Caribbean Island Vacation Villas for Sale or Rent
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Adventure, Wilderness, Away from it all, Beach, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Beautiful Caribbean Island Villas for Rent in Bocas del Toro, Panama on Shepherd Island. We are almost never full as we have several villas and several options for your stay in comfortable accomodations with orthopaedic mattresses sized for Kings and Queens. Quality linens in over sized guest rooms with incredible views of the ocean, mountains, and jungle. colorful coral reef wall skirts salt water swimming lagoon off of the beautiful private, small, and secluded manmade white sand beach. Lush jungle hiking trails produce ample sightings of butterflies, birds, frogs, lizards, flora, and fauna. Paddle Boat, snorkel gear, water skis available...Read more
Caribbean Island Vacation Villas for Sale or Rent
Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro, Panama
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
We are located on peaceful Shepherd Island or Isla Pastor, named after an Englishman who settled here in the 1800s. It is one of the most beautiful islands in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Shepherd Island is 20 minutes by water taxi from the 24 hour noise of Bocas Town and 10 minutes to the mainland and exploring of other parts of Panama and Costa Rica. Our closest neighbors are birds, frogs, and fish with the jungle as our backyard and coral reef for the front yard
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$250||$250||$1,200||$0||1 night|
|General Rate||$250||$250||$1,200||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$250||$250||$1,200||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $20 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 6 guest(s)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 01, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
A great base for Bocas del Toro explorations
Our group of seven rented a three bedroom villa for a week at Starfish Reef on Shepherd Island. We liked the quiet location and the fantastic view from our screened porch. There was plenty of room for our group in the living areas. Jack (the owner) gave us a tour of the property and showed us many different jungle plants including cacao trees, banana trees, ginger, and wild heliconias. We loved picking and eating the oranges, bananas, and coconuts that grew nearby. It was great fun to explore the property and we saw many birds, neon green and black frogs, and beautiful butterflies. Many hours were also spent snorkeling, swimming and lounging on the small beach area. We were amazed at the varieties of sea anenomes, corals, sponges, and sea urchins. There were also lots of small coulorful fish. Jack arranged several tours for us around the area for a very resonable price. We utilized Jack's panga and his boat captain armando to make day trips to Bocas Town (and the botanical garden), Star Beach and Boca del Drago, Hospital Point for snorkeling, and Red Frog Beach. We also visited a great little beach restuarant, Rana azul, with Jack for Sunday lunch. We had a great time - to really enjoy Starfish Reef, you need to be prepared. Make sure to do your food shopping before you come, bring insect repellent (the chitras can be a nuisance at dawn and dusk), and bring your sense of adventure! Remember this site is "off the grid" - Jack generates his own power with a generator and wi-fi may not be available 24-7.
Our family enjoyed our peaceful getaway on this lovely island. Isla Pastora was a welcome change from the hustle and bustle and cold of city life in Toronto! As this was our Christmas vacation, we were lucky to have such wonderful hosts and enjoyed a tasty Christmas eve dinner at Jack and Kelly's villa surrounded by other lovely guests! I need the sangria recipe from Kelly...best sangria ever!
There are many adventures available to enjoy if you wish to take day trips (Bocas del Tora is a 15 minute water taxi ride away) or you can enjoy the peacefulness of the island and relax on the beach or take a walk through the jungle. If you like peace and quiet..this is it!
Bocas del Toro
Starfish Reef is truly "Paradise Found!!" My husband and I have spent 2 months living at Starfish Reef Resort. What an experience. The views from every room in our Villa are breathtaking. The sunsets over the water in the morning can be seen from our bedroom window and we enjoy the relaxing sunset from our beautiful screened veranda. Jack and Kelly ( the owners) out did themselves in the thought that it took to construct these beautiful Villas. Everything that you could possibly want is here for the asking. The property has great hiking paths for exploring the island and an incredible protected pool to splash around in. The snorkeling here is fantastic and right outside your door!!! There are numerous other activities to partake: paddle boat, kayaking w/ cayuko, swimming, skiing, fishing, etc...
We have stayed at several other hotels in Bocas Town but nothing compares to Starfish Reef. Jack and Kelly have put their hearts into this resort and it shows!! They are fantastic hosts and by the time you leave here, you will call them your friends.