fruit trees. It is a great asset to have access to many acres of land without the responsibility of maintenance. Monkeys, sloths, toucans, parrots, blue morpho butterflies are just a few of the daily delights. In addition, there is a mile long coral reef which offers outstanding snorkeling, paddle boarding, swimming and just watching the dolphins frolicking in the bay.
From the property it is a two-three minute walk to the sea and because it is slightly inland there is not an issue with chitres (sand fleas) which can dominate properties close to the mangroves. This is a huge plus which is not fully appreciated until you live here. There is a common dock shared by those in the inner part of the community. It is possible to use an ATV on the path to the dock.
The beauty and richness of the greenery and flowers has captivating charm and appeal. It is a constantly changing pallet according to the light and very relaxing. There is still plenty of room to plant for a sustainable lifestyle. Easy access to the ocean is just minutes away.