The room is on the second floor of our house. Maximum of 4 person (website hidden) also has it's own comfort room but the bathroom is located on the first floor of our house which is shared among other guests. Basic room essentials are provided.
Here is more detailed information about the room and our home/place.
About the Room:
The room is on the second floor of our house. Maximum of 2 persons only.The room has 2 queen sized bed, complete with bed fixtures and fitting, 2 side table. It also has it's own comfort room but the bathroom is located on the first floor of our house which is shared among other guests.
You are more than welcome to use our balcony to have breakfast, or have coffee and enjoy the afternoon cold. Prefer to cook your own food? Not a problem our fully - functional kitchen awaits the little chef in you. Pots, pans and cooking utensils are available for you to use.
We have 2 Siberian huskies, a mixed dog called "come here" and 2 cats. Our pets are trained and well-behaved, the huskies have a place where they just stay, but the older dog "come here" you can see roaming the house, he is very friendly.
Hot/Cold Shower, Fully - functional kitchen, Coffee Nook
Interaction with Guests
We make it a priority to get to know our guests and make them feel comfortable in our home.
Our place is just near the access road where public transportation such as cabs and jeepney go through. So getting a ride will not be hard at all.
Dear Potential Guest,
Here is a blog that we would like to share and hopefully you'd read and understand to set proper expectations. :)
According to Dany Papineau:
1. Read the entire listing – and use the calendar!
Hosts enjoy helping guests find restaurants or activities that suit their tastes. We want you to have a great time in our city and of course we want you to revisit! What we hate is when users message us asking ‘is your place available?’ or ‘is there public transport?’ or ‘how far is the station?’ or anything that can be answered by a passing glance at the listing description. We have spent time and effort putting together our descriptions and the calendar is right there so these types of questions can be time wasting and frustrating. If you need information that isn’t in the description, absolutely message the host but please read the listing first.
2. Introductory messages: to do or not to do?
If you have a complete profile and a good review or two, there is no need to send an introductory message before you book unless the host explicitly requests one in the listing description. If you really feel awkward about staying at someone’s place without exchanging pleasantries first, then that’s fine but don’t feel you have to do it as par for the course. Instead, place a booking request and add an introductory note to that instead. This will suffice for most hosts.
3. Don’t ask to pay in cash
Yes, I know the Airbnb fee is a pain. It’s pretty hefty (for both you and me) and we’d both richer if we did a cash-in-hand kind of deal, but please don’t ask for this. The Airbnb fee is there to protect guests and hosts in terms of both monetary insurance and personal safety. Let’s just stick to the rules on this, okay?
4. Book quickly after your enquiry
If your host has promised to reserve your dates for a short while, or has offered you a special rate, don’t leave them hanging for hours. Complete your booking as soon as possible. It’s obvious to us when guests have pinged off tons of emails to lots of hosts and are waiting for the best deal. We understand and appreciate that you’re after value for money but if we’re holding onto some dates for you, it’s rude to leave us hanging.
5. Let your host know if you’re running late
Try to give your host an accurate idea of when you will be arriving. They may have plans which they have to fit around you or, if they’re not staying in the same place, they will need to travel to where they’ll be staying for the night. As such, if you said you’d arrive at 8pm and actually it’s looking like it’ll be 10pm, make sure you let your host know. Apologise for the delay and let them know you appreciate their flexibility.
6. Bear in mind that it’s not a hotel
I don’t know about you but when I’m in a hotel I walk around in my robe feeling like a king. Everything is immaculate when I arrive and, er, less so when I leave. In an Airbnb situation, however, you must remember that you are in someone’s home. This means that a) not everything will be as immaculate as in a hotel because people actually live there and b) there won’t be a maid cleaning up after guests. We certainly don’t expect you to clean the place when you leave but a decent level of tidiness is appreciated – especially if you weren’t charged a cleaning fee.
7. Ask about a bathroom schedule
If you’re sharing a home rather than booking an entire home/flat, it may be that you end up sharing a bathroom. In this case, it is considerate to ask if the host needs it at certain times. Chances are, they will be working while you’re on holiday so if they need the bathroom for half an hour in the morning before work, they’ll really appreciate it if you let them have it.
8. Tell the host if there’s something wrong
If you’re unhappy with something, tell the host as early as possible. Most of us will bend over backwards to help our guests so please be honest if something is wrong. What you shouldn’t do is stay silent on an issue and only mention it in your post-stay review. Many hosts depend on Airbnb to pay their mortgage so it’s important for their guests to be happy. By all means, mention it in your review if your complaint isn’t dealt with fairly but please don’t pretend everything is okay only to complain later.
