Rhumbutan House is situated on a low bluff above a narrow beach (15m wide) with incredible sunset views to Apo Island. There is a small private plunge / swimming pool in the front garden overlooking the sea. A large shaded front deck and direct beach access. At high tide the sea almost reaches the garden; at low tide a flat limestone platform is exposed where locals search for crustaceans and shellfish in the traditional way. There are no hawkers or children / people trying to sell you trinkets!
The house is located next to the beach and close other resorts and bars / restaurants in the San Juan district. Peace and tranquility is assured. Snorkelling 30m off shore in the corals of the ‘house reef’ is amazing.
Wifi is available for free 40m away at 'Baha Bar' or sometimes directly from the house using ‘Henry’. WiFi service on Siquijor is not consistent but we have the best on the island.
The house was completed in 2015. It is one bedroomed (w/ split aircon in the bedroom) containing a queen sized bed and ensuite bathroom. There is a small but complete kitchen and a large living area which can be adapted into a second bedroom (fan only / no air con). The house has 2 bathrooms the second attached to the living area. Privacy is assured and access to reliable wifi from the Baha Ba'r restaurant which currently has the only dedicated line on the island. There is a deck off the front of the house which is shared with Baha Ba'r. The house comfortably sleeps 4 with an extra double bed in the living room but it can accommodate 6/7 people maximum including children with kids on the floor on mattresses.
Bed linen, towels and soaps are provided. Sheets are changed every 3 days. The house is tidied everyday but not cleaned every day, only every 3rd day. If something is not to your liking please inform the manager at Baha Bar.
We can arrange for washing of clothes and babysitting if required.
For both of these services there is a cost of 100 pesos per kilo for clothes and 100 pesos per hour for babysitting.
Babysitting must be arranged ahead of time pls!
The keys are left at the Baha Ba'r restaurant (open 8.30AM-11PM), pls ask for Gen, Eden, Darlyn Loy or Steve or in fact anyone who works there!. The reception is upstairs at the bar
Общение с гостями
Gen and other staff at Baha Ba'r are ready to assist any time
Другие важные подробности
The popular Baha Ba'r restaurant (number 1 on the island according to Trip Advisor) is 40m away and has live but not loud (or annoying!) music (7pm to 9.30-10pm) most nights.
Power - The house is connected to the grid but also has its own generator in times of emergency 'brown-outs'.
Wifi - We have the best Wifi on the island at the bar and it should reach Rhumbutan House but I have noted that some guests have expressed some frustration with the connectivity and speed. Unfortunately the connection on Siquijor Island is not up to North American or European standards yet so you have to forgive us on some occasions if it is too slow. To try and combat this understandable annoyance we have recently run a dedicated cable to the bar (the only one on the island) and 2 extra routers.
Please no smoking inside the house or on the deck (please go in the garden). We will charge 1,000 pesos if there is evidence of smoking inside the house or on the deck (it is unfortunate we have to enforce this but we have had too many guests not respecting the property which is not ours and often the succeeding guest has to wait hours for us to clean up!)
Although Siquijor is almost crime free and is one of the safest places, not only in Philippines but in SE Asia, we still have a security guard who wanders around at night for the comfort of guests. However as with most off beat countries these days pls check tavel advisories before travel.
The main rule is to enjoy yourself! Please keep noise to a minimum after 10pm and no smoking inside the house please.
****** Important - The house has a realistic capacity of 6/7 people including children (over 8 years old). Please don’t exceed this number without discussing with us first. There is no additional charge for 4 guests or less but for more than 4 guests there will be an additional charge of 300 pesos per person per night for each additional guest over the age of 7 years old.
Please no smoking inside the house or on the deck (please go into the garden). We will charge 1,000 pesos if there is evidence of smoking inside the house or on the deck (it is unfortunate we have to enforce this rule but we have had too many guests not respecting the property and often the succeeding guest has to wait hours for us to clean up!)
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Gen and myself have lived in Siquijor for ~5 years. We were drawn to Siquijor by the island's beauty, amazing outdoor activities and wonderful hardworking and family oriented people. Siquijor is a lifestyle island. I am a swimmer, snorkeler and avid painter and Gen is a runner, rollerblader and horticulturist / keen gardener; when we have a moment of spare time together we both enjoy mountain biking, road biking and paddle boarding or spending time with our children at our hilltop farm or in the ocean.
I am a geologist by background and in all the years of privileged travel to many exotic locations spanning every continent I have never encountered such a peaceful, clean and ‘honest’ place as Siquijor and yet it is not too disconnected from the outside world.
Each house we list is owned by a Canadian colleague / friend and is set up to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the views or is nestled among the lush variety of plants that grow in this climate (Gen has very green fingers!).
We both live and work next door and are often either in Baha Ba'r, one of our gardens or the mango orchard 5km away. So if you have any concerns or issues pls don't hesitate to drop in and find us or ask for us at the Baha Ba'r.