Beachfront and island property is not a mere pipe dream in the Philippines, as several can be presently found and afforded in the local market
As the Philippines’ major cities continue to experience a decline in land that can be developed and as population and real estate prices rise, more property seekers are understandably considering living in areas that offer a little more space and tranquility.
Beachside properties are among the more common real estate options in the Philippines, as it is after all a tropical country. With the accessibility gradually improving, thanks to continued infrastructure efforts, now is the time to consider investing in a new vacation or retirement home.
While some are led to believe that beachfront houses, lots, and islands are only reserved for the more exorbitant of investors, like any other type of property, there is one for almost every buyer, and the following are some that are presently available on the market.
Bohol Beachside Apartment
Location: Panglao, Bohol
Price: Php2.5 million
While not quite the “beachfront” property, given that the water is at the area behind the property, this apartment in the vicinity of Bohol’s Panglao area is the ideal home for residents who prioritize being able to live near the sea over owning and maintaining a large home elsewhere.
The property with a 55.1 sqm floor area is not only a walking distance from the white-sand beach, but is considerably close to a pair of popular resorts in the area. As a part of a series of apartments, it is also a part of a lively residential community.
Casa Paradiso Beach House
Location: Tablas Island, Looc, Romblon
Current Price: Php3 million
For a greater privacy, Romblon’s Tablas Island offers the ideal escape with the Casa Paradiso beach house. It is divided in two completely independent apartments, with each having a total floor area of 80 square meters, and are furnished with hot and cold shower, two rooms, and dining area.
The home is mostly made of natural materials and part of a fishing community. While secluded, the property is also an approximately one-hour boat ride from areas like Batangas, Puerto Galera, and Boracay.
Four Bedrooom Club Morocco Home
Location: Club Morocco Subdivision, Subic, Zambales
Current Price: Php6.9 million
Priced at just under Php7 million, this home in Subic’s Club Morocco Subdivision offers great value for investment by featuring as many as four bedrooms, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms, as well as being fully furnished.
Facing Subic Bay, the home is within close proximity to popular resorts and other commercial areas by the bay, making it not just an ideal full-time or vacation residence, but also a vacation rental with a little bit of commercial appeal.
Luxury Gingoog House and Lot
Location: Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
Current Price: Php8.5 million
uilt to the highest standards, this home in the Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental, is one of the most modern beachside residential properties on this side of Mindanao. With a floor area of 300 sqm, it features four bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as a courtyard, a swimming pool, and a Jacuzzi.
Situated specifically in beachside development PV&BC Subdivision, the sea can be viewed from several vantage points of the home, including the dining room. Also featuring gazebos, a playground, and badminton and volleyball courts, it can convince any resident that there is no need to leave home.
Cebu Cliffside Home
Location: Bantayan Island, Pooc, Santa Fe, Cebu
Current Price: Php13 million
Like something only seen in television, this property in Bantayan Island not only sits atop a cliff, but is on one that looks out into the ocean. Along with its unique location, it features a significant lot area of 400 sqm, and a total floor area of 280 sqm.
This home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as three sets of sliding doors which lead to a spacious balcony that overlooks the sea. It also features a fully fitted granite kitchen, oven, and situated only five minutes away by tricycle from most of the island’s’ different commercial establishments.
Lot for Sale in Anvaya Cove
Location: Anvaya Cove, Morong, Bataan
Current Price: Php5.3 million
Featuring a unique “mountains meet the sea” topography, Anvaya Cove is marketed as one of the most ideal places to invest in beachside property, as it is also a development where careful planning is embarked on to keeping the natural lay of the land.
The 488 sqm lot is ideal for building a dream home that is for permanent residence or used as a retreat, as its location can favor both. Residents can enjoy access to the Anvaya Cove Beach & Nature Club, as well as venture out to the nearby the Subic Bay Freeport.
CDO Highway-Side Beach Lot
Location: Looc, Villanueva, Cagayan de Oro City
Current Price: Php9 million
Situated right by Iligan Road which connects Butuan to Cagayan de Oro, the lot has a very desirable location as it is also a short distance from the shore. It features a great deal of value with its significant area of 1,656 sqm, and having twelve coconut trees and two Talisay trees.
A bare lot, it is ideal for building a vacation home that can also be rented out, given its accessibility, but can also be used for agriculture as it is also of a significant size. Transport of occupants or of goods is easy with one of the area’s main roads right on the property’s doorstep.
Large El Nido Beach Lot
Location: El Nido, Palawan
Current Price: Php3.9 Million
El Nido in Palawan is arguably one of the most popular tropical destinations in the Philippines and undoubtedly one of the best in the world. The only thing that can possibly be better than going to El Nido for vacation is going there to tend to the property one owns.
Priced at a reasonable Php3.9 million and measuring a total land area of 2,088 sqm, the lot is ideal for building a permanent residence or resort. It is a short ride from the El Nido town proper, and while uncrowded, it still has a fresh water source and is within range of cellular phone signals.
Argao Commercial Beachfront Lot
Location: Poblacion, Argao, Cebu
Current Price: Php2.7 million
Featuring 400 sqm worth of land beside a white sand shore, this lot in Argao, Cebu, is deemed to best serve as a location for a commercial or rental property as it also easy to access with its location right by Natalio Bascalso Avenue.
It is within range of several key landmarks of the area, such as El Pardo Elementary School and Ang Karaang Boljoon Museum, indeed exposing it to a consistent amount of foot and vehicle traffic, and also making it a convenient location for occupants who reside in or rent the property built.
Medellin Island for Sale
Location: Medellin, Cebu
Current Price: Contact Seller for Price
With the Philippines comprised of several thousand islands, it is understandable if some of these are considered a singular property that make it on the real estate market. While seemingly the stuff of fiction, owning an island is not a fantasy in the country.
At the north of Cebu City is the municipality of Medellin, where a 209 hectare island is located that is currently for sale on the market. It is a mere ten minutes away by boat from the mainland, and is a three hour drive from the mainland’s airport.
Article first appeared in Lamudi.