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Escape the heat and humidity of the bustling city and head to the City of Pines! A popular vacation destination, Baguio's must-see spots for families with kids include, La Trinidad for strawberry picking, Burnham Park, Mines View Park and the BenCab Museum with its The Farm and Garden extension.
To help you plan your family trip, we scouted Airbnb for a few cozy homes for rent. Like our Tagaytay, Batangas and Subic lists, these can all accommodate a family of three to four and have amenities or features that kids will enjoy. Click the name of the house to bring you directly to the Airbnb listing. Happy vacation!
This mahogany and pine villa will give you and the kids the ultimate Baguio vacation experience. The home, which is nestled in a pine grove, has a bonfire area, a garden, and is less than a half hour away from the Ben Cab Museum and the La Trinidad strawberry farms. In case you want to cook meals, the kitchen is well-equipped. The home, which can comfortably accommodate six people, is located on a property owned by The Shelter Foundation, so all proceeds go to the charity that aids women and children in need. What past guests have been saying: Lovely house! My daughter loved it so much I had a hard time convincing her to leave. She and her cousins enjoyed exploring the whole place, playing in the garden, picking up acorns and at night they roasted marshmallows and hotdogs on the bonfire. Thank you for sharing your lovely home! --Denver, April 2017
The kids will love this huge vacation house (2,000 sqm!) in cool Baguio with its sprawling front garden, bonfire area, swing, wishing well, basketball court. For the grown-ups, you’ll find the mini cottage, outdoor grill and indoor fireplace to your liking. Take a few kamag-anak along because this vacation house has five rooms and can comfortably accommodate 16 guests with a maximum of 25. Located on top of a hill in Barangay Irisan, the home is located less than half an hour away from tourist spots like Burnham Park. What past guests have been saying: If you want a place where you can have quality family time -- laugh over stories with a scenic view, play boardgames with kids, play basketball or even hide and seek, while not worrying about where to park your car and enjoying your privacy because you have the house and lot to yourself, this is definitely the place for you. Owner and caretaker are very accommodating and welcoming too. Our family will definitely be back. -- Sofia Soledad, April 2017
For those looking to be near Baguio's happening places, consider this condo. It's a 10-minute drive to Burnham Park and Session Road, and you'll have no problem walking to the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto. The home is also equipped with essentials if you're planning a day in such as cable TV, Wi-Fi, a rice cooker and a microwave oven. It can comfortably accommodate four people, with a maximum of seven, provided they're fine with snoozing on pull-outs and sofa beds.
What past guests have been saying: The place is clean, close to the market, accessible and very near the grotto. [The hosts] were very accommodating and always ready to help and assist us. We only had a minor issue with the slow internet connection, but overall my family and I enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend the place to my friends. --Connie Lyn, April 2017
Just a 10-minute drive to the city center, where Session Road and Burnham Park are located, this apartment is perched on top of a hilltop, which offers fantastic views of the Baguio mountains. It's got a balcony that's perfect for lounging on a crisp day. The hosts also offer Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfasts during your stay.
What past guests have been saying: Lex's place is perfect for a couple or a small family with at most two young kids wanting to spend a restful time in Baguio. The breakfast of bread, pressed coffee and juice are very welcome. It is quite a distance from the city center but is easily accessible by car or taxi. We had a quiet base from which we set out to do our sightseeing and the fun shopping experience for Baguio souvenirs at the City Market. --Cynthia, December 2016
Though a little farther away from popular tourist spots like Mines View Park and Camp John Hay, this cozy condo is tucked away in an exclusive community with an open pavilion, perfect for lazy afternoons. The apartment itself has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is spacious enough for a family with a few children. It has cable TV, a cooking stove and, if you're brining a car, a dedicated parking space is available.
What past guests have been saying: My family of seven adults and a very active 1-year-old baby stayed at this Baguio two-bedroom condominium. Although the drive home was farther than most common places in the city, 20 minutes isn't such a long time in cold Baguio weather especially if you have a car of your own. We easily fit in the space that provided ingenious use of it. Kitchen tools, towels, and beddings were enough so we can cook and rest. We had a pleasant stay. Carl, the caretaker, was a delightful host too on their behalf. --Jasmine, November 2016
*Prices stated here are rates during date of publication. Rates and status of property are subject to change.