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Villa Bohol

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Overview
6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
50 guests
3 nights minimum 
Villa
*Under new management since 2015 *4.7 stars after 100+ reviews on other known websites Authentic Spanish Villa on a bluff overlooking the Sea in Bohol Philippines. Infinity pool and Jacuzzi in 2019. Located in the Panglao/Dauis area. Property has 6 air conditioned bed rooms and a huge Living room. 80 steps lead to a private rocky/sandy beach with crystal clear water -- great for snorkeling and swimming and very safe. It's called Phil's Beach. 15 minutes from airport/pier. Amazing views. Incredible value. best for groups of 5 to 30+. Great for vacations, weddings, and corporate retreats. *Pool is occasionally shared with visitors to the Casa Santa Barbara Cottage. 24-7 security
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
1) Smoking allow in veranda or cliff cabana only. Please dispose of old butts. 2) no contraband 3) registered guests only. No visitors 4) self catering or CSB catering only. No outside catering 5) affordable Nissan van for rent
Bedrooms
1 Queen
Bathrooms
5 Showers

Meet the host
brian l
Hosting since September 2011
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe have a live in guard maintenance man but they are in a separate cottage. The GM will check in with you everyday as well and attend to your needs.

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Reviews (6)
clotilde a
clotilde a
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Five star experience
My family and I stayed in Villa Bohol in July 2023 and it was amazing. We had the whole house to ourselves. The house is beautifully designed and well decorated. The airconditioned rooms were spacious and clean. The bathrooms were clean and had hot and cold shower. I travelled with my 15 yr old son, my elderly mom and our helper and there was more than enough room for just the four of us. There are three bedrooms on the second floor, two rooms on the first floor- one of which is a “barkada room” with bunk beds that can accommodate a lot of people- and there is a bonus room at the top of the tower that my son absolutely loves! This is an oceanfront property so you wake up each day with a fantastic view. My son and I went down to Phil’s beach and we had a blast climbing up and down the rocks. There is a pool with a jacuzzi on the property, perfect for winding down after a whole day of sightseeing. They have fast and free wifi throughout the house which is a godsend when you don’t have international roaming data on your phone. The caretaker on site, Pacheco, was very attentive to our needs. He had water ready for us when we arrived and he was available day and night to run errands for us. He helped us arrange transportation for a day tour around Bohol. This Spanish inspired villa in Panglao Island, Bohol is a gem. We will definitely be coming back here again.
Visited July 2023
Written August 13, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Amor W
Amor W
Bohol Island, Philippines1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfect place for the whole family!
The whole house is spectacular! The living room is very spacious and the hosts are very friendly. Perfect ocean view from the balcony and from the swimming pool We will keep on coming back, Villa Bohol!
Visited March 2022
Written March 31, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Excursion15638080013
Excursion15638080013
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning Mexican Villa
Great location near city.and airport. The pool is wonderful. Simple rooms. No complaints. Bed, and linens fresh.
Visited January 2022
Written February 15, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jovz
Jovz
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
PERFECT FOR GROUP ACTIVITIES
We had our team building activities, we enjoyed a lot. Great stay! Thanks to staff pacheco, very accomodating!
Visited November 2020
Written November 29, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

