Summer may be about to end, but this should not stop you from searching for a perfect location to unwind with your family and friends, or even by yourself throughout the year.
Close to Manila, Laguna is known to have beautiful sceneries such as hot and cold springs, lakes, parks, and waterfalls that attract thousands of tourists every year.
Before travelling, make sure to check the Facebook page of Laguna’s Tourism Office for their health protocols.
Here’s a curated list of well-rated and very pleasing Airbnbs around Laguna for a relaxing stay.
1. Gabby’s Farm
Gabby’s Farm is located in Barangay Casile, an upland barangay in Cabuyao, Laguna. This getaway has a priceless view of Mount Makiling, Laguna de Bay, Tagaytay Ridge, and Calamba cityscape. Gabby’s Farm is only about 20 minutes away from Silangan Exit (SLEX).
At P7,400 per night, they allow a maximum of eight guests in the house, which has three bedrooms with six beds. Also included in the rental is the Bahay Kubo, which has two floors and a mezzanine. Gabby’s farm is children-friendly since it offers a lot of space for kids to play. As for the adults, they can try the nature-trail going to the cacao trees.
2. Isla Serenidad
If you are looking for a private island wherein you can enjoy the calming view of nature and enjoy activities such sailing, bonfire sessions and lake cruise, Isla Serenidad is here to accommodate you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located in Cavinti, Laguna, Isla Serenidad offers island adventures that are perfect for getaways with family and friends. There is a 7-minute boat ride to get to the island. On the way to the island, you can glimpse Lumot Lake and Mount Banahaw.
There is no WiFi connection on the island, so take it as a time to reconnect with yourself, nature, your family, and your friends. For only P4,900 per night, you can experience their huts—Cabana Hut and the Lakeside Hut—which are a variation of modern and traditional Bahay Kubo so tourists may feel the relaxing warmth of the province.
A maximum of 4 to 8 people may stay in the two huts. If guests exceed the maximum, they can bring their own tents for traditional camping. As this is an island, Isla Serenidad encourages people to make sure to dispose of their trash following CLAYGO or Clean As You Go practice.
3. Dome Mufli King Private Island
Ever stayed in a dome tent? Dome Mufli King Private Island offers geodesic domes by a beautiful lake. It’s perfect for a honemoon or getaway for lovers. For P3,116 per night, you can experience sunrise and sunset views around the lake and enjoy bonfires with your loved ones.
There are varieties of tents to choose from: the geodesic dome that can accommodate 2 to 3 persons; the triangle tent for 3 to 4 people; and the attic for a large group of 12.
If you are planning a celebration, the owner can assist you with your needs—especially if it’s a romantic dinner with your special someone! If you like to go on adventures, near the dome are underground caves and Cavinti waterfalls.
4. Sierra Lake House
Located in Cavinti, Laguna, Sierra Lake House will definitely take your stress away as they offer activities such as swimming in the lake, kayaking, and many more. The lake house is a native-style home in the middle of Lake Lumot with breathtaking views of Mount Banahaw. It has the perfect spot for sunset views!
This location is also child-friendly as they prepare playgrounds for the children to enjoy. For P3,500 per night, you get to have a 1 bedroom with 3 beds for 6 persons.
5. Balai Kubo Lake Caliraya
Home away from home? Balai Kubo Lake Caliraya offers a homey and cozy vibe. It costs P4,900 per night for 1 bedroom with 2 queen beds and can accommodate 6 guests.
Besides swimming in the private pool, there are water sports equipment available for rent such as kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and pedal boat. Want to tour Lake Caliraya? You can rent a boat and see the man-made lake and do different water sports and or go fishing.
6. Isles of Lake Caliraya
Another enchanting location in Lake Caliraya is the Isles of Lake Caliraya. This island is perfect for those people who want to secure privacy and relax away from the urban life and be one with nature (since signal and internet connection are unstable here).
The Isles of Lake Caliraya also hosts special occasions such as birthday parties, weddings, retreats, and company meetings.
For the price of P18,571 per night, it includes 2 bedrooms with 2 queen beds, and 2 bedrooms that have 2 sofa beds, exclusive use of the entire island, one round trip boat ride, billiards, karaoke, mahjong, and many more.
7. Uncle Rod’s Nature Cabin Glamping
Can you imagine a luxurious staycation and still feel the countryside vibes? Uncle Rod’s Nature Cabin Glamping is here to offer you that feeling! As this is located on a farm, expect to wake up to nature.
For P3,300 per night, you can enjoy the nicest view of a farm, swim in a mini pool, relax on a hammock, take a quick jog or run in a wide green field, and quietly enjoy the sounds of nature at night. You might find your sanity surrounded by nature.