The SpaceThis new townhouse became available in mid-June, 2013. It is in a gated community with a pool. It is very secure and safe. We are Americans who live nearby. It is completely furnished, with Western sensibilities in mind. All you need is your clothes, toiletries and some food. A large Mall is easy walking distance for groceries and other needs.
This is an ideal place for someone doing business for an extended time in Cagayan de Oro or visiting family and friends in the area. This would also be perfect for a couple who are deciding whether to live in Cagayan de Oro, or who are building their own home.
The house is furnished with very quiet split-type air conditioning, hot water in upstairs showers and kitchen, induction cooktop, refrigerator, cookware, appliances (blender, coffee maker, rice-cooker, toaster oven, microwave), hot/cold bottled water dispenser, washing machine, imported cotton bedsheets and towels-- everything you need to be comfortable. There is satellite cable TV and high-speed internet with wifi, and a Samsung 32' HDPM TV with a home theatre system.
The two bedrooms are upstairs, one with a queen sized bed, master bath, two closets and an office area. The other bedroom has a single bed, closet, desk and an adjoining bathroom. Everything is very tastefully decorated. Downstairs has a bathroom, utility/storage room and the kitchen, dining and living room. There is a carport for a single car or motorcycle and, in the back, a laundry area, washing machine and gas cooking set-up. The townhouse complex has a lovely pool and cabana area for swimming and sunning.
Cagayan de Oro is the second largest city on Mindanao, and the gateway to many adventures! Some of our local attractions are golf, at the nearby Pueblo de Oro Golf course, or at the Del Monte Plantation, about an hour away. Dahilayan Mountain Park is a great day trip to the mountains, past the Del Monte golf course. They have Asia's longest zip line and a number of other great activities. White Water Rafting has become a very popular Cagayan de Oro tourist attraction, with several well equipped companies available. Snorkeling and scuba diving resorts are just a couple hours away at Mantangale and Duka Bay! If you still want more, there are the Makahambus Caves, Malasag Gardens, Initao virgin forest area and Mapawa Nature Park.
If you love to shop, there are plenty of malls to keep you busy! Public transportation is easy to use and there are taxis available at our location. Guest AccessThere is golfing nearby at Pueblo de Oro Golf Course. There is a very complete Mall a 5 minute walk from our house. Interaction with GuestsWe will meet you at the townhouse when you arrive and explain how things work, and then leave you alone to enjoy your vacation! But we are available, so just call if there is a problem or a question! The NeighborhoodOur townhouse is in a gated complex, with 24 hour security and roving guards. It is a quiet place with a lot of families and kids on bikes. It is a pleasant place to take a stroll in the evenings. S M Mall is nearby and there you will find any groceries you need, and many places to eat out. Getting AroundIf you ask the guard, he will flag down a taxi for you. S M Mall is within walking distance, and you can take a jeepney from there to either the Agora (East) or Bulua (West) terminals to go beyond CDO on either a bus or Jeep. Mertz Rent A Car is a local car rental agency. We have not used this service ourselves. You can either rent a car, or a van, with or without a driver.
You can drive with a foreign license for three months in the Philippines. Other Things to NoteThere is a $300 damage deposit which will be cheerfully refunded if nothing is damaged or broken. If there is lose or damage, we will charge the actual replacement/repair costs. You will receive an itemized list. We strive to provide a comfortable stay for all of our guests, now and in the future. We care about quality and comfort, and we do not want guests who will not take care of the property.
We expect our guests to leave the place reasonably clean. If there is excessive dirt and grease, or burned pots and so on, we will deduct an additional $10 cleaning fee.