Farmhouse Villa - Sun Xi Mountain

Villa - Entire home/apt · Sun Xi Mountain Resort, Lepanto, Alegría, Cebu, Philippines
Nigel & Lani
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Sun Xi Mountain Retreat is a socio/eco-tourism project that started in 2006 - up in the cool mountain village of Lepanto, Alegria, Cebu - and is ongoing.

The concept is to nurture and develop the existing beautiful and rich natural resources of the local people, flora and fauna in their own environment, and allow the visitor a unique opportunity of experiencing this in accustomed comfort, peace and security. Your stay at Sun Xi Mountain Retreat, whether for a few hours, days or weeks, will undoubtedly enrich your lives and others.

The ambience of Sun Xi Mountain Retreat is akin to "Glamping" or "Glamorous Camping". In every guest room 24 hour electricity and room service, luxuriously appointed comfort rooms with hot showers. In most rooms LCD/Plasma television, DVD, in-house movies, wireless (complimentary) internet access, bathrobes, non-smoking rooms, mini-bar, coffee/tea maker - are just some of the other facilities at your disposal.

Outside the grounds of Sun Xi Mountain Retreat, the lands are how they have been for hundreds and hundreds of years - nature on your doorstep. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the gardens, surrounding farm-lands and magnificent 360 "heaven on earth" scenery. Have a massage, read a book (or 2 or 3), listen to music, write a song, paint a picture, bird-watch, weather-watch, star-gaze.

If you like to "do stuff" as part of your vacation, you are most welcome to join the project with some farming, gardening, animal husbandry, constructing, landscaping, teaching at the local elementary school. We can accommodate school, religious or charity groups.

Or if you are the more active adventurous type, then hill-walking, mountain-biking and caving are just some of the activities we can readily accommodate on premises.

Surrounding Sun Xi Mountain Retreat are literally thousands of hectares of natural "Karst" landscapes providing endless adventure activities for walkers, bikers, cavers, hand-gliders, golfers, fishing, canoeing (at Lumpan Lake), climbing and absailing waterfalls, bathing in thermal hot-springs.... The list is endless.

Sun Xi Mountain Retreat - Relax. Rejuvenate. Recreate.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $1200 /week
Monthly Price: $3800 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
  • What a nice little adventure in Hong Kong. A perfect retreat from the hectic Hong Kong. Loved it.

    June 2014
  • very nice boat! we are so happy . and I am so sorry about somethings!

    February 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 17 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    February 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    February 2014
  • Great time as always

    January 2014
  • Отличный опыт - на яхте есть все что нужно, никаких проблем с горячей водой, отоплением, электричеством. Поездки на сампане оказались не столь проблемными, как казалось сначала - приезжает через пять минут, даже в 11 ночи. Хозяина не было в городе, но это не прблема - все было готово к приезду

    January 2014
  • Waouh, we stayed for 10 nights on board And it was great !! All you need is on board, very quite place, very easy And fast access to the citycenter with bus (And the sampan !!!!!)
    Thank you also Maribel for your help
    We Will be back That's sure, we Will keep a marvelous memory of our stay !

    January 2014
  • It validly a cabin in the boat. Real adventure. Was the fine decision to meet there New year. In the boat there is everything that is necessary - a shower, warm water, a toilet, the conditioner. There is no TV, but unless behind it it is necessary to spend night in a cabin?
    The region of Aberdeen where there is Boat Club is rather removed from the center of Hong Kong, but the bus for 5 HKD there goes, and the trip from the center by a taxi won't cost to you dearer 60-70 HKD. In the area it is very quiet and peaceful.
    That Ocean park is nearby located and in the water area of the same Aberddeen Boat Club there is a known floating restaurant Jumbo.
    From minuses - need peculiar paid "a water taxi" which will take you to the boat. In the afternoon there is a lot of who goes by small boats and can throw you where it is necessary for 7-10HKD, and here at night the price can grow considerably as you should call specially the woman by this boat.
    Nigel & Lani Ford - beautiful and sympathetic people who helped us as could.
    I recommend strongly to visit this boat to all fans of non-standard places for a stop in Hong Kong.

