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Charming Boutique Condo Suite in Colonial Casco Viejo

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

Studio with full Kitchen & Bathroom in great location

Want to stay in beautiful Casco Antiguo (also known as Casco Viejo) in the Unesco World Heritage neighborhood (the 'gem' of Panama City) at a reasonable price without giving up on quality and comfort?

The studio has all the comfort and more as it has been fitted with crown molding, bamboo floors, king size bed and custom made furniture. The setting is elegant yet homey and the kitchen is set aside from the main living area and is fully equipped…no kitchenette here;-)

If you like tranquility this is the perfect 'pied à terre' as the studio overlooks the internal patio but with views on other buildings which are not restored yet so you get a glimpse of the authentic life of the real Casco's inhabitants.

LOCATION:

It is next to the famous “La Merced” Church which façade was transported stone by stone after the 1st city (Panama La Vieja) was destroyed…the building was actually the living quarters of the monks;-)

The condo is steps away from restaurants, bars & cafés, the famous Plaza Cathedral with the Museum of the canal & the up-coming Plaza Herrera which will soon host 2 boutique Hotels.

NEIGHBORHOOD:

Casco Viejo (also known as Casco Antiguo) is an effervescent neighborhood with its beautiful restored colonial buildings, home to the President Palace, the French Embassy & a gorgeous promenade with awesome views to the city's skyline & the Amador Causeway (entrance of the Panama Canal).

It also offers fine dining & entertainment with the National Theatre, great outdoor cafés for a nice drink on one of the charming plazas...an enjoyment by itself!

Its perfect location between down-town & Amador, a 5 to 10 Min's taxi ride, makes it a conveniently central “pied-a-terre”!

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For your convenience we also offer airport transfers & tours and can welcome you in 5 languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian and German.

Come and enjoy Panama by staying in this little gem:-)

Please note that it is not recommended for people with knee injuries as there is no elevator.

Looking forward welcoming you, Patty & Rudy

P.S. we also have a 1 & 2 bedroom in the same building & a 1 bedroom condo in Amador by the Causeway (entrance of the Panama Canal).

P.S.2 Pictures were taken by Rudy...no staging...and he is no professional photographer so this is what you get...no tricks!!!

***Note: day guests are welcomed as long as they get registered...as this is a condominium...thank you for your understanding***

More Details

Owner
Patty
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Patty

We are an international couple (German/Belgium/Panamanian/Italian)who after living in many different countries decided to call Panama home. We enjoy good food, tennis, traveling & meeting people from all over the world…hence the choice of making hosting (degree in Hotel Management) and touring (licensed & rated on TripAdvisor) our business...you couldn’t be in better hands:-)

Let us show you our Panama by given you inside tips on our favorite restaurants & places not to miss…our priority is to make your Panama adventure an unforgettable one by providing top-notch, spotless accommodation in the most sought-after neighborhoods…and most importantly we are always available for any questions you might have during your stay.

Besides this property we also have a 1 & 2 bedroom Loft in the same building + a 1 bedroom condo in Amador by the Panama Canal & a gorgeous mountain Villa retreat with private swimming-pool & amazing views ***only 50 Minutes from the city***…a quiet Haven for those of you seeking total relaxation!

Hasta Pronto!!! Your hosts: Patty & Rudy

Patty purchased this condo in 2008

Why Patty chose Casco Viejo

We chose to purchase this property because it is such a vibrant neighborhood and has some of the best restaurants in town...not to mention that it is fascinating to wonder about in its little colonial streets admiring the buildings' amazing architectures.

Its central location between the banking district (2 min’s drive) and the Amador Causeway (5 min’s drive) makes it a perfect vacation spot.

It offers lots of entertainments like the national Theater and all the different venues: the Jazz and Music festival. You’ll find a variety of little shops with beautiful Panamanian handcrafts and every Sunday the flea market.

Casco Viejo is a great walking neighborhood home to the Presidential Palace, the Mayor’s Office (in our street) and the French Embassy.

What makes this condo unique

Quiet and very comfortable...a little nook of happiness!!!

Amenities

Casco Viejo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Twin mattress
  • King size bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

Reviews

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Charming Boutique Condo Suite in Colonial Casco Viejo
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 60 reviews
5

A Perfect Place in El Casco Viejo

  • 5 of 5

Patty’s Casitas is your best choice if you are planning to visit Panama. I stayed in the studio condo in the Casco Viejo from 22nd of September to the 24th, spent four days in Boquete and then returned to el studio from 28th until 1st October. I do have a lot of memories in El Casco Viejo, I am from here. I moved to this area in 1968, attended Simon Bolivar elementary school from 1971 until 1978, first communion in La Catedral in 1975, confirmation in La Merced in 1987 and wedding in La Merced in 2004. I am now an US Army servicemember retiree (after 26 years) and travel to Panama every six months to visit my mother who still lives in El Casco Viejo. Patty and Rudy are the people you want to talk if you are planning a trip to Panama and El Casco Viejo. They are great host and people that would do the ultimate to make your stay in Panama a nice memory. The studio room is so comfortable, clean and quiet that will make you believe you are by yourself in this building. El Casco Viejo is loud per nature because of all the new remodeling, restaurants, cars and people but the studio room is located in the back of the building and you will not hear anything. Rudy and Patty accommodated me between their busy schedule to ensure that I had no concerns with the room or my stay in my country. From the studio, I walked all over El Casco Viejo with my mother and it is amazing how it has changed from a quiet place back in the days to one of most visited places in Panama. I recommend Patty’s Casitas to anyone. In conclusion, everything is perfect in this place, A great place to stay!!!

