A group of 12 of us (6 couples) recently stayed and utilsed both the five bedroom and 2 bedroom villas. It was, without doubt, a sensational experience. The communication with Mike (the owner) was prompt and accurate. He arranged our transfer from Manila and everything worked perfectly: cold beer was in the fridge and the place looking beautiful.
The Villas are lovely and are set in the most idyllic setting. Mavic, who looks after everything once you arrive, worked tirelessly to ensure our stay was hassle free. She willingly booked us boat trips, tours and transport. She is a wonderful cook and all our meals were sensational. She is the perfect hostess.
I could not recommend this place more highly. It is the perfect retreat for a couple or a group of friends. The only negative comment i could make is that one of the dogs (there are a few) acted aggressively on a few mornings to a few within our group.
It is a beautiful relaxing place and both Mike and Mavic make it a sensational holiday.
The perfect getaway. Mike & his staff are superb. The villas are exactly as described. You can relax at the private beach, enjoy the water sports, or head off nearby for scuba, parasailing, shopping, etc at nearby beaches. Our three-night stay was simply too short. Thank you Mike for a superb experience. This is our favourite spot in the Philippines.
This is a fabulous place to stay. The home is lovely and well stocked with kitchen utensils and linens. Its a fabulous place to stay. Its pet friendly - Mike (the owner) even let our two labradors stay - they loved swimming in the cove and playing on the beach. The staff grilled our chicken and meat for us - which was perfect. It is a fabulous place. We would definitely return many times!
Michael's place was a great catch.
We are a group of 14, and the 5 bedroom villa was the perfect accommodation.
- fully equipped kitchen
- spacious living area for socials
- verandas with a great view of the cove
- bedrooms with private bath & nice sheets!
- 5 bedroom villa to accommodate large groups
- and they have 2 bedroom villas for smaller groups
- near the coral garden & snorkeling sites
(bring your goggles and snorkeling masks!)
- away from the tourist areas (if you're into a more relaxed vacay, this is a plus)
- the place has a kayak and paddle board free of use, enjoyed it a lot :)
(if you can add more for larger groups, it would be awesome)
- Swim & Snorkel
- Sight-seeing like White beach, Tamaraw falls, other parts of galera
(arrange this with the host for convenience)
- Mike was very responsive to my queries, it was a seamless transaction and made it easy for us to book
- Can't commend enough the house help, Mavic and Tes. They helped us from the marketing, cooking, cleaning and accommodating our needs. Meals were well-prepared and our needs taken cared off. Boodle on the beach was unforgettable. Hats off to your commendable service!
Overall, this is a highly recommended place to visit.
Certainly on my need-to-go-back list :)
We stayed in the villa for a 7-day family reunion. It was the perfect overall size and bedroom configuration to suit our needs. Mavic and the staff did an amazing job taking care of large group of 16 Adults and 3 Kids. They prepared abundant and delicious family-style meals that pleased both the Filipinos and Americans in the group. These meals that Mavic and Rose whipped up were a real highlight of the trip. We didn't want our experience to end. Everything about this place was more than we even imagined. The views, the privacy, the food, the cleanliness, the comfortable beds, pillows and sheets, and the personal service were far better than you can get at any large resort. Mavic made arrangements for the many adventures we went on by land and by boat. We went snorkeling, golfing, fed fish, visited a cave, rode jet skis, played beach volley ball, checked out white beach and sabang beach, visited Mangyan village, and to think there was much more to do that we just didn't have time for. The male staff member climbed the coconut tree and got us all coconuts to eat and drink. It just doesn't get any fresher than that! At the private beach we made use of the paddle board and kayak and really took advantage of the calmness of the waters because of the cove that the beach sits in. This place is truly spectacular and the views take your breath away. We are already talking about having our reunion here again as we don't feel there will be any other destination in the Philippines that will match our needs and expectations as well as this place has.