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Beach Home in Paradise w/ Ocean View, Beach Access, Pool, WiFi, A/C & Cable TV

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 comfortably, Huge Pool and Bohio

Beautiful home on large, private, tropical lot with all the modern amenities including whole house A/C (not common in Panama), Wireless Internet and Satellite T.V. 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 10 minute walk down a slightly steep tropical trail used by locals to gather oysters at low tide. It's not treacherous by any means but the uphill return is likely to make you long for the pool. 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 hat sleeps 6 comfortably.


Owner
Chris
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About Chris

We are a family of four who love Panama!

Chris purchased this house in 2008

Why Chris chose Panama

We looked all over the world for a place we could call our second home and decided on Panama! This location is perfect for all we love to do; relax, swim, surf, hike, eat and enjoy life.

Amenities

Río Mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Bohio
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Bohio
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Bohio
  • Marble tiles and natural stone shower bottom with rain shower head in master. Nice big tub/shower combo in down stairs bath. 3 outdoor showers and additional full bath at pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Room 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Day Beds
  • Beautifully Decorated master bedroom with king size bed & patio overlooking pool and ocean. Air Conditioning and full bathroom with walk-in shower in the master suite. Second Bedroom located downstairs with 2 twins and A/C.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Modern kitchen with 6 burner stove, refrigerator with ice maker, blender, toaster, coffee maker, plenty of serving dishes, cookware, plates, glasses and silverware. Cell phone on site for use during your stay. Nice flat screen TV with DVD and Satellite connection. Wireless internet connection on entire property. Radio with i-pod/mp3 docking station. Caretaker on-site to provide assistance and optional maid service.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Beach Home in Paradise w/ Ocean View, Beach Access, Pool, WiFi, A/C & Cable TV
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews
5

San Carlos!

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a month stay at Chris's San Carlos casa! I can't say enough good about our stay. The house was exactly as described-well furnished with everything you need! Just bring your swimsuit, sandals light summer clothes and relax! The pool was amazing spent many relaxing hours there! Tim and Jenni the caretakers were the most welcoming warm and wonderful couple! Always ready to help with local information-directions whatever you needed! We hope to return next year and pick up where we left off! You can't go wrong here it was one of the most beautiful relaxing places we have stayed! Thanks again Chris-Tim y Jenni!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Anne. I'm very happy you enjoyed it!!
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Beautiful house with a large pool.

  • 3 of 5

We loved the house with the spacious main area with the dining room and good a kitchen, and comfortable bedrooms, especially the master which has a deck which turned out to be great for stargazing (too hot in the day). All the comforts are there including WIFI which worked much of the time and a great washing machine room with backdoor access to a clothesline. The pool had shade areas (bohío), which provide welcome protection from the sun, and the large pool was great for cooling off.

There is a major multi level building construction site next door complete with concrete trucks and normal banging and dumping of construction materials in the dump directly behind the property, We were out touring a lot, so this mattered in the morning only when we were having coffee by the pool and trying to relax and listen to one of the myriad of bird calls or the breeze wafting off of the Pacific.

The distance to the beach was reasonably close, but required a 4X4 for part of the road there. We found it to be within walking distance, but it can be a bit of a hot walk, not recommended for the elderly.

There is another house on the property and you share the pool with those tenants. You may not need to bring radio as your co tenants may play the boom box in perpetuity. If a quiet getaway to a foreign country immersing yourself in local sound and culture is your thing, you might get foiled by all the soft rock pop hits from the 60's to the 90's.

Part way through our two week stay, the living room air conditioner died. It was never replaced or repaired for the remainder of the visit. We were told that the owner wanted to wait for parts instead of bringing in a new unit, but this left us with a hot living room which the 78 year old in our party (who used the room the most) especially did not enjoy. We were able to leave our bedroom doors open so that air conditioning from the bedrooms would leak in making dining in bearable.

All in all it was a nice trip except for the aforementioned issues. The caretakers for the property were most helpful with directions and suggestions for our visit. The main road system in Panama is great, We did lots of touring and went for long walks to take in the rugged beauty of the great long vacant Panamanian beaches.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough nice things about this place! Thank you to Tim and Jenni the caretakers for all you did! The home has everything you need, and the pool is wonderful. I miss my hammock already. Thank you Chris!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great stay in sunny San Carlos

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from 2 weeks in our cozy home. As the other reviews have stated, the highlight is definitely the outside space - the pool, bohio w/hammocks, yard, covered patio and 2nd floor balcony are great and we definitely spent most of our time outside. The lot is well landscaped and meticulously maintained. There are mango, lime, pineapple and banana trees. We were only able to enjoy the limes as they other fruit was not quite ready. There were tons of roadside fruit stands though.

