Ylang-Ylang Suite with its own Dining Room, seen from the Garden.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The Amazing Villa is a beautiful summer house, set in spectacular natural surroundings. It's a place to chill out, to recharge and to get inspired, far away from mainstream tourism. A place you can call home.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $10
Weekly Discount: 22%


The space

The Ylang Ylang Suite is our most impressive room at the Amazing Villa. It occupies an entire building (stand alone) and forms part of a beautiful summer house, set in spectacular natural surroundings. The Amazing Villa sits on a large private property with 2 km of private coastline (of which 600 meters are white sandy beaches). The mountains in the background - covered with rain forest - form a spectacular backdrop.

At the Amazing Villa we like to eat fresh and healthy foods, so we have a large organic garden with vegetables, herbs and spices. We also keep French chickens (free range) for eggs and meat. Freshly caught fish can be had daily from a nearby fisherman's village. We hope our 2 Labradors and 2 cats will make you feel at home the moment you arrive. During the daytime you will most likely be enjoying the surroundings and the beach. At night you will fall asleep, soothed by the sounds of the waves and the rain forest. The house comes with two gardeners, a maintenance man and a beach janitor (for daily cleaning of the beach and its surroundings). You are welcome to do your own cooking, using our facilities (we cook on wood fire), but you may have to bring most of your ingredients from Puerto. The small shops near the Villa offer only basic things. If you wish, the hosts can also cook for you. My wife Theresa is very talented and highly passionate about cooking. She does wonders with all our garden fresh ingredients. Ask us about our meal plan !

The Ylang-Ylang suite is exceptionally spacious. It has a very large bedroom with king sized bed made of the finest ebony wood, a large terrace on both sides of the bedroom with spectacular views of the South China Sea (sunsets !) and the rain forest, a beautiful bathroom with bathtub designed for two and a private dining room (table seats six) with kitchen on the ground floor. The Ylang Ylang suite is built using the finest tropical hardwoods (flooring, walls, furniture) and has floor to ceiling windows (screened) for unrestricted views and enjoyment of the ocean air.
We have built several private hideaways around the house, where you can enjoy the view and the sea breeze with a book, a cocktail or a cup of tea. Or just have a lazy afternoon nap in a hammock.
Other amenities of the house include a gym, a petanque court, a cocktail bar, a yoga platform/view deck and an outdoor kitchen. Planned amenities for the near future are a Zen Garden, a wood fired brick oven and a zip line that will take you from your balcony straight to the beach.

We are leading a comfortable yet low impact life style. We produce our own veggies and meat, make our own virgin coconut oil, natural bug repellents, yoghurt, chocolate and cheese. We cook using only the freshest ingredients straight from our garden. We avoid chemical additives and processed foods. If you wish to learn or participate in our organic farming, you are very much welcome. We have some live stock to tend to as well (cows, goats, water buffaloes, chickens, rabbits).

To help keep our carbon footprint low, we invite all our visitors to plant one tree each. Either a long living fruit tree or a tropical hardwood tree. We provide the seedlings and make sure the tree will prosper.

Our place is ideal for:
* Families with children
* Couples looking to spend quality time together in paradise (hidden away from the rest of the world)
* Nature lovers
* Adventure lovers
* People who favor a healthy life style

Possible activities:
* Beach & Ocean (swimming, snorkeling, fishing, paddle boating, bonfire / BBQ)
* Mountain River (swimming, fish spa, BBQ)
* Jungle (hiking on old mountain trails, native hunting trails, bird watching, trip to waterfalls and relaxing in hidden lagoons)

Guest access

Guests have access to their room (en suite), the bar, our open air dining area and kitchen, our pergola with comfy lounge chairs, our flower garden, our organic vegetable and spice garden, our view deck, the gym, our hidden dining area on the mountain slope, overlooking the forest and the beach below, various hammocks in breezy and nicely shaded areas, our gorgeous beach and lots and lots of privately owned land around the house.

Interaction with guests

We love to interact with our guests, either during and after meals or in the evenings over some cocktails or some cold beers in our open air bar. We may also take you on excursions to parts of our land with exceptional views and natural beauty. We believe that this interaction and personal approach is part of the success of the Amazing Villa. We like to share with our guests our love for the Philippines and for the people of Palawan in particular.

The neighborhood

We live in a part of Palawan that is exceptionally beautiful and as of yet totally untouched by mass tourism. Many of our neighbors are indigenous people (of the Tagbanua tribe). The Tagbanua still live very close to nature and possess a wealth of knowledge about plants from the forest, natural and spiritual healing and nature in general. Knowledge that has largely been lost in modern "civilised" society today.

