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Oceanside Tropical Island Villa

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,852 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (6 Adults and 2 Children Max)

The Pearl Islands are a collection of 200 islands and atolls situated just 40 miles off the coast of Panama City. Our villa is located on the beautiful island of Contadora. Serviced twice a day by Panama's domestic airline, Air Panama, as well as daily ferry service from Panama City with Sea Las Perlas or Ferry Las Perlas, it is an tropical paradise. Incredible diving, snorkelling, fishing, whale watching and island exploration await visitors to this sleepy island haven. The same islands which have been the home to episodes of Survivor from countries all over the world, it is a true island experience off the beaten path.

Our villa is newly constructed and contains all the modern amenities. Situated atop a hill above Galeon Beach, it is just minutes from our villa to this incredible beach. Shopping, dining, markets and night life are also minutes from our front door. The people of Contadora are extremely friendly and within days you will feel like a local. The island is quiet and except for major holidays, you will feel like you have the island to yourselves.

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More Details

Chris and Steve
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Chris and Steve

The two owners are business partners who love the country of Panama. They spend as much time as possible on the Island of Contadora with their families.

Chris and Steve purchased this villa in 2006

Why Chris and Steve chose Contadora

Incredible island with an amazing array of activities and inherent beauty.

What makes this villa unique

Close to Panama City yet off the beaten path!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Contadora in Saboga

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1852 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Master Bathroom Upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • Full Private Bathroom directly off the Master Bedroom. On second level a Full Bathroom for both Queen Bedrooms. Half Bathroom downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with attached Den
    Private Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Room
    Private Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Room
    Upstairs Den - Queen Futon.
  • Master Bedroom (King Bed) with private bathroom and attached Den (Queen Futon), Two separate Bedrooms each with a Queen Bed that share a complete bathroom with a shower.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

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Oceanside Tropical Island Villa
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villa for a week. The villa was nice, clean, and had everything we needed. The location was within walking distance to a couple of beaches and restaurants. We would definately recommend renting a golf cart so you can go all over the island easily. The shared pool was clean and quiet during our stay. The owners were very communicative and they have people available on the island if you need anything. We would defiantly stay here again and really enjoyed listening to the parrots in the mornings while drinking our coffee.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 4 of 5

The villa is spacious and very comfortable. We used the kitchen almost every night to cook the fish the 'boys' caught every day. Afternoons at the pool lead to great gatherings with others staying on the property. All in all the property was everything Chris had told us and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic village and perfect location! LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!

  • 5 of 5

We (5 gals) decided to go to Contadora Island at the last minute. On Friday, we decided to go Saturday for 3 nights. Chris’s response was immediate and extremely thorough. We arrived on the ferry early Saturday morning and he had everything ready for us. The unit is well equipped with utensils, towels, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc. individual AC units in the main area and every bedroom. Took only minutes to cool the place as we turned them off when we left for the day. Chris had forewarned us to bring some food with us as the markets on the island are a bit expensive and somewhat limited. We appreciated this as we like to cook some of our own meals. There are a number of small restaurants and the food served is excellent. In my opinion, this villa is in the absolute best location on the island. Can walk down the stairs to a beach as well as to a few of the different beaches, pool on the premises and within walking distance of the markets and some restaurants. As for Contadora Island, it was spectacular! The local people were so friendly and accomodating. We felt like locals within a day. We rented a golf cart and buzzed around the island, met many people and did excursions to Saboga Island, La Isleta and Isla Bartolome.

Thank you, Chris and Steve for hosting our group. We will be back and we will recommend your villa to others.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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In a word: Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We - two couples - enjoyed immensely our mid-January stay on Contadora Island at Villa 21. The owner Chris was extremely accommodating and spent time explaining life on the island and the adventures we should undertake.

The villa was clean, nicely appointed, and had everything we needed, including comfortable beds. The people helping us get situated at the villa were knowledgeable and extremely helpful. In fact, everyone we met on the island was friendly and went out of his or her way to be helpful.

There are beautiful beaches all around the island and near the villa. Our personal favorite was Playa Ejecutiva. The restaurants were good and Casa Tortuga was outstanding. Make sure you have at least one meal there. And drinks overlooking Playa Cacique at Mar & Oro were terrific.

Each of us fully enjoyed our stay and highly recommend Contadora Island and Villa 21.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Contadora Island for 3 days with my inlaws and our 3 kids (5, 3 and 1). We rented a golf cart, so it was easy for all of us to zip around this laid back and charming island. There are many beaches around the island and one is right down the stairs that are located in front of the villa. The little plunge pool was perfect to cool off in. Any problems were solved by Piero (the property manager) and co. very quickly. We cannot wait to go back. If you are looking for a relaxing tropical vacation close to Panama City, this place is for you!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great villa escape on Contadora

  • 5 of 5

We came to Contadora for the annual skydiving event. Checking in was easy with Piero and Julio, they also rented us golf carts for the entire stay. The villa was very clean and air conditioning was a major bonus. The Villa is just above the main Galeon Beach where the ferrys drop off and pick up. There are stores and restaurants easily within walking distance, along with Playa Larga, the largest beach on the island. To get to the other side of the Island definitely requires a golf cart. However it is well worth the investment. There a numerous beaches and places to explore, a secluded hotel with a beachfront bar, and Piero's restaurant, Casa Tortuga, one of the nicest places to dine on the island. Chris was easy to communicate with and overall our expectations were exceeded. Will defnintely return!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
Contadora Airport
Nearest Barpub
Pearl Real Long Beach
Nearest Ferry
Sea Las Perlas
Nearest Restaurant
Pearl Real Long Beach
Nearest Beach
Galeon Beach
Car: not necessary

During certain times of the year the Humpback Whales make their way through our islands. Local fisherman offer their Panga Boats for a unique opportunity to fish, explore islands, snorkel or spend the day alone on a deserted island for the ultimate getwaway!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Contadora, Central & South America

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £39.72

50% due at time of reservation, remaining balance of 50% due 30 days prior to rental date.
100% refund up to 30 days prior to rental.

Minimum of 1 night stay except Christmas minimum 5 nights, New Years minimum 4nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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