Villa on paradise island Panglao, Bohol. 5 mins walk to market and village centre, swimming pool, old Spanish Church, 10 mins walk to white beach. Free local airport and port area pickup and drop off.
Philippine villa on the paradise island of Panglao, Bohol, in the heart of central Visayas, is the 10th largest island in the country. Bohol is the heritage province, the eco-cultural tourism destination of the new millennium.
Aside from its pristine white-sand beaches and the chocolate hills, Bohol`s tourism assets also include centuries-old churches and towers, scuba diving havens, majestic falls and caves and historical landmarks as well as primitive and exotic fauna and flora. Different tourist destination sites have been developed by the Goverment to boost this industry.
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You can even get to see the best attractions of Bohol in a day. But to enjoy more the beauty of the island and the hospitality of its people, you need to stay at least a couple of weeks in our vacation house and experience the life in Panglao Villa.
Panglao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 21,337 people in 3,890 households. Panglao is famous for its world class diving locations. The island is virtually attached to Bohol, and connected by two bridges of just 50 meters in length. Bohol has its own small airport in Tagbilaran City, with several daily connections from and to Manila as well as Cebu. To Cebu it is also connected through a several daily ferry and fast craft service, which land and leave at the city pier of Tagbilaran.
You can stay for just one night if you like but there is a minimum charge of four nights, so for example if you stay one night you will still be paying for four nights, I hope you understanding us its really not worth it to us all the arrangements we have to make per booking plus the free pickup and drop off for just one night.
There are now three extra double bedrooms available in a newly built extension all have wifi, aircon. Bathroom hot water kitchen tv and double sofa beds, increasing the accommodation from 6 to 12 people also if really need you add additional double sofa beds in each room and villa hall way increasing the occupancy to 20 , so we can accommodate larger groups, and we specialize in family reunions. Be assured that if you do not need to use the extra rooms they will NOT be rented separately to anyone else during your stay - the apartments are only rented out to the guests renting the villa if they need extra rooms. Panglao Villa will remain entirely your own private retreat.
All within walking distance away including swimming pool and beach.
We provide a free pickup and dropoff from the local airport and port area plus included in that trip is a visit to the shopping mall for your provisions food and things you need. All we need is your full arrival details when you have them.
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK PANGLAOVILLA
1. Fantastic location, Poblacion panglao is the capital of Panglao with a friendly hospitable community hosting events in the village plaza. walking distance away from the church shops and market great location for a wedding.
2. The villa offers good privacy. Perfect for those looking for a quiet place. It is situated in a secluded area of village but has easy access to nearby resorts and other attractions!
3. Self catering full equipment kitchens making it if you want a very affordable holiday.
4. Swimming pool and beach walking distance away.
5. Being in the village means you can truly experience the filipino culture
6. Security night guard not that its necessary but just to be sure we have one, plus police station walking. distance away in the village.
7. If your thinking of renting a villa with swimming pool please look at uv swimming pool on you tube to see the dangers, we are planning next year to build a safe uv swimming pool with a fence completely safe for daily use. start date is now 15 January 2016
8. Volley ball and badminton court full lighted for night t ime playing.
9. Large gazeebo with pool table
10. barbecue area with seating and gazeebo and children swings.
11. free airport or port pickup and drop off, included in that trip is a visit to the shopping mall and tour around the village.
12. hight speed wifi, T.V. In all rooms plus large dvd movie library
13. Walking distance from the village pier where you can go on boat trips
14. Newly built extension to the Villa with three more bedrooms for extra guest.
15. 24 hour property manager that's ready to help in anyway. Including hiring motor bikes cars and vans organizing boats trips.
16. Services Van hire 2500 pesos per day 12 seater , motor bike hire 500 pesos per day, laundry service 25pesos per kilo, maid cook 350 pesos per day. All services must be reserved in advanced.
17. Massage parlor walking distance away that does home visits at discounted rates for panglaovilla (website hidden)
Far from a luxury Villa!!
We booked this for 6 adults and were impressed by the photos and reviews however our expectations were shattered upon arrival.
