Renting the entire house

Renting an entire house is perfect for family gatherings or for small groups that would like all the luxuries and privacy that a home provides. You may wish to tour our website for more information about the island and Panama.

The Contadora Island Inn (the original house) will comfortably sleep up to a maximum of twelve guests in five bedrooms with five bathrooms. See the rates in the table below. We have a three (3) night minimum stay for whole house rentals. The credit card provided for the reservation will be charged 50% of the total rental rate at the moment of reservation. The remaining balance will be charged 15 days prior to arrival. These payments cannot be refunded.  If the cancellation occurs 30 – 15 days prior to arrival, second payment will not be charged.  Housekeeping fee ($50) damage deposit ($200) to be paid in cash on arrival.  Extenuating circumstances evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Contadora Island
Inn House 


Christmas to New Year (24 Dec- 9 Jan),

Carnival  (25 Feb- 28 Feb),
Holy Week (13 April - 16 April)

National Holiday (01 Nov - 12 Nov)


Dates not during
Carnival &
Holy Week &
National Holiday &
Christmas and New Year

Whole House per night



Whole House per week



All reservations are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

The following rates represent special promotional discounts valid through 30 June 2017 and may not be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Without these discounted rates our rack rate is $190.00 per night.

Note - All rates are in U.S. Dollars. We accept cash, Visa, and Master Card.

In addition to the room rates above, we are required to collect Panamanian taxes totaling 10%.

Most guests who rent an entire house prefer to do their own cooking, and to enjoy the privacy of not having a “stranger” in the house early in the morning. Therefore, Breakfast is not included with Whole House Rentals. Should you prefer to have a cook for your breakfast, this can be arranged for an additional fee of $50 per day.
Daily housekeeping service is included from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM with a one-time $50 per stay cleaning fee. The housekeeper will clean up after your breakfast, will clean the house daily, and will change towels and linens every three days.
The island is small so everything is within easy walking distance. We recommend you relax, enjoy and take in island life by walking around the island. We can assist you to rent golf carts if you prefer not to walk.

Our house is located on a quiet residential street within walking distance of all of the island’s beaches, restaurants and shops. The house sits amidst lush tropical vegetation, home to a variety of birds, iguanas and other island wildlife. 

The house has a fully equipped kitchen which contains the following: six burner gas stove, microwave, toaster oven, blender, juicer, coffee maker, large refrigerator/freezer, laundry facilities (for an extra charge), dining table for twelve, pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and cleaning supplies.

Each room can be individually locked and is equipped with:

  • Air conditioners and ceiling fans 
  • A safety deposit box
  • Private bathroom with hot and cold running water
  • Most rooms have French doors opening onto a shaded deck area with a table and chairs.

With a desire to acknowledge differences while allowing them to exist together in harmony, the inside of this home is a non-smoking environment. Smoking is fine on the open decks.

Helpful Info:

There is no ATM or bank on the island so you will want to bring sufficient funds for your stay.  We accept cash and VISA and Master Card credit cards when you check in.

On the island you need only shorts, light cotton clothing, swimsuits and flip flops or water shoes. Remember to bring sun block, swimming suit, cap or hat, long sleeve shirt for protection from sun if you need it, comfortable walking shoes or sandals. And if you love birds and sea life you may wish to bring your binoculars. You may have to carry your own luggage at times so do yourself a favor and travel light. Your hotel in Panama City may store your excess luggage while you visit the island if you ask nicely.

You can buy a pre-paid phone card on the island for $10.00 and have a few hours calling time to the US if you need it.

Reserving a whole house:

Please email us directly if you have an interest in a whole house rental. Let the experiences of the past be the powerful wake that propels your boat forward into the vast and limitless ocean of new discovery. Let wisdom be the sails that guide you, and your heart's desire be the wind that moves you over the sea.