Chilling and relaxing traditional nipa hut "bahay kubo" of filipino family good for 2 persons. There are 3 common bathrooms: one with hot shower within the bungalow house, the second is in the bamboo house and the third one is an outdoor bathroom.
It is a traditionl filipino nipa hut in the middle of passionfruit 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 sevice from airport is also possible on request. Additional we can do your laundry and wifi is useful.
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 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 and even jam with me in 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 rent a scooter or motorcycle.
Other Things to Note
You can also rent the private rooms, bamboo room with gecko painting, bamboo room and four bed dorm extended bamboo room in the bungalow house, tree house and the bamboo house - watch my other offers!!!
All rooms are with 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 dont know if they would agree. Inside the house you will be walking in barefoot like the "ancient civilization".
Jonathan was very welcoming, it was so nice to meet him upon arrival. I loved the Hut, very clean, had power and a ceiling hut. It was very authentic and a good experience. The neighborhood is very mixed and it adjacent to a military base, so access was with back dirt roads very rocky. Downtown restaurants are not that close by. The property is just delightful and one of the cleanest and most pleasant places I have stayed. I loved meeting people from all over the world staying at the Guest House. Jonathan is a fantastic host and I would not hesitate to stay with him again.
The Bamboo Nest is truly a hidden gem right outside the center of Puerto Princesa. The property is spacious, clean, and relaxing with tons of public space (hammocks, tables, 3 bathrooms, benches, self-serving kitchen). If you appreciate a rural community, you'll also enjoy roosters crowing, dogs barking, tricycles revving, crickets chirping and more. It was a great place to start my trip through northern Palawan.
Jonathan was a fantastic host. He sat down with me and my friend several times throughout our stay to chat -- sometimes offering fresh fruit and other snacks. He has a fine sense of humor and gave solid advice on backpacking Palawan and exploring Puerto Princesa. I will definitely stay there again next time I'm in the area! Thanks Jonathan.
I couldn't recommend Jonathan's place higher. It's on a naval base so it feels so safe. The place is a five minute drive to the center and only a few more to the airport. Millions of taxi trikes everywhere and its only 10 to 15P to get around the city. The grounds are very well kept. The hut and treehouse are a lot bigger than they seem in the photos. We stayed in the nipa which was great it has all you could need wifi, fan, comfy bed, electricity and its own little relaxing area. There are lots of hammocks and places to chill. Less than a 10 walk to the local beach. Three bathrooms so you never have to wait for a toilet and every things spotlessly clean. Jonathan is an amazing host always around just to chat or give advice. Make sure you go on the beach hopping.......best day of our trip. His sister has shop right next door so you can stock up on your western food if you want. The brownies are quite good. Oh local dinner is only 100p for two, the pps airport has a 150p leaving charge and manila is 550.
Jonathan was always friendly and provide support for booking trip around Puerto Princessa. There is a nice kitchen and next door a backery. The accomodation was clean and there is spot to sit outside in the garden. We had a perfect stay there.
Jonathan was a great host. He was very welcoming, knowledgable of the area and one of the coolest guys I've ever met. The accommodations were very calming and really gave the feel of the island lifestyle. The hut, kitchen, and bathrooms were all very clean and more than enough for a backpacker. The only issue is finding the Nipa Hut, but if you get into the general area on General Madrid Street, the locals will be able to point you in the right direction - just tell them you're staying with Jonathan Santillan. If you stay at the Nipa Hut, don't forget to buy some sweets from his bakery next door; they're amazing.
Our stay was absolutely wonderful. The house is basic, but very comfortable, beautiful and connected to nature. Jonathan helped arrange our ride, reservation for the underground river and dinner. Our stay in Nipa Hut made Puerto Princesa a memorable experience.
A fantastic place that attracts an adventurous community of travelers, embedded within a real Filipino neighborhood. If you're exploring Puerto, this is a great place to stay. Simple but artistic bamboo-fashioned accommodations. The group of travelers exchange travel advice and often makes outings together which can be a lot of fun.
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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!