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Oceanfront Condo-2 to 6 people With Beautiful Views only 1 Hr from Panama City

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The pool and the ocean beyond
living room of the condo looking toward the patio
Living room furniture looking toward the kitchen

Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Condo/Apartment
This 3 bedroom 2 bath condo located on beautiful Gorgona Beach which is attached to Coronado Beach. Playa Serena Resort gated beachfront community and just 1 hour from The Panama Canal. From the balcony of this 19th floor home you have a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean and a spectacular mountain view as well. Condo is new w/ all appliances, a/c, WiFi, pool, equipped exercise room. There is a porta-crib located in the 3rd bedroom for you to use. There are rules regarding the number of guests allowed to rent a condo at Playa Serena and so this condo can accommodate up to 6. When people are comparing one property to others, some of the most important things you can take into account are the amenities that a property offers. To make this job easier, we have listed below the things ...This 3 bedroom 2 bath condo located on beautiful Gorgona Beach which is attached to Coronado Beach. Playa Serena Resort gated beachfront community and just 1 hour from The Panama Canal. From the balcony of this 19th floor home you have a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean and a spectacular mountain view as well. Condo is new w/ all appliances, a/c, WiFi, pool, equipped exercise room. There is a porta-crib located in the 3rd bedroom for you to use. There are rules regarding the number of guests allowed to rent a condo at Playa Serena and so this condo can accommodate up to 6. When people are comparing one property to others, some of the most important things you can take into account are the amenities that a property offers. To make this job easier, we have listed below the things that are included in what should be your home away from home. When we are staying in Panama, we want all of the comforts of home and so we provide all of those things to our guests as well. * The condo is 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with the master bath being en suite * Hi speed WiFi and we will give you the password in our information letter we send before you go. * Cable TV with many channels * The living room has comfortable furniture that is updated as needed * 55 inch flat screen smart tv in the living room (and you can even use our Netflix account if you like. * A flat screen TV in 2 of the 3 bedrooms also. * Telephone connected full time so calls can be made and received to the U.S. and Canada FREE!! * A local telephone is provided with minutes for you to make calls in Panama. * The condo has a water heater – a lot of rentals in Panama do not have hot water. * A Fully equipped kitchen with stove-frig w/ ice maker-microwave-dishwasher-coffee maker. * All of the plates, pots, pans, silverware + various kitchen utensils that you could possibly need. * Gas BBQ grill and we provide guests with free gas. * Split A/C unites in every room for your comfort. * Guests are provided with start up materials also; soap, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. * Washer / dryer for guests to use right inside the condo. * The condo is located in a gated community with security personnel on duty 24/7/365. * Parking space; If you have a rental car, your car can be parked inside the building in your own reserved parking space. * Information letter; at least 2 weeks before you go we will provide you with an information letter that will give you detailed information such as: Directions from the airport-information about the condo such as WiFi password-safe combinations-contact information for the management company-cell phone instructions and much, much more regarding the condo and the area around our small resort. When you book your dates, you will be given a total amount for the booking before you actually commit to the stay. When you arrive at the condo to be checked in, there is a $50 final cleaning fee that is paid to the manager. You should encounter no other fees or 'hidden costs'. Coronado is just 4 km away with Hospital, Catholic Church, Synagogue, Banks and 24-hour Super Market with Pharmacy. Nearby you can travel to El Valle mountain village with: Thermal Springs, Treetop aerial ride, peaceful mountain forest trails and Handicrafts and Farmers markets. You can drive or take tours of the Panama Canal, or visit nearby towns and enjoy natural tropical settings, Rainforests, Ecoturism. Gorgona Beach is located about an hour from Panama City. Playa Gorgona is in the arco seco (dry arc) of Panama and so the weather is drier than most areas of Panama. Panama uses the US Dollar as its local currency. Located in front of the buildings is the social area with the pool and a large concrete bohio with bar if you wish to get out of the sun and into the shade. Just a few feet away are steps or an elevator that will take you down to the beachfront. Playa Gorgona is known as one of the largest most beautiful beaches in Panama. Great for swimming or snorkeling. Playa Gorgona is centrally located so that day trips can be taken to visit nearby towns and attractions, including El Valle, The Panama Canal, Isla Grande, Panama City, Albrook Mall (huge shopping) Fort San Lorenzo and Portobelo in Colon
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
We will include a set of our HOA rules when we send the information letter. Our rules basically are common sense and do not have any surprises. If you have questions initially then email us and we will be happy to provide you with answers.
Bedrooms
1 Super King2 Kings1 Cot
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Thomas W
Hosting since June 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 86%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsDuring your stay, in case you should have any difficulties, our manager is located just a few kilometers away. You will have their contact information included in the information package we send you a couple of weeks before you leave. In addition, there is a telephone where you can make and receive calls to the US and Canada totally free of charge. If you need to, you can also call us from this phone to help with any problems or answer questions. We are constantly available by email also of course.

