One of the grandest ancestral houses in Baclayon, this heritage home was built in 1926. It is a grand adaptation of mid-American colonial house architecture with an emphasis on ornamentation and decoration. The size of the house indicates that the builder was someone of affluent or influential background. The house sits on an imposing embankment made of rip rap stones.
In 2008 the house began restoration under supervision and advice of an architect. The house was renovated and restored to the best of the family’s ability, but still maintains 90% of its original fittings and fixtures.
Its rich history not to be undone by natural disaster. The house withstood typhoons Nitang, Ruping, and Yolanda without much incident, but Super Typhoon Odette (Rai) blew open a part of the second floor and almost destroyed the roof. Fortunately, the family banded together and rebuilt the damaged part of the house right after the New Year.
THE ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS
Both American and Spanish period influences are shown through its intricately carved transom windows done in a sunrise pattern along with the more traditional capiz or glass shell windows. Many parts of the second floor and interiors are richly decorated with carved callado. Inside the house plenty of antique furniture including chairs, chests and tables have been preserved by the family for nearly four generations. The house is set to become a century old by 2026.
• WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
• Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
• Pets are not allowed.
• Children of any age are allowed.
• Children up to and including 4 years old stay for free when using an existing bed.
• People no matter the age stay for ₱ 600 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
• No cots are available.
• Any type of extra bed or child’s cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
• Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
• No parties or guests allowed unless by special arrangement.
• Pets not allowed.
• Smoking is only allowed in the garden.
The oldest town in Bohol, Baclayon was established by Spanish Jesuit priests in the late 1500s. Its famous landmark is known as the Baclayon Church, one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines.
Built by Victoriano Realista Sr., a jewelry merchant who was affiliated with Ramo Hermanos, a trading company at the time.