Itching for a quick getaway with the family? Thankfully, you don’t have to drive for hours to escape the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila life. Just a couple of hours’ drive away from the city and you can snag a cool holiday home you and your tribe can cozy up in, any time of the year.
Here are five of our favorite rentals near Metro Manila!
Head over to The Black Gable in Antipolo, where a stunning view of Laguna Lake and the fresh mountain breeze await you. Designed as a truly nature-filled retreat, this lush space features a mix of boho and Wabi Sabi styles that invite anyone and everyone to pay attention to their natural surroundings.
This wonderful home can accommodate up to 14 guests, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms that can easily be divvied up for different family members. As it can house that many individuals, this would also be a great option for a gathering or staycation with extended family.
Photos courtesy of @theblackgable on Instagram
Where to Book: The Black Gable Airbnb
Rate: Around Php16,000 a night (depends on the time of year)
Maximum Occupancy: 14 pax
A peaceful farm stay is nicely tucked away in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. El Pueblo 805 boasts all the comforts and luxuries of home within a gorgeous 3-hectare organic farm. Just a 1.5-hour drive from Metro Manila, this home-slash-villa features 1 large bedroom (for the entire family to snuggle in!) and a pool for all-day-long lounging.
Just note that the villa is perched atop an elevated area that takes 60 steps to access, so you may want to plan ahead for your more elderly family members!
Photos courtesy of @elpueblo805 on Instagram
Where to Book: El Pueblo 805 Airbnb
Rate: Around Php 9,200 a night (depends on the time of year)
Maximum Occupancy: 6 to 8 pax
Bringing extended family to your weekend away? Felize Resort may be your best bet. Located in cool Silang, this spacious home can accommodate over 16 guests over 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, perfect for several small families to converge.
Located just a few minutes from Tagaytay, Felize Resort boasts a large deck and a jacuzzi – great for chilly nights outdoors. There is also a lovely garden and wooden gazebo for when you want to soak up some sun.
Photos courtesy of @felizeresortph on Instagram
Where to Book: Felize Resort Airbnb
Rate: Around Php 15,000 a night (depends on the time of year)
Maximum Occupancy: 16+ pax
Here’s a place to escape to for the stunning views! Located in Tanay, Camp Lupita is a modest home that can accommodate up to 12 persons across two bedrooms. Within a 1.5-hour drive, you’ll arrive at this serene home offering magnificent views of the Sierra Madre, including the much-coveted sea of clouds!
Here, you can appreciate some beautiful wildlife, pitch a tent (if you wish to stay outdoors!), and simply disconnect from all the busyness and recharge without the hurry and flurry. Plus, some of the area’s best dining destinations and bars are within 5 minutes’ reach from the main highway.
Photos courtesy of Camp Lupita Airbnb
Where to Book: Camp Lupita Airbnb
Rate: Around Php 8,000 a night (depends on the time of year)
Maximum Occupancy: 12 pax
If you’re a small family and have always wondered what it would be like to live in a tiny home, well, here’s your chance! Bali Cocoon in Angeles, Pampanga offers a unique tiny-home experience for couples with one or two littles. Nestled within a quiet subdivision, this quaint space offers a relaxing getaway that’s still rich in aesthetic!
This home features access to Netflix, which is great for families who just want to stay in and enjoy each other’s company. But if you have kids who are looking to run around and explore, well, you’re in the Clark area – there’s tons of places around to check out! Also, you’re right smack in Koreantown, so make sure that samgyup is part of your lunch or dinner plans!
Photos courtesy of Bali Cocoon Airbnb
Where to Book: Bali Cocoon Airbnb
Rate: Around Php 2,300 a night (depends on the time of year)
Maximum Occupancy: 4 pax