The owner of the place, Mr. Del, was very easy to talk to. The transaction was fast and smooth. I inquired same day we needed the place, 2 hours before check in time. We arrived there at 4, so we are 2 hrs latefrom the time we are supposed to check in. It was so nice of Mr. Del to extend our check out time, he made it same as the time we arrived. When we got there the place was ready. Clean, fully furnished and fully equipped with kitchen supplies, grill, electric stove, gas stove, electric water heater, fridge, towels and dinnerwares for 12 people. He also gave us free snacks, 5 gal drinking water, toiletries and a bottle of liquor. We were surprised there were 2 televisions inside until we realized one is for Videoke. The apartment is located on the left side of La Luz and it has a perfect view of the beach and access to activities. There are sari sari stores just few steps behind the apartment. You don’t have to worry about your safety and your car, you’re in a good neighborhood and caretakers live near the apartment.
We arrived at around 5pm so they allowed us to check out late (3 pm) because the next day, nobody booked it anyway. With the amount of noise we made, in a normal resort, i think they would have gotten mad at us. But here, the caretaker was just one call away tbh and met every question and request of ours. The only thing we didn't like was the beach floor, because they're tiny rocks, not sand. It was a bit painful gettig around, but other than that, everything was perfect.
The location was different than the usual beach front resort that my family was used to but that made the place exciting. It was in a fishing village in Laiya, Batangas and it gave us a chance to experience a different lifestyle because we were all used to the city life in Manila. Del, the host was just absolutely fabulous. His humor was off the charts! Even my 85 year old grandma was laughing! I loved how he was honest with everything. There were no hidden and unexpected charges. He told us everything we needed to pay for and everything we needed to know prior to making the downpayment. Del also provided accurate details on what routes to take for faster trip to and from Manila and Lipa City.
The beach was very beautiful. It was not commercialized so you can really enjoy it in its natural beautiful state.
Plus points for unlimited karaoke access. And the kitchen with utensils and cooking ware provided for was also nice. The room was clean and the sheets were also great. We were a group of 15 and we managed to fit in the space and it wasn't an issue at all especially since we came for the beach.
We will definitely go back! Thanks Del and Lucy!
We rented Dakila beach houses 1, 2 and 3 for about 30 people. Overall we were very pleased with the experience. The views were great, especially from the balcony on house #3. Everyone loved the beach and water, it was very pleasant. The beach sand was nice, but a little more course than some other white sands I've encountered. The water was clear and sand was raked daily to remove any garbage, so it was quite clean. The houses are nestled on a beach loaded with native fishing boats and vacationing Filipinos, but we did feel we had a decent plot of beach all to ourselves for the most part. Del and the crew were very hospitable, nice and helpful! We travelled into town ~20min by jeepney to load up on food and supplies at a supermarket, but there was a smaller market a bit closer and some options right on the beach of course. We bought Red Horse and Emperador drinks right from the shops at the beach. The houses were a little smaller than expected as it's just a big bedroom with bunk beds and a bathroom with kitchen amenities outside on the porch, but most time is spent outside anyway. The premium tv channels were a nice treat when we did want to get out of the heat for a bit or wind down for the night. All in all, it was a great time!
For the location, it's a beachfront property just beside La Luz. The rent was worth every peso. The room we stayed in is clean and spacious. There's videoke included in the arrangement and also there are utensils and cookery readily available. Drinking water not included.