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Oceanfront Villa on Contadora - Internet, Satellite and a Safe

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,575 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 7

Perched overlooking Playa Galeon (Isla Contadora's best beach), is a group of 27 villas, which include all the comforts and conveniences of 21st-century living.

The Villas at Contadora are located on the north side of the island, within easy walking distance from the airport, hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

This villa is a delightful 2 bedroom style condo within the complex, and is situated right next to the pool. This unit sleeps up to 7 (up to 4 adults and 3 children).

This unit comes with its own private 1050 gallon water system, which ensures you will not run out of water during your stay (Contadora has a very unreliable island water supply, that is often down.)

Villa 24 has a safe on the premises that allows for peace of mind when spending many hours at the beach each day, as it is comforting to know that your passports and valuables are secure. The Villa also has direct high speed Internet that provides both a strong wireless signal as well as a direct ethernet connection.

Unique Benefits: The island is small enough that everything is within walking distance, although the most common mode of transport is a golf cart. Everybody seems to know everybody that's regular, but only a few tourists seem to come here. A great place to come and escape. The Shah of Iran came here after the revolution.

Having a place on Contadora Island has provided me the perfect place to spend quality time with my 3 young children in an ultra safe environment. Contadora is a Pacific hideaway of Panama's wealthy. The peace and tranquility of the island allows me to relax and unwind. The beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water amount to a tropical paradise.

More Details

Owner
Christopher Thompson
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Christopher Thompson

Having a place on Contadora Island has provided me the perfect place to spend quality time with my 3 young children in an ultra safe environment. Contadora is a Pacific hideaway of Panama's wealthy. The peace and tranquility of the island allows me to relax and unwind. The beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear water amount to a tropical paradise.

Christopher Thompson purchased this villa in 2002

Why Christopher Thompson chose Contadora

Only 15 minutes by air from Panama City and into a world of it's own. Villa 24 is 100 yards from the airport. It is so convenient to just hop off the plane and walk a few yards and I'm home. There are some great quality seafood restaurants on the island, providing scrumptious meals at affordable prices. There are all kinds of water sports, boating, diving, snorkeling etc available.

What makes this villa unique

Villa 24 has a safe on the premises that allows for peace of mind when spending many hours at the beach each day, as it is comforting to know that your passports and valuables are secure. The Villa also has direct high speed Internet that provides both a strong wireless signal as well as a direct ethernet connection.

This unit comes with its own private 1050 gallon water system, which ensures you will not run out of water during your stay (Contadora has a very unreliable island water supply, that is often down)

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Contadora

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1575 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • mobile phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Shower/Toilet/Wash Basin -
    Upstairs Bedrooms - Shower/Toilet/Wash Basin -
  • There is both an upstairs toilet/shower and wash basin, and a main floor toilet/shower and wash basin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed , 2 twin beds +1 twin bed mattress
    Living Room - foldout couch - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen size - fold out couch - sleeps 2
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , The queen size bed sleeps 2 + 1 in a crib if necessary
    Extra bedding - Air mattresses are available in special circumstances.
  • Master Bedroom has a queen size bed and sleeps 2. The Master bedroom can alo accomodate a baby's crib that could sleep 1 infant.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Contadora is where many of Panama's wealthy families have additional homes they like to come to and visit when they just want to relax and get a way from the stress of the city. As a result it is a place by design that is intended to be quiet and laid back. There is great whale watching that can be seen from August to end of October.

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Oceanfront Villa on Contadora - Internet, Satellite and a Safe
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Isla Contadora is so tranquil and beautiful, just what we needed. We rented a cart and visited all the beaches around the island including Cacique and Ejecutiva, all very beautiful. In the end we decided that our favorite is Playa Galeon right in front of your house! The runner-up is Playa Larga right in back of your house! Truly the location of your house is super!

  • Review Submitted: 09/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been listed with HomeAway and VRBO for 10 years now. On this particular booking we did fumble the ball on a number of critical plays. Firstly our caretaker arranged for a different family member to meet the guests on the beach upon their arrival (and none of us had been advised of this change - I am so sorry about that). 2ndly the door of the "Safe" had not been left "Open" from the previous guests use - (I am sorry about that) 3rdly apparently the sofa couch was a little wet and the cushions needed to be dried before being able to be used - (I am still not sure exactly how this happened - possibly from the earlier guest that checked out the day before) Anyway, for this inconvenience the guest was refunded 50% of the cost of the rental - so all things being considered, I think we did our best to make things right. You can be sure that we will double our efforts to make sure things like this don't happen again, as we truly do prefer getting 5 start ratings as opposed to 4 stars. This could possibly be our final year in the rental market as some of our team members are battling life challenging illnesses, so each extra booking we are able to get is a blessing
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4

