|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Exquisite grounds located on a private road NOT part of a development or multi-home estate. Privacy is important to us. A traditional house entirely remodeled, new roof, new tiles, new floors, new walls, bathrooms and efficient air conditioning for bedrooms--situated in a lovely tropical garden and lawn with palm trees and a giant panama tree, about 170 by 250 feet in surface-area, with many tropical birds, and an occasional iguana strolling across the lawn. All the rooms with great window-doors views and the kitchen as well look out onto the ocean; the rooms are connected by way of the covered terrace which wraps around the entire house, no interior corridors; the beach in front of us -almost a mile!--is empty much of the time, ie almost private, and accessible through our beach-gate just 10 steps down.. An exceptional feature of the property is the twice-weekly maintenance and cleaning we provide for you by a highly trustworthy couple. Extra cleaning beyond the two days provided can be arranged at renter's expense.
We have installed a deep well so that house and garden are supplied with fresh water and not dependent on town supply pipes -- important since droughts are not unknown in Panama. All appliances are only a couple of years old. Wireless internet is excellent (the maximum available in Panama), although with electrical outages in Panama there are occasional interruptions. Please note that the land-line telephone only calls out to local numbers; you need a four-band cell phone otherwise, and your provider must allow roaming. Chips for cell phones are for sale everywhere for $10, only 'Moviestar' is no good!
Any correspondence regarding rental must take place through our listed email address for your own security!
Keywords: Remodeled Beach House, secluded property, private and quiet, tropical garden, 100 foot balcony on relatively rock-free beach, 2 km of silky-sand beach, surfing waves in season, maintenance, cleaning and gardening by trusted couple.
I am a writer/artist, from New York. My wife and I come here just 3-4 months a year, take excellent care of the property year-round. Every season we are here my wife plants more flowers and shrubs and with the help of our professional gardener it has become an exquisite place to stay.
Marie Helene purchased this house in 2007
Peace, swimming in wonderfully warm (but not too warm!) water, perfect (dry! almost mosquito-free!) weather, none of the storms and hurricanes you get in other parts of Central America, or the very strong winds other places in San Carlos and Coronado have at times because the house is located in a cove protected by cliffs on each side. Unbelievable view (you have to see it to believe it! the entire ocean and cliffs on each side), a friendly people and very safe area.
We buy fish at a fishermen's beach--when the fishermen come up from their boats with the baskets of fish, buying directly from the fishermen-- five minutes drive from our home, a local brings us shrimp; we have mango trees on the property. We have peace and pure pure air.
My wife and I loved this tropical garden right on a kilometre of Pacific beach- five steps down to the beach! But most surprising and unusual in a rental property, a middle-aged very reliable and competent Panamanian couple came to the property twice a week to maintain the property, do cleaning of the house, remove the garbage etc. A real plus!
thanks to our charming hosts!
We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful property. The weather was warm and perfect and the sea was as well. The beach in front of the property is almost the only strip which is rock free so swimming was great. The property was very clean and looked like it had been recently done up. The beds are very comfortable and the air-conditioning worked perfectly. The large doors have large windows with screen so we could have them open in the night if we wanted the cool sea air, which made us feel very invigorated in the morning. The view was magnificent and we enjoyed sitting at the table by the pool, drinking a glass of wine while watching the sun go down. With any luck we will be back next year.
Best holiday we ever had. We didn't know what to expect from Panama but staying in this beautiful place on the private roads was better than anything we could have hoped for. We were delighted that the owners hadn't put up a big wire fence on the beach front as the other house have-- they have a low (60cm)elegant venetian type railing and a wire fence the goes out semi-vertically so is invisible to the eye. This made the view of the sea and the flying pelicans spectacular. Surprisingly the beach is almost empty except on weekends so it was as if we had a beach to ourselves (black sand as the area was volcanic) which is sandy and goes out gradually so great for long swims.
The house was clean and very comfortable with hardly any insects. Wonderful to be in a tropical garden in a warm climate and away from the cold -- too bad we couldn't stay longer.
I had a wonderful stay. The situation right on the beach is exceptional. The house has a beautiful garden with luxurious vegetation. The house very comfortable and decorated with taste. I would be happy to renew my vacation there.
I don't know where to start. The place has never been updated. Everything was dirty. Plumbing was horrible. Could not flush toilet paper. Microwave didn't work. This was not described correctly. Only part air conditioned was the bedroom.
Our stay did not start well. On arrival at dusk and in the rain we found that apparently due to an accident the vast majority of the lights did not work. There was one light working and some power sockets worked which was confusing. We were told this would be fixed soon. After a tortuous conversation with the local representative who speaks very little English and not knowing how long 'soon' would be we decided to take the option of staying in an apartment a few miles away until it was fixed. There was no working flashlight or other backup lighting available otherwise we may have opted to stay.
This somewhat tainted our opinion of the property but after careful reflection I still cannot fully concur with all the previous rave reviews. For instance some say that the house is ‘modern’ and ‘luxurious’ which it is not. What it is really is a well loved and used family home. This has the advantage of having additional features associated with home living but the disadvantage of having particular quirks which take some adjusting to.
There is only one television which does not receive good reception and also a DVD player but a very limited supply of DVDs. Being forewarned we brought our own. However these units are located in bedroom 1 which makes communal viewing difficult. On the plus side the wifi works really well all over the property.
I am surprised that given the area is said to be safe nobody mentions the excessive security measures built into the property. The additional fencing and barbed wired detract from any views of the beach. The gate to the beach has corrugated plastic sheeting on it making it almost impossible to lock or unlock it from the beach side. But worst of all are the horrid heavy thick barred sliding doors to each of the rooms. During the day they can be heaved open but at night they need to be closed to keep out the bugs which means you confined to a virtual prison cell and have no contact with your fellow inmates in the other rooms. The main attractions are supposedly the views and sound of the ocean but these are not so great to wake up to when seen through iron bars.
Given that the majority of the occupants are likely to mainly speak English it would seem appropriate that the local representative should speak this sufficiently so that they can deal with problems effectively. The current representative speaks virtually none. All our dealings were with the owners in France who responded promptly.
7 miles from our township (Playa el Palmar) is a real town- Coronado- which has shopping centers, amenities for horse-riding, tennis, golf, water sports etc.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Arrivals after 9pm are consider late arrival and there is an extra charge of $10 or $15 after midnight
to be paid direct to our caretaker.
The property is perfectly clean on arrival and should be left in the same clean condition otherwise there is a cleaning fee of $60.00
paypal 1/2 to secure booking and 1/2 before arrival
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.