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Secluded, Green Architectural House, Ocean View

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House inserted into the hill. To be outside but protected from the tropical sun

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pedasi house description

With a magnificent terrace and fabulous views on the mountainous landscape and wild beaches, our exclusive house is perfect for a family or a group of friends. It is secluded, ideal to disconnect from the stress of urban life and relax in the hammocks. You could also walk, within 10 minutes, to several different beaches or enjoy nearby outdoors activities and cultural events (see Features below). My brother being a local fisherman, we can help you plan your fishing/snorkeling activities.

At our request, the house was designed by architect Jean-Francois Potvin (web site: bossesdesign) as a green building. Because we did not want air conditioning, the house has been inserted into the hill without any disruption to the rolling landscape. The back of the house is thus refreshed by the ground while, on the second floor, the high roof, separated from the ceiling, allows the wind to naturally cool the rooms. Ceiling fans do the rest.

We also wanted to live largely outside but protected from the blazing tropical sun, the large covered terrace on the second floor is our main living quarter. It feels like being on the deck of a ship alone between sky and sea.

Following green building guidelines, the materials that we used are local. The walls of the ground floor are in bricks made from clay in Chitre, two hours away, and the rooms on the upper floor are made of wood from a teak plantation in nearby Cana. We collect rain water for the toilets and for watering the plants. Furniture is simple, some of it is carved in tree trunks by a local artisan while decoration features Panama’s rich arts crafts.

The property of 1.5 ha was a grazed pasture when we bought it in 2003. We immediately reforested it, planting more then 600 native and fruit trees. We hope that soon the howler monkeys, that can be heard at dawn and dusk, will come to feed on them. One of the most common tree species on our property is rosewood that is, with ebony, one of the most precious wood for ebenistery. We grow some local crops, from cotton and coffee to manioc and will be happy to share them with you upon availability.


Keywords: Casa de campo

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We have two cats but they are not allowed inside the house....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Coffee Maker
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                They are 4 space not covered for parking inside the property...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Daily cleaning, not hot water Ceiling and floor fans, Relax in Your Hammock with a Magnificent Terrace and Fabulous View on the Rugged Landscape...moreless

                  Entertainment

                      • CD Player

                      Communications

                      • Telephone
                      • Mobile Phone

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony:

                        Balcony on the first floor and large covered terrace on the second floor...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                      • Beach View:

                        Beaches within walking distance...moreless

                      • Mountain View
                      • Ocean View

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Cycling
                      • Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      Low Season: $110/night, double occupancy ($8.00/person add.)
                      Low Season: Minimum two nights.
                      High Season: $120/night, double occupancy ($10.00/person add.)
                      High Season: Minimum three nights.
                      Holidays (Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Easter): $130/night, double occupancy.
                      Holidays: Minimum four nights.
                      Special price for more than a week
                      

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


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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: I was born in Pedasi where my family is still living. I move to the Panama City as a child to attend high school. I became passionate for entomology and obtained a Ph.D. in this field. I teach at the Central American Master’s Program in Entomology from the University of Panama. My research explores the diversity of insects of tropical forests canopies (Web site: radeau-des-cimes). With my wife, a plant ecologist, we dreamed a house in Pedasi to relax on holidays and long week-ends and eventually retire.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

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                      • House inserted into the hill. To be outside but protected from the tropical sun

                        House inserted into the hill. To be outside but protected from the tropical sun

                      • Magnificent terrace and fabulous views on the landscape and wild beaches

                        Magnificent terrace and fabulous views on the landscape and wild beaches

                      VRBO #321606

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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