With the country returning to normalcy, staying too long in the city can get too stuffy. Dealing with daily stress from traffic, pollution, and work can be a pain. Luckily, we have the weekends to look forward to.
If you’re looking for a breather, take this as a sign and book that trip to a cozy Airbnb somewhere within easy driving distance of Manila like Laguna. Whether you want to stay the night in a tree house, a villa, or a luxurious vacation home, we've got you covered!
Tirta Spring Villa in Los Baños
Experience a full-on modern paradise just a few hours drive from the city in this pool resort. The Tirta Spring Villa takes pride in its natural hot spring pool from where you can enjoy a jaw-dropping view of Mt. Makiling. On top of that, there’s a swimming pool with a 10-seater party jacuzzi, two 56-inch TV with free Netflix, Karaoke machine with Bose speakers, a smokeless brick oven, and large grill for your backyard cookout. Enjoy fun activities with friends such as Ping Pong, mahjong, and board games.
The resort is suitable for 16 guests since it has 5 bedrooms with 21 beds and 5 baths. Book your next clan gathering or extended barkada gathering for P30,286 per night.
TJM Hot Spring Villas in Los Baños
TJM Hot Spring Villas is another option for a large family or barkada of up to 25 people. This place has its own private pool, hot spring, and a sublime view of Mt. Makiling. The host noted that the base rate is only suitable for 20 people and there will be an additional charge of P950 per head for the exceeding. Feel free to sing karaoke until 10 p.m., afterwards tune in to your favorite show in their Smart TV, browse through social media with their 35 mbps WiFi, or get a tan on their lounge chairs submerged in the pool. The resort comes with 4 bedrooms, 12 beds, and 4 baths. The whole propperty is priced at P13,029 per night.
Camp T-House in Cavinti
For those who want to commune with nature like never before, why not stay the night at an elevated tree house for a unique two-person glamping experience? This intimate two-story cabin has an al fresco area where guests can grill barbeque, camp out in a tent, or just lounge around on a hammock to read or nap. The stairs on the side of the structure will take you to the higher level, where another hammock hangs overlooking the scenic view of the lake. On the same floor is a bedroom with a sliding door complete with a sofa bed and an air conditioner for extra chilliness.
Camp T-House can accommodate only two guests with one bedroom, 1.5 shared baths, and free parking at P2173 per night. A breathtaking view surrounded by luscious greens and animals will recharge you for a workweek anew. Sounds like a great weekend camping dates spot!
Glass House in Cavinti
This glass house in Cavinti is a haven for families hoping to celebrate their annual get-togethers as guests can also enjoy various activities in the area. Get direct access to the pool and lake for swimming, play table tennis, and the all-time Filipino favorite Basketball at the court. Aside from that, guests can also rent boats, go on river tours at Cavinti and Pagsanjan falls, and enjoy Karaoke. A guaranteed fun and restful experience awaits at the glass house, which can accommodate at least 16 guests. The house comes with 3 bedrooms, 8 beds, and 2 baths. The property is priced at P15,219 per night.
Woodgrain Villas 1
The host of Woodgran Villa is currently offering a rainy season sale. The cabin-like property is situated at the heart of a rainforest where guests can marvel at the exquisite view of Mt. Banahaw during the day and pitch a tent or lay sleeping bags on the grass to go stargazing at the evening sky. Since the property is surrounded by a thickly forested natural area, make sure to pack insect repellent and bring a jacket at night to keep safe from the bugs that may come at night. Amenities here include a 4ft jacuzzi pool, a veranda for your tambay pleasure, and a griller for cookouts. This place can cater up to 6 guests, and comes with 1 bedroom and 3 beds, and 1 bath for P5,800 per night.
Woodgrain Villas 2
If you think the first Woodgrain Villa is not large enough to fit your entire barkada or family, then Woodgraib Villas 2 is the perfect place for you. The host is currently offering opening promo rates for this Airbnb, which also offers a mountain view, kitchen, wifi, private pool, and free parking. This Airbnb property can accomodate up to 10 guests, with 2 bedrooms and 6 beds, 1.5 baths for P11,200 per night.
Cordon Riverside Resort in Liliw
Advertised as a farm, the host boasts that guests can get a true feel of what it's like to live the rural life in this property. The cascading flow from the Maimpis River encircled by the landscape is a respite from the transportation horns and sounds of the bustling metro. Enjoy your stay as you cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen, take a dip at the pool, and cap off your day with the warmth of a bonfire. The resort, which has 3 bedrooms, 4 beds and 2 baths can comfortably fit 11 guests. Stays at Cordon Riverside Resort are priced at P4,200 per night.