spacious and bright living room
Unique,bright,charming & spacious 2-BDRM apartment
Hosted by Melanie
Melanie is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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1
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Children
Ages 2 - 12
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A modern, spacious and fully furnished apartment in a cool residential neighborhood of Bulabog on Boracay Island, only 15min walking distance from the buzzing White beach. Perfect for small families, friends & couples who want to feel at home in a comfortable and uniquely styled island apartment situated in a family compound. With sprawling garden and fruit trees, easy access to Bolabog Beach, close to the White Beach, the town centre and all amenities, our cozy and quiet apartment awaits you!

The space

Our 100m2 apartment was recently finished and looks brand new. We have taken great care to make it a unique space: we even decided to leave our favourite tree standing in the kitchen area, and instead of cutting it down, we built around it! You can enjoy privacy and the benefits of a quiet residential area whilst still being extremely close to downtown. We are by the cool kiteboarder beach of Bolabog, known for its chill and hip vibe. Bolabog Beach is known as the #1 Spot for Kite Surfing in Asia and even ranks within the Top 10 spots worldwide. If you want the best of both worlds: be close to the action yet enjoy a real local experience, and if you're looking for a home away from home, our apartment is the perfect spot.

Guest access

The apartment we're renting out is the lower apartment of our newest building. It is separate and you will have your own entrance.

Interaction with guests

We are an international family, of mixed Filipino-German heritage. My brother is a dive instructor and occupies the upper part of the building. My mom and dad live in the building next door. We are all super relaxed and look forward to welcoming you. If you have any questions, we'll be more than happy to help you out and give you recommendations. For the rest, we go about our own business and respect your privacy.

Other things to note

The space has 2 double bedrooms which comfortably accommodates 4 people. We do not have an additional mattress. An additional fee will be charged for each additional guest. Final guest number must be confirmed at least a week before check-in and will be subject to approval by the host.
The $10 cleaning fee included in the booking is charged for a one-time-cleaning to prepare the place before guests check in - there is no daily room-service cleaning included in the booking price, but we can provide additional cleaning during your stay if you wish so at a small extra fee.


Amenities
Internet
Kitchen
Washer
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

We look forward to welcoming you to our home!
A few more house rules to share:

- Smoking only outside on balcony - not indoors.
- Kindly turn off all electrical appliances (aircon, electric fans, lights, oven,
etc) when not in use or when you leave the premises.
- Toilet paper and napkins/ diapers are not to be flushed in the toilet bowl.
- The $20 cleaning fee included in the booking is charged for a one-time-cleaning to prepare the place before guests check in. We can arrange additional house cleaning and laundry during your stay if you wish at extra charge.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - we have one dog called Beemo
No parking on property

Cancellations

13 Reviews

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Reneta & Svilen User Profile
October 2017
Melanie's mom was nice receiving us but i still dont understand why she would accept guest while the bungalow was in "renovation" meaning they had cut down the living tree in the kitchen, leaving a huge hole in the middle. Mold was apparent in some places and quite dirty overall. Location is not bad if you want quiet time in boracay far from night life. Host will probably reply we booked this last minute asking for a quick booking but never informed us of the situation before arrival we had many other options available to us so she did not do us a favor. Overall not a great airbnb experience. Host was slow to answer after our arrival at the gate we waiting more than 15 minutes before she opens the door and that is after having great communication for an hour?!? And to top this after telling her we are only staying 1 night after the surprise since it was late for us to find another place, she told us its minimum 2 night.. seriously?
Melanie User Profile
Response from Melanie:
Dear Reneta, thank you for your useful feedback and we do apologise for the inconvenience of the kitchen repairs. We have now blocked our Airbnb until the kitchen is fully functional again. As you can see on our listing description, our minimum booking is 3 nights. Usually we reflect and discuss accepting a booking, but in this case my mother accepted your booking immediately as to her you sounded quite urgent and she simply was concerned for you. Reading back on your messages, it is fair to say that it sounded like you were stranded and impatient. Your initial messages to us were: - at 4:03pm: "2 brithers, we are in station 2 had a booking but was bad. Would love to stay at yours." - at 4:06pm: "I would need to know asap please we are with our luggage on the street", this last message you wrote twice! - 4:46pm: "We need to make a stop in dmall and coming shortly" - 5:01pm: "We are here" Given the urgency, my mother did her best to act as fast as she could - even though she was caught off-guard - and you were checked in at ours just an hour after your initial contact with us. She told me she informed Reneta's husband about the kitchen as soon as she saw you in person and your husband said it was fine as they were not planning on using it anyway. We admit that we ought to have blocked our listing whilst we still had some kitchen repairs to be done. We also admit that my mom acted in a rush by accepting your booking thinking you were in distress, which turned out to be a misunderstanding and made the experience an inconvenience for all. We apologise from our side and do hope you were able to make the most of your stay on the island. Best wishes, Melanie
October 2017

