Family Villa on Paradise Island Close to Beach and Dive Sites
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Loboc villa description
Panglao Island - Bohol - Philippines
Family villa for holiday rental
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Panglao Villa is a beautifully maintained modern villa on the paradise island of Panglao. Panglao is famous for its unspoilt white sand beaches, world-renowned dive sites, historical landmarks, and exotic flora and fauna. Panglao is connected to the island of Bohol by two bridges, giving easy access to the wonderful sites of the island, including centuries-old churches and towers, majestic falls, caves, scuba diving havens, rare and exotic wildlife, and of course the famed Chocolate Hills. Bohol, in the heart of the central Visays, is the eco-tourism heart of the Philippines.
There is a small airport at Tagbilaran City, with several daily connections to Manila and Cebu, and this is just a 20 minute drive from Panglao Villa. Free pick up and drop off from the airport is included with your stay.
In Panglao you can be as busy or as relaxed as you wish, and we know that the comfort of the villa, plus the beauty
Long term bookings up to six months have a 50% dis: Location
The island of Bohol lies some 80 km to the south of Cebu City, and approximately 800 km to the south of Manila.
Bohol has its own small airport in Tagbilaran City, with several daily connections from and to Manila as well as Cebu. To Cebu it is also connected through a several daily ferry and fast craft service, both normal and fast ferries, which land and leave at the city pier of Tagbilaran.
Panglao is virtually attached to Bohol, and connected by two bridges of just 50 meters in length.
Panglao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 21,337 people in 3,890 households. Panglao is famous for its world class diving locations.
Historical Background: Historical Background
In early history, Panglao was known to the Chinese, Malays, Siamese and Indonesian traders. Believed to have been ruled by a king and could have become a bulwark of a flourishing civilization or perhaps a citadel of native genuine counterpart to that of Venice, Athens, and Vietnam. It was said that in 1803, the Spanish explorers came to this island's shore to get the supply of water. Few natives making their fishing devised called 'panggaw' were at the shore. A Spaniard pointing down asked what the name of the place was. The natives who believed that the visitors were asking what they were making answered 'panggaw'. Hence, from that term was derived the name Panglao. Abundance of white, fine as powder sand covers the circular coastline of Panglao. Panglao is proud of its name in the Philippines Tourist Map that indicates fantastic paradise beach resorts and dive spots.
Local Activities: Local Activities Calendar
July: * Nutrition Month
July 25: * Fiesta Balicasag Island
August 28: * Town Fiesta Panglao w/ Basketball League
October: * Rosary Month
October 13: * Barrio Fiesta Poblacion Panglao
November 1&2: * All Saints and Souls Day
December 16-24: * Christmas Period w/ Light Decoration Contest at the Plaza, Misa De Gallio
December 25: * Midnight Mass with Drama
EVERY SUNDAY: * Cockfight in the Arena
- Pontod Island: Just offshore Panglao. White beach, nice for snorkeling or sunbathing.
- Balicasag Island: Better known as one of the best Dive Spots in Philippines. Nice White beaches, also great to go snorkeling or sunbathing.
Both of these islands you can reach thru a trip with a local pump boat (banka) in less then 30mins.
- 330 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Private Chef
- Daily Maid Service
- Car Available
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- All bedrooms have air-con plus fans and fitted furniture.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- There is hot and cold water
- DVD Player
- Audio Tape Player
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Pool Table
- Tourist Attractions
- Theme Parks
- Laundrette - Not Serviced
- Botanical Garden
- Whale Watching
- Horse Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Centre
- Medical Services
- Near The Sea
sports and adventure activities
- Jet Skiing
- Bay Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Deepsea Fishing
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accepts Credit Card
- Air Conditioning
- Security System
- Filtered Water
- Towels Provided
- Activities Guide
- Computer Available
- Local Maps
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
- Broadband Access
- Bottled Water
- Local Activities Guide
- Coffee Maker
- 4 Ring Stove
- Beach Towels
- Child's Swing
- Deck Chairs
- Sand Pit
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Comments from Owner Guestbook
Comments from Owner Guestbook
Review submitted by MARTIN from UK (Submitted: 15/01/2007) Review for: Panglao Villa,Bohol 'As a family of 5 we had a fantastic time at Panglao Villa. The property is beautiful, maintained to a very high standard and kept clean. Having a badminton court and pool table were really beneficial in keeping the children busy and giving us all an activity in the evenings. Bohol is a great place with plenty to do, we went dolphin watching, swimming, snorkelling, walking through the mangrove, visited the Chocolate Hills and saw the world's smallest monkey. The local village is 5 minutes walk and the people are very friendly, our children made friends with the locals. There is also many resorts and great beaches that are only about 15 minutes drive away. The real+++ though was Carlos, the caretaker; a fun character he was so very helpful at all times and even arranged trips for us.
