About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 12
Beautiful summer house in a spectacular location overlooking the South China Sea. The house sits on a large private property with 2 km of private coastline (of which 600 meters are white sandy beaches). The mountains in the background - covered with rainforest - form a spectacular backdrop.
We like to eat fresh and healthy foods, so we have a large organic garden with vegetables, herbs and spices. We also keep French chickens (free range) for eggs and meat. Freshly caught fish can be had daily from a nearby fisherman's village. We hope our 3 Labradors and 2 Persian cats will make you feel at home the moment you arrive. During the daytime you will most likely be enjoying the surroundings and the beach. At night you will fall asleep, soothed by the sounds of the waves and the rainforest. The house comes with two gardeners, a maintenance man, a caretaker and a beach janitor (for daily cleaning of the beach and its surroundings). You are welcome to do your own cooking, using our facilities (we cook on wood fire), but you may have to bring most of your ingredients from Puerto. The small shops near the Villa offer only basic things. If you wish, the hosts can also cook for you. My wife Theresa is very talented and highly passionate about cooking. She does wonders with all our garden fresh ingredients. Ask us about our meal plan !
All rooms are en suite and have a view of the ocean (from your bed). We have built several private hideaways around the house, where you can enjoy the view and the sea breeze with a book, a cocktail or a cup of tea. Or just have a lazy afternoon nap in a hammock.
Other amenities of the house include a gym, a petanque court, a bar, a yoga platform/view deck and an outdoor kitchen. Planned amenities for the near future are a Zen Garden, a wood fired brick oven and a zip line that will take you from your balcony straight to the beach.
We are leading a comfortable yet low impact life style. We produce our own veggies and meat, make our own virgin coconut oil, natural bug repellents, yoghurt and cheese. We cook using only the freshest ingredients straight from our garden. We avoid chemical additives and processed foods. If you wish to learn or participate in our organic farming, you are very much welcome. We have some live stock to tend to as well (cows, goats, water buffaloes, chickens, rabbits).
To help keep our carbon footprint low, we ask all our visitors to plant one tree each. Either a long living fruit tree or a tropical hardwood tree. We provide the seedlings and make sure the tree will prosper.
Our place is ideal for:
* Families with children
* Couples looking to spend quality time together in paradise (hidden away from the rest of the world)
* Nature lovers
* Adventure lovers
* People who favor a healthy life style
* Beach & Ocean (swimming, snorkeling, fishing, paddle boating, bonfire / BBQ)
* Mountain River (swimming, fish spa, BBQ)
* Jungle (hiking on old mountain trails, native hunting trails, bird watching)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, german, dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 12, 2018
About owner/property manager
Hi ! My name is Herwig but do call me Gilles. All my friends do. I'm a nature lover with an independent and adventurous spirit. I am Belgian. I used to travel extensively, came to the Philippines in '98, fell in love with the country and with Theresa -now my wife- and never left. Theresa is an amazing cook (very creative !) and she loves to bake as well. Her cheese cakes and cinnamon rolls are out of this world. We both love music, pristine nature and good food. We live in two places: we have a house in the city (Puerto Princesa) and a summer house on the West Coast of Palawan. It's here that you will find the best beaches as well as untouched rain forest. We like to move often between locations. We would love to share our private paradise with you. If you're an adventurous type, I will take you hiking on hunting trails of the indigenous people. We can go night fishing or we cross some rivers on a dirt bike. We can go bird watching in the rain forest or you can simply spend a morning in the privacy of your own beach. By the way, we grow our own veggies, herbs and spices (100% organic) and harvest fresh for every meal. Your eggs will be free range. We don't use processed food.
Why owner/property manager chose Puerto Princesa
We live in a part of Palawan that is exceptionally beautiful and as of yet totally untouched by mass tourism. Many of our neighbors are indigenous people (of the Tagbanua tribe). The Tagbanua still live very close to nature and possess a wealth of knowledge about plants from the forest, natural and spiritual healing and nature in general. Knowledge that has largely been lost in modern "civilised" society today.
What makes this Villa unique
Guests have access to their room (en suite), the bar, our open air dining area and kitchen, our pergola with comfy lounge chairs, our flower garden, our organic vegetable and spice garden, our view deck, the gym, our hidden dining area on the mountain slope, overlooking the forest and the beach below, various hammocks in breezy and nicely shaded areas, our gorgeous beach and lots and lots of privately owned land around the house.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 1:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Amazing Villa is truly a once in a lifetime experience!!!
My girlfriend and I chose to stay at the Amazing Villa as we did not want to put up with the crowds and tourism at some of the more well known places on Palawan. We were hoping that Herwig's place would still offer some luxuries while being more secluded and remote.
It is safe to say that our our expectations were exceeded on every front and that the Amazing Villa is a true paradise.
When they say they have their own private beach they aren't kidding. Its literally a beach that is solely for their guests with the kicker being that it has to be the only beach on Palawan that has a private bathroom with a bidet! The beach is cleaned every day via water buffalo ensuring that you have a pristine experience. The weather was poor when we were there but on sunny days they have their own coral reef just off the beach that you could spend days exploring.
Aside from the beach our room was truly spectacular with a terrace overlooking the jungle and the ocean. The huge room and private bath meant that we had a difficult time doing anything other than reading and enjoying the space as it was hard to think about even doing anything else.
Teresa was not available to cook during our stay but the Amos and Toto were admirable stand-ins and we were treated to delicious meals straight from the garden everyday. Do yourself a favor and let the staff cook for you instead of going through the hassle of bringing your own food as it is a a great experience to eat right from the land everyday. The fresh eggs cooked over an open flame were some of the best I have ever tasted and were so good we specifically requested them on our final morning.
Herwig was wonderful to sit and chat with over an evening cocktail and its safe to say that his mixology skills are wasted in the Jungle. Each night we were able to have specialty drinks that are the rival of anything you could get in all the islands.
Overall the Amazing Villa truly lives up to its name. It you want a jungle adventure while still retaining the amenities that make a vacation feel special I can't recommend this place enough. The amazing Villa is best for travelers with an adventurous spirit who are ok with not having a turn down service every day and who want a more genuine feel of what Palawan is like away from easy access to bars and nightlife
Bring a good book and an empty belly and I promise you won't be disappointed!!