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Endless Summer in Exclusive Ocean View Villa W/ Private Pool 5 min Walk To Ocean

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9


Enjoy Warm Ocean Breezes and Summer Dreams in Your Private Tropical Residence

It's summer in Panama and Villa Living is Warm and Tropical!

Imagine waking up in a tropical Paradise beckoned by the rustling of the palm trees in the warm ocean breeze. You walk onto the balcony of the master bedroom and gaze over your private pool and garden to the ocean that lies just in the distance...

Located 120km from Panama City , Villa Delfine is a professionally decorated, authentic Panamanian Villa with a private pool just 5 minutes’ walk to the beach.

Accommodating and spacious, the residence offers

4 Bedrooms and 4 Baths in a 2 story layout of 350 m2/ 3700 sf. When you arrive in the seaside Pacific paradise of Playa Blanca, you will find the Villa nestled in an exclusive gated enclave with private 24 hour security. Inside, you will find cable and WiFi throughout the residence and ample parking outside shaded by grapevines.

As a bonus, there is a community pool with a BBQ area for exclusive use of villa owners and guests. If you feel like eating out, the “Town Center” is just a 2 minute walk away, and offers 3 full service restaurants. There you will also find a small convenience store for light snacks, beverages and beach items. For even more convenience, just 1KM away there is a large and modern grocery store and a separate pharmacy in a newly built shopping center.

And for some adventure, there is a sports and activities hut on the beach where you can book tours, excursions, fishing and diving. Horseback riding can easily be arranged along the beach. Convenience and Fun is readily available.

The entire home is custom decorated, with special international designer touches from around the world, including custom mosaics and artwork and accessories from Thailand, Bhutan, Italy, Paris, Tahiti and California. Three bedrooms have ensuite bath and are located upstairs. The 4th bedroom has a bath just outside the bedroom which is located downstairs.

The master bedroom has a King size bed, large private bathroom with private balcony with hammock overlooking the lush landscape, pool and has a view of the ocean. Leave your bags in the roomy walk in closet and relax....You will wake up to a view of the ocean and palm trees.

The second bedroom is equipped with 1 double bed and 1 twin trundle bed and private bathroom. Plenty of closet space! The third bedroom has 2 twin bed, custom painted walls and a private bathroom with lots of closet space as well.

The 4th bedroom, located on the entry level is off of the living room, has a queen size bed and bathroom just outside the room. This room is perfect for those who wish to stay on 1 level without using the stairs.

The kitchen opens to the living room and dining room and there is a Bamboo -hand painted breakfast nook that opens to the patio which overlooks the sparkling private pool. The flow is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Your private retreat in the tropical sun is waiting…

More Details

Kris Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Kris Johnson

We discovered Panama in 2006, and found it to be a wonderful holiday destination! The ocean is warm and lovely for all water sports. Being from California, we really appreciated the warm ocean water in Panama!

Kris Johnson purchased this villa in 2007

Why Kris Johnson chose Rio Hato

Our dream was to own a home in a warm, palm-filled tropical location. Finding this Villa was very exciting. It fit all our needs to host friends and family. The layout is perfect for entertaining, and the yard and private pool is like having your own resort. We planted over 40 multiple species of palm trees for privacy and ambiance.

If you feel like dining out, there are many options within walking distance, including an all-inclusive hotel next door that sells day, night, and all-day passes. Activities and excursions abound, and you can book these with the activities hut located at the beach just a short stroll from our Villa. You have privacy and convenience all in one place!

What makes this villa unique

We love having the private pool in the back yard for a quick dip, or just a leisurely swim. The hammocks off the master bedroom and the downstairs patio are such an ideal place to relax and read. The Villa is constructed using teak, which really appealed to us. It adds a wonderful tropical flair. I especially enjoyed decorating using art and accessories that were found during many world travels! There are wall hangings from Bhutan, artwork from Thailand and Bali, accessories from Italy, France, Tahiti and, Hawaii. I even brought a few fun surfboard accents from California.


Rio Hato Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom has a private patio with a hammock views
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
You will have access to our house helper (Spanish speaking) who can assist you with light housekeeping and cleaning


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Charming house full of amenities nearby

  • 5 of 5

This house is so nicely decorated and furnished that one feels totally confortable staying there, as if at one´s own home. The four bedrooms have excellent beds and curtains, perfect for a good rest. The kitchen has good appliances and utencils, and there are several cozy areas to sit togehter to eat and socialize. The property s gazebo and private pool allow the guests to sit comfortably and enjoy the outdoors. The complex, has another pool nearby, and a beach with nice lunges to sit, relax and stare at the ocean.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Perfect Place for a Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "Casa Delfine" on a quick two night getaway from Panama City and it was JUST what we needed!

We have family in PTY and love to visit Panama a couple of times a year but the city can be intense with all the heat and traffic. The best place to get away? A super clean, well decorated beach getaway with a great breeze, private pool and internet and satellite TV (for those of us that like to stay connected) ... not to mention great split system air conditioners! And even better yet, FOUR bedrooms so the nine of us had plenty of room to spread out ...

We had such a great time and were welcomed warmly by the property caretaker. Strolls on the beach at dusk, private BBQs by the private pool at night (we love to grill out and it was great to have a grill at the house), and hanging in the hammocks in the day! Great value for quality time with the family! Sure, you can go the all-inclusive route but it is way more fun to make dinners and spend quality time hanging at "Casa Delfine" as if it is your own place ... We'll be back next time we are in Panama and need a beach break, no doubt!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, AZ

Great holiday trip with teh family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our winter holiday with the family. We loved having the private pool and also great to walk to the beach. It was easy to book and the process was easy. We will be back next year and will be bringing some friends with us this time.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona

Wonderful slice of heaven in Panama

  • 5 of 5

I took my wife and kids to Panama for this first time and loved this home. We call it our little slice of heaven on the beach and it was a great vacation for all of us. At the advice of a couple friends, we decided to take a trip to Panama for the first time and really loved it and felt very safe in this tropical area outside the City. The house was cleaned and well maintained, comfortable beds, cozy setting, beach an easy walk for my 6 and 10 year old, and all the amenities we needed to make us feel right at home. The owner is a terrific woman and helped us with all our needs, plus left a detailed manual so we knew how to operate all the house systems. We opted for daily housekeeping at a very affordable rate and even had a private cook for breakfast and dinners. The pool was great and the tropical surroundings was really great. I would recommend this to any family wanting to get away to an amazing location that is very peaceful, safe, cozy, and relaxing. Looking forward to our trip next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Rio Hato
Nearest Barpub
Bar is at the restaurant 3min walk from the Villa
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Panamerican Highway directly from Panama City
Nearest Restaurant
Good restaurant w/ many choices in a 3 minute walk
Nearest Beach
Playa Blanca, a beautiful beach only 5 min walk
Car: recommended

There are many exciting activities provided by a tour and sports company at the resort next door to the Villa! Try zip lining, indigenous village tours, water sports, Panama Canal and City tours and much more!

Our favorite day trip is to the mud baths located in a Village inside a dormant volcano. We also went rappelling down a waterfall inside the volcano.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79

Rates are subject to change until confirmed
Check in is 4PM and check out is 12PM. Based on availability, exceptions must be made in writing and $25.00 per hour variance fee applies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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