Stylish & Quiet ~ Breathtaking Laguna Views ~ Pool

Stylish & Quiet ~ Breathtaking Laguna Views ~ Pool


Nov 2021

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 9
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Welcome to "The Gliding Damselfly," our stylish 4BR 4Bath flat nestled in the majestic and exclusive Buenaventura resort, perfect for escaping big-city crowds and enjoying mesmerizing views and its stunning beaches (5 mins away) and lavish pools (2 mins). Explore the area and its exciting attractions, and then retreat to the breathtaking sanctuary that will leave you in awe.

✔ 4 Comfy BRs
✔ Open Design Living
✔ Full Kitchen
✔ Terrace
✔ Pool Access
✔ Smart TVs
✔ High-Speed Wi-Fi
✔ Free Parking

See more below!

To ensure you have the perfect vacation, The Gliding Damselfly offers a few additional services.

✔ 50% Discount on 4x4 Rental
✔ Mid-Stay Cleaning
✔ Home Cooked Meal
✔ Early Check-in / Late Check-out if possible

Feel free to contact us at any time, and we will make all the necessary arrangements.

The exercise equipment, olympic pool, soccer field, tennis, paddleball, and basketball courts, golf club and boat slip amenities are available for an extra fee. Please contact us for details. All amenities pictured in the listing are available free of charge unless noted otherwise.

Heath, safety, and well-being of our guests are of utmost importance. For this reason, we use a thorough cleaning process after each check-out.

We love those little (and not so little) furry bundles of joy. Sadly, our home is not suitable to accommodate them.

Please refrain from smoking inside the home! Any smoking evidence will result in a fee for odor removal, duct cleaning, and furniture cleaning.

We kindly ask you to treat our home as your own to preserve its pristine condition for future guests and your return visits.

We appreciate that a 4pm check-in is rather late, and that a 10am check-out is rather early. We need every one of those 6 hours to clean so each guest can be greeted with a spotless home. In fact, we often have to bring in 2 cleaners to get everything ready in that time frame. However, if nobody is leaving or coming the same day, we can sometimes accommodate early check-ins and late checkouts.

Note that you can always arrive earlier in Buenaventura and enjoy its amenities before actually checking into the apartment.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

We have installed home automation systems. When any doors or windows are left open for more than 3 minutes, the AC will automatically turn off. Please close the doors and windows before turning the AC back on.

We will be accessible 24/7 for our guests via phone, text, or the Airbnb app.

We won't be available in person, but we have staff on the ground who will respond promptly. Please contact us with any questions and requests (en Español or English), and we will respond quickly.

Contact us now so we can begin arranging your perfect vacation!

~~~~~~~~~ NEIGHBORHOOD ~~~~~~~~~

Our flat, "The Gliding Damselfly," is located in the Laguna neighborhood of Buenaventura - the greenest and most tranquil setting in all of Buenaventura. All of Buenaventura is very safe and secure, whether you are walking at night or during the day. With a large laguna at its center, it is easy to walk (and bike) around for kids and adults alike.

The kiddie pool is within easy walking distance with a waterslide, adult pool and community gathering area, kayak and paddleboat dock, mango trees to harvest your breakfast (July - Sept), and a playground. A short walk or shorter drive brings you to the sports club, which has a workout gym, semi-Olympic size pool, sauna, tennis courts, basketball courts, and soccer (football) field (fee required). They give yoga, rhythmic gymnastics, tennis, and swimming classes. Arrangements can be made for private lessons as well. If you come during Panamanian school breaks or summer (Dec - Feb), they also have fantastic kids camps with activities such as horse riding, rock climbing, swimming, and tennis. Buenaventura offers the first "Rafa Nadal Academy" in Panama. If you or your kids are tennis enthusiasts and would like to attend, don't hesitate to contact us for details.

Buenaventura created "The Creating Center" during the pandemic to serve children living there and serve students from 17 countries who are taught using modern methods. If you decide to stay with us for an extended period, don't hesitate to contact us if you would like your children to make use of the center's services.

Please check our guidebook below for a detailed list of nearby attractions, landmarks, and places of interest.

~~~~~~~~ ACCESS ~~~~~~~~~

The Gliding Damselfly is exclusively yours, without interruption for the duration of your stay, so relax, unwind, and make yourself at home. The entire apartment has wide entryways, no stairs, and is easily accessible. It is nestled on the second floor, which you can access with an elevator.

We offer contact-free check-in via a lockbox, so you can check in anytime after the check-in time.

Other than the already mentioned amenities, our home also comes with:

✔ High-Speed Wi-Fi
✔ Air Conditioning
✔ Toddler Amenities (Pack' n Play, High Chair, Dinnerware)
✔ Washer/Dryer
✔ Iron
✔ Free Parking

The apartment is nestled just two minutes away from the Laguna Pools offering a fantastic pool oasis you can freely access during your stay.

