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Unsurpassed Ocean Penthouse- the Best of the Best


Property Details

Updated: Oct 21, 2013
Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

. This is a value condo. It is located on the top or third floor and is one of the few penthouse units. We purchased this condominium specifically because this elevation offers views of the Pacific Ocean which are unsurpassed.Off the balcony,you can continually watch water life and neighboring birds as well as be a nightly witness to the transformation of the sun as it sets into one of those inspirational moments. We purchased this unit because it was not directly in front of the pool and therefore there is no pool noise or people who might have occasion to look into your condo. Parking lot and air conditioner noise in the junior suite bedrooms will also not be a problem . Although penthouse condominiums are the most expensive to buy, they remain the most desirable and sought-after.

Look and see what other condominium and home owners are writing about the Playa Barqueta/Las Brisas del Mar area. If you are just vacationing or are thinking of buying a home in the area, you need to check this place out. It’s a great long term place to vacation or establish it as your home base while making day trips to such places as: Boquetta, Volcan, Boca Chica or David. There you can experience coffee plantation tours, zip lining, ecological garden tours, shopping, gambling as well as many fine restaurants.

We purchased our condominium during the fall of 2008 and utilized the experience of an expert interior decorator from Panama City to help us furnish it. It continues to be our intent that the vacationers staying in our condominium find the pleasures they are seeking in- part from our condominium’s fine furnishings, tasteful art work and surround sound theatre system. We also offer amenities such as a HP All-In-One Printer/FAX/Scanner and our condo is loaded with board games and recent videos.

This condominium is unit 603 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is same floor plan as the other 42 condominiums in the Las Brisas del Mar complex. The difference between condominiums are the LOCATION in the complex and the FURNISHINGS. The living area has a large L-shaped white canvas covered sectional sofa with complementary multicolored shams and rustic teak coffee table with matching area carpet. The living area boasts a terrific surround sound theatre system with the heart of it being a High Definition 42 inch Sony Brava TV with BlueRayDVD and CD . This whole system is computer compatible and works great with the existing cable TV, wireless internet and printer. The TV sits on a Trabzon low buffet with drawers that are loaded with over 50 recent videos.

Dining can take place in three areas. There is a bar which is contiguous with the kitchen and has granite countertops along with four leather bar chairs and there is also a large round teak dining table and eight teak rail back chairs with green flowered cushions while the patio area offers the opportunity to enjoy your meals over looking the ocean and pool. Flatware and dinnerware are all from Oneida and will compliment any meal. The kitchen area is very well equipped with gourmet paraphernalia which will allow you to prepare any meal to satisfaction. Stainless steal appliances are standard as are washer and dryer.

The Master bedroom has a king size Simmonds Beautyrest Aristocrat mattress with coral colored Tommy Bahama comforter and matching shams which shows very well against the dark brown color accented wall. The “Coral Reef with Fish” painting and “Koi” prints above the bed are my favorite; especially, when enjoyed with the sounds of breaking surf early in the morning. Look at the ocean photo taken from the Master bedroom and I think you will agree that the view... says it all. There is a master bathroom which is contiguous to the master bedroom. It is all tiled in white and has Waverly towels and accessories as well as a beautiful red flower arrangement. Off of the Master bedroom and living room area is a covered patio area which has a Darius round table along with 4 Rattan dining chairs and cushions. Again, the views... spectacular.

There are two junior bedroom suites which share a full bathroom. Like the master bedroom, it is tiled in white and has plush Waverly towels and a beautiful red floral arrangement. One junior bedroom suite has a queen Simmonds Beautyrest Aristocrat mattress. This room has a large yellow and brown oil painting hanging behind the bed reminiscent of the Caribbean and purchased in Bocas del Toro . This room’s beauty is enhanced by the brown color accented wall,soft contemporary lighting, night stand, dresser,animal wood carving and metal art work of an underwater scene. The second junior suite bedroom has two twin Simmonds Beautyrest Aristocrat mattresses with lime green Ralph Lauren comforter and shams. It also has a night stand and dresser which is complimented by wood carvings and oil paintings also from local artists.

Every room in the condominium has a ceiling fan and all windows have woven wood window shades. The flooring is white tile and each of the rooms have accented wall coloring which helps compliment the uniqueness of this gorgeous condominium.You are going to LOVE it! Watch the video and compair!

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More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

My name is Kenneth Zawacki and I have been going to Central America for over 15 years. Recently, my family has joined me and have fallen in love with this piece of paradise. Some of the things we enjoy are: fishing, surfing, hiking, bird watching, kayaking, shopping and of course restaurants. Our other love is the mountains. Our primary residence is in California just south of Lake Tahoe where seasonal snowfall can exceed 30 feet! Quite a difference from Central America. My son is a professional kayak videographer and has published films to his credit and my daughter is a physician. My wife and I hope to retire and live in Central America.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for opening your home to us and allowing us to stay there. We were not disappointed and had a great time! The condo is beautiful and confortable .The decorations and furniture really make it special and the linens were luxurious! We would absolutely stay here again. What a beautiful place!
Jan 2011
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5 Reviews

based on 5 traveler reviews


Fabulous experience

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo for a month this past Winter and our only regret was that we didn't stay longer. The property was wonderful and Ken (the owner) was great to deal with. The setting is not only beautiful, but quiet and secluded as well. With more than 50 condos on the property we were amazed that we had the pool pretty much to ourselves most of the day prior to about 3:00 PM. Everything you could want or need is available in the condo, and all is in good order.

The location is rather secluded and you will definitely want to have a car of your own, not only to explore the country, but also to go out for meals and all forms of shopping. There are a couple of restaurants within a short walking distance but you will certainly want to extend your experiences beyond this. David offers some nice food markets and restaurants, and the prices are some of the best you will see anywhere.

Exploring Panama can be an exciting experience and you will need patience. If you are a hesitant driver you will require therapy when you return home. Panamanian drivers are a challenge to deal with and you will need to be aggressive to cope successfully. Also quite problematic is the fact that a very high percentage of streets have no signs, so you will seldom know where you are and maps and map programs for your GPS will most likely not serve you very well.

Also you will find that English is not spoken by many locals, even those who deal in different segments of the 'tourist' industry.

Overall I can only give a 5 star rating to the property and owner. If you are seeking a quiet, tropical, relaxing atmosphere, this is the place to be!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a nice place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week here. This is a very nice place situated a hundred yards from the water. We enjoyed ourselves very much. Everything in this place is super nice. Who ever decorated, did a wonderful job. The views from this condo are great, mountains on one side and the beach on the other.

I would stay here again. Well worth the money. Don't hesitate!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this condo for a week last spring. Los Olas is a friendly beach community. The sun sets are what the travel magazines advertise. Pristine beaches. Miles of hiking Wonderful pool. Day trips to Boquette and David were fun. The condominium is clean comfortable and beautifully decorated.Easy to live in. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coastal Paradise 5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

Playa la Barqeta is truly a respite from reality. This spectacular penthouse condo is located on a beautiful 11 mile stretch of secluded beach. Laying by the pool with a cold drink in hand was simply paradise. The condo is well appointed with all the amenities of home. The bedrooms and living area are thoughtfully decorated and very comfortable. There is a well stocked supply of movies for entertainment. I really enjoyed my long walks on the beach. There are 3 beachside restaurants to chose from. My favorite is located In the Los olas hotel. For day trips I would definitely recommend visiting Boquette and Volcan. David is a quick 20 minutes away and has a very modern grocery store.

For now... Playa la barquete is an undiscovered paradise (not to mention a good deal). Get there while you can!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow, the condo looks grea...

  • 5 of 5

Wow, the condo looks great! I miss those peaceful nights, relaxing in the condo, listening to music, reading, chatting, watching movies. I will never forget the BBQ'ed fresh lobster on the balcony as the sun set, a true escape. Next time, I will try to get in on that incredible fishing I have heard so much about. Thank you for introducing me to such a wonderful, friendly, exotic place in the world. Jonas Jones p.s....I was very happy to have such a fast Internet connection, I was able to work from Panama, as if I was in my home office, Perfect!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I have been visiting Central America for over 15 years and have made friends in the David/Boquette area. I have been watching the Playa Barqueta/Las Olas area develop and grow and felt that this was a place where my wife and I could retire. We purchased the penthouse unit because of the spectacular views which are not available at lower elevations. We are looking forward to future development of golf course and enjoy the recently completed tennis courts.


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$25 cleaning fee if 2 days $25
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront


  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom faces ocean which is a few hundred meters away., Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)


  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Entertainment Center allows for iPod hook up so you can play your favorites right from your iPod. Center also has HDMI cable hook up so you can connect your computer directly to the HDTV! Condo has WiFi so no wires to carry around. Condo has HP fax, scanner, copier, All-In-One with printer and paper.

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