Rose Cottage is a purpose built, two story, modern self catering cottage.
It was built for me and my English husband by my cousin, relatives and
friends as a self catering holiday cottage. This allows for a much more
affordable 'long stay' holiday. It is located in the small village of Bitaug
in the province of Enrique Villanueva, the village I grew up in. It is
quiet and unspoilt here with the local white sand beach just a few metres
away. Tata runs the local 'Sari Sari' store and her husband works as a
policeman at the local police station. They are always helpful for
you if you need anything. Rose Cottage has a 25 square meter lounge which
incorporates a small but well equiped kitchen. A cool, fully tiled floor
leads out onto a covered patio where you may greet friends or have breakfast.
Out the back is our covered bar-be-que area, my husbands favorite. The
perfect place to cook that fresh caught seafood. Lobster, Tiger prawn,
Crab and red snapper are all readily available at the local market
for around £1.50 a Kilo! If you like to barter or greet the local
fishermen as they arrive, maybe even cheaper!
Upstairs is another large room. A fully airconditioned 25 square mtrs bedroom,
complete with ensuite shower and separate flushing toilet. A balcony off
the bedroom gives a view over the fields, with sea views from the rear.
This is currently set up as a double bedroom, but could easily accommodate
two singles and a cot. We charge only one rate for the cottage, 700 Pesos
per night.(Currently around GBP£7.00) . We do however charge for
electricity used to cover the use of the airconditioner, etc. Our Cottage
is approximately 8 kilometers from Larena. We are located between Larena
and Enrique Villanueva, close to the Tulapos Marine Sanctuary. Also, we
are within walking distance of the local beach, our neighbours Hard
Rock Cottage restaurant and Bruce Mattingley's Kiwidive resort. Siquijor
is a beautiful Island and our comfortable cottage is an ideal base for
exploring without being tied to one resort and thier restaurant. Most resorts
allow 'walkins' from tourists, to use thier facilities for a small charge.