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Elegant, luxury condo ocean view exclusive beach-front complex

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1/2 bathroom, sleeps five (sofa-bed in 2nd bdrm)

The apartment is luxuriously finished and delightfully spacious and breezy, with air conditioning throughout and ceiling fans which we rarely use because it is so fresh. It is situated in the most elegant new community on the Pacific coast--right on the ocean and very quiet, yet within reach (about an hour) of Panama City. In a delightful open design, the living room, its furnished terrace , the dining room, and kitchen look out on a 180° view (sunrise to sunset) of the ocean; at the back the bedrooms look over fifty miles all countryside and mountains. Large closets, big bathrooms, high-speed internet, cable television, up-to-date equipped kitchen.

Exquisitely manicured tropical gardens with 4 infinity pools with deck chairs stretch out below. The building is part of a private community on a broad beach, with an exclusive (for residents) bar and famous restaurant as well as spa, sauna, fitness room, children's gym.

The fitness center is equipped with professional exercise machines, spa with top-notch masseuses, manicure, pedicure, jacuzzi, sauna,; the infinity pools provide poolside service; grocery deliveries are available, 24 hr concierge. Playa el Palmar, a surfing community with excellent teachers, is only five minutes away, and Coronado, the closest biggish town, is 10 kilometers down the road and offers golf, horseback riding, tennis, many characteristic bars and restaurants, modern clinic.

Further details for this vacation rental

The fitness center is equipped with professional exercise machines, spa with top-notch masseuses, manicure, pedicure, jacuzzi, sauna,; the infinity pools provide poolside service; grocery deliveries are available, 24 hr concierge. Playa el Palmar, a surfing community with excellent teachers, is only five minutes away, and Coronado, the closest biggish town, is 10 kilometers down the road and offers golf, horseback riding, tennis, many characteristic bars and restaurants, modern clinic.

More Details

Owner
Marie Helene
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2017

About Marie Helene

writer of novels

Marie Helene purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Marie Helene chose Panama

unusually beautifully grounds unlike many such communities on the Pacific coast

Amenities

Costa Esmeralda Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 40 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
spacious closets, oak floor in master bedroom, air-conditioned and ceiling fans, very cool and breezy. a sofa bed is included in the second bedroom. large double showers with both bedrooms. The apartment is thoroughly cleaned before arrival of guest and must be returned thoroughly cleaned. Therefore there is $32 cleaning charge.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Elegant, luxury condo ocean view exclusive beach-front complex
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Pictures of this property do it no justice ! We arrived late on the 27th of December due to some problems at the airport with our rental car . When we opened the door and walked in and could hear the waves breaking on the beach it was worth the long day of travel . Alain and Karen have in my opppion one of the best condos in Rio Mar . With a very ultra mordern design and perfect views and sounds the description of this condo is spot on ! Having traveled and staying in Mexico , Nicaragua , Costa Rica for periods at a time Panama is by far superior . Alain and Karen are the best host and we want to thank you for your hospitality and welcoming us into your home for drinks and discussion . So looking forward to our return in December . The Neill's

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: They were a delightful family and we enjoyed very much meeting them. We are so happy when people like our place as much as we do. They looked after the place and left it spotless. What a pleasure it is to have guests like them. I hope they come back. Alain
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

Rio Mar - Overall great place

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 blissful weeks at Rio Mar in Alain and Karen's condo; 3 weeks as a retired couple plus 2 weeks hosting family members including our 16 months-old-grand-daughter. More than enough room for everyone and actually very child friendly, both the condo and the pool areas.

The condo is exactly as in the photos and in fact, better: the gym and all the equipment is in perfect working order; the pools are great for fitness swimming and the patio areas have even more sun awnings and umbrellas. Also, things will keep improving as the ongoing construction is almost finished so daytime noise and dust will be a thing of the past. In the condo, we really appreciated the separate AC unit for the bedrooms as we used it but only for sleeping. The front AC unit was not necessary at all because of the terrific and consistant breeze.

