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The Birding Mecca of the World Next to the Panama Canal

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, full gourmet kitchen with optional guest house.

One of a kind Tropical 'outdoor in' Designed Home featured in many design magazines, gives you a unique experience of life in the wet tropics in the historic township of Gamboa next to one of the modern wonders of the world, the Panama Canal.

Designed by Panama Architect Patrick Dillon, our house features, double height ceilings, state of the art kitchen and huge decks to enjoy the tropical world that is our back yard. Wake up each morning to the 'fly over' of hundreds of parrots. Enjoy your coffee on our deck while the monkeys migrate to their next feeding grounds. Our pool allows you to cool down after a day hiking or biking the trails around Gamboa or birding on the world famous Pipeline Road. We are a 15 minute walk to the public dock where you can rent a boat and captain and fish for Peacock Bass, Snook and the elusive Tarpon or you can rent kayaks from the Gamboa Resort and paddle up the Chagras River. Gamboa is host to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute with quick access to Barro Colorado Island.

Our home is a 25 minute drive from the beating heart of Casco Antique, the old historic town of Panama, that teams with small outdoor restaurants and unique cultural venues. We are a 15 minute drive to either the Pan American Hwy that will take you west to the expansive and rocky Pacific Coast or north to the Transistmian Hwy that will deliver you to blue waters and Captain Morgan Pirate enclave of the Caribbean Coast. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and a cool Gin and Tonic from the master bedroom balcony while watching the large ships transit the canal.

The ground floor houses three bedrooms each with trundle beds for 'kids' complete with pool table, ping pong table and foosbol. Two full bathrooms one with a bath and another with double showers finishes the area. Master suite bedroom has queen memory foam bed with views out over the canal, luxurious master bathroom with a double head shower. We have two large teak decks complete with BBQ for outdoor dining with a 30 foot pool and also a Japanese bath. We also can offer our guest cottage located on the property that sleeps six comfortably. Guest cottage comes with two full baths, three bedrooms, fully furnished with complete kitchen. Our house and cottage is a wonderful base to have a family reunion and to enjoy Panama.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a smoke free house. There is absolutely NO smoking in the house. Please if you need to smoke go out the front door on the street level and smoke outside. Thank you....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    We are located in Parqrue Sobrania, half way up the Panama Canal with a view of Gatun Lake. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Cerro Pelado and Parque Soberania...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Situated in the historic town of Gamboa...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Pilates Reformer, Rowing Machine...moreless

  • Internet:

    internet is very weak. Not worth the effort. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full sets of dishes...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen, with dishwasher, microwave, side by side freezer refrigerator, ice maker, toaster, coffee maker, high speed blender, garbage disposal. Gourmet gas oven and stove. Exhaust hood....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Rent at the Public Dock which is a five minute drive...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 15%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

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27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tocumen International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gamboa Rainforest Resort
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Radisson Summit Golf Course
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pan American Highway or Transisthmian
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gamboa Rainforest Resort or Radisson Resort
54 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gorgona (Pacific), Portobelo (Atlantic)

Car: Recommended

Located halfway up the Panama Canal in the historic Panama Canal Zone town of Gamboa. Home to world class birding. World famous Pipeline and Rainforest Discovery Center 1 mile easy hike from our door step. Situated in the heart of the Smithsonian Tropical Research facility in Gamboa. Science and scientist abound as does the pick up point to visit Smithsonian's Barro Colorado Island. 20 minute walk to the public dock where you can get a guide and fish for peacock bass or go sight seeing up the Panama Canal or up the Chagras River. We are a 10 minute car drive to the Pan American Highway that crosses the Panama Canal and heads west to the best Pacific beaches. We are a 10 minute car drive to the Transisthmian Highway that travels north and takes you to the mysterious and beautiful caribbean coast. Alternatively you can drive into the heart of Panama City in 25 minutes for dinner in Casco Viejo. We have two local resorts close at hand. The Gamboa Rainforest Resort and the Radisson Summit Golf Resort. Both have nice restaurants and bars for a change of pace.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Hi, I'm Chimene Longwater. I was born and raised in the beautiful coastal town of Savannah Georgia. My husband and I moved to Panama 25 years ago when he became a staff scientist with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Our three children were all born in Panama and raised in Gamboa and consider themselves lucky beyond belief to have been given the opportunity to call Panama and especially Gamboa their home. I would love others to see the beauty and enjoy the uniqueness of my house that I helped to design with my best friend Beth Coates and Arq. Patrick Dillon.

Why the Owner Chose Gamboa, Panama:
Gamboa is a historical gem preserved in time located 20 minutes from Panama city. A fantastic place to enjoy the beauty of the tropics with all of it's lush and exuberant wild life juxtaposed against the historic Panama Canal. A stay in our house will create life experiences that you will not forget.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Gamboa is the last canal zone town mostly unchanged built in the 1930's. It has the luck of being situated halfway up the Panama Canal nestled amongst Soberania National park. The Canal borders to the west, the Chagras River borders to the North and the rest is forest. Wildlife flies over day and night, and interesting encounters with forest animals is a likely experience.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

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Photos

  • Exterior of Master House

    Exterior of Master House

  • Kitchen with open to living/dining room

    Kitchen with open to living/dining room

  • Kitchen looking toward large deck.

    Kitchen looking toward large deck.

  • View from Living towards kitchen

    View from Living towards kitchen

  • View from Balcony onto deck and 10 meter swimming pool.

    View from Balcony onto deck and 10 meter swimming pool.

  • Rainy Season

    Rainy Season

  • Master bedroom view.

    Master bedroom view.

  • Master bathroom, with dual showers

    Master bathroom, with dual showers

  • Childrens bedroom alcove looking out into interior courtyard.

    Childrens bedroom alcove looking out into interior courtyard.

  • Additional sleeping area in kids realm.

    Additional sleeping area in kids realm.

  • Gamboa Community

    Gamboa Community

  • Walking on the Gamboa bridge after fishing from public dock 10 minutes from hous

    Walking on the Gamboa bridge after fishing from public dock 10 minutes from hous

  • View of ground entrance

    View of ground entrance

  • Children enjoying the kitchen clean up.

    Children enjoying the kitchen clean up.

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Bar at back side of kitchen

    Bar at back side of kitchen

  • Swimming Pool and Japanese bath

    Swimming Pool and Japanese bath

  • Breakfast on the Deck

    Breakfast on the Deck

  • Master Bedroom from balcony.

    Master Bedroom from balcony.

  • Children's realm

    Children's realm

  • Pool table in kids realm.

    Pool table in kids realm.

  • Tall Ships transit the Panama Canal viewed from Gamboa

    Tall Ships transit the Panama Canal viewed from Gamboa

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