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Perfect Getaway & Bird-Watcher´s Paradise-1.5 Acre Mountain Villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 BR/2 BA - SLEEPS 6 w/ mountain views

Fully furnished 3-bedrooms (3rd bedroom is a semi-open second level loft bedroom).

Built in 2003 - 1184 Sq Ft (110 Sq mts).

All 3 bedrooms w/ queen size beds, 2 full bathrooms/hot water, full kitchen with china/cutlery and cookware, toaster-oven, microwave oven, mixer, toaster, coffee maker; satellite TV, washer/dryer, 2-car roofed garage and roofed front porch w/outdoor furniture; BBQ, one hammock, glass windows, alarm, caretaker/handyman service, and garbage collection service. Linen and towels provided. For rent or lease.

Maximum of six (6) people. NO PETS.

Height (our place): 800 meters above sea level (a bit higher than the resort town of El Valle itself); Temperature: mid 60s (17C) at night; high 70s (25C) during the day.

Only 3.5 kilometers away (5-minute drive) from the town and community of El Valle (which begins at Km. 26).

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018


My husband and I moved to Panama in 2002 from Miami, Florida, where we had established our residence soon after we married in 1978. Adolfo is Cuban-American and I am originally Panamanian. Adolfo grew up in the US and I grew up in Panama. We currently reside in Panama. I have a Master´s Degree in Anthropology but currently work as an independent certified legal translator, and Adolfo has a Ph.D. in International Relations and is currently Associate Professor of Latin American History and International Relations at Florida State University-Panama.

MARCELA NORIEGA purchased this villa in 2002

Why MARCELA NORIEGA chose Panamá Oeste

This property is our getaway place from the hectic life in Panama City. There are 2 houses built, one for rent and the one we use for our leisure and rest. The houses are located on opposite corners of the property to assure total privacy. We come every week-end to re-energize ourselves, because the place is completely surrounded by nature, where we feel the silence and peace of the surrounding area while enjoying the gorgeous mountain views, the sounds of a great variety of birds and the sight of many colorful butterflies.

What makes this villa unique

We felt in love with the land because of its all green exhuberant tropical foliage around us and its panoramic mountain views. We were looking for a Garden of Eden and we found it, with the great benefit of being only 5 minutes away from town.


Panamá Oeste Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bathroom No. 1 is inside bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , semi-open loft
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
Kingston, Canada

Fantastic location, perfect (neat and clean) rental home and super hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful gardens and fantastic scenery of mountains and valleys. We saw sooo many birds (over 50 different kinds, just in and around their gardens!) and capuchins from the patio.

Close to town for essentials and for hikes and attractions.

Great little kitchen for cooking if you're so inclined. We feasted on corn tortillas,and fresh eggs from the owners, beans and tomatoes outside every morning while watching the wildlife.

We hiked Indio dormido, from foot to head (starting at sendero de las cruces) . Also did hikes on a neighbouring peak, La Laguna and even a lovely walk near the rental to see a massive tree and river valley (ask the owners, you start at the far end of the nearby football pitch).

We did go see the waterfalls (hidden falls, lovers falls) but we visited during dry season so wasnt probably as spectacular as it could be. Still a fun hike though.

We visited the simple but lovely Nispero zoo.

Marcela and Adolpho were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Tiina. Adolfo and I are very pleased to know that you and your family fully enjoyed your stay in Villa Eca. If you ever decide to come back to Panama and visit our place again, I urge you to do it during the rainy season (August is best) as you´ll see an exhuberant green foliage that is typical in El Valle during our wet season -- and much stronger water walls, of course!
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Anchorage, AK USA

A birder’s Garden of Eden!

  • 5 of 5

Marcela and Aldofo are warm and welcoming hosts who have created enchanting garden walks around their property. The house is lovely and comfortable, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panama City, Panama

Beutiful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful. The house beautifully decorated and well equipped. nearby town and points of interest. Marcela and Adolfo (her husband) were very attentive. We'll definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Panama City, Panama - From the US

Slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Went here with a few friends for a two night stay in el Valle. It is close to the town and it is lovely. I loved waking up and wandering around the gardens looking at the birds and flowers or just sitting on the front porch watching the clouds rise and fall over the mountains. Relaxing in the hammock was lovely too! Marcela is a wonderful hostess, very kind and helpful!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Shelley. It was a pleasure having you and your friends as guests and hope to see you back soon.
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Peace upon peace

  • 5 of 5

This house was the best way to top off a long vacation in Panama. The weather is exquisite. The piece is unbelievable. All sorts of nature is right before your fingertips.

The house is clean, well equipped, and very comfortable. There is no Wi-Fi, and you don't need one anyway. It's a place to relax, encounter God, and to nestle in His Creation.

The hosts are most friendly. They go above and beyond and a very thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Robert. It was a real pleasure having you and your lovely family as guests in our place. Even though there is no WIFI in the area, I do have a small device that provides HOT SPOT WIFI which I lend to my tenants during their stay, so you could say that there is indeed Internet access in the property. Next time you come down, I will lend it to you if you want to. We are looking forward to your next visit. Warmest regards.
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Gatineau Quebec Canada

Wonderful Family Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family had the pleasure of staying in this lovely, lush environment for the holiday season and loved every minute of it! The weather was spring-like and the sun shone every day, with only occasional brief misting of rain. The grounds were full of flowers, trees and shrubs and included banana, orange, mango and papaya trees. A large variety of birds came by daily. The house was comfortable, containing 3 bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed and a wonderful tiled outdoor patio with spectacular views of the mountains. The town of El Valle is just 4 kms away and there is much to see and do in the area. Fresh fruit and vegetables are available at the market and are reasonably priced. You can see the daily life of the indigenous population by vising the artisans market, going to the local church events, and just touring the mountain villages to see where people live. Everyone is most friendly and helpful. Marcela and Adolfo were gracious hosts, showed us around the area, and were always available to answer questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anton Valley
Mercado de El Valle
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Vista Mar
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Panamerican Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Corona And Lago Mar
Car: recommended

One hour and a half drive from Panama City, el Valle de Antón (El Valle) is an exclusive, beautiful tropical mountain resort region where prominent families have their vacation homes. El Valle is to Panama what Cuernavaca is to Mexico, Bariloche to Argentina, or Vail (Colorado) to the U.S.

If you feel like going to a beach and return the same day, you may drive down the mountains for only 30 to 45 minutes to the most famous beach areas and resorts on the Pacific coast (Gorgona, Coronado, Punta Barco, Vista Mar, Playa Blanca, Aventura, Seacliff, Santa Clara, etc.).

The region of El Valle offers a great opportunity to go hiking, trail walking, mountain climbing, swimming in water falls and rivers, horse riding, bird watching, bike riding, 4-wheel riding, canopy tours, as well as hot springs and/or creeks. The town of El Valle also has a zoo/botanical garden with veterinarian services; a health center, dental clinic, local and international cuisine restaurants for all prices; food markets and supermarket with many locally produced vegetables and fruits, a bakery, a gourmet shop, shopping stores, drugstores, a Catholic church, a library, several internet offices, and a wonderful flower and indigenous arts & craft market which is specially lively and picturesque on week-ends.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150

The house has three (3) bedrooms and two (2) full baths.
Standard rates for low season (May 2 - November 30): $165/night; $875/week
High season rates (December 1 - May 3): $195/night; $975/week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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