2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 7
- english, spanish
About Christopher Thompson
Having a place on Contadora Island has provided me the perfect place to spend quality time with my 3 young children in an ultra safe environment. Contadora is a Pacific hideaway of Panama's wealthy. The peace and tranquility of the island allows me to relax and unwind. The beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water amount to a tropical paradise.
Christopher Thompson purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Christopher Thompson chose Contadora Island
Only 15 minutes by air from Panama City and into a world of it's own. Villa 24 is 100 yards from the airport. It is so convenient to just hop off the plane and walk a few yards and I'm home. There are some great quality seafood restaurants on the island, providing scrumptious meals at affordable prices. There are all kinds of water sports, boating, diving, snorkeling etc available.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa 24 has a safe on the premises that allows for peace of mind when spending many hours at the beach each day, as it is comforting to know that your passports and valuables are secure. The Villa also has direct high speed Internet that provides both a strong wireless signal as well as a direct ethernet connection. This unit comes with its own private 1050 gallon water system, which ensures you will not run out of water during your stay (Contadora has a very unreliable island water supply, that is often down)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect location on Contadora
It was an incredible trip to Contadora I stayed for 1 month with my 2 grand children 5 years & 8 years old.
We were able to go to the beach every day . The Condo was great. The only thing I would say is if you are staying more than a week to be sure to bring your groceries from Panama because on the Island it is very expensive for all groceries including restaurants. It is very easy to bring groceries if you are taking the ferry to the Island. We only found really a couple of restaurants I would recommend. The Casa Tortuga was great for a pizza treat. If you wanted a real meal I would suggest Perla Real which is also a restaurant. There is a small local restaurant near the Police station called "Claritas" hands down the best chicken on the Island and the fried shrimp was incredibly tasty... Best part was the cost. My grand children constantly stayed hungry so we mainly cooked at home due to the cost of food and restaurants.
Geralds is located just 300 yards from the condo and was quite good for a Greek salad and the Pasta. If you are looking for a wine selection you will need to bring your own. As I paid $35 US dollars for a $12 bottle of wine in Panama. The grocery store's are very expensive.
But the water & Beaches you cannot experience anywhere in the world it was incredible.
My accommodations with Chris was one of the best on the Island I would defiantly recommend staying with him.
The Villas were very safe and everyone was extremely helpful.
I look forward to our return trip. We were all very saddened to leave but the experience will last us a life time!!
Oh and this time of the year it is incredible to see all of the whales passing in fornt of the Beach.
Good for a short stay
The property is in a good location, with a nice breeze from the ocean. There are 98 steps (stairs) down to a very nice beach that is practically deserted much of the time. However, unless you like to sit on a log or lie directly on the sand, there is no place to sit down there. I recommended some portable beach chairs. There is not a lot to do on Contadora, so be ready to entertain yourself. Jose was wonderful. He speaks very good English and was always willing to accommodate our needs with fetching water and giving us rides to restaurants that are not within walking distance. We hired Don Pedro for a boat ride and caught a 25-lb grouper. He understands some English (Pedro...not the grouper).
In the past our guests have always been able to use the chairs that the local hotel on the beach has, however that hotel has recently changed ownership and they no longer allow beachgoers to use their chairs - therefore we will be purchasing our own chairs that our guests can use.
Contadora is an island not much larger than a few golfcourses combined - it takes around 15 minutes to drive on a golf cart from one end of the island to the other, so if you are coming for more than two weeks you may run out of new things to do each day.
Contadora is a place to come to, to unwind and relax, and enjoy some family time on white sand beaches, with crystal clear ocean water, and dining in local restaurants where tame deer come up to your tables. The most common form of transport is a gold cart. You will not find any wild "Spring Break" type activities here.
views, character, great location!
Perfect location close to beaches, restaurants, good floor plan with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths, close to the pool and nice views.
Cute villa, great location and host
Cute villa right off the main beach where the ferry lands and easy walking distance to two other great beaches and the grocery store in town. Chris is a great host and really wants you to have the best stay possible. He has an onsite caretaker to take you to the villa, show you around, and deal with any issues or questions that may come up. The villa has a well stocked kitchen and a grill on the deck for cooking. A great place to stay while you are Contadora Island.
Amazing location! The villa is great and fully equiped. Christopher and Jose are more than helpful. Highly recommended!
The villa was excellent. Full equipped and very comfy. I want to come back!!!
My Villa is around 18 years old now and Panama's weather and climate are very harsh on beachfront properties. Keeping the Villa well maintained in a good state of condition is a constant challenge, and ensuring all the appliances and equipment remain in good working order is a perpetual ongoing effort -
Providing my guests a great experience, and being able to deliver on the expectations that are promised are very important to me.
This is not a new and modern place with the latest and greatest designs and furniture - but everything we have works well with fairly new appliances ,and nothing needs replacing.
I absolutely strive for a 5 star review each and every time a guest stays, and so far I have managed to achieve that 22 times out of the last 28 reviews.
The remaining 6 reviews we only managed a 4 start rating which means those guests did not feel we were perfect, or that we could have done better?
My hope is to always get a 5 star review so if any guest of mine feels I have not delivered on their expectations - then please let me know as soon as possible, so that I have the opportunity to address the issue and make things right.
Only 15 minutes by air from Panama City and into a world of it's own. Villa is 100 yards from the airport. It is so convenient to just hop off the plane and walk a few yards and I'm home. There are some great quality seafood restaurants on the island, providing scrumptious meals at affordable prices. There are all kinds of water sports, boating, diving, snorkeling and golf cart rental, etc available.