Gorgona condo rental - View Of Bohio, Pool & Ocean At Playa Serena
View Of Bohio, Pool & Ocean At Playa Serena
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 3 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 2 to 6 - FREE phone calling

This 3 bedroom 2 bath condo located on beautiful Playa Serena Beach is part of Playa Serena Resort gated beachfront community. Our beachfront connects directly to Coronado Beach. This beautiful condo isn't a short drive to the beach or a short walk to the beach, this luxurious, fully equipped condo is ON the beach. You have several miles of beachfront in each directon; great for walking/running/sunning..... just enjoying. From the balcony of this 19th floor you have a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean and a spectacular mountain view as well. The condo is new with all the comforts you could possibly need; Totally stocked and equipped kitchen with all appliances, Split A/C units in the living room and each bedroom, flat screen TVs in the living room and each bedroom, WiFi throughout condo, pool, equipped exercise room. With the wonderful ocean breezes, we seldom use the A/C units.

The kitchen is also fully equipped with any appliance you migh need: Coffee maker (and coffee grinder), microwave, blender, juicer, and all of the glassware, dishes, bowls, pots & pans, silver and cutlery you could possibly need. There is also a laundry area with high quality, front loading washer/dryer. This secure home will comfortably accommodate 2 to 6 people.

Coronado is just 3 km away with a 24/7 walk-in medical center, 3 large 24-hour grocery stores w/ pharmacies, Catholic Church, Synagogue, Banks and restaurants. Nearby you can travel to El Valle mountain village with: Thermal Springs, Treetop aerial ride, peaceful mountain forest trails and Handicrafts and Farmers markets. You can drive or take tours of the Panama Canal, or visit nearby towns and enjoy natural tropical settings, Rainforests, Ecoturism.

You can see and hear the surf hitting the beach from the patio of the condo. Since you can hear the surf from all 3 bedrooms the sounds of the surf will lull you to sleep each night.

All bedding, towels, wash cloths and kitchen towels and beach towels are provided. The condo is fully equipped with all kitchen appliances, dishes, silverware and knives, table-wear, comfortable furniture, beds and patio table and chairs. We have a porta-crib for people who have a baby.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed and an ensuite bath and beautiful ocean/bay views. The 2nd bedroom has a full size bed and gorgeous mountain/valley views. The 3rd bedroom has a queen size bed with a double bed mounted on top for more sleeping options when couples or 2 children are involved. The windows here also have beautiful mountain and valley views. All 3 bedrooms receive great cross ventilation when you leave the windows open.

We have stayed at some rentals that just were not what they advertised. You will have my email address (and there is very good high speed internet at the condo) and my cell phone number in the US. You can email or call me if you have any problems.

There are no 'hidden' costs in the rental amount we give you, i.e., taxes, linen service, government fees,etc. All costs are seen by you up-front before you put a deposit on the condo.

Recently we talked to a Panamanian on the beach who had just bought at Playa Serena and he said, 'this is the first 'beautiful' beach you come to from Panama City.

We really love it in Panama and we really love Playa Serena and the beach and surrounding area and we're sure that you will love it also.

If you're interested in getting a rate for a stay, it is a good idea to contact us after you get a rate from HomeAway or VRBO. Sometimes the rates they give you are not completely accurate (the software is figuring your dates and costs) and we also can often show you payments methods that will save you money.

Tom & Karen

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Tom and Karen Szewczyk live and work in Syracuse, New York. Tom was a portrait photographer for 35 years and a real estate investor. Karen is a Neo-Natal Nurse Practitioner and also is a real estate investor.

Tom or Karen purchased this condo in 2009

We spent a lot of time looking for an oceanfront home either in the Caribbean or in Central America. We visited a LOT of places and looke at a LOT of property. When we found this development and did some research on the developers and the project in general, we were very comfortable with the purchase. Now that some time has gone by we're more comfortable than ever that we bought just what we were looking for and we love this area, the people and this comfortable, homy resort.

We're far enough out to have all the privacy and slower pace we enjoy and yet close enough to everything we might need. Just 1 hour from Panama City, 4 Km from 4 different (large) grocery stores, 1 hour from the Panama Canal, 35 minutes from el Valle

FREE phone calls. There is a phone in the living room with an extention in the master bedroom. You can make and receive phone calls FREE from the USA and Canada. You will also have the use of a Panama cell phone for local calls. The resort of Playa Serena is a very friendly place to spend your days and evenings. We just love the views from the patio from early morning to late evening. The weather in this location is just so nice that we seldom close the patio doors and always eat outside and enjoy the mountain and ocean views from the 19th floor patio.