9. Be considerate about additional guests
If you book a room for one person, don’t assume that someone else can stay with you – especially if you’re sharing the home with your host. If it’s a long-term stay and you’ve gotten to know them, maybe it’s okay to ask if they’d mind you having a guest over. If it’s a short stay, however, it’s a bit cheeky especially as lots of hosts charge for a second guest.
10. Leave a review (quickly)
This is an obvious one but when a host has opened up their home to you, they really appreciate it when you leave a review soon after your stay. Try to leave more than one line and include your opinion not only about the home but the host too. If you have a complaint, then make sure you are fair and tempered in your criticism. As mentioned above, many hosts depend on Airbnb for their livelihoods so bear that in mind.
Thank you very much for reading. If you have any questions please feel free to send me a message.
Excited to be your host when you decide to visit the city of pines. See you soon!
Kenny's parent were very welcoming. The room is perfect and spacious, with a private toilet. The shower is on the floor below, with hot water. We had the opportunity to cook our own dinner in their kitchen (and we loved it since we have not been cooking for the past 3 months because of travel!). Carol even cooked for us a lovely breakfast. She has been so kind!
You have to go to/leave their place by taxi, but taxi fare are not that expensive in Baguio.
Although we did not get to meet Kenny in person, we got to meet her parents Tito Ahbe and Tita Carol who were very warm and welcoming. Their home was so cozy and nature-y. The best part of our stay would have to be when we prepared dinner at their home on our last night there and then roasted marshmallows by their fireplace. It was an awesome experience and I will surely be staying there the next time I go back to Baguio!
If you are looking for a place to stay in Baguio and want to have that 'feel at home' environment, Kenny's place with her parents, Tito Abe and Tita Carol, is the place to be. Contrary to the cold weather outside, the house feels warm, especially with the presence of Tito Abe and Tita Carol. Also, since my girlfriend, Kat, is a pet lover, she enjoyed the company of cats and dogs staying in the place.
The place is nicely located outside the busy streets of Baguio but still very accessible to key locations. At night, the view of Baguio's city lights in their veranda is a treat.
On our next visit, will surely bring tea cups for Tita Carol.
It was my first time to not stay in a hotel during an out of town and i must say that the experience is not bad at all.
Kenny's parents welcomed us when we arrived. Our hosts are the epitome of Filipino hospitality. We arrived 3am (!!) and they didn't hesitate to wait for us and let us in that very early. They made sure we feel at home.
As for the place, it was neat and the description in the listing is accurate. The location, though "far" from the city, is not really a problem, it's very accessible.
I wouldn't mind staying again here next time I go up in Baguio :)
My friend and I stayed at Kenny's for two days and one night. Even though Kenny was not there, tita Carol and tito Abe made us feel very welcome in their house.
Upon arrival in Baguio, they called us up to make sure that we got the right directions to their home. Communication is very easy with them.
Our room was very neat and spacious. It also has its own toilet. I also love the hanging plants and quilt decorations. But the best part of their house is the veranda where you can view the beautiful night lights of Baguio.
I'll definitely come back here the next time I go up in Baguio. Their family made us feel like it is already our second home :)
Kenny's place was absolutely wonderful! She wasn't there during our stay, but her parents, Tita Carol and Tito Abe made us feel quite at home. Their place--situated on Quezon Hill--gives a breathtaking view of Baguio city, especially at night. They have a lovely stone garden with a variety of plants and flowers that greets you the moment you step inside the premises. If you love animals, then their pet cats and dogs will make your stay all the more delightful!
The room we stayed in is on the second floor, adjacent to the common room, fireplace & veranda. It was quite spacious for the two of us, but very cozy, clean & comfortable. Also as an added bonus if you're an art enthusiast, you'd be ecstatic to know that their home was the former home of Benedicto Cabrera--better known as the artist BenCab.
There were definitely lots of perks during our stay in their home, but it was definitely the warmth and kindness of Tita Carol and Tito Abe that stood out. We enjoyed their company a lot and they were so helpful and patient with us, as we were still very unfamiliar with most of the places in Baguio. We definitely recommend their place as we will surely come back to stay here when we visit Baguio again!
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay here! Mommy Carol and Daddy Abe were great hosts! Very accomodating! We also love the fact that this was actually Ben Cab's old house. The interiors were really homey. Our favorite part is the lounge area where we usually drank our coffee and ate our snacks. We also liked the fact that we were able to interact with the other guests/visitors. Moreover, we love their pet dogs and cats. The house was also near TamAwan Village which we loved! If ever we would go back to Baguio, we would definitely stay here again. :)
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Simple human being,laid- back type of person.. sometimes of puerile
I love being with my friends and also going to different places...
also i am risible due to rollicking behaviour.
I hate waiting ' patience is a virtue' never applies for me.
I adore people who can strike up a conversation who is fun to be with and holds an alluring personality...