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Beach Front & Golf Course Elegant Top Floor Condo Buenaventura Prime Location

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,271 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Ocean View, Golf Course View, Privacy & Big Terrace

211 sq. meters, Bedroom 1: King, Bedroom 2: Queen, Bedroom 3: Full & Twins beds. Central AC, Washer and Dryer, Towels and Linens Provided, 2 underground parking space, 17', 42' and 46' flat screen TVs, Cable TV, Internet, DVD Blu-Ray, club house with large pool and social area, park for kids just steps from the building, Fully-equipped Kitchen, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Stove, Oven, Small Appliances (Kitchen Aid Blender), Terrace with a beautiful ocean and golf course view.

JW Marriott Hotel on site with 4 restaurants (Steak & Sushi) and a Deli Gourmet, Horseback Riding

Full-equipped private activity and tour office on-site (jet ski, bicycles, 4-wheelers, banana boat, deep-sea fishing, sailing, kayaking, boating, snorkeling, diving, surfing, biking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, fishing), Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Riding and hiking paths, access to 2 rivers, small zoo great for kids and adults (chickens, rabbits, pigs, horses, goats, snakes, iguanas), tennis courts, playgrounds, commercial center with spa, gym and stores.

An exclusive beach community with ocean front and lake front villas, condominiums, and custom-built homes. This gorgeous beach development with fine white sand and the best of climates. A private marina offering equipment rentals and tour, this development is just 90 minutes from Panama City in Rio Hato. Golf course in property.

El Valle is one of the most famous sites in Panama, 1 hour away, including nature hikes for the amateur or serious hiker and a Canopy Ride through the rainforest and waterfalls.

More Details

Jaime Martiz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017


Rio Hato Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2271 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Beach Front & Golf Course Elegant Top Floor Condo Buenaventura Prime Location
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Great condo

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples for the weekend. Jaime was very responsive and has a first class place. We had access to the beach club which has a great pool and access to the beach. We didn't golf because of time but the golf course is beautiful (I've golfed there on a previous trip). We had some trouble with the hot water which was promptly addressed and fixed.

I would recommend that you bring your own beach towels. One more thing is the entries into the building should be more clearly mapped out. For example there is an entry where you can pull up, unload your gear and get to the apartment quickly. We didn't forget find that our until late last night. Much more convenient and less work than the instructions we had which required going up and

down stairs from the parking lot. I would also make it clear the name of the building. The name that is on the reservation does not match the size that are on the building.

In summary it was a little difficult getting in but once we had our bearings everything was wonderful and the owner was quite responsive to our needs and has a very beautiful facility. The upstairs balcony had fantastic views and was a great place to hang out.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good condo spaceful beatiful views

  • 5 of 5

Has everything you need

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Great Community on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This is a very high end development about 1.5 hours from Panama City. This is the neighborhood where the wealthy Panamanians have 2nd homes more than your typical touristy resort. Two very nice nice beach clubs that have nice pools, food and bar service plus of course the beach. The condo has high end finishes and is perfect for a group of 7-8 people. The highlight of the condo was an upper level/loft type patio that has a grill and couches and is great to watch the sunset and enjoy a few drinks, listen to music, smoke a cigar and socialize. The JW Marriott is about a 10 minute walk from the condo and is a nice base for the community.

Another big plus is the service provided by Jaime (owner) and Andres (on-site property manager). They were both very helpful in arranging transportation, recommending things to do, and constantly checked in via text to make sure the stay was going smoothly. A very nice personal touch.

This is a place to go with a group more suited for families or groups wanting to relax poolside or play golf. This is not a real party destination. Would not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach, Sun and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a wonderful time in Buenaventura. We were pleasantly greeted by Andres who gave us the keys, showed us the condo and informed us of the various amenities accessible to us.

The condo is beautifully decorated and comfortable. We arrived on a Monday and as stated in previous reviews, the shops and restaurants very near the condo were closed. They reopen on Thursday-Sunday but until then we were able to either cook in the spacious, fully equipped kitchen or take a stroll or a drive to the JW Marriott area for fine dining.

The great thing about this condo is that you have access to two beach clubs as well as the pools at the Marriott. I believe that that is why owner has posted pictures of all of the pools accessible. The nearest pool is the Puntarena Beach club which is about a 3 minute walk from the condo and right by the ocean. The pool itself is available all week but services to the pool are only open Thursday-Sunday. We were okay with that as we just took a small cooler of drinks down to keep us refreshed. We personally loved having the place mostly to ourselves. In the afternoons we would take a relaxing and scenic 10 minute stroll on the beach to visit the Farro Beach Club near the JW Marriott. Beautiful pools right by the ocean and the bar and restaurant there are open all week long. On a few days we also visited the JW Marriott pools and ate at two of their restaurants. We especially loved the sushi at Tai Kai.

