When you travel to the Philippines, you might want to highlight trips to Cebu City and Dumaguete City. Both cities are located at the Central Visayas region of the country. Traveling between both cities will only take about 30 minutes by place, 4 hours by fast ferry, and 5 hours by land travel (bus or private vehicle), and 6 hours by a slow ferry. Of course, one would want to make sure they stay in a comfortable accommodation while visiting these cities. Here are some suggested accommodations for short vacation rentals or vacation homes: 

 

CEBU CITY 


  1. A32 STUDIO provides a nice, cozy, and homey accommodation that can fit a maximum of 4 persons. It is located at the tower 2 of Avida Towers Riala. The building itself is situated at the information technology capital of Cebu City and is surrounded by different establishments, offering a dynamic lifestyle living. The studio features a sleeping area that is furnished with an upholstered semi-double bed, a seating area that is accoutered with a sofa bed, an ensuite bathroom with hot shower, a compact dining area, and a well-equipped kitchenette that allows guests to conveniently cook their own meals. Altogether, A32 Studio makes it a perfect choice of staycations for those who wants to explore the Queen City of the South. Ayala Central Bloc, the newest large shopping mall in Cebu City, is just a 4 minute walk from the condo. The Walk, which remains a famous destination of the Cebuano community, is also at a walking distance of 8-9 minute walk away. Taxis, Grab Cars, Jeepneys, and Motor Taxis (AngkasLalamove, and Maxim) can be hired to bring people from point to point around the city. 

 

DUMAGUETE CITY 


  1. ASTRA BELLA APARTMENT is situated in a calm residential area at the outskirts of the city of Dumaguete. It is a 4-door 2-storey apartment, 3 units (units 1, 3, 4) of which are being leased on a long term contract and 1 unit (unit 2) is set up for short vacation rental that offers a comfortable holiday home for travelers.  Unit 2 is a single attached two-storey vacation rental that is fully air-conditioned, well gated and has its own private 1-car parking space. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 shared bathrooms, 1 ensuite bathroom, a living room, and a well-equipped kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals at their own convenience. For safety purposes, this accommodation also provides an attached fire escape ladder that is connected to bedrooms 2 and 3, which would lead directly to the side gates of the entire property. A 500L water tank is set so that our guests will never run out of water even in the middle of the night. The apartment is designed with a small balcony where guests can relax and enjoy some fresh air. This accommodation surely is a perfect definition of “home away from home”. The apartment is an 8-minute walk to ACE Dumaguete Doctors Hospital, a newly built hospital that recently open its doors to the public. The famous Rizal Boulevard, one of Dumaguete City’s pride, is just 10 minutes drive from the property. Negros Oriental Convention Center is a 15-minute walk from the apartment, while The Christmas House is only 1.8km far. The nearest airport is in Sibulan, about 3.5kms from the property and Dumaguete Seaport is at a good distance of 2.1kms away. Shuttle service for airport and seaport transfers can be booked in advance and additional charges will apply. Tricycles can be hired anytime of the day to bring you from point to point within the city. Car and motorbike rentals can also be arranged for those who wants to explore other towns and cities of Negros Oriental. 

 

  1. COCO’s RESIDENCE is a single detached, fully fenced, and well-gated beautiful bungalow house which is located at a tranquil residential area that is settled over what’s well known as the “City of Gentle People”. It is offered as a vacation home for tourists that come in big groups and prefers an accommodation that provides all the comforts of home. Surrounded by a calm and quiet neighborhood, it is about 2.3kms or a 5-minute drive from downtown Dumaguete and a 30-minute drive from the famous diving spot(s) in Dauin. The residence is close to ACE Dumaguete Doctors, a newly built hospital which has recently open its doors to the public. Chantilly Cake House and Gabby’s Bed and Breakfast are both located at a good distance of 800 meters from the property. Churches, schools, and the public market are likewise accessible. This vacation rental has a spacious living room and an entertainment room where you can bond and relax together with your family and friends after a day’s hustle and bustle. All 3 bedrooms are air-conditioned and has built-in closets where you can keep your personal belongings during the entire duration of your stay. The kitchen is big and well-equipped, making it convenient to prepare your own meals. The dining area features an 8-seater dining table that is made of hard wood. It has its own 500 liters water tank so you’ll never run out of water during midnights. First aid kit, cold packs, and a fire extinguisher are all readily available for emergencies. An emergency light is also accessible in cases of power outage. Complimentary drinking water and cooking basics are also provided. The outdoor offers a small garden that is suitable for those who wants to take in some fresh air. A covered parking space that can fit one car is also availabe. This property is a pet friendly accommodation with a big dog cage set at the backyard to comfortably accommodate your fur babies. Sibulan Airport is only 1.5kms from the property while Dumaguete Seaport is 2kms away. Supermarket, pharmacies, and some eateries are within walking distance. Tricycles can be hired anytime of the day to bring you from point to point within the city. Car and motorbike rentals can also be arranged for those who wants to explore other towns and cities of Negros Oriental. Shuttle service for airport and seaport transfer can be booked in advance and additional charges will apply. 

