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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama

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Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Volcan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This property is located in a rural setting surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, waterfalls, and beautiful tropical gardens. Cuesta de Piedra is a quiet pueblo where our electric bill is delivered on horseback and milk trucks pick up 10 gallon milk tanks left next to the local farmer's gates. International bird watching tours set up on the road to view the many birds found on and around our property. One of our recent guests spotted 87 species of birds just on our property (see complete list below). We are within easy walking distance of the hydro-electric dam and the drive to La Amistad and Volcan Baru National Parks is less than an hour.

Our guest suite is private, secure, and well appointed. Enter on the second level into a large living/dining/kitchen area. This level features a full self-catering kitchen, a full bath room, dining for four with a day bed that converts to a king or two twin beds.

The private balcony looks out onto a river valley headed by Volcan Baru, a beautiful 11,000+ foot tall volcano and the highest point in Panama. There is a custom built spiral stair that takes you down to a bedroom with queen bed, full bath room, and a private deck. There is a gated entry and covered parking for one vehicle.

Bird List: Cattle Egret, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Roadside Hawk, Yellow-headed Caracara, Peregrine Falcon, Spotted Sandpiper, Pale-vented Pigeon, Scaled Pigeon, Ruddy Ground-Dove, White-tipped Dove, Sulphur-winged Parakeet, Barred Parakeet, Orange-chinned Parakeet, Blue-headed Parrot, White-crowned Parrot, Squirrel Cuckoo, White-collared Swift, Vaux's Swift, White-necked Jacobin, Snowy-bellied Hummingbird, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Blue-crowned Motmot, Fiery-billed Aracari, Olivaceous Piculet, Red-crowned Woodpecker, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Lineated Woodpecker, Slaty Spinetail, Streak-headed Woodcreeper, Greenish Elaenia, Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Slaty-capped Flycatcher, Paltry Tyrannulet, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Bran-colored Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Panama Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Boat-billed Flycatcher, Social Flycatcher, Piratic Flycatcher, Tropical Kingbird, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, White-winged Becard, Masked Tityra,Yellow-winged Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Blue-and-white Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, House Wren, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Clay-colored Thrush, White-throated Thrush, Tennessee Warbler, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Mournig Warbler, Rufous-capped Warbler, Bananaquit, Hepatic Tanager, Summer Tanager, Cherrie's Tanager, Blue-gray Panager, Palm Tanager, Silver-throated Tanager, Bay-headed Tanager, Golden-hooded Tanager, Scarlet-thighed Dacnis, Blue Dacnis, Green Honeycreeper, Shining Honeycreeper, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Variable Seedeater, Yellow-faced Grassquit, Black-striped Sparrow, Streaked Saltator, Buff-throated Saltator, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Great-tailed Grackle, Crested Oropendola, Yellow-throated Euphonia, Spot-crowned Euphonia, Lesser Goldfinch, Violet Crowned Woodnymph, Scaly Breasted Hummingbird, Charming Hummingbird, Scaly Crested Pygmy Tyrant, Buff Rumped Warbler, White Ruffed Manakin.

Keywords: Guest Suite

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About The Owner

We moved to this area in 2006 from the mountains of Western Colorado and now share it with our two dogs and two cats, as well as a myriad of resident birds. We spend time gardening, socializing with other gringos in the area, hiking, biking and beach combing and boogie boarding at nearby Playa la Barqueta (and, of course, feeding the birds).

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2006

Why The Owner chose Volcan

We purchased in this location because of it's proximity to outdoor activities here in Cuesta de Piedra as well as the nearby rainforests and beaches. It's a temperate climate that is warm during the day and cool enough to need a light blanket for sleeping at night.

What makes this apartment unique

We are fortunate to have mostly cows for neighbors and incredible bird watching every day. Our Panamanian neighbors are friendly and this area is clean and well maintained.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
5

A Bird Watcher's Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we felt like we were at home. The property is a very clean, well equipped, very modern and beautiful home that will make one feel very comfortable right away.

The Hosts, Lynn and Gerry, are very helpful in making you feel welcome as well.

The property the home is on is beautiful and home to several species of Panamanian Birds who come to feed on The Longbons' bananas so you get quite a bird show.

Location is perfect to explore the area.

You do need a car to get around.

We were really impressed and are definitely going to go back to stay there if we go to that area again.

Loved every minute of our stay there. The dogs were a treat!

Thank you Lynn and Gerry for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Haida Gwaii Canada
5

Lovely family stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four with one teen and an eight year old, really enjoyed our 5 day stay here. Lynn and Jerry were so great and made our time at this amazing home and area even better. Great location for visits to Volcan and Boquete. We highly recommend Janson's Coffee Farm tour on horseback. Thanks so much Lynn and Jerry!

