The beautiful, clean and comfortable, newly built self-catering homes are nestled in the beauty of 6 acres (2.4 ha) landscaped gardens, a quiet, secure and romantic hideaway with a spectacular view of the Volcan Baru, the sound of birds, crickets and that of the river 'Rio Chiriqui Viejo'.
There are 5 homes available offering clean, fully furnished and equipped, self catering facilities at a very high standard including beds with firm orthopaedic mattresses, satellite TV and Internet connections for 4 to 6 persons:
° vacation home QUETZAL (2500 sq.ft + garage on 1 acre), peace and quietness in comfort and total privacy, 3BR, 2.5B, spacious living room and large open kitchen, fireplace, terrace and garage for 2 cars, which can be used as storage room while you are building your own home in this region.
° vacation home MOTMOT (2400 sq.ft on 1.8 ares), quiet and incomparable peaceful setting of comfort and total privacy, 3BR, 2B, spacious living room and open kitchen and terrace with direct view on the river Chiriqui Viejo. Carport for 1 car.
° vacation home HAWK (2200 sq.ft on 1 acre), peace and quietness in comfort and total privacy, 3BR, 2.5B, spacious living room and large open kitchen, terrace with direct view on the river Chiriqui Viejo and carport for 1 car.
° vacation home WOODPECKER (900 sq.ft on 0.3 acre), quietness and incomparable comfort and privacy, 2BR, 1.5B, spacious living room and open kitchen including gazebo.
° vacation home TANAGER (800 sq.ft), quiet and private but not isolated, 2BR, 1B, living room and open kitchen and terrace.
We offer you a place to enjoy and explore the beauty of the Chiriqui Highlands; Parque National Volcan Baru, with its Sendero Los Quetzales trail between Boquete and Cerro Punta, and Parque International la Amistad with Las Nubes with the trails: Cascada; Mirador la Nevera and Sendero el Retono, bird-watching, hiking and white water rafting or retirement orientation in Panama or for a long-stay holiday during the cold weather period in the Nothern part of the world. Boquete and the beach can be visited on a day trip.
Las Plumas Holiday Homes, located in Paso Ancho, Volcan, Chiriqui Highlands, Panama, Central America, 50 minutes by car north/west of David, the capital of the Chiriqui province. After arrival in Panama City´s Tocumen International Airport you can fly to David Airport (one hour) where we can meet or you can rent a car or taxi. You can also travel by comfortable buses or rental car from Panama City to David in approximately 6 hours.
more than 200 bird species seen in this area. Bird list available on request.
Keywords: House, rental, holiday home, vacation home
Dutch from origine, travelled many parts of the world and lived many years as business executive in The Netherlands, Cuba (Havana), Colombia (Bogota) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City).
Dirk Albert de Veer purchased this house in 2001
Because of its pleasant and secure environment, not to warm and humid and above all with a beautiful nature and nice people we started living in Paso Ancho in 2001. The holiday homes have been created during a number of years.
We enjoy the private and peaceful setting of our property and houses as well the mild climate and near by access to the various natural parks. Restaurants and supermarkets are still close by.
My husband, Glenn and I, were planning our first trip to Panama and a friend forwarded the link to Las Plumas to us. We read it and it was just want we were looking for. We were able to make all the arrangements with Dirk over the internet. And when we arrived, it was better than we thought. The house itself, we were in Woodpecker, was beautifully landscaped as was the whole compound. The interior was nicely furnished; clean and comfortable, and it had everything that we needed for our month long stay. This area is an agricultural one so we were able to get fresh fruits and vegetables. Right on the corner in Volcan is a grocery store that caters to Americans with many familiar products and signs in English. There were plenty of activities to do in the area including hikes right from the house. A short drive from the house will take you to hiking trails and several birding sites. Dirk has the contact information for birding guides in the house. We used Carlos and enjoyed our outings with him. In addition to other birds, we saw the Quetzal which was my goal. Also only a short drive away are good restaurants and even a day spa for manicures and pedicures. But you don't have to leave the house to see natural beauty or birds. Look out the window and you can see the mountains and birds at the feeders that are provided. But all of this we sort of expected from Dirk's web site. What we didn't expect was what a great place this was to come home to. We took several overnight trips during the month and it was so nice to come back to Las Plumas to rest and regroup. We would sit outside on the covered patio, look at the flowers and the mountain and the clouds and the birds and unwind and relax. It is just such a comfortable place made more so by the hospitality of Dirk and his staff. I can't say enough about Las Plumas and we highly recommend it.
