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Family villa with pool on Panglao Island close to beach and dive sites

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,552 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Self-catering three bedroom Villa and apartments close to beaches and dive

Panglao Island - Bohol - Philippines

Family villa for holiday rental

Three double bedrooms . Be sure to see our beautiful movie of panglaovilla it's the last picture in photos page.

Standard occupancy is six people maximum 18 people there is a charge for exrta people above the mount of six.

There are now three extra double bedrooms available in a newly built extension, increasing the accommodation from 6 to 18, so we can accommodate larger groups, and we specialize in family reunions. Be assured that if you do not need to use the extra rooms they will NOT be rented separately to anyone else during your stay - the apartments are only rented out to the guests renting the villa if they need extra rooms.

Panglao Villa will remain entirely your own private retreat. Also from the 1st December 2017 our newly built swimming will ready for use.

All have a mini kitchen, tv bathroom with hot water, fridge , and high speed wifi and air con. Double sofa beds.

Panglao Villa is a beautifully maintained modern villa on the paradise island of Panglao. Panglao is famous for its unspoilt white sand beaches, world-renowned dive sites, historical landmarks, and exotic flora and fauna. Panglao is connected to the island of Bohol by two bridges, giving easy access to the wonderful sites of the island, including centuries-old churches and towers, majestic falls, caves, scuba diving havens, rare and exotic wildlife, and of course the famed Chocolate Hills. Bohol, in the heart of the central Visays, is the eco-tourism heart of the Philippines.

There is a small airport at Tagbilaran City, with several daily connections to Manila and Cebu, and this is just a 20 minute drive from Panglao Villa. Free pick up and drop off from the airport is included with your stay.

In Panglao you can be as busy or as relaxed as you wish, and we know that the comfort of the villa, plus the beauty

Long term bookings up to six months have a 50% dis:


The island of Bohol lies some 80 km to the south of Cebu City, and approximately 800 km to the south of Manila.

Bohol has its own small airport in Tagbilaran City, with several daily connections from and to Manila as well as Cebu. To Cebu it is also connected through a several daily ferry and fast craft service, both normal and fast ferries, which land and leave at the city pier of Tagbilaran.

Panglao is virtually attached to Bohol, and connected by two bridges of just 50 meters in length.


Panglao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 21,337 people in 3,890 households. Panglao is famous for its world class diving locations.

Historical Background: Historical Background

In early history, Panglao was known to the Chinese, Malays, Siamese and Indonesian traders. Believed to have been ruled by a king and could have become a bulwark of a flourishing civilization or perhaps a citadel of native genuine counterpart to that of Venice, Athens, and Vietnam. It was said that in 1803, the Spanish explorers came to this island's shore to get the supply of water. Few natives making their fishing devised called 'panggaw' were at the shore. A Spaniard pointing down asked what the name of the place was. The natives who believed that the visitors were asking what they were making answered 'panggaw'. Hence, from that term was derived the name Panglao. Abundance of white, fine as powder sand covers the circular coastline of Panglao. Panglao is proud of its name in the Philippines Tourist Map that indicates fantastic paradise beach resorts and dive spots.

Local Activities: Local Activities Calendar

July: * Nutrition Month

July 25: * Fiesta Balicasag Island

August 28: * Town Fiesta Panglao w/ League

October: * Rosary Month

October 13: * Barrio Fiesta Poblacion Panglao

November 1&2: * All Saints and Souls Day

December 16-24: * Christmas Period w/ Light Decoration Contest at the Plaza, Misa De Gallio

December 25: * Midnight Mass with Drama

EVERY SUNDAY: * Cockfight in the Arena

Visit also:

Pontod Island: Just offshore Panglao. White beach, nice for snorkeling or sunbathing.

- Balicasag Island: Better known as one of the best Dive Spots in Philippines. Nice White beaches, also great to go snorkeling or sunbathing.

Both of these islands you can reach thru a trip with a local pump boat (banka) in less then 30mins.


1. Fantastic location, Poblacion panglao is the capital of Panglao with a friendly hospitable community hosting events in the village plaza. walking distance away from the church shops and market great location for a wedding.

2. The villa offers good privacy. Perfect for those looking for a quiet place. It is situated in a secluded area of village but has easy access to nearby resorts and other attractions!

3. Self catering full equipment kitchens making it if you want a very affordable holiday.

4. beach walking distance away.

5. Being in the village means you can truly experience the filipino culture

6. Security night guard not that its necessary but just to be sure we have one, plus police station walking. distance away in the village.

7. Beach and swimming pool walking distance away.

8. Volley ball and badminton court full lighted for night time playing.

9. Large gazeebo with pool table

10. barbecue area with seating and gazeebo and children swings.

