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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Playa Coronado, Cocle Province

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ELWAYRULE...
NEAR TORONTO, ONTARIO
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Relaxing in... "The Retreat"”
Reviewed September 28, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Wow! What a great place! Cozy and quaint but very reasonable. In the heart of Coronado Beach and about a 7 minute leisurely walk to the beach you will love Sarah's Casitas. The facility we stayed in named "Gaviota" (that's Seagull for us Spanish minors) It was plain, but quaint and more than adequate for our needs during this enjoyable stay. It has a well stocked kitchen with one bathroom and a King Size Bed in a separate Air Conditioned room. My wife and I enjoyed sitting outside in the morning for breakfast and had most of our evening meals under the covered porch. Free WIFI covers the entire facility! NOW for the BEST PART>>>I call it..."The Retreat" ! The short stroll to the well manicured Retreat was my daily routine. I was exercising in the inviting and luxurious pool before 8:00 AM everyday but one. The welcoming path leads you to the quite large swimming pool for a 4 unit facility complete with a decorated outdoor shower, There is a enticing waterfall feature and umbrellas with seating areas right in the water to enjoy that cool one. The backyard is a virtual cornucopia of garden pleasures and interesting decor. Things like hand made clay decora, flowering pots, a fountain, bushes and plants of uncountable variety, palm trees, statues and even a Budda. Hammocks, and sweet green Japanese grass complement the delightful encounter you will have in this quiet and relaxing haven . Also a handy BBQ and cabana/bohio for escaping when necessary into the shade. A variety of chairs and a sit down bar enhance your stay when enjoying the relaxing ambiance of Sarah's escape zone near the pool. If it happens to rain for more than 10 minutes,, wander over to the sheltered area where an assorted variety of reading material will greet you with relaxing couches and chairs and an outdoor refrigerator. The location puts you within 6 or 7 minutes of walking distance to Picasso's and other restaurants nearby (just less than 1km).The on site staff (Vilma and others), will attend to your every need and indulgence you with a bright smile 4 times a day! I could say more, but I have said enough! You will not regret a stay at Sarah's!

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Liked best: The Retreat.. The backyard is well maintained, quiet and pleasing.
Liked least: The road condition on the wayt to the beach!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 29, 2015
Thank you so much for your lovely review folks, wow! I hope you will be back soon, we really love our guests and are especially pleased when you are enjoying all to the max. You painted a lovely picture of my property - I am indeed grateful to meet such wonderful people from around the world. Warm regards, Panama Sarah
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MommaB60
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Wonderful Host & Property”
Reviewed June 26, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We travel a great deal and I thought I had done our Panama/Costa Rica reviews from Jan-Feb. Oops! Booking was easy and Sarah was very responsive to our questions. Directions were clear and we found our way to her property easily. Sarah's Casitas is a home away from home. We spent 3 weeks in the one-bedroom casita. Aside from a few minor hiccups totally outside the control of the host, we had a marvelous time and still talk about it today. The backyard oasis is truly an oasis and we spent many a "happy hour" swimming, reading and socializing with the many lovely people we met. The pool was one of the best we experienced during our entire 3 month getaway. Our casita was well equipped with everything we needed. Internet was spotty and our travel router booster came in quite handy. Would definitely visit again if we ever return to Panama.

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Liked best: backyard including pool, hammocks & socialization area
Liked least: noise from the road
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chesapeake, Virginia
Reviewed June 3, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Liked best: The pool in the backyard and beautiful flowers!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed April 21, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Liked best: tranquility and that my dogs were welcome
Liked least: the birds were loud and woke me from a nap
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
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Watsonville, California
Reviewed April 15, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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LATravelG...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Lovely pool & garden and great hospitality!”
Reviewed April 5, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

My fiancé and I had a very pleasant experience at Sarah's Casitas. Casa Gaviota was perfect for what we were looking for. It was really nice to have a private house but also have access to the shared grounds. The garden and pool were beautiful and that is where we spent most of our time. The beach is also very close by.

The casita had all the amenities we require for a comfortable stay (coffee maker, toaster, AC, etc.). We made several meals and had everything we needed to cook.

We did not meet Sarah as she was traveling but she was very friendly and responsive. Her onsite caretaker is very friendly and hospitable.

All in all a great experience! We hope to go back soon!

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Debbie S
Long Beach, California
Level 2 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Great location beautiful backyard”
Reviewed January 29, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My husband and I spent 4 nights at Sarah's Casitas in Coronado. This is a great location just a 1 hour drive from Panama City. It's a short walk to the beach and to several restaurants near bye. Coronado has a great grocery store and other restaurants and stores within town. The Casitas at Sarah's are spacious, each with there own bathroom, great shower, good water pressure, each have their own full size kitchen, great air conditioning, cable TV, fantastic Wi-Fi internet and an extremely beautiful backyard with colorful plants, grounds and a wonderful pool that I found myself using often. Sarah's Casitas are on a residential street that offers a sense of exclusion, away from the crowd with still the conveniences to local markets and restaurants. Sarah is very knowledgable of Panama, a good host and helped to arrange transportation for us back to the airport. If you are looking to be a little away from town and have a sense for the Panamanian life style, yet all the conveniences of home, close to town and the beach, I would highly recommend Sarah's Casitas.

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Liked best: The backyard outdoor area
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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