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Elegant Beachhouse & Tropical Garden Right on a Pacific Beach

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apéritif in hand, we watch the sun set over the ocean here


Last updated: 06/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome:

    very young children should be considered as the pool has no enclosure and the bedroom doors are heavy for security ...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    on the covered terrace which runs right around the house...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Twin or Single Beds (6) each twin joined together as king beds-- or separated as preferred , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa chair in one of the bedroom convertible to single bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We have the great good fortune of almost two kilometer of beautiful beach in front of our property. This is not common at all- at a kilometer to the left and a kilometer to the right the beaches are packed with rocks and unwalkable and unswimmable unless the tide is really high! It should also be noted that the 40 or so kilometers of the area on the pacific where it is situated is known as the 'arco seco' , the dry arc, ie when it is pouring in Panama City there is just a shower in El Palmar. Also, no mosquitos! very few insects (abundance of birds drawn by our little swimming pool); as soon as you go back into the country, away from the ocean front there are plenty of noisome insects, but none here. Even in the rainy season, all we get is a half hour or so of rain, then sunshine again. The apartment is thoroughly cleaned before arrival of guest and must be returned thoroughly cleaned. Therefore there is $32 cleaning charge....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    a breathtaking unusually rock-free beach lies 10 feet below our tropical garden balcony...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The beach is directly below our garden-front balcony- located in the 'arco seco' , the dry arc, it has less rocks than most of the local beaches, almost 0 mosquitos, less windy (pleasant breeze).....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Immense view of the ocean right in front of us from sunrise almost to sunset (just behind the bluff to our right), only our palm trees, our little pool and our white balcony next to the ocean front....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    surfing, water sports, sunbathing ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    in the three bedrooms...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    works well...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room


  • Freezer:

    large two door...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    large and well organized and equipped ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    The gazebo, covered with vines and flowers, is next to the pool and overlooks the beach directly...moreless

  • Golf:

    10 miles away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    next to the dining area, the lattice-type roof is covered with vines and hanging flowers....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    large with flowere and trees...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    nearby and surf board available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    small crystal-clear pool next to the ocean...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Included


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

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Panama City
700 Metres
Nearest Barpub
El Cangrejo - 1 km
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
autopista- 2 km
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bayview 3 km
4 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa del Palmar

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Playa El Palmar:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • apéritif in hand, we watch the sun set over the ocean here

    apéritif in hand, we watch the sun set over the ocean here

  • Balcony just above the finest silky sand!

    Balcony just above the finest silky sand!

  • One of three bedrooms looking out on garden and ocean

    One of three bedrooms looking out on garden and ocean

  • Flower-festoned lattice roof above barbacue area

    Flower-festoned lattice roof above barbacue area

  • Illuminated pool overlooking ocean front

    Illuminated pool overlooking ocean front

  • the gazebo next to the ocean

    the gazebo next to the ocean

  • 3rd bedroom

    3rd bedroom

  • relaxation corner

    relaxation corner

  • view of nature and the beach

    view of nature and the beach

  • mango tree and palms

    mango tree and palms

  • Famous Panama tree

    Famous Panama tree

  • view of pool and gazebo next to the ocean front

    view of pool and gazebo next to the ocean front

  • part of garden and lawn

    part of garden and lawn

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Dining room on terrace facing barbacue
flower-festooned lattice roof

    Dining room on terrace facing barbacue flower-festooned lattice roof

  • front of house facing the ocean

    front of house facing the ocean

  • Karen's gardening

    Karen's gardening

  • kitchen


  • Bar


  • view of house

    view of house

  • looking down on beach from property

    looking down on beach from property

  • swimming pool and gazebo

    swimming pool and gazebo

VRBO #306331

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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Playa El Palmar #306331

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