If you're interested in getting a rate for a stay, it is a good idea to contact us after you get a rate from HomeAway or VRBO. Sometimes the rates they give you are not completely accurate (the software is figuring your dates and costs) and we also can often show you payments methods that will save you money.

6 Reviews of Property 367936 in Gorgona, Panama

Beachfront condo w/ beautiful 19th floor ocean and mountain views sleep 2-6
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Beachfront condo w/ beautiful 19th floor ocean and mountain views sleep 2-6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367936
+1 3157508538
Gorgona Panama
bradenton fl
5

Exceptional Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We recently returned from 2 months in the unit (our second stay of 2 months in 2 years ) and we're booking a third year long term. Can't say enough good things about our experiences. The unit is safe, modern, clean and easy to book. The views on all three sides are breath taking and you want for nothing. Tom and Karen have thought of everything to provide their guests with all the comforts of home and ensure their stay is memorable, and they have succeded admirably. Not only is the unit equipped with everything you could ever want in a vacational rental they've added a cell phone for visitors use on the go in Panama plus a land line in the unit so you make calls to the US FREE. Who does things like this anymore?
It's also great when you're in a foreign country to be able to deal directly with property owners and know they're available any time should you need to get in touch with them. During our recent stay the coffee pot needed replacement. We called Carlo, the on-site manager and he contacted Tom who was on the phone to us immediately. Within an hour we had a new coffee pot. Again, who does things like this anymore?

This unit is exceptional and the owners are exceptional. They made sure our first visit to Panama would not be our last. We would highly recommend the unit to anyone. We simply wouldn't stay anywhere else. Thanks again Tom & Karen for being exceptional.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We really do work hard to be sure our guests are comfortable and their stay is memorable and of course that they want to come back. We make sure that everything that our guests should expect are included with their stay and we do this by being at the condo several times per year ourselves. Doing our best to keep the condo and it's contents updated pays off when someone takes a few minutes to write and say just how nice everything was and how much they enjoyed their stay. Thank you - Tom & Karen
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Beachfront condo w/ beautiful 19th floor ocean and mountain views sleep 2-6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367936
+1 3157508538
Gorgona Panama
4

Relaxing

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Nice condo. Nice staff and quite helpful. All amenities, including high speed wireless internet. Gorgeous views and comfortable breezes of the Pacific. Had the best sleep in months our first night. So much to do in the vicinity. Ziplining in El Valle was a highlight. Nearby town of Coronado has most anything you need. We went in the "rainy season" which meant it was sunny and summer-like but with perhaps 2 days of the week having a short shower. We booked this condo without any fuss or administrative burdens. Tom was a treasure trove of information and easy to deal with. He was always prompt to respond to e-mail queries. One week was not enough. This condo has us seriously considering buying one ourselves.
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Beachfront condo w/ beautiful 19th floor ocean and mountain views sleep 2-6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367936
+1 3157508538
Gorgona Panama
Montana
5

Perfect condo for all of our needs!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My husband and I spent a week in Panama and stayed this wonderful condo. The condo is absolutely perfect! All utilities you can ask for--washer/dryer, full kitchen, spacious living area, balconies, beautiful views, fitness area, security gate and steps away from the pool or beach. I had so many questions about Panama and Tom would always respond right away with so much helpful information. He made things so easy for us. We had a great time and hope to go back again!
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Beachfront condo w/ beautiful 19th floor ocean and mountain views sleep 2-6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367936
+1 3157508538
Gorgona Panama
Sarnia Ontario
5

