The high end, self catering first floor apartment has one bedroom, bathroom, full sized kitchen, two full sized pull out bed sofas in the living room making it ideal for up to 4 people. Included in the Rate is a Kawasaki Mule 4x4 for the full duration of your stay.
Keywords: Apartment, Fully equipped, Vehicle included, Sea view, WiFi, High end, beautiful design
My husband, teenage son and I recently enjoyed a spectacular week on Contadora Island. We had the pleasure of meeting Peter, a gracious and very honest property owner as well as Kevin & Jasmine, his dedicated Inn Keepers. They were always available to give advice or answer questions to make our stay everything we'd hoped for and more. A fabulous boat tour of the surrounding islands was easily arranged thanks to their guidance. Contadora is a safe, tiny, quiet island and perfect get away with deserted white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Driving around in the Kawasaki mule was a blast. In March it was sunny and a steamy 34 degrees daily with nighttime temperatures only dropping to around 24. As supplies are limited and expensive on Contadora, we tried virtually all of the restaurants and highly recommend Clarita's for an inexpensive local meal or Gerald's for great food/atmosphere (especially when his pet deer Mimi came by to visit)! We would return to Contadora without hesitation and highly recommend reserving your stay with Peter & Anke.
At Casa del Sol you will experience the best customer service on the island. We stayed at the apartment. This was by far one of my best vacations so far in my life. Peter is the most sincere and honest host I have every encountered in my travels. He represented his rentals 100% accurately. I will always rent from him when traveling to Contadora. I highly recommend Casa del Sol. You will be pleasantly surprised. Fully equipped kitchen, wifi, snokeling gear, and golf cart included. We had the best accommodations for visitors on the island. You need not look any further; Casa del Sol is you best option when traveling to Contadora!
We recently stayed in this apartment for 2 nights earlier this month. We were met upon arrival by Tom and Ulrike, both extremely friendly and welcoming. They took us on a brief tour of the island and then took us to the apartment. It is true to the pictures and we were pleased with the living space. Ulrike gave us a full overview of the apartment, offered to bring snorkeling gear by and made us feel welcome. However, during the introduction to the apartment, she let us know that the hot water heater had broken the day before but said they hoped to have it fixed the next day. Upon checking with Anke the next day, we received a different story that they knew about the hot water and the hot water heater had been on the island for a week but their electrician was on vacation. The discrepancy between the stories and the fact that the shower appeared to have never had hot water (knob was completely broken) made us think that this was a case of false advertising.
We emailed Anke back requesting a very nominal reduction in the rate to compensate for the inconvenience. We believed this was reasonable as you would expect an apartment for with their high nightly rates to have hot water. Instead they brought by a cheap bottle of wine that we weren't able to carry back to Panama City in hopes that that would resolve the issue.
Despite the fact that the hosts were gracious and the apartment was comfortable, we were unimpressed with their inflexibility in solving our problem and find it unfortunate that they were unwilling to compromise with a small discount in the nightly rate.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the apartment, it was very clean, comfortable and obviously very well maintained and cared for, we found it a lovely home from home where we were made very welcome.
The photos give a very good representation of the apartment and bring back some happy memories of our stay there.
We were picked up from the runway by Tom and Ulrike who are very friendly and helpful, giving us a tour of the island in the Mule, pointing out the shops, and restaurants on the island before showing us around the apartment.
Snorkelling gear is available to use and the Mule is very handy for buzzing from beach to beach.
The hammock on the fly-screened balcony is perfect for relaxation after a hectic day of swimming, fishing, or just exploring the islands hidden coves and beaches.
Very much recommended apartment to enhance your visit to Contadora.