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Birders Paradise in Luxury Apt. in Western Panama

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Townhome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Rural:

    We are surrounded by dairy farms and small residences, this is a very rural setting....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning not required, fans provided if needed....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer sheets provided...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Covered parking from car to door...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa and two lounge chairs ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry soap, fabric softener and bleach provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Upper balcony with views of Volcan Baru...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private patio off bedroom...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

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$455 $1,500
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Rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Add $20 for each add'l. person, max. occupancy is 4.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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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

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. 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 Terpel 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. Honk or use the intercom and we'll open the gate.

 

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 four dogs and one cat, 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 Bugaba, Panama:
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 Townhome:
We are fortunate to have mostly cows for neighbors and incredible bird watching almost every day. Our Panamanian neighbors are friendly and this area is clean and well maintained.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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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.

  • 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.

  • There is no shortage of flowers here in Panama.

    There is no shortage of flowers here in Panama.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Dining on the upper deck overlooking Volcan Baru.

    Dining on the upper deck overlooking Volcan Baru.

  • Have your morning beverage swinging in the sunshine.

    Have your morning beverage swinging in the sunshine.

  • 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.

  • 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, December 01, 2016

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