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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Mangrove Inn is a villa just on the shoreline in the south of Cebu in the Philippines. This air-conditioned villa is fully furnished and offers all modern equipment for nowadays needs, like a television set with DVD-player, a microwave, WIFI and so on. Inside the house up to three excellent sleeping rooms are available for you and outside a magnificent, private infinity pool overlooks the gorgeous sea. The friendly staff that keeps the house is able to offer all kinds of assistance to make your stay even more pleasant. They are fully equipped to guide and book fishing-, biking- and hiking tours and when wished for, they will do your laundry, babysit, prepare meals and barbeques, meanwhile entertaining you with live music. All this 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you want total privacy on the other hand, nobody will bother you and this little paradise will be all yours and yours alone. The private pool is deep enough at the far end to follow diving courses, which the staff can arrange for you at your request. You will love the possibility of taking a refreshing dive in the morning or a romantic swim in the evening, enjoying the beautiful views all around. A convenient terrace, romantically surrounded by coconut trees, offers you the perfect spot to relax and sunbath any time of the day and is just a few steps away from the sea. The first meters into the sea are muddy, but after that the sea becomes very beautiful. The staff of Mangrove Inn always welcomes you with great pleasure.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Mangrove Inn
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Mactan International Airport 85 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Visayas region

Mangrove Inn is located 70 kilometers south of Cebu City, the third largest city in the Philippines. Near the villa, which is close to the sea and pristine, sandy beaches, you will find perfect diving spots, beautiful mountains for hiking, caves waiting to be explored and swirling rivers. This peaceful part of Cebu is unspoiled and the locals are welcoming you with kind hospitality and have a good understanding of the English language. Within 5 to 15 kilometers several bars and restaurants of all kinds are at your disposal. Not only the original and exquisite local dishes are served, but also European, Oriental and Mediterranean specialties. In Cebu City everything you expect from a well-developed capital can be found: shopping-centers, cinemas, golf-courses, festivals and an array of historical sightings showcasing you the rich culture of the Philippines. In the central part of Cebu lovers of nature can visit Central Cebu Protected Landscape where rare birds, animals and flowers can be viewed. Some of those species only live in this specific area and are unique to the rest of the world. From Cebu City it is easy to book a daytrip to the Bantayan Islands, known for its fine white beaches, clear waters and excellent seafood diners. Mangrove Inn's central location makes it overall perfect for travelling to the other Philippine islands and explore the Island itself through hiking, biking, boating or driving. After such a busy day with lots of beautiful impressions you can take a step back and relax at your own private and full-serviced villa.

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Mangrove Inn is on the shoreline in the south of Cebu in the Philippines. This air-conditioned villa is fully furnished and offers all modern equipment for nowadays needs, like a television set with DVD-player, a microwave, WIFI and so on. Inside the house up to three excellent sleeping rooms are available for you and outside a magnificent, private infinity pool overlooks the gorgeous sea. The friendly staff that keeps the house is able to offer all kinds of assistance to make your stay even more pleasant. They are fully equipped to guide and book fishing-, biking- and hiking tours and when wished for they will do your laundry, babysit, prepare meals and barbeques. All this 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you want total privacy on the other hand, nobody will bother you and this little paradise will be all yours and yours alone. The private pool is deep enough at the far end to follow diving courses, which the staff can arrange for you at your request. You will love the possibility of taking a refreshing dive in the morning or a romantic swim in the evening, enjoying the beautiful views all around. A convenient terrace, romantically surrounded by coconut trees, offers you the perfect spot to relax and sunbathe any time of the day and is just a few steps away from the sea. The first meters into the sea are muddy, but after that the sea becomes very beautiful. The staff of Mangrove Inn always welcomes you with great pleasure .

