Pool and lawn, on the right, the villa with lounge and two main bedrooms. In the back of the pool, the annex harboring two bedrooms
Unique Villa and pool at Puerto Galera
Hosted by Shyla Sweet
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11 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
4.5 baths
11 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
4.5 baths
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Villa Sarimanok lies at the top of Punta del Este, a coastal promontory whose beauty and seclusion has attracted visitors for years. Here, at a 3 minutes drive from Puerto Galera town, you'll find peace in a landscape of sea and lush greenery.

You may also consider our other villa at the same location: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18529456

The space

Punta del Este:
This is a coastal promontory situated at a short distance from Poblacion, Puerto Galera’s main town. On its top, at a 30 meters elevation, and near its extremity, in real seclusion, two villas and other independent accommodation are offered for exclusive rentals. The villas are in each others vicinity and can be rented together at once to accommodate a large party.

You are reading here the listing of Villa Sarimanok.
( if you want to look at the other villa, it is listed at
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11471086 )

Villa Sarimanok accommodates 8 guests in 4 double bedrooms. Each bedroom has a private bathroom with heated shower, standing or ceiling fan, laptop workspace, wireless internet, shelving, hangers, drying bars, linen, towels and essentials. There is cable TV in the lounge. Free service of cook/helper/cleaner.

A few more guests can be accommodated (at a supplement of Php800 per head per night) on up to 3 folding single beds set up in some of the bedrooms.

Guest access

Free shuttle from and to the villa on arrival and departure days.

Exclusive access to and use of the installations and amenities of the villa: gardens, terraces, swimming pool, kitchen and, naturally, all the bedrooms and lounges. No one else will share your space.

The only persons that you will encounter on the spot are the cook, her helper and the pool's caretaker (just an hour in the early morning). This is required by their duty. The staff has worked here satisfactorily for years, welcoming people of almost all tastes, lifestyles, creeds, cultures and origins. So they know how to be polite and discrete, and to accept you as you are, as long as there is respect toward them and no violence. Feel free to dress or undress as you please. Feel free to act, perform and relax, and to lead life as if in your own home.

Smoking indoor is prohibited.

Using unprotected candles (without a containment glass) is prohibited.

Pets like one cat or one dog are the only animal allowed. Your dog must be kept on a leach when walking through the road and paths of the Punta del Este promontory, as there are sometimes one or two local dogs roaming around. These are rather kind but may upset your dog.

Events and parties are allowed, but the guests are requested to respect the serenity of guests in the other villa and houses. They may play, shout, or practice their beautiful voice or instruments, but exclusively through natural means. No powerful electronic amplification device outdoor, unless authorized by the manager. This applies indoor if it can be heard too loudly outdoor.

Operating and piloting a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) or airborne drone of any size is strictly prohibited unless with special authorization from the property owner or from the host.

Interaction with guests

The place is rented "self-catered", without food. Nevertheless the rental includes staff service for cleaning and for preparing meals. You leave some money to the cook/helper and ask her to buy what is needed from the local market.

Other things to note

What you get with the rental:
+ It gives you exclusive use of the villa and installations, terraces, garden and swimming pool.
+ Cook and helper service included.
+ Linen, bathroom towels (beach towel on request).
+ Self-catering conditions apply. You can bring or purchase locally your food and drinks. Any way the cook/helper can do it for you and prepare the meals you ask her. She settles the accounts with you.
+ Free wifi internet.
+ Free shuttle from and to the arrival/departure boat pier.


Extra people $20 CAD / night after 6 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $275 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 2 couches
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 10AM

- Smoking indoor is prohibited.
- Using unprotected candles (without a containment glass) is prohibited.
- Guests are requested to respect the serenity of guests in the other villa and houses. They may play, shout, or practice their beautiful voice or instruments, but exclusively through natural means.
- No powerful electronic amplification device outdoor, unless authorized by the manager.
- Operating and piloting a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) or airborne drone of any size is strictly prohibited unless with special authorization.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

6 Reviews

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Dennis User Profile
September 2017
Amazing place. Will visit again soon!

Dinnah User Profile
July 2017
This is a lovely peaceful place where I can retire in

Kristel User Profile
July 2017
This villa is a great option for a family or group of friends who want to spend time with each other. Due to its secluded location, noise is not a problem--you can be as loud or as quiet as your group pleases. For the listed price, this place is the ultimate middle ground between staying in a resort in separate rooms and renting a house/villa/large room with bare basics/not as "luxurious" amenities. It was such an ideal place to hang out in that we were constantly torn between exploring the rest of the island or just staying in! The furniture and design of the villa are well curated and thought out. Local, practical, tasteful, and very comfortable, all of which were factors that we truly appreciated. The pool is fabulous and pulls the place together. I would say 10 people would be the most comfortable in terms of bed space in the rooms, even though it can accommodate 12 max. The staff/cook will look after your every need during your stay, and was one of the highlights of this villa. Ate Renalyn cooked our meals to our specifications (amazing cook!), and effortlessly tidied up after our mess in the morning (which we did not intend for her to do in the first place)! There is an abundance of extra towels, linens, mugs (for tea AND coffee), plates, silverware, and every other utensils/amenities you can think of for a very comfortable home-y stay. The only thing I can think of they are missing is a coffee maker for those who do not like instant coffee. There is a beach that is a short walk down the hill that is easily accessible through paved steps. The beach caretaker is very friendly and will tell you the best place to swim (towards the other end). Communication was top notch with Shyla which you will truly appreciate, given the remote/developing location of the island. I'm pretty sure I had too many questions, some were silly and unnecessary, but they were all answered promptly and patiently. Overall a fantastic value for our experience.

