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Amazing Villa - Traveler's Room

Private room in villa hosted by Herwig
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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The Amazing Villa is a beautiful summer house, set in spectacular natural surroundings. It's a place you can call home. A place to chill out, to recharge and to get inspired. Far away from mainstream tourism, yet so beautiful it makes you wonder how this still exists. The Traveler's room is for those who appreciate that some truly exceptional experiences in life do not need to be expensive. If you have a story to tell, if you thirst for the things that matter most in life, we want to meet you.

The space
The Traveler's room forms part of a beautiful summer house in a spectacular location overlooking the South China Sea. The Amazing Villa 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 rain forest - form a spectacular backdrop.

At the Amazing Villa we like to eat fresh and healthy foods, so we have a large organic garden with vegetables, herbs and spices. We also keep chickens (free range) for eggs and meat. Freshly caught fish can be had daily from a nearby fisherman's village. We hope our 2 Labradors and 4 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 rain forest. The house comes with two gardeners, a maintenance man 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 !

The Traveler's room is our most budget friendly room. It has a double bed, wooden flooring and large screened windows with a view of the ocean. The shower and toilet are separate from the room (not en suite).

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 cocktail 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, yogurt and chocolate. 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).

To help keep our carbon footprint low, we invite 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

Possible activities:
* Beach & Ocean (swimming, snorkeling, fishing, paddle boating, bonfire / BBQ, star gazing)
* Mountain River (swimming, fish spa, BBQ)
* Jungle (hiking on old mountain trails, native hunting trails, bird watching, trip to waterfalls and relaxing in hidden lagoons)

Guest access
Guests have access to their room, 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.

Other things to note
Our WiFi signal comes via satellite. Satellite internet is a luxury that does not come cheap in the Philippines. We decided to offer it as a pay per use option (our current rate is 2 PHP/Mb). If you need it, it is available. We have listed WiFi as one of our amenities but it is NOT free. Please be advised.
The Traveler's room has a shared bathroom. It is our only room that is not en suite. If you wish, you can open the curtains and enjoy a 180 degree view of the surroundings (including the ocean). The room has very large screened windows (floor to ceiling on one side) to allow for natural air flow. At night, you will hear the sounds of the jungle as well as the sounds of the waves below. Sweet dreams are to be expected !
The Amazing Villa is a beautiful summer house, set in spectacular natural surroundings. It's a place you can call home. A place to chill out, to recharge and to get inspired. Far away from mainstream tourism, yet so beautiful it makes you wonder how this still exists. The Traveler's room is for those who appreciate that some truly exceptional experiences in life do not need to be expensive. If you have a story to tel…

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

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Private entrance
Free street parking
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Puerto Princesa, MIMAROPA, Philippines

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.
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 cl…

Hosted by Herwig

Joined in September 2012
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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 Puerto Princesa City (our residence) and a summer house on the West Coast of Palawan (The Amazing Villa). 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.
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…
During your stay
We love to interact with our guests, either before or after meals or in the evenings over some cocktails or some cold beers in our open air bar. We may also take you on excursions to parts of our land with exceptional views and natural beauty. We believe that this interaction and personal approach is an important part of the success of the Amazing Villa. We like to share with our guests our love for the Philippines and for the people of Palawan in particular.
We love to interact with our guests, either before or after meals or in the evenings over some cocktails or some cold beers in our open air bar. We may also take you on excursions…
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Pets are allowed
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