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The Ultimate Panama Tree House & Ranch

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This bespoke hideaway is an island of privacy and tranquility. This 3 bed 2 bath custom home sits amidst a 140 acre reforestation project, known as the IDB Ranch. It is an excellent base for exploring the Azuero Peninsula and beyond. Just 2 miles east of the world famous surf beach, Playa Venao and only 17 west of the town of Pedasi where there are abundant restaurants as well as banks, supermarkets and a hospital, this house has it all including WI-FI just recently added if you need to stay connected!

The Tree House is an owner retreat and guest rental used to fund on-going reforestation of the 140 acre IDB Ranch. Since 2005 over 33,000 trees have been planted and all rental proceeds from the Tree House go directly towards additional planting and forest maintenance.

Visitors rave about the private hiking trails on the Ranch whether trekking along the breathtaking Viewpoint Trail Loop or taking the Secluded Beach Loop to Calabacito Beach. Both trails pass through extensive bird and monkey habitat. Additionally there are two fruit orchards near the Tree House where seasonal tropical fruit can be picked and enjoyed during your stay.

The Tree House was designed to provide a comfortable and inviting vacation experience. The upper level houses an expansive kitchen, separate sunrise and sundown balconies, a bathroom and two bedrooms with queen beds and air conditioning. The lower level has a third bedroom with air conditioning and two twin beds (can be joined to make a king bed) and a bathroom. There are ocean views from almost everywhere in the house. Visitors can watch ships traveling to and from the Panama Canal passing the nearby Frailes Islands. From July through September humpback whales can be seen breaching offshore.


3 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Fully equipped kitchen including stainless steel appliances, concrete countertops, fully equipped kitchen with microwave, range, toaster oven, blender and coffee maker, huge refrigerator with filtered water and ice maker.

140 acres of hiking and horse riding trails

Amazing views

Great breezes if you prefer fresh air to air conditioning.

On site laundry facilities

One house cleaning and linen change is included with your rate for each week beyond the first week's stay.

Private yoga classes and massage can be arranged upon request.

Yoga classes on the beach are taught through Eco Venao on specific days/times. Register through Eco Venao

More Details


Pedasí House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upper Bathroom also features stone floor in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower bathroom also features stone floor in shower.
  • Outdoor shower also on site.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , two bedside tables, lamps, dresser, desk, large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , two bedside tables and lamps
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 twins or 1 king bed based on your preference
  • Please let us know in advance of your arrival if you wish to have Bedroom three made up as a King bed. Comfortable cots are also available upon request. Maximum occupancy is 6, unless otherwise approved in advance, additional per person fees apply.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Additional requests? Please let us know and we will try to accommodate.


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The Ultimate Panama Tree House & Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Cotopaxi, Colorado, USA

Ultimate Treehouse!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more special place to stay during our visit to Panama. Although the rainy season "dampened" some efforts to get around, being close to the beaches, awakening to the sounds of the birds and howler monkeys in the mornings, feeling the cooling breezes at night without the hum of air-conditioning, sitting out on the deck at night watching the fireflies communicate and enjoying the comforts of the well-equipped kitchen and accommodations was a treat worth every cent let alone being able to contribute to their reforestation efforts that are clearly visible and creating positive change. We only wished we could have stayed longer.

Taking a tour of the nearby Achotines Laboratory for tuna research is a fine diversion for a portion of one day while you're visiting. And there are lots of fine restaurants in Playa Venao area as well as some beautiful beaches.

Many thanks to the Scholey's!

Barb, Larry, Bruce and Anne.

Don't hesitate to take advantage of this destination.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice house on a beautiful and secluded, yet easily accessible, property. The owners are extremely responsive and helpful, and the proceeds are for a good cause. I would definitely stay here again if visiting the area with a group of 4-6 people.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We (2 couples) enjoyed our stay at this special property. The location is very tranquil and private, ensuring a restful visit, but close enough to be in the action at Playa Venao in just minutes. You can tell the house has been constructed with love and attention to detail. We especially appreciated the well equipped kitchen and comfortable porch/balcony. The hike to the private beach was fun, as was enjoying fruit from the orchard. It is an added bonus knowing that your stay is helping to reforest this special part of Panama. We'll be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for staying at the Treehouse and leaving a review, we look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time in this house and its surroundings! The house is very comfortable and well designed. It has three nicely decorated rooms with a/c and a very modern and friendly kitchen where you can cook and socialize at the same time. The owner is very friendly and gives you ideas on the different things that can be done for fun. There is lots to do! A perfect place to enjoy nature. Totally recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the Treehouse, we are so glad you and your family enjoyed it and hope you stay again soon!
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An unforgettable experience at a true nature's retreat

  • 5 of 5

I went with a group of "girls" to Panama and the Treehouse and found the accommodations to be superb. We hiked on the property and had amazing views of the coast from the top, heard howler monkeys, walked on the beaches (Pedasi, Calabacita), watched sunsets over the ocean and drank coffee and wine with the macaws. Since the location is isolated, the modern gourmet kitchen makes "cooking in" easy as it provided all the comforts of home. The hosts were fabulous and the house was very comfortable. It was truly a slice of heaven away from the city and ideal for outdoor enthusiasts looking for adventure away from the crowds.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good time at the Treehouse! We love sharing our slice of paradise with other like minded people and we hope you will visit again soon!
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Property Manager

Neal and Karey Scholey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Please email for Spanish speaking inquiries.
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

Why Neal and Karey Scholey chose Pedasí

Anyone can provide you with a place to stay, the Treehouse provides you with a place to experience!

What makes this house unique

Wildlife, hiking, birds, 3 species of monkeys, horses, surfing, amazing sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, ocean views, fruit orchard.


Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
El Sitio, Playa Venao
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Eco Venao
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Play Venao
Car: necessary

Private yoga sessions and massage can be arranged in advance of your arrival. Yoga classes are also available on the elevated platform on Playa Venao, register at Eco Venao, just 2 miles down the road on the right.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $30

Additional Terms:
1. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by making payment for the reservation. Upon request, maid services and/or cooking services are available for an additional fee.
2. Holiday periods including Christmas, Carnival, Santa Semana and Easter require a minimum 2 night stay.
3. Reservations are non-refundable if canceled.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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