Villa Caprichosa, Taboga Island
|Isla Taboga, Taboga Island, Panamá Province, PANAMA.|
Description: Villa CaprichosaEnjoying a fabulous elevated location on the island of Isla Taboga, Villa Caprichosa is a beautiful Italianate mansion, lovingly restored and renovated with immense style and attention to detail by the owner, the world-famous interior designer Diane Burn. Villa Caprichosa offers luxurious, flexible self-catering accommodation in a charming island setting.
Perfect for relaxing stays in boutique-style luxury on this beautiful little island, just twelve kilometres from Panama City, yet seemingly centuries away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, Villa Caprichosa is within easy reach of all the most important attractions of Isla Taboga - many beautiful beaches, Cerro Vigía and Cerro de la Cruz, the highest points on the island, and the San Pedro church, reputedly the second oldest church in the Western hemisphere. Aside from sunbathing on the beaches, and an extensive range of water sports, Isla Taboga is perfect for hiking, cycling, whale watching and wildlife observation, among many other options.
Guests are advised to shop for supplies in Panama before taking the ferry to the island, although there are many delightful little restaurants dotted all over the island. Delicious breakfasts and other meals are available on prior request, created by Villa Caprichosa's private chef. All accommodation is fully air-conditioned, and comes with a full complement of high-tech amenities, including Wi-Fi, mini-bars and coffee machines, and flat-screen TVs with satellite and cable channels.
Type of rooms: Villa CaprichosaStudio with Sea View #4 (2 guests):
This cosy studio has a romantic ambiance. The sleeping area can be separated by curtains from the kitchenette. Guests can enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine either in the private stonewalled patio or in the half round balcony off the bedroom. Connecting doors to the Superior Sea View Studio can turn the otherwise separated 2 rooms into a family/group suite. Guests are welcome to use the pool ONLY if the Pool Suite is not rented. Amenities: One Bedroom, can have an adjoining room, double aspect windows, en suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi throughout villa, kitchenette, private patio.
Studio Sea View #5 (4 guests):
Here guests will find the most economical use of space and still enjoy a relaxed interior. The day bed, with an abundance of cushions, provides comfort during the day. The underneath trundle bed pops up to queen-size bedding. A bunk bed as well as a curved balcony complete this accommodation. It is located on the first level and can be combined with the adjacent Sea View Studio to create a family/group suite. Guests are welcome to use the pool ONLY if the Pool Suite is not rented. Amenities: can have an adjoining room, double aspect windows, en suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi throughout villa, kitchenette, private patio.
Chamber Cream with Sea View #2 (2 guests):
This suite, located on the second level, is comfortable in size and tastefully decorated, implying a classy cottage feel located in the country side. Wide glass double doors open up to a shared terrace with an outside seating area providing sweeping vistas towards Panama City. Guests are welcome to use the pool ONLY if the Pool Suite is not rented. Amenities: one bedroom, double aspect windows, en suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi throughout villa, kitchenette, shared terrace with sea view Suite #3, Sky TV.
Chamber Azul with Sea View #3 (2 guests):
A mirror image of the neighbouring Sea View Suite 2, the interior palette is blue with white-washed walls and furniture. From the bedroom guests step out onto the shared terrace, where they can enjoy the maritime scenery played out in front of them. Guests are welcome to use the pool ONLY if the Pool Suite is not rented. Amenities: one bedroom, double aspect windows, en suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi throughout villa, kitchenette, shared terrace with Sea View Suite #2.
La Choza - The Guest House (4 guests):
This good-sized villa is designed with an eye for South American Folklore and Latin craftsmanship. Lush vine coverings on the outside, the sound of a running fountain and carefully maintained gardens transfer guests to an oasis-like private getaway. The house is perfect for families. Guests are welcome to use the pool ONLY if the Pool Suite is not rented. Amenities: two Bathrooms, two bedrooms, additional day bed, featured in architectural digest, free Wi-Fi throughout villa, living room, outdoor shower, private house detached from main villa, Sky TV.
Suite with Private Pool (2 guests):
The Pool Suite, located on the third level, is the supreme accommodation within Villa Caprichosa. Sliding doors separate the bedroom from the living and dining room. Walls of glass doors along the outer apartment perimeter allow the outside to be part of the living room and give easy access to an oversized terrace. Huge benches frame the private pool for the ultimate enjoyment. Amenities: one bedroom, two bathrooms, double aspect windows, exclusive use of pool, featured in architectural digest, free Wi-Fi throughout villa, living room, outdoor shower, private BBQ and terrace, private patio.
Additional information: Villa Caprichosa
Children aged 10 and over are welcome at Villa Caprichosa.
The swimming pool is for the exclusive use of the pool suite, unless it is not being rented.
Shuttle services from the harbour are available on request.
Private boat hire to and from the island can be arranged on advance notice.
Small pets are allowed on prior arrangement.
Number of rooms: 5
Official category: Villa.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English, German.Smoking policy: Smoking is only permitted in outside areas.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Euro/Mastercard.
How to get here: The best way to reach Isla Taboga is via Taboga Express from Balboa Yacht Club. This ferry is fast (30 minutes), convenient and goes five times a day. There is also a 1-hour-ferry (Calypso) from Amador Causeway.
Nearest airport: Tocumen International Airport