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3 Mar 2014

5/5

"Rustig en Vreedsaam"

What a great place, away from everything. If you want to relax and experience a vacation of doing nothing, then this is the place. From the minute we were picked up at the airport, until we were dropped off again, we were treated like family. Erma... What can I say. Exceptional. She was such a great help, guide, organizer, friend, aunt etc. She really went out of her way to help us. From cooking for us, to organizing a fantastic day at Argao Beach Club, to taking us shopping, to teaching us how to cook Philippino food, to sharing her weekly community work and duties with us, to being just a friend and an overall lovely person.
Waking up everyday with the sea view, and going to sleep every night with the sea view will stay with us forever. It was so relaxing.
If you want to break away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist vacation scene, then this is the place to stay. You will relax, swim and do nothing everyday. A really nice place and nice people. Thank you for everything.

18 Feb 2014

4/5

"Very nice and relaxed environment among very nice local people"

The Mangrove Inn is privately build and owned by a great Dutch couple who have Fillipine family living next door.
The house is pretty big and can easily host a bigger family or a small group. It's located at the sea side. The balcony at the first floor is directly overlooking the sea. The house includes a nice big swimming pool with an open end at the sea side. The owners family that lives next door are very friendly and willing to help with anything you need, including arraging trips/excursions in the country.. There are many mangrove trees on the beach, which gives a very relaxed and natural look. This makes that there is no big sand beach at the doorstep, which could be considered as a minus, but the area is still very suitable for swimming, snorkling, boating etc. Next to that, nice big sand beaches are very nearby.
Al together a very good stay if you don't like busy shopping streets filled with bars and discos, but instead are looking for rest and for those who enjoy to engage with the local people.

5 Feb 2014

3/5

"Almost a great Villa"

The Mangrove Inn is a very nice villa on the seafront in Cebu. My friends and My experience here was fun but could of been a lot better with some improvements by owners and staff. This was my second P… More

Thank you for this review and the tips. We are still working hard to improve Mangrove Inn and to be able to offer our guests the services they need. Your review has given us a lot of help.

4 Jan 2014

1/5

"a swamp in the middle of nowhere"

House is located 2 meters from a busy and noisy highway, so you can learn the Ceres Bus line schedule by heart all night.The pool did not work when we were there, damaged by the earthquake. It seems t… More

Lessons learned from this review is that in the highly unlikely event of an earthquake we will cancel all reservations until we can guarantee all functionality as advertised as well as the safety of our guests.

The road is near Mangrove Inn which is valued by most of our guests. It's easy to get a bus on day time and at night there is hardly any traffic. The beauty and pool are on purpose on the sea side of the house where road noises are minimised and safety is guaranteed. For future development we like to extend a yellow sand beach. The department of environent and natural resources has not permitted that yet.

We are very happy with our staff and so are all our other guests so far. When no guests are there we insist that they use the facility because they deserve it for their work and we believe in better service by happy people. Another advantage is that any possible malfunction comes to light.

All the rest of the review we don't recognize or is as per description in our advertisement.

4 Dec 2013

4/5

"Uitstekende villa met uitgebreide faciliteiten"

De villa voldeed volledig aan onze verwachtingen. Ons gezelschap bestond uit 2 grootouders en 1 gezin met 3 kinderen waarvan de jongste 9 maand was, dus totaal uit 7 personen van jong tot oud. De vil… More

Hartelijk dank voor deze mooie review. Wij hopen uiteraard jullie nogmaals in de toekomst te mogen verwelkomen op Mangrove Inn.

26 Sep 2013

5/5

"A place with a perfect combination of relaxation and fun!"

Mangrove Inn has very spacious airconditioned and fully furnished rooms. It has an amazing infinity pool with lounge areas. It is easily accessible from the city and the best part is it is so close to… More

24 Sep 2013

5/5

"Weekend Warrior"

Staying At Mangrove Inn is like home away from home. It is strategically located because it is along the national road. The area is well-fenced and suitable for group travelers since you are the one r… More

22 Sep 2013

4/5

"Great view!"

Nice house with a great view and swimmingpool. You live between the Philipines. A lot of duivinnen facilities in the area.

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