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Reviews (20)
thistle41
thistle41
Milwaukee, WI1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Vacation ruined
Good beach location, the condo is a little tired, a/c in main area was clearly inoperable prior to our arrival - as confirmed by the owners on site agent, after 2-3 Very hot days of “let me try to reset it” they decided to replace the old a/c unit, the crew who arrived to replace the a/c were very courteous, however we had no access to the condo for a full day, all furniture that was moved to accommodate the replacement was left in situ and the promised clean up by the site agent never materialized, so the moving and clean up was left to the paying guests, needless to say this completely took the shine off of what should have been a great beach vacation in a great location in a great country
Visited December 2018
Written 8 June 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

angel7169039337
angel7169039337
Buffalo, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family vacation
We had a great time staying here. Room was very clean. The views from every room were amazing. It was a very quite resort. The beach takes you about 1 minute from your door step to having your feet hit the sand. If your looking to book a trip to Panama your crazy not to book this place. The owners are extremely nice and very quick to answer any questions you have.
Visited August 2018
Written 20 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tom S
Tom S
Thanks for your kind words. We are always very happy to hear about a guest's stay and what a great time they had. We work very hard to make the condo very comfortable for us and for our guests. We insist that our guests have the same comforts that we enjoy while we're in Panama. We hope you will come back to visit again soon. Tom and Karen
Written 22 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BruceFr
BruceFr
Toronto, Canada44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Apartment come prepared
The apartment was AMAZING!! Completely as advertised!! Clean, comfortable, good amenities. However come prepared to be your own entertainment and cooks. The only restaurants nearby are on the Pan American Hwy in strip malls. There is no local town with quaint restaurants and stores to visit. The stores are all in a mall up the highway. Same store you have at home. The only night life is a small tiki bar on the beach. It is a good 1.5 hours by car from the Tocumen Airport. Renting a car is a great idea. If you do rent the mini wifi hotspot from the car company. This was amazing. We could all connect our phones to it. Used it to find maps and directions. Search the internet.
Visited August 2018
Written 13 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DedrickThomas
DedrickThomas
Ellicott City, MD1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Condo, just like home
This was a great stay, I felt like I was in my own home, I wouldn't change one thing, other than far from Panama city, this is the perfect condo
Visited June 2018
Written 18 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tom S
Tom S
It is so nice to hear back from people that there stay is as much or more than they expected. We like the challenge of keeping the townhouse in great shape and it's always nice to hear that people have enjoyed that effort. Tom and Karen
Written 29 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

roberthathaway07
roberthathaway07
Port Clinton, OH2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very, Very NICE!
I would highly recommend Tom and Karen's place. We stayed there for 2 weeks and wish it was longer. Very quiet area but yet close to many attractions. The people in the condo's were very nice and made us feel like we belonged. The condo was well equipped and had all of the luxuries of home. Highly recommended.
Visited January 2018
Written 26 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tom S
Tom S
We're so happy you enjoyed the condo and your stay so much. We work hard to provide our guests with all of the same comforts that we enjoy when we're in Panama and we hope you will come back to visit again soon. Tom and Karen
Written 28 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sherrypm
Sherrypm
Calgary, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect paradise
This is just what you want when your coming down from Canada 🇨🇦. It’s an absolutely beautiful place to be. The views were beautiful of the ocean and the Gorgona area. The apartment was spacious and had all the amenities you need. It was clean and the furniture was in good shape. We found the bed very comfortable. I highly recommend this apt to our friends and family. The downside is you need a car to get groceries or take cabs. The cabs were reasonable at 5$ to Coranado. The people here are friendly and have a family feeling. We would definitely come back.
Visited December 2017
Written 20 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tom S
Tom S
Thank you so much for your kind words Sherry. We do work very hard to be sure that our guests are as comfortable at our condo in Panama as we are in our home away from home. We hope you come back to visit again. Tom and Karen
Written 1 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen H
Karen H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our Amazing stay in Panama at Playa Serena Condo
Had a wonderful time and enjoyed the amazing views from the 19th floor of Playa Serena Condo over looking Gorgona beach. Tom and Karen Szewezyk are the wonderful owners of condo D on the 19th floor. They gave us plenty of suggestions and information about the condo along with the area. We enjoyed the local restaurants, La Ruina and Bahia Tiki bar were pretty much our favorites the staff and atmosphere were very relaxing. Our Big adventure for a day was an ATV Excursion with El Valle Mountain Tours to visit the jungle mountain waterfalls. We loved to see the locals and all the little shops, over all a fantastic experience and hope to return in the near future.
Visited September 2017
Written 28 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