    January 2014
  • Nigel & Lani are very kind hosts. During our stay we have had some troubles and they have done everything to resolve our problem.
    The journeys on sampan are very funny and the view of town from the boat's deck is suggestive!

    January 2014
  • Very nice experience at What's Next !! Truly nice and enjoyable room in a boat. We spent a couple days in Honk Kong for business, and this was the perfect place to rest.

    One thing that must be kept in mind however, is that the boat is moored away from the pier which means that one has to use a sampan (local taxi-boat) to access the boat. It adds a couple bucks per night (10-20 HKD per pers). Quite an experience thought!

    We loved it. Exactly the experience that one can live only with AirBnb Thank you Nigel and Lani!

    December 2013
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Bahasa Malaysia, Deutsch, English, Français, Tagalog
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The Royal Liberty School, NE London Polytechnic
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HSBC, ABN AMRO Bank, THOMSON REUTERS, MISYS, SOPHIS, CALYPSO, SIMCORP
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Hi I'm Nigel Ford, the co-Founder, of Sun Xi Mountain Retreat with Lailani Ybas. I am a British citizen that has been living and working continuously in Asia since 1982. A Treasury Trade & Risk Manager by profession, I have worked for a number of Financial Services companies such as HSBC, ABN-Amro Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Thomson Reuters, Misys, Sophis, Calypso & to date SimCorp. My permanent resident home in Asia is Hong Kong. In 2006 I established a family business - Sun Xi Ventures Co. Ltd with my partner Lailani, my son Timothy and daughter Natasha - to manage our collective assets, interests and passions IN, ON, UNDER, AROUND the SOUTH CHINA SEA. IOU A SOUTH CHINA SEA encompassed our own lifestyles of swimming, sailing, diving, fishing, walking, driving, flying, farming, living, working and playing - as well as of course our friends, extended family and contacts both social and business related - and we termed this a SUN XI LIFESTYLE and we set about to build a number of ventures around the SUN XI brand. We started out with Sun Xi Marine, a sea based sail/dive vacation/training/charter business which currently has 3 yachts, namely "Sun Xi", "RJM" and "What's Next?" available for live-aboard. Sun Xi Mountain Retreat is a socio/eco-tourism project that started in 2006 - up in the cool mountain village of Lepanto, Alegria, Cebu, Philippines - and is ongoing. The concept is to nurture and develop the existing beautiful and rich natural resources of the local people, flora and fauna in their own environment, and allow the visitor a unique opportunity of experiencing this in accustomed comfort, peace and security. Your stay at Sun Xi Mountain Retreat, whether for a few hours, days or weeks, will undoubtedly enrich your lives and others. The ambience of Sun Xi Mountain Retreat is akin to "Glamping" or "Glamorous Camping". In every guest room 24 hour electricity and room service, luxuriously appointed comfort rooms with hot showers, LCD/Plasma television, DVD, in-house movies, wireless (complimentary) internet access, bathrobes, non-smoking rooms, mini-bar, coffee/tea maker - are just some of the facilities at your disposal. Outside the grounds of Sun Xi Mountain Retreat, the lands are how they have been for hundreds and hundreds of years - nature on your doorstep. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the gardens, surrounding farm-lands and magnificent 360 "heaven on earth" scenery. Have a massage, read a book (or 2 or 3), listen to music, write a song, paint a picture, bird-watch, weather-watch, star-gaze. If you like to "do stuff" as part of your vacation, you are most welcome to join the project with some farming, gardening, animal husbandry, constructing, landscaping, teaching at the local elementary school. We can accommodate school, religious or charity groups. Or if you are the more active adventurous type, then hill-walking, mountain-biking and caving are just some of the activities we can readily accommodate on premises. Surrounding Sun Xi Mountain Retreat are literally thousands of hectares of natural scarpland providing endless adventure activities for walkers, bikers, cavers, hand-gliders, golfers, fishing and canoeing at Lumpan Lake, climbing and absailing waterfalls, bathing in thermal hot-springs. The list is endless. In the past few months we have established Sun Xi Beach Club - also in Alegria, Cebu. SUN XI - Relax. Rejuvenate. Recreate.
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