About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults)
Private villas built over the Caribbean in some of the cleanest and clearest water in the islands. The perfect place to enjoy nearby activities and still relax in the quiet Caribbean atmosphere at night. Our villas are eco-friendly with all self-sufficient utilities, without the sacrifice of comfort and luxury. An open floor plan gives great views of the bay and volcanic mountain range of Panama in the distance with spectacular sunsets. We offer 24-hour security and daily transportation for guests.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 25, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Peaceful, relaxing, stunning snorkeling
My husband and I stayed in one of the villas for a week in February 2018. We spent most of our time reading, relaxing, and snorkeling. It was perfect.
There is a coral reef about 3 feet off the deck that was absolutely beautiful. It was so wonderful to just jump in the water and start snorkeling. We saw so many beautiful fish, brittle stars, sea cucumbers, crabs, and many different species of coral. There was even bioluminescence at night--we went snorkeling once it was really dark and it was like swimming among the stars. A truly magical experience.
Getting to Bocas town was really easy. Phillip and Ingrid are happy to schedule a ride and pick you up. The town has a great beach-town vibe. There a many restaurants and some really good food and drinks. There are some great shops with unique stuff.
There are also several options for excursions. We went diving one day and that was fun (honestly we didn't see anything diving that we didn't see in front of our villa, but it was a shallow dive to be fair). There are several other excursions I would have loved to do. Truly something for everyone.
The only downside to our stay was we did get pretty bit up by the local insects, but if you come prepared for that with mosquito netting (we started wearing lightweight mosquito suits at dusk) and some DEET it's well worth it.
I cannot recommend this VRBO highly enough if you are looking to unplug and relax.
A little house over water
My girlfriend and I are avid snorkelers and we found this place to be perfect. There are few frills offered but we don't need them. We wanted a secluded place to snorkel, kayak, and paddleboard and to see some great marine life. That's what we got. You buy groceries the first day (along with some tasty Panama Beer) and you're set for a few days of relaxing and swimming in the ocean. The reef out front is teeming with fish and other sea life and the front deck is a perfect place is sit and laze in the shade or sun and read, drink, and relax.
As for land critters the noseeums (hard-to-see tiny flies) are of a minor nuisance at dawn and dusk and maybe if it's really overcast. Bug spray keeps many of them away and you don't notice them land. Plus, their bites only itch on some people. They aren't disease carrying so we didn't care.
Internet is patchy but daily email is no issue.
If you require turndown service, daily fresh towels, air conditioning, or streaming movies on Netflix, go to a fancier hotel in town. If you want to unplug and have the tropics wash over you, check this out.
A great spot, especially for a small family, if you don't want the night life of Bocas town.
Amazing! A beautiful reef is right off the back deck with snorkeling as good as anywhere else in the area. We saw some amazing bioluminescence off or deck each night. It was quiet and beautiful enough that we looked forward to our down time just relaxing there. Also enjoyed having access to the free kayak and paddle board. Manuel, the boat driver, was great with taking us on whichever tours we wanted. He took us on an all day excursion to see dolphins in dolphin bay, snorkeling in coral cay, and hanging out at Isla zapatilla and it was so great having just our family instead of a big group of 20 people like most of the other tour groups we saw. Make sure you have a plan for food from day one and get well stocked cause there isn't access to anything without an extra boat ride back into town. The house had basic cooking utensils but we had to buy pepper and cooking oil. There was only a tiny bit of coffee and sugar so we restocked. Maybe just check with Phil before hand to see what it is stocked with. Definitely recommend a stay here and Phil was a great host.
Just what we were looking for!!!😀
Nice clean and well taken care of. The boat ride was only about 10mins. From town. Manuel was very helpful and friendly. The house was located right on a beautiful reef. We spent hours snorkelling. If your looking for peace and quiet, and less of the party scene. We recommend Bocas Villas for sure.
Only one thing that would've made this place better and that is air-conditioning. The bugs at night are a little annoying but that's for the whole country. We enjoyed our stay, making our own food, snorkeling off the dock, waking up to a beautiful view coffee in hand. It is secluded and pristine. We would've loved to spend more time there relaxing, 3 days was not enough. The taxi guy Manuel is awesome and took care of us! Thanks for everything!
We loved our time here. Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddling right out the front door was a great way to pass the time. Thanks to Phil for providing all the materials for that. We were reliant on the WIFI and it worked great. All good!