Bahay Artisano: Where luxury meets tranquility

Explore the breathtaking Filipino-designed villa residence of Bea Zobel Jr. and Paloma Urquijo Zobel

Nestled within Lio Estate in El Nido, Palawan, Ayala Land’s first sustainable tourism property, Bahay Artisano offers an idyllic retreat for those in search of the ultimate luxury getaway. With its spacious floor plan spanning over 540 square meters, Bahay Artisano is truly a haven in the middle of the jungle, combining luxury and tranquility in perfect harmony.

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With its high ceilings, intricate carvings, and expansive layout, the villa provides an ideal setting for relaxation and entertainment.

Designed by Mindanao architect Deo Alrashid Alam, the two-bedroom villa residence takes inspiration from the Maranao's traditional ancestral house, known as torogan. By melding elements of traditional Maranao architecture with contemporary design, Bahay Artisano stands as a remarkable testament to Filipino craftsmanship.

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Bea Zobel Jr.

“There is a lot of love here. Lots and lots of love,” Bea Zobel Jr. exclaimed while giving a tour of the property. “Every time we do something, Paloma and I, we always bring in the Filipino elements so it’s really special. We worked with the artisans here.” 

Collaborators for Bahay Artisano included celebrated Palawan artists Nuno Finez and Frances Mendoza, as well as interior and furniture designer Milo Naval and Mabolo Flowers creative director Antonio Garcia, whose works have significantly shaped the residence’s overall design and ambiance.

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The two-bedroom villa residence is inspired by a traditional Maranao ancestral house.
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Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the view at the veranda. 

With its high ceilings, intricate carvings, and expansive layout, the villa provides an ideal setting for relaxation and entertainment. The elegantly appointed master bedrooms feature king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms, and private verandas. The villa's spacious kitchen is equipped with a sleek SMEG refrigerator and coffee machine. Upon request, a private chef is available to prepare a culinary feast, ensuring a seamless dining experience within the comforts of the estate.

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Enjoy a dip at the pool while surrounded by nature. 
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Rooms are illuminated by natural lighting.

Bahay Artisano boasts a private lap pool, accessible 24/7 year-round, accompanied by a pool house complete with a kitchenette, grill area, toilet, and shower. Outdoor enthusiasts will find solace in the yoga pavilion and lanai area.

“We are really surrounded by nature here. Even in my swimming pool, I refuse to cut the trees. I really want [Bahay Artisano] to be part of the jungle,” Bea continued. True to Ayala Land's commitment to sustainability, Bahay Artisano strives to enhance the land and enrich the lives of more Filipinos.

Additional standout amenities include high-speed internet connectivity, a TV den, air conditioning, and two pull-out beds in the loft room. The property ensures utmost security with 24-hour surveillance, and in-house concierge services are available to curate personalized itineraries. Complimentary airport transfers between Lio Airport and the property are also provided, ensuring a seamless and luxurious experience from the moment guests arrive.

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Find solace inside the Yoga pavilion.

Moreover, the villa's prime location allows easy access to the beach and nearby establishments, just a short stroll away.

The villa is available for a two-night minimum stay with a special introductory rate of P28,000. Bahay Artisano is also open for booking for special events, subject to availability and upon request.

For inquiries, contact Sheila Evano, Kalye Artisano Area operations manager at 0917-5339719 or email: