Two Unit Home, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps - Rent one or Both
Robert & Maria Fulcher
- english, spanish
Why Robert & Maria Fulcher chose Portobelo
This property id newer construction in a gated walled community with paved streets and ocean front homes. Security and peace of mind when staying here. Situated along the Carribean (Atlantic Ocean) with mountain and ocean views. Only minutes from historic Portobelo and its Spanish fortress ruins. a little further down the coast is Isla Grande a popular resort island. Many small restaurants dot the coast highway which has mountains on one side and ocean coast on the other side. Lots to do seeing the Panama Canal and shopping n the Free Zone the second largest in the world. Many good deals there!
What makes this House unique
QUIET & SECURE AREA
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Was great house. Pool not available because of rough sea. Care takers were very helpful. Would rent again
Get Far Away From It All!
My small party (myself, my husband, our friend & our 14 yr old son) stayed in Casa #37 for 3 nights during President's Week while exploring the area. The home is VERY spacious, well-equipped, a short drive to Portobelo and close to many recreational activities. It's perfect for those who want to be as close to the ocean as humanly possibly and surrounded by natural beauty. Bob & Maria were enthusiastic, responsive & hospitable hosts (they happened to be in casa #36 at the same time): they hooked us up with everything from local guides to a neighbor's pool (theirs was out of commission) to ketchup when we forgot to buy some for our dinner! Be sure to check before you book (and before you go) on the situation with major systems (electrical & plumbing), amenities (air conditioning & pool) and other "quirks", as several things were being improved or repaired during our stay. Even if you only need the wonderful "penthouse" master suite, we'd recommend this property as a base of operations!
Within short distance along the beach road to Portobelo and Isla Grande are numerous little restaurants, two scuba shops which provide snorkeling and diving services as well a boat tours. Visit the church of the Black Christ in Portobelo and see the Spanish Fort ruins and walk the streets of scenic old Portobelo. Visit Captain Jack’s in Portobelo for an evening out with view of Portobelo below, it is a very casual place. Also one evening, Fridays – Sunday only, visit Juan Quijotes Italian Restaurant just past Portobelo about 10- 15 minutes. Great for wine, pasta and pizza!! Travel onto Isla Grande and take a boat and spend a day or night on the island where there are numerous small and large hotels and many restaurants. You can also swim, rent a Jet Ski and play or just relax.
For services there is a convenience store across from the Police Station at Maria Chiquita, and along the beach road drive, numerous little tiendas that sell beverages and staples for cooking. Travel on to Sabinitas, which you also went through and turned at coming to San Marino, and you will see Banco General with an ATM out front, or across the street an El Rey Grocery Store which has everything you need for your stay. There is also a Money Gram outlet for sending and receiving money when needed, just left of the El Rey Store. Just around the corner is also a new Super 99 Grocery Store. Note: All grocery stores have ATMs. Also for you McDonalds patrons one is located there for your fast food as well. Be sure to try the roasted chicken sold at several small outlets in Sabonitas you will love it.
Travel on towards Colon and you come to Quatro Altos Shopping Center, which has an even bigger El Rey, Global bank and numerous Restaurants and stores for shopping. Blockbuster is there for renting movies as well. Go a little further and you have Millennium plaza with Burger King and Novey Hardware, more banks and restaurants. Go yet further to Colon and you come to The Free Zone the second largest to Hong Kong for a day our shopping. Note you must get a permit to enter so do it ahead of time when you first arrive. You can also drive too and see the Panama Canal’s Gatun Locks and cross the bridge below it when ships are not passing and watch ships enter and exit. Very worthwhile to see!