Breathtaking Views-Caribbean Island Villa at Starfish Reef

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One of the beautiful villas-Villa Vista


Last updated: 02/17/2010

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Beautiful Caribbean Island Villa for Rent in Bocas del Toro, Panama on Shepherd Island. This Villa can be rented in whole or part. In addition, we have 3 similar Villas for rent adjacent to this one. Very comfortable accommodations with orthopedic mattresses sized for Kings and Queens. Quality linens in over sized guest rooms with incredible views of the ocean, mountains, and jungle. Coral reef wall skirts sand bar rimmed salt water lagoon off of the beautiful & small man made white sand beach. Lush jungle hiking trails produce ample sightings of butterflies, birds, frogs, lizards, flora, and fauna. Paddle Boat, cayucos, snorkel gear, water skis available for use. Chocolate tours and jungle tours on site.

Tours for beachcombing, dolphin sighting, botanical gardens, fishing, diving, butterfly farms, yoga/spa treatments, Zapatilla Keys (Survivor series filmed), Red Frog Beach, Bocas town shopping, Indian Village, to the mountains (overnight tours/3-4 hr drive each way) for white water rafting and coffee tours are all available, and much much more. Or you can relax on the beach and take in the view. In relation to Bocas town . . . we are secluded from the 24 hr noise of Bocas yet only a 20 min. taxi ride away. In addition our beach water is calm for snorkeling, floating, swimming, canoeing without breaking waves or dangerous undertow. Starfish Reef is located on beautiful Shepherd Island which is 10 minutes away from Almirante and 20 minutes by boat away from Bocas Town in tranquil waters. There are water taxis available for transportation between island and mainland locations. This is an active outdoor lifestyle community. You will get exercise unless you do not leave your villa.

This Villa has high quality stainless steel appliances in the full kitchen complete with coffee maker, ice maker, and microwave. Laundry service is available, family style meals and/or romantic gourmet dinners can be purchased with advance notice, or you can hire your own cook with 2 wks advance notice to prepare meals in your villa. There is a movie and book library, snorkel gear is available for rent, or bring your own, great swimming, snorkeling, fishing, lounging, floating, paddling, exploring, birding, boating, relaxing, resting, hiking, learning, etc. Ocean view: 250' of Cacao Tree Grove, large mangos, coconut palms, tropical flowers, and a tree canopied walk/hike/ATV trail are all that is between your villa and the beach. Mountain views as well. Small man made white sand beach, sand bar rimmed salt water swimming lagoon, shallow Coral Reef & 20' coral Wall for diving snorkeling, chairs for sunbathing on the sand bar in the water.

Our calendar is almost never full as we have several accommodations very similar. We have a 3 night minimum stay. We can accommodate small groups for yoga retreats, weddings, dive package vacations, family reunions, corporate retreats, fishing groups, etc. We are available for planning and setting up your Destination Wedding on site. The same goes for planning yoga, corporate retreats, dive, fishing, and family reunion vacation packages. About Us-We are from Austin, TX where we spend time when we are not here in Panama. We have a small cabin property on Lake Travis in Austin. Please email with any questions.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    King + Pack and Play can be added...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    2 twins convert to King, can add 3rd twin...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Queen and can add twin...moreless

  • We can add beds as needed for families. Each additional person above 6 persons is additional charge (Exception: Children under 10 yrs old). King Bed: King beds are in the large bedrooms. Queen Bed: Queen sized beds are located in our Deluxe private bedrooms with private bath. These rooms also include a sofa. Twin/Single Bed: whenever needed, Twins can be combined to make a King. Bunk Bed: Can be added wherever needed. Child Bed: Pack & Play for babies and toddlers....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Full 1: toilet, shower


  • Full 2: toilet, shower


  • Full 3: toilet, shower


  • These are nice tiled, glass block, over sized showers which use natural rainwater and on demand heated water-very green and ecological....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The stove/ovens are propane, stainless steel, and have 6 burners with optional griddle.Stainless Steel appliances and granite counter tops. Includes toaster, microwave, coffee maker, and blender on request. Laundry Service- $6 load you separate & deliver. Weekly maid service included-other optional. Catering Available: with 2 wks minimum advance notice. AC only on with generator. Starfish Reef is a small Caribbean island eco-community. By eco we mean ecological. We are totally self sufficient with our own power plant, running water, and sewer system. Living Room only AC if needed when the generator is on. It will not be on in the night but it is typically cool at night and we have plenty of fans.Private Pool: Our sand bar rimmed salt water lagoon. This is a human friendly salt water pool in the lagoon. Pet Friendly: Well behaved dogs are allowed on the verandas but not inside the Villas. Kid Friendly: The salt water swimming lagoon is max depth of 5' w/ gradual slope....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Marina
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Arrival Day

  • Monday


  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 12 traveler reviews
We also have 2 bedroom villas at:
Low Season $175/night and  $900/week, 
High Season $190/night and $975/week, 
Holiday Season $210/night and $1100week; 

and Full Floor Suite at:
Low Season $120/night and $640/week
High Season $135/night and 690/week
Holiday $150/night and $750/week

Monthly and annual rates available. Any form of payment can be made through 
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Dates Available: Year Round

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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 69 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bocas del Toro
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Not Necessary

Starfish Reef is a small Caribbean Island Nature Retreat with eco-villas . . . comfortable accommodations in over sized guest rooms.

Other Activities: jungle hiking, fruit picking, tour boat, paddle boating, cayucos (dugout canoes), sun/beach bathing


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  • One of the beautiful villas-Villa Vista

    One of the beautiful villas-Villa Vista

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    Beach Night Bonfire Party

  • A Day at Our Beach

    A Day at Our Beach

  • Front Yard

    Front Yard

  • Sun Roasting Cacao (Chocolate)

    Sun Roasting Cacao (Chocolate)

  • Villa Vista Veranda View

    Villa Vista Veranda View

  • Villa Vista King Room

    Villa Vista King Room

  • ATV Tour of Chocolate Plantation on our Kawasaki M

    ATV Tour of Chocolate Plantation on our Kawasaki M

  • Green Dart Frogs at Starfish Reef

    Green Dart Frogs at Starfish Reef

  • Sand Bar Star Bathing

    Sand Bar Star Bathing

  • Twilight at Starfish Reef

    Twilight at Starfish Reef

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  • Calendar last updated 02/17/2010

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