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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


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:
14 January, 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(114 traveller reviews)

The BEST for LESS $$! ONLY BEACHFRONT in Bocas! with A/C, POOL, KAYAKS & BIKES!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 115 reviews
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...

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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5

Terrific accommodations

  • 5 of 5

What a great family! The Cottrell's were awesome; they were available if we needed them, and super helpful. The accommodations were clean and well-equipped. The loans of the cruiser bikes were perfect to get around. The pool was lovely and access to the beach a step away. Bocas is a sweet little town with a relaxed vibe, so many friendly people. Can't recommend this vacation spot highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for the great recommendation! We look forward to making everyone's experience as great as yours was!
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Boston, MA
5

Villa Paraiso is truly a slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Villa Wiona suite and all in all, I'm very glad I found Angie's listing on VRBO. Her home is beautiful! You can really see how much detail she and her husband Steve have put into every aspect of the house and grounds. The suite is very nicely appointed with a comfortable queen bed, plenty of storage space, and a spacious kitchen & sitting area. The property is located steps from a beautiful beach ideal for swimming, kayaking or just enjoying a little R&R. The most noteworthy aspect of Villa Paraiso though is Angie and Steve's hospitality. From their eagerness to accommodate any request to their personal recommendations on everything from great boating & ATV trips to different beaches around the island to local restaurants, Angie and Steve definitely go above and beyond to make your stay a memorable one! We will definitely be back to Villa Paraiso when we return to Bocas del Toro!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want our guests to have the rest and relaxation they are looking for and be able to go back home feeling renewed! We are here to make sure that our guests have a great experience answering any questions you have and helping you to arrange tours. The best tour experience is a private boat trip on the Villa's boat right from the dock on the beach! We can't wait to make it all happen for you!
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5

Best of Bocas!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights here as part of a 2 week trip to Panama. The owners are excellent to work with and have thought of every detail to make your stay perfect, from snacks and cold beverages upon arrival, to movies, books, and even Nail polish remover and a hairdryer! This place is far enough out of town that you feel like you are in a private paradise - complete with your own pool, and beach! We also had an outdoor sitting area and ping pong table! If you want the craziness of Bocas towm, it's only a cab ride away.

Bikes and kayaks are provided and we used both. A snorkeling trip with Captain Wes, (their son), provided the best snorkeling of our entire trip! Out only disappointment was that we could not stay longer. I would HIGHLY recommend this place and hope to come back some day!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have it all at Villa Paraiso! We are happy that our guests are able to enjoy everything we offer, private pool, beach, and the best boat tours available! Look forward to having you back!
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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, Panama

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!
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$187
A$1,271
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$181
A$1,204
 
 
Summer Season
1 Jun 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$1,178
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$174
A$1,178
 
 
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$248
A$1,606
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$174
A$1,178
 

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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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Amenities

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

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
  • 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
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:
  • 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.