Make Summer Family Trips Happen In 2021: 7 Private Vacation Homes Near Metro Manila
You’ll have the whole place to yourselves!
Several resorts have already resumed their operations since the March 2020 lockdown, and though they have implemented safety protocols for their visitors, we cannot deny that we still worry about the risk of contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus while staying in a shared space. However, we are also itching for a summer vacation!
Wondering how you can have a dip in the pool without worrying about putting your family’s health at risk? Here’s a list of private vacation homes near the metro that you can rent, whether you’re vacationing as a couple or with a big family!
The White Cabin at Amberfields
Staying at this gorgeous four-bedroom villa will give you a breather you so deserve. Take a dip for as long as you like in the pool! The whole cabin and each of the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning unit so you won’t need to worry about this blazing heat! It also has a private Wi-Fi, parking slots for four cars, four bathrooms, a porch area, deck, garden, and a well-equipped kitchen
The property is located at Amberfields Farmhouse in Tagaytay, Cavite, and can accommodate up to 14 guests at Php 16,429 a night.
For bookings and inquiries, contact The White Cabin at Amberfields on Airbnb.
Ysla Villa San Juan
If you and your partner are looking for a break from the city, the Ysla Villa is the perfect summer destination for you! For a maximum of two guests, you have a one-bedroom villa to yourself and all of its amenities: a private pool, an outdoor dining area, and a mini kitchen. It is also just a 6-minute drive from the surfing area in San Juan, with the beach just a short walk away!
Ysla Villa is located in a quiet subdivision in San Juan, La Union for Php 7,000 a night.
For bookings and inquiries, contact Ysla Villa San Juan on Airbnb.
Sirom Beach House
This beach house in Dasol, Pangasinan has a view of the ocean, its own pool, and a beach side lounge area. It can accommodate 2 to 10 guests starting at Php 5,500 per night.
On March 1, 2021, the Dasol Tourism Office started accepting tourists from areas under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) without a need for a travel pass. However, they are still requiring a negative RT-PCR test from all visitors, except those who are Pangasinan residents.
For bookings and inquiries, contact Sirom Beach House on Facebook.
Ybonita Farm and Villas
Ybonita Farm and Villas is a private lifestyle farm located in Calatagan, Batangas. Just five minutes away from the beach, you’ll surely love Ybonita’s ambiance to relax and unwind.
A night’s stay costs Php 5,899 for four guests including breakfast. However, additional rates may apply for 5 or more visitors.
For bookings and inquiries, contact Ybonita Farm and Villas on Airbnb.
Timmy in the Woods
Timmy in the Woods in Antipolo, Rizal is famous among newlyweds as a venue for prenuptial photoshoots and wedding receptions. Aside from being an events haven, you can also book a weekend getaway at this private home.
It can accommodate up to 15 people at Php 26,000 a night from Mondays to Thursdays, and Php 28,000 a night on weekends and holidays.
For bookings and inquiries, contact Timmy in the Woods on Facebook.
Black Wood Philippines
Black Wood is an exclusive vacation home in Tanay, Rizal which takes pride in its majestic view of the Sierra Madre mountain range. Located just a few hours from the Metro, this hidden gem is a good way to unplug and recharge. It has four bedrooms that can accommodate up to 13 guests for Php 11,428 a night.
Its amenities include two swimming pools, a kitchen, a nature trail, natural waterfalls within the vicinity, parking space, a griller, and bonfire equipment for game night!
Looking for that loft style, modern farmhouse vibe? Villa Vicente gives you just that! This 7-bedroom Spanish mansion is located in Silang-Tagaytay, Cavite and can accommodate up to 15 visitors for Php 30,000 a night.
If you need more reasons to book yourself a stay, this private mansion also has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, six parking spaces, a private swimming pool with a garden, a spacious lanai with a karaoke station, a bonfire pit, a lawn equipped with gas and charcoal grill, and for your kiddos, a gaming area with cards and Ping-Pong tables!
For bookings and inquiries, contact Villa Vicente on Instagram.
The past year has brought a lot of stress and anxiety not only for us adults, but for our kids too. This summer, know that you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without sacrificing your safety. A word of caution though: be responsible and follow health and safety protocols all the time.