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BED & BOAT SPECIAL OFFER!! Get a boat tour included with your stay PRIVATE POOL

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

Currently, we are offering a BED & BOAT Special Offer!!

Available for June 5 - 30

3 night package for 2 people - $480 taxes and boat tour included

1 week package for 2 people - $900 taxes and boat tour included

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 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Bocas del Toro Province

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
  • soap
  • 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-fridge
  • 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 large double bed , 1 single bed
  • 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
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 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:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • 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 -
(127 traveller reviews)

BED & BOAT SPECIAL OFFER!! Get a boat tour included with your stay PRIVATE POOL
average rating of 4.952756 based on 128 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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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Tacoma, WA USA
5

Skip Panama City

  • 5 of 5

Actually PC was plenty nice but after several days on Bocas at Paraiso, why go back to PC? My wife and I enjoyed the privacy of our villa that had everything that we needed or wanted....of course a cook would have been the ultimate. After exploring all that Bocas has to please your tastes, take a water taxi to Isla Carenero for a great dinner at Bibi's. If you haven't already had pescado entero, this is the place, or, have another.

Frank and Karen. Tacoma, Washington

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Slice of Paradise Even More Beautiful than Pictured!

  • 5 of 5

Had absolutely fabulous stay at Villa Winona, part of the Villa Paraiso complex of beautiful, relaxing, and enjoyable properties owned and managed by the Cottrell family. The property is even more beautiful than it looks in VRBO pictures, and the family took great care to see that every detail was taken care of for our stay. It is right on the beautiful beach, and with a private swimming pool, we stayed in our swimsuits most of the time. Plus, you feel like you are a million miles away, but Villa Winona is only 15 minutes from the airport, and to the restaurants and businesses in Boca Town. If you enjoy fishing or boating, definitely book a tour with Wes. He can take you anywhere you want in the area, leaving right in front of the villa for added convenience. Also, not to be missed is the Ngabe Organic Chocolate Plantation tour, and the nearby Botanical Gardens. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Boca del Toro.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests deserve the best! We are so happy to hear that the Villa exceeded your expectations! We work very hard to keep everything well maintained so it always looks new, and the pool water crystal clear so you always want to be in your swimsuit! Its also the best attire for your private boating adventure with Wes, which is tailored to be your perfect day!
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5

Love this place! Great birding, monkeys, and a sloth too!

  • 5 of 5

It's as lovely as the pictures. We could not have asked for anything more. As birders we went for walks every morning and discovered a howler monkey in the tree by the house and a sloth moving very slowly through the trees just down the street. I identified 7 new "life birds" on my first day including a keel billed toucan, multiple kinds of parrots and parakeets, a masked titer and a variety new colorful tanagers. We also saw a crocodile in the lake about a half mile away. The beach was great but we loved the pool the best. Sitting by the pool and looking out over the sea made us feel relaxed and rich (without the mortgage payment.) The son of the owners has a large boat out back and can take you anywhere you want to go throughout the many islands for a very reasonable fee. Book a day or two in advance because he was already booked during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Villa Paraíso offers the best of all worlds for all people! Our beautiful tropical gardens draw in many species of birds and butterflies, and all the peace and serenity that comes with that. This is the ONLY place in all the islands where you will have the pool all to yourselves, the beach at your footsteps, and a private boat at your access to take in all the sights of the archipelago of Bocas. Captain Wes is one of a kind, and will give you an unforgettable adventure!
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5

BEST PLACE EVER!

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! stayed 6 days, the beach is right off the patio of the wonderful swimming pool which is a step down from the gaming/bbq patio, which is just out the door of your air conditioned room. room has small fridge, cooking area, tv( which you probably will not have time for) because one of the sons had a boat and took us to other islands to snorkel and fish and even cooked our catch right on the beach. the whole family was very nice and helpful with locating places to eat, taxi, etc. they have bikes and kayaks to use on site. we went fishing right off the boat dock, several fish and 3 stingrays. they should call their beach sand dollar beach, at times we counted over 100, just reach in the sand and they were everywhere. the whole place was spotless, looked like it had just been built it was so clean. the room is beautiful and the flowers they have landscaped around the place is amazing. thank you all so much for making our trip one of the best we have had.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wesley's private boat tours are a one of a kind adventure, not just a boat trip! A do not miss experience at the Best Place Ever! You can not get what Villa Paraiso has to offer anywhere else!
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Harrisonburg, VA
5

Best location in Bocas!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I couldn't have asked for anything more. House had everything we needed and perfectly located. A short bike or taxi ride to town on one side and walking distance to Skully's beach bar/restaurant/ATV rental on the other. The Cottrell family was great! Always there to answer any questions but not ever-present. Angie even had an extra pair of reading glasses for me when mine broke! Rent the ATVs and go up to the bluffs. UNBELIEVABLE beaches! We are already planning another trip with the family to come back. Thanks for sharing your place with us!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't leave you without glasses and not be able to see all the beauty right in front of you! So, happy we were able to make your trip so unforgettable that you want to do it again with the family! Look forward to next time, and meeting the family!
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Map

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

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Bocas del Toro Province

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May SPECIAL
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$161
A$1,070
 
 
JUNE SPECIAL
5 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$174
A$1,137
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$221
A$1,472
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$174
A$1,177
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$174
A$1,177
 
 
Shoulder Season
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$221
A$1,472
 
 
Holiday Season
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$261
 
 
High Season
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$247
A$1,605
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$174
A$1,177
 

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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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