In the hustle and bustle of the everyday city life in the metro, it's become almost a necessity to just disconnect and get away from all the wares and worries of the day-to-day. However, this doesn't mean you'd have to go through all the booking sites to go shopping for a usual family resort to stay in. Luckily for us, we have a wider variety of options to choose from—thanks to Airbnb. Now, choices range from private rooms, full condo units, and even whole houses. What makes it even better are the gems you wouldn't think you'd be able to rent for yourself, on your next nearby getaway!
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1. Private Island by the Lake, Cavinti, Laguna
If peace and quiet is what you want, peace and quiet is what you’ll get. For a little over P3,000 you can rent a bungalow located in your own private island for one whole day. With a Bangka as the only mode of access to the private island, you’re sure to find serenity is this little piece of paradise. But, you don’t have to experience the magic all by yourself! In fact, this bungalow can accommodate about 10 people so it’s perfect for a family retreat, vacation with friends, or even a teambuilding weekend with colleagues.
Price: PHP 3,720, good for 10 people. View the listing HERE
2. Treehouse, Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas
Now is the chance to live that childhood dream of having your own treehouse! Just an hour's drive south of Manila and you can rent this treehouse over looking the Taal Volcano. Spoil yourselves with a close encounter with nature as you watch the sunset and fireflies dance around you. It may not be a luxury hotel, but it definitely has its own charm.
Price: PHP 1,781, good for 2 people. View the listing HERE
3. Bahay Kubo, Tagaytay
Could be safe to say that this isn’t what immediately comes to mind when you hear Bahay Kubo. After all, the Bahay Kubo we’re familiar with is, by definition, a house on stilts that our indigenous brothers and sisters lived in. But this is an interesting take on it that allows guests to live on a mountain and still live comfortably, with an airconditioned room and breakfast in bed the next day. This Bahay Kubo life is something you could easily get used to.
Price: PHP 5,973, good for 2 people. View the listing HERE
4. Private Villa, Clark, Pampanga
Wondering where to host your next party? Problem solved! Only 15 minutes away from Clark, Pampanga, is this Private Villa that you can rent for you and your friends. It’s big enough for 16 guests and has a huge pool in the middle of it. A good substitute for partying at a club, without a doubt!
Price: PHP 7,230, good for 16 people. View the listing HERE
5. Garden Room, Manila
Truth be told, you don’t need to leave Manila to feel like you’re away from the city. In fact, in the heart of the capital, is this very charming and serene garden room. Think chirping birds and church bells ringing on Sunday morning. That’s exactly what you’re up for in this room. Surrounded by glass walls, you will be able to admire views of the garden as you enjoy the comfort of your king-sized bed, airconditioning and wifi for that perfect staycation feel.
Price: PHP 2,096, good for 3 people. View the listing HERE
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Banne photograph courtesy of Sundang Island | The rest of the photos from Airbnb.com