Tropical Waterfront Getaway, Between Panama City & Colon(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
With your rental, we provide a 2 person plus small child and a 1 person kayak. Our home features 3 bedrooms for guests, one is located on the main floor just off the living area and the others are upstairs. The master bedroom balcony faces the river where you can enjoy the sunrises and river activities. Each floor has a shared bathroom, each with a shower.
The main floor has an entry/mud room, living room with television and DVD player, dining area, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and sitting area that overlooks the river.
Our kitchen has a refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, blender, mixer, microwave, toaster oven and 5 burner gas stove top, cookware, utensils, plates, glasses, mugs and flatware are included.
Enjoy views of the river from one of the three patios (two accessed directly from the kitchen) or relax in the hammocks, while sipping a cocktail, in the patio adjacent to the rustic sports court. You will thoroughly enjoy over 700 square feet of covered patio / balcony area!
Our property is fenced on 3 sides and has banana, mango, mamei, cashew, guava, coconut trees with fruit when in season.
Water is from the public system well that is community owned or the 500 gallon reserve tank, we own. Water is supplied to the house automatically from the tank if the public water system is off or through our extensive filter system. Even with multiple water source options, we can't guarantee water or high pressure water service 24-7.
The community park borders our property upriver and has a small kiosk store where you can buy essentials and refreshments. Our driveway passes between the park and the Catholic Church. About 50 feet from the church is the baseball park, and just up the hill from the ball park is one of the town bars which can be lively on Friday night through Sunday night and on special occasions. This town is especially loud and lively on National Holidays and Baseball game days. Feel free to join in on the festivities! When in Rome...
One of our neighbors, Panta, sells fish, so get your order in the night before and hope for a good catch for dinner. Our favorite is peacock bass (sargento).
Several days a week, the bakery van. Great Cinnamon rolls, etc), fruit / vegetable trucks and egg truck drive through town selling their wonderful fresh products. The pineapples usually are 3 for a dollar, and are grapefruit sized, juicy and sweet. We have fresh coconuts on our trees. Pina Colada's made with fresh from the nut milk, these delicious pineapples and Carta Vieja Rum will spoil you!! Enjoy
The roads to the community are paved and in better condition than most of the roads in Seattle, Washington.
We have enjoyed our visits to Panama as have our friends who have traveled with us.
We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do and that you have great adventures in Panama.
Keywords: casita, waterfront, kayaks included, riverfront, small village, tennis court, rural, 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
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Member since: 2012
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Each bedroom has a Queen size Bed, ceiling fan, etc
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2, one on each floor, each with a shower, toilet and sink
- Our home has a rustic sports court for tennis. Swimming in the river. Take our Kayaks out for a spin. Boat trips or horseback riding can be arranged through our caretaker. Want to read a book or just veg. while others in your party watch a movie without feeling isolated? Our home has two inside sitting areas on the main floor, one with excellent views of the river, and one where the television is located and 4 outdoor covered areas that are perfect for relaxing. For longer stays, light housekeeping is provided once per week which includes cleaning the floors. Hammocks are provided for use in the Gazebo (Rancho). Minimum stay 3 nights. Maximum stay 14 nights....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Linens Provided:
2 cozy living rooms: riverfront room with coffee and side tables, 2 padded chairs with arms, love seat, ottomans. The second has a TV and DVD player, coffee and side tables, couch, 2 padded chairs......moreless
- Parking Off Street:
Santa Rosa has good cell phone coverage. Cell phones are cheap to purchase in Panama. Claro com and Movistar have internet options that work in Santa Rosa. Our phone cost $15.00 plus air time...moreless
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- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
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- Dishes & Utensils:
A cozy kitchen with Corean type counter and sink, refrigerator/freezer, 5 burner cook-top with tile counter, toaster oven, microwave, hand mixer, blender, outside concrete counter w/ stainless sink ...moreless
We provide Kayaks, a 2 person plus child Perception and a 1 person for your use. Local boat owner / operators are available for hire at reasonable costs. Ask our Caretaker to assist with connections....moreless
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Kayak / Canoe:
A 2 adult plus small child Perception R3 Tribe 13.5 foot long Kayak and 1 person Perception Tarpon 100 kayak are available for our guests use on the river. For Guide service check out PaddlePanama.com...moreless
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- Water Sports Gear:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $700
Refunds: Will be handled as follows if cancellation notice is given in writing to the owner through the VRBO email system.
