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Bantayan Beach Side

Homestay Description
Venus and Gabriel have a spare room which they would love you to use. The house is simple, concrete style with one room for the living area, and another room where they sleep. The cooking is done on a fire outside the house. The beauty of this homestay is the close proximity to the main Santa Fe beach which will mean you can be on white sand bliss in sub 2 minutes! Beautiful! Bantayan island is a great place to relax, island hop, or bicycle around the flat streets. It has an atmosphere of a laid back Philippines island with tourism making only a small dent on the day to day runnings of the place.
Homestay Features

Bedroom

There is a separate room and bed for you in this homestay. It is cute and comfortable but just separated from the living area by a curtain.

Bathroom

Until our bathroom is renovated we will allow you to shower with our sister Jean. Her house has a proper shower which is quite nice. It is cold but the island is hot so it is nice to cool off.

Living Area

A simple living area with bench seating and, clean, comfortable. We have a television and some seating but the living is simple.

Activities

Beach it, grab a bicycle and ride around the island, island hop to nearby islands on a local style banca boat, hire a motorbike and pass the many chickens that provide eggs for Cebu, Mindanao and Luzon! Head to the market with Venus, or to Octong Cave where she used to work, bond with the community over a game of basketball.

Location

The location is set in Santa Fe town just one house back from the beach. The town is close if you want to be a tourist, but the vibe in the area is local! Great to be so close to the beach!

Comfort Level

Overall this is a local style concrete house, clean, tidy but definitely not luxury!

English

Venus speaks amazing English and this is one of the benefits of this homestay! She will be able to answer your questions easily about life in the area, as well as things you can do during the day. She will do her best to entertain you and has a great laugh. The rest of the family is shy in English but she can translate.

Food

Simple Filipino style food from a lady who wants to own a restaurant someday!
Locations
Close to – The homestay is about a 5 minute walk from Santa Fe town where you will find restaurants for tourists and locals alike. The area is filled with children playing, and the nearby basket court gets a lot of use. Bantayan Island is near to Malapascua and Cebu. You can also take a boat from Bantayan town to Negros island. How to get there – Catch a Ceres bus from Cebu city (3 hours, 130P) and then a ferry from Hagnaya to Bantayan island (1 hour, 170P), Venus can then pick you up from the port and take you to her house (5 minutes, 40P)

Note: We do not provide the exact address of the homestay owner. We will give you further directions after your booking is made. You will also receive the cellphone number of the homestay owner and you will use this to communicate your arrival time to them and/or arrange pick up.

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Oct - 2014
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Note: Please email us at sales@philippineshomestay.com if you have problems with your online booking and we can faciliate your request.

You will pay 300P/night deposit to secure your booking, the remaining 300P/night is paid to the homestay owner on arrival.

Last minute bookings: For bookings within two days of arrival will be required to provide Your philippines mobile number so we can get in touch with you if there are problems with confirming the booking. your payment will not be claimed until the booking is confirmed with the homestay owners.

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