Getting around

The easiest way to get to the Amazing Villa is by car. We can pick you up at the airport (for a fee) and take you straight to the Villa. The travel time from the airport to the Villa is approximately one hour and 20 minutes (depending on the traffic in Puerto). Car and driver can stay with you at the Villa and can be used for short trips near the Villa as well. Ask us about our rates.
Alternatively, you can travel to the Amazing Villa by public transport. Jeepneys leave from the San Jose jeepney terminal at 11 am and 1 pm and can drop you off in front of the Villa. Fares are very low at php 120/person plus a small fee for your luggage. Taxis will take you to the Villa for approximately php 1,500 (one way).
The roads going to the Villa are very scenic but partially rough. You will travel over mountains and through virgin rain forest. Presently, about 85% of the roads are paved. The remaining 15 % are still rough but should be cemented soon.

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 1PM

We are nature lovers. Please respect the fauna and flora around you and do not disturb the wildlife.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

1 night minimum stay

23 Reviews

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Ryan User Profile
February 2017
Absolutely fantastic views, with a private beach that is worth the price of the entire place. The hosts were very accommodating and went over and above to meet all our needs. Can't wait to return

Varun User Profile
January 2017
The “amazing” villa is just amazing...the location is privileged...the views, the sunsets, the private just the appetizer. The main course is Theresa's food and the company - including the sweet dogs! We really enjoyed the food and the chats around the dining table. Herwig and Theresa have a great place..go share it with them and explore this part of Palawan!

Sean User Profile
October 2016
I can't say enough about our stay...amazing views and accommodations. Clean, well kept, beautiful...and that's just the facility. Herwig and his employees definitely make the trip the grand experience that it is; courteous, kind, and always available for anything you might need. We've traveled around the world and truly rate this place as one of the best places to stay, we'll definitely be back.

Anton User Profile
June 2016
Stayed at Amazing Villa for the second time and being travelling in Asia a lot I can say that this place is probably one of the best you could find. Teresa's cooking was awesome as always but this time it went beyond my expectations when we asked for the seafood. Also thanks to Herwig I learned how to make cocktails, it was a lot of fun! As for the rest: all was great as expected, will try to come back again.

Justin User Profile
November 2015
Nothing short of absolutely amazing during our Nov 9-15 stay! You would be doing yourself a great disservice by not embracing all this get away has to offer. Have Jill pick you up and drive you to villa. The traffic from the airport is interestingly chaotic and there is so much to soak in, best not drive unless you have prior experience in Philippine traffic. There should be no other choice than to have Theresa cook for you. Fabulous, fresh, organic gardened, creative, passionately cooked meals are a must. Start your evening off with a Palawan Passion, one of Jill's unique flavorful drinks. If your truly blessed like we were he will allow your playful input to be poured into a martini glass. This nice couple and there local friends took us on jungle treks, shared their knowledge&love of the land, and ridiculous hospitality. Walk downhill to your practically private blue water beach, bring snorkel gear, adventure through the jungle, or sit at the villa with a book. Bring bug spray for beach flies and watch for falling coconuts. Reminder there is no wifi and town is an hour and half away. Drinks lots of water, be prepared to see lots of fun creatures, and understand these are not air conditioned rooms. With star filled night skies, gorgeous ocean sunrises, and a venturous heart you will leave with a smile.

Zoe And Ewan User Profile
November 2015
This is a unique place and experience, anyone lucky enough to visit will appreciate it. Both the natural beauty and the property that Herwig and Teresa have created are special.

Joerg User Profile
April 2015
We spent one week in the Ylang Ylang suite - what a relaxing place! So great to listen to the sounds of nature, and to forget about everyday problems! Theresa and Gilles are truly wonderful hosts, always helpful, sharing great stories, and also interested in their guests. Make sure you can handle lots of food when you go there, since Theresa will happily present you all her tasty dishes. One week without internet, without phone connection, and with limited electricity. One week with incredible sunsets, billions of stars in the sky, and so much time to live. Thank you Theresa! Thank you Gilles!

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines · Joined in September 2012
Herwig User ProfileHerwig is a superhost.

Hi ! My name is Herwig but do call me Gilles. All my friends do. I'm a nature lover with an independent and adventurous spirit. I am Belgian. I used to travel extensively, came to the Philippines in '98, fell in love with the country and with Theresa -now my wife- and never left. Theresa is an amazing cook (very creative !) and she loves to bake as well. Her cheese cakes and cinnamon rolls are out of this world.
We both love music, pristine nature and good food.
We live in two places: we have a house in the city (Puerto Princesa) and a summer house on the West Coast of Palawan. It's here that you will find the best beaches as well as untouched rain forest. We like to move often between locations.
We would love to share our private paradise with you. If you're an adventurous type, I will take you hiking on hunting trails of the indigenous people. We can go night fishing or we cross some rivers on a dirt bike. We can go bird watching in the rain forest or you can simply spend a morning in the privacy of your own beach. By the way, we grow our own veggies, herbs and spices (100% organic) and harvest fresh for every meal. Your eggs will be free range. We don't use processed food.

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