Our Tigbauan, Iloilo Apartment

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Our apartment is in this duplex building.  Photo is taken from the beach

Our apartment is in this duplex building. Photo is taken from the beach

We rented in Molo, Iloilo City for two and a half years.  Next we rented an apartment a few steps from the beach in Tigbauan, Iloilo, about 22 km from Iloilo City.  The Tigbauan apartment was fully furnished and had Panasonic split air conditioning units.  We lived there while our own Tigbauan house was under construction.  The rent was P11,000 per month.

Our Tigbauan Apartment

Our Tigbauan Apartment

Inside the apartment

We have a carport and a car wash team!

We have a carport and a car wash team!

Beachfront Promenade

Beachfront Promenade

My slightly military beachfront reading nook

My beachfront parapet/reading nook at sunrise

The seawall from below

The seawall from below

During storms,waves will break over this seawall, sending coconuts and gravel over the wall. The pounding of the waves on this seawall is easily heard from our apartment. The salty spray covers everything.

Sunset at our apartment

Sunset at our apartment

Pretty landscape on the walk to our lot from the apartment

The two km. stroll to our Tigbauan property is through pleasant agricultural landscapes is a real treat and a pleasant change from the streets of Iloilo City.

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  1. Hello Bob & Carol, would you be aware of any homes or apartments for rent in Tigbauan ?

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    • Sorry, we do not. It’s hard to know what’s for sale or rent as most are never advertised or publicly known.

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  2. Hi! Is the apartment still available for rent? Please do contact me at 0950 165 3750.

    Thank you!

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    • The apartment has been incorporated into a new adjoining resort. I doubt that it wuld be as affordable as it was for us.

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  3. Hi all: I will be arriving in Iloilo in oct this year. I plan on renting an apartment or house for a year or so until i get my bearings. I will have a total of three with one on the way for December. I will have around 2mil to either buy or build with and a monthly income of 80thousand p to live on. any places to start looking for to rent or area advice would be greatly appricated Tom

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    • Monthly rentals suitable for foreigners seem pretty abundant in Iloilo City, with monthly rent ranging from P6000 to P25000 per month with P6000 to P8000 typical for two bedroom apartments and P10000 to P15000 for a decent but not lavish house. I suggest staying at a hotel or pension house for a few weeks while you search for a rental property. It’s very difficult to do anything before you arrive here. Go to the gates at subdivisions and ask the guards if they know of anything for rent. There are usually houses for rent in the Savannah subdivision. Good luck!

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  5. Bob, Oh my, tatay Jose and tatay badong already passed away? may their soul rest in peace, I was in Jaro this past june 2010, i was too busy to visit Tigbaun. Last time i visited Tigbauan was in ’93. I hope tatay camelo and nanay virgie are still in Tigbauan.

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  6. Jeff,

    Land prices in Tigbauan are around P1000 per square meter for properties with good road access, electric. Farm land properties can be much less.

    Bob

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  7. Hi Bob, I dont really know you but reading and surfing on your site it reminds me of how great and nice to be in my birth country.My family and I, we always spend our vacation back home in Iloilo City and planning to retire then in the future. I am wondering if there is still any place that we can afford to buy out in Tigbauan area? Its a kind of very relaxing place . Would you mind giving me some ideas just around Tigbauan? and i will appreciate it much. Thanks and good luck….. God Bless.
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  8. Hi Bob,
    I dont really know you but reading and surfing on your site it reminds me of how great and nice to be in my birth country.
    My family and I, we always spend our vacation back home in Iloilo City and planning to retire then in the future. I am wondering if there is still any place that we can afford to buy out in Tigbauan area? Its a kind of very relaxing place . Would you mind giving me some ideas just around Tigbauan? and i will appreciate it much. Thanks and good luck….. God Bless.

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  9. Hi Joy,

    Yes… Coco Grove is still around… Lolo Jose and Lolo Badong passed away already…

    Bob,

    Wow! This is one wonderful website to visit every time I am missing my home town… May you have more beautiful features about Tigbauan

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  10. Joy,

    Yes, Coco Grove is very much still around — very pretty and close to our apartment. My niece and I walk past Coco Grove every morning on the way to her school, Queen of Heaven Mission School.

    Bob

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  11. Nice.. I haven’t been in Tigbauan for ages. I am the descendants of the Ledesma-Hilado in Tigbauan. Many things have changed. I hope Tatay Jose Ledesma’s Coco Beach Resort is still around.

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  12. Im looking for a place just like that near iloilo, its there a phone number where i can contact? thanks.

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  13. David,
    We pay P11,000 per month and have a one year rental agreement. Nice apartments are hard to find but our former apartment in Molo is now available. We found both apartments we have had through word of mouth.
    Bob

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  14. Hello,it is quite nice.May I ask what is the cost per month,how long was the rental agreement,how did you find it,are there other nice apartemnts in that area.Be Well.Thanks.David

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  15. Reynaldo, it’s the apartment we are renting. We have not yet started construction on the house. We’re working on plans and permits. Also we are planting – malunggay, palms, acacia, bougainvillea etc. That’s fun! Everything grows like crazy.

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  16. Hi Bob, Is this the house that you’re building in Tigbauan? or this is the apartment you temporarily staying while your house is still under construction? It looks beautiful and serene. Thanks for the pictures, I really miss my hometown. Godbless and best regards.

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  17. Jim,

    There is a path through the breakwater to the shore. Also it’s just a short walk along the shore to one of the best beaches near Iloilo City. The Sol y Mar Resort is on the same beach. A long stretch is owned by a wealthy guy from Manila, is undeveloped and quite nice.

    Bob

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  18. awesome! everything i would be looking for. the only problem is – what happened to the beach? where’s the path to the sea water, if you want to go swimming?

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  19. oh, how lovely!!! and you have additions to the family!! i love that beachfront apt, Bob!

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