Rhumbutan Beach House, San Juan - Ocean Front

Entire home hosted by Gen & Steve

  1. 5 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Dive right in
This is one of the few places in the area with a pool.


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Rhumbutan House is located on the west coast of Siquijor Island on a low bluff above a narrow beach (15m wide) with incredible sunset views to Apo Island. There is a small private plunge / swimming pool in the front garden overlooking the sea. A large shaded front deck and direct beach access. At high tide the sea almost reaches the garden; at low tide a rocky platform is exposed where locals search for shellfish in the traditional way. There are no hawkers or children selling you trinkets!

The space
The house is located next to the beach and close other resorts and bars / restaurants in the San Juan district. Peace and tranquility is assured. Snorkelling 30m off shore in the corals of the ‘house reef’ is amazing.

Wifi is available for free 40m away at 'Baha Bar' or sometimes directly from the house using ‘Henry’. WiFi service on Siquijor is not consistent but we have the best on the island.

The house was completed in 2015. It is one bedroomed (w/ split aircon in the bedroom) containing a queen sized bed and ensuite bathroom. There is a small but complete kitchen and a large living area which can be adapted into a second bedroom (fan only / no air con). The house has 2 bathrooms the second attached to the living area. Privacy is assured and access to reliable wifi from the Baha Ba'r restaurant which currently has the only dedicated line on the island. There is a deck away from the front of the house which is shared with Baha Ba’r but still maintains the privacy of the house. The house comfortably sleeps 4 with an extra double bed in the living room but it can accommodate 6/7 people maximum including children with kids on the floor on mattresses.

Bed linen, towels and soaps are provided. Sheets are changed every 3 days. The house is tidied everyday but not cleaned every day, only every 3rd day. If something is not to your liking please inform the manager at Baha Bar.

We can arrange for washing of clothes and babysitting if required.

For both of these services there is a cost of 100 pesos per kilo for clothes and 100 pesos per hour for babysitting.

Babysitting must be arranged ahead of time pls!

We clean the room every day and change the sheets and towels every 3 days but should you require a towel change before 3 days please place the towel on the floor in the shower and there will be a 50 pesos per towel charge.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed
Living room
1 queen bed, 1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Shared pool
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.85 out of 5 stars from 74 reviews


Where you’ll be

San Juan, Central Visayas, Philippines

The main features outside are clarity of the water on your doorstep, the unimpeded views and amazing stars almost every night. The corals are 20m offshore and are all healthy and living, unfortunately the local fisherman over fish them but nevertheless you will still see many small fish and other macro fauna. It is within relatively easy reach of other restaurants and bars on the island (need own motorbike or take tricycle).

The beach is clean and is kept clean by one of the staff from Baha Bar. The width of the beach is only 15m to the sea but it stretches for over 1.5km to San Juan town. It is not a classic white ‘Boracay-like' beach but in my opinion because it is not all sand there is much more to see than a fauna-less sand-only beach; but I understand that is not everyone’s view!At low tide there is a rocky platform which stretches for 50m offshore and is a haven for sea urchins and starfish etc. Only 100m offshore are over 600 healthy coral species with associated fish and only 150m from the Maite marine sanctuary.

Hosted by Gen & Steve

  1. Joined in August 2014
  • 384 Reviews
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Hi I’m Gen I live on Siquijor, and am there most of the time but Steve my partner 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.
Hi I’m Gen I live on Siquijor, and am there most of the time but Steve my partner travels between Vancouver (for work) and Siquijor.

I am a local Visayan Filipina born i…


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During your stay

Gen and other staff at Baha Ba'r are ready to assist any time but we tend not to interact directly; however we can often be found at the Baha Bar restaurant with our kids in the evening
  • Languages: English, Tagalog
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy