Lorna was very helpful and accommodating in everything we wanted. The booking was for a private home not a resort and was how we expected it to be.
The disappointment of the stay was in the transport. The house is some way off the main thoroughfare and we thought having a vehicle on the premises at our disposal would be a benefit. The cost of hire however took the gloss off the idea. A one way trip to Blue Water Resort, 20 min trip, and return in the afternoon cost a full day hire rate of Pesos 1200. In comparison 2 x taxis to Ayala, 40 min trip cost a combined total of Peso 500.
I stayed here with my wife and 3 school age children. We all had a great time, the neighbours are friendly and we all felt safe in the surrounding area despite it being so different to our home environment. The house is close to bars shops and restaurants and also a short drive away from many beaches.
The facilities are good and we used the kitchen regularly to prepare our own meals. The overall cost of our holiday was so much lower than previous stays in nearby hotels.
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Can't say enough about the rental, the owner and the family. Perfect place to stay if you are visiting Cebu. Clean accommodations. Everything you need for your stay. The family who live in the compound are very friendly and helpful and if you need a suggestion on a good place to eat or Island hoping, the family will give you good suggestions and know people who will give you a better deal than what you can find online. The rental of the house vehicle is an amazing bargain compared to what a taxi would cost you. The price is for the full day and the driver waits for you for how ever long your excursion takes. If you are at the house and run out of food, beer or whatever, the driver will go and get it for you if you have leased it for the day. I brought American dvds with me. They would not work on a PI dvd player. One of Alma's nieces is an electronics wizard. She brought us on that would read American dvds and helped us out everytime we could not figure out the tv or messed it up somehow, which I must say was often. Fresh water, a first morning coffe welcome package (Thank you Alma and Lorna), cold AC, hot shower, full kitchen and comfortable accommodations, not to mention a very friendly and helpful family and yes, that most certainly includes Miss Lorna too, I personally would not stay anywhere else on my trip to the area and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you Alma, Lorna and your entire family for making my stay such a pleasant one!!! PS. Don't make the same mistake I did. Should you choose to rent this Villa, let them know and they will pick you up from the airport....
I stayed for two weeks in January. The villa was very clean with good facilities including kitchen, air conditioned bedrooms and a good hot shower.