|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.