Mabitac, Calabarzon, Philippines Accommodations

Accommodations in Mabitac

Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceMatalatala is a village surrounded by green nature, either rice fields on the plain, or lush hill and mountain slopes covered in abundant natural greenery. Use the house as a base for touring the region and the nearby Pacific coast with its abundant seafood and beaches, as a place to relax and unwind, or as a staging point to rest after the "escape" from Metro Manila on a longer journey to the South. This is a family home for me (Eva) and my two children (15 and 11). For rent is our large Terrace bedroom (23sq m) with double bed, private shower room, and east-facing terrace. You have free access to all of the ground floor (sitting room, TV, dining room, kitchen, laundry) and to our WIFI, or the PC with wired Internet broadband connection The bedroom is perfect for 2 people sharing one double bed. The minimum rental period is normally 2 nights; for a 1-night stay, there is an extra fee of 200PHP. This will normally be included in the offer you will receive during the booking process Extra guests beyond 2 are charged 300PHP/person/night, excluding children 6 years and under who are free. There is no baby bed, so please bring your own as necessary. We have an extra double-bed mattress for extra guests, that can be used in the Terrace Room or on the terrace itself The room has an electric fan. The showers are fed by clean fresh water and do not have water heaters. For those of you for whom a cold shower is too much of a shock, the solution is a bucket shower - a large plastic bucket of cold with a kettle of boiling water added! After that, most people find the shower water very refreshing! The doors and furniture are all locally made, and are sturdy and functional without being 5-star designer finish! The upstairs terrace has a table and chairs for sitting out in the morning in the sun, or in the evening for the cool fresh air and then star gazing, with a cold drink in hand! All windows, doors, and the terrace are now protected by grills for extra security Guest AccessDuring the school week, the kids and I are up very early. Downstairs is virtually for the renters' exclusive use from 7am until after 4pm (apart from 30 minutes at midday for simple lunch for the younger one), when the family evening meal is prepared. Kids are off to bed just after 8pm, leaving the downstairs free for guests. Kitchen access allows you to prepare your own evening meals if you want, or arrange with me in advance and I'll provide you with a cooked evening meal. Count on between 200 - 300PHP per person, depending on what you would like For breakfast, either do your own, or tell me in advance and I'll prepare you a complementary continental breakfast with Filipino dishes (rice and fish/meat) available. Eggs always available, up to you how you want them! Tea/coffee unlimited! It's so important to enjoy a long, relaxed breakfast! You can always ask me to take you as guide to the Siniloan market (the closest big market, at 15 minutes by tricycle), to explore the local fresh fruit/veg/meat/fish market, the local non-food market, and the small supermarkets. You can also sample local traditional preparations, and of course the local spirit, lambanog! The house food has a strong western leaning, and has many western raw ingredients available, and amongst the best loose leaf tea (including Twinnings) in The Philippines! Matalatala, the village where the house is situated, has many "sari sari" stores each selling a small range of products (fresh veg, tins, snacks, and booze). Best to shop in Siniloan, and use these sari sari stores in emergency only! Pharmacies in Mabitac and Siniloan, doctors and hospital in Siniloan Interaction with GuestsThe two children and I speak very good English (Tagalog as mother tongue!), and all are friendly and welcoming. We have an Internet connection with WiFi throughout the house (thank you, Belen!). The NeighborhoodTHE NEIGHBOURHOOD There is a lot of information on Laguna available on Internet, and I advise you to do some research before visiting. One useful address is the website "lagunatravelguide" Matalatala is situated on a plain, with Laguna de Bay (Laguna Lake) on one side, and surrounded by mountains on the other sides. The plain is full of rice fields, where caribou are still a popular means of preparing the rice fields. Local to the house there are numerous walks either through rice fields (with little shade) or up into the hills (shaded by trees) to visit remote villages and beautiful rivers and waterfalls. I will be happy to tell you about these. For the more adventurous, there are more strenuous climbs up some of the local mountains – I can arrange a guide for that, need to count about 500php for a day! Also possible to do trips on horseback, that would be about 700php – 800php per person. Mabitac is of some historical note, it was the site of a battle between the locals and the Americans in 1900, and it has an old Spanish church on a hillock overlooking the rice fields. Search for "Battle_of_Mabitac" for details, also "Mabitac" There are several simple resorts locally, where you can go to enjoy the swimming pools. Further afield is Pagsanjan and its waterfalls – that’s easy to do in a day by public transport! Already mentioned is the Pacific Coast, reachable by bus or jeepney. Some good sandy beaches there, but some rocky ones as well. Also doable in a day Getting AroundGETTING AROUND The house is ideal for people with their own car. I will supply simple directions when you book For those using public transport, the village, being typically rural Filipino, has a team of tricycle drivers that will provide a customised service for very cheap prices, in addition to their regular routes to the nearby towns. Tricycle to the nearest town, Mabitac, where there is a jeepney service between Siniloan and Tanay (change at Tanay for a further jeepney direct to EDSA/Shaw). There is no timetable, jeepneys are very frequent. If they all arrive in Mabitac already full, then go a little further to the Siniloan jeepney terminus to get a seat! A little further past Mabitac, to the bus station at Fame for the Raymond bus service that runs between Manila and Infanta/Real on the Pacific coast. The bus to Manila runs along Ortigas Avenue (stops at Robinsons Ortigas/EDSA junction), the terminus is Raymond's bus station in Legarda (well known to Manila taxi drivers). Buses leave Legarda for Infanata every hour (it is advised to take the bus from the terminus to guarantee a seat). Journey times depend on Manila traffic conditions, typically 3 hours between Ortigas and Fame. To Real on the Pacific coast, it's just a bit less than 1 hour from Fame. Great fresh fish available there (blue marlin, tuna, lobster, shellfish, and lots more ...). Buy them and get them cooked straight away in one of many family restaurants, bbq it yourself on the beach, or bring it home for dinner. Just after Mabitac is the regional centre Siniloan, with a busy jeepney station with many routes, including those running south to Pagsanjan (famous for its waterfalls), and Santa Cruz, which has a wide network of bus services to Batangas, Calamba, Santa Rosa, many points in South Luzon, and a service direct to Makati that passes Santa Rosa and then quite close to NAIA (the airport). If you want to go to the airport, ask the driver to drop you at the closest point where you can get to the appropriate Terminal by taxi, and give yourself a good margin of time as contingency for bad traffic!
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2br house
    1 big bedroom with private shower room in an unspoilt rural village 3 hours SE of Manila. Close to Mabitac and Pagsanjan. Good centre to visit Laguna & the Pacific coast, or to chill out & enjoy traditional rural life in great scenery, or just a stop on a journey to The South Matalatala is a village surrounded by green nature, either rice fields on the plain, or lush hill and mountain slopes covered in abundant natural greenery. Use the house as a base for touring the region, as a place to relax and unwind, or as a staging point to rest after the "escape" from Metro Manila on a longer journey to the South. This is a family home for me (Eva) and my two children (14 and 10). For rent is the Terrace bedroom (23sq m) with double bed and private shower room. You have free access to all of the ground floor (sitting room, TV, dining room, kitchen, laundry) and to our WIFI throughout the house, or the PC with wired Internet broadband connection The room is perfect for 2 people sharing a double bed. We can provide an extra mattress in the room for extra guests (e.g. your kids). For extra guests we charge 300php/person/night, excluding babies and children under 6 years old who are free. There is no baby bed, so please bring your own as necessary. Please pay these extra fees directly to me on arrival The room has an electric fan. The showers are fed by water pumped from our own well, and do not have water heaters. The majority of rural Filipinos do not even have access to a shower! For those of you for whom a cold shower is too much of a shock, the alternative is a bucket shower - a large plastic bucket of cold with a kettle of boiling water added! After that, most people find the shower water rather bearable and very refreshing! The house was built in 2004, and the inside is decorated to +90% - (almost!) everything that should work does! We will only finish the last 10% of the interior decoration once the exterior is 100% waterproof - something we are getting to slowly, but not helped by all the recent bad weather! The false ceilings are as yet unpainted in places, but their natural wood finish makes them not all that obtrusive. The doors and furniture are all locally made, and are sturdy and functional without being 5-star designer finish! The upstairs terrace has a table and chairs for sitting out in the morning in the sun, or in the evening for the cool fresh air and then star gazing! All windows, doors, and the terrace are now protected by grills for extra security During the school week, the kids and I are up