The SpaceThe 20 sqm room is one of two spacious adjoining rooms of the cabin, each has their own toilet and bath, closet and dresser. Each room has two double beds, additional sleepers may be accommodated. The whole cabin may be rented - i.e. also reserving Samiweng Beach Cabin #2. Said cabin is part of a compound that also include the owner's cottage, utility and caretakers' building, a view deck, and a cabana.
The cabin is built of indigenous materials. The sidings are that of a palm tree locally known as 'Labig or Anahaw', while the roof is that of its leaves.
The compound is landscaped with local tropical plants, colorful pebbles and 'pila' rocks. The front courtyard has colorful pebbles from the sea. Guest AccessA seldom travelled concrete road separates the compound from the foreshore, cross it and you are in the beach. On the beach, we have picnic cottages that guest may use upon request from the hosts.
The facilities and structures inside the compound, except the caretakers rooms, kitchen and utensils, and the owner's cottage are accessible to guests. Use of the bedroom of the bamboo hut when not occupied by other guests is upon request.
A refrigerator is available at the Utility building. Interaction with GuestsOur caretakers are a couple with a teenage daughter who are residents of the area. They live on the property year round, on a separate building. They will serve as hosts to our guests- coordinate with them, ask them for suggestions! The NeighborhoodOur neighbors are the resident farmers and fishermen of the Barangay Estancia. You will observe them do their daily routines like bringing their farm animals to their grazing grounds and casting and manually pulling in fish nets from the ocean. School children pass by with their playful gaits, friendly and shy local folks may just cast you an eye. Getting AroundTheir is a carport that can accomodate 2 cars/suv/van inside the compound.
Public transport ply the the Pan Philippine Highway south to cities and towns like Laoag City, Vigan City and up to Manila and the southern tip of Luzon. To the north through towns like Burgos and Pagudpud and on to the Cagayan province.
There is no regular transport from and to the Laoag International Airport (LAO). Contract fare may be available at the airport, or we can arrange it with local transport providers, if requested upon reservation.
For just the provider's cost, a private transport for sightseeing could be arranged with local providers if requested upon reservation. This is most advisable for your convenience, local rates are very reasonable. Other Things to NoteThere are no restaurants in town or nearby towns we could recommend. Most eateries are what locals know as 'carinderia' which are mom and pop operations.
The lady that cooks for us when we are here for vacation is also available to guests for Php500 a day cooking two or three meals for up to 4 diners. Guests can prepare the menu desired then provide the funds for the ingredients to be bought in open market. Filipino recipes only.
The light breakfast provided is for up to 4 guests only. It usually include coffee and toast or 'pan de sal' with peanut butter or jelly. More elaborate breakfasts may be coordinated with the hosts, additional expenses may be incurred by guests. Additional guests over and above the 4 guests served breakfast may be served breakfast for a nominal add on fee to the hosts.