HERE ARE A FEW PHOTOS OF SOME OF OUR ROOMS.
Please note: ALL of our rooms include: cable TV, air conditioning, free WiFi wireless internet connection, environmentally-friendly SOLAR hot water, and private ensuite bathrooms. Our Deluxe Sea View room also includes on-demand ELECTRIC hot water.
solar hot water is only barely lukewarm in the morning, but it gets hotter
throughout the day as the sun heats up our water tanks. If you like a nice hot
shower first thing in the morning, we recommend reserving our Deluxe Sea View
The first photo is of the door to ROOM #1. This room also has a private "outside" entrance -- cable TV -- air-conditioning -- and a spacious bathroom.
The photo above the door is of Skip Ellsworth with his good friend and martial arts instructor,
THE PHOTO SHOWS BRUCE LEE WITH HIS ORIGINAL FRIENDS AND STUDENTS IN AMERICA:
JESSE GLOVER -- BRUCE LEE -- SKIP ELLSWORTH -- TAK MIYABE --
JAMES DeMILE -- LeROY GARCIA -- TAKY KIMURA.
THE OTHER PHOTOS, TO THE RIGHT OF THE DOOR, ARE OF BRUCE LEE TOGETHER WITH
SKIP ELLSWORTH AND JESSE GLOVER.
JESSE WAS BRUCE LEE'S FIRST STUDENT IN AMERICA.
SKIP WAS BRUCE LEE'S THIRD STUDENT IN AMERICA.
THE INTERIOR OF ROOM
This room has a large closet (with storage above), and therefore some of our guests that stay for long periods of time (one or two months) sometimes prefer this room.
The smaller photos (below) are of the doorway to Room #2, and the bookshelves in the hallway just outside the door.
These photos show the door to ROOM #6 -- the interior of the room -- the make-up bureau with large mirror -- desk -- lounge chairs -- cable TV -- etc. This room is on the third floor -- at "tree-top" level -- and it has an awesome view of the ocean. The view is even visible through the curtains (as shown in one of the photos below). Of course, our rooms are constantly being improved upon. For example, at this time there is more of everything (furniture -- books -- pictures -- etc.).
This room has recently been renovated and includes its own private bathroom with our environmentally-friendly solar hot water.
ROOM #7 (BELOW):
This is the door to ROOM #7 -- the interior (showing bed, desk, cable TV, bathroom, closet, lounge chair, the bathroom door, etc.).
This room is on the third floor, and it has an awesome view of the ocean.
This room is our "Deluxe Sea View" room, and it has recently been renovated to include an extra twin bed, as well as instant "On Demand" ELECTRIC hot water.
THE LIVING ROOM (SALA) FOR ROOMS 6 AND 7 (see photos below).
The living room (sala) on the third floor (photos services ROOMS 6 and 7, which are the only two rooms on that floor. In other words, if two couples rent these two rooms, they also usually get the nearly exclusive use of the entire lounge area on the third floor. In this area there are lounge chairs and sofas -- a small library of good books -- a kitchen sink -- a large circular dining room table (often used to play cards) -- an awesome outside deck (for laying in the sun and hanging out) -- stairs to the fourth floor roof-garden (which is currently under development, and which has one of the best "ocean-views" in the area) -- etc.
The lounge area on the third floor is often not being used by anyone, and therefore Skip sometimes "hangs out" there to read -- watch TV -- listen to music -- relax -- talk with friends -- etc.
Because our free wireless internet access works well in all of our rooms, many of our guests come here to live and "work" (via internet) for months at a time. Our visitors that stay for long periods of time often prefer rooms six or seven because of the "quiet isolation."
THE OUTSIDE DECK (SEE PHOTO BELOW) FOR ROOMS #6 AND #7 -- AND THE STAIRS TO THE FOURTH-FLOOR ROOF GARDEN WHICH IS CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT:
The roof garden will have a raised platform for musicians -- a dance floor -- a "wet- bar" -- covered tables (for shade in the daytime) -- un-covered tables (for looking at the stars at night) -- etc.
At high-tide we can jump into the ocean from our sea-wall. However, at low tide we can walk towards the ocean for almost one kilometer without even getting our feet wet.
This means that when the tide is "out" we have one of the largest "good sand" beaches we have ever seen -- with many interesting tide-pools to explore for various types of fish, star-fish, etc.
The fine-sand is perfect for walking on --
and there are lots of interesting tide-pools to explore.
We are happy to say that the sand on our beach is not so white that it is "blinding" when the sun shines on it.
Unfortunately, "white" sand reflects the light from the sun -- burns the skin -- and blinds the eyes. This phenomenon is similar to what us mountain climbers call "snow blindness" (not to be confused with "white-out" conditions). The intense reflected sunlight (from mountain snow and/or white sand) is very hard in the eyes, and can cause permanent damage.
Also, we don't need to worry about sharp objects when we are walking barefoot on this beach.
THE PRIVATE "LOUNGE-AREA-OFFICE" ON THE SECOND FLOOR (THE INNER-SANCTUM...)
This is where Skip often "hangs out" with his friends. There are eight private computers in this room, and therefore the air-conditioning runs 24-7. Skip has a complete kitchen in this room -- a "restaurant booth" for his own private dining -- lounge chairs -- TV sets -- lots of movies -- lots of music (from Mozart, to Lightnin' Hopkins, to Bo Diddley, etc.) -- lots of awesome books -- a nice "outside" deck that overlooks the ocean -- etc.
The painting (below) hangs in the
"PRIVATE-LOUNGE-AREA-OFFICE." It is a gift from one of our good
"friends-customers," Mr. Phil Lynch. Phil is an American that
resides primarily in Thailand. In the Seattle area, Phil often stays at
Skip's huge log home that was used to film the "log mansion" scenes for the TV
series called "NORTHERN EXPOSURE." Reportedly, the painting shows Skip riding off into the sunset with Belle.
HERE ARE MORE PHOTOS (BELOW) OF THE INNER SANCTUM "PRIVATE-LOUNGE-AREA-OFFICE":
THE PRIVATE LOUNGE AREA is where Skip spends a lot of his
time (14 hours per day ???) working at his computer. He is generally
waiting for phone calls from America (regarding his businesses there) -- writing
legal documents -- etc.
Also, he is currently writing four books, which pertain to the following subjects:
1. His relationship with his friend
and teacher BRUCE LEE.
2. How to build the best log homes -- in the least amount of time -- for the least amount of money.
3. How to use the "law" to make the American bureaucrats "obey" the law.
4. How to live and "successfully" invest money in the Philippines.
PLEASE NOTICE: Skip is always
VERY happy to take an hour off
if you want to stop by and have a cup of coffee with him. Just knock on
the door of ROOM #4 (the "inner-sanctum-lounge-area") and Skip will
immediately invite you in for a cup of coffee and a visit. A chair is
waiting for you. Skip is looking forward to having "YOU" stop by.
OUR THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY...
"Tolerance implies a respect
for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is
right, but because he is human."
John Cogley -- Source: Commonwealth, 24 April 1959
I am sick and tired of war. The glory of war is an illusion. Only people who have never fired a shot
or heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded are ready ask for blood, more vengeance, more
destruction. Ignorant people think that war is glory but let me say war is all hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman (American Civil War General)
"Justice is as strictly due between neighbor nations as between neighbor
citizens. A highwayman
acting alone is still a robber when he plunders along with a large gang; and a nation that makes an
unjust war is only a large gang of robbers."
Benjamin Franklin to Benjamin Vaughan, 14 March 1785 (B 11:16-7)
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