About this listing
The Hacienda Terrace Bedroom is a 10 minute drive from downtown Boquete with the village center a 15 minute hike downhill. This gorgeous room opens onto a lovely, serene, private terrace. The breakfast is local, fresh, organic, delicious.
The Terrace Bedroom opens onto a large covered patio decorated with a variety of cacti and succulents. The outdoor furniture is ideal for eating your morning meal or relaxing from your daily hike. There is hammock for the ultimate Panamanian relaxation experience. Gardens grace the walkway. The room has a queen size bed with the requisite high count sheets and comforter. There is a TV with DVD player. Your private bathroom is a mere five feet from your door. The Terrace Bedroom is adjacent to The Breakfast Lounge where we serve breakfast every morning. You have free Internet access in The Terrace Bedroom.
We have 2 rooms available that can be rented separately or combined for a family vacation. We have one adult sized single bed that can be brought in to accommodate a 5th person and several foam mats for children. There is a small surcharge for the extra bed and we do charge for the breakfasts each morning for the extra person. Special discounted rates apply. Email us your requests.
The Breakfast Lounge
The Breakfast Lounge is located adjacent to The Garden Suite and The Terrace Bedroom. There is a small wood dining room table perfect for 4, a couch, book cases, coffee table and breakfast station. We provide yoga mats, board games, a lending library and many DVD’s to make your stay more enjoyable. There is a small refrigerator, electric hot pot to heat water, toaster and a microwave for guest use. We bring breakfast each morning on platters and guest serve themselves using dishes, silverware and glassware stored here for guest use. We provide tea, fruit and a French press for coffee. We have spring water that we bring to you in ample amounts to make coffee, tea and to enjoy all day. There is ice in the freezer area of the refrigerator. You are welcome to store leftovers in the refrigerator for late night snacks.
The Morning Meal
We shop the local markets to bring to your table fresh and organic food when ever possible. Boquete is famous for its coffee and we bring down a carafe each morning and provide a French press for making your own. We can create breakfasts that are vegan, vegetarian and gluten free on request. We can provide breakfast meat on request. Each morning breakfast is brought to The Breakfast Lounge at a pre-arranged time from 7:00am to 9:00am. You can take your breakfast at the dining table in The Breakfast Lounge or fill your plate and take it to your room or to one of the lovely spaces outside in the gardens. A lovely array of local, fresh tropical fruit starts each day. (papaya, bananas and pineapple). We have fresh yogurt, a variety of breads, muffins and sweet breads. There is creamy butter and jellies for the breads. Each day varies. There can be whole hot oats with brown sugar, raisins and nuts, cold cereals, egg dishes or waffles. On reservation we inquire of each guest what they prefer to eat. If you are leaving extra early on an outing, we can make a breakfast To Go that will be in refrigerator waiting for you as leave in the morning.
The grounds of the Hacienda are open for guests to wander. We have a small exercise area with a treadmill, stair stepper and weight bench. There are yoga mats in The Breakfast Lounge and we urge you to keep to your normal practice or to start a new routine while enjoying your stay. We have many areas specifically created for reflection surrounded by the extraordinary beauty that abounds in Boquete. There is a mixture of banana plantation, wild jungle and planned garden beds. There are the inevitable suns framing special nooks throughout the property. Colorful concrete benches, comfortable outside furniture, couches, swings and hammocks are discovered as you investigate the grounds. Walk down the colorful steps to the stream area where jungle abundance surrounds you. In certain seasons the small stream becomes a trickle but the path it cuts into the banana jungle is always peaceful and prefect for sharing long conversations, reading that great book or simply sitting in quiet contemplation.
Interaction with Guests
We open our home to families every year so we can share these beautiful rooms and our gardens with those who wish to appreciate the beauty of the Central American climate, food, people and the extraordinary natural beauty. We love Boquete and have wandered all over the area and we are excited to share our experiences with you. Let us help you with airport pick-ups in David, car rental information in David or Boquete, local guides who can show you the wonders of the area or directions to local hikes if you are adventurous and prefer to make your own way.
The Hacienda Terrace Bedroom is located half way up the Jaramillo Mountain in the Jaramilllo Centro area of Boquete, Panama. This area is lush, green and is abundantly beautiful.
