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Angie Cottrell

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

The Best in all of Bocas!

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Bocas del Toro Province Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2 to 6

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Come relax in paradise at the most UNIQUE, EXQUISITE Beachfront Rental in all Northern Panama. Las Casitas are located directly on top of the beach,and footsteps from the warm Caribbean Sea! Close to Bocas Town for convenience, yet far enough away for peace and quiet!

Our private, gated property offers you the use of YOUR OWN beautiful PRIVATE pool and patio area to lounge in the sun, as you listen to the soft rolling waves of the Sea, or relax with a book under the covered lanais in our over stuffed sectionals!

The 2 bedrooms at this property can sleep up to 6 in total. Each bedroom suite can sleep 2-3 with 1 heavenly queen bed and a built in twin daybed designed as a relaxing window seat sofa. Each bedroom suite has its own microwave, toaster, coffee maker, set of dishes, glasses and silverware as well as a mini frig. stocked with drinks, and a basket of fun munchies welcomes you, all included in the price. A fully equipped BBQ kitchen is located poolside, between the 2 rooms. Each bedroom suite has AC, a 32' LCD flat screen TV and DVD player with a selection of movies (No cable TV).WIFI is available. Each suite also has a cell phone programmed with all the numbers you will need for your stay.

When available, there is complimentary use of second hand bicycles, snorkel equipment, pool and beach toys. Each day will await you with a new adventure. Try 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.

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.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Angie Cottrell (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

Why Angie Cottrell chose Panama

We built this property on one of the nicest beaches in Bocas for the enjoyment of our guests. This property was finished and opened in late December of 2011.

What makes this villa unique

This is one of the only beachfront properties in all the archipelago of islands in Bocas! You are literally 20 steps from the Caribbean Sea on a soft sand beach. You can enjoy a swim in the warm waters of the sea and then return to take a dip in the refreshing waters of the pool! We are close to town for convenience yet far enough away for relaxation!


based on 40 traveler reviews

The Best in all of Bocas!
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews

Accommodations were amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for two couples. We each had our separate unit for privacy but a common place to gather around the pool and BBQ area as well. Clean and well maintained. Laundry service available for a minimal fee. Not too far from town and walk-able beaches. We enjoyed an amazing day on the boat with Wesley, snorkeled, ate amazing food and visited sloth island. Definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you here at the Villas, we enjoy guests like you that take good care of things and enjoy Bocas and their stay here! Also happy to know that you enjoyed the fruits of all our hard labor to always maintain the property as if it were brand new! On top of that a tour by Wes is definitely a great experience!
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Property was well maintained and very clean. Beautifuly landscaped. Enjoyed several boat trips with Wes to see Zappatillas and snorkeling. Will come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard everyday to clean, paint and maintain the grounds and Villas, and we are so happy when our guests are able to enjoy the fruits of our labor! The private boat tours by Wes our everyone's favorite Bocas activity! A tour with Wes leaving right from the dock of the Villa is a DO NOT MISS!
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Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the casitas. They are very clean, comfortable and well maintained. I really enjoyed photographing the gorgeous gardens surrounding the casitas. The location is convenient to everything and the hosts make sure you have everything you need to enjoy exploring the island. This is the prettiest place in Bocas!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You will have to come and see for yourselves that this really is the BEST place in Bocas! Private pool for just you! Right on the beach, set in immaculate gardens! Just a few minutes outside of Bocas Town on the main island, you will really have the best location renting at this property, no expensive car or boat taxi fares. If you want to, you can ride the complimentary bikes to town in just a few minutes.
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Paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Nicest place to stay on the island. Enjoyed the tours Wes gave to the local attractions. How great to have our own private swimming pool. Waking up and having our morning coffee listening to the ocean waves was a real treat. All in all one of our best vacations ever.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your adventures in Bocas! Even though it was your first, we hope its not your last!
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  • 5 of 5

What an awesome place to have a relaxing enjoyable time! We spent 3 days in March with our kids in the Casitas. This is the third time we have stayed at Villa Paraiso and once again it was amazing! There are so many things that we love about this place that it's almost impossible to list them all. It's so nice to have a private beach but at the same time be just a five minute taxi ride from town. Everything is in excellent condition! The room, pool, gardens, beach, and everything is extremely CLEAN and well-kept. Us and our kids loved having the pool and the beach. The Cottrell family that owns this place are the perfect mix of everything. They're extremely friendly, nice, and helpful, yet they are always very careful to be sure and give you your space and privacy. We have had their son Wes and Chief Chris cater food and every time it was above and beyond good. We definitely recommend staying here above any other place we have seen on the island!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great little family you are! We are looking forward to making all your getaways to Bocas even more amazing then the ones before!
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  • 5 of 5

I cannot give enough stars for this property!!! We stayed with another couple for a week and had an AMAZING time!!

