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The property is 9,900 square meters (around 2.25 acres) and features: a main house with 2 bedrooms/bathrooms (one with a king-size bed and a sofa/single, the other with 2 queen-size beds and a sofa/single), a living room, kitchen, porch, patio, and dining table. A separate cottage (honeymoon suite) is separate has a king-size bed, a beautiful half-open bathroom and private terrace; even though it does not have hot water, the water in the cottage is naturally warm. There's satellite TV in both houses as well as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot for 5 hookups. A rancho (straw hut) has two dining areas, 'open-air' and 'inside', as well as hammocks and couches with great views of the beach. The main patio has an unimpeded, 180-degree view of the ocean, with couches and chairs and a big umbrella for shade. A small house for the handyman/gardener is next to the entrance to the property.
The experience is one of beauty, peace, and tranquility. With no immediate neighbors, the place is private and secluded. At night you hear nothing but crickets and crashing waves, and when the sky is clear it fills up with stars. The houses and hut have a rustic feel with modern convenience.
Aside from the handyman/gardener, a cleaning lady/cook comes daily from 8 am to 3 pm. She makes breakfast and lunch, cleans the houses, makes the beds, etc. Neither of them speak English but simple Spanish will suffice. Both are hardworking and extremely nice and have experience with foreign guests.
The beach is a famous surfing destination, yet parts of it have no or small waves were kids and less experienced swimmers can enjoy the ocean. A small river disembogues right in front of the house, giving the place an added water experience.
Just 2 Km away on the Panamerican Highway is Coronado, which offers restaurants, supermarkets, shopping centers, drugstores, banks, a hospital and a 18-hole golf course. A 45-minute drive in the other direction is El Valle (the valley), where you can enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, water falls, horseback ridding, bird watching, bike ridding, canopy tours, hot springs, and a local market on the weekends.
Fiestas Patrias 2015 Oct 30 - Nov 30, 2015 2 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $286 Nightly
High Season Dec 1 - May 31, 2016 3 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $343 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $267 Nightly
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Discounts: 7 nights or more: $257 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $200 Nightly
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$250
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You must have a car to get from the city to the house, and to go shopping or sightseeing in the nearby towns, beaches and attractions.
Year Purchased: 1981
About the owner: My parents bought this land in 1980, when Panama was still mostly unknown to the outside world safe for the Canal. I grew up spending most weekends and vacations here and it will forever hold some of the best memories of my life...
Why the Owner Chose Punta Barco: Even though Panama has experienced a boom in development and construction in the past few years, the area around this house, in particular the beachfront, has remained largely unchanged, with only family-owned houses facing the beach and river. Living in New York City, this is the place where I go to unplug and escape from it all...
The Unique Benefits at this House: A popular destination on the weekends for surfers and beach-goers alike, Punta Barco is mostly deserted on weekdays, making it pretty much your own private beach. At night, with no one around for miles, you can see the stars and listen to the crickets. In the morning you wake up to the sound of waves crashing and the smell of nothing but fresh air...
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Secondary:+507 6616-6206My mother's cell (in Panama)
Tertiary:+507 6677-8685My sister's cell (in Panama)