About Us

The Eco Bed & Breakfast Experience

Set in 1.5 hectares of tropical forest overlooking the Bohol Sea, La Casita de Baclayon is a delight to the senses, mesmerising in its beauty and tranquility. The brand new boutique eco bed and breakfast, a reinterpreted Filipino ‘Bahay Kubo’ which also draws on inspiration from Indonesia and Mexico, is a secluded space to escape from the rigours of everyday life.

La Casita’s vision is to be “An eco-friendlbed and breakfast celebrating Filipino design and culture, treasuring the natural environment, working to empower our surrounding community, and nurturing and growing our staff .”

La Casita de Baclayon is unparalleled in Bohol as an eco bed and breakfast, with our elegant suites, dedication to detail and friendly service that leaves guests feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Through our non-stock, non-profit corporation, El Casa Familia, La Casita de Baclayon has been able to develop and support livelihood programs to be of benefit to many communities within Baclayon and Bohol.

El Casa Familia

Exploring Baclayon

A stay at La Casita is not complete without exploring nearby Baclayon. The picturesque and historic town is located only 7km from Tagbilaran City, the capital of Bohol. Baclayon has a proud role in the history of Bohol as it is renown as the oldest town on the island province, having been settled by the Spaniards in 1596.

Baclayon is bestowed with a plethora of historical, natural and cultural treasures, all waiting to be discovered; charming ancestral houses line the highway towards the famed Baclayon Church; an idyllic countryside of rice fields and upland lakes; and the island of Pamilacan, just a one hour pump boat ride away where dolphins, whales and whale sharks abound.

Baclayon is ideally located along the main Bohol Countryside Tour route, between Panglao Island and Carmen, the home of the Chocolate Hills. We can help organize personalized tours to the many beautiful and enthralling destinations around the island so guests never have a dull moment on holiday.

 

  • Indoor Living

    The ultimate in indoor-outdoor living, the open, capacious lounge and dining area acts as the communal hub of La Casita. With the cogon thatched roof, Vigan terracotta tiles, cooling ponds, and the seabreeze rolling up the hill, the area is kept cool even at the height of the midday sun. The room features an antique wooden dining table and lounge set, and a plethora of native Filipino woven baskets, bamboo ladders and wood carvings.

  • Outdoor Dining

    Underneath the fruitful and medicinal Lomboy tree is La Casita’s colorful outdoor dining table, a wonderful, revitalizing setting from which to enjoy your morning breakfast, or delight in a pre-dinner drink.

  • Patios

    Perfect for entertaining small or large groups, fulfilling your morning yoga ritual, soaking in the warm summer rays or watching the sun set over Panglao Island, the large front patio overlooking a sea of green and the Bohol Sea, or the smaller patio underneath a leafy mango tree, are one of the highlights of the ecolodge.

  • Gardens

    The lush tropical gardens surrounding La Casita form an integral part of the “indoor” furnishing scheme. At every turn sumptuous garden scenes, featuring bold and colorful vegetation, are on display with a profusion of bromeliads, palms, ferns and other native ornamentals, interspersed with local artefacts, such as antique water vases and stone sugar grinders.

     

Our Rooms

- Your home away from home -

₱2750Per Night

Orchid Suite

Our main guest bedroom, the Orchid Suite, is a spacious and comfortably styled room, mixing Filipino antique furniture, art and textiles with modern pieces that blend seamlessly together.

The beautiful calado, combined with a ceiling fan, leaves the room cool and well-ventilated at all times of the day. The Suite also features a large ensuite bathroom with a rain shower and indoor garden, providing a sense of tranquility and reinvigoration. The large glass sliding doors from the bedroom lead to a balcony furnished with a coffee table overlooking the garden, perfect for relaxing with a good book or enjoying a refreshing drink.

₱2750Per Night

Tamsi Suite

The Tamsi Suite is a beautiful, vibrant room with glass sliding doors that open fully to the refreshing sea-breeze rolling up the hill. The suite, which features a large balcony wrapping around the room, has stunning views overlooking La Casita’s natural forest and out to Pamilacan Island. It is also a great place to view native flora and fauna, as well as a myriad of fireflies that regularly dance in the molave trees on still nights, only meters away.

Bookings and Payment

If you would like to check availability and book one of our suites, please email us at:

info@lacasitadebaclayon.com

In order to confirm your booking we require a non-refundable 15% deposit. This can be settled through our online Paypal portal, which accepts debit or credit card, or through bank deposit.

For the balance of your room rate, we are able to accept Philippine Pesos or US Dollars. We are in the process of setting up credit card payments, but unfortunately this is not yet available.

Our listed rates include all taxes and service charges.

Meals

Our rooms rates include full breakfast for two. We pride ourselves with offering a delicious menu that appeals to our Filipino and international guests alike, featuring locally sourced produce, artisan bread and homemade preserves.

We also have a lunch and dinner menu available, including a variety of vegetarian options. You can view our current menu here

 Pets

Please be advised that we have family pets on our property. We kindly request that you inform us in advance if you have any allergies caused by pets so that we may be able to take appropriate precautions.

