Toucan -private property near beach
Toucan -private property near beach


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Nestled a short stroll from the beach and all of the amenities that Coronado offers, you’ll discover an enclave of four vacation homes surrounding a refreshing pool and flourishing gardens. These casitas offer the perfect choice for your vacation.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Discount: 12%
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Description

The space

Panama is a country rich in culture, beauty and architecture. Visitors are often spellbound by Panama's lush backdrop, beaches and vistas. Leading the list on many "must-see" places in Panama is Coronado, just over a one hour drive from the cosmopolitan city of Panama City. As Panama's first resort development, Coronado offers every amenity and service desired; from gourmet restaurants to quaint ocean-front cantinas, from remote beaches to championship-caliber golf courses. With an average temperature of 84 degrees (29 Celsius), the gated community of Coronado is the perfect place to pursue your pleasures under the warm tropical sun.

Here is more information about my Coronado property and casitas for you.

Nestled a short stroll from the beach and all of the amenities that Coronado offers, you’ll discover an enclave of four vacation homes surrounding a refreshing pool and flourishing gardens. These homes offer the perfect choice for your next Coronado vacation, allowing you privacy and social interaction with other guests as desired around the shared pool or gardens.
The enclave includes:
1. Casa Gaviota – a lovely one bedroom casita located in the front garden of the grounds. A self-contained casita featuring a king-size bed, this home is beautifully tiled, includes an updated, private bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. The home also enjoys A/C and cable TV.

2. Casa Tortuga – is a brand new (as of June 2013!) one bedroom casita located near the pool. This casita includes a queen-size bed, desk, en-suite bathroom, A/C, and attached fully equipped kitchen for your use.

3. Casa Toucan – is a one bedroom casita located near the pool. This casita includes a king-size bed, desk, en-suite bathroom, brand new A/C, and fully equipped kitchen (built, brand new Dec 2013th with full size fridge, brand new stove, pots/pans etc. )
4. Casa Grande – is a self-contained one bedroom home featuring a queen-size and double bed in the bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, living room and full bath. The home also includes A/C in the bedroom, a TV in the living room and desk.

The Coronado enclave also includes:

•High speed, wireless internet
•Games including board games and ping pong
•A large pool in the backyard, hammocks, and inviting chairs/table etc. in the garden
•A washing machine for your use
•A local cell phone is also included for your use with each home; you need to only purchase credits.

We offer security and peace-of-mind with an English-speaking property manager and two on-site caretakers (Vilma and Luis who live in the apartment in the front yard, and are like famly to me!) who are available should the need arise. If you require cleaning and laundry services during your stay, this can be organized through one of the caretakers at a reasonable added cost.

Vilma and Luis have been with me looking after the property for the 7 years that I've owned the house. They dont' speak english, but are very patient and kind and can anticipate the needs of my guests. Normally, I am here, but if I'm traveling.. you are in more than capable hands with them. If you are looking for a true Panama experience and lovely grounds and pool (my backyard is referred to as an oasis.. evenings are special too with the colourful outdoor lights in the palms and fountain..heaven!), with all the practicalities of a comfortable stay (fully equipped kitchens, private entrance to your casita, good quality linens/towels etc).. this is your paradise!

I hope that you will consider spending your vacation with us in my Coronado enclave. It is my utmost goal to offer each guest a stress-free vacation, in comfortable and well maintained surroundings, all at a price that will help you stretch your vacation dollar further.

Guest access

Guests have the luxury of the combination of privacy and social time. Each casita has it's own kitchen and space, so private. Outdoor areas are all shared, gardens, pool, patios and often guests get together for a potluck, BBQ or just a friendly chit chat. Lifelong friends have been made on this property!

Interaction with guests

As the owner of the house and property, I am most often here and can assist guest with travel plans, questions and we often socialize together. In the rare event that I am traveling, I have caretakers and a property manger to ensure the guests are comfortable and have all they need, and I am always in contact by email in the seldom event that I am out of the country.

The neighborhood

I live in the BEST neighbourhood in Coronado. In fact most of the amenities near the beach (hotel/golf, corner store, bars, restaurants..) are walking distance from my house. The major supermarkets are more located at the highway, so only a 5 minute drive

Getting around

Most folks have a rental car. If you don't have one, no problem! Local buses go every few minutes to the grocery store and highway.. 35 cents. Also, I have a golf cart for rent. Many places are easily walkable.

