• 5 Vacation Homes Near Manila Starting at P2,000: Rain Won't Ruin Your Stay Here

    Rainy season does not mean you can't go on a quick family vacation!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
5 Vacation Homes Near Manila Starting at P2,000: Rain Won't Ruin Your Stay Here
PHOTO BY courtesy of Anilao Cliffhouse
  • The rain doesn't have to ruin your weekend family getaway. We combed through Airbnb to check out homes a few hours away from Manila. These have amenities the whole family can enjoy even if the sun isn't out. When the rain stops, they should also have lots of outdoor activities. Here's what we found. Have a happy vacation!

    The Kubo

    Angat, Bulacan
    Php1,800/night for 3 guests
    See the listing here

    The Kubo has a relaxing hangout spot equipped with a hammock, tables, and chairs.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Numana Farm
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    (Left) This is a cozy nook inside the Kubo. (Right) Numana Farm's staff are all too happy to schedule a day of activities for vacationing families with small kids.
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    Want a "maiba naman" vacation? Stay in the Kubo that's just as (or even more) cozy as the next vacation destination. Since it is located in a Numana Farm, there are a lots to do even when the weather's a little rainy! This home is simple but very charming (don't worry it's also airconditioned).

    During your stay, the farm's friendly staff can set up lots of activities for you and the kids (make sure to tell them in advance). There's fruit picking, farm animal feeding, night-time bonfires, picnic setups, outdoor movie nights, massages (for mom and dad), and even videoke.

    What past guests have been saying:

    "The first thing my husband said when we entered the room 'Oh, we will definitely be back here.' The kubo smelled fantastic like pine. We had a memorable experience feeding the goats. The icing on the cake was the bonfire experience. We celebrated Valentine’s Eve watching stars, eating toasted mallows and grilled sausage." - Agatha, February 2018

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    Dalton's Lakeview Point

    Tagaytay, Cavite
    Php2,000/night for 8 guests
    See the listing here

    The interiors of Dalton's Lakeview Point doesn't disappoint
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Daltons Lakeview Point
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    Dalton's Lakeview Point's has a small yet very functional kitchen. 
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Daltons Lakeview Point

    Looking for a quick and easy getaway for the weekend? This home can comfortably accommodate six to eight  people — it has fold-down and pull-out beds! There's also a full kitchen (rice cooker and electric kettle included!), ample seating for meals, and a balcony with a view of Taal Lake.

    Head out of the condo, and you can take a dip at the pool (if the weather's good) or let the kids spend an afternoon at the indoor play area (if the weather isn't so nice).

    What past guests have been saying:

    "My family really had a wonderful stay here at Dairy's place. This is a beautifully designed home. The interior decors maximized the space and made it look spacious even with five beds. It's very clean and fully furnished with close proximity to shops and restaurants. Highly recommended." - Dorothy, March 2018

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    Anilao Cliffhouse

    Anilao, Batangas
    Php8,500/night for 9 guests
    See the listing here

    Anilao Cliffhouse has a pool, access to the beach, a picnic area, a bonfire area, and even a music room
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    Here you can head to the beach and go snorkeling or just lounge on the grass and watch the waves. 
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Anilao Cliffhouse
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    Don't be fooled. You only see a small part of the property. Anilao Cliffhouse is composed of a studio, loft, and music room (with beds), and a spacious outdoor area (it can sleep up to nine people). With that, you get a full kitchen, a pool, access to the beach, and lots of things to do!

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    On rainy days, enjoy the kid's corner and chill in the music room (it does have instruments, a speaker system, and comfy pillows!) and swing area. When the sun's out, you and the kids can take a dip in the pool, go snorkeling, light up the bonfire, grill barbecues, have a picnic in the outdoor area, or relax under the mango tree. Sound good?

    What past guests have been saying:

    "Mary Ann’s place is exactly what you see in the photos and more. The pool was just right for kids to swim without being scorched under the sun. Though you have to go down several steps to reach the beach area, the waters were calm and shallow, so kids were able to wade and have fun playing in the sea. Truly memorable. Highly recommended place in Anilao!" - Trudy, March 2018

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    Amberfields Farmhouse

    Tagaytay, Cavite
    Php12,000/night for 15 guests
    See the listing here

    The facade of the Amberfields Farmhouse with a swing for lounging in on the porch.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Amberfields Farmhouse
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    The Amberfields Farmhouse feels airy as it fills with light during the day.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Amberfields Farmhouse
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    If you're bringing a few more relatives and friends along, Amberfields Farmhouse won't disappoint. Beautifully designed and decorated, the home is fully furnished with three bedrooms and a sprawling garden space. It accommodates a maximum of 30 guests. 

    You'll also find a full kitchen (with rice cooker and coffee maker!), a barbecue grill, a billiards table, and kiddie lounge area (with a tent and bean bags!). There's WiFi, too, but with a temporary home this beautiful surrounded by greenery, it's likely the family would much rather get off their screens. 

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    What past guests have been saying:

    "The reading nook was a hit with the kids (actually, it was the mini tent and the music instruments). Gaps in the railings of the kitchen and masters bedroom were not good for the kids though. But, all in all, our family enjoyed our stay at Amberfields. We loved every corner of the house!" - Dessa, March 2018

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    Albergue de Santa Ana

    Sta. Ana, Pampanga
    Php 18,000/night for 15 guests
    See the listing here

    Greenery surrounds Albergue de Sta. Ana including the porch.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Albergue de Sta. Ana
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    When the weather clears up, take a dip in Albergue de Sta. Ana's pool.
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    This home, designed with families in mind, is situated in a farm compound; fruit-bearing trees and a sprawling garden surround the property (you'll hear birds chirping, for sure!). Doesn't that sound relaxing? The home has a fully-equipped kitchen, but a cook can also prepare meals upon request for a fee. 

    There's lots of space indoors for the kids to play when it's raining. Outdoor amenities include free use of bamboo scooters, a swimming pool, a treehouse, a half basketball court, and a lawn volleyball court. Ask nicely, and the caretakers can tour the kids around the farm, home to roaming pigs, ducks, chickens and a carabao.

    What past guests have been saying:

    "The house is clean and spacious, better than the pictures. Great amenities also. There are a lot of things that you can do in Albergue aside from swimming. There are bamboo scooters, board games, an outdoor play gym and you can also play basketball and badminton. The children got to experience the probinsya life. They explored the whole farm with ducks and chickens roaming around. It’s the perfect family getaway. So glad we found this." - Tin, April 2018

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