Oh, hello summer! For Pinoys itching to take a vacation and travel, this means one thing: road trips around the Metro.
It's the perfect time to make your postponed dream getaways into reality. It is your time, too, to unwind and reward yourself with an experience worth a lifetime.
Luckily, Manila is just a drive away from destinations that would help you achieve that. Craving for the beach? There's Batangas. How about hiking? Rizal has plenty of spots for that.
What's even better, there are a lot of affordable travel options to help you make the most of your experience and maximize your budget like, let's say, Airbnbs.
Booking one for your travels is often cheaper than staying in hotels and resorts, in addition to providing you with more privacy and making you feel like a local.
So without any further ado, here's a list of Airbnbs that are within driving distance from Metro Manila. We guarantee that the price will not empty your wallet as these are all below P5,000.
Beach parties and events are commonly held on the beaches of La Union because of its breathtaking beauty. Even one of its municipalities, San Juan, La Union is hailed as the surfing capital of the north.
If you are planning to visit the beaches in San Juan, La Union, then this bohemian-styled bungalow is for you!
The place would offer you a restful vacation as it is only a short distance away from famous beaches, restaurants, cafes, and shops.
As for amenities, the Bohemian Bungalow offers a bedroom, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom. It also has a backyard and parking space. If you can’t leave your office or school work in Manila, the house's Wi-Fi would help you with your work-cation needs.
It's equipped to make your summer cool and safe as it has an air conditioner and is sanitized regularly, all for a base rate of P4,793 per night.
If you prefer a close-to-nature experience, A-Frame Kubo might just be what you're looking for.
Located in the mountains of Legleg, La Union, the place provides you with a cozy shelter while you take time to enjoy nature's beauty. With its bamboo-based structure, a homey yet reflective mood awaits your arrival.
Accommodation costs P1,997 per night, which is inclusive of breakfast that you can enjoy with the view of the green and wide rice field at the foot of Mt. Legleg.
One of the nearest places to enjoy your vacation happens to be two hours away from the metro. Rizal is popular for its arts and crafts, hence expect that some of the Airbnbs here would provide you inspiration in different aspects of life, all according to your style.
Native Tree House in 1 Nature Camp
Native Tree House in 1 Nature Camp in Tanay, Rizal allows you to have an exquisite view of the mountains. This accommodation can be found in Isla San Andres, a nature camp dedicated to vacations and hiking activities.
The space, surrounded by streams and a pool, would invite you relax and dive deep into your thoughts. For as low as P1,712, you can enjoy your stay while being one with nature.
If forestry is not to your liking, how about a view of the mountains? Still in Tanay, the Sky Cabin can accommodate up to three persons, with exclusive access to the majestic view of the Sierra Madre mountains.
The place is perfect for you and your camping buddies who would like to bond over bonfire or cook barbeque. But the excitement does not end there. According to the staff, if you are lucky enough, you can get to watch a sea of clouds which usually appears early in the morning.
A two-hour drive is all it takes for you to go to Pampanga. Aside from their popular delicacies and giant parol festivals, the province provides you with different experiences for your dream staycations.
Modern yet serene, this villa can accommodate your vacation with your family and friends, with its wide patio and cozy pool for only P3,900 a night.
Since it is located in the province’s urbanized city, which is Angeles, it's nearby some tourist destinations such as Aqua Planet, SM Clark, and Clark International Airport.
This vintage-vibe cabin fits your idea of a vacation with the whole family or squad, as it can accommodate up to 10 pax. These cabins were container vans transformed to satiate your needs for a cozy stay. You don't need to worry about the sweltering heat because it is air-conditioned and is designed for your privacy.
To spice up your vacation, you can enjoy its amenities such as pool, karaoke, and games such as darts and billiards. You can rent the place for as low as P4,336 a night.
The province of Laguna is known for its number of natural landscapes. Some of its most popular tourist destinations include Mt. Makiling, Mt. Banahaw, and Pagsanjan Falls.
Lake Tree House
Imagine waking up and seeing the beauty of Sierra Lake and lying at night looking at the starry night. All that can come true in the Lake Tree House in Cavinti, Laguna.
This tree house can only accommodate two persons, hence it is perfect for intimate moments with your significant other. All facilities are available at the lodging area. For a base rate of P10, 900, you can get to taste what it is like to be one with nature.
Geodesic Dome Tent
Cavinti has a lot of must-try vacation spots, and this uniquely structured tent will leave you in awe. The Geodesic Dome Tent is one of the Green Haven Campsite’s unique accommodations.
A stay in this place would allow you to enjoy the rest of the campsite's activities, such as kayaking, fish catching, grilling, and sunset and sunrise watching. It is open to welcome vacationers for P4,222 per night.
If you and your partner are planning for some alone time, then you should consider Ted B&B’s in Laguna. Its Cozy Cabin Double Room has amenities such as televisions and showers.
Couples may opt to enjoy the patio which is perfect for maximizing quality time. This accommodation is available for P4,125 per night.
Popular for its beaches, Batangas is a no-fail destination for those who want a quick getaway from the Metro too.
Orchard Estate Lipa
This simple yet modern house is located within Orchard Estate Lipa, a place where you can daydream while you check their lush greenery and fruit bearing-trees. Found in Lipa Batangas, the estate offers an entire loft apartment to facilitate your vacation needs.
It cost P2,967 a night and comes with free access to the estate’s swimming pool, basketball yard, parking, pavilion and playground.
Penthouse at Orchard Estate Lipa
Still located in Orchard Estate Lipa, this Penthouse Apartment has a balcony that allows you to see the beautiful sunset and sunrise. Its minimalistic design and window-based wall allow natural light to come in, which is perfect for your next Instagram photo.
Enjoy a quick getaway in this apartment for only P3,937 a night.
Located in Mabini, Batangas, the Dive Reort provides serenity and calmness if you need some R&R. This private room has access to a Moroccan styled-pool, but if you prefer to get a dose of "vitamin sea," you can walk to the nearby beach and port. Each room is priced at P4,679.