It is never too late to let all of you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Sundowners Vacation Villas in Bolinao, Pangasinan. It offers white-washed Santorini-inspired vacation villas which you can rent for a day or so. It is definitely a home away from home. Going there is about five hours drive from Manila. They have various accommodation that suits your needs. There were seven villas which can accommodate a bigger group or family or corporate affairs. And they also have two rooms perfect for a couple or small family who wanted a more affordable cozy stay.
We stayed at the Family Villa. It can fit a maximum of 20 guests. We loved that we can cook whatever our heart desire. The villa is roomy and airy. It has three levels. There is a bedroom on each level. All the bedrooms were air-conditioned. It has four bathrooms. The main level comprised the living room, kitchen, large view deck and grill area. The infinity pool is a minute walk away.
Accommodations include use of the following amenities:
- Access to infinity pool and Jacuzzi area
- Free use of canoes, kayaks and raft
- Flat screen television
- Balcony with relaxation area
- Hot and cold shower
- No corkage fee policy- you can cook inside their villas on their fully equipped kitchen or private grilling area
If you don’t want to swim and would just like to relax, this large deck view will suit you. It was L-shaped, so you have almost 180 degrees view of the sea. We had our dinner at that long table overlooking the sea. The recliners were comfy too, I was stargazing that night and to my surprise I didn’t get any mosquito bites.
This bar area opens up to the deck area, so if you are up for a drink with friends. It is a plus!
This is the main dining area adjacent to the fully equipped kitchen. You can cook whatever you want. They have a rice cooker too aside from the stove and microwave oven.
Okay, this is the grill area but more like outdoor kitchen where you can prepare the food. It has a sink that you can use. Behind this area is a few steps going to the pool area. It has a small gate behind it for privacy in case you are wondering.
Now, you should try Bolinao sumptuous seafood. They are freshly caught from the sea. If you will look closer, these fish apparently were caught using a spear. No wonder why their river is known for its cleanliness. Our Nanay cooked us pinangat and sarsiado for these. The market is only two minutes drive away from Sundowners Vacation Villas. If you are not up for cooking, you can ask the staff to prepare or cook the meals for you(paluto).
The upstairs bedroom overlooks the sea and port area.
If I remember it right, I think this bedroom have a queen bed and a full bed.
Bedroom 3 is located at the basement. It has three single beds and one trundle bed. This bedroom is good for kids to share especially if they want their own space. This bedroom has its own toilet and shower too just like the other bedrooms.
Here are some photos of the pool area:
Sundowners is a good place to stay especially if you booked it for two nights. It has a lot to offer. Not near perfect, but absolutely beautiful. But with the high volume of renters, it is showing signs of age mostly aesthetics. It can be fix easily, a new coat of paint perhaps. We also have issues with wifi signal, it has poor signal inside the villa and at the basement. It is not overlooking a beach or a beachfront property. If you want come and visit Patar Beach. It is about twenty minutes drive from the villa.
That wraps up our stay in Sundowners Vacation Villas. I hope to hear your Wow Bolinao or Sundowners experience too. Reservations fills up pretty fast at Sundowners. If you need one, you need to book at least two months in advance. There’s no entrance fee with your reservation but additional guests will have additional fees. Please note that there is a maximum number of guests for each respective accommodations. Check their website for more information, click here.