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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Bocas del Toro Province Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

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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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Angie Cottrell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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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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Best Vacation Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is just the right distance from town to be peaceful but not too far away. The room and property are very nice and clean. Angie was very helpful setting up an additional smaller bicycle rental for my son when we arrived. The beach was very nice for swimming, but the best part is getting out and enjoying everything the area has to offer. We hired Captain Wes for 4 great days of snorkling, and exploring. We saw huge pods of dolphins on the way to the Zapitillas, which we could have spent the whole day at. I recommend as many days on the boat to get out there and explore as you can schedule! There are so many great snorkling spots and places to eat. I cant wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have the perfect location on the main island to access everything you want and need during your stay! Private boat tours with Captain Wes, right from the dock in front of the Villa, lets you see all the rest! The archipelago of Bocas is truly amazing, and you can see it ALL and enjoy the Best accommodations Bocas has to offer!
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I don't think I can do it justice

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. I've put off writing a review because I didn't want to leave something off. The host is convenient, helpful, sincere, and unobtrusive. I can't believe the salt water pool that's all yours just steps from the ocean. The privacy was appreciated. We had so much to do, even if it was lounging and reading in cushioned patio furniture around the pool. The bikes were useful - we rode into town daily to hang out, shop, and eat. Side note - the ultimate refuge (recommended in the guide book left by the hosts), is a must do. We did not use the kayaks but wish we'd stayed longer to do so. Pick up breakfast (eggs, etc.) at market and cook in the room. Also, definitely grab lunch at Tom's. I don't think you can go wrong with this location and house and we feel extremely lucky to have found it. As a note, unlike red frog, this house is a very cheap and quick taxi ride to airport. It's also easy to get to town and cheap taxi but we opted for bikes while there. Just be careful at night and bring a flashlight (or cell phone). The taxi is easy to get so don't stress at airport - just walk out and show driver where you're going. The family has a boat to take you around too and you can request where you want to go. We also ordered dinner one night - called up the chef (he uses whatsapp) and basically asked him what he had that day. It was amazing and easy to do! Ate outside at the dining table by the pool overlooking the ocean. I hope I didn't leave anything out and again, I can't believe our luck on finding this place. When I asked friends who stayed at Red Frog about here or the resort, was told here hands down - no need for golf cart to get to beach, easy access by bike to town, and private pool - how can you go wrong?

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't think you left anything out! Thanks so much for letting others know that Villa Paraiso is the perfect place, and hands down better choice than Red Frog! Look forward to having you back!
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Beautiful property, very well kept, and clean

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the upkeep of the property and the cleanliness. Angie, is there when you need her and more than happy to accommodate. It's obvious she and Steve, her husband, take pride in ownership of such a beautiful place. Access to kayaks, snorkel gear, and bikes are a nice added touch as well. The villa is conveniently located just down the road from Flying Pirates ATV rentals, which is highly recommended. They have a cell phone available for use if needed and phone cards are available for purchase. They also called a cab for us to get to town for dinner the first night we were there. Overall, I would definitely recommend Villa Paraiso!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take pride in our Villas and work hard to keep them perfect, and love sharing them with wonderful guests!
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Capira, Panamá Oeste

Guillermo y Mirelyn Jiménez-Capira Panamá

  • 5 of 5

Nuestra estadía fue placentera. Existe un ambiente tranquilo que permite meditar y sobre todo descansar. Excelente servicio. Atención personalizada. Los dueños son amables. Además, los restaurantes están a poca distancia, y existe un buen servicio de taxi. Lo recomendamos a todos, la pasarán muy bien.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise at its best!

  • 5 of 5

The toughest part about booking a vacation is the expectations for your accommodations. Sometimes its a crapshoot. Well not at Villa Paraiso. Paradise at its best. The location is a quick bike ride or taxi ride from town. Located right on a beautiful sandy beach where you can go searching for shells in the morning or a pleasant swim in the beautiful warm Caribbean waters in the afternoon. We stayed in the private unit just below the owners home (They also have two Casitas also with a pool on property). It was clean, quiet, very well decorated, well maintained and had everything you would need to make for a comfortable stay. The rental comes with the use of two bicycles that we used daily to go into town, run down to Skully's for lunch or just tour the island. The pool was right outside our door and the ocean is just on the other side of the gate. The owners Angie and Steve were wonderful! Very accommodating and available if you needed them, otherwise you would not know they were even there. We would return to Villa Paraiso in a heartbeat! We would highly recommend it to anyone travelling to Bocas del Toro.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear that you guys enjoyed your stay. It was really nice to have you here and we are definitely looking forward to the next time you make it out to the island!
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Unforgettable Beach Vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Paraiso was absolutely beautiful. Tons of room for the two of us and the private pool just made it that much better. The view, the privacy and the location all added up to a 5 star stay for our 3 days in Bocas Town. We arrived early and Connor was able to accommodate us an early checkin as well has storing our bags on departure day for many hours. That courtesy was greatly appreciated. Our room and outside space was perfect in every way and very accurate to the descriptions on VRBO. Courtesy bikes were available for us to bike to town which was roughly 15 minutes or a 5 minute cab ride. The recommendations made by the owners for local activities and restaurants were dead on. Flying Pirates ATV is a must as well as Guari Guari restaurant. Our stay at Villa Paraiso made our trip to Isla Colon and we will definitely go back and try to stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Starfish Beach
"STARFISH BEACH, visit the beach by taking a bus to Bocas Del Drago, or a taxi, (round trip a..."
"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


Rates & Availability

Bocas del Toro Province Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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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Bocas del Toro Province Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Each suite has it's own luxury private bathroom
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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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