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Choice Playa Barqueta Beachfront Condo - Private End Unit

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Discover Panama’s best kept secret in your private corner condo! Listen to nearby Pacific Ocean waves as you drift off to sleep. Watch the sun rise as you comb the beach for sea seeds and sand dollars.

Go in search of howler monkeys, caimans, wood storks and iguanas. Discover fresh Olive Ridley turtle tracks in front of your condo and watch newly hatched turtles being released next door at Marsiel’s restaurant. Relax on your covered front porch as you search the horizon for whales, dolphins and stingrays. Feel the “breezes of the ocean”….Las Brisas del Mar.

We invite you to enjoy this spacious, new, first floor, private end-unit oceanfront home away-from-home. The Las Brisas del Mar beachfront condominium complex is adjacent to the Las Olas Resort and sits directly on the Pacific Ocean at Playa la Barqueta in the Republic of Panama. You can view some of the most breathtaking sunsets in the world, right from the covered patio or from the Master Suite!

Enjoy swimming in the large, multi-level pool after a dip in the ocean, a long beach walk (the beach is 8 miles long in either direction and much of it is part of a sea turtle reserve!) or a breezy beach bicycle ride. The nearby mangrove lagoon system provides excellent birding opportunities and endless kayaking.

Kayak and bicycles excursions are available. We are avid cyclists and kayakers and can help with planning activities during your stay.

The Master Suite is Ocean-side! This suite features a luxurious King-sized Bed, private bathroom with shower, walk-in closet and double vanity. It has a private entrance to the outside patio where you can enjoy your outside activities in the comfort of new wicker patio furniture and comfortable cushions. .

The 2 Junior Suites are Volcano-side and feature plush Queen-sized beds, closet, nightstands, lamps and ceiling fans. The full bath is shared between the 2 Junior Suites.

The 'state of the art' kitchen is a gourmet’s delight. Service for 8, stainless cookware, coffee maker, blender, juicer, and toaster oven are supplied. If you don’t feel like cooking, take advantage of three different beach restaurants that serve everything from fresh-caught fish and local yucca to passion fruit sorbets. The Dining Room in Las Brisas del Mar #704 presents a perfect view of the Pacific Ocean surf while you dine at a table for six.

The Living Room has a comfortable couch and loveseat, 40' Sony LCD Digital TV with a collection of over 110 DVDs for your enjoyment. Access your e-mail and surf the web on the hardwired or wireless internet. Both guest rooms have desks to use while using your laptop. Enjoy the complimentary Canon copier to help plan trips and conduct business as needed.

We are sure you will enjoy this unit as much as we do!

Nina Tartakoff

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017

Why The Owner chose Panama

We used to vacation in Troncones, Mexico which was very similar to Playa La Barqueta. When we arrived here late in 2008 we discovered the bottom corner unit available for sale and made the decision to buy it. We absolutely love it and relish the privacy. We installed a swinging gate on our patio which allows us to enter the condo from the sidewalk AND its only a 30 second walk to the restaurant next door. We have extensively explored the area by bicycle and have kayaked the refuge lagoon system and have placed maps on our website of some nearby kayak and bike rides to take. We hope others discover this wonderful paradise and can get out and explore the Barqueta Refuge next door.

What makes this condo unique

We are avid cyclists and kayakers. After spending 2 months here we have barely touched upon all the possible kayak and bicycle opportunities. Richard has been actively recording all his GPS tracklogs while cycling and kayaking and can provide GPS coordinates to many landmarks. We enjoy a late afternoon ride to the La Siesta for a cool drink and to dance or continue a few miles further to the Tablado for a fruit smoothie. The people here are the friendliest we have ever met and we feel totally safe wherever we travel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Nina:We had a great time at your condo. Lynda, Jen, Jon and Brook lived in the pool for most of the time.You have done a great job on making your place at Las Olas very "friendly" for anyone staying there. Well thought out and nice touches on every turn. Good instructions, most small amenities - come with food and bathing suits and not much else to worry about.Absolutely - we will be back for another 'fix' soon. KenBoquete, Panama
Apr 2010
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Palo Grande Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Choice Playa Barqueta Beachfront Condo - Private End Unit
average rating of 4.785714 based on 20 reviews
Calgary, Alberta

Great beach getaway

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 5 who recently stayed in Nina's condo and were completely happy with our stay! It's a great unit with 3 bedrooms and plenty of common space. We loved the deck that looks right onto the beach and that you're only steps from the pool. It's crazy hot there so the air conditioning was essential and it worked perfectly. The grounds are neat and tidy, you feel safe and the beach is stunning! It's not a swimming beach but it's breathtaking!

I would give this 5 stars if the road getting to the area was better and it had a convenience store on or near the property with some basic staples like milk, eggs, bread... As well because the road is so bad coming into it, they encourage you to be back before dark. So not entirely ideal if you're wanting to explore other areas. It's a gorgeous spot but it's isolated. So as long as you get groceries before you arrive and are ok with being home before dark, you'll love it!