11. free airport or port pickup and drop off, included in that trip is a visit to the shopping mall and tour around the village.

12. hight speed wifi, T.V. In all rooms plus large dvd movie library

13. Walking distance from the village pier where you can go on boat trips

14. Newly built extension to the Villa with three more bedrooms for extra guest.

15. 24 hour property manager that's ready to help in anyway. Including hiring motor bikes cars and vans organizing boats trips.

16. Massage parlor walking distance away that does home visits at discounted rates for panglaovilla guest.

Money back guarantee

Our rentalsystem offers a 100% money back guarantee .

More Details

Vincent White
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Filipino
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Vincent White

Ex private detective. Now working at Manchester City council.

Why Vincent White chose Looc

A Perfect Choice.

Many tourists are now preferring to rent a holiday home, more romantic if a couple and often more practical if a larger group, this villa offers great flexibility whatever your choice.Situated in a private secluded location near to Panglao Church the villa stands detached in it's own ample grounds along a 20 metre drive from a side road yet withing walking distance to local stores and the church.The property has been thoughtfully designed and tastefully decorated with a wonderful feeling of space and comfort. Vast living area with dining table and soft seating at the other end around a super satellite tv with an incredible library of Dvds and first class air con. The Kitchen/Breakfast room is sumptuously eqipped, modern gas hob and new oven under, massive fridge and all the culinary gear you could wish for. Two good double bedrooms plus a twin bed with bunk, bath with shower over. Secend bathroom/wc and washroom adjoining the villa. Outside is a large terrace with dining table and chairs, lawned area, sunbeds and badminton court (raquets/volleyball provided), pool table also.Complete security included and a truly marvellous lady called Jedy who will organise anything for you including transport, tours and a very cheap laundry service, she's a star!I loved the villa and it obviously does well as very little accommodation of this size on the island. Alona Beach is ten minutes drive, Island City Mall in Tagbilaran is handy for food etc and the owners provide a free shuttle service for pick up and departure.Very good value indeed and a very smooth no hassle booking service. Wifi among the fastest and most reliable experienced in the Phils.·


Fantastic location, Poblacion panglao is the capital of Panglao with a friendly hospitable community hosting events in the village plaza. walking distance away from the church shops and market great location for a wedding.

What makes this villa unique

Having the peace and tranquillity of panglaovilla and only minutes drive from resorts beaches restaurants plus the interaction of mixing with local village people, experience true filipino culture

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful Holiday Home for families and groupsReviewed by: Andy L from Durham, United KingdomReviewed on: 08/01/2013 for their stay in 07/2013193275 - panglao villa bohol philippinesEverything positive has been said by previous reviews, but I can honestly say that I have never felt safer or more comfortable in the Philippines than staying here! I contacted the owner, Vincent after my initial enquiry because the dates we wanted were not available. He explained that this was because of some extension work, but that he would make the Villa available on part of our stay at a discounted rate. Due to no fault of the owner, the booking system (holiday rentals) double discounted the booking and he contacted me to inform me of the error. In all honesty I was disappointed and didn't react brilliantly. Vincent, however was an absolute gentleman and we resolved the difference fairly quickly. Our pick up at the ferry terminal was First Class, unlike a so called high class hotel in Cebu, we were met with a suitable sized vehicle for a party of 6 plus luggage, and the transfer was included in the rental! A real bonus. Jedy advised us to pick up a few items on the way to the Villa and this is where experience can advise future clients to plan what they would like to eat, request that you stop by the local mall/shops to pick up some groceries (unless you eat out) we were poorly organised in that respect and wasted a little too much time looking for basics like salt, seasoning etc.. Only important if you want to prepare your own food in this very well equipped kitchen! Jedy and husband Rizal, are as previously mentioned, very helpful, likeable and trustworthy people and I regret that we didn't have more time to get to know them better. We had a family member with a 4x4 car but the advice that Jedy gives is spot on! The Villa itself is to a high Western standard with air Con in all rooms except bathroom and kitchen. The aircon in the main bedroom is not that loud really, it just happens to be right above the headboard but we found the best way was to cool the room before bed, leave the time for about an hour and let it go off, or else, just use the fan, after all you need to adjust to the tropical heat in any case. The badminton, volleyball and pool facilities were enjoyed by all... make sure to put on deet based mosquito repellent if playing around sunset and beyond, otherwise if you are like me or my youngest son you will be bitten. Internet, wifi and large flat screen TV
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Looc in Panglao

