Artist’s Seaside Home

Tierra Oscura, Bocas del Toro, Panama
$ 395,000.00

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Date added: 01/31/22 Post Updated: 2022-06-02 13:06:30 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5
Lot size: 10 acres Status: Type:



a 30 minute boat ride from Bocas Town on Isla Colon or Almirante, this delightful home is located on the mainland of Bocas del Toro in an area called Tierra Oscura. The name of the area translates to ‘Dark Lands’ as the coast is known for its fertile soil, it is also a sought after place for its protected bays, miles of coral reef, the resident pod of dolphins, abundant chocolate trees (cacao) and incredible biodiversity. 

Living out in the bays, ‘Lagoon Life’ as we called it, once came with a long list of chores and hurdles which enabled us to live so closely to nature.  But times are a changin’, and a new road has been installed connecting the little town of Tierra Oscura with the David-Almirante highway, in order to give power and emergency access to the elementary school. With this new access point, the option to have a car to explore mainland Panama will be at your fingertips. Until now, Tierra Oscura has attracted an eclectic community of expats who along with the locals meet at a handful of restaurants scattered throughout the bays that are formed between Isla Cristobal and the mainland. 



Where more than 10 acres of jungle meet the sea is where you will find this Artist’s Seaside Home and it’s over the water Rancho. The Rancho doubles as a breezy hang out space and a covered boat house, where you can enjoy afternoon drinks, launch your kayak and paddleboard excursions and jump into bioluminescence at night! From there, walk the 60 foot boardwalk, clearing the coral reef that aligns the property’s oceanfront and arrive on the grassy yard’s edge. 

Follow the concrete path way (lit for easy midnight dips) up to the Artist’s home on its elevated lookout point. From the home site enjoy panoramic views over the Tierra Oscura Lagoon and across to the southern side of Isla Cristobal. 

The 2 acres surrounding the home are manicured with  tropical gardens and decorative palms, sprouting out of the lush green lawn, more than 8 more acres are raw jungle teeming with wild life. A self-sustainable lifestyle is easily within reach on this property as many varieties of mature fruit trees surround the home, happy egg-laying chickens run free, and a few raised beds have been installed.  



Every inch of this 3 bedroom, 2.5  bathroom home has been a custom project for the previous owners. Mosaic showers and countertops, local hardwood bars and bathtubs! No matter where you turn, your eyes are drawn to the artistic charm that makes this home unique. 

Perched up high on the property’s hilltop, the centerpiece of this home is the outdoor living and dining area where views can be seen in every direction, and Northern breezes eliminate the need for AC. An above ground pool sits next to the home, by the outdoor bar with a BBQ for entertaining guests.

Inside from the large patio, is the indoor kitchen and living room, and access to the 2 bedrooms which share a bathroom and the master suite with its own private bathroom. Downstairs at ground level is a large workshop and caretaker’s quarters



  • Outback Solar System 
  • 6,500 gallons of water catchment 
  • Back up Generator



  • 22ft panga
  • Yamaha 70HP 4 stroke motor 
  • 4wd diesel Kobota truckster with hydraulic dump bed



The Artist’s Seaside Home is perfect for natural inspiration:

Find the solitude you’ve needed to kickstart those creative endeavors that have been on your to-do list for years. Take inspiration from the ever-blooming world around you, and put that hidden talent to work!

The Artist’s Seaside Home is perfect for a self-sustainable life style:

Live off-grid and grow your own food! This property is the perfect launching point for your dream autonomous life style with rich soil, a wide variety of mature fruiting trees, rainwater catchment and a solar system.


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  • back up generator
  • boat
  • boat house
  • dock
  • full kitchen
  • laundry
  • outdoor kitchen
  • pool


  • coral reef
  • garden
  • jungle view
  • ocean view
  • waterfront