The staff at Rio Mar are helpful and very approchable. The HOA is very active and very much on top of things so repairs do not keep and all common spaces are very well kept. Bonus, the residents of Rio Mar proved to be extremely helpful in regards to local information re local grocery stores, beach tides and the like.

Alain and Karen were excellent hosts from start to finish, answering to all our needs and questions. They were especially helpful in getting to know the nearby communities of San Carlos and El Palmar.

Of note, we found the use of a car very convenient for both touring (don't miss Santa Clara & Farallon beaches or the mountains in & around El Valle) and grocery shopping but beware, driving to Panama City can be very arduous as traffic can be real heavy at times.

We highly recommend Rio Mar and would return in a flash,

M & D

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delightful couple and we enjoyed meeting them. We were happy have people staying who find Rio Mar as enjoyable and pleasant as we do. Thank you for the great review.
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Pennsylvania
5

Rio Mar resort in Beautiful Panama!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this apartment twice and have enjoyed every moment. The owners Karen & Alain are the gracious owners we have ever met. The furniture is lovely and comfortable.

The apt. has a great Panoramic view and our daily walk on their beautiful beach is our daily meditation. Also food shopping is close. The staff is friendly and always helpful. Oh the restaurant in the resort area is fantastic!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Waouh ! What a great review ! Thanks.
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4

Rio mar

  • 4 of 5

The condo in Rio Mar was lovely and very comfortable. This is our second year staying at Rio Mar. The panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean is just beautiful.

The resort also has a fantastic restaurant with a great Chef. Our favorite is the ceviche and Salvatore's Sangria. We look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pennsylvania
4

Rio Mar

  • 4 of 5

Lovely condo and great resort. We have stay in Rio Mar last year and enjoyed all the amenities.

Condo is perfect, view of the Pacific Ocean....very clean and staff is very professional. Great convenience is the restaurant on the premises with a great chef. We are coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen- thanks! we enjoyed meeting you and your friends. We're putting air conditioning in the living room area as well just for your return! Karen
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Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
5

Panama Beautiful Discovery

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Rio Mar Condo for one full month. My husband and I cannot say enough about the condo and the property. There were 3 beautiful pools to enjoy, and a little restaurant/bar. The grounds on the complex were immaculate, the staff were professional and very friendly. The condo itself was the best that we have ever stayed at with VRBO or Home Away. There was always a beautiful breeze coming thru the condo, therefore only used the A/C once or twice during our stay. The owners, Karen and Alain were the BEST !!!!! They were both well versed in the Spanish language and therefore assisted us with any communication problems that we encountered. Alain introduced us to the San Carlos local co-op fishery where we bought fish right off the boat, as well as prawns the size of your hand. How great it was !!! Karen and Alain could not have been more gracious hosts, and will certainly miss them. We are hoping to return in the near future to enjoy their condo. I would recommend this property without hesitation. Nearby restaurants were by the abundance and a must to experience. We visited El Valle de Anton, a nearby town in the mountains, several times during our stay, and would recommend it highly as a side trip. We recommend this property as a "must stay" if you are considering travelling to Panama. Such a beautiful Country !!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A delightful couple. They arrived New Years day to complete Panamanian chaos -- no car rental- crowded roads-- no taxis for shopping--and took it all in their stride. We enjoyed their company and hope they come back when we are here
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Map

Car: not necessary

the Riomar gated community is half a mile off the highway yet wholly secluded and private for its residents, nestling in a beautifully designed tropical environment and right on a Pacific ocean beach. It is located two miles from the popular Playa el Palmar surfing beach with its surf teachers and equipment, and about 2.2 miles from the village of San Carlos with pharmacy, local markets etc.And it is 10 kilometers from the larger market-town of Coronado which has numerous shopping centers, golf, tennis, horseback riding..

Nearest Airport: Panama City 90 miles

Nearest Beach: Riomar beach 300 miles

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Rates & Availability

Costa Esmeralda Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,100
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

$15 daily charge for gas, electricity, water and internet payable with final payment
A through cleaning will be done before arrival and must be left in a throughly clean state on departure.

50 percent deposit is due on booking--full rental payment one month before arrival. deposit rental payment is not refundable except if property is relet

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