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Spacious Oceanview Condo w/ Maid in SCUBA Paradise

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
14 guests
1 night minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Full service maid daily Free breakfast daily Free tour guide and adventure opportunities daily Free use of land and water sports equipment Free WiFi Free international calling! Free use of computer, printer & scanner Fully furnished Extraordinary views Central Puerto Galera location You'll be hard pressed to find a similarly inclusive experience anywhere else in Puerto Galera, and certainly not at this price! We are proud to offer you our spacious 112sm, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo overlooking beautiful Puerto Galera Bay. It's cheap enough for a lone traveler, or the perfect place for a couple, family, or group of friends, looking to experience all the beauty of one of the Philippines most famous SCUBA diving & nightlife destinations. Surrounded by a jungle of green, the condo is locate...Full service maid daily Free breakfast daily Free tour guide and adventure opportunities daily Free use of land and water sports equipment Free WiFi Free international calling! Free use of computer, printer & scanner Fully furnished Extraordinary views Central Puerto Galera location You'll be hard pressed to find a similarly inclusive experience anywhere else in Puerto Galera, and certainly not at this price! We are proud to offer you our spacious 112sm, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo overlooking beautiful Puerto Galera Bay. It's cheap enough for a lone traveler, or the perfect place for a couple, family, or group of friends, looking to experience all the beauty of one of the Philippines most famous SCUBA diving & nightlife destinations. Surrounded by a jungle of green, the condo is located in a peaceful neighborhood--a great retreat from the crowds and noise of White Beach or Sabang, which are both still just a short drive away. The property is right on the main road--an easy 5 minute ride by tricycle or a 15 minute walk from downtown Puerto Galera. In the other direction Sabang is a 10 minute tricycle ride, or an invigorating 45 minute walk. Also a convenient 1km walk from beautiful, peaceful Encenada Beach. Enjoy lounging in the large living room, with tv offering ~60 international channels and dvd player. Both bedrooms also have their own cable tv's. Or spend your time enjoying the ocean view out on the 35sm covered terrace. Enjoy the freedom of having a full kitchen. Or walk across the street to the delicious and affordable Easter Island restaurant/bar & native Mangyan souvenir shop. Or if you are looking for fancy cuisine and a full spa, just 200m up the street, the luxurious Utopia Spa & Resort accepts walk in customers! Air conditioning in the master bedroom, which can be used to cool the whole condo if the windows are closed and interior doors open. Electric fans in all other rooms keep it nice and cool. The inside area is kept immaculately clean, to avoid mold, dust, pollen or other allergens. There is a queen size bed in the master bedroom, and a queen + single bed bunk-bed in the second bedroom. We also have two extra queen bed mattresses that can be used on the floor in either bedroom or in the living room. Additionally there is a comfortable single bed sized couch in the living room that works great for one person sleeping. Everything is fully furnished. Complete bed linens, towels & toiletries, as well as everything you need in the kitchen, including an oven, stove & full size refrigerator, plus washing machine. We are happy to include an English speaking FULL SERVICE MAID within your rental rate. That's Right, from 8am to 6pm daily, you will have a trustworthy, eager, smiling Filipina lady to clean the house, wash your clothes and cook your meals, not to mention share a friendly chat, at no extra cost. Not only that, but if you want a guide to help you explore all the beauty of the local area, she'll be happy to lead you on daily excursions, anywhere around Puerto Galera, as your full service tour guide, all within your rental rate (excluding food & transportation costs)...Or, if you want some extra privacy, feel free to send her home early...How can you beat that?! To top it all off, we will include a prepared breakfast of your choice, daily for each guest. All other meals can be cooked for you here, but you will pay for the ingredients. Also included is an unlimited supply of purified water for drinking, cooking and brushing teeth. Unlike many accommodations in Puerto Galera, we have very strong clean water pressure, 24/7, and a hot water shower and a Quiet GENERATOR for power outages. Free WiFi works great (by Philippine internet speed standards), all around