 

Activities and Tours

- Things to do in and around La Casita -

 

Testimonials

  • Our room was absolutely gorgeous! The house is incredibly designed and beautifully decorated!! The two inner ponds cool down the house all day and the fans are great. We had a fantastic bathroom and loved the natural outdoor garden within.

    by Mika
  • Our host was very welcoming and the place is beyond beautiful! Sally and her family (and pets) made our short stay enjoyable. The breakfast she prepared was wonderful. I will definitely come back. 

    by Pauline
  • We’ve stayed in many unique and special places on travels around the world, with La Casita de Baclayon being the most exceptional experience of them all. Now we just have to find a way to come back again.

    by Pigalle
  • If you want to get away from crowded Alona beach, this is where you should go. You will not feel like in a hotel or B&B but like a guest in a private house in the woods above Baclayon. Spotless clean and spacious room with a very comfy bed. Breakfast is huge with real brewed coffee, fresh juice and a selection of local or western food. 

    by Sam
  • I really enjoyed staying in this place. Remote, quiet, clean. Definitely a great place, with privacy and a very homey-feeling.

    by Juliette
  • “Nestled in the uphills of Baclayon, Bohol, I could not believe my eyes when I set foot in this lovely eco boutique b&b as it exceeded my expectation… You will be delighted as to how you are well treated and end up not going elsewhere. I would sincerely like to thank Sally the owner for treating us well. Indeed, our stay there was incredible. I would definitely come back and stay more than a night.”

    by Zaira

Sustainability

- Our commitment to our environment and community -

At La Casita de Baclayon, we do not take our “eco” label lightly. We are committed to responsible tourism practices and work hard to limit the negative aspects of our operations while supporting conservation initiatives, environmental education and community development.

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Sustainable Architecture

Throughout the whole design process of  building La Casita, climate consciousness, energy efficiency and preservation of the natural environment was paramount. La Casita’s design features include:

– An absence of walls around the main lounge and dining area, kitchen and private living area, in order to utilise the prevailing sea winds to create cross-ventilation, negating the need for air conditioning.

– Two large indoor ponds with circulating water provide passive, low energy cooling with the evaporating water further cools the seabreeze that is funneled through the house.

– The high, steeply pitched, thick cogon thatch roof provides a substantial interior ceiling space providing natural insulation and allowing for maximum dissipation of heat during the hottest part of the day. The  large air vents in the roof not only bring the cooler air into the house, but enable the warm air to escape.

– All bedrooms feature large sliding doors opening onto the balcony to maximize airflow, while native Filipino calado (perforated wood ventilation panels) provide added bedroom airflow.

– Use of sustainable building resources, including indigenous and easily regenerable resources such as cogon grass, bamboo and gemelina wood to minimise the carbon footprint of the property.

– The positioning of the house on the property allowed the mature trees to be retained and the natural landscape to be undisturbed.

 

Energy efficiency

Energy Efficiency & Water Usage

– All of our bedrooms utilize overhead ceiling fans in place of air-conditioning units.

– We encourage our guests to turn off their lights and fans when they are not in use.

– We are in the process of converting all of our lightbulbs to energy saving LED bulbs.

– There are no bath tubs in bedroom ensuites to conserve water.

– Bath towels are changed only upon the request from guests.

Waste Management

Waste Management

La Casita has adopted a thorough reducing, reusing and recycling program for productive waste management, with:

– All organic waste and biodegradable matter is turned into fertilizer for the garden through vermi-composting.

– All plastic, glass bottles and aluminium cans are recycled where possible.

– All unnecessary plastic and one-time-use packaging, such as plastic straws and polystyrene packaging, is forbidden.

Local Food

Local Food Sourcing

– It is our policy to buy as much of our produce and products locally as possible so as to benefit local producers, suppliers and commerce in Baclayon and Bohol.

– Our menus are based around produce that can be sourced from the Philippines rather than imported products, to limit our carbon footprint.

– We continually plant an extensive range of tropical fruit trees, including mango, banana, papaya, mangosteen, guyabano (soursop), cacao, citrus and coconut.

Environment

Environmental Protection

Maintaining healthy ecosystems both on-site and in our surrounding communities is a key focus of our initiatives at La Casita:

– We support local dolphin, whale and whale shark protection initiatives on Pamilacan Island, and only align ourselves with tour operators that actively share our conservation values.

– Only organic fertilizers and natural non-toxic insecticides are used in the garden.

– Guests are encouraged to take part in our on-site ‘Plant A Tree Program’, using native species that assist in the restoration of natural forest on the property and enable guests to carbon offset their travels.

Community

Community Development

At La Casita, as a not-for-profit enterprise, our primary ambition is to support social development and livelihood creation in our surrounding communities through:

– Employment opportunities are provided to the community, especially women and youth, with all of our staff coming from within the local barangay.

– Our staff, who often have limited formal school education, are equipped with on-the job skills training and development.

– We actively contribute to local barangay and municipal events, sports teams and youth groups through sponsorship of their programs.

– As part of giving back to the community, we have conducted free environmental education programs, focusing on waste management and conservation, within the local elementary and high schools.

– A portion of all revenue from La Casita is put back into the community through funding of livelihood development initiatives.

 

 

Special Occasions

 

Thinking of holding a special event but don’t know where to have it? La Casita de Baclayon is available for a wide range of celebrations including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, receptions, meetings and any other special occasion.

Please contact us at info@lacasitadebaclayon.com to find out more.

Contact Us

 

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Barangay Landican

Baclayon

Province of Bohol, 6301

Republic of the Philippines

+63-917-627-1409

info@lacasitadebaclayon.com

bookings@lacasitadebaclayon.com

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