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Family Coming To Cebu? No Problem!

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January 24, 2019

Cebu, Philippines belongs to a 3rd World Country. It is the second-largest city in the country. However, it feels like living in a 1st World with all the amenities the city offers. It’s industrialized and modern style and affordable cost of living. Read more about Sinulog Festival in Cebu

Home Away From Home! I decided to get a pre-selling property last year 2014, so my family has a place to stay during our visit. I tried to inquire during that time about rental properties, but it’s too expensive. They required six months to 1 year least of stay: a two months deposit and 1-month advance which a lot of us Balikbayans couldn’t afford. Can’t we even bring back the money to our country of origin? How can we afford to pay that significant amount of money for a deposit?

We all know that Western countries only allow two weeks of total paid vacation. So most of the people who will visit the state won’t be able to stay that long. Alternatively, even less especially if they plan to visit other towns and cities too.

Every time I go home I want to spend more days to give me ample time to see most of my close friends and spend time with family. So, staying 1-2 weeks more can be very expensive to stay in other accommodation. We are making it as a rental property. So we could help those family who needs a house during their visit — especially Balikbayans who are in the same position as us. Instead of letting them feel the same we’re giving them options. To make their visit to the Philippines enjoyable and still feel at home like it used to.

The property is in the middle area between the City and going to the South of Cebu. It is accessible you can opt to rent a car or hire a taxi or grab. Another option for transportation is to hire a motorbike from the subdivision. The house subdivision is a little up hilly enough to breathe fresh air after the busy days and commute. My favorite part is the gym upstairs as it is overlooking the sea of Tulay Minglanilla Cebu.

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Keira and Kyle gymming at the recreational center

The house amenities and facilities:
  • It is a fully-furnish house with four bedrooms.
  • The house consists of two bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs.
  • It is inside a gated family community with a swimming pool for adults and children plus a gym upstairs.
  • The master bedroom has cabinet storage and pulls out drawers for extra storage.
  • There is a balcony attached to the master bedroom upstairs
  • The second bedroom has pull-out storage.
  • The third and fourth bedroom has a pull out bed with pull out drawers.
  • All the bedrooms have window type air-condition.
  • The kitchen has complete utensils, plates, and glasses.
  • IT has a refrigerator and a TV plus a telephone and wifi.
  • There is a lanai outside and a dirty kitchen to use if needed.
  • The subdivision is gated and with 24/7 security guard.
What makes these place a perfect place for your family to stay?
  • My children favorite part is the pool. They spent most of their time there every day and learned many swimming skills.
  • My son used to hold the side of the swimming pool, but before we get back in the U.S.A, he can jump and do a backflip at the pool.
  • Both kids learned to do the underwater swim and so much more. Not to mention how they turned way darker than other normal Filipino children. LoL
  • They feel safe roaming around in the neighborhood with other children because there is a security 24/7 every day.
  • They can play and learn a lot of Filipino games aside from swimming at the pool there are lots of kids in the neighborhood.
  • There is also a basketball court whom you can play basketball or play other sports if you want to.
  • My daughter loved it there and missed it. I guess it because she started making lots of friends right before we go back to the US.
  • One thing I appreciate is the neighborhood Zumba that I got to enjoy one time. I wish I am not too busy. But oh well!
  • In staying here, it will be a perfect way to learn and have a sense of Filipino culture and meet new Filipino friends. Everyone here is supportive and friendly.
Why should you stay here?
  • In choosing this place, you can escape the traffic of the city.
  • This property is also very near in Snow World, Naga BoardWalk and it is not too far from SM Seaside either. So no need to always go to the city center unless if you have to.
  • The South area of Cebu like Carcar City, Simala, Argao, Sumilon, Oslob, Barili is accessible. It will help you get away from the traffic.
  • North Side is also accessible from here as the road is very friendly and not too crowded. Compared to the North Road like Mandaue, Consolacion, Liloan and Compostela.
  • The South road is also perfect if you want to visit Balamban, Tuburan, Asturias, and Tabuelan. By doing this route, it will save you time and money for commute and gas. Especially avoiding the traffic of the city and the North road.

This house is perfect for a family who is looking for a place to stay that has the comfort of their home away from home. Do your children enjoys to have their room away from home? Do you like to stay in a place that is accessible to everything? When you come home after the busy day, it feels like you live in an area away from the bustle and hustle of the city? Are you looking for a place where you can fit your family? Also, able to cook your food and learn the local culture of the Filipino People? Happy of what you are reading? Come and Visit Cebu as you already found the right place. Click here to book if you love what you are reading. Please don’t forget to leave a comment below and follow us on social media.

