$264 / night
Total guests, Nights

Oceanside Villa – Home 4286664 Villa

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Oceanside Villa – Home 4286664

  • Villa
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min stay

Very Good Very Good – based on 39 reviews

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Villa / 6 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Ask about children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet Friendly

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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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
    Bedroom 5: Full bed
    Bedroom 6: Full bed
  • 1 Full bath, 6 Attached (ensuites)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set or jungle gym
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.

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.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Alan B.
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Calendar last updated:
14 Oct 2019
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English





Very Good
39 reviews

Very Good

“Great views, very private and absolutely relaxing”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Boathouse in June. I invited my 3 siblings to join us as well. The place has awesome 180 degrees view of the water from both floors, especially from the masters bedroom. It is secluded but it is easy to go to other beaches by boat. We went island hopping and we were able to see and swim on the neighboring beaches. Lots of things that you can do if weather is right. Unfortunately, during our stay, we weren't able to go sailing (no wind). Very good value for money. We had good help from the very helpful caretakers and our meals were great. I would stay here again. The place is great for holiday and reunion with family or friends. Alan and Suzie provided timely and excellent information during the booking and prior to our arrival. Thank you!

“Absolutely Fantastic !!!”

Reviewed 1 May 2012

Absolutely Fantastic !!! What an amazing property you have there in Dalaruan Bay, Puerto Galera. My family and I (17 in total) had such a wonderful time at your villa, stunning scenery, peaceful, hot, but with the cool breeze to keep you comfortable ... and description of villa was spot on, exactly as described, Staff so nice and friendly, always there to help with watersports, banca to the beaches, shopping Etc. Shopping with the cook ... lovable, kind , beautiful person and a great cook as well, all my family adored her , She contributed so much to make our holidays the success they were ... (Thank you once again). I hope you and Susie are proud of your achievements ... you deserve to be ... Once again, Absolutely Fantastic ... thanks alan & Susie. Regards David Chatfield & Family

“Fables, Fairy Tales, and the Philippines”

Reviewed 8 Mar 2012

My husband, 2 sons, and I arrived after a grueling 28 hour flight from the East Coast, USa, a typhoon, and 2 weeks in the insanity that is Manila. My wonderful assistant found this gem of a property and my family and I spent the next 6 weeks in bliss... Amazing meals prepared daily by Jocelyn 2X (traditional BBQ, fried chicken, and fresh crabs were our favorites), Sailing lessons at the yacht club, snorkeling off the dock in the back garden, tours of the island (including a Specatcular day in the rain forest at a hidden waterfall, and one in the real Non-tourist city of Calapan), ensured we had a fabulous time! Then we got to spend an evening with owner alan Burell and his charming wife Suzie which added the icing to the cake. They are some of the most charming and genuine people you will ever meet (plus our boys absolutely adore their dog Tispy). In fact when we were in Scotland (Alan's homeland) 8 months later he was kind enough to "virtually" introduce us to people there. There was a lovely continuity that made the entire globe seem so much smaller. We look forward to visiting alan and Suzie, and Jocelyn and her husband Morrie (our trusty boat-man and keeper of all things important on the property) when we return again. The Philippines, and the Boat House at Puerto Galera specifically, will always hold a special place in our hearts. For any Westerners familiar with the tale of the Big Bad Wolf, our younger son Stefan (who was 5 at the time we stayed here) to this day refers to this as the "Straw House", but he's never afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, because a Dragon lives is the back yard (there is a komodo dragon who lives in a hole in the hill behind the house). Truly Magic!

“Big and beautiful villas in a laid-back natural setting”

Reviewed 30 Dec 2011

I stayed here for two months in the fall, at the end of the rainy season. We spent most of our time in the upper 6-bedroom villa, on the huge deck which has a spectacular view (pictures don't do it justice). The lower 3-bedroom villa is only a little smaller, with a more private view of the secluded bight and the property's private dock. There are few neighbors and no worries about theft. The staff who live on the property are friendly and easy going, speak English to varying degrees, and cooked us some very masarap Filipino dinners. The owners alan and Suzie are wonderful people, always helpful by phone and email, and if you get to meet them you're in for a treat. The house comes with several boats including a kayak that we took snorkeling nearly every morning. Athan can take you by boat to buy groceries and have lunch in town (recommended) or touristy White Beach or Sabang (not recommended), or to one of many deserted beaches surrounded by beautiful coral reefs (highly recommended). The 3G internet was fast and (relatively) reliable, and they have a generator for the occasional typhoon that might come by. As a matter of fact I'm not sure why we left, and after a few days here you'll be thinking the same thing too.

