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Oceanside Tropical Island Villa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,852 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (6 Adults and 2 Children Max)

The Pearl Islands are a collection of 200 islands and atolls situated just 40 miles off the coast of Panama City. Our villa is located on the beautiful island of Contadora. Serviced twice a day by Panama's domestic airline, Air Panama, as well as daily ferry service from Panama City with Sea Las Perlas or Ferry Las Perlas, it is an tropical paradise. Incredible diving, snorkelling, fishing, whale watching and island exploration await visitors to this sleepy island haven. The same islands which have been the home to episodes of Survivor from countries all over the world, it is a true island experience off the beaten path.

Our villa is newly constructed and contains all the modern amenities. Situated atop a hill above Galeon Beach, it is just minutes from our villa to this incredible beach. Shopping, dining, markets and night life are also minutes from our front door. The people of Contadora are extremely friendly and within days you will feel like a local. The island is quiet and except for major holidays, you will feel like you have the island to yourselves.

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More Details

Chris and Steve
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Chris and Steve

The two owners are business partners who love the country of Panama. They spend as much time as possible on the Island of Contadora with their families.

Chris and Steve purchased this villa in 2006

Why Chris and Steve chose Contadora

Incredible island with an amazing array of activities and inherent beauty.

What makes this villa unique

Close to Panama City yet off the beaten path!!


Contadora Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1852 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Master Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Full Private Bathroom directly off the Master Bedroom. On second level a Full Bathroom for both Queen Bedrooms. Half Bathroom downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom with attached Den
    Private Room - 1 queen , Private Room
    Private Room - 1 queen , Private Room
    Upstairs Den - Queen Futon.
  • Master Bedroom (King Bed) with private bathroom and attached Den (Queen Futon), Two separate Bedrooms each with a Queen Bed that share a complete bathroom with a shower.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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Oceanside Tropical Island Villa
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews

Great Time in Contadora

  • 5 of 5

I was in Contadora with 4 other family members including a 3 year old niece and we loved our time on the island and in the villa. I was there Apr 11-16, 2018. It is super safe there and islanders are very friendly. The villa is very comfortable and there was plenty of space for everyone. We 3 year old niece loved the swimming pool and almost no waives in the ocean the whole time we were there. Air Conditioners worked great. It is a 2 minute walk down the stairs to the beach that was pretty much ours with a mushroom umbrella providing shade to us. There is great snorkeling and fishing off our beach. We also visited other beaches by renting a golf cart for 2 days ($50 per day) and hired a boat for 4 hours ($35 per hour) to go to Chapera and Mogu Mogu islands that are pristine and we were the only people there. We didn't have any problems speaking to El Ninio (the captain) even though he didn't speak much English. He was friendly and professional. Lots of great restaurants on the islands. Chris is extremely helpful and answered all our questions prior to the trip and also recommended us a driver in Panama City Jose who took us from the airport to the grocery store, hotel and ferry the next morning. On the way back from Contadora, Jose spend the whole day taking us to Gamboa Resort, Panama Canal Lock and the old town and then the next morning to the airport. Jose was very professional, friendly driver who spoke English. We didn't really encounter much of mosquitoes or any other bugs on the island and it never rained there. Just remember not to drink tap water. I did brush teeth with tap water and I was fine. Overall, we had a great time in Contadora and Panama in general. Thank you, Chris for making the trip effortless and relaxing for us!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villa for a week. The villa was nice, clean, and had everything we needed. The location was within walking distance to a couple of beaches and restaurants. We would definately recommend renting a golf cart so you can go all over the island easily. The shared pool was clean and quiet during our stay. The owners were very communicative and they have people available on the island if you need anything. We would defiantly stay here again and really enjoyed listening to the parrots in the mornings while drinking our coffee.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 4 of 5

The villa is spacious and very comfortable. We used the kitchen almost every night to cook the fish the 'boys' caught every day. Afternoons at the pool lead to great gatherings with others staying on the property. All in all the property was everything Chris had told us and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic village and perfect location! LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!

  • 5 of 5

We (5 gals) decided to go to Contadora Island at the last minute. On Friday, we decided to go Saturday for 3 nights. Chris’s response was immediate and extremely thorough. We arrived on the ferry early Saturday morning and he had everything ready for us. The unit is well equipped with utensils, towels, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. individual AC units in the main area and every bedroom. Took only minutes to cool the place as we turned them off when we left for the day. Chris had forewarned us to bring some food with us as the markets on the island are a bit expensive and somewhat limited. We appreciated this as we like to cook some of our own meals. There are a number of small restaurants and the food served is excellent. In my opinion, this villa is in the absolute best location on the island. Can walk down the stairs to a beach as well as to a few of the different beaches, pool on the premises and within walking distance of the markets and some restaurants. As for Contadora Island, it was spectacular! The local people were so friendly and accomodating. We felt like locals within a day. We rented a golf cart and buzzed around the island, met many people and did excursions to Saboga Island, La Isleta and Isla Bartolome.

Thank you, Chris and Steve for hosting our group. We will be back and we will recommend your villa to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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In a word: Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We - two couples - enjoyed immensely our mid-January stay on Contadora Island at Villa 21. The owner Chris was extremely accommodating and spent time explaining life on the island and the adventures we should undertake.

The villa was clean, nicely appointed, and had everything we needed, including comfortable beds. The people helping us get situated at the villa were knowledgeable and extremely helpful. In fact, everyone we met on the island was friendly and went out of his or her way to be helpful.

There are beautiful beaches all around the island and near the villa. Our personal favorite was Playa Ejecutiva. The restaurants were good and Casa Tortuga was outstanding. Make sure you have at least one meal there. And drinks overlooking Playa Cacique at Mar & Oro were terrific.

Each of us fully enjoyed our stay and highly recommend Contadora Island and Villa 21.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Contadora Island for 3 days with my inlaws and our 3 kids (5, 3 and 1). We rented a golf cart, so it was easy for all of us to zip around this laid back and charming island. There are many beaches around the island and one is right down the stairs that are located in front of the villa. The little plunge pool was perfect to cool off in. Any problems were solved by Piero (the property manager) and co. very quickly. We cannot wait to go back. If you are looking for a relaxing tropical vacation close to Panama City, this place is for you!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
Contadora Airport
Nearest Barpub
Pearl Real Long Beach
Nearest Ferry
Sea Las Perlas
Nearest Restaurant
Pearl Real Long Beach
Nearest Beach
Galeon Beach
Car: not necessary

During certain times of the year the Humpback Whales make their way through our islands. Local fisherman offer their Panga Boats for a unique opportunity to fish, explore islands, snorkel or spend the day alone on a deserted island for the ultimate getwaway!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $55

50% due at time of reservation, remaining balance of 50% due 30 days prior to rental date.
100% refund up to 30 days prior to rental.

Minimum of 1 night stay except Christmas minimum 5 nights, New Years minimum 4nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.