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Overview
6 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum 
Villa
An incredible 6-double bedroom villa on the water’s edge with stunning views of Dalaruan Cove, Puerto Galera Bay, with their breath-taking sunrises and sunsets. From Manila it is two hours by tollway to Batangas plus a one hour sea-crossing over the beautiful ‘Verde Island Passage’. The villa has a well equipped kitchen and all bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. There is a large terrace with lots of comfortable rattan lounge chairs. It is particularly popular with overseas expatriates living in China, South East Asia and the Middle East who are married to Filipinas who in turn invite their extended families from around the Philippines to join them for a unique beach and water sports holiday. open terraces are extensive with dramatic views of Dalaruan Cove and Puerto Galera Bay. Costs ar... An incredible 6-double bedroom villa on the water’s edge with stunning views of Dalaruan Cove, Puerto Galera Bay, with their breath-taking sunrises and sunsets. From Manila it is two hours by tollway to Batangas plus a one hour sea-crossing over the beautiful ‘Verde Island Passage’. The villa has a well equipped kitchen and all bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. There is a large terrace with lots of comfortable rattan lounge chairs. It is particularly popular with overseas expatriates living in China, South East Asia and the Middle East who are married to Filipinas who in turn invite their extended families from around the Philippines to join them for a unique beach and water sports holiday. open terraces are extensive with dramatic views of Dalaruan Cove and Puerto Galera Bay. Costs are surprisingly reasonable, and discounts are available for extended stays. Most bedrooms have stunning wake-up views. The villa is a few minutes by boat from Puerto Galera town and the Sabang and La Laguna tourist /night life beaches. Food is not provided at the villas, but the housekeeper/caretaker will assist with marketing, buy the food - especially seafood - of your choice, and take care of cooking, housekeeping, child-minding etc. If you would like the staff to be totally responsible for shopping, cooking their rate is P 500/day. The cost of the villa includes a mirror sailing dinghy, a 2-person kayak, and a Hobie 16 catamaran. Two 36' yacht s(Farr 36' sloop and a Sydney 36') is also available for day charter at modest cost to include skilled boatmen. The caretakers will gladly accompany guests on shopping or exploration expeditions to town or into adventurous jungle areas.
House Rules
Pet-friendlySmoking allowed
Check with ownerSuitable for children
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 Queen4 Doubles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath6 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Alan B
Hosting since April 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsContinuous interaction via email, cell phone is with owners is normal, and caretakers staff are always at the villas in their own accommodation to assist guests at all times.

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Reviews (39)
cobusve
cobusve
Chandler, AZ4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful place
I took my team down here from Manila for the weekend and it was just amazing. We had both the Villa and the Boathouse. The facilities were fantastic and Ghie and her staff impressed us with their cooking skills after my team forwarded a rather imposing menu. The staff were just fabulous and went out of their way to help us out, even making an evening run to the grocery store to replenish our drinks. There was a kayak and a Mirror Dinghy available and my team had a fabulous time in the bay. The staff took us snorkeling in the area which I have to recommend, the coral and life in this bay is just amazing. We also used the Yachts and the experienced boatmen who helped us out did a wonderful job. We will definitely be back next year looking for a repeat experience! PS. I saw in some of the other reviews people were put off by the rural feel of Puerto Galera in general. This is a real pity because it really is an amazing place with so much character. If you want a 5-star resort with air conditioning to wine and dine at then probably rather look elsewhere, if you enjoy the rural charm of an island village then this place will just be an amazing experience.
Visited February 2018
Written March 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alan B
Alan B
Thank You, Cobus for a Heartwarming review.
Written March 5, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

