Went to rent this amazing villa for 3 days and 2 nights. What I really liked is how Jean corresponded to me in the beginning and have given so many details that makes it so worth the stay. Jean and her staff really knows how to make her guests welcomed and taken care of. Having the driver and a car foe transport and arranging the tours for us is really amazing. The price is very reasonable and I can say you really got more than what you paid for. The house is clean, energy efficient and you can really feel the privacy in each room. The view is amazing as the house is on the hill and the pool water is not too cold that makes it really good for swimming even at night. My companions are from several parts of Europe and wanted to be away from the party crowd of Boracay but still enjoy the beauty of the island. Booking this villa was one of the best decisions we made in this trip.
Jean and her staff are very warm and accommodating and very professional. I highly recommend this place. You will definitely get more than what you paid for.
The view is amazing from the hilltop! The staff were very helpful. But the mansion is not senior friendly, I forgot to count the cement steps probably 20 or more. And the jacuzzi tiles needs fixing, very rough edges, all of us sustained some minor tile skin scratches.
Jean and her staff were wonderful.
The four bedrooms are placed In a way that gives each room privacy, a view and access to a balcony.
The communal areas allowed all of us to relax by the pool, in an outdoor seated area under cover, or in the sun plus an indoor lounge, off the kitchen.
The koi pond, Water fountain wall display, extra beer fridge, sauna, jetted tub and greenery were unexpected and appreciated.
Having a cooked breakfast, all to order was a wonderful treat and we took advantage of the staff making his barbecue, twice. They cooked in the evening for a tip- no set amount.
Jean organized our activities - always at a competitive price, better than we could book. We had in house massage at about US 10 for an hour, right on our beds or by the pool.
We went scuba diving where the owners assured us we had the best island rental.
Pizza can be delivered to the house- give a couple hours notice, if you can.
The driver was willing and helpful.
The bride and groom had provacy for a night at a separate suite, at the entrance to the property.
Having Jean meet us at the airport and hphuide us through the procedure was a blessed bonus. Prices vary and she ensured we got the best deal for the airport transfer. Our van driver was waiting to whisk us to the house, when we arrived, by boat, onto the island. The government is improving access to Boracay, but for none, it could be a segment from the amazing race. Lots of fun, but a bit bewildering, the first time.
We lost power in a brief stkorm but the back up power came on immediately and the staff were three to help we anything we needed.
Make sure you bring extra pesos for a great tip , as you will want to show your appreciation in a real and meaningful way.
We left extra paperback books- for the next visitors and for the management staff to read, as well. I find doing this is a great way to create libraries wherever we go.
The weight requirements for luggage are very specific. If you let the airline check In staff know you have a computer/IPad in your carry on luggage you get a couple kilos extra. Phillipine airlines allowed the total weight for the whole party. We were 7 people, which gave us lots of play in dividing our luggage. Maximum weight is much lower than transoceanic flights- unless you pay extra. One standard bag cost about $25 US- but, every ticket can be different.
The flight s were delayed , but one couple were transferred to a competitor's flight, in order to make their connection in Manila. Take a Catalan early flight if you are trying to leave the Philippines on the same day. There are free internal buses that take you to any of the 4 terminals in Manila airport, for connections. Leave at least an hour to make the transfer.
Words can not fully describe this experience... Obviously, the house is amazing, but the pics really don't do it justice. It's off the beaten path and set into the top of the hills. There is always a nice breeze and no AC ever needed except in the bedrooms at night. It's laid out perfectly! Aido, the driver is a just a call away to run you into town for whatever you might need in a nice AC Van. The girls are amazing cooks and keep the place spotless. The most amazing sunsets are a short 10 minute walk down to your own private beach. It was simply the most amazing experience ever! They treat you like Royalty. I'll definitely be back... That house is a lot of bang for the buck!
Our trip to Boracay started on a bad note, with our direct flight getting cancelled and multiple delays in Manila on our replacement flight. We ended losing a whole day actually. In spite of that, the staff at Boracay mansions made the trip worthwhile and enjoyable.
The Manager Belinda, picked up from the jetty and helped us settling down in the mansion. The girls who were working there at that time Grace and Rose were also great. keeping the mansion spotless and cooking us a bevy of dishes, particular highlights were pancakes every morning and the seafood spread on our last night.
Our driver Anthony was also very accomodating and brought us wherever we wanted to go.