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Ocean Front Penthouse Apt, Fabulous Vtews! 15 min to Panama City (not Florida)

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU if you want to be on the ocean but don't want to be over an hour drive from the tourist attractions like the canal, Caso Viejo, etc. and the shopping and restaurants of Panama City. We are just a 20 minute drive to PC

Sit on our beautiful patio by the pool and watch the sun sparkle on the ocean as the many sea birds fly by directly in front of our house. Watch the shrimp boats out catching the seafood you can eat that night at our local beach restaurants

Our apt is over 2000sq ft, 2 bdrms with attached baths, panoramic ocean views, laundry, large & fully equipped kitchen, pool on the ocean


Price for a party of more than 2 people is just $25 more per person/per night


Enjoy drinks by the pool or go to one of the open-air beach restaurants at sunset. Watch the boats waiting to transit the canal. Swim in the pool or Pacific Ocean and enjoy the quiet country atmosphere just 15 min. from the canal and 25 from the middle of downtown Panama City, but away from the city noise

We're on the coast a few min. past the Westin Resort Hotel and the Playa Bonita Resort. You know that they chose this location for a good reason; proximity to PC but away from the noise, and the beautiful ocean views.

The apt is on the top (3rd floor) or our house in Majagual, just through the little fishing town of Veracruz. We offer total privacy with separate entrance and parking.

Use this as your base if you want to explore farther down the coast and interior of the country but don't want to stay an hour from the city.

There are lots of TAXIS in Veracruz or we can arrange PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION AND TOURS if you prefer. We have lived here a long time so have great connections to arrange day trips, excursions to Indian villages, bird watching, canal trips, etc.


ARRIVING LATE? Ask about our grocery shopping service


We offer lower prices for long term rentals, contact us for information if you are interested.

Weekly apt. cleaning

Keywords: oceanfront, panoramic views, beach, quiet, safe, large, pool, 2bdrm, 3 bath, condo, apartment, house, penthouse, beach, canal, relaxing

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Marilyn Johnson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, some Spanish, but not good on the telephone
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Marilyn Johnson

I am an artist and interior designer, now retired, from the US. My husband is a retired ins. broker. We enjoy living here on the ocean where we can go into PC for social occasions, movies , restaurants, etc. but be home in about 25 minutes to escape the noise and traffic.

Marilyn Johnson purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Marilyn Johnson chose Panama

We have remodeled this house from a three unit apt to a house with this apt on the top floor. We looked at other beach locations but didn't want to be so far from Panama City. This location is perfect for us. We can hear the ocean at night, watch the sea birds during the day and we have a large yard full of tropical vegetation. We share all this and the pool with our guest, but the side entrance and separate entrance gate the rental parking area gives all of us total privacy.

What makes this apartment unique

Very large and spacious apartment, quiet country location, just a short drive over the canal to the city of Panama. Very private yard and entrance so renters can have as much privacy as they desire, but are welcome to share our patio and pool area too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciated your hospitality and the many small things which made our stay more pleasant. We hope to stay again sometime, much sooner if we could manage.


Franz & Anne
Feb 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front Penthouse Apt, Fabulous Vtews! 15 min to Panama City (not Florida)
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 62 reviews

Don't hesitate - rent it!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about this rental! The apartment is well-equipped, comfortable and spotless. The views are spectacular. Marilyn and Jerry are top-notch hosts as they helped us with Spanish, answered a million questions, offered great restaurant suggestions, and made us feel right at home. We couldn't have asked for more. Do yourself a favor and rent this apartment for your Panama won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sean and Kelly. You already know that we enjoyed your visit with us. We also answering questions, etc for our guests. You are our first honeymoon couple, so thanks for choosing us for your special occasion
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Warm, Warmer and Hot!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to experience Panama from. We didn't want to stay in the city and found this just outside Panama City in a little area called Vera Cruz. Our hosts Marilyn and Jerry were very accommodating and helpful. They hooked us up with Jose who took us on several day trips to different areas so that we could explore this wonderful country.

The apartment was large, clean and had spectacular views. We really got a sense of what it would be like to live in Panama, seeing we are looking for a place to retire to that doesn't include snow and the cold. Thank you so much for your hospitality and friendship. Love you both. We had a great time. Loved the dogs also, it helped us not miss ours so much.

