Pure Shores Villa exceeded our expectations. It was a perfect getaway, a unique villa in paradise. Bohol is home to me but I live in Ny now. I'm happy that I can find a place that I can call my home away from home. I have 3 small children under the age of five. It's a perfect place to accommodate my little darlings with amenities we have back in NY. The staff were excellent, we were pampered and granted our special request. I'm been craving sweet banana que and they made it for me. It brought back my childhood memories perfect caramelized sugar and sweet plantain. I was happy I was able to show my husband and children my experience growing upin Bohol. It brought tears to my eyes. We simply enjoyed our stay as a family. We will definitely come back. Thank you Dean and Marcelle for sharing your Villa. It's beyond amazing.
From Tagbilaran airport, you take a pleasant winding road along the coast, the landscapes interspersed with quaint towns, coconut groves, rice fields, rivers and mangroves. In about an hour and forty five minutes, you find yourself before the gates of Pure Shores Villa. Enter and find yourself in different world betwixt sea and sky. At your back looms a mountain, its aerie perches home to a Philippine sea eagle that flew by the villa everyday. Pass through a beautiful garden full of tropical blooms and a pool at cliffs-edge that skims the horizon then find the azure sea,with its marine sanctuary lying at your feet. The villa of wood, stone and glass with a thatched roof is centrally located, tastefully furnished and allows the wind to flow through unimpeded. The staff, led by villa manager May, welcomes you with warmth and a smile, ready to assist, suggest and accommodate. Villa owners, Dean and Marcelle, are extremely kind and genteel hosts, ready to go over and beyond to make your stay as pleasant and memorable as possible.
In the early morn, after the rain, catch a full rainbow on the sea from your seond floor balcony. In the evening, a tree by the pool cabana pulsates with a host of fireflies only to be outmatched by a star emblazed sky.
We had an amazing stay at the Pure Shores! The accommodations were everything that we could ask for. The staff without exception were very attentive.
We were able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the villa. The view from the property was spectacular especially the beautiful sunsets.
During the day we could stay and relax or head out on many of the tours that are available in the area.
I would certainly recommend a stay at Pure Shores for a wonderful experience.
We stayed with family in December 2016 and had a great time. The house itself was awesome. High quality materials were used throughout. The hardwood floors, bathroom fixtures, and floor to ceiling windows stood out in particular. The food was great too, with the freshly baked bread (baked on site) being my favorite (served with breakfast and used in the sandwiches on their menu). Definitely coming back!
After a full day of tourism; zip lining, ATV riding and lunch on the Lomock River, that the house manager and Dean helped up set up in advance. We were greeted at the door with welcome drinks, cold towels and a tour of the house. This was completely unexpected and above and beyond what any airbnb host would do. When I booked this home I did not realize it came fully staffed and the staff were excellent-polite and attentive. This is not your typical Airbnb. I expected a clean, comfortable luxury villa. I was pleasantly surprised to receive much more than that.. The beach was a short drive away due to the unfortunate earthquake that ruined the stars. The vill is not a hotel.. This is a luxury villa that operates like a five star resort. You cannot bring in outside food or drinks but why would you want to. The chef will make you anything you want and the menus are complete with many options. We would definitely come back, we created great family memories without having to lift a finger. The owner, the house manager and the staff sincerely want to create an environment that you will remember and cherish forever. Dean and the house manager, May, made a personal effort to communicate with me all of the details that needed to be addressed before, during and after our stay at Pure Shores Villa.