|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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This townhouse became available in mid-June, 2013. It is in a gated community with a pool. It is very secure and safe. We are Americans who live nearby. It is completely furnished, with Western sensibilities in mind. All you need is your clothes, shampoo, toothpaste and some food! A large SM Mall is easy walking distance for groceries and other needs.
This is an ideal place for someone doing business for an extended time in Cagayan de Oro or visiting family and friends in the area. This would also be perfect for a couple who are deciding whether to live in Cagayan de Oro, or who are building their own home.
It is an executive level home… We are looking for guests who are looking for a comfortable, upscale place. Our minimum stay is three days and maximum stay is three months (negotiable towards the end of three months). Our rate is $45 USD per nigh. Less 10% for stays of a month or longer. There is a security/damage deposit of $300.00 which is completely refundable when you leave, if nothing is broken or missing and all rent has been paid. Anything broken or missing will be deducted from the deposit at the actual replacement/repair amount.
The house is furnished with very quiet split-type air conditioning, hot water in upstairs showers and kitchen, induction cooktop, refrigerator, cookware, appliances (blender, coffee maker, rice-cooker, toaster oven, microwave), hot/cold bottled water dispenser, washing machine, imported cotton bedsheets and towels-- everything you need to be comfortable. There is satellite cable TV and high-speed internet with wifi, and a Samsung 32' HDPM TV with a home theatre system.
The two bedrooms are upstairs, one with a queen sized bed, master bath, two closets and an office area. The other bedroom has a single bed, closet, desk and an adjoining bathroom. Everything is very tastefully decorated. Downstairs has a bathroom, utility/storage room and the kitchen, dining and living room. There is a carport for a single car or motorcycle and, in the back, a laundry area, washing machine and gas cooking set-up. The townhouse complex has a lovely pool and cabana area for swimming and sunning.
Please do not host reunions or parties in our home. It is set up for 2 or 3 people only. It is a quiet neighborhood with no barking dogs or roosters. Karaoke is against the association rules. Also, be advised that the living room furniture cannot support people over 300 lbs (136 kg). Our town home is restricted to non-smoking guests. Your security deposit may be forfeited if there is an odor of smoke in the house. We are not set up to accommodate small children or pets.
We are Ed and Luanne Shackelford. We have lived and worked as missionaries in the Philippines for 29 years. We are from Southern California and still have family there. Our seven children are grow up and we are planning to retire here in Cagayan de Oro.
Luanne and Ed purchased this townhome in 2012
We enjoy living and working in Cagayan de Oro, and decided to invest here for our retirement. We have had a vacation rental in the US, and felt we could meet the needs of foreigners visiting in our area, supplying an attractive place that is designed for western tastes.
We chose The Courtyards because it is unique to the area and attractive to us. We liked the security set-up and the peaceful atmosphere. It seems that the home owners are taking pride in their homes and keeping them looking good. It is breezy in the evenings and it is a nice place to walk. When it is not in use, we love to go and stay there for a little get-away!
Thanks to Ed and Luanne, the home away from home is equipped with all amenities we needed. Ed and Luanne always ensure that their guests will have a wonderful stay in CDO. We will definitely recommend it and come back.
Again, thank you Ed and Luanne
The house is 2-stories high (bedrooms on 2nd floor), decently furnished and comfortable, with enough AC units to cool the place fast. The house is between other houses, i.e. side-by-side with common walls, but we did not hear the neighbors through the walls. Soundproofing of the windows doesn't seem as good though, as we could hear some renovation noises from our bedroom - but only during the day, and that problem (which is only really a problem if you're trying to sleep during the day and are sensitive to noise) should solve itself once they're done. Apart from that, it was very calm during both day and night in general while we were there.
There is a guarded gate around the compound (named "Courtyards"), and it seems like a safe place. We did not see anyone suspicious roaming about the few streets inside.
It's located a bit far from the main city, but it has the advantage of being a calmer, cleaner place (no cooking smoke, no diesel smells, no rooster crowing...).
