Amazing Cottage Style House

Altos del Maria


  • Single Family Home
  • Property Type


The four level house was designed to take advantage of the surrounding views and to fit in with the terrain that meanders down to a creek and has:

  • An upper level that is accessed by an open staircase custom-built of beautiful Panama hardwoods.
  • Three lower levels connected by a cascading system of stairs;

A separate master bedroom suite includes a bedroom and small private porch; two separate dressing and vanity areas; bathtub with garden views; separate shower/toilet room; and a home office with a terrace.  The living and dining rooms, kitchen, and the guest suite, comprise the three upper levels. The lower level includes laundry, a storage area that can be used by an attendant during the owners’ absence. The exterior home includes a carport with a wall for gardening activities including a long tiled counter-top with sink and space for tools.

The overall space within the house footprint are:

Upper Level, includes the living room and terrace. The interior area has a raised gypsum ceiling with recessed lights and a fan, tile floors, a large sliding glass patio door, and a bar sink with cabinet. This room has windows on all four sides providing views of the sea, the meadow sloping to the creek, Picachu (the extinct volcano), and the village. The open terrace is tiled and has two built-in planters and hangers for two hammocks (from which the stars can be viewed).

Entry Level. This portion of the house includes the entry, powder room, guest suite, and kitchen. The kitchen and guest room both have raised gypsum ceilings with recessed lights and fans and tile floors. The kitchen has more than 8 meters of counter top with seven drawers, a seven-foot-long eating bar, and desk space. There is also a pantry. Appliances include a double door refrigerator, dishwasher, and gas range and oven. Guest bath and powder room have tiled walls floor-to-ceiling. The guest bedroom has two custom-built cedar wall closets and a six-drawer chest with a pull out desk.

Mid Lower Level. This area is the large sunken dining room, which allows views of the Pacific from the kitchen. It has a wood ceiling with contemporary fan/light and tiled floors. The dining room opens to a covered terrace, which has views of the Pacific, via 3-meter sliding glass doors. The terrace floor is tiled and opens onto a private garden.

Lower level. Includes the master suite and office, the laundry and storage with half bath, the carport with gardening area. Both terrace and porch face the creek, which is hidden by a thick canopy of trees, but can be heard rushing down the hillside during rainy season.

The Lot is bordered on two sides by water courses: the creek; and an arroyo that only runs in tropical downpours. The third side is bordered by a hibiscus and morning-glory hedge, and the forth side is bordered by bougainvillea and an open meadow. The parcel is spacious and private.

The House has about 215 square meters of interior enclosed space. There is an additional 60 square meters of tiled terraces, walkways, and a porch.  Almost 30 square meters of this outdoor space is covered. The lot has a total surface of 1846 square meters.

For more information about this amazing property, please contact Beth by email,

  • City Altos del Maria
  • Country Panama


Updated on January 1, 2022 at 1:39 pm
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Property Status: For Sale

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