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INEXPENSIVE ECOLOGICAL MOUNTAIN CABINS BIRDERS WELCOME!

Dennis or Mireya Wenthold

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Overview

El Valle de Anton Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

EL VALLE, PANAMA

Cabanas Potosi, with mountain views of El Valle de Anton and the Sleeping Indian Mountain, is a 29 year old family business remodeled in July 2009. The cabins are nestled at just under 3000 feet above sea level, 30 minutes from the Pan-American highway (28km), in the world's second largest inhabited extinct shield volcanic crater. It is a lot cooler than the coastline with temperature in the upper 60's at night. The crater, created 75,000 years ago, is four kilometers wide and 2 kilometers across. (2.4 x 1.2 miles) El Valle is the (HOME OF 311 SPECIES OF BIRDS), golden frogs, square trees, Chorros El Macho and Las Mozas (Water Falls), La Piedra Pintada (Pre-Columbian rock cravings), Mercado (Crafts Market), El Gaital (national nature park), El Nispero (Zoo and Amphibian Conservation Center)), Pozos Termales (hot springs), Museo de El Valle (Historical Museum), Aprovaca Orquideas (Orchard Gardens), Canopy Adventure (Jungle Zip-Line Swing), mountain hiking, and horseback riding. There are no fast food establishments here but there are many family owned restaurants with typical food and drinks that cost between $3-$25. Many retired people are starting to relocate to El Valle where your alarm clock is the songs of birds and roosters.

CABANAS POTOSI ....

has four one bedroom cabins for $53.50(Double Occupancy), in season (November-April), plus 10% tourist tax. May-October we give a (15% discount), (Sunday Thru Friday) plus 10% tax, if you stay for longer than one night. An additional renter is $10 extra. The porches of Cabanas Potosi offers our quests a view of the Sleeping Indian Mountain from your comfortable personal hammock or porch chair. The rooms feature a very clean and comfortable double and single bed. The eco-logical rooms feature peace and quite are furnished with a mini-refrigerator, room fan, mirrors, lamps, chairs and tables. Also, the bathroom features a walk-in hot shower. We do not offer daily hotel maid room service but provide items as needed.

THINGS TO DO IN EL VALLE

The people of El Valle are very friendly and move about during the week by walking or riding a bicycles. On the weekends, however, the community becomes populated with tourists from the Europe, Canada and the United States as well as with Panamanians who have weekend homes in El Valle. A visit to 'The Market', a place to buy Panamanian pottery and art, is a must see. In the evening a light jacket may be needed. The serenity of this eco-logical mountain hide-a-way is a great place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. El Valle is a charming little community of 7,000 people with abundant family owned restaurants, small stores surronded by vocanic peaks, lush forests, waterfalls and mountain trails. Also, El Valle is home to the rare golden frogs and square trees.

OTHER ACTIVITES NEAR BY

Beaches and golf courses are located 45 minutes away in Coronado to Decamoeron.

Keywords: Eco-logical

Bird Watching

Mountains

Trails

Hot Springs

Water Falls

Zoo

Orchards

Frogs

Square Trees

Volcano

Retreat

Petroglyphs

National Parks

Market

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Dennis or Mireya Wenthold (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

About Dennis or Mireya Wenthold

Dennis & Mireya Wenthold are retired teachers from Florida now making their home in El Valle, Panama. Dennis is orginally from Iowa and Mireya is from Panama. They met at the University of Northern Iowa during 1970 and have been together ever since. They have two children and three grand children, who live in Colorado and South Carolina.

Dennis or Mireya Wenthold purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Dennis or Mireya Wenthold chose El Valle de Anton

The property was purchased from Mireya's mother, Patria, in 2003. We retired to Panama in 2009 to manage Cabanas Potosi and have been coming to this area since 1970. Also, Mireya has three brothers who have homes near by. One of her brothers, Mario Bernal, is a national well know eco-tourism and bird watching guide in Panama. He can be introduced to you if you care for his services. He charges $45 for a half-day of bird watching here in El Valle.