As well, Nina was great to deal with. Responding fast when emailed, and same with her friend who manages on site. Very helpful and informative.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and I am glad you enjoyed the condo and beautiful beach. We hear that road upgrades are planned for the area! There are basic staples in the mom and pop store a few miles away but you are right that the closest grocery store is about 12 miles from the beach. Maybe we'll see you another time in our little remote area of Panama.
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Exactly as Advertised, Exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The location was fabulous, right on the ocean and near but not directly in front of the olympic-sized pool so it was not too noisy. We were only steps to the soft sand beach and could hear the waves all through the day on that porch and all night while we slept. The condo was larger than the pictures show and we had plenty of space for our family of four to spread out. The master and all the other rooms were tastefully decorated and we could see the pride of ownership show throughout. Our host was extremely thoughtful and the instructions and helpful hints made for a great Christmas/New Year’s stay. Fireworks right on the beach! The location was secluded so that there were not mobs of other people, but there were enough other guests around which made you feel safe. The owner's local manager took care of all our needs perfectly. Las Brisas del Mar was definitely a great place to unwind and reconnect.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We do take great pride in our condo and the area. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are coming back!
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San Diego, California, USA

Wonderfully appointed condo, very homey all the extras for the adventurer!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Playa Barqueta in this condo. It is very comfortable and modern and tastefully decorated. Great air conditioning, modern appliances, comfortable beds, quick access to the beach and the pool, we couldn't have asked for more. We really appreciated having the bikes and kayaks available and took full advantage. There is also an excellent restaurant next door. This area of Panama is great for biking, kayaking and birding and close to the highlands of Cerro Punta and Volcan Baru. We are already planning our next trip to Panama and will definitely stay here again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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could not have asked for more.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent condo completely equipped with all one would need to truly feel at home. The condo was a fantastic place to stay. Comfortable with every thing you need to kick back and enjoy the pool ocean and surrounding area. Would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay at Playa La Barqueta

  • 4 of 5

I spent a week with family in Playa La Barqueta and Nina's condo is the perfect place to stay. One may expect in a rental that the furnishings will be sub-par but in this condo, that is NOT the case. Each room is wonderfully furnished and uniquely decorated. This condo makes you feel at home. The kitchen has everything you'd want minus the actual food which can be bought at a local grocery store in David and the dishwasher and w/d were very nice to have. We had family staying elsewhere in Playa La Barqueta and they had several problems with their villa (incessant bugs INSIDE the villa; an inoperable washer/dryer; A/C not being efficient enough) but we had none of these problems at the condo. The condo is perfectly situated on the ground floor which is helpful when bringing in luggage and other items, and it is nice with the ocean breezes. Seriously, after playing tennis and also hanging out on the balcony, there must a 10 degree difference which is really refreshing. We visited in late May 2015 which is rainy season, and as we noticed, also a very quiet time of year. We basically had the common areas to ourselves, although be forewarned if you want to play tennis or have access to the sauna (even if there is literally nobody else around), the staff at Las Olas will initially say you must pay a fee (they told us $15/day), but once you provide the owners name they will grant you "access" via a wristband.

There is a lot to do in this area, even during quieter seasons such as late May. We walked on the beach, played tennis, swam in the pool and then spent most of our time elsewhere in and around Boquete. We hiked the highest peak in Panama (Volcan Baru), went ziplining at the Boquete Tree Trek, and did a coffee tour at Cafe Ruiz (with Carlos, an amazing tour guide). Overall, we just wish our stay in the area had been longer, but with that being said, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nina's condo or Playa La Barqueta for a nice, quiet, relaxing vacation literally ON the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bradenton, FL

Nice condo at the beach

  • 4 of 5

The condo was nice, clean and well cared for. The owner clearly cares about providing her guests with a nice, comfortable stay. The furniture is nice, the beds are nice, the fridge is large, there is a patio, there is clean drinking water, it is on the first floor so you don't have to take luggage up to the 3rd floor and the directions from David are extremely detailed (down to the nearest 1/100th KM!). My biggest hesitation before going there was that the picture of the pool was not a good picture and I was worried that it might be terrible. The pool was very nice. It was large and had a large portion that was about 1 foot deep and there were plenty of chairs and lounge chairs. I cannot give the condo 5 stars because Playa Barqueta didn't totally fit MY definition of paradise but it might fit YOUR definition of paradise. It was quite hot so we limited our midday activities. The beach is wide (150 feet at low tide?), endless, deserted and flat (easy for walking). The downside is that everyone tells you, "Don't get drowned by the undertow." I'm not sure what percentage of people die but when you listen to haters it makes it sound like 100%. The beach is so flat you'd think you could play around and have some fun in the water but we decided to not have our 9 year old out there taking his chances. So, if your definition of paradise includes playing freely in the ocean this location does not fit your definition. However, if you are looking for a remote beach and a nice place to stay this just might be paradise for you. Two traveling tips: The directions start from the "Rey" grocerty store in David. Do your grocery shopping for the entire trip right there. If you forget anything you're looking at a 30 minute drive back to town. There is a tiny grocery about 5 minutes from Playa Barqueta but if you need a weeks worth of groceries you want to load up at Rey. Make a list in advance. Condos don't always have oil, butter, spices, etc... so try to think of everything. Tip 2: The condo owner (Nina) arranged a fishing trip and jungle adventure for us w/ a local guy (Alexander). The fishing didn't work out but we saw 3 families of (poop throwing) howler monkeys. That was awesome and although the monkeys hit me w/ some branches they missed us with the poop. We'll never forget that!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments. I will find a different pool photo to better show off the large pool. The pool is wonderful because you are correct that you have to use caution when going in the ocean at certain tides and conditions, especially with children. We love the remoteness and solitude of Playa La Barqueta, but some people want a bit more "action" during vacations. I am glad you were able to enjoy the lagoon and monkey tour and not get hit by unwanted flying objects!
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Rates & Availability

Palo Grande Condo Rental Rates

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High Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Carnival/Fair season
Feb 23 2018 - Mar 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59

We have a 45 night minimum for rentals. Please contact owner for rates, availability and payment options.

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The owners are avid cyclists and kayakers and can help with planning activities during your stay. Horse back riding is available.


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