I do recommend having a car if you are planning on visiting the JW Marriott at night. It's a quick less than 5 minute drive. A car would also be helpful if you need to restock on groceries as there is a large grocery store (Super 99) and an Arrocha Pharmacy at the entrance to Playa Blanca, about a 5-10 minute drive away.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Buenaventura and look forward to returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Great location - super view from the upstairs terrace

  • 5 of 5

Great location within JW Buenaventura Resort complex. Walk to the beach club, lunch or dinner at Mansa. Ice cream store, wine store, etc. Small workout facility nearby. Apartment great for our visit - 6 adults so all couples had a private room/bath. Don't miss relaxing on the upstairs terrace - lovely view of the Pacific. Jaime was incredibly accommodating and responsive to every question/request I made. We will return!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Spot with Good Views

  • 4 of 5

This is a bright 4th floor condo with ocean view; private roof terrace is most unique feature, looking out over the whole complex and featuring dramatic sunsets. A friend and I stayed for two weeks; most of the experience was good. The unit is comfortably equipped -- linens and towels high quality, mattresses new and decent, flat screen TV's in open living area and each bedroom. There is a walk from the parking lot to the building -- steps up and down to central courtyard and closest access, and long hallways to arrive at the unit. There is also a walk to beach and pool area, longer if you choose to go to much better equipped and staffed JW Marriott hotel pool. Likely not an optimal choice for anyone with mobility issues. I've come to Buenaventura for the last 9 years, staying in the hotel, in private villas, and in condos; it's a beautiful resort but quiet -- best suited for people who want to read, relax, swim. Nothing going on at night, not even live music in the hotel bar. PuntaArena, where Jaime's condo is located, is in a newer area and even more empty -- we saw only a handful of other renters or residents during the entire visit. One of the more critical reviewers listed below is right in saying that the restaurants, shops nearest this unit are closed during the week even during high season -- you really need a car to be here and not feel isolated. The one tic in our experience was overzealous and anxious staff in the condo building itself. I have Panamanian friends, and each time I invited someone for lunch and a swim, the staff would take note and fire off an email to Jaime, who would text me to see who was staying overnight. After repeating several times that my friend and I were the only ones staying overnight, I went in to talk to the administrative supervisor, who became flustered and said that her charge from senior management was to "watch and report". I don't like the feeling of being watched under any circumstances, and frankly -- as my friend and I are 71 year old grandmothers -- there isn't anything all that exciting about us to report. Will come back to Buenaventura next year, but not this part of the development until staff stop acting like middle school hall monitors. This isn't a security issue, as the overbearing behavior is not the norm anywhere else in the development. It's about shifting from "watch and report" to "welcome and serve."

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent Spot with Good Views to the Beach and Golf course, thank you for giving 4 stars to our location. I am glad you had an excellent time with your friends. Like you said, is a bright 4th floor condo with ocean and golf view; private roof terrace is most unique feature, looking out over the whole complex and featuring dramatic sunsets. Most of our guess experience a good time. I am glad you like the unit and find that is comfortably equipped with linens and towels high quality, mattresses brand new and, flat screen TV's in open living area and each bedroom. I am glad you find that the walk to beach and pool area is close, only 3 minutes. And if you choose to go to JW Marriott hotel pool it is only 12 minutes walk. I am happy that you think it's a beautiful resort and quiet Monday to Thursday. Only over the weekend there is things going on at night, sometimes live music organized by the Buenaventura Staff. Sometimes live music in the JW hotel bar. Puntarena, where my condo is located, is in a new area, with restaurants like Mansa Fusion Panameniam Cuisine, Biergarden Bar, Puntarena Beach Club open Thursday to Sunday 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm (different hours for each one). And if you decide to walk to the JW Marriott Hotel, restaurants are open every day of the week 6:00 am to 10:30 pm, TaiKai & Bar Lago, El Faro Casa Club. There is one more Steak restaurant by the PGA Golf course Buenaventura, Prime 19 with excellent beef. The members of the most exclusive gated beach community in Panama, are not just buying homes, they’re buying a lifestyle, and Buenaventura Community is exclusive in some way, because it offer the three P’s: PRIVACY, PROTECTION and PRESTIGE. We allow people to stay and come visit the apartment at anytime, the only requirement is to send a copy of an ID to provide to security gate staff. They are very strict on this as a lot of celebrities and VIP stay in the area. Thank you for staying, and please visit the website: where you will find the current and future projects like the upcoming Marine Buenaventura Jaime
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Tocumen International Airport
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Puntarena Beach Club
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Buenaventura Golf Nicklaus Design
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Prime 19 at Buenaventura golf course
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Buenaventura Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 7.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. 50% Down at time of Booking. 50% Balance, 15 Days Prior to Arrival. Minimal 45 days stay requirement apply, please call or email owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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