✔ Adult Swimming Pool
✔ Kiddie Pool with a Twirling Water Slid
✔ Gathering Area

~~~~~~~~~ THE SPACE ~~~~~~~~~

As soon as you step foot in the luxurious Gliding Damselfly, you're welcomed by a charming foyer leading to the very stylish yet comfortable open concept living area. It is designed and decorated in an elegant manner that complements the breathtaking vacation setting of the mesmerizing Buenaventura resort. Take a virtual tour of the property here:

We are very particular about keeping our apartment - The Gliding Damselfly - in IMPECCABLE condition:

✔ EVERYTHING is in PERFECT condition
✔ EVERYTHING is tasteful

The fully equipped kitchen and adjacent dining area are where you'll get to prepare and enjoy delicious gourmet meals with your loved ones before heading to the entertaining living room, which sets the stage for memorable evenings. Plenty of natural light comes through the large windows and terrace doors, making the apartment very bright during the day, enhancing the luxurious ambiance, and allowing you to gaze at the majestic views, which can't be described with mere words.

Retreat to four comfortable bedrooms, which feature 5☆-resort comforts that allow you to rest after an exciting day of hikes, outdoor activities, and adventures.

But wait! The best is yet to come! Step out onto the private terrace, where you can soak up the sun, gaze at views of the laguna waterways and mango trees, enjoy the calm tropical breeze, prepare a delicious BBQ, or simply sink into the lush natural surroundings.

If you don't feel like going to the nearby beach, you can always take a relaxing stroll down to the refreshing Laguna Pools.

There are endless options, and we can't wait for you to experience them all!

Step into this spacious and bright living room and find your place on the comfy sofa, cuddle up with a good book, watch your favorite movie, or gather with your family and friends to discuss your plans for the day.

✔ Comfortable L-Shaped Sofa with Pillows & Blankets
✔ 70" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, Cable
✔ Mini Fridge
✔ Glass Coffee Table
✔ Stylish Reading Lamp
✔ Access to the Terrace

It is fully equipped with state-of-the-art cooking appliances that make it suitable for preparing any meal, whether a simple breakfast, quick snack or a three-course gourmet dinner. Spacious granite countertops provide plenty of room to work your MasterChef magic.

✔ Microwave
✔ Stove
✔ Oven
✔ Refrigerator/Freezer
✔ Dishwasher
✔ Coffee Maker
✔ Hot Water Kettle
✔ Blender
✔ Toaster
✔ Sink - Hot & Cold Water
✔ Trays
✔ Glasses
✔ Silverware
✔ Pots & Pans

Have a few drinks at the terrace while the food is getting ready. Once it's done, serve it in the inviting dining area and enjoy a tasty meal with your loved ones.

✔ Dining Table with Seating for 8
✔ Breakfast Bar with Seating for 4

After an exciting day of adventuring throughout Buenaventura, you will be looking to rest for an equally entertaining tomorrow. Once you are ready to relax, please make your way to these comfortable bedrooms.

♛ Bedroom 1: King-Size Bed, Smart TV
♛ Bedroom 2: Queen-Size Bed, Smart TV
♛ Bedroom 3: Bunk Bed (Double over Queen) + Queen Trundle
♛ Bedroom 4: Off the Kitchen (Cuarto de Servicio): Bunk Bed (Double over Double)

All bedrooms are equipped with a similar set of amenities.

✔ Premium Cotton Sheets, Linens, and Sheets
✔ Ensuite Bathrooms
✔ Closets with Hangers and Shelves
✔ Cabinets with Spacious Drawers
✔ Night Stands with Reading Lights (Master & Queen)

The luxurious apartment offers a total of five inviting bathrooms. All are stocked with fresh towels and essential toiletries, so you don't have to worry about bringing your own.

✔ Walk-In Shower
✔ Vanity
✔ Mirror
✔ Toilet
✔ Towels
✔ Hair Dryer
✔ Essential Toiletries

A luxurious home like this would not shine in its best light if it did not have a private space where you can relax and enjoy the serenity of the views of the scenic natural ambiance. Choose from the relaxing outdoor table, comfy seating lounge, or the fairy tale hammock and completely unwind in this magical outdoor oasis.

✔ Seating Area with Table and Chairs
✔ Lounge Seating
✔ Hammock
✔ BBQ Grill
✔ Gorgeous view

We look forward to you finding your happiness in the luxurious apartment. This could mean unplugging for a while and watching a movie or curling up on the couch with a good book and cup of coffee in the peaceful living room. Step outside to enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace and watch the sunset unfold, taking in the stunning laguna views, or spend the day by the pool working on your vacation tan.

Let us know if you have any questions; we're locals; we have the answers. Happy Travels!

~~~~~~~~~ TRANSIT ~~~~~~~~~

Driving is slow and easy around Buenaventura. One principal road (Avenida Principal) travels parallel to the beach, and several roads branch off the main road, each leading towards the beach. Walking and biking are easy and pleasant in Buenaventura. There are dedicated lanes for biking and walking.

As you already know, The Gliding Damselfly provides free parking.

~~~~~~~~~ GUIDEBOOK ~~~~~~~~~


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More about us

  1. We're a couple with a 7 year old daughter and 2 cats.

  2. Alex is a professor at Northern Arizona University (and Oxford) working on tropical forests, and Yolanda has worked in marketing and advertising.

  3. We love Panama (Yolanda is Panamanian), the beach, and tropical forests. We've put lots of loving care into our home, and we hope you get a chance to enjoy it!

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Where is it?


We are located in the best resort area in Panama - Buenaventura. The apartment is in a little neighborhood that is very quiet and peaceful, and is a 4 minute slow drive to the beach. This is a large gated community, so it is super safe. Walking around at any time, day or night, is completely fine. There are plenty of excellent restaurants and activities in Buenaventura, and plenty more in the surrounding region.

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