Celina and Darrell

Haida Gwaii Canada

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Alberta, Canada
5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lynn and Jerry were such great hosts. The accommodations were so nice, equipped with all the necessities. The dogs were great entertainment and all such characters. The location of the house is perfect to explore this area with Boquete just an hour away and much to see close by.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Orleans
5

Lovely home and people!!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my 5 night stay at bird watchers paradise. I ventured around the area in a rental car and found the roads to be very good (outside the one on the way to Baru that washed away in a storm). Plenty to do in the area... Hiking in the misty Baru. The Caldera hot springs for a soak. There is a nice golf course outside of Boquete called Lucero. It started pouring rain after 5 holes and they gave me a partial refund! The pro was very friendly. Keep in mind this is a very tough course - bring a lot of golf balls!! I am a female that travels alone often. I always felt safe in this part (and most) of Panama. Jerry and Lynn could not be better hosts. The reviews are all gleaming with good reason! The space is beautiful with all the amenities one could need! Stylish place to wake up in nature. I look forward to returning in the less rainy season and spending a few more days.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
olympia wa
4

Western Panama 2014

  • 4 of 5

The apartment VRBO in Cuesta Piedra near Volcan was in a beautiful near-mountainous setting, quiet and peaceful, and nature's beauty is everywhere. The apartment is well stocked with everything needed to cook and launder, just add food. The hosts, Lynn and Jer are delightful people, very helpful and friendly, who live in the attached, beautiful home. They put out bananas that attract beautiful birds, in addition to having beautiful flowers. There are stairs to navigate daily, but bathrooms on both floors. Dogs are friendly and playful. Security feels very tight with fence and locking gate. Two outdoor areas to enjoy, with bug spray. A nearby creek provides welcome rushing water sounds. David, Volcan and Boquette are a reasonable drive away.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Potrerillos Arriba, Chiriqui, Panama
5

Excellent, peaceful, stunningly beautiful . . .

  • 5 of 5

My new bride and I just spent one week of our honeymoon in this gorgeous house, and we couldn't be happier that we chose this place! Jerry and Lynn are EXCELLENT hosts, and thought of everything to make our stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We cannot recommend their place highly enough!

The grounds are well-maintained and the abundance of plants and birds is INCREDIBLE! A canyon full of waterfalls is a short walk away, and Volcan is a short drive away. We were able to enjoy many of the fine restaurants there, as well as other attractions.

What we loved the most was the tranquility of the place! Gentle rains fell during the night, but most mornings broke clear and fresh. The view of Volcan Baru from the back deck is amazing! The house is beautifully designed and maintained. There was always plenty of water (which isn't always the case in Panama!) which was pure and delicious. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare our own meals on the days we chose to eat in, plus a "stack" washer and dryer and other essential appliances that made us feel right at home!

My wife is a lover of animals. so she thoroughly enjoyed meeting the four pups who roam the grounds here, as well as watching the great variety of birds who came at "feeding time."

I can promise you that you will NOT be disappointed if you choose this place for your next getaway! We are already looking forward to returning at some point in the future with our two teenaged sons so they can enjoy this place as much as we did!

Thank you, Jerry and Lynn, for providing us with the PERFECT place to spend our honeymoon! May God bless you and keep you, and make His face shine upon you!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to meet and get to know Don and his beautiful bride Ayla. We so enjoyed their company and were honored that they chose to spend such an important time here. We and the pups give and enthusiastic four hands and eight paws up to this pair of honeymooners and look forward to their return visit. Best wishes and congratulations to this lovely couple.

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
David
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Boquete
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Via Volcan
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Street side grill
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Playa la Barqueta
Car: recommended

Directions from David airport: exit left from airport and go 3.4 km, turn left at the stop light and drive past McDonalds to the next stop light where you will turn left onto the Pan-American highway. Stay on this road for about 21 km to the town of Concepcion where you will turn right onto the Via Volcan. Look for the green sign indicating 'Volcan'. Drive another 20km to Cuesta de Piedra and turn right. Just before you get to the turn for Cuesta de Piedra the road will curve to the left and you will see a church on a hill surrounded by radio towers straight ahead. You will pass some very brightly colored houses on your right and there will be a road that t's off to the right. Turn there and go another 2km until you see a large green water tank on your left. P Our house is entered at the drive just past this water tank, turning to your left. There will be a large black iron gate and a sign 'Residencia Longbons'. You're there! Coming from Boquete you will drive towards David and turn right at the gas station onto the new road to Volcan. Follow the signs to Cuesta de Piedra and notice that there are kilometer markers along the side of the road. Our place is located on the right just before the 2 kilometer marker. You'll see a cream colored column and that marks our driveway. It's a sharp turn coming from that direction so you'll need to swing wide to make the turn.

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Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Volcan Apartment Rental Rates

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Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$95
$525
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Add $20 for each add'l. person, max. occupancy is 4.
A two night deposit is required to hold a reservation with balance due prior to checkout. 50% refund if cancelled 30 days prior to scheduled arrival.
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Amenities

Volcan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybed converts to a twin, two twins, or king.
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting

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