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Tropical Bird House & the Historic Panama Canal

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Tropical Bird House & the Historic Panama Canal

8 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
4 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
4 baths
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Chimene is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean
4 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

Explore the wonders of the Panama rainforest and return to our magical tropical home! This unique house and pool is a wonderful place to escape the hustle of Panama City, celebrate nature, and enjoy family and friends. Gamboa is a safe, quiet town embedded in the Soberania National Park; it is the entry point to Pipeline Road, some of the best birding in the world. Or take leave of the forest and watch manatee, while fishing for peacock bass in Gatun Lake or paddling kayaks up the Chagres River.


Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM and check out out by 11AM


22 Reviews

William User Profile
October 2018
Bird House is an amazing experience - there is no comparison. The home features a high level attention to detail with great modern architecture while being able to enjoy nature and be one with the rainforest. The hosts were not only great hosts, but also were virtual tour guides,…
Chimene User Profile
Response from Chimene:
It was a pleasure Wil. Would love to have you back in the future. Saludos Chimene
October 2018
Vicky User Profile
September 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 things you need, but stripped d…
Chimene User Profile
Response from Chimene:
Vicky, it felt like you guys took up where our family left off. We should start an extended family photo album! May your journey south to the amazing countries beyond be filled with rich experiences for you and your family like I am sure it will! Keep in touch, it will be fun to live vicariously through your travels. Godspeed and may the force be with you! :)
September 2018
Sarah User Profile
August 2018
The house: My husband, myself and our five children spent 5 nights at the bird house in Gamboa. We chose this house because of the price, location, and of course the beautiful pictures! We were not disappointed! Upon arrival I felt as though we were walking through the pages o…
Chimene User Profile
Response from Chimene:
Sarah and Joel, it was a great pleasure to host you and your family. It makes me very happy to know that families enjoy our home as it was meant to be lived in and enjoyed Gamboa for all it's beauty and quirks. Apologies for the was consumed by the humidity! Hope to replace it soon. Hope to see you all some time in the future. Best, Chimene
August 2018
Alex User Profile
August 2018
We had an amazing stay in this beautifully designed house. Gamboa was a great spot to be in to avoid the busyness of the city and enjoy being close to nature. We made day trips to the city and the Causeway, then headed back to the house to enjoy an afternoon in the pool!
Gunhild User Profile
July 2018
We've just returned from a family vacation in Panama. We spent 11 days in the 'birdhouse' which has ample space for a family of 5. There is a queen bed on the top floor with a large bathroom and walk-in closet. The main floor is open space with a well-equipped kitchen, leading to…
Stefanie User Profile
June 2018
We went to stay for a long weekend in the bird house with 5 friends and we had a great time. We live in the city so this was a nice opportunity to get away from the city noise and enjoy some nature. The house is huge and the layout is as described with a big open space on the fir…
Rebecca User Profile
April 2017
Chimene's Bird House in Gamboa is an incredible home in a nature lover's paradise. Gamboa's seclusion is part of its charm, but could also be a challenge. This is where Chimene's knowledge of the area and her connections for excursions and transportation made the experience go so…
Chimene User Profile
Response from Chimene:
Hi Rebecca, So glad it all went well! We really enjoyed having you stay in our home and maybe will see you guys again in the future. All the best, Chimene
April 2017

Hosted by Chimene

Miami Beach, Florida, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Chimene User Profile
117 Reviews
Chimene is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hi, I'm originally from the beautiful coastal town of Savannah Georgia. My husband I and moved to Panama in 1989 to become part of the Smithsonian in Panama. We have happily raised our three children in this vibrant environment and have come to call Gamboa our home. We are chan…
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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