Darpan User Profile
April 2017
House is easily accessible , specially with luggage and kids. Cleaning we have to do by our self even we have paid a good price for home and I suppose it included in the rates. Too many restrictions on dos and don't. House's living area is too hot and no air con in the living room , even fans are too slow. Location is far from the main road and no major activity. Means you must have to take tricycle for any activity.
Melanie User Profile
Response from Melanie:
We appreciate the feedback but are disappointed with Darpan's behavior and perspective. From Darpan's review, it is clear that he is not familiar with Airbnb proceedings. All the information including amenities about our place is clearly given in the description of our listing. Firstly, my mom went out of her way to help and accommodate a very late check-in for Darpan's group. Before your Darpan and his group arrived my mom hired a cleaning lady to help her clean the place. She always makes sure that everything is clean, bathrooms/ toilets, kitchen, etc. We sprayed the whole place to make sure there were no bugs, no mosquitos. The cleaning fee is charged for a one-time-per-visit general cleaning after guests check out, to prepare the place for the next guests. This is not a service charge for everyday cleaning; it is not a hotel. Darpan complained that there were many mosquitos in the house. Actually, the whole house has mosquito screens, including windows and main door. One evening, his daughter ran straight to the door and hit and damaged the whole screen door. She was shocked but good thing she was not hurt. My mom only saw the damage caused the next day, Darpan did not mention anything about this - no wonder they had mosquitos that evening because the screen was totally damaged and was open. He did not ask us for mosquito coils. Turns out that it cost PHP1250 to fix the screen, of which ultimately Darpan was only willing to pay PHP300. Regarding house regulations: they are fair and few and Darpan was in conformity with them. We never had any guests complain about them. When Darpan complained that it was too cold in the bedrooms - instead of turning the aircon lower - he asked for extra bigger blankets, which my mom then provided. Our living room fans work fine, but Darpan didn't seem to be aware of how to switch it to higher speed. Our place is located just 5 minutes walk to Bolabog Beach, which is now more tranquil, no more windsurfing and kitesurfing compared to the last months. It takes 15 minutes walk from my place to the White beach which is the "party beach" of the island, and where all the water sports and activities are. Here you find all the amenities, restaurants, and the night life, parties all through the night! From the White beach, there are many means of transportation going back to my place, it takes only 10 minutes on a tricycle. Again, none of our previous guests had any complaints about distance and even enjoyed the fact that our place is in a quiet residential area, yet easily accessible from the main beaches. Darpan knew the location of our place - and could have booked a different place if ours was not central enough. Despite all the trouble and inconveniences, we still gave Darpan a good review and wished them Good Luck for their next Airbnb stay.
April 2017

Yana User Profile
March 2017
Very nice and cosy house with a tree inside! Lovely Melanie's mother Malou was taking sooo much care of us!! Very friendly atmosphere! We enjoyed a lot! Sure it doesn't depend of the owners but sometimes on Boracay island the electricity switches off. So when you are renting the private house you should be ready to these circumstances. Location is good! 1 min walk to Bolabog beach. 15 min walk to d'mall, 10 min to 1st station!

Andrei User Profile
February 2017
Awesome host (special thanks to Malou). House totally align the pictures. Great location, very close to Bolabog beach (paradise for kiters), far from noisy city center. Walking 10 minutes and you're on the white beach and on the main road.
Melanie User Profile
Response from Melanie:
Thank you Andrei, we hope to host you again soon!
February 2017

Huseyin User Profile
February 2017
Pretty cute host!! Malou is a very friendly, helpful, cute, kind, sweet host. So happy to meet Malou. The home is so otantic you can find a tree in this unique place. If i can come again Boracay, it will no doubt stay there.

수윤 User Profile
January 2017
Malou's place was comfortable and perfect. It is located in front of Bolabog Beach, and it takes about 10 minutes to get to White Beach. Her family is very kind and funny! My trip was so happy thanks to Malou

Peter User Profile
January 2017
The place is managed by Melanie's mother. Who is very accomodating and nice. She provided tips and even a guide to help us with our vacation. The only thing that I had a problem with is the clogged sink in one of the bedrooms. Other then that, everything was good
Melanie User Profile
Response from Melanie:
Dear Peter, We're sorry to hear about the clogged sink. As soon as you mentioned it to us, we asked our plumber to go over to the apartment to fix it. He was waiting for you to open the door to fix it, but it seemed you were not there or not available - you must have not heard him knocking on the door. Oh well, apologies again.
January 2017

Malay, PhilippinesJoined in May 2015
Melanie User Profile
I'm a Filipina-German artist based in and travelling a lot between Washington D.C., Bangkok, and my home on Boracay Island in the Philippines.
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