Set in Panglao, UNK'S HOUSE HOMESTAY features free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a bar, a shared lounge and a garden. The bed and breakfast offers air-conditioned, a seating area with cable flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests at UNK'S HOUSE HOMESTAY can enjoy a continental breakfast. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Danao Beach and Alona Beach.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
2 bunk beds
1 double bed
1 double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 sofa bed
2 bunk beds
1 large double bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Panglao
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  • Angelie
    Philippines Philippines
    The place is very homey and clean, and it's in a location where it is away from the noise but is close enough to the establishments and the beach. The staff is very accommodating and nice, and their dogs are both very lovely (we miss you both...
  • Sianna
    Ireland Ireland
    Lovely stay at Unk’s Homestay. Great location on Panglao Island, close to lots of nice restaurants. Highlight of this place was our hosts, they were so incredibly nice. And we loved the dogs too!
  • Phoebe
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    Your home away from the people there. They also have lovely dogs. I'm scared of dogs to be honest but their dogs are friendly :) The owners are also very accomodating. Thank you for you kind gestures. Aside from the people, location is...

Managed by Emma Mathers

Company review score: 9.8Based on 483 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Welcome to Emma and James' Homestay (Emma is the owner! James just lives here! LOL), where we offer a warm and friendly environment for travelers looking for a simpler way of life in the Philippines. We met in Australia and fell in love, got married and acccidently came across a house in Bohol. This turned into an opportunity with the idea of sharing our home with guests and showing them the beauty of the islands. Our homestay is located in a quiet and peaceful area, perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. We purchased our home several years ago and have since turned it into a welcoming space for travelers looking for a home away from home. At Emma and James' Homestay, we pride ourselves on providing a simple and humble accommodation with a family-friendly vibe. Our staff is like family to us, and we do our best to make you feel comfortable during your stay with us. We want you to feel like a part of our family and experience the true essence of Filipino hospitality. Please keep in mind that our homestay is not a resort. We offer a unique experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture and lifestyle. Our aim is to make your stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible. We can't wait to meet you and share our love for the Philippines with you. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, our homestay is the perfect place to start. Thank you for choosing Emma and James' Homestay, and we look forward to hosting you soon!

Property information

Welcome to Unk's House Homestay, your perfect getaway on Panglao Island! We are excited to welcome you and your family to our cozy and family-friendly accommodation. We are conveniently located just a short 10-minute walk (500 meters) away from Alona Beach, where you can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea. Our homestay offers seven comfortable rooms. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group, we have the perfect room for you. You can choose from rooms for two people with private or shared bathrooms, family/group rooms for up to four people, or premium rooms with their own bathroom, TV, and AC. Rent the whole house of 5 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 15 people, or one of our hotel style rooms. We pride ourselves on providing a clean and simple accommodation that combines provincial charm with modern amenities. Our outdoor eating area and rooftop garden offer the perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Panglao. At Unk's House Homestay, we treat our guests like family. We are always happy to help with any questions or requests you may have to ensure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. And don't forget to start your day with our delicious complimentary breakfast served from 6 am to 10 am before embarking on your adventures. Please note that getting to our homestay is part of the adventure. You will need to walk up a lit laneway and through another property to reach us. But trust us, it's worth it! On arrival, our two friendly dogs will greet you with barks that soon turn into tail wags once they get to know you. Although we are not a resort, we offer a unique experience that you won't find elsewhere. Please be aware that we do not have a pool and we are 400 meters from Alona Beach. However, we are located in a quiet and peaceful area that will give you a true taste of island living. Thank you for choosing Unk's House Homestay for your vacation. We look forward to hosting you and making your stay a memorable one!

Neighbourhood information

Getting to our homestay may require a short walk back from the main road, but don't let that discourage you! It's only a few lanes and yards away, and once you arrive, you'll be greeted with a warm welcome and a comfortable stay. The best part? You're just a short walk away from some fantastic restaurants and bars. We highly recommend trying the local BBQ for a special treat – the lechon manok (BBQ chicken) is simply first class. And if you're looking for a snack or some fresh fruit, you won't have to look far. For even more variety, take a ride up to the Panglao Markets, which is only 10 minutes away. You'll find an amazing selection of fresh produce and local delicacies. But that's not all – there's plenty to do around our homestay as well. Just 50 meters down the road, you can rent a motorbike for as little as 350 php per day, and the longer you keep it, the cheaper it gets! And if you prefer not to ride, transportation is easily accessible from our doorstep, as bikes and jeepneys stop frequently to offer you a ride. But honestly, you won't even need a bike to get to the beach – it's barely a 10-minute walk away! Just turn right at the end of our path, then right again at Bohol Divers Resort, and you're there! Follow the beach along to discover all the other bars and restaurants – you really can't get lost. At our homestay, we believe that simplicity and hospitality are the keys to a memorable stay. So come and experience the beauty of Panglao Island, with all its stunning beaches, mouthwatering food, and friendly people. We can't wait to welcome you to our humble abode and make your stay with us an unforgettable one!

Languages spoken


Property surroundings

Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Snack bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Filipino

House rules

UNK'S HOUSE HOMESTAY takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 19:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 10:00 to 12:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 06:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform UNK'S HOUSE HOMESTAY in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 06:00:00.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.


  • The prices at UNK'S HOUSE HOMESTAY may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at UNK'S HOUSE HOMESTAY include:

    • Family
    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quadruple

  • UNK'S HOUSE HOMESTAY is 2.4 miles from the centre of Panglao. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at UNK'S HOUSE HOMESTAY can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • À la carte

  • UNK'S HOUSE HOMESTAY offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at UNK'S HOUSE HOMESTAY is from 14:00, and check-out is until 12:00.