We are a 10 minute drive from downtown Boquete and the village center is a 15 minute hike downhill. Taxi's can be contacted to come get you for about $6 per person. We meet our guests (in the daylight if possible) and guide them to the Hacienda on their first visit. Can you give us an idea of where your travel will originate on the day of arrival and how you plan to travel into Boquete? (bus, taxi, rental car?) Let us know if you have any questions on renting a car or shuttles from the airport. Will you have a local phone so we can stay in touch until your arrival? (in case you are delayed for some reason and need our assistance)
Directions: When you arrive in Boquete the highway becomes the main street. There is a small park in the center of town. Turn right at the street in front of the park. This is a one way street. Continue straight and you will see and eventually cross a bridge. We will be waiting for you on the right side of the road in a grey Mitsubishi Montero. The Hacienda is about 10 minutes from here. Call us at (phone number hidden) or (phone number hidden)
Other Things to Note
The Terrace Bedroom will provide a local telephone on your arrival. There is small refundable deposit ($20) and a fee for minutes to be added into your phone ($10). We have programed our personal cell numbers into the phone as well as English speaking taxi drivers. We provide shampoo, cream rinse, body wash and a hair dryer in each bathroom. You are welcomed by a basket of goodies for you to enjoy during your stay. We can make your bed daily if you do not mind us entering your space. Bed linens are changed once a week. There are extra towels, pillows and blankets in the rooms.
No pets please.
Smoking outside on the terraces only.
No smoking inside.
Quiet after 10pm please.
Explore the property with respect
Our host, Quincy, made us feel very welcome by meeting us in town as agreed and showing us around the property and our room when we arrived. Ciella had been called away on a family emergency, but everything was handled and was as described. The food was excellent as was the hospitality the entire time. Very quiet and lush environment.
Quincy and Ciella were excellent caring hosts. We were picked up in town...their home in Jaramillo Centro is beautiful/just like the posted pix--lots of tranquil greenery. They provided so much useful information including spots to eat and special room amenities. If we read the short-cut directions we were given, we wouldn't have gotten lost on our way down the mountain the first time! Haha. Wonderful homemade breakfasts, not to be missed.
Ciella and Quincy were superb hosts. I was given a ride to and from the center during my stay. They have all the information one needs to get around and get situated. The atmosphere of the hacienda is very serene. Breakfast each morning was abundant and was the best I had while in Panama. Thanks!
What an absolutely lovely find in Boquete. Beautiful view, comfy bed, delicious breakfast and warm hospitality!
Ciella and Quincy were wonderful hosts in their beautiful home. It truly is a retreat! The breakfasts were always delicious, and I appreciated the french press coffee set up since I am (usually) an early riser and loved being able to have coffee at any hour.
There are lovely grounds for walking and sitting. Ciella is quite the gardener, so in addition to the natural vegetation (19 banana trees on their property), you are surrounded by orchids, ferns, bromeliads, cacti and succulents.
They had lots of information on the area and its attractions and services. Book lending library. Quality furnishings. There was nothing lacking!
It is a distance from town - which makes it a perfect retreat. I had a car, but I understand taxis, buses, and even a downhill hike (with a taxi return) are the norm if you don't have your own vehicle.
A great stay - thank you, Ciella and Quincy, for your hospitality!
This was a lovely, lovely place to stay up in the hills in Boquete. I was traveling solo and rented a car and hoping to spend a few days in Boquete both relaxing and also doing some hiking. Both Ciella and Quincy were SUCH warm, welcoming and knowledgeable hosts that I felt instantly at home and aided with information about what to do around town. This room is lovely (w/ a DVD player) and the terrace hammock is perfect for relaxing. The bed is super comfortable and the shower pressure is awesome. With the doors open you feel like you are right in the middle of the cloud forest. The breakfast each morning was great and there is an easy coffee/tea set up in the main room for use any time. They also went over and above when: a) I was feeling a little sick (all the Emergen-C I could drink...a lifesaver); and, b) when I needed breakfast accommodations for my early morning departures (they packed me a breakfast to take with me for a very early morning departure to summit Volcan Baru...I credit my successful sunrise summit, in part, to a hearty breakfast). Very personal service. They also have a friend who is a masseuse and, with prior arrangements, will come to the house and give incredible massages - perfect after the beautiful hiking around Boquete. They also provided a local phone that I could use when I needed. I did not end up using the phone, but as a single female traveler from abroad, that kind of thoughtful assistance is really helpful. It was a quick ten minute drive into town (partly on dirt/gravel roads which were not a problem even though I had a small economy car). All in all, I would highly recommend this place to stay.
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About the Host, Ciella
We fell in love with Boquete, Panama on a quick trip here 9 years ago. The air is clean and fresh with lush vegetation and the tropical beauty lured us back to purchase a home. We love to hike and garden and be "out" in nature. We wanted to be near the ocean but could not tolerate the heat. Here we can be boogie boarding in an hour and a half or in the river in 30 minutes. I love the mountains so I have the best of all worlds here without the winter weather. We have an endless growing season so I can experiment with the wide variety of bromeliads, orchids and cacti, a lovely mix. I worked in the hospitality sector in the U.S. so opening a small B and B is a great fit.