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The BEST for LESS $$! ONLY BEACHFRONT in Bocas! with A/C, POOL, KAYAKS & BIKES!

People8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Angie Cottrell
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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 Refrigerator
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 deck 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! 4.9/5 -
(120 traveller reviews)

The BEST for LESS $$! ONLY BEACHFRONT in Bocas! with A/C, POOL, KAYAKS & BIKES!
average rating of 4.95 based on 121 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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5

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Villa Paraiso was great. The accomodations were great and the owner's hospitality was second to none. My wife and I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend to others. .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Total relaxation in a stunning setting!

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay! If you want total relaxation in a stunning setting, then Village Paraiso is the place!

We visited in March after a lot of travelling in Argentina and Panama and this was the chill out bit of the holiday before returning to England. We couldn't have chosen a better place to relax!

Private pool, stunning private beach literally just a step from the gate, and comfortable accommodation - perfect paradise! Loved relaxing in the outside living area and pool watching the bird and animal life in the surrounding jungle.

Unfortunately we weren't able to get out on the boat with Wes due to high seas but the beautiful surroundings more than made up for this, and the Cottrells were more than helpful.

The villa is a short hop by taxi or bike into Bocas town where you can chill out with a cocktail in a waterside restaurant sampling fantastic fresh seafood.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Panama beach getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed Mar 2-5, 2017. Well built, very comfortable and very clean. The private pool was great. The beach was awesome. Our hosts, Angie and Steve, were wonderful, personable and very helpful in connecting us with great activities. The only problem we had was our stay was not long enough!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bocas is too beautiful and has too much to see to only have 3 days to explore it! You also need time to enjoy your own private pool and the beautiful grounds of Villa Paraiso, so you come home feeling rested and relaxed having enjoyed the BEST place Bocas has to offer!
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St. Cloud, MN/Midwest/USA
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Property very well maintained. Instructions for staying were clearly laid out and very reasonable. Location to all of the island and other area opportunities is excellent. The Cottrell family - Steve, Angie, Mike and Connor are wonderful and so accommodating! We did not have an opportunity to take a boat trip with Mike, but understand it is a wonderful time. We highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! It makes us very happy when our guests enjoy their stay! Our location is perfect for seeing and doing everything in the entire archipelago with captain Wes and then coming back to enjoy the upscale amenities of the perfect quiet location with quick access to all the great restaurants in town!
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Centreville, VA, USA
5

Villa Paraiso is a great place for relaxation or adventure

  • 5 of 5

Hospitality and a great location - definitely highly recommended.

My husband and I travel to somewhere warm every year. Research for this year's trip brought us to Bocas. Upon arrival, we were cheerfully welcomed by one of the Cottrells. The very first thing of note was the ocean breeze, the private pool outside our villa and short walk to the beach (beach is within 10 yards).

The owner provided information about the room and amenities and the use of a cell phone to help with calls for taxis and local attractions. We also received a set of pamphlets letting us know about restaurants, local attractions and more. During our entire stay, the owners went out of their way to make sure that, during our week at their villa, we did not lack for anything.

Our villa was cozy with a combined bedroom/kitchen area. Storage is plentiful - even for those who tend to over pack. The veranda was about the best we have seen and included cushioned chaise and chairs. Perfect setup for relaxing next to the pool while listening to the sounds of the ocean, just a few feet away.

One of our favorite day trips so far was our day with Wes on his boat. While specific tours are available, Wes gave us the flexibility to make our tour our own with a choice of swimming, snorkeling, fishing, etc. To top off the day, we even stopped for a lunch of local fare along the way. You should definitely talk to Wes about your favorite water activities to create your own personal water tour.

There's a lot to do in Bocas; more than can be done in just one short week - I would recommend a week or two, or three...

We would like to thank the Cottrells for making this a week to remember!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also recommend spending as much time as you can in Bocas, there are so many things to see that you can't fit them into a short stay. Right from Villa Paraiso, you can see everything in all the islands, on our private boat with Captain Wes, and return to relax in the BEST place Bocas has to offer!
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Location

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Bluff Beach
"BLUFF BEACH Ride the bikes out the beach road to Bluff Beach and walk the wide 3 mile stretc..."
Zapatillas National Park
"There are also several different boat tours that you can take. The one we recommend not miss..."
Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park
"You can take another tour to the Sal Creek Indian Village, as you wind down the mangrove cov..."
Red Frog Beach
"Spend the day playing in the waves or try out ZIPLINING at the Red Frog Beach Resort. "
finca de los monos
"Great Botanical Garden Tour! See monkeys and sloths!"
Oreba Chocolate Farm
"Since how the native Indians grow and produce chocolate on a working farm. Taste and experie..."
Bird Island
" A beautiful boat tour where you will see rare birds that are only on this island, and snork..."
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bocas del Toro Province, Central & South America

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
March and April SPECIAL!
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£334
for 3 nights
From
£111
£755
 
 
May SPECIAL
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£286
for 3 nights
From
£95
£636
 
 
JUNE SPECIAL
5 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£310
for 3 nights
From
£103
£676
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£393
for 3 nights
From
£131
£874
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£310
for 3 nights
From
£103
£699
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£310
for 3 nights
From
£103
£699
 
 
Shoulder Season
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£393
for 3 nights
From
£131
£874
 
 
Holiday Season
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£775
for 5 nights
From
£155
 
 
High Season
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£735
for 5 nights
From
£147
£954
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£310
for 3 nights
From
£103
£699
 

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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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