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'Jungle Paradise' Luxury Hill Top, 3 Bed, Private Pool and Living, 5 Star Rated!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Five Star Accommodation in a private setting with pool & tennis/basketball court

The Sunrise House can comfortably accommodate 6 visitors. The terraces provide a relaxing place to sleep, read and simply enjoy the beautiful view of the Loboc River and Bohol Sea. If you want to exercise, use the basketball/tennis court or swim your laps in the pool...or just veg! We have daily housekeeping. Cooks and laundry service are available. You are only a few kilometers from the Loboc river. Rent a boat or take lunch/dinner on one of the Floating Restaurants. Visit the famous Loboc Cathedral damage but still standing after the 2013 earthquake. Over 1200 Chocolate Hills await your visit, as well as the endangered tarsier exhibits in Loboc! Go night fishing or head to Panglao Island for snorkeling, diving, jet skis and more. Afterwards, jump on the Loboc Canyon zip-line or listen to the world famous Loboc Children's Choir and Band.

When you get back from a great tour day, you will arrive and relax in privacy!

More Details

Property Manager
Caleb Freed
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Caleb Freed

Owned by Joshua and Lindie Freed from and Bothell, Washington, and run by me, Caleb Freed, an employee of Joshua. It was built by the parents of Joshua, Dennis and Ellen Freed from Big Timber, Montana. We rent Sunrise House to fund the operation costs so that we can continue to provide assistance to the people of Bohol through Montana on a Mission. Check it out at '' or on FaceBook - 'montana on a mission'. Our goal is to provide a family friendly environment, safe and filled with available excursions and activities at Sunrise House.

Caleb Freed purchased this estate in 1997

Why Caleb Freed chose Loboc

Denny and Ellen searched for over a year to find the perfect location with sweeping views of the hills overlooking Loboc River and the Bohol Sea. We have numerous coconut, mango, cocao, papaya, lemonsita, avocado trees and banana plants. We enjoy cool nights, gentle breezes and escape from the noise and hustle of the city, and the Sunrise House is the perfect place to do just that!

Out of all my travels, I have never been to a place where the people there will bend over backwards just to make you feel at home, even if you have never met them before. It is such a hospitable land and I have never even had so much as a sou relook form anyone in 17 years. Perfect for vacation and family time.

What makes this estate unique

Private setting, onsite security, onsite hostess, swimming pool, basketball/tennis court, facilities to accommodate corporate retreats and trainings, as well as 24 hour accommodation by our on-site manager who lives in her own home on the property.

Note: You get privacy when you rent Sunrise Rise House as the entire facility (excepting the Manager's house) are yours for your private use i.e. grounds, pool, basketball court etc.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Loboc, Philippines

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - Guest - toilet , includes sink
    Bathroom - Pool - toilet , shower enclosure , Includes sink
    Bathroom - Guest Main House - toilet , shower enclosure , Includes sink
    Bathroom - Master bedroom Main House - toilet , shower enclosure , Large Master Bathroom with river and oceanview
  • Purified bottled water provided in main house. Towels, toilet paper and soap are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - Main House guest bedroom #1 - 1 large double bed , Overlooks jungle
    Bedroom - Main House guest bedroom #2 - 1 large double bed , Overlooks jungle
    Main House master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master bedroom overlooks the Bohol Sea & Loboc River
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sofa bed/futon , Lay down pads
  • Occupancy: 2 Queens and 1 King in Main House + extra lay down pads = 8 persons bedded Note: The area outside is well lit at night.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Eco Tours available: harvest rice, plant rice, river float, river and sea fishing, night fishing, canyon zip line, river cruise dining, band and children's choir concerts, tarsier monkeys, ruins of the 400+ year old cathedral destroyed by October 15, 2013 earthquake, hiking to stations of the Cross - Panglao Island scuba diving, whale/dolphin watching, speelunking and on it goes.


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'Jungle Paradise' Luxury Hill Top, 3 Bed, Private Pool and Living, 5 Star Rated!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

A house in the middle of nowhere, that was almost a dream. There was nothing undone. Every inch of the property is cared for, maintained, manicured, and loved. I would highly recommend this location to a certain type of traveler. One who requires luxury, but not crowds, one who enjoys quiet times - not beach party times, one who strives for perfection and not random 'hook-ups', one who enjoys the beauty of nature including a random insect here or there - as part of the package. This being said, I would buy this house if I could- it was perfect for us.

The staff was VERY good. I highly recommend the house manager, her husband, the chef and household help. Everyone was helpful and right on hand when needed. The foods were prepared in the Filipino style of cooking, which is fine for me, others might need more European flavors and for that, I cannot speak to the chef's skills, we only requested Filipino foods. To be noted, EVERY ITEM to be prepared I had to purchase. The house comes bare with foods on hand unless prearranged. Don't be caught up there with no food. You won't find any for miles and miles.