xxenialuz
xxenialuz
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
PRICELESS!!!
Hi Suzie, Greetings from THE BIG APPLE! I apologize for the late review about your " little paradise on earth". I wanted to spend every minute of my time enjoying the place. The Puerto Galera Villas are much more than I expected! The place is elegant and and breathtakingly beautiful during the day, romantic and magical at night! There are no words enough to express our THANKS to you and most to the staff who were very attentive to all of us ( 22 adults, 2 children and a two year old baby ). They treated us like royalty, with respect and most of all, with care, which to me ( and my family ) was priceless. Bernard's birthday celebration was beyond what I expected. Bernard said " I had celebrated 72 birthdays but this 73rd celebration I will never forget." He said I picked the perfect place. My special immeasurable thanks to BETH for making it possible. The food were more delicious compared to most FILIPINO restaurants we'd been to ( MAx's, Sofitel, El Presidente, Hotel H2O, etc and even here in New York ). Thank you again for introducing me to Beth...she's a gem! Thank you again Suzie. We had a great time which will never be forgotten. I wish we were able to meet you and Allan personally. Thank you again to CHAT, GHIE and the gang. Kudos and bear hugs to all of you! We miss you all! Best regards, Xenia, Bernard Gold and Family
Visited April 2016
Written February 26, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Olivia C
Olivia C
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We didn't want to leave!
This is a jewel of a place. We didn't want to leave! We were a party of 10 and the place was perfect. The rooms were spacious and clean. We enjoyed home cooking, incredible views, lush landscaping, butterflies and a monkey! We hired a boatman, Andy ( staff has his name and number ), for 1200 pesos per day. He took us beach hopping. Our favorite beach was Long Beach where we went snorkeling. We thought it was the best sight. We even saw a sea turtle. The corals were more vibrant in color and the fishes had more diversity. He offered to tow us while snorkeling. Really, this was a lazy way but we covered more areas. The house staff were gracious and efficient, catered to our every need. Ocean Villa is our new favorite place and we will be back next year. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful vacation home. Tips: Plan your meals and bring the seasonings you will need. Bring your own snorkeling gear and beach shoes. The house provides life vest. Bring a mosquito repellent only to use at dusk.
Visited November 2016
Written November 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jed8697
Jed8697
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Looking rather tired and dated.
Four of us stayed in the smaller house last weekend. The owner arranged for our travel from Manila which was great and made it so easy. We arrived by boat Friday evening and were greeted by the friendly staff. We had arranged for the staff to make us dinner which was helpful as there was nowhere close by to eat. Don't confuse the two different houses. The house on the waters edge is the older, smaller house. It is only really large enough for one family or two couples (as in our party). The view from the bedroom upstairs is amazing with six huge glass doors that all open up onto a small deck. The shared outside lounge area is nice, comfortable enough for four people. there is also an indoor lounge that we didn't use. Ok so it was nice to have someone cook and shop for us and the location was wonderful. The staff were nice and when asked for an extra towel I got it. Here is what was not so good. The only way to cool down was fans, no air-con. There was no pool to jump into so we just melted in the heat....the waters edge was full of debris and seaweed. The house looked dated and needed a good clean. The mosquito net above the bed needs replacing, We couldn't use the window blinds so it felt like sleeping in a goldfish bowl. The shower was terrible, and we're not sure why there was a big bin of water in the shower .... is it for when the toilet gets blocked (?) The floors all needed a good sweep and everything in the indoor lounge was dusty. The house has so much potential and when it was built it was probably amazing but it feels like it has been somewhat neglected. With some updating, new furnishings and a clean...oh and even some air-conditioning in the bedrooms the house would be a more comfortable place to stay.
Visited September 2016 Travelled with friends
Written October 7, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tommaso M
Tommaso M
Prali, Italy4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Eden
We stayed 1 week in Ocean Villa during August 2016. There are no words to describe the Villa. It's simply wonderfull! The view is amazing, you can have an incedible snorkeling at 5 minutes of boat from the Villa, the food is great... It's the best place if you need a relaxing time. And the staff... is amazing! Thanks to Suzie, Chat and all the others, you are really great!
Visited August 2016 Travelled with family
Written August 18, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joeyjakarta
Joeyjakarta
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
perfect location for a weekend away with a group of friends
We stayed with 9 friends in the larger villa. A perfect fit. Enjoyed the superb service of your staff: great breakfast, solid bbq-ing, fruits and of course beers whenever we wanted. The location is ideal, we were picked up at the Berberate pier and brought straight to the villa. From the villa's it is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute motorcycle ride to the bars and restaurants of Sabang. We chartered the owners sailing boat for a few hours, great boat, good wind, experienced captain and deck hands, who could ask for more?
Visited January 2016
Written February 18, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John S
John S
San Diego, CA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Huge comfortable accomodations
This was a great place to stay. The staff was very helpful and cooked amazing meals. There was plenty of space and the rooms very well furnished and comfortable. Thanks!
Visited January 2016 Travelled with family
Written January 6, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alan B
Alan B
Thanks for your review, John. Nice meeting up with you last week too! Warm regards, Suzie (Khin Soe Tin)
Written February 18, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

