Shared extended bamboo room with 2 double bunks bed good for 6 persons. The upper bunks is good for 1 person and the lower bunks is good for 2 persons. Has 3 common bathrooms: 1 has a hot shower, 2nd in the bamboo house and the 3rd at the garden.
Next to my bamboo house there is a bungalow house with shared extended bamboo room dormitory with 2 double bunks bed good for 6 persons. It is a traditional filipino house in the middle of passion fruit trees and palm trees. It is about 15 minutes from the centre of Puerto Princesa, so you can get to know the local cultures of people living here. My place is good for meditation, feeling free and relaxation. There are different places where you can sit together, eat and cook or just chill in one of six hammocks in my beautiful garden. Furthermore you can book tours and activities easily from here.
You can go by tricycle every time and reach city points very fast, cheap and uncomplicated. A pick up service from airport is also possible on request. The wifi is included but the laundry has additional fees.
Interaction with Guests
If my time allows I can be your Dive Instructor for scuba diving or just take you for fun diving. Show you the most nice places around the town and whole Palawan. As I owned a travel tours it is easy for your booking on some tours or getting further. I can also show you nice bars with live music, where to get a good massage and bring you to nice local and vegetarian restaurants. I can even take you for my music gig.
The helpfulness of my friends and neighbors around are overwhelming. They are friendly and open minded to my guests every time.
The area is very quiet and peaceful.
There are bakery, sugar cane juice shop and some grocery stores in the nearby. The beach is 15 minutes walk away.
You can get further by tricycle
every time very easy! In case I can also help you to rent a scooter or motorcycle.
Other Things to Note
The posted price is per bed in the extended shared bamboo room whether its the single or double bed. So for the the double bed you can share the price with someone. After booking for one day I usually offer a special price for only 300 pesos per day.
You can also rent the private room and bamboo room, a nipa hut, tree house and the bamboo house! Watch my other offers!
All rooms have fan.
In my place it is self-catering, so I expect that you help keep the kitchen clean. Animals are not allowed because I have 3 cats and 2 dogs and I don't know if they would agree. Inside the house you will be walking in barefoot like the "ancient civilization".
This place is beyond amazing. I took several tours, met tons of great people, and danced the night away in Puerto Princesa. Jonathan is super kind and generous. The pictures don't show how truly beautiful the bamboo houses and cottages are. Love this place!
Nothing to criticise here, really great host! I booked this place again one week later, so that should say a lot about Jonathan and his place ;)
Wow, what an experience. Not only is his place great, Jonathan is a great host. He gave my friends and I many recommendations on beaches and tours and even took us out on a night on the town. Jonathan. Would definitely recommend for an authentic Filipino experience.
The stay at the Bamboo Nest was surprisingly real! While there, it was not only very lively and open as a space, it was also an extremely great hub for planning our next moves as we ventured around Palawan. The foreigners that we met while there were diverse. It was interesting to say the least! And of course Jonathan! He is a very friendly host that is not afraid to tell us about his islands' attractions and tourist traps. He helped us dodge a bullet a time or two! We even got the treat of listening to him sing! All around a great visit and highly recommended for future travelers coming to the Puerto Princesa area. It is always changing and becoming a more pleasant living space! While we were there Jonathan had a few very nicely placed additions to his space. In my eyes, someone committed to periodic renovations is a rarity.
Thank u so much for everything. We really enjoy d holidays and the place. We really feel welcome - feel comfortable like our own home.
Good luck and more power.
Hope to see u again :)
I can not even begin to express the kind of peaceful experience we had staying at Johnathons home. The tree house and bungalow were the coolest experience ever!
First off, Johnathan was so welcoming, making us feel right at home. Staying in his home felt like having our own home, although is a communal atmosphere with few other kind quiet guest. We enjoyed cooking in his kitchen very much and taste testing smoothys together, we all were creating.
Johnathan was above and beyond helpful with helping us make our future travels after leaving Puerto princessa. We even enjoyed singing some tunes with him at a local Coffie shop! He is a man of many talents!! His voice is like a time travel to a classic time. He is a true gentleman.
Jonathan's home is beautiful !!! It's a zen haven, the photos do not even do it justice. And not to mention it is in a local neighborhood so you get a true Philippino experience. The people there are so friendly and have so much joy, you can't help but walk around smiling.
So the verdict is , stay at Johnathans place, you wont regret it and you will have the best experience possible. He can even arrange pick up at the airport and tips on all the best restaurants and secret beaches. Have fun ! Thanks Johnathan we can't wait to come stay again.
The house is inside a base and our driver had a hard time finding the house. Mr. Santillan has strict rules to follow like shoes are not allowed in the house and sorting of trash i.e plastic and trash. He was very helpful in finding the availability of boats for the tour and gave us tips about the fare to tricycles.
The house is made of bamboo, very breezy inside, and very comfortable. In the morning there were plenty of bees swarming near the light especially in the bathroom light. There is a big backyard and string line to hang wet clothes.
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Im open minded person, naturally friendly and very patient. I
love traveling and meeting new friends around the world. Im a music and nature lover. I had been traveling to some countries and always seeking to discover different cultures, walks of life, musics, foods and natures. I'm an SSI Dive Instructor and diving is one of my passions, So besides frequent fun diving and try scuba diving, I also give diving courses. Likewise i am operating a tour agency and i do bookings for different activities like underground river tour, island hopping, fireflies watching, swim with whale shark, dolphin watching, diving trip at Tubbataha reef...etc!