- Guest HRGuestBook73268 (HR GuestBook)
- Date of stay 12/01/07
- Review Submitted 12/06/07
Wonderful Holiday Home for families and groupsGuest comment entered by owner
Wonderful Holiday Home for families and groups
Wonderful Holiday Home for families and groupsReviewed by: Andy L from Durham, United KingdomReviewed on: 08/01/2013 for their stay in 07/2013193275 - panglao villa bohol philippinesEverything positive has been said by previous reviews, but I can honestly say that I have never felt safer or more comfortable in the Philippines than staying here! I contacted the owner, Vincent after my initial enquiry because the dates we wanted were not available. He explained that this was because of some extension work, but that he would make the Villa available on part of our stay at a discounted rate. Due to no fault of the owner, the booking system (holiday rentals) double discounted the booking and he contacted me to inform me of the error. In all honesty I was disappointed and didn't react brilliantly. Vincent, however was an absolute gentleman and we resolved the difference fairly quickly. Our pick up at the ferry terminal was First Class, unlike a so called high class hotel in Cebu, we were met with a suitable sized vehicle for a party of 6 plus luggage, and the transfer was included in the rental! A real bonus. Jedy advised us to pick up a few items on the way to the Villa and this is where experience can advise future clients to plan what they would like to eat, request that you stop by the local mall/shops to pick up some groceries (unless you eat out) we were poorly organised in that respect and wasted a little too much time looking for basics like salt, seasoning etc.. Only important if you want to prepare your own food in this very well equipped kitchen! Jedy and husband Rizal, are as previously mentioned, very helpful, likeable and trustworthy people and I regret that we didn't have more time to get to know them better. We had a family member with a 4x4 car but the advice that Jedy gives is spot on! The Villa itself is to a high Western standard with air Con in all rooms except bathroom and kitchen. The aircon in the main bedroom is not that loud really, it just happens to be right above the headboard but we found the best way was to cool the room before bed, leave the time for about an hour and let it go off, or else, just use the fan, after all you need to adjust to the tropical heat in any case. The badminton, volleyball and pool facilities were enjoyed by all... make sure to put on deet based mosquito repellent if playing around sunset and beyond, otherwise if you are like me or my youngest son you will be bitten. Internet, wifi and large flat screen TV
- Guest Andy
- Date of stay 07/25/13
- Review Submitted 08/03/13
A quiet get-away on a lovely island.
A quiet get-away on a lovely island.
What a terrific vacation! We were so pleased with the way we were greeted at the airport by Jedy and at the home by her husband Rizal !!! We stopped by the super market in Tagbilaran on our way to the property for various groceries. Having a well stocked kitchen with modern appliances was important for us. We also enjoyed the comfy bedrooms. It was a delight that everything worked. Hi-speed internet, large LCD TV with DVD and lots of movies, all kitchen appliances, the beautiful Euro style freshly refurbished bathroom, the cozy living and dining areas, and the bedroom aircons. We cooled the rooms when we were home, and they worked perfectly. For touring, we did the Chocolate Hills(beautiful!) Butterfly farm, the Tarsier Preserve, and the Loboc River tour. For 75 bucks plus a healthy tip for our courteous and informative driver, it was a great day for the 6 of us. For 50 bucks and tip we did the Panglao island tour including the caves at Hinagdanan, swimming and snorkeling at Alona beach, a very nice stop over at the Bee Farm(one of the few places no fee was charged and no hassles by anyone). We also enjoyed the $40 boat trip to Balicasag Island for amazing snorkeling. Be advised that a Municipality Fee is charged ($1 per person as well as a boat fee to paddle you to the snorkeling site of about $5 per person) Just minutes away by walk is a wonderful massage parlor with excellent local masseuses...at about $12(tip included) We went back 3 more times! Lots of nearby Sari-Sari stores to buy snacks, water, sodas and such, and a 5 minute trike ride got us back to any number of nice beaches The island was uncrowded and peaceful...a far cry from Boracay. With warm aloha, Gary Cyndie George Linda Barney and Cora PS NOTE: We had the pleasure to meet Vincent for a very nice dinner the night before we left...first rate chap! Aloha!
