An Ilocano butaka chair. The doors exit onto the covered patioThe Guest Room has a narra hardwood desk and chair, looking out to the west garden.
Coco's Garden Guest Room Manila

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

The guest room is the downstairs bedroom in an authentic mid-20th century American-colonial style wooden home. We have furnished our place with Filipiniana antiques, so the ambiance is from that period. You will hear birds in the morning and church bells on Sundays.

The space

Coco's Garden Guest Room is a very large (75 square meter) accommodation in a charming vintage home in a quiet corner of the Paco District of Manila. Centrally located, Intramuros and Makati are but a few kilometers away. The guest room has its own restroom, with a sink, toilet, and shower. The room is airconditioned, with access and use of the house's kitchen, laundry, patio, and garden. The guest room has Cable TV and broadband internet. The room has a king-size bed good for 2, and a full-size bed can be added for a third person.

The local Robinsons mall has the usual fast-food outlets, while a little farther away at Paco Park you can find My Kitchen (Italian) and the Old Swiss Inn. If you're interested in a local cooking lesson, I can arrange a teacher (for a fee). Airport pickup/drop-off can be arranged for ($25 US each way).

Smoking is not allowed in the bedrooms, but is fine in the restrooms and the patio or garden.

Professional in-house massage by a local agency employing the blind is available.

If you need a car/driver, I may be able to assist you.

Guest access

As our guest, you will of course have your private room and private restroom. The rest of the home is shared space, including the kitchen, the living area, and the garden/patio.

Interaction with guests

As you will be staying in our home with us, you can expect us to be available for your questions or needs related to your stay with us and your time in the Philippines.

Other things to note

We have 5 dogs and 3 cats, all of whom will seek your attention. They all live in the garden.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $103
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

1. Electricity: The Philippines has among the highest electricity rates in Asia, so please help us to conserve.
2. Air conditioning: Please do close the windows well, and if you leave the house for the day, please turn off the a/c. Using the fans will help circulate the cool air.
3. Food/ trash: Do not put any food or degradable materials in the trash bin as this attracts insects. These types of waste can be left at the kitchen sink for disposal.
4. Shoes: Please leave your street shoes at the downstairs entrance. We do not allow street shoes in the house.
5. Smoking is allowed in the restrooms, screened patio, and garden.
6. Please do not feed the cats or the dogs (without our approval)
7. Unregistered daytime guests are welcomed, but unregistered overnight guests are discouraged.
8. If you have any valuables that you would like to have secured, please let us know.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

221 Reviews

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Jin Su User Profile
May 2017
It was great to stay at Greg's home. Host, Greg, and housekeepers were very kind to us. However, accessibility from center of manila is far. And there are only few stores to eat by walk. (2 big departments in 5 mins by taxi or tricycle). Huge room and quiet around house, so great place for taking a rest.

Marvin Delco User Profile
May 2017
Reminds me of home! Good job with the place. Definitely will come back for future trips in Old Manila.

Blanquita User Profile
May 2017
Great house and great host

This was my first time to Manila. Greg's place was like stepping into an old-world bungalow. Beautifully curated art and furniture. Not a 5-star resort, but a home that's been lovingly developed into a safe-haven. The neighbors were nice and the house is located on a quiet cul-de-sac. The greater surrounding area is what you might expect from a lively Manila; traffic, noise, delicious food and friendly people. I would absolutely stay here again if given the chance.

Thirza User Profile
May 2017
We loved our stay with Greg. The house is beautiful and very homely and in a great location, near enough to explore the historic district of Intramuros. Greg was very helpful, providing us with all the information and help we needed for our stay.

David User Profile
May 2017
A must stay in Manila! Wish we would have spent more time, but we will surely return! Thank you!!!!

Conor User Profile
April 2017
Greg's place is perfect for a stay in Manila! Practically, it's a short and cheap trip away from Intramuros and Greg is very helpful when it comes to suggesting things to see and place to eat to help ease you into the Manila experience. But stay here for the house and the hospitality, Greg's home is amazing and he is a great host! Next time we are in Manila we would consider nowhere else.

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Manila, Philippines · Joined in May 2011
Greg User ProfileGreg is a superhost.

Manila has been my home since 1988, though my first Philippine travels were in Mindanao starting in 1983. Since then, I've travelled all but 6 of the Philippine's 81 provinces.

The city of Manila has changed tremendously in recent decades, and there are few homes like ours left. The house dates from 1947 and is in a quiet and hidden older neighborhood of Paco, Manila. It's furnished mostly with antique and vintage local furnishings.

Rizal Park and Intramuros are a 45 minute walk away. Makati is 15 minutes away by car.

Traveling in the Philippines can be challenging but always fulfilling. I have friends operating tours/accommodations around the country, so let me know where you're going and maybe i know someone there (e.g., Boracay, Bohol, Tubbataha, El Nido/Coron Dumaguete).

I am a part-time guide in the historical district of Intramuros and Binondo-Quiapo. My partner, Jorge, and I have 5 dogs and 3 cats.

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