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Beautiful Mountain Home, Bird Watchers Haven Nestled in the Mountains of Volcan

Bedrooms 3
Space 200 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms Brand New Home With Mountain Views

This brand new mountain home has been designed as a place that embraces the surroundings with all modern commodities at the same time that allows the guests to enjoy nature, bird-watching, mountain springs and creeks submerged in the lush vegetation and privacy. There are 2 bedrooms with full size beds and the master bedroom with queen size bed. 2 full bathrooms, open kitchen area with all basic appliances, internet and satellite tv also available. Bird watching trail behind the property as well though more than 40 bird species can be spotted right from the front porch. The town is only 12 minutes away and several tourists attractions are in the town and in the next town up the mountain. Bambito and cerro punta are a short ride up the mountain with hose back riding, hiking trains, and the famous quetzal bird watching trail. A hike to the highest point of panama, volcan baru is a highlight for hikers. Boquete is on the other side of the volcan baru where you can also find golf, rafting, tree trek adventures, etc.

Louis Kellar
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Louis Kellar

Louis is originally from North Carolina, USA, studied in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in Boone, NC where I met my wife Yoribel who was born in Panama. After graduating college we both came to Panama, 24 years ago and have been living here where we had our two children, 17 & 14 years old. in 2014 we purchased this land in Volcan and set out to build a mountain home for our family, so we put a lot of care and love into this project and are happy to enjoy it during holidays and vacations and hope to use it to the fullest when retirement time arrives. In the meantime we thought it would be great to share what to us is a small piece of paradise and at the same time get some return on investment. We live in Panama City in the canal area currently and it is a perfect getaway to leave the busy city life to go to our mountain home.

Louis Kellar purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Louis Kellar chose Volcán

this property caught our attention as it is tucked away in the middle of the mountain and surrounded by perennial mountain springs which we think are absolutely beautiful and transports us away from todays busy lifestyles


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Volcán

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , double sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term rentals available
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Mountain Home, Bird Watchers Haven Nestled in the Mountains of Volcan
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A fantastic house in a wonderful landscape. We had a great week of vacation there!

  • 5 of 5

This location is a very comfortable hideaway for nature lovers who likes to be off the beaten tracks. The house was equipped with all stuff to feel very well.

Many thanks to the Kellar family for their friendly and helpful support. Highly recommended is to drive up to the little town of Guadalupe and to go hiking in the surroundings. And don't forget to eat strawberries with cream on your way back!

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts

A sanctuary in the hills.

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect oasis to retreat to at the end of the day and wake up to as you plan the next excursion. There are many day trips you can take from here—to the hip town of Boquette, the Jansen coffee plantation in Volcan, the orchid farm in Quadalupe, or hiking and rafting opportunities all around. Then come back to the Kellars’ homestead in the evening to barbeque and enjoy your front-porch perch, with views of the hillsides, the sweet sounds of the nearby brook and tiny waterfall, and the serenade of the crimson tanagers that swoop through the trees. We were there in March, when daytime temperatures were in the 90s but morning and evening temps fell to low 70s—great sleeping weather! One caveat: If you are renting a car, get an SUV. The road leading to the house is a bit rocky and a sedan or compact doesn’t have the clearance you need to navigate the terrain comfortably. Book this house—you won’t regret it and the Kellars are thoughtful and accommodating hosts!

--Leslie and Paul (Boston, MA)

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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SW Florida

02/29/2016 Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent the month at this mountain home in Volcan. The house is very very comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was well stocked and had a lot of staples already in the pantry. The temperature was perfect T shirt day time and long sleeves at night. Wake to the sound of birds singing. Volcan is the perfect location for exploring the Chiriquí highland area. The town is not much to look at but the people are friendly and it has everything you need.

A four wheel drive is recommended to be able to do everything there is to offer in the area.

Thanks to the Kellar family, who have made their home available to us travelers!

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a beautiful location! Six of us stayed and there was room to spare. We loved the outside porch area to enjoy breakfast, drink the locally grown coffee, and bird watch. Very comfortable with all the amenities we could have hoped for. The owners Louis and Yoribel were very helpful and accommodating. Also very knowledgeable about Panama. We only wish we had stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mississippi, USA

Great spot

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. We were two couples and we were so comfortable. The weather in Volcan is great. No extreme weather here which is a reason we picked this area. We slept sound. The rooms are cozy and dark and quiet. The front glass wall is beautiful. We could enjoy the outdoors without going out and outdoors was just a step away. We love Chiriqui for the birding and this was the perfect place to go for that. Would definitely go back. We cooked alot in the kitchen and even baked some. Lovely home with lots of land and privacy all around.

  • Review Submitted: 10/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, US

Relaxing getaway and Bird lover's haven...

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about this vacation home. We stayed here because it's in a part of Panama that is a great spot for traveling to other birding spots. Little did we know, we didn't have to leave much from home to enjoy birding. The front porch is just a delight. We played board games as we enjoyed the birds come visit. Have incredible pictures of the silver throated tanager, the bay headed tanager, scarlet thighed dacnis, a variety of hummingbirds, etc. From there we were able to bird in Cerro Punta and Finca Hartmann. Fantastic! The kitchen was well set up and everything was new. Six of us stayed comfortably. We all had our own space and privacy. So much to do in this area... Would definitely return. The owners are very easy to deal with...

  • Review Submitted: 10/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Enrique Malek Int'l. Airport, David, Chiriqui
Nearest Golf
85 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Las Olas Beach Resort
Car: necessary

Coffee plantation tours, coffee tasting, great relaxation spot surrounded by multiple bird species and within 1 hour from tourists attractions.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$150.41
Pet Fee AU$34.18
Property Damage Insurance AU$80.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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