Beautiful Cottage by the Beach
The cottage is perfect for couples who are looking for long term inexpensive accommodation to escape winter in a nice, quiet, sunny and warm beaches with friendly locals. It is very close to amenities,church,store, wet market and internet cafe. There is a caretaker living nearby to look after your needs. Great place for tourist to relax and explore the islands and the mainland of Leyte province.
|Jan 01 2014||Dec 31 2015||$32||$32||$210||$700||1 week|
|Deposits: $50 damage deposit.|
|Payment Options: Personal Check, PayPal|
Tony 'AJ' Davies
London, UK and Leyte, Phils
A Peaceful and Special Hideaway
September 25, 2013
Good vacation rentals in Leyte are hard to find and this is a real gem. If you want peace and seclusion its here but you are not isolated, the locals are very freindly but never intrusive and always have a smile. If you are not familiar with semi rural small town Philippines then you may have a pleasant surprise. If your thing is Malls, bars and restaurants then maybe try this place, its different. You shop in the public market, you can find all you need and fresh too. Buy your fish after 4:30pm, its fresh from the sea. If you need a town then BayBay, Bato and Maasin are not far but they are not cities. My wife lives in San Jose Dulag and we travelled aircon van from there 600 pesos each round trip, not much more from Tacloban, beware those who want to charge you 3500 each way, ok you get the van to yourself but its up to you. The cottage is well equiped and comfortable with aircon in the bedroom and fans in the other rooms. Gas for cooking was inclusive and you can also BBQ in the garden which has a toilet and shower plus cottage. Swimming is good when the sea is calm but it's shallow water for 30-50m, best at high tide. We went as a couple, if you are a group of 3 or 4 then you will share the bedroom which has 2 queen beds. We didn't have time to explore the 4 nearby islands but they look amazing and we plan for that next time, we did explore Hindag Caves which were worth a visit, one of Loloy's friends rented us a motorbike (200 a day) so we did have mobility..the pedicabs are a bit small for westerners. It was a pleasure dealing with Imelda the owner and I give this 5 stars as the best rental in its kind of location that I have found.
September 3, 2013
Thanks Imelda, Our stay at your place was super. Your directions were good and we found the place no sweat. Your manager and grounds keeper were very nice and attentive and your beach house was clean. We visited some of the islands that you recommended and had a blast. attended a sunday mass at the big open cathedral and it was really cool. The Wet Market was excellent and we got fresh fish, chicken and fruit every day. Attended a Sabong (cock fight) at the local arena, Visited the Hindang caves, and wow those are huge. We rented a motorcycle and had an enjoyable time at your place. Felt very safe and walked a mile or two down the beach every day. I would recommend your place and will visit again. Thanks Chad
Melengor Yao Gbanaglo
Seattle, WA USA
August 24, 2013
Great hosts made the stay here amazing. This cozy little place is located on a foreigner sparse, but locally gracious island away from all of the usual tourist traps of the Philippines. I highly recommend a stay here if you've got the time!
wonderful cottage in perfect location
March 19, 2013
A truly wonderful cottage in a perfect location. Right at the beach and with a big garden with BBQ. The area is quite and Hindang is a nice town with very friendly people. The caretakers are very friendly and taking good care of the property and their guests. I highly recommend this cottage for couples or families who are looking for a quite vacation spot in Leyte.
Gemma Rowena Acebedo
Cebu City, Phils.
Tranquil, exclusive getaway
November 6, 2012
City dwelling for almost 20 years with hardly enough time to slow down has left my soul weary. That’s why during school breaks, my family is always on a look out for some beautiful, relaxing ambiance to unwind and perhaps to perk up our sluggish existence. Summer of 2012, the family headed off to Leyte and stayed in this quaint little cottage by the sea. It is situated in a small fishing village where life is very simple and modest. The resort was private, clean and cozy - a pleasant, comfortable place for a far-off getaway. Great solitude for families, friends and honeymooners. The cottage was all to ourselves, just perfect for quiet living where serenity is a bliss! I woke up happy and relaxed with the first rays of the sun casting colors at the expanse of the sea … barbecuing by the beach while relishing the picturesque setting sun…gazing at the flickering, distant fishermen’s lights … savoring the coolness of the night’s sea breeze …soft splashing of the waves making melodies of peace lulled me to sleep. It was truly a delightful experience! There’s no better place in this part of Leyte to rest one’s thoughts. My family is eagerly looking forward to this tranquil, exclusive getaway next summer :)))
Andrew David Claridge
Sabang, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines, Witham, Essex, U.K.
October 9, 2012
This was our third stay in Kayla Cottage and we were very happy with the many improvements that have been made and detailed by the owners at the foot of this page, the mosquito screens on all the windows are particularly welcome! The locals were as friendly as ever and we had a very relaxing stay which included celebrating our wedding anniversary with a large lechon in the garden! We look forward to our next visit.
