A beautiful personal sanctuary

Casita Ysabel Story

Casita Ysabel started as a weekend home in 2003 and was opened to the public in 2007.

It has now become a favorite destination among local and foreign guests who are looking for privacy and comfort. A place of true relaxation, rejuvenation and a distinct rainforest ocean experience. It’s beauty and tranquility enfolds you with the warmth and charm of a paradise home.

Private nooks are spread throughout for quiet moments. It’s rustic design with modern amenities provides a haven for the weary soul. Spa services are available for ultimate pampering and rejuvenation. Adventure seekers can explore nature through scuba diving, snorkeling, island hopping, bird watching and mountain trekking.

Casita Ysabel is a nurturing cocoon, a restorative and creative space for mind and body wellness – your very own sanctuary.

It is calm and serene at Casita Ysabel. My secret destination for a quick getaway.

Chichi Robles


Its a small paradise haven. So tranquil & peaceful, so solemn & beautiful.

Ross Del Rosario


A perfect weekend retreat. Something that I want from time to time.

Jane Galvez


Our Facilities


The turquoise sea laces the background of the charming casitas. Comfortable and relaxing, private baths with hot and cold shower and air conditioning are available for all accommodations at Casita Ysabel.


Allow your senses to be awakened with the various sounds of forest birds as nature invites you for a walk along the winding garden stair paths that brings you to the beautiful ocean garden reefs of Casita Ysabel.


Allow your senses to be awakened with the various sounds of forest birds as nature invites you for a walk along the winding garden stair paths that brings you to the beautiful ocean garden reefs of Casita Ysabel.


Casita Ysabel reef is located along the VERDE ISLAND PASSAGEWAY, known as the heart center of marine biodiversity. Snorkeling and scuba diving lie at your doorstep. With equipment on hand, one can stroll right from room to shore.


Food Al Fresco

A healthy fusion of local &
international taste.

Catch the beautiful sunset as you enjoy your creative meal at the dining terrace overlooking the Casita garden. Meal reservations are recommended. Special meal requests may be arranged upon booking.

The Activities

Snorkeling / Scuba diving

Snorkeling at the Casita Ysabel reef is home to bountiful multicolored corals and fishes. Scuba divers can explore more than 46 dive sites in Mabini and Tingloy area.

Island Hopping

Take an outrigger boat and venture to Maricaban Island where you can find stretches of white sandy beaches. Picnic lunches may be arranged upon booking.

Mountain Trekking

Catch the sunrise at the peak of the two hour climb to Mt. Gulugod Baboy. A picturesque 360 degree overlook view of Batangas. Cool winds and purely nature.


A relaxing treat specially
made for you.

Refresh your mind and cleanse your spirit, as you pamper your body with a relaxing signature massage, a detoxifying and a renewing body and foot scrub. A destination SPA where the purity and beauty of nature is the ultimate experience.

What to Expect

Casita Ysabel is nestled in the peaceful mountainside of Mabini, Batangas. The drive entering the resort is an experience in itself as you drive past a forest via a steep slope covered by foliage. It overlooks Balayan Bay and offers a quiet and peaceful atmosphere morning till night.  The view is fantastic, but there may be a bit of a hike to get to the beach and some of the rooms. This place may not be recommended for those with mobility issues.

Right in front of the resort is the Casita Ysabel reef which is designated as a Marine Reserve Area. The coral reef is beautiful and teeming with marine life. Guests snorkeling and scuba diving in front of the resort are often treated to sightings of small black tip sharks, sea turtles and other amazing aquatic species.

Guests come to Casita to relax and disconnect in a cozy and laid-back atmosphere. The resort never gets too crowded as there are only 10 rooms available.

Each room is unique with rustic interiors and lovely views. All rooms have air-conditioning and heated showers, however there are no televisions or mini bars. Guests are guaranteed a peaceful slumber as they are lulled by the soothing sounds of nature. Kids below 3 years old (sharing beds with parents) are free and bigger kids 4-7 years old are half price.

Power outages are common in the province but we are equipped with a high-powered generator for the comfort of our guests. We are committed to conservation and encourage guests to support sustainability by conserving water & electricity and re-using towels.

Meals may be enjoyed al fresco at the dining area overlooking the Casita garden. The resort serves delicious home-cooked specialties using locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

All room bookings include free breakfast but we also offer full-board meals for guests. We prepare home-cooked specialties using locally sourced seasonal ingredients. You can expect three full meals: lunch & dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure day. Guest can enjoy their meals al fresco at the dining area overlooking the Casita garden.