slj65
slj65
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Condo, Great View!!
Booked this condo through TripAdvisor for first week of April. The owner Tom was very helpful with his communications and had everything you needed in there. The driver he set us up with was TRULY a gem (Oscar Rodriguez), that spoke excellent english and I can't praise him enough as he was the highlight of the entire trip!! The condo was perfect as we all had our own rooms with comfy beds and top notch air conditioning & closet space. The balcony, a bit on the small size, had great views in either direction. The condo is close enough to a little market that you can walk. The condo building next door had a restaurant, while the food was just OK (edible) and the waiter/waitresses spoke little to no English, the view is great (right over beach). We spent some hours on the beach where the guy working there would get a couple lounges or chairs for us (I would get a couple more of those cushions for the condo as the lounges were pretty hard without cushions). The beach was empty for the most part & very nice to just sit and watch the various water birds and the waves crashing!! We had Oscar take us for the day to see the jungle (hummingbird sanctuary & monkeys), saw a huge container ship come through the new section of the Canal, Gatun Lake (had a closer encounter with a couple capuchin monkeys, and then late lunch/early dinner in Casco Viejo (Casablanca). I could have spent at least half the day there walking through the narrow streets and admiring the restored homes & restoration process of others... It was a very long day but Oscar went above & beyond fantastic customer service!! He was very knowledgeable!! For local driving Oscar even set us up with a local guy for going out to dinners named Tony Gomez (his English was a bit rough) who was very nice & prompt!! Thank God Tom had a pre-paid cell phone in the condo because AT&T apparently never updated my international calling portion of my service. We didn't even use the AC in the living room as the WIND on the 19th floor is intense and refreshing!! OK now for the down-sides: There was a young man at security that gave me a hard time about getting a driver to go to dinner on Sunday night... I noted his name was Joel... I assumed he was kidding about not being able to get me a taxi at 5:30... but he batted his eyes at me and said "No". (this is how Oscar led us to Tony). I think the reaction would have been totally different had my father been with us 2 women. The brown bath, hand towels were very skunky even after we washed them. We wound up using the beige & striped beach towels. The area is very quiet unless its a weekend so the first 2 nights the music was blasting but with windows closed & AC pumping it didn't keep us awake. Apparently Panama has a garbage issue... not only was there garbage everywhere we went but it seems to be the norm for everyone to burn their garbage in their yards (not so pleasant). All in all it was a great time - Condo is highly recommendable... Thank you again Tom!!
Visited April 2017
Written 2 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tom S
Tom S
We're so glad you had a wonderful time and that Oscar did such a good job for you also. Thank you for letting me know about the towels. ALL of them will be replaced immediately.
Written 4 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

grigors2017
grigors2017
Guysborough, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an 'Awesome Condo'
We arrived at Tom and Karen's condo on Feb 2, 2017 and stayed for a month. We loved it from the minute we walked in. The apartment was well furnished, lots of dishes and kitchen equipment, great TV channels and Netflix, plus free phone calls home to Canada. What more could you ask for. Being on the 19th floor gave us an amazing view of ocean and mountains.With an open window on one side of the apartment and sliding door on deck partially opened we received a refreshing breeze throughout the day. No air con needed most days and only used in at night in the bedroom. The condo has three spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We loved the common areas and enjoyed sitting on the beach out front and watching the sun set. We would definitely stay there again. Tom and Karen's condo get a 2 thumbs up! Thanks for a home away from home. The Grigors from Nova Scotia
Visited February 2017
Written 8 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

818diana
818diana
Clearwater, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Restful vacation getaway in paradise
Definitely 5 Stars! My husband, 9 year old daughter and I stayed at the condo for a week. The pictures do not justify the views. One side the ocean the other views of the mountain. We felt very welcomed when we got there. We enjoyed all of the amenities that were included. Tom thought of everything. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway this is the place to stay. Thanks Tom!
Visited July 2016
Written 22 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tom S
Tom S
We are always so happy to hear from our guests having an enjoyable time and liking the condo so much. Karen and I have put a lot of thought into the decorating, furnishing and amenities so that we have all of the comforts of home when we're in Panama and our guests use the same accommodations. So glad to hear you had such a nice time Diana. Tom & Karen
Written 23 July 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Additional amenities
  • Gym
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans

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Map
Getting there
Tocumen Intl Airport
79.9 km

Scarlett Martinez Intl Airport
34.2 km
Restaurants
Picasso Cafe, Bar & Restaurante
3.4 km

Le Kiosque PTY
4.6 km

Mambo Italiano
13 min

Gold Coast Brewing Company
4.7 km
Attractions
Services Coronado
17 minGolf Courses

The Thursday Marketplace
4.4 kmFlea & Street Markets
About the neighbourhood
One hour from Panama City on the Pacific Ocean. Located just off of the Pan-American Highway. In the Coronado - Gorgona Beach area. Playa Serena is pretty easy to find.
Getting around
If you prefer to have someone drive you from the airport to the beach, we can give you the contact info for a couple of drivers who will assist you. One of these drivers also is a wonderful tour guide (and very funny we are told). We can also give you tour information and assist you with directions to go many places on your own.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We are located about an hour from Panama City. If you are getting a rental car at the airport, when we send you our information package it contains turn by turn directions from the airport to the front door of our beautiful Oceanfront condo.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Tell us your dates for rental and we'll give you a custom quote on your stay at this beautiful oceanfront condo. Because your dealing with the owners of this property you won't have to pay hotel taxes. We're pay attention to detail. When we send you our information/travel sheet after you book your stay, you'll notice that it includes everything you'll need from turn by turn directions from the airport to the condo, the password for the WiFi in the condo, how to use the DVD player to where you put the trash out (same floor). Come and visit this beautiful oceanfront area.

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