About the property
- Condo1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 2 to 6 - FREE phone calling to U.S./Canada
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 patio of this 19th floor condo 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 might 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 less than a 5 minute walk down the beach or a 5 minute drive. In Coronado you'll find a 24/7 walk-in medical center, 4 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, a rain forest and more in the way of Ecotourism.
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 king size bed and an en-suite bath and beautiful ocean/bay views. The 2nd bedroom has a queen 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 contact the manager and/or email or call me if you have any problems. There is a phone in the living room and an extension in the master bedroom where you can make and receive calls from the U.S. and Canada and they're FREE!!!
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.
Tom & Karen
Tom or Karen
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 18, 2018
About Tom or Karen
Tom and Karen Szewczyk live and work in Syracuse, New York. Tom was a portrait photographer for 35 years and is a real estate investor and consultant. Karen is a Neo-Natal Nurse Practitioner and also is a real estate investor.
Tom or Karen purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Tom or Karen chose Panamá Oeste
We spent a lot of time looking for an oceanfront home in the Caribbean and in Central America. We visited a LOT of places and looked 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 and about 60 seconds away from one of the most beautiful beaches in Panama, just outside our front gate.
What makes this Condo unique
FREE phone calls. There is a phone in the living room. 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.
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My wife and I loved our staff in Panama.
This was our first time in Panama and we loved Tom and Karen's place. The condo was very well equipped and the location was perfect. We were far enough from Panama City but yet close to many attractions. What we liked most was the quietness of Playa Serena. Tom and Karen are great to rent from . They give you lots of ideas what to do and where to go. We thank them much.
We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the condo and in Panama. We try very hard to keep the condo in very nice condition so that our guests will have as good a time staying there as we do each time we come to Panama. Thank you and please do come back to visit soon. Tom and Karen
Amazing adventure in Panama
My family and arrived in Panama 9/16/17 and it was wonderful from the start to the very last day. Owners Tom and Karen Szewczyk were remarkable on how much information they gave us. From Coronado Car rental to all the wonderful places to grab a meal. I would have to say
La Ruina was my daughters favorite she just loved the food and how interesting the owner Frank
was with all his stories. Our condo at Playa Serena was comfortable and from the balcony the view was amazing. We enjoyed several
Adult beverages by our pool and next door at the Bahia Tiki bar. One of our big adventures for a day was a visit
To El Valle Mountain tours for an breath taking ATV journey to the beautiful Jungle Mountain waterfalls.
I would highly recommend anyone interested in visiting Panama to use Tom and Karen as your host they are wonderful people with all the amenities and information you will need to enjoy a trip to Panama.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We work very hard to be sure that everything goes well for our guests. It is very gratifying when someone takes a few minutes to write about a lot of the things they did and how nice their trip was overall. Tom and Karen
Awesome Condo in Playa Serna, Coronado Panama
From the minute we arrived at Tom and Karen's condo, we loved it. Situated on the 19th floor with a deck that gave us lots of shade and cool breezes this condo was all you need. The condo was fully appointed with ample furniture, good TV and Netflix, free phone calls to Canada, great kitchen dishes, utensils, and cooking pots and pans. The fridge made ice and was good size. We didn't need to bring a thing. Even spices were well stocked. There are 3 good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Good showers. We loved the buildings common area and especially enjoyed sitting on the beach watching the sun set each day. This was the perfect getaway and we would recommend staying at Tom and Karen's condo to anyone. This condo gets a '2 Thumbs Up'! It was the perfect home away from home. Thanks for allowing us to rent your condo Tom/Karen.
"GRATE" That is all I need to say.
Bryan, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We work hard to be sure that our condo has all of the comforts of home and it's nice to hear from guests when they've enjoyed themselves so much. We're glad that we had enough room to extend you stay for another week before someone else checked in. Tom & Karen
Slice of Paradise
To start off I would give this Condo Rental a five star rating.
My wife and I stayed at this condo in Neuva Gorgona, which is located right on the beach for the month of Feb 2016.
The Condo location and surrounding area were as wonderful and beautiful as it gets in Panama.
The beach was soft white and black sand with very few rocks or seashells to bother your feet as you walked the long stretch of beach in either direction with your feet in or out of the ocean.
Waking up in the morning to have coffee on the large balcony to hear the ocean waves crashing onto the shore and feeling the warm breezes wafting through the air with the smell of the ocean made it feel serene and calm every day. This was one of my greatest pleasures in the early morning hours.The view from the balcony was breath taking.
The condo was equipped with everything you need to eat in if you so desired, but the restaurants in the area and in Coronado, a 15 minute car or cab ride away, were spectacular.
The three bedrooms were all equiped with queen beds with very comfortable foam matresses, the linens and towels provided were also very nice.
The TV's were newer flat screen models and had HDMI access.
The local supermarkets were full of name brand products and reasonably priced but the best buy for local fruits and vegetables were the road side stands.
The staff at Playa Serena was all very friendly, and although most did not speak English very well they would always wave and say ola with a smile.
Our month stay there seemed way too short as we were just getting used to the place when we had to pack up and come home to Windsor Ontario Canada.
I would go back without hesitation, if it is available.
Tim & Cathie
We had a wonderful week in Panama and at the Condo with our 4 kids ages 13-21. The place was meticulously clean, comfortable and welcoming. Everything I could think of was there - boogie boards, blow dryer, scotch tape, baggies, and wraps, all cooking supplies, and much much more. Tons of towels, pillows, etc. Views were gorgeous from all sides. We walked out the back door of the building each afternoon to the pool and then down some steps to the beautiful beach where we watched the sunset each night. New Year's Eve - and beyond- fireworks were amazing. Security on both sides of the building was 24 hrs - I never ever felt unsafe. We spent most of each day touring within an hour of the condo - and had fun filled days, ziplining, boating to monkey island, snorkling, hiking in rainforests, near waterfalls, seeing the Canal museum, exploring downtown Panama City and more.
Great vacation and family time!
This 3 bedroom 2 bath condo located on beautiful Gorgona Beach is part of Playa Serena Resort, a gated beachfront community. From the balcony of this 19th floor home you have a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean and a spectacular mountain view as well. Our condo is new and includes all appliances; stove, frig., washer/dryer, microwave, coffee maker, blender, all the cooking utensils you might need, A/C & flat screen TVs in living room and all bedrooms, WiFi, pool, equipped exercise room, sleeps 2 to 6. There is a gas BBQ grill on our patio for your use and extra gas canasters are kept near the grill also. Coronado is just 3 km away with Hospital, Catholic Church, Synagogue, Banks and 24-hour Super Market with Pharmacy. 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. Gorgona Beach is located about an hour's drive from Panama City. Playa Gorgona is in the arco seco (dry arc) of Panama and so the weather is drier and sunnier than most areas of Panama. Panama uses the US Dollar.