Our Former, Beautiful Iloilo Apartment (sometimes available for rent)

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Our apartment is the entire second floor of this building

Our apartment is the entire second floor of this building

PLEASE NOTE:  If you’re looking for a deluxe rental in Iloilo City you may check to see this apartment is available.   We lived in this apartment for two years.  Aside from this being a great apartment, our landlady Agnes is a wonderful person and a great resource who knows everything and everybody in Iloilo. This is a perfect situation for the newcomer to the Philippines who wants to give life in the Philippines a trial run but who wants a friendly helping hand.  Contact Agnes at 63-33-338-0496 or sweetnesmolo@yahoo.com  Rent is P25,000 per month, negotiable.

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After trial stays in Cebu City and Dumaguete, my wife and I wanted to try out a couple of the mid-size Visayan cities before making a decision about where we wanted to live.  These were Iloilo City on Panay Island and Bacolod, on Negros.  Lucky for us, we had a friend in Iloilo City, the late Chuck James.  Chuck arranged with his landlady for us to stay for the month of December 2006 in the upstairs apartment in the building where his apartment was located.  It’s now nearing five years later, and we’re living in a house we built  in Tigbauan, a small place about 25 km outside of Iloilo City.

The apartment is in a two-story house, built three years ago, located in a green, leafy and secure 4,500 square private compound ten minutes walk from

Bob relaxing on the porch - his retirement dream!

Bob relaxing on the porch – his retirement dream!

Molo plaza which has most of what one needs; banks, small but good supermarket, post office, Mercury drugstore, Andok’s and so forth. The usual huge malls (SM City, Robinson’s, Gaisano) are available elsewhere in Iloilo.

Our 50' long living room

Our 50′ long living room

Many new houses in the Philippines slavishly imitate the worst of suburban US tract homes, but our house was designed drawing on old Spanish houses. It incorporates salvaged antique sliding Capiz (shell) windows, fretwork (ventanillas), doors, stone brick and other elements which must have been salvaged from old buildings. The ceilings are high and the numerous large windows open wide for good ventilation. Even though it’s been hot every day, 90 or more, when the sun goes down the evening breezes cool the house down. The house is less than a mile from the ocean, so that must help. We hear the noises of the neighborhood, yapping dogs, crowing roosters and a mynah bird who does an excellent catcall, and the band practicing for the upcoming festival.

Our quiet, green backyard

Our quiet, green backyard

Please note that the downstairs apartment in our building sometimes becomes available for rent. It’s identical to ours. Click here for more information. /furnished-apartment-for-rent-in-iloilo-city/

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