the condo for up to 5 devices. We have an inflatable stand up paddle board, 2 person kayak, as well as children's life jackets and floatation devices, and a bicycle, all of which can be borrowed any time, for free. We are happy to just point you towards the water, or guide you on your ocean adventure at no extra cost. We can arrange sail or motor boat cruise charters around Puerto Galera or beyond. We can also help you get all set up for SCUBA diving at an excellent local dive center, at discounted rates! Free round trip transport can be arranged to Xtreme Sports, where you can enjoy paintball, go-cart racing and 4-wheeler mudding, as well as sticky-wall, zorb ball, and a mountain zip-line! We can arrange motorbike rentals for your stay at discounted rates. We can also arrange bicycle or motorbike tours around the island of Mindoro. We suggest A max of 5 people for complete comfort and privacy, but we have beds to fit as many as 10 guests. Any guest who is 9 or above, and/or needs their own bed, and/or wants their own prepared daily breakfast will be considered an adult and be charged as an additional guest.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendly
Check with ownerSmoking allowed
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Michael P
Hosting since October 2013
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (2)
Jason S
Jason S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great time and great place
The place was wonderful and Mike and his family were very helpful. My group was ten mid 20's to early 30's friends that are English teachers (for the most part) in Korea. The house has an amazing outdoor kitchen that is great for hanging out and having a few drinks and enjoying eachother's company. We found it very easy to secure rides into Sabang to enjoy the nightlife and restaurants as well as to get to the beaches or the pier to go on excursions. Sometimes we had to wait maybe 10 minutes max to flag down a tricycle or motorbike. Every morning there was an amazing breakfast prepared for us when we woke up. This was one of my favorite amenities. The place was spacious enough for us and everyone was able to sleep comfortably. The two bathrooms worked fine while we were there, but since there were 10 of us showering, sometimes we did not have hot water, but that was not a problem. There is a dog that stays there and is a really cool dog that we enjoyed having around, but I have to admit that if you want to sleep in in the morning, it's going to be tough when she starts barking. There's also a couple roosters around that will wake you. We were a bit of a party group, so a lot of times we got in very late, but the early rise was worth it for the great breakfast. Michael will help you plan your day and make sure that you can take advantage of your stay. Many of us were first timers, so the tour guide was very helpful, but if you are a Philippines veteran and don't need his assistance, just make sure to let him know that you will be okay on your own. I would definitely stay there again if I find myself visiting Puerto Galera in the future. Michael is very accessible on Facebook and email to discuss the particulars of your stay before you even arrive.
Visited August 2014
Written August 19, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bkb82
bkb82
72 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Best for those who would like a tour guide
This place has potential but it wasn't met on our trip. Mike is a very nice guy from USA. He is married to a Filipina and has a couple daughters. They are a very nice family, Mike is very nice and outgoing and wants to make your stay as pleasant as possible. He will happily show you around the area at no extra charge. This was a bad choice for us however as it is a bit far from White Beach where the kids wanted to spend most if their time. We moved there after a few days and Mike did his best to accommodate this request. It is much closer to Sabang for those wanting that area. We were also charged extra for each person over 2 I believe maybe 4, we were 7 including driver. This made it overpriced for what we received. I thought since it was an American the standards would be higher. The toilets didn't always flush easily, some areas were dirty, garbage can was filthy, etc. We booked on only a couple hours notice and this is their main home so if they had more time they would have prepared better. It also rained much of the time so we weren't able to avail of the tours, water toys etc. He has plans to improve many of the little annoyances. Once this is done and with advance booking this could be a decent choice but he does need to lower the cost especially for larger groups. The added cost is not justified by an extra breakfast and a little extra hot water and laundry.
