About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 4(Sleeps: 7)
Bathrooms: 3, Separate WCs: 1
Guest Half Bath
Kids Bathroom 1
Bidet · Toilet · Bath with shower
Kids Bathroom 2
Toilet · Shower
Bidet · Toilet · Shower
- Swimming pool
- Air Conditioning
- Pets Welcome
- Washer & Dryer
- Children Welcome
- No Smoking
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About Chimene Longwater
Hi, I'm Chimene Longwater. I was born and raised in the beautiful coastal town of Savannah, Georgia. My husband and I moved to Panama in 1989 when he became a staff scientist with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Our three children were all born in Panama and raised in Gamboa and consider themselves lucky beyond belief to have been given the opportunity to call Panama and especially Gamboa their home. I would love others to see the beauty and enjoy the uniqueness of the house that we designed with our close friends Patrick Dillon and Beth Coates. Our daughters have recently graduated college and are making spirits in San Francisco and art in Oaxaca. Our son is a junior at Colorado College. We moved to Miami where my husband was the founding Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President for Education at Frost Science, and where we still live. We travel back to Panama frequently to visit our two homes in Gamboa, our Rio Mar Beach Platforms and our coffee farm in Boquete. With have explored every part of Panama from the mountains to the jungles, both coasts and the islands of Bocas del Toro, Guna Yala, Las Perlas and Coiba.
Why Chimene Longwater chose Gamboa
We designed and built this property because Gamboa is a historical gem preserved in time, and located only 25 minutes from Panama City, traffic permitting. Gamboa is a unique and fantastic place to enjoy the beauty of the tropics with all of its lush and exuberant wildlife juxtaposed with the industrial history of the Panama Canal. We love the combination of the natural and cultural history of Gamboa, and it was the ideal location for the home and life we wanted to build for ourselves.
What makes this House unique
Gamboa is the last Panama Canal Zone town that remains mostly unchanged from its origins in the 1930's. It has the good fortune of being at the end of the road, situated halfway up the Panama Canal nestled within Soberania National Park. The Panama Canal borders Gamboa to the west, Soberania National Park forms the eastern and northern limits of the town, and the Chagras borders its southern edge. Gamboa is completely surrounded by forest and water. Whatever your interest in tropical nature, it is exuberant in Gamboa and in the nearby forests and waterways. Find world class birding or jungle trekking on Pipeline Road which begins 2 km from our house, or superb peacock bass and snook fishing on Gatun Lake or the Chagres River. If you look you will see 100s of species of birds, at least 3 species of monkeys, anteaters, agoutis, coatis, capybara, sloths, caiman and, with luck and persistence, the possibility of kinkajou, jaguarundi, ocelots, maybe even jaguar. Gamboa is a lovely, tranquil town for early morning or late afternoon walks or runs. One can appreciate the daily activity of the Panama Canal Dredging Division, watch big ships transit the Canal, hear the sounds of the jungle and appreciate the remarkable architecture and town planning of the old Panama Canal Zone.
- english, spanish
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Great place for kidsGreat place for kids
Pets allowed - Yes we love Woof and Meow!Yes we love Woof and Meow!
Events allowed - Events and Parties allowed on a case by caseEvents and Parties allowed on a case by case
No smoking - This is a smoke free house except on the deck.This is a smoke free house except on the deck.
Max guests: 7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum 2-day vacancy between guest stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)