Very Good

39 reviews

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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath, 6 Attached (ensuites)

Description from owner

An incredible 6-double bedroom villa on the water’s edge with stunning views of Dalaruan Cove, Puerto Galera Bay, with their breath-taking sunrises and sunsets. From Manila it is two hours by tollway to Batangas plus a one hour sea-crossing over the beautiful ‘Verde Island Passage’. The villa has a well equipped kitchen and all bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. There is a large terrace with lots of comfortable rattan lounge chairs.

It is particularly popular with overseas expatriates living in China, South East Asia and the Middle East who are married to Filipinas who in turn invite their extended families from around the Philippines to join them for a unique beach and water sports holiday. open terraces are extensive with dramatic views of Dalaruan Cove and Puerto Galera Bay. Costs are surprisingly reasonable, and discounts are available for extended stays. Most bedrooms have stunning wake-up views. The villa is a few minutes by boat from Puerto Galera town and the Sabang and La Laguna tourist /night life beaches.

Food is not provided at the villas, but the housekeeper/caretaker will assist with marketing, buy the food - especially seafood - of your choice, and take care of cooking, housekeeping, child-minding etc. If you would like the staff to be totally responsible for shopping, cooking their rate is P 500/day.

The cost of the villa includes a mirror sailing dinghy, a 2-person kayak, and a Hobie 16 catamaran. Two 36' yacht s(Farr 36' sloop and a Sydney 36') is also available for day charter at modest cost to include skilled boatmen. The caretakers will gladly accompany guests on shopping or exploration expeditions to town or into adventurous jungle areas.

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 4286664

About the area

Our villa is fronting a bay so gives our guests the full view of the bay and surrounding areas as well as a lot of privacy. It is within 5 -10 banca ride to snorkling spots and restaurants. You can walk along the road, take the banca to the town Sabang or Laguna for dining or shopping.

Getting around

You will find maps /charts around the Villas. Getting around from the villas is mostly accomplished by water in various boats. Private bancas can be rented from commercial operators - especially useful coming back from town. Our own 8-meter banca "Sunbird" (named after the tiny green and yellow 'sunbirds' which are extensively seen flitting amongst the trees and mangroves at the villas) and our own dinghy 'Seabox' can be used at for local travel within PG Bay and nearby when the boat is free. Rates will be attached with The Visitor's Book once guests express an interest in booking.

Getting here

Transportation- Guests coming to Puerto Galera may either avail of public buses and ferries from Manila via Batangas Pier, or alternatively our staff will arrange door-to-door private transfer from Manila (hotel /airport /residence) direct to the Villa by a combination of private minivan(s) and 60' motorboat. Indicative cost per pax from Manila by public bus /ferry is about P500+ way and of private transfer. Two private seaplane companies Air Juan and AirTrav fly from Manila to Puerto Galera. Flight takes about 30 minutes and you will be picked up where the plane lands in Puerto Galera. There is secure parking at the Villa if guests bring vehicles. To get around in Puerto itself land transport, motor tricycles /motorcycles (with or without driver) are easily available for shopping /exploring /eating out etc.

Interaction with guest

Continuous interaction via email, cell phone is with owners is normal, and caretakers staff are always at the villas in their own accommodation to assist guests at all times.

Owner profile

Alan B.
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Languages spoken: English

About the owner

Puerto Galera Villas is operated by Alan Burrell and Khin Soe Tin who are retired professionals residing in Philippines. Alan is former Asian Development Bank senior staff, and Khin Soe is retired "special education" teacher at IS Manila.

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Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 12:00
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Yes, smoking allowed



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
    Bedroom 5: Full bed
    Bedroom 6: Full bed


  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Shared garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Safe
  • Sea view
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set


  • 1 Full bath
  • 6 Attached (ensuites)

Reviews (39)

Very Good
39 reviews

“INCREDIBLE !!!!!!!”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2015

I was very worried at first coming all the usa.. I had the Oceanside villa for 11 nights.. It was just me and my son and the staff where so helpful I felt right at home... They where always there to offer help on any of are needs.. The house keeper's are by far the best I have ever had.. The care a thoughtfulness they put in to are comfort and happiness is incredible... If your going to PG stay here .... Thanks again every one for a trip my son and I will never forget..

Owner's reply: Thank you for finding the time to send a review. Glad you both ahd a great timeand our staff took great care of you. Hope you visit again.

“Great Villa and great people”

Reviewed 8 Oct 2012

We are 2 families with young children who visited the upper Villa on September 2012. The villa has an excellent location above the water though there is no real beach at the villa. The staff is very friendly and helpful and compensated for the lack of beach by taking us to wherever we wanted to go using their Bangka. The fully equipped villa is clean and well kept, and is suitable for a group as it contains a large salon and and excellent dining area on the magnificent terrace. There is a large variety of activities around Puerto Galera, with snorkeling and diving on the top list. There is a great reef with giant clams about 400m from the villa which is easily accessible using the Villa's kayak or Bangka. The owners are also very nice and helpful.

Owner's reply: Hi Aya, Glad that you liked the stay in our Villa. We really enjoyed meeting you. Hope that you can come back often! Kind regards ~ Alan

“Nice house for families”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2011

very nice and clean, service ok. No nice beach around but ok for watersports, boat available to go to white beach or coco beach

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