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Bocas Villas - Private Acqua Villas - 4 villas, please ask for availability

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

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Philip Albrecht
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018


Bocas del Toro Province House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Over clean water perfect for swimming and snorkeling, daily shuttle to town, close to beaches.


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Bocas Villas - Private Acqua Villas - 4 villas, please ask for availability
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful location, get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week while on our honeymoon. The location is unreal, sunrises and sunsets were beautiful each day and the view of water and mountains was incredible. Great swimming/snorkeling/paddle boarding right off the back deck. The house is adequately furnished, with everything we needed in the kitchen, including a large water container which was filled by the hosts. Each room has a ceiling fan which kept us plenty comfortable for our stay. The WiFi was spotty, but honestly if you're looking to stay 'plugged in' while staying here, I think you're missing the point. The hosts were willing to ferry us to/from town once per day which was a real plus considering a water taxi can cost $20-40 dollars one way. As other reviews state, I would recommend bug spray which we found was good to have for sunset, otherwise the bugs were really not an issue. One thing to note is most water taxis (and the host) stop running their boats at sunset, which is about 6PM, which can make dinner plans in Bocas/Basti/etc. difficult. We ended up cooking breakfast and dinner at the cabin and explored the food options on each island for lunch each day. If you're looking for party-central, you're probably in the wrong place, but for a relaxing, secluded getaway, Bocas Villas was the perfect choice for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing, stunning snorkeling

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little house over water

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great spot, especially for a small family, if you don't want the night life of Bocas town.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quite breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for!!!😀

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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