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OCEANFRONT VILLA ON CONTADORA - INTERNET, SATELLITE AND A SAFE

Christopher Thompson

Advertiser since 2009
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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OCEANFRONT VILLA ON CONTADORA - INTERNET, SATELLITE AND A SAFE

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Pearl Islands Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 7

Perched overlooking Playa Galeon (Isla Contadora's best beach), is a group of 27 villas, which include all the comforts and conveniences of 21st-century living.

The Villas at Contadora are located on the north side of the island, within easy walking distance from the airport, hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

This villa is a delightful 2 bedroom style condo within the complex, and is situated right next to the pool. This unit sleeps up to 7 (up to 4 adults and 3 children).

This unit comes with its own private 1050 gallon water system, which ensures you will not run out of water during your stay (Contadora has a very unreliable island water supply, that is often down.)

Villa 24 has a safe on the premises that allows for peace of mind when spending many hours at the beach each day, as it is comforting to know that your passports and valuables are secure. The Villa also has direct high speed Internet that provides both a strong wireless signal as well as a direct ethernet connection.

Unique Benefits: The island is small enough that everything is within walking distance, although the most common mode of transport is a golf cart. Everybody seems to know everybody that's regular, but only a few tourists seem to come here. A great place to come and escape. The Shah of Iran came here after the revolution.

Having a place on Contadora Island has provided me the perfect place to spend quality time with my 3 young children in an ultra safe environment. Contadora is a Pacific hideaway of Panama's wealthy. The peace and tranquility of the island allows me to relax and unwind. The beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water amount to a tropical paradise.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christopher Thompson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks english

About Christopher Thompson

Having a place on Contadora Island has provided me the perfect place to spend quality time with my 3 young children in an ultra safe environment. Contadora is a Pacific hideaway of Panama's wealthy. The peace and tranquility of the island allows me to relax and unwind. The beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water amount to a tropical paradise.

Christopher Thompson purchased this villa in 2002

Why Christopher Thompson chose Pearl Islands

Only 15 minutes by air from Panama City and into a world of it's own. Villa 24 is 100 yards from the airport. It is so convenient to just hop off the plane and walk a few yards and I'm home. There are some great quality seafood restaurants on the island, providing scrumptious meals at affordable prices. There are all kinds of water sports, boating, diving, snorkeling etc available.

What makes this villa unique

Villa 24 has a safe on the premises that allows for peace of mind when spending many hours at the beach each day, as it is comforting to know that your passports and valuables are secure. The Villa also has direct high speed Internet that provides both a strong wireless signal as well as a direct ethernet connection.

This unit comes with its own private 1050 gallon water system, which ensures you will not run out of water during your stay (Contadora has a very unreliable island water supply, that is often down)

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront Villa on Contadora - Internet, Satellite and a Safe
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
business
Oceanfront Villa on Contadora - Internet, Satellite and a Safe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282812
- (702) 448-1470 (Nevada, USA)
Pearl Islands Panama
Panama Pacifico, Panama
5

Wonderful Villa, Beautiful Beach!

  • 5 of 5
We spent 4 days and 3 nights in this villa on Contadora. It sits on the best beach on the island and is 20 ft from the pool. The home was in wonderful condition and fit the description perfectly. The home owner went out of his way to accommodate us and even gave us several referrals for activities while on the island.

They even provided a crib for our younger child.

We will definitely come back to this Villa, multiple times!!

Thanks Chris!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront Villa on Contadora - Internet, Satellite and a Safe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282812
- (702) 448-1470 (Nevada, USA)
Pearl Islands Panama
Pennsylvania USA
5

Perfect location, excellent service, great host - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5
Chris was nothing less than the perfect contact and attentive owner, and it all got better from there. We utilized his friend Edris for a personal tour of Panama city (she was professional, yet personal and became such a hit with our 5 YO). In Contadora, Hose picked us up from the plane promptly and gave us the run-down of what to do and where to do it - he also provided a basked of freshly picked mangos.
The location is ideal ... close to the pool so the kids can swim w/in ear-shot and eyesight (the pool area is beautiful), but a short walk down to the beach and a few steps to the "town" (for lack of a better word - it's the main area on the island).
The Villa has everything you need; the air keeps you cool at night, the satellite TV is nice to keep in touch w/what's happening at home, the views are spectacular from the well finished decks (2), bathrooms on both levels, washer/dryer, fully furnished kitchen AND (bonus) a short walk out the back door and your actually on the back side of the island with a massive, beautiful beach - there's not a better place to be on this island.
In the States, we have a $10,000/week rental house so we have some empathy for the owner & understand the difficulty and struggles involved in upkeep and rental issues especially when the house isn't w/in driving distance. Tenants spend good money for a little time away and just want everything to be perfect ... we wish we would could satisfy our clientele as Chris was able to do for us.
We hope we took care of this beautiful Villa as though it were our own, knowing that when we do, the price can remain low for all the others seeking to use it - we're all partners of sorts in trying to find a new place to visit at a reasonable price ... the less maintenance the owner has to preform the better the deal for the next vacation-renter: YOU!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront Villa on Contadora - Internet, Satellite and a Safe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282812
- (702) 448-1470 (Nevada, USA)
Pearl Islands Panama
5

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Christopher, what a wonderful stay. Jose was super helpful and so kind. Your villa is very comfortable and what wonderful beaches on the island.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Oceanfront Villa on Contadora - Internet, Satellite and a Safe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282812
- (702) 448-1470 (Nevada, USA)
Pearl Islands Panama
Columbia Falls, Montana, USA
5

