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Birdwatcher's Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama

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You may be greeted by our resident fiery billed aracaries.

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Last updated: 10/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Volcan apartment 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.

Keywords: Guest Suite

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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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low
                      May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $80
                      $455 $1,500

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      High
                      Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $95
                      $525 $1,800
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      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.


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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. You'll know you're there by the brightly colored homes on the right side of the road and you'll turn right at the corner store 'Mini-Super Don Nacho'. 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!

                       

                      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.


                      Contact us

                      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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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, October 16, 2014

                      $80 - $95 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Speaks: english
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