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Waterfront Mangrove Treehouse - sloths & coral

SuperhostProvincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama
Treehouse hosted by Ulrich And Elisabeth
5 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the treehouse to yourself.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Clean and tidy
11 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Ulrich And Elisabeth is a Superhost
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This secluded loft-style treehouse sits on stilts above the water, 30 feet from our colorful coral reef. Transparent and airy but bug proof walls let you enjoy the fresh ocean breeze and views while keeping you safe and cozy. When a sloth comes to visit, no need to leave the house to see him! Blend in with the surroundings of mangrove, lagoon and jungle, and enjoy water and reef access from your own deck. Bright and airy, 100% eco-conscious.

The space
Located on the southern tip of Isla San Cristobal, a remote and tropical island, with no roads. Here you will find a healthy coral reef and 55 acres of jungle for you to explore.

The Mangrove Treehouse is a loft-style house perched above the water and tucked in amongst the mangroves. The transparent and bug-proof walls offer a stunning 360 degree view of the lagoon and the back yard jungle.

The house is a split level design, that can accommodate up to 5 people. Upstairs is a king sized bed surrounded by curtains for your privacy, there is also a hammock there for your ultimate relaxation, that can be exchanged for a single bed for the 5th guest. On the ground floor, there is a king sized convertible couch, perfect for a second couple or your kids.

The kitchen is equipped with a propane stove, a fridge and the basic kitchen necessities should you decide to cook for yourself.

If you would like to join us on the communal dock, we offer group meal services upon request, menus depend on available local ingredients and the taste of our guests.

There is a small bathroom within the house for your convenience. In order to protect the reef however, we encourage the use of the composting toilet outside- for your longer bathroom visits ;) The bamboo shower is also outside, with 180 degree view of the surrounding jungle. Please bring Bio-degradable soap, and be conscious of water and electricity use, as we are all sharing our rain catchment and solar system.

Guest access
The cabins are designed for privacy, tranquility.

Shared areas include:

-The Reef Center, our communal dining, snorkeling, and co-working area. At the Reef Cabin, you’ll find free snorkel equipment, hammocks, a diving board, lounge space, and our communal dining table where guests can enjoy mouth-watering meals prepared by our private chefs. Our menu features innovative fusion dishes with ingredients grown right here on the property. At the Reef Center, you can also fill up on drinking water, help yourself to fresh fruit, and purchase cold sodas and beers. A perfect place for co-working, the Reef Cabin also has the strongest wifi signal on the property.

-Complimentary standup paddles boards and kayaks are available at the end of the main dock.

-Two composting toilets and one flush toilet are shared by everyone on the property.

-All the hiking trails on our 55 acre property are open for your exploration. For longer hikes and to learn about the biodiversity of the jungle, we encourage you to sign up for our $12/person jungle tour to make the most of your adventure.

Other things to note
!!! IMPORTANT: THIS IS A RUSTIC PLACE, NOT A LUXURY RESORT !!!

It's for the adventurous, who want comfort in a remote setting, and want to experience realities of rural life in the tropics. In addition to the abundant pleasures of the lush forests and reefs, you should expect to…..

WEAR BUG PROTECTION when being outdoors during dusk and dawn: We are bug conscious in the design of our accommodations. You will see dozens of geckos feeding on the insects on the outside of the screens that keep you bug free in the house.

THERE ARE NO RESTAURANTS nearby CocoVivo, so many guests choose to participate in our mealplan. Our rotating teams of private chefs offer delicious communal meals for an additional fixed fee. When you message us, please tell us what your plan for food is, or ask us to provide more information about the mealplan.

TO GET TO COCOVIVO, please ask us about our rideshare service, which is included in the $60 AirBnb cleaning and transporation fee that you are charged at booking. We offer daily trips to either Bocas Town or Almirante. If you’d like to participate, please mention it in your booking message, and we will try our best to coordinate your pickup and dropoff with the needs of other guests, and ask for your flexibility.

FEEL, SEE, HEAR, AND SMELL NATURE: Maybe the howler monkeys will wake you up. Maybe you will see spiders of unreasonable size. Maybe there will be a tropical storm, blowing warm lush rain in all directions. Our cabins are designed for maximum nature experience, and to bring in the breeze - and sometime with it some moisture. Maybe it’s a perfect, calm night, and while you are looking at a perfect reflection of the milky way in the water, you notice the natural smell of a healthy mangrove forest. All these things can be part of the experience.
This secluded loft-style treehouse sits on stilts above the water, 30 feet from our colorful coral reef. Transparent and airy but bug proof walls let you enjoy the fresh ocean breeze and views while keeping you safe and cozy. When a sloth comes to visit, no need to leave the house to see him! Blend in with the surroundings of mangrove, lagoon and jungle, and enjoy water and reef access from your own deck. Bright and…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 king beds, 1 hammock

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washer
Essentials
First aid kit
Building staff
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama

This neighborhood is WILD!

You really become PART of the eco-system when you stay at CocoVivo.

We take sharing this paradise very seriously and we want to keep it comfortable for our animal neighbors too. The fish, the dolphins, the sloths, the howler monkeys, the herons, the parrots, the kinkajous and the iguanas were all here before us, and luckily still are. Please be conscious of trash you bring; remember that cold beer and soda are available for a reasonable price, in bottles that will be reused. No need to bring beer/cans/plastic bottles.

Most sunscreens can harm the coral reef; if you plan on using sunscreen when snorkeling, swimming, or kayaking, please bring reef-safe sunscreen or ask us for it.
This neighborhood is WILD!

You really become PART of the eco-system when you stay at CocoVivo.

We take sharing this paradise very seriously and we want to keep it comfortable for our anim…

Hosted by Ulrich And Elisabeth

Joined in June 2011
  • 636 Reviews
  • Superhost
We love exploring the world and its people, ideas, and minds. In 2002, while driving from California to Patagonia, Ulrich fell in love with Bocas del Toro and bought a semi-abandoned cattle farm on the shore of a remote tropical island. Together with locals, we planted thousands of trees, all native species, to help offset the CO2 emissions my travels have produced, to restore the degraded environment, and to give future generations access to the beautiful hardwood lumber that used to be plentiful in Bocas. Now that we have restored the land to a healthy, balanced ecosystem, together with some amazing friends, we set up a unique eco retreat, an experiment in combining the inspiring experience of raw nature and life in the tropics with amenities that make the place accessible for adventurous spirits who want to experience a different lifestyle, for days, weeks, or month. Come visit!
We love exploring the world and its people, ideas, and minds. In 2002, while driving from California to Patagonia, Ulrich fell in love with Bocas del Toro and bought a semi-abandon…
Co-hosts
  • Jayson
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Ulrich And Elisabeth is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
No smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more

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