Kenny Rivera

US Army (Ret)

PS. I forgot the delicious coffee that you could make in the studio to start the day with smile and energy.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias for this lovely review and it was a pleasure as always to welcome you Kenny...4th time now I believe! We missed your lovely wife though so expect her to join you on your next visit!!! All the best until then...hasta luego! Patty & Rudy
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Toronto, ON Canada
5

Perfect Spot and Amazing Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay in Panama City! Best possible location and beautiful apartment.

The apartment was absolutely perfect and the hosts Patty and Rudy were so lovely and helpful. We did a tour with Rudy and it was definitely a highlight of our trip - he is so passionate and knowledgeable. And also the nicest guy!

You can walk absolutely everywhere from the location of this apartment and there are a few little grocery stores within a 2 minute walk.

I would highly recommend this place if you are visiting Panama City!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host you and your wonderful family Marie...and Rudy had the best time seeing your daughters' faces lit up when they saw the Monkeys...priceless! Muchas gracias for pointing out that the Studio's location is very convenient within Casco Viejo (as is our 1 & 2 bedroom loft since they are in the same condominium)...I am happy you liked the decor too...we up-date all our condos regularly to keep them looking beautiful, comfortable and homey;-) This is our full time job along with our tour company so we are 100% dedicated to the tourism business...our guests are in good hands;-) All the best, Patty & Rudy
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5

You come as a stranger and leave as a friend ...

  • 5 of 5

The studio is just the perfect location to stay in Casco Viejo. It is centrally located but in a very quiet neighbourhood. You can easily walk around the old city of Panama and find nice restaurants and bars just next door. The studio is very well equipped, maintained and nicely decorated. If you feel like cooking your own meals you can do so in the kitchen. I felt like being home and part of Casco Viejo.

Patty and Rudy are fantastic hosts who take special care of all requirements you may have.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada
5

The perfect Casco Viejo apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights in March 2017. The location is perfect for several reasons. It is in Casco Viejo which is the old part of Panama, currently being restored, and full of wonderful buildings, museums and restaurants - and this is all within walking distance. But it is also near the edge of Casco Viejo so when you take a taxi to some other part of town the driver does not have to come too far into the neighbourhood where the traffic is very slow so you save time and money. It is also within walking distance of a busy and interesting non-touristy neighbourhood and market where we had lunch one day. Sadly we only discovered this on our last day after Rudy showed it to us on our way back from one of his tours (very enjoyable). The apartment consists of one large room with a small kitchen and a bathroom - all very clean and beautifully decorated. The building is very old and has been thoroughly renovated - a real treat to stay in. There is a large grocery store only a block away. Patty and Rudy are very kind and gracious hosts. We loved our stay here and would recommend it to all our friends. I should add that there are stairs (a couple of flights) to get to this apartment which could be a problem for some.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias for your review and hope to welcome you back! Saludos, Patty & Rudy
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5

Great apartment in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from staying in Patty and Rudy's loft apartment in Casco Viejo. Everything was perfect from a car awaiting us as we got off our flight to a car bringing us back to the airport at 4:30 a.m. We stayed for 6 nights. Patty met us at the apartment to go over everything. The apartment has wonderful decor, high ceilings with crown molding, a kitchen with everything you need and a lot of light. It is a 1 minute walk to the grocery store and close to many wonderful restaurants. It is a very safe area to be in.Free wifi, which is a must for us! There are many small town plazas and much to see in the area. We had the best tour with Rudy where we went on a boat on Gatun Lake to see monkeys and toucans. After that trip we drove to another location where we went to meet the Emberra Tribe, have lunch, dance and have a wonderful day. We would highly recommend this trip as it was a highlight for us. The chief ( who is only 32, drove the boat! ). The canal museum in town was also a must! If you need an apartment for more than 2 people, they have another apartment in the same building with 2 bedrooms. We will have to come back with friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you and love to hear that we were able to contribute in a lovely stay...looking forward to your return:-) Patty & Rudy P.S. Rudy still has more tours & sightseeing up his sleeve and if you loved the studio you will love love the loft;-)
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5

Beautiful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The studio in Casco Viejo was a perfect location in the heart of a beautiful and quiet neighborhood. The accommodations couldn't have been more perfect. Patty and Rudy are exceptional hosts and offer a variety of tours that were all exceptional. I appreciated their professionalism and attention to detail.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Iglesia de La Merced

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

End of cleaning fee $15
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rate is based on 1 - 2 guests.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Please note that during the Christmas, Carnival & Easter holidays there is a US$5/night extra fee.

A US$250 security/damage deposit will be required in cash upon check-in and returned in cash upon check-out.

30% deposit required to book and the balance due 45 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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