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Luxury Condo, Ocean View, Ave Balboa, Bella Vista, Cinta Costera, Pool, Gym

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen), 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 4. Futon in Maids Room for 1.

2 BLOCKS from NEW METRO SUBWAY STATION - Santo Tomas. Our condo is decorated with a Modern Flair and equipped with both Light Filtering Blinds and Blackout Blinds in all rooms. The Master Bedroom has a King Bed, a wall mounted 26' LCD TV with an adjustable arm for multi-directional positioning and a Programmable Safe for valuables. The 2nd Bedroom has a Queen Bed. Both bedrooms have Halogen Lighting with Dimmer Switches, remote controlled A/C and Egyptian Cotton Sheets for extra comfort. The living area has a wall mounted 32' LCD TV with DVD player, Stereo, Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Ceiling Fan, remote controlled A/C and a Futon that converts into a Full Bed. The kitchen is fully equipped. Gas Stove Top has 6 Burners, Griddle Attachment and the oven rotisserie. We have Stainless Steel Cookware and utensils, cutlery, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, blender. The social area has a Standard Pool and a separate Wading Pool for children, plus Picnic Tables and a Gym. 24/7 Security Guard, gated garage with one assigned space.

Restaurants:

Bella Vista Area:

La Posta

The Market

Greenhouse Lounge Cafe

Rincon Aleman

Other Restaurants in the Panama City:

Athens:

Sushi Itto:

Párus: Located in San Francisco just off of Calle 50 on 67th Street

El Trapiche: Via Argentina y Ave 2a B Norte, Panama City, Panama

Sake: Edificio Torres de Las Américas, Planta Baja, Punta Pacífica

Beirut: Calle 52, across from the Marriott

Tourism Websites in Panama: Visit Panama:

The Authority of Tourism Panama:

ATLAPA Convention Center:

Tocumen International Airport Panama:

The Panama Canal Commission:

The Panama Canal Railway:

Hipodromo Presidente Remón:

The Panama Jazz Festival:

Mi Pollera Festival:

Panama Viejo:

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center:

Scuba Panama:

Gamboa Tours:

Panama Breezes Tour:

Free Zone in Colon:

More Details

Owner
Molly
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Molly

Alberto and Molly Sasso, are the owners of this property. Alberto was born in Panama. Molly was born in the United States. We met at the University of Maryland. As fate would have it, we moved to Panama and lived in Panama for several years together. We got married in Panama City but, eventually we found ourselves back in Maryland. We now have 2 children, they are 10 and 13. We love Panama! The warm climate, the beaches, the fresh tropical fruits, the fresh seafood, the beautiful flora. Panama is a wonderful place. The picture was taken on a boat in the Panama Canal during a transit cruise.

Molly purchased this condo in 2008

Why Molly chose Panama City

The majority of Alberto's family lives in Panama, so we visit often. We wanted a place where our family of 4 could stay for several weeks at a time and be comfortable and relaxed. We wanted to be in the heart of the city close to the entertainment and nightlife, but in a well secure location. We also wanted something we could actually live comfortably in if we decide to relocate back to Panama in the future, either as a family or as a retired couple. Welcome to our home away from home in Panama City, Panama.

What makes this condo unique

We are 2 blocks from the NEW METRO SUBWAY STATION, Santo Tomas which opened April 5, 2014. We are centrally located with easy access to both the North and South Corridors. So when visiting family who don't live in the heart of the city, we can get there and back quickly. Being in the heart of the city, means a short, cheap, taxi ride to the activities we enjoy. We do live in the United States and we know the standards that most people enjoy. So we took the time and expense to provide those extras that you may not find at other rentals, like Egyptian Cotton Sheets and Towels, Stainless Steel Cookware, Refrigerator with Filter Water and Ice Maker, Coffee Maker with a grinder, a Scale to Weigh your Luggage. Our administrators are actually Alberto's family members. So if you have an issue it's addressed immediately. They take pride in meeting the standards of our renters. For an additional fee they will provide taxi service to and from the airport in their SUV. The maid has been working for the family for many years and is excellent and well trusted. So if you are staying more than 7 days, her once a week service is included. For an additional fee she can come twice a week. Our 24 hour security guards. They don't work directly for us, but they have truly been a great gift. I get many compliments about them and how helpful they are with taxis and general information. I have a personal Google Map of Panama. Including restaurants, shops, tourist interests, beaches, bookstores, casinos and if you ask about a location and it's not on the map, I will do my best find it and add it on the map. Hence my map continues to grow.

Amenities

Calidonia Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1055 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Maids Quarters Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Please advise if planning to utilize, so room is left open.
  • The condo comfortably sleeps 4. However we do have a futon in the maids quarters if you have an additional 5th person.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have a Concierge in the building. The word in Spanish is used to describe the handyman/helper. If you ask for the concierge Mon-Sat 9-5, he will help carry luggage, carry groceries, carry shopping bags. Please tip him accordingly. Our building has a Shopping Cart located on all the Parking Lobby Floors, you can use these to take your groceries or packages to the condo. Please return it to the lobby when you are finished. We also have suggestions for Chauffeurs that can be Hired during your stay.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Luxury Condo, Ocean View, Ave Balboa, Bella Vista, Cinta Costera, Pool, Gym
average rating of 4.869565 based on 46 reviews
Washington D.C.
5

Had a FANTASTIC time

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a few of my friends for a short getaway in February. This place is great! The condo is exactly like the pictures. Molly is sweet and helpful! Everything we needed was there, including pots and pans, cell phone, even computer and wifi. I have rented a lot of vacation condos over the years and this was one of my favorite experiences. We had the pool mostly to ourselves (you can see the pool from the living room windows) the whole time.