We found a very basic house, in a remote area in a poor state of repair, cheap mattresses, old style noisy Window air conditioners in the bedrooms which were poorly fitted with large gaps in the walls so anything can crawl through. No bedding, just a bottom and top sheet on top of 4 inch heavily stained mattresses. Only one shared bathroom (not 5 or 8 as stated in the various websites) for what was 6 adults in three so called bedrooms located in the main house which consisted of, one double bed, in one room, two singles in another and a large single bed and bunk bed in the third room. (Whilst i have no objection revisiting my childhood occasionally i don't think Bunk Beds can be classed as suitable for adult couples). The only bathroom in the house was equipped with a electric shower which didn't fit the holder so you had to hold with one hand whilst showering with the other. Dirty kitchen cabinets ( the reason for this was apparently the previous occupants) So you don't clean between guests??? No basic provisions such as toiletries are provided. When we questioned the representative of the owner as to the standard of accommodation, level of facilities and cleanliness we were told that no-one else had complained and her attitude was "take it or leave it" and saw nothing wrong with the standard of the house. The owner was equally arrogant suggesting that "that's the way it is in the Philippines" However my wife is from the Philippines and we know differently having lived in South East Asia for many years. He suggested to her if we weren't happy we should leave immediately as he didn't need the hassle (this was 7pm on the second night)!!! He did refund us but this doesn't give them right to provide substandard accommodation and be arrogant in his response when we have raised legitimate concerns. We did move out the next day and paid a fortune because it was a last minute booking for 6 people. We didn't however let this dreadful experience spoil the rest of our holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the Island and it people.
Reply from Panglaovilla
Hello Jim and everybody that may read our first ever bad review? . First I would like to say that we work on a principle that guest are always correct and if your not happy with Panglaovilla you can have your money back. We do not kick people out and I am not arrogant or my staff if fact I have never spoken to Jim.
Anyway there are something true in this review the shower head was lose and has now been replaced and is all ok.
There is no air cons in windows in the Villa. after my inspection I did not find any making noise but just in-case I replaced with new units.
About the four inch mattress although they are four inches they are of the highest standard and very firm healthy and comfortable to sleep on, there was a few very minor stains. We have now replaced all mattresses with 10 inches hotel style.
All beds are now made up fully with blankets in the passed we only give blankets out to guest that request them as we have never had a low temperature that made guest need a blanket.
There is no Gaps between the aircons and the wall I think there is a misunderstanding here, there is a frame going around the aircons and it may look like a gap but its not.
The property is not in a bad state of repair. and we have a team of cleaners that clean everything between each booking.
Yes the Villa has one Bathroom and a large wet shower room next to the gazeebo its was designed
like this so if your returning from the beach with sand on you or you have guest using the pool table in the gazeebo you don't have to go in the Villa and can conveniently use the wet shower room which is also fed with rain water.
The property is not a very basic house as you can see from the movie and pictures what you see is what your getting. The kitchen and all bedrooms have been refurbished just 7 months ago.
The master bedroom has a kingsize double bed.
The other bedroom has a two single beds that can be pushed together and a double mattress put on top turning it into a double bed.
The third bedroom has a semi double bed plus a bunk bed which is very useful if you have children.
We don't understand how this guest can complain about the bedrooms when we have describe them correctly and you can see them in the pictures.
Panglaovilla is not in a remote area? its approximately 100 meters from your nearest neighbour surrounded
by a forests of coconut trees. its on the edge of the Village Poblacion Panglao the capital of Panglao island.
walking distance of almost everything you need.
We really don't deserve a review like this its mostly not true and its really upset all of us here at Panglaovilla.
The villa was great! My elderly American mom, my Filipina wife and her family had a great time along with myself. The villa was safe and quiet and very comfortable with a nice kitchen which we used to cook breakfast and dinner every night. The villa had a nice volleyball court along with a pool table which my wife's family loved! The manager of the villa, Jedy and her husband were very nice. They arranged transportation when needed which was every day. Last thing like to add, booking of the villa was easy. Had made a mistake when I booked it and Vincent, the owner of the villa corrected the mistake with penalties or hassle. Matter of fact, Vincent and I were corresponding back and forth quite a bit several weeks before our arrival date with some changes that were made and he was very accommodating. Highly recommend the villa.
