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Stunning Colonial 1 & 2 Bdr Loft in Historical Casco Viejo with balcony

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

1-2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms with great location by restaurants & supermarket

***Please note that the rates are for the 1 bedroom loft 1-2 guests...for the use of the 2nd bedroom there are extra charges listed in the rate information***

This is a very unique loft style property featuring 15 foot high ceilings, skylights, a large mezzanine bedroom with beautiful wooden floors & oversize custom made wardrobe with its bright en-suite bathroom, the bedroom overlooks the living-room.

The nice modern American kitchen offers a breakfast bar and opens onto the living/dining room that leads to a lovely balcony with views to a wide quiet street with colorful 'bougainvillea'.

It is a gorgeous apartment which benefits from all the colonial charm: iron work & Calicanto walls (original stone wall from the 17th Century) all around the condo with a great homey feeling.

The condo is fitted with high end amenities, a phone with free local calls and also the use of a cell phone during your stay.

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 studio 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: if you are having DAY guests please send us their details. For the peace of mind of our neighbors living there full time the administration requires this extra step...thank you for your understanding***

More Details

Owner
Patty
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 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 studio 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 2010

Why Patty chose Casco Viejo

We originally bought this property for us to live in however since we had so much success renting our studio located on the same floor we decided to postpone our move until retirement and in the mean time have guests enjoy this wonderful space;-)

We love Casco Viejo – 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

Great balcony with a view (not onto the neighboors!) and the double height ceilings with its original 'calicanto' walls!

Amenities

Casco Viejo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Mattress (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Reviews

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Stunning Colonial 1 & 2 Bdr Loft in Historical Casco Viejo with balcony
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

Like home, but so much better!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughters (19 and 15) and I loved our week long stay at Patty's Casitas Loft apartment in Casco Viejo. Impeccably decorated with modern and tasteful decor, local art and comfortable beds and furniture. State of the art kitchen with coffee, spices and everything you need to feel at home. Within walking distance of a very nice grocery, many, many restaurants, nightlife, walking tours, marisco mercado and sightseeing. A two or 3 dollar uber ride to most attractions. Patty and Rudy welcomed us and arranged our pick up and drop off at the airport. Patty was full of wonderful advice and happy to hear from us after an overnight at another location to make sure we were OK. Rudy is a lovely man who cares deeply about sharing his beautiful country and I highly recommend his tours. The Embera Village tour was a highlight for all of us. This is the most lovely rental I've ever stayed at and cannot be compared to any hotel. If there was a way to give this more than 5 stars I would. We felt safe and well cared for the entire trip. Hope to be able to return to this property or one of Patty's other "Casitas" at the Amador Causeway, the country manor house, bed and breakfast. I would also love to try the smaller one bedroom unit in this same building for a romantic getaway with Hubby, who sadly was not with us on this particular trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a delight to have you stay with us Mara - you and the girls were wonderful guests:-) And we can't wait to meet hubby on your next trip;-) Hasta luego! Patty & Rudy
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5

Great location, beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We're a couple in our 50s, and we spent three days at the 1-bedroom loft in Casco Viejo. It was fantastic. Patty and Rudy were extremely helpful with everything--before, during and after our stay. Communication was timely, thorough and friendly throughout the reservation process. Patty and Rudy met us on arrival at the building, and check-in went smoothly. When we had questions during our stay, they always responded right away. They even helped us book a 5 a.m. taxi for our departure. Then, when I realized I'd left something in the apartment, they delivered it to me when I came back to Panama City the following week - impressive! The location of the apartment is great--in the middle of the old quarter. There's a good supermarket just around the corner, and a growing number of good and interesting restaurants and places to hang out in the evening. It's a historic area that is changing a lot. It's elegant, trendy and edgy all at once--which is what we happen to like. During the day there's lots to explore. We walked everywhere, and always felt safe. In fact, we hardly went downtown because we enjoyed Casco Viejo so much. The apartment itself is really lovely. It's beautifully renovated with high quality furnishings and appliances. The air conditioning worked great, too. The upstairs shower was a little tricky, but the instructions were clear so we made it work. All of the information about the apartment and neighborhood were well done and very helpful. This is a first-class operation run by good people. We're already planning our next stay. Thanks, Patty & Rudy!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Loft apartment in the most quaint location. Patty and Rudy make your stay very special.

