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Villa Paraiso- Beautiful BEACH/PRIVATE POOL 4 ONLY YOU! AC, WIFI, Netflix,Bikes!

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Suite on the Beach with Private Pool, Sleeps 2

For more detailed information on VILLA PARAISO and our BEACHFRONT CASITAS, that can sleep up to 6 more people, see

Come relax in your own PRIVATE SUITE of the most exquisite Beachfront Villa in all Northern Panama! This is one of the only TRUE BEACHFRONT properties in ALL the archipelago of Bocas! Lounge at your PRIVATE POOL, as you listen to the soothing sounds of the waves of the ocean lapping on the beach only inches away. In the evening sink into your heavenly bed and fall asleep to the relaxing sounds of the sea and jungle that surround you, or turn on the AC and shut out the world! The suite of this Villa sleeps 2, which makes it a great place for a couple looking to relax and escape to paradise!! The complete privacy of the poolside suite with all the amenities, for just the 2 of you, is also perfect for a honeymoon!

Located DIRECTLY on one of only safe, sand swimming beaches, in Bocas. Only a 5 minute, inexpensive, $1.50- $2.00 per person, taxi ride from all the activities of Bocas Town, yet far enough away to have the perfect quiet vacation that you are looking for.

The suite is uniquely and exquisitely, decorated with handmade furnishings surrounded by local Panamanian arts. It leaves you feeling pampered in a luxurious tropical paradise yet connected to the outside world with HIGH SPEED wireless internet service and a cell phone to make international or local calls, programmed with all the numbers you will need. Your kitchenette, is completely equipped with a 2 burner cook top, microwave, mini refrigerator, toaster, and coffee maker, and all the cooking utensils needed. You can chose to relax in the privacy of your estate, and prepare a meal inside, or poolside on the gas BBQ grill. If you wish to dine out a variety of wonderful restaurants are nearby, or try a meal catered by our excellent Chef. Relax in the evening with your favorite book or watch a movie on NETFLIX on your 32" Flat screen TV!

We offer the use of bikes, kayaks,snorkel equipment, hammocks, and beach and pool toys, upon availability!

We offer complimentary maid service one time for a week stay. Options are available for daily maid service, laundry service, private meals prepared for you, and private boat tours for an additional charge. 50% deposit required. We have a minimum of a 3 night stay.

Why the Owner Chose Bocas del Toro: Our family has always loved the tropics. We would travel the Caribbean to escape the cold Wisconsin winters. Stumbling across Bocas Del Toro, Panama, we fell in love with this Archipelago of islands. Crystal clear, calm waters on the inside of the islands make it great for snorkeling, kayaking and water sports. Waves on the outside make it a world class surf spot. The beautiful, warm friendly people enticed us to make this place our home. We found this unique piece of beachfront land with a warm, soft, sand beach in front and palm trees reaching for the sun. Without barely thinking we bought it and constructed own beautiful Villa.

The Unique Benefits at this House: It is peaceful and quiet filled with the sounds of nature. We are nestled in a tropical garden that is fringed with coconut filled palm trees, and tropical fruits and flowers. The views of the ocean are breathtaking at all times of the year. Star filled nights or a full moon shining across the ocean and lighting the pool for a night swim make this place a unique vacation spot. Each day will await you with a new adventure. Tours to the Zapatilla National park, Dolphins Bay, Red Frog Beach or Bird Island to name only a few. Walk to the nearby Botanical Gardens or bike to the Caves. Explore the ocean in front of the Villa using the house kayaks or surf at some world class surf spots only 5 minutes from your door. Snorkel or dive some of the most beautiful reefs in the Caribbean sea or take a boat trip to the outer waters for some deep sea fishing. This will truly be a vacation that you will not find anywhere else.

More Details

Connor Cottrell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Connor Cottrell

We enjoy the sun, ocean, beach and all the activities that go with it. So, we decided to trade in dreary winters for a life on the beach. We love waking up to the quiet sounds of the jungle, the monkeys, parrots and birds of the tropics and going to sleep to the relaxing sound of the waves lapping on the beach . We also enjoy people from all over the world, and the blend of cultures in the islands makes this a wonderful experience. All these things have shared in bringing our family to Bocas Del Toro, Panama and to make it our home. We are looking forward to sharing the dream with you!

Connor Cottrell purchased this villa in 2007

Why Connor Cottrell chose Bocas del Toro Province

Our family has always loved the tropics. We would travel the Caribbean to escape the cold Wisconsin winters. Stumbling across Bocas Del Toro, Panama, we fell in love with this Archipelago of islands. Crystal clear, calm waters on the inside of the islands make it great for snorkeling, kayaking and water sports. Waves on the outside make it a world class surf spot. The beautiful, warm friendly people enticed us to make this place our home. We found this unique piece of beachfront land with a warm, soft, sand beach in front and palm trees reaching for the sun. Without barely thinking we bought it and constructed own beautiful Villa.