Other things to note

If you have found this listing and book.. , you will be one of hundreds of happy guests who will never forget their Coronado experience in this friendly and happy environment!


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

This property is a great vibe property and I have received the most awesome , polite and fun guests over the last 7 years. Not too many rules.. just the basics (ie no overnight guests that have not been registered, and no fireworks at 2 am!)

- Respect for other renters if present (ie late night noise/parties)
- Shower before using pool
- Being respectful of electricity costs and minimizing a/c use, while turning off when not using or when out.
- rinsing out sand from clothing before using washing machine
- no smoking inside, and even when outside, keep a distance from casitas to not bother other guests.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Great location and very clean room! You can grill your meal in the bbq. Great place and pet friendly. We will come back again

Stu User Profile
August 2016
Such a lovely chilled out place. We really enjoyed staying here. Nice room which was clean and fully equipped. We had a few problems with communications at first but this was partly due to Sarah being abroad and us not having WiFi where we were. The beach is a 5 minute walk away and was empty. So nice to walk down there in the morning or evening. The house and pool were really nice and we used the BBQ area every night. Highly recommended! We will be back!

Miulin User Profile
July 2016
Awesome place

Paul User Profile
April 2016
My wife and I came for a nice getaway near the beach and our experience with Sarah as a host was nothing short of excellent from the first inquiry, booking and our follow-ups to her warm greeting the moment we stepped out of the cab for 5 night stay on her lovely property in Coronado. Sarah's listing page information is very thorough as is onsite Casita info, local tips and recommendations but it was her genuine passion to help us (and others we observed) enjoy their experience to the fullest that counted most -- this is what great hosting is all about! The property grounds are as described but photos cannot quite capture the sheer size, privacy and zen flow of the backyard-pool area. Several late afternoons were spent aimlessly floating with cocktail in hand and pondering when to fire up the BBQ. We stayed in Casita Toucan just a short walk from the pool and loved the full kitchen. First day's score of food and bevs at nearby grocery store (huge variety) initially felt like we overbought but we cooked at least 2 meals a day and always had refreshments, ice, spices and cooking accessories at our disposal. The living/bedroom stays cool with fans and use of AC occasionally, king bed is comfortable, very ample storage space, great flat screen TV and the bathroom very clean, big shower. Sarah's staff and especially Vilma, whom we interacted with daily, are super attentive, friendly and clearly care about the property experience. We asked Vilma to run a load of laundry and it was folded at our doorstep next day. Linda was very helpful assisting Sarah as well. The golf cart rental option offered at the property is highly recommended to head down to Picasso's for happy hour one of several options around the block + grocery shopping at the Rey! The closest beach is about 10 minute walk, very clean and during April anyway felt like ours alone for strolling, hunting for seashells and a close-in dip with cooperating tides. Getting to the property from PTY airport and returning was stress-free using Sarah's trusted driver (Pedro) and at reasonable price considering the 1-1.5 hour ride. Again, the coordination and communication made us feel at ease every step of the way. We are hopeful to return here next year and absolutely recommend to anyone considering a vacation in Panama. Thank you Sarah, Vilma, Linda and Pedro for making our stay memorable! Paul & Melea

Michael User Profile
February 2016
We were very pleased with our stay at casita Toucan. The casita was very clean and the kitchen was well appointed with the necessary utensils and appliances. The pool area was a hidden oasis with various greenery and beautiful flowering shrubbery. Next to the pool was a gazebo that had a table to sit protected from the direct sun and also a grill which we could use which we did grill some wonderful pork chops from the Rey grocery store. The pool was the nicest feature of the property which allowed us to cool-off and a nice social area to meet and chat with other casita guests. Sarah was a very gracious host. She communicated well when certain events were occurring around the property. She was very conscientious about trying to minimizing any interruptions with her casita guests when certain property maintenance tasks needed to be completed. I did appreciate Sarah taking the time to show various properties around Coronado. We were interested in evaluating properties around Coronado which Sarah assisted us greatly by taking the time to show various types of properties (i.e. hi-rise, condo, single family, etc.). Since the casita was only a few blocks from the beach we enjoyed walking the beach. Beach was a mixture of black volcanic sand with layers of lighter brown sand. It was very enjoyable to walk the beach in the morning before the sun got too hot. Sarah also provided a temporary pass to the local golf club. The facilities are first class at the golf club especially the pool area. The beach club (near the beach) part had a great view of the beach from the pool, a very relaxing atmosphere. The golf club does provide a shuttle service between the golf club and the beach property if a person does not have the desire or energy to walk back. There are four restaurants within a short distance from the casita’s. We found most of the restaurants to be pretty good. To get to the grocery stores and the other shopping centers I would suggest getting a taxi or renting a car. Sarah also has a golf cart that she rents for those individuals that may not need transportation for the whole stay. We enjoyed our stay at casita Toucan and would not hesitate to stay at Sarah’s casita’s in the future. Thank you Sarah.