 

If you plan to stay longer in Dumaguete City and explore the province of Negros Oriental, here is a list of recommended apartments, condominium unit, and house that are offered for long term lease: 


  1. ANTONIA’s PLACE offers two private service apartments and a beautiful house that are all fully furnished and situated in a peaceful residential neighborhood of Dumaguete City. Unit 1 is an apartment located at the upper floor, which is accessible by stairs, and has a balcony where occupants can relax and enjoy the fresh air and quiet street views. Unit 2 is another apartment that is conveniently set at the ground floor, making the entrance easily reachable. This unit is directly accessible from the gate and provides a parking space for motorcycles. Both unit 1 and unit 2 have a cozy design and features 3 air-conditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a 6-seater dining table, a living room with flat screen TV, and a small balcony. It is wifi and cable ready, allowing occupants to stay connected at all times. These apartments are ideal for newly wed couples or small families to stay in. Unit 3 is a two-storey house with a garden and 2 balconies, each connected to a bedroom, providing occupants more areas to unwind after a day’s activity. All of these amenities makes it a perfect home for bigger families. The entire property is only 2.2kms from Sibulan airport, 2.7kms to Dumaguete Seaport and downtown Dumaguete is at a good distance of 2.3kms. Churches, schools, markets, pharmacies, and hospitals (ACE Dumaguete Doctors, Silliman University Medical Center, Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital, and Holy Child Hospital) are all within a few minutes drive from the place. SM Savemore in City Mall is the nearest supermarket, just about 9-10 minute walk away.   

 

  1. ANTONIA’S PLACE CONDO is a two-bedroom condominium unit in Marina Spatial, which is situated at the seaside and being leased on a long term contract. It is located at the 6th floor of building A, facing the ocean with beautiful view of the morning sunrise. It is fully furnished and features a small living room, a private bathroom and a well-equipped kitchenette. The interior is nicely designed with touches of modern art. It is a 7-minute drive to Sibulan Airport and about 1.1km from Dumaguete Seaport, which is easy to locate as it is only on the other side of the same road (Flores Avenue). The downtown area of Dumaguete is just at a good distance of 1.8kms from the condominium and City Mall is also 1.8kms away.  Chuches, schools, hospitals, pharmacies and the public market are all accessible either by using your own vehicle or if you will hire the city’s public transportation (pedicab). The famous restaurants Lantaw and Hayahay Treehouse Bar / Lab-As Restaurant are just across the street. Other known restaurants are also within walking distance from the property. 

 

  1. WESTGATE HOMES is located in Sto. Rosario Heights, a serene community about 3.6kms from the commercial area of Dumaguete. It is a 3-door 2-storey apartment that is unfurnished and leased on a long term contract. The architectural design exudes simplicity with each unit featuring an ample space at the ground floor that can be utilized as a living room, a dining area, and kitchen. The master’s bedroom with ensuite bathroom and two other bedrooms are set on the second floor.  The open space at the back can be use for laundry or service area and a fire escape ladder is attached for emergency purposes. A water tank is also provided so that occupants will not run out of water supply. It is a 15 minute drive from Sibulan Airport, 4.7kms from Dumaguete Seaport and at a good distance of 1.7kms to Ceres Bus Terminal. The nearest shopping mall is Robinsons Place Dumaguete, which is about 5 minutes drive from the apartment. Public transportations such as tricycles and jeepneys are accessible at the main road outside the subdivision. 

 

These properties are managed by NetSoar Biyahe Services, which was founded last November 2019. Their main services are focused on vacation rentals and long term lease in Dumaguete City and Cebu City, air tickets for cheap flights, eload (electronic mobile prepaid loads), and bills payment. It is their aim to provide travel enthusiasts an easy and convenient way to plan their holidays by connecting travelers to the world while promoting contactless holiday planning thru virtual transactions. They always strive to deliver excellent services to travelers by cultivating honesty, compassion, empathy, confidence, respect, good communication and knowledge. Aside from the properties mentioned above, they are also looking forward to the construction completion of another property (MarVista Homes) in Dumaguete City, of which they are planning to offer two of its studio for vacation rentals and the rest (two studio and two apartments) will be for long term lease.