Welcome to Balay Baroro. "Balay" means "house" in Ilocano, our local dialect and Baroro is the name of our barrio located just south of the town, Bacnotan.
Beautiful indoor/outdoor living space with vast ocean views. Swimming pool and private beach area complete with terraces & cabanas to enjoy drinks and views of amazing sunsets. Perfect for a family or group getaway or corporate retreats.
Our hidden beach house is located on a surfing beach known only to locals. Starfish motifs are scattered throughout white stone decks and terraces. Careful attention was made to utilize local materials wherever possible. All furniture in the house was custom-designed using local wood and taking inspiration from our Ilocano heritage.
The house has a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and living room with a large terrace and outdoor sitting areas.
There are five bedrooms -- two queen bedrooms upstairs and a third queen bedroom plus a single room on the ground floor. There is also a large suite with two queen beds and one daybed. The suite has its own full bathroom and kitchenette.
Private swimming pool and terraces throughout the house compound. Direct access to beach which is virtually private with very few people around.
You will have the entire main house to yourself however please note that the owners live on property in an apartment unit (with a separate entrance) connected to the house. We interact with you as little or as much as you desire. We are happy to share our knowledge of the area and help make your stay as comfortable as possible.
As our house is in a secluded area, the disadvantage is that the wi-fi connection is sometimes slow and not always stable or available. Yes, it can be frustrating for us, too!
If you bring help, we can accommodate up to two helpers plus one driver however you must provide meals for your own staff.
Maid service for help during mealtimes is US$10 per day.
No smoking indoors. If you smoke outdoors, we ask you do so away from the house as flying ashes can easily cause fire to our thatched roofs.
We would appreciate no loud music or loud noise after midnight.
If you have outside visitors, please notify us in advance. No overnight guests.
Living life between three countries -- my home is in France, I am an American from San Francisco and my parents are retired in their native country, the Philippines where we spend vacations together. I've lived in Brittany, France for the past 10 years with my 11 year old daughter. Our house is located on the beach off of a small but very lively Atlantic cove. I love learning about people and their cultures and lifestyles and love sharing mine. Bienvenue toute monde!