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.
It is the sister villa to Casita del Mar which was built in 2017 which is located 3 lots over and can accommodate groups of up to 7 guests. Both Villa's can be rented together to accommodate 13 guests total. See listing # 4447308
The villa is situated on a mile long coral reef in a remote location approx. 25 minutes by boat from Bocas town/airport.
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 through off grid living.
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 villa, 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. For those that would like to experience jungle living, there is an authentic tree house casita with queen bed at the back of the property in the jungle (approx. 300 yards from the villa) The tree house does not have sewer, water or power but lanterns are provided and guests sleeping in the tree house will have exclusive use of the outdoor bathhouse located 300 yards away outside of the villa. The outdoor bathhouse includes a big walk-in shower, separate toilet with double vanity, gear storage and laundry.
All 3 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 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 stand-up paddle boards, boogie boards, kayaks and a large assortment of snorkeling gear at the villa for you're use. There are plenty of beach and bath towels 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 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 villa has free wireless internet and cell phone 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.