About this listing
Ricardita Estate, Large Modern House with Swimming Pool and Tennis Court. Cebu. I am offering a very large modern house which has a modern decor feel throughout the premises. Also has a large swimming pool and full size tennis court. We are ideally located in the South of Cebu for all the main attractions including Whale Shark Watching. My place is good for families (with kids), and big groups. We can provide extra mattresses and bedding too. There are NO ADDITIONAL charges during your stay.
I am offering you a very large, beautifully decorated in a modernistic style house, that has 5 bedrooms, a large open plan kitchen, dining and living area. It also has an office for when you need some quiet time to talk with friends and family online. Outside the property you have a large balcony at the back of the house with the most amazing views looking across Cebu strait and Bohol Island in the distance. At the front of the property you have a large two tier swimming pool, one section is specially designed with children in mind so it is shallow and the other is deeper for adults, connecting the pools you have a infinity fall. Also further away from the house you have a full size tennis court which has a fence all around to stop you losing your tennis balls. This is a great way to get some exercise in before the day starts. Also outside away from the house, you will find the games room which has a billiard table inside. A great way to relax with friends in the evening.
Highlights Of The House.
The master bedroom. This room is just amazing and you can feel modern touch throughout. The room is huge and has a king size bed at one end, and comfy sofa and chairs with coffee table at the other. The floor is wooden. There are full length windows for 3 of the main walls with thick curtains to keep the sun out if necessary. Open the full length curtains at the rear wall of the house, and you are blessed with one of the most beautiful views overlooking Cebu Strait and Bohol Island in the distant. Off from the main bedroom you have a beautifully designed bath tub and in the next room you have a walk in wet room and CR, all tastefully decorated to a very high class. This room is pure luxury and indulgence, you will not want to leave it.
The open Plan Living Area, Dining Area and Kitchen.
This is a huge room ideally centered in the house itself. It is where you walk into from outside. The center of the room has a very high ceiling and off to your right you have a beautiful large leather corner sofa, to laze about on and watch your favorite TV shows in the evening after your dinner. Off to your left in the room is where the large kitchen and dining room is situated. The kitchen consist of all your cooking appliances, like microwave oven, electric oven, gas stove. There is a huge fridge/freezer to keep all your foods fresh too. There is an overhead hood to take all your cooking odors out of the house. Across the room is a beautifully designed table with 12 chairs, all kept within that modern touch of the house. Great for sitting down with family and friends after a day's sightseeing and bonding together.
Outside you will find a large two tier swimming pool, which has been specifically designed with young children in mind. On the top tier is shallow so the young can splash and paddle around in safety, and the lower tier is much deeper for confident swimmers to take advantage of. In between to the two pools is an infinity fall, so you can sit back and relax and hear the water flowing.
If Tennis is your game then this place will suit you ideally as we have a brand new full size tennis court for your use whenever you feel like taking up your racket and giving a friend or family member a game to remember.
Please be reminded that both the Swimming Pool and Tennis Court is for communal use and at times there maybe other guests in one of the other properties who wish to use it at the same time. Please respect one another at all times.
I have many one off pieces of commissioned art to decorate the house which have been brought over from the UK, in fact many pieces of furniture inside the house have been brought over from the UK. With this in mind I do not allow more than 14 persons to stay there overnight, as if something were to break accidentally I cannot just go down the road and buy a replacement item.
There are NO ADDITIONAL Charges for your stay at the house, unlike other properties on Airbnb who have hidden charges, like electricity and water for example. You only pay extra if you have more than 8 guests staying, if you required the chef to prepare and cook your meals or if you needed a helper to wash the dishes etc. This will all be discussed before your arrival.
You will have access to the whole house, the swimming pool, tennis court and games room. We have 3 smaller houses on the site, one is occupied by my maintenance staff and the other one is sometimes also rented out. The Swimming Pool and Tennis Courts are communal use and therefor maybe used by other guests too.
Interaction with guests
You will have a caretaker/maintenance person living on the estate should you need their advice or help, I will show you where they live upon your arrival and introduce them to you. I will also be contactable via text should you wish to see me, if you have any concerns and we will meet up at a predetermined time.
Other things to note
Please be aware that there is a hill from the National Highway up to the property which is a little steep in places. The road up to the house from the road is about 400 meters in length and the hilly bit is about 200 meters. This is not a problem if you are in your own vehicle but can be a bit of an exercise if your walking. I do however have a vehicle at the property and if you want me to pick you up when you first arrive with your luggage from the local town, just let me know and I will happily do this at no charge to yourself.
The Wi-Fi is slow at the property during certain times of the day. We only have a pocket Wi-Fi in the house as there is no more remaining points locally to put in a landline. It is OK to read the News, open email etc but no good for streaming media. Though you do have a 42" TV connected to a satellite which offers 42 channels.
There are 4 or 5 dogs on the property, which is a large property. They are harmless and love our guests when they arrive as 90% of the guests fall in love with them and give them their left overs. They are small and friendly and have never harmed anyone.
We expect our guests to treat our home as it is their home at all times.
No Smoking Inside the house, there are plenty of areas outside to smoke at.
Please make sure all the windows and doors in the house are closed if you have the air conditioning running.
Turn off all air-conditioning when leaving any room.
Please respect my staff at all times. They are there to oversee the running of the house, and to make sure people respect the house when I am not there. They are also there to give advice about the house and surrounding area and to make your stay enjoyable.
The swimming pool is out of bounds between the hours of 7 AM and 10 AM this is to allow us time to put chlorine in the pool and to work its magic to keep it clear and clean for you.
Bedding will be changed once a week, if you require it to be changed sooner please just let the caretaker know with 24 hours notice. This is not a problem for us.
Towels will be changed every 2 days, again if you need extra towels or need them changed sooner, please let the caretaker know.
Before you leave either I or the caretaker will be checking each room to make sure nothing has been broken and we have not been informed. We do actually realize and understand that from time to time accidents happen and we hope our guest will be honest and upfront and let us know if something has been broken in that way. It is much better to be honest from the start, than for us to find out upon your departure.
Please observe the check in (2 PM) and check out (10 AM) times as we need time to clean the house for the following guests.
The Swimming Pool, Tennis Court and Billiard Room are Communal areas and at times there could be other guests using it at the same time. We ask all of our guests to respect one another at all times and maybe even enjoy one another's company during your stay with us.
Lastly please make SURE you have a relaxing time with us and have some fun on your vacation at our house. We are easy and approachable people to get on with.
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Hi my name is Matt, I am 42 years old and are originally from the UK, but have lived in our beautiful town of Dalaguete for the past 8 years. I am happily married and my wife works as a public school teacher here in our town. I know the area very well and will be able to advise you on where to go whilst you stay here, places to eat out depending on what food you would like to eat and give you a quick guided tour of our town so you know where the important places are like the ATM machine, market etc.
I am British ex-military so I know how to work with people and get things organised for them before they arrive. I totally understand that vacations take time to organize, cost money and that most people get only one or two vacations a year, so I realize how important it is that everything runs smoothly for your planned vacations and I intend to make your stay at our place as hassle free as possible.
My motto throughout my life has been to treat people as you wish to be treated yourself and that honesty is always your best policy. I am also a firm believer that politeness and courtesy goes along way and it one of those things in life that does not cost anything.