Quiet, Friendly, and Exquisite!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in Villa 21 and enjoyed the best vacation we've ever had. From the moment we boarded the high-speed ferry to the island, we knew we were in for a great time. The staff was friendly and exceptionally helpful. We had overloaded on goodies for the condo, but they helped us load & unload it all quickly & effortlessly.
We had looked at satellite pictures of the island, website reviews, and taken the excellent advice from the owners before we arrived, but these didn't dim the initial beauty when we motored into the bay and unloaded onto the water taxi.
The condo at the villa was in really great shape; clean, well maintained, and very convenient to the main activity centers of the island. The grounds were very well-kept, and the entire time we stayed, they kept a steady vigil. We had a short wait to get into the villa because the ferry arrives a little earlier than the staff could have it cleaned for us. They let us drop our bags at the villa until it was ready. The beach was beckoning and before we knew it we were moved in & ready to go island exploring.
Walking all over the island is relatively quick & easy. Paved streets & obvious gravel paths with a steady up & down of the hills of the island gets the blood flowing and in the dry season heat, we were ready for an umbrella drink at one of the various resort bars. A little spendy for casual afternoons, but perfect for a stroll around the island. We took the Coral Divers snorkeling tour of the closer islands one morning and then just rented snorkeling gear and tried a different beach each day. The waters are warm & inviting, the crowds nonexistent, and the atmosphere relaxing and stimulating simultaneously!!
Between cooking for ourselves in the fully stocked condo kitchen we tried 3 resturants; Geralds, Romantica, and the Rincon Hot Plate. All served about the same dishes, fresh caught fish & seafood, but our favorite was the Ricon. They set up a tabletop grill, an excellent ceviche', & platters with all the spices & dips you can imagine. You cook your choices at the table as you chat & drink with friends. Sharing the flavors, different sauces, & combinations brings back the festivity of dining!
This island is not for the full-service-resort-minded traveler. These people are friendly, self-sufficient types that expect the same from you. We thoroughly enjoyed interacting with most of them.
If you like to indulge in the local culture, you will LOVE this little slice of heaven in the Pacific.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront Villa on Contadora - Internet, Satellite and a Safe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282812
- (702) 448-1470 (Nevada, USA)
Pearl Islands Panama
5

Contadora

  • 5 of 5
Christopher's property in Contadora was great. My wife and I were there for a week in December and had a very quiet relaxing time. We decided to rent a house after researching the local hotels and I'm glad we did. The house was clean well tended, and the internet and satellite TV was great for the mornings we had to work. It has a partial view of the sea, and was an easy walk down the 50 or so stairs to a small private beach. Contadora is small enough that you can walk to all the beaches. I can honestly say the most people we ever saw on the beach with us was 6 (that may have been because of our dates). The people in the surrounding houses were friendly and helpful, and the closest B&B (Geralds) was fine for lunch and dinner and was a short walk from the house. There are several other places to eat, all with the same basic menu. Overall Contadora is beautiful but it's not for resort lovers nor is it a culinary holiday. It is about being surrounded by nature, quiet, and great beaches. The food is fresh, local, and satisfying, and the people are friendly and mellow. Lastly, I will say that Christopher was very responsive to all our questions and needs, and his staff on the ground was extremely helpful. There is a big deserted resort on the island that, when it gets bought and renovated, will change the tone of the place. For better or worse I don't know. So I suggest going sooner than later, so you can say, "I remember when this was a sleepy little island."
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Oceanfront Villa on Contadora - Internet, Satellite and a Safe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282812
- (702) 448-1470 (Nevada, USA)
Pearl Islands Panama
Las Vegas, NV
5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We spent three nights at the villa and from beginning to end our experience was great. Had a super relaxing time. Gerard's restaurant is less than a block away with good food and great service. We did visit other restaurants but Gerard's was the best of them. The beach is only steps away, it feels as if it was a private beach. Of our three day stay we were basically by ourselves at the beach most of the time. Thanks for a great vacation time Chris. We will def be returning!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
200 Metres
Contadora
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Gerald's Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
There are 2 ferry services
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Gerald's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Playa Galleon
Car: not necessary

Only 15 minutes by air from Panama City and into a world of it's own. Villa is 100 yards from the airport. It is so convenient to just hop off the plane and walk a few yards and I'm home. There are some great quality seafood restaurants on the island, providing scrumptious meals at affordable prices. There are all kinds of water sports, boating, diving, snorkeling etc available.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Pearl Islands Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My standard rate
Aug 20 2014 - Dec 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,250
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 26 - Jan 2
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Low Season
May 5 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,250
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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Amenities

Amenities

Pearl Islands Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Shower/Toilet/Wash Basin -
    Upstairs Bedrooms - Shower/Toilet/Wash Basin -
  • There is both an upstairs toilet/shower and wash basin, and a main floor toilet/shower and wash basin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 2 twin beds +1 twin bed mattress
    Living Room - foldout couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size - fold out couch - sleeps 2
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , The queen size bed sleeps 2 + 1 in a crib if necessary
    Extra bedding - Air mattresses are available in special circumstances.
  • Master Bedroom has a queen size bed and sleeps 2. The Master bedroom can alo accomodate a baby's crib that could sleep 1 infant.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Contadora is where many of Panama's wealthy families have additional homes they like to come to and visit when they just want to relax and get a way from the stress of the city. As a result it is a place by design that is intended to be quiet and laid back. There is great whale watching that can be seen from August to end of October.

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