OWNERS- The Cottrell family are amazing hosts!! From the greeting, to property explanation, availability, craftsmanship of the property, etc. the place is absolutely wonderful!! The groundskeeper even provided us with some fresh coconuts and had wood piled up on the beach so we could have a bonfire once night. We even invited Steve and Angie (owners) tom come over one night to join us and they brought some great dessert!

PROPERTY- The two casitas provided a perfect complement of being able to hang out with our friends but also had the feel of your own private residence. The grounds were manicured beautifully and provided privacy. You are literally steps from the ocean! The pool door leads right out onto your own private beach which was wonderful! All the necessities are provided i.e. A/C, ceiling fans, coffee maker, refrigerator, kitchenette/blender in the pool area, beautiful shower/bathroom etc. You truly felt like you had your own private property on the beach!

ACTIVITIES- We rented ATV's from Flying Pirates for the week and would highly recommend it! . We did some wonderful site seeing in the jungle, hung out on a secluded beach for an afternoon, saw howling monkeys and utilized them to drive into town to get groceries and go out for dinner. Bocas Town is a low key surfer town and you will see hikers backpacking throughout Panama. The people are very nice and there are plenty of dining/bars in town and right on the water. There are also plenty of tour operators running daily excursions i.e. dolphin watching, snorkeling, private beaches etc. The Cottrell's son actually has his own boat right next door and will take you out on customized private excursions, you don't even have to leave the property to get picked up!

FOOD- The food was great!! We actually ate at two Indian restaurants and they were really good! We also had food catered in...yes, Chris (the chef) prepared several meals and brought them right to our door. He did a wonderful job with ribs, seafood, pasta etc. It was definitely worth it after a long day on the beach or out in the jungle!

I sincerely can't say enough about this place and we will be back! I'm sure I have forgotten some positive things so PLEASE contact me and I will answer any questions!!

Thanks again Cottrell family and we look forward to visiting you again!!

Curt W.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Curt for the wonderful review! You guys were 5 star guests. We enjoyed getting to know you and are looking forward to next time. A private boat trip with Wes right from the Villa's dock will take the cake on your next trip! Until then.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
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Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
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Car: not necessary

Right here at the Villa you will be able to relax and swim in the pool, walk the beach, or float in the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Rest and read a number of different house novels, or choose a movie from our selection, and watch them on the LCD flat screen TV. You can take the bikes and go for a ride out to Bluff Beach to walk the wide 3 mile stretch of orange sand beach and look for shells, along the way eat lunch at Paki's Place or at Playa Bluff Restaurant. Try riding horses along the beach and enjoy the scenery. You can visit Starfish Beach and see hundreds of starfish in the crystal clear waters, and then have lunch at the beach restaurant. Along the way to starfish beach you can see the caves, where church services are held. There are also several different boat tours available. See the dolphins feeding in Dolphins bay or take the boogie boards and ride the waves at beautiful Red Frog Beach, you can visit the 2 white sand, palm tree ringed, Zapatilla Islands at the National Marine Park, while there you can take the boardwalk through the jungle and see the wildlife in the inner island. You can take another tour to the Sal Creek Indian Village, as you wind down the mangrove covered creek to enter the village and then check out the local culture. There are also butterfly gardens, botanical gardens, and chocolate farm tours. All this is just a sampling of what there is to see and do! This archipelago of hundreds of islands offers many different experiences. Then you come back in the evening to relax at one of the most exquisite places on the island!


Rates & Availability

Bocas del Toro Province Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Rates
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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 ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Granite tops, luxurious surroundings, tile shower with rain shower head, and lush towels welcome you in this incredible Casita!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom suite can sleep 2-3 with 1 heavenly queen bed and a built in twin daybed designed as a relaxing window seat sofa. Each bedroom suite has its own microwave, toaster coffee maker, set of dishes, glasses and silverware as well as a mini frig. stocked with drinks,and a basket of fun munchies welcomes you, all included in the price. Each bedroom suite has AC, a 32' LCD flat screen TV and DVD player with a selection of movies (No cable TV).WIFI is available. Each bedroom suite also has a cell phone programmed with all the numbers you will need for your stay.There are books and games available for you to relax and enjoy.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Our built in BBQ poolside kitchen area, has a gas grill with side burner, 2 burner electric cooktop, large bar sink and a full set of pots and pans,grillware and cooking utensils.The attached custom built dining table is comfortable seating for 2-6 people. If you wish to dine out, a variety of excellent restaurants are nearby, or have a meal catered by our wonderful chef. Inexpensive full service laundry available at the Villa

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