James C
James C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
AMAZING
Staff were more than accommodating and hospitable. The entire place was clean and the wifi was great for my son and me as a foreigner to the country. The views were perfect for my wedding. My wife and I felt like we were at an expensive 5 star hotel but it was at a very reasonable price. If ya'll can read this thank you for such for such a great time and memorable wedding! We hope to stay there again next time we go to tagbilaran.
Visited September 2018
Written October 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AUSTRALIANguy1
AUSTRALIANguy1
26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
VERY ! DIRTY & POORLY MAINTAINED !
"Casa Santa Barbara could be Beautiful ! If it Was Cleaned ! and Maintained ! But unfortunately it was not ! when we stayed there ! My wife was born in Bohol & we have travelled the Philippines extensively ! so I know what to expect .At around $200 dollars a night that's about 8,000 peso ! its reasonably expensive for Bohol and Panglao but you get the whole villa ,and that would be great ! if it was clean ! We have just built a brand new lovely house in the mountains of Bohol ,close to where my wife's family live so we could have stayed there ! "But we wanted to stay some where special by the sea for a change ! for my Birthday" and to entertain friends, for there first visit to Philippines and travel around beautiful Bohol & Panglao Island. We booked Casa Santa Barbara & its mini van for our stay ! after seeing it on Trip Advisor. The owner Brian, who by the way ,was very polite and helpful obviously does not know how his property is being neglected ! by his staff ! . Allan his driver picked us up exactly on time ! as agreed and took us to the Markets to buy food ,some wine and supplies for our stay on the way. Allan our driver , was Excellent & we tipped him 500+ peso every day ! even bought his lunch at restaurants as we toured Bohol, each day and on our last day gave him 800 peso tip & he deserved it ! but the Villa's Mini Van was quite old and the Air/con did not work very well ! so that was a disappointment ! Most of the time we drove with the windows down ! as it was cooler ! but he was an excellent guide ! However ! when we arrived @ Casa Santa Barbara ! This is where the Excellence ! Stopped ! The housekeeper was supposed to welcome us and give us the keys ! but just opened the door and left without even showing us around the Villa or a Welcome ! . The House was Hot ! and had "ALL THE DOORS WINDOWS OPEN " to try & air it ! out ! but still Smelt Musty and Mouldy from being closed up for a long time ! The lovely terra cotta floors were dirty and dusty , and the Towels on each bed , although clean ! smelt mouldy ! from being in a damp cupboard for a long time .The kitchen sink was very dirty ! & was leaking about a litre a minute of water ! & was covered in thick lime scale ! build up So it must have been leaking for months ! yet there was "conserve water" signs everywhere ? I said to the house keeper ? what about the water leaking ? she said "don't worry about it " No problem ! .... I live in Australia and it is the driest inhabited continent on earth ! Water is an important resource and expensive ! so you don't waste it ! so I messaged the owner in the USA ! out of concern ! after seeing the conserve water signs every where ! I got no answer ,but a plumber arrived the next day & fitted a new kitchen tap ! . The kitchen although lovely ! was very ! very ! dirty ,even to the extent of rat droppings on the kitchen benches ! & the large water cooler was switched off ,dirty & empty . The first night we tried to cook a roast leg of goat & vegetables to have with some nice bottles of wine that we were going to have to celebrate my Birthday ! We called the house keeper who lives out the back in the House keepers residence ,as the gas bottle was empty ! The oven was dirty & the oven control was broken ,& did not work properly even after a new gas bottle was fitted ! Even the house keeper could not get the oven to work ! , and just shrugged her shoulders and walked out ! We ended up cutting the meat off the bone & cooking it in a fry pan ! It was like eating leather shoes ! lol instead of slow oven cooked succulent roasted leg of goat :( but there was a bonus ! the dogs got a bone to chew on . Don't get me wrong , its a Beautiful Villa ! the rooms are big , nicely furnished overall ! with a beautiful dinning room table ,But the whole house was very ! very ! dirty , and sadly ! badly maintained . The upstairs bedrooms were nice , but you could feel the dirt on your feet ! as you walked around on the lovely terracotta tiles , even leaves etc. had blown in under the balcony doors & there were dead insects everywhere . The master bedroom had an amazing view :) from its bathroom but the whole faucet turned when you tried to turn the water on ! so it was difficult to wash ! get water to clean your teeth and the large mirror , shower & toilet were all dirty and badly needed cleaning ! .In the downstairs toilet the light did not work & the " cistern was stuck on ! " and constantly flowing water until I took the lid off the cistern ! and freed it up from all the calcium built up. The Balcony off the upstairs hallway was also covered in leaves and dirty with bird droppings and dead insects ! . There is a small TV upstairs but no load ! to watch anything ! & NO WIFI ! 