- Guest Gary Q. (-)
- Date of stay 02/05/13
- Review Submitted 02/20/13
Owner response: Hello I just want to say thank you so much to Gary and his party for looking after our property and for giving the best review that we have had yet. Again thank you ..
A Wonderfull Stay and AccommodationsGuest comment entered by owner
A Wonderfull Stay and Accommodations
"We really enjoyed our stay at the Villa! The property manager Jedy went above and beyond in ensuring that we had everything we needed and accommodated us accordingly. She was very helpful throughout our entire stay. The area is beautiful and we truly enjoyed the local feel of the Villa and the location (it was nice not to be surrounded by the constant hustle and bustle of the resort atmosphere). It is close enough to popular beaches and snorkelling locations and transportation, whether by rental car or public transit, is very easy. We would definitely recommend this location to others visiting the area if they want to get away from the resort atmosphere and enjoy the seclusion that the Villa offers! Thanks again for everything. Highly recommended!"
- Guest Mr Murray
- Date of stay 06/21/10
- Review Submitted 08/15/10
Enjoyable family holidayGuest comment entered by owner
Enjoyable family holiday
It was all that we expected and were delighted to have found such a great property to stay at. The property is well suited to a family. Thank you for playing an important role in our enjoyable family vacation. The Coopers"
- Guest The Coopers
- Date of stay 11/01/09
- Review Submitted 04/15/10
perfect family holidayGuest comment entered by owner
perfect family holiday
The villa was perfect for our family holiday. There was space for the children to lounge around, great DVD collection and decent A/C in the bedrooms. Walled garden meant that we knew where they were at all times. Its all beatifully maintained. The villa is about 5K away from Alona beach (best diving shops) but I never had a problem getting a 30 peso backie on a motorbike or a 50 peso ride in a tricycle at any time of the day or night. Panglao village seems to be a very quiet spot and we were bemused as to why the villa needed a 24hr guard, however, the guards wife is available for 200 pesos a day to wash your clothes, shop, cook meals if you like and tidy up for you. She is worth it. There is some OK sandy beach nearby Panglao Villa but my family tended to travel to the Bohol beach club each day for their raked sand beach, palm trees and choice of pools, 250 peso day membership. We were very well looked after from collection right the way through to dro p off at the Tagbillaran airport
- Guest Rob Wight
- Date of stay 01/01/10
- Review Submitted 04/15/10
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Nov 1 - Sep 1, 2015
5 night min stay
Extra Nights: $129
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- Nearest Airport: Tagbilaran City at 12 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Tagbilaran City at 10 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Dasag road at 10 Metres
- Nearest Beach: beach at 300 Metres
About the owner: Ex private detective. Now working at Manchester City council.
Why the Owner Chose Loboc:
Great location, bohol panglao has it all great beaches restaurants. Please visit www.panglaovilla.com for all information plus tourist video.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Having the peace and tranquillity of panglaovilla and only minutes drive from resorts beaches restaurants plus the interaction of mixing with local village people, experience true filipino culture
- Primary: (0)161 2834137 After 15.00
- Secondary: +44 (0) 7935853048
Front of Villa
Volleyball / Badminton court
Local Beach 10 min walk away
front of villa
entrance to terrace
Badminton / Volleyball in enclosed garden
Gazebo with pool table and service house
Local Beach 10 mins walk away
3 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
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