very early. Downstairs is virtually for the renters' exclusive use from 7am until after 4pm (apart from 30 minutes at midday for simple lunch for the younger one), when the family evening meal is prepared. Kids are off to bed just after 8pm, leaving the downstairs free for guests. Kitchen access allows you to prepare your own evening meals if you want, or arrange with me in advance and I'll provide you with a cooked evening meal, for 300php per person For breakfast, either do your own, or tell me in advance and I'll prepare you a complementary continental breakfast (home-made bread a specialty without being promised every day!) with Filipino dishes (rice and fish/meat) available. Eggs always available, up to you how you want them! Tea/coffee unlimited! It's so important to enjoy a long, relaxed breakfast! You can always ask me to take you as guide to the Siniloan market (the closest big market, at 15 minutes by tricycle), to explore the local fresh fruit/veg/meat/fish market, the local non-food market, and the small supermarket. You can also sample local traditional preparations, and of course the local spirit, lambanog! The house food has a strong western leaning, and has many western raw ingredients available, and amongst the best loose leaf tea (including Twinnings) in The Philippines! Matalatala, the village where the house is situated, has many "sari sari" stores each selling a small range of products (fresh veg, tins, snacks, and booze). Best to shop in Siniloan, and use these sari sari stores in emergency only! Pharmacies in Mabitac and Siniloan, doctors and hospital in Siniloan The two children and I speak very good English (Tagalog as mother tongue!), and all are friendly and welcoming. We have an Internet connection with WiFi throughout the house (thank you, Belen!). Smokers welcome! But please smoke outside when it's good weather, and on the sheltered terrace if it's raining! Laguna de Bay Close to Mabitac, Siniloan, Pagsanjan (waterfalls) Laguna province Pakil & church of St. Peter of Alcantara Peaceful rural setting Beautiful mountainous scenery Comfortable homely accommodation Chill-out perfection Pacific coast beaches & seafood
    Home/Apartment
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceThe island resort has a snorkeling site which they could access for a minimal fee for boat gasoline. A skim boarding area is also available for all guests. The whole island is under one management so the whole island is for our guests to enjoy. Guests can also buy fresh fish and seafoods in the morning from local fisher folks. Interaction with GuestsTourist sites like Balagbag Falls, Cawayan Falls and other interesting sites are within the vicinity we offer assistance to our guests for them to maximize their relaxation in the island. The NeighborhoodThe island is actually a private resort that is under one management. Only one family and the full time resort staff lives in the whole island. Getting AroundWe have a free parking area in the mainland that also serves as a pre-registration area as well as a boarding area for our guests who will take our boat going to the island.
    Home/Apartment
    1br Home/Apartment
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpacePililla Windfarm has been a rising tourist spot in Southern Luzon. Just about 2 hours ride from Metro Manila, you can reach the breathtaking windmills. You can have snapshots with these giant fans or just relax with the chill and refreshing ambiance. Guest AccessThe yard in front of the house is spacious. It can be used for parking space and/or tents can be pitched there. There's a wooden bench and table also. Interaction with GuestsWe are just one call away and would be there to welcome you and assist you until you have settled down. The neighbors are our friends. The NeighborhoodThe Pililla Windfarm's location is less than an hour ride from other tourist sposts like Mt. Sembrano, Regina Rica, Mt. Daraitan, Tinipak River, Masungi Georeserve, Mt. Batolusong, Calinawan Cave. Other Things to NoteThe vicinity does not have electricity or water supply yet. We encourage the visitors to bring their own food and drinking water. Water for washing, bathing, will be provided (confirm first the number of guests). For overnight stay, we provide rechargeable/solar-powered lightbulbs. We have 1 bed and 2 extra matresses for sleeping. Eating utensils are also available. Portable grill can also be provided (inform us beforehand).
    Home/Apartment
    3br Home/Apartment
    • Smoking Allowed
    • Pets Allowed
    • Breakfast
    • Parking
    I would like to offer our rest house in Real Quezon. It is very accessible to various beaches, surfspots and waterfalls such as Jomalig, Polilio, Real Surf, Balagbag falls etc
    Home/Apartment
    2br Home/Apartment
