Unique Island Home of Rare Wood for Sale
(Code: BF-7116)
Sitio Bocal, Batas Island, Taytay, Palawan
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Unique Island Home of Rare Wood

A very special tropical home situated on a headland with sweeping views of the ocean, and its own private beach, on Sitio Bocal, Batas Island, Taytay Municipality, Palawan, Philippines for lovers of nature, peace and solitude.

250sm +/- house on 2 hectares at about 15 meter elevation with access to two pale beige sand beach, one on the cove side and the other on the ocean, backing into a natural forest. All tax payments current. Tax Declaration status.

Open plan Living/Dining. Master Bedroom with King size bed and private deck on Ocean side. 1 WC. Fully equipped kitchen on split level. Walk-in Pantry. Indoor Shower with separate lavbo and WC. Two outdoor showers. Outside steeping tub with ocean view. Living/dining facing Cove side with wrap around bench/beds for 6 guests. Mini library/office. Bottom Storage extending full length of house. Totally screened. Hand hewn dense lumber now unavailable.

Built mostly of rare hamugis hardwood as conceived by David King, an international architect, formerly a senior designer of the prestigious I.M. Pei firm. His mandate was to design the house to blend in with nature and appear as an organic addition.

A protected marine reserve of over 100 ha directly in front of the home ensures the constant presence of numerous varieties of fauna (fish, manatee, manta ray, whale shark) of impressive size; turtles lay eggs on the property; within 15  minutes of Morgue with bountiful shallow coral of colorful Disney-like variations.

Nearby trees surrounding home are alive with Kalaw Hornbills, Doves and many other colorful bird colonies. More than a dozen fruiting trees on the property coconuts, cashews, bananas, papayas and mango. Vegetable gardens in the past. Some flowers.

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LOCATION Sitio Bocal, Batas Island, Taytay, Palawan
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LOT AREA 2 hectares
PROP. TYPE Beachfront
TYPE OF OWNERSHIP Private. Covered by current Tax Declaration.
HOUSE MATERIALS Pier & Beam construction. Cement/Stone footings. WOOD WALLS, FLOORS & SHUTTERS: HAMUGIS (rare hardwood, no longer permitted to be harvested) and IPIL. Timber from DENR* permitted trees, floated to site, hand hewn, sun dried.
HOUSE DETAILS Approximately 225 sqm. Open Plan. Fully Screened. Possibility of expansion below ground floor

  • 1 fully equipped Kitchen with Appliances, center island/breakfast nook and walk in Pantry. Cooking utensils, dishes and cutlery included.
  • One Bedroom with private deck overlooking Ocean. Construction of walls for 2 additional bedrooms can be done by present staff. Beddings and linen included.
  • Separate WC with Lavabo. Separate indoor shower. Separate Lavabo in bathroom area. 2 Outdoor showers. 1 outdoor Steeping Bath overlooking ocean view.
  • Mini library/Office
  • Large capacity ground floor storage under second floor the length of the house
INFRASTRUCTURE Self Sufficient in electricity and water supply (from 2 springs on both sides of the property with supply and access guaranteed in perpetuity by both property owners.

  • 7 HVA gasoline generator
  • 1/4 HP Cummins water pump & Water Tank
TRANSPORTATION One Banca with medium HP engine, for up to 10 passengers
SPECIAL FEATURES 1 hr 15 min from El Nido airport, infrastructure in place, Potable water from 2 springs, 250sm +/-house ready to move in. 2 beaches fronting ocean and cove. 10 pax boat included. Staff in place.
OTHER INFORMATION Exceptional marine reserve with large variety of fauna including dugong, turtles that lay eggs on the beach, 30+ kg fish, including kalaw hornbills, monkeys, casoy trees fruiting mango tree. NOTE: 11 hectare adjacent property with wide beach, coconut trees and 2 houses with stunning views may also be available for sale.
PRICE PHP 45 Million (Negotiable)

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GROCERY STORES 1 hour by speedboat to Taytay, 20 minutes by banca to local barrio
SHOPPING CENTER Puerto Princessa/Roxas many hours away
WET MARKET fisher folk and occasional butcher 20 minutes by banca to local barrio
PREP./ELEM. 20 minutes by banca
HIGH SCHOOL 20 minutes by banca
HOSPITAL 1 hour by speedboat to Taytay
AIRPORT 30 minutes banca + 45 km road to El Nido airport
CAPITAL CITY Taytay Municipality/Puerto Princessa
MANILA 55 minutes flight to El Nido
THIS PROPERTY: Code: BF-7116 (Unique Island Home of Rare Wood for Sale - Palawan)
SELLER: Adelaida Annabella Chan
HOME ADDRESS: 1481 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
CONTACT NUMBER: 0915-444-1426
E-MAIL: aamchan@aol.com

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