Manta Raya Over the Water Home

Punta Caracol, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama
$ 325,000.00

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Date added: 12/16/21 Post Updated: 2022-03-11 12:31:52 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2
Floors: 1 Lot size: 6300 sq ft Status: Type:



If you’ve ever snorkeled next to a ray, you know the peaceful feeling that transcends you as these graceful animals glide past. Recreate the magic on the decks of this gorgeous over the water home, only 15 minutes by boat from town. Surrounded by crystaline waters and abundant reef, this home is easily rentable to vacationers, who come with “over the water bungalow” on their bucket list.



From an aerial perspective this home is shaped like a ray, and is surrounded by the reefs which they call home. Enjoy the reef with your fins and snorkels or through the glass floor coffee table in the living room!

The home is built over the water on concrete stilts and has a large front deck with a pool in the center. Inside there is a large open concept kitchen, dining and living room space which face the gorgeous view of the Caribbean sea. The Manta Raya over the water home has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a cabinet for the washer and storage.

In December of 2020 the over the water home was completely refurbished and most appliances are new.

  • New appliances: LG fridge, cook top, oven, hood, water heater
  • New faucets, fans and mirrors
  • Sanded and varnished all wooden floors
  • Sanded and varnished windows, doors, frames and furniture
  • Painted ceiling and walls
  • Painted pool
  • Replaced wooden planks at terrace and pier
  • Sanded and oiled terrace, balconies and pier

100% off the grid, the manta raya over the water house is powered by a 2-year-old high-quality solar system. Three large rainwater catchment tanks ensure you’ll never run out of water. All of this equipment, along with a septic tank, is in the backyard and out of view. A 20 m² shed contains the solar system equipment, water pump, batteries, and more storage space.

A pier connects the main house with the boathouse the shed and the earth portion of this lovely property. There is internet connectivity and mobile phone coverage is good.



The water around the house is crystal clear with corals behind. In front of the home, the water is 8 ft deep—great for jumping from the terrace into the water and enjoying the light of bioluminescence when swimming at night time.

The Manta Raya over the water home also has a “backyard”, this land mass is roughly 6300 square foot of marshy earth which is a strip of a peninsula that juts out from Bocas del Toro’s main island Isla Colon. Behind the land mass there is a lagoon which would serve as a perfect sheltered bay to .moore a sail boat.

The area is home to other over the water houses and a small community of neighbors who look out for each others homes when owners leave to travel .



The Manta Raya Over the Water Home is perfect for a vacation rental investment:

The home has rented in the past for $150 to $300 per night depending on the season. Enjoy the passive income when you’re not enjoying the home.


If you love the Mantaraya over the water home, please see Roots Real Estate Panama’s Waterfront Residential listings in Bocas del Toro.


  • boat house
  • dock
  • full kitchen
  • garage
  • laundry
  • pool
  • rain water collection
  • solar system
  • storage
  • wifi


  • coral reef
  • island
  • jungle view
  • ocean view
  • proximity to beach
  • proximity to national park
  • proximity to town
  • rental income
  • waterfront