BEACH FRONT, SUN, FUN & SURF GETAWAY

James Dertien

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BEACH FRONT, SUN, FUN & SURF GETAWAY

Playa Palmar House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps upto 14)

Very comfortable 4 bedroom beach front home one hour from Panama City. Home is just 5 Min. away from Coronado that has supermarkets, fast food, shopping, restaurants and more. Small lounging pool (6X6) overlooking the ocean and palm trees off main deck will want to make you stay for ever.

Home was custom built by the owners in 2006 to have a easy commute to a near by surf beach.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
James Dertien (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About James Dertien

Karen and Jim are both professionals that have lived in Panama for many years. Karen is a Biologist teaching at Balboa Academy and Jim is a Canal Pilot for ACP. We both enjoy the beach along with our three children. The two oldest are off to the USA for school while the youngest is in 11th grade in Panama. We also enjoy fishing, diving, skiing and traveling.

James Dertien purchased this house in 2006

Why James Dertien chose Playa Palmar

We use our house often to be close to the beach and surf, but also just like to relax in a quiet atmosphere.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Beach Front, Sun, Fun & Surf Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Playa Palmar Panama
5

Amazing location for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We are just finishing up our stay at Jim's house in El Palmar. It has been a week filled with fun and adventurous activities for our kids of all ages.

The house is directly on the beach - step down the ladder and you're hunting for seashells and relaxing in shallow ponds at low tide. Walk 100 yards down the beach and you can boogie board, body surf or take surf lessons. This is perfect destination for people who want to play in the water as it's right outside your door and there are more toys than anyone would ever need available for you to use.

Jim has been the perfect host, answering any questions we had and even setting up outings for us and having fishermen deliver their fresh catch to the house for us. He has thought of everything to make our stay easy - he leaves local cell phones on the counter when guests arrive for their use during their stay and he is always a phone call away if you need him.

We will definitely be back to spend more time at El Palmar. Thank you Jim for creating the perfect family vacation for us!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Playa Palmar Panama
5

The Reviews Say It All -- Excellent Beach House

  • 5 of 5
We were a family group of 7 adults and finding this VRBO jewel helped make our Panama visit exceptional. As a VRBO property owner, I thought I knew how to make people feel welcome, but owner, Jim goes above and beyond, making you feel more like a special guest than a renter. El Palmar is a reasonable distance from Panama City, allowing for city sights, as well as exploring in and around the Central Panama areas. The house is spacious with a big, open floor plan that completely opens to the outdoors facing the beautiful Pacific. We're fussy about cooking and the kitchen comes well appointed, plus big dining tables for family meals. The first floor living area was so large that we set up the owners ping pong table in the center room for the entire week. The bedrooms(3) all had multiple beds and baths and the master bedroom was spacious with an incredible balcony for gazing or lazing. They provide an abundance of towels and linens, local cell phones, plus outdoor equipment - surf boards, boogie boards, kayaks....but there's more -- friendly groundskeeper, Carlos even delivered fresh fish and shrimp to the house. We had a happy, relaxing visit to Playa El Palmar, and owe it to the owner, Jim for his amazing 'concierge' service, willingness to share his vacation home and extensive knowledge of Panama. Thanks for the memories!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Palmar Panama
Moab, Utah
5

Great for our family

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time! Restaurants, lots for the kids to do, great beach experience. Surf and tide pools and calm water also. Hosts are fantastic!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Palmar Panama
New Mexico
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed here with 12 people and had a great time. The house was plenty big with lots of bed options and was fully stocked with towels, linens and whatever was needed. It was perfect having a kitchen and we cooked most of our meals there. All of the kids had a blast with the boogie boards and surf boards that were there also for us to use.
Jim was a great help in helping us with whatever we needed.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Palmar Panama
5

Above Our High Expectations

  • 5 of 5
If you have the opportunity to exchange into this lovely, open-aired home, jump at it. There are at least two major reasons you should stay here, the home and its owner.

The home is big, and gets bigger because the entire front wall, the wall facing the ocean is either not there or a large sliding glass door. All day you can enjoy the ocean and fresh air yet stay in the shade of the living room. At night or if you leave the home, there are rolling hurricane shutters that lock to provide safety - not that we ever felt the neighborhood or surrounding area was unsafe, quite the opposite. The home and bedrooms are nicely appointed. It was just my husband and I traveling so we stayed in the master bedroom that opens up to a beautiful deck with gorgeous ocean views and a hammock from which to enjoy them.

The home is conveniently located far enough away from Panama City to provide peace and quiet, but close enough to hit all of the tourist sites in and around the city. It is also a good launching pad for exploring more of the western coastline and El Valle, a friendly, native town located inside an extinct volcano.

Jim, the property owner, was a HUGE asset to our trip. He is knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and easy going. He let us use his cell phone the entire time we were in Panama because we had not set up our phones for international use. He also played the part of our personal concierge, giving us direction and advice on how to best experience Panama and navigate the tourist sites. He was always available whenever we had a question or needed help but also gave us our space and privacy when we didn't.

Beware, after staying in this wonderful, right on the ocean home you may end up falling in love with Panama. We ended up buying our own property there!

Linda and David
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Palmar Panama
Syracuse,NY
5

Outstanding Vacation Home, perfect beachfront location

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I just spent a tremendous week at this lovely home and would highly recommend it to any couple for a romantic getaway or a family gathering. Easy to get to, very spacious rooms, views that are to die for and very serene location. Close enough to stores and 3 restaurants within 4-5 minutes walk, also close to major supermarket and 20 minutes away from some of the most beautiful scenery in the island (that we've seen so far) The house is huge, probably big enough for 15-20 people. The master bedroom is really nice; all bathrooms are roomy and modern. Big spacious kitchen made for many fun evenings just making different meals (including BBQ'd Oysters) at home. Rollup the gates and the entire downstairs is exposed to the outside, great breezes ensured and AC free experience. The owners are very helpful and great people will ensure you have a wonderful experience here. We both highly recommend this as a vacation destination. Hope to return next year! J and L
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Golf
4 Metres
Vista Mar
Nearest Restaurant
200 Miles
Bay View
Car: recommended

Panama Canal is one hour away along with Canal Museums. House comes with two kayaks and two surfboards.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$300
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$2,125
 

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Notes Payment due on arrival, no credit cards
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa Palmar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Towels Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telescope
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , +bunk beds/singleand full
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , +bunk beds/single and full
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunkbeds
  • master bedroom has a king, upstairs bedroom has two bunkbeds, one is a double/single combo and the other is a single/single. the two downstairs rooms have a double bed in each and a double/single combo bunkbed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
Notes:
Panama Canal is one hour away along with Canal Museums. House comes with two kayaks and a surfboard. 4-wheeler available for additional amount.
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