Leading me to the location segment, the location, is REMOTE. Very remote. Be well prepared with foods and personal items needed. Such as sunblock, toiletries, personal hygiene items, alcohol (if you partake), soft drinks, even coffee. Be prepared for needing everything. Nothing will be on hand. The drive up to the house I estimate to be about 2 to 3 miles, on dense, unpaved roads (at points) which can be brutal and unforgiving, if you have back troubles. But once you arrive, you are in paradise. That is the good with the bad.

The tradeoff for me is not even a concern. I wanted the remoteness and peace this property offered. I was not looking for nightclubs or bars. It fit us in every way. I cannot speak enough about the cleanliness and preparedness of the house upon our arrival. As for departure, I wish that I had known a large party was coming in directly behind us. We were rather rushed out, unexpectedly. But no issues, as we had no A/C - the power had gone out, and we were more than ready to go get back in A/C in our van. So aside from a rush out, unexpectedly, everything was perfect and I would love to book again.

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

It exceeded my expectations

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Good

  • 5 of 5

I am an English man with a Philippine family, 4 adults, 5 kids and 2 infants turned up. The property has 3 bedrooms but Laarni made up 4 more beds in the TV room which was perfect for all. The house is as good as it gets, very clean and well maintained. The gardens are the same. The pool however was the best.... Immaculate. I was very impressed. All the staff were very professional and friendly. Laarni the house manager lives on site in a separate building and is very helpful with anything you want to do. The cook we had was the best. She was there all day preparing 3-4 meals a day, all well cooked and presented. On Christmas eve she cooked a midnight feast for us and didn't go home until 1:30am (Yes she got a tip).

We went on some outings which were all good which were arranged by Laarni with no fuss.

Chocolate hills/Tarsier sanctuary/Zip line....$70 + entrance fees.

Floating restaurant at Loboc....$40 + entrance fee.

Shopping trip to the Mall at Tagbilran.... $50

Pangiao Beach....$75

The cook $20 a day.

Complementary airport pick up and return.

On a negative note... (Just being honest)

The cable TV was down for the first 2 days. ( I was ok with it but the kids weren't happy)

The internet was down for most of the stay there.

Our driver was not good. I got scared on several occasions, he nearly went in to a deep ditch and the overtaking was scary going head on with oncoming busses and lorries, I had to tell him off on a few occasions as the kids were with us.. ( I think he was a relief driver as it was Christmas time)

Spiders as big as saucers in the bathroom X3. (The cleaner helped me when I ran screaming from the shower)

The house is as advertised it is in the middle of nowhere. If you want to go anywhere you will need to ask Laarni for the mini bus and driver. If you like to walk or hike you will love it. It is very rural and very hilly. The locals are interested in talking to you.

I would recommend this property to all. It is a good alternative and experience to a hotel. You would be hard pushed to find a better place or deal in Bohol. (I have been to Bohol 4 times now) We all loved the stay including the Kids. (Except for the TV and Internet problems)

Yes I would stay there again.....

Justin Saint

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Justin, Thank you so much for your very kind an honest review! We are very pleased that you found your stay enjoyable and we will also take your feed back into consideration for future guests. We hope one day you can come back and stay with us again! Best, Caleb Freed Off Site Manager/Owner
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Perfect House Perfect House Keeper Laarni

  • 5 of 5


A warm thanks to Laarni for everything she did for us.

The house is more that great. This is paradize :-)

  • Review Submitted: 31/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Sunrise house with 17 guests to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday.

The accommodation, service and hospitality exceeded all of our expectations.

The house and surrounds were very clean and well presented and situated in a spectacular location.

We found all of the staff working at the property were very friendly and helpful. In particular the manager, Laarni Hilot, was very generous with her time and knowledge and went above and beyond to cater to our every need.

She was able to arrange airport and ferry transfers, daily outings and activities all with a minimum of fuss and without much notice.

Thanks Laarni for your exceptional hospitality.

The only disappointing thing about the trip was that we could only stay for 5 days.

An added bonus of staying at the property was discovering the amazing work that "Montana on a Mission" and the owner Denny and the staff at the house are doing in the local community.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the Philippines and hope I have the opportunity to visit again in the near future,.

Thanks Denny for sharing your property with us and have a great New Year.

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with breathtaking sunrises!

  • 5 of 5

Wow,what a beautiful home!We really enjoyed the sunrises and the pool the most.Awesome views!My son loves to bird and we got to get some pictures of some.Laarni was more than helpful in taking care of some of the outings we did.It felt really safe the whole time we were there.We will definitely recommend it to our friends and hoping to return someday.Thank you Denny for your kindness and for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Sunrise House is a Family Friendly - Family Values Facility. Attractions include The Loboc River Cruise, Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Monkeys, Canyon Zip Line, Panglao Island Beach Resorts, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Jet Skiing, Whale/Dolphin Watching, Restaurants, historic churches, Spelunking caves and numerous beaches AND just sitting there going nowhere, with a good book, by the pool with a cool breeze and cool drink!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Loboc, Philippines

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$76.36

Free transport from the airport or pier upon arrival INCLUDED and to the airport or pier upon departure.



Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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