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Approach by boat
Puerto Galera Bay from the top
The villa
The villa and access road
The entrance and parking space
Side view of villa
Side view of villa
Side view of main terrace
Side view of villa
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom ensuite bathroom
Master bedroom ensuite bathroom
Master bedroom terrace
Master bedroom terrace
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2 terrace
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 terrace
Bedroom 3 terrace
Bedroom 4 - family Room
Bedroom 4 ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 5 private terrace
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge
Cable television and Bose sound system
Lounge
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Main terrace
Main terrace
Main terrace
Main terrace
Main terrace
Entrance terrace
View of cove from the terrace
View of entrance channels to the bay
Pathway to the beach
Pathway to the beach
Pathway to the beach
Pathway to the beach and the lower villa
Pathway to the beach
The private beach
The private beach
The private beach
The private beach
The private beach and gazebos
Beach loungers
Beach shower
Gazebos and kayak
Beach bar
Beach bar
Beach bar
Beach bar
Beach bar
Beach bar
Massage gazebo
Steps down to viewing platform
Paddle boarding off the beach
Enjoying the beach
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro Province, Mindoro

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Mike C
Dallas, Texas
1 review
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“This place is fantastic”
Reviewed 26 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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We had 5 adults and 4 children stay at Mike's villa in Puerto Galera. The premises are beautiful and the staff are excellent. In the main house there were four very nice bedrooms, and one under renovation. The bedrooms were very nice with incredible views of the bay and impeccable grounds. Three of the rooms were air conditioned (a new addition). The beds, linen, and bathrooms were luxurious.

Mike assisted with private transportation from Manila to the villa. We took a private van from our hotel to Batangas (about 2 hours and 2,800 pesos). We then took a private boat from Batangas to the villa's private beach (about 1 hour and 3,000 pesos). The transportation was on time and professional.

Once we landed on the beach we took the walkway up to the house. The grounds are beautiful and look to be landscaped by a professional. The house is elevated and avails incredible views of the bay. However, the walk does make you sweat and a little winded. We did get assistance with our bags, which was a big benefit.

We liked the location. We rented an automatic motorcycle (scooter) for the week. This allowed us to go into Puerta Galera (about 10 minutes) and Sabang (15 minutes) very easily. Alternatively, you can walk to the main road and take a tricycle or jeepny. They are inexpensive and readily available.

The private beach is small but very nice. The sand is soft and convenient for water tours. We took a boat to white beach, which has some shops and restaurants. We also took a boat for snorkeling and a picnic. All arranged by the staff at the villa.

We were in Puerto Galera during the off-season. There were very few tourists at the resorts and restaurants in Puerto Galera and Sabang. I had my own dive master during my day of diving.

We would recommend this unit to our friends and family.

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Liked best: The house and grounds were beautiful and in excellent condition
Liked least: The paved portion of the drive to the main street was very narrow
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Jun 2013
So pleased Mike that you and your family enjoyed your stay and sorry that we did not have the chance to meet you as your stay coincided with our trip to England.
Best wishes,
Mike and Wilma
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London
Reviewed 6 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Luxury-minded travelers
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Bristol
Reviewed 30 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway
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Management Response
30 May 2013
Hi Rosie,
You were delightful guests and I was very happy to see you relaxing completely from your stressful jobs and enjoying time together.Hope you can make it back here sometime!

Best wishes to you all ,
Mike
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Hong Kong
Reviewed 5 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway
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Stef-Niem...
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“the perfect retreat!”
Reviewed 14 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

"…Retreat would probably be what describes it best…" said Mike when we were sharing a nice night talk on the beautiful terrace.
We’ve just spent 7 nights in Mangrove Cove with my wife’s family. We were a total of 5 adults and 5 kids, aging from 2.5 to 14 years old. We ALL had our time: adults got rest while kids were having a lot of fun.
The first thing that will strike you when getting to the villa is how peaceful, green and quiet it is. But the proximity of Puerto Galera means anything you need is no further than 5mn away. You’ll then be taken to the house and will be astonished by the fine finishing of both exterior and interior design. A passionate Mike will probably be willing to release some of his secrets… What a sweet job! Naturally, your feet will walk you to the terrace overlooking a peaceful bay and if you’re lucky enough, a yellow bird will pass by and welcome you.
It won’t take you long before going to the private beach and relax from the trip. The bar is just here, waiting for you to have a refreshing and well deserved San Miguel. For the rest of the trip, Puerto Galera and the surroundings offer a good range of activities. In 7 days, we’ve done: paintball, banana boat, tracking to a natural fall (Tukuran…. Highly Recommended), snorkelling, fishing, diving in Laguna Beach, plaid basketball with local team, Experience the frenetic White Beach, jogging (be wiser than me: the earlier the better). We didn’t stay long enough to enjoy an afternoon nap under the gazebo, or wakeboarding, or mud karting, etc…
Let’s not forget also the 2 superb housekeepers Mae and Mani who will really be pampering you, taking care of keeping the place clean for you, cooking for you if you wish to, arrange boat trips and fishing trips for you, etc…
Mike and Wilma have been fantastic hosts, welcoming, inviting, helpful and flexible.
So my advice: close your eyes, trust the comments below as this is just what you’re about to experience, and book: you will not regret!
As always, all good things have an end and being back to work today isn’t an easy task! My overall experience deserves a 5 stars rank! See you soon Mike.

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Liked best: The top house terrace
Liked least: leaving of course....
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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