The Birding Mecca of the World Next to the Panama Canal(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, full gourmet kitchen with optional guest house.
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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Member since: 2014
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
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
- Pantry Items
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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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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.
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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Exterior of Master House
Kitchen with open to living/dining room
Kitchen looking toward large deck.
View from Living towards kitchen
View from Balcony onto deck and 10 meter swimming pool.
Master bedroom view.
Master bathroom, with dual showers
Childrens bedroom alcove looking out into interior courtyard.
Additional sleeping area in kids realm.
Walking on the Gamboa bridge after fishing from public dock 10 minutes from hous
View of ground entrance
Children enjoying the kitchen clean up.
Bar at back side of kitchen
Swimming Pool and Japanese bath
Breakfast on the Deck
Master Bedroom from balcony.
Pool table in kids realm.
Tall Ships transit the Panama Canal viewed from Gamboa
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