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Beach Front, Sun, Fun & Surf Getaway

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps upto 14)

Very comfortable 4 bedroom beach front home one hour from Panama City. Home is just 5 Min. away from Coronado that has supermarkets, fast food, shopping, restaurants and more. Small lounging pool (6X6) overlooking the ocean and palm trees off main deck will want to make you stay for ever.

Home was custom built by the owners in 2006 to have a easy commute to a near by surf beach, but still close to the city


james dertien
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2016

About james dertien

Our Palmar house is an extended family home. A number of family members use the house on a regular basis but it is rented out, when not in use.

james dertien purchased this house in 2006

Why james dertien chose Panama

Nice and close to the beach and surf, but also just like to relax in a quiet atmosphere.


Panamá Oeste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , +bunk beds/singleand full
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , +bunk beds/single and full
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunkbeds
  • master bedroom has a king, upstairs bedroom has two bunkbeds, one is a double/single combo and the other is a single/single. the two downstairs rooms have a double bed in each and a double/single combo bunkbed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Panama Canal is one hour away along with Canal Museums. House comes with two kayaks and a surfboard.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Beach Front, Sun, Fun & Surf Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Traverse City, Michigan

Pura Vida Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Three days and nights of PURE BLISS at this gorgeous, clean, spacious home. We were three couples staying very comfortably at this spacious plot of paradise found. All the amenities of home were available to us. Nights and days can be spent listening to the crashing of waves or walking the endless miles beach. We felt safe, happy and so very relaxed here. For the adventurer there is surfing, kayaking and SUP to enjoy. We saw so many beautiful birds, a friendly Iguana visited daily. The owners of this lovely Playa PalMar are FANTASTIC, meeting all expectations and needs as you book your perfect PANAMA get away. Come, Come to Playa El PalMar. It will be what your memories can be made of. Thanks so much for the beautiful days Jim and Karen.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And here I have been trying to catch that iguana to make stew! Thanks. J and K
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Midland, TX

Relaxing, wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our two young boys (ages 4 and 6) and both of our mothers stayed in this home for nearly a week. What a great property and owner! Jim made himself available to us whenever we needed...even for the most mundane of questions. He left a local cell phone for us to always be able to contact him. Carlos, the groundskeeper, slipped in and out of the yard from day to day, completely unobtrusively keeping everything running smoothly. The yard is covered in gorgeous flowers. My four-year old son picked flowers every morning to put on the table. There was never one thing we needed in the kitchen that we could not find and I loved cooking while feeling and hearing the ocean breezes. The bedrooms were all very comfortable for sleeping in the cool air conditioning. The beach here is beautiful with a drastic difference between high and low tides. Low tide gave us the perfect opportunity to search for shells on the beach and explore the tidal pools. Jim has a wealth of knowledge about Panama. He was always glad to recommend an outing and answer questions. Would stay here again in a heartbeat when we make it back to Panama!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house in a great spot.

  • 5 of 5

We spent spring break (March '15) in Panama and this house and it's owners helped make it one of our best family adventures yet. We spent the first week at Playa El Palmar and it was the perfect way to start the vacation. Our time at the house was very relaxed and chill. The house had everything you could possibly need for the perfect stress free week at the beach. Jim is truly awesome and has really made this a special place to be. Stay here if you have the opportunity...for real.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, Fun, Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

Just got home from a 9 night stay in this great house! Jim the owner couldn't have helped us or offered to help us more than he did. Left a local phone for us to use. Carlos the caretaker came by almost everyday to clean the pool, yard and check to see if we needed anything. Carlos would arrange for fresh fish, lobster or shrimp to be delivered right to the house. Plenty of toys to play with. Multiple surf boards, 2 kayaks, 4 hammocks, plenty of chairs and a very safe neighborhood. Each room was clean and has it's own air conditioner. Plenty of beach and bath towels. 2 refrigerators, plenty of bottled water and very few bugs! Within a 15 minute drive you had 2 well appointed grocery stores, gas stations, banks with ATM's, high-end wine store and a hardware store. 2 surf schools a block away. I can't wait to go back and stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winnipeg, Canada

The best!!

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect, right on the beach. Excellent waves for surfing and playing. The house is extremely well equipped with kitchen gadgets, indoor and outdoor games. Jim is an absolute beauty. He is available for anything you need and so helpful. We would all recommend this house rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We are just finishing up our stay at Jim's house in El Palmar. It has been a week filled with fun and adventurous activities for our kids of all ages.

The house is directly on the beach - step down the ladder and you're hunting for seashells and relaxing in shallow ponds at low tide. Walk 100 yards down the beach and you can boogie board, body surf or take surf lessons. This is perfect destination for people who want to play in the water as it's right outside your door and there are more toys than anyone would ever need available for you to use.

Jim has been the perfect host, answering any questions we had and even setting up outings for us and having fishermen deliver their fresh catch to the house for us. He has thought of everything to make our stay easy - he leaves local cell phones on the counter when guests arrive for their use during their stay and he is always a phone call away if you need him.

We will definitely be back to spend more time at El Palmar. Thank you Jim for creating the perfect family vacation for us!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
4 Metres
Vista Mar
Nearest Restaurant
200 Miles
Bay View
Car: recommended

Panama Canal is one hour away along with Canal Museums. House comes with two kayaks and two surfboards.


Rates & Availability

Panamá Oeste House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

three night min., $300 extra for holidays, rate quoted is for 4 adults and 4 children,

Payment due on arrival, no credit cards

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