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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

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

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.

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Owner
Angie Cottrell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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
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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(117 traveler reviews)

The BEST for LESS $$! ONLY BEACHFRONT in Bocas! with A/C, POOL, KAYAKS & BIKES!
average rating of 4.948718 based on 118 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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St. Cloud, MN/Midwest/USA
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Property very well maintained. Instructions for staying were clearly laid out and very reasonable. Location to all of the island and other area opportunities is excellent. The Cottrell family - Steve, Angie, Mike and Connor are wonderful and so accommodating! We did not have an opportunity to take a boat trip with Mike, but understand it is a wonderful time. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! It makes us very happy when our guests enjoy their stay! Our location is perfect for seeing and doing everything in the entire archipelago with captain Wes and then coming back to enjoy the upscale amenities of the perfect quiet location with quick access to all the great restaurants in town!
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Centreville, VA, USA
5

Villa Paraiso is a great place for relaxation or adventure

  • 5 of 5

Hospitality and a great location - definitely highly recommended.

My husband and I travel to somewhere warm every year. Research for this year's trip brought us to Bocas. Upon arrival, we were cheerfully welcomed by one of the Cottrells. The very first thing of note was the ocean breeze, the private pool outside our villa and short walk to the beach (beach is within 10 yards).

The owner provided information about the room and amenities and the use of a cell phone to help with calls for taxis and local attractions. We also received a set of pamphlets letting us know about restaurants, local attractions and more. During our entire stay, the owners went out of their way to make sure that, during our week at their villa, we did not lack for anything.

Our villa was cozy with a combined bedroom/kitchen area. Storage is plentiful - even for those who tend to over pack. The veranda was about the best we have seen and included cushioned chaise and chairs. Perfect setup for relaxing next to the pool while listening to the sounds of the ocean, just a few feet away.

One of our favorite day trips so far was our day with Wes on his boat. While specific tours are available, Wes gave us the flexibility to make our tour our own with a choice of swimming, snorkeling, fishing, etc. To top off the day, we even stopped for a lunch of local fare along the way. You should definitely talk to Wes about your favorite water activities to create your own personal water tour.

There's a lot to do in Bocas; more than can be done in just one short week - I would recommend a week or two, or three...

We would like to thank the Cottrells for making this a week to remember!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also recommend spending as much time as you can in Bocas, there are so many things to see that you can't fit them into a short stay. Right from Villa Paraiso, you can see everything in all the islands, on our private boat with Captain Wes, and return to relax in the BEST place Bocas has to offer!
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5

A Perfect Stay During a Much Needed Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose to stay at Villa Paraiso for our much needed getaway to Bocas. It has been the perfect little vacation rental. Since day one, the owners and their family have been so welcoming. The rental has a gorgeous view of the sea, a nice swimming pool, ping pong table, a comfortable bed, cute kitchenette and bikes for use. The owners have been so helpful with suggestions/tips. We even took a boat tour with their son, Wes. He was an awesome tour guide that took us to several islands, beaches, a cute dockside restaurant and fishing! Other days we spent by the pool, walked the beach, rode bikes up and down the island (only about a 15minute bike ride into town). We are a little more than halfway through our vacation and we cannot see what else we can get ourselves into...

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you have enjoyed the adventures of Bocas, not only here on the main island, but also with Captain Wes in islands of the archipelago! Seeing the unspoiled beauty of the reefs, beaches and wildlife and experiencing the local culture and food is an unforgettable experience! Then coming back for a refreshing dip in your own pool is unbeatable!
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Erie, Colorado, US
5

Lovely Bocas Property with Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending a few nights while recently in Panama. This property has a great location - convenient to town and dining. The Cottrell family make a great team and clearly work well together to make for a very clean and comfortable accommodation. We would absolutely recommend the villa to any couple looking to relax and recharge. Very nice beachfront is a great plus - not too common in Bocas.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed our perfect location! Villa Paraiso is one of the only beachfront in all of Bocas, where you walk out from your own private pool and step down onto the beach, a few steps more you are relaxing in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea!
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Switzerland
5

Luxury beachfront accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We are fully enjoying our stay at villa Paraiso. The location is exquisite right on the beach with a well maintained tropical garden on the sides of the house and a huge terrace with a pool in front of the studio. The Cottrell family living upstairs are incredibly nice hosts, always available yet very discreet. Access to Bocas town is easy by taxi or a 10 minute bike ride. Highly recommended for couples looking for comfort, privacy and tranquility.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests are also very special to us! We work hard to give everyone what they want and need. We are here to help and answer questions if needed, but after that, we close the door behind us to the rental so our guests can have all the privacy they want.
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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
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$900
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 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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