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , Hot water shower sink mirror shaving point
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hot water shower sink mirror shaving point
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Hot water shower sink mirror shaving point
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hot water shower mirror shaving point
    Bathroom 5 - Shower Enclosure , shower sink mirror shaving point
  • There is hot and cold water. Please note that in the main Villa there is only one large shower room with toilet, for your use also is a large shower room and to toilet next to the swimming pool. There is a renovation due in August and we are adding two exrta bathrooms to the main Villa. If you need bathrooms you get permission to use the one in the apartments.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , with own bathroom and fridge plus mini kitchen.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , own bathroom and fridge plus mini kitchen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , own bathroom and fridge plus mini kitchen.
    Bedroom 2 two single beds that can be pushed together - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have air-con plus fans and fitted furniture.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is broadband internet at the villa plus high speed wifi .Also there is a 42 inch L.C.D. tv with home cinema surround sound plus D.V.D/M.P.3 player and cable T.V. there are also many D.V.D C/D movies at the villa. Next to the swimming pool is a large sound system that takes Bluetooth so please bring your own music


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Family villa with pool on Panglao Island close to beach and dive sites
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

It was grat haoliday

  • 5 of 5

The best we liked was pool, vollyball court and our hosts. The location of villa was private. If you like to visit diferent restorants and have a drink you should concider 15 min drive, but there was everything in the Villa for a great holiday.

Our group would go back to this villa any time.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello This review even though it's a good one may give you the impression that the villa is in the middle of nowhere where . The Villa is 5 mins walking distance to the village centre where there is three restaurants shops a market and Plaza and church almost everything you need is in walking distance. 5 mins drive is Dojol beach beach with more resorts restaurants and bars 10 mins drive in the opposite direction is Alona beach with lots more to do .bars activities and restaurants. Thank you
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off the beaten path but well worth it

  • 4 of 5

was awesome staying there. bit out of the way, but only few minutes to the best beaches

very relaxing time and the kids just couldn't get them out of the pool if your not looking to be waited on and just want to injoy Bohol i recommend this place, the managers are friendly and help you with all your travel request. this property is very well maintained

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James and his group were very respectful of our property and staff I hope all our guest was like them and soon to see them again . Thanks so much
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Best place in Bohol

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 1 full week in Panglao Villa and had a wonderful experience. For a family of 5 with 3 teenagers, the villa was well equipped, very spacious and taking early breakfast on the terasse with the beautiful sky of Bohol was a treat.

If your idea of a holiday is to stay in a standardized resort, lying down by the pool being served international food and cocktails, this place is not for you. But if you like to meet local people and discover how they live, or simply want to have a real break from the big city, this place is amazing.

In Panglao Villa we enjoyed walking to the local market and discovering the fresh catch to the day (special mention for the fresh sardines) or the local fruits (ripe pineapples and mangos), talking to local people, being awaken by the roster song, walking to see the beautiful sunsets on the pier close to the church and observing local soccer, basket and tennis nearby.

Panglo Villa BBQ was intensively used (so many fish to try out) and when we did not feel like cooking, eating in Poblacion was fun (A brand new restaurant opened : La Familia with very nice staff or going to one of the local stands of lechon manok (Philipino Roasted Chicken).

Going to Alona Beatch for snorkling or diving takes a mere 10’ and Boat trip to the small wonderful islands (Balicasag) nearby can be organized from Panglao directly (5mn walk).

Everything was perfect thank to Jedi and Rizal who where always available and very efficient in their advises. They made our stay very enjoyable.

As this was our second stay in Bohol, we appreciated seeing that new adventure activities have opened: tree top walk, zip line etc. We enjoyed the Tarsier Research Center with its educated, informative staff. Also the nearby Hinagdanan cave (with the camera-expert tour guide) and the Bohol Bee Farm were interesting visits.

Our only regrets: not to have rented motorcycle from day one, driving in Panglao is fun and very safe as the traffic is very quiet (nothing comparable to Bali or other frenzy places) and not to have brought friends with us as the Villa can accommodate up to 12 adults.

Thanks again to Vincent, Jedi and Rizal for the great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Villa & Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was great! My elderly American mom, my Filipina wife and family had a great time along with myself. The villa was safe and quiet and very comfortable with a nice kitchen which we used to cook breakfast and dinner every night. The villa had a nice volleyball court along with a pool table which my wife's family loved! The manager of villa, Jedy and her husband were very nice. They arranged transportation when needed which was every day. Last thing I would like to add, booking of the villa was easy. I had made a mistake when I booked the trip and Vincent, the owner of the villa corrected the mistake without Vincent, the owner of the villa corrected the mistake without penalties or hassle. Matter of fact, Vincent and I were corresponding back and forth quite a bit several weeks before our arrival date with some changes that were made and he was very accommodating. Highly recommend the villa!

