We found another gem at AirBNB! But this time, we can call it home. Read our last AirBNB staycation at Kapusod – Taal.
We found a vacation house located in Tagaytay which looked like a castle at first glance, well originally it was meant to be turreted like a castle. I immediately looked at the reviews and read some of them. There were not too testimonies many but my instincts told me to book for that place. The photos here will tell you how much we were in awe when we got there. 🙂
The Space of the Vacation House
I’m gonna describe it the best way possible. Upon entry from the main gate, you would notice that it’s like a resort with a pool for the kids and the adults. The entryway to the house was surrounded by green leaves with a few flowers not yet blooming, and a few plants with hanging stems.
Upon entering the home itself, you’d immediately notice how big the location was. I requested for a room with a bath tub, it was a part of my dream. The room was located on the ground floor so the access to everything was easy. Standard rooms don’t have bath tubs, just so you know. The ground floor also has a play area or entertainment area. A place where you could play billiards or sing your hearts out using the karaoke. If you book a room, karaoke use is free and unlimited. No additional payment! How good is that?
The second floor comprises of the living area, the kitchen, the bar, the dining area, the standard rooms and also, this is the location where the wifi is most reliable. The vacation house is using a Globe wireless internet connection so don’t expect enormous speeds, but better than nothing at all.
The upper floor is the location of the master’s bedroom, a very big one! I actually wished that we took the master’s bedroom but it’s an additional 1000 pesos ($20). It has the pleasant view of the pineapple fields that surround the property. The room we requested and the master’s bedroom are the only rooms that have their own bathtub. All the bed sizes in the bedrooms are queen size but the master’s bedroom has the only king-sized mattress.
Everything was pleasant and perfect and a little overwhelming considering that I grew up in a simple home. You’d simply wish that you own a home similar to this property.
The vacation house is located in Tagaytay Farmhills, a gated estate located in Brgy. Ulat, Silang, Cavite, one ride away to Tagaytay proper. It’s a quiet gated community with no immediate neighbours. All Tagaytay and its amenities are a short drive away. Jeepneys and other public transportations are available after 5-10 minutes walk from the estate to the main road. So, if you’re going to this place, you must BRING OR BUY YOUR OWN FOOD.
How to get to this property by commute?
Coming from Manila, ride a bus that stops at Olivarez Plaza, Tagaytay. (I don’t know how much, we came from Robinson’s Dasmariñas).
Cost: From Robinson’s Dasma: 33 each / From Manila: (??)
From Olivarez Plaza, hire a tricycle and tell the driver to drive you off at Tagaytay Farmhills in Brgy. Ulat.
Cost: 80 pesos one-way.
Note that not all of the tricycle drivers knew about the place so you have to guide them as well to get to the house. Please use GOOGLE MAPS for that (just like I did).
By car, once you’re in Olivarez, please just use WAZE or GOOGLE MAPS and navigate to the property.
Amenities when you book this property
• Swimming pool
• You can play billiards anytime
• Hot & Cold Shower
• You can use the karaoke anytime (curfew not applicable because no one will hear your singing)
• Use of refrigerator
• Use of gas stove and other appliances by request (we used the oven as well for our cooking, see photo)
• Use of cooking utensils (use them but wash them)
♥ I recommend this property as this is a real value for money. You get more what you paid for. We celebrated our anniversary here and it was memorable!
♥ Tita Alia and Kuya Jess, the residential managers, are very pleasing, cheerful, friendly, and approachable.
♥ This property doesn’t have Taal view but is close to parks and attractions.
♥ When we booked, only a room was assigned to us, but since we are the only ones booked for 3D2N, it’s like we owned the entire home for the duration!
♥ Hot and Cold shower is a plus.
♥ YOU MUST bring your own food or cook your own food. A mineral water container is available for purchase for only 30 pesos.
♥ The kitchen was well-equipped. You don’t have to worry about the utensils. My girlfriend cooked for us and I loved it!
♥ For me, the place was perfect and I’m glad my instincts had not failed me yet.
Price and a direct link to property plus DISCOUNT option!
Price per night: The vacation house cost 2200+ per night ($44) + additional charges.
Discount Coupon: Get up to Php 1,100 off ($20 – $30 actually) when you register thru this link and book your accommodation using the same email. Discount automatically applied upon payment.
Direct link to Property: Tagaytay Farmhills Vacation House
Check-in time: 2pm to 9pm
Direct contact: Amalia (Tita Alia) 0949-806-0592 / 0999-807-8975 – kindly tell her you were referred by Jerny and Jane (please do this as a way to say ‘thanks’ to us 🙂
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