What makes this villa unique

This property is located directly on beach! The soft sand bottom, with no ripes or currents makes it a great place to enjoy the Caribbean Sea!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Angie & Steve:Thanks for the wonderful 2 weeks in your lovely home. We had some apprehensions before we arrived as this was our first time booking a vacation without going through a travel agent but from the first email we received from Angie we knew we’d be in good hands. Not only did your home exceed our expectations but your family made our vacation a very, pleasant and memorable one. We’ll definitely put Villa Paraiso down in our places to return to! Angela & Dave TuckerToronto, Canada
Jan 2010
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Bocas del Toro Province Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We will consider a booking of 2 adults with 1 child sleeping on a provided air mattress for an additional $10 per night
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The suite has it's own luxury private bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • For more information on our 2 other luxury suites that will sleep up to 6 more, go to
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We offer the use of second hand bikes, kayaks, boogie boards, snorkel equipment, hammocks and beach and pool toys, when available. Each suite includes, mini frig. microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and dishes. Games, Books and DVDs are supplied in the suite. Inexpensive full service laundry available at the Villa.


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Villa Paraiso- Beautiful BEACH/PRIVATE POOL 4 ONLY YOU! AC, WIFI, Netflix,Bikes!
average rating of 4.9432626 based on 142 reviews

Remarkable ... just remarkable

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled to almost every island in the Caribbean and to several other Central American countries. We have stayed largely in VRBO properties and enjoyed them all.

This time around we were looking for quiet, warm and welcoming ... and we HIT THE JACKPOT!!!

Steve, Angie and their boys welcomed us to their immaculate beachfront house, took care of our every need (including the dispensing of some OTC medication when we were in need) and basically made sure this was our perfect vacation.

We feel very fortunate that a decade or so back these Wisconsinites decided to swap the land of cheese for the tropical breeze. They built a beautiful vacation compound that was the perfect centerpiece for our trip to Bocas del Toro.

In addition to accommodations, the family helped direct us to the best tours and activities. Try the ATVs, don't miss the botanical garden and for heavens sake, don't do one of those cattle call boat trips when you have the opportunity to allow captain Wes (the middle son) to show you the best of the islands.

Thank you to the Cottrells for a beautiful vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: JACKPOT! A fitting description for Villa Paraiso from well seasoned travelers! It is a shame others bypass this GEM just to stay somewhere with much less to offer, that maybe costs just a few bucks less.
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Winnipeg, MB CANADA

Great location and great hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are So happy with our stay here, we truly couldn’t have asked for a better set up. We had total privacy yet the recommendations and suggestions from a wonderful family right at our fingertips! Best of both worlds! The amenities that Villa paraiso offers are better than all inclusive hotels! Bikes, private pool, kayaks, ping pong tables, games, books, beach front access, etc, life is good when you are staying here. I gotta also say that I was so impressed by the cleanliness of the room that I didn’t feel the need to break out the Clorox wipes I have learned to travel with. First time ever so that says a lot in my books! On another note please go on a boat trip with Wesley. If you don’t you will never know what you’ve missed but trust me when I say you will be doing yourself a great disservice if you don’t jump on the opportunity to do so! He’s absolutely great and so are the islands around here.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and amazing!

  • 5 of 5

the place was wonderful! Angie and Steve were great hosts. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed it and are taking home the great memories you deserve! We try hard to give each of our guests the great vacation experience they are looking for! We are there when needed for making plans for things to do, and recommendations for great restaurants to try, then disappearing so you can soak up the sun lounging around the pool!
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Wayne, PA

A great place to use as a base to see the area

  • 5 of 5

Steve was a great host! It was easy to get into town and take trips to beaches etc. from there. The best part was that Steve put us in touch with Jose Mora in Panama City who took us from the local airport (Albrook) to the International airport via the old city. He kept our suitcases for 4 hours while we explored the old city and picked us up again after our walking tour.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for staying with us! We are happy that we were able to give you all the information you needed to enjoy Bocas and Panama City!
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Absolutely beautiful spot. Close to town but separate and secluded. Angie and Steve were great.

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed and very comfortable. The living room and dining room were outside on a covered patio overlooking the pool and ocean. Outstanding getaway spot and launching pad to explore Bocas. The space was very clean and well maintained. The kitchenette is just that, but perfectly functional for light simple cooking. There is also an outdoor gas grill if you are ambitious.

Overall it was outstanding and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Villa Paraiso is located in the perfect place to explore everything in the archipelago, either by the complimentary bikes we provide or on our private boat in the dock directly in front of the Villa! Come back at the end of a fun and adventurous day to enjoy a dip, just the 2 of you, in the soft water of our salt generated pool, and have a meal catered to your private patio!
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Awsome Property! Awsome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough good things about this property and the family who owns it. From the great living space, private pool , beach and beautiful surrounding gardens, this place has it all for a perfect quiet vacation. Wes who is one of the sons is a great captain who will show you the highlights of the not miss this tour! I highly recommend spending some time here you will not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for helping others to know that they have already found the Best! Don't miss out on all the rest.....Private boat tours with Wes right from the Villas dock are unbeatable experience! New high speed Internet accompanied by Netflix make evenings relaxing in the Air Conditioned comfort!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Isla Colon International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Toro Loco
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Panlanga Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
Playa Tortuga
Nearest Beach
Big Creek Beach

Each day will await you with a new adventure. You can use the house bikes to explore the island or enjoy the underwater beauty of the Archipelago of islands by snorkeling. Try riding the waves at Red Frog! Besides that, try kayaking, caving, diving, fishing and boat tours to the many islands. Visit the Botanical and Butterfly Gardens, or experience the World class surfing only a 5 minute walk away. This will truly be a vacation that you will not find anywhere else while you stay in a luxurious setting.

Other Activities: shopping,biking, kayaking, boating, shelling, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Rates based on double occupancy
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* American Express
* Discover

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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