An alternative to 4-star hotels. Double the space of a premium hotel room, at less than half the cost. Best location next to Ayala Mall. One of the quietest places in Cebu City, convenient, clean, safe. Downstairs: kitchen, dining room, balcony, sofa bed, toilet, ultra HD cable/web TV, DVD, A/C. Upstairs: bedroom, cable TV, bath/shower, second larger shower, toilet, A/C. Wireless Internet. Lovely rooftop pool and deck. City / mountain views. Small in-house gym (free). Bigger gym nearby for $3.
The average hotel room in Cebu City is 25 square meters, and most condos are 25 - 60 sqm. This condo is 78 sqm, very spacious. Clean, quiet, secure duplex (two floors). Air conditioners upstairs and downstairs. Private hot water tank and pressure tank provide great water pressure and plenty of hot water 24/7. Master bathroom has two showers -- one bath tub / hand-held shower and one extra large shower. Large mirrors in living room, bedroom, and both bathrooms. Very comfortable, firm queen bed in bedroom, comfortable sofa bed in living room, and comfortable floor mattress. SONY Bravia 55-inch ultra high-definition Web/YouTube/Cable TV in living room and another cable TV in bedroom, both with 50+ channels, including movie and music channels. Wireless Internet works reasonably well. Views of city, mountains, and sunset from balcony, living room, and bedroom. This condo is very quiet. Many places in Cebu City have street / vehicle noise, 24-hour construction noise, or chickens. Charming roof-top pool with mini waterfall and a nice night view of the city. Small gym next to pool. Dining table with 4 chairs. Coffee table. Condo is very clean, with maid service twice weekly. Balcony has two chairs and small table to relax, watch the sunset, and enjoy wine or coffee. Full kitchen: 4-burner stove, oven, refrigerator, freezer, rice cooker, microwave, toaster, drip coffee maker with filters, tea kettle, cutlery, plates and bowls, cutting board, cooking knife, wine opener, can/bottle opener, full set of non-PFOA ceramic cookware. Hot/cold water dispenser with free bottled, distilled water - saves guests money and no need to carry heavy bottles of water from a store. Supermarkets across the street in mall.
Best, most convenient location in Cebu City. 2 minute walk to Ayala Mall. Very close to 5 major hospitals. 1 minute walk to major jeep terminal. 100+ restaurants within 3 minutes walk. Short taxi ride or walk to downtown, SM Mabolo, and other popular destinations. 30 minutes to airport if no traffic. Building has ramp for wheelchairs, and wheelchair users can ride elevator to the condo and use the first floor of the condo. But there are steep stairs to the second floor that would be very difficult for a disabled person to ascend. This condo is in a very safe area, and it is safe to walk in the area at any time. A dependable, English-speaking personal assistant / guide / babysitter can be provided for 550 Pesos (US $11) per day (8 hours). 10 mins walk to main Sinulog parade route.
Interaction with guests
We're glad to provide an orientation, answer questions about the condo or Cebu, and help in any way we can. We're very close by if you need us. But we respect guests' privacy and we don't intrude on their space if they prefer to be left alone. We do need access for cleaning every 3 - 4 days.
Other things to note
The condo has a private hot water system with great water pressure and plenty of hot water 24/7. Lots of towels and linens provided, and we provide clean towels and linens every few days. Professional housekeeping service is provided twice weekly, and more often for a small fee paid directly to the housekeeper. Building has backup power generator in case of power outage. 100+ restaurants within 3 minutes walk. Nice rooftop pool and small gym. Bigger gym in a 4-star hotel 10 minutes walk from the condo for $3. An English-speaking personal assistant / guide / babysitter can be provided for 550 Pesos (US $11) per day (8 hours). Two laundry services within 1-minute walk to have your personal laundry washed very cheaply. 5 hospitals within 1 mile.
Minimum 3 nights.
Absolutely no smoking.
We will withhold the full security deposit in case of smoking.
Normal activity and noise level is fine.
Not a suitable accommodation for very noisy people intending to have loud late-night parties. Shoes must be taken off in the entrance foyer to keep the place clean. Slippers are provided to be worn inside the condo.
Air conditioners must be turned off when all guests go out of the condo.
Maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
The condo is intended for personal use of the registered guests -- not for business group meetings, interviews, etc.
British-American originally from NY, but living in Asia more than 20 years. Former global corporate exec, serial Internet venture founder / president. Manage a Cebu-based online marketing and outsourced technical services company. Into movies, music, cooking / eating, fitness, urban gardening.