Playa Serena - Gorgona, Panama - Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
We just returned from spending the month of February in Gorgona.
Tom and Karen have this 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo prepared with everything.
The kitchen is equipped with all you need and the space was great for the 4 of us. Wi-fi was easy and having access to free long distance in North America and a great Weber bbq.
The view from the balcony overlooking the ocean on one side and the mountains and fishing village was great. We met wonderful people on our morning walks -an incredible beach and only a 10 minute walk to the fishing village for a fresh catch of sea bass.
Just a few minutes to walk to the local sports bar, La Ruina - sit at the bar - and the bus stop is right across the street - 30 cents to the main road!
Cabs were easy - the guard would call for us or you can set up the cell phone Tom and Karen have available and for $3. we drove into Coronado with 3 supermarkets - Super 99, the The Rey and and the El Machetazo - best produce
We took a bus from the main road into the Albrook Mall in Panama City - $2.50.
FYI - when you return, book your ticket in the Mall for Santa Clara and get off at Gorgona - you will need to buy a 'superpass card'' for $1.50 as well, not just the bus tickets - girls - hand.made jewellery @ isle where Chevalier is located at end..
Try to break your money into $20 dollar bills - you have to produced your passport for anything $50 and over in the grocery store.
If you need help - Tom and Karen have a wonderful property manager, Carlo - he was there for us, when one of our companions forgot her insulin!
There is also a new clinic in Coronado - the Doctor speaks English - $20 to see him! They even have a very good dentist in Coronado close to Super 99.
Don't rent a car in Panama City - yikes - not a place you want to drive - construction!! Would suggest if you do, go to the De Cameron and rent one - 1/2 hr away - and drop it off before the day you leave and definitely get a cab to the airport -
Day trip - definitely El Vallee - cooler - great market and busy on a Sunday. Grab Oscar for a tour of the Old City and the Canal - he picked us up at the airport - great English and sense of humour and a wealth of info.
There are great restraunts and the local paper is now on-line for Coronado/area.
Take lots of sunscreen - it's hot but a cool place to stay!
hasta la próxima vez ... gracias Lynne, Bryan, Pat and Janet - Ontario, Canada
Owner's Response: Lynne, Bryan, Pat and Janet,

Thank you so much for your kind review. Karen and I are so happy that you enjoyed your stay so much. From your review, we've learned things that we didn't know about Panama and about the area. Thank you so much; hope to see you back again some time. Tom & Karen
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Beachfront condo w/ beautiful 19th floor ocean and mountain views sleep 2-6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367936
+1 3157508538
Gorgona Panama
5

Playa Serena Delight

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
We spent our last 7 days in Panama at the Playa Serena Resort Condo at Gorgona. After 3 weeks of sightseeing, we wanted a place to relax and time in the sun at the pool or beach. We were pleasantly surprised when we stepped into the condo. The kitchen was fully equipped and provided newer appliances, large and small. The washer & dryer came in quite handy for all of us. The living/dining areas were tastefully decorated and there were air conditioners and ceiling fans in each room. Cable and wireless internet were provided along with a number of DVD movies, magazines and books. Each bedroom had ample space for our cloths, luggage and Panamanian treasures (stuff). The building has gated access with a security guard at both entrances, and the building is well maintained. The pool and area were cleaned daily and we met many friendly neighbours. There were lots of lounge chairs, tables and chairs available for all tenants to use. Other than walks, we did not spend much time at the beach because of the heat, however the black sand glistens like diamonds when it’s undisturbed. This was my first private condo rental and the website description was totally accurate. Booking with the owner was easy and they provided additional information prior to arrival. We recommend the condo under this listing to anyone who’s looking for a comfortable, clean and safe place to stay in Panama.
Owner's Response: We really enjoy hearing from people who have stayed at the condo and when they enjoy Panama so much it makes us happy as well. We really like sharing the experience here both with the country of Panama and the wonderful people here. We do keep the condo updated and well appointed so that our guests are comfortable and they're experience is most enjoyable.

Tom & Karen
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Beachfront condo w/ beautiful 19th floor ocean and mountain views sleep 2-6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p367936
+1 3157508538
Gorgona Panama
5

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
We just got back from a week in Panama. The condo was great -- it was exceptionally clean and well-supplied with amenities like a washer/dryer, coffee maker, blender, cooking equipment and dishes etc. The beds were extremely comfortable. You can tell that the owners really love the place. It has all the best features of a hotel, but it feels like a home. The building itself is clean and well-maintained, and the security guards are very careful to check papers and keep the building safe. There is a large pool overlooking the beach, and an exercise room. Lots of English-speakers have bought condos in the building, and they are very friendly.
Panama itself was a happy surprise. The country is not at all like I imagined. It's actually quite mountainous, and 30% of the country is now national parks. The mountains are easily accessible -- maybe an hour or two away by car. Because the condo is on the beach, there are ocean breezes, so although the temperature was in the mid-to-high 80s while we were there, it didn't feel that hot. We had dinner every night on the balcony! I liked Panama so much that my husband and I are already talking about our next trip.
Helpful votes: 5/5