The Gaston Mansion is located in Rosalia, Manapla in Negros Occidental Province. The ancestral home of the Gastons stands in the middle of the family farm at Hacienda Rosalia, and is near the ocean. This house of early American colonial architecture and was home to one of the first Frenchmen to settle in Negros – Yves Leopold Germaine Gaston. At the back of the house one can find a vintage iron mill ran by steam in the production of sugar at the turn of the century. Manapla is approximately 55 minutes’ drive from Bacolod City by private car and over an hour by public utility vehicles that take off from Bacolod North Terminal. Air conditioned and non-airconditioned taxis, vans and buses for hire are also available from Bacolod.