|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
If you are looking for a peaceful environment filled with natural beauty where you can completely unwind and relax, but also want all the modern conveniences and necessities........THIS IS IT.
“Relax Place” is Condo #505 at Brisas del Mar on Playa La Barqueta beach. It is a furnished, fully equipped, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment on the 2nd floor. The master bedroom and living room and balcony all have sweeping views of the beach and ocean.
Central air conditioning keeps every room cool and comfortable; or if you prefer, open the windows and enjoy the ocean breezes and the sound of the surf. Sliding door and all windows have screening.
The living room is furnished with extremely comfortable leather furniture. Sit back and relax in total comfort on the sofas or the Lazy Boy recliner as you enjoy the large flat screen TV, watch movies with the DVD player, or pop your ipod into our docking port with speakers. There is a second TV in one of the bedrooms.
PLEASE NOTE: OUR TV's HAVE SKY SATELLITE SERVICE HBO PACKAGE which delivers every channel available at the beach. You can watch regular television programs on 2 TV's. Many rentals at Playa Barqueta DO NOT HAVE SERVICE.
“Relax Place” bedrooms have new hypo-allergenic orthopedic foam mattresses -- King bed in Master Bedroom, Queen bed in Bedroom 2, and two Single beds in Bedroom 3 -- and plenty of bed linens and pillows. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and room darkening window coverings.
Each bathroom has a vanity with granite countertop, shelves in the shower, medicine cabinet, and lots of fluffy towels.
WOW what a kitchen -- modern wood cabinetry with long granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Everything you need for just a snack or to prepare a gourmet meal.
Brisas del Mar Condominium is adjacent to the Las Olas Resort. The resort consists of a hotel and the lovely La Abigail Restaurant which has an outdoor patio where you can enjoy watching and listening to the ocean while dining. La Abigail serves good food at reasonable prices.
On the other side of Brisas del Mar are 3 more restaurants serving drinks and inexpensive meals.
“Relax Place” offers the best of all worlds -- the peace, beauty and tranquility of the beach and ocean -- yet a short drive to the City of David for shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, nightlife, casinos, movie theaters, medical facilities, and the airport.
There are too many outdoor activities to list -- there is something for everyone -- including just relaxing outside on the balcony watching a beautiful sunrise or spectacular sunset.
As people who enjoy horseback riding, tennis, kayaking and swimming, Playa La Barqueta was an easy choice for a vacation condo. In a 3 year period we rented 'Relax Place' 5 times. We liked it so much -- that we bought it!! We've had 5 relaxing vacations in this condo. We hope others will enjoy it as much as we have.
Rea purchased this condo in 2012
We wanted a modern condo with quality amenities on a beautiful beach with lots of outdoor activities, but with a short drive to all necessary services.
The beach is quiet and uncrowded, the condo residents are friendly, there are 4 restaurants right on the beach, and the City of David is a short drive to the airport and shopping, 4 hospitals, banks, restaurants and entertainment.
In a word "PARADISE!" The condo is lovely with all the creature comforts of home, but with all the amenities and views of a 5 star resort. You can relax on the deck, at the pool or take a few steps to the ocean. You can cook in the condo or take a short walk to Las Olas Resort to be pampered. And you are only 1/2 hour from the city of David where you can enjoy shopping and fine restaurants. This is a hidden gem not to be missed.
You have a beautiful condo with an absolutely gorgeous view. We enjoyed ever aspect of it including the gecko that woke me every morning (well not so much that). The telephone is definitely a plus, we appreciated that. The grounds are kept very well and the people who keep it beautiful were always ready with a friendly wave and smile. The condo was in excellent condition and easy to find with the directions provided. The sunsets were beautiful and the walks on the beach were peaceful. We found the people of Panama to be friendly and helpful. Will be headed back after first of the year.
We enjoyed Tom and Claudette, who live in one of the condos and oversees Relax Place. They were so much help, could not have done some things without them. They took us to David and showed us where to eat and shop. All in all, it was a great relaxing time. We did get to see the turtles at the restaurant and got several pictures of the iguanas who make themselves at home there.
My friend and I rented the condo for a 5 days and shared our time between relaxing by the fabulous pool, and shopping in David. The condo is so well appointed, with, what seemed to be, upgraded everything. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was perfect and had everything we needed for cooking great meals. And the shopping in David was so fun!!! The owners made it very easy to make the reservations and were very helpful with directions, as well as local recommendations. Overall, a perfect relaxing vacation and we'll be back!
