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Quiet & Romantic Rental in Volcan, Chiriqui Highlands, Panama

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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 (2500 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

More Details

Dirk Albert de Veer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2017

About Dirk Albert de Veer

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

Why Dirk Albert de Veer chose Panama

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Apr 2010
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Bugaba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • All homes have bathrooms with hot water shower. Home Quetzal and Hawk 2.5 bathrooms, Motmot 2 bathrooms, Woodpecker 1.5 bathrooms and Tanager 1 bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) The homes Quetzal, Motmot and Hawk do have Queen size beds all with orthopaedic mattresses, Double Beds (1) The homes Woodpecker and Tanager do have double beds all with orthopaedic mattresses
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Coffee Maker, Bread Toaster, Linen and towels provided, internet connection optional, mobile phone optional, house cleaning services optional


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Quiet & Romantic Rental in Volcan, Chiriqui Highlands, Panama
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 41 reviews
Panamá, las Cumbres


  • 5 of 5

Excelente lugar, nos quedamos 3 noches y 4 días, es acogedor como si estuvieras en tu propia casa. Si lo que buscas es tranquilidad es el lugar indicado. Lo que nos gustó fue el clima fresco muy fresco, el despertar con el canto de los pájaros y el sonido del río.

Gracias Sr. Dirk por su amabilidad. Dios lo bendiga.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bracebridge, ON Canada

Beautiful and peaceful setting, with everything you need to be comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were at Tanager for two weeks. Were planning to stay for 7 months, but had to leave for personal reasons. The birds in the trees were what greeted us first, wonderful. Then Yaneth who showed us everything. Then Dirk who arrived to make sure we were comfortable. It is an astounding place with everything needed to be comfortable. Good internet, hot water, laundry facilities, private but within a few minutes (walking) of a small supermarket, and 10 minutes drive to the town. Close to Finca Dracula - the orchid farm - beautiful. Many wonderful walking and driving areas. Brilliant for photographers, bird-watchers and walkers. Thank you for everything, Dirk!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Host Well Designed and Maintained Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Hawk for a month earlier this year. Very well laid out and equipped home above the Chiriqui Viejo River.

Dirk and his team were very responsive and helpful. Volcan is a laid back more Panama real town and was easy to get to know and interact with locals especially to practice our Spanish. Enough good Restaurants and stores in town. Cerro Punta, the mountain towns and parks are close-by if you have a vehicle. We rent an SUV for clearance and access to some of the more rural roads. Wildlife and Forest is easily accessible too.

La Concepcion Shops are about 35 minutes away and David and Boquete about an hour by car.

We are returning soon to stay in Mot Mot for another month and look forward to seeing DIrk and Volcan again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Quiet, and Secluded...Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in three different houses within the gated Las Plumas facility, and we have enjoyed them all. Our most recent eight-month stay was in the Tanager, a two-bedroom home that is perfect for a couple or a family of three. It has one bathroom and a kitchen/living room front area. It also has a propane-powered washer and dryer in the laundry room. You have a nice front porch with furniture to enjoy a morning or evening coffee.

The Tanager is the least expensive of the homes for rent in this gated community and, accordingly, does not have some of the frills or the large yard of the other bigger, more expensive rental homes. But, like every home in Las Plumas, the Tanger is well built, well maintained, and enjoys the same benefits of the idyllic and secure setting. Dirk is a wonderful host who is very prompt and attentive to any questions or concerns you might have. I'm not aware of a better rental option in this area of Panamá. We highly recommend all of the homes Dirk has for rent in Las Plumas.

Las Plumas is situated in a quiet area of Paso Ancho that sits just above Volcán. It is cooler and quieter than Volcan. If you're young hiker/backpacker types, you don't need a car. You can catch a bus just a few blocks away from Las Plumas. If you're a retired couple, you might consider a rental car, knowing that you will have a designated parking area within the secure, gated community.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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How Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous stay in the Motmot house. So relaxing with the mountain air and the sound of the river running behind the house. It was great for our family of five. We felt the house and grounds were more spacious than the pictures show. Great tips from the owner, Dirk, for hikes and food. He was a very pleasant host. The Volcan area is more "native" than Boquete, and that was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panama City

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 times in Motmot with our family of 5. The property of Las Plumas is well maintained and the house is equipped with everything needed. It was great to sit on the terrace next to the river and enjoy the beautiful nature around the house with the rustic sound of the river in the background. An A/C was not needed, the area has a nice climate. Also around Volcan is a lot to see. Dirk replies quick on e-mails and is a good host. We really recommend Las Plumas.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
la carbonera, great food and good price/quality
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
la barqueta
Car: recommended

Bird-watching or hiking in e.g. Parque Nacional Volcan Baru (Sendero Los Quetzales), Parque Internacional La Amistad (Las Nubes: La Cascada trail; Mirador la Nevera trail; Sendero el Retono trail), Lagunas de Volcan. Day trip to Boquete and beaches.


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Tax Rate 10.0%

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