The SpaceThis former US Military house has been retrofitted with the environment in mind – solar power, natural lighting, passive cooling and green living roof are slowly being installed with the aim of minimising our carbon footprint. Three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms provide comfortable accommodation for up to 7 guests. Additional beds are available for a minimal extra fee but it can get quite full over 7 people. We also have an optional 4th small adjoining bedroom with a bathroom which can be booked for an additional P1500 per night (to be paid on arrival) which sleeps 3 people. Guest AccessA well-equipped kitchen, dining area and private terrace overlooking the rainforest make for great entertainment. We invite you to help yourself to the herbs in our organic garden for your meals although are fields are currently resting from several seasons of growing. Interaction with GuestsWhen I am not teaching yoga or out surfing, you will usually find me working around the house or in the garden. The same goes for Mona, while at home she enjoys the quiet time to paint in her studio. We have a wonderful housekeeper who lives with us and will always be here to assist our guests. We both love open-minded people who appreciate nature as much as us.
We offer private yoga sessions for your group for an additional fee.
PLEASE NOTE BEFORE INQUIRING;
We do prefer to know a little information about our guests (where you are from, your mission in life;) etc) as we are not a private hotel and we are sharing our home with you. Please do not inquire unless you have a proper photo of yourself (not a idol or cartoon) and filled out your profile information completely. Alternatively you can tell us about yourself, the number and ages of your companions and your reasons for wanting to stay at our place in your inquiry message. This information would be greatly appreciated for everyones peace of mind and to ensure a fast approval. The NeighborhoodWhile we are situated in the midst of the rainforest, it is only a short walk to the sea. Another short walk up the hill is the Cubi Point village with the best Korean restaurant in Subic, a great little massage spa, a mini-mart and a quaint Filipino/Italian cafe overlooking a pretty church. It is mainly a village for international students who come to learn English at the several language schools or student pilots at the nearby Subic Airport. It is extremely safe in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone which is protected by its own private police force, and there is a small police station in the Cubi Point village.
There is also fire station a 5 min walk away with a basketball court.
ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS
If you are looking for eco-friendly activities you can hike to our local waterfalls or visit the nearby Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) camp where can learn all about indigenous skills in an active, hand-on environment. Treetop adventure is also very close where you can safely experience gliding from tree to tree up in the forest canopy. Subic has become a mecca for cycling and each weekend hundreds of cyclists take to the picturesque and well-maintained roads which offer the full range of terrain from flat and easy to the more challenging. Subic also is well-renowned location for triathletes in training and their competitions. There is a diving center in town and a number of popular wreck dive sites close by. There are some excellent surfing beaches up and down the coast, but also a very safe All Hands family beach with a kiosk and range of hire equipment.
Other popular activities and attractions include horse riding at El Kabalo, Ocean Adventure and the Camayan Beach Resort which has a good beach front restaurant and safe swimming beach.
Just 12 to 15 minutes by car, Subic Bay township offers a vast number and variety of restaurants, gourmet deli’s, coffee shops, 4 large supermarkets, 2 malls (Ayala’s Harbor Point and SM Mall just over the bridge in neighbouring Olongapo), numerous specialty shops and several excellent massage centers. Getting AroundYou can call a taxi from our house, take a shared taxi just up the road at the church or catch a public bus from out front that takes you directly to the town center. Clark International Airport is less than an hour away and Victory Liner buses run regular services to Manila and other regional destinations. Renting a car with driver or using local buses are popular options for exploring the local region. Hiking up Mt Pinatubo is a favourite full-day adventure. Other Things to NoteAs for now we have chosen not to install air-conditioning, in keeping with our wish to reduce our carbon emissions as much as possible and move towards being completely reliant on solar power. Each room has a ceiling fan and mosquito screens on all windows and doors.
During the holiday season and public holidays it can get quite busy in our area with tour buses and vacationers trying to get pics of the neighborhood monkeys, so keep this in mind when planning your trip and organising excursions.
Private yoga sessions, stand-up paddle boarding and surfing lessons are also available and can be arranged after confirming your bookings.
During the busy season and public holidays it can get quite busy in our area as it is a popular place to see the local wildlife and go to the beach so keep that in mind when planning to get here and organizing daily excursions.