Gmelina - A few steps to the beach & ocean
Entire rental unit hosted by Gen & Steve
- 4 guests
- 1 bedroom
- 2 beds
- 1.5 baths
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
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Where you'll sleep
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
What this place offers
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Long term stays allowed
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We live in Siquijor, I (Gen) am there most of the time but Steve travels between Vancouver (for work) and Siquijor. I am a local Visayan Filipina born in eastern Mindanao. We have lived in Siquijor for ~7 years, originally drawn to Siquijor by the island's beauty, variety of outdoor activities and the wonderful hardworking, family oriented local people. The island has changed dramatically in the last 7 years and is certainly not so quiet as it used to be!. Siquijor is a lifestyle island. I am a keen runner, rollerblader and horticulturist / gardener and Steve is a long distance ocean swimmer (swam to Apo Island in 2017...24km!) and mountain biker and plays on his boat (doing what I don’t know). When we have spare time we paddle board or spend time with our children at one of the more secluded ‘local’ beaches on Siquijor or go to Senilog Island (ask me!). We also travel a couple of times a year to other Asian and worldwide destinations. Steve is an exploration geologist who has travelled ‘just a bit’ and he said to me that Siquijor is a place that ticked many boxes in his ‘ideal island’ category. Siquijor is not too disconnected from the outside world but far enough way!. It is quite different from my hectic home town of Surigao in Mindanao island. Siquijor by contrast is largely a very peaceful, respectful and some consider conservative / traditional island. I was brought up in a mining town near Surigao, the daughter of a fisherman and a amateur horticulturalist mother. My mum and extended family have now moved to Siquijor from Mindanao and we all work hard to make the Airbnb properties comfortable for our guests. I have travelled to most Asian counties, Canada (love skiing now!), Europe and South Africa! Each house listed is owned by a Canadian colleague / friend or is our own and each is set up to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the views or is nestled among the lush variety of plants that grow in this climate. We live close to Baha Ba’r (one of our restaurants) and you can find us at either Baha Ba’r or Republika, one of our vegetable gardens or the Fazenda delicatessen opposite. We don’t tend to interact with guests (so please don’t take it personally!) unless we see you at a Baha Ba’r or Republika preferring to give you space, but should you have any concerns or issues pls don't hesitate to drop by Baha Ba’r or Republika and ask for us. If you require immediate attention please ask for assistance from the staff at either the Baha Bar restaurant or Republika bar. The staff there will only be too happy to assist you.
We live in Siquijor, I (Gen) am there most of the time but Steve travels between Vancouver (for work) and Siquijor. I am a local Visayan Filipina born in eastern Mindanao. We have…
During your stay
Gen and I are around (either Republika bar or Baha Ba’r) but we prefer to give our guests privacy throughout your stay.
- Languages: English, Tagalog
- Response rate: 100%
- Response time: within a few hours
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