Hiten User Profile
June 2017
The place was great. It was very calm, peaceful and shyla helped us a lot in arranging all transportation to reach this property with ease. The place is near to white beach and accessible in 15 to 20 minutes ride (via jeepney) but you would need to book or have the rented transportation. The care taker in house was friendly and helped us in cooking food and also arranged all necessary transportation facilities. We enjoyed our stay here.

Patrick User Profile
August 2017
Très bel endroit, bien situé en dehors des quelques stations "touristiques édulcorées" où il n'y a pas grand chose à voir/visiter, Puerto Galera, c'est avant tout une destination "plongée" ! Outre la piscine dont on ne se lasse pas, i(URL HIDDEN)minutes via quelques marches et un sentier bétonné, une plage de sable sympa pratiquement déserte avec quelques jolis coraux mous et une faune sous-marine à découvrir (peu riche mais intéressante pour une prémière expérience snorkeling depuis le bord). La maison est naturellement éclairée avec ses vastes baies vitrées, ce qui est en général rare aux Philippines et aérée naturellement, un petit coup de ventilo suffit amplement pour se rafraîchir. Le site est reposant et sécure. Le staff d'accompagnement est de qualité, laissez-vous guider par la cuisine locale de dame Renile et au passage demandez lui un "leche flan". Le calme se payant par une certaine distance par rapport à la ville, une location de mobylette s'impose si vous souhaitez faire vos courses ou vous déplacez pour visiter les quelques sites "terrestres" à proximité. Prévoir un bon antimoustique pour les soirées "terrasse" !

Ol User Profile
August 2017
Спасибо хозяевам, всё понравилось. Жили в августе 2017 впятером (Заняли 3 спальни) чуть больше недели. Всё понравилось, и местоположение, и сервис. Шейла организовала индивидуальный трансфер из Манилы и обратно, помогла договориться с экскурсиями на месте. С покупками продуктов и приготовлением пищи помогала Риналин, ей за это большое спасибо. Один раз приготовила нам ужин по-филиппински, очень вкусно. За отдельную плату можно организовать массаж. Вилла находится на вершине небольшой горы, до пляжа 5 минут пешком. Лестница крутая, подниматься приходилось с перерывами на отдых. Пляж с рыбацкими лодками, мало благоустроен. Есть душ, нет лежаков и зонтов. Вход в море песчаный, чуть дальше от берега маленькие рифы с красивыми рыбами. Можно не ехать далеко на другие пляжи. Дом просторный, удобный. Второй этаж, правда, сделали складом, и мы им не пользовались. Большой бассейн, беседка, место для барбекю. Сверху открывается прекрасный вид на окрестности. До города и магазинов можно дойти пешком минут за 15. За поворотом от комплекса вилл ,место для петушиных боёв, которые проходят по выходным. Можно посетить за 200 песо с человека. Несмотря на низкий сезон, погода побаловала, только один день шел дождь. В городе есть продуктовый рынок, супермаркет кафе и мелких магазинов. Обменять валюту не проблема. Из недостатков в доме можно отметить только много насекомых. Муравьи везде. Продукты, особенно фрукты и сладости, нельзя оставлять вне холодильника. Ночью вокруг кипит жизнь – лягушки, богомолы, жуки-носороги и просто неизвестные твари. Природа одним словом, и в этом прелесть, и непривычность окружения. Недалеко была то ли дискотека или очень музыкальные гости, по вечерам громко играла музыка, но не допоздна. Больше дискомфорта было от ежедневного караоке в каком-то из рыбацких домов на пляже. Из-за того, что вилла на вершине горы, туда ведёт крутой подъём по дороге. Мотобайк с двумя или тремя пассажирами заехать не может, приходилось идти пешком от поворота. Осторожнее с бассейном. Наши волосы из-за него стали слегка зелёными. Дома волосы вернули свой цвет, отмылись. Если коротко, эта вилла – хороший вариант для спокойного, пляжного отдыха с экскурсиями по окрестностям. Рекомендуем.

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Puerto Galera, PhilippinesJoined in April 2017
Shyla Sweet User ProfileShyla Sweet is a superhost.

I am originally from Bukidnon, a Province of the South but i have been attached to Puerto Galera and to Punta del Este for the past 8 years. I am well travelled and i have been privileged with encounters of different cultures. It will be my sincere pleasure to welcome you at Punta del Este.

Languages: English, Tagalog
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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