About this listing
Awesome, Well-Appointed room in Huge Bright Airy Secure Apartment with Spacious Covered and Gated Balcony.
Located in a great centric location (El Cangrejo) half-way between the Veneto Hotel & Casino and Via Argentina. Walk to the best restaurants, clubs, and attractions: the Cinta Costera, Habanos Cigar Club, Calle Uraguay...
A great vantage point to watch the bustling activity near the Universidad Inter-Americana in the day and experience the contrasting serenity at night as you can sit as if part of the canopy of trees that line the tranquil street below and highlight the scenic view of the stoic campus of the Universidad de Panama.
This is a true hidden-gem and great value.
Also, a Kinko's style business center is located on the ground floor of the building.
Color TV in Room Included
Air Conditioning Included
Internet Wi-Fi Included
Utilities (Electric/Water/Thrash)* Included
Weekly Maid Service included
Hot water Included
Washer/ Dryer Included
Toilet Paper, Napkins, and towels Included
Extras** Market Value
Shared Large Full Bath
So, if you are interested, enjoy a good time, are responsible, respectful, and non-destructive. . .Come check it out!
Over 35 crowd encouraged to inquire.
Absolutely an appropriate and respectful environment for proper ladies traveling alone or with a companion.
I love cats but "No Cats!" I adore dogs so maybe, smile!
Speak Easy Panama is an executive residence in Panama for adults. Full concierge services are available.
Guests are welcome to full use of our complete gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, laundry machines, balcony, BBQ, etc.
There is plenty of private and personal storage (and mental) space for your exclusive use--the apartment is almost 2200 square feet (200mt2).
Interaction with Guests
We are committed to delivering our guests Clean Simple Fresh rooms in a safe, comfortable, tolerant casual setting. Our secondary goal is to enable our guests to settle in and orient themeselves so they can freely and completely enjoy Panama City. We offer various additional services to guests such as airport transfers and city tours. We also host guests aboard our 33 ft catamaran Aryil Irijah moored in the San Blas Islands. This all said....we are about as busy as most of our guests….and like most of our guests we come and go. We each keep our smartphones nearby so we are usually pretty accessible for any issues or concerns. We have a proven and reliable network of local contacts that are available to help us if we are out of the immediate area and not physically able to address a concern. We maintain a hot-line phone on the balcony for guests to reach us 24 hours. We have prepared an interactive (thus evolving) guidebook to serve as a stand alone resource for our guests in terms of sites, transportation, restaurants, and recommendations of things to do. It is written with our own words, perspective and thoughts as a 13 years living Panama City shares our recommendations, concerns, and ‘top picks’. We provide detailed turn by turn directions.This guide also contains information to general and specific guest concerns: automated teller machines, toilet paper, towels, linen, Check out. Lockout instructions. t/v Remote control troubleshooting, wifi re-setting instructions; Use of the laundry room. etc
Our neighborhood is Cangrejo. It is a triangular shaped ‘barrio” bound by Avenida Manuel Batista Espinosa, Via Argentina, and Via Espana. The Church of Carmen (Iglesia del Carmen) marks the intersection of Via Espana and Manuel Batista Espinosa (we are on Manuel Batista Espinosa) and also marks the name change from Manuel Batisita to Federico Boyd Boulevard . Via Argentina dead-ends into Manuel Batista Espinosa on one end and dead-ends into Via Espana on the other.
There is a gas station called Puma (co-located with Super 7 convenience store) where Via Argentina terminates at Manuel Batista Espinosa and there is Café “Don Blas” where Via Argentina terminates into Via Espana. Via Argentina has over 25 restaurants and bars alone on the 1 km long road. This area is filled with internet cafes, restaurants, traveler services and the artisan shops to cater to the cosmopolitan residence.
A quick left and a quick right going the other way and you are steps away from 24 hour activities and services. International Supermarket., Casino. outdoor cafes and pubs, pizzerias, McDonalds, and quality international restaurants for every budget and many different tastes.
A 10 minute walk puts you on Balboa avenue and the paved coastal walkway/bike way Cinta Costera…a spectacular scenic eperience. It is literally a 5 kilometer municipal park that presents the best of Panama City you can walk run bike or sit en route to the Fish Market and Casco Antiguo along the way.
For the most part, wherever you walk in this neighborhood you will be within sight and sound of a policeman or private security guard.
The university, neighboring hotels and apartments, and resident embassies maintain a constant security presence.
