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Ocean Front Penthouse Apt, Fabulous Ocean Views! 15 min to Panama City

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU if you want to be on the ocean but don't want to be over an hour drive from the tourist attractions like the canal, Caso Viejo, etc. and the shopping and restaurants of Panama City. We are just a 20 minute drive to PC

**Ask for the special rates for 3-4 people staying over 28 nights**

Sit on our beautiful patio by the pool and watch the sun sparkle on the ocean as the many sea birds fly by directly in front of our house. Watch the shrimp boats out catching the seafood you can eat that night at our local beach restaurants

Our apt is over 2000sq ft, 2 bdrms with attached baths, panoramic ocean views, laundry, large & fully equipped kitchen, pool on the ocean


Price for a party of more than 2 people is just $25 more per person/per night. ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL RATES FOR STAYS OF OVER 28 NIGHTS


Enjoy drinks by the pool or go to one of the open-air beach restaurants at sunset. Watch the boats waiting to transit the canal. Swim in the pool or Pacific Ocean and enjoy the quiet country atmosphere just 15 min. from the canal and 25 from the middle of downtown Panama City, but away from the city noise

We're on the coast a few min. past the Westin Resort Hotel and the Playa Bonita Resort. You know that they chose this location for a good reason; proximity to PC but away from the noise, and the beautiful ocean views.

The apt is on the top (3rd floor) or our house in Majagual, just through the little fishing town of Veracruz. We offer total privacy with separate entrance and parking.

Use this as your base if you want to explore farther down the coast and interior of the country but don't want to stay an hour from the city.

There are lots of TAXIS in Veracruz or we can arrange PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION AND TOURS if you prefer. We have lived here a long time so have great connections to arrange day trips, excursions to Indian villages, bird watching, canal trips, etc.


ARRIVING LATE? Ask about our grocery shopping service


We offer lower prices for long term rentals, contact us for information if you are interested.

Weekly apt. cleaning

Keywords: oceanfront, panoramic views, beach, quiet, safe, large, pool, 2bdrm, 3 bath, condo, apartment, house, penthouse, beach, canal, relaxing

More Details

Marilyn Johnson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, some Spanish, but not good on the telephone
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2017

About Marilyn Johnson

I am an artist and interior designer, now retired, from the US. My husband is a retired ins. broker. We enjoy living here on the ocean where we can go into PC for social occasions, movies , restaurants, etc. but be home in about 20 minutes to escape the noise and traffic.

Marilyn Johnson purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Marilyn Johnson chose Panamá Oeste

We have remodeled this house from a three unit apt to a house with this apt on the top floor. We looked at other beach locations but didn't want to be so far from Panama City. This location is perfect for us. We can hear the ocean at night, watch the sea birds during the day and we have a large yard full of tropical vegetation. We share all this and the pool with our guest, but the side entrance and separate entrance gate for the rental parking area gives all of us total privacy.

What makes this apartment unique

Very large and spacious apartment, quiet country location, just a short drive over the canal to the city of Panama. Very private yard and entrance so renters can have as much privacy as they desire, but are welcome to share our patio and pool area too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciated your hospitality and the many small things which made our stay more pleasant. We hope to stay again sometime, much sooner if we could manage.


Franz & Anne
Feb 2015
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Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
open air beach restaurants

there is a nice long beach with open-air beach restaurants and paddle boarding rentals near our house


Panamá Oeste Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , attached bathroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1). Each bedroom has attached bath
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Complete privacy, very spacious rooms, ocean breezes, ocean views. Ample room for two couples without being crowded We provide a cell phone, brand new central air conditioning, DVD player for your use


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Ocean Front Penthouse Apt, Fabulous Ocean Views! 15 min to Panama City
average rating of 4.862069 based on 68 reviews
Prairieville, LA

A Little Piece of Heaven in Veracruz

  • 5 of 5

Away from the madness of Panama City is a little gem tucked away in a rural beachfront setting.

