Easy public (bus) access to El Valle, which we visited twice. Sarah and Scott were fantastic hosts. They go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable!
Staying at Sarah's Casitas had all the comforts of home, except we had a lovely refreshing pool to swim in and a beautiful garden to sit in. Our casita had everything we needed. We got to know Sarah & Scotty and by the time we left they felt like family. They were so welcoming and friendly but most importantly, they were fun. We got to know other guests and made friends. We enjoyed going to the local bar/restaurant & meeting others there. Getting to the store or into Panama was easy by bus. It was also nice to walk along the beach at low tide. We'd definitely go back again when in Panama.
Sarah and Scotty have a great place. Their casita was my favorite place to stay in my tour of Panama. Close to the beach and restaurant and shopping venues, as well as the Panam Highway in Coronado with really great, knowledgable hosts, it would make a great base of operations for anyone wanting to explore Central America or Northern South America. Their yard/pool area is beautiful. The casita had a North American standards bathroom and kitchen and a very comfortable bedroom.Close to the beach, close to the City with very Gracious hosts I absolutely would recommend this as a place to stay for anyone lucky enough to be in this vicinity
We returned to Sarah’s Casitas for three excellent days & nights in late January and it was like visiting with old friends. We explored Bocas Del Toro and Boquete, and decided that we were tired of touring and exploring and wanted to relax. Sarah went out of her way to accommodate us on short notice. Although the Casitas were full, she offered us a variety of possibilities. We declined her condos for the guest room in her home….. and the grounds!
Sarha’s is in a quiet residential neighborhood. Sarah and Scott set the stage for a comfortable stay personally, and with the property design. Each casita has a small outdoor seating area that somehow communicates privacy, but accommodates pulling a chair over if a “Hello” results in a conversation. Their hospitality sets the tone for enjoying time with fellow guests, and feeling comfortable alone or with your traveling companion.
The private backyard is beautiful, against the bright yellow house and casitas. You can enjoy both sun and shade throughout the day. The pool, with waterfall is a delight, and there are floating chairs and floats available. This visit, fellow travelers scattered during the day, but everyone met at the pool in the late afternoon. Plans were made for sharing meals using the grill, trying a restaurant, or planning a tour together- but opting out was fine too.
We stayed at Sarahs Casitas last year too, and enjoyed our stay and had no complaints with our accommodations. We noted many improvements to the grounds and pool area this year, and learned that the casitas had all been updated.
Playa Coronado is a lovely area and Sarah’s Casitas are within easy walking distance to the beach. If you do not have a car Sarah’s “Info Book” has a list of reliable taxi drivers, and local car rentals if you want to go exploring.
We had a wonderful time at Panama Sarah's! It was perfectly peaceful and so relaxing each evening in the pool. Our Casita was very clean and just right for our days in Coronado. We enjoyed visiting with the other guests, a truly wonderful few days.
I think it would be appropriate to start this review by recognizing Sarah as an absolutely charming and gracias hostess. She goes out of her way to make you feel welcome and genuinely wants you to enjoy yourselves in Panama. And she is extremely knowledgeable about the country and eager to share her wealth of information to ensure you make the most of your stay. We stayed in her Casita Tortuga and it was great! Well-equipped and maintained, we had already been in the city for almost a week at a hotel and therefore had to eat all meals in restaurants so having a nice kitchen was a big bonus. And the kitchen had just about everything you need to prepare the great local foods and she is very near several large and modern grocery stores.
The bedroom is more than sufficient with a flat screen TV, cable and internet. And Sarah also lent us a cell phone for local calls (we used it to get a taxi and also to call her for restaurant directions) at no charge. The bathroom is clean with a big shower and excellent water pressure. She also has a washing machine and clotheslines to use (also at no charge) and that came in really handy because we were in country for almost two weeks and didn’t have to pack all dirty clothes for the return trip. These are just examples of how Sarah goes out of her way to ensure your entire experience is pleasurable and stress free.
The grounds are absolutely beautiful and extremely well maintained, the pool is very nice and super clean. The beautiful Coronado beach is only about a ten-minute walk and provides fantastic Pacific Ocean swimming but do be cognizant of the tides and undertow. Sarah also provides beach towels for your use. She is a WEALTH of information and we were already quite familiar with Panama but she really knows a lot about the area and will help you with anything from where to eat, how to get around, where to shop, vacation rentals throughout the Isthmus, property investments, etc. She is just a wonderful person and hostess; staying at her place is less like a hotel or rental and more like staying with friends!
The owner, Sarah, treated us as family and freely shared her vast knowledge of Panama with us. The casita was cozy with a very comfortable bed. This is a great place to unwind and to enjoy the beautiful garden and pool area. Meeting other guests enriched our stay as we learned more about Panama from their experience. The garden is big enough to find a private spot when you crave solitude and also has nice areas for socializing and BBQ-ing. The phenomenal Coronado beach is only a short walk from the casitas and beach towels are provided. This location offers exceptional value for your money.