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Birders Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Lynn and Jerry Longbons
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Lynn and Jerry Longbons

We moved to this area in 2006 from the mountains of Western Colorado and now share it with our four dogs and one cat, 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).

Lynn and Jerry Longbons purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Lynn and Jerry Longbons chose Panama

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 townhome unique

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

Amenities

Volcán Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Daybed (1) converts to a twin, two twins, or king.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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(43 traveler reviews)

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Birders Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
5

Serene Escape

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a special place to unwind in the Volcan area, stop looking elsewhere and stay at Lynn and Jerry's wonderful apartment home. The accommodations are amazing! Very private with literally all the comforts of home, such as a full kitchen, washer-dryer, pots, pans, etc. The atrium style window looking out towards Volcan Baru and the fertile highlands is stunning. What a view to wake up to! The grounds are extensive and landscaped with beautiful tropical trees and plants. Many gorgeous bird species visit the property on a constant basis, including the daily visits from the firey billed aracaris. Lynn and Jerry are wonderful people and gracious hosts, always willing to share advice about the area or to ask if there's anything you might need. That said, they also respect your privacy. Their four sweet dogs were an added bonus, especially my little buddy Tucker! Swinging on the hammock in the yard watching and listening to all the nature around you is unforgettable. Truly one of the best places I have ever stayed at, and I have travelled extensively. It's one of those places that will always stay with you.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review brought large smiles to our faces, and enthusiastic wagging to the dogs tails, especially Tucker's. We truly enjoy hosting our guests and are so happy when our feelings are reciprocated.
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Birders paradise indeed!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful private getaway that is a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. The apartment is comfortable and has ample space to just relax, too. The kitchen is totally equipped, so cooking is made easy, and if you like to watch and listen to birds this is the place. Lynn and Jerry are excellent hosts!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to host you two, but we didn't see a lot of relaxing going on. You were busy! We're happy that the apartment was comfortable and met your needs. Come back any time!
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5

Great Area, Great Appartment, Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed nine days in the lovely appartment on the nice and big property of Lynn and Jerry.

Ever helpfull and friendly hosts, lovely garden and great birdwatching area all around. Fantastic to sit on the balcony look and listen to the birds. We saw Toucans nearly every day and a lot of other birds. The appartment is clean and spacy and has everything. We really enjoyed our stay every minute! Thanks a lot again Lynn and Jerry!!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased to have you as guests and are happy that you enjoyed yourselves in our little corner of the world. As we are without the seasonal high winds found in Volcan and Boquete it is peaceful here and very quiet. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and we hope you had a pleasant trip home.
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Nice & relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Very friendly owners who will inform you on everything you need. Amazing apartment in a peaceful environment. Waking up from the sound of the many birds is very nice.

We visited after a week of hiking and diving, so the warm shower and washing & drying facilities were more than welcome.

Only downside is that we could not stay longer as we were bound to go home.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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HAPPY MEMORIES

  • 5 of 5

We were just reminiscing about our trip a year ago to Lynn and Jerry's place and smiling as we looked at the pictures of their place and the scenery and chatted about Lynn and Jerry's hospitality and of course their dogs. We had a GREAT trip and a year on are still so glad we made it to their place. We were able to completely relax while we were there and loved having a home base from which to explore the surrounding area. The birding at their house was fantastic. Lynn and Jerry were always ready to answer our questions, give suggestions or help with anything that we needed. Definitely stay here ! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! Hoping we can get back there some day! Thanks Lynn and Jerry, sorry our review is a year late but even a year later we still feel SO lucky to have come stayed at your place! Susan, Joe and Grace

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Our ten day stay at Birders Paradise was a perfect way to end our time in Panama. Apartment is very well set up with awesome view of Baru Volcano and birds from upstairs deck. Location is peaceful with no wind and very clean. Great bed! Gerry and Lynn are super hosts-very informative. Saw so many amazing birds at the 5:00 feeding. Thanks to Gerry for taking our daughter through the gorge. Was a highlight of her visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was truly a pleasure to host this family. We enjoyed their company so much and had a great time in the Macho de Monte Canyon. We felt very lucky to be able to spend time with them and introduce them to our little part of the world.
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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
Nearest Point of Interest
Apartment Location
Nearest Point of Interest
Cerro Punta
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa la Barqueta
Car: recommended

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. 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 Terpel 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. Honk or use the intercom and we'll open the gate.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Add $20 for each add'l. person, max. occupancy is 4.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.