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BirdHouse next to the Panama Canal

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Tropical Bird House next to the Panama Canal
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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
8 guests
4 nights minimum
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Home Away Content: Bird House is a one-of-a-kind tropical 'outdoor in' home featured in design magazines in Europe and the Americas. Our home in the historic Panama Canal town of Gamboa provides our guests a unique opportunity to experience tropical nature next to one of the modern wonders of the world, the Panama Canal. Designed by Patrick Dillon, Bird House features double height ceilings, a fabulous kitchen and and an expansive deck connected to a 10M pool from which to enjoy the tropical world that is our backyard. Wake up each morning to the 'fly over' of hundreds of parrots. Enjoy coffee from our Boquete farm on our deck while listening to monkeys howl from the adjacent Cerro Pelado jungle. Or end your day with cool drinks enjoyed from the master bedroom balcony while glimpsing h...Home Away Content: Bird House is a one-of-a-kind tropical 'outdoor in' home featured in design magazines in Europe and the Americas. Our home in the historic Panama Canal town of Gamboa provides our guests a unique opportunity to experience tropical nature next to one of the modern wonders of the world, the Panama Canal. Designed by Patrick Dillon, Bird House features double height ceilings, a fabulous kitchen and and an expansive deck connected to a 10M pool from which to enjoy the tropical world that is our backyard. Wake up each morning to the 'fly over' of hundreds of parrots. Enjoy coffee from our Boquete farm on our deck while listening to monkeys howl from the adjacent Cerro Pelado jungle. Or end your day with cool drinks enjoyed from the master bedroom balcony while glimpsing huge ships transiting the Panama Canal. Our pool is a great place 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 hire a boat and a captain for a morning or day of fishing for peacock bass, snook and the elusive tarpon. Rent kayaks from the Gamboa Resort and hope that manatees roll under you as you paddle up the Chagras River, while searching for caiman on the river banks. Gamboa also hosts the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and is the take-off point for crossing the Panama Canal to the world-famous Barro Colorado Island and Nature Monument (access with advance reservations only). Bird House is a 25-minute drive (longer with traffic) to the beating heart of Casco Viejo, the historic center of Panama City. The Casco teems with small outdoor restaurants, unique cultural venues and wonderful views of Panama Bay and modern Panama City. We are a 15-minute drive to the Pan American Highway that will take you west to the beaches of the Pacific Coast (and our Rio Mar Surf Platforms in San Carlos - 70 minutes), or east to the Transisthmian highway, and then north to the coral reefs, blue waters and Captain Morgan's pirate enclave on the Caribbean Coast. Our tropical house brings a new design to the former Canal Zone territory of Gamboa. This three-story house is a one-of-a-kind space, designed to respond to the natural and cultural attributes of Gamboa. The home features an environment-friendly design constructed in concrete and plantation teak louvered walls. The ground floor has A/C while the first and second floor do not; the oversized eves shade the sun and the louvered walls and large screen doors direct the airflow of prevailing breezes, keeping the 1st and 2nd floor well ventilated. The open layout of the house permits an inside-outside approach to living with nature that accentuates the sounds, smells and views of the surrounding tropical forest and Panama Canal. Bird House has three floors (second, first and ground) * The second floor features a master suite with a balcony that overlooks the interior courtyard, the pool, and views of the Panama Canal. This room was designed to take advantage of the daily path of the sun and natural site air movements to create a bedroom with wonderful light and natural ventilation. There is a walk-in closet and beautiful high-end finishes are featured in the double bathroom. * The first floor has a modern open style kitchen with large marble countertops connecting to a spacious living and dining room with a 25ft ceiling. The kitchen is well equipped and a delightful space for cooking and entertaining. The dining/living room has a family table with bench seating and end chairs for 10, and beautiful custom-made couches and chairs, designed by the owner. Two large decks open off the kitchen and living area via large sliding wooden doors. When opened, there is a seamless connection between the outdoor and indoor spaces, creating both visual and physical expansiveness. The larger deck overlooks the interior courtyard and features: built-in bench seating, a 10-meter swimming pool, a Japanese style shower house, deck furniture and a gas BBQ. This is an ideal place to relax by the pool, watch hummingbirds dance around the interior courtyard and enjoy dinner with views of the tropical rainforest. *The ground floor is the only space in the house with A/C. The ground floor has three single bedrooms, each approximately 10’x12’. Each room has a built-in bureau, closet, desk and relaxation nook with views into the interior courtyard. Each room opens into a large, 20’x30’ air-conditioned space with a pool table and day beds that are great for lounging. The ground floor bathroom area has three sinks adjoining two bathrooms, one with a toilet and bathtub and the second with toilet and two showers. Rio Mar Surf Platforms: One of the many unique features of Bird House is opportunity to use our Rio Mar surf platforms in San Carlos. Located about 70 minutes from Gamboa near a beautiful Pacific beach, our platforms permit our guests a wonderful beach experienceMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Responsible renter should be 21 years or older. Parties are not allowed unless agreed upon before in a written contract. Loud music is not allowed. No smoking inside the house.
Bathrooms
3 Full baths, 2 Half baths
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About the Owner
Chimene L
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

This place was fantastic in every way. First off Chimene could not have been more helpful both in booking, and recommending tours, restaurants, general tips on area. The location is AMAZING - near enough to the city so as to make the drive doable but...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank eleanorwatkin
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I have stayed at a lot of airbnb's. In the US, Europe, Latin America. This is hands down the best experience yet. Chimene and Biff have a very special home... and I use the word 'home' very deliberately. Most/some airbnb's are equipped with all the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Diariosdemoto
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Washington, DC
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Reviewed January 8, 2015

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Date of stay: December 2014
Management response:Responded January 15, 2015

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Gamboa is a Old Canal Zone Township located exactly half way up the Panama Canal. It is bordered by the Panama Canal, The Rio Chagras, and Parque Sobrania. Our little town is only accessible by a single lane bridge that crosses the Chagras River.
Getting around
There is limited public transportation to Gamboa in the form of a bus that comes out to Gamboa via Albrook Terminal. Otherwise renting a car is highly recommended if you want to see other parts of Panama than Gamboa. If you are only interested in Gamboa you do not need a car. It is possible to call an uber but they charge about $60 to pick you up and take you to Panama city center.
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Frequently Asked Questions about BirdHouse next to the Panama Canal

BirdHouse next to the Panama Canal is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

BirdHouse next to the Panama Canal has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

BirdHouse next to the Panama Canal has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at BirdHouse next to the Panama Canal must last at least 4 nights. See all property details.