My wife and I had the opportunity to visit Panama in March 2013. We were fortunate to rent "Relax Place" for the month of March. It was comfortable and the balcony over looking the pool and grounds with a view of the ocean was wonderful. It was nice to watch surfers enjoying the ocean everyday. We took long walks on the beach, relaxed by the pool while visiting with the residents of the condo complex. We explored David, Boquete, Volcan and several other towns in the area. We, along with six people from the condo complex, visited an uninhabited island. The boat trip took about an hour and a half in open water across the Pacific. We spent the afternoon on the island where we were able to swim in clear, blue water, explore the island and enjoy a wonderful lunch. The island resembled "Gilligan's Island" from the television show. We, for a split second, were wondering if the Skipper, Gilligan, Mary Ann, Ginger and the rest of the crew were watching us! Shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables was a real treat. All the produce is picked when ripe, not green, therefore the flavor was fantastic. To our surprise, the price of the fruits/vegetables was extremely low considering the quality. We were pleased with the wonderful weather, sunshine, light breezes and beautiful sunsets. We plan to visit "Relax Place" again and take advantage of its great location which permits exploration of Panamanian towns. Thank you Rea, Arthur and Ken for allowing us to make your condo our home for a month.
My family had a great time during the holidays at Relax Place. This condo is situated about 45 minutes drive from David. Travelling to David can easily be made by plane from the Alderbrook Airport (regional) about 45 minutes from the International Panama City Airport. Everything was as advertised with regards to the rental, property and amenities. The beds were very confortable and the bathrooms are outstanding! We have stayed at several of these condo's over the last 5 years, and this one was great. The TV and internet work great and keep you connected to family and friends. It is situated on the 2nd floor which we prefer (1st floor is nice but has less privacy and the 3rd floor is a lot of stairs). It is also just to the side of the pool area so the pool is close but not too close. I avoid the end units. The condo AC is ICE COLD and a treat after hours in the sun (85-90 deg F daily). The sea water temp is 80 degrees and the pool temp is incredible. There is 24 hour security, so you always feel safe. These condo's are privately owned and there is a group of owners who managed the units. Everything is well maintained. This beach, La Barqueta, is miles long and is pristine with beautiful views in every direction. If you travel and stay here, stop in David for food, beverage and other supplies. Once you're at the condo, you do not want to leave. There is a Price Smart Club shopping which many foreigners use. There are also big supermarket stores (El Rey or SuperBaru) in David. The restaurant at Las Olas is great too!
We enjoyed sunset dinners daily with a glass of wine on our private balcony. Daily, our two young girls enjoyed swimming in the pool and collecting seashells and finding starfish in the ocean. Caution: This beach can be dangerous with riptides. Go out during low tides and you may wade very far out in only knee deep water.
The best part of this Panamanian beach vacation was the ease of renting with the owners. They made the connection between arriving to a condo far from home easy as pie. They have outstanding friends who live at this building who were always willing to answer questions. They also returned our full deposit back faster than any VRBO rental ever! I've rented well over 20 places!!! The check was waiting for me when I got home!
If you go, enjoy Panama for what it is. Learn about the land, its people, its culture and heritage, and take a break from your daily life. You might just retire here :) Panama Dan
I have now stayed twice at Relax Place. In February of 2011 and again,March of this year. Step off the pool deck and you are on the beach. The unit itself has all the upscale amenities, we just had to supply the food and clothing. The adjacent resort has an excellent, reasonably priced restaurant serving 3 meals a day, and there are 3 other on the beach restaurants if you don’t want to cook. We went horseback riding, right on the beach, played tennis and used the fitness room that are all part of the resort. City of David is half hour away with night life and all kinds of restaurants and shopping. The owner provided everything for our comfort and left great instructions for things that might arise and where to get help, if needed, which it wasn’t. A 45 minute drive put us at Vulcan, a volcano up in the mountains with cool breezes and a colorful town square and shops. I don’t often return to the same place twice but I am glad that I did.
The City of David is a short 25 minute drive from Playa La Barqueta. David is the second largest city in Panama and it has casinos, movie theaters, banks, abundant shopping, many modern American style supermarkets and stores, a wide variety of restaurants, 4 hospitals, and the recently expanded David Airport.
The picturesque town of Boquete is a 45 mile drive from Playa La Barqueta. You drive up the mountainside to Boquete which has quaint shops, bakeries, restaurants and small hotels. The local market in Boquete known as “The Gringo Market” is on Tuesday morning and is a great place to visit to look for art and jewelry from local artisans, buy some homemade bread and pastries, honey, jams and jellies, and purchase various food items from local farms. The Gringo Market is under roof and is open every Tuesday from 9 am to 12 noon rain or shine.
The Boquete area is known for growing the best coffee beans in Panama, and there are several coffee shops where you can purchase an assortment of coffee drinks and packages of award winning coffee.
Need ORGANIC or KOSHER Products: At the Gringo Market in Boquete there are 2 organic farms selling fruit, vegetables, nuts, oils, and organic free range eggs and poultry. In David, 2 supermarkets -- Rey and Romero -- carry some Kosher products and Organic food items and some eco-friendly soaps, shampoos, cleaning products and paper goods.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
No Pets Permitted
Maximum 6 People including all children
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.