Mike Zavislak- Chicago USA

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is what it's all about making people happy thanks so much for the great review.
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*Luxury and Security at Panglao Villa in Paradise*

  • 5 of 5

***AMAZING GETAWAY*** I have travelled to countries all over Europe, Asia and in the United States but not once did I ever write a review, my wife usually does. So why now?.....Well, There are some things money cannot buy that is the genuine hospitality our family experienced during our one week stay at this gorgeous villa and as a token of my gratitude I would like to extend my thanks to Vincent White (the owner), Jedy (property manager) and Rizal, Rosy and Tercy (Chef) “To call them cook would be an insult and an understatement for they have prepared an incredible feast for us”. From the moment I made an inquiry about this Villa, Vincent was very patient and immediately answered all of my questions and concerns. One of my concerns was security, comfort and cleanliness of the property for my family but reassured this place has it all! The picture does not do justice, it is usually the other way around, and this place was immaculately kept clean with modern appliances and furniture (added bonus Excellent Wi-fi). Special thanks to Ms. Jeddy who has been very accommodating at our every call and needs for such a large group of 18 people. I have so many great things to say about the staff and this place but I will wrap it up before I put everyone to sleep. I highly recommend this place to a small or big family looking to spend an intimate getaway in this beautiful paradise called Panglao, Bohol and all the LUXURY, SECURITY and COMFORT in Panglao Villa! Price is very reasonable, 10 mins walk to the closest beach and less than 10 mins drive from the famous Alona Beach. Next time we come back, we will definitely stay here again without a doubt rather than staying at an overpriced 5 star hotel near Alona Beach. ***Thanks again Vincent and Jedy for an unforgettable getaway, no words can express how much we appreciate your hospitality and we will see you again next year!***

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing, beautiful vacation in the Philippines!

  • 5 of 5

Last week, we returned from a wonderful getaway to Panglao Island and a relaxing, comfortable, and enjoyable stay at Panglao Villa. From the moment we landed on the Island, the service we received from the owner and staff at Panglao villa went above and beyond. The villa was booked by another reservation our 1st night on the island, but Vincent, upon hearing that our hotel for that 1st night did not provide airport transportation, took it upon himself to pick us up and bring us to our hotel. The next day we were picked up again, and brought to the villa. The house itself was comfortable, incredibly spacious, and wonderfully tranquil. Our two-year-old loved the swings and volleyball court (i.e. a sand pit to play with his toy trucks), and we all enjoyed the privacy of having the property to ourselves, as well as the location (a quick trike ride to the beach, but not far from the local church, school, and shops). Jeddy was also able to provide us with an absolutely wonderful housekeeper, Rosie, who kept the villa tidy, made us an absolutely delicious dinner one evening, found us things that the market we weren't able to locate (such as coffee), and, best of all, was gladly willing to play with/watch our toddler on a few occasions, so that my husband and I could have a romantic dinner on the beach one evening, and a chance to snorkel Balicasag another day. Our family had a memorable, relaxing, and fun week on Panglao, and that was largely due to our choice to stay at Panglao Villa and the wonderful people we had the chance to meet there!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello we would just like to say thanks so much for looking after our property and being kind to our staff we really really appreciate it . Thanks. ...
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Tagbilaran City
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Tagbilaran City
Nearest Motorway
10 Metres
Dasag road
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Dojol beach
Car: not necessary

Philippine villa with swimming pool and kiddy pool on the paradise island of Panglao, Bohol, in the heart of central Visayas, is the 10th largest island in the country. Bohol is the heritage province, the eco-cultural tourism destination of the new millennium. Aside from its pristine white-sand beaches and the chocolate hills, Bohol`s tourism assets also include centuries-old churches & towers, scuba diving havens, majestic falls and caves & historical landmarks as well as primitive & exotic fauna and flora. Different tourist destination sites have been developed by the Government to boost this industry. Panglaovilla. You can even get to see the best attractions of Bohol in a day. But to enjoy more the beauty of the island and the hospitality of its people, you need to stay at least a couple of weeks in our vacation house and experience the life in Panglao Villa.

Please note that the price quoted on this site is our standard occupancy of six people in the main villa there are additional charges for extra room.

Other Activities: Jet Skiing, Dolphin and Whale watching , Beach Volley



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Looc, Visayas

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £153.66

There is a 100 pound breakage deposit which is returnable. Meals are not included but they can be booked. Cook and maid and laundry service can be arranged for a small cost..24 hour customer service on call. Local Airpot pickup is free... Also there is a 50% discount for longer term bookings six months and above. please note that the prices quoted are for our standard occupancy of six people, above six people there are additional charges. also all information plus many more discounts and movie are on our site

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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