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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Upper floor safety potential for children under 5...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Volcan Baru, Panama's highest point (11,400 feet tall) is viewed from this property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
 

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Nov 01-Apr 30 .. $85/night dbl occupancy, $25 per extra person - 4 people maximum
Weekly rate $490 minimum, $600 maximum, monthly rate is $1650
May 1 - Oct 31..$70/night dbl occupancy, $20 per extra person - 4 people maximum
Weekly rate $385 minimum, $500 maximum, monthly rate is $1200
Deposit info:  2 night deposit to hold reservation with balance due on arrival.
Refunds:50% w/1 month's notice, 25% w/2 weeks notice,0% w/less than 2 weeks notice

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
David
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Boquete
1.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Via Volcan
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Street side grill
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
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. 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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

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).

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.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • You may be greeted by our resident fiery billed aracaries.

    You may be greeted by our resident fiery billed aracaries.

  • Just drive in and park under the porte cochere.

    Just drive in and park under the porte cochere.

  • The upper level offers food prep, dining, seating and one of the two bathrooms.

    The upper level offers food prep, dining, seating and one of the two bathrooms.

  • The kitchen has a gas stove, refrig., microwave & coffee maker, all full size.

    The kitchen has a gas stove, refrig., microwave & coffee maker, all full size.

  • Dining for four with plenty of room as the table extends to seat six.

    Dining for four with plenty of room as the table extends to seat six.

  • The main bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed and it's own bathroom.

    The main bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed and it's own bathroom.

  • There is no shortage of flowers here in Panama.

    There is no shortage of flowers here in Panama.

  • Have your morning beverage swinging in the sunshine.

    Have your morning beverage swinging in the sunshine.

  • The beach at Playa la Barqueta an hour away.  Great for kites & boogie boarding.

    The beach at Playa la Barqueta an hour away. Great for kites & boogie boarding.

  • The tiny green honeycreeper loves these flowers.

    The tiny green honeycreeper loves these flowers.

  • This Sangre de Toro is giving it his best to attract a mate.

    This Sangre de Toro is giving it his best to attract a mate.

  • Our entry drive, when you see this you know you're home.

    Our entry drive, when you see this you know you're home.

  • The apartment entry is just a short flight of stairs from covered parking

    The apartment entry is just a short flight of stairs from covered parking

  • Fully equipped kitchen with full size appliances including washer/dryer

    Fully equipped kitchen with full size appliances including washer/dryer

  • A comfy trundle bed provides seating by day converts to 2 twins or king at night

    A comfy trundle bed provides seating by day converts to 2 twins or king at night

  • Dining on the upper deck overlooking Volcan Baru.

    Dining on the upper deck overlooking Volcan Baru.

  • The patio off the bedroom is perfect for relaxing and admiring the garden.

    The patio off the bedroom is perfect for relaxing and admiring the garden.

  • This photo of Volcan Baru from the upper deck doesn't do it justice.

    This photo of Volcan Baru from the upper deck doesn't do it justice.

  • Listen to the creek that borders our property while surrounded by nature.

    Listen to the creek that borders our property while surrounded by nature.

  • This Motmot and his mate are regulars at the feeder.

    This Motmot and his mate are regulars at the feeder.

  • Hummingbirds have their choice of many different flowers on our property.

    Hummingbirds have their choice of many different flowers on our property.

  • A photo of the very shy crimson crested woodpecker.

    A photo of the very shy crimson crested woodpecker.

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Date last modified - Saturday, May 02, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Apartment
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/01/2015
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(360) 339-4820 (Washington, USA)

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