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Eco Aqua Over-the-Water Villa Located in Dolphin Bay, Bocas Del Toro, Panama

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Built Over-The-Water Situated On 3 Lush Acres

Casa del Mar is an eco aqua villa built over the Caribbean sea in Dolphin Bay, on Isla Cristobal in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama.
The villa is situated along a mile long coral reef approx. 20 minutes by boat from Bocas town/airport and only 30 miles from the Costa Rica border.
Our goal is to offer guests an intimate experience with nature where you can relax in comfort while at the same time minimizing the impact on the environment.
Casa del Mar was construction in 2012 of local natural building materials offered by the rich resources of the region. The result is a close to nature ambiance. From you're private 44 foot terrace, you will be able to observe impressive sunsets interrupted only by frolicking dolphins.
Feel immersed in the sounds of nature while lounging on the terrace sipping a drink, watching exotic birds in the thatched jungle tree house casita or soaking in the terrazoo bathtub while gazing towards the jungle after snorkelling in the calm protected waters in front of the villa.
Learn how to coexist with the most advanced earth friendly renewable energy systems. Solar panels provide electricity to the house, double filtered rain water that supplies pristine water and an advanced engineered waste system.
You can rent the villa and be entirely independent or you can rent it with optional extras such as a cook (with or without shopping service) masseuse, boat captain/tour guide and housekeeper.
The Villa is situated on 3 lush acres of private jungle with a thatched tree house casita to enjoy birds and wildlife (including the resident 3 toed sloth) or experience jungle living. You will have direct access to miles of great hiking trails by lagoons, on top of mountains, through orchards and secret look outs.
The villa itself has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. There is an separate outdoor bathhouse located on land behind the villa. There is an authentic tree house casita at the back of the property in the jungle (approx. 100yards from the villa) The tree house does not have water or power but lanterns are provided and guests sleeping in the tree house will have exclusive use of the outdoor bathhouse which includes a big walk-in shower, separate toilet with double vanity, gear storage and laundry.
All 4 bedrooms have queen beds. In the villa, the living room & dining room has a 23 foot soaring cathedral ceiling along with a glass floor under the coffee table to view sea life while you sip you're coffee in the morning.
The villa features a 44ft almendro hardwood deck with inviting hammocks and lounge chairs, outdoor dining as well as an hot outdoor shower. A gentil caribbean breeze acts as the perfect climate control however there are eight ceiling fans throughout the villa and outdoor covered decking as well as access to additional free standing fans in the bedrooms.
The well stocked open plan kitchen features a granite countertop, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry.
There is unlimited free use of 2 touring stand-up paddle boards, 2 boogie boards, 1 double kayak, 2 single kayaks (1 small, 1 medium) 2 locally made wooden dugout canoes and a large assortment of snorkelling gear at the villa for you're use. There are plenty of beach towels and a selection of inflatable floaties all available for guests to use.
The thatched screened-in tree house casita features a queen bed small bar and seating area.
Don't miss the opportunity to paddleboard or Kayak out into the Bay at first light and be amongst the dolphin during there morning feed. A truly magical experience.
You will have access to our 22 foot locally made Panga (including captain/tour guide) with roof and bench seating ideal for bigger groups (comfortably seating 8) who want to go exploring or customize there own tours (additional charges apply)
Customize tours could include: Zapatilla Islands, Starfish Beach, Red Frog Beach, Hiking, Bat Caves, Chocolate Farm, Zip Lining, Horse Back Riding, Scuba Diving, Sport Fishing, Salt Creek Indian Community tour to name just a few.
Upon arrival, our host will be waiting for you at the airport to take you shopping for provisions, then to the dock where you will enjoy a short boat ride across the bay to Casa del Mar. Upon arrival you will be welcomed and given a tour of the property and amenities. 1 free trip to town to replenish supplies is included for a 5 night stay or longer. Additional trips to town for provisions can be arranged (additional charges apply) The house has free wireless internet and cell service with a local network provider.
Please note: Casa del Mar may not be appropriate for small children or children that do not know how to swim. There is not a railing around the deck and the upstairs hallway and stair railing is stainless steel cable with a 8 inch spacing.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside the house or on any of the outside decks...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for small children or children that cannot swim....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 4 queen


  • 2 bedrooms upstairs, both with queen beds, built in closets, window reading nook. Third bedroom is downstairs which has french doors to outside side deck. Fourth bedroom is located in the tree house casita at the back of the property ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Upstairs shared full bathroom features terrazzo tub and full walk-in shower. Downstairs bathroom featuring tiled walk-in shower. Outdoor bathhouse features a shower room, bathroom with double vanities, gear storage and laundry. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Portable DVD player with selection of DVD/s...moreless

  • Games:

    Some basic board games and outdoor games (bat n ball) ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    relaxation and classical CD's ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD Stereo player with selection of relaxation CD's as well as IPod docking station ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Over the Caribbean Ocean ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Indoor and Outdoor Dining Room table and chairs ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet:

    wireless internet at the villa...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open plan with section of glass floor to view sea life ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    use of cell phone for local calls ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are a large selection of bath and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Perculator and hand coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Included ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is well stocked and features Granite counter top, custom locally made cabinets and top of the line stainless steel appliances...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Top of the line stainless steel microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Top of the line stainless steel propane oven ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic Cooking Appliances Included as well as Blender, hand crank juicer, hand crank ice cream maker, hand crank coffee grinder...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Top of the line stainless steel. Eco friendly, low energy consumption...moreless

  • Stove:

    Top of the line stainless steel propane stove ...moreless


  • Boat:

    22 foot caribepro fishing boat and 22 foot Panga with roof and bench seating available with boat captain at additional cost...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Extensive decking, upper covered and lower uncovered for swimming, sunbathing and boat dock ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 double, 1 medium single, 1 small single kayak and 2 hand made wooden dug out canoes on site. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    3 acres of lush jungle gardens with thatched jungle tree house casita. Raised gravel trails all around property plus extensive marked hiking trails adjoining the property. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Grill ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Large selection of snorkeling gear, 2 standup paddle boards and kayaks/canoes to accommodate 6 people ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$3,000 $9,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boca del Toro
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Batcaves, Ziplining, Chocolate Farm, Natives Communities, Dolphin watching


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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