What makes this cabin unique

The main benefit of Cabanas Potosi is laying in a soft hammock or sitting in a comfortable patio chair with a good book enjoying the sounds of nature which surround you 24 hours a day. Also, the cabins are within a mile of the market, gas, ATM, resturants, etc. Come and have your alarm clock be the blue parakeets of the valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Fellow Travellers,



“Speak kind words, receive kind echoes” the decorative plaque on the wall of our little room here at Cabanas Potosi says. That phrase is descriptive of the attitude of the owners of this place. Their helpfulness and concern for their guests manifests itself in many ways. We have seldom experienced this kind of service and attention at any of the places we have stayed. They make El Valle extra special for anyone visiting here. I put a link to them under the Businesses We Support heading in the right column. If you come here, we would highly recommend Cabanas Potosi and the rates are, to say the least, reasonable. For $44.50 per night, with the 7th night free, you get an extra clean room with a fridge, fans a bathroom with hot water and louvered windows that let the breezes through. There are two beds per room and the mattresses are firm and comfortable. There are only four rooms so you get to meet everyone else that is traveling through. Also, the grounds are beautifully landscaped and impeccably maintained. You also get an endless supply of cheerfully provided helpful information from the English speaking owners Mireya (pronounced Marayah) and Dennis.
Feb 2012
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4.9
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El Valle de Anton Panama
5

Great little hideaway in the Valle

  • 5 of 5
The wentholds are such lovely people! Their passions for the environment, the birds, and the region of el Valle is inspiring! The accomodations are modest and clean . It can be a bit noisy when the winds are howling at night and the Roosters awaken you in the morning, but I find that charming. If you need it perfectly quiet to sleep, you should not stay here...although you will be sorry that you didn't put up with the "charm"...really! It was such a delightful place...we will return Dennis and Maria!
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Of course it is windy in El Valle. It always is during dry season at 3,000 feet. Yes, you hear the roosters because this is in the interior of Central America not a large city. If you like to immerse into the natural rain forest, Cabanas Potosi is beautiful.
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El Valle de Anton Panama
Framingham, MA
5

great experience

  • 5 of 5
Me and my daughter stayed at Cabana Potosi, for 3 days and it was a wonderfull time, the owner gave us a lot of tips and a map what to do in the area, recomended restaurants and helped us getting into town. She also spoke very good English. The property was very clean. The house was nice with a fan, refrigerator, warm water, shower, and toilet. The garden was much better than the photos showed. We could relax in hammocs and look at the nice, well-maintained garden.
They knew a lot about the animals around, especially birds. They are very concerned about the enviroment especially cleaning up the town (which is not very developed yet in the rest of Panama) . We went hiking, looking for waterfalls, square trees and had some very good food at the local restaurants.
It is a 20 min. walk from the village.
I woud reconmend these cabins very much. (-:
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Valle de Anton Panama
Olean, NY
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wnygal

  • 4 of 5
This place is very cute, clean and perfectly comfortable. The owners are also very friendly, ready to accommodate your needs in any way reasonably possible. They also feed the birds outside their kitchen, which provides an interesting morning display. Their parrot is adorable. Also, Dennis took the time to give us very complete directions to Panama City's Tocumen Airport, which proved to be excellent. Thank you, Dennis!

However, the reference you may read to "flow-through air conditioning" is intended as a humorous reference to the air that flows through the open windows. We were there in the rainy season, and it was certainly cool enough to sleep at night. But there was no escaping the humidity. Also, with open windows, one needs to be prepared to hear all of the animals at night. Since we travel with a sound machine, they did not bother us, but our neighbors without such a machine certainly heard them. I had been worried about the quality of the beds in the pictures I saw on the internet, but they were perfectly comfortable. (I am a "princess and the pea," so that's saying something!) The morning coffee was good, and we simply bought rolls the day before to have for breakfast. The first cup is free, the next is 50 cents.

They are also located a few minutes outside of town, which may not be for everyone. However, since we had our own rental car, the location was not an issue. The wireless is also available near their office, not in the cabins. I did not choose to look at the internet that day and night, so it was not a problem.

The restaurant we tried on their recommendation was hard to find but was pleasant, with a creek running through it. I really enjoyed their special, the Salmon Rincon Vallero, that is, the salmon with the house's special sauce. It was quite good.

