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Beautiful Caribbean Island Villas for Rent in Bocas del Toro, Panama on Shepherd Island. Comfortable accommodations with orthopedic mattresses sized for Kings and Queens. Quality cotton 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. Custom excursions of beach combing, dolphin sighting, chocolate tours, reef snorkeling, surfing, botanical gardens, fishing, diving, bat caves, Zapatilla Keys (Survivor series filmed), Red Frog Beach, Bocas town shopping, Gnobe-Bugle Indian village, Cacao Tours . . . all available and much much more . . .
Location: Shepherd Island- a sleepy little island in the Bocas del Toro archipelago of Panama.
Our beach water is calm for snorkeling, floating, swimming, canoeing without the dangerous undertow you will find locally on some beaches.

Please protect yourself by bringing rain protection (this is a rainforest), sun protection (this is the Caribbean), bug protection (this is the tropics), hats, sunglasses, a lightweight long sleeve hooded rain jacket, lightweight pants, Lightweight LS shirt, water shoes or boots, hiking sandals and/or galoshes (Crocs/Tevas work great), swimwear, flashlight, book light, and anything special you might want or need.

Parents Please Note-Please bring life vests, snorkeling gear, DVD's, and anything else needed for your children. 

Internet Info: We have wifi available. It is 512 kbps and shared by all of the guests which when we are at full capacity, can limit abilities and it is not super secure or super fast if that is important to you. We suggest, if you need to be constantly connected, you contact your cell phone carrier and have your phone unlocked so that you can upon arrival to Bocas del Toro, buy a local SIM from either of these providers that have a signal here on Shepherd Island : Mas Movil or Claro ($2-3) and buy a $10 (per week) pre paid card from the same provider. These are available at most all stores. Install the SIM and $10 prepaid card for Data access on your phone. You can then get online via your own private network. Most newer  Smart phones can also be used as a Hotspot for your computer. 

If you need to use our wifi-that is fine too. If you have special internet needs, we will do our best to help you. Remember this is a GETAWAY:). Our wifi access is not suitable for Day Trading.

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   Promotional Rates 


Bedrooms are double occupancy-additional beds $20/night each.

Furnished, DVD, Island Wi-Fi (works most of the time), inverter electric, Limited AC when generator on & rainwater catchment, included. Rates may change.


Accommodations in The Villas

       Description             Daily Rate Promo Rate Wkly Promo Mthly Rate       Mthly Promo


Deluxe Bedroom 85.00 70.00 375.00 900.00 800.00/mo
Private Bed/Bath 90.00 75.00 385.00 900.00 800.00/mo
Main Floor Suite 135.00 150.00 690.00 1400.00 1200.00/mo



Holiday Promo Rates  by the week are: 

Deluxe Bedroom/Shared Bath $385, Private Art Studio Queen Bed/Bath $395, 

Main floor Suite with Full Kitchen and Screened Veranda $750/wk

The Villas

Two bedroom villas planned to accommodate 4 adults, Add $20/night additional beds.
Three bedroom villas planned to accommodate 6 adults, Add $20/night additional beds.

L=Low Season 5/1-10/31          H=High Season 11/1-4/30

2 Bed/2Ba Villa 270.00

L-$175       H-$190

L-$900   H-$975

2100.00 1900.00/mo
3 Bed/3Ba Villa 355.00

L-$200       H-$220

L-$1050 H$1175 2300.00 2100.00/mo

 BOOKING NOW   Holiday Promo Rates by the week 3/3 Villa-$1300 and 2/2 Villas $1100


·        40% advance rental deposit required to US Chase bank account, online PayPal account (+ 5% handling), or Panama  Banco Nacional account with remainder due 30 days advance.  Annual rentals payable quarterly in advance. 

·        Unfurnished villa w/electric/day on 2/2 @ $5, 3/3 @ $7, monthly is $1600 & $1800/mo annual contract.

                   Mthly rental rates above are for min 3 mths. Discounts given for less than 3 mths. 
        Main floor of villas has large veranda, full kitchen, living, dining, bath, and closet. 
                  With approval, its’ cost can shared w/other villa guests @ $35/day, $185/wk, $450/mo, or annually
                  Deluxe bedrooms include verandas with incredible views from upper floor and share a large bath.

·       The private bed and bath is on the lower floor with nice views, no veranda, no kitchen. 

·       Weekly basic maid service is standard; any extra is available for hire.  
Laundry service (wash, dry, fold) - $6/load separated
(we will exercise reasonable care but cannot be held liable for any damage to your clothes)

·       If you want a representative to meet you at the airport in Bocas, it can be arranged at extra charge.

·       Full day boat tours are available @ $30/pp, min 6, with advance notice for snorkeling, beachcombing, dolphin sighting, Crawl Cay, Starfish Beach, Bocas del Drago, Red Frog Beach, Zapatilla Keys ($35), Indian Village, (some have entry fees) & more

     Available at charge on site: boat tours by the hour.


See and Buy Kelly's Artwork at
Her art is represented locally at Island Traders in Bocas Town on Isla Colon 

Cancellation Policy: There is a 15% cancellation charge of your villa rental up to 30 days before your expected arrival, No refunds 30 days or less to agreed check in. However, 2/3 deposit can be credited toward re-booking.

Starfish Reef cannot be held responsible for weather, acts of Mother Nature, or other circumstances out of our control affecting your stay.

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 Eco-Tour Descriptions

All tours need a min. of 24 hr advance notice. All prices subject to change at any time.





Bocas del Toro Sport Fishing with guide-Scott Henthorn-Off shore Fishing price for well equipped boat is $475 per day for up to four people, for a 6 hour trip with an option for more hours at $70 per every hour extra (example; some clients want 8 hours so just add $140 to the original price
Inshore Fishing in fishing panga up to 4 persons base price $300 for 4-6 hours
Both include bait, tackle, coolers and ice. Bring snacks and drinks


FUN! Zipline Canopy Tour $55/person (transpo not included)

 Full Day Snorkeling/Beachcombing- $130-$150 min for boat or $30-$35/per person min 6 people, Buy own lunch

  1. Option One- Dolphin Bay, Krawl Cay, Red Frog Beach, Hospital Point
  2. Option Two- Starfish Beach, Bocas del Drago, Bird Island (seas permit) or Bocas
  3. Option Three-Full Day Red Frog Beach and snorkeling Hospital Point

 Full Day Zapatilla Cays (weather/sea dependent)-Beaching, snorkeling $10 park fee pp         $34/person min 6 persons or min $200 for boat

 Los Monos Botanical Gardens $10/person entry - boat transportation $10/pp each way + road taxi $1 Can be combined with Bocas shopping and lunch –min 2 persons

NEW!Horseback Riding-$65 pp 2-4 persons + Boat transportation of $20- minimum is 2, horses short, tall, fast, slow not so bright, really smart, most all shades of colors... even a paint. The price includes about 4 hours of riding, eating at a cool lil resturant in the San Cristobal Gnobe Indigenous village and all sorts of terrain even some crazy vistas includes 2 guides and lunch in the village

Surfing Lessons- - Similar

Recommended Gnobe Indian Village and Chocolate Tour $40/person includes transportation and lunch 9am-2pm

Relaxation-begin with water taxi ride to Bocas town for a day of rejuvenation can include yoga class, massage, facial . . . pricing depends on treatments.

at Rana Azul (Weather & Sea Dependent)-Transportation=$8/person.                     

Specials, Pizza, Music. You order from their menu.


All Prices Subject to Change at any time.



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