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The BEST for LESS $$! ONLY BEACHFRONT in Bocas! with A/C, POOL, KAYAKS & BIKES!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom suite, 1 Bathroom, + additional suites , Sleeps 2 to 8

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

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 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 from our selection of videos on your flat screen TV.(No cable)

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

Owner
Angie Cottrell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Angie 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!

Angie Cottrell purchased this villa in 2007

Why Angie Cottrell chose Panama

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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Amenities

Bocas del Toro Province Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Each suite has it's own luxury private bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • We have 3 luxury suites available each has it's own outside living and dining area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • 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
  • 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
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(122 traveler reviews)

The BEST for LESS $$! ONLY BEACHFRONT in Bocas! with A/C, POOL, KAYAKS & BIKES!
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 123 reviews
5

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: Jan 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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5

The perfect base for exploring Bocas Del Toro

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Villa Paraiso. Perfect location out of town but just a short taxi ride or bike ride to everything including great restaurants (2 of our favorites being Scullys, and Albertos) The Cottrell family are super nice and helpful. We enjoyed 2 days on Captain Wes's boat. He was awesome! Loved visiting the Zapatilla Islands, and the Bastiementos caves, and don't miss Bluff beach. Just beyond gorgeous! The house felt safe, and is a great place to come back to at the end of an adventure filled day. The pool is lovely (tile surrounding house and pool is very slippery when wet though) and the beach in front is great for swimming and shell collecting. :)

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed the PERFECT location of the Villa! Everything is at your fingertips here at the Villa, and all the free amenities like the bikes and kayaks only make it an even better choice.
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5

Amazing Oasis in Bocas!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! The best accommodation we could ask for while exploring Bocas del Toro! A well appointed studio apartment with additional covered, outside open air living room seating area, dining table and ping pong table. Gardens and grounds are beautiful and constantly maintained. All of the comforts of home (plus beachfront oasis and private use of a beautiful pool!) Angie, Steve and family are perfect hosts - very informative, always a question away while providing the freedom and means (bicycles/kayaks) from Villa Paraiso to experience Bocas town and surrounding areas. We enjoyed biking to town for groceries/restaurants/water taxi to local islands. Also biked to Bluff Beach. Alternatively, taxis were available to town for about $3 USD per person. We used kayaks to view Bocas from the waterside. Were able to enjoy ATV rental within walking distance. Great experience! Went on a boat tour with Wes, who can tailor your day to visit your choice of all of the different attractions in the area. All in all, a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having great guests that love the experience of Bocas and enjoy the hard work that we keep putting into the villa to make it the BEST vacation ever! So happy you enjoyed the bikes and kayaks that we provide as free amenities, and that you enjoyed our private boat tours with Wes to see the beauty of the archipelago! Tip for next time... Don't let the taxis fool you, fare is $1.50- $2.00 per person.
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5

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Villa Paraiso was great. The accomodations were great and the owner's hospitality was second to none. My wife and I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend to others. .

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much! We work hard to give our guests exactly what they want, help and suggestions when requested, and all the privacy needed to relax!
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5

Total relaxation in a stunning setting!

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay! If you want total relaxation in a stunning setting, then Village Paraiso is the place!

We visited in March after a lot of travelling in Argentina and Panama and this was the chill out bit of the holiday before returning to England. We couldn't have chosen a better place to relax!

Private pool, stunning private beach literally just a step from the gate, and comfortable accommodation - perfect paradise! Loved relaxing in the outside living area and pool watching the bird and animal life in the surrounding jungle.

Unfortunately we weren't able to get out on the boat with Wes due to high seas but the beautiful surroundings more than made up for this, and the Cottrells were more than helpful.

The villa is a short hop by taxi or bike into Bocas town where you can chill out with a cocktail in a waterside restaurant sampling fantastic fresh seafood.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed the relaxed Bocas Lifestyle at Villa Paraíso, situated in the most perfect location in all the islands! Close to Bocas Town to enjoy all the great dining, yet far enough away for peace and quiet! Our beautiful Jungle Gardens, your own private pool all to yourselves, and sitting on the beach looking at the most incredible view will make lasting memories to take back to home to England!
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Awesome Panama beach getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed Mar 2-5, 2017. Well built, very comfortable and very clean. The private pool was great. The beach was awesome. Our hosts, Angie and Steve, were wonderful, personable and very helpful in connecting us with great activities. The only problem we had was our stay was not long enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bocas is too beautiful and has too much to see to only have 3 days to explore it! You also need time to enjoy your own private pool and the beautiful grounds of Villa Paraiso, so you come home feeling rested and relaxed having enjoyed the BEST place Bocas has to offer!
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Map

Starfish Beach
"STARFISH BEACH, visit the beach by taking a bus to Bocas Del Drago, or a taxi, (round trip a..."
Bastimento
"BASTIMENTOS TOWN Have lunch at Roots and then climb the sidewalk to the path at the top of t..."
Bluff Beach
"BLUFF BEACH Ride the bikes out the beach road to Bluff Beach and walk the wide 3 mile stretc..."
Zapatillas National Park
"There are also several different boat tours that you can take. The one we recommend not miss..."
Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park
"You can take another tour to the Sal Creek Indian Village, as you wind down the mangrove cov..."
Red Frog Beach
"Spend the day playing in the waves or try out ZIPLINING at the Red Frog Beach Resort. "
finca de los monos
"Great Botanical Garden Tour! See monkeys and sloths!"
Oreba Chocolate Farm
"Since how the native Indians grow and produce chocolate on a working farm. Taste and experie..."
Bird Island
" A beautiful boat tour where you will see rare birds that are only on this island, and snork..."
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Isla Colon International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.25 Miles
Rip Tide
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Panlanga Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Paki's Point
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
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

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Rates & Availability

Bocas del Toro Province Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
March and April SPECIAL!
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$950
 
 
May SPECIAL
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
$800
 
 
JUNE SPECIAL
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$850
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,100
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$880
 
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$880
 
 
Shoulder Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,100
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$130
$880
 

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Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Low Season - April 1 - Dec. 14 $160/night .. $1050/week; High season - Dec.15-March 31 $180/night .. $1175/week; Holiday season- December 24, 2011- January 7, 2012... $195 a night
Rates based on double occupancy
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