Small and simple but very elegant place. Just the right amount of space for 10 people. Has a beautiful beach right in front. Compliments the aesthetic of the house. Had kitchen essentials and bathroom essentials. The beds were comfy too. Had both great indoor and outdoor spaces which were great.
The house was clean and cozy perfect for relaxation and family it has a majestic view between river and beach that makes our stay worthwhile. The owner is very accommodating and responsive also to the caretaker who's very helpful. I love the house and the entire place. Definitely going back!
Richard's place was perfect for the 8 of us. It was exactly what was stated in their AirBnB post and detailed information about the house, directions and what to expect were provided. Manang Josie lives just beside the resort so it was easy to find her. She was very helpful and nice. The house was spic and span and definitely "instaragmmable". We had all the amenties we needed and all we had to bring was food from the market and the ingredients for cooking. Main house can fit 6 people perfectly and the back house can fit 4 people but it's really small so please do not expect too much. The shower and washing area's water is salty but that was expected anyway. The beach's sand isn't as white as boracay and the water isn't clear but it's still nice to swim. We were able to use our drone so it was fun. We experienced brownout once only but it was okay because it was windy and cold. Sadly, I lost my engagement ring at the house (not at the beach). Overall, it was hella fun and the place is worth every cent.
This is my family’s 3rd time to stay at Azul and each time wego, the experience gets better and better! Because it is fully equipped with all that you need, it is very convenient and allows for a relaxed staycation with the whole family. From breakfast, that you can either have at the back of the house while watching the sunrise at the river, or in front with the view of the beach...you will find yourself torn between taking your sweet time or finishing your coffee right away so you can already enjoy the salty sea water. Then when you find yourself looking for a spot to relax after swimming and building sand castles, a couple of hamoks await. Otherwise, if you still have the energy, kayaking at the river can be another fun activity. Come night time, you can either have bonfire at the beach or simply prop up a chair and gaze at the stars. Endless fun summer activities can be enjoyed at this lovely home away from home. Definitely makes you plan your next visit even before you leave. Book as early as you can because it always gets reserved in advance. Goes to show how vacationers find this the perfect place for relaxing getaways!
The location is perfect... period. The beach is well-maintained, beautiful and not crowded. The house has complete dining and cooking utensils and the host is great.
If you want an amazing and relaxing weekend getaway with family and friends, then Azul is for you! The veranda has a relaxing view of the beach while the back where the dining area is set up has a spectacular view of the Sta Rita river and picturesque mountain range. Bonus: it has a hut at the back where you can have your morning coffee and enjoy the view and destress. The house is clean and well organized. The owner Richard and the caretakers are friendly and accomodating. Can't wait to go back!
Our weekend stay in Richard's beach house was a total relaxing weekend.. The entire family had a really relaxing weekend as it was a quiet and private place. The beach house was super clean and well maintained. Bathroom was spacious enough even for a my husband who is a PWD.. the main bedroom was also big enough to accommodate 6 people and the room at the back of the main house was spacious for 4 - 6 persons. The other family members even opted to sleep at the porch area because it was cool at night, quiet and most importantly, a very safe place.
The kitchen was my favorite part of the beach house as it was fully equipped with a 2 burner gas stove, refrigerator big enough to store food and meat, flatware and silverwares which were in great condition, not the plastic ones which I find very tacky.. It had also an electric water kettle to ensure you can heat water for your morning coffee.. The river view in the kitchen is most spectacular in the morning, making breakfast was an ultimate experience while you have a peaceful view of the river and the morning sun! Just glorious!
On the front porch, we could enjoy the beautiful sunset, so relaxing and peaceful..
I also have to mention, Manang Josie and her daughter, the caretakers were absolutely wonderful.. so helpful and always ready to assist and help.. warm hospitality at its best :)
Overall, Richard's beach house is definitely 5 star.. if you are looking for a peaceful get away from the city bustle, this is definitely the place to be! We will definitely be back Richard even thinking of doing this as an annual family tradition, looking forward to visiting again!