It has been just shy of two weeks since we left Casas Blancas and I really want to go back tomorrow. The house had everything a family needs but the outdoor spaces are what really made the stay special. That pool with he swim up bar (the kids will get a kick out of being your bartender), the large palapa with a dining table, seating area and the 4-5 hammocks will call your name. The palapa also has a wet bar with electricity and a fridge. Poolside pina coladas anyone? Yes, please! You feel like you have your own little private slice of paradise because you do. We ventured out to the beach one day but decided the property was just so wonderful that we stayed there to soak up the sun on the second and third days. When you return from the beach, you can shower under one of the 3 outdoor showers so not to track the sand into the house.
There are two rental houses on the property so you are sharing the outdoor spaces. We loved becoming acquainted with the other family.
The house has a fully functional kitchen. No dishwasher but we had plenty of hands to lighten the work. There is a washer and dryer but being that they are on bottled gas, use the clothes line! The sun and wind are free. As described in the renters' packet, the power did go out for about 1 1/2 hours one morning. This is not a Casas Blancas thing but a Panama thing. Just roll with it - hammocks require no electricity. A full-sized fridge, 6-burner gas stove and several charcoal grills on the property for meals to be eaten al fresco under the palapa.
We did not really seek out places to go to dinner or nightlife of any kind. There are plenty of places to go out to eat but I don't think there is much night life in the area. Not much of a need for resort wear or even a hair dryer. Plan on living in your swimsuit, shorts, flip flops, a hat and sunglasses. The Wi-Fi works but is slower than what we have at home. You'll have connection but probably not be streaming any movies. This was not an issue for us but people with little kids may want to know.
We had to book on short notice so the regular caretakers were out of the country. We still had prompt email communication with them even though they were on their own vacation. The caretaker on site was a really terrific teenage kid named Alejandro. He has limited English and we have limited Spanish but he was very intuitive and brought us things we needed with out us even asking.
Go! Relax! Enjoy!