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  • Invest In Experiences, Not Things: Here's Airbnb's 9 Most Wishlisted Stays In The Philippines

    You can rent your own island in a lake near Manila for only P5k per night!
    by Judy Santiago Aladin .
Invest In Experiences, Not Things: Here's Airbnb's 9 Most Wishlisted Stays In The Philippines
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  • If money isn't a problem, what would you do?

    A study from San Francisco State University found that people who spent money on experiences rather than material items were happier and felt the money was better spent.

    Smart Parenting believes that the experiences that you share with your families and loved ones hold more value than anything else in the world.

    If you are looking for your family's next travel destination, here's a list from Airbnb on the best places to stay in the Philippines, according to their local and foreign guests.

    9 most wishlistable Airbnb stays in the Philippines by local and international guests

    1. Cedara Thermal Pool, at P16,371.00/night

    Cedara is a spacious vacation house boasting a special unique feature: it’s the only villa in the city with a thermal pool! Get the most out of Tagaytay’s cool weather at night and enjoy stargazing with your kids — all while dipping in a heated pool. 

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    Check it out here.

    2. John’s Hammock Vacation House, at P15,571.00/night

    If your kids are into music, this house comes well-tuned with multiple musical instruments including a grand piano, ukulele, guitars, and a cajon. Take your pick from four spacious bedrooms that can comfortably fit a total of 16 guests.

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    Book your stay here.

    3. Overlooking Forest Cabin, at P3,690.00/night

    Tucked in a secluded area of Tagaytay, this off-grid cabin offers great views of Taal Lake and the surrounding forests. The calm ambiance and quiet location make it an ideal spot for an intimate staycation with loved ones, because you deserve some 'we time' too.

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    Book your stay here.

    4. Amberfield’s Farmhouse, at P15,714.00/night

    Fancy waking up to a sprawling pineapple farm surrounded by greenery? This chic and minimalist farmhouse fits the bill. It also features a four-foot swimming pool, a patio, and a private garden.

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    Book your stay here.

    5. Private island in a lake in Cavinti, at P4,929.00/night

    This is one for the books! Around the world, this private island in a lake Airbnb Stay in Cavinti is the top most wishlisted Airbnb Stay in the Philippines by international guests.

    A short three-hour drive from Manila, this rustic, tiny island is perfectly nestled in the middle of Lumot Lake and fringed by the Sierra Madre ranges on all sides. Accessible only by boat, this is a perfect getaway for travelers craving a change of scenery, fresh air, and uninterrupted privacy.

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    Book your stay here.

    6. Floral Island in El Nido, Palawan, at P20,000/night

    Located in the heart of Talacanen Island, this luxurious beach hideaway offers guests sumptuous Palawan eats and exciting activities including snorkeling and kayaking.

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    Book your stay here.

    7. Narra Hill in Batangas

    A boutique bed-and-breakfast located on a lush mountainside in Tagaytay with scenic views of Taal Lake, Narra Hill makes for an ideal hilltop respite.

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    Book your stay here.

    8. Amihan Ecolodge in Palawan, at P1,600.00/night

    For adventure seekers, this earthhouse in the southern part of Palawan offers local experiences like exploring local mangroves, mountain and jungle trekking, and fishing.

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    Book your stay here.

    9. Treehouse de Valentine in Cebu, at P12,857.00/night

    Unconventional for all the right reasons, this treehouse is the perfect nest away from the busy Queen City of the South. Guests can luxuriate in their own wooden bathtub, read by the balcony, or take a dip in the river nearby.

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    Book your stay here.

    For more ideas on what to visit, do and eat in the Philippines this summer, check out Airbnb’s first-ever Travel Guide to the Philippines, which spotlights the hottest and most underrated destinations, delicious gastronomic specialties and more extraordinary Airbnb Stays across the country.

    Don't let your guard down. Read safety tips before traveling with your family, here

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