Traveler provides notice 31 or more days prior to arrival date, a full refund minus $40.00 processing fee, 6% transaction fee and any applicable foreign transaction fee that the home owner has incurred in the processing of the travelers booking.
Traveler provides notice 30 or less days prior to arrival date, no refund will be provide.
Storms: If there is a storm, no refunds will be given unless the local authorities order mandatory evacuation of this home.
• We will refund any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered, including the day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation.
• We will refund any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay due to a mandatory evacuation.
We recommend obtaining traveler protection insurance through VRBO or your preferred source. We do not provide any insurance.
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Santa Rosa Amenities: Santa Rosa is a very small community along the Chagres River. Our upriver property line borders the community park. The building in the park has a small mini-mart type store where you can buy essentials and refreshments. Our driveway passes between the park and the Catholic Church. About 50 feet from the church is the baseball park, and just up the hill from the ball park is one of the town bars.
We provide a 2 person plus small child kayak and a 1 person kayak for our guests use. The easiest launch point during low water times is from the public park next door.
One of our caretakers brothers, Panta, sells fish, so get your order in the night before and hope for a good catch for dinner. Our favorite is peacock bass (sargento).
Several days a week, the bakery van (Great Cinnamon rolls, etc), fruit / vegetable trucks and egg truck drive through town selling their wonderful fresh products. The pineapples usually are 3 for a dollar, and are grapefruit sized, juicy and sweet. We always have fresh coconuts on our trees. Pina Colada's made with fresh from the nut milk, these delicious pineapples and Carta Vieja Rum will spoil you!! Enjoy
Year Purchased: 2008
About: We live and work in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, USA. One of us was born in Panama. After many visits to family in Panama, we decided to purchase this oasis by the Chagres River.
Why Corregimiento de Cristóbal, Panama:
We love the hurricane free tropical climate, relatively low cost of living, the US dollar based currency and easy access via the international airport. Panama uses 120 volt / 60 hz, same as a typical home in the USA. Driving is on the right side of the road, same as in the USA. We love taking our 13.5 foot, 2 person plus small child kayak and/ or our 10 foot 1 person kayak out for excursions on the river.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Day trips, from this centrally located village, to the Caribbean, Pacific Ocean, Panama City, mountain areas, antiquities, shopping, indigenous villages, islands, etc. while enjoying a true rural Panamanian lifestyle along a beautiful river. Check out our suggested day trips on this VRBO site and the Paddle Panama tours webpage on the internet. Interested in a Chagres River / Canal boat ride from our home? Try out our 13.5 foot 2 person Kayak and/or our 10 foot 1 person kayak included in the rental. Our home is only 5 miles by boat from the Panama Canal. Another alternative is to ask our caretaker to arrange a trip through a local boat owner. Life preservers are provided. Remember your sun hat, sunscreen and beverages. Prices are negotiable depending on your desires. For a 4 hour excursion, we suggest $50.00 for the boat and operator, plus fuel costs. Need a river guide or extra kayaks for your party, contact Paddle Panama 011-507-6780-3346 or 011-503-6618-7761
- Primary: 253-230-0481
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View from the Chagres River
Your Hammock Awaits!!
View of Chagres River, House and Rancho from sport court
View of dining area, river side sitting room and kitchen.
Main Floor Queen Bedroom
Down stairs bathroom, small, cozy and functional.
Master bedroom writing desk, closets
Relaxing on the master balcony
Second Bedroom Upstairs. With view of river and side yard
George and Uncle Felix (early Banana harvest)
Local Fruits adorn our dining table
Accessories for on the water enjoyment!
View of River and House from the entry gate.
VIEW OF MANGO AND BANANAS TREES, BALCONIES & STEPS TO THE RIVERFRONT LANDING
Living area. Owners room behind door, not available at this time.
Kitchen with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, blender...
Closet space, Main Floor Queen bedroom
2nd Floor Master with Queen Bed
Balcony off master bedroom with view down river, dusk.
Second bedroom upstairs, view of river, has storage locker & curtains not shown.
Top Floor bathroom off Master Bedroom and Hallway
Day trip on the Chagres! Just down stream from our home we saw Eagles,Monkeys...
Explore the river on our 2 person + child Perception & 1 person Tarpon Kayaks
The new "Boat House" with a double and single kayak for guest use! Enjoy!!
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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