2 days later ! we got WIFI after we complained ! on the first night ." It says FREE WIFI & TV " included ! but that's only if the house keeper gets you load from the local shop to use Wi-Fi or Watch it . Casa Santa has a beautiful garden ! but it is neglected ! the grass lawns had not been cut for a very long time ! were full of weeds with rubbish ,old cans ,plastic and old dirty baby disposable nappy's on the ground around the house ,with old cigarette butts on the ground and on the veranda and the outdoor furniture was dusty and dirty with bird droppings and had obviously not been cleaned or wiped for months ! The rest house on the way to the " Beach " was slowly being eaten by termites ! and rusted and the gate was broken off ! and with piles of leaves ! just pushed into heaps on every 2nd or 3rd step down to the sea ! and there is no beach ! ! just rocks ! but was nice if the tide was in . The garden had lovely colour lights in it at night ! but they were switched on all night and so it was hard to sleep , with them shining in the windows ! lol but it looked good at night ! but seemed a waste of electricity leaving them on until late in the day ,when the house keeper turned them off ! This is a private fenced off , large garden ! so you do not expect rubbish to be lying around everywhere ! like you often see in some places in the Philippines so it was also disappointing to see it with rubbish everywhere . There is supposed to be a small movie theatre ! off the kitchen ! but there was no light ! and as soon as you opened the door ! the air was thick ! with mould ! so much so ! you could not stay in the room ! let alone watch a movie , even if the system worked ! which it does not ! It was extremely dank , damp and mouldy ! musty, and unaired ,and very unhealthy to breathe in mould spores obviously from water leaking for a very long time with no ventilation or window !. The house keeper lived in a small residence at the rear of the villa , but had two dogs that were full of fleas & mange ! that sat around on the front veranda furniture , or begged at the kitchen door for food , and were so skinny with bones sticking out ! so sad :( We paid extra for the mini van , but agreed to pay for the diesel ! as we wanted to tour around beautiful Bohol not just Panglao . We filled it up the first day ! 1500 peso's , and 500 peso each day after that ,but the house keeper & her mother tried to scam us for 1,000 peso's on the day we left ! to take us back home,even though the fuel gauge was still ! on half full ! I said lets call Brian the owner ! then " ok ok ! no problem ! " We locked the house and our bedrooms up each day ! after we requested the keys ! as we are very security conscious when travelling in the Philippines ! but when we returned ! our bedroom doors were unlocked ! and our bags had been tampered with :( Look Casa Santa Barbara is a Beautiful Spanish Villa on a bluff ! over looking the sea ! as it says ! Yes ! even with lovely views over the sea ! It has a beautiful spiral staircase and authentic terracotta tiles and mosaics throughout ,a lovely garden , and "everything it says in the video ! " & advertisements ! The USA owner is polite and a pleasure to deal with ! Alan the driver is Excellent ! BUT sadly ! Casa Santa Barbara " is Run Down from poor maintenance ! And Very Dirty ! from not being cleaned ! & the lovely garden ! is Overgrown , untidy ,with rubbish strewn about , with mange ridden dogs ,full of fleas ! sitting about on the garden furniture ! The house keeper has people coming and going All hours of the Night ! and obviously does not care ! about the guests or the cleanliness of this beautiful house ! "Casa Santa Barbara was a beautiful authentic Spanish Villa in years by gone ! " but unfortunately until there is a lot of maintenance and upkeep to be done ! the over grown garden looked after ! and the house needs to be Cleaned Properly and regularly ! I would not recommend it to anyone ! Its such a shame that such a beautiful house has been neglected by the staff responsible for cleaning and maintaining it ! for the owner who lives in the USA . *I have at least 100 photo's of Casa Santa Barbara showing the Good ! and the Bad ! and the Ugly ! but most importantly ! backing up ALL I have said ! and happy to forward them to the owner ! Trip advisor ! to confirm what I have written ! but on Trip Advisor ! there is only space for 10 photos ! I have only just posted my June 2014 review , after returning to Australia and hopefully the owners have returned by now ! to see the neglected and dirty state of there beautiful house for themselves ! We are by no means ! clean freaks ! but this house is just Very ! Very ! Dirty from not being cleaned ! its such a shame ! because Yes it is a beautiful Spanish Villa on a bluff , overlooking the sea ! and could be Amazing if it was cleaned and maintained by staff who cared :(
Visited June 2014 Travelled with friends
Written January 16, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
CasaSantaBarbara_12
CasaSantaBarbara_12
Property has been under new management for several years. Our reputation outside of this singular and dated review (2014 visit) is outstanding and we encourage prospective guests to seek out the plentiful and glowing reviews this property has received over the years on other travel and home sharing websites. I cannot comment on the veracity or accuracy of this lone review, but we again wish to highlight its singularity and 2014 date. Casa Santa Barbara Continues to evolve and improve over time -- this lengthy and negative review notwithstanding.
Written April 12, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooker
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Location info
  • City getaway
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Nearby
  • Countryside area

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Map
About the neighbourhood
On a cliff overlooking the sea. 12 minutes from modern shopping malls and movie theaters yet private, secluded and beautiful. Glorious infinity pool and spa.
Getting around
Aircon Nissan Van with professional driver Motor bike rental Car rental (self drive) Free transfers with 3 night minimum
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
15 minutes from Alona Beach 15 minutes from Tagbilaran City 10 minutes from Bohol international Airport
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Our $212 rate is good for up to seven people. Each additional person after the first seven is charged $24/night. Maid service extra. Cook extra. $30 cleaning fee *minivan rental available.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Bohol

Villa Bohol is able to accommodate up to 50 guests. See all property details.

Villa Bohol has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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