Found on a south facing ridge, at an altitude of 2,800 feet, in the district of Buena Vista, Chiriqui, Panama. This 2.2 acre property with four-bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home with in-ground, heated swimming-pool will suit family, friends or paying-guests. And yes! The views are quite spectacular.
Recent evaluation appraises the land, 4300 sq.ft. house, and additional 2000 sq.ft. developed area at $407,900, but the property is now offered at the reduced price of $375,000
This view to the west from the second floor balcony extends all the way to the Bay of Chiriqui and the Costa Rican border town of Paso Canoas.
All the pictures of plants and flowers are actual ones photographed on the property.
The recently remodelled main-level features a
Great Room with views to the Pacific Ocean, and the hills that mark the border
with Costa Rica. Equally lovely is the view from the large balcony in
front of the two main level bedrooms, with the added pleasures of dining
outdoors, or watching the birds and butterflies in the garden below.
"Casa Loma" is 460 meters from the main paved Volcan to Concepcion road. About a 15-minute drive either way will bring you north to the "eternal spring" town of Volcan or south to the bustling market town of Concepcion. A further 20 minutes drive east brings you to David; Panama's third largest city. David has true first world shopping, two private hospitals and a newly enlarged international airport. The city hosts many fine restaurants with a wide variety of ethnic cuisines.
Let us take a walk through and show you the many features of "Casa Loma." As the name might imply, the house is on the south facing side of a ridge. A few steps down the country lane that fronts the property will bring you to a hilltop with views down a wide valley and over to the hills of Costa Rica.
A few steps in the opposite direction, looking north, you catch sight of one of the jewels in the crown of Panama; the 11,400-foot high Baru Volcano.
As you enter Casa Loma to you left is the covered parking garage. Also on your left are the steps leading down to the lower level bedrooms. The front door opens into a cozy reception and TV lounge.
The kitchen has a 5 burner stove, microwave, dishwasher, large refrigerator and ample food preparation space. Also, Casa Loma has an air-conditioned pantry.
Passing through the kitchen you enter the dining area. There is a long dining table with room to seat 8 people.
There is a door that leads out onto a small patio with steps down to the swimming pool.
Passing through the dining area you enter the lounge or great room. Your first impression will surely be the 90 degree view of the nearby Pacific Ocean. This spacious room is ideal for guests to relax and talk after enjoying their meals.
Off the great room you enter the owner's main bedroom. South facing bay windows look out onto the gardens. The room features tall, hardwood closets and furniture.
Coming out of the bedroom is the master bathroom.
You are now back into the reception/TV lounge and exiting the side door we walk out onto the upper balcony.
Along the balcony is bedroom number one. This bedroom has a kingsize bed, hardwood closets and night tables and a special surprise; in the bathroom is a Jacuzzi bath.
Day or night the balconies will afford the guest spectacular views of the Gardens, countryside and the islands of the Chiriqui Bay. Looking west you can see the outline of Burrica Pennisular that borders the Costa Rican border. At night the lights of the port city of Puerto Armuelles are clearly visible.
Descending the wide staircase we come to the lower set of bedrooms. As Casa Loma is built on the side of a hill, you will still enjoy panoramic views from any of the bedrooms and balconies.
Bedroom number two is on the east part of the balcony and bedroom four on the west.
Bedroom three has an added feature of a fully serviced en suite kitchen. This would be ideal for any long-stay guests who would like to handle their own dining arrangements. The decor in all the rooms are in a style that might be described as a "French Provincial."
SAVE THOUSANDS ON PACKING AND MOVING COSTS:
This property comes fully equipped, including 4 fridges, 2 stoves,
dishwasher, freezer, washer and dryer, 2 micro-waves, small appliances,
furniture, pots and pans, dishes, gardening and other equipment etc. AT
NO COST TO THE BUYER.
The gardens of Casa Loma are a treat in themselves. The owners have painstakingly worked on planting palm trees and a wide variety of tropical plants, fruits and flowers. Bird-watching enthusiasts will be in their element as many brightly coloured creatures including some almost iridescent species of hummingbirds will there for their delight.
can reach the enclosed, heated pool either from the upper patio or by walking along the
ground floor path. Heating for the pool comes from an energy efficient
solar system as well as by passive sunlight through the glass paneled windows
Casa Loma has its own fully equipped utility room on the lower floor with washer and dryer and storage space for cleaning materials.
Licensing is in place. Without further cost, the fully furnished guest quarters can generate income on a B&B, or rented out on a self-catering basis.
Casa Loma is offered as a turnkey operation.
The possibilities are:
BOUTIQUE BED and BREAKFAST.
The property is fully titled.
PRICE JUST REDUCED
Casa Loma is offered for sale at $375, 000 USD
Please contact Dorothy at: email@example.com
PEOPLE LIVE IN VOLCAN?
11,200 at the last census, of which about 300 are expats.
CAN I OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT?
Yes, you need original letters of recommendation from your home bank - but you can draw money from the ATM even if you do not have an account.
HOW MANY STORES DO YOU HAVE IN VOLCAN?
10 supermarkets, 3 hardware stores, three gas stations, two garden supply stores and over thirty places to eat.
ARE THE LOCALS FRIENDLY TO FOREIGNERS?
Yes. The majority of locals believe that the American "Just Cause" invasion of Panama, liberated them. However, most locals think that all Americans are millionaires.
DOES THE EXPAT POPULATION MEET OR SOCIALIZE?
Yes. Every Friday morning most of the expats meet for breakfast at MANA'S RESTAURANT. We have ex pat musical "Pub Nights" every Saturday at the DEEP FOREST TAVERN.
If you sing KARAOKE or play the guitar you most welcome.
There are hiking, walking, quilting and motor bike clubs. There is an unspoken rule that we help "newbies" in any way we can.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE LOCAL INFORMATION?
There are many FREE articles about the history of Volcan area at:
CAN I GET A MAP OF VOLCAN?
Free maps are available for Volcan and most of Panama at:
These are some of the shops
and stores in nearby
(15 minutes drive)
Pictured below the main concourse at David International airport. Soon, it is hoped there will be direct flights from here to the US.