“Wow, amazing view!”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2011

We arrived in Puerto Galera quite early and the pick up was perfectly coordinated. The house we rented was still booked but we were entertained very well by the owner themselves which already gave us the first impression and feeling of staying within family relations.We booked the Boathouse, however, they gave us the choice to stay in the villa with the spectacular view without any price upgrade. There are 2 sailing jachts available for rent but as we never had a sailing experience, Alan and Suzie invited us for a sail. I will say, "marvelous and amazing experience"! Thank you very much once again. The keeper Joycelyn who did all the housekeeping and cooking for us made our vacation very comfortable. With her husbands help of showing us the best places to go and to do arround the island. The villas are built semi asian style using local materials with very wide and open terrace. A place to windup at night without going somewhere else. Just be careful with the low ballustrade especially for small children. Arround the villa is very green with lots of trees and coconut. So, insects that lives on these trees are attracted to join you in the house. You sleep with open glass doors so that when yo wake up, wow, you'll ask "am I in paradise?" That's what we felt, and it's a real awesome experience. The villas are equipped with all the necessary electronic devices like tv, dvd, music player, etc. You would'nt miss anything. As for the location, whenever you need to go for food shopping or town visit, you need to take the boat of the keepers husband or the speedboat with extra charge. But there is a "dirtroad" that would bring you to the famous place Sabang or La laguna by foot. Its a great exercise. We definitely had a superb and unforgetable stay at dalaruan villas. We will surely come back for a longer term.

“A Private Getaway Close to Manila”

Reviewed 16 Dec 2010

The bigger villa is built on a slope in a private cove and is extremely spacious, with four large bedrooms and two smaller ones, each with en suite toilets and showers. The top floor bedrooms have top- to- bottom glass doors that open onto a large balcony with wonderful views of the cove. The second level is a large covered balcony that serves as a dining and lounging area with views similar to the bedrooms above. The kitchen is good-sized and well stocked with utensils . The villa is designed to create a feeling of openness and even in the height of summer was never uncomfortable. Airconditioning is not necessary because of the open arrangement and excellent ventilation. A tender shuttles guests from a dock to any of the two 37 foot racer-cruising sailboats that come with the rental, crew included. An outriggered banca is available for a reasonable fee to take one into town for meals or to do marketing for meals prepared at the villa itself (the services of Jocelyn are available for the latter). The site doesn't have a sandy beach to speak of but the privacy of the area is thus preserved: no hawkers or noisy, messy beachgoers. Besides, the bancas can take one to any of the beaches on the many islands that dot the archipelago, many of them secluded. Getting there is easy (two by land plus a short ferry ride). Alan can provide reliable contacts to get you directly to the villa from Batangas pier or Manila. Or rent the floatplane from Manila that can land right in the cove. Puerto Galera Villas is a quick getaway for small groups or large within reasonable distance from Manila but devoid of its hectic pace. There is a smaller villa (it appears the larger one in the photo) at the bottom and both can be rented for even bigger parties. It's like having your own little vacation villa and mini- marina, service staff included--without the bother of having to maintain one all year round. And all that at a reasonable price.

“real relaxation”

Reviewed 8 Dec 2010

Mr. Burrel was more than accomidating to our needs. Transportation was never a problem, the drivers were also pleasant and professional. On arrival to the Island we were warmly welcomed by the local Family there that worked hard and saw to it that our stay was as care-free as possible. The food was delicious and the beauty of the place was just what we needed to relax from a year of hard work. I would recommend this villa to any nature lovers and to those looking for a quiet and private hide-away. We hope to return again our next vacation!


Reviewed 6 Dec 2010

I missed the place,one thing is distructing the view is this tree!Outside i made the whole picture of the house,but this tree covers the whole nice house.I love to share it w/my friends here in Facebook too. Hope this tree will be cut...nathan says it's not allowed. Merry Christmas alan Burrel :)

“beautiful place with beautiful view”

Reviewed 6 Dec 2010

we've stayed there 2x, we loved the place, the beaches nearby are beautiful too, the view is magnificent.

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