  • 5 of 5

We are two couples 55+ who have just had an amazing experience at this loft apartment in Casco Viejo. Patty and Rudy, the owners, were there to greet us and from the moment we entered the place we loved it. They responded to any queries we had promptly. The location is great if you like to go out and about then head home for lunch. The place was immaculate and every need was catered for. The kitchen was equipped with everything you need, blender for our morning smoothies, coffee machine, laundry in the main floor, local cell phone if you needed it. Patty was so gracious in arranging transportation for us on to our next location and we took advantage of one of Rudy's tours and were not disappointed. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias for your review...it was a delight hosting the 4 of you and we are happy you have enjoyed your stay with us - we have tried to make all our places as comfortable and as homey as possible and I think we have achieved this as many of you come back to us year after year which is our biggest reward;-) We are always a phone call, a whatsapp or an email away to respond to any questions...staying with us means that you are not alone and we are happy to help in any way we can:-) Enjoy the rest of your Panamanian stay! Patty & Rudy
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5

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, sister and I stayed here for two nights upon arriving in Panama City. It is by far the best place we've stayed in the dozen or so times we've been to Panama City. We usually stay a night or two before heading to our final destination of Pedasi. My sister had never been to Panama so we wanted a "soft landing" for her, and a couple of days in the city, before completing our journey. Patty was super easy to deal with in arranging our stay, answered my emails promptly. Their driver was pleasant and met us at the airport on time, Rudy was waiting at the condo and gave us lots of help and info. The condo is beautifully decorated, well located, yet quiet and peaceful. The optional second bedroom n the condo worked perfectly for my sister. She had her own private space. Everything worked the way it was supposed to, and the condo was well stocked with dishes, toiletries, everything. There is a grocery store 1/2 a block away. The condo is walking distance to all the great bars and restaurants of Casco. The condo was spotlessly clean. Patty emailed the first morning to make sure we were doing okay. Check out was equally smooth. Couldn't ask for a better place. We can't wait to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Condo and Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 absolutely LOVED the condo. If I am lucky enough to go back to Panama one day, we would most definitely want to stay here again. Patty and Rudy, the owners, are awesome!

Pluses:

- Patty and Rudy are fantastic hosts! They gave us lots of information, and more important, were very helpful and kind.

- Gorgeous condo. It's beautifully decorated and very clean.

- Air conditioning!

- Great location--close to shopping (grocery and souvenir) and felt very safe

- Airport transfer can be arranged through Patty and Rudy--again, they are super helpful!

- Patty and Rudy provide a cell phone for you for local usage.

- Attention to small details, including providing a card with the condo address and location to show a taxi driver if you decide to go out.

- Even with two teenagers, it never felt crowded. Very spacious.

- You can arrange tours through Rudy--we highly recommend them!

- Internet access

Tips:

- There are a couple flights of steps to go up (no elevator). If you need help bringing your luggage up, Rudy and the concierge are more than happy to help.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Az, USA
5

Beautiful condo, Great Location, Terrific owners!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th summer in Panama and 2nd stay in this condo. For stays in Panama City this condo is a terrific choice. It's in a beautifully renovated building in Casco Viejo with grocery stores, shopping, restaurants and sightseeing all short walks. For trips downtown, we used Uber and never paid more than $2-$3 per ride. Parking is a shortage in this area so better off without a car if possible. Our family of 4 was perfectly comfortable for a week and would have loved to stay longer- it feels like home. Appliances, a/c, furnishings are upgraded. The owners Patty and Rudy are the best hosts. Will return!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

End of cleaning fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are based on 1-2 guests for the bedroom loft.

For the additional enclosed bedroom - for up to 4 guests - the fee is US$40/night + US$10 extra end of cleaning fee.
And we can add a real Twin mattress for a 5th guests - US$15/night + US$5 extra end of cleaning fee.

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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