As an example of distances, from the gates to brg Bonbon, it took us between 20-25 minutes by taxi, and usually cost around 150 PHP.
You can reach the nearby SM mall in about 7-8 minutes by foot. You can find some restaurants there, a grocery store, other boutiques and some ATMs. If you need to go down to the city, I think some jeepneys go between the SM mall and the city; taxis can also be found easily, usually in just a few minutes you'll see one pass by on the road in front of the gates or the street leading to SM (Pedro N. Roa Sr Ave); if not then go towards SM, you'll be sure to find plenty there. If you're going down to the city, you're likely better to take Masterson Avenue, so make sure to mention that because some taxi drivers make you go around a longer route (check a map before getting into a fist fight though :P).
We didn't have a chance to test the common pool, but it looked usable and clean.
Tip: don't expect the gate guards to help you find the house, or at least they were completely useless to us when we arrived. Make sure to plan a meetup with the owners before your arrival as they don't live in the same compound (but they are close by). The owners are nice and helpful, and have a short "manual" for the house, with info and tips on using the equipment. Read it ! ;)
Overall, a very nice experience. Would give it a 4.5 because of minor issues, but half-stars aren't possible and it's worth more than 4/5...
We'll come again !
I've stayed here twice now and will be staying again. Its safe and well secured having guards at the gate. It has a common pool to enjoy that I haven't seen used too often and its well maintained. The neighbours are friendly and enjoy chatting. The house is well maintained and clean. Its got everything you need to feel at home. The kitchen was great for making breakfast each morning to start our day. A modern mall is an easy 1.5 kilometer walk. There you will find restaurants and a large grocery store. A previous review mentioned no blinds in the bathroom windows, you need to keep in mind most Filipino people aren't tall enough to see through them and you are on the second floor. The windows aren't a problem and provide needed ventilation. Need to get somewhere.Taxis are numerous, inexpensive and I always felt safe. The location is ideal. My experience with the owners has been very positive. They want you to be happy and strive to provide a great place for short stays. You won't go wrong staying here.
The place was as the pictures looked, but that was it! The ironing board cover was just laying on the ironing board which may it useless. The master bath window has no blind and is a few feet from the neighbors bath window so you see each other while in the bath room. When we called the manager for help during the middle of the day, their phone was not available. Finally after we left, the owner claimed there was items missing (no incoming inventory given) and charged us 4 times the value for the missing items. We also left the place with missing clothing, I wonder what happened to everything??? Beware!!!
Nice place especially for a long stay (2 months) Well equiped and easy for the maintenance of the cleanless! near to SM Mall were you can get everything you need, and not far from the Heart of Cagayan the Oro City! we enjoyed again our stay! Good Security in this subdivision!
We booked this place from May 12-31, 2014. Its a great place to stay. After a busy day or after a long trip, its always nice to come home and this sure can be a home away from home. Although we probably stayed here only a week, since we traveled most of the time on family trip, but we find that it is safe to leave our belongings/luggages in this condo while we were gone. During our stay, it was peaceful/quiet. The condo is so clean and has a nice kitchen. The owners were very nice and were prompt in communication. The condo is located near SM mall which is so convenient for us. Also, we felt so safe because its got strict security. All in all, I highly recommend this condo!???
This townhouse is walking distance (about 4 city blocks) to the SM City Mall, and near many other places of business. It is about 50-60 minutes to the airport and an easy taxi ride to the rest of the city attractions.
Cagayan de Oro has many excellent restaurants and four large shopping malls. There are world class golf courses nearby, in Pueblo de Oro, and at the Del Monte plantation in nearby Bukidnon. Golfing here is inexpensive compared to many other countries. There are river rafting, zip-lines and beaches. This is a great jumping off point for many adventures!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
The rate structure is simple: $45 per night with a minimum stay of 3 nights. For stays of 30 days or longer, a 10% discount applies.
Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.