Chicago - USA
Reply from Panglaovilla
Hello Micheal we all really appreciate your good review thanks so much
***AMAZING GETAWAY*** I have travelled to countries all over Europe, Asia and in the United States but not once did I ever write a review, my wife usually does. So why now?.....Well, There are some things money cannot buy that is the genuine hospitality our family experienced during our one week stay at this gorgeous villa and as a token of my gratitude I would like to extend my thanks to Vincent White (the owner), Jedy (property manager) and Rizal, Rosy and Tercy (Chef) “To call them cook would be an insult and an understatement for they have prepared an incredible feast for us”. From the moment I made an inquiry about this Villa, Vincent was very patient and immediately answered all of my questions and concerns. One of my concerns was security, comfort and cleanliness of the property for my family. The picture does not do justice, it is usually the other way around, and this place was immaculately kept clean with modern appliances and furniture (added bonus Excellent Wi-fi). Special thanks to Ms. Jeddy who has been very accommodating at our every call and needs for such a large group of 19 people. I have so many great things to say about the staff and this place but I will wrap it up before I put everyone to sleep. I highly recommend this place to a small or big family looking to spend an intimate getaway in this beautiful paradise called Panglao, Bohol and all the LUXURY, SECURITY and COMFORT in Panglao Villa! Price is very reasonable, 10 mins walk to the closest beach and less than 10 mins drive from the famous Alona Beach. Next time we come back, we will definitely stay here again without a doubt rather than staying at an overpriced 5 star hotel near Alona Beach. ***Thanks again Vincent and Jedy for an unforgettable getaway, no words can express how much we appreciate your hospitality and we will see you again next year!***
Reply from Panglaovilla
Fleur I would just like to say thank you so so much for a fantastic review and for looking after our property and treating our staff in a nice way . Thanks
Last week, we returned from a wonderful getaway to Panglao Island and a relaxing, comfortable, and enjoyable stay at Panglao Villa. From the moment we landed on the Island, the service we received from the owner and staff at Panglao villa went above and beyond. The villa was booked by another reservation our 1st night on the island, but Vincent, upon hearing that our hotel for that 1st night did not provide airport transportation, took it upon himself to pick us up and bring us to our hotel. The next day we were picked up again, and brought to the villa. The house itself was comfortable, incredibly spacious, and wonderfully tranquil. Our two-year-old loved the swings and volleyball court (i.e. a sand pit to play with his toy trucks), and we all enjoyed the privacy of having the property to ourselves, as well as the location (a quick trike ride to the beach, but not far from the local church, school, and shops). Our experience on Panglao would have been drastically different had we opted to stay at a beachside resort, and I'm so happy about the choice that we made. Jeddy was phenomenal at answering all of our questions, and any small issues that did arise (lack of hand towels and soap) were attended to immediately. Jeddy was also able to provide us with an absolutely wonderful housekeeper, Rosie, who kept the villa tidy, made us an absolutely delicious dinner one evening, found us things that the market we weren't able to locate (such as coffee), and, best of all, was gladly willing to play with/watch our toddler on a few occasions, so that my husband and I could have a romantic dinner on the beach one evening, and a chance to snorkel Balicasag another day. Our family had a memorable, relaxing, and fun week on Panglao, and that was largely due to our choice to stay at Panglao Villa and the wonderful people we had the chance to meet there! Should our travels take us to the Philippines again, we would jump at the opportunity to return to Panglao Villa.
The house was excellent. Jedy and Rizal were very attentive to our needs and requests. They made sure that we were happy with everything. Rizal and Jedy gave me lots of coconuts which I thoroughly enjoyed. The local market is about a 5 minute tricycle ride so we mainly just cooked our meals which made our family holiday really affordable and enjoyable. We look forward to staying again in the near future.
2 other reviews
"Wow!"those 3 lettres really describe everything about this place! Located in a little village away from the tourist spots and there again only 15 min drive by trike (100 pesos) to beautiful alona Beach. The villa is beautiful and peaceful located in what seems to be a little forest of mainly coconut palm trees. Just look at the pictures on www.panglaovilla.com, there it says it all and its exactly like its written there. Vincent is a great and friendly guy and very helpful and answers all questions very fast. Jedi the housekeeper and her husband are quickly there when needed. We experienced some power blackouts at the beginning of our stay as a aftermath of the disastrous earthquake that hit the island on october 15th, 2013 but it only lasted between 30 min - 2 hours. Lets face it, on vacation you can easily be without tv or internet for a couple of hours! Also the damages on some of some very old buildings on the island was devastating, Panglao Villa did withstand this 7.2 magnitude without a scratch! In the village itself you can get almost everything for your daily needs from the many sari sari stores or the local market where you can buy vegetables, fresh fish from the day, meet, chicken all fresh! All in all I can only highly recommend this place. Thanks Vincent for letting us stay there, thank you Jedi and husband for all the help you assisted us with. We had a great stay, we only met very friendly people and if we ever have the chance to come to this island again, Panglao Villa will be the only choice!
