8 Amazingly Beautiful Airbnbs Around the Philippines
Let these apartments and homes inspire you to make your way around the country.
(SPOT.ph) There’s no better time to get out of the city than the summer. But if you’re traveling with family and need to block off a whole floor of rooms, or if the usual out of town accommodations leave you uninspired, booking that trip to the province can turn into a hassle. The good news is, social hosting site Airbnb has made finding a place to stay a cinch. With locals posting their private property online, available at the click of a button, you can find a place to stay minus all the bureaucracy of a typical hotel or guest house.
Airbnb is slowly moving out of the busy city and into our picturesque provinces, marrying the warmth and hospitality of a private home with the bucolic respite everyone finds away from Metro Manila.
Happy traveling, folks.
Also read: 5 Beautiful Airbnbs in Manila
Entire home / apartment • two guests • one bed
P2,283 per night
Cebu, while still a cosmopolitan city, holds a certain charm you won’t find in Metro Manila. This studio unit at Calyx Residences is a five-minute walk away from Ayala Center Cebu, which is a good location whatever your travel goals (shopping, sightseeing, or business). The studio unit is modern, clean, and vibrant. The big pull of this spot is the Sky Pool—taking a dip while enjoying the city view is a luxury not a lot of Airbnbs have to offer.
Entire home / apartment • three guests • one bed
P4,224 per night
Who doesn’t want to live just a few steps away from the beach when vacationing in Boracay? This Scandinavian-themed residence calls peaceful Bulabog Beach home—a great reprieve from crowded and busy White Beach (just 10 minutes away). Not only do you get immaculately designed rooms, guests also have access to a private roof deck. Reviewers recommend staying at this residence’s beach if you prefer watersports to lying out, although the short walk to the less residential side of Boracay isn’t a huge deal—especially if you prefer a quiet spot to chill in.
Entire home / apartment • eight guests • four bedrooms • five beds
P32,852 per night
Totally the dream—having your own private cliffside home on the island. This four-bedroom villa merges clean, modern lines that echo the peaceful skyline and coast of the island. Situated on the east side of the island, the private estate also showcases pretty mountain views and tanning decks. Along with a beautifully kept home comes a full-time housekeeping staff to make sure you’re well taken care of throughout your stay. And when you’re craving Boracay’s happening nightlife and White Beach, you can escape the villa’s privacy and travel just a short 10 minutes to the party.
Entire home / apartment • five guests • two bedrooms • three beds
P20,677 per night
You know you’re getting a good deal when everything from the interiors to the actual structure of your Airbnb is surrounded by a majestic view. This modern structure doesn’t distract from Bohol’s natural surroundings, but rather complements them. Bright, airy, and light, it offers the perfect sense of peace that everyone looks for in a getaway. The villa is flexible—you can either book up to five people, or book a single room for a much lower rate. Some extras that come at additional charges (you’ll surely want to look into these) are in-villa massages, yoga and meditation classes, breakfast, island tours, and laundry services.
Entire home / apartment • six guests • two bedrooms • two beds
P6,336 per night
Coron holds a million and one beauties, and while the range of accommodations go from super simple to swanky, there aren’t a lot of in-betweens. This Spanish style house offers you the kind of comfort you would get at your own home, right in the middle of paradise. The manicured lawn is a bonus, as it only serves to complement the view of the sea just beyond the grass. If you’re willing to take the 80-kilometer commute from the airport and town of Coron to Ocam Ocam beach, you’re guaranteed a homey stay.
Private room • four guests • four beds
P3,205 per night
Dumaguete is quickly becoming a popular getaway for Luzon folk with its good food, white sand beaches, and whale sharks. This well-appointed home is exactly that—a home for travelers who don’t want the generic, conventional room and board that a hotel or guesthouse has to offer. Here, you’ll have wide open spaces, breezy and spacious rooms, plus greenery as far as the eye can see, all to yourself. You’ll definitely see why they call this home a retreat.
Entire home / apartment • four guests • two bedrooms • two beds
P2,005 per night
Even if you’ll be out and about the entire day while traveling, coming home to a clean, breezy apartment can make a huge difference in your trip. This apartment is simple, but everything comes together in a refreshingly modern way. Not only do you get a great pool surrounded by lush foliage, you’re also staying in a room that maximizes its minimalism to the hilt.
Entire home / apartment • six guests • three bedrooms • three beds
P5,984 per night
If you’re looking for a true out-of-city experience, or are touring foreigners around, nothing beats a stay at a rustic kubo. Granted, this lush home gives you more than just your ordinary nipa hut, but being one with nature truly comes to life when you’re situated in an airy (note: not airconditioned) room opening straight out into wildlife. Perfect for divers and snorkelers, this spot is close enough to Manila to be convenient, but far enough for you to get your feet wet in some of the most colorful marine life this country has to offer. The no-karaoke rule ensures a quiet night for everyone—but families with kids will want to skip this place (kids aged 12 years old and below aren't allowed).
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