House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)
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About Ilianne Krupnik
I am a mother with 3 kids, years 22, 20, and 17. We are a hard working family. I love my beach house and I want to share the happiness I feel when I am there, with people all around the world. I rent this house because I almost never have the opportunity to go now that my kids are at college.
Ilianne Krupnik purchased this House in 2002
Why Ilianne Krupnik chose El Chiru
I had a vision when i bought this property, I was one of the first to buy a space at Farallon. Now thanks to the Resorts and Touristic Development this property is really good located.
What makes this House unique
Enjoy wide bay views and color-soaked sunsets from this private lot lined with towering palms and fruit trees.
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Beautiful property with wonderful cleaning and maintenance staff. As shown...right on the beach!
Our family of six adults stayed arriving Christmas Day. The property was beautiful and the beaches very clean. We had a wonderful time, all of us loved it! There was some confusion that there is a security gate to enter the complex which you need a code. Grocery close! Recommend if enjoy hiking to do the Sleeping Indian trail about an hour away. We had maid service daily which was a pleasant surprise!
Outside area is wonderful! Truly a great find!
Awesome, stunning, hard to find a place like this anywhere else!
The house is perfect, beach front (for real!!), all social/hanging out places are within this amazing “rancho”, with plenty of space for everyone. Includes a dining area, several spots to sit and visit (including several hammocks), bar area, and even an area to lounge and get some sun or nap. The 3 bedrooms are all air conditioned, with comfortable beds and in suite bathrooms. The pool is just a few steps away, great size and includes all amenities around it to truly enjoy. The staff was absolutely wonderful.
We stayed a few days after a very busy Easter week, so there was NOBODY around. The entire beach was for ourselves. I understand this is not the case during a busy Jan/Feb or Ester weekend. So, i’d check holidays before going, if you mind crowds.
Also recommended to contact the property owner a day or two in advance to get final directions and last minute heads up, so you dont get lost.
Overall astonishing place, will definitely try to book it next time we head down to Panama
The property was even more beautiful in person that it is in the pictures
We had an amazing time at the house. The setting was beautiful. Right on the beach. More outdoor space than we knew what to do with and with the temperatures as consistently perfect as they were we wanted to be outside day and night. We had one issue with an air conditioner in a bedroom and the owners had it fixed immediately. The two staff members at the house treated us like royalty. I would highly recommend that other renters avail themselves of the staff. Can’t say enough positive things about our stay. I would recommend this house to anyone and I intend to go back as soon as I can.
Overall, good beachfront property, just make sure you understand the "concept"...
This is a great beach property! I will separate my review by positives vs watch outs:
Positives: big beachfront property. It has lots of green areas. The big palapa with the living/dining/bar is amazing- it is an outdoor living property. I could imagine myself as a team having amazing parties there! The palapa is super breezy, has many hammocks and is incredible for relaxing and enjoying the ocean view. We really enjoyed having our meals there. The caretaker is great too! The first night he offered us some cheese arepas that were delicious!
The watch outs: I was confused by the pin in the google map location- the property is NOT inside Buenaventura- make sure you are clear in terms of where it is exactly located. Also, this is not a one building home- it is 4 separate structures: the entrance, another building with 2 bedrooms that connect with 1 door, another building that has one bedroom plus the kitchen/laundry and the palapa which holds the living/dining. If it rains and you want to go from one to the other, you will get wet because there are no covered passages between the structures. Also, if you want 100% privacy, you will not get it- there are several cameras (one monitoring the kitchen) and the others the outdoors. The description says it can sleep 12 people- don't see how that is possible unless at least 4 people sleep in the palapa on the hammocks! the house is within a gated community and you need a 4 digit code to get in... however, it seems that a lot of the people around that area know the code so a lot of cars driving in to get access to the beach. Also, they are finishing an apartment building nearby and that created construction noise during our stay. I will not stay again because I vacation with my elderly mother and having to go outside on stepping stones to go to the kitchen is not ideal for us because of her. Again, if you want mainly outdoor living, this is the house for you!
It's situated in a really nice beach area and the house was very comfortable.
The place is very well situated and quiet, except on the 1st of Jan, since there is a public access to the beach almost next door, it was terribly crowded and noisy that day... Besides that, we were able to relax and truly enjoy our vacation. We also had the JWMarriot facilities a few blocks away, so we had access to their fine restaurants and amenities.
Really nice house in a quiet enviroment
We really enjoy our stay, we were a group of 10-12 young friends and had an overall good experience; I've listed some pro/cons on this property so that you can have a better picture on what to expect.
The house is really nice, with nice decoration and in a really quiet enviroment. Is great for a weekend with friends and/or family.
Beautiful garden, with a small pool and, since this is a beachfront parcel, you have an outstanding ocean view from the terrace.
The beach is quiet and really nice too, we have been alone the whole weekend and could enjoy a lot there despite the weather was not the best. Please don't expect a caribbean beach! this is a regular Panama pacific beach, similar to Buenaventura, warm temperature, it is not fully transparent and have some few waves.
There is a big supermarket 3 min from the house, that's great because you don't need to bring everything for all the days that you are staying.
The BEST 2 things are: 1) The HUGE open terrace with ocean views, oustanding for a get togheter, eating, bbq, etc and is also very well mantained, 2) The Staff (Mery & Francisco) they were really kind to us, helped a lot cleaning and mantaining the house in order and in addition very polite and on top of everything we need.
The "not so good" things you should consider are the following:
1) Actual Capacity: Although in the publication says "Sleep 12" the house has real space to accomodate 8-10 people in 3 bedrooms with a total of 4 queen/king size beds. The 4 extra places to reach the 12 are cots that can be placed in different places of the house or directly in the bedrooms. Bear this in mind because the price is considerably higher for each new guest (aprox $100 per guest per night). In addition there is a fridge in the kitchen that is kind of small to keep food for 12 people staying 2-3 days, and there are not enough plates/clutery for 12 either, so consider this when planning the menu. There is a big freezer so maybe is better to keep your things there frozen or buy in the supermarket what you need for each day.
2) Mosquitos/Bugs: Be prepared! in the afternoon/evening you will be welcomed by a cloud of hungry mosquitos/chitras, I think that this may be worse during the panamenian humid season (form Apr to Dec). We stayed in Nov and we literally had to cover ourselves in strong bug repellent! There is no closed living room or get-togheter space so unless you go directly to the bedroom there is no escape from them!