      1 grande chambre avec salle d'eau privée dans un village rural préservé 3 heures SE de Manille. Près de Mabitac et de Pagsanjan. Bon centre pour visiter la Laguna & de la côte du Pacifique, ou pour se détendre & profiter de la vie rurale traditionnelle dans un paysage magnifique, ou juste un arrêt sur un voyage vers le sud Metal est un village entouré de verdure, deux champs de riz sur les pentes montagneuses ordinaire ou luxuriantes couverts dans une abondance de verdure naturelle. Utiliser la maison comme une base pour visiter la région, comme un endroit pour se détendre ou un point d'arrêt pour se reposer après la « fuite » de Manille sur un plus long voyage vers le sud. Il s'agit d'une maison de famille pour moi (Eva) et mes deux enfants (14 et 10). À louer est la chambre terrasse (23sq m) avec lit double et salle de douche privée. Vous avez un accès gratuit à l'ensemble du rez de chaussée (salon, TV, salle à manger, cuisine, blanchisserie) et à notre WIFI dans toute la maison, ou le PC avec une connexion Internet haut débit filaire, la salle est parfaite pour 2 personnes partageant un lit double. Nous pouvons fournir un matelas d'appoint dans la chambre d'hôtes supplémentaires (par exemple vos enfants). Pour les hôtes supplémentaires, nous facturons 300php/personne/nuit, à l'exclusion des bébés et des enfants âgés de moins de 6 ans qui sont libres. Il n'y a aucun lit de bébé, donc s'il vous plaît apporter votre propre comme nécessaire. S'il vous plaît payer ces frais supplémentaires directement à moi à l'arrivée, d' que la chambre dispose un ventilateur électrique. Les douches sont alimentées par l'eau pompée de notre propre bien et n'ont pas de chauffe-eau. La majorité des Philippins ruraux n'ont pas encore accès à une douche ! Pour ceux d'entre vous dont une douche froide est trop d'un choc, l'alternative est une seau douche - un grand seau en plastique de froid avec une bouilloire d'eau ajouté bouillante ! Après cela, la plupart des gens trouvent la douche eau plutôt supportable et très rafraîchissant ! La maison a été construite en 2004, et l'intérieur est décoré de + 90 % - (presque) tout qui devrait fonctionner ne ! Nous terminerons seulement le dernier 10 % de la décoration intérieure une fois que l'extérieur est 100 % étanche - quelque chose que nous obtenons à lentement, mais pas aidé par tous les intempéries récentes ! Les faux-plafonds sont encore non peintes dans les lieux, mais leur finition bois naturelle ne rend pas tout ce qui importune. Les portes et les meubles sont fabriqués tous localement et sont robustes et fonctionnelles, sans être 5 étoiles design finition ! La terrasse à l'étage a une table et des chaises pour s'asseoir le matin au soleil, ou dans la soirée pour l'air cool et puis astronomie ! Toutes les fenêtres, portes et la terrasse sont maintenant protégés par grils pour plus de sécurité au cours de la semaine scolaire, les enfants et moi sommes place très tôt. En bas est pratiquement pour l'usage exclusif des locataires de 07:00 jusqu'après 16:00 (en dehors de 30 minutes à midi pour le déjeuner simple pour celle plus jeune), quand le repas du soir familial est prêt. Enfants sont éteints au lit juste après 20:00, laissant le bas gratuit pour les clients. Accès cuisine permet de vous préparer vos propres repas du soir si vous voulez, ou organiser avec moi à l'avance et je vais vous fournir un repas du soir cuisiné, pour 300php par personne pour le petit déjeuner, soit faire vos propres, ou me dire à l'avance et je vais vous préparer un petit déjeuner continental complémentaire (pain maison une spécialité sans promis tous les jours!) avec plats Filipino (riz et poisson/viande) disponibles. Toujours disponibles, à vous comment vous voulez les oeufs ! Thé/café illimité ! Il est donc important profiter d'un long déjeuner détendu ! Vous pouvez toujours me demander de vous prendre comme guide pour le marché de Siniloan (le plus proche grand marché, à 15 minutes en tricycle), d'explorer le marché local de fruits/légumes/viande/poisson frais, le marché non alimentaire local et la supérette. Vous pouvez également les préparations traditionnelles locales et bien sûr l'esprit local, lambanog ! La nourriture de la maison a un fort penchant occidental et a beaucoup d'ingrédients crus Ouest disponible et parmi le meilleur thé de feuilles mobiles (y compris les jumelages) dans les Philippines ! Metal, le village où se trouve la maison a beaucoup de magasins « sari sari » chaque vente d'une gamme limitée de produits (légumes frais, bidons, collations et boissons alcoolisées). Mieux pour magasiner dans Siniloan et utiliser ces magasins de sari sari en cas d'urgence seulement ! Les pharmacies en Mabitac et de Siniloan, de médecins et de l'hôpital à Siniloan les deux enfants et je parlent un excellent anglais (Tagalog comme langue maternelle!), et tous sont chaleureux et accueillants. Nous avons une connexion Internet avec WiFi dans toute la maison (Merci, Belen!). Fumeurs Bienvenue ! Mais s'il vous plaît fumer à l'extérieur quand il est beau et sur la terrasse abritée s'il pleut !
      Bedroom
      2br Bedroom
      • Pets Allowed
      • Parking
      The Space2 AIRCONDITIONED BEDROOMS, WHICH CAN ACCOMODATE 6. A FAN- COOLED LOFT FOR 6 Guest AccessThe House sits on a 1 Hectare weekend farm, surrounded by Fruit trees & ornamental plants. Fruits in season are available, free of charge, for guests.