Laurie & Bob

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laurie. We enjoyed having all three of you here, and would love to see you here again. We like living here on the ocean in Veracruz/Majagual, Panama, and enjoy sharing our country with visitors who have questions.
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Tropical Panamanian escape

  • 5 of 5

I have travelled frequently and to many parts of the globe but Panama was truly a wonderful experience and this apartment and the wonderful hosts made it even better. Located about 25 minutes from Panama City, this beautiful apartment sits on top of an awesome house overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The apartment is spacious and well equipped. There is laundry facilities and AC that works great when needed - otherwise there's great airflow without the ac. We were able to cook meals in the kitchen with ease when we ate at home and also enjoyed a few local restraunts.

My favorite part (and where we were most frequently when not exploring Panama) was the wonderful backyard. A tiled deck overlooks a pool with a scenic view straight from a postcard. The pool was a wonderful escape from the heat and we really enjoyed relaxing after long days sight seeing. Our hosts recommended a great tour provider whom we spent many days with during our stay. Jose was wonderful and we would recommend him as well! We were also provided with numbers for local taxis, pizza delivery and a local cell phone which was very handy.

The best part of our stay was hands down the hosts! It was almost like visiting friends. They made us feel so welcomed and we look forward to seeing them again (hopefully soon!). Thank you so much for your hospitality. It truly was a vacation I will never forget.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Devon. I hope lots of potential vacation renters read your review and decide to stay with us. We try to give plenty of privacy when the guests want it, and help when it's asked for. We also try to make sure that the apt is well equipped for our guests. We enjoyed having you here, and really hope you return.
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Excellent VRBO vacation! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The best part of this wonderful vacation was the hosts Marilyn and Jerry Johnson. An expansive apartment, fully equipped with everything you needed. Lovely pool with a great view of the ocean. Our hosts were a wealth of information about how to make the most out of our stay in Panama. The highlight was a day trip to an Emberra village that Marilyn and Jerry helped arrange for us. They even recommended a good driver to assist us getting around Panama City and to the airport. Enjoyed the pool with the fresh ocean breezes and the crazy storms that popped up (we travelled in the off season). Would definitely recommend Marilyn and Jerry Johnson's home for a "home style vacation" and would return for another stay at their lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hospitality and Cleanliness

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were there to recommend a good driver (since we did not have a car to drive out and about) to take us around into/and about in Panama City and beyond.

Kitchen well equipped for our cooking needs. Enjoyed the pool and the fresh air blowing in from the ocean breezes.

The birdies on the trees sure like to sing and make their own music. Makes one feel really close to nature.

Would definitely recommend Marilyn and Jerry Johnson's home for a "home away from home" place to stay and would return for another stay at their lovely home.

Love shopping at Allbrook Mall and eatjng the freshest seafood you will ever find!!.

Supermarket RibaSmith has all the "U.S. food products that you could possibly want with fresh meats, produce, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Angelita. We enjoyed meeting you and your family, and do hope that you stay with us if you return to Panama.
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The Hostess with the Mostest

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying at Casa las Olas. The home is like staying in a tree house. It was exactly the relaxing vacation that our family needed. We cooked almost all meals at home, watched movies, read books and loved the pool with the ocean view. Not only was the home the perfect getaway for our family of four, the hosts Marilyn and Jerry Johnson were beyond patient with my many questions about Panama. They really gave our family the inside track on things to do and places to go. A fishing expedition was the highlight of the trip, and the opportunity to share the fish for dinner provided one of the most memorable experiences. I know that I was saved countless headaches by the insider information that they gave our family. They are truly incredible hosts, and I believe that our Panama experience was all the richer for meeting them.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We really enjoyed having your young family here for your vacation. We do enjoy helping our guests discover our adopted country, and certainly don't mind giving as much information or suggestions as is requested.
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Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
open air beach restaurants

there is a nice long beach with open-air beach restaurants nearby


Rates & Availability

Panamá Oeste Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Ask us about the lower rates for groups of 3 or 4 staying 28 nights or more . Taxes and weekly maid service are included with the nightly rate

absolutely no smoking and no pets

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Panamá Oeste Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , attached bathroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1). Each bedroom has attached bath
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Complete privacy, very spacious rooms, ocean breezes, ocean views. Ample room for two couples without being crowded We provide a cell phone, brand new central air conditioning, DVD player for your use

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