Visited April 2014
Written April 12, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks for your review. I'm the first to admit, we had a challenge preparing for your group of 7 with only 2 hours notice. We had only been renting our condo for 2 months when you stayed there, and it was still in the development stages. As we all agree, every great thing has to start somewhere! That is correct that this is our home when we don't have guests. It is not a hotel, and in many ways it is far better than a hotel. For example, if you are looking for all inclusive services, such as a delicious buffet breakfast, wifi, water sports equipment, full service maid to wash your clothes, cook and clean, and a full service tour guide to give you advice and show you the best that Puerto has to offer at the best rates, all included within your rental rate, then we are the place for you! It's true that we are a 15+ minute ride from White Beach, as clearly shown on the map. Our ocean view condo offers a peaceful, quiet experience in an upscale tropical neighborhood away from the noisy concrete jungle of White Beach or Sabang. But we have a great little Encenada beach less than 1km away and all the other major attractions of Puerto Galera are just a short drive or walk away. We are happy to say that the toilets are now fixed, the trashcan is replaced, and we have a new 50" flat screen tv for all our guests to enjoy! All were minor projects that would have been taken care of before your stay if we had more time to prepare for your group. Many other improvements have been made to the indoors and outdoors space as well! I'm sorry that the weather was poor during your stay. Puerto Galera is much more fun in the sun! I'm sure that may have been a major contributing factor to your "average" review, but it's not something in our control. We will not be lowering the price, as it is a much better deal than any other place in the area, when you consider all the services we offer, but I do appreciate your suggestions and honest review. My wife and I wish you all the best!
Written April 11, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views

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About the neighbourhood
Surrounded by a jungle of green, the condo is located in a peaceful neighborhood--a great retreat from the crowds and noise of White Beach or Sabang, which are both still just a short drive away. The property is right on the main road--an easy 5 minute ride by tricycle or a 15 minute walk from downtown Puerto Galera. In the other direction Sabang is a 10 minute tricycle ride, or an invigorating 45 minute walk. Also a convenient 1km walk from beautiful, peaceful Encenada Beach. A 300m Path goes right from our property down to Puerto Galera harbor with boat access. Another 100m path, in the opposite direction goes down to Hundura bay beach access. Enjoy lounging in the large living room, with tv offering ~60 international channels and dvd player. The both bedrooms also have their own cable tv's. Or spend your time enjoying the ocean view out on the 35sm covered terrace. Enjoy the freedom of having a full kitchen. Or walk across the street to the delicious and affordable Easter Island restaurant/bar & native Mangyan souvenir shop. Or if you are looking for fancy cuisine and a full spa, just 200m up the street, the luxurious Utopia Spa & Resort accepts walk in customers! We have 3 daughters, so we have an extensive collection of children's toys, electronic games, and books. We also have a rather extensive library of adult books on hand for you to borrow. If you want a guide to help you explore all the beauty of the local area, we'll be happy to lead you on daily excursions, anywhere around Puerto Galera, as your full service tour guide, all within your rental rate (excluding food & transportation costs). Free WiFi works great (by Philippine internet speed standards), all around the condo for up to 5 devices. You are also welcome to use our color printer, scanner and computer, in moderation, all for free...We also have a reliable phone service that you can use to make local or international calls to ANYWHERE in the world, that we will let you use totally for free--again, in moderation. We have an inflatable stand up paddle board, 2 person kayak, as well as children's life jackets and floatation devices, and a bicycle, all of which can be borrowed any time, for free. We are happy to just point you towards the water, or guide you on your ocean adventure at no extra cost. We can also arrange sail or motor boat cruise charters around Puerto Galera or beyond. We can also help you get all set up for SCUBA diving at an excellent local dive center, at discounted rates! Free round trip transport can be arranged to Xtreme Sports, where you can enjoy paintball, go-cart racing and 4-wheeler mudding, as well as sticky-wall, zorb ball, and a mountain zip-line! We can arrange motorbike rentals for your stay at discounted rates. We can also arrange bicycle or motorbike tours around the island of Mindoro. *We will pick you up from the pier. *We can help you get the best deal on motorbike rentals for freedom to cruise around Mindoro. *We can help you get the best deal to charter a boat for local island hopping. *Both tricycles and jeepneys are convenient & affordable means of local transport.
Access
Car not needed

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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