Don User Profile
January 2015
Perfect for the most relaxing vacation ever! Near everything, especially with the golf cart. Sarah has it all ready for you.

Samantha User Profile
December 2014
Sarah was a great host. We really enjoyed her as well as the cozy atmosphere she created for her guests. She gave great tips when we first arrived, and she was always willing to help us out. When we decided to take a taxi directly back to the airport instead of using public transport, she texted a driver she worked with, and we were confirmed in a matter of minutes. You can't beat that. We had a lovely time, and we would recommend this place to any friends who were interested in a really, really chill vacation spot.

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Coronado, Panama · Joined in October 2011
Sarah Jane User Profile

Hi World!

It's Panama Sarah, a high spirited Canadian, living in Panama for 12 years, and I LOVE hosting fellow travelers from all over the globe! In fact, it's my second favourite thing to do.. that is, after traveling the globe myself (and I use airbnb exclusively for my solo travels - you just meet the most interesting people and wherever you go, you are "home"!)

My Panama by owner portfolio includes: fully equipped apartments in the 2 best areas of Panama City, Charming fully equipped casitas (with kitchens) on my private property 5 min walk the beach in Coronado (about 1 1/4 hour from Panama City), a brand new 2 bedroom Coronado Golf Condo located on our famous Tom Fazio golf course in Coronado, and 2 beachfront studios with kitchenettes and the best amenities, TRUE BEACHFRONT in Coronado.

I know how expensive traveling can be. I keep my rates reasonable so you can make the most out of your trip and have a cozy, personal home base." Excellent hospitality and great value for the money" are comments I receive regularly.

Interested in other services? I am also a Buyer's Consultant with a reputable REAL ESTATE company in the Coronado Area. I have helped many people realize their retirement, relocation and investment dreams, and I have wonderful contacts in just about any field you can think of. I am happy to help you with everything Panama!

I started (with a dream, a prayer and a loan from a friend! ) a property management company in Whistler in the 90's and owned / operated Whistler Peak Properties, managing 85 high end ski in/out condos and townhomes, along with my wonderful team. After selling my company in 2001 I traveled SE Asia for 2 years, then moved south and put my experience and expertise to work in Mexico and now Panama. I have renovated all my properties and have learned so many interesting and valuable lessons, about the countries , the people and their unique cultures. I really love living in Latin America.

Personally, I am friendly, easy going, spontaneous and my friends compliment me on my spirit. I love a good adventure and my greatest passion is travel. I am curious and interested in other cultures and strive to learn languages and get to know the locals. I have the "wanderlust gene", as I embreace movement, change and adventure. Travel.. ahhhhhh, In essence, it inspires me....

I'm British Born, brought up in B.C. Canada (notice I didn't say "grew up" haha). and have had the pleasure and priveledge of adopting other countries (and families!) along the way. I've been an expat for 13 years, and am still in my 40's. I tell you this, because anyone can do it, no matter what your age or status. ! I believe in a "pay it forward" and am happy to help anyone make their dreams a reality if the goal is to make that move overseas. If the goal is just to have a great holiday and getaway, well.. that, of course is our specialty!

My business , and passion is real estate investing, renovating and marketing / renting vacation rentals in Panama City and country areas, as well as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I sincerely believe in a high level of service and my motto is "Everyone deserves a world class greeting". I also make a huge effort to keep my properties current, constantly renovating / upgrading items and furnishings. I always appreciate guest feedback (preferably directly and personally) if improvements need to be made and I am always open to suggestions. Most importantly, I and my team believe in sincere service and true hospitality!

Because of my love for travel, Panama has proven to be a fantastic hub, and I've visited almost every Central and South American country with only a couple more countries left on the bucket list.

I hope you will come and visit us in Panama!

I have had the BEST experience with airbnb.. first as a renter, then host, now both! I have used this site extensively in my travels to the Middle East, India, Bali, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe as a guest, and even more extensively as a host.

Please contact me for the best local experience.
Bienvenidos a Panama y Mexico, Sarita (aka Panama Sarah)

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