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Mount Totumas Cloud Forest Wilderness Retreat

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Volcan house description

Mount Totumas Cloud Forest is 400 acres bordering La Amistad National Park. Visitors to our homestead will have 1.5 million acres of pristine cloud forest wilderness at their doorstep. La Amistad NP is Central America's largest protected mountain wilderness and on the property there are keystone species present such as Resplendent Quetzals, Three Wattled Bellbirds, Baird's Tapir, Mantled Howler Monkey, Black and Crested Guan, White-Faced Capuchin monkeys, mountain lions, ocelots and even Jaguars have been spotted in neighboring national park. We are in a remote wilderness location with a homestead that offers all the basic amenities thanks to our sustainable off the grid micro hydro power plant that taps the power of a nearby stream.

For your convenience the house has a kitchen and Wi-Fi. You will enjoy the mountain view and fresh mountain air!

Visitors will wake up to the calls of howler monkeys and have 30 km of trails at their doorstep. Horseback riding, hiking.

Access to the site requires travelling 9.8 km on a 4WD road. We provide transport from Volcan and can help you with the logistics of your trip.

There is no nearby store or town. If you are looking for an isolated wilderness experience than our homestead is just right for you. You will bring with you groceries and supplies when you visit and leave civilization behind for the duration of your visit.


Keywords: Homestead, finca, lodge, eco villa, homestead, eco lodge,

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Full kitchen with all appliances for guests to have the option of preparing their own meals. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Full supply of cutlery and plates etc. for large groups. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 0:

            Living room in homestead has wood burning stove and music for cold nights. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Wood Stove

          Other Amenities

              • Our Homestead borders La Amistad National Park and the remoteness of this location provides visitors with an isolated wilderness experience. We are off the grid with our own micro hydro power plant providing hot water and electricity....moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Complete natural history library with field guides for birds, butterflies, plants, mammals of the Central American highlands. ...moreless

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Hummingbird feeders on the deck attract up to 14 species of hummingbirds. ...moreless

                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Hiking
                       

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                      3 night min stay
                      $140
                      $850

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                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Tax Rate 7%

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                      Location

                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      David, Panama

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Birdwatching, exploring virgin cloud forest habitat with abundant wildlife and unique botany. Nesting Resplendent Quetzals and Three Wattled Bellbirds on site.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: My wife and I have a passion for wilderness preservation. I am a biologist and have 15 years experience of travel and work in Latin America and speak fluent Spanish. We see ourselves as steward to this remote wilderness and have immensely enjoyed meeting guests who have come to share this place with us. Low impact sustainable development is the vision for the property going forward. We are avid bird watchers and fascinated with the flora and fauna from the moths that circle the lights at night to the howler monkeys on the tree tops. We spend many hours hiking the property and learning about the local ecology which I am happy to share with guests when I am on site.

                      Why the Owner Chose Volcan:
                      We purchased the property due to its remote location and ecological assets. Mount Totumas Cloud Forest is 400 acres and is a mosaic of pastures, second growth forest and virgin cloud forest. The common are of the site where the homestead and cabins are located are nestled at the base of Mount Totumas with spectacular views of the surrounding national park. The temperature is spring time year round with cool mornings and afternoons that reach 75-80F degrees. Fertile volcanic soil with three perennial streams provide great conditions for gardening. It was the integrity of the ecology that drew me to this site.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The isolated wilderness experience is pristine and can be enjoyed from the comfort of our cozy homestead. There are hiking trails that lead you into virgin forests with trees well over 100 feet high and other trails that take you to waterfalls and over pastures with spectacular scenery of the adjacent national park. Off the grid and far from any other human development provides visitors with a truly unique experience where nature is the dominant feature. We have horses and a small number of cows and grow coffee in a small coffee grove. Visitors are free to harvest any produce from our organic garden just a few feet from the home.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Old growth oak bamboo cloud forest located at the top of Mount Totumas

                        Old growth oak bamboo cloud forest located at the top of Mount Totumas

                      VRBO #305227

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                      $140 per night (USD)
                      12

                      5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

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