This was an exceptionally large and spacious property. Two very large bedrooms with attached baths. The main living area was huge and the view of the Pacific from the totally glassed living/dining area was beautiful. Our hosts Marilyn and Jerry went out of their way to accommodate us, even arranging a golf day with friends of theirs. Evenings on their patio with drinks was a highlight of the day. When we return to Panama, this will be a 'must' stop. Not only did we discover a wonderful vacation place, but made new friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and are glad that you appreciated the space and ambiance of our beach front get-away that is near the city, but not too close. We enjoy the quiet here, and try to make sure that our guests do too. We also feel that we have made new friends. We like to meet new people but try to give our guests as much privacy as they want. We are always available to help out or just visit too.
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It was a very relaxing time..

  • 5 of 5

The property was well kept and clean. Marilyn and Jerry were great!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you picked Casa las Olas for your birthday vacation, and that you enjoyed it here. We enjoyed meeting you and Ronda, and were glad to help with recommendations and reservations when needed.
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Panama Vacation June 2017

  • 4 of 5

My son and I rented this property for 8 days. The apartment is large, clean, and comfortable. The large picture windows overlooking the ocean is great. Being on the 3rd floor, the two flights of stairs is a little challenging for an older person, but I took my time and made it work. Marilyn & Jerry are great hosts and very helpful. For us coming during the rainy season gave us no troubles at all, we were able to do and see everything we wanted. We did rent our own car as the property is a ways from Panama City the airport and other attractions, and the property has a car port for our use. The swimming pool is a nice extra, and the neighborhood is quiet and well kept. This was a great value for the money, and I would recommend this property to others planning to visit Panama.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian, we enjoyed having you two here to celebrate your birthday.
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Beautiful and spacious and just like the pictures on VRBO.

  • 5 of 5

Marilyn and Jerry are excellent hosts and greatly facilitated our stay in Panama.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good review. We enjoyed meeting you, and hope to meet you again some time when you return to Panama
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Powells Point, NC USA

Outstanding! Can't go wrong 😀

  • 5 of 5

Marilyn and Jerry are delightful hosts who have turned their upstairs apartment into a private home away from home with all the amenities you could need for a relaxing vacation! The entrance is private...The apartment is spacious...the pool is welcoming after a day sightseeing...even the bedrooms are large and the bed comfy....the water pressure is good even on the upstairs floor and the washer and dryer are a bonus....

The restaurant Kar Mar on the beach is a must for local seafood which is delicious...

If you don't plan to rent a car Marilyn can suggest Jose for your sightseeing needs and to pick you up at the airport....She and Jerry are happy to help any way they can. Close enough to the City to enjoy the activities there! The shopping is wonderful from Arroche Department Store in the mall to the handmade souvenirs shops along the way...

Be sure to visit the Old Town which they are renovating! And the Canal! Feed the fish at the Marina

It's a safe location as I always travel alone and I highly recommend it for a single person...It can easily accommodate 4.

I feel I have made 2 friends but if you are not so inclined Casa las Olas is still the perfect spot for much privacy or as little as you desire ..,

there is Wifi and a satellite TV to keep you connected but the sound of the ocean at night lulls you to sleep...

All I have are wonderful memories of my 2 weeks there...

I hope you have the same experience

PS don't forget to have Marilyn stock your kitchen if you want for $25....getting in late at night it's worth it to allow you to rest for a day!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rebecca. We do try to give our guests the privacy they may want, but be available to answer questions, give direcrions, or just chat if they want to do that too. We are really glad you enjoyed the whole experience here, and hope to see you again.
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A Great Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed visiting Panama, and it was even better staying at the beautiful home of Marilyn & Jerry. The apartment is huge, clean, well-equipped, and has great ocean frontage. We could hear the surf, and did keep our windows open much of the time to get the wonderful ocean breezes.

We decided not to rent a car and it might have been the same expense taking tours as renting a car there, but we were only there a few days. For a longer stay, and longer excursions, I think that we would have wanted a rental car. Taxis in Veracruz are super inexpensive though.

We truly enjoyed the breezes and the quiet of this beautiful setting that was close to but not right in the city of Panama. We spent a lot of our time hanging by the pool and exploring the beach tide pools, but were so close to all the tourist attractions that were on our list to see, so didn't miss any.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Ask us about the lower rates for groups of 3 or 4 staying 28 nights or more . Taxes and weekly maid service are included with the nightly rate

absolutely no smoking and no pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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