Séjour très agréable

  • 4 of 5

Logement idéalement situé, proche de l'arrivée/départ des bateaux, à 100 mètres de deux plages différentes. A 50 mètres d'un des seuls/meilleurs restaurants de l'île (Chez Gérald). Deux épiceries à 5 minutes à pieds. José (le "concierge" qui représente le propriétaire sur place) est disponible, discret et efficace si vous avez besoin par exemple besoin de louer une voiture ou des services d'un pêcheur. Surface habitable suffisante pour une famille de 4 (nous étions un couple avec deux enfants en bas âge). Calme, voisinage discret. Au chapitre des améliorations possibles : la propreté n'était pas irréprochable. Une ou deux rénovations/modernisations seraient appréciées, rien de grave. Pas évident de bricoler dans un environnement aussi isolé cela dit. Très bon dépaysement au final.

  • Review Submitted: 03/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa right on stunning beach, perfectly set up too !

  • 5 of 5

We are a family from New Zealand and have been traveling for 5 months now. We always try and rent a house, apartment or villa, it’s much easier with the kids, we can cook and it feels more like a home. So we have stayed in quite a few places now. This villa is honestly one of our favourites !! I did not want to leave and even asked if we could stay longer !! It has a really really lovely feel about it, it’s a great layout, with open plan living downstairs, a full bathroom and a washing machine and dryer !! Upstairs is two huge bedrooms and another full bathroom. Every room has lots of opening windows and doors, a huge shady deck (two actually!) and with safe railings for the kids ! The villa is set up very well (we have stayed in many places with an oven but no oven tray for example or no cutlery, hardly any towels etc etc ... ) This villa is set up like you would your home there is everything, it made for a really easy week for us - the kitchen is brilliant, there is everything you need, there are lots of towels etc. and a BBQ !! The pool is right behind the villa, perfect location and the beach (pretty much private for these villas, we often had it to ourselves) is just below. Contadora is a gorgeous island, we had fun exploring, there are so many beautiful beaches. We also did a tour of the Pearl Islands and a snorkeling tour. The property manager here is lovely, he met us and was waiting when we got off the ferry and again dropped us off on our last day. Our family would really recommend staying here !!!

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cute little house, could use a few improvements

  • 4 of 5

The Villa was the perfect size for our family of 4. We loved the outdoor patio and the big kitchen table. The Villa had all the amenities we needed, but it is not the most modern vacation home we have rented. The mattress in the master bedroom could use an upgrade. The AC worked well and cooled the house nicely. The washer AND dryer in the house were great and worked well. Would have been nice to have a few more items in the house, like hand soap and extra toilet paper. There was no soap and just 2 rolls in the entire house. The pool is small, but was close to Villa #24 and the kids still had a blast in it.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tom, Thank you for your comments. They are very timely, as I actually planned to visit the Villa myself next week with the express purpose of reviewing everything that needs to be done. Remote ownership can be challenging in this regard. Your comment on the mattress in the master bedroom is noted. The entire Villa will be getting a makeover.
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5

First class condo with beautiful landscaping, swaying palms, great views, and cool breezes.The best.

  • 5 of 5

This condo complex was wonderful. You will be well taken care of from the minute you arrive. You will be met at the ferry and driven by golf cart to a nearby store for supplies. The balcony overlooking the sea and swaying palm trees relax you instantly. We spent most of our time outside on the large balconies. We rented a cart and enjoyed driving around the island and trying many different restaurants... all excellent meals. We spent time on several different beaches and ran out of time before taking a fishing trip which I heard is wonderful as well. You will not go wrong staying at this beautiful property with pool It was my favorite part of my trip to Panama, and I can't wait to go back. Renee G.

  • Review Submitted: 03/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect island getaway

  • 5 of 5

Chris. Want to thank you for a great trip. The house was perfect for us. Jose was there when you needed him but didn't bother us when we didn't. Perfect guy to run the house. Loved the island and the location of the house. Plan on returning in the near future.

Thanks again

Kip Sowards

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Metres
Contadora - 100 yards away, but no plane noise
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Gerald's Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
There are 2 ferry services
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Gerald's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Galleon
Car: recommended

Only 15 minutes by air from Panama City and into a world of it's own. Villa is 100 yards from the airport. It is so convenient to just hop off the plane and walk a few yards and I'm home. There are some great quality seafood restaurants on the island, providing scrumptious meals at affordable prices. There are all kinds of water sports, boating, diving, snorkeling and golf cart rental, etc available.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Contadora

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season Rate
1 May 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$228
AU$1,141
AU$3,259
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years 2019
27 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$456
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$293
AU$1,499
AU$4,368
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Concierge AU$130.38
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$456.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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