Easy going, laid back hostess.
Penny made us feel very welcome and introduced us to many English speaking people in the community....very friendly, informative and eager to help in any way she could with our research on areas to live.
Our experience with Penny could not have been better.
Because of our own fault, we had travel problems that we did not know how to solve and they were not part of our stay with Penny. However, not knowing what to do we contacted Penny for advice. She went way beyond what one would expect and solve everything.
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Penny immediately made us feel right at home. She was very accommodating and a rich resource for all the place to see and things to do in Boquete. She is clearly a very loved member of the community and we were able to meet some of the other Americans living here because her house is such a welcoming place.
Great, quiet location within walking distance to town. Penny, our host picked us up when we arrived and was full of local knowledge.
Great host & nice location. Penny went out of her way to make us feel welcome & help us get to know the area. We would certainly recommend Casa Penelope!!
Penelope est venue à ma rencontre dans le village pour m'accueillir.
Staying at casa Penelope was a great experience. You will live in a big house, there are two sleeping rooms for guests and we could choose in which we wanted to sleep. We also had a big private bath with a hot and comfortable shower. Everything was clean and we were allowed to use the kitchen and everything else in the house that we needed.
Penelope is a friendly host who knows the area really well. She introduced us to her friends who were also really nice people. It really was a great stay and we highly recommend coming here.
We lucked out choosing this host. Penny was amazing. She picked us up at the town square where I shuttled bus dropped us, and took us there when it was time to leave. She was generous with information about Boquete and suggested things to do, including a coffee farm tour which was wonderful. The space was comfortable. And then there was happy hour time . . . This was a great experience. Definitely going back to Casa Penelope when I return to Boquete.
We spent six nights at Casa Penelope. Penny knew we would be arriving in Boquete with a tour and she reached out to us to meet her prior to the beginning of our stay with her. We felt welcome from the moment that she confirmed our reservation. Penny picked us up on the day of our arrival, provided us with a local cell phone, helped us get our rental car, informed us of activities of interest, gave us directions, took us to a phone store so we could buy a local phone for our next visit to Panama, and helped us return our rental car. She was available for conversation and introduced us to neighbors and friends. Penny made it possible to experience life in Boquete in a way that would not have been possible from a hotel room. She is very connected with the expat community and involved in the activities that support the expat community. She freely shared all of this with us knowing of our interest in living in Boquete. We feel that she helped us leverage our time in Boquete to our advantage. Every morning she had yogurt, fruit, cereal, jam and bread available for us. We were greeted every morning with the inviting fragrance of freshly brewed coffee to start our day. We enjoyed wine together and she allowed us to prepare food in her kitchen. We had a comfortable room with a TV and were allowed to use the second bedroom for our luggage. The bathroom was large and had a great shower with plenty of hot water and the wifi was very good. We had access to her washer and dryer whenever we needed to do some laundry. In effect, she allowed us to make ourselves at home in her lovely home. Penny even helped us prepare for our return flights by printing our boarding passes for us. All in all our stay with Penny exceeded our expectations and we feel like we made a new and wonderful friend.
My stay at Penny's was about what I expected after reading reviews...excellent. She was communicative before my arrival, asking travel details and offering her cell number. After 10 hours of riding on a bus and arriving in Boquete at night, I was grateful for both her prompt attention picking me up, as well as for the chili and wine waiting for us!
It's very homey at Penny's. I felt comfortable with free use of almost the entire house and patio, use of her washer and dryer, and her sweet dogs were a welcome presence. She offered me rides into town multiple times (about 15-20 min walk), and perhaps best of all,took me to see one of the bands rehearse for that night's gig at the Boquete Jazz and Blues Fest. They sounded great. It was like hanging with the band before the theater opened!
Thanks for a wonderful stay, Penny. I will certainly recommend your place and hope to return soon.