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Villa Paraiso- Beautiful BEACH/PRIVATE POOL 4 ONLY YOU! AC, WIFI, Netflix,Bikes!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Suite on the Beach with Private Pool, Sleeps 2

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 HIGH SPEED 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 on NETFLIX on your 32" Flat screen TV!

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
Connor Cottrell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Connor 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!

Connor Cottrell purchased this villa in 2007

Why Connor Cottrell chose Bocas del Toro Province

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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Amenities

Bocas del Toro Province Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We will consider a booking of 2 adults with 1 child sleeping on a provided air mattress for an additional $10 per night
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The suite has it's own luxury private bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • For more information on our 2 other luxury suites that will sleep up to 6 more, go to www.villaparaiso.info
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • 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

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Villa Paraiso- Beautiful BEACH/PRIVATE POOL 4 ONLY YOU! AC, WIFI, Netflix,Bikes!
average rating of 4.941606 based on 138 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.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 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

Awsome Property! Awsome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough good things about this property and the family who owns it. From the great living space, private pool , beach and beautiful surrounding gardens, this place has it all for a perfect quiet vacation. Wes who is one of the sons is a great captain who will show you the highlights of the area..do not miss this tour! I highly recommend spending some time here you will not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet Villa perfect for couples who seek privacy

  • 5 of 5

This family-run villa on Isla Colon is the perfect getaway for couples looking for a quieter alternative away from the hustle of Bocas town. Located only 3 km from the central tourist area in Bocas town, you can easily walk, bike or taxi ($4) into town in no time at all.

The Cottrell family (Steve, Angie, Connor, Reise, and Wes) who own the property are the nicest hosts and are very responsive to your needs.

What we loved here:

-big, private pool with lounge chairs

-large covered outdoor living space including solid wood dining table/chairs, sitting area with comfy furniture, awesome ping pong table, and barbecue

-beautiful, immaculately kept gardens surrounding the villa with many cool birds that visited daily

-listening to the waves at night

-bikes and kayaks provided free of charge

-boat tours arranged with Wes, which left directly from the beach out front. No going to town and hunting down tour operators. Wes bent over backwards to position his boat under a sloth on sloth island and then climbed up into the tree to get us a great photo. He is awesome!

-high speed internet that was 100% reliable - a rare find on vacation; also Netflix!

-a new air conditioning unit that was super quiet and worked perfectly

-quiet beach, with beautiful, wooden Adirondack chairs just for us to enjoy the view

-homemade banana bread delivered one morning with a sweet note attached

-most of all, the Cottrell family themselves. We will miss them!

What we didn't like:

-LEAVING! :(

Highly recommended for the traveler who seeks a quiet vacation spot, and wants the option to prepare food at home.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place is amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are great! Very helpful on suggestions for activities, restaurants. We would recommend this location-it is as advertised.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We do everything we can to give our guests the experience that are looking for, help if needed and privacy if wanted! Villa Paraiso is in the PERFECT LOCATION! ONLY TRUE BEACH FRONT in all of Bocas! Close to town for convenience or far enough away for quiet! Easily accessible with the complimentary bikes that we supply! Your own private pool that you don't share with anyone else! Private Boat Tours right from the Villas dock!
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5

An incredible experience over all!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to Angie and Steve and their boys. The Experience here at their wonderful bed and breakfast has been peaceful, adventurous, relaxing, and stimulating all at the same time. They have been very accommodating and resourceful with there network of reliable people and the with the use of the facilities including the pool and the bikes that have allowed us to have a full and diverse experience , not to mention the fabulous boat tour that Wesley (their son) had taken us out on to check out some of the other beaches and Islands.

It has been a clean safe and wonderful experience. We will stay here the next time we come back for sure!

💗? Krisstael 💗?

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We haven't left anything out! All the details to make the best vacation experience are all here for the making of your PERFECT getaway! From the complimentary cold welcome beers all the way to a Private Boat tour of the archipelagos most amazing beaches or wildlife, you will have an unforgettable experience that you will find nowhere else in Bocas! One that just keeps bringing you back for more!
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5

Awesome Experience!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot begin to explain what an incredible experience it was to stay at Villa Paraiso. My wife and I spent 8 days in Bocas for our Honeymoon and cannot wait to go back. Willa Wiona was the perfect secluded little getaway experience we were hoping for. It was private and seclusive with out own pool and beach area. The Cottrell's really made the entire experience for us. They were so helpful when we needed them for recommendations and directions. We genuinely felt like we were staying with family, but when we weren't asking for questions they let us have our privacy. The property felt very safe and was extremely well kept. We can't thank them enough for such a great experience that we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to help make your honeymoon the unforgettable experience you were looking for! We give attention to details to make it the perfect romantic choice.....flowers, candles,and wine! Private chef, your own pool you don't share with anyone, romantic strolls on the beach, adventurous bike rides to secluded beaches on our complimentary bikes, kayaks to enjoy the calm waters, private boat tours for just the two of you to experience the exotic beaches and wild life of Bocas! It doesn't get any better than this!
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Map

Starfish Beach
"STARFISH BEACH, visit the beach by taking a bus to Bocas Del Drago, or a taxi, (round trip a..."
Bastimento
"BASTIMENTOS TOWN Have lunch at Roots and then climb the sidewalk to the path at the top of t..."
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 Miles
Toro Loco
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Panlanga Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
Playa Tortuga
Nearest Beach
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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Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Rates based on double occupancy
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Credit Cards Accepted:
* Visa
* Mastercard
* American Express
* Discover

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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