CASA LOMA -This 4 bedroom/4 bathroom home feels like it should be on a hillside in Provence, France. The owners have taken great care to ensure that quality and style are of the highest standard. located on the southern edge of the Buena Vista (good view) ridge in Panama's Chiriqui province.
The location and unique style of this B&B makes it a wonderful high-end business opportunity
This could be a spacious private home for people who love to entertain friends and guests or could become an income producing "Boutique Bed and Breakfast." The spacious great room with its spectacular views to the ocean and to nearby Costa Rica could be the ideal locale for a high end "Corporate Retreat." Ideal for business executives to brainstorm away from the hustle and bustle of standard hotel accomodation.
THE SWIMMING POOL.
Perhaps after a hard days exploring of the local countryside you may wish to relax in the indoor heated pool. The water here is heated from either a passive solar system or a conventional gas heater- either way the water will always be at a perfectly acceptable temperature.
Imagine sitting on one of the south facing balconys as the early morning sun rises over the glistening Pacific Ocean. With coffee cup in hand you take in the 180 panoramic view. The distant lights of the city of David fade under the warming glow of the rising sun. Humming birds dart beneath you from one tropical plant to another. Below you the ground slopes way down to verdant tropical pastures. On the distant horizon you see the puffy white clouds rising from the warm waters of the bay of Chiriqui. To your right are the nearby hills of Costa Rica. A short walk takes you to a brow of a hill and the land falls away to a breathtaking vista of a deep valley. In the distance, to your left, is the Burica Pennisular and the bay of Chiriquí.
The house sits on 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The variety and abundance of flowers, fruits and foliage will amaze you. From towering palm trees to vivid coloured plants-there is a feast for the eyes whichever way you turn. If you are a bird watcher -then you are in for a real treat - Panama's birds will enthrall you with their bright, almost iridescent colours.
The rooms are tastefully decorated with many natural wood accents and bookcases. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom- 1 room has the added luxury of a jacuzzi style tub. The rooms are on two floors and each have their own balcony so your friends or guests can always enjoy seclusion or privacy.
Self-contained suite with kitchen.
On the lower balcony there is a complete self-contained suite with its own kitchen. Ideal for the guest who wants complete privacy.
Dining room and kitchen.
Can easily accommodate up to 8 persons. There is a large refrigerator, dishwasher and double sink. The stove is a large commercial, 5-burner model with a large oven.
As you leave the dining room there is an additional small, west facing patio with steps down to the pool. On the ground floor is the utility room with a washer and dryer.
SHOPPING & SERVICES:
A fifteen minute drive either up or down the mountain road will bring you many modern supermarkets, gas stations and banks. Up the mountain is Volcan, with an unbelievable 8 supermarkets, 3 banks and 3 gas stations and a brand new, 32 bed, emergency hospital. Down the hill is the small town of Concepcion (Bugaba) In addition to several modern supermarkets and gas stations it has two large hardware stores.
Forty five minutes drive away is the Panama's third largest city; David. David has an international airport, that soon will have direct flights to the United States.
The Pacific ocean beaches are a further 20 minutes south of David.
This property is offered for sale at:
please contact either Dorothy or Claus at:
or call: 6697-5024 or 6530-0694. . . and thank you for reading this page.
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?
8 supermarkets, 3 hardware stores, three gas stations, two garden supply stores and over thirty places to eat.
CAN I BUY A GUN IN PANAMA?
Yes. It takes about 2 months and you do have to fill out some forms.
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 DELI. We have ex pat musical "Pub Nights" twice a month. 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:
All the thumbnail photos of flowers on this page were photographed in the actual gardens of CASA LOMA.