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The Kitchen and Foyer

THE KITCHEN AND THE FOYER

The kitchen is spacious and beautiful. So much counter space and storage space you won’t know what to do with it all. All the cabinets are made of beautiful teak wood. The oven and stove use gas. The gas cannister is inside the kitchen island. It lasts for months and can be refilled cheaply at the local Melo store in town. The refrigerator and microwave are both fairly new. For rentals, the kitchen comes fully equipped with quality cookware, serving ware and silverware from the United States, and even a portable Sony stereo/CD player.

The foyer is a large open area with a built-in bench and some kitchen stools. I’ve noticed that guests often like to sit on the stools and chat or have a drink. There’s a lot of space here that is not currently being used. You may want to hang artwork here, or put in a sofa or television (the house comes with a large screen TV which is currently in the master bedroom).

The Master Bedroom

MASTER BEDROOM

The master bedroom gets a lot of morning light, and has a nice view of the mountains. Like all the bedrooms, it has a ceiling fan and lamp, and a split air conditioning unit. The room also includes a large screen TV and DVD player. This bedroom has its own bathroom.

The Master Bathroom

MASTER BATHROOM

The master bathroom has a shower with walls and floor of natural stone, teak cabinets, plenty of counter space, huge mirror lined with decorative stonework, a celing fan and lamp, two small windows, and the toilet has a bidet wand.

The Second Bedroom (aka “The Blue Room”)

THE SECOND BEDROOM

This is the second bedroom of the house. When we lived here we called it at first the Blue Room, and then after we had Salma it was simply “the baby’s room.” It’s a very pleasant room, with soothing colors, a comfortable bed, many trees and plants outside the windows, and stays fairly cool all day long.

Some of these photos were taken at different times from others, which is why the furniture arrangement looks different. But all the same furniture is still here in the house, so you can arrange it however you like.

The Third Bedroom (the Office)

THE THIRD BEDROOM (THE OFFICE)

The third bedroom has always been used by me as an office. The walls are painted a light olive green color that is very pleasant, which is why we sometimes call it the “green room”, even though we are not actors, ha ha. This room does not have a bed. It has a small desk, a leather office chair, a utility cart, desktop fan, a few lamps, and a rustic style wooden chair. Like all the other bedrooms it has a split air conditioner, a ceiling fan with a lamp, and a closet. This is the coolest (temperature wise) bedroom. I spend a lot of time in this room.

Second Bathroom and Hallway

SECOND BATHROOM AND HALLWAY

The second bathroom is located in the hallway, to be used by the occupants of the second bedroom and the office. This bathroom is entirely floored in natural stone, and the shower is stone as well, and the mirror is bordered with stone. The cabinets are teak, and the bathroom has a ceiling fan and lamp. The shower head is a high-quality fixture purchased last year from Cochez and provides a comfortable, even flow. By the way, all bathrooms and sinks have hot water. That doesn’t always go without saying in Panama.