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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro Province, Mindoro

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Lance C
1 review
“Paradise”
Reviewed June 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The property is a gem close to Manila. We loved the natural setting with very few properties in this cove. We saw fire flies, bats, abundant bird life, flying fish, lots of gecko's etc. The kids had a great stay and for the majority of the time we had the private beach all to our selves.

A few hints for travelers: Bring ground coffee beans (Yes they have plungers!), tea bags, if you want to eat cereal or soup, bring your own bowls as only 2 in the property.

The near by day trips are well worth doing, especially the Zip Line. :-)

We will be back.

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Liked best: Nature and Location
Liked least: Food options
Traveling group: Young Children
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Teresa T
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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15 reviews
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“Perfect location for a wonderful, relaxing family vacation!”
Reviewed March 15, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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My husband and I had the extreme pleasure of sharing the two bedroom villa with our daughter-in-law and son from December 31, 2014 to January 10, 2015. We live in Washington State while our daughter-in-law and son are stationed in Guam, and the four of us had not been together for about 16 months. We were looking forward to a relaxing vacation and being able to enjoy being reunited together as a family, and we could not have chosen a better location!

Wilma and Mike arranged for private van transport from the Manila airport to the port in Batangas, and then a private banca (boat) directly to the pristine private beach at the villa. Everyone involved with the transport was professional and courteous. Approaching the beach from the water was a marvelous way to get our first glimpse of the beautiful property. Wilma and Mike personally greeted us and showed us around while the boatmen carried our luggage to our rooms.

The two bedroom villa is a perfect size and configuration for two couples, with a bedroom/bathroom suite on the main level, and an outdoor stairway to the upper floor bedroom/bathroom suite. The kitchen is on the lower level and includes a covered outdoor eating area. The main level includes a large outdoor covered seating area, where the four of us spent most of our time together enjoying the magnificent views of the bay. All areas of the villa were very clean and comfortable. The grounds were gorgeous, with several varieties of plants skillfully attended to, lots of birds signing in the trees, and fireflies making an appearance nearly every evening. Even though there were large groups in the 5 bedroom villa during our stay, we enjoyed the privacy that we were looking forward to. Sharing the kayak and paddle boards with the other guests was not an issue for us at all.

Mae took such good care of us, doing all the shopping and cooking for three scrumptious meals a day. We so miss her lovely voice letting us know our meals were ready! Mae completely spoiled us, having wonderful creations at each meal and taking the time to make a lovely presentation of the food, especially the fresh mangos. When we were ready to tear ourselves away from the magnificent view, Mae was always ready with helpful suggestions of things to do. Mike arranged for a private Jeepney to take us on a day trip to Tukuran Falls and White Beach, and Mae accompanied us, toting a cooler full of sandwiches and drinks for a picnic at the falls. On another day, our daughter-in-law was not feeling well and Mae prepared Arroz Caldo, a classic Filipino comfort porridge of chicken broth and rice that our daughter-in-law remembered her Filapina mother making for her whenever she was not feeling well as a child. This was so kind of Mae to do, and very much appreciated. Mae, we will never forget you!

Our return to Manila airport was also arranged by Wilma and Mike, again with a private banca picking us up at the beach, and the same van driver awaiting us at the Batangas pier. Everyone was prompt, courteous and professional. We would encourage anyone who is looking for a peaceful, relaxing vacation to seriously consider Wilma and Mike's 2 Bedroom Luxury Villa and Beach In Puerto Galera!

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Liked best: Location and peacefulness
Liked least: Towels were not changed regularly
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Melody L
Paducah, Kentucky
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“Perfect for a destination wedding”
Reviewed October 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Mike and Wilma are fantastic hosts. They and their staff met every need and then some. Everything from cooking staff to arranging for jeepneys to take us into town and sight-seeing.
We rented both villas for a family reunion, celebration/wedding. My son and daughter-in-love had a beautiful wedding on the private beach. The facilities were immaculate. The larger villa had the perfect area for a reception and dinner.
Weather in Puerto Galera in January is like being in Hawaii and we couldn't have asked for any better weather.
This would be a great place to relax also.

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Liked best: the setting and people
Liked least: nothing really
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Mark S
New York City, New York
1 review
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“The absolute perfect getaway”
Reviewed October 4, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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person found this review helpful

My wife and I along with another couple rented this house for a week in Sep/Oct 2014, we all agree it was one of the most enjoyable vacations we have ever taken. The house was very clean, the service was impeccable and the views were real and they were spectacular. The water was crystal clear and we could even paddle board or kayak out to the local reefs for snorkeling. 100% recommend this spot, I almost wish it wasn't up on trip advisor so I could keep it to myself. Amazing!

Traveling group: Friends
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dubfiya42...
Oakland, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best stay in puerto”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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I rented the 2 bedroom villa for 4 nights for the malasimbo music festival and mikes place is 2 minutes out of town, no tourists or strangers with a private beach a beautiful wood bar with room for a party. Cant forget about autey may, Our cook and kitchen manager! Always got what we needed at a great price. Iv been alota beaches in the philippines and mikes private little strip is my fav. They hookd us up with some scooters from the local guys at a great price and the house was amazing, dnt worry you will get used to all the stairs. The hospitality and accomidations were overwhelming, even has wifi and hot showers. Cant realy think of anything to complain about. Forget boracay, puerto galera at mikes place is to thing to do.

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Alexandra...
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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“Total paradise”
Reviewed March 2, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
3
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We have been travelling for over 2 months around SE Asia with our two toddlers. Mike and Wilma's place was a total oasis for us. It had everything we needed. It was immaculately well thought out small resort. The gardens were amazing, the beach was perfect for us to spend our days on and Mae our cook, housekeeper and child minder was a total treasure. Her cooking was amazing every night and the fact that she happily looked after the kids for us while we went running/swimming etc was a much welcomed break!

A fabulous time and already planning a trip back some time in the near future with a group of friends!

Thanks Mike and Wilma. Please pass on our thanks to Mae also.

Alexandra, Sam, Isabella and Louie

Traveling group: Young Children
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Chris C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Paradise with Family”
Reviewed January 20, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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The van who picked us up in Manila was an hour ahead of schedule which signified a good omen for me. The drive to the private pier was smooth, without any delay. The approach to the property was incredible. The property is nestled on a mountain side, and the house we stayed in was well made with impeccable materials. The house we rented had a big room on the top, another room i the middle and a kitchen at the bottom with open space to sit etc. I would rent this again if I can.
The owners were very accommodating and we also have a lady that cooks our meals - I requested this since I did not want family members to cook at this point of the holiday. Though I had the opportunity to go to the town market to chooses what we wanted for our meals. If you want peace and quiet, tranquility, this is the place to go. No karaoke, no screaming kids. Private beach, and easy access to boat ride to other beaches, and a tricycle ride to the town. New year's was a fun event, the whole complex had a gazebo and the guests and family friends came over and mingled. It was so chill and I am so glad I chose this place for my holiday with my partner and family.
I can understand why it took 7 years to get this place ready. The vegetation and foliage was fantastic. The blossoms are tropical and lush at its best. Great job Wilma!
Thank you Mike and Wilma, do not change your wonderful selves and hope to see you soon! Mabuhay!

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Liked best: Peace and Quiet, tranquility, chill place
Liked least: If I did, its not the owners' issue e.g. internet speed - which is nationally slow
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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