I just came back from Volcan, where I spent a week with my family in the Quetzal house and had a wonderful time!!!
The house is fully equipped (kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms, bedding...) clean, spacious, with a beautiful garden. It is very private too and Mr. Dirk (the owner) and his staff are always available to assist you whenever you need it. Our stove had some problems and it was inmediately replaced for a new one!
We love to visit Volcan since we used to live in Chiriqui and having the opportunity to stay in such beautiful houses is a dream come true!!
Nos hospedamos en casa los Quetzales por una sola noche. Todo estaba muy limpio y ordenado. Las casas tienen su total privacidad, sin embargo no se puede hacer mucho ruido. El Sr. Dirk muy amable y pendiente de cualquier necesidad. Me gustaría que tuvieran un BBQ para la próxima vez.
Zijn op zaterdag aangekomen in het huisje Tanager. Schoon, alles aanwezig om ontbijt, lunch en avondeten klaar te kunnen maken indien gewenst. Bedden waren goed, badkamer schoon en goed geoutilleerd. Vanuit de locatie zijn leuke en interessante wandelingen te maken, omgeving is mooi.
WE HAD A WONDERFUL STAY FOR A MONTH IN THE 3-BEDROOM QUETZAL HOME IN LAS PLUMAS. THE HOME IS VERY RESTFUL WITH ALL CONVENIENCES YOU NEED FOR A FAMILY VACATION INCLUDING INTERNET AND TV. THE KITCHEN WAS LARGE AND WELL APPOINTED WITH A LARGE PANTRY, THE LIVING/DINING ROOM WAS VERY RELAXING, THE BEDROOMS COMFORTABLE WITH LARGE CLOSETS, AND THE TERRACE WAS A NICE PLACE FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS FOR BREAKFAST AND LATE AFTERNOON GET-TOGETHERS. ANOTHER AREA WHICH WAS IMPORTANT FOR A MONTH STAY IS THE LAUNDRY ROOM WITH A WASHER AND DRYER.
DIRK IS ALWAYS VERY RESPONSIVE TO ANY ADDITIONAL NEEDS YOU MIGHT HAVE WHICH IS IMPORTANT.
I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED THE LOVELY GARDEN AT THE QUETZAL HOME WITH DAISIES, BOUGANVILLA, GARDENIA, AZALEAS, LILIES, AND OTHER FLOWERS IN BLOOM. ALSO, THE FRAGRANCE OF THE PINE TREES SURROUNDING THE PROPERTY IS AN ADDED PLUS.
THIS IS OUR 4TH TIME STAYING IN LAS PLUMAS HOMES, AND I CAN RECOMMEND YOU STAYING THERE.
We stayed in The Tanager at Las Plumas for 4 weeks in March 2014. The cottage was very pleasant and comfortable for either a short or long stay. It was completely furnished with a fully equipped kitchen with filtered water, which is safe for drinking and cooking and an attached laundry facility. The surroundings were private, secure, beautiful and peaceful. The location is lovely and close to the town of Volcan where shopping is available and the people are friendly. Las Plumas is also conveniently located to hiking trails, sightseeing and other interesting adventures.
Dirk and his staff, Janeth and William, were very responsive and always helpful.
We were very pleased with the accommodations and service and recommend it as a great place to stay.
Dirk provided us with a lovely cottage fully equipped including our own laundry facilities. The location of the property was fantastic, particularly for those interested in seeing a lot of the local sites and hiking around this area. Everything we wanted to see & do was within a 15 min. drive. A vehicle is definitely recommended. The home is very private & secure. We felt totally safe during our stay. Anything we needed was promptly taken care of. Dirk even drew us a map of the local hiking and walking trails. This is a great place to stay. High speed internet & satellite tv with numerous channels available in english was very nice. We would stay here again.