klausinchina
klausinchina
Guangzhou, China26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing view and wonderful staff
Stayed from December 28. until January 1. If you choose to pay optional 500p / day for house keeper you dont really have to leave the property. She will arrange and cook food according your wishes as well as help with booking tricycle, jeepney, tours, ect.. As agreed she did some beverage shopping upfront and arranged sandwich when we arrived. All in all a wonderful stay and I would not mind to extend a week or two :) Not a biggie but 7 towels to share for 11 people in 4 days is not enough - luckily fans in beedroom managed the drying job after shower :) No AC by the way but fan in all rooms was enough. Dont know how it works in summe time. You need to go by overpriced tricycle if you want to go somewhere for dinner or shopping as its quite remote location. Bit of a hassle for a larger group. Met the owner Alan and Suzie, thanks to both of you for good communication, tips and advise.
Visited December 2015 Travelled with family
Written January 4, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alan B
Alan B
Hi Klaus, Apologies about the towels. You could have just asked and the staff would have given you more towels. Might have been an oversight on their part. Or let us know. Regards, Suzie
Written January 8, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Y874IIrogerh
Y874IIrogerh
5.0 of 5 bubbles
INCREDIBLE !!!!!!!
I was very worried at first coming all the usa.. I had the Oceanside villa for 11 nights.. It was just me and my son and the staff where so helpful I felt right at home... They where always there to offer help on any of are needs.. The house keeper's are by far the best I have ever had.. The care a thoughtfulness they put in to are comfort and happiness is incredible... If your going to PG stay here .... Thanks again every one for a trip my son and I will never forget..
Visited June 2015
Written July 1, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Alan B
Alan B
Thank you for finding the time to send a review. Glad you both ahd a great timeand our staff took great care of you. Hope you visit again.
Written July 6, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

craig b
craig b
Perth, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The very Best in Puerto Galerea
Myself and my partner and her family stayed 3 and 4 nights at the Boathouse and after 3 months we still cant stop talking about it. The owner Allen a great Gentleman and very generous could not do enough for us his staff are the friendless and hard working people if you stay here please be kind and respectful and generous to them. we hired the 36 foot RAGS and the boatmen took us on a absolutely fantastic voyage and had one of the best days ever its quite peaceful so very clean and absolutely the nicest place we have stayed at we are planning to go back and that in itself is a great recommendation. There's nothing i would change about this place its outstanding thanks Allen and staff Craig and Paz
Visited February 2015 Travelled with family
Written May 31, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Parking
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
About the neighbourhood
Our villa is fronting a bay so gives our guests the full view of the bay and surrounding areas as well as a lot of privacy. It is within 5 -10 banca ride to snorkling spots and restaurants. You can walk along the road, take the banca to the town Sabang or Laguna for dining or shopping.
Getting around
You will find maps /charts around the Villas. Getting around from the villas is mostly accomplished by water in various boats. Private bancas can be rented from commercial operators - especially useful coming back from town. Our own 8-meter banca 'Sunbird' (named after the tiny green and yellow 'sunbirds' which are extensively seen flitting amongst the trees and mangroves at the villas) and our own dinghy 'Seabox' can be used at for local travel within PG Bay and nearby when the boat is free. Rates will be attached with The Visitor's Book once guests express an interest in booking.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Transportation- Guests coming to Puerto Galera may either avail of public buses and ferries from Manila via Batangas Pier, or alternatively our staff will arrange door-to-door private transfer from Manila (hotel /airport /residence) direct to the Villa by a combination of private minivan(s) and 60' motorboat. Indicative cost per pax from Manila by public bus /ferry is about P500+ way and of private transfer. Two private seaplane companies Air Juan and AirTrav fly from Manila to Puerto Galera. Flight takes about 30 minutes and you will be picked up where the plane lands in Puerto Galera. There is secure parking at the Villa if guests bring vehicles. To get around in Puerto itself land transport, motor tricycles /motorcycles (with or without driver) are easily available for shopping /exploring /eating out etc.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 p.m. Check out by 12 p.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 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Rate is for 8 adults and we charge an additional P 300/adult/night for over 10 adults.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Oceanside Villa

Oceanside Villa is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Oceanside Villa has 7 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Oceanside Villa has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Oceanside Villa must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.

UPDATED 2024 - Oceanside Villa - Holiday Rental in Puerto Galera - Tripadvisor