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Angie Cottrell

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, spanish

WHY rent elsewhere? ONLY BEACHFRONT in Bocas! with A/C, POOL, KAYAKS & BIKES

110 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Bocas del Toro Province holiday villa

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.

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

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 110 traveller reviews

WHY rent elsewhere? ONLY BEACHFRONT in Bocas! with A/C, POOL, KAYAKS & BIKES
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 111 reviews
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
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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
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5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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Dallas, Texas
5

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?

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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
5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
 
Holiday Season
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$262
 
 
High Season
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$249
A$1,613
 
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$222
A$1,478
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$181
A$1,210
 
 
Summer Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$222
A$1,478
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$175
A$1,183
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$175
A$1,183
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$175
A$1,183
 

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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Credit Cards Accepted:
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* American Express
* Discover

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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.