L & J Country Estate | Events, Staycation, and Organic Farming in Mendez, Cavite

We found this new home of L & J Bistro Tagaytay at its new location in Mendez, Cavite. The restaurant was not anymore the same as it was before but this new location is an interesting one. A farm that also has the amenities of a hotel and an event place in one. The owners had it named as L & J Country Estate, named after the initial letters of their loving parents.

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Leopoldo Pavilion

L & J Country Estate

The new L & J Country Estate is located in Anuling Cerca, Mendez, Cavite, a quick few kilometers away from the town of Mendez and around 20 mins drive from Sky Ranch.

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L & J Country Estate is farmland with added amenities and facilities that cater to guests who also want to spend their special occasion with the organic and rustic feel. A couple, barkada, and or a family could also rent one or two of the rooms in the farm resort to spend a night and enjoy the day while dipping in the swimming pool and munching on organic dishes served by the chefs of L & J Country Estate.

As mentioned earlier, all herbs and spices, fruits, crops, even chickens and pork, are all organically raised and fed. For plants and herbs, they are homegrown without the use of commercial fertilizers. For poultry and meat, they also are raised without the use of commercial feeds.

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The owners and partners of L & J Country Estate, Mam Lani with Mam Cristy, Mam Loida, and the rest of Diesta Family, mentioned that what we eat is what we will become. So they are dedicating themselves on maintaining the farmland with the use of organic fertilizers and veggies for the plants and animals on the farm.

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Dragon Fruit farm

One of the most noticeable farm crops they have is the Dragon Fruit, grown organically, which they have harvested around 20-25 kgs a few months ago. Santol (Cottonfruit) Tree is also one of the organically grown trees in the area from which they make the santol juice.

Staycationing at L & J Country Estate

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Pool and Rooms at L & J Country Estate

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If you want to spend a night or two at the estate, all you need to contact them with the numbers provided below this post.

The hotel side of L & J boasts five (5) rooms good for at least a maximum of 20-25 people. The four (4) rooms good for 2-4 people (with extra mattress added) and one (1) room for a family of 4 to 8.

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Family Room at L & J Country Estate

The rooms come with ensuite bathrooms with a hot and cold shower, also provided with guest kit amenities including a pair of a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and shampoo with conditioner.

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Pool at Night

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A hydro-colored pool is also provided for guests’ recreation, where kids and adults can surely enjoy swimming on a hot day or even for use at night.

Events at L & J Country Estate

Aside from staycationing at the estate, you can surely make them your venue for special occasions including birthdays, christenings, weddings, or anything that needs to be celebrated.

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Leopoldo Pavilion

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You could use the Leopoldo Pavilion for every occasion you could think of, but I think that it fits best with weddings. The pavilion has been set up with basic design and decorations but to us, who have not been to many weddings, the set up was already perfect and more than a basic one for our taste. I mean, if you will be at the location, you’ll definitely fall in love with the setup.

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Outside View of Leopoldo Pavilion

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What’s the set up like? As for the owners, it’s a (basic) classic European style or the classic Mediterranean style. But to us, the ordinary lookers, it’s more of a classy, with a touch of elegance set up. We are already imagining what our wedding would be like in here—and this makes us more excited.

Farm to Table Experience

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Farm to Table experience

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Since L & J Country Estate is a farm experience all-in-one, you can make sure that what you eat is all-natural and organic. The herbs are all home-grown, as mentioned earlier, without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals to make the plants grow.

Sea or rock salt are used instead of iodized salt. Naturals herbs and spices are used instead of adding seasoning or magic sarap. The livestock or meat used is raised organically. What you eat from L & J Country Estates are all coming from its farm or from its partner farms. A true farm to table experience for everyone.

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Playground for Kids

The owners want the farm to be kid-friendly so they set up a mini playground near the pavilion. They also want the kids to experience how farming is done at a young age and that they also can try to feed the chickens at the barn. What amazes me is that the chickens were not fed with feeds but with leaves or leafy greens instead.

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Playground for Kids

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Some murals with good messages were also scattered around the farm’s walls making the place full of wisdom and learning.

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Other Activities at L & J Country Estate

Aside from swimming, farming, and chicken feeding, you could also try doing an ATV ride.

A booking office and a restaurant is also currently in the works. The restaurant’s view will have an overlooking few of the farm. An exciting development!

The kids can also have a look at the aviary where love birds can be found.

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How to Contact L & J Country Estate?

You may reach them via the following contact numbers:

Mobile: +63 925 8515264
Mobile: +63 927 317 5530
Email: ljcountryestate@gmail.com
Visit their Facebook Page via this link
Message their Facebook Page via this link

Address: Anuling Cerca 2, Mendez Cavite

L & J Country Estate Rates

Day Tour Rates (with use of pool): Php 150/person

Standard Room: Php 2500/night with breakfast
Family Room: Php 5000/night with breakfast

Events Place with Catering: Php 135,000 for 100 pax

How to get to L & J Country Estate by commute?

  1. From Manila/Makati:

    • Ride a bus bound to Nasugbu or Alfonso.
    • Drop off at Mendez Crossing near Baliwag or Savemore.
    • Take a jeep going to Mendez or Indang and asked to be dropped off at 711 near the market. (Php 10)
    • Take a tricycle to L & J Country Estate (Php 17/head).

  2. From Indang:

    • Ride a jeep heading to Mendez or Olivarez (Tagaytay).
    • Drop off at Mendez Market or 711 near the market.
    • Take a tricycle to L & J Country Estate (Php 17/head).

  3. From Tagaytay:

    • Ride a jeep or bus heading to Alfonso or Mendez or Nasugbu.
    • Drop off at Mendez Crossing near Baliwag or Savemore.
    • Take a jeep going to Mendez or Indang and asked to be dropped off at 711 near the market. (Php 10)
    • Take a tricycle to L & J Country Estate (Php 17/head).

This is only about 20 mins from Sky Ranch (according to Byahero si Bes) and 5-7 minutes drive from Mendez Market.

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