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Tami Private Cove
Tami Private Cove
12 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
12 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
You won’t be charged yet

A cluster of tropical cottages in a seashore park along a private fine white sand beach in Bucas Grande, the first island of access to Siargao. Unlike others this is a true vacation home and not a commercial resort or hotel. My place is good for couples, families, and big groups.

The space

All 3 cottages offer great views over the turquoise private cove, lush green hills and mushroom islets and also capture a constant sea breeze. Whether 2 or 12 guests, the place is private to you and your pool will be filled with fresh sea water upon arrival. The climate is tropical with more persistent rains during January and February and blue skies and dry weather from March to October. This part of the country is not in the typhoon belt.

The property is attended to by hospitable staff. We can arrange a cook for you at php500 a day (600pesos per day if you are 6 or more) and nanny for php250 a day. Activities include good and safe sea and lake swimming, snorkeling, caving, hiking, kayaking, star gazing and night swimming. Every night fireflies congregate in one or another fragrant tree.

Guest access

Each of the 3 cottages has a modern bathroom and private lounging with chairs and fine couches. The sea water Mykonos style swimming pool has a yoga and sun deck next to it. The kitchen is modern, open and well equipped. Gardens, cottages, hills and pathways are well lit with LED fixtures, powered by a total of 2,400 Watt solar panels, good for lights, electric fans, media and minor kitchen appliances, 24 hours a day. Our water source is a deep well but we prefer soft rainwater that we catch on the hills and supply by gravity. This is 100% self-sustaining, responsible luxury. Globe network offers a 3G connection for internet browsing.

Interaction with guests

Bibi is the person in charge if I'm not around. She can assist you with local transportation over land and sea at local rates, as well as procurement of fresh fish, vegetables, rice and eggs. She can also arrange a boat for you to go island hopping.

Other things to note

You may consider bringing your own snorkel gear, ours may not fit you.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

Strictly no pets allowed. This is for the benefit and protection of future guests who might be allergic to pets

Strictly no day visitors allowed. Only confirmed guests will be allowed to enter the property. Maximum of 12 guests only including kids. We cannot accommodate more than 12 guests here.

No partying and extremely loud music. Zero tolerance for drug abuse.

Please let me know if you are traveling with kids. In the unlikely event of bed watering, please take note that the security deposit will be forfeited. Please make sure infants and kids prone to bed watering wear diapers.

Strictly no use of hair dryer, especially at night. It drains the solar battery and may cause power outage.

We may recommend a reliable car & driver / boat but they are outside suppliers and we cannot be made liable for unlikely events in connection with this recommended transportation.

We have a zero cockroach policy. Please check well your laundry bag and groceries before coming. They love to travel too.

Our select staff are always around. They help you out as long as an 8-hour work schedule is respected. If more domestic help is needed, an additional staff is PHP 250 per day. A cook is PHP 500 (600 if you are more than 5) per day.


39 Reviews

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Fred User Profile
October 2017
the place will offer you a unique experience of serenity and meditation, the resort is located in a secluded gulf with subdued waves and eye-opening strait view. the staff are very guest-oriented and detailed. it will never bother to stay one more day.

Tom User Profile
August 2017
It was easy to communicate with Ian. He promptly answers all questions one may have. He doesn't live at Tami, so we didn't get to meet him. The people running the place are great. Reven, Analyne and Ate Bebe were simply wonderful. The place itself is everything it promises to be. And more. If you're looking for a beautiful place to spend a laid back time under the Filipino sun, search no more.

Ammar User Profile
July 2017
Amazing scenic location, beautiful simple minimalistic design, good activities for the whole family, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) recommended for anyone looking for exclusive private location.

Vic Alfred User Profile
June 2017
Excellent isolated paradise. The place is as shown in pictures, sometimes more. Beds were comfortable, the pool was relaxing and the kitchen was well equipped, with an awesome view. The lake a the back takes a 5 minute trek through semi-rough terrain, and is breathtakingly serene. Service was top notch. Our local guide and boatman were excellent as well, and gave us the opportunity to visit the nearby fishing village. The cook was great too, and each meal we had was delicious. Ian is awesome, and replied to every query we had very promptly. Coordinating further services was also a breeze. I highly recommend the host and this place.

Gina User Profile
May 2017
Tami Private Cove is definitely a sanctuary. Not only the eyes will feast on the awesome beauty of the place. The experience of staying there nourishes all body senses so much so that one can't help bowing down and be thankful to be alive. Tami is highly recommended for those who want to recharge the body and soul.

Maren User Profile
April 2017
Our family of 6--parents, and two adult children and partners-- just returned from 5 days at Tami Cove. We had the trip of a lifetime and felt like we had won the lottery in finding this place. While we are a bit unsure how it all would work out with transport, groceries, and being so remote--it all was quite smooth! We especially enjoyed the pool, snorkeling right in front of the house, exploring with the kayaks, the Sohoton Caves, and the amazing food the chef cooked for us. We highly recommend hiring the chef! This is the perfect place for groups to relax and connect. One challenge was budgeting the amount of cash we would need for our time as we used the ATM in Cebu, and then went on to Siargao (where there was no ATM). Plan wisely--and overestimate just to be safe!

Rita User Profile
April 2017
Ian's place is just a dream come true. It couldn't be more perfect. The complete privacy, your own beach, your own swimming pool, even your own lake, the incredible staff, the super comfortable beds, the breathtaking surroundings, the list just goes on. A special thank you to Reven who isn't only a fabulous and super talented cook but a great guide and wonderful person. The transfer from the airport was very smooth, and island hopping around Bucas Grande was very well oiled and arranged. One thing to note, especially if you're staying for more than just a couple of days: you're very isolated, so make sure you have all your needs/shopping sorted before you arrive. Once you're there it's a bit tricky to get hold of much. Although Reven was so incredible working out our shopping and making the ingredients into super meals we did run out of food and drinks on day four and we had to make a trip to the nearest town, Socorro to do some extra shopping. It may seem an issue but for us it was one of the highlights of our stay. Go and visit Socorro, it's an amazing experience. Lastly, the communication with Ian was very easy. All in all it was a fabulous stay, highly recommended!

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Tagaytay, PhilippinesJoined in December 2014
Ian User Profile
I am Ian and I've been an Airbnb host for more than two years. I will be happy to have you in one of our special vacation homes at Tagaytay, Boracay, Siargao and Banaue.
Languages: English, Tagalog
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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