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 homes offer the perfect choice for your vacation.
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.
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.
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
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!
This property is a great vibe property and I have received the most awesome , polite and fun guests over the last 8 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.
Sarah was an excellent host! She represents her property on the website very well. The pool and gardens are wonderful. I felt like I was living in Panama surrounded by the way of life there. I will not be staying anywhere else Sarah's casitas are home for me in Panama now!
Sarah, your host, will do whatever she can to make you feel comfortable. I
was treated very well for the days I stayed at this location. Sarah picked
me up where the bus stops on the Inter American Highway at Coronado and
drove me back so I could take the bus into Panama City to catch my flight
The Tucan cabina was rustic and in need of an upgrade as was the small
kitchen bar for the use of guests. It was a bit awkward to use the
microwave in the cabina and do all the other kitchen things outside.
Sarah advised that she was planning to redo the kitchen and make some other
improvements. I think then the price I paid per night would be of value. As
it was, I felt she charged too much for what she offers.
With regards to the location, it is important for guests to know that there
are but 2 restaurants within walking distance, and one is more of a bar.
Also, when I was there in March (2012), the roads within this gated
community were quite dusty. It was unpleasant to walk about with cars
racing much too quickly and kicking up a cloud of dust. The beach within
walking distance is a disappointment. No shade, poor swimming conditions,
and sprinkled with garbage here and there.
Sarah's garden is attractive and it is blissfully quiet where she resides.
The large pool at the Coronado Golf Club within a short walk from her
location provided me with the lap swims I yearned.
Sarah was flexible in agreeing to an adjustment in my length of stay
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About the Host, Sarah Jane
I am a Canadian, living in Panama for 9 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)