So, all in all, I would definitely recommend this place to people looking for a quiet, clean, well-run and inexpensive place to stay, with the caveats mentioned above.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magnifico!

  • 5 of 5
This place is just perfect for a peaceful gateaway in the beautiful El Valle De Anton.
The owners, Dennis and Mireya, are wonderful people, very welcoming and eager to make your stay the best possible. The place is simply gorgeous.
While there, I highly recommand booking a birding tour with Mario Bernal, Mireya's brother, one of the best birding guide in Panama. In only a few hours of birding, we managed to see more than 58 different species of birds! Mario is a very good teacher and so passionate about birds that you can only enjoy the tour.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Valle de Anton Panama
Dallas, Texas
5

Relaxing and Scenic

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay with the most gracious host and hostess. Denny and Mireya are very knowledgeable about the area. They will be able to answer any questions you may have on things to do, things to see and places to eat. The pictures provided of their property are exactly what it is like...beautiful flowers, areas to relax and hammocks to take an afternoon nap. Many birds will come to feast on the food that Mireya puts out for them in the morning and late afternoon. We even saw a sloth early one morning. Within a 45 minute drive you can also enjoy a beautiful beach or go golfing. For the birdie's out there, this is for sure a place to come! We also found that in this area you don't have to worry about drinking the water and there were very few bugs. There is a wonderful local spa, bakery, and charming zoo. We enjoyed dining at Artash, Brushetta's, and Carlo's jsut to mention a few. This is a trip that we are so glad we made. Thank you again, Denny and Mireya for making it a memorable trip.
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Valle de Anton Panama
Grovetown, Georgia, USA
5

Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5
If you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the big city, forget about your troubles, and just unwind, this is definitely a place to go. I love to take pictures and I thought I was going to wear out my camera. There is so much to see and experience here. From waterfalls and hot water springs to nice strolls in the countryside. Mario, the naturalist who leads the bird watching tour, is unbelievable. Within four hours, we saw over sixty species of birds and I took over 500 photos. At the end of each day we just sat on the porch gazed at all the stars in the sky, drank a nice glass of wine, and just did nothing. How much better could life get. Thanks Dennis and Mireya for all the help and an excellent five day visit.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Panama City, Panama - Tocumen International Airpor
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Ty's Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Coronado 18 hole Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Pan-American Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Brochettas Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Santa Clara Beach
Car: recommended

The following (BIRDS) have been seen on our property: Gray Necked Wood Rail, Roadside Hawk, Yellow Headed Caracara, White Tipped Dove, Blue Headed Parrot, Orange Chinned Parakeet, Tropical Screech Owl, Rufous Tailed Hummingbird, Ringed Kingfisher, Blue Crown Motmot, Keel Billed Toucan, Black Chested Jay, Red Crowned Woodpecker, Lincated Woodpecker, Buff Throated Woodpecker, Barred Antshrike, Tropical King Bird, Social Flycatcher, Streaked Flycatcher, Panama Flycatcher, Yellow Olive Flycatcher, Crimson Backed Tanager, Blue Gray Tanager, Great Kiskadee, Yellow Bellied Elaenia, House Wren, Rufous Breasted Wren, Clay Colored Thrush, Yellow Throated Vireo, Tennessee Warbler, Black & White Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Red Legged Honey Creeper, Rufous Capped Warbler, Thick Billed Euphonia, Spot Crowned Euphonia, Plain Colored Tanager, Lesser Goldfinch, Palm Tanager, Streaked Saltator, Black Striped Sparrow, Variable Seedeater, Black Hawk Eagle, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, and others.

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Rates & Availability

From $55 Per night

El Valle de Anton Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rainy Season
Jun 13 2014 - Sep 27 2015
1 night minimum stay
$55
$387
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Once a reservation is made a 100% deposit is required to confirm. The 100% deposit is refundable if a cancellation takes place more than 30 days before your stay.

During raining season, May 16-Sept. 30, a 20% discount is available for a two night stay, not including weekends (F, S, S).

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Amenities

El Valle de Anton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 225 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Hot water showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1) The best firm mattresses in El Valle, Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Transportation to and from local tourists sites or local restaurants is provided for a small fee.

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