Note: it can be slightly difficult to get a taxi on Avenida Balboa on weekend nights. Just be patient and one will eventually come. Who needs to rush when you are in Panama??? Also, we almost locked ourselves out of the place one night. Read Molly's instructions on this point carefully! Everything else was a piece of cake.

You can walk to Calle Uruguay from here easy. Not too far from Casco Viejo and El Cangrejo, either. No cab ride in the city was over a few dollars.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We make every effort to provide you with information about Panama and our location so you can make the most of your stay in Panama. We are happy to hear that are efforts are appreciated. There are Radio Taxis available in Panama if you don't want to hail one. You can wait in the condo or in the comfortable lobby. Once the taxi arrives the Security Guard will ring you at the condo. It's "not" possible to lock yourself out of the condo, but it is possible for someone who is inside the condo to lock the rest of the party out. How? We have a deadbolt lock on the door on the inside that is not accessible via key from the outside. So if a member of your party stays back at the condo, they should not lock the one particular deadbolt that is not accessible via key. Otherwise if the member of the party staying back falls asleep and can't hear the doorbell you will be locked out of the unit they unlock the deadbolt from the inside.
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4

Well appointed and most comfortable! Appreciate attention to detail making our stay feel like home.

  • 4 of 5

Great location affords easy access to venues and points of interest. Transportation available by bus, train or taxi within a two block walk.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bella Vista Condo

  • 3 of 5

Our stay at this location was nice however, because we didn't have a garage door opener one of the security guards was annoyed when he had to open the garage to let me in or out. It would have been nice if the Condo manager would have stop by or call to welcome us but attention to details is not one of Panama's strong suits. Outside of that our stay was comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Molly's Condo very Good

  • 4 of 5

Condo is very well located a block from the water, good view, and in the heart of the city. 2 Variety stores located at street level in the building. A good restaurant across the street and several more in the immediate area. Metro station 2 blocks away. The restaurant area is only about 1 mile away - a cheap cab ride. Many restaurants and night clubs close together. Concierge very helpful. Building maintenance people always handy. Molly's assistant George, only a phone call away. Condo well equipped. TV Wi-Fi, etc. I would recommend this Condo to friends visiting Panama City. Ed

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and place!

  • 5 of 5

Was exactly as described. Felt very safe there. Other residents friendly. One took us to roof top for the views. Pizza place across street had good food. Little store in bldg was well stocked with drinks and snacks. View from living area fantastic. Everything worked fine in the place. Beds were comfortable and had nice towels. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

It was very nice to be able to stay almost right on Avenida Balboa. This location is superb specially for business people bringing their families with them while they have to work. My family had a few restaurants to choose from within a block. They had two convenient stores / mini markets at the base of the building. 24 hour security was also very comforting, not that it was needed. If you have children, the pool is just one level below, and you can watch the children from the apartment above. Too many other conveniences to mention. Molly was very attentive at all times.

Highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Casco Viejo
Panama Canal
The Fish Market
National Theater
El Trapiche
Niko's Cafe
Parque Natural Metropolitano de Panamá
La Posta
Iglesia de San José
Cerro Ancon
Iglesia del Carmen
Calle Uruguay
Puente de las Americas
Cafe Boulevard Balboa
Panama Canal Museum
Teatro Nacional
Segundo Muelle
Darien National Park
Cinta Costera
Omar Torrijos Park
BioMuseo
Amador Causeway
Albrook Mall
Mercado de los Mariscos
Multicentro Mall
Relic Bar
Hard Rock Cafe Panama
Cafe Duran
Panama Jazz Festival
Casa de la Frutas
New York Bagels Café
Summit Municipal Park
Riba-Smith
Lenos & Carbon
Multiplaza Pacific Mall
Metromall Panamá
Centro Comercial Los Pueblos
La Tasca de Duran
La Tasca de Duran
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tocumen International Airport
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Isla Taboga Beach, 45 minute Ferry Ride
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Corridor Norte and Corridor Sur, both Toll roads
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Playa Kobbe (Playa Bonita)
Car: not necessary

Ocean view condo located in Bella Vista, 39th & Ave Chile. Two blocks from the Metro station. One block from Ocean and Ave Balboa across from the Marina and the new Cinta Costera. Take a stroll from our condo down the new Costal Belt Park along the ocean front or play tennis, basketball, or take the kids to the playground. We are also within walking distance of the vibrate night life of Calle Uraguay. Walking distance to Children's Hospital and the National Hospital. The building has a 24/7 Security Guard at the main entrance, gated parking garage, and one assigned parking space.

Other Activities: Panama Canal Mira Flores Lock, Panama Canal Railway, Gambling Casinos, Hipódromo Presidente Remón RaceTrack, Shopping

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Rates & Availability

Calidonia Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Easter Rates 2017
Apr 5 2017 - Apr 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
 
Last Minute Deal April 2017
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Discount for May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$125
$750
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017/ New Year 2018
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 9 2018
6 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$900
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Seniors Discount:10% off advertised Rental Fee for ages 60+ with proof of age.
2 nights for $200 per night for a rental fee of $400.
3- 5 nights for $175 per night for rental fee of $525,$700,$875.
6 nights for $150 per night for a rental fee of $900.
7th night Free for a rental fee of $900.
Absolutely No Discounts on the 2 night rate.
Additional Cleaning Fee for more than 2 guests is charged.

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