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    I'm Jess Traveling

    September 16, 2019

    I was in Cebu last year at this time and I wish I would have stayed here. Love all the amenities and its important to feel comfortable and safe when you are traveling. If I end up back in Cebu I’ll be staying here. Thanks sharing!

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      April

      September 17, 2019

      We were in Cebu last year too around May-August. Hope you had a wonderful time during your visit. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Josy A

    September 16, 2019

    Congratulations on your new property! It sounds like your family love it, and it’ll be a fab place for other visitors to stay in too. 🙂

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      April

      September 17, 2019

      Yes, hoping to let others enjoy it while we’re not around.

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    Jordan

    September 17, 2019

    This looks like a great place when visiting Cebu. And I love the idea of being immersed in the culture and getting away from the crowds. Gives a trip here a more authentic experience.

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      April

      September 17, 2019

      Yes, because of this experience my daughter learn to speak some of the local dialects.

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    Rudy

    September 17, 2019

    You write you can hire a motorbike from the subdivision. With motorbike, do you mean a scooter or a full size motorcycle? Do you need a special license or experience for the motorbike? I thinking that getting around by motorbike is probably the fastest, but maybe not the safest way. What do you do?

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      April

      September 17, 2019

      Hello Rudy, a bike that the owner will be the one to drive you around from point A to B. We called it habal-habal in our own local dialect. You pay 15 pesos per ride for both ways you pay 30 pesos still under $1. We all tried every mode of transportation last year and we manage to survive for staying three months alone with the younger kids. Both of my kids enjoy riding the habal-habal from the subdivision to the highway where you can get a means of public transport for your next destination. But I discouraged to ride the habal-habal in crossing to the highway so we stop in the crossing and we crossed the street ourselves. I prefer riding an uber better, and that’s what we often used during our stay. In that way, the driver will pick us up from the village and bring us to our destination. It is cheaper to do it too compared in renting a car and hiring a driver. If you are confident to drive in a big city then renting a small vehicle and or motorbike and driving it yourself will be a great option. Another option is riding a taxi, but I like Uber more than a taxi.

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    Catherine

    September 17, 2019

    I’ve always wanted to visit the Philippines! This property would be perfect for my family of 4. My kids will love the pool, it will keep them entertained for hours!

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      April

      September 17, 2019

      Yes, the same as mine, Catherine. Every day if we’re in the house they love spending time in the pool, and they learn a lot of swimming skills by just spending more time in the pool.

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    Tania

    September 17, 2019

    Australia has 4 weeks of paid annual leave, so visiting Philippines could easily be included in our Southeast Asian holiday. Keeping this for possible stay.

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      April

      September 17, 2019

      Hi Tania, wow, I am jealous for your four weeks of paid vacation in Australia. My hubby has three weeks per year, but we can carry the unused paid leave to the next year. That’s how he can travel and visit the Philippines for a month. Let me know any time if you have some questions about Cebu and will be happy to host you.

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    Smita

    September 17, 2019

    Sounds like a great idea – the property looks fab!

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      April

      September 17, 2019

      Thank you!

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    Jackie Gately

    September 18, 2019

    This looks like a spacious and economical alternative for a family, and a nice rental income opportunity as well! I imagine its location between Cebu and South of Cebu would be convenient — let alone the opportunity to experience the culture more authentically. I’m always up for getting away from the touristy spots!

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      April

      September 18, 2019

      Yes, I agree, that’s why we decided to pick this place. When you like to breathe some air away from the city and learn the authentic culture, my kids will have the opportunity to experience it.

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    Addy

    September 18, 2019

    This looks awesome. Will highly recommend this!

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      April

      September 18, 2019

      Thanks, Addy for stopping by.

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    WanderlustBeautyDreams

    September 18, 2019

    Never been to Cebu but this looks like a nice to stay. Thats also great to know it can accommodate a family.

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      April

      September 18, 2019

      Yes, because when you travel as a family the cost can high jack so fast. Thank you

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April Key Rode
New York, USA

April Key Rode is a Bachelor graduate of Hospitality and Tourism Management. One of the researchers in Tabuelan "As An Eco-Tourism Destination." She loves to do research, writing, cross-stitching and dancing. Her favorite sports are badminton, biking, soccer, basketball, and bowling. She is a mother of two, and she loves traveling with her own family and friends.

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