Wonderful Holiday Home for families and groupsReviewed by: Andy L from Durham, United KingdomReviewed on: 08/01/2013 for their stay in 07/2013193275 - panglao villa bohol philippinesEverything positive has been said by previous reviews, but I can honestly say that I have never felt safer or more comfortable in the Philippines than staying here! I contacted the owner, Vincent after my initial enquiry because the dates we wanted were not available. He explained that this was because of some extension work, but that he would make the Villa available on part of our stay at a discounted rate. Due to no fault of the owner, the booking system (holiday rentals) double discounted the booking and he contacted me to inform me of the error. In all honesty I was disappointed and didnt react brilliantly. Vincent, however was an absolute gentleman and we resolved the difference fairly quickly. Our pick up at the ferry terminal was First Class, unlike a so called high class hotel in Cebu, we were met with a suitable sized vehicle for a party of 6 plus luggage, and the transfer was included in the rental! A real bonus. Jedy advised us to pick up a few items on the way to the Villa and this is where experience can advise future clients to plan what they would like to eat, request that you stop by the local mall/shops to pick up some groceries (unless you eat out) we were poorly organised in that respect and wasted a little too much time looking for basics like salt, seasoning etc.. Only important if you want to prepare your own food in this very well equipped kitchen! Jedy and husband Rizal, are as previously mentioned, very helpful, likeable and trustworthy people and I regret that we didnt have more time to get to know them better. We had a family member with a 4x4 car but the advice that Jedy gives is spot on! The Villa itself is to a high Western standard with air Con in all rooms except bathroom and kitchen. The aircon in the main bedroom is not that loud really, it just happens to be right above the headboard but we found the best way was to cool the room before bed, leave the time for about an hour and let it go off, or else, just use the fan, after all you need to adjust to the tropical heat in any case. The badminton, volleyball and pool facilities were enjoyed by all... make sure to put on deet based mosquito repellent if playing around sunset and beyond, otherwise if you are like me or my youngest son you will be bitten. Internet, wifi and large flat screen TV are added bonuses but not keen on most of the tv channels to be honest. The village and surrounding area is very safe, friendly and you do not feel pressurised at all. My eldest son was enjoying the local kids jumping off the pier to cool down and asked to join in. The kids were great and realising they were being videoed, they all put on a bit of a show and made him feel very welcome to be part of the group. My wife who was very reluctant at first to leave the Villa was getting up and going to the local Sari store for essentials, like eggs, milk etc. on the back of a motorcycle for a very small cost (10 pesos). When we got back to Cebu (today) she said she wants to go back. Travelling from Cebu was the only stressful part of the experience and I was not impressed by the Weesam Express ferry service. The staff were not very friendly and tried to charge full for kids and senior despite asking for their ages. On the return, we got to the terminal to find they had cancelled the sailing but they offered a refund. As the ticket was a round trip promo we only got back half which left us out of pocket because we had to find around 1000 pesos (13/14GBP) extra for single tickets with another company (2Go) The Villa is perfectly placed for travel to alona or Doljo beach. Worth checking which way the wind is blowing before deciding on the right one to swim and enjoy. Final word on the Vila, it was so nice to see a little family background in photos on one of the walls. It is clearly a place that was built with family comfort and enjoyment in mind, reinforced with the family connections Vincent has in the village. Great trip, great value and will be back!!!
Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds Bedroom 4: 1 Double sofa bed, 2 Single beds, En Suite Bedroom 5: 1 Double sofa bed, 2 Single beds, En Suite Bedroom 6: 1 Double sofa bed, 1 Double bed, En Suite
1 double sofa bed located in lounge 1 cot
5 bathrooms, 3 ensuites
Entertainment and IT:
CD player Computer DVD/Blu-ray player Internet (WI-FI)
Radio Telephone TV Languages in English, Local
Snooker / pool table
Heating and air conditioning:
Air conditioning - Throughout property
Cooker Crockery Cutlery Fridge Freezer Glassware Iron / board
Balcony or terrace Barbecue Garage Outside lighting
Parking Private garden Tennis court
The property has a beach volleyball and badminton court, it has a private garden with barbeque area, childrens swings and gazebo with pool table. Note that one of the bathrooms mentioned in the Villa is a large wet room outside at the guest house next to the gazebo and is fed with rain water and is not heated. Many guest find this refreshing. This making it easy for people to use when using the gazebo. Swimming pool 8 mins walk away entrance fee per day per person 50 pesos.
Please note that only one of the automatic discounts late booking or early booking will apply to any booking.