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Vista Mar Golf and Ocean Resort

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This house was the original Model Home for the Vista Mar property.

It has 3 bedrooms with a King, Queen, 2 Twin Beds and an Office with a comfortable day bed that converts to 2 additional Twin Beds. The home is air conditioned throughout but is rarely needed with the constant sea breeze. You can walk from the bedrooms to your own private 27' pool and enjoy a beautiful view of the Pacific from the hammocks in the Bohio.

Vista Mar is just over an hour drive from Panama City and close to food and retail shopping and a new Medical Clinic is less than 3 miles away. There are numerous great restaurants within a short drive and there is a very reasonable gourmet restaurant right on the property at the Beach Club. Cable TV is provided in the den and bedrooms and internet access is included in the rental.

Keywords: Gated Golf and Ocean Resort

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Abdu
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Steve Abdu

I was an airline captain for a major US airline and am now retired to this home for about half of the year. I can't be there all the time yet and that gives you an opportunity to enjoy this beautiful property also. The locals are friendly, there are many US expats, as well as Canadians, that live here full or part time. There's plenty of local shopping and day trips to keep you busy or just lay out by the pool or in the Bohio and let the gentle ocean breezes lull you sleep. Vista Mar is an ideal vacation location!

Steve Abdu purchased this house in 2005

Why Steve Abdu chose Panamá Oeste

I traveled the world over and have found Panama to be an ideal, safe, friendly place to be. The water is safe to drink anywhere in the country, the roads are good, cell phone service is nationwide and inexpensive and the people are friendly.

What makes this house unique

San Carlos and Coronado and Vista Mar, are located in what the locals refer to as 'The Dry Arch'. The area, while not free of rain and showers, has far fewer than the surrounding areas. And when they come, they don't usually last very long. Peace and tranquility can be yours, if desired, but there is also plenty to do in the general area if you so choose.


Panamá Oeste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Vista Mar Golf and Ocean Resort
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful House! Perfect Relaxing Beach Get Away -

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to relax! The property is located in a very exclusive golf club, safe and quiet, also it is very close to the city (1:20 min aprox), very good roads to get there (any car friendly).

The house is very comfortable, the rooms have perfect size, all with closets, airconditioning + fan, cable tv, internet - 6 to 8 people fit perfectly (I went with a group of 6), each room has it's own bathroom & you have the additional "exterior" bathroom -Also it has very large common areas, for example living room / tv room easily fits 8 people, the dinning room as well. Kitchen if very well equiped new stove, pots, pans, blender, plates etc.

My favorite part - the back yard, it is large, the pool is just great, and the view is magestic, the ronchito is super comfy - I could spend the whole day there.

I've been to several beach properties in the area, and this has been the nicest one since most offer apartments, here you have incredible tranquility, privacy and comfort.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockyford. AB. Canada

Quiet Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed in this spacious home for 6 weeks. The view was one of the best in the whole development. The pool & the bohio allowed us to enjoy this view, without getting too overheated; a lifesaver. The covered patio allowed us to enjoy all our meals outdoors. A nice walk to a beautiful beach club. 2 mins away from a good golf course. Miles of beach walking when the tide is out. Fresh fish from the local fisherman on the beach. Comfy bedrooms for all of us. Easy access to town & groceries, a 10 minute drive. Plenty of good restaurants within 10-20 min drive. An enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best View in Vista Mar!

  • 5 of 5

Simply amazing views, the facility is perfect and Steve was so accommodating and gracious. we had an absolutely awesome time!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia, USA

Fantastic Location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented the house for a week, and had an absolutely fantastic time. The house has incredible views of the Pacific, and the location is great! There is plenty to do all within 1-1.5 hours. I had the opportunity to use the golf course at Vista Mar. The course is impeccably maintained, and has great views of the mountains and ocean. When I went into the pro shop, they offered a discount because we were staying on the property, so make sure to mention you are staying there. All the towns near by are quiet and beautiful, with some great restaurants. I highly recommend driving up to El Valle, which is only about 40 minutes from the house. El Valle is a beautiful town nestled in the mountains of Panama, there are great rainforest hikes, waterfalls, hot springs, horse back riding, zoo, restaurants, and a fantastic market. You are also an 1:30 drive from Lake Gatun, about 1:15 to the Miraflores locks on the Panama Canal, and about 10 minutes from one of the best surfing beaches in Panama, Palmar.

We can't say enough good things about the owner Steve, he was very responsive to any questions we had. We would definitely like to go back and stay at Steve's house.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband, my two kids (12 and 15) and I live in Zürich but we travel every year to Panama since I am Panamanian. We always stays at my parents residence either in the City or in Sora. This time we decided to spend one week in Vista Mar because we also bought a land in the resort but we have not been building yet. So we decided to rent the house of Steve to feel the living experience there and what we felt was better than we expected. The house of Steve have one of the most beautifull views I have ever seen. The sunrise every morning under the palm tree was amazing and the moonlight over the see was unforgetable. What a relaxing experience.

Many good things I could say about the house, but I will only tell you that every room is exactly as you can see on the pictures. Every room has his toilet, the kitchen has two fridge, the aircondition works fine, the pool was clean, there are plenty of towells.

The resort is also close to a shopping center in Coronado where you can find every thing you are looking for. Vista Mar is a beautifull and peacefull resort. You can use the facilities of the Club hause and enjoy the infinity pool, play golf or have a fine dinner at the restaurant.

Thankyou Steve for letting your house while you are on the air.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panama City

A Must!

  • 5 of 5

Steve's house at the Vista Mar Golf and Ocean Resort is the best! Steve is extremely gracious, accommodating and kind-- very quick to respond to emails and questions. Vista Mar is located about an hour-ish from Panama City, and only about 10 minutes from Coronado, which makes this house a perfect weekend getaway. Although the house is not ocean front, it feels like is it! The house sits up on a bluff with an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean and the sandy beaches of San Carlos. The constant sea breeze can be felt while lounging at the pool or in the hammock, and each bedroom is extremely private with its own access (via sliding glass doors) to the pool and garden. We loved the single story layout, and the fact that the kitchen came with two fridge units! The beach club has an amazing beachfront infinity pool and a nice restaurant-- and it's only about a 5 minute walk down the street from the house. The house is very private, and perfect for a beach getaway for friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Panama City, Panama
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Terrazas del Mar
Nearest Golf
Vista Mar Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pan American Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Terrazas del Mar
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Vista Mar
Car: necessary

Vista Mar Golf and Marina Resort is a gated community in San Carlos, Panama. It is just 3 miles from Coronado where you access to shopping centers, 3 food markets, numerous restaurants and bars. Plenty to do in the area!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates subject to seasonal changes and length of stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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