bacoor , philippines
December 7, 2011
well the cottage is very remote it took over 3 hours to get there from tacloban.The cottage is quite old and lacks amenities ie a oven or decent knifes ect.When we arrived the cottage was not cleaned and was never cleaned the whole time we were there and after contacting owner she said we didnt want it cleaned which we never stated.The beach close to the property is poor rubbish on shore and the sand is black not nice to sit on or swim in our opinion.The caretaker was helpfull to us ie getting us water and small items from store but doesnt speak english as i was told he does so if you dont speak visayan or tagalog will be hard to talk to.The town is very small and doesnt have any places to eat except fpt street food and basic items .There is a wetmarket but like other small towns in philippines it is open and insects ect all over the meat and seafood so we didnt buy anything.The closest place for a good shop is maasin which has a big grocery store and a inasal and jolibee but it still lacks good vegatables which are poor quality everywhere we looked.Ovarall we were disapointed with our stay and would only recommend this place for a short stay if you were travelling thru the area you can find places for a better price in luzon which are in good locations close to manila .Others may have a different opinion of course about this place but we are not fussy people but this was well below our expectations
Cyd Mendoza Virola
Cozy Accomodation & Warm and Friendly Staff
October 7, 2011
The capiz and bamboo mat design of the cottage was unique and provided an exotic ambience, water supply, air-conditioning, dining and kitchen equipments were adequate, Mang Nanding & Ate Lina were very helpful, reliable and ensure our safety at all times. Mosquitoes were common guests but the full blast of the air-conditioning kept them away a bit from the bedroom during bedtime & OFF lotion was handy to keep them away as well. For the purpose of my vacation with my brother and cousin to visit relatives in Leyte, Kayla Resort was a perfect choice!!! Thanks for the hospitality of Mang Nanding and Ate Lina,...Salamat po!
Quiet away from it all charming cottage.
June 23, 2011
This is the place for that relaxing away from it all vacation. The cottage is well equipped, spacious and altogether rather charming. The caretakers Nanding and Lina are very hospitable, anxious to be of assistance and invaluable sources of information of the surrounding area. They really do go the extra mile to ensure guests have a really enjoyable Philippines rural experience. The locals are very friendly. Local travel easy and inexpensive.
Hindang almost alone
February 20, 2011
the house is fine, garden lovely and it's right beside the ocean. Cable tv AC in the bedroom fans in the living room. Most of the people in the city were friendly. basics provided by the little stores near by groceries at the market 6 blocks away entertainment in other cities up to 40 minutes away.get home early no taxies no scheduels. Water stopped almost daily for a while electricity went out infrequently. mosquitoes free access. toilet had to be repaired regularly by met
Anchorage, AK USA
tranquil place by the beach
March 5, 2010
Overall, we were very pleased for the amount we paid.The area is very rural and no air pollution. I loved watching the passersby and they loved talking to us. They were very friendly and you know they were curious of who we were and where we came from.At any rate, I will stay there again should we decide to come back to Hindang.The only we did not have is water heater in our shower. It was broken and the caretaker says needs replacement or repair. We did not have warm shower in the duration of our stay.
Avon Lake, Ohio USA
July 11, 2009
My family was in the philippines due to family business. However, we had a few days to relax before heading back to Cebu and Manila. The cottage was very comfortable. Since we are used to have airconditioning in the US, it was great that we had great working AC in the bedroom. The cottage was very spacious to accomadate a family. The place was also clean. The place was complete with a refrigirator stove cooking utensils and everyting else you need in a house. The outside had a garden that was so cute. The best way for me to describe the place is that it had a homy feeling and relaxing. There was a motorcycle to rent for 200 pesos a day unfortunately I don't know how to drive one. Also the market was in walking distance if you needed anything to buy and can hire someone to cook for you. But we did not need these services because we had relatives in the next town and we were expected to eat there. I have so much more to say but not enought space here to write them. Back 2010.
get what you pay for typical cottage
May 30, 2009
I'm sorry but the previous person must have had nanding's brother or we did?Not one word of english or tagalog came from the mans lips or from lina very disapointed in the comunication,we had more success with the locals,children who probably take english in school than our hosts who refused to acknowledge us when we spoke english.the cottage structure was fine but inside was dirty and that is putting it mildly!The time frame between mid march and when we arrived may 5th i dont believe any caretaker entered to clean up the cottage Our first night lights in bathroom and kitchen burnt out water supply to toilet was shut off and bad smell coming from kitchen.reason supply was shut off discovered water shooting all over bathroom floor instead of into toilet tank.this was never fixed by the way during 17day stay.we spent 2 days cleaning place before we felt comfortable eating in kitchen.it wasnt quiet setting as we had been told a resort played karioke till 2am base speaker shaken cottage
Quiet pleace to stay
April 23, 2009
We stayed in the cottage from half januari untill half march. Quiet place to stay, fine neighbours, only 5 min. from the proper town Hindang and his market. You find on this market all your western needs from bread to fish, meat, butter etc. On the market you find also internetcafe. From Hindang is easy with the public transport to go to the big towns like Maassin, Baybay, Ormoc, Hilongos, Bato, etc. The housekeeper, Nanding, is very provided about his guests and speaks fluent Englisch. At 4km you find a diving center who can bring you to the 4 islands for snorkeling or diving, but best you make arrangements before your staying (Naval Diving base). Daily excursions by walking are great and you can spend whole day's to explore the surroundings (ex. Bontoc caves). Great place to stay! We will for sure go back.
To improve our service, we listen to the feedback from our previous guest.
The cottage is newly renovated and painted with the following additions:
- new pressurized 82 gal tank
- water heater in the shower.
- ceiling fans and screen on windows and doors to solve the mosquito problem.
- new kitchen appliances
- Outdoor barbeque, kitchen , showers and toilet facilities.
From the Management