Guests are welcome to bring light snacks (chips, chocolate, cookies, etc.) and a bottle (or two) of wine or your preferred liquor. We do not allow guests to bring in meals and cook within the premises. We charge corkage for more than 2 bottles of wine or liquor and beer/sodas brought in the resort. We discourage bringing in soda and beer as these are available for sale. For those that are always peckish, a small meal/snack menu is available for ad-hoc dining.

The place is ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, sunbathing, soaking in the mini-pools, reading a book, getting a massage, watching the sunset, playing with the resident dogs or simply being mindful of nature and enjoying the art of doing nothing. If you are seeking a luxury 5-star getaway this may not be the place for you.

Guests may also experience total physical and mental relaxation by indulging in a massage, soak or scrub at the Tre Earth Spa. The spa menu hosts a number of treatments meant to free the body and mind of stress and tension.

WIFI internet is available in the dining area but please be warned that provincial internet can be slow and unreliable. Globe Telecom is known to have the best mobile signal in the area.

Guests are welcome to bring potty trained and leashed dogs. We enforce a limit of 1 dog per room per stay in order to minimize disturbance for other guests. A pet fee of P1000 pesos and a cleaning fee of P500 per stay. Owners are expected feed and care for their animals.  Owners must clean up after their pets and should never leave them unattended.

Casita Ysabel will not be liable for any damage or harm that the guest’s pet may cause. Pets must also maintain a level of control so other guests aren’t disturbed by noise.

What To Bring
–    Beach walkers or booties (Anilao beaches are known to be rocky)
–    Shoes for hiking (for the adventurous ones that want to hike Mt. Gulugod-Baboy)
–    Rashguard
–    Sunblock
–    Mosquito repellant
–    Sunglasses
–    Flip flops
–    Hat
–    Sarong/Beach Mat
–    Cards
–    A good book
–    Snorkeling gear (Guests are encouraged to bring their own gear but we have few sets available for a nominal fee)
–    Scuba diving gear (Dive trips and Intro dives may be arranged. Gear is also available for rent.)
–    Lifevest for kids

After booking on our site, a 50% deposit will be charged to your credit card through a secure online payment system. Please note that our system does not accept debit card payments. We also cannot guarantee room reservations for invalid credit card transactions. 50% balance will be charged 7 days prior to arrival date. Casita Ysabel does not accept personal checks. If you will be using an international issued credit card, please inform your card company that you will be traveling to the Philippines to prevent your card from being blocked during your stay.

You may also deposit payment to BDO Account #001550247113 (Casita Ysabel Inc.). Please send us a copy of the deposit slip to casitaysabel@gmail.com to confirm your reservation.

At check-in please present a valid government issued ID, confirmed booking vouchers and payment slips. We will also be requiring a P3,000.00 security deposit in cash or credit card payment (refundable upon checkout).

If there is a need to move or cancel a reservation, please do so at least 14 days in advance. Please understand that as a small enterprise, a cancelled reservation can have a huge impact on our business. By canceling your booking it may not be possible for us to fill the space again. If reservations are cancelled less than 14 days before your arrival date we will charge the following fees:
-13-7 days before check-in: 50%
-6 days before or no show: 100%

Promotional rates may also be rebooked upon payment of price difference from published rate. For typhoons or extremely bad weather, we can move your booking to another date without penalty.

Casita Ysabel is located at San Teodoro, Mabini, Batangas.

For more information, visit www.casitaysabel.com.
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Private Vehicle

From Manila, take SLEX (South Luzon Expressway) and Star Tollway all the way to the end. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit (Batangas Port). Follow the road going to Batangas Port until you see the Bauan Overpass. Turn right going to San Pascual/Bauan/Mabini.Keep going straight until you reach Jollibee in Bauan Batangas Provincial Road. Follow the main road then turn left after Bauan Doctor’s Hospital. Keep going straight until you reach Mabini Town Proper. Turn right when you see the Mabini Tourism Triangle. Turn left before reaching Anilao Pier. Follow the main road until you see Casita Ysabel on your right.

Travel time is about 3 hours.


Public Transport

Ride a Batangas bound bus in Buendia/Cubao Stations and alight the bus in Batangas Grand Terminal. From there, ride a jeep going to Mabini and get off at Mabini Market. Ride a tricycle going to Casita Ysabel.

Travel time is about 3 to 4 hours.

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