The house was nice if a showing a little wear and tear. The house easily accommodates 4 people comfortably. We found the living room area a little small and awkward when we did try to watch the Oscars on tv. There certainly were plenty of English speaking stations. We really enjoyed the 6-burner gas stove. The kitchen was well equipped for basic cooking (you need a new can opener - the ones in the drawer are terrible!) There are lot of fans throughout to keep you cool and a/c if the bedrooms and living room if required. The only drawbacks were the comfort level of the bed (very firm mattresses) and the noise from the nearby highway. There was also noise during the 4 days of Carnaval - nothing too crazy but you could hear firecrackers, fireworks, party music and drumming at times. The fan of the a/c helped drown out any noise.

Jenni and Tim, the caretakers were wonderful - very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They directed us to some great price fixe restaurants and side trips. When we had trouble reaching our car rental company for our return trip to Panama City, they helped us secure a driver.

The nearby beach was very nice, especially for beachcombing and jumping in the waves at low tide. The black sand is very beautiful but definitely hot to walk on. There is very little shade and as it was so hot and sunny while we were there, we found it hard to spend long periods of time at the beach. It was a 10 minute walk down a road that is under construction. Most days we would only see a few people on the beach but at the height of Carnaval, there must have been 20+ locals enjoying the surf.

San Carlos is very central to a lot of beaches, activities, restaurants, Coronado and the ex-pat community. It was a little less hectic than Coronado but only 10 minutes away so we enjoyed the slower pace. If you want to avoid the 1 1/2 hour drive plus the crazy traffic, we found out that Sunwing and Air Transat fly to nearby Rio Hato, only 20 min away!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing get away in beauiful Panama

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 6 nights at the property in March of 2016. The property is easy to get to right off the Pan-American highway about 90 minutes outside of Panama City. The property is just as advertised, clean and location is perfect. The property is also very safe with gated entry. One of the coolest things is you can get up in the morning and walk about 1/4 mile down to a private black sand beach and watch the sun come up over the pacific. The black sand mixed with lighter sand is so beautiful. I would walk for over an hour and at most see two other people. We also loved the ability to buy fresh fruit and fresh fish and bring back to property. A fresh delicious watermelon, cantaloupe and pineapple ran us $3.50. Lobster, fish and prawns enough for 3 dinners fileted and shrimp cleaned and deveined was $44. There are close restaurants and the mountains are 20 minutes away. Where can you walk on a private beach at 6am, watch the sun come up over the pacific and be in the mountains at a farmers market by 10am? Answer is here.

Furthermore, the caretakers, Tim and Jenni are from the states and speak perfect English and know the area and are very helpful. We even did a joint a bbq the last night we were there. The pool, hammocks all made for a relaxing vacation. I just can't say enough good things.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

It is not often that my expectations for a vacation spot are exceeded, but this place beat the odds. I had seen a few photos prior to our trip but they just didn't do the place justice. The large grounds are nicely landscaped and very well maintained as well as very private. 100% walled off and fenced with no close neighbors. The casa we stayed in (one of only two) was new and very nice with all modern conveniences and great views of the ocean from the upstairs master suite. The real gem here is the pool and bohio (palapa). both are far bigger than the pictures would seem to indicate and would easily accommodate all the guests this place could hold and more. Very well maintained and just an awesome spot to hang out. The closest beach is a short walk down a dirt road and is quite nice with very few other folks to be found on its mostly black sands. Easy drives to other beaches, small towns, and the foothills and mountains. Lots of good restaurants in the vicinity and the roadside fruit and veggie stands rock. Flora and fauna galore to boot. Go!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
PTY
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Panamanian Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Carlito's
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Rio Mar / Pal Mar
Car: recommended

The property is located approximately 100km from Panama City in the town of San Carlos which is nicely positioned between the resort areas of Coronado and Farallon allowing visitors to conveniently take advantage of all the area has to offer. The road to El Valle is just 2km from the house. Many of the areas best restaurants are close to the property and the beach is just a 5 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.

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Rates & Availability

Río Mar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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