BIRDWATCHER'S PARADISE IN LUXURY APT. IN WESTERN PANAMA

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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

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

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks english

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

Reviews

5
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217366vb
-(360) 339-4820 (Washington, USA)
Volcan Panama
Fort Lauderdale, Fl., USA
5

Like seeing old friends.

  • 5 of 5
This is my second stay with Jerry and Lynn and what a treat it was. The apt is well equipped with comfortable furniture, full modern kitchen and wonderful views and beautiful grounds. Bird life is astounding. It's in a very good location to explore all Volcan Baru and Chiriqui has to offer. I will certainly be back to stay with these great hosts and friendly dogs. I highly recommend it."
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure hosting Mark at our place. Although his stay was only for a few days we were able to spend some time reviewing the days activities over a cold beverage in the evening, and that was really fun. We look forward to seeing him in the future.
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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217366vb
-(360) 339-4820 (Washington, USA)
Volcan Panama
Redstone, CO, USA
5

Architectural gem in the country

  • 5 of 5
This place was paradise in a surprising location. Jerry was the perfect host and made sure we were comfortable. The bird feeder was visited by so many gorgeous birds that it was like a rainbow display. He must have spent a fortune keeping it stocked with bananas. We so enjoyed the quiet sitting on our own balcony watching the changing cloud patterns over Volcan Baru. The weather was just like springtime, not too hot, not too cold and we were told it is like this all the time. Located in the country on a very good paved road, it was an easy drive to all the places we wanted to visit. The main house was jaw-dropping gorgeous. Jerry and Lynn have truly found the ideal lifestyle. We envy you and really hated to leave after only 8 days. We could have stayed on longer and not gotten bored or restless. Our first visit to Panama and already we are planning a return visit.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217366vb
-(360) 339-4820 (Washington, USA)
Volcan Panama
5

FABULOUS, FABULOUS, FABULOUS

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this wonderful place for a week in November. I am an avid birder and bird photographer whose ability to bird has been much sadly reduced since having a child. I was attracted to this place based on the title - thinking that I could bird from the patio as described. This beat all my expectations - not only can you sit on your private patio with the view of the mountains and forest, but you see all sorts of birds from the comfort of your own home while your son runs amuck safely in your sight. You almost dont need binoculars as the birds are very active in the trees right by the home, but for woodpeckers and hummingbirds and parrots, a good pair of binos are excellent.

The grounds are fantastic, especially for a photographer. Lynn has planted flowering trees and bushes almost with a photographer's eye - the light is perfect. The lighting could not have been better.

If you want to see the elusive motmot, you can spend hours trekking and searching, paying an expensive guide or you can rent this wonderful unit, sit by the feeder here (with long sleeves and long pants and bug repellent) and wait for him .. he will come ... and you will be richly rewarded with great viewings of him .. he comes early in the morning and in the evening after sunset, is very shy and but yet got so used to me, I could walk up to my camera one day when he came before I was ready. Photographing him is hard as he does not come by during good light conditions ... but oh my .. how breathtaking!!!

Lynn and Jerry were fabulous hosts. They gave us excellent advice on travel to their home, where to do, what to do - etc.

Loki and Zeus ... oh ... dont know what to say. I read the review very closely before we booked and read about Loki and Zeus and wondered what all the fuss was about. We are not dog people or pet people. My son is very allergic to dogs and cats. But we fell in love with them ... Zeus is love personified ... My son still talks about them.

We found a challenge with the structure of the unit, there is very little privacy with the bedroom area below as it is one big room with the living area above. So, my son had trouble going to bed at his hour because even though we were quiet, he could see us in the reflection of the floor to ceiling glass - but, I would not change that for anything.The views from those windows in the morning and while you cook.

You do need a car to get around from here.

CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS UNIT AND JERRY AND LYNN ENOUGH!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were so excited to host Liz and her family. It's not common to have a child stay here and he was such a delight. The photos Liz took are proudly displayed in the apartment, she has such a good eye and we were just thrilled that she shared her photos with us.
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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217366vb
-(360) 339-4820 (Washington, USA)
Volcan Panama
5

A wonderful Paradise in Volcan

  • 5 of 5
My family and I spent ten days at Lynn and Gerald's home and it was wonderful. The apartment has everything you need to be comfortable while enjoying the views of the Volcan Baru and the tranquility of the place. They have a fantastic garden and two very friendly dogs with whom our daughter fall in love with. Volcan is still a place where at night time you will be amazed by a star filled sky. We had an amazing time and will definitely go back to stay there.
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host this wonderful family. They made the most of their time here, touring the area, dining out, and relaxing on the deck overlooking Baru where their daughter got her first look at a star filled sky. We are fortunate to live in one of the few places on earth where you can see both the Southern Cross and the North Star. Sienna was a delight and we truly enjoyed her youthful enthusiasm. Our dog Zeus still looks for her to play with and both our dogs give this family four paws up.
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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217366vb
-(360) 339-4820 (Washington, USA)
Volcan Panama
5

Volcan Bird watchers paradise

  • 5 of 5
Great place, great views, great property and location, great owners.
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p217366vb
-(360) 339-4820 (Washington, USA)
Volcan Panama
Washington, DC
5

SHould have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5
Such a fantastic spot with gorgeous grounds, amazing views, comfortable and ample accommodations, and sweet, sweet innkeepers. I suggest staying for a few days, at least. Don't miss Fanny's Bistro when you are there! So much to enjoy!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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. You'll know you're there by the brightly colored homes on the right side of the road and you'll turn right at the corner store 'Mini-Super Don Nacho'. Go another 2km until you see a large green water tank on your left. 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!

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Availability & Rates

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Volcan Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$80
$455
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High
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

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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