|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Great home on large tropical lot with all the modern amenities including Wireless Internet and Beautiful pool with in-pool bar stools and a large bohio surrounded by hammocks with a wet bar and refrigerator. Full bathroom at the pool, outdoor grill & 3 outdoor showers. Beach access is a short 8 minute walk down a tropical trail used by locals to gather oysters at low tide. Close to all the area has to offer including great restaurants, mountain adventures in El Valle and you can walk to the famous surf beaches of Rio Mar and Pal Mar from the property. A brand new 24 hour modern clinic recently opened in Coronado just a 10 minute drive away. There are several golf courses to choose from close by. Spend your days relaxing in the pool or lounging on the hammocks in the bohio. An often deserted beach is at your finger tips for dips in the warm Blue Ocean or long walks. Home is a 2BR/2BA that sleeps up to 6.
It has been just shy of two weeks since we left Casas Blancas and I really want to go back tomorrow. The house had everything a family needs but the outdoor spaces are what really made the stay special. That pool with he swim up bar (the kids will get a kick out of being your bartender), the large palapa with a dining table, seating area and the 4-5 hammocks will call your name. The palapa also has a wet bar with electricity and a fridge. Poolside pina coladas anyone? Yes, please! You feel like you have your own little private slice of paradise because you do. We ventured out to the beach one day but decided the property was just so wonderful that we stayed there to soak up the sun on the second and third days. When you return from the beach, you can shower under one of the 3 outdoor showers so not to track the sand into the house.
There are two rental houses on the property so you are sharing the outdoor spaces. We loved becoming acquainted with the other family.
The house has a fully functional kitchen. No dishwasher but we had plenty of hands to lighten the work. There is a washer and dryer but being that they are on bottled gas, use the clothes line! The sun and wind are free. As described in the renters' packet, the power did go out for about 1 1/2 hours one morning. This is not a Casas Blancas thing but a Panama thing. Just roll with it - hammocks require no electricity. A full-sized fridge, 6-burner gas stove and several charcoal grills on the property for meals to be eaten al fresco under the palapa.
We did not really seek out places to go to dinner or nightlife of any kind. There are plenty of places to go out to eat but I don't think there is much night life in the area. Not much of a need for resort wear or even a hair dryer. Plan on living in your swimsuit, shorts, flip flops, a hat and sunglasses. The Wi-Fi works but is slower than what we have at home. You'll have connection but probably not be streaming any movies. This was not an issue for us but people with little kids may want to know.
We had to book on short notice so the regular caretakers were out of the country. We still had prompt email communication with them even though they were on their own vacation. The caretaker on site was a really terrific teenage kid named Alejandro. He has limited English and we have limited Spanish but he was very intuitive and brought us things we needed with out us even asking.
Go! Relax! Enjoy!
This property was the last that we stayed at during our three week trip to Panama. We totally enjoyed the compound, our villa and the pool were wonderful. The managers, Tim and Jenni were wonderful also and they speak English. We had a great time with the other people staying there and had a potluck evening down at the Bohlio.
Prior to our arrival the owner, Trey forwarded tons of info and exact driving instruction from the airport. He also included restaurants with phone numbers and remarks regarding the food they serve and his favorites.
The price was definitely worth it and it was a real plus to have a washing machine and a dryer which I didn't use because I had a wonderful clothes line and lots of wind.
My husband and I just spent a month at this place and were very sad to leave! The casita was spacious and clean and had everything we needed to stay comfortably for a month. The pool was so amazing! We spent a lot of time there and also enjoyed the bohio hammocks. The caretakers, Tim and Jenni were the best hosts! They arranged BBQ nights for the guests, and even took us to the local Carnaval one night. We also enjoyed almost daily walks down to the beach which is beautiful. We found the location to be be within easy reach of a wide range of activities and sights. A car is handy here, but the local bus is easy to catch as well. All in all we had a wonderful holiday here, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful and convenient place to stay in Panama.
We took a family trip to Panama in November 2013 with our 7 month old and our 5 year old. We arrived late and it was a little tricky to find at first but once we were on the compound we could not have been more relaxed and thrilled. This is a beautiful setting with an amazing swim up pool and Bohio. The beach is a short pretty walk and is stunning once you arrive. The house is so much more than we had anticipated, it is spacious, beautifully decorated, and has all of the amenities you could possibly need. The location of the compound is fantastic with the proximity to the beach, little grocery store, and yummy restaurants. We give this place 5 stars because of it's layout for a family to have a wonderful relaxing time, proximity to the beach and great surf breaks, and beautiful setting in Panama.
Everything was seamless and easy, as any beach vacation should be. The caretaker, Emilio, was a great host. From the moment I arrived until I check out, I felt safe and well taken care of. The house was clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and everything worked great (there's even a blender for smoothies!). I will DEFINITELY recommend this rental to friends and family! As for me, I WILL be back very soon!
Highlights- Breathtaking ten minute walk to amazing surfing. Break on the walk home to eat more mangoes than anyone should consume in one day.
-Read a book while spending 5 incredibly comfortable and lazy hours in the hammock. Only breaks to refill coffee, smoothie (from mango and papaya on the property) and take a dip in the pool.
-Emilio, the caretaker, opens a few coconuts for me to drink! Road trip to El Valle, the mountains about a half hour away. Beautiful hike full of waterfalls, breathtaking views and hot springs. Buy some fresh fruit and veggies at El Valle market
-Abundance of tasty fish dishes at local restaurants, sunrise/sunset beach walks, sea shelling at low tide, sipping mango-ritas at bar stools in pool, nap-time in the hammock...enjoy!
Trey and his team have an amazing property and do a great job maintaining it. The pool and accessibility to the beach were are our favorite amenities. The house itself was great too with all the cooking ability a family or two couples would need. We did try out multiple restaurants in the area too which were all great. There was a pizza place nearby that was great and a nice staff. We did try to have coffee and happy hour in a different location each day, and soon found that walking to the beach with a cup of coffee or a bottle of wine won us over. The property was an easy hour and a half drive from Panama City. We felt safe and comfortable during our whole trip to Panama and especially enjoyed this property.
The property is located about an hour from Panama City near the town of San Carlos. The house is conveniently located between the resort area of Coronado, El Valle and the resorty area around Falleron. Many of the areas best restaurants are close to the property and the beach is just an 8 minute walk from the house. Much time was spent researching the area to be sure the property was in the perfect location to enjoy all of the attractions on the pacific beaches of Panama.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.