10 Cool Airbnbs in Metro Manila

We've found some great destinations for your next staycation!

(SPOT.ph) We know you've heard it before, but the "hustle and bustle" of the city is very real. Life in the Metro can sometimes get so hectic, you might end up feeling suffocated and want to press the eject button. Plus, the worsening traffic and life in general makes it difficult to get that long-overdue vacation you deserve. That doesn’t mean you can’t find other ways to get away from it all, though. Take a day or two off during the weekend, rent a unit, and enjoy a staycation away from home, your work life, and other people.

We scouted some of the most inviting Airbnbs around the Metro—they'll put you in the mood for rest and relaxation.

Here are 10 cool Airbnbs in the Metro for a quick staycation:

Stylish Pad – Your Home in the Heart of BGC

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Bonifacio Global City
Entire condominium  three guests • one bedroom, two beds
Rates start at P1,900

This posh unit is quite a steal (or more like a “s-teal,” because of the dominant color, right?) for such a wide space. The dining area is a colorfully quirky bar fixture set against an equally vibrant teal-colored wall. Cheeky art and typography adorn the wall and little nooks of the condo. The extra large curtain dividing the bedroom and the living room is a charming touch. If you're heading out to party the night away, then don't miss the chance to put on your warpaint at the vanity desk—complete with lights bright enough to make you feel like a star. Pro tip: Mendokoro Ramenba is located downstairs, plus Bank Bar, a famous speakeasy, is nearby! We'll leave you to find it. 

Maximum dwelling experience at BGC

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Bonifacio Global City
Entire condominium   three guests • one bedroom, two beds
Rates start at P2,190

Superhost Laarni is all about customer feedback. She observes what people want and offers amenities that cater to those needs. This condo in particular is the ultimate couch-potato fantasy! You can find movie elements in every corner of the unit, with the 84-inch home theater projector system pulling the overall theme together. Because sometimes you just want to cuddle up and binge-watch with someone.

Modern Chic at Salcedo Village Makati w/ Netflix

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Makati City
Entire condominium • two guests • one bedroom, one bed
Rates start at P1,999 per night

The first thing that catches your eye upon entering this condo in Makati is the faux brick wall painted in a vibrant navy blue, which makes for a pretty background picture. The interiors feature a quaint dining table for two and a smart TV in front of the bed, so you can cozy up as much as you want.

Stunning Makati Wood House

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Makati City
Entire studio unit condominium • three guests • two beds
Rates start at P2,460

The large windows surrounding the unit allow guests to bask in the light during the daytime, enjoy a magnificent view of the sunset, and marvel at the bright lights of the Makati cityscape during the evening. Plus, once you're done with all that relaxation, you can also hit up the bars in Poblacion—now, how convenient is that?

BNew 2BR Condo nr Makati & The Fort

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Mandaluyong City
Entire apartment • six guests • two bedrooms, four beds
Rates start at P2,995

Who knew that there would be a Manhattan apartment in Mandaluyong? Hosts Fermil and Trish Añonuevo were inspired by the architecture of New York and provided handpicked furniture and fixtures. And because Fermil is a hardcore Eraserheads fan, there’s a special themed room that includes memorabilia signed by the artists. There's also an Oliver Marquez piece that’s only one of three in a series. The New York-inspired unit’s warm interiors channels a Friends-style pad and is great for bonding with the squad. (Fun fact: There’s a hidden liquor cabinet behind the dining area mirror!)

Cozy Minimalist Studio in Quezon City

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Quezon City 
Entire studio unit • three guests • two beds
Rates start at P1,200

This bright and airy 20 square-meter space looks anything but small. A wide window facing the east fills the room with sunshine during the daytime, plus it has the ideal natural lighting for your Instagram posts. This studio is a cozy nook for relaxation and contemplation. You might notice two paintings hanging on the wall—those were actually made by the owners.

Leo’s Secret Villa is at 1236 B.

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Manila
Private Room in House  two guests  one bedroom, three beds
Rates start at P2,352

Have you ever wanted to do a hipster photoshoot? This is the artsy place that will fulfill your dream—they even have an old phonograph and vinyl records available for the guests. Nestled among pre-war homes, this quirky villa is filled with eclectic and eccentric pieces, all mixed up but somehow able to form a cohesively artsy theme. You get free breakfast with your booking consisting of brewed coffee or tea and buttered bread. Those with a greater appetite can request pancakes, bacon, and the like for a fee.

Luxury Studio in Ortigas

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Mandaluyong City
Entire studio unit • two guests • one bed
Rates start at P2,456

The KonMari fiend in you would appreciate the minimalist design of this studio apartment. Superhost Raymond designed the unit himself and shares that Ikea inspired the overall look of the place and even has furniture from the Scandinavian brand. For an extra fee, you can also request the host to add decorations if you want to celebrate a specific occasion. The stark white walls and neutral fixtures make a great canvas for any kind of theme imaginable, but also looks amazing on its own. Plus, they also have Netflix and HBO! 

Ciudad Villa

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Caloocan
Entire Villa • 16 guests • two bedrooms, six beds
Rates start at P10,230

If you’re a beach bum missing the sun, sea, and surf during the off-season then this resort style home is your best bet. This villa, which spans more than 500 square-meters, will make you feel one with nature as a verdant environment surrounds the huts, bamboo walls, sturdy wooden benches, and other Filipino décor within the premises. There are generous accommodations provided for big groups of people, ideal for team building exercises or a grand family reunion. Ciudad Villa was built in the '80s for private use by the owners and only started renting out the place in 2016.

Coco’s Garden Guest Room Manila

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Manila
Private Room in House • three guests • one bedroom, two beds
Rates start at P2,874

Soak up the scenery and history when you stay in the guest room of this mid-20th century American colonial style home. The residence was built back in 1946—a year after the Battle of Manila took place. According to the host and current owner, Greg, the crew of the famous Coppola 1979 war film, Apocalypse Now, socialized in this location. Plus, Coco’s Garden offers Filipino cooking lessons and you can ask him for help should you wish to travel in other parts of the country!

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