Cangrejo is 18 km from the international airport and about 4 km from Albrook bus terminal and Albrook domestic airport.
This is a Walking Disitrict! It is usually quicker to walk to any destination than it is to take a cab or drive for that matter…you just might not arrive as dry.
I do not recommend guests bring a rental car. There is no assigned parking available and can be cumbersome to manage for all parties. There are about a half dozen rental car agencies around the corner.
I recommend that guest who opt to rent a car to cross the bridge and explore the interior of Panama to arrange to have a car for the specific days of travel.
(website hidden) Maps, etc as of May 2014, do not accurately reflect the multiple one-way traffic patterns and various changes to the traffic patterns resulting from the new metro system and other capitol roadway projects completed in 2014.
The subway was opened in April 2014. The Iglesia del Carmen subway stop is about 400 meters from us.
Other Things to Note
On 7 January 2015, the building administration gave notice that the elevator will be "Out of Service" indefinitely. The unit is on the 6th Floor. There is no one available to assist guest with their luggage. The price has been adjusted accordingly. This notice will remain until the status has changed.
+No Smoking in Rooms! (there is a balcony and ashtrays for your use).
+Please wash your dishes and clean your cooking surfaces as a minimum. Dry, stack return would be ideal!
+Have as much fun as you can with the other guests without imposing on their personal mental and private space!!
+Accept responsiblity for your behavior and your guests!
+Feel welcome to all the amenities and appreciate the fact that you may need additional information before you can safely navigate some items. Namely the electrical and gas appliances (e.g. stove, washer, dryer, grill)
Please don't introduce narcotics or abuse any substances on the premises
This was my first time using airbnb and it was a mostly positive experience. Monica was very welcoming and she offered picking us up at the hotel we were staying at. The room was great, it was clean and comfy, bathroom was clean too. There were other guests in the apartment and they were nice people. The kitchen has everything you need to cook. There were some problems with the Wi-Fi at times, so if you really need it I'd recommend asking the hosts if it's working fine before making a reservation. Overall 9/10, I would definitely stay here again.
The room was exactly as described. Very comfortable, great bedding, and Monica was at home even though I got there 30 min late because of traffic in Panama city. She showed me how everything worked and I had a great stopover stay even though it was just 1 night,
Wonderful house, nice big kitchen, nice big living room, nice panoramic terrace, comfortable and clean bathroms.
Our stay was absolutely fabulous! We dont understand how one can complain about anything in this place, unless you have a physical condition with a problem going up stairs. We were absolutely fine with the stairs, the floors are quite short and it was worth it to be up high looking out on the birds from the porch :) very clean, a/c in the bedroom, and we felt right at home. There wasnt much interaction with our hosts but they answered our questions and it was fine. Thanks a lot for a great stay ;)
Highly maintained and clean. Keep in mind the elevator in this building doesn't work so you will have to walk up and down which I thought was not that bad. The location is perfect too.Estación Iglesia del Carmen is the closest metro station and is easily accessible by foot. Overall, I was satisfied with my stay and will definitely return. They also have a private taxi service to and from the airport.
Overall, this worked out and was clean, comfortable and reasonable priced. But the young man that picked me up at the airport did not speak English and since I don't speak Spanish there were some details that I didn't receive but was able to figure out, like how to operate the main entry door. I did appreciate the shuttle to and from the airport, that made it very quick and easy for me. I didn't mind hiking the six floors of stairs since the elevator is out. The internet was out for 24 hrs and I emailed the host and it was back up the next day.
Great deal for the price. Safe neighborhood per Panama City standards.
Juan was very helpful.
However, host needs to let people know that the place is on the 6th floor and there is no elevator at the present time. It's okay for people like me who are capable of taking stairs up 6 flights. But people who may be handicapped in some way will be at a major disadvantage with this encumbrance.
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About the Host, Speak Easy
Honest Kind Gentle Man!
Sorry Folks!... but I am just not set up to "show rooms" without a confirmed reservation. Likewise I do not exchange contact information without a confirmed reservation. Both practices are contrary to the "terms and agreement with AirBnB and have proven to be a potentially unsafe, difficult, awkward, and time consuming.
Our general experience has been that guests that take advantage of airbnb by contacting us via the system yet insist on transacting off-line of airbnb are most prone to take advantage of us as hosts.
Plus soliciting us via the airbnb messaging system to transact off-line puts our standing in jeopardy with airbnb. it would be documented in writing that we are willing participants to usurp the system.
...But I'd love to host you NO DOUBT. Smile!